2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Incentives for Joint Contracting for Educational Services

Item 139 #9s

Item 139 #9s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2017 $0 FY2018 $1,000,000 GF

Page 111, line 12, strike "$6,793,413,730" and insert "$6,794,413,730".

Page 114, after line 53, insert:

"5) a. Beginning with the fiscal year that starts on July 1, 2017, if a school division enters into a new contract for all of its educational services with another adjacent school division, the Board of Education shall approve an additional payment from this item for each contracting school division provided that at least one of the divisions is equal to or less than 4,000 pupils. The amount of such additional state payment to each contracting school division shall be determined based on the Basic School Aid account for the contracting school division with the lower number of pupils in ADM, using a composite index that the Board of Education establishes, less current Basic School Aid entitled for such contracting school division. The Board of Education shall utilize a composite index equal to the composite index of the contracting school division with the lower number of pupils in ADM less the lower of 0.0500 or the difference between the higher composite index of the contracting school divisions. The additional payment shall be authorized until termination of such contract.

b. Such additional payment shall be issued to school divisions by the Department of Education on a first-come, first-served basis in accordance with procedures established by the Department of Education under the following conditions:

1. The total amount of additional payments that may be issued each fiscal year shall not exceed $2 million.

2. The number of contracts under which school divisions are eligible for such additional payment shall not exceed seven.".


(This amendment sets out an additional payment for certain school divisions that enter into new contracts with other school divisions for educational services.)