2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hester
New Prevailing SOQ for Instructional Aides

Item 139 #17h

Item 139 #17h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2017 $156,000,000 FY2018 $156,000,000 GF

Page 111, line 12, strike "$6,513,609,587" and insert "$6,669,609,587".
Page 111, line 12, strike "$6,793,413,730" and insert "$6,949,413,730".

Page 121, after line 33, insert:

"The Department of Education is directed to change the Standards of Quality to establish a new prevailing cost standard for all teacher aides.  The revised ratio shall be 15 teacher aides per 1,000 students."


(This amendment provides $156.0 million each year from the general fund to provide a new SOQ funding formula ratio for teacher aides to 15 aides per 1,000 students in membership with an average salary of $17,108 per aide.)