Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed $70.4 billion 2023-25 budget includes $120 million for special education services, more than half of which would cover increasing the 13.5 percent cap on state funding for school district costs to educate students with disabilities.
House and Senate budget writers are putting together their own spending plans they expect to release within the next two weeks.
Inslee’s proposal includes $32 million for outdoor education and $2 million to increase climate science education. It proposed $336 million for higher education and $3.6 million to increase nursing student capacity by 400 professionals over four years.