2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

View Budget Item
View Budget Item amendments

SOQ Costs - Administrative Positions

Item 147 #67c

Item 147 #67c

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2003 $4,122,252 FY2004 $54,155,292 GF

Page 105, line 2, strike "$2,706,307,904" and insert "$2,710,430,156".
Page 105, line 2, strike "$2,720,585,511" and insert "$2,774,740,803".
Page 112, line 43, after "h.", insert "1".
Page 112, after line 46, insert:
"2.  The appropriations for Basic Aid include an additional payment of $4,122,252 the first year and $54,155,292 the second year from the general fund to pay for the state share of recognizing the prevailing number of administrative positions in local school divisions.  The amounts provided would fund 5.8 percent of the state share of these costs in the first year and 72 percent of the state share of these costs in the second year."

(This amendment provides school divisions with a portion of the state share of the prevailing cost of administration, consistent with the Tier 1 findings of the 2001 Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission report, Review of Elementary and Secondary School Funding. The report found that certain administrative support personnel costs were dropped from the Standards of Quality cost estimates and state funding amounts beginning with fiscal year 1993. These costs previously had been captured and funded through the support cost portion of the funding model, based upon prevailing school division practice. In the first year, state funding is provided to pay for the state share for 5.8 percent of these costs and in the second year state funding is provided to pay for 72 percent of these costs. The costs partially restored are for positions under the categories of board services, executive administration services, information services, personnel services, planning services, fiscal services, purchasing services, reprographics (graphics, printing, photocopying), and data processing services. As a result of the amendment, the state share of SOQ costs will increase by $4.1 million the first year and $54.2 million the second year.)