|FL||P-12||Florida Education Finance Program|
S.B. 1514 - Florida Education Finance Program
From department of education analysis: Amends definitions for purposes of the Florida Education Finance Program:
- Requires Special Program FTE to be reported and calculated prior to Basic Program FTE for funding purposes
- Delays implementation of performanc...
|MA||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||Local Government Reimbursements for Educating Military Students|
Requires the state to reimburse local governments, at least $1.3 million total, and subsidize local governments for the cost of educating public school students who reside on federal military bases and are dependents of military personnel. Requires the departm...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||Funding Formula|
Provides that eligible school districts that choose the USDA Community Eligibility Option, the free and reduced lunch pupil count shall be the percentage of free and reduced lunch students calculated as eligible on the last Wednesday in January of the most rec...
|PA||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Basic Education Funding Commission|
Establishes a Basic Education Funding Commission. Sets membership. Requires the commission to review and make recommendations related to basic education funding formula and to identify factors that may be used to determine the distribution of basic education f...
|LA||Passed 06/2014||P-12||Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) Task Force|
Urges and requests the state board to reconvene a minimum foundation program (MFP) task force to determine the actual cost of providing public education in Louisiana and identify all potential funding mechanisms to enable school systems to meet this cost. Requ...
|LA||Passed 06/2014||P-12||Minimum Foundation Program Formula|
Provides for legislative approval of the minimum foundation program formula for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=911556&n=SCR55%20Enrolled...
|MI||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||At-Risk Funds|
Changes the allowable uses of at-risk funds by eliminating all existing language and replacing it with the allowable uses of ensuring that third graders are proficient in reading by the end of third grade and that high school graduates are career and college r...
|LA||Passed 05/2014||P-12||Audit of Minimum Foundation Program|
Authorizes and requests the legislative auditor to conduct an audit of Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) student count methodology and processes to determine if they ensure accurate and consistent student counts. Directs the legislative auditor to make recommen...
|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...
|AK||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||School Funding|
Section 21. For purposes of school construction debt, changes the grant cost share from 60% state, 40% local, to 50/50.
Sections 27, 28, and 29. Increases the base student allocation in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Section 55. Provides additional funding for schools...
|AK||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Education Studies|
Section 52. Requires the Department of Administration to prepare a proposal related to statewide school district salaries and benefits by June 15, 2015. The report is to include a review of tenure.
Section 53. Requires the Department of Education and Early De...
|ME||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 05/2014||P-12||School Funding Formula|
Creates the a commission to conduct the independent review of the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act and the following cost components:
1. Public preschool programs for children 4 years of age; 2. Support for economically disadvantaged students, inclu...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Supplemental State Aid and Loss of Property Tax Revenue|
Section 12: Grants school districts eligibility for supplemental state aid if the district experiences a loss of property tax revenue from a decrease in assessed valuation due to a natural disaster (flood or fire), but for no more than 3 fiscal years. Requires...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Average Daily Membership Calculations|
Section 7: Requires the department of education to recompute average daily membership for the previous fiscal year by August 30 and requires the department to inform school districts and charter schools of their final ADM no later than September 15. Requires s...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Local Option Budget and Funding Formula Changes|
Sections 42-45 (pages 20-26): Modifies local option budget (LOB) provisions by amending the statutory base state aid per pupil used in the LOB calculations. Excludes virtual school state aid from the LOB calculations. Makes revisions to the requirement that a ...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Phase Out Hold Harmless|
Phases out the hold harmless provision in allocation for the the adequate education program over a four-year period, reducing it to 6 percent in 2015, 4 percent in 2016, 2 percent in 2017, and zero in 2018.
|WA||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Prototypical School Funding Formula|
From bill analysis:
**Section 206. Prototypical School Funding Formula -- Legislative intent is stated to shift the focus of investments from compliance with increased instructional hours to assisting school districts with providing an opportunity for student...
|SD||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||2015 Per Student Allocation|
Sets the per student allocation for fiscal year 2015 at $4,781.14.
|UT||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12|
|Education Task Force Reauthorization|
This bill reauthorizes the Education Task Force. Establishes membership. Directs the task force to review and make recommendations on K-12 and higher education issues, including:
- Roles and responsibilities of the legislature and other governing entities in ...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Revise State Aid to General Education Formula|
Sets the per student allocation for FY2015 at $4764.42, up from $4389.95 in 2012. Sets maximum levies for taxes collected starting in 2015.
|SD||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Revise State Aid to Special Education Formula|
Sets allocations for FY2014 for students with a disability as follows: level one disability $4,800.57; level two disability $11,801.45; level three disability $15,688.59; level four disability $14,008.12; level five disability $21,210.57; and level six disabil...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Funding for Students Attending Alternative Schools|
From analysis: This legislation closes a loophole in the states' funding formula for public schools, which if not closed, could allow for the double-funding of some students. This situation would be created under the current formula if a very small school dist...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||At-Risk Program Funding|
Specifies school district reporting requirements related to at-risk program units, requiring identification of the ways in which the district and individual schools will use at-risk funding and the intended outcomes to improve the academic success of at-risk s...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Additional Funding Units|
Creates a new factor in the public school funding formula that generates units for school districts with fewer than 200 students provided the district has implemented practices to reduce scale inefficiencies, including shared service agreements with regional e...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Home School Program Unit Calculation|
Clarifies, for purposes of the Public School Finance Act, that home school student program units generated in the public school funding formula are not to be multiplied by the training and experience (T&E) index.
|WY||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Alternative Schools - Funding and Facilities|
Eliminates the moratorium imposed on alternative schools (which educate at-risk students) in the education resource block grant model. Requires school districts to complete a formal evaluation every two years of programs that serve at-risk students to ensure t...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Small School Supplemental Fund|
Creates a "small school supplemental fund" that directs additional funds to small districts (8,500 students or less) and small high schools (350 students or less). Directs each fiscal year, the Department of Education shall transfer the amount of $2.5 million ...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Flexible Spending for Regional Education Districts|
Provides regional education districts the opportunity to apply to the state for greater flexibility in the way that they expend funds starting with the 2014-2015 school year. Directs the the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representativ...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Calculating At-Risk Students for Funding Purposes|
Adjusts method for calculating additional amount of weighted average daily membership attributed to students in poverty families for purposes of State School Fund distributions.
|IL||Passed 07/2013||P-12||Advisory Committee on Education Funding|
Creates the Advisory Committee on Education Funding to conduct a thorough review of the existing distribution methods and expenditures of pre-K through grade 12 education funding and make recommendations to implement an education funding system. Directs the Ad...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||School Funding and Appropriation|
Creates a panel to review the state's funding system and provides recommended changes. In addition, it makes minor changes to the state's funding formula.
|CA||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12|
|Apprenticeship Programs (education finance omnibus)|
A.B. 86 - Apprenticeship Programs
From bill summary: Revises the role of the state department of education in apprenticeship programs. Among other things, establishes standards for the provision of state funding and reimbursements for these programs at high schools, unified school districts, r...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||School Finance|
Deletes the requirement that school districts set aside 2.6% of their budget to support students in grades 9-12 for any purposes or programs that support a school district or charter school in achieving its goals for college and career readiness. It also stops...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Calculating Charter School ADA (education finance omnibus)|
A.B. 86 - Calculating Charter School ADA
From bill summary: Revise certain procedures for the calculation of average daily attendance for the purpose of funding charter schools. Specifically prohibits a charter school pupil from generating more than one day of attendance in a calendar day. http://www...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Pupil Counts|
Act 20 - Sections: 1882, 1892, and 1893
Under current law, pupil enrollment counts for public school districts, as well as for schools in the Milwaukee and Racine parental choice programs and the Milwaukee and Racine
charter school program, are taken on the third Friday of September and the second ...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Revenue Limit Per Pupil Adjustment|
Act 20 - Per Pupil Adjustment
This section sets the per pupil adjustment under revenue limits at $75 per pupil in 2013-14 and another $75 in 2014-15. These adjustments are estimated to increase statewide school district revenue limit authority by an estimated $34,000,000 in 2013-14 and $96...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Cooperative School Districts with Electric Generation Facilities|
Establishes a committee to study the apportionment formula for cooperative school districts for towns with electric generation facilities. Sets membership for the committee. Requires the committee to study tax obligations and state aid for towns and districts ...
|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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Adjusting Funding from Foundation School Program for Certain Districts|
From bill summary: Requires the commissioner of education, when the commissioner initially identifies a school district as having a wealth per student for a school year that exceeds the equalized wealth level, to estimate the amount of state revenue to which t...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Task Force on K–12 Public Education Funding|
Creates The Task Force on K–12 Public Education Funding. Charges task force with conducting a review of the report entitled "Study of a New Method of Funding for Public Schools in Nevada;" survey the weighted pupil public education funding formulas which are u...
|VT||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Tax Increment Financing|
This bill proposes to create an additional tax increment financing district to be used for education tax increment financing.
|LA||Passed 06/2013||P-12||Minimum Foundation Program Study|
Requests that the house education committee study issues relative to the minimum foundation program, and submit a written report of findings and recommendations to the House of Representatives not later than February 1, 2014. Directs the committee to consider ...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Impact of Poverty on Education|
The department of education requires an evaluation of the means by which the impact of poverty on educational attainment is addressed by state law. Study requires the distribution of state school funds, standards for equivalency in opportunities to learn acro...
|LA||Passed 06/2013||P-12||Study Group to Study Issues Regarding the Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) Formula|
Requests the state board of elementary and secondary education to convene a study group to study issues relative to the minimum foundation program (MFP) formula, and submit a written report of the study group's findings and recommendations to the house educati...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Fiscal Provisions|
H.F. 215 - Funding Formula Elements
Divisions I and II address fiscal provisions. Provides that the categorical state percent of growth for the budget year beginning July 1, 2013, is two percent. The categorical state percent of growth for the budget year beginning July 1, 2014, is four percent....
|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||Advisory Committee on Education Funding|
Creates the General Assembly's Advisory Committee on Education Funding to conduct a thorough review of the existing distribution methods and expenditures of education funding pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Directs the committee to make recommendations to i...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Funding Formula Changes|
Among other amendments, this bill (Section 5) eliminates provisions requiring the state department to reimburse option school districts for transportation expenses paid to parents of option students. School districts are still responsible to reimburse the pare...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||School Finance Act|
This bill takes effect only upon passage of Amendment 66, a constitutional amendment to change how the state funds public preschool through 12th grade by raising taxes to increase the amount of money available, changing how the state distributes funding to sch...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Changes to Elements of Funding Formula|
L.B. 407 - Fiscal Sections
Makes multiple changes to the state's school funding formula, the most significant of which is that beginning in FY2013-14, general fund operating expenditures will include tuition paid and transportation fees paid to other districts. This change will cost the...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Common Student Identifier and Funding System|
S.B. 1514 - Common Student Identifier and Funding System
From department of education analysis: Requires a common student identifier to be reported with student records in order to generate Florida Education Finance Program FEFP) funding.
Page 42 of 45: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?F...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Financing Of Public Schools|
S.B. 260 - Financing Of Public Schools
From fiscal note:
- Establishes a minimum funded pupil count of 50 for each district.
- Changes total program funding by an indeterminate amount depending on the value of the negative factor.
- Increases charter school capital construction funding by $1 mill...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Education Finance|
Alters the funding weights and student-teacher ratio requirements for state-authorized instructional programs. Sets student-school counselor ratio at 450 to 1.
|WV||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Relating to the school aid formula|
Amends school aid formula related to transportation. Restricts ten percent additional allowance for school buses using compressed natural gas.
|MT||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Revises Public Education Funding|
Generally revises public education funding. revises K-12 funding and the funding formula. Creates a new funding component, the Data-For-Achievement payment. The school districts' "BASE budget" and "maximum general fund budget" are modified to include 100% of t...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Florida Virtual School Funding|
S.B. 1076 - Florida Virtual School Funding
Earlier provision required adjustment of Florida Virtual School Funding after a student completed an end-of-course assessment (regardless of whether student passed assessment or required for high school graduation). Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, report...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Transition Payments for Isolated School Districts|
Extends the hold harmless provision for districts that no longer qualify for funding for isolated schools by an additional year.
|CO||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Mid-year School Finance Adjustments|
From legislative analysis: Provides the general assembly recognizes that increases in the funded pupil count and the number of at-risk students have increased the amount required for total program funding for the 2012-13 budget year. Provides the general assem...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Amendments to Differential Pay, Technology Pilot and Social Security Benefits|
Makes adjustments to differential pay so that moneys for the differential pay program will be distributed to school districts requesting grant funds for local excellence in achievement awards. Funding will be made available to public schools and public charter...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Changes to Education Funding|
Reduces by half the teacher education and instructional time allowances and aid under TEEOSA for fiscal year 2015-16 and eliminates it completely in FY2016-17. The bill also provides district reorganization support grants. For FY2014-15 and FY2015-16, LB967 in...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Home School Student Program Units|
Allows home-schooled students to take classes at public schools and provides a calculation of program units.The program unit is determined by multiplying the number of home school students who are enrolled in one or more classes by the cost differential factor...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Alternative Secondary School Funding Formulas|
Amends current law for any alternative secondary school to have their full-term average daily attendance used to calculate support units for each cohort of students that meets the minimum instructional hours that are required. Support units so calculated shall...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||97% Funding Protection for Declining Enrollment|
Ensures that districts will not see a decrease in state funding each year of greater than 3%. There was an omission in the original bill HB 603 (2012) - the bill only had a "hold harmless" provision in effect for FY 2012. This bill makes sure that the hold har...
|TX||Adopted 10/2012||P-12||Calculating FTE Counts for Districts Serving a Significant Migrant Population|
19 TAC 129.1021
From Texas Register: Adds provisions to reflect the agency's current practice for determining full-time-equivalent (FTE) counts for special education, bilingual education, and career and technical education allotments for school districts and charter schools i...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||At-Risk Pupil Funding and Expenditures|
From bill summary: Requires a district, as a condition of the receipt of at-risk pupil funding (i.e., economic impact aid funds, allocated based on the number of economically disadvantaged pupils and English learners in the district), to post in an easily acce...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Programs Eligible for Block Grant|
S.B. 1028 - Programs Eligible for Block Grant
From bill summary: Under the California Constitution, whenever the legislature or a state agency mandates a new program or higher level of service on any local government, including a school district and a
community college district, the state is required to p...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Computing Average Daily Attendance for Students in Online Instruction|
From bill summary: Commencing with the 2014–15 school year, authorizes, for purposes of computing average daily attendance, the inclusion of pupils in grades 9-12, under the immediate supervision and control of a certificated employee of the school district or...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2012||P-12||California Task Force on School Finance|
From bill summary: Establishes a 21-member California Task Force on School Finance as of January 1, 2013, to review and analyze alternative funding formulas, in order to identify and recommend a formula or formulas that best meet the needs of the state's publi...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Schools Not Open Due to Law Enforcement Emergencies|
S.B. 316 - Schools Not Open Due to Law Enforcement Emergencies
Waives from calculation of full-time equivalency/minimum school calendar requirements for traditional public schools and community schools any hours or days that learning opportunities were not offered due to law enforcement emergencies.
Pages 159 and 173 of 5...
|HI||Adopted 06/2012||P-12||Review of State Funding for ESL and Hawaiian Language Programs|
Requests that the University of Hawaii, with the assistance of the department of education and other educational organizations as appropriate, review the state's funding for existing English as a Second Language and Hawaiian language programs offered in Hawaii...
|LA||Adopted 06/2012||P-12||Legislative Approval of the MFP Formula for FY 2012-13 as Adopted by BESE on 2-27-12|
Provides for legislative approval of the formula for the 2012-13 school year to determine the cost of a minimum foundation program (MFP) of education in all public elementary and secondary schools as well as to equitably allocate the funds to local school syst...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Educational Opportunities Working Group|
S.B. 113 - Section on State Funding
Creates a working group to review and evaluate how the state's current system allocates financial and other resources in a way that promotes high quality, equitable educational opportunities for students throughout the state and how impediments to opportunity,...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Average Daily Membership|
Limits the window during which the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) can conduct Average Daily Membership (ADM) audits to three years from the time the monitoring or audit activity begins; Allows ADE to adjust funding for a school district or charter schoo...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Low Performing Districts|
(Sec. 34) Defines an alliance district as a town whose school district is among those with the lowest academic performance as measured by a district performance index (DPI) the bill establishes. For FY 13, the bill requires the education commissioner to design...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Task Force On Education Funding|
Establishes the joint task force on education funding to: (1) Develop a proposal for a reliable and dependable funding mechanism to support basic education programs; and (2) Consider the specific recommendations, from the quality education council, for the tra...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Amending Laws Regarding Financial Audits, Construction, Summer School Tuition Rates|
Part A amends and clarifies audit requirements in order for the State and school administrative units to be in compliance with federal regulations and also enacts statutory language requiring the audit of state-funded school construction projects
Part B requi...
|NY||Issued 04/2012||P-12||Establishing the New NY Education Reform Commission|
E.O. No. 44
Establishes the New NY Education Reform Commission to provide guidance and advice to the governor on education policy, performance, and innovation. Directs the commission to study the best national and international public education models and best practices t...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Charter School Administrative Fee|
H.B. 5101 - Charter School Administrative Fee
From bill analysis: Reduces the 5% charter school administrative fee charged by school districts for schools that have an exceptional student enrollment that is 75% or greater of the total school enrollment. Bases the fee for affected schools on unweighted FTE...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Delay of Class Size Penalty|
H.B. 5101 - Delay of Class Size Penalty
From bill analysis: Delays the increased class size penalty (from 50% to the full amount of the base student allocation) until 2014-2015, including a retroactive adjustment of the 2011-2012 penalty calculation.
Bill text (pages 17-18 of 41): http://myfloridaho...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Funding for Juvenile Justice Education Programs|
H.B. 5101 - Funding for Juvenile Justice Education Programs
Calcifies the amount of state and local funding to which juvenile justice education programs are entitled.
Pages 18-20 of 41: http://myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h5101er.docx&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=5101&Session=2012...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Funding for School Health Nurse Programs|
Includes school nurses in state funding formula based on full-time equivalent student counts. Requires one nurse for every 750 full-time equivalent students at the elementary level and one nurse for every 1,500 studetns at the secondary level. Sets additional ...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||District in a County in Which a Disaster Has Been Declared|
For the 2011-12 school year, directs the commissioner of education to waive up to 10 instructional days for a district in a county in which a disaster has been declared. Permits a district in a county in which a disaster has been declared, when submitting the ...
|ID||Became law without governor's signature 03/2012||P-12||School Funding Based on Average Daily Attendance Formula|
Provides for 97% average daily attendance (ADA) funding protection for Idaho school districts. This is important because school districts must make teacher contract offers by
no later than July 1st, before they know how many students will show up for school at...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Local Discretionary Block Grant Program|
H.B. 156 - Local Discretionary Block Grant Program
Repeals 53A-17a-123, which required the state board to distribute money appropriated for the Local Discretionary Block Grant Program to school districts and charter schools according to a board-adopted formula. http://le.utah.gov/~2012/bills/hbillenr/hb0156.pd...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Repealing Certain School Funding Provisions|
H.B. 156 - Repealing Certain School Funding Provisions
Repeals 53A-17a-131.9, which governed use of monies appropriated to or received by the State Board of Education to maintain Title 63M, Chapter 9, Families, Agencies, and Communities Together for Children and Youth At Risk Act. Repeals 53A-17a-131.16, provision...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||No School Pupil Enrollment Counts On Holidays|
Changes the language of the annual pupil count day from October 1 to Pupil Enrollment Count Day to provide flexibility in case Oct. 1 falls on a weekend, holiday or other situation. The education department can establish alternative dates for year-round school...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Nonpublic to Public Student Records Transfer, Charter Start-up Grants|
Requires an accredited nonpublic school to provide sufficient verbal information to permit a requesting school to which a child transfers to make an appropriate placement decision when the parent of the child is in breach of a contract that conditions release ...
|NJ||Issued 02/2012||P-12||Creates the New Jersey Education Funding Task Force|
Creates the New Jersey Education Funding Task Force to examine the state's school funding formula and identify areas that may be susceptible to fraud or subject to outside manipulation. Additionally, the Task Force is directed to consider: (a) economically eff...
|CA||Signed into law 02/2012||P-12||Budget Act of 2011|
Requires the state to readjust how budget cuts impact district funding. District funding would be reduced by a rate of 9.57% instead of 8.92%. The money saved by this budget move would be used to help restore $248 million to school district transportation fund...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Computation of Attendance for Certain Students and Classes|
From bill summary: Existing law sets the minimum schoolday in a high school, except certain schools, including a regional occupational center, and except for pupils enrolled in a work experience education program, at 240 minutes.
Existing law, until July 1, 2...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2011||P-12||Reimbursable State Mandates|
From bill summary: Expresses legislative intent that statutes creating a reimbursable state mandate on local educational agencies be periodically reviewed, and that the legislature consider recommendations on whether those statutes should be amended, repealed,...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Remote Educational Program Funding|
Amends the instructional time during which the remote educational program may be delivered (to disassociate from the traditional school calendar). Replaces reference to "days of attendance" to "clock hours of instruction" for purposes of the remote educational...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Early Childhood Block Grants; Chicago Educational Block Grants|
Requires a school district that receives an Early Childhood Block Grant to report to the state board of education on its use of the block grant in such form and detail as specified by the state board. Requires the report to the general assembly to include the ...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Literacy Incentive Aid|
Establishes literacy incentive aid as the sum of proficiency aid and growth aid.
Establishes the formula for a school's proficiency aid equal to the district's enrollment times $85 times its proficiency index. Sets the proficiency index equal to the percent ...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||School Finance System Study|
S.B. 1 - School Finance System Study
Requires the establishment of a joint legislative interim committee to conduct a comprehensive study of the public school finance system. Directs the committee to make recommendations to the legislature no later than January 15, 2013, regarding changes to the ...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Differentiated Aid and Education Grant Guidelines|
1. Repeals the calculation and distribution of fiscal capacity disparity aid; 2. Sets the amount of differentiated aid at $1,725 for each pupil eligible for the free or reduced-price meal program; 3. Provides a grant in the amount of $2,000 for chartered publi...
|LA||Adopted 06/2011||P-12||K-12 School Funding Formula|
Provides for legislative approval of the formula to determine the cost of a minimum foundation program of education in all public elementary and secondary schools as well as to equitably allocate the funds to city, parish, and other local public school systems...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Funding for Texas ChalleNGe Academy|
From bill analysis: Establishes the eligibility of the adjutant general's department to receive Foundation School Program funding for students enrolled in the Texas ChalleNGe Academy. Directs the department to contract with an appropriate school district for t...
|NC||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011||P-12||Funds for Gifted Children|
H.B. 200 - Funds for Gifted Children
Directs the state board to allocate an additional $1,192.90 per academically or intellectually gifted child for fiscal year 2011-2012 and $1,192.90 per child for fiscal year 2012-2013. Requires that a local school administrative unit receive funds for a maximu...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Committee on Weights|
Amends Chapter 302A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to require the Committee on Weights (to develop a weighted student formula) to meet not less than once every odd-numbered year, rather than annually. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2011/Bills/SB1281_HD1_.HTM...
|WA||Partial Veto 06/2011||P-12||Finance|
Modifies education funding provisions related to: (1) increased instructional hours in basic education; (2) funding formulas for per-student allocations based on certain students' needs; (3) the pupil transportation funding formula; (4) support services for ca...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Special Education Finance|
Would change the starting date of the special education school finance formula that determines the minimum and maximum amount of special education state aid a school may receive. This provision would go into effect for the 2012-2013 and the 2013-2014 school ye...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Modifies Funding Formula|
Changes the formula which provides state aid to schools pursuant to the Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act
(TEEOSA). See details in fiscal note: http://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/Current/PDF/FN/LB235.pdf...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||State Education Finance Study Commission|
H.B. 192 - State Education Finance Study Commission
Establishes the State Education Finance Study Commission to evaluate the Quality Basic Education (QBE) Formula and education funding for public schools in Georgia. Provides for composition, compensation, duties and powers, and support staff of the commission. ...
|TX||Adopted 05/2011||P-12||Manual for Districts Subject to Wealth Equalization|
19 TAC 62.1071
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) proposes the repeal of and new s.62.1071, concerning the equalized wealth level. The section establishes provisions relating to the administration of wealth equalization. The proposed repeal would remove outdated provisions fro...
|MT||Passed 05/2011||P-12||Interim Study of Performance-Based Funding for K-12|
A Joint resolution requesting an interim study of performance-based funding for K-12 education, the development of a performance-based funding design, and an implementation plan for consideration by the 63rd legislature.
|OK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||State Aid for Students in Online Courses|
The measure requires that state aid to districts for students in online courses be based upon the average daily membership of those students in the first nine weeks of the current school year.
|ME||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||School Closures/Annual Student Counts/Private Schools Annual Audit|
Exempts certain reformulated school administrative districts that did not operate a K-12 program from the requirement to maintain such a program. Clarifies that the vote regarding the closure of an elementary or secondary school in a regional school unit is re...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Funding Formula|
S.B. 2150 - Multiple Provisions
Revises the funding formula: weighting factors related to English Language Learners, special education and isolated schools. Adds a middle school factor with a sunset clause. Makes baseline funding adjustments. Modifies the calculation of the statewide average...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Finance|
S.B. 1256--ADM Calculation
Suspends the July 1, 2011 implementation of Laws 2010, Chapter 318, Section 11 which modified the method of calculating average daily membership (ADM) if the Arizona Department of Education is unable to implement until July 1, 2012. Under the new method, ADM i...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Finance|
Removes the statutory restrictions on the use of Soft Capitol Allocation (SCA) monies. Allows, as session law, 50% of unemnumbered ECA credits to be spent for short term capital items such as technology, textbooks, library resources, instructional aids, pupil ...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Revises Provisions Relating to Funding Determinations and Allocations, Dual Credits for Early Completers and Post Secondary Institutions' Operation of Public Charter Schools|
This legislation makes amendments to SB 1184 – the third bill in the Students Come First plan. These changes are as follows:
Additional relief is granted from the state's "use it or lose it" requirement for state instructional staff funding. The relief is exp...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Finance|
S.B. 1184 -Finance Formula
Creates a formula for funding dual credit courses for eligible students from the overall budget determined by the legislature. Creates a formula for providing additional resources for school districts to implement the state's increased graduation requirement f...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Free- and Reduced-Price Lunch Calculation|
S.B. 2808 - Part A, Sec. 25
Defines "three-year average free and reduced price lunch percent". Transitions calculation of lunch count to incorporate three-year average free and reduced price lunch percent instead of an annual count.
Chapter 58 http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fl...
|OH||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Evidence-Based Funding Model|
H.B. 30 - Evidence-Based Funding Model
Repeals references to the evidence-based school funding model (sections 3306.18, 3306.25, 3306.30, 3306.31, 3306.33, 3306.34, 3306.35, 3306.40 as created by 2009 H.B. 1 http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText128/128_HB_1_EN_N.pdf). Repeals section 3315.17 ...
|KS||Adopted 03/2011||P-12||School Finance|
Allows Fort leavenworth Unified School Distrit 207 t0 transport grades 10 through 12 students who reside at Forth Leavenworth to Leavenworth High School in Unified School District 453. Requires related transportation weighting to be calculated using only stude...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||School finance|
Revises certain provisions concerning state aid to education, to revise and provide for the adjustment of the per student allocation for the state aid to general education formula, and to revise certain property tax levies for the general fund of a school dist...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||School Finance|
Relates to school finance; implementing 2010 recalibration modifications to the Wyoming education resource block grant model; eliminating superfluous and fully executed provisions; modifying the early reading program; clarifying reimbursable expenditures; esta...
|NE||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Allocation Provisions Relating to the Education Innovation Fund|
From the fiscal note: Repeals the section of statute requiring a student achievement coordinator at NDE. The
general fund savings from eliminating the position will be $103,420 in FY12 and FY13.
Increases teacher and administrator certificate fees from $55 to ...
|UT||Signed into law 02/2011||P-12||State At-Risk Funding|
S.B. 1 - Section 53A-17a-164
Changes the method for distributing state at-risk funding. Repeals references to the at-risk flow through program and the homeless and disadvantaged minority students program, and creates the Enhancement for At-Risk Students Program. Provides that this new fun...
|UT||Signed into law 02/2011||P-12||Enhancement for Accelerated Students Program|
S.B. 1 - Section 53A-17a-165
Repeals references to the gifted and talented program and the Advanced Placement program; creates new Enhancement for Accelerated Students Program. Directs the state board of education to distribute funds appropriated for the Enhancement for Accelerated Studen...
|NE||Signed into law 02/2011||P-12||Formula to Distribute State Aid|
Fiscal Note summary: LB 18 amends the Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act (TEEOSA) which is the formula used to distribute state aid to education. Increases the needs calculated for school systems from 100% to 102.23% in the current school yea...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Use of Bilingual Education Funds|
In provisions concerning the account of expenditures for transitional bilingual education programs, requires that at least 60% of state bilingual funds be used for instructional costs. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/96/PDF/096-1170.pdf...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Grants for Preschool Educational Programs|
Deletes language providing that the state board of education must provide the primary source of funding through appropriations for the grants for preschool educational program and that the funds must be distributed for the benefit of certain children. http://w...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Education Funding Formula|
H.B. 8094, S.B. 2770
From RILIN "2010 List of Legislative Accomplishments": Establishes the first statewide education funding formula the state has had in 15 years. The formula, which takes effect for the 2012 fiscal year, provides a core amount for each student statewide, additio...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Defining and Lengthening School Year|
Defines "student instructional hours" as time during which students are engaged in learning activities, including regularly-scheduled instruction and learning assessments within the curriculum, and excludes lunch, recess or passing time. Directs the department...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Calculating Funding for Online Instruction|
For state funding purposes, requires the state department to include the appropriate grade level weight and all category weights to which the pupil is assigned when calculating State Aid, regardless of whether the receiving district provides education to the s...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Finance|
H.B. 1543--Multiple Provisions
In fiscal years 2011 through 2013 the requirement for school districts to dedicate 1% of their formula funding to professional development and the 75% funding and fund placement requirements for teacher salaries will be suspended if the school funding formula ...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Waivers to Reduce School Expenditures|
From bill summary: Temporarily waives certain expenditure controls relating to funds earned for direct instructional costs, media center costs, staff and professional development costs, and additional days of instruction. Temporarily provides for system averag...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Finance Formula|
Bill makes multiple technical changes to the state's school funding formula along with the following major revisions:
(1) Clarifies calculations for adjusting the Base Level relating to Optional 200-day, Career Ladder, Optional Performance Incentive Program an...
|IL||Adopted 05/2010||P-12||Temporary Relocation Expenses|
23 IAC 145.10, .20, .30, .50, .60
These proposed amendments make numerous changes to the way in which the Temporary Relocation Program operates that respond to various circumstances that school districts have encountered over the last several years. Under this program, a school district may re...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Alternative Funding Models|
Creates the alternative school funding models pilot program to encourage school districts and charter schools to collect data that will be used to compare the effects of alternative school funding models with those of the actual school funding method.
|NE||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12|
Provides for the calculation of state aid for unified systems and makes changes related to the early childhood education programs to be included in the calculation of state aid, as well as district responsibilities for students participating in open enrollment...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||School Finance Study|
Authorizes the state education department to contract with an organization to evaluate the feasibility of a system based on the average number of days that a student is enrolled in a district during the year rather than on a single count date.
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Programs Funded At or Below $10,000 in a District|
H.B. 149 - Section 3
Adds Section 53A-17a-105.5. Defines "qualifying program" as (1) the at-risk flow through program; (2) the homeless and disadvantaged minority students program [both created in 53A-17a-121]; (3) the gifted and talented program; (4) the advanced placement progra...
|CA||Emergency Rule Adoption 03/2010||P-12||Reducing Instructional Days without Incurring Penalties|
Title 5 CCR Sections 19824, 19851, 19854
Amends three sections of the audit guide to bring the regulations into conformance with legislation enacted effective July 28, 2009 (Assembly Bill 2 of the 2009-10 Fourth Extraordinary Session (ABX4 2), Chapter 2, Statutes 2009). Legislation, which is applicab...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Finance|
Adopts the technical details of a new k-12 funding distribution formula for the instructional program of basic education and authorizing a phase-in of implementation of a new formula for pupil transportation; adopts an implementation schedule for phasing-in en...
|RI||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Community Forums to Describe Education Funding Formula|
Urges the Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education to hold community forums throughout the state to describe the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE)'s education funding formula, explaining its components, and providing details about its metho...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||School Finance|
Revises the definition of the general fund base percentage in the calculation of state aid to education.
|UT||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Charter School Finance|
Provides that if monies appropriated to charter schools to replace local property taxes are less than the amount prescribed by a statutory funding formula, monies must be allocated among charter schools in proportion to each charter school's share of the total...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Finance|
Repeals provisions related to tuition for students transferring from a resident district that does not receive state aid to education; repeals provisions related to state aid to education for students transferring to a nonresident school district that does not...
|KY||Adopted 01/2010||P-12||Recording Student Attendance|
702 KAR 7:125
Adds section providing definitions of: "full day of attendance" (student in attendance at least 65% of regularly-scheduled school day), "tardy" (student absent less than 35% of the regularly-scheduled school day), "half-day absence" (student absent 35-84% of r...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2009||P-12||Foster Care Student Enrollment|
Revises definition of membership for certain pupils placed in foster care by providing that a pupil enrolled in a district other than the pupil's district of residence shall be counted in the educating district.
|NE||Signed into law 11/2009||P-12||State Aid to Schools|
Appropriations bill (passed in special session). Changes and eliminates provisions relating to disbursement of income tax receipts, calculation of formula need, elementary site allowance, teacher education adjustment, and instructional time allowance and expen...
|IL||Adopted 11/2009||P-12||Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision|
23 IAC 1.20, .30, .100, .240, .420, .465, .480, .510, .737
Partially from "Notice of Adopted Amendments" in Illinois Register (changes from this rulemaking but not listed below are technical in nature or echo recent changes in legislation):
Section 1.20: Revised to distinguish among the appropriate levels of sign-of...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Funding for REgional Occupational Centers|
Requires, for the 2009-10 fiscal year, recalculation by the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the prior year average daily attendance for each regional occupational center or program pursuant to a prescribed statute to apply a percentage reduction equal ...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Revenue Limit Adjustment|
A.B. 851 - Revenue Limit Adjustment
From Legislative Counsel's Digest:
Existing law provides a revenue limit adjustment for a school district or county office of education that offers a minimum beginning teacher salary. This bill would recast and revise these provisions to generally delete thei...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Charter Schools Transportation|
S.B. 509 - Charter School Transportation
Repeals provision that provides that charter schools are eligible for a transportation allowance to cover the costs of purchasing or renting vehicles, contracting and paying for the transportation of pupils to and from school by a common carrier or a municipal...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2009||P-12||Bringing Per-Pupil Spending to National Average|
States legislative intent that the state of California generate sufficient funds for, and allocate sufficient funds to education, so as to bring per-pupil spending up to or beyond the national average, and to a level that accounts for the actual cost of educat...
|IA||Signed into law 09/2009||P-12||Categorical State Percentage of Growth|
Provides for the establishment of the categorical state percentage of growth (2%) for purposes of the state school foundation program.
|IA||Signed into law 09/2009||P-12||2% Foundation Formula Growth for 2010|
Provides for the establishment of the state percentage of growth (2%) for purposes of the state school foundation program for 2010.
|UT||Adopted 09/2009||P-12||School Land Trust Funds|
Existing provision requires School Land Trust Funds to be focused on schools' critical academic needs. Amends definition of "critical academic needs" for purposes of this provision. Changes definition from "school's weakness(es) in academic areas for which the...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Health Emergencies, Certification Requirements|
Provides that, if a district closes one or more (but not all) schools during a public health emergency, the district may claim a full day of attendance based on the average of the three days of attendance preceding the closure.
Replaces requirement that teach...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Calculating Average Daily Attendance|
S.B. 1977 - Calculating Average Daily Attendance
Provides that if a school district is precluded from offering the minimum hours of instruction for a full attendance day due to inclement weather, or due to a condition beyond the district's control that poses a threat to students' health and safety, the parti...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Holidays, Inservice and Parent-Teacher Conference Days|
Amends provisions concerning average daily attendance under the state aid formula. Makes changes with respect to days that are used for an in-service training program for teachers and parent-teacher conferences. Authorizes a school board to hold school or sche...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Early Childhood Education Block Grant|
Relates to the Early Childhood Education Block Grant. Replaces provision that 11% of grant to be used to fund programs for children age 0-3 with provision that at least 11% of grant be used for such purposes. Requires this percentage to increase to 20% by the ...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12|
H.B. 1 - Section 3314.088, 3365.04, 3365.041, 3365.07, 3365.08, 3365.10 and 3365.12
Partially from the DOE summary of H.B. 1: Adjusts payments to community schools and STEM schools as well as other payments/transfers:
--Sets the formula amount for community schools and STEM schools at $5,718 in FY 2010 and $5,703 in FY 2011, except for comput...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Full-Day Kindergarten|
H.B. 1 - Section 3317.03, 3321.01, 3321.05 and 265.70.70
3317.03: Requires each student enrolled in kindergarten to be counted as a full-time equivalent student regardless of whether or not the student is enrolled in full-day kindergarten class.
3321.01: Repeals references permitting a district that is not eligible ...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Distribution Formulas|
H.B. 1 - Section 265.40.80
Requires the department of education to report the following to the director of budget and management and the legislative service commission:
(1) Changes in formulas for distributing state appropriations, including administratively defined formula factors
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Earkmark Accountability|
H.B. 1 - Section 265.50.70
At the state superintendent's request, requires any entity that receives a budget earmark under the state department of education to submit annually to the the chairs of the house and senate education committees and the department of education a report that in...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||School Finance Redesign|
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.01, 3306.011, 3306.012, 3306.02, 3306.051
New Chapter 3306.: As described in the bill analysis by the Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC), "The bill enacts a new R.C. Chapter 3306., and revises many other existing codified laws, to establish a new system of financing for school districts and oth...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Adequacy Amount and Instructional Services Support Component|
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.03, 3306.04, 3306.05
Section 3306.03: Establishes the method for determining each district's adequacy amount.
Section 3306.04: Directs the department, in calculating each district's adequacy amount, to calculate the number of the district's organizational units. Specifies that fo...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Calculating Certain Components of State Funding|
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.06, 3306.07, 3306.08, 3306.09, 3306.091, 3306.10, 3306.11, 3306.12, 3306.13, 3306.18, 3306.19, 3306.191, 3306.192,
Establishes the method of calculating the following components of each district's adequacy amount:
Section 3306.06: "Additional services support component" (includes 5 factors: family and community liaison; counselor; summer remediation; school nurse wellness...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Career-Technical Education|
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.052, 3306.02(C)
Partially from the DOE summary of H.B. 1:
--Sets the payment for career-technical education services at 3/4 of 1% more than the previous year's amount.
--[Section 3306.02(C)] Defines "career-technical education teacher" for purposes of funding the evidence-ba...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||School Funding Advisory Council|
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.29, 3306.291 and 3306.292
Section 3306.29: Establishes the Ohio school funding advisory council. Directs the council, by December 1, 2010 and every other year thereafter, to provide recommendations to the state board, the general assembly and the public for revisions to the adequacy co...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Finance|
Modifies the method of calculating the amount received by the Department of Education from the State School Fund to educate children in hospital programs and in long-term care or treatment programs. Chapter 439
|UT||Adopted 07/2009||P-12||Student Transportation Costs|
Provides significant new and revised language throughout to reflect legislative audit findings and funding formula study committee recommendations regarding student transportation standards and procedures. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bulletin/2009/20090...
|UT||Adopted 07/2009||P-12||Adult Education Programs|
Changes the percentage and the criteria for which funds are allocated to local Adult Education programs consistent with findings from the state legislative audit of the adult education program. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bulletin/2009/20090515/32647.ht...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Swine Flu Closures|
Authorizes the Commissioner of Education to disregard any deficiency in the number of days of session for school closures related to the H1N1 swine flu virus. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A08710&sh=t...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Reporting Requirements for School Funding|
Requires districts to provide uniform data collection and reporting for how finance formula funds are spent on certain students and activities, including: at-risk students, career and technical education course units, special education students other than gift...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Finance|
S.B. 291--Education Funding
Modifies the elementary and secondary education funding formula. Beginning on July 1, 2010 moneys derived from the passage of Prposition A will be deposited into the Classroom Trust Fund and distributed to school districts in that manner. Act modifies the def...
|WI||Vetoed 06/2009||P-12||Open Enrollment Finance|
Line-item veto: Provision would have provided a 10% bonus to districts that would be willing to take in students from outside of their district. However, to qualify, at least 10% of the district's student population would be required to come from out of distri...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Pupil Counts|
Provides that the school district clerk of a first-class city school system must include in its annual financial report filed with the city clerk (and which must also be sent to the state superintendent) the number of pupils enrolled on the 3rd Friday of Septe...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||School Consolidation Funding|
Creates 121.91 (2m) (t) to provide exceptions to methods of determining the revenue limit of two or more districts that consolidate.
Page 481 of 692: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/acts/09Act28.pdf...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Funding Adjustments for School Safety Plans, School Nurses, Transportation, and Energy Efficiency|
Adds 121.91 (4) (L). Defines "local law enforcement agency". Provides additional funding if a local board and local law enforcement agency (1) jointly develop a school safety plan that specifies the purposes
of the additional revenue, (2) the school safety pla...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||District Spending Limits|
Caps the amount that districts can raise/spend for the 2010-11, 2011-12 & 2012-13 school years. Provides that districts can increase their spending by $200 in the 2010-11 school year, by $275 in the 2011-12 school year, and by the rate of inflation for the 201...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Applications for Certain Programs|
H.B. 3646 - Sections 17-19
Section 17: Directs the commissioner, in reviewing a funding application for an extended year program, to give priority to districts with high concentrations of educationally disadvantaged students.
Section 18: Brings provisions related to flexible school day...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Distribution of Foundation School Fund|
H.B. 3646 - Sections 60-61
Section 60: Provides that additional district allotment for students in average daily attendance in grades 9-12 must be paid at the same time as other state revenue is paid to the district, and must be based on amounts paid during the previous year. Defines ho...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Virtual School and High School Allotments|
H.B. 3646 - Sections 56 and 57
Section 56: Creates new sections 42.159 and 42.160. Section 42.159 provides that for each student who completes a semester-long electronic course that meets a high school graduation requirement and is provided through the state virtual school network as part o...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Changes to Funding Formula|
H.B. 3646 - Sections 49-51 and 53-55
Section 49: Creates new section 42.008. Caps any funding increase that might occur to $350 per student.
Section 50: Amends basic allotment formula.
Section 51: Amends Section 42.106, "Tuition Allotment for Districts Not Offering All Grade Levels."
Section 53: ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Repeals|
H.B. 3646 - Section 105
Specifies that, among other sections repealed, Sections 30A.153, "Allocation of Funds for Students Enrolled in School Districts and Open-Enrollment Charter Schools" and 30A.154, "Funding for Accelerated Students" are repealed. (Accelerated students are those t...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Comprehensive Review of School Finance Weights, Allotments and Adjustments|
H.B. 3646 - Section 65
Adds new Subchapter I in Chapter 42 of Education Code. Establishes the Select Committee on Public School Finance Weights, Allotments, and Adjustments to conduct a comprehensive review of weights, allotments and adjustments under the public school finance syste...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Distance Learning Studies|
H.B. 3646 - Sections 92 and 98
Section 92: Directs the state education agency to evaluate whether providers of different types of electronic courses offered through the state virtual school network should receive varying amounts of state funding based on the type of course provided. Require...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Disaster Relief|
Relates to the disaster contingency fund and relief for school districts located in a disaster area. Provides that a government entity that receives disaster contingency funding and then receives reimbursement from the federal government, an insurer or another...
|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...
|UT||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||School Trust Lands Account Funds|
Provides greater flexibility in local determinations of how school LAND Trust Program funds are spent. Requires that School LAND Trust Program funds be focused on enhancing or improving student academic achievement and implementing a component of the school im...
|GA||Vetoed 05/2009||P-12||Capital Outlay Funds|
S.B. 178 Sections 3-7
Sections 3-5: Adds sunset date of June 30, 2011 to subsections (h) and (j) of Code Section 20-2-260, relating to capital outlay funds generally, and to Code Section 20-2-262 relating to low-wealth capital outlay grants to local school systems.
Sections 6-7: Re...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Funding Formula|
Change of funding formula meant to take into account the large number of children in military families in some districts. Chapter 2009-60
|NY||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Internet-Based Instructional Materials|
A.B. 157 - Part A, Section 6
Authorizes aid for computer software purchases to go toward any content-based instructional materials aligned with state standards and accessed or delivered through an Internet subscription. Provides such electronic materials may include video, audio, images, ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Definitions|
H.B. 2261--Section 1, Definitions
Sections 1 and 2 express legislative intent to fulfill their obligation under Article IX of the State Constitution to establish a general and uniform system of public schools, define basic education and implement allocation formulas that address differences in...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Basic education and funding|
H.B. 2261--Section 101-110, Funding Formula
Sections 101 through 110 establish new definitions of basic education, address instructional programs and basic education funding, including an allocation formula.
|SD||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Finance|
Revises the funding of elementary and secondary education and to increase the required minimum size of a school district. Excludes any federal stimulus funds received under the provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 when determining a...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Finance|
Revises the index factor in the state aid to general education formula, sets a maximum per student allocation for school districts with an excess general fund balance; requires the Legislature to estimate general fund revenues for the current fiscal year and t...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Finance|
Revises the property tax levies for the general fund of a school district.
|SD||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Finance|
Allows resident students that attend school out of state to be counted in the resident school district's average daily membership for the purpose of distributing school and public lands funds.
|TX||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||Communities in Schools Program|
19 TAC 2.89.EE.89.1501 -1503, .1505, .1507, .1509, .1511
Establishes definitions and an equitable funding formula for local Communities In Schools (CIS) Programs for youth dropout prevention....
|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...
|UT||Adopted 11/2008||P-12||Highly Impacted Schools|
Statute directs the state board to determine highly impacted schools based on the following criteria: (i) high student mobility rates within each school; (ii) the number and percentage of students at each school who apply for free school lunch; (iii) the numbe...
|UT||Adopted 11/2008||P-12||School Land Trust Program|
Provides more specific language for schools/school districts to follow when administering the School LAND Trust Program funds. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r277/r277-477.htm...
|UT||Adopted 11/2008||P-12||English Language Learner Family Literacy Centers|
Provides a formula to allocate funds appropriated by the 2008 Legislature for school districts and charter schools to provide English Language Learner Family Literacy Centers. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r277/r277-715.htm...
|WY||Adopted 10/2008||P-12||School Foundation Program|
These emergency rules amend the existing rules related to the school foundation program. The emergency rules provide additional definitions for terms used throughout the rules. The emergency rules add a new section 8 which provides a process for a school dis...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Class Size|
Extends the sunset date for the mitigation provisions in the Class Size Reduction Program, in which participating school districts are provided funding for each class in which the class size is reduced to a ration of 20 or fewer pupils per certified teacher in...
Relates to school finance. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to compute the average monthly enrollment of each elementary, high school and unified school district for the 2007-08 school year and the 2008-09 school year using the active enrollme...
|IL||Governor's line-item veto overridden by both houses 09/2008||P-12||Funding for School Libraries|
Amends the Library System Act. Increases the amount of grants from the state to public and school libraries. Provides that if moneys appropriated are not sufficient then the grants must be reduced, but they may not be reduced below certain levels. http://www.i...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Year-Round School Grant Program|
Provides for the phase out of the Year-Round School Grant Program by reducing the grant amounts each fiscal year until a specified fiscal year. Prohibits the approval of new grants. Requires the funds for the grant program be augmented in the annual Budget Act...
|NY||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||Fuel Costs|
Excludes increased fuel costs over the prior school year from the calculation of total spending increases for the purposes of a school district contingency budget when such increased costs meet certain criteria including the result obtained when a certain perc...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Assorted Amendments to the School Code|
Repeals the Professional Development Block Grant. Amends requirements related to annual census for special education, such that census must include students age 3 to 21 (rather than birth to 21) receiving special education services. Eliminates requirement that...
|PA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12|
|Budget Bill -|
Sets the school finance distribution formula based primarily on what it will take for students to meet the state's academic standards. The amount is based largely on the findings of the 2007 Costing-Out Study. Provides for a transferring pupil's disciplinary r...
|AK||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||PreK Finance|
Relates to elementary and pre-elementary schools; relates to counting pre-elementary students in a school's average daily membership in a public school for federal funding purposes. Chapter 117
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Career and Technical Finance|
Prohibits a joint technological education district (JTED) from spending Class B bond proceeds to construct or renovate a facility located on the campus of a school in a school district that participates in the JTED unless the facility is only used to provide c...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12|
|Basic State Aid|
Increases base level (per-pupil funding) for all public schools by two percent from $3,226.88 to $3,291.42 for FY2008-09; increased additional assistance formula amount for cherter schools in FY2008-09 by two percent to $1,474.16 for K-8 grades and $1,718.10 f...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Revisions to School Finance Act|
Relates to school funding, funded pupil count, on- line pupil enrollment, preschool, supplemental and full day kindergarten, charter schools, special education, child nutrition programs, at risk pupils, education within a day treatment center, residential chil...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||School Finance|
Provides that a student enrolled in a district and attending both a non-virtual school and a virtual school must be counted as that proportion of one pupil (to the nearest one-tenth) that the student's attendance at the non-virtual school bears to full-time at...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Virtual School|
Establishes the virtual school act. Authorizes districts to operate virtual schools. Provides for requirements for virtual schools. Requires districts to provide adequate training to teachers who teach in virtual schools. Requires districts to annually submit ...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Extends Funding Formula Task Force Work|
Relates to the School Funding Formula Task Force; extends the task force to November 30, 2008; continues service of members; authorizes replacement of members by appointing authorities; modifies deadline for submission of report.
Concerns property tax valuation for purposes of the State Equalization Assistance property tax for a joint technological education district governing board; deletes certain references to the computation of State and county aid for equalization assistance for e...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Finance Formula|
Amends existing law relating to public school funding; revises the basis for calculating pupil tuition equivalency allowances; deletes an allowable cost on which the transportation support program is based, to increase the state's share of reimbursable transpo...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Changes to Funding Formula|
From the fiscal note:
Basic Funding: The bill changes the computation of the needs component of the state aid formula beginning in 2008-09. Instead of
using cost groups as the primary basis to calculate need, the bill establishes comparison groups for each sc...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Student Density Funding Formula|
Makes major changes to the funding formula by eliminating adjusted enrollment and other waiver provisions and focuses new calculations on student density factors. For more detail see fiscal note:http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Fiscalnotes/FN(2)/fnsubmit_recordvie...
|SC||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Supplemental Funding for Districts Negatively Affected|
Supplements the school districts negatively affected by the lack of revision of the 2007 final index of taxpaying ability; provides that a school district positively affected by the lack of revision of the 2007 final index of taxpaying ability shall direct the...
|AK||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Funding formula|
Relates to school funding, the base student allocation, district cost factors and the adjustments for intensive services and average daily membership calculations; provides for special needs funding and the loss of enrollment due to a boundary change. Chapter...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Talented and Gifted Support|
Allows the Department of Education to expend moneys from the School Fund for support of talented and gifted education; allows department to contract for creation and administration of regional talented and gifted centers; removes limit on percentage of amount ...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12||Finance formula|
Revises the General Education State Aid Formula for purposes of increasing teachers' salaries; revises provisions related to payments of additional funds to consolidating school districts.
|SD||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12||Finance|
Revises property tax levies for the general fund of a school district; provides maximum tax levies for agricultural property, an owner-occupied single- family dwelling, nonagricultural acreage property, and all other property within the district. Slightly red...
|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...
|IA||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12||Percent of Growth for Foundation Program|
Provides for the establishment of the state percent of growth (4%) for purposes of the State School Foundation Program; provides for computation of state aid.
|IL||Signed into law 01/2008||P-12||Special Education Funding|
Guarantees that school districts will receive at least as much special education funding in the 2007-08 school year and each year thereafter as they did in the 2006-07 school year. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/95/HB/PDF/09500HB4148lv.pdf...
|MD||Enacted 11/2007||P-12||School Funding Formula and Revenues|
Relates to funding for public and private elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education and community colleges; relates to property assessments, agreements between county governments and electric generation facilities for payments in lieu of taxes, the Ag...
|MI||Enacted 11/2007||P-12||School Funding and Cost Estimates|
Provides appropriations for School Aid; provides for public schools and school districts; relates to cost estimates.
Conference Committee Summary
|OH||Signed into law 10/2007||P-12||Amends Funding Provisions|
H.B. 119 -- School Funding
Prescribes the per pupil base cost formula amount; increases by 3% each year the hourly rate that is used to calculate the based funding supplement for academic intervention; eliminates the cost-of-doing-business factor from the formula. Addresses state share,...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Calculation of a School Day|
Provides that for state aid purposes, if during a school day, a district has provided at least one clock hour of instruction but must dismiss students from one or more school buildings due to a condition beyond the district's control, then the partial day of a...
|NJ||Adopted 08/2007||P-12||Financing Urban Districts - Revised Requirements|
NJAC 6A:10-1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 2.7, and NJAC 6A:10-2.10
Proposes to amend rules concerning Financing Foundational and Demonstrably Needed Programs and Services in Abbott School Districts. Suspends the requirements that the school districts prepare and submit to the Department a school district report on instruction...
|PA||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Increases in Targeted Funding|
H.B. 842 -- Fiscal Assistance
Section 24 (Section 2502.13) increases aid to small schools; aid to low income districts; and at-risk funding. Also establishes aid for districts with high tax rates and low property values; additional funds for districts with high student growth; and establis...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Funding Formula Changes for Specific Districts|
Adjusts the school funding formula to require the unorganized territories to pay their full and fair share of educating students from the unorganized territories in kindergarten to grade 12; relates to tuition and percentages of the state average per public sc...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Basic Support Guarantee|
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to recalculate the basic support guarantee for Fiscal Year 2008-09 based upon a salary increase of 4.375 percent rather than 4 percent if the projected revenues from the local school support tax exceed a certai...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Funding|
Increases the states funding level to schools. The state will now provide 75%, instead of 65%, of the cost of instructional positions to schools. This change in the law will produce an increase in state funding to schools of $285 million for the 2007/08 fisc...
|VT||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Misc. Provisions|
Amends provisions regarding joint contract school districts, genders and dates of birth of pupils, base contract amounts, K-12 tuition agreement terms, transportation assistance for technical education, salaries, school budgets, property tax revenue and rates,...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Enrollment Count for Military Children|
Concerns aid for school districts in which pupils who are the dependents of military personnel enroll after October 1.
|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|
|Funding for Students in Dual Enrollment and Early College High School Programs|
S.B. 526 (omnibus) - IC 20-43-4-8
A student who participates in:
(1) a postsecondary enrollment program under IC 21-43-4 is considered a student enrolled in the school corporation where the student has legal settlement for the purposes of computing ADM;
(2) a high school fast t...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||State Aid Provisions|
S.B. 2200 (finance provisions)
Adds a new section that sets school district size weighting factors -- weighted student units. Another new section establishes minimum and maximum allowable increases for base rate funding. Also revises student unit funding levels for high schools and elementa...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||K-12 Finance Formula Work Group|
Declares that this act is intended to make provision for some significant steps towards a new basic education funding system and establishes a technical work group to address the
details and next steps beyond the 2007-2009 biennium that will be necessary to i...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Additional Student Count|
Allows for an additional student count in February to determine if a school district has experienced an increased student enrollment due to an influx of children whose parents are employed by the military. Provides that a district that demonstrates a student p...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Funding Formulas|
S.B. 2103 and S.B. 2107 -- Funding Components
Senate Bill 2107, and its companion bill SB 2103, made several major changes to the state's educational funding formula - these changes included the following:
--The creation of a new Foundation Aid program which takes the place of 30 different categorical ai...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Finance|
Act to assist school districts with the transition between levels of categorical funding for the national school lunch students by providing a method of transitional funding during a three-year period. The Department of Education is to establish rules to impl...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||State Education Funding|
S.B. 1236 (Section 8)
Increases state education funding to school districts, partially in order to create greater funding equity between school districts in the state. The appropriation provides $20.13 million in new line item funding for classroom supplies, textbooks and remedial ...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Finance|
Amends the public school funding act of 2003; ensures that every public school district in the state receives the full amount of foundation funding; relates to daily membership of students.
|AR||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Enhanced Educational Funding|
Provides enhanced educational funding by supplementing the amount of per student foundation funding distributed to school districts for the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 school years. Changes funding to meet a mandated funding increase set by the courts.
|WV||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Public School Finance|
Relates to public school finances; requires local share to be calculated assuming properties are being assessed at sixty percent of market value; increases the limit on revenue generated by the regular school board levy; amends "growth county" definition and c...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Funding Formula and Consolidation Incentives|
Revises the state aid to education formula and sets funding amounts to reimburse districts that choose to consolidate.
|SD||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Funding for Small School Districts|
Revises provisions relating to the distribution of state aid funds to sparse school districts.Defines sparse school districts as having an adjusted average daily membership of less than 100 or greater than 275. Amends formula for calculating sparsity aid.
|NE||Signed into law 01/2007||P-12||Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act|
Relates to the Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act. Changes provisions relating to cost growth factor.
|NJ||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Evaluation of State Department of Education Related to School Funding Reform|
Directs the Commissioner of Education to contract with an independent entity to conduct an evaluation of the Department Of Education and its oversight capacity; relates to public school funding reform....
|UT||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||Per Pupil Funding & Attendance/Completion Recordkeeping|
Allows exceptions to the minimum number of instructional hours and schools days per year for individual students and schools; requires Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to ensure that accurate records of daily st...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12|
Revises minimum state educational funding procedure for school districts and community college districts. Enacts the Quality Education Investment Act of 2006, which would authorize school districts and other local educational agencies to apply to receive fundi...
|WA||Adopted 08/2006||P-12||Funds for Vocational Skills Centers|
Amends the formula for and distribution of state moneys for state incentive grants for increased enrollment in vocational skills centers programs. Implements language in the 2006 budget directing the Office to develop criteria to award incentive grants to enco...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Additional State Aid for Cooperative High Schools|
Allows cooperative high schools to receive some of the same supplementary state aid that new districts receive; relates to multiple agreements. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/94/HB/PDF/09400HB4365lv.pdf...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Charter School and Technology Education Districts|
Concerns joint technology education districts; provides that if a pupil is enrolled in both a charter school and a joint technological education district and resides in a school district participating in the joint technological district, the sum of the average...
|PA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||School Funding and Taxes|
Provides for taxation by school districts, the state funds formula, tax relief in first class cities, school district choice, voter participation and other school district options. Makes an appropriation. Prohibits prior authorized taxation. Provides for insta...
|CO||Rejected by voters 06/2006||P-12||65% of School Budgets for Instruction|
Amendment 39 (H.B. 1283)
Proposes a constitutional amendment to require that in each state fiscal year a school district spend at least 65% of its operational expenditures on classroom instruction.
Creates the State Public School Expenditures Accountability Act; requires school distr...
|KS||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||At-Risk Pupil Weighting|
Directs the state board to determine the high density at-risk pupil weighting of each school district based on enrollment density and high-density of at-risk pupils. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2006/2809.pdf...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Dropout Assistance and Dropout Prevention|
S.B. 2272 - Section 28
Beginning January 15, 2007, requires the department to submit an annual report to the legislature that includes the ways districts in the previous school year used modified allowable growth for programs for returning dropouts and dropout prevention; identifies...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Charter School Funding|
Amends calculations for state aid for charter schools.
|TX||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||School Finance Reform|
Relates to public school finance, property tax relief, public school accountability and programs. Requires school districts to reduce their M&O tax rates in 2006 to 88.67 percent of their 2005 M&O tax rate. School districts would receive "hold harmless" fundin...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||School Finance|
H.B. 867 - Section 20 (a) through (f)
Directs the commissioner of education to work with education administrators to study the actual costs of providing services to elementary and secondary pupils and, on or before January 30, 2007, to make a recommendation to the general assembly regarding weight...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||At-Risk and Remediation Funding|
S.B. 549 - Section 3, 9, 15
Defines "nonproficient pupil" as a student who is not eligible for free lunches and who has scored less than proficient on the state math or reading assessment during school year 2004-2005 and who is enrolled in a district which maintains an approved proficien...
|KS||Repealed by H.B. 2809 05/2006||P-12||High Density At-Risk Weighting|
S.B. 549 - Section 5
Creates a new weighting called the "high density at-risk weighting" for districts with high percentages of students who receive free meals. Those districts with free meal percentages between 40.0% and 49.9% are to receive an additional weighting of 0.04% in th...
|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...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Full-Day Kindergarten Funding|
S.B. 549 - Section 6, 14
Authorizes a district offering both half-day and full-day kindergarten to impose a fee for enrollment in full-day kindergarten, to cover that portion of the cost of providing full-day kindergarten not paid by the state. Clarifies that this does not require di...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Calculation of State Aid|
Pertains to aspects of calculation of state aid. Addresses changes in calculating a district's average daily attendance and local effort component.
|CO||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||School Funding Levels and Formula|
Concerns the financing of public schools; increases the statewide base per pupil funding to account for a higher inflation rate; provides that if a school district's expenditures for instructional supplies and materials exceeds the amount required to be budget...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Funding Formula Revision|
Revises certain components of the State Adequate Education Program formula; revises the formula for computing the average daily attendance of students and the determination of base student cost under the formula by providing for the selection of school distric...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Cap, Charter Schools and Finance Modifications|
Creates a cap on the number of charter schools that the State Charter School Board may authorize to begin operations in the 2007-08 school year; modifies provisions governing the inclusion of foreign exchange students for the purpose of apportioning state moni...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Funding for High Growth Districts|
Extends the repeal date on the provisions of the state Adequate Education Program which provide for additional funding in high growth school districts.
|WY||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Resource Block Grant Model -- Recalibration|
Relates to school finance; implements 2005 recalibration modifications to the state education resource block grant model; clarifies duties of the secretary of state, state superintendent, Department of Education, school districts and the School Facilities Comm...
|AL||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Foundation Program|
Increases the required school term from 175 to 180 full instructional days for use in the computation of Foundation Program allowances to local boards of education, beginning with the 2006-07 school year.
|WA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Temporary Increase in Levy Base|
The temporary increase in the levy base authorized by the 2004 Legislature for calendar years 2005 through 2007 is continued for 2008 and thereafter. The temporary increase in the levy base was to account for the difference between the state funds that school ...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Definition of Enrolled Student|
H.B. 1079, H.B. 1176
Adds a new section. A student is enrolled if:
(1) The student is less than twenty-one years of age on the first day of July or the student is twenty-one years of age or older and is admitted to the school district pursuant to § 13-28-8; and
(2) The student ha...
|NH||Signed into law 02/2006||P-12||Formula for funding public education|
Repeals the education property tax effective March 31, 2005; distributes state education assistance in the form of state education grants, which are determined on a municipality-by-municipality basis under a formula that calculates a municipality's need for as...
|ND||Issued 01/2006||P-12||Commission on Education Improvement|
Executive Order 13
Executive Order 2006-01 Creates the Commission on Education Improvement to examine the current system of delivering
and financing elementary and secondary public education. ...
|AL||to governor 07/2005||P-12||Increasing Foundation Program|
From the fiscal note: Increases the obligations of the Education Trust Fund for funding the calculated cost of the K-12 Foundation Program due to the expected increase in pupils in average daily membership (ADM) calculated using the first 20 school days follow...
|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...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Distribution of State Lands Funds|
Requires the Department of State Lands to transfer the balance of the Distributable Income Account of the Common School Fund to the Superintendent of Public Instruction semiannually or more frequently if the State Land Board so orders, and requires the the sup...
|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...
|FL||Vetoed 06/2005||P-12||Class Size Reduction|
States that, beginning in the 2005-2006 school year, if the actual student membership in the October survey exceeds the student membership estimate included in the Florida Education Finance Program first calculation, the maximum student membership enrollment u...
|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 ...
|NE||Signed by Governor 06/2005||P-12||Early Childhood programs, funding.|
Changes provisions relating to early childhood education programs as prescribed; to define and redefine terms; to provide a weighting factor and a calculation; to change provisions relating to applicable allowable growth rates; to change provisions relating to...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Date for Counting Preschoolers and 3- and 4-Year-Olds with Disabilities|
Makes an accomodation for counting preschoolers and 3- and 4-year olds with disabilities enrolled (for state funding purposes) by letting schools count them on November 1 or the school date closest to November 1, instead of October 1.
|MO||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Education funding formula|
Currently, the state's education formula is essentially an equalized tax-rate driven formula, meaning that the formula provides a certain amount of money per student, per penny of tax rate. This act seeks to transition the state away from this tax-rate driven ...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12|
|Additional Revenues for Education|
From the fiscal note: This bill specifies that moneys in the General Fund Exempt Account shall be appropriated or transferred in the following manner:
• if the voters approve the ballot issue set forth in HJR05-1057 (submitted to the voters as Referendum "D"),...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Remediation Funding|
S.B. 1516 (Section 2)
Replaces reference to "reimbursement" with reference to "certificate of supplemental instruction" for student attending a school designated
as an underperforming school or a school failing to meet academic standards. Eliminates option for parent to request rei...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12|
|Joint Technological Education District|
States that a student in a K-8 program who enrolls in courses offered by the joint technological education district is not to be included in the joint district's average daily attendance or average daily membership. Also states that a student in a K-6 program ...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Learning Assistance Program|
Revises the funding formula for the Learning Assistance Program from one based equally on assessment results and family need to one
based solely on family need....
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Academic Honors Diploma Awards|
H.B. 1001 (Section 201)
Districts are eligible for the academic honors diploma awards according to the number of students who successfully completed an academic honors diploma program in the school year ending in the previous calendar year. Reduces the amount for which districts are ...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Funding Formula Revisions|
S.B. 35 - Funding Section
One section changes program weights for funding purposes. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2005_06/pdf/sb35.pdf...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Finance|
S.B. 200 (Section 1-4)
Increases the statewide base funding amount for at-risk students. Amends definition of "at-risk pupils" to include the number of district students who are English language learners plus the greater of (1) the number of district students eligible for free lunch...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Full-Day Kindergarten for Schools Rated "Unsatisfactory"|
S.B. 200 (Section 5-7)
Revises certain language related to funding full-day kindergarten for students in a school receiving an "unsatisfactory" rating in the state accountability system. In implementing such a full-day kindergarten program, allows a local board to contract with any ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Learning Assistance Program Distribution Formula|
HB 1066 changes the school district distribution of Learning Assistance Program (LAP) funds from a distribution based 50% on assessment of students and 50% on one or more family income factors measure economic need, to a distribution based 100% on one or more ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12|
|Education and Higher Education Finance Study|
Section 2 creates the comprehensive education study steering committee. The director of the Office of Financial Management (OFM) is a member. The steering committee will appoint members to three advisory committees: early learning, K-12, and higher education. ...
|MT||To governor 04/2005||P-12||School Funding Formula Study|
Creates a quality schools interim committee. The committee shall continue the work of the joint select committee on education funding established during the 59th legislative session. By December 1, 2005, the committee shall, among other duties,:
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Consolidation Provisions|
S.B. 1044 (sections 21-27)
Deletes definitions of "consolidated average daily membership," "consolidated national school lunch student total" and "national school lunch students" from consolidation/reorganization provisions. Deletes provision that no school facility in a school district...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Procedures for Conducting the School Enrollment Census|
S.B. 1044 (section 18)
Modifies procedures for conducting the school enrollment census. Requires school census to reflect students transferring into or out of the school from October 1 to September 30th of the following school year, rather than from October 1 to the end of the same...
|KS||Became law without governor's signature 04/2005||P-12||2010 Commission|
H.B. 2247 (section 7-9)
Establishes the 2010 Commission. States that the commission shall cease to exist on December 31, 2010. Requires the commission to:
(a) Conduct continuous and on-going monitoring of the implementation and operation of the school district finance and quality per...
|KS||Became law without governor's signature 04/2005||P-12||Special Education Funding|
H.B. 2247 (section 10-11)
Creates a new formula for determining each district's special education allocation. Specifies that if the appropriation for special education and related services is insufficient to pay in full the amount of state aid each school district is entitled to receiv...
|KS||Became law without governor's signature 04/2005||P-12||Funding Formulas|
H.B. 2247 (section 12-18)
Amends pupil definitions and weighting. Repeals language referring to ''correlation weighting.'' Adds new language referring to ''cost of living weighting.'' Includes at-risk education fund as part of the ''program weighted fund. Raises base state aid per pupi...
|KS||Became law without governor's signature 04/2005||P-12||Funding Formulas, Bonds, Tax Levies and Mill Rates|
H.B. 2247 (section 19-29)
Establishes procedures for local tax levies. Establishes in every district a fund called the teacher salary enhancement fund. Creates a formula for determining a district's cost of living weighting. Authorizes any balance remaining in a district's vocational e...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Public School Funding Act of 2003|
Amends the public school funding act of 2003. Requires the State Board of Education to promulgate rules clarifying not only which alternative learning environment programs qualify for funding, but also the characteristics of students who qualify for funding be...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Interschool Athletic Programs|
Includes salaries or supplemental pay for staff for organized physical activity courses as provided under Act 660 of 2005 in the definitions of "Athletic expenditures" and "Interschool scholastic activity expenditures."
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Public School Finance|
Updates various provisions of the Arkansas code related to public school finance. One provision changes policy from allowing to requiring any increase in Educational Excellence Trust Fund funds allocated for teacher salaries to be used by school districts to p...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||State Foundation Funding|
Increases state foundation funding to provide sufficient funds for teacher insurance. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/HB1559.pdf...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Funding Formula Study Task Force|
The "funding formula study task force" is
created. The task force shall function from the date of its
appointment until December 15, 2006.
F. The task force shall:
(1) develop a work plan and budget for
approval by the New Mexico legislative council;
|CT||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Educational Cost Sharing Distribution Technical Error|
Corrects a technical error in educational cost sharing distribution and enables the provision of existing funds to interdistrict magnet schools. http://www.cga.ct.gov/2005/act/Pa/2005PA-00002-R00HB-06489-PA.htm...
|AZ||Vetoed 03/2005||P-12||Student Counts and Charter School Funding|
Increases charter school funding and makes changes in provisions for student counts for districts.
|AZ||Vetoed 03/2005||P-12||Education Funding Formula|
Adds a provision to the education funding formula. Ddisqualifies districts from obtaining "growth funding" until the district attains the prior audited full-time student equivalent (FTSE) count if the FTSE is reduced from one year to the next.
|ID||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School District Tuition Rate|
Amends existing law to authorize a school district board of trustees to apply for an exemption to any portion of a tuition rate for out of district students. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/S1050.html...
|KS||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School Enrollment in Districts with Armed Forces Bases|
Relates to enrollment. For this purpose, defines "pupils" as students who are dependents of a fulltime active duty member of the military service or miliary reserve who are engaged in mobilizing for war, international peacekeeping missions, national emergency,...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Minimum School Program|
Establishes the value of the weighted pupil unit at $2,280; establishes a ceiling for the state contribution to the maintenance and operations
portion of the Minimum School Program for fiscal year 2005-06 of $1,795,446,575; modifies the funding formula for the...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||State Aid to Education Formula Student Allocation|
Directs the state department to undertake a study of the allocation of state funds to the various public school districts (due by Dec. 1, 2005). The study must include, but is not limited to consideration of the following factors:
(1) The allocation of funds ...
|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...
|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...
|IA||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||State Percent of Growth|
Provides for the establishment of the state percent of growth for purposes of the state school foundation program. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=SF36...
|IN||Signed into law 01/2005||P-12||Funding Formula for K-3 Class Size Reduction|
H.B. 1001 (Section 181 and 233)
Revises the funding formula for the K-3 class size reduction program. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2005. Makes other adjustments.
|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--in Senate to unfinished business 10/2004||P-12||Grant Joint Union High School District|
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for costs mandated by the state and incurred by a local agency or school district to implement a new program or higher level of service. Existing law creates certai...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Education: Class Size|
Requires the Controller to deduct from the next principal apportionment of a school district a specified amount based on the annual pupil enrollment of the class above a different prescribed number. Authorizes a district located in the counties of Los Angeles,...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Pupil Achievement Grant Program|
Establishes the Pupil Achievement Grant Program to consolidate funding and provide flexibility at the schoolsite in the use of funds from specified categorical education programs in schools identified as underperforming in at least one of the three preceding f...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Education Finance: Categorical Education Program Reform|
Establishes block grants to be composed of funding for specified existing categorical education programs. Repeals dates of the Early Intervention for School Success Program. Establishes a pupil retention block grant, school safety consolidated block grants, te...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||State Mandates: Commission on State Mandates|
Revises the procedures for receiving claims and for hearings on claims from local governmental agencies, including school district, for reimbursement of costs of state mandates with the Commission on State Mandates. Revises the definitions of terms related to ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Teacher Support and Development Act of 2005|
Consolidates the funding for programs aimed at promoting the development of teachers in specific areas, and establishes the Teacher Support and Development Act of 2005 to provide flexible professional development block grants to school districts. Requires the ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Pupil Attendance: Precinct Board Membership|
Deems, for purposes of computing the average daily attendance generated by a pupil enrolled in a history or social science course required by a school district as a condition of receipt of a high school diploma, a pupil serving as a member of a precinct board ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Home-to-School Transportation|
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to examine home-to-school transportation funding formulas and determine how current formulas should be modified to allow school districts and county offices of education to initiate new transportation programs ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Home-School Transportation|
Authorizes, commencing with the 2006-07 fiscal year, home-to-school transportation programs to receive a state funding increase in lieu of an inflation or cost-of-living increase. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_2451-2500/ab_2462_bill_20040824_enroll...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Task Force: Restructuring Funding Formula|
Establishes a task force to develop options for restructuring the funding formula for state aid. Authorizes the use of specified funds appropriated in the Budget Act of 2004 for implementing these provisions. Makes an appropriation. Relates to economic impact ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||Postsec.||Adult Education: Funding|
Provides that the allocation of statewide authorized adult education average daily attendance would be modified pursuant to a specified formula. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to allocate the excess funds as grants to school districts operat...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||School District Transportation Laws|
Provides that the transportation of pupils by a school district in child safety zones shall be considered regular aidable transportation; eliminates expiration of and makes permanent provisions of the education law providing for the transportation of pupils in...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||School Finance: Weighted Per Pupil Funding|
Requires the California Quality Education Commission to examine the advantages and disadvantages of allowing a school district to allocate funds to each school in its district based on a weighted per pupil formula and to make recommendations regarding its find...
|CA||Vetoed 08/2004||P-12||Quality Education Model: School Funding|
Requires the California Quality Education Commission to examine the advantages and disadvantages of apportioning funds to school districts on the basis of enrollment rather than on the basis of average daily attendance. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/a...
|GA||Active 08/2004||P-12||The Quality Basic Education (QBE) Task Force|
The governor announced "The Quality Basic Education (QBE) Task Force in February 2004. The task force will look at realigning the school funding formula to ensure it serves all students in the new era of accountability. The task force is authorized under O.C.G...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12|
Suspends the minimum funding obligation of school districts and community college districts. Requires the amount of money to be applied by the state for these district's support during the 2004-05 fiscal year to be calculated by subtracting a certain amount of...
|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=...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12|
|FY 2005 Budget Implementation (Education) Act|
Creates the FY2005 Budget Implementation (Education) Act. Creates several education related funds for receipt of federal moneys for education and other areas; addresses subjects students must be tested on; provides transitional assistance payments; increases t...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||State Aid Formula Foundation Support Level|
Amends the School Code. In the State aid formula provisions, increases the foundation level of support from $4,810 to $5,060. Effective July 1, 2004. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=093-0808...
|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...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004||P-12||Education Equity and Property Tax Relief Act|
Creates the "Education Equity and Property Tax Relief Act, " and would create a joint legislative committee of ten members to establish a permanent education foundation and education formula for the state - the committee's final report is due October 1, 2005.....
|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...
|AR||Rule Adoption 06/2004||P-12||Repeal of Act 1228 of 1995|
Repeals rules regarding Act 2 of 1994 as amended by Act 1228 of 1995, relating to the determination of the amount of Minimum Foundation Program Aid for each district. ARKANSAS REG 3948 (SN) http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/Repeal%20Act%202%20of%201994.pdf...
|AK||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Public Education State Funding|
Increases the base student allocation used in the formula for state funding of public education; and providing for an effective date." http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill_text.asp?hsid=HB0233Z&session=23...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||School Finance; Enrollment Calculations; Charter School Contracts|
Concerns the financing of public schools; relates to calculations of pupil enrollment; relates to charter school contracts. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/28517E5E9054E56887256E0400738CE5?Open&file=1397_enr.pdf...
|TX||Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12||Foundation School Program|
19 TAC 105.A.105.1
Amends rules concerning the foundation school program. Relates to rules for the definition of tax and levy and tax collection. TEXAS REG 95053 (SN) http://www.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tacupdates/may2004/ch062.pdf...
|HI||Veto override 05/2004||P-12||Reinventing Education Act of 2004|
Establishes a weighted student formula; provides additional information technology; empowers principals through a Hawaii principals academy and other means; strengthens community involvement through school community councils and parent-community networking cen...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Multiple Provisions|
Concerns the computation of the amount of state financial aid received by school districts that consolidate;
establishes the Center for Innovative School Leadership; establishes membership requirements of school site councils, allows self-administration of ast...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Standards of Quality|
S.B. 479, H.B. 1014
Reorganizes the Standards of Quality and makes substantive amendments that would (i) increase from one half-time to one full-time principal in elementary schools with fewer than 300 students; (ii) provide one full-time assistant principal for each 400 students...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Financial Assistance for Reading and Intervention; Funding Formula|
Provides assistance to districts for reading assessment and intervention programs; implements the adjustment to the education resource block grant model for experience and longevity of school district classified staff; modifies the at-risk adjustment to includ...
|IA||Vetoed 03/2004||P-12||Education Funding|
Relates to education funding, providing for the establishment of the state percent of growth for purposes of the state school foundation program, making appropriations, and providing an applicability date. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||State Aid to Education Formula|
Increases the per student allocation in the state aid to education formula....
|TX||Adopted 03/2004||P-12||Commissioner's Rules on School Finance|
Sets administrative ratios for funding purposes; addresses "gap funding" to meet equalization requirements....
|UT||Rule Adoption 02/2004||P-12||Professional Staff Cost Program|
Establishes rules to provide a formula and procedures for funding for school districts that have certain percentages of licensed professional staff. UTAH REG 26828 (SN)...
|AR||Signed into law 12/2003||P-12||Notification of State Aid Calculation to Public Schools|
Requires the department of education provide assistance to the Office of Economic and Tax Policy when requested to provide the office with any information regarding changes in the calculation of state aid to public school districts within 7 days of the change....
|IL||Bill Dead - Amendatory Veto 11/2003||P-12||School Tax Equalized Assessed Valuation|
Amends the school code. States that in recomputing a general state aid claim that was originally calculated using an extension limitation equalized assessed valuation, a qualifying reduction in equalized assessed valuation shall be deducted from the extension ...
|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)...
|NV||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||State Financial Administration|
S.B. 8 - Sec. 164.50
Section 164.50, one section of this bill, relates to expenditures on instructional materials, educational retirement and class size. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/20thSpecial/bills/SB/SB8_EN.html...
|RI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2003||P-12||Student Equity Investment Fund|
Allocates moneys from the student equity investment fund based on each district's proportion of resident children eligible for USDA reimbursable school meals relative to the total number of eligible students statewide....
|IL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Block Grant Program|
Creates the Mathematics and Science Block Grant Program in order to provide greater flexibility and efficiency in the distribution and use of state funds and ensure that students meet or exceed Illinois Learning Standards for Science. Provides that Mathematics...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Minimum Foundation Pay Formula Resubmission|
Specifies that before approving the minimum foundation program formula, the legislature, by majority vote in both chambers of the legislature, may return the formula adopted by the state board of elementary and secondary education and may recommend to the boar...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Appropriations Bill|
Eliminates the requirement that the General Assembly recalculate the base funding amount every six years.
Eliminates school districts ability to calculate their student enrollment on a three year rolling basis.
Requires the Department to de...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||School Essential ProgramsSAME AS: 1623|
Implements school funding based on essential programs and services; targets increased State share percentage; provides for transition adjustment; addresses distribution method.
|IL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12|
|FY2004 Budget Implementation (Education) Act|
Creates the FY2004 Budget Implementation (Education) Act with the purpose of the Act to make changes relating to education that are necessary to implement the State's FY2004 budget. Makes changes to the State aid formula provisions by increasing the foundation...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Computation of Wealth Per Student|
Relates to computation of wealth per student for certain school districts; provides for adjusted property value for districts not offering all grade levels....
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Students with Dyslexia or a Related Disorder|
Under current law, a school district is entitled to compensatory education funding to provide services to students who are educationally disadvantaged or who are at risk of dropping out of school. However, a school district is prohibited from using compensator...
|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||Foundation Program|
Foundation Program revised: minimum school days increased to 180 days by 2008, allocation for professional days and leave, additional instructional support allowance, average daily membership based on first 20 school days after Labor Day, pupil-teacher ratios ...
|VT||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Homeless and Migrant Children|
This act clarifies that the state board of education is authorized to administer federal education funds available under the No Child Left Behind Act; for the next two years, authorizes the commissioner of education to make an annual, instead of biennial, dete...
|WA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Teacher Cost of living Provisions|
Suspends teacher cost-of-living provisions for the 2003-04 and 2004-05 school years. Deletes the following provision: Beginning with the 2001-02 school year, the state shall fully fund the cost-of-living increase in this section as part of its obligation to ...
|AK||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||School Transportation|
Relates to school transportation; relates to the base student allocation used in the formula for state funding of public education. http://www.legis.state.ak.us/pdf/23/Bills/SB0202B.PDF...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Young At-Risk Students|
Revises the criteria for determining at-risk children for pre-school and early learning programs from those "who live below the poverty line determined pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Section 9847" to those "who meet eligibility requirements identical to those met by sc...
|MT||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||K-12 Public School Renewal Commission|
Establishes a K-12 public school renewal commission to propose amendments and new provisions to components of K-12 education, including governance and finance structures and the state and federal roles in public education. The commission must include at a mini...
|ND||Vetoed 04/2003||P-12||School District Pupil Payments and Teacher Pay|
Concerns school district per student payments and weighting factors, supplemental payments and teacher compensation....
|ND||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Reports to Superintendent of Schools|
Relates to reports made to the county superintendent of schools and the Superintendent of Public Instruction; regards students in average daily membership and apportioned funds. On or before June thirtieth of each year, the school board must certify to the su...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Equalization Funding|
Allows the states to further reduce education spending. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2511.pdf
|NM||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Enrollment Growth Program Units|
Changes the calculation for determining enrollment growth program units. http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/03%20Regular/FinalVersions/senate/SB0231.html...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Public School Finance|
Relates to public school finance; changes the calculation for determining enrollment growth program units. http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/03%20Regular/FinalVersions/house/HB0169.pdf...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Payment for English Language Learners|
Amends the funding formula for educating English language learners. Ratchets up the amount of funding as English skills improve, ranging from a multiple of 10 for the lowest proficiencies to a multiple of 4 for students with higher proficiency in English. Re...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Minimum School Program Act Amendments|
This act modifies the State System of Public Education Code by providing funding for the Minimum School Program and school building aid programs. This act establishes a ceiling for the state contribution to the Minimum School Program for fiscal year 2003-04 of...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||State Aid|
Increases the per student allocation in the state aid to education formula....
|IA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||State School Foundation Program|
Provides for an establishment of the State percent of growth for purpose of the State School Foundation Program for the school budget year beginning July 1, 2004....
|OH||Adopted 02/2003||P-12||School Funding Resolution|
State board unanimously approved a school funding resolution expressing the board's commitment to work with the Governor and the Ohio General Assembly to explore ways to better fund Ohio's public schools. The Board requested in the resolution that the Governor...
|OH||Signed into law 01/2003||P-12||Community Schools; E-Schools; At-Risk Funding|
Provides procedures for the expansion of sponsorship of community schools to certain school districts; creates a Community School Revolving Loan Fund and Community School Security Fund; requires a study of E-schools; related to Disadvantaged Pupil Impact Aid p...
|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...
|GA||Adopted 09/2002||P-12||Withholding of Funds|
Clarifies rules regarding the withholding of funds from local units of administration....
|OR||Approved by voters 9/2002 09/2002||P-12||State Funding Amendment|
(HJR 80 - 2002) Amends the Constitution. Creates a "rainy day" reserve fund for public schools and colleges by converting the existing Education Endowment Fund to the Education Stability Fund. Allocates $150 million from the fund for local school budgets. I...
|KS||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||District Aid for Consolidated Districts|
Concerns certain school districts and the computation of state financial aid; relates to powers and duties of schools and school districts; relates to consolidation of districts and the transfer of territory; provides that the State Board of Education must pro...
|AZ||Became law without governor's signature 06/2002||P-12||Per-Pupil Expenditure Disparities Among Districts|
Requires joint legislative budget committee staff to analyze school district cost data from FY 2000-01 before July 1, 2002 to find the average per-pupil current expenditure for each district for administrative functions and to see if each district predicted pe...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||NAEP Testing, School Report Cards, Parental Notification of Child Placement in Bilingual Program, Supplemental Aid to Low-Income Districts|
Requires schools that are part of the sample drawn by the National Center for Education Statistics to administer the biennial State academic assessments of 4th and 8th grade reading and mathematics under the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Provide...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Revenue Transfers|
Authorizes school districts and special schools to transfer up to 20 percent of revenue between programs to any instructional program with the same funding source; expends funds received from the children's education endowment fund for school facilities and fi...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Omnibus--Identification of Dually Enrolled Students|
Mandates state board to identify students simultaneously enrolled in a course for both high school and college credit using student level data element already in statute. Authorizes auditor general to access this information when certifying the full-time equiv...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||At-Risk Funding|
Modifies the formula for calculating the portion of the adequate education grant based on free and reduced-price lunches....
|CA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Intermediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program|
Modifies 1999 Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program (IIUSP), which formerly required that every participating school district contract with an external evaluator for assistance in development of the school's action plan. Bill allows district t...
|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...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||LEP Student Weighting|
Provides for an additional weighting for students identified as limited English proficient of twenty- two hundredths....
|ME||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Transition to New Funding Approach|
Establishes a timeline for a transition to a new school funding approach in order to provide all children with an equitable opportunity to access the resources necessary to achieve learning standards; defines essential programs and services, including elements...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||State Aid|
Changes the calculation of state aid to education for 2002-03, 2003-04, and 2004-05. The bill establishes a temporary aid adjustment factor that reduces each local school system's ""need", allocated income tax funds and net option funding by 1.25%. The bill re...
|MS||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 04/2002||P-12||Adequate Education Program|
Prescribes the State cost of the State Adequate Education Program for purposes of determining allocation to school districts in fiscal year 2003; clarifies the program's cost components; clarifies the use of education enhancement funds for the purchase of text...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Education Resource Block Grant Model|
Relates to school finance; modifies the education resource block grant model in response to the supreme court decision; implements recalibration of cost based prototypical school models; modifies requirements for out of state high school tuition payments; tran...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||At-Risk Index|
Changes the calculation of the at-risk index used to determine additional program units, to assist students to reach their full academic potential....
|CA||Signed into law 08/2001||P-12||Changes in the School Finance Formula|
Chapter No.155. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to compute an equalization adjustment for each school district so that no district's prior year base revenue limit per unit of average daily attendance is less than the prior year base revenue ...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2001||P-12||Changes in Financing Special Education|
Chapter No.203, Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to perform specified computations with respect to special education local planning areas and affected pupils and to permanently increase the amount per unit of average daily attendance for those...
|PA||Signed into law 06/2001||Postsec.|
Act No. 35 of 2001., Amends Public School Code. Provides for school districts, national assessment tests, school director relations with districts, management reports, distressed districts, equipment, duty to employ qualified professionals, continuing developm...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Changes in The States Funding Formula|
Provides that for the purpose of calculating the grant index, school districts are grouped into categories to compute equalized assessed valuation per pupil in average daily attendance....
|IL||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Makes Changes In the State Funding Formula|
Amends the School Code; increases the foundation level of support, the average daily attendance figures utilized in the computation of general state aid, the amount of a supplemental general state aid grant, and which school districts may receive grants; exten...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||State Education Fund|
Creates the state education fund and specifies how the amount of revenues to be deposited in the fund is to be derived; defines the terms "categorical programs", "federal taxable income, as modified by law," "inflation" and total state funding for all categori...
|MT||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Base Funding Levels|
Increases the total partial equivalence relation average number belonging and basic entitlements for public schools for school fiscal years beginning on or after 7/1/01; increases the basic entitlement for an elementary school district or a K-12 school distric...
|MT||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Revision of School District Budget Limitations|
Under current law, if entitlements increase by more than 4% in a single fiscal year, school budgets not at the BASE might not be able to increase the full amount of the increase. This bill removes that restriction. As a result, school budgets and local tax lev...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Funding Changes|
L.B. 797--Two Components
Section 16 changes the definition of general fund operating expenditures for purposes of the state aid formula (TEEOSA). The bill provides that general fund operating expenditures will not include retirement incentive plans and staff development assistance. Th...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12|
Changes the definition of general fund operating expenditures for purposes of the state aid formula. General fund operating expenditures will not include retirement incentive plans and staff development assistance. The exclusion of these items from general fun...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Adjustments in the School Aid formula|
This bill makes adjustments in the school aid formula including the addition of funding for pre-school programs. The full text of the bill is below....
|MT||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Finance Formula Changes|
Revises the school finance laws; clarifies the requirement that a school district operate for both the minimum number of pupil instruction days and the minimum number of hours; clarifies the duty of the County Superintendent regarding the apportionment of Coun...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Exempts Districts from Mill Levy Limitations|
Exempts all school district levies from property tax mill levy limitations; increases the mill levy limit for adult education....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Education Finance Study|
Directs the State Board of Education to conduct a study of public education, its structure, financial needs, and funds needed for improvement....
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Small Schools Exemption in Finance Formulas|
Relates to small school districts exemption from the general budget limit....
|MT||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Revisions to Public School Fund|
Revises school funding through the use of the Public School Fund; revises the structure of the Public School Fund; authorizes the Board of Investments to purchase the mineral rights held by the public school fund; provides that royalty payments on the purchase...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Revision of Base Aid To Include Percentage of Special Education Allowance|
Amends the definition of base aid to include a percentage of the special education allowable cost payment; amends definition of maximum general fund budget to increase the special education allowable cost payment component....
|ND||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Modifies Components of Funding Formula|
Relates to the amount set per student as part of the funding formula. Also, establishes school district employee compensation report. Requires districts beginning in 2002, to provide the following information to the superintendent of public instruction, with...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2001||P-12||Enrollment Growth Calculation|
Prior to the 1999-2000 school year, funding for schools was based upon current year membership, and a district that had a growth in membership equal to or greater than 1 percent was allocated an additional 0.05 units for each additional student. With the shift...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||State Support of Maintenance and Operations|
H.B. 3, S.B. 3
Modifies provisions relating to the state system of public education in the funding of the Minimum School Program. This act provides a ceiling for the state contribution of the operation and maintenance portion of the Minimum School Program Act not to exceed $...
|NM||Vetoed 03/2001||P-12||At-Risk Funding Index|
Relates to public school finance; changes the calculation of the at-risk index to determine additional program units....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Growth in Student Population Account|
Relates to the Education Protection Funding Program; creates the Growth in Student Population Restricted Account within the Uniform School Fund; allows monies from the account to be used by school districts to address the anticipated surge in student growth; a...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Distribution of State Aid|
Revises the distribution of state aid to education....
|MT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Multiyear accreditation of schools; accreditation of 7th and 8th grades funded at high school rates|
Allows for multiyear accreditation of schools; requires compliance with teacher certification laws to receive multiyear accreditation; provides for accreditation of 7th and 8th grades funded at high school rates....
|WY||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Completion of School Finance Model|
Modifies the required dates for the undertaking and completing a reevaluation of the cost based school finance model....
|WY||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Foundation Funding|
Relates to school finance; extends application of foundation program dollar per average daily membership amounts....
|NY||Vetoed 11/2000||P-12||Aid Based on Assessed Valuation|
Veto No. 51 of 2000., Provides for State aid to an eligible school district based on the assessed valuation in said district....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Adjustments in the State Finance Formula|
Chapter No.581, Allows a school district that experiences a decline in units of ADA in excess of 5% to elect to receive adjustments to its ADA calculation to ameliorate the effects of the decline in enrollments if the Director of Finance determines that the sc...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Study of K-12 Financing Plans|
Establishes, until 01/01/2002, the California Commission on Restructuring School Finance for Kindergarten and Grades 1 to 12, inclusive, and requires the Commission to, among other things, develop a proposed method for the reduction or elimination of mandated ...
|NY||Vetoed 07/2000||P-12||Special Aid for Certain Small City Districts|
Provides that certain city school districts shall be eligible for special service aid and computer administration aid not otherwise available to small city school districts....
|DE||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||State Payments for Vocational Education|
Requires that a certain percentage of the Occupational-Vocational Division II - All Other Costs funds shall be allocated to the school that generates these funds and expended to support the State approved occupational-vocational courses and programs at that sc...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Task Force For a New Education Funding Formula|
Creates the Task Force on Public School Funding; specifies powers and duties; revises funding for exceptional student education programs; revises provisions relating to instruction outside the required number of school days; revises the exclusion provisions o...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Finance Formula|
Eliminates the future repeal of the school finance formula; provides for periodic legislative review....
|IA||Signed into law 05/2000||Postsec.|
|Supplemental Funding for Choice and At-Risk Programs|
Provides supplementary weighting for funding and for determining enrollment in school districts involved in district-to-district or district-to-community college sharing programs and at-risk programs....
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Equalization Formula Component|
Changes equalization funding up to the 75th percentile instead of the 90th percentile. Equalization funding "may be adjusted" to allow for systems who lose money as a result of the change. Any adjustment shall not be in place for more than five years. Beginnin...
|NM||Vetoed 02/2000||P-12||At-Risk Funding|
Changes the at-risk index for public school finance....