By League of Education Voters Policy Team

The Washington state House and Senate have released their 2022 supplemental budget proposals. The 2022 supplemental budget makes adjustments to the 2021-23 biennial budget and impacts funding for the remainder of the biennium, which ends in June of 2023. The amounts below are in addition to funds that have already been appropriated in the 2021-23 budget.

 

Governor Proposed

All amounts are per biennium unless noted.

(The Governor’s budget was proposed prior to the most recent revenue forecast)

House Proposed

All amounts are per biennium unless noted

Senate Proposed

All amounts are per biennium unless noted

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) No Additional Funding +$14.1 million

To add 128 ECEAP slots for 2022-23 and other enhancements

+$17 million

To convert 2,077 part-day slots to full-day and extended day slots and other enhancements

Transitional Kindergarten +$13 million

To increase enrollment in Transitional Kindergarten programs and require the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to provide a report to the Legislature

+$125,000

To conduct an evaluation of Transitional Kindergarten participation and implementation by December 2023

+$13 million

To increase enrollment in Transitional Kindergarten programs and require the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to provide a report to the Legislature

Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) No Additional Funding +$98.4 million

For rate increases and other enhancements

(State and Federal Funding)

+$49.9 million

For rate increases and other enhancements

(Federal Funding)

K-12: Response to Pandemic

Response to Lost Instructional Time +$746 million

To provide accelerated learning opportunities for tutoring and enrichment activities

No Additional Funding +$1 million

To establish a grant program to support the recruiting, training, and hiring of academic tutors

School District Budget Stabilization 2021-22 School Year
(Includes funds from the current and upcoming biennium)
No Additional Funding +$331 million

One-time funding to address the lower student enrollment some districts have experienced compared to before the start of the pandemic (House Bill 1590)

+$361 million

One-time funding to address the lower student enrollment some districts have experienced compared to before the start of the pandemic

Learning Assistance Program (LAP)
A program to support students who need additional academic supports
No Additional Funding No Additional Funding +$27 million

One-time change to allow districts to use 2019-20 enrollment data to direct LAP funding allocations

K-12: Student Supports

Language Access No Additional Funding +$409,000

For OSPI to implement a language access technical assistance program and directs the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) to develop a model policy for implementing a language access program for culturally responsive, systemic family engagement (House Bill 1153)

No Additional Funding
Student Mental Health +$184 million

To increase funding for staffing that support the physical, social, and emotional health of students (Ex., counselors, nurses, social workers)

+$108 million

To increase funding for staffing that support the physical, social, and emotional health of students (Ex., counselors, nurses, social workers in House Bill 1664)

+$172 million

To increase funding for staffing that support the physical, social, and emotional health of students (Ex., counselors, nurses, social workers)

Trauma-Informed Support Workgroup No Additional Funding +$150,000

For OSPI to convene a workgroup to identify crisis response protocols, training, and curricula to address challenging student behaviors and reduce the use of classroom removals, restraint, and isolation.

+$200,000

For OSPI to convene a workgroup to identify crisis response protocols, training, and curricula to address challenging student behaviors and reduce the use of classroom removals, restraint, and isolation.

School Lunches +$7 million

To support schools in providing school lunches to students

+$43.6 million

To support schools in providing school lunches to students and increase eligibility for the Community Eligibility Provision to increase access to school meals (House Bill 1878)

(State and Federal Funding)

+$22 million

To support schools in providing school lunches to students

(Federal Funding)

Beginning Educator Support Team (BEST) Program
Provides mentoring support to beginning educators
+$4.5 million

To expand the BEST program to serve more beginning teachers

+$4.5 million

To expand the BEST program to serve more beginning teachers

No Additional Funding
Student Teacher Residency Program Funding +$10.5 million

To create a grant program that enables districts to compensate college students who are seeking their teaching degree to work as teaching assistants

No Additional Funding No Additional Funding
Governors Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO)
Provides support to families in addressing their concerns or barriers within the public education system
+$557,000

To increase the capacity of OEO to support more families

+$557,000

To increase the capacity of OEO to support more families

+$557,000

To increase the capacity of OEO to support more families

K-12: Special Education

Special Education Funding +$13 million

To support the special education Safety Net program

+$13 million

To support the special education Safety Net program

+$13 million

To support the special education Safety Net program

Transportation Funding No Additional Funding +$63,000

To support the implementation of House Bill 1808 to better track and pay for the costs of transporting certain students starting in 2023-24 (students experiencing homelessness, foster youth, and students who need transportation as part of their Individualized Educational Program [IEP])

+$63,000

To support the implementation of Senate Bill 5581 to better track and pay for the costs of transporting certain students starting in 2023-24 (students experiencing homelessness, foster youth, and students who need transportation as part of their IEP)

K-12: Other Program Areas

School Climate Survey +$363,000

For the State Board of Education to work with OSPI and districts to design a school climate survey and hire a community engagement coordinator

+$363,000

For the State Board of Education to work with OSPI and districts to design a school climate survey and hire a community engagement coordinator

+$363,000

For the State Board of Education to work with OSPI and districts to design a school climate survey and hire a community engagement coordinator

Outdoor Education $52 million

To expand access to outdoor education opportunities for 5th and 6th graders

$20 million

To expand access to outdoor education opportunities for 5th and 6th graders

$10 million

To expand access to outdoor education opportunities for 5th and 6th graders

Climate Science Education $2 million

To promote teacher development in science and support partnerships with community-based organizations to develop training and curriculum

No Additional Funding No Additional Funding
Non-District Public Schools
(Non-district public schools are unable to access local levy resources)
No Additional Funding +$6.5 million

To enable students attending charter public schools to generate state-funded levy resources for their schools

+$7 million

To enable students attending small charter and tribal compact schools to generate additional funding resources

K-12 Staffing Costs No Additional Funding +$237 million

To increase the inflation adjustment for staff salaries and other educational costs in 2022-23 and maintain these adjustments in future years

+$168 million

To increase the inflation adjustment for staff salaries and other educational costs in 2022-23 and maintain these adjustments in future years

Additional Substitute Days No Additional Funding +$40.4 million

For increases in state-funded substitute days for teachers and school support staff

No Additional Funding
Running Start No Additional Funding +$9.5 million

To increase Running Start funding and to account for expected enrollment increases (House Bill 1760)

No Additional Funding

Higher Education

Washington College Grant
Provides financial aid to students who meet income criteria
No Additional Funding +$45.3 million

To expand access to and support of the Washington College Grant (House Bill 1659)

No Additional Funding
Student Loans No Additional Funding +$300 million

To create a Washington Student Loan Program to issue student loans at a 1% rate for students in financial need (House Bill 1736)

No Additional Funding
Postsecondary Enrollment +$16.6 million

To support a grant program for regional partnerships aimed at increasing high school graduation rates and postsecondary enrollment and completion

+$7.9 million

To increase student financial aid application completion rates and promote understanding of the Washington College Grant (House Bill 1835)

+$12 million

To increase Washington College Grant awards for apprenticeships and support a grant program for regional partnerships aimed at increasing high school graduation rates and postsecondary enrollment and completion (Senate Bill 5764 and Senate Bill 5789)

Washington Opportunity Scholarship +$7.1 million

To match private contributions to the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship Program

+$8.6 million

To match private contributions to the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship Program

+$8.6 million

To match private contributions to the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship Program

Career Connect Washington +$5 million

To support programs that enable students to gain experience in their career while still in school

+$5 million

To support programs that enable students to gain experience in their career while still in school

+$5 million

To support programs that enable students to gain experience in their career while still in school

Supporting College Students Experiencing Homelessness and Former Foster Youth +$3.3 million

Provide grants, mentorship, and student support services to college students who have experienced foster care or homelessness

+$3.3 million

Provide grants, mentorship, and student support services to college students who have experienced foster care or homelessness

+$3.3 million

Provide grants, mentorship, and student support services to college students who have experienced foster care or homelessness

 

2022 Supplemental Budget Proposal Side-By-Side (PDF)

 

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