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6100 Policy – Revenues from Local, State and Federal Sources

Revenues From Discretionary Local Taxes

As necessary, the district shall consider the need to request voter approval of an excess property tax to be collected in the year following voter approval. Such a levy, if any, will 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 allocation. This allocation is calculated based upon the number and type of students. The state also provides special purpose appropriation for programs of transportation, for children with disabilities and for such other programs as it deems appropriate to assist schools. 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 will be asked to approve any conditions on receipt of federal funds that require approval from the governing body of the district.



Adopted: 02/28/08
Previous Revisions: 02/28/08
Signature Date: 03/12/2019
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