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State School for the Blind

RCW 72.40

The primary goal of the Washington State School for the Blind as a statewide service delivery agency is to provide a menu of services throughout the state including: intensive short term residential programs on the Vancouver campus, itinerant outreach services to students in local districts that are both direct service delivery and consultative, braille production, statewide instructional resource center services, statewide assistive technology center services, curriculum development, online learning options, and training for those working with the blind. These services are provided with statewide options that assist students in gaining the needed specialized skills in the most efficient and effective manner. On-campus specialists in a wide variety of disciplines not only provide direct services to students on campus but also serve as statewide consultants to districts. The school is committed in developing independent, successful, well-rounded citizens.

Agency Mission

The mission of the Washington State School for the Blind is to provide statewide specialized quality educational services to youth who are blind and visually impaired, ages birth to 21, that lead to success.
Request 23,083,000
Net change from current biennium 3,806,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 19.7% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
34,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Private/Local 34,000 34,000
14,546,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 13,218,998 14,546,000 16,299,000
591,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 591,000 590,000
15,171,000 Total Appropriated Funds 13,218,998 15,171,000 16,923,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 18,876
(4,106,000) School for the Blind Account - Nonappropriated 3,136,312 4,106,000 6,160,000
Miscellaneous Enterprise Activities - Nonappropriated 832,123
Institutional Welfare/Betterment - Nonappropriated 36,319
(4,106,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 4,023,629 4,106,000 6,160,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
743,553 (32,447) State Building Construction Account - State 581,485 776,000 730,000
743,553 (32,447) Total Appropriated Funds 581,485 776,000 730,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 8,170,227 8,912,505 3,701,222 12,353,000 10,730,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
1,369,331 9.1% (3,760,459) (23.0%) 10,469,273 83.0%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 97.7 96.9 95.0 99.5 99.5