Agenda for Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Joint, Select & Other Committees

Education Funding, Jt. Task Force

Education Funding, Jt. Task Force -  08/28/12  8:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 789-7126
Puget Sound Education Service District
800 Oakesdale Ave SW
Renton, WA

Agenda:  
  1. Opening remarks.
  2. Review committee assignment.
  3. Review of K-12 Budget.
    1. History of state funding (1995 - present).
    2. Percent of state budget over time (1995 - present).
    3. School district funding by source (state, including LEA, federal, local) and by district.
    4. Basic education and non-basic education funding.
    5. Per-pupil funding history.
    6. Summary of K-12 demographics and cost drivers.
    7. Funding compared to other states.
  4. Review of State Operating Budget.
    1. How does the Legislature write a budget?
    2. Where does the money come from and how is it spent?
    3. Historical expenditure summary (from 1995).
    4. Recent history and trends.
    5. Major budget drivers.
    6. What spending is mandatory and what is discretionary?
  5. OFM 4-Year Budget Outlook (August 2012).
  6. Review of Current System Performance & Comparison to Other States.
  7. Review of Related K-12 Workgroups.
  8. Summarize Committee Progress.
  9. Public testimony.

Meeting time 8:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.



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