2024 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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HB 624 and HB 1247 - ELL Staffing Ratios Based on Student Proficiency Level

Item 125 #13h

Item 125 #13h

First Year - FY2025 Second Year - FY2026
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2025 $51,334,644 FY2026 $43,741,358 GF

Page 143, line 52, strike "$10,290,021,574" and insert "$10,341,356,218".
Page 143, line 52, strike "$10,073,997,964" and insert "$10,117,739,322".

Page 144, strike line 37, and insert:

"English Learner Teachers $179,422,628 $180,486,373".

Page 173, strike lines 7 through 12, and insert:

"17. English Learner Teacher Payments

A payment of $179,422,628 the first year and $180,486,373 the second year from the general fund shall be disbursed by the Department of Education to local school divisions to support the state's share of professional instructional positions for English Learner teachers.  Local school divisions shall provide a local match based on the composite index of local ability-to-pay.  The number of such English Learner teacher positions required pursuant to the Standards of Quality are as established below:                        

EL Student Proficiency Level

SOQ Staffing Required


1 position per 20 EL students


1 position per 20 EL students


1 position per 40 EL students


1 position per 40 EL students

Five or in monitor status

1 position per 100 EL students".


(This amendment provides $51.3 million the first year and $43.7 million the second year to implement House Bills 624 and 1247, establishing staffing ratios per English Learner student based on student proficiency level, in lieu of the current standard that provides one position per 50 identified EL students.)