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State School for the Blind

RCW 72.40

The primary goal of the Washington State School for the Blind as a statewide service delivery agency is to provide a menu of services throughout the state including: intensive short term residential programs on the Vancouver campus, itinerant outreach services to students in local districts that are both direct service delivery and consultative, braille production, statewide instructional resource center services, statewide assistive technology center services, curriculum development, online learning options, and training for those working with the blind. These services are provided with statewide options that assist students in gaining the needed specialized skills in the most efficient and effective manner. On-campus specialists in a wide variety of disciplines not only provide direct services to students on campus but also serve as statewide consultants to districts. The school is committed in developing independent, successful, well-rounded citizens.

Agency Mission

The mission of the Washington State School for the Blind is to empower blind and low vision individuals to reach their full potential.
Request 33,356,000
Net change from current biennium 6,764,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 25.4% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
34,000 General Fund - Private/Local 34,000 34,000
18,276,000 General Fund - State 15,262,000 18,276,000 18,315,000
(2,140,000) State Building Construction Account - State 2,140,000 8,811,000
590,000 590,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 591,000
18,900,000 (1,550,000) Total Appropriated Funds 15,853,000 20,450,000 27,160,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 58,810
(6,142,000) School for the Blind Account - Nonappropriated 2,683,727 6,142,000 6,196,000
Miscellaneous Enterprise Activities - Nonappropriated 745,502
Institutional Welfare/Betterment - Nonappropriated 65,581
(6,142,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 3,553,620 6,142,000 6,196,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
1,987,676 1,987,676 State Building Construction Account - State 722,877
1,987,676 1,987,676 Total Appropriated Funds 722,877

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 9,683,032 10,673,044 3,902,207 13,173,000 11,372,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
2,221,350 13.6% (4,020,285) (21.6%) 9,969,748 68.4%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 98.3 104.2 96.6 98.5 98.5