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School Apportionment Hot Topics. WASBO Annual Conference May 2, 2013 T.J. Kelly. Superintendent Dorn’s Priorities. McCleary decision for WA Supreme Court. In the 2013-15 biennium: Fully fund Transportation, MSOC, Full-Day Kindergarten, and K-3 Class Size Reduction.

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School apportionment hot topics

School Apportionment Hot Topics

WASBO Annual Conference

May 2, 2013

T.J. Kelly

Superintendent dorn s priorities

Superintendent Dorn’s Priorities

  • McCleary decision for WA Supreme Court.

  • In the 2013-15 biennium:

    • Fully fund Transportation, MSOC, Full-Day Kindergarten, and K-3 Class Size Reduction.

    • Fully fund salaries and staffing levels of current educational staff.

  • Total Cost: $4.1 billion.

General themes of session

General Themes of Session

  • Senate (Majority Coalition)

    • Focused on funding outputs/accountability.

    • Increase funding to K-12 education.

    • No new revenue.

    • Pass budget with as many democratic votes as possible.

  • House (Democratic Caucus)

    • Focused on SHB 2776.

    • Increase funding to K-12 education.

    • Not opposed to ‘new’ revenue.

Similarities in budget proposals

Similarities in Budget Proposals

  • All four budget proposals include the following:

    • Restoration of the 1.9% or 3.0% salary cuts.

    • Fringe benefit maintenance percentages of 18.68 for certificated staff, and 20.95 for classified staff.

    • Hold harmless is ‘bought out’ due to funding increases.

    • Allows the 10% or 20% ALE funding reductions to sunset.

    • Funding increases to Special Education are reflected in the BEA rate of each district.

K 3 high poverty class size

K-3 High Poverty Class Size

Governor Gregoire: K-2 class size reduced to 20.0; Grade 3 remains at 24.1.

Governor Inslee: K-1 class size reduced to 20.0; Grades 2-3 remain at 24.1.

Senate: K-3 high poverty class size remains at 24.1.

House: K-3 high poverty class size reduced to 22.68.

Impact shown below:

K 3 general education class size

K-3 General Education Class Size

House: Reduces K-3 class size from 25.23 to 23.58.

Impact of this is included in the estimate for overall K-3 class size on pivot table shown on previous slide.

Both Governors and the Senate keep K-3 class size at 25.23.

Full day kindergarten eligibility proposal

Full-Day Kindergarten Eligibility Proposal

WAC 392-122-423 Full-Day Kindergarten Eligibility rules hearing scheduled for May 8th at 10:30 a.m. at OSPI.

Full-day kindergarten eligibility shall be based on October 1CEDARS data from the prior school year as of March 31.

Districts accepting funding will submit a letter of acceptance through the iGrants system agreeing to the conditions set forth in RCW 28A.150.315.

Full day kindergarten

Full-Day Kindergarten

Governors Gregoire and Inslee: Schools with more than 50% poverty are eligible for FDK funding.

Senate: Increases percentage of kindergarten enrollment funded to 30%.

House: Increases percentage of kindergarten enrollment funded to 37.6%.

Impact shown below:

Alternative learning experience

Alternative Learning Experience

Senate funds enrollment in ALE courses using the unenhanced running start rate. Impact is ($883,619).

Governor Inslee and the House limit non-resident enrollment to students who meet the following conditions: (1) the courses identified in the written learning plan are all online, (2) the student has in-person, face-to-face instructional contact for at least 20% of total weekly contact time, (3) at least 90% of the district’s total ALE headcount consist of students residing in district, or (4) are in an adjacent district. Impact is ($16,835,965).

Materials supplies and operating costs

Materials, Supplies, and Operating Costs

Basic Education per student rate.

Vocational per student rate.

Skills Center per student rate.

Materials supplies and operating costs1

Materials, Supplies, and Operating Costs

Basic Education MSOC Funding. (Variance from current).

Vocational MSOC Funding. (Variance from current).

Skills Center MSOC Funding. (Variance from current).



House budget increases funding by 50% of what it would take to fully fund based on STARS formula.

All other budget versions fully fund based on STARS formula. This would eliminate the existing hold harmless provision.

Vocational and skills center technical correction

Vocational and Skills Center Technical Correction

Increases funding for other certificated instructional staff from 2.02 per 1,000 for Vocational, and 2.36 per 1,000 for Skills Center to 4.25 per 1,00o for both.

Increases funding by $7,620,332 for Vocational Programs, and $622,121 for Skills Center Programs.

Included in Governor Gregoire’s and Governor Inslee’s budget versions.

Excluded from Senate and House.

Learning assistance program

Learning Assistance Program

Senate budget increases instructional hours per week to 3.0 from 1.5156. Impact is $125,009,471.

House budget increases instructional hours per week to 1.6125 from 1.5156. Impact is $8,159,722.

Governor Gregorie, impact $4,461,809, and Governor Inslee, impact $4,270,906, increase LAP through the salary restoration, fringe, and health benefits.

Transitional bilingual

Transitional Bilingual

House budget funds differential hours based on grade level: K-6 – 4.778 additional hours per week. Grades 7-8 – 5.0224; Grades 9-12 – 5.4224 hours per week.

Both Governors and the Senate budget proposal fund TBIP at the existing additional hours per week of 4.778.

Transitional bilingual continuing support

Transitional Bilingual Continuing Support

Provides additional hours per week to students who have exited the Transitional Bilingual Program.

Governor Inslee: 3.0 hours per week for students who have exited the program over the last two years.

House: 0.6 hours per week for students who have exited the program during the previous school year only.

Not included in the budget proposal of the Senate or Governor Gregoire.

Lea and levy lid

LEA and Levy Lid

  • Per Pupil Inflator

    • House and Senate 6.8% for 2013-14 and 1.7% for 2014-15.

    • Governor Gregoire 6.2% for 2013-14 and 0.4% for 2014-15.

    • Governor Inslee 4.3% for 2013-14 and 2.8% for 2014-15.

  • Senate budget reduces the levy lid by 1% each calendar year beginning in 2015, and ending in 2018. Levy equalization percentage also decreases.

Governor gregoire s budget only

Governor Gregoire’s Budget Only

Increases the principal allocation by 0.15 FTE at each of the three prototypical school levels. Impact is $26,243,298.

MSOC professional development component was increased by $32.62; of this $21.64 must be used for TPEP teacher training.

Governor inslee s budget only

Governor Inslee’s Budget Only

Salary allocation for state professional development assumed to provide one hour of professional development every other week for 36 weeks.

Equates to 1.25% of LEAP salary allocation.

LAP Reading Intervention. Impact is $6,713,381.

LAP Middle School Intervention. Impact is $13,785,115.

Senate budget only

Senate Budget Only

Elimination of 23 programs including Nurse Corps, Navigation 101, Building Bridges Grants, JAG, CTE Grants, LASER, Project Lead the Way, and more.

Funds saved from above programs are used to increase LAP allocation for districts.

Office of Financial Management shall reduce the allocations to K-12 school districts and ESDs for insurance benefits for part-time employees. Projected savings of $87 million for the biennium.

SB 5194 – Repeals, not suspends, the I-732 COLA requirements.

House budget proposal only

House Budget Proposal Only

Increases instructional hours per week by 0.4444 for students in grades 7-12 based on general education class sizes. Increases funding by $15,192,623.

Increases funding for teachers and central administrative staff only.

The pivot table shows that districts receiving small school funding for grades 7-12, may experience a decrease in funding. This is caused by the gains in funding due to the increase in allocated staff being offset by losses of the enhanced MSOC payments made on the small school bonus units.

Additional instructional hours

Additional Instructional Hours

  • Additional classroom teachers calculated as follows:

    • High School

      • ((9-12 FTE – CTE/Skills 9-12 FTE) * 0.4444 * 36) / 28.74) / 900

    • Middle School

      • ((7-8 FTE – CTE 7-8 FTE) * 0.4444 * 36) / 28.53) / 900

    • High School CTE

      • ((CTE 9-12 FTE * 0.4444 * 36) / 28.74) / 900

    • Middle School CTE

      • ((CTE 7-8 FTE * 0.4444 * 36) / 28.53) / 900

    • Skills Center

      • ((Skills Center FTE * 0.4444 * 36) / 28.74 / 900

  • Increase in teachers would automatically flow through to generate more central administrative staff.

House budget proposal continued

House Budget Proposal - continued

State allocations for CAS and CLS staff increased by $11,378 and $3,008 respectively. Grandfathered districts do not receive full increase, if any. Increases general education funding by $108 million.

Funds Parent Engagement Coordinators and Guidance Counselors by 0.1 FTE for Elementary and High Prototypical Schools respectively.

Eliminates Navigation 101 program.

F 203 impact and timeline

F-203 Impact and Timeline

K-3 high poverty class size will be broken out into individual grade levels and class size.

Hold harmless and ALE reduction fields will be removed.

Possible formula change to show impact of funding ALE with running start rate.

Additional hours of instruction may not be calculated in the system. Supplemental excel sheet will be provided.

Targeted release will be two weeks after session ends.

F 195 impact and timeline

F-195 Impact and Timeline

F-195 entered initial stages of testing the week of April 15.

Targeted release will be two weeks after session ends.

For more information, attend tomorrow’s School Financial Services Update session at 10:00.

Questions: Mike Dooley (360) 725-6305.

Non budget related topics

Non Budget Related Topics

K-12 State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS)


Proposed 1191CTE and MSCTE Report Changes

Accounting and Accountability

Sole Source Purchasing

Rules Hearings Scheduled

K 12 state longitudinal data system

K-12 State Longitudinal Data System

New method for districts and the public to access data across several OSPI domains through one tool.

Currently is loaded with finance and staff data.

Student and Other Data will be added May 8.

Available by clicking this icon, , on the right side of the OSPI Webpage.

Tools available include Quick Views, Data Tables, Report Builder.

Now includes 2011-12 finance data.

Cedars data


CEDARS Data drives funding in various ways.

Incorrect CEDARS data will cost your district money.

OSPI assumes that CEDARS data is correct, and can be used at any time without providing opportunities for additional review or corrections by districts.

Full-Day Kindergarten, K-3 High Poverty, National Board Bonus, and Challenging Schools Status.

Proposed 1191 cte changes

Proposed 1191 CTE Changes

Isolation of basic education portion of funding versus CTE enhancement.

Minimum expenditure section of the report would not change.

Accounting and accountability

Accounting and Accountability

  • Legislature continues to attempt to tie funding to performance or accountability measures.

    • Example: Senate CTE MSOC based on data in staffing portal.

  • Education community can respond two ways:

    • Continue to collect and report data as is and explain why it cannot be used against us, or

    • Come together with a proactive approach to data reporting that will be acceptable to us while providing the Legislature the information they need.

Sole source purchasing

Sole Source Purchasing

  • Sole source definition includes:

    • Licensed/patented good/service.

    • Items compatible with existing equipment.

    • Goods/services for which a standard has been established by the board.

    • Factory authorized warranty or service.

    • Goods/services meeting specialized needs of the district.

  • Board must document and justify any sole-source declaration.

  • Specifying a “brand name” does not validate sole-source contracting.

  • Are certain tablet computers sole source?

Rules hearings scheduled

Rules Hearings Scheduled

Interdistrict Cooperation Agreements – May 8 at 10:00 a.m.

Full-Day Kindergarten – May 8 at 10:30 a.m.

Dropout Re-Engagement Program (1418) – May 9 at 1:00 p.m.

Inclusion of CEDARS into timely reporting requirements – May 22 at 10:00 a.m.



T.J. Kelly




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