By League of Education Voters Policy Team

The Washington state House and Senate have released their 2020 supplemental budget proposals. The 2020 supplemental budget makes adjustments to the 2019-21 biennial budget that will impact the remainder of the 2019-21 biennium, which ends in June 2021. The amounts below are in addition to funds that have already been appropriated in the 2019-21 budget. These amounts do not reflect changes in funding due to changes in caseload.

 

Governor Proposed

All amounts are per biennium

House Proposed

All amounts are per biennium

Senate Proposed

All amounts are per biennium

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) +$2.2 million

For targeted support services and more teachers to support children with differing abilities

+$11.8 million

7% ECEAP rate increase and rate increase for providers serving children with differing abilities and special needs

+$5.9 million

2% ECEAP rate increase and rate increase for providers serving children with differing abilities and special needs

Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) +$2.2 million

To expand eligibility for families experiencing homelessness and provide copayment relief, including for teen mothers

+$66 million

To increase rates, expand eligibility for families experiencing homelessness, and copayment relief including for teen mothers

+$27.4 million

To increase rates for level 3 quality of care, copayment relief including for teen mothers, and increase program eligibility to 250% of federal poverty level

Early Learning System Integration +$1.1 million

Develop efficiencies and long-term strategies to align work of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF)

+$1.1 million

Develop efficiencies and long-term strategies to align work of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF)

+$1.1 million

Develop efficiencies and long-term strategies to align work of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF)

K-12

Local Education Levies

Locally generated property taxes that provide additional education funding to be used at district discretion. Not considered state funding.

No Changes No Changes No Changes
Local Effort Assistance (LEA) No Changes +$48 million

One-time hold-harmless to offset lower than expected LEA payments for 2020 due to greater than expected property value increases

+$45.8 million

One-time hold-harmless to offset lower than expected LEA payments for 2020 due to greater than expected property value increases

Special Education Funding No Changes No Changes +$20.3 million

Increases the special education multiplier and lowers the Safety Net threshold

Special Education Study +$400,000

Directs Washington Institute of Public Policy to conduct research on best practice in serving students with disabilities

+$400,000

Directs Washington Institute of Public Policy to conduct research on best practice in serving students with disabilities

+$400,000

Directs Washington Institute of Public Policy to conduct research on best practice in serving students with disabilities

Office of Education Ombuds (OEO) +$434,000

Increase capacity of OEO to serve more families

+$434,000

Increase capacity of OEO to serve more families

+$100,000

Increase capacity of OEO to serve more families

Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion +$50,000

OEO will develop a plan to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion among families with school-aged children

+$50,000

OEO will develop a plan to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion among families with school-aged children

+$50,000

OEO will develop a plan to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion among families with school-aged children

Family Engagement No Changes  +$133,000OSPI and DCYF will work together to create a family engagement framework from early learning through 12th grade No Changes
Dual Language Learning No Changes +$465,000

To provide dual language K-12 grants

+$1.4 million

To implement Senate Bill 5607 creating or expanding dual language programs, creating heritage language programs, and creating an indigenous language program

Nursing Services +$1.7 million

Expanding nursing services in the smallest schools

+$1.7 million

Expanding nursing services in the smallest schools

No Changes
Counselors for High-Poverty Schools No Changes +$50.9 million

Increases funding for counselors at high poverty schools

No Changes
Supports for Students Experiencing Homelessness No Changes +$1.3 million

Increase to expand the Homeless Student Stability Education Program

+$1.3 million

Increase to expand the Homeless Student Stability Education Program

Student Behavioral Health and Safety Supports +$2.6 million

Strengthening the new statewide network of behavioral health and safety supports

+$3.5 million

Strengthening the new statewide network of behavioral health and safety supports

+$2.6 million

Strengthening the new statewide network of behavioral health and safety supports

Paraeducator Training Not Included +$17 million

Two additional days of paraeducator training in addition to a four-day fundamental course of study

+$12.6 million

Two additional days of paraeducator training

Institutional Education +$1 million

Support for justice-involved youth and students in residential schools

+$1 million

For differentiated instructional needs of students in institutional education programs and records coordination at residential schools

+$1 million

For differentiated instructional needs of students in institutional education programs and records coordination at residential schools

Student Transportation Not Included +$68.4 million

One-time increase in funding to support student transportation

Not Included

Higher Education

Financial Aid No Changes +$19 million

Fully implements income eligibility guidelines of the WA College Grant to 100 percent of median family income for 2020-21

No Changes

 

2020 Supplemental Budget Proposal Side-By-Side (PDF)

 

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