Purpose: 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 school district(s) increasing skills centers enrollment above the levels in the 2004-05 school year.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: New section WAC 392-121-465.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.150.290.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-13-094 on June 16, 2005.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 3 , Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 3 , Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 3 , Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: September 20, 2005.
Dr. Terry Bergeson
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.