Official Bill Title:
Concerning enrollment stabilization funding to address enrollment declines due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Un-Official Bill Title
Add $1 billion to the WEA expenditures to cover negotiated contractual benefits for teachers who aren’t teaching!
THIS IS A BAD BILL
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House Bill 1590 is really about setting up additional funding resources for teachers benefits in the state tax revenue.
Why this matters
House bill 1590 is a way to cover the $1 billion dollar WEA contracted teachers benefits in the state which were locally negotiated NOT legislatively controlled. The federal government sends money to states based on student body enrollment. Between the school closures, common core math, comprehensive sexuality education, and critical race theory parents are removing their children from public school and placing them in private school or homeschooling them. This is costing the school districts money in the future if they continue with their current plans. The federal government sent the state $2 billion dollars over the course of the last two years and have continued this millions of dollars trickle funding as long as Inslee is in a declared “State of Emergency”. We have a forecasted over $10 billion dollar surplus and as usual the schools and WEA want a huge chunk of that money. This bill is forecast to cost $1 billion dollars between now and 2023/24 school year. The WEA already gets way over half of all our general funds money they do not need us to cover their obligations. They need to stop building new schools to sit empty and reduce their staff to a reasonable level per student. They need to stop raising salaries to $90,000 per year and adding benefits that run an additional $55 to 65k on top of that. It is time to tell them that we have had enough of their selfish tax and spend policies used to indoctrinate and create emotionally complex and confused children.
Call to Action
To let your voice be heard, send a personalized email to ALL members of the Senate Committee who are considering this Bill. Be sure to demand this Bill is voted down by the Senate Ways and Means committee and they do not pass this! Hearing was held on 2/22 at 4 PM and testimony will be accepted through 4 PM on 2/23 in WRITTEN FORM so please write a statement opposing this bill before it goes to executive session.
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