6100 Policy – Revenues from Local, State and Federal Sources

Revenues From Discretionary Local Taxes
As necessary, the district shall consider the necessity of requesting voter approval of an excess property tax to be collected in the year following voter approval. Such a levy, if any, shall be in that amount permitted by law which the board determines necessary to provide educational services beyond those provided by state appropriations. The board shall solicit advice from staff and patrons prior to establishing the amount and purposes of the special levy request.

Revenues From State Resources
The responsibility for financing public education in Washington falls primarily upon the state. The major financing system is the basic education formula based upon a ratio of students to staff. For each l,000 full-time equivalent students enrolled in the district, the state shall provide funding for that number of certificated and classified staff which the legislature establishes. The legislature allocates to the district a specified sum of money per certificated staff member to meet non-salary costs. To provide educational services beyond the levels possible under the basic education allocation, the district must depend upon state and federal special purpose funding programs and grants or excess property tax levies approved by district voters.

Revenues From The Federal Government
The objective of the board is to provide the best educational services possible within resources available to the district. Federal grants and programs may provide helpful financial resources towards pursuing that objective.

The board agrees to comply with all federal and state requirements that may be a condition to receipt of federal funds.

 

 

 

Adopted: 02/28/08
Revised: 02/28/08
Approved: Superintendent Approved
Legal References: Content
 

RCW 28A.300.070    Receipt of federal funds for school purposes — Superintendent of public instruction to administer

28A.150.230         Basic Education Act  — District school directors as accountable for proper operation of district — Scope — Responsibilities — Publication of guide

28A.150.250         Annual basic education allocation of funds according to average FTE student enrollment — Student/ teacher ratio standard

28A.150.370         Additional programs for which legislative appropriations must or may be made

84.52.0531            Levies by school districts — Maximum dollar amount for maintenance and operation support — Restrictions — Maximum levy percentage — Levy reduction funds — Rules. (Expires Jan. 1, 2008)

WAC 392-163      Special Service Program — Title I Grants For Improving LEA Basic Programs

180-16           State Support of Public Schools