ECSheading
From the ECS State Policy Database
Finance--District


Education Commission of the States • 700 Broadway, Suite 810 • Denver, CO 80203-3442 • 303.299.3600 • fax 303.296.8332 • www.ecs.org

This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

Please cite use of the database as: Education Commission of the States (ECS) State Policy Database, retrieved [date].

State Status/Date Level Summary
CASigned into law 09/2014P-12Proposed Budgets of Districts and County Offices of Education
A.B. 2585
From bill summary: If the budget of a county office of education is disapproved, requires the county superintendent of schools and the county board of education, on or before September 8, to review the recommendations of the superintendent of public instructio...

More...
ILSigned into law 07/2014P-12School District or School Ad Purchased with Public Funds
H.B. 3232 - School District or School Ad Purchased with Public Funds
Requires that any advertisement purchased with public funds by a school district or public school, including a charter school, include a disclaimer stating that the advertisement was paid for using public funds.
Provides this disclaimer requirement does not ex...

More...
FLSigned into law 06/2014P-12Florida Digital Classrooms Allocation
H.B. 5101 - Florida Digital Classrooms Allocation
Creates the Florida digital classrooms allocation to support efforts to improve student performance outcomes by integrating technology in classroom teaching and learning. Requires each district to adopt a district digital classrooms plan and to submit the plan...

More...
COSigned into law 05/2014P-12The Student Success Act
H.B. 1292
SCHOOL FINANCE
Changes how school districts are funded for school finance purposes and provides additional funding for specific educational programs. Reduces the value of the negative factor in the school finance formula in FY 2014-15, and provides ongoing fun...

More...
FLSigned into law 05/2014P-12Actions if Board Fails to Take Corrective Action
H.B. 7031 - Actions if Board Fails to Take Corrective Action
Section 1: Directs the auditor general to notify the legislative auditing committee if a district board fails to take full corrective action in response to a recommendation that was included in the two preceding financial or operational audit reports. Authoriz...

More...
KYSigned into law 04/2014P-12School Finance Officers
H.B. 154 - School Finance Officers
Requires that a person obtain certification from the department of education prior to serving as a school finance officer. Directs the state board to promulgate administrative regulations to prescribe the certification criteria and procedures for a school fina...

More...
NESigned into law 04/2014P-12Superintendent Pay Transparency Act
L.B. 470
Before the school board of any district or the board of any educational service unit approves a proposed contract, or any proposed amendment to an existing contract, for future superintendent services to be rendered to such school district by the current super...

More...
DCSigned into law 04/2014P-12Fair Student Funding and School Based Budgeting Act of 2013
L.B. 309
Amends the State Education Office Establishment Act of 2000 to establish a career and technical education grant program to provide grants beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, and to require the Office of the State Superintendent of Education to administer t...

More...
ALSigned into law 04/2014P-12
Postsec.
K-12 and Higher Ed. Exemptions from State and Local Sales and Use Tax
H.B. 129
Clarifies and confirms that the gross proceeds of sales to or the storage, use, or other consumption of tangible personal property by private schools, colleges, and universities located in Alabama are exempt from state and local sales and use tax, as are lunch...

More...
WASigned into law 04/2014P-12Internet Access to Public School Data and Expenditure Information
S.B. 6062
Requires each school district, charter school, and state-tribal compact school to publish on its web site a copy of its public school employee collective bargaining agreements. Requires each school district that has an associated student body program fund to p...

More...
UTSigned into law 04/2014P-12
Postsec.
State and Local Education Entity Audits
S.B. 93
Requires each local board and charter school governing board to establish an audit committee. Directs the audit committee to establish an internal audit program to provide internal audit services for programs administered by the local education agency (LEA); p...

More...
PAAdopted 03/2014P-12A Study of the Feasibility and Cost-effectiveness of Merging Public School District Health Care Plans
S.R. 250
Directs the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a study relating to the feasibility and cost- effectiveness of merging public school district health care plans.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=...

More...
INSigned into law 03/2014P-12School Finance and Textbook Reimbursement
S.B. 363
Allows the following for a school corporation (district) that does not request the state to reimburse the district for providing free textbooks to certain students (usually low-income): (1) The complexity index used in determining state funding is based on the...

More...
WYSigned into law 03/2014P-12Dual Enrollment Revenues
S.F. 4
Includes revenues received by school districts for post secondary education option programs (or dual enrollment) in the list of revenues exempt from local resources included in the foundation program payment computations. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2014/Enrol...

More...
VASigned into law 03/2014P-12Children in Group Homes: Reimbursements
H.B. 1110
Requires a school division to be reimbursed by the school division in which a child's custodial parent or guardian or most recent custodial parent or guardian resides for the costs of educating such child, who has been placed in a licensed child-caring institu...

More...
MSSigned into law 03/2014P-12Distribution of Classroom Supply Funding
S.B. 2571
Section 7. Changes distribution of Education Enhancement Fund moneys earmarked for classroom supplies, requiring distribution to teachers rather than school districts.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2014/pdf/SB/2500-2599/SB2571SG.pdf...

More...
NESigned into law 02/2014P-12Change Dates Relating to Certifications and Distribution of State Aid to Schools
L.B. 838
Changes the date for the State Department of Education (NDE) to certify state aid to schools for FY2014-15, pursuant to the Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act, from on or before March 1, 2014 to on or before April 10, 2014.
http://nebraskale...

More...
TXAdopted 09/2013P-12District Financial Accountability Ratings
19 TAC 109.1002
The Texas Education Agency proposes an amendment to s.109.1002, concerning the financial accountability rating system. The section establishes indicators applicable to school district financial accountability ratings. The proposed amendment would make clarific...

More...
CAVetoed 09/2013P-12Accountability, Expenditures and English Language Learners
S.B. 344
From bill summary: Requires an audit of a school district to include whether expenditures were in compliance with the regulations related to the expenditure of moneys apportioned on the basis of the number and concentration of unduplicated pupils. Adds reclass...

More...
OHSigned into law 07/2013P-12Requires Independent Auditor in Large, Urban Districts
H.B. 167
Requires a qualifying school district (one that has an average daily membership of greater than 60,000 and is located in a city with a population of greater than 700,000)
to create the position of "independent auditor" to be responsible for the district's int...

More...
NHSigned into law 07/2013P-12Special Meetings
H.B. 269
Authorizes a school district to conduct a special meeting necessitated by changes in adequate education funding.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2013/HB0269.pdf....

More...
PASigned into law 07/2013P-12
Postsec.
Assistance to Districts in Financial Recovery or Financial Watch Status
H.B. 1141 - Sec. 2510.3
Budget bill with many provisions. Of note: Adds new section (2510.3) authorizing the state department to provide assistance to school districts declared to be in financial recovery status or identified for financial watch status. Authorizes the department to u...

More...
CASigned into law 07/2013P-12Proceeds from Sale of Surplus Real Property (education finance omnibus)
A.B. 86 - Proceeds from Sale of Surplus Real Property
From bill summary: Extends to January 2016 provisions (previously scheduled to expire January 2014) authorizing a school district to deposit the proceeds from the sale of surplus real property, together with any personal property located on that property, purc...

More...
CASigned into law 07/2013P-12Appointed Trustee for Insolvent District (education finance omnibus)
A.B. 86 - Appointed Trustee for Insolvent District
From bill summary: Authorizes the superintendent of public instruction to appoint a trustee with the powers and responsibilities of an administrator when a school district becomes insolvent and requires an emergency apportionment from the state. http://www.leg...

More...
CASigned into law 07/2013P-12District Advance of Apportionments (education finance omnibus)
A.B. 86 - District Advance of Apportionments
From bill summary: Existing law authorizes a school district to receive an advance of apportionments owed to the school district by the State School Fund in accordance with specified procedures and requirements. This bill specifies that a school district to is...

More...
WISigned into law 06/2013P-12Per Pupil Operating Funds
Act 20 - Sections: 244, 1744, and 1782 thru 1786
[Act 20 Sections: 244, 1744, and 1782 thru 1786] Increases per pupil payment from $7,775 in 2012-13 to $7,925 in 2013-14 and $8,075 in 2014-15, which would provide $150 annual increases. Increase
funding compared to the bill by $552,800 in 2013-14 and $1,112,...

More...
ILSigned into law 06/2013P-12District Transfer of Funds
H.B. 3
Extends the time period during which a district other than the Chicago school district may transfer moneys from specified funds for any purpose from June 30, 2013 to June 30, 2016. Extends through June 30, 2016 authority for for a district other than the Chica...

More...
AZSigned into law 06/2013P-12Kindergarten
S.B. 1447
Provides that a school district or charter school is not eligible to receive basic state aid for pupils that had not reached five years of age before September 1 of the current school year and who repeats kindergarten in the following school year. Allows scho...

More...
KSSigned into law 06/2013P-12Amends Kansas Uniform Financial Accounting and Reporting Act
S.B. 171
SB 171 amends the Kansas Uniform Financial Accounting and Reporting Act. Requires each school district and the Kansas Department of Education (KSDE) to report on their respective websites the budget summary for the current school year, as well as actual expend...

More...
AZSigned into law 06/2013P-12Joint Technical Education District Funding
H.B. 2499
Requires the average daily membership (ADM) for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students enrolled at a centralized campus that is leased by a Joint Technical Education District (JTED) and that is at least 2.5 hours long to be calculated to be increased from 1.25 to...

More...
AZSigned into law 06/2013P-12K-12 Education Budget Adjustments
H.B. 2003
Caps District Additional Assistance at $5,000,000. Increases Charter Additional Assistance by 1.8%. Repeals the Early Graduation Scholarship Program. Revises the definition of accommodation school and amends language for computing state aid to accommodation sc...

More...
TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12K-12 Students Holding Certain U.S. Student Visas
S.B. 453
From fiscal note: Makes provisions for students who are required to pay tuition to a district or charter school as a condition of a visa. Requires the district or charter to accept as tuition the full unsubsidized per capita cost of providing the student's edu...

More...
VTSigned into law 06/2013P-12Education Funding
Act 60 (H.B. 538)
Lowers the excess spending threshold from 125% of the prior year's statewide average per-pupil spending to 123% in fiscal years 2015 and 2016 and then to 121% in fiscal year 2017 and after.  It also limits the amount of money a sending school district pays for...

More...
ILPassed 05/2013P-12Proposed School Closings in Chicago
H.R. 361
Urges the Chicago Public Schools to provide certain information to families affected by proposed school closings and to the General Assembly before final action is taken. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/98/HR/PDF/09800HR0361lv.pdf...

More...
MESigned into law 05/2013P-12Increases Funding to Schools
H.P. 459
Phases out a provision that has allowed some school administrative units (SAU's) to raise less than the required local contribution of the total cost of essential programs and services and not have the state share reduced. In any fiscal year in which the sum o...

More...
OKVetoed 05/2013P-12Allowable Carryover for General Fund Balances
H.B. 1742
Changes the categories and general fund balance carryover allowable percentages. School districts with general funds of between $0 and $5,999,999 not have a fund balance of more than 40 percent of the general fund. Districts with $6 million or more in their ge...

More...
SCSigned into law 05/2013P-12District Property Sales
S.J.R. 10
Enables trustees of a school district who do not currently have the authority to do so, to sell or lease school property, real or personal, in the school district at any time they deem it expedient to do so and apply the proceeds of the sale or lease to the sc...

More...
NDSigned into law 05/2013P-12Rapid Enrollment Growth Grants.
H.B. 1261
Provides for an appropriation for school district rapid enrollment growth grants.
http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/documents/13-0434-04000.pdf...

More...
IASigned into law 05/2013P-12Administrative Expenditures
HF 454 - Section 273.13
Prohibits an area education agency's or a district's general fund from exceeding five percent of its general fund.
http://coolice.legis.iowa.gov/linc/85/external/govbills/HF454.pdf...

More...
MTSigned into law 04/2013P-12Technology Acquisition and Depreciation Funding
S.B. 199
Revises laws related to technology acquisition and depreciation funding. Clarifies that cloud computing services for technology infrastructure, platform, software, network, storage, security, data, database, test environment, curriculum, or desktop virtualizat...

More...
KSSigned into law 04/2013P-12Annual District Efficiency Audits
H.B. 2349
Requires the Legislative Division of Post Audit to conduct three school district efficiency audits each fiscal year.
http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/measures/documents/hb2349_enrolled.pdf...

More...
OKSigned into law 04/2013P-12Monthly Payment of Wages
H.B. 1757
Adds school district employees and technology center school district employees to the list of employees that every employer must pay monthly; authorizes certain school district boards to pay support employees on a monthly basis.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok...

More...
AZSigned into law 04/2013P-12
Postsec.
Pilot Outcome-based Funding
S.B. 1293
AN ACT prescribing a simulated pilot program for outcome-based funding of schools. Creates a competitive application process where districts and charter schools would apply on an annual basis by January 1 and the State Board of Education select recipients by M...

More...
NDSigned into law 04/2013P-12Reimbursement for Boarding Care Costs
H.B. 1301
From the fiscal note: Section 1 allows a school district to be reimbursed from state funds the excess education and related costs for students voluntarily placed in licensed child care facilities located within their resident school district. Previously a scho...

More...
MSSigned into law 04/2013P-12School District Financial Procedures and Task Force to Study Teacher Attrition and Retention
S.B. 2138
Mandates state board of education to promulgate rules and regulations regarding school financial reports required to be submitted to the superintendent of the local school board. Amends existing law so that a task force to study strategies for solving the curr...

More...
ARSigned into law 04/2013P-12Fiscal Distress
H.B. 1770
Extends the time a school may operate in distress, and expands the corrective actions the state board of education may use. Lengthens time period to five years (from two years) that a school or district may function in distress (i.e., does not meet fiscal or ...

More...
IDSigned into law 04/2013P-12Staff Allowance and Paying Other Schools for Instructional Services
H.B. 275
Allows a district to utilize up to 15% of certain moneys to pay another school district or public charter school for certain services or to defray certain costs and to provide that a district may employ 9.5% fewer positions than funded without a reduction in t...

More...
UTSigned into law 04/2013P-12Financial Transparency in Education
S.B. 128
Directs districts and charter schools, when submitting public financial information to the Utah Public Finance Website, classify transactions in accordance with the uniform chart of accounts that districts and charter schools are required to use for budgeting,...

More...
KYSigned into law 03/2013P-12Enrollment of Nonresident Child of District Employee
H.B. 182
Permits SEEK funding to be distributed to a school that enrolls a nonresident pupil who attends a district in which the pupil's parent is employed. Permits all tuition fees required of a nonresident pupil to be waived for such a pupil. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/re...

More...
VASigned into law 03/2013P-12Assignment of District Staff
H.B. 2066/S.B. 1172
Permits districts that employ a sufficient number of librarians, guidance counselors, and school-based clerical personnel to meet the staffing requirements prescribed in Standard 2 of the Standards of Quality to assign librarians, guidance counselors, and scho...

More...
ARSigned into law 03/2013P-12District Consolidation; Sale of Real Property
H.B. 1310
Establishes procedures for use, sale of school buildings in consolidated districts. Provides that districts must provide space to publicly-supported postsecondary institutions, not-for-profit organization, local municipality, or county if real property not sol...

More...
NMSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.College District Bonds for Hard and Software
S.B. 39
Amends the College District Tax Act to expand the purpose of bonds issued pursuant to the act to include purchase and installation of computer hardware and software and to
repeal the prohibition of issuing bonds for less than a five-year period.
http://www.nml...

More...
MTSigned into law 02/2013P-12Investment of Extracurricular Funds Cash
S.B. 32
Allows trustees to receive and expend extracurricular money collected, invest any excess money in the extracurricular fund and
for pupil extracurricular functions, credit such funds to a general operating account within the fund to be used to offset expenses ...

More...
CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Indirect Cost Rates
A.B. 2435
From bill summary: Requires, until January 1, 2016, the department of education, and any other state agency that administers a grant or allocation of federal funds to a district, to allow an indirect cost rate that is not less than the indirect cost rate estab...

More...
CASigned into law 09/2012P-12State Superintendent Reassuming Rights, Duties, Powers of Insolvent District
A.B. 2662 - State Superintendent Reassuming Rights, Duties, Powers of Insolvent District
From bill summary: Authorizes the superintendent of public instruction to reassume the rights, duties, and powers of a district receiving an emergency apportionment during the period of the trustee's appointment and when specified improvement plans are violate...

More...
CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Authority of a County Superintendent to Change a District's Fiscal Certification
A.B. 2662 - Authority of a County Superintendent to Change a District's Fiscal Certification
From bill summary: Permits a county superintendent of schools to change a district's certification (that it can meet its financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year and for the subsequent fiscal year) from qualified to negative if it is determin...

More...
CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Districts Receiving Emergency Apportionments
A.B. 2279
Amends conditions under which a trustee and necessary staff appointed to a district receiving an emergency apportionment must serve (a trustee must be appointed to a district by the superintendent of public instruction if the district board requests an emergen...

More...
CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Inglewood Unified School District Takeover and Emergency Loan
S.B. 533
From bill summary: Expresses legislative intent to provide emergency apportionment assistance to the Inglewood Unified School District. Requires the state superintendent to assume all the rights, duties, and powers of the governing board of the Inglewood Unifi...

More...
ILSigned into law 08/2012P-12Local Tax Rates for Recently Consolidated Districts
S.B. 3252
Allows greater flexibility for recently consolidated districts when setting their local tax rate in the four years after consolidation. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/97/PDF/097-1022.pdf...

More...
NJSigned into law 08/2012P-12Aid to Districts with High Enrollment Growth
S 1792
Provides supplemental appropriation of $4.141 million from Property Tax Relief Fund to the Department of Education for aid to school districts with significant enrollment growth.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2012/Bills/AL12/37_.PDF...

More...
CASigned into law 07/2012P-12Evaluation of Appointed Administrator for Emergency Apportionment District
A.B. 2278
From bill summary: Authorizes the governing board of a qualifying district, after one complete fiscal year has elapsed following the district's acceptance of an emergency apportionment, to conduct an annual advisory evaluation of the administrator appointed by...

More...
PASigned into law 07/2012P-12Financially Distressed School Districts
H.B. 1307 - Multiple Provisions
This section adds new article VI-A converning school district financial recovery in all school districts other than Philadelphia. Requires the state department to develop and implement an early warning system plus guidelines to compile and analyze information ...

More...
PASigned into law 06/2012P-12Authority to Reopen Budgets
H.B. 1901 - Section 616
Gives districts the authority to reopen their budget due to changes in federal or state allocations. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=DOC&sessYr=2011&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billNbr=1901&pn=3885...

More...
OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12District Expenditure Reporting
S.B. 316 - District Expenditure Reporting
Amends provisions related to department development of standards for determining each district, community school, and STEM school's annual operating expenditures for classroom instructional purposes and for nonclassroom purposes. Requires the department to ali...

More...
PASigned into law 06/2012P-12Authority of a Commonwealth Partnership School District
H.B. 1901 - Sec. 1704-B
Section 1704-B continues provisions of the Empowerment Act that were scheduled to expire June 30, 2012. A Commonwealth Partnership School District is authorized to: 1) cancel or renegotiate any contract, other than collective bargaining agreements, for the pur...

More...
RISigned into law 06/2012P-12District Budgets, Accounting
H.B. 7323A
Budget Bill. Includes amendments that require districts to use a uniform system of accounting that includes a standardized budget process to ensure districts can annually assess investment priorities and incorporate long range planning. Require that, upon comp...

More...
NHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Emergency Expenditures
S.B. 373
Authorizes a school district to retain funds for emergency expenditures or to reduce the tax rate. Makes changes to the definition and enrollment requirements for regional vocational education centers in the Manchester school district and provides that the Man...

More...
ALSigned into law 05/2012P-12Exemptions from Competitive Bidding Requirements Expanded
H.B. 504
Expands exemptions from competitive bidding requirements by local boards of education to include exemptions from additional cooperative purchasing programs. ...

More...
VTSigned into law 05/2012P-12Incentives for Mergers of Supervisory Unions and District Mergers
S.B. 113 - Mergers Section
Provides fiscal incentives for supervisory unions that decide to merge and for regional districts and district mergers.
http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/2012/Acts/ACT156.pdf...

More...
ALSigned into law 05/2012P-12Classroom Supplies
S.B. 257
Provides each K-12 public classroom teacher $300 annually from the Education Trust Fund. Defines "classroom supplies." Authorizes the state superintendent of education to promulgate rules regarding implementation of these provisions, including a simple and min...

More...
NESigned into law 05/2012P-12Local Budget Certifications and Bonding
L.B. 633
Allows for refunding bonds at the district level and sets parameters. Adjusts dates by which districts must certify budgets and the state legislature must certify state aid (to May 1 for FY 2012-13, then to March 1 of subsequent years.
http://nebraskalegislatu...

More...
TXAdopted 05/2012P-12Financial Exigency
19 TAC 109.2001
Defines "financial exigency." As required by 2011 S.B. 8, establishes minimum standards concerning school district financial conditions that must exist for declaration of a financial exigency by the district board of trustees. Requires the board to notify the ...

More...
TNSigned into law 05/2012P-12District Funding
S.B. 3044
Provides school districts may pursue and receive federal or private grants for educational purposes. Finds that local school boards must approve the expenditure if the grant requires matching funds.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB3044.pdf...

More...
MNSigned into law 04/2012P-12Shared Time Aid
H.F. 2949
Provides that the resident district of a a shared time pupil taking classes in a charter school must grant the charter school permission to claim the pupil for state aid purposes.Requires state aid be paid to the charter school, and if the resident district ag...

More...
TNSigned into law 04/2012P-12School Personnel
S.B. 2982
Provides that an LEA may, at its discretion, choose to hire a building manager in lieu of an assistant principal.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB2982.pdf...

More...
FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12
Postsec.
Audits (Including of School Districts and Postsecondary Institutions)
H.B. 5201 - Audits (Including of School Districts and Postsecondary Institutions)
Directs the Auditor General to notify the legislative auditing committee of any financial or operational audit report that indicates that a state university or Florida College System institution has failed to take full corrective action in response to a recomm...

More...
MSSigned into law 04/2012P-12Extends Repealer on Requirement that Districts with File Budget Cuts Plan
H.B. 909
Extends the repealer from July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2015, on the provision requiring school districts with a low ending balance of school maintenance funds to submit plans of cost reductions to the state department of education.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us...

More...
MDSigned into law 04/2012P-12Finance - Maintenance of Effort
S.B. 848
Requires a county to apply to the board for a waiver from the Maintenance of Effort requirement if it cannot be funded and establishes penalties if a waiver is not applied for. http://mlis.state.md.us/2012rs/chapters_noln/Ch_6_sb0848T.pdf...

More...
FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Financial Emergencies
S.B. 368
From bill summary: Requires the Auditor General to notify each member of the governing body of a district board, charter school, or charter technical career center of certain fund balance deficits. Removes a condition under which local governmental entities, c...

More...
MNVetoed 04/2012P-12Omnibus K-12 bill
H.F. 2083
Increases the school district aid payment shift percentage from 64.3 to 70.2 in fiscal year 2012 and adjusts appropriation accordingly.
http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS87/HF2083.3.pdf...

More...
IASigned into law 04/2012P-12A bill for an act relating to mandatory reporting of school employee misconduct to the board of educational examiners.
H.F. 2383
Requires local boards, local or regional superintendents, directors of accredited nonpublic schools, etc. to report any disciplinary action for school employee misconduct to the board of educational examiners. Conduct to be reported includes the following: (a)...

More...
ILAdopted 03/2012P-12Equal Funding for All Chicago Students
H.R. 843
Urges the administration of the Chicago Public School District to allocate equal funding for each student, regardless of where that student attends school.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/97/HR/PDF/09700HR0843lv.pdf...

More...
NYSigned into law 03/2012P-12Portion of State Funding Contingent on Adoption of Teacher and Principal Evaluation Process
A.B. 9057 - Portion of State Funding Contingent on Adoption of Teacher and Principal Evaluation Process
Part A, Section 1: Requires a school district, to be eligible for an apportionment of general support for public schools from the funds appropriated for the 2012-13 school year in excess of the amount apportioned to the district in the base year, to submit doc...

More...
WASigned into law 03/2012P-12School District Financial Insolvency.
H.B. 2617
Requires the superintendent of public instruction to convene a financial oversight committee to review the financial condition of a financially insolvent school district.http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Law%202012/2617-S.SL...

More...
UTSigned into law 03/2012P-12One-Time Appropriation for Classroom Supplies
S.B. 2
Section 4: Directs the state board to provide teachers in districts, the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and charter schools with a one-time appropriation for classroom supplies. Varies the amount teachers must receive, depending on grade level taught...

More...
AZSigned into law 03/2012P-12Fiscal Crisis Team
H.B. 2270
Allows State Board of Education (SBE) to appoint a fiscal crisis team, in addition to a receiver, for a school district that the SBE determines is insolvent or has grossly mismanaged its finances. http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/50leg/2r/bills/hb2270h.pdf...

More...
VASigned into law 03/2012P-12Expenditures and Reports on Instructional Spending
H.B. 250
Requires each local school board to report annually to the Board of Education the percentage of its annual operating budget allocated to instructional costs. The Board of Education shall include this information in the annual School Performance Report Card for...

More...
INSigned into law 03/2012P-12Adoption of Budget for Reorganized School.
H.B. 1058
Permits two or more school corporations to publish notices, hold public hearings, and take final action for the adoption of property tax levies, property tax rates, and a budget for the reorganized school corporation after the voters approve a plan of reorgani...

More...
NMSigned into law 02/2012P-12School District Financial Flexiblity
S.B. 209
The legislature finds that districts need flexibility to meet state fiscal solvency requirements. For the 2012-2013 school year, the secretary may waive requirements of the Public School Code and rules promulgated in accordance with that code pertaining to ind...

More...
MISigned into law 02/2012P-12School Aid
H.B. 5194
Amends code to provide that the pledge of state aid by a school district or ISD for the payment of notes is valid and binding from the time when the pledge is made. Further provides that a school district or ISD operating under an emergency financial manager p...

More...
ARAdopted 01/2012P-12Expenditure Requirements by Arkansas School Districts
AR ADC 005.04.6-1.00 to AR ADC 005.04.6-8.00
Repeals rules and regulations governing expenditure requirements by Arkansas school districts for teacher salaries, special education, vocational education, alternative education, and gifted and talented programs.
http://170.94.37.152/REGS/005.04.11-004F-12809...

More...
RISigned into law 01/2012P-12Budget Commission to Certify Payments to Districts
H.B. 7052 and S.B. 2016
Authorizes Budget Commission established under Title 45 of the Rhode Island General Laws to certify to the Rhode Island Department of Revenue the need to advance payments of the state's basic education program.
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext12/housetex...

More...
PASigned into law 11/2011P-12
Postsec.
Thresholds for Contracts Put Out for Bid
S.B. 296
Increases the maximum amount of a contract before it must be put out for bids. Under current law, a district must seek written or phone price quotes from at least three contractors or suppliers for contracts over $4,000 but not more than $10,000. This increase...

More...
CASigned into law 10/2011P-12Hearing Before Adoption of Local Budget
A.B. 189 - Hearing Before Adoption of Local Budget
From bill summary: Requires a public hearing to be held prior to and independent of a meeting where the governing board of a school district or county office of education adopts a budget. Also requires the governing board to identify the program or programs to...

More...
ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12Financial Oversight Panels
S.B. 2149
Requires that if an Annual Financial Report resulting from a mandated audit reflects a deficit, the district must, within 30 days after acceptance of such audit report, submit a deficit reduction plan.

Makes legislative findings relative to the need for fina...

More...
ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12Fiscal Efficiency and Shared Services
S.B. 2134
Encourages each regional superintendent of schools to offer districts the opportunity to share in joint educational or operational programs, and to urge school districts to participate in such programs when the
school district determines that such participatio...

More...
CASigned into law 07/2011P-12Allocation of Federal Funds to Districts
A.B. 169
Clarifies that for purposes of state board allocation of federal funds to districts, "districts" are defined to include school districts, county offices of education, and other educational agencies or entities deemed eligible pursuant to state and federal law....

More...
TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12District Furloughs
S.B. 8 - District Furloughs
Authorizes a district board of trustees to implement a furlough program and reduce the number of days of service otherwise required by law by not more than 6 days of service during a school year if the commissioner certifies that the district will be provided ...

More...
TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12District Financial Exigency
S.B. 8 - District Financial Exigency
From bill summary: Authorizes a school district board of trustees to adopt a resolution declaring a financial exigency for the district, limited to the fiscal year during which the declaration is made unless the board adopts a resolution declaring a continuati...

More...
OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12School District Solvency Assistance Fund
H.B. 153 - School District Solvency Assistance Fund
Provides an exception to the provision that districts must reimburse the school district solvency assistance fund no later than the end of the second fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the solvency assistance payment was made. Permits the fund to b...

More...
OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Local Property Tax or Income Tax Levy
H.B. 153 - Local Property Tax or Income Tax Levy
Establishes the procedure for a district to levy a property tax or income tax. Pages 752-757 of 1000: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText129/129_HB_153_EN_part3.pdf...

More...
NHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Authorization for Special Board Meetings to Discuss Changes in Funding
H.B. 650
Authorizes a school district to call a special meeting to address changes in the amount of education funding to be received from the state. The authorization is repealed effective July 1, 2012.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2011/HB0650.html...

More...
PASigned into law 06/2011P-12Multiple Sections - School Budgets
H.B. 1352
Section 615 gives school districts the authority to reopen their budget fue to changes in federal and state allocations. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/BI/FN/2011/0/HB1352P2227.pdf...

More...
NCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011P-12School Calendar Pilot Program
H.B. 200 - School Calendar Pilot Program
Directs the state board to establish a school calendar pilot program in the Wilkes County Schools, the Montgomery County Schools, and the Stanly County Schools, to determine whether and to what extent a local school administrative unit can save money by consol...

More...
NVSigned into law 06/2011P-12Finance
A.B. 579
Ensures sufficient funding for K-12 public education for the 2011-2013 biennium; apportioning the State Distributive School Account in the State General Fund for the 2011-2013 biennium; authorizing certain expenditures; making appropriations for purposes relat...

More...
TNSigned into law 06/2011P-12Students Served in Residential Mental Health
S.B. 1707
Requires a local board of education to allocate funding in an amount equal to the per pupil state and local funds received by the LEA to state licensed residential mental health facilities on a prorated daily basis for the student's length of stay, provided ce...

More...
FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12
Postsec.
Budget Review/Gift Ban for School Board Members
H.B. 1255 - Sec. 6, 29
Removes the requirement that the commissioner of education review the budgets for school districts and Florida College System institutions. Removes the requirement that the state department of education approve school board budgets. Requires school districts t...

More...
FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12Posting of District Budget on School Website
S.B. 224
Requires the budget of each school district (and other city and county entities) to be posted on the district's website. http://laws.flrules.org/files/Ch_2011-144.pdf...

More...
FLSigned into law 05/2011P-12
Postsec.
Uniform Reporting Requirements
S.B. 1292
Requires, beginning October 1, 2011, the Chief Financial Officer to conduct workshops with state agencies, local governments, educational entities, and entities of higher education to gather information pertaining to uniform reporting requirements. Requires th...

More...
FLSigned into law 05/2011P-12
Postsec.
Transparency Requirements
S.B. 2096
Requires charter schools and charter technical career centers to post their financial information on the Transparency Florida website. Requires the Auditor General to annually submit to the Legislature a list of any school districts, charter schools, charter t...

More...
KSSigned into law 05/2011P-12Uniform Reporting System
S.B. 21
Enacts the uniform reporting system for receipts and expenditures for school districts. Requires the state board of education to develop and maintain the system. The system would include budgetary and proprietary accounts; allow districts to record any informa...

More...
OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12Public School Classroom Support Revolving Fund
H.B. 1852
The measure creates the Public School Classroom Support Revolving Fund to be used for grants to public classroom teachers. The State Board of Education will award the grants and establish the criteria for and application process for the grants. Teachers must u...

More...
OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12School Consolidation Assistance Fund
H.B. 2115
Allows expenditure from School Consolidation Assistance Fund to school districts that have entered into a mutual contract for a superintendent; establishes amount of assistance, including maximum. Total assistance paid over three years from the School Consoli...

More...
MTSigned into law 05/2011P-12Revenues, Shared Services, Reporting
S.B. 329
Excerpts from the fiscal note: SB 329, as amended, increases the basic and per-ANB entitlements for K-12 public schools by 1.1% in FY 2012 and by 0.63% in FY 2013. The bill eliminates the 0.76% growth factor on school block grants after FY 2011 and retains oil...

More...
OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12Cap on District Expenditures on Administration
S.B. 664
Changes the cap on school district expenditures. School districts with more than 1,500 average daily attendance must not spend more than 5% of total expenditures on administration. Districts with more than 500 but less than 1,500 average daily attendance are c...

More...
OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12Federal Grant Money Can Be Disbursed to Cooperative
S.B. 275
The measure allows federal grant money applied for on behalf of a school district to be disbursed directly to an interlocal cooperative with the consent of the school districts in the cooperative.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf/2011-12%20ENR/SB/SB275%20E...

More...
WASigned into law 04/2011P-12Fiscal bankruptcy
H.B. 1431
Section 1: Relates to addressing financial insolvency of school districts; and creating new sections. Superintendent of public instruction is to convene educational service districts to analyze options and make recommendations for a clear legal framework and p...

More...
NDSigned into law 04/2011P-12Authority to Withhold School District State Aid
H.B. 1428
Requires the superintendent of public instruction to develop detailed procedures for school districts (and others) to follow if there is any risk of defaulting on a fiscal oblication. Adds districts as entities that are bound by notification procedures establi...

More...
WASigned into law 04/2011P-12Fiscal Impact
H.B. 1703
Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to prepare school district fiscal notes on proposed legislation
that increases or decreases school district revenues or expenditures in a manner that uniquely affects school districts.
http://ap...

More...
OKSigned into law 04/2011P-12
H.B. 1372
Modifies definition of administrative services for expenditure limits. In defining "administrative services," staff for the superintendent were included. This amendment adds the staff of any elementary superintendent or any assistant superintendent to the admi...

More...
IDSigned into law 04/2011P-12Students Come First
S.B. 1184
The Students Come First legislation relates to public school modernization and reform. The legislature has a duty to ensure that state's schools are on firm financial ground. To ensure the state can educate more students at a higher level with limited resource...

More...
OHSigned into law 03/2011P-12Financial Reporting and Certain Standards for Operation of K-12 Programs
H.B. 30 - Financial Reporting and Certain Standards for Operation of K-12 Programs
Permits the state superintendent to issue waivers from certain financial reporting standards for districts and educational service centers, and certain state board standards for the operation of K-12 programs defined in divisions (B)(2) and (D) of Section 3301...

More...
MISigned into law 03/2011P-12Supervision of Lowest-achieving Schools
S.B. 157
Provides that if a school included on the list of lowest-achieving 5% of public schools was operated by a district in which an emergency manager was in place under the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act, the Superintendent of Public...

More...
MISigned into law 03/2011P-12Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act
H.B. 4214
Repeals the "Local Government Fiscal Responsibility Act", and creates the "Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act", which similarly would provide for the review, management, and control of the financial and other operations of a local g...

More...
SDSigned into law 03/2011P-12Capital Outlay
S.B. 111
Extend for two years the period of time in which school districts may expend capital outlay funds for certain transportation, insurance, energy, and utility costs.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2011/Bills/SB111ENR.pdf...

More...
TXAdopted 01/2011P-12Financial Accountability Rating System
19 TAC 109.1002, 1003, 1004, 1005
From the January 28, 2011 Texas Register: The sections establish provisions that detail the ratings, types of ratings, criteria, reporting and sanctions for the financial accountability rating system. Amendments update the School Financial Integrity Rating Sys...

More...
TXAdopted 12/2010P-12Financial Solvency Review
19 TAC 109.1101
Establishes new s.109.1101, concerning financial solvency. Per the mandate in Section 39.0822 as established in 2009 H.B. 3, creates a financial solvency review process for the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to use in assessing the future financial solvency of d...

More...
PAVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 11/2010P-12Omnibus Bill: Annual Financial Reports Section
H.B. 101
Section 218 requires annual financial reports for districts, charter schools, cyber charter schools, area vocation-technical schools and intermediate units. By December 31st of each year, the chief administrator and board secretary must certify that financial ...

More...
NYVetoed 09/2010P-12School District Finance Security Task Force
S.B. 7323
Creates the school district finance security task force to develop guidelines for school districts to protect sensitive banking and other information related to school district funds, from theft and other adverse consequences related to financial transactions,...

More...
ALSigned into law 09/2010P-12Expenditures of Public School Funds
H.B. 724
Authorizes local boards of education, during FY 2011 only, to expend public school funds on any operating expense (according to SREB report, http://publications.sreb.org/2010/10S07_2010_Final_Leg_Rep.pdf, districts were previously "required to spend the funds ...

More...
ILSigned into law 08/2010P-12Districts That Are Likely to Fail to Meet Payroll or Debt Payments
S.B. 3681 - Section 105 ILCS 5/1A-8
Adds that one of the circumstances under which (1) the state superintendent may require a district to share financial information relevant to a proper investigation of the district's financials and the delivery of appropriate state services to the district and...

More...
MOSigned into law 07/2010P-12School Property
H.B. 1831
This substitute allows a school district, after 10 years, to return donated real property to the original donor or to sell it as surplus.
http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills101/biltxt/truly/HB1831T.HTM...

More...
RISigned into law 06/2010P-12Statewide Purchasing System and Programs
H.B. 7397, Article 13, Section 5
Authorizes the department of elementary and secondary education, with the department of administration, to implement a statewide purchasing system for all public schools, for the purchase of goods, supplies and services, including:
     (1) General school sup...

More...
OKSigned into law 06/2010P-12Approval of School Auditors
S.B. 2034
Provides for approval of school auditors by state auditor and inspector (instead of the state board of education). Sets certain requirements for auditors, including experience in auditing public entities and completion of a minimum of 8 clock hours of continui...

More...
OKSigned into law 06/2010P-12School District Transparency Act
S.B. 1633
Creates the school district transparency act; requires school district expenditure information be made available on state department of education website. Requires the Department to make the data available on its website within 120 days of transmission of the ...

More...
GASigned into law 06/2010P-12Donations and Gifts for Educational Purposes
H.B. 1200
Authorizes local boards of education to solicit and accept donations, contributions and gifts from any source for purposes of field trips and other educational purposes. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2009_10/pdf/hb1200.pdf...

More...
GASigned into law 06/2010P-12Amendment to Transparency in Government Act
H.B. 1013
Requires local boards of education to submit specified information on tax revenues to the department of audits and accounts for posting on a searchable Web site accessible by the public. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2009_10/pdf/hb1013.pdf...

More...
OKSigned into law 06/2010P-12Temporary Suspension of Professional Development Requirements
H.B. 3029
For the fiscal years ending June 30, 2011, and June 30, 2012, a school district board of education may elect not to adopt and offer a professional development program for certified and licensed teachers and administrators of the district. If a school district...

More...
TXAdopted 05/2010P-12Commissioner's Rules Concerning Financial Accountability Rating System
19 TAC 109.1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005
Updates the financial accountability rating system by specifying new provisions that will be implemented beginning with ratings based on data from fiscal year 2008-09, including a new worksheet and calculations. Also incorporates open-enrollment charter school...

More...
AZSigned into law 05/2010P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Online Access to Financial Data
H.B. 2282
Relates to a comprehensive database of receipts and expenditures of state monies; relates to an official internet website that is electronically searchable by the public at no cost; provides for cross-linked expenditures associated with contracts or subcontrac...

More...
OKSigned into law 04/2010P-12Requires Districts to Comply with State Student Record System Requirements
S.B. 2211
Requires any school district that is not in compliance with the standards and requirements established by the State Board of Education related to the state student record system as provided in Section 3-160 to forfeit its state aid for the time of noncomplianc...

More...
AZSigned into law 04/2010P-12Finance
H.B. 2386
Relates to school district override elections; amends a notification date; relates to a special program for children with disabilities in preschool programs; relates to budget balance carryforwards; limits special budget overrides that were previously approved...

More...
IDSigned into law 04/2010P-12Finance
H.B. 682
Amends the School Bond Guaranty Act; provides that the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall make reports of school district solvency; authorizes the Treasurer to establish procedures for providing notice where a debt service payment may be delinquent and...

More...
NESigned into law 04/2010P-12School-Based Health Centers
L.B. 1106
From the fiscal note: Allows school-based health centers to be Medicaid providers. School-based health services may include medical health, behavioral and mental health, preventative health and oral health. A service provided through a school-based center woul...

More...
WISigned into law 04/2010P-12Act 215 - Misc. Provisions
S.B. 437
Requires boards annually to prepare budgets for each school in the district. Requires boards to collaborate with nonprofits and government agencies to provide comprehensive social services and educational support. Requires boards to provide alternative methods...

More...
COSigned into law 03/2010P-12Public School Financial Transparency Act
H.B. 1036
Enacts the Public School Financial Transparency Act, which requires school districts, district charter schools, boards of cooperative education, the state charter school institute, and institute charter schools to post financial information on-line, in a downl...

More...
UTSigned into law 03/2010P-12Public Hearings on Proposed District Budgets
S.B. 57
Modifies requirements regarding notice of a public hearing on a proposed school district budget. Requires a local school board to post a proposed budget on the district's Web site 10 days prior to a public hearing on the proposed budget. http://le.utah.gov/~20...

More...
IASigned into law 03/2010P-12Standards for School Business Officials
H.B. 2461
Directs the state board to set standards and procedures for the approval of training programs for individuals who seek an authorization issued by the Board of Educational Examiners for employment as school business officials responsible for the financial opera...

More...
NMSigned into law 03/2010P-12School/Charter Finance and Audit Committees
H.B. 227
Requires local school boards and governing authorities of charter schools to establish finance subcommittees and audit committees. The finance subcommittee shall: (1) make recommendations to the local school board in the following areas: (a) financial planning...

More...
NMSigned into law 03/2010P-12School District Budget Flexibility
S.B. 97
Provides flexibility to school districts to meet state fiscal solvency requirements; provides that the Secretary of Education may waive requirements of the Public School Code and rules promulgated in accordance with that code pertaining to individual class loa...

More...
IASigned into law 01/2010P-12School Budget Review Committee
H.B. 2030
Modifies membership and duties of the School Budget Review Committee. Duties modify relate to review of a school district's unexpended fund balance upon a school district's request for supplemental aid due to an unusual financial circumstance; requires that a ...

More...
MISigned into law 01/2010P-12Access to Basic Instructional Supplies
H.B. 926 - Sec. 166c
Part of Michigan's Race to the Top Legislation. Requires district boards of education to ensure that all teachers and principals working in its schools and instructional programs have adequate access to basic instructional supplies. Requires the state departme...

More...
UTAdopted 09/2009P-12Local Board Assurances
R277-108-5
Requires each local school board and charter school governing board to provide written assurance assurances that the board has:
(1) Implemented an electronic device (cell phones and pagers) policy consistent with state board rule
(2) Posted collective bargain...

More...
ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Chicago School Finance Authority
S.B. 235
Provides that upon the abolition of the Chicago School Finance Authority, all of its rights and property shall pass to and be vested in the Chicago Board of Education. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/96/SB/PDF/09600SB0235lv.pdf...

More...
ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Districts in Financial Difficulty
H.B. 944
Provides that no school district may be certified by the state board of education to be in financial difficulty solely by reasons arising as a result of the state's failure to make timely payments of general state aid or any of the mandated categoricals. Relat...

More...
ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Traffic Fines in School Zones
S.B. 2024
Provides that $50 of the additional fine charged for (1) speeding in a school zone or (2) failure to yield to a pedestrian in a school zone must be disbursed for school safety purposes to the school district or districts in which the offense occurred. http://w...

More...
ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12
Community College
Wind and Solar Power Generation
S.B. 1570
Creates the School Wind and Solar Generation Program to fund wind and solar generation projects for school and community college districts. Provides for the award of full or partial low-interest loans for engineering studies, feasibility studies, research stud...

More...
ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Certain School Treasurers
H.B. 325
Allows, with respect to a school board of an elementary school, high school or unit school district that forms a part of a Class II county school unit that was under the jurisdiction and authority of the township treasurer and trustees of schools of a township...

More...
ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Leadership of Districts in Financial Trouble
H.B. 2674
Authorizes a district under the authority of a Financial Oversight Panel to appoint a district superintendent with a specified certification or a chief executive officer upon expiration of the current superintendent's contract. Requires the superintendent or c...

More...
NYSigned into law 08/2009P-12New York City Board
A.B. 8903 - New York City Board Powers and Duties
Substantially amends powers and duties of New York City board, authorizing the board to:
(1) Approve all regulations proposed by the chancellor or city board
(2) Approve the educational facilities capital plan, following any applicable hearings conducted by t...

More...
NYSigned into law 08/2009P-12New York City Comptroller Audits and Budget Office Reports
A.B. 8903 - New York City Comptroller Audits and Budget Office Reports
Creates new section 2590-t. Provides the New York City Comptroller has the authority to conduct operational and programmatic audits, in addition to financial audits, of the city district to the same extent that the comptroller has such authority for New York C...

More...
NYSigned into law 08/2009P-12School Based Budgeting and Expenditure Reporting
A.B. 8903 - School Based Budgeting and Expenditure Reporting
Amends section 2590-r, relating to school based budgeting and expenditure reporting in New York City. Existing law directs principals to develop school based budgets. New provision requires the chancellor to inform each principal of that school's preliminary b...

More...
CAVetoed 08/2009P-12Definition of "School District" for Receipt of Federal Funds
A.B. 339
Existing law requires the state board of education to direct the allocation and apportionment of federal funds to school districts. Proposed provision includes county offices of education and other agencies within the definition of school district for purposes...

More...
CASigned into law 07/2009P-12Minimum Instructional Day and Year
A.B. 2D - Section 21
From legislative analysis: Existing law prescribes the minimum length of time for the instructional school year and the minimum number of instructional minutes per schoolday. Existing law imposes fiscal penalties on school districts and county offices of educa...

More...
CASigned into law 07/2009P-12King City Joint Union High School District
S.B. 130
Expresses the intent of the Legislature to provide emergency apportionment assistance to the King City Joint Union High School District and makes an appropriation for an emergency loan to the district. Requires the state superintendent of public instruction to...

More...
OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Financial Reporting and Minimum Standards
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.07
Partially from the DOE summary of H.B. 1:Modifies the current requirement for the state board to develop a standard for reporting financial information to the public. Requires districts and educational service center boards to report revenues and expenditures ...

More...
OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Accountability Compliance Commission
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.34
Provides that a separate accountability compliance commission must be established for each school district for which the state superintendent opts to establish a commission due to noncompliance with financial budgeting or reporting requirements per section 330...

More...
OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Failure to Comply with Finance Provisions
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.33
By July 2011, directs the department of education to provide technical assistance to that either has failed to comply with any applicable expenditure or reporting standard prescribed by rule adopted under section 3306.25, or that fails to submit a spending pla...

More...
RISigned into law 07/2009P-12Grants, Gifts and Donations
S.B. 944
Allows school districts, school departments and school committees to accept grants, gifts and donations from individuals, entities and governmental subdivisions for purposes as specified by the donor and to keep such funds in a restricted receipt account inter...

More...
AZSigned into law 07/2009P-12Finance
H.B. 2332
Requires that a school district retain the savings achieved by a guaranteed energy cost savings contract and use the savings for project implementation; prohibits a district from using excess utility monies for implementation; modifies energy audit requirement...

More...
VTBecame law without governor's signature 07/2009P-12
H.B. 427
Among other things, this act:
· Simplifies the statutory divided vote ballot language and requires that the ballot include an explanation of the reasons the vote is divided. (Secs. 6-7)
· Permits the electorate of a school district to vote at a special meeti...

More...
ILSigned into law 06/2009P-12Lines of Credit
H.B. 999
Allows a school district, entity such as a special education cooperative or other joint agreement, or regional superintendent to establish a line of credit with a bank or other financial institution. Provides that the line of credit must not exceed a specified...

More...
TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Auditing Procedures
H.B. 2549
Amends auditing procedures for and authority of county education departments in counties with a population of 3 million or more. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/HB02549F.pdf...

More...
TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12District Finance
H.B. 3646 - Sections 66-68 and 86
Section 66: Establishes provisions allowing a school district to adopt a budget after the district adopts a tax rate for the tax year in which the fiscal year covered by the budget begins. Section 86 makes a conforming change in the Tax Code.
Section 67: Adds ...

More...
TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Financial Accountability
H.B. 3 - Section 59 - Part III
Former law called for the creation of a single financial accountability rating system. New enactment directs the commissioner, in consultation with the comptroller, to develop separate financial accountability rating systems for districts and charter schools t...

More...
ALSigned into law 05/2009P-12Expenditure of Local Reserve Funds
S.B. 165
Allows local boards of education to expend their reserve funds if (1) the governor declares proration in the Education Trust Fund or (2) total state funds appropriated by the legislature to the local boards of education are less than the same appropriation for...

More...
OKSigned into law 05/2009P-12Special Audits and Surety Bonds
H.B. 1592
In addition to any special audit conducted by the State Auditor and Inspector, requires the State Auditor and Inspector shall, contingent upon the availability of funding, to perform a special audit, without notice, on not more than four common school district...

More...
HISigned into law 05/2009P-12Air Conditioner Electricity and Maintenance Costs
H.B. 179
Repeals certain provisions regarding the cost of electricity and maintenance for air conditioners in schools that were not installed by the Department of Accounting and General Services and the cost for repair and maintenance of donated fixtures and equipment....

More...
KSSigned into law 05/2009P-12Consolidation and Disorganization
S.B. 41
Relates to certain school districts involved in consolidation and disorganization. Concerns powers and duties. In situations where a school district disorganizes and the territory of the disorganized disrict is attached to more than one district, the state fin...

More...
NDSigned into law 05/2009P-12Summer School Support
H.B. 1400 - Summer School Section
Summer school courses and programs eligible for payment from the state: 1. a. Remedial mathematics provided to students enrolled in any grade from kindergarten
through eight; b. Remedial reading provided to students enrolled in any grade from kindergarten thro...

More...
IASigned into law 04/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Tax Credits for Small Wind Innovation
H.B. 810
Provides for the establishment of small wind innovation zones; provides for the applicability of tax credits; relates to a political subdivision of this state, including but not limited to a city, county, township, school district, community college, area educ...

More...
OHAdopted 04/2009P-12Education Management Information System
OAC 3301-19-03
Amends rules regarding operation of the education management information system. Requires the state superintendent to make available reports that summarize district and statewide expenditures by function area, total expenditure data, per pupil expenditure data...

More...
IASigned into law 04/2009P-12Changes to Miscellaneous Provisions
H.B. 687
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...

More...
NYSigned into law 04/2009P-12District Reserve Funds
A.B. 157 - Part A, Section 40
Directs the comptroller at the end of the 2011-12 school year to examine school districts' employee benefit accrued liability reserve funds, to determine the amount in the reserve fund, the liability against such fund, and whether there are funds in the reserv...

More...
SDSigned into law 03/2009P-12Finance--districts
S.B. 91
Allows certain school districts, for a period of years, to expend capital outlay funds for certain motor fuel transportation costs; includes the purchase of property and casualty insurance, energy costs and for utilities costs; restricts use of outlay funds.
h...

More...
SDSigned into law 03/2009P-12Finance
S.B. 88
Rescinds the repeal on funding for certain sparse school districts that will take effect on June 30, 2009.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bills/SB88ENR.pdf...

More...
CAVetoed 01/2009P-12
Postsec.
Finance and Facilities
A.B. 4A
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...

More...
KYAdopted 01/2009P-12Fidelity Bond
702 KAR 3:080
State law already requires each local board of education treasurer to be bonded in accordance with Kentucky Board of Education administrative regulations. This administrative regulation establishes a penal sum for the bond of treasurer and requires the bonding...

More...
ILSigned into law 10/2008P-12Lowest Responsible Bidder
S.B. 2293
Revises laws requiring contracts involving an expenditure in excess of a specified amount or lower to be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. Relates to repair, maintenance, remodeling, renovation, or construction of a single project. Removes an exception...

More...
RISigned into law 07/2008P-12Audits
H.B. 7283
Provides that in the event of an audit of a school department, the auditor general will select the auditor if the audit is not performed by the office of the auditor general.
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/billtext08/housetext08/h7283aaa.pdf...

More...
RISigned into law 07/2008P-12Accounting System Same for Regional Collaboratives
S.B. 2128
Provides that the accounts of regional education collaboratives be subject to the same system of accounting as other school districts in the state; expands certain financial reporting requirements of these collaboratives. http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/PublicLaw...

More...
TNSigned into law 06/2008P-12Study of Local Funding Policies
S.J.R. 1180
Directs the Basic Education Program (BEP) Review Committee to study funding policies implemented by local governments in light of the increased state funding by BEP 2.0 and report to the General Assembly by November 1, 2008, as part of its annual report....

More...
LASigned into law 06/2008P-12Treasurer of School Funds
H.B. 305
Removes exception for Orleans Parish relative to requirements that a local public school superintendent serve as the treasurer of certain school funds and perform specified duties. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=495037...

More...
AZSigned into law 05/2008P-12school district finance
S.B. 1443
Concerns the School District Redistricting Commission; relates to rules and procedures regarding an election to approve or reject the unification of a school district; provides a method for calculating financing and budget limitations for a unified district wh...

More...
VASigned into law 03/2008P-12Publishing of Approved Budgets
S.B. 376
Requires local school divisions to publish their annual budget on the local school division website. If there is no local school division website, the budget must be available in hard copy.  This bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2009.
http://leg...

More...
IDSigned into law 03/2008P-12Finance
S.B. 1428
Establishes a penalty for local school districts being non-responsive to audit inquiries from the Department of Education on results of their required annual
outside audit. This bill gives the Department the ability to withhold funds from non-responsive school...

More...
VASigned into law 03/2008P-12Publishing School Budgets
H.B. 140
Requires local governing bodies and local school boards to annually publish their approved budgets online. If there is no local government website or local school board website, then budgets must be available in hard copy to citizens for inspection.
http://leg...

More...
SDSigned into law 02/2008P-12Finance
S.B. 22
Revises provisions related to the payment of additional funds to consolidated school districts for average daily membership; declares an emergency.
http://legis.state.sd.us/index.aspx...

More...
SDSigned into law 02/2008P-12finance--district
H.B. 1143
Repeals requirements related to school district employee retirement benefits.
http://legis.state.sd.us/index.aspx...

More...
SDSigned into law 02/2008P-12Finance--district,
H.B. 1288
Allows any school district that qualifies for both the declining enrollment allowance and the growing enrollment payment in the same fiscal year to only benefit from the one that provides the most additional funding to the district; relates to average daily me...

More...
DEAdopted 11/2007P-12Standardized Financial Reporting
14 DAC 735
Requires all school districts and charter schools to post the summary of their financial documentation on their respective website.
http://regulations.delaware.gov/register/november2007/proposed/11%20DE%20Reg%20602%2011-01-07.htm...

More...
MISigned into law 09/2007P-12School District Shared Services
H.B. 4592
Relates to a study by a school district concerning opportunities for sharing services with other providers of similar services, such as an intermediate school district, other school districts, units of local government and other programs to achieve cost saving...

More...
IASigned into law 09/2007P-12On-Site Fiscal Review
H.F. 317
Relates to an on-site fiscal review to be conducted under phase II of the accreditation process upon recommendation by the school budget review committee; provides that if a school district exceeds its authorized budget or carries a negative unspent balance fo...

More...
ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12
Community College
Wind Generation Turbine Farms
S.B. 843
Allows school districts and community college districts to own and operate wind generation turbine farms that directly or indirectly reduce energy or other operating costs. Provides that the school district or the community college district may ask for the ass...

More...
ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Funding for Affordable Multifamily Housing Units
S.B. 220
Provides schools districts with funding for each affordable multifamily housing unit located in their district. The additional funding equates to $1,123 for a two bedroom unit and $562 for each additional bedroom that the unit has. This payment is designed to ...

More...
ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Renewable Energy Source Grants
H.B. 285
Subject to appropriation, authorizes the department of commerce and economic opportunity to establish and operate a renewable energy grant program to assist school districts in the installation, acquisition, construction, and improvement of renewable energy so...

More...
ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12School Improvement Fund Grants
S.B. 318
Changes student achievement activities for which a school district or program may use a School Improvement Fund grant; includes education service districts as recipients of School Improvement Fund grants and establishes a formula for the amount of grants; requ...

More...
ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12District Fiscal Audits
S.B. 800
Requires an accountant who performs a school district audit to make determinations regarding a district's accounting systems and compliance with legal financial requirements; requires a school board to determine measures needed to correct any deficiencies disc...

More...
TNSigned into law 06/2007P-12School Support Organization Financial Accountability Act
S.B. 2054
States that the general assembly recognizes the importance of school support organizations in providing financial support to help carry out academic, arts, athletic, and social programs to further educational opportunities for the children of Tennessee. The ge...

More...
AZSigned into law 06/2007P-12District overexpenditures and receivership
H.B. 2612
Requires school districts that overexpended their budgets in FY 2004-05 and 2005-06 plus any overexpendture in FY 2006-07 to correct these overexpenditures over a five year period under certain conditions, plus accred interest paid to a rate as determined by t...

More...
TXSigned into law 05/2007P-12Impact Fees for Independent Districts
S.B. 883
Relates to the imposition of impact fees on the property of a school district; establishes that a school district is not required to pay impact fees unless the board of trustees of the district consents to the payment of the fees by entering a contract with th...

More...
KSSigned into law 05/2007P-12School Finance
S.B. 68 (Section 1-3)
Amends the method for determining the nonproficient pupil weighting of each district. Amends procedures for a district to adopt a local option budget. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2008/68.pdf...

More...
INSigned into law 05/2007P-12Allocation of Expenditures to Student Instruction
S.B. 526 (omnibus) - Article 42.5
Creates new article in the education code, "Allocation of Expenditures to Student Instruction."

Chapter 1. Purposes and General Provisions

Chapter 2. Authority to Allocate Expenditures to Student Instruction and Learning
Authorizes school corporations to tak...

More...
IASigned into law 04/2007P-12Waivers from Certain Staffing Requirements
S.F. 277 (Section 5 and 8)
Section 5: Strikes and rewrites section 256.11A. Authorizes the board of directors of a school district to file a request by August 1, 2007 for a waiver from the following requirements for the 2007-2008 school year:
a. Apply for a one-year extension of a waiv...

More...
AZSigned into law 04/2007P-12Finance, property tax
H.B. 2078
Relates to the property tax oversight commission providing oversight of the budgeting and taxation process of counties, municipalities, school districts and community college districts; provides for sunset continuation. (Chapter No. 41)
...

More...
MTSigned into law 04/2007P-12School Budget Law Revision
H.B. 363
Revises school budget laws. Would allow districts to increase their budgets beyond the capped amount without approval from the voters. Would still require voters to approve of any tax
increases.
http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/2007/billhtml/HB0363.htm...

More...
IDSigned into law 04/2007P-12Hardship Bus Runs
S.B. 1236 (Section 10)
Clarifies uniquely difficult geographic circumstances under which a district may be reimbursed by the state board for transportation costs above the standard threshold. Session Law Chapter 352
http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/S1236.html...

More...
DESigned into law 04/2007P-12School District and Charter School Budget Reports
H.B. 21
Requires the Department of Education to develop a standardized format for the reporting of the local school district or charter school budget to the public.
http://www.legis.state.de.us/LIS/lis144.nsf/vwLegislation/HB+21/$file/0801440478.doc?open...

More...
NJSigned into law 03/2007P-12School District Fiscal Accountability
A.B. 5
Amends school district accountability measures; provides that if a school district is spending state education funds for purposes not in compliance with state law, the district receives an adverse, disclaimer or qualified opinion by its independent auditor; pr...

More...
NJSigned into law 03/2007P-12School District Fiscal Accountability
A.B. 5; S.B 4
Amends school district accountability measures; provides that if a school district is spending state education funds for purposes not in compliance with state law, the district receives an adverse, disclaimer or qualified opinion by its independent auditor; pr...

More...
OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12Chief Fiscal Officer
H.B. 671
Requires local boards to appoint a treasurer, who serves as the chief fiscal officer of the school district. The treasurer is to be appointed for a term not longer than five years beginning the first day of August and ending the thirty-first day of July. The b...

More...
OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12District Deficits
H.B. 276 -- Sec. 3315.20
Sec. 3315.20. A school district may have a deficit in any special fund of the district only if both of the following conditions are satisfied:
(A) The district has a request for payment pending with the state sufficient to cover the amount of the deficit and t...

More...
CORejected by voters 11/2006P-12District Budget Requirements (65%) as Statute
Referendum J
(REFERENDUM J; HB 06-1283) Creates the State Public School Expenditures Accountability Act. If approved, would amend state statutes to require districts to spend at least 65% of their operational expenditures on classroom instruction beginning in the 2007-08 s...

More...
IDRejected by voters 11/2006P-12Sales Tax and Local Public Schools Investment Fund
Proposition 1
Relates to K-12 public school funding. Adds 1% sales tax rate, revenue stream for this component of K-12 local public school funding; creates the Local Public Schools Investment Fund which must be used for supporting students in the classroom and improving lo...

More...
LAApproved by voters 09/2006P-12Prohibiting Legislative Mandates on Local Boards
Amendment 9
Proposes a constitutional amendment to provide that no law, unless enacted by two-thirds of the elected members of each house of the legislature, requiring increased expenditures for any purpose shall be applicable to a city, parish, or other local public scho...

More...
HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2006P-12School Impact Fee Working Group
S.B. 2708
Requires the school impact fee working group to submit supplemental findings and recommendations, including any proposed legislation, to the legislature no less than 20 days before the convening of the 2007 session. Makes an appropriation for the operation of ...

More...
MISigned into law 07/2006P-12School District Bond Issuance
H.B. 6069
Allows boards of local or intermediate school districts to borrow money by issuing notes to secure funds for school operations or to pay previous loans obtained for school operations in the event of the unavailability or insufficiency of state school aid for a...

More...
DESigned into law 07/2006P-12School District Fiscal Accountability
S.B. 374
Implements enhanced public education financial accountability provisions. Includes vocational- technical school districts and charter school funds and authority.

http://www.legis.state.de.us/LIS/lis143.nsf/vwLegislation/SB+374/$file/legis.html?open...

More...
LASigned into law 06/2006P-12Business Managers/Chief Financial Officers
S.B. 539
Requires school systems to employ or share by agreement school board business managers or chief financial officers who meet qualifications established by the state board. Gives any business manager or chief financial officer who does not meet the requirements ...

More...
ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12District Financial Reporting
S.B. 2829 - District Financial Reporting
Revises provisions related to districts' public reporting of finances. Specifies content that must be included in annual statement of affairs summary. Tranfers from regional superintendents to state board control over processing of payments of districts not ...

More...
LASigned into law 06/2006P-12Parishwide School District of the Parish of Cameron
S.B. 32
Recognizes that the parish of Cameron has suffered wide-spread devastation and crippling disruption from the effects of Hurricane Rita prohibiting normal recovery and restoration. Creates the Parishwide School District of the Parish of Cameron. Provides that...

More...
IASigned into law 06/2006P-12District Financial Reports
S.B. 2272 - Section 14-15
Directs each local board to annually develop, maintain, and distribute a financial report. Provides that the objective of the financial report shall be to facilitate public access to a variety of information and statistics relating to the education funding re...

More...
KSSigned into law 05/2006P-12School Accreditation and Resource Allocation
S.B. 549 - Section 1
Provides that whenever the state board determines that a school has failed either to meet the accreditation requirements or standards adopted by the state board
or provide the curriculum required by state law, the state board must notify the district in which ...

More...
KSSigned into law 05/2006P-12District Expenditure Reporting
S.B. 549 - Section 2
Requires districts to report expenditures in the manner required by the state board in order to achieve uniform reporting of expenditures in school district budgets. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2006/549.pdf...

More...
KSSigned into law 05/2006P-12District Needs Assessment
S.B. 549 - Section 26
Directs every district to conduct an assessment of each attendance center's educational needs. Directs the board to use information obtained from such needs assessment when preparing the district budget. Also directs the board to prepare a summary of the budge...

More...
KSSigned into law 05/2006P-12Bilingual Weighting Funds
S.B. 549 - Section 13, 16, 27
Authorizes districts to spend funds received from the bilingual weighting to pay the cost of providing at-risk and preschool-aged at-risk education programs and services. Authorizes districts to spend funds received from the preschool-aged at-risk weighting to...

More...
ARSigned into law 04/2006P-12Uniform Reporting Requirements
H.B. 1018, S.B. 7
Concerns uniform reporting requirements for school district fund balances.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2006S1/public/HB1018.pdf...

More...
GASigned into law 04/2006P-1265% Rule
S.B. 390
Concerns the Classroom First for Georgia Act. Defines "direct classroom expenditures" and "total operating expenditures." Beginning with fiscal year 2008, requires local schools to spend a minimum of 65% of total operating expenditures on direct classroom exp...

More...
MSSigned into law 04/2006P-12District Audits
H.B. 1119
Revises requirements relating to district financial audits and reporting.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2006/html/HB/1100-1199/HB1119SG.htm...

More...
INSigned into law 03/2006P-12District and School Financial Management, Analysis and Reporting
H.B. 1006 - Section 4
Requires the department to develop a plan to upgrade the financial management, analysis, and reporting system for school corporations (districts) and schools.

Requires the plan to:
(1) Provide the use of generally accepted accounting principles based on the ...

More...
WYSigned into law 03/2006P-12Flexibility in Operating Balances
S.B. 88
Chapter No. 83 povides flexibility to school districts in accounting for revenues received from settlements of protested amounts attributable to district property tax levies; Flexibility is provided by a deferral of these revenues from the 15% limit imposed up...

More...
MSSigned into law 02/2006P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Borrowing funds from federal government to cover loss of revenue as result of Hurricane Katrina
S.B. 2701
Authorizes school districts, universities and community colleges to borrow funds from federal government to cover loss of revenue as result of Hurricane Katrina.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2006/pdf/SB/2700-2799/SB2701SG.pdf...

More...
WIVetoed 01/2006P-12Referendum Authorizing Borrowing
S.B. 171
Under current law, with certain exceptions, if a school board wishes to borrow money or exceed the revenue limit otherwise applicable to the school district, it must obtain the approval of the school district's electors at a referendum. A referendum authorizi...

More...
WISigned into law 01/2006P-12District Funds Held in Trust
A.B. 167 (Act No. 99)
Restricts the manner in which a school district may invest its funds and to whom it may delegate its investment authority.
Expands the investment authority and delegation of investment authority for all school districts with respect to funds that are held in t...

More...
WISigned into law 01/2006P-12Disclosure of District Investments
A.B. 167 -- Act 99
Relates to the investment by school districts of funds held in trust to provide post-employments benefits; relates to deferred compensation funds; provides that if a school board has established such trust, the required report shall state the amount in the tru...

More...
DESigned into law 01/2006P-12School "Energy Fund" Appropriations
S.B. 242
The legislature appropriated $5,000,000 to the Department of Education for an "Energy Fund". These funds will help reorganized school districts, vocational-technical school districts and charter schools pay for energy cost increases resulting from, but not lim...

More...
MSSigned into law 10/2005P-12Money borrowed by districts
H.B. 39
If the amount of revenue collected or estimated to be collected from local sources, on behalf of a school district during a fiscal year, is less than the amount provided for in the duly adopted budget of the school district for the fiscal year as a result of H...

More...
MSSigned into law 10/2005P-12Hurricane Katrina - Extreme emergency financial situation
S.B. 2014
Upon written request of a local school board, the State Board of Education may certify that a public school district is in an extreme emergency financial situation which jeopardizes the safety, security or educational interests of the students enrolled in the ...

More...
MSSigned into law 10/2005P-12Financial advisor for districts affected by Hurrican Katrina
S.B. 2013
Authorizes the state superintendent to appoint a financial advisor for school districts where the state auditor has expressed concern over financial statements. If any concern expressed by such auditor(s) is a result of conditions caused by Hurricane Katrina 2...

More...
CASigned into law 09/2005P-12Site Based Decisionmaking Pilot Program
S.B. 1053
Establishes the Local Improvement Program as a pilot program, with up to 5% of all public schools and up to 15 school districts participating. Requires participating districts to allocate instructional program funding to participating schools with maximum flex...

More...
CAVetoed 09/2005P-12Bids for Construction Work
A.B. 490
An act to amend Section 20112 of the Public Contract Code, relating to public contracts. Requires notice for bids for district projects to be
mailed to all construction trade journals specified in Section 22036 for the county or counties in the attendance area...

More...
CAVetoed 09/2005P-12Replacing or Reconditioning Older School Buses
A.B. 1107
An act to amend Section 42291 of the Education Code. Establishes a priority for allocations to small school districts to replace or recondition schoolbuses owned by a school district or county office of education that were manufactured prior to 1987. http://ww...

More...
ILAmendatory veto 08/2005P-12Expenditure and Revenue Disclosure
H.B. 3480
Provides that the annual budget of a school district under 500,000 inhabitants shall separately identify cash on hand from taxes and cash on hand from all other sources, including without limitation vending machines, at the beginning of the fiscal year. Requir...

More...
TXIssued 08/2005P-12Comprehensive financial accountability and reporting system
Executive Order RP47
Directs the commissioner of education to create and implement a comprehensive financial accountability and reporting system to ensure transparency and fiscal efficiency in school district operations. The financial accountability and reporting system must incl...

More...
KSSigned into law 07/2005P-12School Finance
S.B. 3
Makes changes to the School District Finance and Quality Performance Act, other school funding legislation, and enact policies relating to the state department, the Courts, and the Legislature. The bill provides for increases in Base State Aid Per Pupil (BSAPP...

More...
ILSigned into law 07/2005P-12School Finance Authority
S.B. 1853
Amends the Downstate School Finance Authority Law of the School Code. Provides that the purpose of an Authority's power to appoint a chief executive officer, chief fiscal officer, and chief educational officer is to administer and manage, under the director of...

More...
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...

More...
TXSigned into law 06/2005P-12Group Purchasing for School Libraries
S.B. 483
Relating to allowing designated public school libraries to participate in group purchasing agreements with the TexShare Library Consortium....

More...
VTSigned into law 06/2005P-12School Finance
S.B. 159
Authorizes the voters to eliminate the office of auditor and to employ instead a public accountant annually to audit the financial statements of the union school district. Adds tuition payments for technical education to the list of exclusions for calculating ...

More...
LASigned into law 05/2005P-12Financially At Risk Districts
S.B. 307
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...

More...
OKSigned into law 05/2005P-12Training for District Employees
S.B. 668
A new section requires several district-level finance positions to receive training in state school finance laws. Amended section adds a requirement that any contract include the the following signed statement: "The undersigned (architect, contractor, supplier...

More...
ALSigned into law 05/2005P-12Common Purchases and Student Materials Spending
H.B. 258
Includes "common purchases" as element that may be funded as classroom instructional support. States that any funds allocated by the legislature for student materials must be given directly to each teacher as specified in the allocation for use directly in his...

More...
TNSigned into law 05/2005P-12Fund Balances
H.B. 1262
Amends Section 49-3-352. Allows any fund balance remaining unexpended at the end of a fiscal year in the general fund of the local public education system to be carried forward into the subsequent fiscal year. Such fund balance is to be available to offset sho...

More...
WASigned into law 05/2005P-12Bidding and Purchasing of Buses
H.B. 1485
Revises the state bidding and purchasing process for school buses. Requires SPI to solicit competitive price quotes for base buses and optional features and to publish a list of accepted quotes. Permits school districts to buy directly from any dealer on the l...

More...
INSigned into law 05/2005P-12Unreimbursed Costs of Textbooks for Low-Income Students
H.B. 1001 (Section 183-184)
Requires each district's debt service fund to pay all unreimbursed costs of textbooks for the district's students who were eligible for free or reduced lunches in the previous school year. Authorizes the governing body to transfer the amount levied to cover u...

More...
AZSigned into law 05/2005P-12Proposed Budgets Posted on the Department Web Site
H.B. 2349 (section 3)
Allows school districts the option to post their proposed budget or summary of proposed budget on a website maintained by the department of education.  If the school district prefers to submit their proposed budget for posting on the department website, requir...

More...
WAto governor 05/2005P-12Bidding Requirements
H.B. 1719
Regarding School District Bidding Requirements - Increases the bid limit requirements for school districts. ...

More...
MTSigned into law 04/2005P-12REVISING SCHOOL FINANCE LAWS
H.B. 63
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...

More...
OKSigned into law 04/2005P-12Carryover Amounts
S.B. 531
Relates to the state aid Formula; modifies allowable general fund carryover amounts; requires districts to exceed limits for two consecutive years before penalty assessed. http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2005-06SB/sb531_enr.rtf...

More...
KSBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 04/2005P-12School Records
H.B. 2247 (section 1-2)
Requires districts to report expenditures by categories as directed by the department of education and requires the department to verify costs incurred by school districts providing programs required by law and the number of pupils enrolled in such programs. R...

More...
KSBecame law without governor's signature 04/2005P-12School 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. ...

More...
ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12School Buildings and Facilities
H.B. 1448
Amends Arkansas code 6-20-402. Allows a district to terminate a long-term lease agreement at the end of any fiscal year for the district. Requires all school buildings or related facilities to comply with the requirements of the Arkansas School Facility Manual...

More...
ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Energy Savings Contracts
S.B. 1095
Concerns energy savings contracts for school districts. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb1095.pdf...

More...
NDSigned into law 04/2005P-12School District State Aid
H.B. 1311
Provides an appropriation for eligible school districts receiving reduced amounts of state aid.

The superintendent of public instruction shall use the first $119,190, or so much of that
amount as is necessary, for the purpose of reimbursing eligible school di...

More...
MTSigned into law 04/2005P-12School Districts
H.B. 624
Relates to holding school districts harmless for disequalized budget status.

"A school district that adopted a general fund budget over its maximum general fund budget under any provision of subsection (3)(a) at any time between fiscal year 2001 and fiscal ...

More...
NMPocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 04/2005P-12Public School
H.B. 873
Changes public school budget requests due date....

More...
ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Define Instructional Materials
H.B. 2099
Expands list of "instructional materials" that may be exempt from sales tax when purchased by schools, to include sheet music, electronic software, maps, globes, art supplies, workbooks, flash cards, educational blocks, educational models, manipulatives, chart...

More...
ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12School Financial Statements
H.B. 2449
Provides a regulatory basis of financial statement presentation for schools. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/HB2449.pdf...

More...
ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Educational Financial Accounting and Reporting
H.B. 1568
Expands upon the Arkansas Educational Financial Accounting and Reporting Act of 2004. Requires charter schools to follow the financial reporting procedures required of public school districts. Expands upon and clarifies initial and ongoing training requirement...

More...
NDSigned into law 03/2005P-12School District Finance Report
S.B. 2083
Requires the state superintendent to submit an annual report on the financial condition of school districts to the governor, legislative council, and the secretary of state. http://www.state.nd.us/lr/assembly/59-2005/bill-text/FQOT0300.pdf...

More...
NDSigned into law 03/2005P-12School District Business Manager
H.B. 1228
Allows the board of a school district to adopt policies governing the disbursement of school district moneys by the business manager. The policies adopted under subdivision a may include:
(1) The authorization, creation, and approval of negotiable instruments;...

More...
ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Audit Requirements
H.B. 1185
Clarifies audit requirements for schools, municipalities and counties. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb1185.pdf...

More...
ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12County School Fund Distribution
H.B. 1373
To amend sections of the Arkansas code pertaining to distributions of county's school fund. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb1373.pdf...

More...
WYSigned into law 03/2005P-12School Facilities Land Disposition
S.F. 131
Requires school facility commission review of school district land sales. The commission will review any proposed sale of existing land
owned by a district, which land is within the scope of the district's five (5) year facility plan, and the impact of the lan...

More...
KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12School District Efficiency and Effectiveness Review
H.B. 267
Provision of budget bill. Directs the Office of Education Accountability to conduct an inventory and assessment of indicators that may be used to analyze financial, academic, and demographic data in order to evaluate school performance. The inventory and asses...

More...
WYSigned into law 02/2005P-12School Finance
S.F. 47
Continues assistance to school districts for full-day kindergarten programs ($5 million) and the summer school grant program ($4.5 million); provides assistance to school districts for health insurance ($33,321,419). http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2005/enroll/SF...

More...
WYSigned into law 02/2005P-12School District Audits
H.B. 70
After March 31 of any school year, the state superintendent may not adjust any district's entitlement or fiscal information used to
compute a district's entitlement for that school year, and the entitlement or fiscal information shall only be adjusted thereaft...

More...
UTSigned into law 02/2005P-12Minimum School Program Act Amendments
H.B. 3
Relates to minimum school program act amendments. This bill:
< establishes a ceiling for the state contribution to the maintenance and operations portion of the Minimum School Program for fiscal year 2005-06 of $1,783,631,186;
< establishes the value of the we...

More...
ARSigned into law 02/2005P-12School District Budget Filing
H.B. 1154
Extends from September 1 to September 15 the deadline for school districts to file a budget and expenditures report with the department of education. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb1154.pdf...

More...
MEFILED. 01/2005P-12School Sports Programs
L.R. 1668
Requires schools and school districts to line item sports programs for municipal veto....

More...
MTRule Adoption 12/2004P-12
Postsec.
Out Of State Attendance Agreements
ARM 10.10.301C
Relates to out-of-state attendance agreements. The superintendent of public instruction shall
provide payment of the amount calculated in (4)(a), but not
more than the amount of tuition paid by the district for
resident students who attended school out-of-stat...

More...
CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Education Finance: Average Daily Attendance
S.B. 76
Authorizes the governing board of a school district to request approval from the State Board of Education in order to claim apportionments for the attendance of pupils attending a suspension classroom staffed by a noncertified school employee provided that a p...

More...
CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Teachers
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...

More...
CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Review of Audit Exceptions
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 13: Requires the county superintendent of schools to include in the review of audit exceptions those audit exceptions related to use of instructional materials program funds, teacher misassignments, and information reported on the school accountability re...

More...
CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Surplus School Property: Use of Proceeds: Santa Clara
S.B. 1906
Authorizes the Santa Clara Unified School District to use the proceeds from the sale of surplus real and personal property to deposit the proceeds into the general fund of the school district or county office of education, and to use the proceeds from that tra...

More...
CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Controller: Financial Reports
S.B. 1791
Requires the Controller to collect data regarding the total assessed valuation of all taxable property in each school district and compile the information on a county basis. Requires data to be made available on the Controller's web site. http://www.leginfo.ca...

More...
CASigned into law 08/2004P-12School Finance: Emergency Apportionments and Leases
A.B. 1554
Relates to emergency apportionments to school districts experiencing financial problems or that become insolvent. Makes those payments available by the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank through lease financing. Requires a qualifying distr...

More...
ILSigned into law 08/2004P-12State Aid Formula Local Resources Exclusion
S.B. 2362
Amends the School Code. In the State aid formula provisions, provides that calculation of Available Local Resources shall exclude tax amnesty funds received as a result of Public Act 93-26. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=...

More...
CAVetoed 07/2004P-12School Districts: Four-Day School Week
S.B. 1142
Deletes the reduction in base revenue limit funding that results to certain school districts for offering less than 180 days of instruction. Conditions the entitlement to the same support from the State School Fund due to the average daily attendance on the di...

More...
ILSigned into law 07/2004P-12Military Dependents Tuition
S.B. 2444
Provides that if, at the time of enrollment, dependents of United States military personnel are housed in temporary housing located outside of a school district, but will be living within that school district within 60 days after the time of initial enrollment...

More...
CAVetoed 07/2004P-12Public Contracts: School Districts
A.B. 2614
Relates to school district contracts. Provides for a standardized questionnaire and financial statement in a form specified by the school district. Prohibits proposal forms from being accepted, if the completed questionnaire and financial statement for prequal...

More...
PASigned into law 07/2004P-12Finance
H.B. 564
Amends the Public School Code of 1949. Makes provisions regarding school budgets, limitations on balances, auxiliary services, cost of tuition for exceptional children in private schools, charter school tuition for the deaf and blind, Head Start supplemental a...

More...
RISigned into law 07/2004P-12School Committees
S.B. 2423
Allows Rhode Island school committees (school boards) to enter into agreement with any school committee or group of school committees (e.g., Rhode Island Association of School Committees) to purchase goods and services on a cooperative basis. ...

More...
NJSigned into law 07/2004P-12School District Budget Caps
S.B. 1701
Revises calculation of budget caps and reduces allowable surplus for public school districts....

More...
CASigned into law 06/2004P-12School District Administration: Budget and Finance
A.B. 2756
Relates to the revisions of standards and criteria for the development and management of local educational agency annual budgets and emergency appropriations to insolvent school districts, county superintendent of school approval of a district's budget, the re...

More...
NHSigned into law 06/2004P-12Cooperative School District Taxes
H.B. 1281
Relates to the determination of the amount of taxes to be raised to support a cooperative school district; permits an alternative cost apportionment method in a cooperative school district; establishes a legislative oversight committee for the school administr...

More...
AZSigned into law 06/2004P-12Unified School District Budgets
H.B. 2396
Amends provisions relating to unified school districts; provides for school board membership; provides for use of student counts from common school districts prior to unification for unified school district budget calculations; relates to bonded indebtedness a...

More...
AZSigned into law 06/2004P-12Excess Utility Funding Plan for Schools
H.B. 2104
Requires school district governing boards that budget for excess utilities to annually review the costs associated with the direct operational costs of utilities, establish financial goals to include excess utilities costs within the school district's Revenue ...

More...
COSigned into law 06/2004P-12School District Pilot Efficiency Reviews
S.B. 144
Concerns reviews of school districts, and, in connection therewith, requiring pilot efficiency reviews of a limited number of school districts to identify administrative savings that can be gained through best practices. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/c...

More...
AZSigned into law 06/2004P-12School District Budgets
H.B. 2074
Allows a school district to include in the budget balance carry-forward up to 50% of any unspent K-3 override monies.
http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/46leg/2r/laws/0315.htm...

More...
VTSigned into law 05/2004P-12Rutland
H.B. 774
Authorizes the Rutland school commissioners to adopt annual general fund budgets without voter approval provided that the actual homestead tax rate in a year does not exceed the adjusted equalized homestead rate established by the state; authorizes the board o...

More...
MDSigned into law 04/2004P-12Education Fiscal Accountability and Oversight Act
S.B. 894
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...

More...
GAAdopted 04/2004P-12Regular Advance and Low-Wealth Funding
GAC 160-5-4-.05
Adds rules regarding the provisions under which school systems can receive low-wealth funding. http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-5-4-.05.pdf...

More...
MIVetoed 04/2004P-12School District Purchasing
H.B. 4722
Provides a school district, intermediate school district or public school academy is not required to obtain competitive bids for items purchased through the cooperative bulk purchasing program operated by the Department of Management and Budget.

http://www.mi...

More...
AZSigned into law 04/2004P-12School District or Charter School Procurement
H.B. 2105
Concerns school district and charter school procurement; concerns contracts for materials and services the governing board may authorize for purchase which do not comply with requirements of procurement rules adopted by the State Board of Education; specifies ...

More...
CAEmergency Rule Adoption 03/2004P-12Audits of K-12 Local Education Agencies
Title 5 CCR 19810 thru 19831
Establishes rules to provide guidance to auditors in the conduct of required annual audits of local education agencies (LEAs). Provides definitions of terms and prescribes procedures to be followed by accountants in the conduct of audits of California LEAs for...

More...
NMSigned into law 03/2004P-12Cash Balance of Charter Schools and Districts
H.B. 158
Concerns public school finance; changes the basis for calculating the amount of excess cash balance of school districts and charter schools....

More...
ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Fiscal Officer Criminal Background Check
H.B. 1140
Requires criminal background checks for fraudulent acts by fiscal officers of public school districts. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1140.pdf...

More...
ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12School District Administrative Consolidation
H.B. 1161
Provides administrative consolidation assistance to school districts that administratively consolidate. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1161.pdf...

More...
ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Reorganized School Districts
H.B. 1157
Allows all consolidated, annexed, or otherwise reorganized school districts to enjoy the benefit of fund balances accrued by the affected school district prior to consolidation, annexation, or reorganization. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/...

More...
ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Educational Financial Accounting and Reporting Act
H.B. 1094
Creates the Educational Accounting and Reporting Act of 2004; provides that the board of directors of each school district shall annually prepare a budget of expenditure and receipts to be filed by a specified date; amends provisions regarding distribution of ...

More...
ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Audit Reports of School Districts
H.B. 1114
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...

More...
ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Public School Funding Act of 2003
S.B. 42
Relates to the Public School Funding Act of 2003; provides equitable funding to public schools; provides a system for monitoring public school expenditures; increases minimum teacher salaries; establishes a knowledge and skills-based pay system for teachers; p...

More...
ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Funding Interschool Athletics and Scholastic Activities
H.B. 1008
Track the amount of state funds that may be used to support interschool athletic programs in public schools. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1008.pdf ...

More...
ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12School Districts in Fiscal Distress
H.B. 1087
Requires school districts in fiscal distress to complete and file an annual audit with the Department of Education within 6 months following the end of the fiscal year. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1087.pdf...

More...
ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Student Assessment and Educational Accountability Act of 2004 - Finance
S.B. 33 § 9
Adds Ark. Code 6-15-2001. The state department of education and the Division of Legislative Audit of the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee of the General Assembly are directed to develop a system for reviewing the financial management practices of school di...

More...
ARRule Adoption 11/2003P-12Arkansas Fiscal Assessment & Accountability Program
ADE 158
Establishes rules identifying and governing the Arkansas Fiscal Assessment and Accountability Program. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20158%20fiscal%20assessment.pdf...

More...
ILBill dead - amendatory veto 11/2003P-12Special Educational Funding
H.B. 1180
Amends the School Code. Relates to provisions concerning the special educational services block grant for a school district having a population exceeding 500,000 inhabitants. Removes the extraordinary and private tuition components of the special education pro...

More...
ILAmendatory Veto - Overridden by Legislature 11/2003P-12Funding for Specific Types of Students
S.B. 1333
Amends the School Code with respect to reimbursement to school districts for certain costs relating to children from orphanages, foster family homes, children's homes, and State housing units. Repeals provisions that provide that total reimbursement is limited...

More...
ILAmendatory veto by Governor - Bill Dead 11/2003P-12School Improvement and Student Achievement
S.B. 207
Amends the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education to implement and administer a student achievement improvement grant program to provide 2- year grants to school districts on the academic watch list and other school districts that have the lowest a...

More...
CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Instructional Materials
S.B. 469
Authorizes a school district to use its allowance from the Materials Funding Realignment Program to purchase adopted instructional materials for the visual and performing arts, foreign language, health or any other curricular area if it certifies that it has p...

More...
CAVetoed 10/2003P-12Education Finance
S.B. 588
Authorizes a school district to sell, lease or leaseback certain surplus real and personal property and to deposit the proceeds into the general fund of the school district or county office of education, and to use the proceeds from this transaction for any on...

More...
NVAdopted 09/2003P-12Calculating Basic Support
NAC 387.345
Revises the number of courses certain pupils must be enrolled in for the purpose of calculating basic support. NEVADA REG 3129 (SN)...

More...
CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Public School Employers: Unlawful Acts
A.B. 109
Defines the prohibition on the refusal or failure to meet and negotiate in good faith to include the knowing provisions by a public school employee to an exclusive representative of inaccurate information regarding its financial resources, whether or not it is...

More...
UTRule Adoption 09/2003P-12Pupil Accounting
R277-419
Amends rules to allow school districts to count in membership students participating in released time for appropriate individual learning activities. UTAH REG 26436 (SN)...

More...
ORSigned into law 08/2003P-12Collection of Amounts Owed by Students
H.B. 3044
Allows a school district to seek payment of an amount of money owed by a student from parent or guardian of student; directs school district boards to adopt policies on collection of amounts that are $50 or more; directs such districts to withhold grade report...

More...
ILSigned into law 08/2003P-12Chicago School Finance Authority
S.B. 1368
Amends the School Finance Authority Act of the School Code. Provides that the powers and responsibilities granted to or imposed upon the Chicago School Finance Authority and the Chicago Board of Education are suspended until December 31, 2010. http://www.legis...

More...
ILSigned into law 07/2003P-12School District Additional or Supplemental Budgets
H.B. 3101
Provides if a school district adopts, in a fiscal year, an additional or supplemental budget as a result of the voters in the school district having voted in favor of an increase in the annual tax rate for educational or operations and maintenance purposes or ...

More...
NHSigned into law 07/2003P-12School Administrative Unit Budget
H.B. 336
This bill sets forth the procedure for an alternative method of adopting the school administrative unit budget and requires that the school administrative unit board shall prepare a preliminary budget for approval at a joint meeting of the school districts in ...

More...
ARRule Adoption 06/2003P-12School Districts in Fiscal Distress
Uncodified
Establishes rules and regulations for how the department of education and the state board will evaluate, assess, identify, classify and
address school districts in fiscal distress. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/fiscal%20distress%20final%20draft.pdf...

More...
MESigned into law 06/2003P-12School Budget Referendum Language
H.P. 77 (LD 69)
Requires school budget referendum language to provide voters with a simple definition for "foundation allocation," "debt service" and "additional local funds." http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/billdocs/LD006901.doc...

More...
TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12Reimbursing Classroom Teachers
H.B. 1844
Relates to reimbursing classroom teachers for personal funds expended on classroom supplies. ...

More...
ALSigned into law 06/2003P-12Foundation Program and Instructional and Support Staff
S.B. 1
To establish the Foundation Program funding divisors for the state allocation of teacher units and to express intent that adequate instructional support and classified staff be provided for the public schools, the Department of Youth Services School District a...

More...
ALSigned into law 06/2003P-12Public Schools Financial Practices
S.B. 24
Relates to public schools; provides for the School Fiscal Management and Responsibility Act; requires the State Superintendent of Education to employ a chief education financial officer to oversee the financial integrity of schools; requires school boards to a...

More...
FLVetoed 06/2003P-12K-12 Public Education Instructional Materials
S.B. 1838
Changes date by which school superintendents must notify Department of Education regarding certain instructional materials;requires publishers to provide and price adopted instructional materials on an individual basis for purchase by school districts; revises...

More...
OKSigned into law 06/2003P-12School District Finance
H.B. 1767 (Fiscal Components)
Deals with various fiscal issues related to school districts' financial struggles. Among other items, this bill: Authorizes the State Board of Education to continue to waive penalties on class size violations if the violation is a result of economic hardship; ...

More...
COSigned into law 06/2003P-12Loans to School Districts
H.B. 1274
Concerns modifications to the program under which the State Treasurer makes loans to school districts with general fund cash deficits; authorizes the Treasurer to issue tax and revenue anticipation notes. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/inetcbill.nsf/fsbillco...

More...
CASigned into law 05/2003P-12Oakland Unified School District: Emergency Loan
S.B. 39
Appropriates funds to provide the Oakland Unified School District with an emergency loan. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to appoint a trustee to oversee the operations of the district and to approve disbursements. Requires the district to de...

More...
ORSigned into law 05/2003P-12Amount to be Accrued
H.B. 2650
Modifies the method of calculating the amount allowed to be accrued as revenues on budget and financial statements by school district or and education service district that uses an accrual basis method of accounting; modifies the method of calculating the amou...

More...
OKSigned into law 05/2003P-12School Sales Tax Exemption
H.B. 1002
Deletes the sales tax exemption for sales of tangible personal property by accredited public and private schools to allow for the sale of rings, bracelets, necklaces and other similar items that exceed a certain cost under such exemption....

More...
TNSigned into law 05/2003P-12Local Education Agencies Purchases
S.B. 878
Under present law, any municipality, county, utility district or other local government unit of the state may, upon request, purchase supplies, equipment and services for any other local government unit. Such purchases are made on the same terms and under the ...

More...
GASigned into law 05/2003P-12Assessment, Maximum Class size, Instruction, Revenue
S.B. 249
Revises provisions relating to payment of fees for advanced placement tests; revises provision relating to the release of certain test questions; deletes provision that students with alternate assessments shall not count for accountability purposes; changes pr...

More...
NDSigned into law 05/2003P-12Funds Carryover
S.B. 2421 (Fourth of Four New Sections)
The board of a school district may carryover moneys to the ensuing fiscal year to meet the cash requirements of all funds or purposes to which the credit of the school district may be legally extended. For taxable years beginning after December 31, 2003, and ...

More...
NVSigned into law 05/2003P-12Group Insurance
S.B. 28
Provides that certain money set aside for group insurance for officers and employees of school districts must not be used for other purposes. (BDR 23-195)...

More...
AZSigned into law 05/2003P-12Nonstate Aid School Districts
H.B. 2126
Allow a "non-state aid" school district to increase its property tax rate in order to fund anticipated enrollment growth, subject to certain limitations. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=HB2126
...

More...
AZSigned into law 05/2003P-12Shool District Budget Correction Procedures
H.B. 2175
Requires school districts that miscalculated the school district's budget during FY 2001-2002 to correct the errors over a five-year period beginning in FY 2002-2003 if specified conditions exist and provides for accrued interest to be paid at a rate determine...

More...
OKSigned into law 05/2003P-12District Funds
H.B. 1572
Authorizes school districts which receive gifts, grants, or donations of monies for noncapital expenditures to place the monies in the general fund, and such monies shall not be required to be used during the year in which the money was received but may accum...

More...
AZSigned into law 05/2003P-12Classroom Site Funds Administrative Use
H.B. 2462
Stipulates that monies distributed from the Classroom Site Fund for class size reduction, Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) intervention programs and dropout programs must only be used for instructional purposes. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/Docum...

More...
ILSigned into law 05/2003P-12Impact fees
H.B. 528 -- Public Act 93-330
Adds a new authorization to the Counties Code and Municipal Code for purposes of implementing ordinances regarding developer donations or impact fees and only for the expenditures thereof. "Public grounds for schools" is defined as including land or site impr...

More...
IASigned into law 04/2003P-12School Health Insurance Reform Team Study and Recommendations
S.F. 386
Requires the insurance division of the department of commerce to establish a school health insurance reform team study and to make recommendations to the general assembly; provides for review of affordable health insurance coverage for school district employee...

More...
AZBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 04/2003P-12School Financial Audits
H.B. 2276
Requires annual and biennial financial statement audits of school districts that are not required to comply with the federal Single Audit Act of 1996 and that meet specified criteria.  Requires audit contracts to include a systematic review of average daily me...

More...
COSigned into law 04/2003P-12School District's Bond Redemption Fund
S.B. 237
Requires a school district board of education to select a third party trustee to administer the school district's bond redemption fund, unless the county treasurer maintains the accounts and funds of the school district or the school district has given notice ...

More...
COSigned into law 04/2003P-12Sale of School District Property
S.B. 158
Concerns the sale of property of a school district related to fiscal shortfall. http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/olls/sl2003a/sl_166.htm...

More...
COSigned into law 04/2003P-12School District Accounting Practices
S.B. 149
Requires the board of education of a school district to use the modified accrual basis as its basis of budgetary accounting and to use generally accepted accounting principles in keeping its financial records; specifies that a school district budget shall not ...

More...
KSSigned into law 04/2003P-12Capital Outlay Fund
S.B. 83
Concerns school districts; relates to the capital outlay fund. Allows districts greater freedom when attempting to win voter approval of a millage vote for capital cost. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2004/83.pdf...

More...
ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Financial Management Systems Applications
S.B. 845
Requires public schools educational cooperatives to use certain financial management software systems applications of the Arkansas Public School Computer Network. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB845.pdf...

More...
NMSigned into law 04/2003P-12Acceptable Cash Balances
H.B. 745
Relates to public school finance; limits school districts and charter school cash balances. http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/03%20Regular/FinalVersions/house/HB0745ECS.html...

More...
ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Quality Education Act of 2003 - Districts in Fiscal Distress
H.B. 2697 (Omnibus Bill)
Adds §§ 6-20-1901- 6-15-1911. Creates the Arkansas Fiscal Assessment and Accountability Program; to establish and implement a program at the Department of Education to identify, assess and address school districts in fiscal distress. http://www.arkleg.state.ar...

More...
MSSigned into law 04/2003P-12Payments to School Districts
H.B. 742
Allows the department to pay districts from the common school fund and the adequate education fund on a date earlier than December 15 if it is deemed in the best interest of the districts to do so. http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2003/html/HB/0700-0...

More...
ARSigned into law 03/2003P-12Funds School Districts Give Teachers for Supplies
H.B. 1619
Increases the amount that school districts must give to teachers for the purchase of classroom supplies. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB1619.pdf...

More...
ARSigned into law 03/2003P-12School Districts
S.B. 764
Clarifies the signatures required for disbursements by school districts.http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB764.pdf...

More...
COSigned into law 03/2003P-12Interest Free Loan Program
H.B. 1032
Concerns a school district education board's oversight of a school district's participation in the interest-free loan program.http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/pubhome.nsf...

More...
VASigned into law 03/2003P-12School Funding
H.B. 2151
Codifies and broadens existing budget language to direct the Department of Education to collect annually necessary data to make calculations at the beginning and end of each school year to ensure that each school division has appropriated sufficient funds to s...

More...
NDSigned into law 03/2003P-12Student Fees
S.B. 2169
A school board may not charge a fee for textbooks or other items necessary for completion of a specific course required for grade advancement or graduation. Does allow student fees for the use of musical instruments. http://www.state.nd.us/lr/assembly/58-200...

More...
SCSigned into law 03/2003P-12District Personnel Furlough
S.B. 375
(Joint Resolution) Provides that the school districts of this state may furlough district personnel to the extent necessary to avoid a year end deficit and a reduction in force; provides the terms and conditions of a furlough pursuant to this provision....

More...
NYPocket veto by governor 02/2003P-12Board of Education Surplus Funds
S.B. 6520
Increases the allowable amount of unexpended surplus funds which may be retained by a board of education....

More...
MISigned into law 12/2002P-12Reimbursement of School District
S.B. 1417
Modifies state reimbursement to intermediate school districts in renaissance zones. http://www.mileg.org/documents/2001-2002/publicact/pdf/2002-PA-0745.pdf...

More...
TXAdopted 12/2002P-12Budgeting, Accounting, and Auditing 27 TEXREG 10274
19 TAC 109.41
Amends rules concerning the 'Financial Accountability System Resource Guide'. Describes rules for financial accounting such as financial reporting, budgeting, purchasing, auditing, site-based decision making, data collection and reporting, management, and stat...

More...
NJSigned into law 12/2002P-12Development/Redevelopment
S.B. 1878
Amends Municipal Rehabilitation and Economic Recovery Act to clarify that the legislation relates to any municipality or school district which falls under its criteria and who has financial and governance challenges regarding assurances moneys are spent as req...

More...
NJTo ASSEMBLY Committee on STATE GOVERNMENT. 11/2002P-12
Postsec.
Automated Bids and Purchasing
A.B. 3009
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 ...

More...
FLSigned into law 08/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Personnel Policy
S.B. 20E
Removes provision mandating that school boards fully fund a 5% reserve for all instructional and administrative staff. See bill section 697, page 1298, line 28, ff. Also bars local board member from hiring or appointing a relative to work under his or her dire...

More...
MDSigned into law 07/2002P-12Tobacco Tax for Education
S.B. 856
Establishes tobacco tax as well as special fund to dedicate tobacco tax revenues for education funding. Monies are to 1) provide unrestricted grants to districts; 2) assist local lead agencies and Baltimore City under the Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program;...

More...
ILSigned into law 06/2002P-12Financial Oversight Panel
H.B. 5734
Allows the Chicago Board of Education to levy a capital improvement tax; allows a Financial Oversight Panel, whose purposes are to exercise financial control over the district and to furnish financial assistance so that the district can provide public ed...

More...
AZSigned by governor 06/2002P-12Districts providing budgets for each school building.
S.B. 1118
Adjust some of the requirements that distircts provide detailed budgets for each school....

More...
MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Baltimore School Board and CEO Requirements, District Bonding, Baltimore Principal Development Program, Environmental Hazards
H.B. 853
Increases maximum of aggregate principal amount of bonds outstanding that Baltimore district may hold from $25 million to $75 million. Require Baltimore board and CEO to ensure increased community involvement and outreach in support of the city's public school...

More...
AZSigned into law 05/2002P-12Permitted Expenditures from Special Funds
S.B. 1180
Permits governing board to spend surplus monies in the civic center school fund and/or community school program fund for maintenance and operations or unrestricted capital outlay, if specified requirements are met. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/legtext/45leg/2r...

More...
FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Funds for Operation of Schools
S.B. 20E
According to legislative summary, requires that local boards "determine the percentage of the base student allocation or other funds to be spent for in-service training conforming this to current legislative policy; deletes unnecessary itemization of school di...

More...
FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Education Code Re-Write: State and Local Budget Systems, K-12 and Postsecondary
S.B. 20E
Requires state board to submit a K-20 legislative budget request annually to the governor and general assembly; requires a state board-approved budget system to exist in every district, community college and university; and for every district board, community ...

More...
FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Other Finance Changes
S.B. 20E
In funds for student transportation, shifts rule authority from commissioner to state board (see bill section 660, page 1239, line 8 ff); permits local boards to establish resolution that can include a convenant to decrease the capital local school property ta...

More...
MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Finance Overhaul
S.B. 856
Requires that county board financial audit results be reported to state superintendent, county fiscal authority, and specified house and senate committees. Requries Management Oversight Panel to monitor implementation of audits' recommendations and coordinatio...

More...
COSigned into law 04/2002P-12Streamlining of Grant Application Process
H.B. 1053
Directs the Department of Education to standardize the applications for statutorily created education grant programs and utilize existing data to minimize requests for duplicative information in grant applications. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2002a/inetcbill.ns...

More...
LASigned into law 04/2002P-12Loans to Parish Districts
S.B. 110A
Authorizes the Zacary and Baker school boards to borrow money sufficient to meet its budget and expenditures for FY 2002-2003. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/021ES/CVT1/OUT/0000JHZE.PDF...

More...
NESigned into law 04/2002P-12Cash Reserves
L.B. 460
LB 460 repeals current law that restricts the annual growth rate of allowable cash reserves of school districts to 2% of the total general
fund budget of expenditures. School districts must still adhere to the statutory cap that restricts allowable reserves to...

More...
IASigned into law 04/2002P-12
Postsec.
Iowa School Taxes
H.B. 2116
Updates the Iowa Code references to the Internal Revenue Code, repealing an adjustment to net income for capital gains from installment sales; relates to an adjustment to income for school district income surtax paid; provides that refunds from the federal reb...

More...
VASigned into law 04/2002P-12Contingency Reserves
S.B. 604
Establishes contingency reserves as a major classification of school funds....

More...
CASigned into law 10/2001P-12Finance Reporting for certain districts
A.B. 139
Requires the superintendent of schools of each county to annually present a report regarding fiscal solvency of any district with a disapproved budget, qualified interim certification or negative interim certification, or that has been determined at any time t...

More...
PASigned into law 10/2001P-12School Districts in Distress
S.B. 640
Amends the Public School Code. Relates to distress in school districts. Authorizes a school reform commission to assume control of a district after declaration of a school district in distress. Makes provisions regarding school district taxes and non-tax reven...

More...
ILSigned into law 08/2001P-12Reporting District Finance Information On the Web
S.B. 898
Public Act No. 92-438., Requires a school district to post its current annual budget, itemized by receipts and expenditures, on the district's Internet website, if the district has a web site; requires the school district to notify the parents or guardians of ...

More...
MESigned into law 06/2001P-12Cost-Sharing Agreements Between Districts
H.B. 977
Public Law No. 373., (LD 1301) Provides an option for municipal members of a school district to design a cost-sharing formula; requires a cost-sharing plan to be approved by a referendum of the voters in each municipality in the district; provides for professi...

More...
TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12Financial Accounting Rating System
S.B. 218
Requires the commissioner to, in consultation with the comptroller, develop and implement a financial accountability rating system for school districts. The system must include uniform indicators adopted by the commissioner by which to measure a district's fi...

More...
OKSigned into law 05/2001P-12Audits
H.B. 1601
Authorizes the Office of State Finance to conduct audits of certain school districts; allows request of performance audits; provides for payment of cost of requested review; requires cost savings to be used for classroom expenditures....

More...
MESigned into law 05/2001P-12Carry Over of School District Budgets
S.B. 524
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...

More...
WVSigned into law 05/2001P-12Fiscal Audits/Inspections
H.B. 2225
§18-9B-13. Eliminates the requirement that audits of school boards be conducted once every three years by the office of chief inspector. The state board of school finance may assign authorized representatives to make inspections and examinations of the fisc...

More...
NESigned into law 04/2001P-12Taxing Authority
L.B. 240
LB 240 allows school districts that are in an empowerment zone or enterprise community or which have at least 35% of their students eligible for free or reduced-cost lunches to levy a property tax for any qualified purpose. The term qualified purpose for an ac...

More...
AZSigned into law 04/2001P-12School Energy Conservation Programs
S.B. 1178
Specifies that school districts are ineligible to adjust budget limit for energy reduction purposes if the school district did not participate in energy conservation measures during FY 2001....

More...
AZSigned into law 04/2001P-12School District Investments
S.B. 1111
Relates to county treasurers; provides definitions for agency pool participant, and collecting entity; relates to duties of a school district finance officer; expands investments that may be made by the treasurer to include commercial paper rated P1, A1 or bet...

More...
IDSigned into law 03/2001P-12Superintendent's Budget
H.B. 376
Appropriates funds to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Department of Education for fiscal year 2002; limits the number of full time equivalent positions; provides legislative intent that a specified amount may be used to assist in defraying expenses r...

More...
UTSigned into law 03/2001P-12Supplies & Materials
H.B. 42
Appropriates a specified amount from the Uniform School Fund to the State Board of Education for distribution to public school teachers for classroom supplies and materials....

More...
IDApproved by voters 11/2000P-12Idaho Public School Permanent Endowment Fund
V. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT (HJR 1, 2000) Amends the State Constitution of Idaho relating to the Public School Fund; changes the name of the Public School Fund to the Public School Permanent Endowment Fund....

More...
CASigned into law 08/2000P-12Flexibility in School Finance
A.B. 615
Establishes the Pilot Project for Categorical Education Program Flexibility under which a school district would have flexibility in the expenditure of categorical funds within 3 clusters: the school improvement and staff development cluster, the alternative an...

More...
COOn 11/07/2000 ballot 07/2000P-12Trying to Over-ride Spending Restrictions
V. 6; (NEW BILL)
(Referendum F SB 4); Asks the question shall the state of Colorado be permitted to annually retain up to a specified amount of the state revenues in excess of the constitutional limitation on state fiscal year spending for the 1999-2000 fiscal year and for fou...

More...
HISigned into law 06/2000P-12
Postsec.
Department of Education Budget Rules
H.B. 1873
Authorizes the Department of Education (DOE) to retain and expend a portion of all indirect overhead reimbursements for discretionary grants; establishes a federal grants search and application revolving fund; provides the DOE with autonomy over the administra...

More...
FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12Carring Forward Funds From the District Review Trust Fund
S.B. 602
82., Recreates Florida School District Review Trust Fund within legislative branch without modification and placing it on the standard review cycle; carries forward current balances and continues current sources and uses thereof....

More...
HIVetoed 06/2000Postsec.University Budget Carry-over
H.B. 2062
Allows University of Hawaii to carry over funds from one year to the next....

More...
MESigned into law 04/2000P-12Optional New Budget Cost Center Format
H.B. 949
Public Law No. 710., (LD 1346) Establishes an optional new school budget cost center format and budget approval process; authorizes school boards to transfer up to 5% of the school budget between cost centers without voter approval; allows district voters to a...

More...
IDSigned into law 04/2000P-12Budget Hearings
S.B. 1452
Provides that if no budget hearing is required by law, the county clerk shall be so notified; provides consequences if a nonschool district does not comply with the statute regarding budget hearings; provides consequences if a school district does not comply w...

More...
KY*****To GOVERNOR 03/2000P-12Finance Officer
H.B. 668
Requires the local school superintendent to appoint a finance officer who shall be responsible financial management for that district; requires 42 hours of training and continuing education every two years from a provider approved by the Department of Educatio...

More...
SDSigned into law 03/2000P-12Technology Office, Referenda, Finance
H.B. 1257
Enhances learning in public schools; reimburses nationally certified teachers; establishes an Office of Education Technology; studies the public education requirement workforce; increases the voting requirement for school district referenda; limits certain tra...

More...