Superintendent of Public Instruction
|Annual FTEs||General Fund State||Other Funds||Total Funds|
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
|2019-21 Maintenance Level||377.1||25,890,822||3,046,424||28,937,246|
|Difference from 2017-19||0.0||3,896,528||242,158||4,138,686|
|% Change from 2017-19||0.0%||17.7%||8.6%||16.7%|
2019-21 Policy Other Changes
|Career Connected Learning||4.0||6,101||0||6,101|
|Computer Science K-12 Expansion||0.0||4,000||0||4,000|
|School Financial System Redesign||0.0||2,377||0||2,377|
|Next Gen Science Standards||0.0||4,000||0||4,000|
|PESB Career Pathways in Education||0.0||1,040||0||1,040|
|Website ADA compliance||0.0||161||0||161|
|SBE Competency Based Diploma||0.50||242||0||242|
|Student Mental Health & Safety||1.5||7,497||0||7,497|
|Shift GF-S to Education Legacy||0.0||(2,300,000)||2,300,000||0|
|Student Support Staffing||0.0||154,829||1,086||155,915|
|Special Education Multiplier||0.0||94,048||406||94,454|
|Local Effort Assistance||0.0||213,568||0||213,568|
|Enhanced Institution Funding||0.0||5,250||0||5,250|
|2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total||10.0||(1,776,679)||2,301,492||524,813|
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes
|State Public Employee Benefits Rate||0.0||39||23||62|
|Non-Rep General Wage Increase||0.0||2,074||1,334||3,408|
|Non-Rep Targeted Pay Increases||0.0||8||0||8|
|PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase||0.0||43,121||205||43,326|
|Non-Rep Salary Schedule Revision||0.0||92||24||116|
|School Employee Benefits Board||0.0||643,017||2,573||645,590|
|2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total||0.0||688,351||4,159||692,510|
2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes
|School Safety Academy & Website||0.0||392||0||392|
|2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes Total||0.0||392||0||392|
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes
|Electric Vehicle Infrastructure||0.0||1||0||1|
|CTS Central Services||0.0||(162)||0||(162)|
|DES Central Services||0.0||203||0||203|
|OFM Central Services||0.0||311||0||311|
|2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total||0.0||603||24||627|
|Total Policy Changes||10.0||(1,087,333)||2,305,675||1,218,342|
|2019-21 Policy Level||387.1||24,803,489||5,352,099||30,155,588|
|Difference from 2017-19||10.0||2,809,195||2,547,833||5,357,028|
|% Change from 2017-19||2.7%||12.8%||90.9%||21.6%|
Career Connected Learning
Funding is provided for implementation of Governor-request legislation to support the development of a statewide system of career-connected learning, including a provision that career and technical education students may be counted for up to a maximum of 1.2 FTE.
Computer Science K-12 Expansion
Funding is provided for expansion of the computer science and education grant program. In addition to public-private matching grants, the new funding will provide grants to school districts with greater than 60 percent of students eligible for free and reduced price meals with no match requirement.
School Financial System Redesign
Funding is provided to continue redesign of the school financial systems to align with the requirements of Chapter 13, Laws of 2017 (fully funding the program of basic education). Funding is sufficient to finalize implementation of the accounting system redesign begun in the 2017-19 biennium and to develop and implement the associated school district four-year budgeting system.
Funding is provided to double the size of the K-12 dual language grant program (RCW 28A.630.095), providing resources for up to 12 additional school districts and tribal compact schools to create or expand dual language programs
Next Gen Science Standards
Funding is provided for professional development in the Next Generation Science standards and to support community-based climate science organizations to partner with educational service districts and school districts. The 2018 Legislature provided funds for these purposes in odd years. This additional funding provides resources in even years.
PESB Career Pathways in Education
Increased funding is provided for various programs administered by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) that focus on developing and diversifying Washington's educator workforce. Funding increases are provided for the Educator Retooling Conditional Load Scholarship, the Recruiting Washington Teachers Program, the Bilingual Educator Initiative (RCW 28A.180.120), and the continued development and expansion of the Grow Your Own regional recruitment framework.
Funding is provided for comprehensive paraeducator training beginning in the 2018-19 school year. Chapter 237, Laws of 2017 mandates that, if provided funding, school districts must provide four days of training to all paraeducators in a fundamental course of study on paraeducator standards of practice and an additional 10 days of training over the next three years to obtain a paraeducator certificate.
Website ADA compliance
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education determined that the current State Board of Education website contains barriers to access for people with disabilities. Funding is provided to upgrade existing public website functionality with modern accessibility functionality and maintain accessibility over time through captioning of SBE meeting video streams.
SBE Competency Based Diploma
Funding is provided for the State Board of Education (SBE) request legislation proposing that SBE convene a work group to develop a competency-based pathway to a high school diploma.
Student Mental Health & Safety
Funding is provided for the Office of the Superintendent of Public instruction to work with the nine educational service districts to provide a network of support for school districts to develop comprehensive suicide prevention and behavioral health supports for students; provide assistance to school districts with comprehensive safe schools planning; conduct needs assessments and school safety and security trainings; coordinate appropriate crisis and emergency response and recovery; and develop threat assessment and crisis intervention teams.
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.
School Safety Academy & Website
Funding is transferred from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to support a school safety program and the school safety center, including maintenance of a school safety information website.
Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Agency budgets are adjusted to reflect each agency’s estimated portion of increased fee for service charges from the Department of Enterprise Services to expand electric vehicle infrastructure for the state Motor Pool fleet.
Agency budgets are adjusted to reflect each agency’s allocated share of charges for the state archives and state records center.
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.
Agency budgets are adjusted to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of charges for administrative hearings.
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.
Shift GF-S to Education Legacy
Expenditures are shifted from General Fund-State to the Education Legacy Trust Account.
Student Support Staffing
Nonclassroom-based professionals in schools help prepare students for learning by addressing their academic, social and emotional needs. Funding is provided to increase allocations for nurses, social workers, psychologyists, and guidance counselors in elementary and middle schools in line with Initiative 1351 (RCW 28A.150.260). In the first biennium, funding is provided for districts with greater than 50 percent student elibililty for free and reduced price meals and expanding to districts with 35 percent eligibility in the 2021-23 biennium.
School Employee Benefits Board
Funding is provided for implementation of the School Employee Benefits Board insurance program beginning January 1, 2020. The insurance funding rate is $1,170 per employee per month for fiscal year 2020 and $1,195 per employee per month for fiscal year 2021.
Special Education Multiplier
Funding is provided for implementation of the targeted and enhanced special education funding structure proposed by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Local Effort Assistance
Enhanced Institution Funding
Funding is provided to increase the capacity of institutional education programs to differentiate instruction to meet students’ unique educational needs. Those needs may include, but are not limited to, one-on-one instruction, enhanced access to counseling for social emotional needs of the student, and services to identify the proper level of instruction at the time of student entry into the facility.
Funding is provided for single sign-on technology to allow students and staff across the state easier access to necessary instructional technology and applications.