84.52.053  <<  84.52.0531 >>   84.52.054

Enrichment levies by school districtsMaximum dollar amountEnrichment levy expenditure plan approvalRulesDeposit of funds.

(1) Beginning with taxes levied for collection in 2020, the maximum dollar amount which may be levied by or for any school district for enrichment levies under RCW 84.52.053 is equal to the lesser of two dollars and fifty cents per thousand dollars of the assessed value of property in the school district or the maximum per-pupil limit. This maximum dollar amount shall be reduced accordingly as provided under RCW 43.09.2856(2).
(2) The definitions in this subsection apply to this section unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(a) 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.
(b) "Maximum per-pupil limit" means:
(i) Two thousand five hundred dollars, as increased by inflation beginning with property taxes levied for collection in 2020, multiplied by the number of average annual full-time equivalent students enrolled in the school district in the prior school year, for school districts with fewer than forty thousand annual full-time equivalent students enrolled in the school district in the prior school year; or
(ii) Three thousand dollars, as increased by inflation beginning with property taxes levied for collection in 2020, multiplied by the number of average annual full-time equivalent students enrolled in the school district in the prior school year, for school districts with forty thousand or more annual full-time equivalent students enrolled in the school district in the prior school year.
(c) "Prior school year" means the most recent school year completed prior to the year in which the levies are to be collected.
(3) 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.
(4) 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.
(5) Beginning with propositions for enrichment levies for collection in calendar year 2020 and thereafter, a district must receive approval of an enrichment levy expenditure plan under RCW 28A.505.240 before submission of the proposition to the voters.
(6) The superintendent of public instruction shall develop rules and regulations and inform school districts of the pertinent data necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.
(7) Beginning with taxes levied for collection in 2018, enrichment levy revenues must be deposited in a separate subfund of the school district's general fund pursuant to RCW 28A.320.330, and for the 2018-19 school year are subject to the restrictions of RCW 28A.150.276 and the audit requirements of RCW 43.09.2856.
(8) Funds collected from levies for transportation vehicles, construction, modernization, or remodeling of school facilities as established in RCW 84.52.053 are not subject to the levy limitations in subsections (1) through (5) of this section.
[ 2019 c 410 § 2; 2018 c 266 § 307; 2017 3rd sp.s. c 13 § 203; (2017 3rd sp.s. c 13 § 202 expired January 1, 2019); 2017 c 6 § 3; (2017 c 6 § 2 expired January 1, 2019); (2013 c 242 § 8 expired January 1, 2019); (2012 1st sp.s. c 10 § 8 expired January 1, 2019). Prior: 2010 c 237 § 2; (2010 c 237 § 1 expired January 1, 2019); 2010 c 99 § 11; (2010 c 99 § 10 expired January 1, 2012); (2009 c 4 § 908 expired January 1, 2012); (2006 c 119 § 2 expired January 1, 2019); (2004 c 21 § 2 expired January 1, 2019); 1997 c 259 § 2; 1995 1st sp.s. c 11 § 1; 1994 c 116 § 2; 1993 c 465 § 1; 1992 c 49 § 1; 1990 c 33 § 601; 1989 c 141 § 1; 1988 c 252 § 1; 1987 1st ex.s. c 2 § 101; 1987 c 185 § 40; 1985 c 374 § 1; prior: 1981 c 264 § 10; 1981 c 168 § 1; 1979 ex.s. c 172 § 1; 1977 ex.s. c 325 § 4.]

NOTES:

Effective date2018 c 266 §§ 303 and 307: See note following RCW 28A.500.015.
Effective date2017 3rd sp.s. c 13 §§ 201, 203, 206, and 207: "Sections 201, 203, 206, and 207 of this act take effect January 1, 2019." [ 2017 3rd sp.s. c 13 § 210.]
Effective date2017 3rd sp.s. c 13 § 202: "Section 202 of this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately [July 6, 2017]." [ 2017 3rd sp.s. c 13 § 212.]
Expiration date2017 3rd sp.s. c 13 § 202: "Section 202 of this act expires January 1, 2019." [ 2017 3rd sp.s. c 13 § 209.]
Intent2017 3rd sp.s. c 13: See note following RCW 28A.150.410.
Effective date2017 c 6 § 3: "Section 3 of this act takes effect January 1, 2019." [ 2017 c 6 § 12.]
Effective date2017 c 6 § 2: "Section 2 of this act takes effect January 1, 2018." [ 2017 c 6 § 10.]
Expiration date2017 c 6 § 2: "Section 2 of this act expires January 1, 2019." [ 2017 c 6 § 11.]
Intent2017 c 6: "The legislature recognizes that school districts may provide locally funded enrichment to the state's program of basic education. The legislature further recognizes that the system of state and local funding for school districts is in transition during 2017, with the state moving toward full funding of its statutory program of basic education, and with current statutory policies on school district levies scheduled to expire at the end of calendar year 2017. To promote school districts' ability to plan for the future during this transitional period, the legislature intends to extend current statutory policies on local enrichment through calendar year 2018." [ 2017 c 6 § 1.]
Expiration date2017 c 6; 2013 c 242 § 8: "Section 8 of this act expires January 1, 2019." [ 2017 c 6 § 4; 2013 c 242 § 10.]
PurposeConstruction2012 1st sp.s. c 10: "(1) Legislation enacted in 2009 (chapter 548, Laws of 2009) and in 2010 (chapter 236, Laws of 2010) revised the definition of the program of basic education, established new methods for distributing state funds to school districts to support this program of basic education, and provided an outline of specific enhancements to the program of basic education that are required to be implemented by 2018. In order to meet the required deadlines to implement full funding of the enhancements, the joint task force in section 2 of this act is created to develop and recommend options for a permanent funding mechanism.
(2) Initiative Measure No. 728 (chapter 3, Laws of 2001) dedicated a portion of state revenues to fund class size reductions and other education improvements. Because class size reductions and similar improvements are incorporated in the reforms that were enacted in chapter 548, Laws of 2009, and chapter 236, Laws of 2010, and that are being incrementally implemented through 2018, Initiative Measure No. 728 is repealed in order to make these dedicated revenues available for implementation of basic education reform and to facilitate the funding reform recommendations of the joint task force in section 2 of this act.
(3) Nothing in chapter 10, Laws of 2012 1st sp. sess. alters or amends the elements included in the school district levy base set forth in RCW 84.52.0531." [ 2012 1st sp.s. c 10 § 1.]
Expiration date2017 c 6; 2012 1st sp.s. c 10 § 8: "Section 8 of this act expires January 1, 2019." [ 2017 c 6 § 5; 2012 1st sp.s. c 10 § 10.]
Expiration date2017 c 6; 2010 c 237 §§ 1, 5, and 6: "Sections 1, 5, and 6 of this act expire January 1, 2019." [ 2017 c 6 § 6; 2010 c 237 § 9.]
Effective date2010 c 237 §§ 1 and 3-9: "Sections 1 and 3 through 9 of this act are necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and take effect immediately [March 29, 2010]." [ 2010 c 237 § 11.]
Intent2010 c 237: "The legislature recognizes that school districts request voter approval for two-year through four-year levies based on their projected levy capacities at the time that the levies are submitted to the voters. It is the intent of the legislature to permit school districts with voter-approved maintenance and operation levies to seek an additional approval from the voters, if subsequently enacted legislation would permit a higher levy." [ 2010 c 237 § 3.]
Effective date2017 c 6; 2010 c 237 § 2: "Section 2 of this act takes effect January 1, 2019." [ 2017 c 6 § 8; 2010 c 237 § 10.]
Effective date2010 c 99 § 11: "Section 11 of this act takes effect January 1, 2012." [ 2010 c 99 § 15.]
Expiration date2010 c 99 § 10: "Section 10 of this act expires January 1, 2012." [ 2010 c 99 § 14.]
FindingsIntent2010 c 99: See note following RCW 28A.340.080.
Effective date2009 c 4: See note following RCW 43.79.460.
Expiration date2009 c 4 § 908: "Section 908 of this act expires January 1, 2012." [ 2009 c 4 § 909.]
Expiration date2017 c 6; 2010 c 237; 2006 c 119; 2004 c 21: "This act expires January 1, 2019." [ 2017 c 6 § 7; 2010 c 237 § 8; 2006 c 119 § 3; 2004 c 21 § 3.]
Funding not related to basic education1997 c 259: "Funding resulting from this act is for school district activities which supplement or are not related to the state's basic program of education obligation as set forth under Article IX of the state Constitution." [ 1997 c 259 § 1.]
PurposeStatutory referencesSeverability1990 c 33: See RCW 28A.900.100 through 28A.900.102.
Effective date1989 c 141: "This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect July 1, 1989." [ 1989 c 141 § 2.]
Intent1987 1st ex.s. c 2: "The legislature intends to establish the limitation on school district maintenance and operations levies at twenty percent, with ten percent to be equalized on a statewide basis. The legislature further intends to establish a modern school financing system for compensation of school staff and provide a class size reduction in grades kindergarten through three. The legislature intends to give the highest funding priority to strengthening support for existing school programs.
The legislature finds that providing for the adoption of a statewide salary allocation schedule for certificated instructional staff will encourage recruitment and retention of able individuals to the teaching profession, and limit the administrative burden associated with implementing state teacher salary policies." [ 1987 1st ex.s. c 2 § 1.]
Severability1987 1st ex.s. c 2: "If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [ 1987 1st ex.s. c 2 § 213.]
Effective date1987 1st ex.s. c 2: "This act shall take effect September 1, 1987." [ 1987 1st ex.s. c 2 § 214.]
IntentSeverability1987 c 185: See notes following RCW 51.12.130.
Severability1985 c 374: "If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [ 1985 c 374 § 3.]
Effective date1981 c 264: "Section 10 of this amendatory act shall become effective for maintenance and operation excess tax levies now or hereafter authorized pursuant to RCW 84.52.053, as now or hereafter amended, for collection in 1982 and thereafter." [ 1981 c 264 § 11.]
Severability1981 c 264: See note following RCW 28A.545.030.
Effective date1979 ex.s. c 172: "This amendatory act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety, the support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect on September 1, 1979." [ 1979 ex.s. c 172 § 3.]
Severability1979 ex.s. c 172: "If any provision of this amendatory act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [ 1979 ex.s. c 172 § 2.]
SeverabilityEffective date1977 ex.s. c 325: See notes following RCW 84.52.052.
Payments to high school districts for educating nonhigh school district students: Chapter 28A.545 RCW.
Purposes: RCW 28A.545.030.
Rules to effect purposes and implement provisions: RCW 28A.545.110.
Superintendent's annual determination of estimated amount dueProcess: RCW 28A.545.070.
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