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2010–2011 Supplemental Operating Budget

Workforce-Related Items
As Passed by the Legislature (SB 6444 and signed by the Governor
(Updated: May 4, 2010)

Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board (Workforce Board)

Budget Reduction - The Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board general fund-state dollars are reduced by $248,000 for administration and temporary layoffs, with a 1.1 FTE reduction.

WAVE Awards - In 2010 and 2011, directs the Workforce Board to continue to designate recipients of the Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) and to recognize them at award ceremonies, but state funding is provided for award of only one scholarship per legislative district during the 2010-11 academic year. After the 2010-11 academic year, the board may distribute grants to these eligible students to the extent that funds are appropriated for this purpose.

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)

Administrative Reduction - $812,000 general fund-state reduction for OSPI’s operations budget and temporary layoffs.

Career and Technical Education Grants and First Robotics - $912,000 ($1,838,000 net reduction) of general fund-state dollars for FY 2011 are provided for secondary career and technical education grants, CTE high demand and course equivalency grants.  If equally matched by private donations, $300,000 of the appropriation shall be used to support FIRST Robotics programs, including FIRST Robotics professional development.

Middle School CTE STEM - Provides 0.92 certificated instructional staff units and 0.8 certificated administrative staff units for each 19.5 full-time equivalent vocational students for middle school vocational STEM programs approved by OSPI.

Pre-Apprenticeship Programs - Maintains current level funding at $ 175,000 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011.

Vocational Student Leadership Organizations - Maintains current level funding.

Navigation 101 - $3.12 million ($100,000 reduction) of general fund-state dollars for FY 2011 are provided for the dissemination of the Navigation 101 curriculum to all districts.

Building Bridges Grants - $337,000 ($338,000 reduction) of general fund-state dollars for FY 2011 are provided for implementation of a statewide program for comprehensive dropout prevention, intervention, and retrieval.

Dropout Prevention (JAG) - $150,000 of general fund-state dollars for FY 2011 is provided solely for drop-out prevention programs, including the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) program.

STEM High Schools - $150,000 of general fund-state dollars to implement HB 2621 (best practices in STEM instruction).

STEM Working Group - $25,000 of general fund-state dollars for FY 2011 is provided to convene a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) working group to develop a comprehensive plan with a shared vision, goals, and measurable objectives to improve policies and practices to ensure that a pathway is established for elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, postsecondary degree programs, and careers in the areas of STEM.

State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Budget Reduction - $44.8 million reduction in general fund-state dollars to administrative programs, academic course offerings and temporary layoffs.

Worker Retraining - Provides $17.5 million from the Opportunity Express account for the Worker Retraining Program (total of 9,924 FTEs in FY 2011).  

Opportunity Grant Program - $1 million of opportunity express account-state dollars are provided solely for the Opportunity Grant program.

Labor Education and Research Center - $164,000 of general fund-state dollars for FY 2011 shall be expended on the labor education and research center (transferred from The Evergreen State College to South Seattle Community College) to provide outreach programs and direct educational and research services to labor unions and worker-centered organizations.

Aerospace Training - $1,750,000 of general fund-state dollars for FY 2011 is provided to contract with the aerospace training and research center on Paine Field in Everett support industry- identified training in the aerospace sector.

Security Lifeline Act - Sufficient amounts are provided in this section to implement the Food Stamp Employment and Training program under 2SHB 2782 (Security Lifeline Act).

Employment Security Department

Budget Reduction - $815,000 in temporary layoffs

Higher Education Coordinating Board

Budget Reduction - $533,000 reduction in general fund-state dollars to administrative programs and temporary layoffs.

WAVE - Funding is reduced to reflect savings achieved by awarding scholarships to one student (rather than three) from each legislative district for the 2010 high school graduating class.

Health Professions Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness Program - Funding is suspended for the Health Professional Scholarship and Loan Repayment program. However individuals currently receiving scholarships or loan repayment benefits will continue to receive them.

Department of Commerce

Entreprenuerial Development - $50,000 in general fund-state dollars are provided to implement 2SSB 6667 (small business assistance programs).

Department of Social & Health Services - Vocational Rehabilitation

Budget Reduction - $526,000 reduction in general fund-state and FTE reductions of 7.5 for administrative operations and temporary layoffs.

Federal Match - $4 million from the Telecommunications Devices for the Hearing and Speech Impaired Account to DVR to meet the state's maintenance of effort requirements to continue to receive full Department of Education vocational rehabilitation grants.

Department of Services for the Blind

Budget Reduction - $138,000 in general-fund state reduction in temporary layoffs per SSB 6503.

Department of Health

Health Care Professions Data - $10,000 in fiscal year 2010 and $40,000 in fiscal year 2011 are provided to study the cost effective options for collecting demographic data related to health care professions workforce to be submitted to the Legislature by December 1, 2010.

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 couple helpful definitions:

Fiscal Year 2011(FY) runs from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011

General Fund-State are 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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