WSR 98-19-143

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

[Filed September 23, 1998, 11:43 a.m.]



Date of Adoption: August 20, 1998.

Purpose: To do one or more of the following as deemed appropriate: Make technical adjustments, clarify existing provisions, repeal unnecessary wording, repeal provisions unsupported by rule-making authority, or provide greater flexibility or discretion to persons or entities subject to the rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 180-27-052, 180-27-058, 180-27-400 and 180-27-990; and amending WAC 180-27-005 Authority, 180-27-015 State board policy, 180-27-016 Rules determining eligibility and timing of state assistance, 180-27-019 Definition--Instructional space, 180-27-030 Applicable state matching percentage for project, 180-27-035 Space allocations, 180-27-045 Space allocations--Enrollment projection provisions, 180-27-050 Space allocations--Computing building capacity, 180-27-054 Implementation of priority approval process, 180-27-056 Funding during the period of a priority approval process order by State Board of Education, 180-27-057 State assistance--Deferred payment, 180-27-060 Determining the area cost allowance, 180-27-070 Architectural and engineering services, 180-27-075 Energy conservation report, 180-27-080 Value engineering study--Requirements and definition, 180-27-095 Support level--Furniture and equipment allowances, 180-27-105 Insurance, 180-27-115 Support level--Additional assistance, 180-27-120 Costs to be financed entirely with school district funds, 180-27-415 Removal from instructional space inventory--Sale or long-term lease of building, 180-27-420 Removal from instructional space inventory--Conversion, 180-27-425 Removal from instructional space inventory--Replacement, 180-27-500 State assistance--Priorities after June 30, 1992, 180-27-505 State assistance--Common priority elements, 180-27-515 Modernization or new-in-lieu of modernization priority elements, and 180-27-530 Type of school space--Determination.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.525.020.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 98-14-149 on July 1, 1998.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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 26, repealed 4.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 26, repealed 4.

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 26, repealed 4.

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

August 20, 1998

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-2299.2

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 90-17-009, filed 8/6/90, effective 9/6/90)



WAC 180-27-005  Authority. This chapter is adopted pursuant to RCW ((28A.525.200)) 28A.525.020 relating to authority of the state board of education to prescribe rules and regulations governing the administration, control, terms, conditions, and disbursements of allotments to school districts to assist them in providing school facilities. In accordance with RCW 28A.525.200, the only provisions of chapter 28A.525 RCW currently applicable to state assistance for school plant facilities are RCW 28A.525.030, 28A.525.040, 28A.525.050, and 28A.525.162 through 28A.525.178.



[Statutory Authority: 1990 c 33. 90-17-009, 180-27-005, filed 8/6/90, effective 9/6/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830. 83-21-066 (Order 11-83), 180-27-005, filed 10/17/83.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 90-17-009, filed 8/6/90, effective 9/6/90)



WAC 180-27-015  State board policy. (1) In the interpretation of the regulations in this chapter, the superintendent of public instruction shall be guided by the following state board of education policy:

(a) To equate insofar as possible the efforts by districts to provide capital moneys;

(b) To equalize insofar as possible the educational opportunities for the students of the state;

(c) To establish a level of state support for the construction and modernization of school facilities consistent with moneys available; and

(d) ((To recognize that districts may find it necessary to apply local moneys in excess of state matching funds in order to provide facilities commensurate with their respective educational specifications; and

(e))) To recognize that districts may have reasons to remove district facilities from current inventories and provide consistent state-wide policies for removal.

(2) Nonhigh district participation in financing the cost of secondary school facilities shall be established pursuant to the provisions of chapter 28A.540 RCW.



[Statutory Authority: 1990 c 33. 90-17-009, 180-27-015, filed 8/6/90, effective 9/6/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830, 28A.47.060 and 28A.47.802. 90-01-076, 180-27-015, filed 12/19/89, effective 12/19/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830. 83-21-066 (Order 11-83), 180-27-015, filed 10/17/83.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 92-16-058, filed 8/3/92, effective 9/3/92)



WAC 180-27-016  Rules determining eligibility and timing of state assistance. The eligibility for and the amount of state assistance shall be determined as outlined in WAC 180-27-020. The prioritization and timing for receipt of state assistance for eligible projects shall be determined by WAC ((180-27-058 or)) 180-27-500((, as applicable)).



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.525.020 and 1992 c 233 24(8). 92-16-058, 180-27-016, filed 8/3/92, effective 9/3/92.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-20-090, filed 10/4/95, effective 11/4/95)



WAC 180-27-019  Definition--Instructional space. As used in this chapter, the term "instructional space" means the gross amount of square footage calculated in accordance with the American Institute of Architects, Document D101, The Architectural Area and Volume of Buildings, latest edition, for a school facility utilized by a school district for the purpose of instructing students: Provided, That the following areas shall not be included in any calculation of instructional space:

(1) Exterior covered walkways, cantilevered or supported.

(2) Exterior porches including loading platforms.

(3) ((Spaces above occupied)) Areas located above instructional spaces which are either vacant or primarily housing mechanical and/or electrical equipment.

(4) Space used by central administrative personnel.

(5) Stadia and grandstands.

(6) Bus garages.

(7) Free-standing warehouse space specifically designed for that purpose.

(8) Portable facilities.

(9) Other square footage not otherwise available or related to direct instruction or instructional support of the education program in the district.

(10) The portion(s) of any space(s) constructed from grants made as a gift to a school district by a private entity or a public entity which:

(a) Is dedicated by the written terms of the grant to joint use by the school district for educational purposes and by the general public for community activities for the useful life of the space(s); and

(b) The school district board of directors has accepted the gift in accordance with the joint use terms of the grant: Provided, That this exception does not apply to space(s) jointly financed by two or more school districts.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.525.020. 95-20-090, 180-27-019, filed 10/4/95, effective 11/4/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.525.020 and 28A.525.055. 95-08-032, 180-27-019, filed 3/29/95, effective 4/29/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830, 28A.47.060 and 28A.47.802. 90-01-076, 180-27-019, filed 12/19/89, effective 12/19/89.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 90-17-009, filed 8/6/90, effective 9/6/90)



WAC 180-27-030  Applicable state matching percentage for project. Pursuant to provisions of RCW 28A.525.166, the percentage of state assistance used for the allocation of state moneys shall be the highest amount prevailing at the time ((the voters of the school district authorize the issuance of bonds and/or the levying of excess taxes to meet the statutory and state board of education fiscal requirements for state assistance in providing school facilities shall be the percentage used for the allocation of state moneys: Provided, That in the event a higher percentage of state assistance prevails at the time of state board of education project approval or at the superintendent of public instruction construction and other document approval as set forth in WAC 180-29-030 and 180-29-085, then that higher percentage of state assistance shall govern the project)) of:

(1) Passage of bonds and/or levies by the voters of the school district to meet the requirement for local funding;

(2) State board of education project approval; or

(3) Superintendent of public instruction approval to bid.



[Statutory Authority: 1990 c 33. 90-17-009, 180-27-030, filed 8/6/90, effective 9/6/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830. 83-21-066 (Order 11-83), 180-27-030, filed 10/17/83.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 6-84, filed 5/17/84)



WAC 180-27-035  Space allocations. (1) State assistance in the construction of school facilities for grades kindergarten through twelve and classrooms planned for the exclusive use of ((handicapped)) students with disabilities shall be based on a space allowance per enrolled student and for state matching purposes shall be computed in accordance with the following table:



Grade or Area Maximum

Matchable Area

Per Student


Grades kindergarten through six 80 square feet
Grades seven and eight 110 square feet
Grades nine through twelve 120 square feet
Classrooms for ((handicapped)) students with disabilities 140 square feet
For purposes of this subsection, kindergarten students shall be calculated at fifty percent of actual headcount enrollments on October 1 and submitted to the superintendent of public instruction on October 1 each year; ((handicapped)) students with disabilities shall be counted as one student for each such student assigned to a specially designated self-contained classroom for ((handicapped children)) students with disabilities for at least one hundred minutes per school day, calculated on actual headcount enrollment submitted to the superintendent of public instruction.

(2) ((State assistance for construction of vocational-technical institutes shall be based on full-time equivalent students enrolled on October 1 and computed as follows:





Type of Facility
Maximum Matchable Area

Per Full-Time

Equivalent Student


Vocational-Technical Institutes 140 square feet

(3))) State assistance for construction of vocational skill centers shall be based on one-half of students enrolled on October 1 and computed as follows:

Type of Facility Maximum Matchable Area

Per One-Half

Enrolled Student


Skill Centers 140 square feet

(((4))) (3) Space allowance for state matching purposes--districts with senior or four-year high schools with fewer than four hundred students. Space allowance for districts with senior or four-year high schools with fewer than four hundred students for state matching purposes shall be computed in accordance with the following formula:

Number of Headcount

Student-Grades 9-12

Maximum

Matchable Area

Per Facility


0-100 37,000 square feet
101-200 42,000 square feet
201-300 48,000 square feet
301-or more 52,000 square feet

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830. 84-11-047 (Order 6-84), 180-27-035, filed 5/17/84; 83-21-066 (Order 11-83), 180-27-035, filed 10/17/83.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 92-24-027, filed 11/24/92, effective 12/25/92)



WAC 180-27-045  Space allocations--Enrollment projection provisions. In planning for construction of all school facilities, a school district shall estimate capacity needs on the basis of the following:

(1) A three or five-year cohort survival enrollment projection for growth districts, whichever is greater;

(2) A three or five-year cohort survival enrollment projection for a declining district, whichever is lesser;

(3) Actual enrollment of preschool ((handicapped)) students with disabilities; and

(4) Supplemental information regarding district growth factors which may include but not be limited to the following types of information:

(a) County live birth rates;

(b) New housing starts;

(c) Utility/telephone hookups; and

(d) Economic/industrial expansion.

For the purpose of this section, kindergarten students and students with disabilities shall be counted as provided under WAC 180-27-035 and all other grade one through twelve students shall be counted as October count day full-time equivalent students as reported to the superintendent of public instruction: Provided, That a school district which has or has had an annual average full-time equivalent enrollment of over five hundred, and which applied for and received additional state basic education allocation moneys based upon an enrollment increase after the first of the month enrollment count, may use the average of the two highest monthly full-time equivalent enrollment counts during the school year.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.525.020 and chapters 39.35 and 60.28 RCW. 92-24-027, 180-27-045, filed 11/24/92, effective 12/25/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830. 83-21-066 (Order 11-83), 180-27-045, filed 10/17/83.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 90-04-031, filed 1/30/90, effective 3/2/90)



WAC 180-27-050  Space allocations--Computing building capacity. The net total area of a school facility eligible for state matching purposes shall be calculated as follows:

(1) The capacity of existing buildings within the district based on the school district's assigned grade spans shall be computed in accordance with the tables set forth in WAC 180-27-035 and the square foot area analysis set forth in WAC 180-27-040.

(2) The number of students projected at each grade span shall be multiplied by appropriate numbers of square feet as set forth in WAC 180-27-035. (Note: The area generated at each grade level determines district eligibility, if any.)

(3) The amount of housing the district is eligible to construct at each grade span is determined by subtracting the area computed in subsection (2) of this section from the existing housing capacity at each grade span in the school district. Using this formula, over housing at the secondary grade level, grades nine through twelve, or elementary grade level, kindergarten through eight, will not negatively affect unhoused eligibility at the elementary grade level or secondary grade level respectively.

(4) Appropriate grade assignment is a local determination ((and shall not affect the above calculations)).



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.803, 28A.47.060, 28A.47.802 and 28A.47.105. 90-04-031, 180-27-050, filed 1/30/90, effective 3/2/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830. 83-21-066 (Order 11-83), 180-27-050, filed 10/17/83.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 2-85, filed 1/25/85)



WAC 180-27-054  Implementation of priority approval process. In the event the state board of education determines that projected revenues, as calculated by the ceiling established in WAC 180-27-056(2), are insufficient to meet school construction needs of school districts for the ensuing state fiscal year, the state board of education shall order the implementation of a priority approval process on final approval by the superintendent of public instruction of additional school construction projects pursuant to WAC 180-29-107. Such priority approval process shall remain in effect until the order is rescinded by the state board of education((: Provided, That if the state board of education determines that projected revenue is insufficient for the 1985-86 state fiscal year, the priority approval process shall not become effective prior to the end of the 1985 regular session and any immediately following special session of the forty-ninth legislature unless the state board of education prior to such adjournment specifically orders an earlier implementation date)).



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830. 85-04-008 (Order 2-85), 180-27-054, filed 1/25/85.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 92-16-058, filed 8/3/92, effective 9/3/92)



WAC 180-27-056  Funding during the period of a priority approval process order by state board of education. During the period of a priority approval process imposed by order of the state board of education school construction projects shall receive final approval pursuant to WAC 180-29-107 as follows:

(1) On or after July 1 following the state board of education order for the implementation of a priority approval process the superintendent of public instruction shall rank all projects for which final approval has been requested pursuant to WAC 180-29-107 as per the ((applicable)) priority list in WAC ((180-27-058 or)) 180-27-500. Only school construction projects with state board of education approval under WAC 180-25-045 and secured local capital funds by ((December)) January 31 of the previous state fiscal year and eligible for final approval pursuant to WAC 180-29-107 by June 30 of the previous state fiscal year shall be placed on ((that)) the priority list((: Provided, That for the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 1992, the December 31, 1991, cutoff date is extended to March 27, 1992)).

(2) Based on a ceiling of one and one-half times the amount of the estimated revenue available for the state fiscal year plus fund balance for the state fiscal year minus outstanding encumbrances for the state fiscal year or as close thereto as is reasonably practical, the superintendent of public instruction shall give final approval pursuant to WAC 180-29-107 during the state fiscal year to school construction projects on the priority list. For the purpose of this subsection the term "estimated revenue available for the state fiscal year" shall mean the estimated revenue from the common school construction fund for the current state fiscal year and the subsequent state fiscal year, the result of which is divided by two.

(3) In the event the state board of education does not rescind the order for the implementation of a priority approval process by the close of the state fiscal year, school construction projects remaining on the priority list without final approval and, therefore, without secured funding status pursuant to WAC 180-29-107 shall be combined with new school construction projects that have secured local capital funds by ((December)) January 31 of the state fiscal year and that are eligible, pursuant to WAC 180-29-107, for final approval by the close of the state fiscal year, and a new priority list shall be established on or after July 1 of the next state fiscal year and such remaining and new school construction projects shall be eligible for final approval pursuant to the provisions of subsections (1) and (2) of this section.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.525.020 and 1992 c 233 24(8). 92-16-058, 180-27-056, filed 8/3/92, effective 9/3/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830. 85-04-008 (Order 2-85), 180-27-056, filed 1/25/85.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 89-22-007, filed 10/20/89, effective 11/20/89)



WAC 180-27-057  State assistance--Deferred payment. (((1))) In the event state moneys are not sufficient for a school district project, a school district may proceed at its own financial risk. At such time state moneys become available, reimbursement may be made for the project provided the provisions of chapter 180-29 WAC have been complied with.

(((2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, and the moratorium upon approval imposed by WAC 180-25-300, a school district may elect to proceed in compliance with the procedural requirements of chapters 180-25 through 180-33 WAC with a project for which a completed request for state board approval was filed with the superintendent of public instruction during the period January 1 through March 30, 1989, at the district's expense and risk; and, the project may be approved for state assistance purposes by the board subsequent to the termination of this moratorium subject to the terms and conditions of chapters 180-25 through 180-33 WAC, as hereafter revised and in effect at the time of approval.))



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.060, 28A.47.802 and 28A.47.830. 89-22-007, 180-27-057, filed 10/20/89, effective 11/20/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830. 83-21-066 (Order 11-83), 180-27-057, filed 10/17/83.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 25-85, filed 11/27/85)



WAC 180-27-060  Determining the area cost allowance. The area cost allowance for state assistance shall apply to the cost of construction of the total facility and grounds including state sales and use taxes generally levied throughout the state of Washington and excluding those local option sales and use taxes levied by political subdivisions. The maximum area cost allowance used in calculating state financial assistance for construction of school facilities shall be determined by the superintendent of public instruction as follows:

(1) Commencing with the two-month period of July-August, 1984, a two-month area cost allowance is determined as follows: The average ((seven-city)) building cost index (Boeckh Index) for commercial ((and)), factory, and office buildings in six Washington ((state)) cities and Portland, Oregon as reported by the E. H. Boeckh Company (((Boeckh Index))) for that two-month period (1,494.99) shall be multiplied by the 1984 area cost allowance ($74.87). That product shall be divided by the 1984 ((area)) building cost index (1,494.99).

(2) The calculation in subsection (1) of this section shall be made for each subsequent two-month period ((averaging six Washington cities and the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area reported by E. H. Boeckh Company)).

(3) ((Each of the actual two-month area cost allowances calculated as set forth in subsections (1) and (2) of this section shall be recorded by the superintendent of public instruction.

(4))) The ((average)) monthly rate of increase in the area cost allowance for ((the previous one)) each year ((is)) ending August 31 shall be determined ((as follows: Not later than August 31 of each year,)) by subtracting the ((actual two-month)) area cost allowance calculated for September-October (the first two-month ((reporting)) period in the ((twelve-month period ending August 31 shall be subtracted)) year) from the ((actual)) area cost allowance for July-August (the ((current)) last two-month ((reporting)) period((. This)) of the year) and dividing the result ((shall be divided)) by twelve.

(((5))) (4) The projected maximum monthly area cost allowances for the next ensuing school fiscal year are calculated as follows:

(a) The area cost allowance for July-August 1985 effective September 1, 1985 shall be the actual amount as calculated in subsections (1) and (2) of this section.

(b) The projected area cost allowance for the following twelve months will be the amount of the previous month plus the average monthly rate of increase as calculated in subsection (((4))) (3) of this section.

(((6))) (5) The projection process will be repeated no later than August 31 for each following school fiscal year and reported to the state board of education for approval.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830. 85-24-048 (Order 25-85), 180-27-060, filed 11/27/85; 84-11-047 (Order 6-84), 180-27-060, filed 5/17/84; 83-21-066 (Order 11-83), 180-27-060, filed 10/17/83.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-13-026, filed 6/10/93, effective 7/11/93)



WAC 180-27-070  Architectural and engineering services. School districts shall select their architectural and engineering consultants in accordance with chapter 39.80 RCW. As required by RCW 39.80.050, the district shall negotiate a contract with the most qualified consultants at a price which the school district determines is fair and reasonable ((to the district; and,)). In making its determination, the district shall take into account the estimated value of the services to be rendered ((as well as)) based upon the scope((,)) and complexity((, and professional nature thereof)) of the project.

The allocation of state moneys for matching purposes for a school facility project shall be based on ((the basic)) architectural and engineering services as defined by the latest edition of the American Institute of Architects Handbook of Professional Practice((, eleventh edition, 1988,)) and calculated by the percentage(s) in relation to the square foot area of construction as calculated in WAC 180-27-040 and project type, as set forth below:



(1) New construction projects:



Architectural and Engineering Team Fee Matching

Limitations

Square Feet of

Construction

Percent of

Construction Cost

Under 3,700 10.0
3,700 9.0
7,350 8.75
11,000 8.5
14,650 8.25
18,300 8.0
25,700 7.75
36,700 7.5
55,000 7.25
73,400 7.0
101,000 6.75
128,450 6.5
156,000 6.25
183,500 & above 6.0


Note: Compensation for projects with square foot area of construction between the values shown shall be established for matching purposes by the process as indicated in the example below.



Example:
Assume: Area of construction.= 75,000 sq. ft.

Area cost allowance .= $90/sq. ft.

73,400 sq. ft. x $90/sq. ft. x 7.0% .= $462,420.00
1,600 sq. ft. x $90/sq. ft. x 6.75% .= 9,720.00
75,000 sq. ft. $472,140.00
State share .= $472,140.00 x state matching

percentage

(2) Modernization projects:

For modernization projects, the limits of state participation shall be one and one-half times the amount calculated for new construction ((as set forth in subsection (1) of this section)).

(3) Combination projects:

For those projects which include a combination of new construction and modernization, the limits of state participation shall be prorated as set forth in subsection (1) and (2) of this section.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.525.020 and 1992 c 233 24 (8)(e). 93-13-026, 180-27-070, filed 6/10/93, effective 7/11/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830. 84-07-036 (Order 1-84), 180-27-070, filed 3/20/84; 83-21-066 (Order 11-83), 180-27-070, filed 10/17/83.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 92-24-027, filed 11/24/92, effective 12/25/92)



WAC 180-27-075  Energy conservation report. In compliance with the provisions of chapter 39.35 RCW, school districts constructing school facilities shall complete an energy conservation report for any new construction or for additions to and modernization of existing school facilities which will be reviewed by the Washington state ((energy office)) department of general administration. One copy of the energy conservation report, approved by the district board of directors, shall be filed with the superintendent of public instruction. The amount of state assistance for which a district is eligible for the preparation of the energy conservation report shall be the state matching percentage multiplied by ten thousand dollars. The amount of state assistance for which a district is eligible ((for the report review fee charged by the Washington state energy office)) shall be the state matching percentage multiplied by the fee charged.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.525.020 and chapters 39.35 and 60.28 RCW. 92-24-027, 180-27-075, filed 11/24/92, effective 12/25/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830. 83-21-066 (Order 11-83), 180-27-075, filed 10/17/83.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 11-83, filed 10/17/83)



WAC 180-27-080  Value engineering study--Requirements and definition. At the appropriate time in the design process for a school facility approved by the state board of education, the district shall ((cause to be prepared)) prepare a standard value engineering study ((of the project except that)) for all projects greater than fifty thousand square feet. Preparation of a value engineering study is optional for projects larger than fifteen thousand square feet but fifty thousand square feet or less. Any project which includes fifteen thousand square feet or less shall be exempt from this requirement. For the purpose of this section, a standard value engineering study is defined as a cost control technique which is based on the use of a systematic, creative analysis of the functions of the facility with the objective of identifying unnecessary high costs or functions and/or identifying cost savings that may result in high maintenance and operation costs. The study shall consist of a forty-hour workshop involving a minimum of a five-person team pursuant to WAC 180-29-065. The amount of state assistance for which a district is eligible for a value engineering study shall be the state matching percentage multiplied by the greater of the following:

(1) One-quarter of one percent of the area cost allowance multiplied by the square foot area at time of bid; or

(2) ((Fifteen)) Twenty thousand dollars.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830. 83-21-066 (Order 11-83), 180-27-080, filed 10/17/83.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 11-83, filed 10/17/83)



WAC 180-27-095  Support level--Furniture and equipment allowances. (1) A matchable allowance for furniture and equipment purchases shall be added to total construction cost of an approved school facilities project. The amount of state assistance for which a district is eligible shall be the eligible square foot area of the project multiplied by the area cost allowance of state support at time of bid and that product multiplied by:

(a) Two percent for elementary schools;

(b) Three percent for middle and junior high schools;

(c) Four percent for high schools;

(d) Five percent for ((handicapped)) facilities for students with disabilities;

(e) ((Five percent for vocational-technical facilities;

(f))) Five percent for interdistrict cooperative occupational skill centers; and

(((g))) (f) Seven percent for interdistrict transportation cooperatives.

(2) For those projects where the eligible square footage is allocated to grade spans which do not conform to those listed above, the equipment allowance shall be allocated based on eligibility as established in WAC 180-27-035.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830. 83-21-066 (Order 11-83), 180-27-095, filed 10/17/83.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 3-86, filed 2/4/86)



WAC 180-27-105  ((Support level--))Insurance ((receipts)). ((It is a school district, not a state, determination whether or not a)) All school ((facility)) facilities shall be insured. Should a district need to replace or repair a school facility destroyed or damaged ((by fire)), it will be the district's financial responsibility to replace or repair the number of square feet destroyed or damaged ((by the fire)).



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830. 86-04-067 (Order 3-86), 180-27-105, filed 2/4/86; 83-21-066 (Order 11-83), 180-27-105, filed 10/17/83.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-20-067, filed 10/1/93, effective 11/1/93)



WAC 180-27-115  Support level--Additional assistance. State assistance in addition to the amount determined pursuant to WAC 180-27-020 ((and 180-27-055)) may be allowed for the purposes and in accordance with the requirements set forth in this section: Provided, That in no case shall the state assistance exceed one hundred percent of the amount calculated for matching purposes: In each of the following exceptions, either at the time the project is approved pursuant to WAC 180-25-040 or at any time prior to receiving secured funding status pursuant to WAC 180-29-107, written school district application for additional assistance and state board of education approval is required:

(1) A school facility subject to abatement and an order to vacate.

A school district required to replace a school facility determined to be hazardous to the safety and health of school children and staff--as evidenced by reports of architects or engineers licensed to practice in the state of Washington, the health agency having jurisdiction, and/or the fire marshal and building official having jurisdiction--shall be eligible for additional assistance if the voters of the school district authorize the issuance of bonds and/or the levying of excess taxes to meet the statutory limits. If the state board of education determines that the voters of the school district have authorized the issuance of bonds to its legal limit, the board shall provide state financial assistance for the remaining cost of the building to a level not exceeding the area cost allowance set forth in WAC 180-27-060: Provided, That at any time thereafter when the state board of education finds that the capital financial position of such district has improved, the amount of the additional allocation provided pursuant to this subsection shall be recovered by deducting an amount equal to all or a portion of such additional allocation from any future state school facility construction funds which might otherwise be provided to such district.

(2) Interdistrict cooperative centers.

In the financing of interdistrict cooperative projects as set forth in chapter 180-31 WAC, the state board of education shall allocate at seventy-five percent of the total approved project cost determined eligible for state matching purposes if the planned school facility meets the following criteria:

(a) Provides educational opportunities, including vocational skills programs, not otherwise provided; or

(b) Avoids unnecessary duplication of specialized or unusually expensive educational programs or facilities.

(3) School housing emergency.

A school district found by the state board of education to have a school housing emergency requiring an allocation of state moneys in excess of the amount allocable under the statutory formula may be considered for an additional allocation of moneys: Provided, That the school district must have authorized the issuance of bonds to its legal capacity to meet the statutory and state board of education fiscal requirements for state assistance in providing school facilities.

The total amount of state moneys allocated shall be the total approved project cost determined eligible for state matching purposes multiplied by the districts' regular match rate as calculated pursuant to RCW 28A.525.166 plus twenty percent and not to exceed ninety percent in total: Provided further, That at any time thereafter when the state board of education finds that the capital financial position of such district has improved, the amount of the additional allocation provided pursuant to this subsection shall be recovered by deducting an amount equal to all or a portion of such additional allocation from any future state school facility construction funds which might otherwise be provided to such district.

(4) Improved school district organization.

If two or more school districts reorganize into a single school district and the construction of new school facilities results in the elimination of a small high school with a full-time equivalent enrollment in grades 9-12 of less than four hundred students and/or an elementary school with a full-time equivalent enrollment of less than one hundred students, the state board of education shall match the total approved cost of the project at seventy-five percent.

(5) Racial imbalance.

Any school district that contains a school facility which is racially imbalanced as defined in WAC 180-26-025 shall receive state assistance under this subsection in the amount of an additional ten percentage points above the matching percentage as calculated pursuant to RCW 28A.525.116 (b) and (c) which will not exceed a total of ninety percent of the total approved cost of construction: Provided, School construction projects for racial balance that meet the following conditions shall be provided state assistance at seventy-five percent of the approved square foot cost allowance under the provisions of this subsection as they existed prior to the amendment of this subsection in 1993:

(a) Voter approved local matching funds were authorized before December 31, 1992;

(b) The superintendent of public instruction approved a comprehensive desegregation plan with specific construction and modernization projects under additional state assistance criterion in effect at that time, which will be identified on or before September 15, 1993; and

(c) The superintendent of public instruction confirms at the time of project approval pursuant to WAC 180-25-040 the continued existence of racial balance needs.

In the case of a school district which contains a racially imbalanced school facility the district must demonstrate that, as a result of new construction or modernization, the particular school facility will no longer be racially imbalanced, that the combined minority enrollment in the particular school facility will be reduced by more than ten percentage points, and that the above stated results will be obtained as a direct result of increased enrollment of nonminority students in the particular school facility: Provided, That the particular school facility shall remain racially balanced for a period of at least five years after the date of actual building occupancy: Provided further, That if the state board of education finds that the school facility does not remain racially balanced for five years then the amount of additional state assistance provided pursuant to this subsection shall be recovered by deducting an amount equal to all of the additional allocation from any future state school facility construction funds which might otherwise be provided to such district.

(6) Any project that has received approval for additional state assistance under provisions of this section as they existed prior to the amendment of this section in 1993 shall retain authorization for additional assistance under the provisions in effect at the time of such approval.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.525.020 and 28A.525.166(4). 93-20-067, 180-27-115, filed 10/1/93, effective 11/1/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.525.020 and 28A.525.164. 91-12-059, 180-27-115, filed 6/5/91, effective 7/6/91. Statutory Authority: 1990 c 33. 90-17-009, 180-27-115, filed 8/6/90, effective 9/6/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830, 28A.47.060 and 28A.47.802. 90-01-076, 180-27-115, filed 12/19/89, effective 12/19/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830. 85-24-048 (Order 25-85), 180-27-115, filed 11/27/85; 83-21-066 (Order 11-83), 180-27-115, filed 10/17/83.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 11-83, filed 10/17/83)



WAC 180-27-120  Costs to be financed entirely with school district funds. The cost of the following areas, facilities, and items shall not be eligible for the state matching purposes:

(1) The cost of area in excess of the space allocations as set forth in WAC 180-27-035;

(2) Acquisition cost of site;

(3) Maintenance and operation;

(4) Alterations, repair, and demolitions, except alterations necessary to connect new construction to an existing building;

(5) Central administration buildings;

(6) Stadia/grandstands;

(7) Costs incidental to advertising for bids, site surveys, soil testing for site purchase, and costs other than those connected directly with the construction of facilities;

(8) Bus garages, except interdistrict cooperatives;

(9) Project signs;

(10) Sales and/or use taxes levied by local governmental agencies other than those sales and/or use taxes levied by the state of Washington; ((and/or))

(11) All costs in excess of state support level factors established by the state board of education for state participation in financing school construction; and/or

(12) All costs associated with the purchase, installation, and relocation of portable classrooms.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830. 83-21-066 (Order 11-83), 180-27-120, filed 10/17/83.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 90-17-009, filed 8/6/90, effective 9/6/90)



WAC 180-27-415  Removal from instructional space inventory--Sale or long-term lease of building. A school facility shall be removed from the superintendent of public instruction's ((active)) instructional space inventory five years after it has been sold or long-term leased under the following conditions:

(1) The facility is determined to be surplus to the needs of the district by the local school board.

(2) The sale or lease is in compliance with the requirements of chapter 28A.335 RCW.

For purposes of this section a long-term lease is defined as having a term of no less than forty years ((constitutes a sale of the building)).



[Statutory Authority: 1990 c 33. 90-17-009, 180-27-415, filed 8/6/90, effective 9/6/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830, 28A.47.060 and 28A.47.802. 90-01-076, 180-27-415, filed 12/19/89, effective 12/19/89.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 90-01-076, filed 12/19/89, effective 12/19/89)



WAC 180-27-420  Removal from instructional space inventory--Conversion ((from instructional space)). Instructional space shall be removed from the superintendent of public instruction's ((active)) instructional space inventory ((if)) sixty months after it has been converted from instructional use ((for five years)) under the following conditions:

(1) The facility is determined to be surplus to the needs of the district by the local school board((.)); and

(2) The school facility is not needed for instructional use by a neighboring district.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830, 28A.47.060 and 28A.47.802. 90-01-076, 180-27-420, filed 12/19/89, effective 12/19/89.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 90-04-031, filed 1/30/90, effective 3/2/90)



WAC 180-27-425  Removal from instructional space inventory--Replacement. A school facility shall be removed from the superintendent of public instruction's ((active)) instructional space inventory after it has been replaced with a school facility accepted by the school district board of directors on a square footage basis through one of the following actions:

(1) The replacement school facility is wholly financed with local district funds; or

(2) The replacement school facility is constructed with state funding assistance authorized under the authority of chapter 180-33 WAC.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.803, 28A.47.060, 28A.47.802 and 28A.47.105. 90-04-031, 180-27-425, filed 1/30/90, effective 3/2/90.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 92-16-058, filed 8/3/92, effective 9/3/92)



WAC 180-27-500  State assistance--Priorities after June 30, 1992. The priority system for the funding of school construction projects after June 30, 1992, ((that are not subject to the priority system under WAC 180-27-058)) shall be as follows: For all new construction and modernization projects for school districts, there will be a unique priority score determined by the ((following several factors)) elements and formulas contained in WAC 180-27-505 through 180-27-520. The total score shall be used to rank all projects that have secured local funding and state board of education approval after January 26, 1991, and are otherwise eligible for state funding assistance. The ((following factors)) elements are divided into three groups:

(1) Common ((factors)) elements;

(2) New construction for growth ((factors)) elements; and

(3) Modernization or new-in-lieu of modernization ((factors)) elements.

In the case of a combined project (i.e., new construction for growth and modernization), the respective scores in each group will be prorated on the basis of each group's related gross square footage in the total project((: Provided, That all related priority scores for projects that are front funded by the district under the provisions of WAC 180-27-057 shall be determined and the project shall take its place on the priority funding list as if it had not been completed)).



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.525.020 and 1992 c 233 24(8). 92-16-058, 180-27-500, filed 8/3/92, effective 9/3/92.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-04-019, filed 1/26/93, effective 2/26/93)



WAC 180-27-505  State assistance--Common priority ((factors)) elements. The ((three)) four priority ((factors)) elements that are common to all projects are as follows:

(1) Type of space - Ten possible points. In this element the net assignable square feet (NASF) of a project are identified by planned space inventory category. Category One is space used for scheduled instruction and libraries (classrooms, laboratories, PE teaching space, libraries, and learning resource centers). Category Two is space used in support of instruction (assembly, student services, office space, and classroom/lab service and support). Category Three space is cafeteria/food service, spectator seating, covered play areas, and general support space. The formula for determining points prorates the NASF with weightings of ten for Category One, seven for Category Two, and four for Category Three as shown below.



NASF of Category One X 10 points.= X
NASF of Category Two X 7 points.= X
NASF of Category Three X 4 points.= X


Then: The sum of X divided by the sum of NASF equals points.

(2) Local priority - Five ((possible)) points. For this element, five maximum points are awarded to the district's first priority project. Each priority from there has one point deducted from it, to a minimum of zero points awarded.

(3) Joint funding - Five possible points. A binding agreement between the school district and another governmental entity for the joint financing of ((the)) new construction or ((improvement)) modernization of space which is not otherwise eligible for state assistance.



Total Project Cost

Up to $1,000,000

Required Joint Funding

25% of total project cost ((($250,000 at $1,000,000)))

Between $1,000,000 and $ 2,000,000 $275,000
Between $2,000,000 and $ 3,000,000 $300,000
Between $3,000,000 and $ 4,000,000 $325,000
Between $4,000,000 and $ 5,000,000 $350,000
Between $5,000,000 and $ 6,000,000 $375,000
Between $6,000,000 and $ 7,000,000 $400,000
Between $7,000,000 and $ 8,000,000 $425,000
Between $8,000,000 and $ 9,000,000 $450,000
Between $9,000,000 and $10,000,000 $475,000
$10,000,000 and over $500,000


(4) Modified calendar or schedule - Five possible points. For this element, up to five points utilizing the table below will be awarded to a project in a district which has adopted a modified school calendar or schedule that enables more students to use school buildings each year over what current state capacity standards at WAC 180-27-035 recognize for state assistance purposes. The modified calendar or schedule shall utilize either extended school day or additional days for instruction in the year. The enrollment percentage shall be calculated on the same grade span groupings as for eligibility in WAC 180-27-050. For the purpose of this subsection, the enrollment shall include all students enrolled at the facility as opposed to only those students in attendance.



Enrollment Percentage Increase Over Capacity

Priority Points
20 to above 5
16 to 19.9 4
12 to 15.9 3
8 to 11.9 2
4 to 7.9 1
Below 4 0


The scores ((in)) for this group of elements will be determined after district compliance with the requirements of WAC 180-29-107.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.525.020 and 1993 [1992] c 233 24 (8)(e). 93-04-019, 180-27-505, filed 1/26/93, effective 2/26/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.525.020 and 1992 c 233 24(8). 92-16-058, 180-27-505, filed 8/3/92, effective 9/3/92.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 92-16-058, filed 8/3/92, effective 9/3/92)



WAC 180-27-515  Modernization ((factors)) or new-in-lieu of modernization priority ((factors)) elements. The three ((factors)) priority elements that are related to modernization or new-in-lieu projects are as follows:

(1) Health & safety - Twenty possible points. A maximum of sixteen points are awarded based on the evaluation contained in the Building Condition Evaluation Form (BCEF) (WAC 180-27-535) and are awarded as follows:



15 - 19 percent.= 16 points, 20 - 24 percent.= 15 points, 25 - 29 percent.= 14 points, etc., until 95 percent at which no points are awarded.



The health and safety condition points are combined with an additional:



Two points if school does not meet seismic code requirements.

Two points if school is not asbestos free.



(2) Condition of building - Thirty possible points. The score is based on the Building Condition Evaluation Form (WAC 180-27-535) analysis for all categories other than ((handicapped)) access for persons with disabilities. If the building condition score is thirty-one or less, then the maximum thirty points are awarded to the project. If the condition score is ninety-one or more, then no points are awarded. If the condition score is from thirty-two to ninety, the condition score is subtracted from ninety-one and multiplied by fifty percent to determine the points. In cases where projects affect multiple buildings, the BCEF score is weighted by the proportion of gross square feet (GSF) affected.

(3) Cost/benefit factor - Ten minus points possible. If the proposed project is a modernization and the BCEF score is less than forty, one point is deducted for each point the BCEF score is less than forty up to a total possible deduction of ten points.

If the proposed project is a new-in-lieu of modernization and the BCEF score is greater than sixty, one point is deducted for each point the BCEF score is higher than sixty to a total possible deduction of ten points.

The scores shall be determined at the time of project approval per WAC 180-25-045. These scores shall be carried until the district requests a redetermination.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.525.020 and 1992 c 233 24(8). 92-16-058, 180-27-515, filed 8/3/92, effective 9/3/92.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 92-16-058, filed 8/3/92, effective 9/3/92)



WAC 180-27-530  Type of school space--Determination. In order to determine the inventory space category of net assignable square feet for priority scoring purposes in WAC ((180-27-305)) 180-27-505, the category use for which the space is designated by the district shall be the assigned category. When inventory space has been designated and scheduled for multiple purposes, the category for priority scoring purposes shall be the primary scheduled use.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.525.020 and 1992 c 233 24(8). 92-16-058, 180-27-530, filed 8/3/92, effective 9/3/92.]



REPEALER



The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:



WAC 180-27-052 Order of funding under dual priority systems.

WAC 180-27-058 State assistance--Priorities.

WAC 180-27-400 Instructional space survey of district facilities.

WAC 180-27-990 Interim application of priority system during transitional period.

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