2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Boysko
Direct Aid - Specialized Student Support Personnel

Item 145 #9s

Item 145 #9s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2021 $100,000,000 FY2022 $100,000,000 GF

Page 134, line 6, strike "$7,764,498,080" and insert "$7,864,498,080".
Page 134, line 6, strike "$8,046,840,548" and insert "$8,146,840,548".

Page 147, strike lines 10 through 17, and insert:

"k. For the purposes of funding certain support positions in Basic Aid, a funding ratio methodology is used based upon the prevailing ratio of actual support positions, consistent with those recognized for SOQ funding, to actual instructional positions, consistent with those recognized for SOQ funding, as established in Chapter 781, 2009 Acts of Assembly, except for school psychologists, school social worker positions, licensed health and behavioral positions, school security officers, and school attendance officers which may either be employed by the school division or employed through contracted services, whose funding will be calculated on a prevailing basis. For the purposes of making the required spending adjustments, the appropriation and distribution of Basic Aid shall reflect this methodology. Local school divisions shall have the discretion as to where the adjustment may be made, consistent with the Standards of Quality funded in this Act."


(This amendment provides $100.0 million GF in FY 2021 and $100.0 million GF in FY 2022 for the state's share of costs by removing school psychologists, school social workers, licensed health and behavioral positions as well as school security officers and attendance officers from under the support position funding cap methodology, and returning the funding calculations to a prevailing basis, as was the practice in Chapter 879, 2008 Acts of Assembly.)