Superintendent Ybarra’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget request for public schools totals just more than $2.2 billion in General Fund appropriations. The current Fiscal Year 2022 budget appropriation was $2.048 billion, but the superintendent has requested a supplemental appropriation that would increase the current year to $2.081 billion. Her request for next year includes more than $39 million to fund optional full-day kindergarten for Idaho’s at-risk students (nearly 67% of incoming kindergarten students). It also includes a significant increase in funding for school support staff in an effort to close the gap between what the state provides in funding and what school districts and charter schools must pay to recruit and retain essential non-instructional staff.