2024 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Direct Aid - Remove Support Position Cap

Item 125 #1s

Item 125 #1s

First Year - FY2025 Second Year - FY2026
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2025 $198,645,842 FY2026 $202,021,943 GF

Page 143, line 52, strike "$10,290,021,574" and insert "$10,488,667,416".
Page 143, line 52, strike "$10,073,997,964" and insert "$10,276,019,907".

Page 157, delete lines 40-45 and insert:

“k. Notwithstanding any other provision in statute or in this Item, support services positions shall be funded based on a calculation of prevailing costs and shall not be subject to any method of funding calculation that caps the number of funded support services positions based on a ratio of such positions to students enrolled in the local school division. Such methodology shall not apply to the following SOQ support positions: division superintendent, school board members, pupil transportation positions, or specialized student support positions established in Chapter 454, 2021 Acts of Assembly, Special Session I.”


(This amendment provides $198.6 million GF the first year and $202.0 million GF the second year to remove the support position cap used in Basic Aid funding. The removal of the support cap requires the amount of support positions to be funded based on the linear weighted average methodology for positions per pupil and funded salaries within Basic Aid.)