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Agency 345
State Board of Education
RCW 28A.305

The State Board of Education consists of eleven voting members, one elected from each congressional district by local school boards, one member elected by the directors of approved private schools, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. By State Board of Education action, the Governor or a representative appointed by the Governor and two high school students elected annually by the Washington Association of Student Councils serve as ex officio members of the Board.

The Board has a number of statutory public education policy responsibilities. The major areas are: professional education and certification; school construction; high school graduation requirements; and school accreditation.

Funds for staff support and expenses are provided through an appropriation to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Capital Budget: Summary*
1995-97 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance 1993-95 Actual 1995-97 Estimated 1997-99 Proposed
General Fund - Basic Account - State 15,250,000
107,015,428 45,634,838 State Building Construction Account - State 35,105,570 61,380,590 45,634,838
331,277,952 153,550,634 Common School Construction Account - State 178,285,764 177,727,318 404,496,470
4,144,292 292 Common School Reimb Construction - State 65,114,771 4,144,000



Total Appropriated Funds




*For detail projects, see 1997-99 Capital Plan.