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WASB op-ed available for use in budget messaging

by | Mar 30, 2023 | Legislative Update Blog, State Budget

Earlier this month, the WASB sent an op-ed piece to media outlets throughout the state on the subject of the need for inflationary increases in spendable resources for school districts. We encourage you to adapt this column to your district’s situation and share it with your local media (newspapers, radio and TV stations) and the public. 

With no inflationary increase in spendable resources from the state for the past two years and a fiscal cliff looming as federal COVID (ESSER) funds run out, many districts are contemplating significant cuts in programs and staff. School districts need resources to cover ongoing expenses, including for teachers and staff, in a period where inflation is running at a 40-year high. It is crucial that legislators and the public understand your situation.

This op-ed and other budget advocacy resources are included on the WASB State Budget webpage.

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