•Eliminate state funding for the Career and Wage Ladder, a pilot program that provides wage
incentives for child care providers to advance their professional development. ($1.5 million)
•Eliminate state funding for the Child Care Resource and Referral Network, which will continue toreceive federal funding to operate local referral hot lines and provide training. ($425,000)
•Eliminate the kindergarten through 4th grade staffing enhancement, a statewide program that
reduces class size in the early grades. ($110.6 million)
•Suspend levy equalization assistance, a program that provides extra support to districts with a lower
than average property tax base. ($142.9 million)
•Suspend the student achievement program, which provides smaller class sizes for students and
professional development for teachers. ($78.5 million)
It's always class size that takes the biggest hit and yet I'm not sure we saw any class reduction size in Seattle.
Wonder what the suspension of the program for gifted education means to APP?