2004 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Eliminate Federal and Local SOQ Deductions

Item 146 #1s

Item 146 #1s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2005 $208,047,357 FY2006 $209,787,477 GF

Page 105, line 15, strike "$2,920,427,133" and insert "$3,128,474,490".
Page 105, line 15, strike "$2,934,464,120" and insert "$3,144,251,597".
Page 111, after line 35, insert:
"10. Included in the amounts provided to update the Standards of Quality for the 2004-06 biennium, approximately $350 million reflects growth in prevailing salaries and related fringe benefits. It is the desire of the General Assembly that on average local school divisions continue to improve the average salary for classroom teachers by at least three percent per year, the actual average annual rate increase in recent years.".

(This amendment restores $208.0 million the first year and $209.8 million the second year by reversing actions proposed in SB 30 as introduced, to deduct from the calculation of the SOQ cost base certain federal revenue, including Title I, and certain locally generated revenue. In addition, this amendment expresses the desire of the General Assembly that localities continue to improve teacher salaries, consistent with their practice in recent years.)