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Operating Budget (Pending Governor Signature)
Summary of Workforce-Related Items
HOUSE BILL 1087 -- 2011-2013 Operating Budget (as approved by the Legislature)
(Updated: May 26, 2011.)
Detailed budget information here

Workforce Board

Budget Reduction - $315,000 (10%) reduction in GF-S (does not include 3 percent salary reduction, additional salary reductions for high-wage earners, or COLA cutbacks)

Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) - Budget language directs the Workforce Board to not designate recipients of WAVE or recognize them at award ceremonies for the 2011-2013 biennium.

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction

Navigation 101 - $2,808,000 of GF-S for FY 2012 and $2,808,000 of GF-S for FY 2013 (-624,000) are provided solely for the dissemination of the navigation 101 curriculum to all districts. The funding shall support electronic student planning tools and software for analyzing the impact of navigation 101 on student performance, as well as grants to a maximum of one hundred school districts each year, based on progress and need for the implementation of the navigation 101 Program.

CTE High Demand Grants/First Robotics - $977,000 of GF-S for FY 2012 and $977,000 of GF-S for FY 2013 (+130,000) are provided solely for secondary career and technical education grants pursuant to chapter 170, Laws of 2008. If equally matched by private donations, $300,000 of the 2012 appropriation and $300,000 of the 2013 appropriation shall be used to support FIRST robotics programs.

Pay for Actual Student Success (PASS) Act - $1,500,000 of GF-S for FY 2012 and $1,500,000 of GF-S for FY 2013 are provided solely for the implementation of chapter 288, Laws of 2011 (actual student success program), including allocations to the opportunity internship program, the jobs for America's graduates program, the building bridges program, and services provided by a college scholarship organization. Funding shall not be used in the 2011-2013 fiscal biennium to provide awards for schools and school districts.

Building Bridges Program - $337,000 of GF-S for FY 2012 and $337,000 of GF-S for FY 2013 are provided solely for implementation of the building bridges statewide program for comprehensive dropout prevention, intervention, and reengagement strategies.

Jobs for America’s Graduates
- $135,000 of GF-S for FY 2012 and $135,000 of GF-S for FY 2013 (-$30,000) are provided solely for dropout prevention programs at the office of the superintendent of public instruction, including the jobs for America's graduates (JAG) program.

STEM Lighthouses - $135,000 of GF-S for FY 2012 and $135,000 of GF-S for FY (-30,000) are provided solely for science, technology, engineering and mathematics lighthouse projects.

Pre-Apprenticeship Programs grants - Funding suspended (- $350,000).

Skills Center Director - Funding eliminated (-$196,000).

CTE Student Leadership Organizations -
Funding eliminated (-$194,000).

Summer
Vocational Skill Center Program - Funding eliminated (-$4,770,000).

Information Technology Academy
- $2 million of GF- S for FY 2012 and $2 million of GF- S for FY 2013 are provided solely for a statewide information technology (IT) academy program. This public-private partnership will provide educational software, as well as IT certification and software training opportunities for students and staff in public schools.

State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Worker Retraining - $4.5 million of GF- S for FY 2012 and $4.5 million of GF- S for FY 2013 is provided solely for worker retraining. (In addition to base funding of $28,761,000 of GF-S for FY 2012 and $28,761,000 of GF-S for FY 2013 as special funds for training and related support services).

Student Achievement Initiative - Of the amounts appropriated to SBCTC, $5 million is provided solely for the student achievement initiative.

High-Employer Demand Programs -When implementing their appropriations, the SBCTC and the trustees of the individual community and technical colleges are required to “minimize impact on academic programs, maximize reductions in administration, and shall at least maintain, and endeavor to increase, enrollment opportunities and degree and certificate production in high employer-demand fields of study at their academic year 2008-09 levels.”

Applied Baccalaureate Degree Programs -

  • Bellevue College is authorized to offer applied baccalaureate degrees in information technology, health care services and management, biotechnology, and pre-professional preparation for medical fields. These degrees shall be directed at high school graduates and transfer- oriented degree and professional and technical degree holders.
  • The Seattle Community College District is authorized to offer applied baccalaureate degree programs in business/international business and technology management, interactive and artistic digital media, sustainability, building science technology, and allied and global health. These degrees shall be directed at high school graduates and professional and technical degree holders.

Higher Education Coordinating Board
(replaced by the Office of Student Assistance and the Council of Higher Education effective July 1, 2012)

Washington  Award for Vocational Education (WAVE) - Suspended for the 2011-2013 biennium. Provides an appropriation for awards made in prior years.

Washington
Scholars - Suspended for the 2011-2013 biennium. Provides an appropriation for awards made in prior years.

Health Professionals Conditional Scholarship -
Suspended for the 2011-2013 biennium. Provides an appropriation for awards made in prior years.

Aerospace Training Scholarship/Training - $250,000
of GF - S for FY 2012 is provided solely for implementation of the aerospace training scholarship and student loan program as specified in ESHB 1846 (aerospace student loans).

Student Financial Aid - Shall include students enrolled in three to five credit-bearing quarter credits, or the equivalent semester credits.

Work Study Program - $14,320,000 reduction.  

Office of Student Financial Assistance

Aerospace Training Scholarship/Training - $250,000 of GF- S for FY 2013 is provided solely for implementation of the aerospace training scholarship and student loan program as specified in ESHB 1846 (aerospace student loans).

Opportunity
Scholarship Program - No line item; $2.5 million in agency summary.

Department of Commerce

Economic Development Commission - Within the department appropriations, specific funding (-$80,000) is provided to implement SSB 5741 (economic development commission).

Associate Development Organizations - $2,949,000 of GF-S for FY 2012 and $2,949,000 of GF-S for FY 2013 (-$565,000) are provided solely for associate development organizations.

Microenterprises - Funding reduced (-$39,000).

Innovation Research Teams (STARS) - $1,859,000 of GF-S for FY 2012 and $1,859,000 of GF-S for FY 2013  (-$100,000) are provided solely for innovative research teams, also known as entrepreneurial STARS, at higher education research institutions, and for entrepreneurs-in-residence programs at higher education research institutions and entrepreneurial assistance organizations. Of these amounts no more than $50,000 in fiscal year 2012 and no more than $50,000 in fiscal year 2013 may be provided for the operation of entrepreneurs-in-residence programs at entrepreneurial assistance organizations external to higher education research institutions.

Tourism Development - Funding eliminated (-$3,812,000 GF-S).

Western Washington University Small Business Development Center
- Funding Eliminated (-$593,000).

Cluster Grants - $100,000
is provided for the Department to administer a competitive grant program to fund economic development activities designed to further regional cluster growth and to integrate sector-based and cluster-based strategies with its support for the development of innovation partnership zones (IPZ).

Washington Technology Center - $951,000 reduction.

Washington Technology Center Transfer - Pursuant to SB 5764, the Washington Technology Center merges with the Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute to form Innovate Washington. WTC funding is transferred to Innovate Washington ($3,806,000 transfer).

Washington State University

Naval Shipyard Career Path (2+2+2) - Within available funds, Washington State University shall serve an additional cohort of fifteen full-time equivalent students in the mechanical engineering program located at Olympic College.

This budget summary was prepared by Workforce Board staff and continues to evolve as we learn more. If you have information, corrections, additions to share, contact Wes Pruitt (360.586.1652)

A Fiscal Year runs from July through June 30 and is named for the year that it ends in.

GF-S stands for General Fund - State or funds generated by state taxes as opposed to dollars that come from a dedicated account, revolving fund or from the federal government.

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