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BEF Documents & Links

Where’s the BEF Info

Following is a list of links highlighting documents and proposals recently submitted to the BEF committee. These and additional items, including links to TVW recorded coverage, can be found at the new BEFTF webpage.

· Read the ongoing blog by League of Education Voter’s “Did You Know” on the BEF hearings.

Recent BEF Committee Activity — Agendas, Minutes & Documents

Final Report: Basic Education Finance Joint Task Force Just released on Jan. 14, 2009 - !

Outline of the Report, recommendations going to the Legislature (as of January 5, 2009).

ARCHIVE - Note: many of the links below are broken - the target sources changed after these 2008 lists posted.

Some the items below may still be available at the Legislature’s new BEFTF webpage (post 2008); items may also be searchable on the web per the document title and identifying info given below.

December 8-9, 2008

Agenda

Steve Aos, Washington State Institute for Public Policy

Two-Year Cost Estimates for the Draft Proposal

Projections of the “Expected Effect of the Investment” on Student Outcomes

November 24-25, 2008

Agenda

Summary of Proposals to the Task Force, Annie Pennucci, Washington State Institute for Public Policy

Summary of Preliminary Decisions—November 23, 2008 Revision

Summary of Proposal Items to be Decided—November 23, 2008

Initial Draft Final Report of the Joint Task Force for Basic Education Finance

Response Letter to the Full Funding Coalition, Dan Grimm, Chair, Basic Education Finance Joint Task Force

Letter of Recommendations, Doug Matson and Linda Sebring, Washington Association of School Business Officials

Spokane’s Title I LAP Funding for 2008, Laurie Dolan, Governor’s Executive Policy Office 

Hypothetical School Simulation Exercise, Representative Ross Hunter, Washington State House of Representatives 

November 17-18, 2008

Agenda

Summary of Proposals to the Task Force, Annie Pennucci, Washington State Institute for Public Policy

Summary of Proposals–November 17, 2008 Revision

Summary of Preliminary Decisions and Data Issues

Staffing Implications of the Proposals to the Task Force, Jennifer Priddy, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Driver of Student Instructional Time 

Staffing Ratios and Other Cost Drivers—Draft  

Basic Education Finance Task Force Cost Estimates, Ben Rarick, Office of Program Research, Washington State House of Representatives 

Collective Bargaining Between the State and Educational Employees—Draft Bill, Jill Reinmuth, Office of Program Research, Washington State House of Representatives 

Strengthening K–12 Student Achievement—Draft Accountability Framework Promoting Continuous Improvement, Mary Jean Ryan, State Board of Education 

November 10-11, 2008

Agenda

Teacher Pay in Washington State: A Comparable Wage Update, Lori Taylor, Ph.D., Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University

Washington Wages: A Comparison of Educator and Non-Educator Salaries, PowerPoint Presentation

Washington Wages: An Analysis of Educator and Comparable Non-Educator Wages in the State of Washington, Draft Report 

Full Funding Coalition, Randy Parr, Washington Education Association; and Bill Freund, Washington Association of School Administrators

Full Funding Coalition Proposal Overview

Full Funding Coalition Bill Summary 

WASA’s Q and A for Superintendents and Administrators–On Washington State’s Full Funding Coalition

Summary of Proposals to the Task Force, Annie Pennucci, Washington State Institute for Public Policy

Comprehensive Proposals Submitted by Task Force Members: A Summary, PowerPoint Presentation

Comprehensive Proposals Submitted by Task Force Members: A Summary, The Matrix 

Principles and Minimum Required Decisions for Task Force Next Steps, Terry Bergeson, Superintendent of Public Instruction 

Basic Education: A New Finance Model to Meet the Needs of Today’s Students, Representative Glenn Anderson, Representative Ross Hunter, Representative Fred Jarrett, Representative Skip Priest, and Representative Pat Sullivan, Washington State House of Representatives; and Senator Rodney Tom, Washington State Senate

Dan Grimm, Chair, Basic Education Finance Joint Task Force

Task Force Proceedings, Process Memo

Summary on Teacher Certification  

Comprehensive Proposals Submitted by Task Force Members: The Matrix–November 11, 2008 Revision, Annie Pennucci, Washington State Institute for Public Policy

Full Funding Coalition Proposal Overview, Cheryl Chow, Seattle School Board President; Superintendent Bette Hyde, Bremerton School District; and Superintendent Jim Kowalkowski, Davenport School District 

Supplemental Documents

Literature on Small Districts, Superintendent Jim Kowalkowski, Davenport School District

The Effectiveness, Value, and Importance of Small School Districts, Report published on September 17, 2008 in consultation with the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents’ Small and Rural School District Task Force

Program Area: Education, Small Learning Communities, National Conference of State Legislatures 

Letter in Response to Dan Grimm’s Proposal, Jennifer Wallace, Professional Educator Standards Board

October 21, 2008

Agenda

Minutes

Link to the TVW audios: 

Oct. 20: http://www.tvw.org/media/mediaplayer.cfm?EvId=2008101013
Oct. 21:
http://www.tvw.org/media/mediaplayer.cfm?EvId=2008101014

Washington State Labor Market Projections, Greg Weeks, Employment Security Department

Public School Staffing Minimum Requirements, Jennifer Priddy and Calvin Brodie, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction 

Research Updates, Washington State Institute for Public Policy

What Is Known About How Teacher Pedagogy Training Affects Student Test Scores, Annie Pennucci

Early Childhood Education & Full-Day Kindergarten, Steve Aos

Teacher Attrition Rates, Steve Aos

Cracking the “Constitutional Concrete”: What Article IX Rulings Mean for Policymakers, Kristen Fraser, House Office of Program Research

October 20, 2008

Time, Responsibility, Incentive Pay: Updated Analysis of TRI Survey Data, Annie Pennucci, Washington State Institute for Public Policy

Background Data on Compensation with Focus on Health Benefits and Supplemental Salaries, Jennifer Priddy, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

The Cost of Human Capital: How It Affects K–12 Budgets 

Overview – Public Employee Collective Bargaining in Washington, Jill Reinmuth, House Office of Program Research

Overview – Statewide Collective Bargaining for Teachers, Jill Reinmuth, House Office of Program Research

School District Collective Bargaining in Washington State: Some Points to Consider, Ken Hoover

State Board of Education, Mary Jean Ryan

Opening Doors with CORE 24

CORE 24 Sample Schedules, DRAFT 

Continuous Improvement for All Schools, DRAFT

Review of Task Force Legislative Direction, Susan Mielke, Senate Committee Services

Presentation

E2SSB 5627

E2SSB 6377 Excerpt

ESSB 6879

Update on Washington Learns, Judy Hartmann, Governor’s Executive Policy Office

September 15, 2008

Basic Education Finance Joint Task Force Legislative Assignments, Roxanne Lieb, Washington State Institute for Public Policy

School District Finance Update, Jennifer Priddy, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Historical Perspectives, Wally G. Miller

Written Testimony

Background Materials: Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of the Tax System in All 50 States, 2nd Edition, by the Institution on Taxation and Economic Policy; Executive Summary of ESSB 5286, 1997 Session, Property Tax Exemption of Intangible Assets (RCW 84.36.070)

Washington State Institute for Public Policy, Annie Pennucci and Steve Aos

September 15, 2008, Report to the Joint Task Force on Basic Education Finance

Time, Responsibility, Incentive Pay: Analysis of TRI Survey Data from Washington School Districts

Projecting the Effect (on Student Outcomes) of Task Force Recommendations

Stand for Children, Shannon Campion

2008–09 Statewide Policy Platform

Join Our Grassroots Movement to Improve Public Schools

Washington Health Foundation Panel:  Sandi Swarthout, Washington Health Foundation; Julia Dilley, Multnomah County Health Department/Oregon Department of Human Services; Debra Gary, Pioneer Elementary School; and Vickie Ybarra, Yakima School Board

Written Testimony

Academic Achievement and Health: Findings from Recent Research

Healthiest State Policy Goals, Draft Recommendations

Profile: Auburn School District Pioneer Elementary School

Summary; Seattle Times OpEd

Letter and Recommendations to the Task Force, Ben Kodama, Equitable Opportunity Caucus; and Tim Ames, Wellpinit School District

American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence, Eileen Proudlock

Written Testimony

Wanted: Teachers

September 16, 2008

Accounting Work Session, Jennifer Priddy and Calvin Brodie, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction; Doug Matson, West Valley School District; and Neil Sullivan, Spokane Public Schools

Presentation

Attachment A: General Fund Resource to Program Expenditure Report (Part IV) for a Single Example District

Orcas Island School District, Present Circumstances and Suggested Solutions, Janet Brownell and Barbara Kline

Verbal Testimony: Crisis in Student Health and Need for Adult Mentors, Representative Larry Seaquist, Washington State House of Representatives

Follow-up Documents

Social Emotional Learning as Part of a Basic Education in Washington State, Representative Mary Lou Dickerson, Washington State House of Representatives

Cost Estimates of Proposal

Updated List of Organizational Supporters

Letter: Alternative Certification of Teachers, J. Patrick Naughton, President-Elect, Washington Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Letter to the Task Force and Summary of Recommendations, Washington Coalition for School Libraries and Information Technology 

August 6, 2008

Agenda

July 8, 2008

Agenda

Minutes - Presentations and Handouts

· Joint Legislative Task Force on School Construction Funding, Representative Bill Fromhold, Washington State House of Representatives; and Senator Dale Brandland, Washington State Senate

· K-12 Environmental Health and Safety Rules: Estimated O&M Costs, Craig McLaughlin, Washington State Board of Health

· Puget Sound School Coalition: Public Testimony—School Environmental Health & Safety Rule, Tom Murphy, Federal Way Public Schools

· Washington Association of School Business Officials: K-12 Education Funding Proposals, Doug Matson, West Valley School District; and Neil Sullivan, Spokane Public Schools

· Recommendations to the Basic Education Finance Task Force, Ben Kodama, Equitable Opportunity Caucus

· Together We Can Improve Outcomes for All Children, WSPTA’s Bill Williams, Laura Bay, and Kim Howard, Washington State Parent-Teacher Association

· Presentation to the Basic Education Funding Task Force, Pat Steinburg and Christie Perkins, Washington State Special Education Coalition

June 9-10, 2008

Agenda

Minutes - Presentations and Handouts

· Funding System to Support Student Success: Quality Educator Development, Compensation, and Support, Terry Bergeson, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction; Erin LaVerdiere, Sumner School District; Jeanne Harmon, Center for the Strengthening of the Teaching Profession; Holly Koon, Mount Baker High School; and Pete Bylsma, education consultant

· Going the Extra Mile: A Finance System for Student Success, Terry Bergeson, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Executive Summary

Career and Technical

Development Model

Staffing Model: Guidance

Compensation Model

Classified Staff: Ratios

Staffing Model: Class Size

Classified Staff: School Security

Staffing Model: Libraries

Classified Staff: Salary Allocations

Staffing Model: Health

Classified Staffing Salary Allocation Method—Appendix A

Staffing Model: Learning Support

NERC: Foundation

Struggling Students

NERC: Instructional Technology

English Language Learners

NERC: Curriculum

· Full Funding Coalition, Paul Rosier and Bill Freund, Washington Association of School Administrators; Randy Parr, Washington Education Association; and David Conley, Center for Educational Policy Research, University of Oregon

Presentation

Attaining a World-Class K–12 System: Aligning Washington’s Funding Structure with 21st Century Educational Expectations

Appendix

· The Edmonds Compensation Model, Dan Wilson, Edmonds Education Association; and Debby Carter, Edmonds School District

Draft Compensation Model

Four Scenarios–Draft

· A Case for High-Quality Support for New Teachers in Washington, Jeanne Harmon, Center for the Strengthening of the Teaching Profession; and Jennifer Wallace, Professional Educator Standards Board 

· A Funding System to Support Student Success: Presentation to the Basic Education Funding Task Force—Student Support and System Foundations, Terry Bergeson, Howard DeLeeuw, John Aultman, and Dennis Small, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction; Vickie Damon, Renton School District; John Mannix and Neil Sullivan, Spokane Public Schools; and Mike Cullum, Northshore School District

· A Way Forward, Lisa McFarlane and George Scarola, League of Education Voters Foundation; and John Tapogna, ECONorthwest

· Presentation & Five Proposals to Transform Washington Education Finance and Drive Gains in Student Achievement

· School District Alliance for Adequate Funding for Special Education, Chip Kimball, Lake Washington School District; and Lydia Sellie, Northshore School District

· Highly Capable Programs—Highly Capable Students, Barbara Maurer and Irene Greve, Washington Coalition for Gifted Education 

·  Funding and Services for Highly Capable Students: Fact Sheet

· Making Early Education a Funding Priority, Joel Ryan, Washington State Association of Head Start and ECEAP (WSA) 

· Extending State Support for Schools through a Regional Delivery System: A Funding Proposal Submitted to the Joint Task Force on Basic Education Finance by the Association of Educational Service Districts, Bill Keim, ESD 113

May 6, 2008

Agenda

Minutes - Presentations and Handouts

· Current State K-12 Budget Drivers: Key Trends and Tradeoffs, Steve Aos, Washington State Institute for Public Policy 

· Implications of Class Size and Other Funding Decisions, Representative Ross Hunter, Washington State House of Representatives

Class size and other fundamental decisions  

Proposed Statewide Minimum Graduation Requirements: Sample Student Schedule Scenarios

Hypothetical Program of Basic Education -- Minimum Credit requirements for a Typical High School Student -- Spreadsheet

Hypothetical Program of Basic Education -- Minimum Credit requirements for a CTE High School Student -- Spreadsheet

Hypothetical Program of Basic Education -- Minimum Credit requirements for a Honors High School Student -- Spreadsheet

Hypothetical Program of Basic Education -- Minimum Credit requirements for a Struggling High School Student -- Spreadsheet

· Quantifying the Fiscal Impact of Compensation Changes on School Districts' Local Funds: Projections for the Upcoming Three School Years, Jennifer Priddy, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

· State Board of Education Draft Recommendations With Funding Implications, Mary Jean Ryan, State Board of Education 

Working to Improve Student Achievement 

Opening Doors with Core 24 

Core 24: College and Work Ready Student Pursuing the Environmental Exploration AP Program at a Skills Center  

April 14, 2008

Agenda

Minutes - Presentations and Handouts

· Basic Education Finance Action Plan, Representative Skip Priest, Washington State House of Representatives 

· Pay for Performance Knowledge and Skills, Annie Pennucci, Senior Research Associate, Washington State Institute for Public Policy

· Minnesota's Quality Compensation for Teachers Program:  Q Comp

Ward Brossoit, President of the Exclusive Representative of the Teachers for Grand Meadow School District

Q Comp Application Rubric 

Q Comp Program Review Process 

Peer Review-Site Visit Rubric  

Peer Review Level 1 Document Review 

Mark Robertson, Superintendent of Fridley School District

Q Comp Fact Sheet 

Quality Compensation for Teachers or "Q Comp" 

Fridley Public Schools, Q Comp Summary Presentation  

Creating an Integrated Student Achievement/Staff Development and Performance Pay System 

· School Finance and Educator Compensation, Jim Carlson, President, Educator Compensation Institute 

Comments to the Task Force

Educator Compensation Institute Overview

Alternative Teacher Compensation in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Six Years Later

March 24, 2008

Agenda

Minutes - Presentations and Handouts

· School Employee Compensation Questions, Dan Grimm, Chair, Basic Education Finance Joint Task Force 

· WASL Questions, Dan Grimm, Chair, Basic Education Finance Joint Task Force

· Other Policy and Budget Questions, Representative Skip Priest, Washington State House of Representatives; Superintendent Bette Hyde, Bremerton School District; and Representative Kathy Haigh, Washington State House of Representatives

· 2008 Legislation Applicable to the Task Force

· Technical Advisory Committee Members 

· Upcoming Meetings. Updates to this meeting handout are available at http://www.leg.wa.gov/Joint/Committees/BEF/. 

January 11, 2008

Agenda

Minutes (Revised 4/29/08) - Presentations and Handouts

· History and Policies Related to the WASL and Education Reform, Stephen Nielsen, Assistant Superintendent, Financial Services, Puget Sound ESD, and former Executive Director of the Governor’s Council on Education Reform and Funding; and Brian Benzel, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Whitworth University, former Superintendent of Spokane School District, and former member of the Washington State Commission on Student Learning

· Education Reform: The Implications for School Finance, Terry Bergeson, Superintendent of Public Instruction

· WASL Results: How Many Students Have Met Standard?  A "Cohort" Analysis, Annie Pennucci, Senior Research Associate, Washington State Institute for Public Policy

· Funding That Puts Students First, Steve Mullin, President, Washington Roundtable

· Task Force Work Plan

December 13, 2007

Agenda

Minutes (Revised 4/29/08) - Presentations and Handouts

· Fair School Funding, Federal Way School District v. State of Washington, Lester "Buzz" Porter, Dionne & Rorick

· Labor Market Projections for Washington State, Paul Sommers, Ph.D., Seattle University

· Washington's School Finance System, Ben Rarick, Office of Program Research, Washington State House of Representatives

· Improving the Transparency of the K-12 Funding System, Jennifer Priddy, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

November 19-20, 2007

Agenda

Minutes (Revised 4/29/08) - Presentations and Handouts

· Network for Excellence in Washington Schools, Thomas F. Ahearne, Attorney, Foster Pepper & Shefelman

· Washington Adequacy Funding Study, David T. Conley, Educational Policy Improvement Center

· Financing Washington Schools for High Performance, Lawrence O. Picus, USC Rossier School of Education

· Teacher Compensation Reform, Dan Goldhaber, University of Washington and Urban Institute

· K-12 Finance and Student Outcomes, Steve Aos, Washington State Institute for Public Policy

· Draft Transparency Outline, Jennifer Priddy, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

October 22, 2007

Agenda

Minutes (Revised 4/29/08) - Presentations and Handouts

· School Funding Litigation Presentation, Dave Stolier, Assistant Attorney General

· Overview of K-12 Finance Presentation, Bryon Moore, Senate Committee Services, Washington State Senate

· Education Reform Presentation, Bob Butts, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

· Other Initiatives Presentation, Barbara McLain, House Office of Program Research, Washington State House of Representatives

· Washington Learns Summary, Jennifer Priddy, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

· Washington Learns K12 Compensation Subgroup Recommendations, Representative Ross Hunter, Washington State House of Representatives

· Washington Learns Minority Report , Representative Glenn Anderson, WA State Hse of Reps.

September 10, 2007

Agenda

Minutes (Revised 6/11/08) - Presentations and Handouts

Initial Report to the Joint Task Force

Senate Committee Services - Staff Presentation

K–12 Finance and Student Outcomes:
A 5000′ Flyover and Proposed Research Approach

Recent and Upcoming Washington K–12 Studies

 

Funding Washington Schools

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