The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is pleased to present the October 2015 edition of Organization
and Financing of Washington Public Schools. This edition updates most
school fiscal data through the 2013–14 school year. If financial information
for a particular area was not available at the time of publication, the most
recent available year’s information is used and notated.
This publication attempts to make the
complex subject of school finance understandable to the general public. It is
written for school board members, legislators, educators, and interested
citizens. It can also be used as a training manual for new school employees or
as a reference manual for school finance professionals. It does not take the
place of official OSPI instructions to school districts. School business
managers and personnel are advised to refer to OSPI bulletins and handbooks for
the most current and authoritative policies of this agency.
find the October 2015 Organization and Financing of Washington Public
Schools handbook posted to OSPI's website at http://www.k12.wa.us/safs/pub/org/org.asp. The
document can be printed or downloaded, in PDF format, at no charge.