REVENUES FROM LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL SOURCES
Policy No. 6100
Revenues From Discretionary Local Taxes
As necessary, the district shall consider the necessity of requesting voter approval of an excess property tax to be collected in the year following voter approval. Such a levy, if any, shall be in that amount permitted by law which the board determines necessary to provide educational services beyond those provided by state appropriations. The board shall solicit advice from staff and patrons prior to establishing the amount and purposes of the special levy request. The special levy being collected shall be presented by program and expenditure in the district's annual descriptive guide for patrons as required by law.
Revenues From State Resources
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The state provides special purpose appropriations for programs of transportation, for children with disabilities and for such other programs as it deems appropriate to assist schools. When it is optional for the district to participate in a program offering financial assistance, the board shall receive detailed analysis from the staff regarding both the advantages to be realized from the program and the additional costs in terms of staff time, impact on existing programs and new obligations that such a program may require. Before authorizing participation in such a program, the board shall first determine that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages and that the program shall not detract from other programs already in operation.
Revenues From The Federal Government
The objective of the board is to provide the best educational services possible within resources available to the district. Federal grants and programs may provide helpful financial resources towards pursuing that objective. When it is optional for the district to participate in a federally funded program, the board shall receive detailed analysis from the staff regarding both the advantages to be realized from the program and the additional costs in terms of staff time, impact on existing programs and new obligations that the program may require. Before authorizing participation in such a program, the board shall first determine that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages and that the program shall not detract from other programs already in operation.
The board agrees to comply with all federal and state requirements that may be a condition to receipt of federal funds including, but not limited to:
A. Maintenance of fiscal records which show the receipt and disposition of federal funds;
B. Provision for eligible private school students to participate in programs and/or services designed for the educationally disadvantaged as well as other programs which are supported by ECIA funds;
C. Provision for testing to identify target students as well as to measure program results; and
D. Provision for staff and parent involvement, program planning, budget development and program evaluation.
The district agrees to comply with Title 1 requirements pertaining to the implementation of internal controls for travel, contracted services, training, and capital outlay purchases and expenditures.
The district further assures that a district-wide salary schedule is in effect and that the staff are assigned equitably among schools. Instructional material shall also be distributed equitably among all schools. The board grants authority to directors and staff to participate in the development of any state and/or federal regulations deemed to be necessary for the implementation of federally-funded programs.
Federal Impact Funds (Native American)
Federal impact funds are provided to the district as a supplement to taxes and other revenue sources. State appropriated funds and local taxes contribute to the development and implementation of a basic education program for all students enrolled in the district. The district gives assurance that tribes and parents of Native American children will be afforded the opportunity to make recommendations regarding the needs of their children and will be involved in the planning and development of the basic education program including those educational programs and services to be provided with P.L. 81-874 funds. Indian students shall have the equal opportunity to participate in the district's program with other students.
Recognizing that the board is the ultimate authority in defining the educational program of the district, the superintendent shall establish procedures to assure the involvement of the tribe and parents of Native American students in the development of the basic education program including the education services to be provided with P.L. 81-874 funds and the participation of Native American children in the program on an equal basis. The superintendent will provide opportunities for parents and members of the tribal council to suggest if any policy and/or procedure changes as well as program changes are necessary to better serve the needs of the Native American students.
Legal References: RCW 28A.300.070 Receipt of federal funds for school purposes — Superintendent of public instruction to administer
28A.150.230 Basic Education Act of 1977 — District school directors as accountable for proper operation of district — Scope — Responsibilities — Publication of guide
28A.150.250 Annual basic education allocation of funds according to average FTE student enrollment — Student/ teacher ratio standard
28A.150.370 Additional programs for which legislative appropriations must or may be made
84.52.531 Levies by school districts — Maximum dollar amount for maintenance and operation support — Restrictions — Maximum levy percentage — Levy reduction funds — Rules.
WAC 392-163 Special Service Program — Title I Grants For Improving Lea Basic Programs
180-16 State Support of Public Schools
Public Law 81-874
34 CFR 223 Special Aid Provisions for Local Educational Agencies