2014 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Restore Inflation Update

Item 136 #4s

Item 136 #4s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2015 $28,737,470 FY2016 $28,962,574 GF

Page 107, line 50, strike "$6,168,046,960" and insert "$6,196,784,430".
Page 107, line 50, strike "$6,217,037,169" and insert "$6,245,999,743".
Page 116, line 40, strike "and average teacher salaries by school" and insert "teacher turnover rates by school division".

(This amendment restores 75 percent of the adjustment for inflation from the base year (FY 2012) for the 2014-16 biennium, up through FY 2013 and FY 2014 for such non-personal support costs for schools as utilities, fuel, and health care insurance premiums. The introduced budget proposed eliminating the funding for this rebenchmarking adjustment. Some school divisions may elect to direct these additional resources towards salary increases or bonuses, while others may use them towards retirement contribution rate increases or other school expenses. For illustrative purposes, the state's share of a one percent salary increase for SOQ teachers and support staff would be about $40 million per year. The amendment also directs the Department of Education to collect teacher turnover rates by school division in the annual teacher salary survey data collection and discontinues the requirement to collect average salary data at the school level.)