Priority Scoring Criteria Descriptions
The applicable Priority Criteria for a skill center’s project is described below. Note: Numbered criteria refer to the Skill Center Capital Manual. Criteria will be scored by a group of school facility experts and representatives from OSPI School Facilities and Organization. You must complete all parts of this template highlighted in yellow.
Criteria One: Local Contribution The project will be scored based on the amount of local contribution that will be provided for the project based on the range identified below. When a waiver is being sought, the project’s inclusion into the OSPI Capital Budget Request is dependent on the Superintendent’s approval of the waiver.
% Local Contribution Points
11+% 10 Points
10% 8 Points
9.9%-7.5% 4 Points
Local Contribution = _____ ______ Points (10 Point Maximum)
Attach a local contribution form needs to be provided.
Criteria Two: Title I Percentage of the Inter-District Cooperative Member Districts The project will be scored based on the Free and Reduced Price Lunch (FRPL) of the skill center cohort. OSPI will calculate FRPL applications to total enrollment percentage for each district of the inter-district cooperative. OSPI will also determine the percentage of students from each district that make up the total skill center enrollment. Each cooperative member school district’s FRPL percentage will be weighted by their enrollment percentage of the skill center.
50%–100% 5 Points
20%–49% 4 Points
10–19% 2 Points
0–9% 0 Points
Title I Percentage: ______ ______ Points (5 Point Maximum)
Criteria Six: Cohort Projections for Enrollment The project will be scored based on the estimated amount of skill center growth or decline. OSPI will compile current and projected enrollment for the skill center and member school districts. Using
WAC 392.343.045 to determine how to project enrollment three to five years into the future, OSPI will determine the enrollment of grades 11 and 12 from all the member districts in the skill center cooperative. Using a three year average of skill center enrollment information (the October headcount), OSPI will determine the percentage of students attending the skill center from each member school district. This percentage is individually applied to each school district of the cooperative to determine future enrollment.
For new Core or Branch campuses that have no enrollment history, OSPI will follow the same process as existing skill center campuses as described above, but OSPI will either use information from the feasibility study or equivalent information to project enrollment.
The percentage of change in enrollment from the current school year to a three to five year projection will derive scoring for this section based on a range.
Cohort Projection =______ % Growth X 3 + 4 = ______ Points (30 Point Maximum)
Criteria Seven: Temporary Locations The project will be scored based on the number of temporary locations which the project addresses. Seven points are awarded for each current program being offered in a temporary location. A temporary location can include an off campus site (e.g. leased), a portable, and on campus area not constructed or acquired for instructional purposes (e.g. storage area, garage).
If a program is currently being held in a portable building and counted as a temporary location; the same portable, housing a temporary program, cannot be counted in the future for a point in this category. The intent is to create permanent space to replace temporary accommodations.
Program(s) Type of Temporary Location
Programs offered at temporary locations ____ X 6 Points = _____ Points (30 Point Maximum)
The project score will be based on each program (associated with the project) receiving a maximum of two points by being identified as either a local area demand program or a statewide demand program–but not both. The programs must have a logical nexus with the demand occupation it is being identified with.
Local Area Demand Program
Local area demand programs are programs that have been identified by the Washington State Employment Security Department as providing for local area demand occupations in a skill center service area. The lists for local area demand occupations can be found at https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/wilma/wdclists/MainMenu.aspx
List each local area demand program followed by the relevant local area demand occupation(s).
Statewide Demand Program
Statewide demand programs are programs that prepare students for high demand occupations per RCW 28A.700.020. The list of high demand occupations can be found at http://wtb.wa.gov/HighDemandFields.asp
List each statewide high demand program followed by the relevant high demand occupation(s).
Local Area Demand Programs ______+ Statewide Demand Programs ______ =____ Total Programs
Total Programs X 2 Points= _____ TOTAL Points (10 Point Maximum)
Criteria Ten: Partnerships Identified The project score will be based on partnerships from: a) the community (e.g. local governments, clubs, non-profits and community leaders, etc.); b) post-secondary organizations (e.g. colleges and trade schools); and c) labor and business partnerships (e.g. specific businesses, unions, rotaries and trade association which providing a contribution such as in-kind services, equipment donations or other investments). Each partnership can only be awarded one point with a maximum point value for this criterion of 15 points.