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Special Education - Supt of Public Instruction

This program supports students who are eligible for special education and related services in school districts. State funding is allocated by multiplying the number of special education eligible students in the district times a percentage of the district's annual average BEA allocation up to 13.5 percent of the district's total resident K 12 enrollment. The formula is intended to provide for the excess costs of services beyond basic education for these students. State safety net funding may also be used to assist in providing services to districts with identified high need students or districts that can quantify a community impact factor(s) through an application process. Children who meet program eligibility criteria are entitled to an individualized education program that takes into account their unique needs and abilities. These students are to be served in general education settings to the maximum extent possible (least restrictive environment) to meet their educational needs. Special education programs strive to teach students with disabilities the skills necessary for independent living and gainful employment.
Request 3,816,157,000
Net change from current biennium 1,407,217,060 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 58.4% Increase

Program Level Summary

Fund Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
General Fund - Federal 234,292,295 264,979,521 65,026,390 259,913,000 257,057,000
General Fund - State 1,445,730,670 1,425,237,025 653,697,004 1,617,251,000 1,622,242,000
Elem & Sec School Emerg Relief III Acct - Federal 5,000,000
Education Legacy Trust Account - State 34,243,241 27,347,000 27,347,000
Pension Funding Stabilization Account - State 6,490
Annual Total 1,714,272,696 1,690,216,546 718,723,394 1,909,511,000 1,906,646,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
656,571,223 23.7% (1,012,196,217) (29.6%) 1,407,217,060 58.4%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2020-21 Actual 2021-22 Estimated 2022-23 Estimated 2023-24 Proposed 2024-25 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 22.9 23.2 24.9 1.0