February 20, 2024

WSPTA Testifies: Urging Further Education Investments

Advocacy in Action!

WSPTA President Angela Steck testified during the Senate Ways & Means meeting on Monday, February 19 on the proposed 2024 supplemental operating budget, SSB 5950. While the Senate proposal supports a small increase in special education, additional transportation funding for McKinney Vento students, and an increase in ratios for paraeducators, Angela expressed the concern of WSPTA that the budget doesn’t fully address fiscal stability for school districts.

Watch Angela here.

Past president Nancy Chamberlain testified on the House Appropriations Chair’s 2024 supplemental operating budget proposal, PSHB 2104. Nancy thanked committee members for including funding for school operating costs and special education, but urged legislators to invest more deeply to encourage fiscal stability in school districts next year.

Watch Nancy here.

Category: Advocacy , Legislative

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