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    Principal's Corner Monthly News

    May 2019

    Greetings Loyal Heights Families,

    As you have likely heard, the Legislative session in Olympia ended on Sunday, April 28. Due to the many letters, emails, and phone calls sent by you and families across the school district; your VOICE was HEARD! Beginning in 2020, Seattle will be able to collect $3000 per student from local, voter approved funds. This will restore 12.2 million dollars directly to classrooms in the 2019-20 school year, with an estimated total increase in revenue of 16 million dollars and will provide an estimated 28 million additional dollars to the district beginning with the 2020-21 school year. This restored revenue, along with increased flexibility to use capital funds for maintenance costs, will help Seattle Public Schools address some of the 40-million-dollar budget shortfall for school year 2019-20 and support restoration of the most critical supports for our students – our school-based staff.

    Below are the restorations that will come to Loyal Heights Elementary for the 2019-20 school year. These are WSS (weighted student-staff formula) restorations only. Central Office will not adjust allocations based on enrollment at this time due to the ongoing fluctuation that occurs between now and the summer months.

     Title of Position
    (Full Time Equivalent of)
     Instructional Staff
     Asst. Principal
     Librarian  0
     House Admin
     Cert. Core
     Net Restoration
     Est Restoration Amount

    What does this mean for our staffing for next school year?
    • Assistant Principal: 0.50 FTE (Baseline) + 0.50 FTE Restoration money = 1.0 FTE position for 2019-2020 School Year
    • School Counselor: 0.50 FTE Cert Core + 0.50 FTE PTA funding = 1.0 FTE position for 2019-2020 SY *this is the same budget configuration we have for this school year.
    • Please note that we will have a full time Librarian for next school year.

    We are very grateful that we are able to recoup 0.5 FTE of our School Counselor position and add 0.5 FTE to the Assistant Principal position. Thank you all for your time and continued advocacy in ensuring that public schools are fully funded.


    Principal Geri Guerrero, Assistant Principal Liz Sanchez, and Loyal Heights Staff

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