1998 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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School Health Incentive Payments

Item 138 #1c

Item 138 #1c

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY1999 $1,648,007 FY2000 $1,657,806 GF

Page 93, line 14, strike "$2,363,701,528" and insert "$2,365,349,535".
Page 93, line 14, strike "$2,411,157,990" and insert "$2,412,815,796".
Page 93, after line 29, insert:
"School Health Incentive Payments (17524).........$1,648,007     $1,657,806"
Page 111, after line 21, insert:
"17.  School Health Incentive Payments
a.  An additional payment of $
the first year and $
the second year from the general fund shall be disbursed by the Department of Education to local school divisions as incentive payments for the provision of physical health care services in public elementary and secondary schools.
b.  These incentive payments shall be based on a state share of an additional 0.523 hour of nursing services per child eligible for the Federal Free Lunch program for each school division.
c.  To receive funding, each school division must submit a grant application, reviewed by their School Health Advisory Board, describing how the funds are to be used.  Local school divisions are encouraged to consider collaborative, innovative, and non-traditional approaches to funding and service configuration such as public/private partnerships.
d.  In order to receive the state allocation, the local school division must have utilized its health service funding under the Standards of Quality in the provision of physical health care services in fiscal year 1997 or must have provided the equivalent level of services through some other arrangement in fiscal year 1997.  If any school division is not meeting this standard, then the amount of incentive funds for which it is eligible will be reduced to the same percentage of the Standards of Quality funding as was used for health services in fiscal year 1997.
e.  Local school divisions shall provide a local match based on the composite index of local ability-to-pay.
f.  If local school divisions employ licensed practical nurses or unlicensed assistive personnel using this funding, those persons must be supervised and trained by a registered nurse or someone licensed at a higher level than registered nurse."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)