The School Apportionment division at OSPI allocates and distributes state funds to local education agencies as directed by Washington State Legislature. To help keep you informed, quick access to important information will be posted below for a limited duration. You may also find this content posted elsewhere on the site.
Preliminary Poverty Percentages for the 2023–24 School Year
This file provides the preliminary district poverty percentage for 2023-24 LAP funding based on a October 3, 2022 CEDARS extract pulled on March 15, 2023. Also, this file includes preliminary information on schools that would be eligible for 2023-24 High Poverty LAP and Guidance Counselor Enhancement funding. LEAs should review this file and make corrections to their October CEDARS reporting by March 31, 2023.
Physical, Social, & Emotional Support (PSES) Reporting Form
Use the PSES form (and attach the available spreadsheet) to report supplemental and contracted staff that is not included in the S275 report; for 2022-23 PSES Compliance calculation. For more information, review the PSES Staff Compliance Q&A. If you have questions on the PSES form, email Becky McLean.
Results of the January 2023 Preliminary PSES Compliance Calculation
Transportation Safety Net Funds | Final Application & Reporting Tool (posted March 20, 2023)
The 2022 supplemental budget (ESSB 5693) provided $13 million for transportation safety net. Transportation safety net funding shall only be provided when a school district's allowable transportation expenditures attribute to serving special passengers exceeds the amount allocated under section (2)(a) of this section and any excess transportation costs reimbursed by federal, state, tribal, or local child welfare agencies. To be eligible for these funds, districts must report the amount of excess costs and the specific activities or services provided to special passengers that created the excess costs through the Transportation Safety Net Excess Costs final application and reporting tool (link above).
Districts are to report the required information through this Smartsheet tool. Instructions on how to use the tool and what data to report can be found within the tool itself.
Please note the following:
- Funds must be paid to districts no later than the June 2023 apportionment payment.
- If demand for the excess cost for special transportation riders exceeds the $13,000,000 provided, OSPI will prorate the awards so that each eligible district receives a partial reimbursement of their excess costs.
The Transportation Safety Net Application and Reporting Tool is due by close of business on Friday, April 21, 2023.
Transportation Safety Net Funding Q&A (posted March 20, 2023)
The document provides responses to common questions related to the $13,000,000 provided in the state budget for transportation safety net. Responses here address areas related to the necessary data tracking and reporting, the timing of the application process, the timing of the payments, and the accounting of revenues and expenditures among other areas. We will update the document as needed to address areas of interest or concern that we have not yet considered.
If you have any questions or comments related to this document, please email T.J. Kelly.
Resources & Materials
- 2021-22 School Financial Health Indicators Model (Posted February 24, 2023)
- 2022-23 National Board High Poverty Schools List (Posted April 19, 2022)
- Report District Staffing Changes for the 2020-21 School Year as a Result of Covid-19. (Posted June 3, 2020)
- CIS Bargaining Agreement Data Collection (Posted August 20, 2019)