On Friday Mayor Ed Murray's administration released an implementation plan for Seattle's new subsidized-preschool pilot program, which launches in September.
Mayor Ed Murray’s administration has released an implementation plan for Seattle’s new subsidized-preschool pilot program, which launches in September.
Voters endorsed the Seattle Preschool Program last year when they approved a ballot measure raising property taxes to subsidize early learning.
The measure authorized a $58 million property-tax levy to fund a four-year pilot, which will subsidize children on a sliding scale based on their household income while also setting academic standards and raising teacher pay.
The implementation plan includes details about how preschool providers will qualify for the program and what children will be eligible. It doesn’t say where exactly the subsidized seats will be located.
Read the implementation plan here.