Advocacy Focus: Budget & Upcoming Events

State Capitol view during spring

It’s time to take a final look at the Legislature’s potential adjustments to the 2023-25 budget, with less than 2 weeks before the session ends.

Washington State PTA provides a great summary and you’ll learn more about PTA’s “big four” areas for potentially improved funding:

  • increasing the special education enrollment funding cap
  • increasing state funding for operating costs in schools
  • providing adequate and predictable student transportation
  • increasing prototypical school staffing to better meet student needs

Budget-writers will work on reconciling the differences between House and Senate versions. When proposals emerge from conference committees, no further amendments are allowed before the  final votes in each chamber.