Superintendent of Public Instruction - Special Education
|Annual FTEs||General Fund State||Other Funds||Total Funds|
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
|2019-21 Maintenance Level||2.0||2,767,643||554,142||3,321,785|
|Difference from 2017-19||0.0||800,224||(6,806)||793,418|
|% Change from 2017-19||0.0%||40.7%||(1.2%)||31.4%|
2019-21 Policy Other Changes
|Student Support Staffing||0.0||18,680||0||18,680|
|Special Education Multiplier||0.0||89,475||0||89,475|
|2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total||0.0||108,155||0||108,155|
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes
|PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase||0.0||4,692||0||4,692|
|School Employee Benefits Board||0.0||39,137||0||39,137|
|2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total||0.0||43,829||0||43,829|
|Total Policy Changes||0.0||151,984||0||151,984|
|2019-21 Policy Level||2.0||2,919,627||554,142||3,473,769|
|Difference from 2017-19||0.0||952,208||(6,806)||945,402|
|% Change from 2017-19||0.0%||48.4%||(1.2%)||37.4%|
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, psychologists, and guidance counselors in elementary and middle schools in line with Initiative 1351 (RCW 28A.400.007). In the first biennium, funding is provided for districts with greater than 50 percent student eligibililty for free and reduced price meals, and it will expand to districts with 35 percent eligibility in the 2021-23 biennium.
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.
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.
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.