WSR 05-13-094

PROPOSED RULES

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed June 16, 2005, 8:21 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-10-097.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 392-121-465 Formula for and distribution of state money for the state incentive grants for increased enrollment in vocational skills centers program.

Hearing Location(s): Old Capitol Building, 600 South Washington, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, on July 26, 2005, at 9:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: August 23, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: Rules Coordinator, Legal Services, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, e-mail cbrodie@ospi.wednet.edu, fax (360) 753-4201, by July 25, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Sheila Emery by July 20, 2005, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6271.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: A new section is needed in chapter 392-121 WAC, Finance -- General apportionment, to implement language from the recently passed 2005-07 budget that directs the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop criteria to award incentive grants to encourage school districts to increase enrollment in vocational skills centers. Up to $500 for each full-time equivalent student may be proportionally distributed to a school district or school districts increasing skills centers enrollment above the levels in the 2004-05 school year.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: These rules are required by the 2005-07 State Operating Appropriation Act.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.150.290.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 28A.150 RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: The CR-101 indicated that a new section would be added to chapter 392-122 WAC, Finance -- Categorical apportionment. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the authorizing language in the 2005-07 State Operating Appropriation Act is in the general apportionment section. Therefore, the new section should be added to chapter 392-121 WAC, Finance -- General apportionment.

Name of Proponent: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Kim Thompson, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, (360) 725-6300; Implementation: Calvin W. Brodie, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, (360) 725-6308; and Enforcement: Jennifer Priddy, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, (360) 725-6292.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule is not applicable to nongovernmental agencies.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328.

June 15, 2005

Dr. Terry Bergeson

State Superintendent

OTS-8143.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 392-121-465   Formula for and distribution of state moneys for the state incentive grants for increased enrollment in vocational skills centers program.   The purpose of this section is to establish policies and procedures for the calculation and distribution of state incentive moneys to school districts increasing their enrollments in vocational skills centers.

(1) As used in this section, the term "average annual full-time equivalent students" or AAFTE shall be defined as that term is defined in WAC 392-121-133(1).

(2) Enrollment used in this calculation shall be the AAFTE reported in the form and by the deadline required by the superintendent of public instruction.

(3) A district's state incentive grants for increased enrollment in vocational skills centers shall be calculated as follows:

(a) Determine the increase in the vocational skill center AAFTE of the resident district from the base year of 2004-05 to the current year;

(b) Multiply the number of students obtained in (a) of this subsection by the per pupil allocation established and subject to the limitations in the State Operating Appropriations Act in effect at the time the apportionment is due; and

(c) The product is the district's annual incentive payment.

(4) The superintendent of public instruction shall apportion to districts for the state incentive grants for increased enrollment in vocational skills centers the amount calculated per district in this section in June of each year commencing June 2006.

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