By League of Education Voters Policy Team

 

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. In the final budget agreement, all amounts are per biennium unless noted.

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

+$15 million

To expand ECEAP slots, convert some part-day slots to full-day, and other enhancements

Transitional Kindergarten +$125,000

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

Working Connections Child Care (WCCC)

+$49 million

For rate increases and other enhancements

(State and Federal Funding)

Early Learning Facilities (Capital Budget)

+$30 million

For facility improvements in child care programs across the state

(State and Federal Funding)

K-12: Response to Pandemic

Response to Lost Instructional Time

+$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)

+$362 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)

Learning Assistance Program (LAP)
A program to support students who need additional academic supports

+$27 million

One-time funding change to enable districts to generate additional LAP allocations by using 2019-20 enrollment data to determine LAP funding amount

K-12: Student Supports

Language Access

+$409,000

For the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to implement a language access technical assistance program and for 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)

Student Mental Health

+$90 million

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

Trauma-Informed Support Workgroup

+$200,000

For OSPI to convene a workgroup to identify trauma-informed strategies, approaches, and curricula for supporting students in distress and with challenging behaviors

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

A framework that uses targeted behavioral, social-emotional, and academic services to support students

+$3.5 million

To support MTSS implementation including training, technical assistance, and administering MTSS assessments during the 2022-23 school year

School Lunches

+$28 million

To enable more schools to provide free meals to all students under the Community Eligibility Provision (House Bill 1878)

(Federal Funding)

Beginning Educator Support Team (BEST) Program

Provides mentoring support to beginning educators

No Additional Funding

Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO)

OEO helps support families in addressing barriers or concerns within the public education system

+$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

Transportation Funding

+$13 million

To provide additional funding to districts with high demonstrated costs for transporting students experiencing homelessness, foster youth, and students who need transportation as part of their Individualized Educational Program (IEP) for the 2022-23 school year

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

Outdoor Education

+$10 million

To expand access to outdoor education opportunities (House Bill 2078)

Small Districts or Other Public Schools

+$8.3 million

To enable students enrolled in small districts, Tribal Compacts, or charter public schools to generate additional funding resources

K-12 Staffing Costs

+$236 million

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

Higher Education

Washington College Grant

+$34 million

To enable more students to generate the maximum Washington College Grant financial aid amount and provide additional funding support for qualifying students in the 2022-23 academic year

Student Loans

+$150 million

To create a Washington Student Loan Program and issue student loans at a low rate, which may be 1%, to students (House Bill 1736)

Postsecondary Enrollment

+$15 million

To increase student financial aid application completion rates, promote understanding of the Washington College Grant, increase Washington College Grant awards for apprenticeships, and other items (Senate Bill 5764, House Bill 1835, and Senate Bill 5789)

Washington Opportunity Scholarship

+$9 million

To match private contributions to the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship Program

Career Connect Washington

+$4 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

+$2.9 million

For the Washington Job Skills Program to support worker training and retraining activities

 

Read our 2022 Supplemental Budget Summary (PDF)

Watch our LEVinar on the 2022 Legislative Session Recap – What Washington Students Got

Read our Legislative Roundup for Week 9: The final state budget

Read our Side-By-Side of the House, Senate, and Governor’s 2022 Supplemental Budget Proposals (PDF)

Read our 2022 Legislative Platform

 

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