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From the ECS State Policy Database
Finance--Adequacy/Core Cost


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State Status/Date Level Summary
NHBecame law without governor's signature 06/2012P-12Adequate Education Grants
S.B. 401
Amends the definition of "determination year" for the purpose of calculating adequate education grants and authorizes the commissioner of the department of education to make adjustments in adequate education grants based on variations in the average daily memb...

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MDSigned into law 05/2012P-12Adequacy Education Funding Study
H.B. 1214
Requires the Maryland State Department of Education, in consultation with the Department of Budget and Management and the Department of Legislative Services to contract with a public or private entity to conduct a study of the adequacy of education funding in ...

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INSigned into law 04/2011P-12Lawsuits by School Corporations
S.B. 495
Prohibits the governing body of a school corporation from using funds received from the state to bring or join in an action against the state unless the school corporation is challenging an adverse decision by a state agency, board, or commission.
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ARSigned into law 03/2011P-12School Funding Amounts
H.B. 1901
Changes the foundation funding level for students. Includes students in regular settings, alternative settings, English-language learners and students in low-income districts.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2011/2011R/Bills/HB1901.pdf...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12Finance Adequacy
H.B. 2261--Section 112, Technical Working Group
Section 112 instructs the office of financial management, with assistance and support of the office of the superintendent of public instruction, to convene a technical working group to: develop the details of the funding formulas under RCW 28A.150.260; recomme...

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ARSigned into law 02/2009P-12Recommendations for Educational Adequacy
H.B. 1250
Requires a review of the recommendations for educational adequacy for all public school students before each fiscal session; relates to funding.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Bills/HB1250.pdf...

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DETo Governor 06/2008P-12Ad Valorem Taxation
H.J.R. 22
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...

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NHSigned into law 06/2008P-12Cost of an Adequate Education
S.B. 539
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...

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NJSigned into law 01/2008P-12Funding Reform Act of 2008
A.B. 500
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...

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NHSigned into law 06/2007P-12Adequate Education
H.B. 927
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 ...

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MNSigned into law 05/2007P-12School 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...

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MIRejected by voters 08/2006P-12
Postsec.
Community College
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 ...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12School Finance
H.B. 867 - Section 20 (a) through (f)
Directs the commissioner of education to work with education administrators to study the actual costs of providing services to elementary and secondary pupils and, on or before January 30, 2007, to make a recommendation to the general assembly regarding weight...

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ARSigned into law 04/2006P-12School Funding Formula
S.B. 24
Amends the public school funding formula to ensure adequate funding for students in school districts with declining enrollment and school districts with isolated schools receiving special needs funding.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2006S1/public...

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ARSigned into law 04/2006P-12Education Studies Commissioned by the General Assembly
H.B. 1030
Provides that any cost study analysis, cost study audit, adequacy study, or other study commissioned or funded by the General Assembly and any conclusions or recommendations resulting from a cost study analysis, cost study audit, adequacy study or other study ...

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WYSigned into law 03/2006P-12Resource Block Grant Model -- Recalibration
H.B. 139
Relates to school finance; implements 2005 recalibration modifications to the state education resource block grant model; clarifies duties of the secretary of state, state superintendent, Department of Education, school districts and the School Facilities Comm...

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NDIssued 01/2006P-12Commission on Education Improvement
Executive Order 13
Executive Order 2006-01 Creates the Commission on Education Improvement to examine the current system of delivering
and financing elementary and secondary public education. ...

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AKPassed 06/2005P-12School Finance Task Force
H.R. 10
Establishes a seven-member task force on school district cost factors and foundation formula to evaluate proposals that are based on available facts and conclusions pertaining to school district cost differentials. Requires the task force to provide a written...

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WASigned into law 04/2005P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Education and Higher Education Finance Study
S.B. 5441
Section 2 creates the comprehensive education study steering committee. The director of the Office of Financial Management (OFM) is a member. The steering committee will appoint members to three advisory committees: early learning, K-12, and higher education. ...

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MSSigned into law 04/2005P-12
Postsec.
Mississippi Adequate Education Program
S.B. 2731
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...

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KSBecame law without governor's signature 04/2005P-122010 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...

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KSBecame law without governor's signature 04/2005P-12K-12 Cost Study Analysis
H.B. 2247 (section 3)
Requires the division of post audit to conduct a professional cost study analysis to determine the costs of delivering the K-12 curriculum, related services and other programs mandated by state statute in accredited schools. Such review must include high schoo...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Reading and Literacy Proficiency
S.J.R. 92
Directs the department of education to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the professional development, training and resources needed in each school to help each child achieve reading and literacy proficiency by 2014. Requires the department of education to s...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12House Interim Committee on Education Act
H.B. 1258
Allows the house interim committee on education and the senate interim committee on education to contract with experts to conduct interim adequacy reviews. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb1258.pdf...

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WYSigned into law 02/2005P-12School Finance
H.B. 228
Relates to school finance; establishes a select committee to conduct school finance model recalibration; provides for model recalibration subject to management council approval; imposes duties upon the department of education pertaining to school finance data ...

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ILSigned into law 10/2004P-12Funding Rapid Growth
H.B. 766
Amends the Common School Fund Article of the School Code. Provides for a grant to be paid to a school district if there has been an increase in a school districts' student population over the most recent 2 school years of over 1.5% in a district with over 10,...

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HISigned into law 07/2004P-12Education Reform
H.B. 2002
The education reform in this Act shall be known as the "Reinventing Education Act of 2004." The provisions include (1) establishing a weighted student formula; (2) providing additional information technology; (3) empowering principals through a Hawaii principa...

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004P-12Education Equity and Property Tax Relief Act
S.B. 3182
Creates the "Education Equity and Property Tax Relief Act, " and would create a joint legislative committee of ten members to establish a permanent education foundation and education formula for the state - the committee's final report is due October 1, 2005.....

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AKSigned into law 06/2004P-12Public Education State Funding
H.B. 233
Increases the base student allocation used in the formula for state funding of public education; and providing for an effective date." http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill_text.asp?hsid=HB0233Z&session=23...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Educational Adequacy Fund
S.B. 93
Creates the educational adequacy fund. Relates to HB 1030. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/SB93.pdf and http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1030.pdf...

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ARBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 02/2004P-12Revenue for Education
H.B. 1030
Provides additional revenue to fund the education system; increases sales and wholesale vending tax; imposes sales tax on certain services; creates the Educational Adequacy Trust Fund. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1030.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Professional Development
H.B. 1170
Provides teachers with quality professional development that will promote and enhance learning opportunities for students. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1170.pdf...

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ARBecame law without governor's signature 01/2004P-12Public Education Reorganization
H.B. 1109
Relates to the public education re-organization act; to ensure equal opportunities for an adequate education to all students; provides for administrative annexation and administrative consolidation of school districts. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bil...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Adequacy Evaluation Act of 2004
H.B. 1111
The General Assembly recognizes the state is responsible to provide an adequate education and to know how state revenues are spent; provides for the continuing adequacy evaluation act of 2004; provides for a study. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2...

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FLSigned into law 11/2003P-12Florida Education Finance Program
S.B. 22
Increases funding for the Florida Education Finance Program through partial reduction of tax credits for contributions to nonprofit scholarship- funding organizations based on estimated student enrollment; specifies total amount of tax credits and carry forwar...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Quality Education Model: School Funding
S.B. 712
Requires the California Quality Education Commission to determine an adequate base funding amount for each of the 3 prototype schools and to recommend funding adjustments to allow schools that meet certain criteria to receive additional funding beyond the base...

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ARSigned into law 02/2003P-12Joint Committee on Educational Adequacy
H.B. 1115
Creates the Joint Committee on Educational Adequacy to examine the educational needs and funding for the State. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB1115.pdf...

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OHAdopted 02/2003P-12School Funding Resolution
N/A
State board unanimously approved a school funding resolution expressing the board's commitment to work with the Governor and the Ohio General Assembly to explore ways to better fund Ohio's public schools. The Board requested in the resolution that the Governor...

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TNSigned into law 07/2002P-12Adequacy Study Committee
H.J.R. 1191
Creates a special joint committee to study the adequacy of funding for the Basic Education Program (BEP)....

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MDSigned into law 07/2002P-12Education Finance Adequacy Study Mandated
S.B. 856
Requires the department to contact with a public or private organization by June 30, 2012 to evaluate education finance adequacy issues in the state. At a minimum, the adequacy study shall: (1) identify a base funding level for students without special needs; ...

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NHVetoed 05/2002P-12Adequacy Formula
S.B. 425
Revises the formula used to calculate the cost of an adequate education....

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CASigned into law 05/2002P-12Intermediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program
S.B. 508
Modifies 1999 Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program (IIUSP), which formerly required that every participating school district contract with an external evaluator for assistance in development of the school's action plan. Bill allows district t...

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MSBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 04/2002P-12Adequate Education Program
S.B. 2969
Prescribes the State cost of the State Adequate Education Program for purposes of determining allocation to school districts in fiscal year 2003; clarifies the program's cost components; clarifies the use of education enhancement funds for the purchase of text...

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NHVetoed 07/2001P-12School Performance
S.B. 164
Establishes criteria for measuring school performance standards and creates a watch list for schools which are not making satisfactory progress in school performance areas; establishes an education improvement fund in the Department of Education, which shall b...

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MTSigned into law 05/2001P-12Equity and Adequacy Task Force
H.B. 625
Requires the Governor and the Superintendent of Public Instruction to conduct a study of the adequacy and equity of funding for K-12 public schools in Montana; provides an appropriation....

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MTSigned into law 04/2001P-12Revision of Base Aid To Include Percentage of Special Education Allowance
S.B. 94
Amends the definition of base aid to include a percentage of the special education allowable cost payment; amends definition of maximum general fund budget to increase the special education allowable cost payment component....

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NDSigned by Governor 03/2001P-12Core Curriculum
S.B. 2324
Requires the legislative council shall consider studying the delivery of a core curriculum to each elementary and high school student in this state and the feasibility and desirability of providing total state funding solely for the delivery of a core curricul...

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ORUnofficially approved by voters 11/2000P-12Equity and Adequacy in School Funding
V. 24; (NEW BILL)
MEASURE 1; Proposes an amendment to the Oregon Constitution regarding accountability and equity in school funding; provides that the legislature must fund school quality goals adequately; establishes grants....

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UTSigned into law 03/2000P-12Minimum School Program Act
S.B. 3
Provides for state and local funding of the Minimum School Program Act; provides a ceiling for the state contribution of the maintenance and operations portion of the act; provides appropriations for school building aid; provides additional funding for pupil t...

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