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Superintendent of Public Instruction

  Average Annual FTEs Near General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Current Budget 380.5 27,245,910 2,042,001 29,287,911
2019-21 Maintenance Level 380.5 27,352,506 2,057,819 29,410,325
Difference from 2017-19 0.0 106,596 15,818 122,414
% Change from 2017-19 0.0% 0.39% 0.77% 0.42%

2019-21 Policy Other Changes

CCL Tribal Liaison 0.50 0 150 150
Allocated FTEs for ESDs 0.0 (15) 0 (15)
Integrated Early Learning Options 1.0 283 0 283
Student Mental Health & Safety 0.0 2,559 0 2,559
School Nurse Corps 0.0 1,693 0 1,693
Prior School Year Adjustments 0.0 29,500 0 29,500
Transportation Base Adjustment 0.0 38,958 0 38,958
Health Benefit Rate Adjustment 0.0 (37,320) 0 (37,320)
Enhanced Institution Funding 0.0 780 0 780
Institutional Student Records 0.0 200 0 200
Charter School Oversight 0.0 0 10 10
2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total 1.5 36,638 160 36,798

2019-21 Policy Comp Changes

PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase 0.0 4,974 0 4,974
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 4,974 0 4,974

2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes

ESIT Program Transfer 0.0 (86,292) 0 (86,292)
2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes Total 0.0 (86,292) 0 (86,292)

2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes

Archives/Records Management 0.0 1 0 1
Attorney General 0.0 29 0 29
Administrative Hearings 0.0 525 0 525
DES Central Services 0.0 7 0 7
OFM Central Services 0.0 96 0 96
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 658 0 658
Total Policy Changes 1.5 (44,022) 160 (43,862)
2019-21 Policy Level 382.0 27,308,484 2,057,979 29,366,463
Difference from 2017-19 1.5 62,574 15,978 78,552
% Change from 2017-19 0.39% 0.23% 0.78% 0.27%

Policy Changes

Attorney General

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency's anticipated share of legal service charges from the Attorney General’s Office. (General Fund - State, WA Opportunity Pathways Account - State)

Administrative Hearings

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency's anticipated share of administrative hearings charges from the Office of Administrative Hearings. (General Fund - State)

DES Central Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of charges from the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) for campus rent, utilities, parking, and contracts; capital project surcharges; financing cost recovery; public and historic facilities; real estate services; risk management services; personnel service rates; the Perry Street child care center; small agency services; and the department’s enterprise applications. (General Fund - State)

OFM Central Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of charges from the Office of Financial Management (OFM) for statewide financial applications, One Washington, and other OFM central services. (General Fund - State)

CCL Tribal Liaison

Chapter 406, Laws of 2019 (Workforce Education Investment) expanded career connected learning opportunities to students statewide. Funding provides 1.0 FTE staff at the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for outreach to tribal schools to facilitate access to and support enrollment in career connected learning (CCL) opportunities for tribal students. This includes career awareness and exploration, career preparation, and career launch programs, as defined in RCW 28C.30.020, so that tribal students may receive high school or college credit to the maximum extent possible. (Workforce Education Investment Acc - State)

Allocated FTEs for ESDs

Funding is provided for compensation adjustments to the Educational Service District FTE staff who were previously allocated with pass-through funding. (General Fund - State)

Integrated Early Learning Options

Funding is provided for the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to collaborate with the Department of Children, Youth, and Families to complete a report with options and recommendations for administrative efficiencies and long-term strategies to align and integrate high-quality early learning programs administered by both agencies. The report is due September 1, 2020. (General Fund - State)

Student Mental Health & Safety

Funding is provided for compensation adjustments for the 13.5 additional FTE staff providing regional support for the statewide student mental health and safety network. (General Fund - State)

School Nurse Corps

Funding is provided for compensation adjustments to the increased nurses and support staff for the School Nurse Corps program. (General Fund - State)

Archives/Records Management

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of state archiving and state records center costs from the Secretary of State’s Office. (General Fund - State)

Health Benefit Rate Adjustment

Funding is adjusted based on updated rates for fiscal year 2021 for the School Employees' Benefits Board program. Modeling for prior rate estimates used assumptions based on experience from the Public Employees' Benefits Board, the adjusted rate incorporates new data from SEBB open enrollment especially regarding plan choice and demographic information. Enrollment information is subject to change pending final verification and resolution of on-going appeals. (General Fund - State, WA Opportunity Pathways Account - State)

PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase

For eligible Public Employees' and Teachers' Retirement Systems Plan 1 members, this item provides an increase of 1.5 percent, up to a maximum of $22 per month. (General Fund - State, WA Opportunity Pathways Account - State)

Transportation Base Adjustment

Funding is provided to incorporate an increase in the prior year pupil transportation base over the amount that was assumed in the biennial budget. A large portion of pupil transportation expenditures is attributed to compensation. (General Fund - State, WA Opportunity Pathways Account - State)

ESIT Program Transfer

Funding for payments to providers for the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers program is transferred to the Department of Children, Youth, and Families beginning September 1, 2020. (General Fund - State)

Enhanced Institution Funding

Funding is provided to increase the enhancement for the differentiated instructional needs of students in institutional education programs. The 2019 Legislature provided enhanced funding for this purpose for an estimated 20 percent of institutional education students, but data shows that the rate of incidence of students with individualized education programs in Washington's institutions is at least 35 percent. The needs funded with this enhancement 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. (General Fund - State)

Institutional Student Records

Funding is provided for student records coordinators to manage the transmission of academic records with Green Hill academic school and Naselle youth camp school. The 2019 Legislature provided funding for this purpose at Echo Glen children's center. This additional funding provides the same support to Washington's other two long-term juvenile institutions. (General Fund - State)

Charter School Oversight

Adjustments are provided to reflect 4 percent of total charter school apportionment in line with WAC 180-19-060. (Charter Schools Oversight Account - State)