By League of Education Voters Policy Team


The 2024 supplemental budget makes adjustments to the 2023-25 biennial budget and impacts funding for the remainder of the biennium, which ends in June of 2025. The amounts below are in addition to funds that have already been appropriated in the 2023-25 budget. In the final budget agreement, all amounts are per biennium unless noted.

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) Rate Increases

+$8.3 million

To support ECEAP school day and working day rate increases

Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) Rate Increases and Eligibility Expansion +$7.4 million

To increase reimbursement rates for infant care as well as expand eligibility to the program per House Bill 2124

Early Achievers Grant Program


To support childcare providers and early learning educators in attaining a credential in early childhood education

Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) Program

+$30 million

To require the Washington state Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) to improve how they count babies receiving early support services (House Bill 1916) and to align the reimbursement rate for these services with the proposed K-12 basic education allocation rate

Fingerprinting and Background Checks for Child Care Providers

(Federal Funds)


To support DCYF’s capacity to provide fingerprinting and background check services in 10 of their offices around the state (Senate Bill 5774)

Early Learning Facilities

(Capital Budget)

+$26.7 million

To support building and renovation grants as well as designated projects

K-12: Funding and Educator Workforce

K-12 Funding Increases

+$115 million

To increase paraeducator staffing allocations in education funding formulas and increase funding for school operating costs beginning in the current school year (House Bill 2494 and Senate Bill 5882)

Teacher Residency Program

Teacher residency programs provide teacher candidates with a paid residency consisting of a full academic year in the classroom

+$3.5 million

To support teacher residencies for teachers who specialize in special education

K-12: Student Supports

Inclusionary Practices Project (IPP)

Provides professional development to support teachers in adopting and implementing inclusionary practices


To continue the work of the Washington state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) Inclusionary Practices Professional Development Project for the 2024-25 school year

Addressing Isolation and Restraint Practices in Schools

No Additional Funding

The legislature sees continuing support of the IPP (see above row) as a tool to reduce isolation and restraint

Mental and Behavioral Health

+$1.2 million

To continue behavioral health regional services grants and require OSPI to conduct an evaluation of the behavioral health support system

Incorporating Tribal Curriculum into Social Studies


For OSPI to administer a grant program to support districts at incorporating the history, culture, and government of nearby federally recognized tribes into district social studies curriculum

Opioid Use Education and Prevention


For OSPI to review and update the learning standards related to substance use and make materials available to school districts (House Bill 1956)

Student Food Security

+$45 million

To fund a previously passed expansion of access to free school meals under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). No new changes in law

Dropout Reengagement and Prevention


To support dropout prevention, intervention, and reengagement programs

Ensuring Inclusive Curriculum


To support the implementation of curricula that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive of underrepresented perspectives (Senate Bill 5462)

K-12: Special Education

Special Education Enrollment Cap

Currently, districts can only receive state funding for up to 15% of their students receiving special education services

+$19.6 million

To increase the funded enrollment cap from 15% to 16% starting in 2024-25

Special Education Safety Net

A reimbursement program for districts to account for higher-than-expected costs of providing special education services


To support improvements in the safety net application system (Senate Bill 5852)

Statewide Individualized Educational Program (IEP) Feasibility Study


To conduct a study on the feasibility of an online, statewide IEP system

K-12: Other Program Areas

Compliance Review of School Districts

+$1.5 million

For OSPI to conduct a one-time review to assess district compliance with state and federal nondiscrimination laws

College Advising

+$3 million

To prepare students to enroll in and enter college through advising, community-building activities, and other supports

Ninth Grade Success Programs

+$3 million

To provide grants to school districts to support ninth grade success programs and conduct an evaluation of programs

Statewide Complaint System


To support the implementation of a statewide system on complaints and requires a report on Educator Code of Ethics (House Bill 1239)

Youth Development Capacity-Building


For OSPI to develop and implement capacity-building supports for youth development programs in the state

Higher Education

Washington College Grant Eligibility


To allow students to be automatically considered income-eligible for the Washington College Grant if they are eligible for Basic Food (SNAP) and Washington’s Food Assistance Program (House Bill 2214)

Student Supports


To increase funding for benefit navigators at all Washington public higher education institutions

Financial Aid Eligibility

+$1.5 million

To allow recipients of the Washington College Grant, College Bound Scholarship, and Passport to Careers to access funds for up to 150% of program length (Senate Bill 5904)

Capital Budget

(Addresses construction and repair of public buildings and other long-term investments)

Capital Improvements for Small districts and Tribal Compacts

+$115 million

To support a competitive grant program for building repairs and project planning for districts under 1,000 students

Access to Clean Air in Schools

Includes funding from the Climate Commitment and Common School Construction Accounts

+$45 million

To support a grant program for HVAC systems and other air quality improvements

School Construction Assistance Program Enhancements

+$79 million

To make funding formula changes for fiscal year 2025 to better account for the actual cost of school construction for districts


2024 Supplemental Budget Summary (PDF)

Read our 2024 Supplemental Budget Side-By-Side of the House, Senate, and Governor’s supplemental budget proposals

Read our 2024 Legislative Session Funding Equity Assessment

Read our 2024 Legislative Platform

Plataforma Legislativa de la Liga de Votantes por la Educación 2024 (PDF)


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