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Budget Preparations

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Financial Resources

Detailed data and tools to begin budgeting for the next school year: Budget Driver (John Jenft) sheet, K-3 Class Size Compliance, CEDARS Poverty Percentage, LAP Calculator, Estimated Levy Authority and  Local Effort Assistance (LEA) and Special Education Percentages.

Yearly Budget Information

2023–24 Budget Analysis & Worksheets

Estimated Levy Authority & Local Effort Assistance (LEA)

CEDARS Poverty Data

  • Preliminary Poverty Percentages for the 2023–24 School Year (Posted February 6, 2023) This file provides the preliminary district poverty percentage for 2023-24 LAP funding based on a October 3, 2022 CEDARS extract pulled on January 31, 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.   

State Budget News & Information


2022–23 Budget Analysis & Worksheets

Inflation Rates as of March 2022

 
Consumer Price Index (CPI) Implicit Price Deflator (I.P.D.)
Applied to LEA per-pupil inflators Applied to salary allocations, national board bonus, and MSOC

2021–22

(2022 CY)

2022–23

(2023 CY)

2023–24

(2024 CY)

2024–25

(2025 CY)

2021–22 2022–23 2023–24 2024–25
4.7%* 5.0% 2.1% 2.2% 2.0% 5.5%** 2.0% 2.1%
  • *ESSB 5251 Levy CPI rate for 2022 CY is 5.2% which is the most recent 12-month period prior to 2022 CY as of Sept. 25: Aug. 20-Aug. 21 (Posted October 15, 2021)
  • **IPD is currently forecasted at 2.8% for this time period, but the budget funds 5.5% to catch up to IPD inflation since the 2017-18 school year.

CEDARS Poverty Data


Estimated Levy Authority & Local Effort Assistance (LEA)


Special Education Funding

State Budget News & Information


2021–22 Budget Analysis & Worksheets

Inflation Rates as of March 2021

Consumer Price Index (CPI) Implicit Price Deflator (I.P.D.)
Applied to LEA per-pupil inflators Applied to salary allocations and National Board Bonus

2021–22

(2022 CY)

2022–23

(2023 CY)

2023–24

(2024 CY)

2024–25

(2025 CY)

2021–22 2022–23 2023–24 2024–25
2.2% 1.5% 1.6% 1.9% 2.0% 1.6% 1.7% 1.9%
  • ESSB 5251 Levy CPI rate for 2022 CY is 5.2% with is the most recent 12-month period prior to 2022 CY as of Sept. 25th: Aug. 20 - Aug. 21 (Posted October 15, 2021)

CEDARS Poverty Data


Estimated Levy Authority & Local Effort Assistance (LEA)


Special Education Funding

State Budget News & Information

  • State Basic Education Funding Overview - The following is a high-level overview of the state budget with respect to basic education versus non-basic education funding sources. This document is for discussion purposes only and is not intended to be legally binding.  If you have questions on any of the following categories or characterizations, please email T.J. Kelly, Chief Financial Officer, or call at 360-725-6301 (Posted 5/4/2020)
  • End of Session Supplemental Budget Overview - ESSB 6168 as enacted 4/3/2020 (Posted April 8, 2020)
  • All Hold Harmless funds for 2019-20  list of districts receiving hold harmless for ESHB 2163, Transportation, and LEA for 2019-20 and estimated hold harmless for 2020-21 (Posted May 1, 2020)
  • K–3 Class Size Compliance Q&A addresses some of the most common questions regarding K–3 class size compliance.

2020–21 Budget Analysis & Worksheets

Inflation Rates as of February 2020

Consumer Price Index (CPI) Implicit Price Deflator (I.P.D.)
Applied to LEA & Levy per-pupil inflators Applied to salary allocations and National Board Bonus
2020–21 (2020 CY) 2021–22 (2021 CY) 2022–23 (2022 CY) 2020–21 2021–22 2022–23
2.5% 1.6% 1.8% 1.6% 1.9% 2.0%

CEDARS Poverty Data


Estimated Levy Authority & Local Effort Assistance (LEA)


Special Education Funding

State Budget News & Information


2019–20 Budget Analysis & Worksheets


CEDARS Poverty Data


Estimated Levy Authority & Local Effort Assistance (LEA)


Special Education Funding