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SCHOOLS - ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF ALLOWANCE - Amends existing law to remove
the requirement that a school district must use the administrative staff
allowance exclusively for payment of administrative staff.
02/16 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/17 Rpt prt - to Educ
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 1998
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1473
BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOL FINANCING; AMENDING SECTION 33-1004, IDAHO CODE, TO
3 ELIMINATE CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS ON EXPENDITURE OF MONEYS ALLOCATED PURSUANT
4 TO ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF ALLOWANCE CALCULATIONS.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Section 33-1004, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
7 amended to read as follows:
8 33-1004. STAFF ALLOWANCE. For each school district, a staff allowance
9 shall be determined as follows:
10 1. Using the daily attendance reports that have been submitted for com-
11 puting the February 15th apportionment of state funds as provided in section
12 33-1009, Idaho Code, determine the total support units for the district in the
13 manner provided in section 33-1002 8.b., Idaho Code;
14 2. Determine the instructional staff allowance by multiplying the support
15 units by 1.1. A district must demonstrate that it actually employs the number
16 of certificated instructional staff allowed. If the district does not employ
17 the number allowed, the staff allowance shall be reduced to the actual number
19 3. Determine the administrative staff allowance by multiplying the sup-
20 port units by .075 . A district must demonstrate that it actually employs
21 the number of certificated administrative staff allowed. If the district does
22 not employ the number allowed, the staff allowance shall be reduced to the
23 actual number employed, except that not more than twenty percent (20%) of the
24 administrative staff allowance may be noncertificated staff ;
25 4. Determine the classified staff allowance by multiplying the support
26 units by .375 . ;
27 5. Additional conditions governing staff allowance:
28 a. In determining the number of staff in subsections 2., 3. and 4. of
29 this section, a district may contract separately for services to be ren-
30 dered by nondistrict employees and such employees may be counted in the
31 staff allowance. A "nondistrict employee" means a person for whom the
32 school district does not pay the employer's obligations for employee bene-
33 fits. When a district contracts for the services of a nondistrict
34 employee, only the salary portion of the contract shall be allowable for
36 b. If there are circumstances preventing eligible use of staff allowance
37 to which a district is entitled as provided in subsections 2. and 3. of
38 this section, an appeal may be filed with the state department of educa-
39 tion outlining the reasons and proposed alternative use of these funds,
40 and a waiver may be granted.
41 c. For any district with less than forty (40) support units:
42 (1) The instructional staff allowance shall be calculated applying
43 the actual number of support units. If the actual instructional staff
1 employed in the 1994-95 school year is greater than the instructional
2 staff allowance, then the instructional staff allowance shall be
3 increased by one-half (1/2) staff allowance; and
4 (2) The administrative staff allowance shall be calculated applying
5 the actual number of support units. If the actual administrative
6 staff employed in the 1994-95 school year is greater than the admin-
7 istrative staff allowance, then the administrative staff allowance
8 shall be increased by one-half (1/2) staff allowance.
9 (3) Additionally, for any district with less than twenty (20) sup-
10 port units, the instructional staff allowance shall be calculated
11 applying the actual number of support units. If the number of
12 instructional staff employed in the 1994-95 school year is greater
13 than the instructional staff allowance, the staff allowance shall be
14 increased as provided in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection,
15 and by an additional one-half (1/2) instructional staff allowance.
16 d. Only instructional, administrative and classified personnel compen-
17 sated by the school district from the general maintenance and operation
18 fund of the district shall be included in the calculation of staff allow-
19 ance or in any other calculations based upon staff, including determina-
20 tion of the experience and education multiplier, the reporting require-
21 ments, or the district's salary-based apportionment calculation. No food
22 service staff or transportation staff shall be included in the staff
24 6. In the event that the staff allowance in any category is insufficient
25 to meet accreditation standards, a district may appeal to the state board of
26 education, demonstrating the insufficiency, and the state board may grant a
27 waiver authorizing sufficient additional staff to be included within the staff
28 allowance to meet accreditation standards. Such a waiver shall be limited to
29 one (1) year, but may be renewed upon showing of continuing justification.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this RS is to allow the school districts to keep and use remaining allocated
administrative allowances as the local school board deems necessary and appropriate.
The RS removes the "use it or lose it" provision of the administrative staff allowances.
Unknown, we believe it to be none to the General Fund, and may result in property tax savings
to the local communities.
CONTACT: Senator Dean L. Cameron