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Local effort assistance fundingFormulaNot basic educationDefinitions. (Effective January 1, 2019.)

(1) Beginning in calendar year 2019 and each calendar year thereafter, the state must provide state local effort assistance funding to supplement school district enrichment levies as provided in this section.
(2) For an eligible school district, annual local effort assistance funding is equal to the school district's maximum local effort assistance multiplied by a fraction equal to the school district's actual enrichment levy divided by the school district's maximum allowable enrichment levy.
(3) The state local effort assistance funding provided under this section is not part of the state's program of basic education deemed by the legislature to comply with the requirements of Article IX, section 1 of the state Constitution.
(4) The definitions in this subsection apply throughout this section unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(a) "Eligible school district" means a school district whose maximum allowable enrichment levy divided by the school district's total student enrollment in the prior school year is less than the state local effort assistance threshold.
(b) For the purpose of this section, "inflation" means, for any school year, the rate of the yearly increase of the previous calendar year's annual average consumer price index for all urban consumers, Seattle area, using the official current base compiled by the bureau of labor statistics, United States department of labor.
(c) "Maximum allowable enrichment levy" means the maximum levy permitted by RCW 84.52.0531.
(d) "Maximum local effort assistance" means the difference between the following:
(i) The school district's actual prior school year enrollment multiplied by the state local effort assistance threshold; and
(ii) The school district's maximum allowable enrichment levy.
(e) "Prior school year" means the most recent school year completed prior to the year in which the state local effort assistance funding is to be distributed.
(f) "State local effort assistance threshold" means one thousand five hundred dollars per student, increased for inflation beginning in calendar year 2020.
(g) "Student enrollment" means the average annual full-time equivalent student enrollment.
(5) For districts in a high/nonhigh relationship, the enrollments of the nonhigh students attending the high school shall only be counted by the nonhigh school districts for purposes of funding under this section.
(6) For school districts participating in an innovation academy cooperative established under RCW 28A.340.080, enrollments of students attending the academy shall be adjusted so that each participant district receives its proportional share of student enrollments for purposes of funding under this section.

NOTES:

Effective date2018 c 266 §§ 303 and 307: "Sections 303 and 307 of this act take effect January 1, 2019." [ 2018 c 266 § 412.]
Effective date2017 3rd sp.s. c 13 §§ 201, 203, 206, and 207: See note following RCW 84.52.0531.
Intent2017 3rd sp.s. c 13: See note following RCW 28A.150.410.
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