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Superintendent of Public Instruction - Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 317.0 63,633 117,838 181,471
2021-23 Maintenance Level 317.0 58,620 100,980 159,600
Difference from 2019-21 0.0 (5,013) (16,858) (21,871)
% Change from 2019-21 0.0% (7.9%) (14.3%) (12.1%)

2021-23 Policy Other Changes

Administrative Transfer 0.0 (450) 0 (450)
Enhanced Digital Security 0.0 160 0 160
Integrated Early Learning Options 0.0 260 0 260
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support 0.0 760 0 760
Regional Apprenticeship Pathway 0.0 500 0 500
Special Education Family Liaison 0.0 75 224 299
2021-23 Policy Other Changes Total 0.0 1,305 224 1,529

2021-23 Policy Comp Changes

Pension Adjustments, nonrate 0.0 28 20 48
State Employee Benefits 0.0 (65) (53) (118)
Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings 0.0 (1,554) (1,229) (2,783)
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 (1,352) (872) (2,224)
2021-23 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 (2,943) (2,134) (5,077)

2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes

Archives/Records Management 0.0 7 0 7
Audit Services 0.0 (33) 0 (33)
Legal Services 0.0 (79) 0 (79)
Administrative Hearings 0.0 (41) 0 (41)
CTS Central Services 0.0 (10) 0 (10)
DES Central Services 0.0 198 0 198
OFM Central Services 0.0 572 0 572
Self-Insurance Liability Premium 0.0 16 0 16
2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 630 0 630
Total Policy Changes 0.0 (1,008) (1,910) (2,918)
2021-23 Policy Level 317.0 57,612 99,070 156,682
Difference from 2019-21 0.0 (6,021) (18,768) (24,789)
% Change from 2019-21 0.0% (9.5%) (15.9%) (13.7%)

Policy Changes

Administrative Transfer

This item moves funding for the Interpreter Mentoring program from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to the Washington Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth, which has historically administered the program by contract. (WA Opportunity Pathways Account - State, General Fund - State)

Enhanced Digital Security

Funding is provided to upgrade the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Microsoft Office 365 licensing level from A3 to A5 for all agency accounts, and to maintain the new server and data backup application needed to support new hardware installed as part of the State Data Center (SDC) move. OSPI provides shared services email to the following agencies: State Board of Education, Professional Educator Standards Board, Charter Schools Commission and Financial Education Public-Private Partnership. This upgrade has been requested by the State Chief Information Officer for enhanced security to support the remote workforce. (General Fund - State)

Integrated Early Learning Options

Funding is provided to continue collaboration with the Department of Children, Youth, and Families to complete a report with options and recommendations for administrative efficiencies and long-term strategies that align all high-quality early learning programs administered by both agencies for the purpose of integrated classes. The report is due on September 1, 2022, and will include recommendations for supporting the transition to entitlement for the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program. (General Fund - State)

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Statewide development of a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) will provide training and technical assistance on evidence-based approaches to educators so they can better support students' academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs. Washington students, including students with disabilities, multilingual/English learners, students of color and students from low-income families, continue to experience persistent gaps in opportunities, growth and achievement. To close these gaps, schools must have systems to identify students requiring additional supports and respond to their needs. (General Fund - State)

Regional Apprenticeship Pathway

Funding is provided to establish a new apprenticeship pathways and career connected learning program in the skilled trades in the Federal Way School District. (Workforce Education Investment Acc - State)

Special Education Family Liaison

To ensure compliance with federal and state requirements in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, it is essential to fully fund the Special Education Parent and Family Liaison position. This position is funded with a 25 percent state match to ensure the IDEA federal match of 75 percent will be available to the state. (General Fund - Federal, General Fund - State)

Pension Adjustments, nonrate

This funds the potential impact of Department of Retirement Systems request legislation on pension service credit and benefit calculation. It will prevent budget reductions such as temporary layoffs from negatively affecting employee retirement benefits. (Educator Certification Processing A - Non-Appropriated, General Fund - State, General Fund - Federal, other funds)

State Employee Benefits

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 $988 per employee per month for fiscal year 2022 and $1,018 per employee per month for fiscal year 2023. (Workforce Education Investment Acc - State, Dedicated Marijuana Acct - State, WA Opportunity Pathways Account - State, other funds)

Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings

This item reflects savings achieved from temporary layoffs or similar actions. (General Fund - Local, Education Legacy Trust Account - State, General Fund - Private/Local, other funds)

Non-Rep General Wage Increase

This reflects savings from the cancellation of the July 1, 2020 general wage increase for some non-represented, non-classified employees. (Performance Audits of Government - State, WA Opportunity Pathways Account - State, General Fund - Private/Local, other funds)

Archives/Records Management

Adjustments are made for each agency’s anticipated share of charges for archives and records management services provided by the Secretary of State’s Office. (General Fund - State)

Audit Services

Adjustments are made for each agency’s anticipated cost of audits performed by the State Auditor’s Office. (General Fund - State)

Legal Services

Adjustments are made for each agency’s anticipated cost of legal services provided by the Attorney General’s Office. Because legal services expenditures are based on consumption, funding provided in the central service model is not all inclusive. (Charter Schools Oversight Account - State, General Fund - State)

Administrative Hearings

Adjustments are made for each agency’s anticipated cost of administrative hearings from the Office of Administrative Hearings. (General Fund - State)

CTS Central Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of charges for Microsoft 365 G5 licenses contracted for state agencies by the Consolidated Technology Services agency. This contract allows the state to achieve economies of scale and administrative efficiencies in the management of licenses. (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 for existing statewide financial applications, One Washington, and other central services provided by the Office of Financial Management. (General Fund - State)

Self-Insurance Liability Premium

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency's share of actuarily projected costs of the Self-Insurance Liability Account. This includes adjustments to existing funding levels as well as enhancements for anticipated liabilities in the 2021-23 biennium. (General Fund - State)