WSR 08-04-027

PERMANENT RULES

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed January 29, 2008, 12:27 p.m. , effective February 29, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: These rules are part of the state funding formula for K-12 education. These revisions will provide for the correct calculation of the school district's K-12 staff/student ratio compliance for the 2007-08 school year and thereafter. These revisions will implement the updated special education excess cost accounting methodology provided in the August 17, 2007, addendum to OSPI Bulletin 025-07 and guidance in section 507 (2)(b) of the 2007 supplemental operating budget.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 392-127-045, 392-127-065, and 392-127-070.

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

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-23-042 on November 14, 2007.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: January 29, 2008.

Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

OTS-1194.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 10, filed 6/1/90, effective 7/2/90)

WAC 392-127-045   FTE basic education certificated instructional employee -- Definition.   As used in this chapter, "full-time equivalent basic education certificated instructional employee" means ((for a basic education certificated instructional employee as defined in WAC 392-121-210)) the full-time equivalent calculated pursuant to WAC 392-121-215 for:

(1) A basic education certificated instructional employee as defined in WAC 392-121-210; and

(2) A special education certificated instructional employee, in program 21, as determined by the following:

(a) The total special education, program 21, certificated instructional staff assigned to grades kindergarten through twelve;

(b) Times the annual percentage used in determination of a district's 3121 revenue -- the special education cost accounting method required pursuant to section 507 (2)(b) of the 2007 supplemental operating budget.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.41.170(1). 90-12-078 (Order 10), 392-127-045, filed 6/1/90, effective 7/2/90.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-02-064, filed 1/3/00, effective 2/3/00)

WAC 392-127-065   Supplemental FTE staff -- Definition.   As used in this chapter, "supplemental full-time equivalent staff" means the net change in full-time equivalents for basic education certificated instructional employees, as determined in WAC 392-127-045, after October 1 of the school year and not reflected in Report S-275. Supplemental full-time equivalent staff are determined as follows:

(1) Determine the basic education certificated instructional FTE that would be reported for each employee for the school year on Report S-275 if the current date were substituted for the October 1 snapshot date as required in S-275 instructions and subtract the basic education certificated instructional FTE as of October 1 actually reported for the employee on the school district's most current Report S-275.

(2) Include decreases as well as increases in staff after October 1 and not reflected in Report S-275. Decreases include terminations, retirements, unpaid leave, and reassignment of staff.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290(2) and 28A.150.200(2). 00-02-064, 392-127-065, filed 1/3/00, effective 2/3/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.41.170(1). 90-12-078 (Order 10), 392-127-065, filed 6/1/90, effective 7/2/90.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-02-064, filed 1/3/00, effective 2/3/00)

WAC 392-127-070   Basic education certificated instructional staff ratio -- Definition.   As used in this chapter, "basic education certificated instructional staff ratio" means the following calculation:

(1) Add the full-time equivalent basic education certificated instructional employees, as determined in WAC 392-127-045, as reported on the S-275 and any supplemental full-time equivalent staff reported to the superintendent of public instruction;

(2) Divide the result obtained in subsection (1) of this section by the full-time equivalent enrollment for October or that period selected by the school district; and

(3) Multiply the result obtained in subsection (2) of this section by one thousand.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290(2) and 28A.150.200(2). 00-02-064, 392-127-070, filed 1/3/00, effective 2/3/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290. 96-05-022 (Order 96-03), 392-127-070, filed 2/13/96, effective 3/15/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.41.170(1). 90-12-078 (Order 10), 392-127-070, filed 6/1/90, effective 7/2/90.]

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