State budget boosts Bremerton High counseling services

State budget boosts Bremerton High counseling services

Funding for counselors at Bremerton High School is included in the supplemental state budget, which passed Tuesday.

Rep. Drew Hansen, D-Bainbridge Island and chairman of the House Higher Education Committee, in January asked College Success Foundation to come up with a proposal to partner with Bremerton School District. The foundation, based in Issaquah, provides counselors and support to help raise scholarships in districts with high numbers of disadvantaged students.

The $580,000 in funding will pay for two counselor positions within the high school — one to serve …

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