2023 Legislative Priorities
On January 31, 2023, the Mukilteo School Board met with legislators from the 21st, 38th, and 44th districts to review legislative priorities for 2023. The Board explained the "perfect storm" of factors leading to a potential budget reduction of $20 to 25 million in the coming year including:
- Decreased enrollment
- Lingering McCleary Case outcomes
- Inadequate state funding
- End of one-time federal funding
To help mitigate these factors, the Board asks the Legislature to fully fund special education, provide equitable resources for staffing and unfunded mandates, support basic education compensation, fix student transportation funding, and invest in learning recovery. Some of these requests require changes in approach and all require additional funding.
Below, you can read about each of the priorities as well as view or download the document presented to legislators.
Also, if you would like to contact your legislator to share your thoughts on school funding, you can look up your state and congressional district on the Washington State Legislature website.
Fully fund special education
Provide equitable resources for staffing and unfunded mandates
Support basic education compensation rebase
Fix student transportation
Invest in learning recovery