|OK||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Appropriations|
From the fiscal analysis: Section 1 provides limit of $1,877,570,777 for financial support of public schools, $579,868,617 for additional program areas, and $22,426,642 administrative and support functions of the State Department of Education for a total of $2...
|MI||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||At-Risk Funds|
Changes the allowable uses of at-risk funds by eliminating all existing language and replacing it with the allowable uses of ensuring that third graders are proficient in reading by the end of third grade and that high school graduates are career and college r...
|AK||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||School Funding|
Section 21. For purposes of school construction debt, changes the grant cost share from 60% state, 40% local, to 50/50.
Sections 27, 28, and 29. Increases the base student allocation in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Section 55. Provides additional funding for schools...
|AK||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Residential Schools|
Section 22. Allows school districts to apply to the Department of Education and Early Development to establish a statewide or district-wide residential school. Requires the department to hold an annual open application period, but does not require the approval...
|AK||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Correspondence Study|
Section 15. Requires districts with correspondence programs to provide individual learning plans annually for each student, developed in collaboration with the student's parents or guardian, a certified teacher assigned to the student, and other individuals in...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12|
|Financial Impact Reporting|
Requires the department of education to provide a fiscal note detailing the financial impact of any proposed rule or policy.
|OR||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Students Admitted to Pediatric Nursing Facilities|
Provides that the Department of Education is responsible for provision of educational services to students admitted to pediatric nursing facilities and for payment of costs for those services. Establishes the Pediatric Nursing Facility Account in State School ...
|OR||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Grants to Improve Student Achievement|
Directs the Department of Education to make grants to improve student achievement in certain schools that are high poverty and low achieving. For the biennium beginning July 1, 2013, increases by $500,000 the appropriation to the department for the grants.
|SD||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||2015 Per Student Allocation|
Sets the per student allocation for fiscal year 2015 at $4,781.14.
|IN||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Charter School Funding|
Allows a charter school to notify the education department if it wants to receive the tuition support distributions (for the state fiscal year 2014-2015) for all of the charter schools that the organizer operates. Requires the state examiner to establish guide...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Funding for Students Attending Alternative Schools|
From analysis: This legislation closes a loophole in the states funding formula for public schools, which if not closed, could allow for the double-funding of some students. This situation would be created under the current formula if a very small school distr...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Driver Education|
Requires school districts to submit driver education reports for reimbursement annually.
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Salary-based Apportionment Calculations|
From the analysis: This legislation will allow the state department of education to accept revised data for salary-based apportionment calculations after October 15th. The department will do so in cases where a school district had attempted to hire a teacher p...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Payments to Districts from the Public School Income Fund|
Reduces from five to four the number of payments from the Public School Income Fund to school districts by removing the October 1 payment. Changes the amount distributed in each payment to: 50% on August 15; 20% on November 15; 20% on February 15; and 10% on M...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Meals Programs|
Allows the Department of Education to award grants to school districts, government agencies and community groups to encourage participation in a summer meals program. Specifies that each grant may not exceed $20,000 and must be used to purchase or upgrade nece...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Study Funding and Structure|
Appropriates moneys to be expended during fiscal year 2014 in support of special committees, under the oversight of the State Board of Education, to study K-12 public school structure and funding. Topics for study include, but are not limited to: career ladder...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Instructional Staff Funding Flexibility|
From bill analysis: This legislation eliminates the June 30, 2014 sunset on "use it or lose it" flexibility in instructional staff funding for public schools. During the Great Recession, as school budgets were reduced, the Legislature provided some flexibility...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Basic Education Funding in Counties with Federal Forest Lands|
Prohibits the Superintendent of Public Instruction from offsetting basic education allocations with a district's federal forest revenues if the school district has a poverty level of at least 57 percent.
|MS||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Distribution of Classroom Supply Funding|
Section 7. Changes distribution of Education Enhancement Fund moneys earmarked for classroom supplies, requiring distribution to teachers rather than school districts.
|UT||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12|
|Education Task Force|
Creates the Education Task Force. Establishes membership of legislative leaders). Directs the task force to review and make recommendations on public education and higher education issues, including:
(1) Long-term education policies to help job creation and ...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Charter School Approval and Funding|
(Sec. 29-31) Starting in FY 14, allows the SBE (starting in 2014), within available appropriations, to approve (1) operating grants of up to $ 3,000 per student and (2) grants of up to $ 500,000 as startup costs to establish local charter schools on or after J...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Revenue from Students Graduating Early|
Repeals the provision that required general education revenues for a student graduating early to be paid as though the student was in attendence for the entire year. Also repeals a provision that exempted these requirements for student participation in the two...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2011||P-12||State School Aid Act|
Amends Section 25 of the State School Aid Act, which provides for adjustments in foundation allowance funding for pupils enrolled in alternative education programs or strict discipline academies, when those pupils are enrolled after the count date after having...
|AK||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Finance|
An Act amending the funding for statewide residential educational programs; relating to funding for high school vocational and technical instruction as a component of funding for public schools; allows taxpayers a credit against the tax due for cash contributi...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Integration Revenue Replacement Advisory Task Force|
(a) Directs the education commissioner to convene a 12-member advisory task force to develop recommendations for repurposing integration revenue funds to create and sustain opportunities for students to achieve improved educational outcomes. Requires the task ...
|PA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Multiple Sections - Intermediate Unit Transparency|
Section 907-A requires the posting of financial and contract information for Intermediate Units. Section 921-A brings the intermediate units in line with other education agencies with regard to posting of financial reports.
|NC||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011||P-12||Transferring Funds for School Building Administration|
H.B. 200 - Transferring Funds for School Building Administration
Permits local school administrative units to transfer funds for school building administration for any purpose not otherwise prohibited by the state board's ABC transfer policy, by submitting an ABC Transfer Form to the department of public instruction. For fu...
|WA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Finance|
Modifies provisions relating to the student achievement program general fund allocation.
|AL||To governor 06/2011||P-12||Monthly Reporting on Education Trust Fund|
Requires the Department of Finance to produce monthly reports on the condition of the Education Trust Fund. Provides legislative intent that such reports increase the transparency of state finances and, when conditions emerge that make budget proration likely,...
|MN||Vetoed 06/2011||P-12||Omnibus Education Policy Bill|
Omnibus Education Policy Bill
|OR||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12|
|Oregon Education Investment Board and Early Learning Council|
Establishes the Oregon Education Investment Board to oversee a unified public education system that begins with early childhood services and continues K-20. Identifies the duties of the board, including: (1) Ensuring that early childhood services are streamlin...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Finance|
Limits biennial expenditures from fees, moneys or otherrevenues, including Miscellaneous Receipts, but excluding lottery
funds and federal funds, collected or received by Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.
|MN||Vetoed 05/2011||P-12||Omnibus Education Finance Bill|
Contains conference committee recommendations for the funding of K-12 education in Minnesota.
|MN||Vetoed 05/2011||P-12||Omnibus School Finance Bill|
Omnibus K-12 Finance Bill
|OK||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Pension Funding Accountability Act of 2011|
Each month the State Department of Education is required to transfer the monies apportioned to the Teachers' Retirement System Dedicated Revenue Revolving Fund to the Teachers' Retirement System of Oklahoma to be used by the System, for the benefit of that sys...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Outcomes Based Funding|
Establishes the 13-member Joint Legislative Study Committee on Outcome-Based Education Funding (Committee). Instructs the Committee to develop legislation to transition public school funding from a system based on instructional hours to a system based on stude...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||District Finance for Students In Corrections Facility|
Authorizes the Mississippi Department of Education to develop and promulgate policies and procedures regarding financial reimbursements to the sponsoring school district from school districts that have students of record or compulsory-school-age residing in sa...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Charter School Closure|
Creates a new section which will provide provisions in the event of an unanticipated public charter school closure. The provisions require school districts or public charter schools to report students newly enrolled who were enrolled from a public charter that...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Training on Audit Procedures|
Requires school district board members to obtain professional development concerning audit procedures. Defines scope and content of training and when a school board member must undergo training.
|AR||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Oversight of Desegregation Funds|
Provides oversight of and accountability for state desegregation funding received and expended by the Pulaski County School Districts.
|KS||Adopted 03/2011||P-12||School Finance|
Resolution would create a statewide vote on a constitutional amendment to clarify that it is the Kansas Legislation that has the authority to "make suitable provision for finance of the educational interests of the state in an equitable manner in in such amoun...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Revenue Receipts|
Clarifies the definition of revenue receipts of a school district.
|VA||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Unfunded Programs|
Deletes references to educational programs that have not been funded and do not exist and updates language in other sections to conform to current practice.
|VA||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Standards of Quality|
H.B. 1792/S.B. 1270
Codifies in the Standards of Quality the flexibility to use funds provided in the appropriation act and provided to local school divisions for certain staffing standards related to instructional staff in mathematics, limited English proficiency, reading, techn...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Purchase of Easements|
Authorizes local school boards to purchase easements for access to 16th section lands. Prohibits the use of eminent domain by any local school board or governing authority to acquire easement access to 16th section lands or lieu lands.
|MS||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Funds to Nonprofit Foundations|
Authorizes local school boards to disburse funds to a nonprofit foundation that exists to enhance the public educational experience and quailty of instruction for studnets in that district. Defines conditions that must be met prior to disbursement of furnds.
|DE||Signed into law 02/2011||P-12||Needs-Based Funding|
Allows services for children with disabilities to be funded based on identified individual needs rather than on their classification or placement. The "needs-based" funding system provides more flexibility to districts and charter schools in the provision of s...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2010||P-12||Eligibility of Entities for Federal Funding|
From bill analysis: Requires the state board of education to include school districts, county offices of education, charter schools and other agencies deemed eligible pursuant to state and federal law, in any application for federal aid to education, in any al...
|NJ||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||State Funding for Special Education Services|
Clarifies that a school district is eligible to receive and use chapter 193 State funding to provide special education evaluation services to nonpublic school pupils who are not residents of the State.
|IL||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Unfunded Mandates Prohibited|
Provides that no public school district or private school is obligated to comply with any new unfunded mandate adopted by the legislature or state board of education. Provides that if the amount appropriated to fund a new mandate does not fully fund the mandat...
|GA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Georgia Education Authority|
H.B. 936 - Section 2 and 3
Amends language related to the Georgia Education Authority (Schools). Reduces authority membership from 7 to 5 members; replaces existing members with 3 gubernatorial appointees, one appointee of the lieutenant governor, and one appointee of the speaker of the...
|GA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Amendments to Transparency in Government Act|
Amends "Transparency in Government Act" to include in the definition of "agency" all departments (including the department of education), any regional education service agency and local boards of education. Existing provisions require information on financials...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Teacher and Administrator Salaries|
Provides that a local school district may pay teachers based on the years of experience the teacher possessed in fiscal year 2009-2010 without negative impact to their experience credit; Provides that school districts may not pay district or school administrat...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Statewide E-Rate Program Fund|
H.B. 2725--Multiple Provisions
Establishes the Statewide E-Rate Program Fund to be administered by the Government Information Technology Agency (GITA) and consisting of the following: (1) Monies received pursuant to the E-Rate Program under the Telecommunications Act of 1996 or other grants...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Grants to Assist with Implementation of New Grad Requirements|
S.B. 438 - Sec. 18
Requires the state department of education to, within available appropriations, provide grants to local/regional school districts to begin implementation of the new high school graduation requirements (see section 16 of this bill). http://www.cga.ct.gov/2010/A...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Plans for District Budget Cuts|
Requires the school board of a school district having a certain ending fund balance in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 fiscal years to submit a plan for budget cuts to the State Department of Education; authorizes the State Board of Education to adopt rules and regula...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Finance|
Revises property tax levies for the general fund of a school district; relates to agricultural property and single-family dwellings.
|MS||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||School District Emergency Bridge Loan Act|
Creates the School District Emergency Bridge Loan Act to assist districts that suffer revenue losses due to the economic downturn. Provides that a district that receives a loan shall pledge to repayment any part of the homestead exemption annual tax loss reimb...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Funding Remedial Programs and School Fund Transfers|
Adds a new chapter to the code, Chapter 8.5--Reading Deficiency Remediation Plan.
Requires the state superintendent and the state board to develop a plan to improve reading skills of students and implement appropriate remediation techniques for students. ...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Finance|
Changes school levy provisions; modifies the maximum levy percentage for specified calendar years; modifies provisions concerning the allocation of state matching funds to eligible districts. Chapter 237
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Change in Sales Tax Disbursal|
H.B. 669/S.B. 413
Eliminates the requirement that every three years a census of all school-age persons residing within each school division take place; eliminates all related requirements regarding appointment and compensation of persons taking census, agents, and census result...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Interdistrict Distance Education|
Relates to school finance; excludes district revenues derived from any tuition assessed by a district for the provision of distance education programs to participating nonresident students from local resource computations used in computing foundation program a...
|NV||Vetoed 02/2010||P-12||Unpaid Furlough Leave|
Provides for a temporary reduction in salary in lieu of furlough leave for state employees who are exempt from taking unpaid furlough leave; require the approval of a plan for additional overtime to be approved before the overtime is worked; provides for a tem...
|NV||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Finance|
Provides a temporary waiver for the biennium to each school district, charter school and university school for profoundly gifted pupils from the minimum expenditure requirements for textbooks, instructional supplies, instructional software and instructional ha...
|VT||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||An Act Relating to Challenges for Change|
Puts forth challenge to policy makers, administrators, service providers, and school administrators to design outcome-driven changes in service and performance, to implement these changes with reduced state funding, and to maintain accountability for meeting g...
|ID||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Unclaimed Property Act|
Relates to unclaimed property; allows the administrator of the Unclaimed Property Act a period of five years prior to turning property over to the Public School Endowment Fund; requires holders reporting ten or more properties to report in a format required by...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||School Finance Working Group|
Expresses legislative findings and declarations regarding the state's school funding system. Requires a working group to be convened to make findings and recommendations to the legislature and the governor by December 2010 regarding restructuring the state's s...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||School Finance|
Conditions the reduction of the revenue limit or general purpose entitlement for school districts upon certification by the superintendent of public instruction that an equivalent amount of additional federal or state funds that may be used by a district or ch...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2009||P-12||Bringing Per-Pupil Spending to National Average|
States legislative intent that the state of California generate sufficient funds for, and allocate sufficient funds to education, so as to bring per-pupil spending up to or beyond the national average, and to a level that accounts for the actual cost of educat...
|NY||Vetoed 09/2009||P-12||Tuition Rates for Out-of-District Students|
Outlines the tuition rate that school districts or private schools may charge for out-of-district students for the 2010-11 school year. Provides the tuition amount is to be paid by the student's home district. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A08245&sh=t...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Personal Financial Literacy Education Required|
Requires credit education for all students; provides that each student receive personal financial literacy instruction that includes the true cost of credit, choosing and managing a credit card, borrowing money for an automobile or other large purchase, home m...
|AZ||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Finance|
Concerns criminal justice budget reconciliation; relates to juvenile probation, probation surcharges, probation officers, community punishment programs, emancipation of minors, the drug treatment and education fund, the lengthy trial fund, the child support an...
|NH||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Charter School Average Daily Membership|
Requires that pupils attending an approved chartered public school be counted in the average daily membership in residence.
|IL||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Speeding Fine Funds|
Amends provisions specifying which programs may receive funds realized from fines for violating special speed limit in school zone. Adds the Safe Routes to School Program and safety programs within the School Safety and Educational Improvement Block Grant Prog...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Reimbursement for Students in Residential Facilities|
H.B. 1 - Section 3313.64
From DOE summary of H.B. 1:
Requires school districts that owe tuition for a regular education student housed in a residential facility to pay an amount determined by a formula approved by ODE, if the student (1) resides in a facility that is not a foster hom...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||School Funding Advisory Council|
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.29, 3306.291 and 3306.292
Section 3306.29: Establishes the Ohio school funding advisory council. Directs the council, by December 1, 2010 and every other year thereafter, to provide recommendations to the state board, the general assembly and the public for revisions to the adequacy co...
|AZ||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Finance|
Relates to k-12 education budget reconciliation; provides for calculating equalization assistance for charter schools; provides that a school district or charter school is ineligible to receive basic state aid for certain children readmitted to kindergarten; p...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12|
|Financial Literacy Council|
Establishes a Financial Literacy Council to coordinate and expand the statewide delivery of financial education for all North Carolinians; the council will consider and make recommendations to address (among other things) the current personal financial literac...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Local Control of State Education Funds|
Takes several steps targeted at allowing local schools and districts to make better decisions at the local level to educate students. Its provisions include permitting local districts substantially more discretion with respect to expenditure of state education...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Finance|
Limits biennial expenditures from fees, moneys or other revenues, including Miscellaneous Receipts, but excluding lottery funds and federal funds, collected or received by Oregon Health Licensing Agency; declares emergency, effective July 1, 2009. Chapter 650
|WI||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Tribal Language Revitalization Grants|
Permits a school board or cooperative educational service agency, in conjunction with a tribal education authority, to apply to the state department of education for a grant to support innovative, effective instruction in one or more American Indian languages....
|DE||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Pilot Academic Achievement Awards program|
Creates a pilot Academic Achievement Awards program, which would use federal stimulus funds to make financial awards to schools that significantly close the achievement gap and schools that exceed their adequate yearly progress for two or more consecutive year...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||High School Innovation Grant Initiative|
Extends the high school innovation grant initiative to middle and junior high schools. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/HB02263F.pdf...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Bonds|
H.B. 3646 - Sections 69-72
Section 69: Adds new section 45.0531. Authorizes the state board by rule to establish a percentage of the cost value of the permanent school fund to be reserved from use in guaranteeing bonds.
Section 70: Requires districts seeking state guarantee of eligible ...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Financial Literary Pilot|
Establishes pilot program in Department of Education to provide instruction in personal finance to high school seniors.
|NV||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Finance|
Ensures sufficient funding for K-12 public education for the 2009-2011 biennium; makes appropriations for class size reduction; authorizes school district bonds for purchase of school buses. Chapter 389
|NV||Senate sustained governor's veto 05/2009||P-12||Finance|
Revises various provisions relating to funding for public education; creates the K-12 Public Education Stabilization Account; repeals the provisions applying certain tax abatements to taxes imposed for public education and authorizing certain tax credits again...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Remediation|
Provides for the reversion of certain money in the Account for Programs for Innovation and the Prevention of Remediation created to provide grants of money to public schools and consortiums of public schools for programs designed for the achievement of pupils ...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Finance|
Allows the Superintendent of Public Instruction to specify an alternative date for making a distribution or apportionment of funds payable to education service districts or school district from the State School Fund if a human-created or natural disaster affec...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Finance|
Relates to reducing costs in state elementary and secondary education programs; relates to funding for the leadership academy, math, science, and technology programs, civics, parental involvement, teacher development and school safety. Chapter 578...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Mapping State Expenditures on Children|
Authorizes a pilot project to map state expenditures on children for providing health, safety, stability, growth, development, and education in the state. Requires a study on the collection and reporting of summary data relating to decisions that affect a chil...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Sparsity Revenue|
Authorizes a school district that closes a school facility to receive the greater of its sparsity revenue computed under current law or the amount of sparsity revenue it received in the previous year.
|ID||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Finance|
Amends and repeals existing law relating to education; revises provisions relating to severance payments; revises provisions relating to the determination of allowances; revises provisions relating to certain incentives; revises provisions relating to employin...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Finance|
Modifies provisions relating to county auditors; modifies county auditor provisions; repeals county auditor duties regarding school district warrants and state fund accounts; relates to payments to a credit union, payments of charter counties, special purpose ...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Financial Literacy|
Regards financial education; changes the name of the financial literacy public-private partnership to the financial education public-private partnership; and modifies its duties; authorizes the partnership and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruc...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Finance|
Appropriates moneys to the Superintendent of Public Instruction/State Department of Education for fiscal year 2010; limits the number of full-time equivalent positions; expresses legislative intent with regard to the longitudinal data system; provides legislat...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Financial Emergency|
Amends and adds to existing law relating to school district financial emergencies; provides for notice requirements in the event a financial emergency has been declared; provides an exception to the issuance of certain contracts; clarifies language; provides f...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Fiscal Accountability for Education Service Cooperative|
Provides fiscal accountability for education service cooperatives; provides that such cooperatives may submit a complete listing of all employees of the cooperative and each employee's position, salary, and benefits to the Department of Education, in lieu of a...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Reporting of National School Lunch Student Categorical Fund Expenditures|
Requires the Department of Education to provide a detailed report of national school lunch student categorical fund expenditures, transfers from the school lunch categorical funds to other funds and results from programs funded by national school lunch student...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Auditing of Noncompliant Districts|
Provides that the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee may refer an audit report of a school district to the Department of Education if the audit report of the school district identifies a substantial issue of noncompliance with state or federal financial repo...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Fiscal Solvency of School Districts|
Relates to fiscal affairs of school districts; relates to state school bond guarantees; relates to fiscal solvency of school districts; provides that school districts may seek credit enhancement; relates to debt service payment and the public school endowment ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Student Growth Funding|
Clarifies student growth funding for public school districts.
|IA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Changes to Miscellaneous Provisions|
Deletes several requirements for reporting (i.e., simply the number of graduates, rather than specifying that the number has to be calculated according to the NGA definition; and the number of students who graduated in past five years but were not proficient i...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Dismissal of Superintendent For Cause|
Allows a superintendent's employment contract with a school district to be terminated for cause and without the district having any further financial obligation to the superintendent if the district has been placed on fiscal distress by the Department of Educa...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Agriculture in the Classroom|
Relates to Agriculture in the Classroom license plates; amends existing law relating to the state Agriculture in the Classroom program to provide that the Transportation Department shall transfer certain moneys directly to the Agriculture in the Classroom prog...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Finance|
Concerns school impact fees; requires such fees must be expended or encumbered for a permissible use within ten years of receipt, unless there exists reasons for hold the fees longer; requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to develop c...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Corrections Education|
Concerns a school district; in Atchison; relates to the number of pupils in the custody of the juvenile justice system and enrolled in school district 409. Chapter 2009-76
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Reporting of Fiscal or Facilities Distress|
Provides intervention and professional consultation upon early indicators of the fiscal or facilities distress of a public school district; requires the Department of Education to report to the superintendent of a school district regarding nonmaterial indicato...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Children First Act of 2009|
Prohibits public school students in 7th-12th grades who fail to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 from participating in extracurricular activities. Authorizes and directs the state board to define failing schools and school districts under certain standards. Re...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||School Budget Reporting|
Requires local governing bodies and local school divisions to publish the estimated required local match in the publication of the annual school budget; provides that local governing bodies and school divisions must, by law, publish the annual school budget fo...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Finance|
Adjusts appropriations and expenditures for various agencies and programs; decreases amounts allocated from the Administrative Services Economic Development Fund (ASEDF) to various funds, departments and the Office of Governor; reduces amounts allocated from t...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||public record|
Requires a searchable internet website for the posting and access of certain public records and financial information of the state, municipalities, counties, school districts and other political subdivisions.
|MS||Vetoed 03/2009||P-12||State Board Authority|
Authorizes the State Board of Education to contract with and provide funds to regional educational service agencies for any education-related services. (Vetoed as it's identical to S.B. 2315.)
|SD||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Finance|
Repeals the provision that requires cooperatives to set aside a portion of the net proceeds as an education fund.
|WY||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||finance|
Relates to public funds; provides for minimum balances in specified education accounts; provides for distribution of revenues between accounts and to the common school permanent land fund; provides that any unencumbered funds remaining the the school foundatio...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Annual Report of Expenditures|
Requires the annual report of expenditures provided by the school board to the appropriate governing body to also be made available to the public in sufficient detail for citizens to readily identify how appropriated funds have been spent.
|AR||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Recommendations for Educational Adequacy|
Requires a review of the recommendations for educational adequacy for all public school students before each fiscal session; relates to funding.
|WY||Adopted 01/2009||P-12||FOOD SERVICE PROGRAMS|
Amends rules to require promulgation of rules and regulations governing Food Service Operations in districts and provide financial assistance to districts operating food service programs having deficit balances. Amends rules to promulgate rules mandating an an...
|Finance and Facilities|
Relates to sufficient textbook requirements, county superintendent revenue limits, school district building maintenance funding, funding for school and community college districts, pupil retention block grants, charter school block grants, pupil oral health as...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||remediation finance|
Amends existing law that requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to apportion to each school district a per pupil amount of funds for providing intensive instruction and services to pupils who have not met the high school exit examination requirement...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||after school programs|
Relates to the After School Education and Safety Program Act. Authorizes the administrators of a before- or after-school program to operate during weekends. Provides that costs associated with providing after school activities on weekends would be paid from a ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Finance|
Requires that a regional occupational center or program established and maintained by school districts or joint powers agencies pursuant to a joint powers agreement receive, in annual operating funds, an amount per unit of average daily attendance equal to the...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Finance|
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to compute an amount of funding for each pupil concurrently enrolled in regular secondary school classes and classes operating pursuant to a joint powers agreement that became effective prior to a certain date....
|CA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Finance|
Relates to notification of Superintendent of Public Instruction when the county board of education approves proceeding with the issuance of certificates of participation or revenue bonds or to entering into an agreement for financing pursuant the School Financ...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12|
Relates to financing of postsecondary education and public and charter schools, calculating actual utility costs and the actual revenue control limit for a school district, teacher performance pay and career ladders, creation of the University Capital Improvem...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Financial literacy|
(Joint Resolution) Requests the Department of Education to create a task force on youth financial literacy in order to develop a statewide strategy, action plan, and marketing plan for increasing middle and high school students' knowledge of personal financial...
|DE||To Governor 06/2008||P-12||Ad Valorem Taxation|
Directs the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Secretary of Finance, the Secretary of Education and the Controller General to provide the Governor and the General Assembly with recommendations for a fair and equitable reassessment of all real...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Cost of an Adequate Education|
Relates to the cost of an adequate education and provision of fiscal capacity disparity aid; determines the per pupil cost of the opportunity for an adequate education which includes differentiated aid distributed to schools based on number of pupils receiving...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Education Program Funding|
Deletes salary supplements for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification from definition of compensation under the Retirement System; excludes charter school Merit Award Program funds from administrative fees; revises funding for...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Oklahoma Arts Council Grants|
Bill expands eligibility for Oklahoma Arts Council incentive grants to organizations, as well as school districts, for establishment of visual arts programs in schools. The bill also expands the sources of funds with which the council may match state appropria...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12|
|Basic State Aid|
Increases base level (per-pupil funding) for all public schools by two percent from $3,226.88 to $3,291.42 for FY2008-09; increased additional assistance formula amount for cherter schools in FY2008-09 by two percent to $1,474.16 for K-8 grades and $1,718.10 f...
|MN||Vetoed 05/2008||P-12||Omnibus prek-12 Education Finance Bill|
Relates to school district development screening aide, teacher and administrator licensure, district teacher compensation aide, district debt service equalization aid, non-resident student enrollment, an advisory council on early childhood education and care, ...
|DE||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12|
|State Budget In Response to State's Financial Situation|
Directs the General Assembly and the Governor to comprehensively address the current the state's financial situation. Provides for the use of a strategy to include but not be limited to base budget cuts revenue enhancements and program re-engineering. Limits r...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Low-Performing Schools|
Relates to low performing schools and school districts. Changes the designation of priority schools to schools at risk. Modifies and expands the definition of an at risk school. Commits the Legislature to the appropriation of adequate funds for the support of ...
|WI||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||State Reimbursement for Special Educational Services by Certain Employees|
Directs the department of public instruction to determine the average percentage of work time of school nurses, social workers, psychologists and counselors that is spent providing services to students with disabilities. The department must issue rules establi...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Finance|
Provides state funding from the Public Education Stabilization Fund to temporarily mitigate the impact on certain school districts for loss of Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Depreciation Act federal funds; provides that if the Superintendent of Public...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Bonded Indebtedness|
Provides that the bonded indebtedness limit for school districts in which the total number of students enrolled at any one time during the school has increased a certain average shall have a certain assessed value of the taxable property in the district.
|WV||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Student Density Funding Formula|
Makes major changes to the funding formula by eliminating adjusted enrollment and other waiver provisions and focuses new calculations on student density factors. For more detail see fiscal note:http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Fiscalnotes/FN(2)/fnsubmit_recordvie...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||School Finance Amendments|
Bill establishes school district financial assistance for specified purposes outside of and in addition to the education resource block grant school finance funding model; modifies the career vocational education grant program; establishes a statewide career t...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Congressional Township School Funds|
Allows for the transfer of congressional township school funds held by counties to the treasurer of state. The transfers may take place over a number of years.
|SD||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12||Finance|
Revises the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2008 regarding appropriations to the Department of Executive Management, the Department of Game, Fish and Parks, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Education, the Board of Regents, the Dep...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12||finance--career and technical education|
Provides state aid to education to certain school districts for students who currently attend a high school primarily focused on career and technical education that is operated by an eligible school district and who, immediately prior to attending the high sch...
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2008||P-12||Funding Reform Act of 2008|
Enacts the School Funding Reform Act of 2008 to creates a fair, equitable and predictable funding formula based on student characteristics; relates to the base per pupil amounts used to determine a district's base cost, the calculation of a district's adequacy...
|CA||To governor 08/2007||P-12||Appropriation|
Provides funding for education under the State Budget Act for the 2007-2008 fiscal year.
|MA||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Regional School Budget Process|
Relates to streamlining the regional school budget process, capital outlay expenses and a city or town's apportioned share for expenditures....
|NJ||Adopted 07/2007||P-12||SCHOOL FACILITIES PROJECTS|
NJAC 19:32-1 thru -4
Amends rules establishing a grant program to fund the State share of the final eligible costs of school facilities projects undertaken by school districts whose district aid percentage is less than 55% and which elect not to have the Corporation construct the ...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Adequate Education|
Sets forth the substantive educational content of an adequate education, requires the establishment of criteria to identify schools with greater educational challenges for the provision of additional education aid and establishes a joint legislative oversight ...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Resolution of Disputes|
Modifies the law pertaining to the resolution of disputes between the state board of education and the board of county commissioners regarding school funding.
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Charter school finance|
Relates to fingerprinting of applicants for a new or renewed teaching certificate in a school district or charter school; relates to calculating equalization assistance for charter schools; establishes the American Competitiveness Project Fund to provide techn...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Basic Support Guarantee|
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to recalculate the basic support guarantee for Fiscal Year 2008-09 based upon a salary increase of 4.375 percent rather than 4 percent if the projected revenues from the local school support tax exceed a certai...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Review of School Districts Based on Financial Management Principles|
Revises provisions governing the review of school districts based upon financial management principles. Revises provisions governing the preliminary report of the review and requires the consultant to submit the preliminary report to the superintendent of the ...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Financial Administration|
If a municipality proposes to issue or incur general obligation bonds, the proposal must be submitted to the electors at an election. Provides that such a question may authorize the transfer of any excess revenue generated to the fund for capital projects of t...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||School Funding Formula Task Force|
Creates to continue until December 31, 2007, the School Funding Formula Task Force. The task force is to review the statutorily created formula for funding the public schools of this state and make recommendations regarding the following: 1. Modernization of...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||District Budget Reporting, Grant Fund for Licensed Education Personnel|
Revises provisions governing the inclusion of certain information in the biennial budget request for the state distributive school account for submission to the department of administration based upon the annual budgets submitted by the school districts. Creat...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||School Finance- Guaranteed Yield|
Relates to the guaranteed yield of school district enrichment taxes to fund the maintenance and operations of public schools.
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||School Finance Reform Task Force|
H.F. 2245 [School Finance]
Establishes the school finance reform task force. Task force goals include: (1) creating a standard and index to ensure that the formula remains adequate over time; (2) simplifying the remaining school formulas; (3) analyzing categorical funding formulas, incl...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||School Breakfast Funding|
Relates to school breakfast funding. Changes the basis for the state reimbursement of the school breakfast program from the current year to the second preceding year. The current reimbursement amount of $.05 per school breakfast served is retained. Current law...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Educational Service Units and Early Childhood Education Grants|
Relates to educational service units and school funding, incuding distance education. Changes provisions relating to: election of board members for educational service units; distance education, unit boundaries and board membership; and the Early Childhood Edu...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Elections to Exceed Property Tax Limit|
Changes procedure relating to elections to exceed the property tax levy limit. Specifies that the method of voting at the meeting will protect the secrecy of the ballot.
|WA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Investment of Permanent Common School Fund|
The legislature declares its intent to clarify the law authorizing investment of the Permanent Common School Fund in equities when the investment is in the best interest of the state and the Permanent Common School Fund. The legislative findings and declaratio...
|MT||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Kindergarten Average Number Belonging Funding|
S.B. 2A (Kindergarten)
Provides full-time Average Number Belonging funding for school districts that enroll students in full-time kindergarten. Provides start-up funding for districts transitioning from half-day to full-day programs. A kindergarten program must meet the state minimu...
|MT||Issued 04/2007||P-12||Interim Study of Taxation and School Funding|
Requests that the legislative council designate an appropriate interim or statutory committee, or direct sufficient staff resources to: (1) (a) examine future demographics of property taxpayers, school age children, retirees and other factors relating to the v...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12|
Relates to the income tax review schedule; deletes certain sections for review; provides for 2012 review of sections regarding charitable organizations, school tuition organizations, public school fees and contributions and donation of school sites. (Chapter N...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Charter schools, background checks|
Relates to charter schools, fingerprinting and a civil penalty if a charter school fails to comply with fingerprinting requirements. New provision provides that penalties shall be assessed by reducing the amount of state aid that the charter school would other...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Elections Regarding School Funding|
Authorizes that in years when the legislature meets in regular session or in a special session that affects school funding, the trustees may order the election on a date other than the regular school election day in order for the electors to consider a proposi...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Home School Student Activities Program Unit|
Establishes a home school student activities program unit.
|NM||Vetoed 04/2007||P-12||Public School Cash Balance Credits|
Relates to school finance, makes cash balance credits proportional to the size of the excess cash balance.
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Allowable Limit on Cash Balances|
Raises the allowable limit on cash balances a school district may keep. Changes the basis for calculating excess cash balances by referring to the "unrestricted, unreserved cash balance and emergency reserve" rather than the "allowable limit".
|AL||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Tornado Damage Repair|
Makes a supplemental appropriation from the Education Trust Fund in the State Treasury to the State Department of Education, for Enterprise High School to cover
repairs to facilities damaged in tornado. (Act 2007-133)
|ID||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Public School Permanent Endowment Fund|
Amends existing law to require that property from an estate with no heirs or other claimants be paid to the Public School Permanent Endowment Fund; provides for distribution of funds received as unclaimed dividends and interest paid by Idaho corporations to th...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Public School Finance|
Relates to public school finances; requires local share to be calculated assuming properties are being assessed at sixty percent of market value; increases the limit on revenue generated by the regular school board levy; amends "growth county" definition and c...
|WY||Vetoed 03/2007||P-12||Federal Mineral Royalties Deposits|
Requires federal mineral royalties above $200 million to be deposited to the common school account within the permanent land fund after the required deposit into another account has been made. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2007/Enroll/HB0278.pdf ...
|AL||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Finance|
Reallocates to the State Executive Commission on Community Services Grants an appropriation from the Education Trust Fund to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Community Services Grants....
|WY||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Extended Day & Summer School Programs, Distance Learning/Virtual University & Finance - Alternative Education Updates|
Requires the state superintendent of public instruction to review at-risk program strategies funded under the block grant model, specifically including alternative schools and imposes a moratorium on new alternative schools recognized under the model during th...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Selection of Joint School Fiscal Agent|
Authorizes the participating school boards of a joint school, including academic year Governor's Schools operated by two or more school divisions, to select the fiscal agent for the joint school from among the treasurers of the participating localities; requir...
|NE||Signed into law 01/2007||P-12||Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act|
Relates to the Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act. Changes provisions relating to cost growth factor.
|MT||Rule Adoption 12/2006||P-12||Quality Educator, At Risk Students and Indian Payments|
ARM 10.7.106, .106A, .113 through .115,10.10.301 to .315, 10.15.101, 10.16.3804, .3811, .3812, .3816, 10.20.102 to 10.30.415
Adopts and amends rules relating to quality educator payments, at-risk student payments - general fund, Indian education for all payments, American Indian achievement gap payments - general fund and school finance.
|AL||Approved by voters 11/2006||P-12||Minimum 10 Mills Property Tax|
Statewide Amendment Number Two
Proposes an amendment to the state constitution to require at least 10 mills of property tax are levied for every school district in the state.
|NV||Approved by voters 11/2006||P-12||Education First Initiative Petition|
Ballot Question # 1
Proposes an amendment to the state constitution to require the legislature to fund the operation of the public schools for K-12th grades before any other part of the state budget for the next biennium.
|WY||Emergency Rule Adoption 10/2006||P-12||School Foundation Program Rules|
Establishes emergency rules regarding the criteria and standards for the School Foundation Program, which provides a guaranteed level of funding that is essentially a block grant to every public school district based on a number of factors--the most important ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Flexible Funding for Pupil Achievement Program|
Establishes the Flexible Funding for Pupil Achievement Program. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to administer the program. Permits a specified percentage of schools in the state to participate in the program at any one time. Requires the Supe...
|MS||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Emergency Aid Grants|
Establishes an emergency aid grants program for local governments, including public school districts.
|MI||Rejected by voters 08/2006||P-12|
|Educational Funding Guarantee|
V. 6 (Prop. 5)
Would require the state to provide annual funding increases equal to the rate of inflation for public schools, intermediate school districts, community colleges and higher education. Would require state to fund any deficiencies in the school aid fund from the ...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12|
|State Budget Act'|
Recodifies provisions of the executive budget act and the capital improvement planning act into a state budget act that revises and clarifies the procedures for preparing, enacting and administering the state buget. Requires all state agencies and non-state en...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Reporting Illegal or Inappropriate Financial Practices|
Provides protection to any employee of a school district board of cooperative educational services or charter school who having reasonable cause to suspect that the fiscal practices or actions of an employee or officer of a school district, board of cooperativ...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Statewide Purchasing System for Education Services and Products|
H.B. 6853; S.B. 2531
Directs the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, working with the Department of Administration, to establish a statewide purchasing system for products and services pertaining to public schools, which would include telecommunications, wireless ser...
|CA||Rejected by voters 07/2006||P-12||School Funding and Tax Increase|
V. 14 (Prop. 88)
(1189. SA2005RF0126) Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to provide public school funding by imposing a tax on real property that exempts certain senior homeowners, to provide for class size reduction, textbooks, school safety and violence prevention, ac...
|OK||Adopted 05/2006||P-12||Claiming Federal Program Funds|
Changes the process school districts use to claim federal program funds. Implements an electronic reimbursement program which will allow school districts the ability to access their federal funds using a draw-down method.
|DE||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Financial Accountability for Districts and Charters|
Implements enhanced financial accountability provisions for public school districts and charter schools; relates to district and charter school financial responsibility. Chapter Number 264
|TX||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Financial Accountability|
H.B. 1 C (Sections 2.05; 2.09)
Requires the commissioner, in consultation with the comptroller, to develop and implement a financial accountability
rating system for school districts in this state that: (1) distinguishes among school districts based on levels of financial performance; and
|AR||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Financial Impact Statements|
Requires detailed financial impact statements for administrative rules promulgated by the state board.
|CA||Vetoed 10/2005||P-12||Instructional Materials Fund|
Existing law establishes the State Instructional Materials Fund and continuously appropriates the money in the fund to the State
Department of Education. This bill would extend the operation of these provisions to January 1, 2008, and would require the state b...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12|
|Donation of Political Subdivisions' Surplus Computer Equipment|
Requires political subdivisions to establish procedures to give first priority for donation of their surplus computer equipment to public elementary and secondary schools in the state and community and technical colleges under the management and control of the...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Financially At Risk Districts|
AN ACT To amend and reenact R.S. 39:1351(A) and (B), 1352, 1353, and 1354, and to enact R.S. 17:10.1(C). Requires the state board to define "financially at risk" as a status of any city, parish, or other local school board the unresolved finding of which subje...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||REVISING SCHOOL FINANCE LAWS|
AN ACT GENERALLY REVISING SCHOOL FINANCE LAWS; ALLOWING SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO LEASE PERSONAL PROPERTY; EXPANDING THE USES FOR CERTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICT FUNDS; CHANGING A BUDGET DEADLINE FOR JOINT DISTRICTS; INCREASING THE ENTITLEMENTS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR SCHOOL...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Education Grants|
Repealed the following provision and related provisions: The General Assembly, being mindful of the primary obligation of the state to provide an adequate education for the citizens of this state under Article VIII, Section I, Paragraph I of the Constitution o...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12|
|Department of Public Instruction Appropriations|
AN ACT to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the department of public instruction, the school for the deaf, North Dakota vision services - school for the blind, and the state library; to provide an appropriation to the division of independe...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12|
|Mississippi Adequate Education Program|
Creates a Commission on Restructuring the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) to revise certain components and creates a commission to study the effectiveness and efficiency of the administration of college tuition assistance programs administered by...
|KS||Became law without governor's signature 04/2005||P-12||2010 Commission|
H.B. 2247 (section 7-9)
Establishes the 2010 Commission. States that the commission shall cease to exist on December 31, 2010. Requires the commission to:
(a) Conduct continuous and on-going monitoring of the implementation and operation of the school district finance and quality per...
|KS||Became law without governor's signature 04/2005||P-12||School District Audit Team|
H.B. 2247 (section 4-5)
Creates a school district audit team within the division of post audit. Requires the school district audit team to conduct performance
audits and monitor school district funding and other oversight issues through audit work as directed by the 2010 commission. ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Seized Motor Vehicles|
Allows motor vehicles seized by law enforcement agencies to be donated to school districts for driver's education courses. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb2828.pdf...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Technology and Remediation Support|
Appropriates $283,113,100 for the Educational Support Program/Division of Operations for fiscal year 2006; provides for expenditures for certain technology and remediation programs; appropriates moneys for property tax replacement; provides an estimate of disc...
|NE||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School State Aid Payment Adjustments|
Relates to schools. Provides for payment adjustments to reflect transfers of property as prescribed.
(1) State aid payments shall be adjusted to reflect transfers of property due to annexation, to any dissolution of a Class I school district, and to any reorg...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Teacher' Professional Growth Fund|
H.B. 93 (Sections 5 and 6)
Specifies that the teachers' professional growth fund is to provide teachers with high quality professional development in content knowledge in reading and classroom-based screening, diagnostic, assessment and intervention strategies. States that the fund may ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Mathematics Achievement Fund|
H.B. 93 (Section 3)
Creates the mathematics achievement fund to provide developmentally appropriate diagnostic assessment and intervention services to students, primary through grade 12, to help them reach proficiency in mathematics on the state assessments and in compliance with...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Supplemental Payments to High Schools|
Relates to the formula for calculating supplemental payments to high school districts; relates to property taxes, transportation levy, and high school tuition levy.
|WY||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Penalties|
Unless otherwise provided by law, all civil or administrative fines or penalties collected under this article are to be paid over to the state treasurer to be credited to the public school fund of the county in which the violation for which the fine or penalty...
|ME||Signed into law 01/2005||P-12||Education Costs and Property Taxes|
Increases the State share of education costs; provides for reduction in property taxes; reduces government spending at all levels; provides a formula for adjustment of levy calculation; creates the Maine Budget Stabilization Fund; provides for transfers from a...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2004||P-12||Schools Cooperative Purchasing Program|
Provides for the creation and operation of a cooperative bulk purchasing program for school districts, public school academies, nonpublic schools, and intermediate school districts on a fee basis to reduce the costs of purchasing goods and services by the Depa...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2004||P-12||School District Purchasing Requirements|
Provides for inapplicability of school district requirements to obtain competitive bids for purchasing if the school district makes purchase through the cooperative bulk purchasing program through the Department of Management and Budget.
|MI||Signed into law 11/2004||P-12||Intermediate School District Audits|
Requires the Department of Treasury to conduct random financial audits of intermediate school districts.
|MI||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||2005 School Aid Budget|
Provides school aid zero budget for fiscal year 2005. http://www.michiganlegislature.org/documents/2003-2004/publicact/pdf/2004-PA-0351.pdf...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Teachers|
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 1: Existing law requires the county superintendent of schools to report to the Superintendent of Public Instruction on the financial condition of a school district if the county superintendent determines a school district may be unable to meet its financi...
|MI||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||2005 Education Budget|
Provides Department of Education zero budget for fiscal year 2005.
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||School Districts: Reorganizations|
Permits a county committee on school district organization to abolish a common governing board of an elementary school district and a high school district upon a vote of the electors of the school districts. Provides that an election relating to a school distr...
|NY||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||School District Funding|
Provides for the funding of certain approved non- public special education programs and special act public school districts including making changes in the reimbursement methodology for tuition and maintenance and makes an appropriation therefor; allows such d...
|MT||Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||School Finance and Transportation|
ARM 10.7.101,.109 thru .111,.115,.118;10.10.202,.309,.316, .320, .611, .614; 10.15.101; 10.20.102, .106; 10.21.101B thru .102E (non-seq),10.22.102 thru .30.403 (non-seq)
Establishes rules relating to school finance and transportation. MONTANA REG 4551 (SN)...
|MI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||State General Fund Public School Funding|
Increases the amount of funding for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, appropriated for the public school of the state from the General Fund. For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, there is appropriated for the public schools of this state
|IL||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||State Aide to Schools|
Amends the School Code. Relates to the basis for apportionment of general State financial aid and supplemental State aid to the common schools; provides for school district claims. Provides that some school districts are not required to exert a minimum Operati...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Federal Impact Aid|
Sets aside funds in federal impact aid for the establishment of a military liaison position within the department of education and to provide funding for the Joint Venture Education Program to facilitate interaction between the military community and the depar...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Education Excellence Fund|
Provides relative to Education Excellence Fund amounts and related investment earnings credited to ineligible entities. Provides that fund
amounts and related investment earnings credited for a recipient entity shall revert to the fund whenever the entity no ...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Impact Aid Bonds|
Removes the restriction on accommodation school districts located on a military base from issuing impact aid revenue bonds. The district may hold an election to raise impact aid revenue bonds but may not issue the bonds until after the Federal Base Relocation...
|FL||Became law without governor's signature 05/2004||P-12|
Relates to education funding; requires school districts to establish certain policies and procedures regarding lottery fund enhancements; provides tax credit cap for contributions to nonprofit scholarship-funding organizations; prohibits use of funds for lab s...
|MS||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Adequate Education Program|
Relates to Adequate Education Program; deletes repealer on high growth school district formula.
If during the year for which adequate education program funds are appropriated, any school district experiences a three percent (3%) or greater increase in avera...
|MS||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Education Appropriations|
Relates to an appropriation for the State Department of Education General Programs, Education Reform Act and Vocational Education.
|MN||To governor 05/2004||P-12||Education Finance|
Relates to education finance; provides for K-12 education; amends provisions regarding school safety patrol apparel, capital expenditures, pupil transportation, vocational instruction, special education, essential personnel, parents residing separately, proper...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Motor Vehicle License Plates|
Requires a person or organization sponsoring a distinctive license plate to submit to the Division of Vehicles a nonrefundable amount not to exceed $10,000 to defray the division's cost for developing the distinctive license plate; discontinues issuance of dis...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Educational Funding and Property Tax Relief|
The bill provides that by fiscal year 2009-10 the state share of kindergarten to grade 12 education funding, as described by essential programs and services, must be 55%. It also establishes a local cost share expectation for property tax years beginning on o...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Impact Aid for Teacher Housing|
Allows school districts to use Impact Aid for teacher housing.
|MS||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||School District Purchases|
Clarifies that all school districts – not just those school districts within a county – can make joint purchases of maintenance, operational and scholastic services, supplies, materials, and equipment.
|MS||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||State Auditor|
Provides the State Auditor with authority to establish effective and efficient policies and procedures for auditing student attendance and data in local school districts. In particular, the State Auditor will have more flexibility regarding on-site audits and ...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Education Fiscal Accountability and Oversight Act|
Requires the Superintendent and the Department of Education to monitor the financial status of each county board of education and report to the Governor and General Assembly on a biannual basis; requires local superintendents or chief executive officers of loc...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Motor Vehicle License Plates|
Regulates distinctive license plates; requires an organization sponsoring a distinctive license plate to submit a nonrefundable fee; creates the distinctive license plate fund to deposit the distinctive license plate application fees; discontinues issuance of ...
|MI||To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION. 03/2004||P-12||School Aid Requirements|
Makes school aid requirements subject to a waiver under an educational flexibility and empowerment contract.
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Audit Reports of School Districts|
Requires audit reports of school districts not conducted by legislative audit to be filed with the Department of Education by December 31 following the end of each fiscal year.http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1114.pdf...
|MA||Rule Adoption 01/2004||P-12||School Finance Regulations|
603 CMR 10.00
Amends rules relating to school finance regulations. Implements changes in the formula used to calculate special education reimbursements in the so-called circuit breaker program. Clarifies that payments and reimbursements for approved private school summer pr...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2003||P-12||Supplemental School Aid|
Provides for multisection school aid supplemental appropriations....
|AR||Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Arkansas Fiscal Assessment & Accountability Program|
Establishes rules identifying and governing the Arkansas Fiscal Assessment and Accountability Program. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20158%20fiscal%20assessment.pdf...
|NY||November 2003 11/2003||P-12||Limits Entities Subject to Debt Limitation|
Constitutional Amendment # 2
Constitution Amendment: Asks voters to eliminate school districts that are coterminous with, or partly within, or wholly within a city having less than one hundred twenty-five thousand inhabitants, from the entities subject to a general constitutional debt lim...
|MI||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||State School Aid Reports|
Provides for school districts to be able to submit all reports required by state directly to one state agency; provides that the state budget director shall appoint an advisory committee; relates to the school budget; Makes provisions for circumstances when th...
|NM||Approved by voters 09/2003||P-12||Finance|
Constitutional Amendment 2 (SJR6-2003)
Proposed amendment to the Constitution to provide for a limited additional distribution from the permanent funds to provide more money for the Public Schools to implement and maintain Educational Reforms and for other permanent fund recipients. http://www.sos....
|CT||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Special Education Funding and Evaluation or Consent; Regional Education Center Funding|
Concerns the general budget and revenue implementation; makes provisions regarding funding for children requiring special education; amends provisions regarding re-evaluation or withdrawal of consent in special education cases; makes grants to regional educati...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12|
|Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund Reduction Limits|
Requires total dollar amount of reductions to appropriations from the Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund resulting from budget adjustments to avoid a deficit to be apportioned equally between the appropriations to the board of regents and the state board...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Charitable Gambling|
Repeals provision allowing only one parent-teacher association or booster club for each school. http://www.legis.state.la.us/bills/byinst.asp?sessionid=03RS&billid=HB162&doctype=BT...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Appropriations Bill|
Eliminates the requirement that the General Assembly recalculate the base funding amount every six years.
Eliminates school districts ability to calculate their student enrollment on a three year rolling basis.
Requires the Department to de...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12|
|Termination of Trust Funds|
Relates to the termination of trust funds; terminates specified trust funds within the Education Department; provides for disposition of balances in and revenues of such trust funds; prescribes procedures for termination of such trust funds; declares findings ...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Paper Gaming to Pay for Specified School Costs|
Establishes in Allegany County a licensing procedure for specified for-profit businesses and qualified organizations to sell paper gaming devices and for persons to sell paper gaming devices to licensees; authorizes the board of county commissioners to impose ...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Student Fees, Choice & Participation|
The Public Elementary and Secondary Student Fee Authorization Act does not limit the ability of a governing body to request
donations of money, materials, equipment, or attire to defray costs if the request is made in such a way that it is clear that the requ...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Education Board|
Amends existing law to authorize the State Board of Education to set up and regulate deferred compensation programs for certain eligible employees; and to provide rulemaking authority. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/S1084.html#billtext...
|SC||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Student Fees|
Revises the manner in which matriculation and incidental fees may be charged by school districts including provisions to exempts students eligible for free lunches from these fees. http://www.scstatehouse.net/sess115_2003-2004/prever/3274_20030325.htm...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Public School Permanent Endowment Fund|
Increases the amount of money the Endowment Fund Investment Board shall make available from the Public School Permanent Endowment Fund for purposes of purchasing notes; provides that the amount of debt guaranteed by the credit enhancement program shall not be ...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Timber Disposal on Highways to Benefit Education Enhancment Fund|
Allows the Mississippi Transportation Commission to enter into an agreement with the state forestry commission for the general supervision and management of timber on selected portions of the rights-of-way of the interstate highway system and those completed s...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Consumer Sales and Service Tax|
Creates exemption for purchases of back-to-school clothing and school supplies by consumers during three-day period in August 2003. http://220.127.116.11/Bill_Text_HTML/2003_SESSIONS/Regular_Session/Senate/S_BILLS/SB100-199/RS_2003_SB100Frm.htm...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2003||P-12||Sales Tax School Fundraiser Events|
Provides a sales tax exemption for school fundraising activities....
|NJ||To ASSEMBLY Committee on STATE GOVERNMENT. 11/2002||P-12|
|Automated Bids and Purchasing|
Directs the State Treasurer to establish an automated bid access and purchasing information to be known as the Vendor Information Program to allow bidders to acces information related to bidding on contracts awarded by the State and its political subdivisions ...
|MT||Rejected by voters 11/2002||P-12||Investment of School Trust Funds|
Constitutional Amendment 39
To allow the investment of public funds, including school trust funds, in private corporate capital stock in accordance with recognized standards of financial management. (http://sos.state.mt.us/css/ELB/Ballot_Measures.asp)...
|UT||Approved by voters 11/2002||P-12||Resolution on Investment of State School Fund and Uniform School Fund|
Constitutional Amendment 1
Constitutional amendment to: (1) eliminate a requirement that a portion of the interest earnings of the State School Funs be retained in the Fund as a protection against the effects of inflation; and (2) provide that the dividends from the investment of the St...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Auditing Local Education Agencies|
Requires the Comptroller to review and monitor audits of local education agencies by independent auditors. Requires local education agencies to use certified public accountants for their audits from a directory approved by the Comptroller and to be in good sta...
|GA||Adopted 09/2002||P-12||Withholding of Funds|
Clarifies rules regarding the withholding of funds from local units of administration....
|NE||Signed by governor 08/2002||P-12||Committee Eliminations|
As part of the state's budget cuts, eliminates the School Finance Review Committee and the Education Roundtable (saves approximately $20,000)...
|ID||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Alternative summer school programs|
Creates mechanism and funding for alternative summer school programs....
|OR||Rejected by Voters. 06/2002||P-12||Change in Fund Name|
(Ballot Measure No. 13) Proposes a Constitutional Amendment to change the name of the Education Endowment Fund to the Education Stability Fund; specifies conditions under which moneys may be appropriated from principal of fund....
|CT||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12|
|United We Stand Tuition and Fee Waivers|
Requires the issuance of United We Stand commemorative number plates, most funds from which are to go to the commemorative account. Establishes "United We Stand commemorative account, 50% of which is to pay tuition and fees waivers at the University of Connect...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Various Modifications|
Allows nonresident pupil's participation in extracurricular activities pursuant to a court-ordered decree or order of custody. Modifies tuition reimbursement payment by school districts under the postsecondary enrollment options act. Includes nonpublic schools...
|AL||Act No. 03/2002||P-12||Bonding Authority|
Authorizes Public School and College Authority to sell and issue aggregate principal amount of Bonds, in addition to all other bonds previously issued by the Authority; provides funds to pay the cost of workforce development, education and training and the acq...
|AL||Signed into law 09/2001||P-12||The Use of Bond Proceeds|
Relates to Alabama Public School and College Authority bonds; provides that local boards of education may use bond proceeds for the purchase and repair of equipment and building and other capital outlay projects and for the retirement of indebtedness, and to c...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Elections for School Bonds|
Public Act No. 92-06., Amends the Election Code and the School Code; provides that notice of a referendum concerning the issuance of certain school bonds may be given by publication in at least one newspaper published in and having general circulation in the d...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||School Funding and Textbook Issues|
Increases state funding to schools for the 2001-02 school year; requires school districts to adopt a plan for use of such monies; specifies that when schools receive new textbooks, allocated funds should be used first for new textbooks in certain subjects; cha...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Adjustments to Finance|
Senate analysis states that current state policy regarding public education provides that the public
school finance system of Texas is required to adhere to a standard of neutrality that provides for substantially equal access to similar revenue per student at...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Carry Over of School District Budgets|
Public Law No. 127., (LD 1647)Permits school boards to carry forward general operating fund balances at the end of a school administrative unit's fiscal year to meet the needs of the school administrative unit for up to 3 years to reduce the State and local al...
|MT||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Use of Impact Aid by Districts|
Authorizes a school district to use a portion of its impact aid funds for repayment of bonds....
|ND||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Standards for Teachers, Administrators|
Relates to elementary and secondary education provisions addressed in the creation of North Dakota Century Code; relates to administration, boards, teacher licenses; school guidance and counseling services; special education; vocational and technology educatio...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Use of Impact Fees|
Public Law No. 38., 39 (LD 346) Clarifies that communities that are part of a school administrative district or other single or multicommunity school district may deposit the proceeds of school impact fees in a trust fund to be used to pay their proportionate ...
Relates to public money; provides for stratified or statistical pre- and post-audits; requires quarterly reports from local public bodies, school districts and certain institutions or higher education....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Technical Changes in School Financing|
This bill makes several technical changes to school financing in the areas of: bonding, high cost transportation and isolated school funding....
|ID||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Advanced Payments to Charters|
Authorizes advance payment of a portion of a charter school's estimated annual apportionment under specified conditions....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Education License Plate|
Provides for the issuance of special Committed to Education motor vehicle license plates....
|ID||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12|
|Land Exchange Program|
Provides for an exchange of certain endowment lands, managed by the Board of Land Commissioners, which are adjacent to the Idaho State University/University of Idaho Center for Higher Education, with lands of equivalent market value owned by the Board of Educa...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Interest Earnings|
Of the revenue deposited into the common school account within the permanent land
fund from revenues available under the negotiated easement agreement with the Express Pipeline
Partnership in 1996, five million dollars ($5,000,000.00) shall be accounted for ...
|OK||Rejected by voters 11/2000||P-12|
|State Question 684|
STATE QUESTION 684 (SJR 2-2000) Amends the State Constitution; removes restrictions on the Permanent School Fund relative to common schools and universities and colleges; removes the requirement that certain monies be held as trust funds; allows the Commission...
|SD||Unofficially approved on the ballot 11/2000||P-12||Investments of School Funds|
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT E (SJR-1-2000); permits the investment of the Permanent School Funds in certain stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other financial instruments and the use of a certain portion of the interest and income to increase the principal in the F...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Financing Gifted and Talented Education|
Revises the method of apportioning funds for the gifted and talented program so that each participating school district receives a per-pupil amount based on average daily attendance, determined as specified. Removes certain restrictions on the use of funds for...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Study of K-12 Financing Plans|
Establishes, until 01/01/2002, the California Commission on Restructuring School Finance for Kindergarten and Grades 1 to 12, inclusive, and requires the Commission to, among other things, develop a proposed method for the reduction or elimination of mandated ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12|
Chapter No.536, Extends the operation of the State Energy Conservation Assistance Account to January 1, 2011. Requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to enter into agreement with the Regents of the University of California, ...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||State Financing Regulations|
Limits the authorization of the California School Finance Authority to make or purchase secured or unsecured loans or to purchase the rights and possibilities to those loans and rights and possibilities regarding the state's share of funding, for of school fac...
|OK||On 11/07/2000 ballot 07/2000||P-12|
|School Land Trust|
V. 1, SB 1348
STATE QUESTION 684 (SJR 2-2000) Amends the State Constitution; removes restrictions on the Permanent School Fund relative to common schools and universities and colleges; removes the requirement that certain monies be held as trust funds; allows the Commission...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2000||P-12||Bonds|
Relates to municipal public building authorities; provides that in calculating the limitations of revenue bonds, there shall not be included in the calculation 50% of the outstanding principal amount of any bond issued for projects for which the authority or m...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Tobacco Settlement|
Provides for the distribution of money received from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement; establishes the Rural Development Fund, the Early Childhood Development Fund, and the Kentucky Health Care Improvement Fund; creates the Lung Cancer Research Fund adm...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Annual Audits|
Requires the Auditor of Public Accounts to be responsible for an annual audit of the funds in each school district cooperative, school district consortium, school district corporation, and any other entity formed by school districts; provides the auditor may a...
Changes provisions relating to budgets, beginner grade entrance document requirements, the enrollment option program, reorganization plan hearings, report filing dates, warrants, expenditure limitations, state aid, temporary mitigation funds, the Hardship Fund...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||School Finance|
Relates to revenue and taxation; changes provisions relating to the Nebraska Budget Act, tax levies, joint public agencies, taxation of public property, and school finance; changes the operative date of changes made by Laws 1999; provides operative dates; repe...
|VT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Purchasing|
This act amends the public bids section of law to make clear that school boards may resort to the state purchasing system without having to undergo any further public bidding and it clearly authorizes, in the context of school nutrition programs, use of any fe...