H0716aa........................................................by EDUCATION PUBLIC SCHOOL OPTIONS FUND - Adds to existing law to create the Public Schools Option Fund; to provide that grants may be awarded by the State Board of Education to school districts, schools or grades within a school to encourage public schools to offer curriculums, settings, processes or structures that offer students clear choice options within public schools; and to provide a sunset date. 03/07 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 03/08 Rpt prt - to Educ 03/16 Rpt out - to Gen Ord 03/16 Rpt out amen - to engros 03/17 Rpt engros - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen 03/20 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen 03/21 3rd rdg as amen - FAILED - 24-45-1 AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Black, Bruneel, Deal, Denney, Hadley, Hammond, Jones, Kunz, Loertscher, Mader, Meyer, Montgomery, Reynolds, Ridinger, Sali, Schaefer, Sellman, Smylie, Stoicheff, Tilman, Trail, Zimmermann NAYS -- Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Boe, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Cheirrett, Clark, Crow, Cuddy, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Geddes, Gould, Hansen(23), Hansen(29), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Lake, Linford, Marley, McKague, Mortensen, Moss, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Ringo, Robison, Shepherd, Smith, Stevenson, Stone, Taylor, Wheeler, Wood Absent and excused -- Mr Speaker Floor Sponsor - Kunz Filed with Chief Clerk
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 716, As Amended BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO OPTIONS WITHIN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS; PROVIDING LEGISLATIVE INTENT; 3 AMENDING CHAPTER 9, TITLE 33, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 4 33-907, IDAHO CODE, TO CREATE THE PUBLIC SCHOOL OPTIONS FUND, TO PROVIDE 5 FOR WHAT MONEYS IN THE FUND MAY BE EXPENDED, TO PROVIDE FOR GRANTS AND TO 6 PROVIDE FOR MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF GRANTS; AND PROVIDING A SUNSET CLAUSE. 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 8 SECTION 1. LEGISLATIVE INTENT. The Legislature finds that individual stu- 9 dents can respond differently in different educational settings. Where one 10 individual child can flourish under one set of educational circumstances, a 11 second can experience great difficulties in those identical circumstances. 12 School districts that offer students a broad array of educational options are 13 responding to the tenet that students are best served when they and their par- 14 ents are able to better match individual circumstances and needs to educa- 15 tional opportunities. This legislation is intended to encourage public schools 16 to experiment with differing curriculums, settings, processes and structures 17 that offer students clear choice options within the public schools. 18 SECTION 2. That Chapter 9, Title 33, Idaho Code, be, and the same is 19 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des- 20 ignated as Section 33-907, Idaho Code, and to read as follows: 21 33-907. PUBLIC SCHOOL OPTIONS FUND. There is hereby created in the state 22 treasury the public school options fund which shall be administered by the 23 state board of education through the department of education. Moneys in the 24 fund may be expended pursuant to appropriation. The fund may accept donations, 25 grants or funds from any source. The fund is created to award one-time grants 26 on a competitive basis to Idaho public schools that develop an implementation 27 plan to be financed by grant dollars from the fund, which plan offers some 28 clear choice available to some segment of a public school population. The 29 choice may be offered within an individual school district, school or grade 30 within a school. It is expected that school districts will use grant moneys 31 from the fund for start-up purposes and will devise ways to maintain these 32 choice opportunities in subsequent years. As a condition of securing a grant a 33 school district must, at a minimum, outline in its application the following: 34 a brief description and rationale for the proposed plan; a list of the stu- 35 dents and staff who have committed to participate in the "choice program"; a 36 brief background on why the proposal is a new choice opportunity for stu- 37 dents; an outline of how the school district will evaluate the effects and 38 effectiveness of the program; the recipient district shall agree to report to 39 the state department of education the results of their evaluation; an itemized 40 spending plan and a brief description of how the district can maintain this 41 program in subsequent years without additional funding from the public school 42 options fund. Public school options grants shall have a maximum amount of one 2 1 hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) if funds are available. 2 SECTION 3. This act shall be null, void and of no force and effect on and 3 after July 1, 2003.
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 Moved by Kunz Seconded by IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE AMENDMENT TO H.B. NO. 716 1 AMENDMENT TO SECTION 2 2 On page 1 of the printed bill, in line 40, following "program;" insert: 3 "the recipient district shall agree to report to the state department of edu- 4 cation the results of their evaluation;". 5 On page 2, delete lines 1 through 3 and insert: "grants shall have a maxi- 6 mum amount of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) if funds are avail- 7 able.". 8 AMENDMENT TO THE BILL 9 On page 2, delete lines 4 through 6 and insert: 10 "SECTION 3. This act shall be null, void and of no force and effect on and 11 after July 1, 2003.". 12 CORRECTION TO TITLE 13 On page 1, delete lines 6 through 8 and insert: "PROVIDE FOR MAXIMUM 14 AMOUNTS OF GRANTS; AND PROVIDING A SUNSET CLAUSE.".
REPRINT REPRINT REPRINT REPRINT STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 10206 The purpose of this legislation is to establish a special fund with the Idaho State Board of Education that will be used to award competitive grants to school districts wishing to establish new choice options within their public schools. The grant awards are on a one-time basis and are intended as startup funds to establish new learning options to parents and students. Often times a district or school is restricted in their thinking "outside of the box" because of the costs associated with change. The public school option fund is developed to assist in this area. FISCAL IMPACT A $500,000.00 appropriation request for FY2001 was included in the Governor's Executive Budget request. Actual funding is subject to Joint Finance-Appropriation Committee action. Contact Name: Rep. Kent Kunz Phone: 332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE Bill No. 716