Student Achievement Council
|Annual FTEs||General Fund State||Other Funds||Total Funds|
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
|2019-21 Maintenance Level||115.2||556,842||258,421||815,263|
|Difference from 2017-19||6.5||43,502||(8,942)||34,560|
|% Change from 2017-19||6.0%||8.5%||(3.3%)||4.4%|
2019-21 Policy Other Changes
|Opportunity Scholarship State Match||0.0||12,000||0||12,000|
|National Guard Grant||0.0||3,000||0||3,000|
|College Bound WSOS Adjustment||0.0||2,127||0||2,127|
|Career Connected Learning||1.5||3,706||0||3,706|
|Washington College Promise||0.0||103,300||0||103,300|
|Continue Program Suspensions||0.0||(9,514)||0||(9,514)|
|Increase FAFSA Completion||2.0||1,155||0||1,155|
|Mental Health Scholarship||0.0||2,000||0||2,000|
|Teacher Shortage Scholarships||0.0||1,600||0||1,600|
|2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total||3.5||119,374||0||119,374|
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes
|State Public Employee Benefits Rate||0.0||8||9||17|
|Non-Rep General Wage Increase||0.0||484||504||988|
|Non-Rep Targeted Pay Increases||0.0||6||6||12|
|PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase||0.0||12||10||22|
|Non-Rep Salary Schedule Revision||0.0||6||6||12|
|2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total||0.0||516||535||1,051|
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes
|CTS Central Services||0.0||(15)||(18)||(33)|
|DES Central Services||0.0||3||3||6|
|OFM Central Services||0.0||40||47||87|
|2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total||0.0||42||48||90|
|Total Policy Changes||3.5||119,932||583||120,515|
|2019-21 Policy Level||118.7||676,774||259,004||935,778|
|Difference from 2017-19||10.0||163,434||(8,359)||155,075|
|% Change from 2017-19||9.2%||31.8%||(3.1%)||19.9%|
Opportunity Scholarship State Match
Funding is provided to match private contributions to the Washington Opportunity Scholarship. A public-private partnership, this program provides scholarships to students who have received their high school diploma or GED in Washington state and are pursuing a four-year degree in science, math, technology, engineering or health care. To date, the state has provided $71 million to match private contributions to the program.
National Guard Grant
Funding is provided for implementation of Governor request legislation to create a new grant for National Guard members. Funding is capped at $1.5 million each year.
College Bound WSOS Adjustment
Prior to the 2017-18 academic year, the entire value of the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) was deducted from the College Bound Scholarship award. In the 2017-18 academic year, students who received the WSOS also received a full College Bound award. The 2018 supplemental budget directed student financial assistance offices to deduct the full WSOS from the College Bound award. Funding is provided for College Bound students who also receive the WSOS to receive a full College Bound Scholarship.
Career Connected Learning
Funding is provided for implementation of Governor request legislation to support the development of a statewide system of career connected learning. As a partner agency, this funding provides staff to serve as a point person for the cross-agency work group and the development of a statewide system of career connected learning. Additional funding is provided to create a career connected program and resource inventory. The Student Achievement Council shall collaborate with the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board and the Employment Security Department to develop and modernize Career Bridge and other public websites that inform students about career connected learning opportunities and equity supports.
Washington College Promise
The Governor's proposed legislation guarantees need-based financial aid to all eligible students in the 2021-22 academic year with the Washington College Promise Scholarship (formerly State Need Grant). Over 93,000 students may qualify for this new scholarship in 2022. The 2019-21 budget also reduces the waitlist by 6,000 students in the 2019-20 academic year and 12,000 students in the 2020-21 academic year, fulfilling the legislative commitment in the 2018 supplemental budget.
Continue Program Suspensions
Funding is suspended for several state financial aid programs that have not been funded since the 2011-13 biennium. These include the Washington Scholars, Washington Awards for Vocational Excellence programs, Community Scholarship Matching Grants, and the Foster Care Endowed Scholarship.
Increase FAFSA Completion
Half of Washington high school students fail to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WAFSA), and therefore do not receive federal and state financial aid. Funding is provided for staff and new digital tools to support College Bound award-eligible students through the college and financial aid application process, and to expand 12th Year Campaign FAFSA/WAFSA training and events across the state.
Mental Health Scholarship
This funding creates a new behavioral health professional conditional scholarship for students who commit to working in high-demand behavioral health fields in state hospitals and state behavioral health community sites. The Office of Student Financial Assistance shall consult with the Governor's Office and the Health Professional Planning Committee under RCW 28B.115.050 to develop this new conditional scholarship. This will help increase the behavioral health workforce to address critical behavioral health professional shortages.
Teacher Shortage Scholarships
Diversifying the teacher workforce is a key strategy to improve outcomes for students of color in Washington public schools. In 2016, the teacher conditional grant program targeted 56 needs-based conditional grants to aspiring teachers from traditionally underrepresented populations who committed to teaching in public schools. Funding is provided to expand this program to approximately 220 students annually.
State Public Employee Benefits Rate
Health insurance funding is provided for state employees who are not represented by a union, who are covered by a bargaining agreement that is not subject to financial feasibility determination, or who are not part of the coalition of unions for health benefits. The insurance funding rate is $977 per employee per month for fiscal year 2020 and $978 per employee per month for fiscal year 2021.
Non-Rep General Wage Increase
Funding is provided for wage increases for state employees who are not represented by a union or who are covered by a bargaining agreement that is not subject to financial feasibility determination. It is sufficient for a general wage increase of 3 percent, effective July 1, 2019, and a general wage increase of 3 percent, effective July 1, 2020. This item includes both general government and higher education workers.
Non-Rep Targeted Pay Increases
Funding is provided for classified state employees who are not represented by a union for pay increases in specific job classes in alignment with other employees.
PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase
For eligible Public Employees' and Teachers' Retirement Systems Plan 1 members, this item provides a one-time, ongoing increase of 3 percent, up to a maximum of $62.50 per month.
Non-Rep Salary Schedule Revision
This funds a revised salary schedule for non-represented employees in information technology jobs, in alignment with other state employees.
Agency budgets are adjusted to reflect each agency's allocated share of charges for state government audits.
Agency budgets are adjusted to reflect each agency's anticipated share of legal service charges.
CTS Central Services
Agency budgets are adjusted to reflect each agency's allocated share of charges from the Consolidated Technology Services Agency (WaTech) for the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of Cyber Security, state network, security gateways, and geospatial imaging services.
DES Central Services
Agency budgets are adjusted to reflect each agency's allocated share of charges from the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) for campus rent, utilities, parking, and contracts; a capital project surcharge; financing cost recovery; public and historic facilities; real estate services; risk management services; personnel service rates; the Perry Street child care center; and the department's enterprise applications.
OFM Central Services
Agency budgets are adjusted to reflect each agency's allocated share of charges from the Office of Financial Management (OFM) for the One Washington project and OFM enterprise systems.