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General Apportionment - Supt of Public Instruction

The Basic Education Act of 1977 established the current formula for general apportionment to school districts, with the objective of equalizing educational opportunities among districts by providing all districts with the resources for a basic education program. This is accomplished by an equitable distribution of funds for teaching, administration, support, and maintenance staff and other non salary items such as supplies, instructional materials, technology, utilities, insurance, security, and maintenance. The distribution formula is a prototypical school model. It allocates funds primarily on the basis of class size, building staffing levels, and administrative, instructional, and non-instructional staff costs, depending on the number of students and district salary levels, along with an allowance for non salary costs. Additional calculations include allowances for the staffing needs of schools with small enrollments. The general apportionment formula also provides funding for secondary vocational programs and skills centers. These, in combination with school districts' basic education programs, are intended to increase the employability of youth and to facilitate entry into skilled trades and occupations. The general apportionment formula is a distribution model and aside from maintaining minimum staff ratios, districts may use the funding for any educational purpose.
Request 21,216,124,000
Net change from current biennium 6,891,758,204 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 48.1% Increase

Program Level Summary

Fund Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
General Fund - State 8,748,930,679 8,775,716,064 4,545,771,094 10,453,571,000 9,564,438,000
Education Legacy Trust Account - State 404,958,850 1,002,878,639 265,250,000 932,865,000
Dedicated McCleary Penalty Account - State 84,020,000
Annual Total 9,237,909,529 9,778,594,702 4,545,771,094 10,718,821,000 10,497,303,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
3,356,920,824 24.9% (2,514,306,354) (14.9%) 6,891,758,204 48.1%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years