- Levy equalization assistance, which provides funds to "property poor districts" (for the 2011 calendar year)
- Enhanced K-4 staffing ratios
- Initiative 728 funding
- State-subsidized all-day kindergarten
- The one remaining state-funded Learning Improvement Day (LID)
- Several K-12 grant programs, including Readiness to Learn, CTE and Reading Corps grants
- The state's K-12 Highly Capable Program and associated professional development
In a letter to Washingtonians issued by the Office of the Governor this morning, Gregoire says she submitted the budget "with the greatest reluctance." "This document is not true to the values I believe in and which have guided me through a 30-year career in public service," she writes. "It is not a budget I can live with nor is it one I believe Washingtonians can live with."
So, what can she/we live with? Stay tuned for more proposals from the governor, including a new budget that she'll submit to the Legislature in January (and perhaps a tax package, too?).
To watch Gregoire's announcement, click here.