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World Class Education

Last Updated: 07/14/2021

Give students individual attention

Strategy: Give students individual attention

Agency: 351 - State School For The Blind

A001 - Administration

The administration activity provides leadership in the development and implementation of effective and efficient programs at the Washington State School for the Blind (WSSB).

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 2.5 2.5 2.5
001 - General Fund
State 445,000 455,000 900,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 79,000 79,000 158,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 2.5 2.5 2.5
GFS 445,000.0 455,000.0 900,000.0
Other 79,000.0 79,000.0 158,000.0
Totals 524,000.0 534,000.0 1,058,000.0
Expected Results

This activity also contributes to the customer satisfaction measure listed with the on campus and off-campus program activity.

A002 - Braille Production and Distribution

This division assists school districts in meeting the needs of blind and visually impaired children. Services include the production of Braille material for children (and adults); acquisition and distribution of materials and equipment; coordination of purchases for better pricing; and direct and on line support, including training on new assistive technology as it pertains to Braille production. It also trains Department of Corrections offenders to produce Braille. (General Fund State, General Fund Private/Local)

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
001 - General Fund
State 54,000 54,000 108,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES
GFS 54,000.0 54,000.0 108,000.0
Other
Totals 54,000.0 54,000.0 108,000.0

001586 - Braille Production Distribution

Percentage of all braille transcription delivered to customers on time.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 100% 100%
2015-17 Q2 100% 100%
2015-17 Q3 100% 100%
2015-17 Q4 99% 100%
2015-17 Q5 96% 100%
2015-17 Q6 99% 100%
2015-17 Q7 95% 100%
2015-17 Q8 100% 100%
2017-19 Q1 85% 80%
2017-19 Q2 100% 90%
2017-19 Q3 76% 90%
2017-19 Q4 85% 80%
2017-19 Q5 95% 80%
2017-19 Q6 100% 90%
2017-19 Q7 100% 90%
2017-19 Q8 97% 80%
2019-21 Q1 100% 90%
2019-21 Q2 100% 90%
2019-21 Q3 100% 90%
2019-21 Q4 90% 90%
2019-21 Q5 90% 90%
2019-21 Q6 100% 90%
2019-21 Q7 0% 90%
2019-21 Q8 0% 90%

001587 - Braille Transcription

Percentage increase in braille transcription services.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A1 0% 10%
2015-17 A2 0% 10%
2015-17 A3 30% 2%
2019-21 A2 0% 0%
2019-21 A3 0% 0%

001590 - Braille Pages

Number of pages transcribed.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 101,796 125,000
2015-17 Q2 58,659 65,000
2015-17 Q3 63,758 85,000
2015-17 Q4 117,201 150,000
2015-17 Q5 115,481 125,000
2015-17 Q6 51,757 75,000
2015-17 Q7 41,119 65,000
2015-17 Q8 41,444 125,000
2017-19 Q1 57,884 100,000
2017-19 Q2 43,727 60,000
2017-19 Q3 43,610 50,000
2017-19 Q4 41,846 100,000
2017-19 Q5 180,193 100,000
2017-19 Q6 38,050 60,000
2017-19 Q7 37,583 50,000
2017-19 Q8 40,842 100,000
2019-21 Q1 35,057 35,000
2019-21 Q2 35,393 35,000
2019-21 Q3 38,040 25,000
2019-21 Q4 34,332 25,000
2019-21 Q5 41,975 35,000
2019-21 Q6 38,903 35,000
2019-21 Q7 0 25,000
2019-21 Q8 0 25,000

002763 - Ogden Resource Center Satisfaction Survey

Percentage of local districts ranking the resource center's services as 4.0 or higher, with 5.0 s the highest measure.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 90% 80%
2015-17 A3 90% 80%
2017-19 A2 95% 80%
2017-19 A3 97% 80%
2019-21 A2 95% 80%
2019-21 A3 0% 80%

A003 - Intensive Training Opportunities

The school provides an extended core curriculum for blind and visually impaired children that focuses on skills relating to orientation and mobility, daily living, and recreation and leisure. Students receive this training while residing in cottages on the campus.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 27.0 27.0 27.0
001 - General Fund
State 2,529,000 2,817,000 5,346,000
19B - School for the Blind Account
Non-Appropriated 164,000 164,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 71,000 71,000 142,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 27.0 27.0 27.0
GFS 2,529,000.0 2,817,000.0 5,346,000.0
Other 235,000.0 71,000.0 306,000.0
Totals 2,764,000.0 2,888,000.0 5,652,000.0

001583 - Skill Growth

Percentage of Washington State School for the Blind students who demonstrate 1.5 yrs growth in the first academic year.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 28% 80%
2015-17 A3 0% 80%

001589 - Student Independence

Graduates transitioned to employment or post-secondary programs.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 63% 80%
2015-17 A3 100% 80%
2017-19 A2 66% 80%
2017-19 A3 58% 80%
2019-21 A2 66% 80%
2019-21 A3 0% 80%

001591 - Training opportunities related to blindness education accessed by individuals.

Number of training opportunities related blindness education accessed by individuals.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 9,170 600
2015-17 Q2 10,888 600
2015-17 Q3 10,243 600
2015-17 Q4 10,752 600
2015-17 Q5 9,563 600
2015-17 Q6 10,386 600
2015-17 Q7 10,764 600
2015-17 Q8 11,123 600
2017-19 Q1 10,826 1,000
2017-19 Q2 12,870 1,000
2017-19 Q3 12,238 1,000
2017-19 Q4 12,793 1,000
2017-19 Q5 10,446 1,000
2017-19 Q6 11,375 1,000
2017-19 Q7 10,346 1,000
2017-19 Q8 11,007 1,000
2019-21 Q1 9,124 1,000
2019-21 Q2 11,701 1,000
2019-21 Q3 13,191 1,000
2019-21 Q4 13,102 1,000
2019-21 Q5 11,929 1,000
2019-21 Q6 11,742 1,000
2019-21 Q7 0 1,000
2019-21 Q8 0 1,000

001593 - Number of students receiving an education on-campus.

Number of students receiving an education on-campus.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 60 80
2015-17 Q2 61 80
2015-17 Q3 47 80
2015-17 Q4 81 80
2015-17 Q5 118 80
2015-17 Q6 63 80
2015-17 Q7 63 80
2015-17 Q8 88 80
2017-19 Q1 75 80
2017-19 Q2 63 80
2017-19 Q3 68 80
2017-19 Q4 82 80
2017-19 Q5 72 80
2017-19 Q6 64 80
2017-19 Q7 68 80
2017-19 Q8 80 80
2019-21 Q1 105 80
2019-21 Q2 79 80
2019-21 Q3 56 80
2019-21 Q4 56 80
2019-21 Q5 67 80
2019-21 Q6 67 80
2019-21 Q7 0 80
2019-21 Q8 0 80

002764 - LIFTT Students education/employment

Percentage of Living Independently For Today and Tomorrow (LIFTT) students who, within two years, are employed or are continuing to pursue successful implementation of their Individual Plan of Employment (IPE).
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 100% 90%
2015-17 A3 100% 90%
2017-19 A2 100% 100%
2017-19 A3 100% 100%
2019-21 A2 100% 100%
2019-21 A3 0% 100%

002765 - LIFTT Satisfaction Survey

Percentage of LIFTT stakeholders rating services 4.0 or higher, with 5.0 as the highest measure.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 100% 80%
2015-17 A3 100% 80%
2017-19 A2 100% 80%
2017-19 A3 100% 80%
2019-21 A2 83% 80%
2019-21 A3 0% 80%

A004 - Off-Campus Services to Students/Districts

Approximately one-sixth of school districts in Washington contract with Outreach Services to obtain itinerant services (direct and consultative) by trained teachers of the blind and visially impaired (BVI). This enables districts to provide visually-impaired students with high-quality services in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 31.5 31.5 31.5
001 - General Fund
State 1,830,000 1,655,000 3,485,000
Local 17,000 17,000 34,000
001 - General Fund Totals 1,847,000 1,672,000 3,519,000
19B - School for the Blind Account
Non-Appropriated 3,723,000 2,146,000 5,869,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 26,000 26,000 52,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 31.5 31.5 31.5
GFS 1,830,000.0 1,655,000.0 3,485,000.0
Other 3,766,000.0 2,189,000.0 5,955,000.0
Totals 5,596,000.0 3,844,000.0 9,440,000.0

001591 - Training opportunities related to blindness education accessed by individuals.

Number of training opportunities related blindness education accessed by individuals.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 9,170 600
2015-17 Q2 10,888 600
2015-17 Q3 10,243 600
2015-17 Q4 10,752 600
2015-17 Q5 9,563 600
2015-17 Q6 10,386 600
2015-17 Q7 10,764 600
2015-17 Q8 11,123 600
2017-19 Q1 10,826 1,000
2017-19 Q2 12,870 1,000
2017-19 Q3 12,238 1,000
2017-19 Q4 12,793 1,000
2017-19 Q5 10,446 1,000
2017-19 Q6 11,375 1,000
2017-19 Q7 10,346 1,000
2017-19 Q8 11,007 1,000
2019-21 Q1 9,124 1,000
2019-21 Q2 11,701 1,000
2019-21 Q3 13,191 1,000
2019-21 Q4 13,102 1,000
2019-21 Q5 11,929 1,000
2019-21 Q6 11,742 1,000
2019-21 Q7 0 1,000
2019-21 Q8 0 1,000

001592 - Braille & Recertification exams administered.

Number of teachers/paraprofessionals taking the Braille Competency Exam and Braille Recertification Exam.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 0 0
2015-17 Q2 0 0
2015-17 Q3 0 0
2015-17 Q4 0 0
2015-17 Q5 11 3
2015-17 Q6 23 4
2015-17 Q7 26 5
2015-17 Q8 42 7
2017-19 Q1 37 3
2017-19 Q2 30 4
2017-19 Q3 15 5
2017-19 Q4 34 7
2017-19 Q5 33 3
2017-19 Q6 21 4
2017-19 Q7 16 5
2017-19 Q8 17 7
2019-21 Q1 19 19
2019-21 Q2 6 15
2019-21 Q3 29 12
2019-21 Q4 44 10
2019-21 Q5 41 19
2019-21 Q6 30 15
2019-21 Q7 0 12
2019-21 Q8 0 10

001594 - Off-Campus Outreach Services

Students served monthly through off-campus (outreach) services.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 608 800
2015-17 Q2 734 800
2015-17 Q3 664 800
2015-17 Q4 681 800
2015-17 Q5 808 1,000
2015-17 Q6 1,061 1,000
2015-17 Q7 742 1,000
2015-17 Q8 738 1,000
2017-19 Q1 811 1,000
2017-19 Q2 1,300 1,000
2017-19 Q3 1,328 1,000
2017-19 Q4 938 1,000
2017-19 Q5 905 1,000
2017-19 Q6 710 1,000
2017-19 Q7 1,435 1,000
2017-19 Q8 1,815 1,000
2019-21 Q1 684 1,000
2019-21 Q2 1,483 1,000
2019-21 Q3 1,242 1,000
2019-21 Q4 556 1,000
2019-21 Q5 744 1,000
2019-21 Q6 1,040 1,000
2019-21 Q7 0 1,000
2019-21 Q8 0 1,000

001595 - Districts receiving services from WSSB

Districts receiving services from WSSB will rate the services 4.0 or higher with 5 being the highest possible rating
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A1 0% 0%
2015-17 A2 90% 80%
2015-17 A3 0% 80%
2017-19 A2 94% 92%
2017-19 A3 93% 92%
2019-21 A2 98% 92%
2019-21 A3 0% 92%

002767 - Number of Birth to Three Children

Number of Birth to Three children identified as blind and visually impaired (BVI).
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 245 300
2015-17 A3 270 200
2017-19 A2 294 350
2017-19 A3 347 400
2019-21 A2 172 350
2019-21 A3 0 400

002768 - Birth to Three Children referred for Services within four months of diagnosis.

Percentage of blind and visually impaired (BVI) B-3 children receiving services within 4 months of their diagnosis.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 0% 90%
2015-17 A3 63% 90%
2017-19 A2 65% 75%
2017-19 A3 60% 50%
2019-21 A2 61% 75%
2019-21 A3 0% 75%

A005 - On-Campus 24-Hour Educational Program

As required by both state and federal law, the on-campus educational program in Vancouver offers short-term, 24-hour educational services to blind and visually impaired children, ages kindergarten to 21 years. In addition to academic instruction, students are taught necessary skills to achieve independence and successful transition into the community. The school has had as much as a two-year waiting list for admission. It also serves as an evaluation center for blind children throughout Washington.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 36.5 36.5 36.5
001 - General Fund
State 3,739,000 3,777,000 7,516,000
19B - School for the Blind Account
Non-Appropriated 73,000 37,000 110,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 117,000 117,000 234,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 36.5 36.5 36.5
GFS 3,739,000.0 3,777,000.0 7,516,000.0
Other 190,000.0 154,000.0 344,000.0
Totals 3,929,000.0 3,931,000.0 7,860,000.0

001583 - Skill Growth

Percentage of Washington State School for the Blind students who demonstrate 1.5 yrs growth in the first academic year.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 28% 80%
2015-17 A3 0% 80%

001585 - Students taking Distance Learning courses

Percent of Washington State School for the Blind high school students enrolled in on-line classes.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 49% 5%
2015-17 Q2 42% 5%
2015-17 Q3 45% 5%
2015-17 Q4 20% 5%
2015-17 Q5 23% 5%
2015-17 Q6 9% 5%
2015-17 Q7 9% 5%
2015-17 Q8 9% 5%
2017-19 Q1 5% 5%
2017-19 Q2 5% 5%
2017-19 Q3 5% 5%
2017-19 Q4 5% 5%
2017-19 Q5 0% 5%
2017-19 Q6 1% 5%
2017-19 Q7 2% 5%
2017-19 Q8 2% 5%
2019-21 Q1 7% 5%
2019-21 Q2 22% 5%
2019-21 Q3 8% 5%
2019-21 Q4 8% 5%
2019-21 Q5 8% 5%
2019-21 Q6 8% 5%
2019-21 Q7 0% 5%
2019-21 Q8 0% 5%

001591 - Training opportunities related to blindness education accessed by individuals.

Number of training opportunities related blindness education accessed by individuals.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 9,170 600
2015-17 Q2 10,888 600
2015-17 Q3 10,243 600
2015-17 Q4 10,752 600
2015-17 Q5 9,563 600
2015-17 Q6 10,386 600
2015-17 Q7 10,764 600
2015-17 Q8 11,123 600
2017-19 Q1 10,826 1,000
2017-19 Q2 12,870 1,000
2017-19 Q3 12,238 1,000
2017-19 Q4 12,793 1,000
2017-19 Q5 10,446 1,000
2017-19 Q6 11,375 1,000
2017-19 Q7 10,346 1,000
2017-19 Q8 11,007 1,000
2019-21 Q1 9,124 1,000
2019-21 Q2 11,701 1,000
2019-21 Q3 13,191 1,000
2019-21 Q4 13,102 1,000
2019-21 Q5 11,929 1,000
2019-21 Q6 11,742 1,000
2019-21 Q7 0 1,000
2019-21 Q8 0 1,000

001593 - Number of students receiving an education on-campus.

Number of students receiving an education on-campus.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 60 80
2015-17 Q2 61 80
2015-17 Q3 47 80
2015-17 Q4 81 80
2015-17 Q5 118 80
2015-17 Q6 63 80
2015-17 Q7 63 80
2015-17 Q8 88 80
2017-19 Q1 75 80
2017-19 Q2 63 80
2017-19 Q3 68 80
2017-19 Q4 82 80
2017-19 Q5 72 80
2017-19 Q6 64 80
2017-19 Q7 68 80
2017-19 Q8 80 80
2019-21 Q1 105 80
2019-21 Q2 79 80
2019-21 Q3 56 80
2019-21 Q4 56 80
2019-21 Q5 67 80
2019-21 Q6 67 80
2019-21 Q7 0 80
2019-21 Q8 0 80

002831 - High School Graducation Rates

High school graduation rates for students attending comprehensive programs.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 100% 100%
2017-19 A3 100% 100%
2019-21 A2 100% 100%
2019-21 A3 0% 100%

002832 - Graduate post-secondary transition

Percentage of graduates registered for adult services supporting post-secondary transition prior to graduating high school.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 A2 100% 90%
2017-19 A3 100% 90%
2019-21 A2 100% 90%
2019-21 A3 0% 90%

A006 - Student Transportation

This activity provides for the transportation of students living at home in the Vancouver area and throughout the state. Students in the Vancouver area are transported by Educational Service District #112 (contracted service).

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 1.0 1.0 1.0
001 - General Fund
State 354,000 395,000 749,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 2,000 2,000 4,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 1.0 1.0 1.0
GFS 354,000.0 395,000.0 749,000.0
Other 2,000.0 2,000.0 4,000.0
Totals 356,000.0 397,000.0 753,000.0
Expected Results

This activity also contributes to the customer satisfaction measure listed with the On-Campus 24-Hour Educational Program activity.