OSPI is currently in discussions with the US Department of Education and the Office of Financial Management (OFM) regarding the EANS I accounts of private schools. These accounts have been pushed into deficit due to legislative action that diverted funds to implement WA’s universal public school lunch program.

WFIS is advocating for a supplemental budget to support the private schools now in debt after spending their EANS I budgets as directed by OSPI and outlined by the federal program. The private schools are deeply concerned about their debt, resulting from the legislators diverting the funds.