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World Class Education

Last Updated: 10/13/2021

Support parent and community connections

Strategy: Support parent and community connections

Agency: 353 - Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss

A001 - Center Administration

The Center administrative activity provides support services for the agency in the areas of human resources, financial, custodial, technology, strategic planning, and administrative oversight including the agency director’s office and the board of trustees.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 11.0 11.0 11.0
001 - General Fund
State 1,353,000 1,374,000 2,727,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 11.0 11.0 11.0
GFS 1,353,000.0 1,374,000.0 2,727,000.0
Other
Totals 1,353,000.0 1,374,000.0 2,727,000.0
Expected Results

The Center administration will provide assurance that the agency will comply with all relevant federal and state laws and regulations, maintain the agency budget within appropriated levels, and provide a high-level academic program for deaf and hard of hearing students from across the state. The Center Administration will manage and oversee all business functions of the residential school (WSD). Additionally, it is responsible for conducting stakeholder meetings and providing a report the the Legislature outlining strengths and needs of education services to children who are deaf-hard of hearing and deaf-blind throughout the state. The report is due December 1, 2010. The statistics and general information gathered will be used to design the demonstration sites for service delivery to be established for the 2011-12 School Year.

A004 - On-Campus Academic Services

WSD serves deaf and hard of hearing students from the ages of three to twenty-one. The education program offers academic courses and curriculum alligned with the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements and Grade Level Expectations. Students receive focussed instruction in the aea of literacy development: reading, and writing of English and expressive and receptive American Sign Language (ASL). Instruction is provided by certificated teachers who are currently in a master's degree program. Teachers communicate directly with students using ASL In addition to their academic program, students receive services in the areas of post high school transition services, vocational assessment, work experience, audiology, speech language pathology, counseling, psychological supports, social work, occupational therapy, or physical therapy. These services are determined by each student's individual education program team. Ancillary supports for the on-campus academic program include nutrition services, student health services, interpreting services for mainstream classes, and library and media services.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 49.0 49.0 49.0
001 - General Fund
State 4,917,000 5,061,000 9,978,000
19H - Deaf/Hard of Hearing Youth Acct
Non-Appropriated 99,000 99,000 198,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 49.0 49.0 49.0
GFS 4,917,000.0 5,061,000.0 9,978,000.0
Other 99,000.0 99,000.0 198,000.0
Totals 5,016,000.0 5,160,000.0 10,176,000.0
Expected Results

WSD's on-campus education program provides a comprehensive, high quality education to deaf and hard of hearing students. Emphasis is on literacy development, to include the development of and fluency in English and American Sign Language. Students will leave WSD with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to allow them to be successful in the field of work or a post secondary education or training program.

A006 - On-Campus Residential Program

WSD provides a residential program to all students who do not live within commuting distance of the agency. The WSD residential program is part of an integrated approach to the learning and development of our students focusing on safety, independent living, leisure time activities, and personal care. Students develop a positive self-esteem and self-identity through multi-aged family groupings, social interactions, and low staff-to-student ratios. The program offers instruction in activities of daily living, academic assistance, a language-rich environment, celebration of cultural diversity, after school programming and involvement in the local community. In addition to providing a linguistically and culturally rich environment, the WSD residential program includes a variety of recreational sports such as football, soccer, volleyball, track, basketball, swimming, and Special Olympics. Other activities include outdoor recreation, field trips, arts and crafts, dances, and social activities for all WSD students. The residential program begins after the end of the academic day schedule and ends at the start of the academic program. WSD's competitive high school athletic program is a shared responsibility of the residential and academic programs. Sports offered include volleyball, football, and basketball. Ancillary supports for the on-campus residential program include nutrition services and student health services.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 33.0 33.0 33.0
001 - General Fund
State 2,513,000 2,712,000 5,225,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 33.0 33.0 33.0
GFS 2,513,000.0 2,712,000.0 5,225,000.0
Other
Totals 2,513,000.0 2,712,000.0 5,225,000.0
Expected Results

Students who live outside commuting distance of WSD receive comprehensive residential services. These services address personal care, social and emotional development, independent living skills, use of leisure time, and academic support.

A007 - Statewide Services

The Center for Childhood Deafness & Hearing Loss (CDHL) has a collaborative multi-agency approach for serving the needs of deaf and hard of hearing students in Washington and supports all communication modalities. The Statewide Outreach Team provides evaluations, consultations/technical assistance, training and professional development, D/HH program reviews, transition support, and resources to school districts and private schools to support children who are deaf and hard of hearing, their families, and the staff members who serve them. These services are based on requests, referrals and training options. CDHL’s Early Childhood Program provides support and education to families of deaf and hard of hearing from birth to age five, and consultations and trainings to early childhood service providers and preschool programs. CDHL also offers the Post High School Program, housed at the Washington School for the Deaf (WSD), to provide support in the areas of job security, vocational training, independent living skills, and college.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
001 - General Fund
State 1,075,000 925,000 2,000,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES
GFS 1,075,000.0 925,000.0 2,000,000.0
Other
Totals 1,075,000.0 925,000.0 2,000,000.0
Expected Results

Deaf and hard of hearing students within Washington State will be afforded optimal services in the areas of audiology, interpreting, speech and language services, psychological, counseling, transition, and educational support from professionals experienced in the area of deaf education. CDHL Statewide Outreach Team consultants are available to provide technical assistance and evaluation support to school staff who serve deaf and hard of hearing students for equitable access to information and learning. CDHL’s Early Childhood Program promotes education and support of families of young deaf and hard of hearing children for optimal language development and early learning. This program raises school readiness and increases learning potential otherwise hindered by the lack of access to early communication skills with linguistic development. High school graduates who chose to participate in the Post High School Program will develop stronger job/vocational training, independent living skills, and be better prepared for college and beyond.

A003 - Maintenance

The maintenance department keeps vehicles in good condition, provides drivers when needed, oversees the facility rental agreements, repairs equipment, cares for the buildings and grounds, and provides security for the facility. Additionally, the department works with contractors on capital projects to ensure contract compliance and completion.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 10.0 10.0 10.0
001 - General Fund
State 763,000 786,000 1,549,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 10.0 10.0 10.0
GFS 763,000.0 786,000.0 1,549,000.0
Other
Totals 763,000.0 786,000.0 1,549,000.0
Expected Results

Maintain the facilities, grounds and equipment to promote a safe and healthy learning environment.

A002 - Education Support Services

Washington School for the Deaf (WSD) provides resources to deaf and hard of hearing students. Students at WSD are given the opportunity to compete in varsity and junior varsity sports on a regular basis. Students benefit from the addition of resources in the form of new materials for the library, which has an inventory of 10,000 books, and the textbook fund which enables the academic program to replace materials in a timely manner. Quality meals enhance the students’ ability to be attentive and learn. The open house meetings allow staff to share their knowledge of students and learn new skills as a team.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 16.0 16.0 16.0
001 - General Fund
State 2,018,000 2,167,000 4,185,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 16.0 16.0 16.0
GFS 2,018,000.0 2,167,000.0 4,185,000.0
Other
Totals 2,018,000.0 2,167,000.0 4,185,000.0
Expected Results

WSD provides day and/or residential students with a variety of resources including: transportation to and from school for local students; quality nutrition services for students; athletics in the form of varsity and junior varsity sports through the Washington Interscholastic Activity Association; open house meetings for teaching and residential staff; and funds for the library. These activities provide students with the optimal resources to ensure access to a quality education and extracurricular activities in the form of competition and interaction with non-disabled peers.

A005 - Outreach Services

The school provides evaluations, consultations, training, technical information, and clinical resources to deaf and hard-of-hearing students in public schools, their families, and the staff members who serve them. The Outreach Division works with districts based on referrals, requests, and training options. The school also provides support and training to families of deaf and hard-of-hearing infants and toddlers (ages one to three years).

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 20.0 20.0 20.0
001 - General Fund
State 2,250,000 2,072,000 4,322,000
19H - Deaf/Hard of Hearing Youth Acct
Non-Appropriated 99,000 99,000 198,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 20.0 20.0 20.0
GFS 2,250,000.0 2,072,000.0 4,322,000.0
Other 99,000.0 99,000.0 198,000.0
Totals 2,349,000.0 2,171,000.0 4,520,000.0

002000 - Work Experience Training Placements

The number of students in on/off-campus work training sites to provide experience in a career interest as well as to prepare students for post graduation work opportunities.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 Q1 8 10
2017-19 Q2 0 0
2017-19 Q3 0 0
2017-19 Q4 0 0
2017-19 Q5 0 0
2017-19 Q6 0 0
2017-19 Q7 0 0
2017-19 Q8 0 0