Board approves legislative and funding priorities

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Board approves legislative and funding priorities
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The Olympia School Board has unanimously approved a resolution outlining the district's legislative and funding priorities for the 2021 Legislative Session.

The resolution, approved on December 10, 2020, states in part that the board will face a significant deficit in the Olympia School District for the 2020-21 school year and beyond. “The shortfalls are caused, in part, by inequitable funding mechanisms (Regionalization, Staff Mix) and underfunded mandates (Special Education, Health Care, K-3 Class Size),” the resolution states. “These shortfalls are exacerbated by the on-going COVID-19 Pandemic and costs to operate in a remote or hybrid environment.”

To address these financial realities, the Board supports necessary legislative action at the state level this session in the areas that follow:


  • Stabilize the Revenue Impacts of Pandemic
  • Closing the Opportunity Gap and Anti-racist Training
  • Special Education
  • State Salary Allocations
  • Physical and Mental Well-Being of Students
  • Health Care
  • Equitable and Flexible Funding


View the full board resolution