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  1. 1. WSU Superintendents‘ Certification ProgramOlympia, January 6, 2012
  2. 2.  2011 Legislative Session Review 2011-13 Budget Outlook 2011 Special Session Review 2012 Regular Session Preview WASA Legislative Platform 2
  3. 3. Budget, Budget, Budget 2009-11 budget (ending June 30, 2011): ◦ Projected shortfall: $1.4 billion 2011-13 budget: ◦ Projected shortfall before 2011 session: $4.6 billion ◦ Projected shortfall end of 2011 session: $5.1 billion 3
  4. 4.  Transfer federal ―EduJobs‖ funds to General Fund ($208 million) Eliminate K-4 Class Size Enhancement, Feb. ‗11 ($39.4 million) Reduce education reform ($9.2 million) OSPI reductions ($3.7 million)Total Savings = $588 millionK-12 Education Reductions = $257.5 million 4
  5. 5.  Eliminate K-4 Class Size, Sept. ‗10-Jan. ‗11 ($25.4 million) Safety Net Adjustment ($24.8 million) Food Service Funding ($3.0 million) Summer Voc. Skills Centers ($1.8 million) Schools for Blind/Deaf ($1.0 million) OSPI admin & program funding ($2.7 million)Total Savings = $367 millionK-12 Education Reductions = $58.62 million 5
  6. 6.  Suspend I-728 ($860.7 million) Plan 1 Uniform COLA ($275.3 million) Suspend I-732 ($265.7 million) K-12 Salary Reduction ($179.0 million) K-4 Class Size Enhancement ($169.6 million) National Board Bonus ($61.1 million) Student Assessment System ($50.5 million)Total Savings = $4.6 billionK-12 Education Reductions = $1.8 billion 6
  7. 7. The K-12 budget was reduced from the Maintenance Level by a net $1.8 billion REDUCTIONS: Suspend I-728, Student Achievement Fund $-861 Suspend Plan 1 Retirees‘ COLA -275 Suspend I-732 COLA -266 Eliminate K-4 Class Size Reduction -223 K-12 Salary Reductions -179 National Board Bonus Program Changes -61 Assessment Program Changes & Savings -51 ALE Funding Adjustment -41 Limit Running Start FTEs to 1.2 -6 Reduce Food Service Funding -6 All Other Reductions <$5 Million -37 Total Reductions, Including Compensation: $-2,006 7
  8. 8. The K-12 budget was reduced from the Maintenance Level by a net $1.8 billion INCREASES: K-3 Class Size in High Poverty Schools $34 New Funding Formula Hold-Harmless 25 Kindergarten Phase-in 5 Transportation Enhancement 5 IT Academy 4 Teacher and Principal Evaluation Pilots 3 PASS Act (Drop-out Prevention) Program 3 2011 Session Bills & Other Increases 3 June 2011 Apportionment (less contingency 115 fund) Total Increases from Maintenance Level $196 Net Policy Changes: $-1,810 8
  9. 9. FY 2009-13 Budget SolutionsThe Legislature has addressed $18 billion in budget shortfalls since the start of the ―Great Recession‖—with the largest share being reductions in spendingSource: Office of Financial Management, 11/11 9
  10. 10. FY 2009-13 Budget Reductions 10 Source: Office of Financial Management, 11/11
  11. 11. 2012 Budget Outlook
  12. 12. Slower than expected economic recovery• June Rev. Forecast: $560 million less revenue• Sept. Rev. Forecast: Another $1.4 billion down• Nov. Rev. Forecast: Another $122 million down Budget adopted with $743 million in reserve. Following three downward revisions in revenue projections, projected shortfall is $1.4 billion. Caseloads continue to rise Medical Assistance: 3.2% per year K-12 Enrollment: 1.1% per year K-12 Special Ed: 1.7% per year TANF enrollment: 2.0% per year 12
  13. 13. State Budget-driver: K-12 EnrollmentSource: Office of Financial Management, 12/11 13
  14. 14. State Budget-driver: Public Higher Education EnrollmentSource: Office of Financial Management, 12/11 14
  15. 15. State Budget-driver: Medical Assistance CaseloadSource: Office of Financial Management, 12/11 15
  16. 16. State Budget-driver: Prison Inmate PopulationSource: Office of Financial Management, 12/11 16
  17. 17. State Budget-driver: Medical CostsSource: Office of Financial Management, 12/11 17
  18. 18. 2012 Budget OutlookSource: Office of Program Research, 12/11 18
  19. 19. Dr. Arun Raha, Washington‘s Chief Economist: ―The economy is off life-support, but still in intensive care.‖ (Nov. 2010) ―The national economy remains fragile…and recent geopolitical developments have cast yet another shadow over the economic recovery.‖ (March 2011) ―We will see stronger growth in the second half of 2011 as oil prices stabilize, Japanese supply chains are restored and rebuilding picks up.‖ (June 2011) ―We no longer expect growth to pick up momentum later this year—instead the most likely scenario is an extended period of muddle-through.‖ (Sept. 2011) 19
  20. 20. Dr. Arun Raha, Washington‘s Chief Economist ―We are in the fragile aftermath of the Great Recession, where a return to normalcy seems like a mirage in the desert — the closer we get to it, the further it moves away.‖ (Oct. 2011) ―Data releases since the September forecast have been mildly encouraging, but only because expectations were so low....Our current economic forecast is very similar to our September forecast, with the same muddle- through conditions expected for the rest of the biennium, along with a high degree of downside risk.‖ (Nov. 2011) 20
  21. 21.  On Aug. 8, Governor Gregoire instructed her agency directors to submit 5 percent and 10 percent ―reduction options‖ ◦ 10% across-the-board = $1.7 billion 2012 Supplemental Budget submittals are also limited to: ◦ Non-discretionary changes in caseloads; ◦ Necessary technical corrections; and ◦ Additional federal/local funding expected to be received in the remainder of the biennium 21
  22. 22.  Sept. 22 – Governor Gregoire announces that she will call legislators in for a Special Session, beginning Nov. 28:―Once again, we are facing a shortfall....Myonly option is across-the-board cuts, and thatoption is unacceptable. Solving this budgetcrisis will require the Legislature to act.‖ Projected shortfall to address, with ―healthy‖ reserves = $2.0 billion 22
  23. 23.  Total 2011-13 Budget = $32.0 billion 63% of the Budget is constitutionally/legally protected (includes: Basic Education, Medicaid and debt service) or is ―difficult to get to‖ ―Targetable‖ reductions available = $8.7 billion A $2.0 billion reduction would be a 23% cut of unprotected funding 23
  24. 24. Over 60% of the Budget is Constitutionally/Legally Protected 24Source: Office of Financial Management, 10/11
  25. 25. K-12 ―Basic Education‖ vs. ―Non-Basic Education‖ 93% of the K-12 portion of the biennial operating budget is ―protected‖ Basic Education funding 25
  26. 26. K-12 ―Basic Education‖ vs. ―Non-Basic Education‖ 26
  27. 27. K-12 Budget Reduction Alternatives & Governor‘s ―Preferred Choices‖ 27Source: Governor‘s Office, 10/11
  28. 28.  Proposed solution: $1.7 billion savings + $600 million reserve K-12 reductions = $370 million 28
  29. 29. Governor‘s Proposed Revenue Package (Referendum to the People) 29
  30. 30.  Policy changes/reductions = $226 million Maintenance level reductions = $97 million Fund transfers = $106 million Unclaimed property = $51 million Total Savings = $479.7 million K-12 Education Reductions = $74.9 million ◦ ($54 million policy + $20.9 million maintenance) 30
  31. 31.  Short (60-day), ―non-budget‖ session ◦ Main focus = Budget, Budget, Budget $1.5 billion budget solution needed Obstacles: ◦ 60% of budget protected from cuts ◦ 2/3 majority necessary for revenue enhancements ◦ McCleary education funding decision ◦ Election year 31
  32. 32.  No further reductions to K–12 education No mid-year reductions to the K–12 portion of the budget No reduction in LEA funding—and no changes to LEA formula/structure Any K-12 reductions must be fair and equitable 32
  33. 33. Source: Office of Financial Management, 12/11 33
  34. 34. 34Source: OFM, 12/11
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  36. 36. Education Policy Issues Likely to be Addressed: Teacher/Principal Evaluation Pilots and statewide expansion Modifications to Local Effort Assistance formula Changes to Alternative Learning Experience formula Implementation of a new Transitional Bilingual Instructional Program (TBIP) funding formula 36
  37. 37. 1. Create a revenue-neutral ―swap‖ of local levies for the state Common School Levy (aka State Property Tax)—and use the new BEA model to drive out the new funding to schools2. Allow growth greater than the current 1% restriction on the Common School Levy3. Reset local levy caps at $2500 per student4. Make local levies reliable by making them permanent (with automatic adjustments for COLAs and enrollment growth) www.rosshunter.info (Nov19 & Nov 30) 37
  38. 38. Rep. Hunter K-12 Funding PlanSource: Rep. Ross Hunter, 11/11 38
  39. 39. 2012 Legislative Platform
  40. 40. It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders without distinction or preference on account of race, color, caste, or sex. (§ 1)The legislature shall provide for a general and uniform system of public schools. (§ 2) Constitution of the State of Washington Article IX - Education 40
  41. 41.  Support continued implementation of the basic education finance system (HB 2261); support adopted funding phase-in schedule (HB 2776)—with full and equitable funding by 2018 Oppose further K-12 cuts—including changes to or reductions of LEA. As economy recovers, re-investment in K-12 funding should be first priority 41
  42. 42.  An educated citizenry is critical to the state‘s democracy; a well-educated population is the foundation of our democracy, our economy, and the American dream Public education plays a critical role in promoting equality, operating as the great equalizer; public education provides unprivileged citizens with the tools they need to compete on a level playing field with citizens born into wealth or privilege 42
  43. 43.  Education plays a critical role in building and maintaining a strong economy; public education builds the well-educated workforce necessary to attract more stable and higher wage jobs to the state‘s economy Washington‘s duty to education is constitutionally declared to be its paramount duty In summary: Public education is a wise ―investment‖ in the future 43
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  45. 45.  WASA: www.wasa-oly.org Education Associations: ◦ WSSDA: www.wssda.org ◦ AWSP: www.awsp.org ◦ WEA: www.washingtonea.org ◦ PTA: www.wastatepta.org Education Agencies: ◦ OSPI: www.k12.wa.us ◦ SBE: www.sbe.wa.gov ◦ PESB: www.pesb.wa.gov Legislative-related: ◦ Legislature Homepage: www.leg.wa.gov ◦ Governor‘s Homepage: www.governor.wa.gov ◦ LEAP (Budget info): http://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/default.asp 46
  46. 46. Questions?The prophetic oracular sphere from Tyco®
  47. 47. Daniel P. SteeleAssistant Executive Director, Government Relations 825 Fifth Avenue SE Olympia, WA 98501 360.489.3642 dsteele@wasa-oly.orgWSU Supts‘ Program 2012

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