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Weighted Staffing Standards is the method of determining school funding. he formula Seattle Public Schools uses for both staffing and discretionary allocations to schools based on the number of students and their characteristics. The formula uses projected AAFTE (Annual Average FTE) enrollment numbers to determine the instructional staff needed for each school to provide the necessary services for its students. It also allocates non-instructional staff such as administrators, office staff, counselors and librarians. Discretionary allocations allow each school to customize their budget to meet their unique needs and can be used for additional staffing, supplies, curriculum, or professional