2019 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Floor Approved)

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Direct Aid - 5% Teacher Salary Increase (language only)

Item 136 #1s

Item 136 #1s

Direct Aid to Public Education


Page 179, line 30, after "2020 biennium" insert ", although localities may still access a proportional amount of funding between 3.0 percent and 5.0 percent, if they increase salaries by at least 3.0 percent".

Page 179, at the end of line 36, insert:

"In the case of school divisions that certify that salary increases of at least an average of 3.0 percent have been or will be provided during the 2018-20 biennium, they shall receive the proportional amount of this funding between 3.0 percent and 5.0 percent.".


(This amendment provides additional flexibility to the state support for up to a 5.0 percent teacher (SOQ-funded instructional and support positions) salary increase. This funding total $87.6 million above the amounts included in Chapter 2, 2018 Special Session I. In addition to the flexibility to provide the increase in either year of the biennium, or a combination of the two years, and the lack of a specific calculation of a required local match, this amendment specifies that school divisions shall be entitled to a proportionate share of funding, between 3.0 percent and 5.0 percent, if they certify to providing an increase of at least 3.0 percent. For example, divisions that provide and average 2.0 percent increase will not be eligible for state funding. Divisions that provide an average 4.0 percent increase would be eligible to receive state funding for a 4.0 percent compensation supplement. Divisions that provide an average 6.0 percent increase over the biennium would be eligible to receive the state funding for a 5.0 percent compensation supplement. In any case, there is no mandate to school divisions to provide any such increase, but the state support will only be provided to school divisions that choose to participate.)