State School for the Blind - Current Law

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 34,373,000
Net change from current biennium (181,000) Decrease
Percent change from current biennium (0.5%) Decrease

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2021-23 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2019-21 Actual 2021-23 Estimated 2023-25 Proposed
34,000 General Fund - Private/Local 34,000 34,000
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 12,821
(6,292,000) School for the Blind Account - Nonappropriated 2,131,705 6,292,000 6,683,000
Miscellaneous Enterprise Activities - Nonappropriated 794,412
Institutional Welfare/Betterment - Nonappropriated 5,580
19,260,000 43,000 General Fund - State 18,026,452 19,217,000 22,965,000
(9,011,000) State Building Construction Account - State 9,011,000 4,691,000
Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 590,000
19,294,000 (15,260,000) Total Appropriated Funds 21,560,970 34,554,000 34,373,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
8,885,950 8,885,950 State Building Construction Account - State 1,212,339
8,885,950 8,885,950 Total Appropriated Funds 1,212,339

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 10,087,934 10,340,861 4,050,870 15,617,000 14,065,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
2,165,442 11.6% (6,369,247) (30.7%) 15,290,268 106.2%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2020-21 Actual 2021-22 Estimated 2022-23 Estimated 2023-24 Proposed 2024-25 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 102.1 107.4 108.3 102.5 102.5