Washington State Institute for Public Policy


3Si conducted and presented a K-12 Public School Staff Compensation Analysis to the Washington State Legislature Education Funding Task Force.

This analysis helped inform the landmark “McCleary Agreement” representing an historic investment in K-12 education.

In collaboration with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and with the guidance of the Washington State Institute for Public Policy, 3Si collected, cleaned, and consolidated data from schools serving 92% of public school students across Washington. 3Si identified and analyzed differences between actual salaries and prototypical school compensation from the state, as well as market-rate salaries for each staff category. 3Si also developed an analysis and modeling tool that allows the user to adjust certain variables to see how costs and staff positions in the prototypical school model and different districts would be affected. Model outputs summarized the cost effects for the state given different choices around compensation factors.