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2019-20 Budget Development

2019-20 Budget Development

Getting to the core of the State's new school funding model Message from the Superintendent

Dear Edmonds School District Students, Families, Staff & Community,

We are entering an unprecedented time in public education in the State of Washington. We have a whole new funding system as well as a new school and district accountability system. We are working hard to respond to these significant changes and look forward to discussing the impacts and next steps with you over the coming months.

We have an amazing team of dedicated professionals committed to “Building Bright Futures” for each and every student we serve. Together with our families and community support, we are building the best school system in the State of Washington (and I would add the entire Country).  

Thank you for the honor and privilege of serving as your superintendent. Here’s to a bright and productive ’18-’19 School Year!

With highest regard,

Dr. Kris McDuffy

Dr. Kristine McDuffy
Superintendent


Superintendent Budget Presentation


School Funding in Washington State



What’s Happening?

 

What’s Happening?
A complex new school funding model was implemented by the Washington State legislature in 2018, following the state Supreme Court ruling that Washington had not been meeting its paramount duty to fully fund basic education for decades.

While the new legislation resulted in an increase of state funding to education, the ability for districts to fund education locally was dramatically reduced, resulting in significant financial challenges for many school districts. Without a legislative fix, district leaders are bracing for cuts to staff and programs in the coming years in order to maintain financial viability.

The new legislation also left big gaps in funding for special education, school counselors, nurses, and other critical services and has caused significant inequities among school districts (even neighboring school districts) across the state.A complex new school funding model was implemented by the Washington State legislature in 2018, following the state Supreme Court ruling that Washington had not been meeting its paramount duty to fully fund basic education for decades.

 

While the new legislation resulted in an increase of state funding to education, the ability for districts to fund education locally was dramatically reduced, resulting in significant financial challenges for many school districts. Without a legislative fix, district leaders are bracing for cuts to staff and programs in the coming years in order to maintain financial viability.

 

The new legislation also left big gaps in funding for special education, school counselors, nurses, and other critical services and has caused significant inequities among school districts (even neighboring school districts) across the state.

 



What’s Happening?

A complex new school funding model was implemented by the Washington State legislature in 2018, following the state Supreme Court ruling that Washington had not been meeting its paramount duty to fully fund basic education for decades.

While the new legislation resulted in an increase of state funding to education, the ability for districts to fund education locally was dramatically reduced, resulting in significant financial challenges for many school districts. Without a legislative fix, district leaders are bracing for cuts to staff and programs in the coming years in order to maintain financial viability.

The new legislation also left big gaps in funding for special education, school counselors, nurses, and other critical services and has caused significant inequities among school districts (even neighboring school districts) across the state.


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