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By Patric Haerle
Washington State Journal 

Parents, educators worry Inslee schools budget falls short


January 21, 2021

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed budget for the upcoming biennium calls for $570 million in new education spending, but it’s not enough for some parents and educators.

They expressed frustration and claim the governor’s budget does not adequately fund additional transportation and special education needs fueled by COVID-19.

The governor proposed $400 million for schools to expand learning opportunities and potentially add instructional time for students.

The budget includes $79 million to support broadband connections for families across Washington, $32 million for school suppor...

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