WSR 03-03-001

PERMANENT RULES

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed January 2, 2003, 1:42 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: December 11, 2002.

Purpose: These rules revise the state funding formula for the K-4 staff ratio for the 2002-03 school year and thereafter.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 392-140-908 and 392-140-912.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.150.290(1).

Other Authority: Section 502 (2)(a) of ESSB 6387 (the 2002 supplemental budget).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-22-066 on November 1, 2002.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

December 31, 2002

Thomas J. Kelly

for Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

OTS-5902.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-09-024, filed 4/8/02, effective 5/9/02)

WAC 392-140-908   K-4 Staff enhancement -- Determination of the K-4 certificated staff ratio equivalent of increased K-4 classified instructional assistants.   For those school districts with an increase in K-4 basic education classified instructional assistants, the superintendent of public instruction shall calculate a K-4 certificated staff ratio equivalent as follows:

(1) Sum the increase in the district's K-4 basic education classified instructional assistants determined pursuant to WAC 392-140-907;

(2) Divide the result of subsection (1) of this section by the district's FTE K-4 basic education enrollment;

(3) Multiply the result of subsection (2) of this section by the ratio of actual average salary for basic education classified instructional assistants to average ((basic education)) certificated instructional staff salary for the purpose of apportionment; and

(4) Multiply the result of subsection (3) of this section by 1000.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290(2) and 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 502 (2)(a)(v). 02-09-024, 392-140-908, filed 4/8/02, effective 5/9/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290(2) and 1999 c 309 502 (2)(a)(iii). 00-02-063, 392-140-908, filed 1/3/00, effective 2/3/00.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-09-024, filed 4/8/02, effective 5/9/02)

WAC 392-140-912   K-4 Staff enhancement -- Determination of K-4 apportionment ratios.   The superintendent of public instruction shall determine each school district's ratio of state allocated certificated instructional staff units per one thousand K-4 students for state basic education apportionment as follows:

(1) For the months of September through December, the superintendent shall use the district's estimated K-4 ratio as submitted on Report F-203 Estimates of State Revenue, or as submitted on a letter to the superintendent after submission of Report F-203.

(2) Beginning with the January apportionment payment and each month thereafter, the superintendent shall calculate the district's K-4 apportionment ratio as the greater of (a) or (b) of this subsection:

(a) The district's minimum state-funded K-4 staffing ratio, using FTE enrollment for state apportionment, and calculated as follows:

(i) Sum the district's K-3 FTE enrollment times 0.049 and the district's fourth grade FTE enrollment times 0.046;

(ii) Divide the result of (a)(i) of this subsection by the district total K-4 FTE enrollment;

(iii) Multiply the result of (a)(ii) of this subsection by 1000.

(b) The lesser of:

(i) 55.4 for the 2001-02 school year and 54.0 for the 2002-03 school year and thereafter; or

(ii) The sum of the following:

(A) The district's K-4 certificated instructional staff ratio pursuant to WAC 392-140-910; and

(B) The lesser of 2.2 for the 2001-02 school year and 0.8 for the 2002-03 school year and thereafter or the district's K-4 staff ratio equivalent of K-6 basic education supplemental contracts for extended learning opportunities pursuant to WAC 392-140-904; and

(C) If the district's K-4 basic education certificated instructional staff ratio is 51.00 or greater, the lesser of 1.3 or the district's K-4 certificated staff ratio equivalent of the increased K-4 classified instructional assistants pursuant to WAC 392-140-908 if applicable, otherwise zero.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290(2) and 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 502 (2)(a)(v). 02-09-024, 392-140-912, filed 4/8/02, effective 5/9/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290(2) and 1999 c 309 502 (2)(a)(iii). 00-02-063, 392-140-912, filed 1/3/00, effective 2/3/00.]

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