How much will special education funding go up?

Now that all three budgets are out, it’s good to compare how the three budgets fund special education.  Though final formulas and final amounts have not been agreed to, here is the increase in special education funded in each of the budgets for the 2019-21 time period:

1st Budget – Governor Inslee – $146 million

2nd Budget – House – $69 million

3rd Budget – Senate – $156 million

When they reach agreement, they will update the special education formula in this bill: SB 5091.


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