Larry Delaney, President of the Washington Education Association, said the expiration of those funds is just one of the many factors contributing to why schools are coming up short on cash. He described the inflated cost of supplies and collective drop in enrollment as a “perfect storm.”
Even the Bellevue Schools District is proposing three elementary schools — Eastgate, Ardmore, and Wilburton — to be folded into others to save money as enrollment decreases.
Source: WA school districts scramble for funding with layoffs on horizon – MyNorthwest.com
The main issue is the decline in enrollment due to the sharp decline in fertility rate. Washington’s fertility rate is 1.54, well below the 2.1 population replacement level.