Full-day kindergarten program—Determination of eligibility.
Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, determination for eligibility for full-day kindergarten (FDK) programs is based on an individual school's poverty percentage from the prior school year.
(1) Two weeks after the legislature adopts the state Operating Appropriations Act for the subsequent school year, the superintendent of public instruction shall develop and publish an eligibility list for FDK for the subsequent school year, pursuant to the legislative limitation parameters in the annual budget bill. Should the governor veto all or a portion of the funding for FDK, the superintendent of public instruction shall modify the eligibility list as needed.
(2) A school's poverty percentage is determined by the school's free and reduced priced lunch percentage eligibility for students in kindergarten through sixth grade from the prior school year's October 1st CEDARS report as of March 31st.
(3) Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, all schools that include kindergarten students will be eligible to receive state funds for full-day kindergarten.
(4) Funding amounts per school shall be calculated in accordance with the state Operating Appropriations Act and WAC 392-121-400
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290
. WSR 16-10-112, § 392-122-423, filed 5/4/16, effective 6/4/16; WSR 13-12-008, § 392-122-423, filed 5/23/13, effective 6/23/13; WSR 09-11-018, § 392-122-423, filed 5/8/09, effective 6/8/09.]