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How to Apply for Safety Net Funding

Safety net funding is available to school districts with a demonstrated capacity for Special Education funding in excess of state and federal funding otherwise provided.

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Read the 2018–​19 Bulletin (PDF)

Application instructions and forms for the 2018–​19 school year are coming soon. Notification will be sent through GovDelivery when the instructions and forms are available.

Safety Net Rule Making Hearing Scheduled

On September 5, 2018, OSPI filed a Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (CR 101) to address possible rule making activity, which was follow by the CR 102 Hearing Notice on October 24, 2018. OSPI is considering amending WAC 392-140-600 through -685 regarding school district eligibility for state special education safety net funding to adopt recommendations from the Safety Net Legislative Workgroup. The rule making may also involve the addition of new definitions, a section on purpose and procedures for application and review, and technical and housekeeping revisions. The CR 101 and CR 102 are available on OSPI's Rule Making web page, and contain details of the proposed changes and impacted WACs. A hearing is scheduled for November 27, 2018 at 3 p.m. at OSPI. The hearing will start on time and will run until all those wanting to testify have done so, which means there is no specific end time, so testifiers should arrive by 3 p.m.

Submit written comments to:
Name: Glenna Gallo, Assistant Superintendent, Special Education
Address: OSPI, PO Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200
Fax: 360-586-0247 By: November 27, 2018
Assistance for persons with disabilities:
Contact Kristin Murphy
Phone: 360-725-6133
Fax: 360-754-4201
TTY: 360-664-3631
By: November 20, 2018

Legislative Workgroup

State Oversight Committee Application Deadlines and Meeting Dates

Deadline for Receipt of Application at OSPI

Type of Application

Oversight Committee Meeting Date

Meeting Location

February 15, 2019

High-Need Individuals

June 18–20, 2019

4220 6th Ave. SE
Lacey, WA

May 10, 2019

High-Need Individuals (Updates Only) and Community Impact

June 18–20, 2019

4220 6th Ave. SE
Lacey, WA


Final Verification Meeting

August 14, 2019

4220 6th Ave. SE
Lacey, WA


Applications Submitted

   Updated 11/1/2018

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