|PA||Adopted 10/2014||P-12||District Audit|
A Resolution urging the Auditor General, with the assistance of the City Controller of Philadelphia, to conduct a forensic audit of the School District of Philadelphia to provide a greater degree of transparency into the district's finances, particularly the e...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2014||P-12||Proposed Budgets of Districts and County Offices of Education|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||School 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...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Florida 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...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||The Student Success Act|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Actions 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...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||School 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...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Superintendent Pay Transparency Act|
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...
|DC||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Fair Student Funding and School Based Budgeting Act of 2013|
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...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12|
|K-12 and Higher Ed. Exemptions from State and Local Sales and Use Tax|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Internet Access to Public School Data and Expenditure Information|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12|
|State and Local Education Entity Audits|
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...
|PA||Adopted 03/2014||P-12||A Study of the Feasibility and Cost-effectiveness of Merging Public School District Health Care Plans|
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.
|IN||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||School Finance and Textbook Reimbursement|
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...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Dual Enrollment Revenues|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Children in Group Homes: Reimbursements|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Distribution of Classroom Supply Funding|
Section 7. Changes distribution of Education Enhancement Fund moneys earmarked for classroom supplies, requiring distribution to teachers rather than school districts.
|NE||Signed into law 02/2014||P-12||Change Dates Relating to Certifications and Distribution of State Aid to Schools|
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.
|TX||Adopted 09/2013||P-12||District 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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2013||P-12||Accountability, Expenditures and English Language Learners|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Requires Independent Auditor in Large, Urban Districts|
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...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Special Meetings|
Authorizes a school district to conduct a special meeting necessitated by changes in adequate education funding.
|PA||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12|
|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...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Proceeds 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...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Appointed 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...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||District 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...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Per 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,...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||District Transfer of Funds|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Kindergarten|
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...
|KS||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Amends Kansas Uniform Financial Accounting and Reporting Act|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Joint Technical Education District Funding|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||K-12 Education Budget Adjustments|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||K-12 Students Holding Certain U.S. Student Visas|
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...
|VT||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Education 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...
|IL||Passed 05/2013||P-12||Proposed School Closings in Chicago|
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...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Increases Funding to Schools|
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...
|OK||Vetoed 05/2013||P-12||Allowable Carryover for General Fund Balances|
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...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||District Property Sales|
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...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Rapid Enrollment Growth Grants.|
Provides for an appropriation for school district rapid enrollment growth grants.
|IA||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Administrative 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.
|MT||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Technology Acquisition and Depreciation Funding|
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...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Annual District Efficiency Audits|
Requires the Legislative Division of Post Audit to conduct three school district efficiency audits each fiscal year.
|OK||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Monthly Payment of Wages|
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.
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12|
|Pilot Outcome-based Funding|
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...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Reimbursement for Boarding Care Costs|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||School District Financial Procedures and Task Force to Study Teacher Attrition and Retention|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Fiscal Distress|
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 ...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Staff Allowance and Paying Other Schools for Instructional Services|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Financial Transparency in Education|
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,...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Enrollment of Nonresident Child of District Employee|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Assignment 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...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||District Consolidation; Sale of Real Property|
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...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2013||Postsec.||College District Bonds for Hard and Software|
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.
|MT||Signed into law 02/2013||P-12||Investment of Extracurricular Funds Cash|
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 ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Indirect Cost Rates|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||State 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Authority 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Districts Receiving Emergency Apportionments|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Inglewood Unified School District Takeover and Emergency Loan|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Local Tax Rates for Recently Consolidated Districts|
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...
|NJ||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Aid to Districts with High Enrollment Growth|
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.
|CA||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Evaluation of Appointed Administrator for Emergency Apportionment District|
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...
|PA||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Financially 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 ...
|PA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Authority 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...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||District 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...
|PA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Authority 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...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||District Budgets, Accounting|
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...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Emergency Expenditures|
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...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Exemptions from Competitive Bidding Requirements Expanded|
Expands exemptions from competitive bidding requirements by local boards of education to include exemptions from additional cooperative purchasing programs. ...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Incentives 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.
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Classroom Supplies|
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...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Local Budget Certifications and Bonding|
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.
|TX||Adopted 05/2012||P-12||Financial 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 ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||District Funding|
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.
|MN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Shared Time Aid|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||School Personnel|
Provides that an LEA may, at its discretion, choose to hire a building manager in lieu of an assistant principal.
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12|
|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...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Extends Repealer on Requirement that Districts with File Budget Cuts Plan|
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.
|MD||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Finance - Maintenance of Effort|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Financial Emergencies|
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...
|MN||Vetoed 04/2012||P-12||Omnibus K-12 bill|
Increases the school district aid payment shift percentage from 64.3 to 70.2 in fiscal year 2012 and adjusts appropriation accordingly.
|IA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||A bill for an act relating to mandatory reporting of school employee misconduct to the board of educational examiners.|
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)...
|IL||Adopted 03/2012||P-12||Equal Funding for All Chicago Students|
Urges the administration of the Chicago Public School District to allocate equal funding for each student, regardless of where that student attends school.
|NY||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Portion 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...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||School District Financial Insolvency.|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||One-Time Appropriation for Classroom Supplies|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Fiscal Crisis Team|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Expenditures and Reports on Instructional Spending|
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...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Adoption of Budget for Reorganized School.|
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...
|NM||Signed into law 02/2012||P-12||School District Financial Flexiblity|
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...
|MI||Signed into law 02/2012||P-12||School Aid|
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...
|AR||Adopted 01/2012||P-12||Expenditure 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.
|RI||Signed into law 01/2012||P-12||Budget 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.
|PA||Signed into law 11/2011||P-12|
|Thresholds for Contracts Put Out for Bid|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Hearing 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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Financial Oversight Panels|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Fiscal Efficiency and Shared Services|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Allocation of Federal Funds to Districts|
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....
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||District 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 ...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||District 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...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||School 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...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Local 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...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Authorization for Special Board Meetings to Discuss Changes in Funding|
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.
|PA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Multiple Sections - School Budgets|
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...
|NC||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011||P-12||School 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...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Finance|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Students Served in Residential Mental Health|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12|
|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...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Posting of District Budget on School Website|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12|
|Uniform Reporting Requirements|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12|
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...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Uniform Reporting System|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Public School Classroom Support Revolving Fund|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||School Consolidation Assistance Fund|
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...
|MT||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Revenues, Shared Services, Reporting|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Cap on District Expenditures on Administration|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Federal Grant Money Can Be Disbursed to Cooperative|
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.
|WA||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Fiscal bankruptcy|
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...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Authority to Withhold School District State Aid|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Fiscal Impact|
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.
|OK||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12|
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...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Students Come First|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Financial 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...
|MI||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Supervision of Lowest-achieving Schools|
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...
|MI||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act|
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...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Capital Outlay|
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.
|TX||Adopted 01/2011||P-12||Financial 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...
|TX||Adopted 12/2010||P-12||Financial 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...
|PA||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 11/2010||P-12||Omnibus Bill: Annual Financial Reports Section|
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 ...
|NY||Vetoed 09/2010||P-12||School District Finance Security Task Force|
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,...
|AL||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Expenditures of Public School Funds|
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 ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Districts 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...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||School Property|
This substitute allows a school district, after 10 years, to return donated real property to the original donor or to sell it as surplus.
|RI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Statewide 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...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Approval of School Auditors|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||School District Transparency Act|
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 ...
|GA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Donations and Gifts for Educational Purposes|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Amendment to Transparency in Government Act|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Temporary Suspension of Professional Development Requirements|
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...
|TX||Adopted 05/2010||P-12||Commissioner'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...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12|
|Online Access to Financial Data|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Requires Districts to Comply with State Student Record System Requirements|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Finance|
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...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Finance|
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...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||School-Based Health Centers|
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...
|WI||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Act 215 - Misc. Provisions|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Public School Financial Transparency Act|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Public Hearings on Proposed District Budgets|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Standards for School Business Officials|
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...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||School/Charter Finance and Audit Committees|
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...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||School District Budget Flexibility|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||School Budget Review Committee|
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 ...
|MI||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Access 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...
|UT||Adopted 09/2009||P-12||Local Board Assurances|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Chicago School Finance Authority|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Districts in Financial Difficulty|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Traffic Fines in School Zones|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12|
|Wind and Solar Power Generation|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Certain School Treasurers|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Leadership of Districts in Financial Trouble|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||New 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...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||New 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...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||School 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...
|CA||Vetoed 08/2009||P-12||Definition of "School District" for Receipt of Federal Funds|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Minimum 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...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||King City Joint Union High School District|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Financial 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 ...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Accountability 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...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Failure 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...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Grants, Gifts and Donations|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Finance|
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...
|VT||Became law without governor's signature 07/2009||P-12|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Lines of Credit|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Auditing Procedures|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||District 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 ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Financial 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...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Expenditure of Local Reserve Funds|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Special Audits and Surety Bonds|
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...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Air Conditioner Electricity and Maintenance Costs|
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....
|KS||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Consolidation and Disorganization|
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...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Summer 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...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12|
|Tax Credits for Small Wind Innovation|
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...
|OH||Adopted 04/2009||P-12||Education Management Information System|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Changes to Miscellaneous Provisions|
Deletes several requirements for reporting (i.e., simply the number of graduates, rather than specifying that the number has to be calculated according to the NGA definition; and the number of students who graduated in past five years but were not proficient i...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||District 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...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Finance--districts|
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.
|SD||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Finance|
Rescinds the repeal on funding for certain sparse school districts that will take effect on June 30, 2009.
|Finance and Facilities|
Relates to sufficient textbook requirements, county superintendent revenue limits, school district building maintenance funding, funding for school and community college districts, pupil retention block grants, charter school block grants, pupil oral health as...
|KY||Adopted 01/2009||P-12||Fidelity 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...
|IL||Signed into law 10/2008||P-12||Lowest Responsible Bidder|
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...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Audits|
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.
|RI||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Accounting System Same for Regional Collaboratives|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Study of Local Funding Policies|
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....
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Treasurer of School Funds|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||school district finance|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Publishing of Approved Budgets|
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.
|ID||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Finance|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Publishing School Budgets|
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.
|SD||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12||Finance|
Revises provisions related to the payment of additional funds to consolidated school districts for average daily membership; declares an emergency.
|SD||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12||finance--district|
Repeals requirements related to school district employee retirement benefits.
|SD||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12||Finance--district,|
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...
|DE||Adopted 11/2007||P-12||Standardized Financial Reporting|
14 DAC 735
Requires all school districts and charter schools to post the summary of their financial documentation on their respective website.
|MI||Signed into law 09/2007||P-12||School District Shared Services|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 09/2007||P-12||On-Site Fiscal Review|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12|
|Wind Generation Turbine Farms|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Funding for Affordable Multifamily Housing Units|
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 ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Renewable Energy Source Grants|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||School Improvement Fund Grants|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||District Fiscal Audits|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||School Support Organization Financial Accountability Act|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||District overexpenditures and receivership|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Impact Fees for Independent Districts|
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...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||School 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...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Allocation 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...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Waivers 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...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Finance, property tax|
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)
|MT||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||School Budget Law Revision|
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
|ID||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Hardship 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
|DE||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||School District and Charter School Budget Reports|
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.
|NJ||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||School District Fiscal Accountability|
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...
|NJ||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||School 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...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Chief Fiscal Officer|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||District 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...
|CO||Rejected by voters 11/2006||P-12||District Budget Requirements (65%) as Statute|
(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...
|ID||Rejected by voters 11/2006||P-12||Sales Tax and Local Public Schools Investment Fund|
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...
|LA||Approved by voters 09/2006||P-12||Prohibiting Legislative Mandates on Local Boards|
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...
|HI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2006||P-12||School Impact Fee Working Group|
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 ...
|MI||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||School District Bond Issuance|
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...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||School District Fiscal Accountability|
Implements enhanced public education financial accountability provisions. Includes vocational- technical school districts and charter school funds and authority.
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Business Managers/Chief Financial Officers|
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 ...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||District 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 ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Parishwide School District of the Parish of Cameron|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||District 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...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||School 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 ...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||District 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...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||District 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...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Bilingual 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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Uniform Reporting Requirements|
H.B. 1018, S.B. 7
Concerns uniform reporting requirements for school district fund balances.
|GA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||65% Rule|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||District Audits|
Revises requirements relating to district financial audits and reporting.
|IN||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||District 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 ...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Flexibility in Operating Balances|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 02/2006||P-12|
|Borrowing funds from federal government to cover loss of revenue as result of Hurricane Katrina|
Authorizes school districts, universities and community colleges to borrow funds from federal government to cover loss of revenue as result of Hurricane Katrina.
|WI||Vetoed 01/2006||P-12||Referendum Authorizing Borrowing|
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...
|WI||Signed into law 01/2006||P-12||District 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...
|WI||Signed into law 01/2006||P-12||Disclosure 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...
|DE||Signed into law 01/2006||P-12||School "Energy Fund" Appropriations|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 10/2005||P-12||Money borrowed by districts|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 10/2005||P-12||Hurricane Katrina - Extreme emergency financial situation|
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 ...
|MS||Signed into law 10/2005||P-12||Financial advisor for districts affected by Hurrican Katrina|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2005||P-12||Site Based Decisionmaking Pilot Program|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2005||P-12||Bids for Construction Work|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2005||P-12||Replacing or Reconditioning Older School Buses|
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...
|IL||Amendatory veto 08/2005||P-12||Expenditure and Revenue Disclosure|
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...
|TX||Issued 08/2005||P-12||Comprehensive 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...
|KS||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||School Finance|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||School Finance Authority|
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...
|AK||Passed 06/2005||P-12||School Finance Task Force|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Group Purchasing for School Libraries|
Relating to allowing designated public school libraries to participate in group purchasing agreements with the TexShare Library Consortium....
|VT||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||School Finance|
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 ...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Financially At Risk Districts|
AN ACT To amend and reenact R.S. 39:1351(A) and (B), 1352, 1353, and 1354, and to enact R.S. 17:10.1(C). Requires the state board to define "financially at risk" as a status of any city, parish, or other local school board the unresolved finding of which subje...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Training for District Employees|
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...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Common Purchases and Student Materials Spending|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Fund Balances|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Bidding and Purchasing of Buses|
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...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Unreimbursed 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...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Proposed 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...
|WA||to governor 05/2005||P-12||Bidding Requirements|
Regarding School District Bidding Requirements - Increases the bid limit requirements for school districts. ...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||REVISING SCHOOL FINANCE LAWS|
AN ACT GENERALLY REVISING SCHOOL FINANCE LAWS; ALLOWING SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO LEASE PERSONAL PROPERTY; EXPANDING THE USES FOR CERTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICT FUNDS; CHANGING A BUDGET DEADLINE FOR JOINT DISTRICTS; INCREASING THE ENTITLEMENTS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR SCHOOL...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Carryover Amounts|
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...
|KS||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 04/2005||P-12||School 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...
|KS||Became law without governor's signature 04/2005||P-12||School District Audit Team|
H.B. 2247 (section 4-5)
Creates a school district audit team within the division of post audit. Requires the school district audit team to conduct performance
audits and monitor school district funding and other oversight issues through audit work as directed by the 2010 commission. ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Buildings and Facilities|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Energy Savings Contracts|
Concerns energy savings contracts for school districts. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb1095.pdf...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School District State Aid|
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...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Districts|
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 ...
|NM||Pocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 04/2005||P-12||Public School|
Changes public school budget requests due date....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Define Instructional Materials|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School Financial Statements|
Provides a regulatory basis of financial statement presentation for schools. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/HB2449.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Educational Financial Accounting and Reporting|
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...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School District Finance Report|
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...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School District Business Manager|
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;...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Audit Requirements|
Clarifies audit requirements for schools, municipalities and counties. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb1185.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||County School Fund Distribution|
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...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School Facilities Land Disposition|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School District Efficiency and Effectiveness Review|
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...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||School Finance|
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...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||School District Audits|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||Minimum School Program Act Amendments|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||School District Budget Filing|
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...
|ME||FILED. 01/2005||P-12||School Sports Programs|
Requires schools and school districts to line item sports programs for municipal veto....
|MT||Rule Adoption 12/2004||P-12|
|Out Of State Attendance Agreements|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Education Finance: Average Daily Attendance|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Teachers|
A.B. 3001 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 1: Existing law requires the county superintendent of schools to report to the Superintendent of Public Instruction on the financial condition of a school district if the county superintendent determines a school district may be unable to meet its financi...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Review 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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Surplus School Property: Use of Proceeds: Santa Clara|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Controller: Financial Reports|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||School Finance: Emergency Apportionments and Leases|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||State Aid Formula Local Resources Exclusion|
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=...
|CA||Vetoed 07/2004||P-12||School Districts: Four-Day School Week|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Military Dependents Tuition|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 07/2004||P-12||Public Contracts: School Districts|
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...
|PA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Finance|
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...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||School Committees|
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. ...
|NJ||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||School District Budget Caps|
Revises calculation of budget caps and reduces allowable surplus for public school districts....
|CA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||School District Administration: Budget and Finance|
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...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Cooperative School District Taxes|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Unified School District Budgets|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Excess Utility Funding Plan for Schools|
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 ...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||School District Pilot Efficiency Reviews|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||School District Budgets|
Allows a school district to include in the budget balance carry-forward up to 50% of any unspent K-3 override monies.
|VT||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Rutland|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Education Fiscal Accountability and Oversight Act|
Requires the Superintendent and the Department of Education to monitor the financial status of each county board of education and report to the Governor and General Assembly on a biannual basis; requires local superintendents or chief executive officers of loc...
|GA||Adopted 04/2004||P-12||Regular Advance and Low-Wealth Funding|
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...
|MI||Vetoed 04/2004||P-12||School District Purchasing|
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.
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||School District or Charter School Procurement|
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 ...
|CA||Emergency Rule Adoption 03/2004||P-12||Audits 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...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Cash Balance of Charter Schools and Districts|
Concerns public school finance; changes the basis for calculating the amount of excess cash balance of school districts and charter schools....
|AR||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Fiscal Officer Criminal Background Check|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||School District Administrative Consolidation|
Provides administrative consolidation assistance to school districts that administratively consolidate. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1161.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Reorganized School Districts|
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/...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Educational Financial Accounting and Reporting Act|
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 ...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Audit Reports of School Districts|
Requires audit reports of school districts not conducted by legislative audit to be filed with the Department of Education by December 31 following the end of each fiscal year.http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1114.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Public School Funding Act of 2003|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Funding Interschool Athletics and Scholastic Activities|
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 ...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||School Districts in Fiscal Distress|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Student 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...
|AR||Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Arkansas Fiscal Assessment & Accountability Program|
Establishes rules identifying and governing the Arkansas Fiscal Assessment and Accountability Program. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20158%20fiscal%20assessment.pdf...
|IL||Bill dead - amendatory veto 11/2003||P-12||Special Educational Funding|
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...
|IL||Amendatory Veto - Overridden by Legislature 11/2003||P-12||Funding for Specific Types of Students|
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...
|IL||Amendatory veto by Governor - Bill Dead 11/2003||P-12||School Improvement and Student Achievement|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Instructional Materials|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2003||P-12||Education Finance|
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...
|NV||Adopted 09/2003||P-12||Calculating Basic Support|
Revises the number of courses certain pupils must be enrolled in for the purpose of calculating basic support. NEVADA REG 3129 (SN)...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Public School Employers: Unlawful Acts|
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...
|UT||Rule Adoption 09/2003||P-12||Pupil Accounting|
Amends rules to allow school districts to count in membership students participating in released time for appropriate individual learning activities. UTAH REG 26436 (SN)...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Collection of Amounts Owed by Students|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Chicago School Finance Authority|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||School District Additional or Supplemental Budgets|
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 ...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||School Administrative Unit Budget|
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 ...
|AR||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||School Districts in Fiscal Distress|
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...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||School 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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Reimbursing Classroom Teachers|
Relates to reimbursing classroom teachers for personal funds expended on classroom supplies. ...
|AL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Foundation Program and Instructional and Support Staff|
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...
|AL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Public Schools Financial Practices|
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...
|FL||Vetoed 06/2003||P-12||K-12 Public Education Instructional Materials|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||School 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; ...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Loans to School Districts|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Oakland Unified School District: Emergency Loan|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Amount to be Accrued|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||School Sales Tax Exemption|
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....
|TN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Local Education Agencies Purchases|
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 ...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Assessment, Maximum Class size, Instruction, Revenue|
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...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Funds 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 ...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Group Insurance|
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)...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Nonstate Aid School Districts|
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
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Shool District Budget Correction Procedures|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||District Funds|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Classroom Site Funds Administrative Use|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Impact 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...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||School Health Insurance Reform Team Study and Recommendations|
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...
|AZ||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 04/2003||P-12||School Financial Audits|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||School District's Bond Redemption Fund|
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 ...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Sale of School District Property|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||School District Accounting Practices|
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 ...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Capital Outlay Fund|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Financial Management Systems Applications|
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...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Acceptable Cash Balances|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Quality 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...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Payments to School Districts|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Funds School Districts Give Teachers for Supplies|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||School Districts|
Clarifies the signatures required for disbursements by school districts.http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB764.pdf...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Interest Free Loan Program|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||School Funding|
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...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Student Fees|
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...
|SC||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||District Personnel Furlough|
(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....
|NY||Pocket veto by governor 02/2003||P-12||Board of Education Surplus Funds|
Increases the allowable amount of unexpended surplus funds which may be retained by a board of education....
|MI||Signed into law 12/2002||P-12||Reimbursement of School District|
Modifies state reimbursement to intermediate school districts in renaissance zones. http://www.mileg.org/documents/2001-2002/publicact/pdf/2002-PA-0745.pdf...
|TX||Adopted 12/2002||P-12||Budgeting, 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...
|NJ||Signed into law 12/2002||P-12||Development/Redevelopment|
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...
|NJ||To ASSEMBLY Committee on STATE GOVERNMENT. 11/2002||P-12|
|Automated Bids and Purchasing|
Directs the State Treasurer to establish an automated bid access and purchasing information to be known as the Vendor Information Program to allow bidders to acces information related to bidding on contracts awarded by the State and its political subdivisions ...
|FL||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Personnel Policy|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Tobacco Tax for Education|
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;...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Financial Oversight Panel|
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...
|AZ||Signed by governor 06/2002||P-12||Districts providing budgets for each school building.|
Adjust some of the requirements that distircts provide detailed budgets for each school....
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Baltimore School Board and CEO Requirements, District Bonding, Baltimore Principal Development Program, Environmental Hazards|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Permitted Expenditures from Special Funds|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Funds for Operation of Schools|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
|Education Code Re-Write: State and Local Budget Systems, K-12 and Postsecondary|
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 ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Other Finance Changes|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Finance Overhaul|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Streamlining of Grant Application Process|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Loans to Parish Districts|
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...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Cash Reserves|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12|
|Iowa School Taxes|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Contingency Reserves|
Establishes contingency reserves as a major classification of school funds....
|CA||Signed into law 10/2001||P-12||Finance Reporting for certain districts|
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...
|PA||Signed into law 10/2001||P-12||School Districts in Distress|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2001||P-12||Reporting District Finance Information On the Web|
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 ...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Cost-Sharing Agreements Between Districts|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Financial Accounting Rating System|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Audits|
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....
|ME||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Carry Over of School District Budgets|
Public Law No. 127., (LD 1647)Permits school boards to carry forward general operating fund balances at the end of a school administrative unit's fiscal year to meet the needs of the school administrative unit for up to 3 years to reduce the State and local al...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Fiscal Audits/Inspections|
§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...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Taxing Authority|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||School Energy Conservation Programs|
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....
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||School District Investments|
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...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Superintendent's Budget|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Supplies & Materials|
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....
|ID||Approved by voters 11/2000||P-12||Idaho Public School Permanent Endowment Fund|
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....
|CA||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12||Flexibility in School Finance|
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...
|CO||On 11/07/2000 ballot 07/2000||P-12||Trying 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...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12|
|Department of Education Budget Rules|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Carring Forward Funds From the District Review Trust Fund|
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....
|HI||Vetoed 06/2000||Postsec.||University Budget Carry-over|
Allows University of Hawaii to carry over funds from one year to the next....
|ME||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Optional New Budget Cost Center Format|
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...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Budget Hearings|
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...
|KY||*****To GOVERNOR 03/2000||P-12||Finance Officer|
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...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Technology Office, Referenda, Finance|
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...