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S1347..........................................................by EDUCATION CHARTER SCHOOLS - Amends existing law relating to charter schools to authorize advance payment of a portion of estimated transportation costs. 02/16 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/17 Rpt prt - to Educ 02/26 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/27 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/03 3rd rdg - PASSED - 26-9-0 AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw, Calabretta, Compton(Duncan), Davis, Gannon, Hill, Kennedy, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McKenzie, McWilliams, Noble(Anderson), Noh, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk NAYS -- Brandt, Cameron, Darrington, Geddes, Goedde, Ingram, Keough, Little, Williams Absent and excused -- None Floor Sponsor - Schroeder Title apvd - to House 03/04 House intro - 1st rdg - to Educ 03/19 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/20 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg Rls susp - PASSED - 61-0-9 AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, Henbest, Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg, Kulczyk, Lake, Langford, Langhorst, Martinez, McGeachin, McKague, Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Naccarato, Nielsen, Pasley-Stuart, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Robison, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Wills, Wood NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Bauer, Clark, Eberle, Harwood, Ridinger, Roberts, Smith(24), Trail, Mr. Speaker Floor Sponsor - Andersen Title apvd - to Senate 03/20 To enrol 03/22 Rpt enrol - Pres signed 03/22 Sp signed - To Governor 04/02 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 374 Effective: 07/01/04
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1347 BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS; AMENDING SECTION 33-5208, IDAHO CODE, TO AUTHO- 3 RIZE ADVANCE PAYMENT OF A PORTION OF ESTIMATED TRANSPORTATION COSTS. 4 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 5 SECTION 1. That Section 33-5208, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 6 amended to read as follows: 7 33-5208. CHARTER SCHOOL FINANCIAL SUPPORT. From the state educational 8 support program the state department of education shall make the following 9 apportionment to each charter school for each fiscal year based on attendance 10 figures submitted in a manner and time as required by the department of educa- 11 tion: 12 (1) Per student support. Computation of support units for each charter 13 school shall be calculated as if it were a separate school according to the 14 schedules in section 33-1002 6., Idaho Code, except that charter schools with 15 fewer than one hundred (100) secondary ADA shall use a divisor of twelve (12) 16 and the minimum units shall not apply. Funding from the state educational sup- 17 port program shall be equal to the total distribution factor, plus the salary- 18 based apportionment provided in chapter 10, title 33, Idaho Code. 19 (2) Special education. For each student enrolled in the charter school 20 who is entitled to special education services, the state and federal funds 21 from the exceptional child education program for that student that would have 22 been apportioned for that student to the school district in which the charter 23 school is located. 24 (3) Alternative school support. Charter schools may qualify under the 25 provisions of sections 33-1002 and 33-1002C, Idaho Code, provided the charter 26 school meets the necessary statutory requirements, and students qualify for 27 attendance at an alternative school as provided by rule of the state board of 28 education. 29 (4) Transportation support. Support shall be paid to the charter school 30 as provided in chapter 15, title 33, Idaho Code, and section 33-1006, Idaho 31 Code. Each charter school shall furnish the department with an enrollment 32 count as of the first Friday in November, of charter school students living 33 more than one and one-half (1 1/2) miles from the school. For charter schools 34 in the initial year of operation, the petition shall include a proposal for 35 transportation services with an estimated first year cost. The state depart- 36 ment of education is authorized to include in the annual appropriation to the 37 charter school eighty percent (80%) of the estimated transportation cost. The 38 final appropriation payment in July shall reflect eighty-five percent (85%) of 39 the actual cost. 40 (5) Payment schedule. The state department of education is authorized to 41 make an advance payment of twenty-five percent (25%) of a charter school's 42 estimated annual apportionment for its first year of operation, and each year 43 thereafter, provided the charter school has an increase of student population 2 1 in any given year of twenty (20) students or more, to assist the school with 2 initial start-up costs or payroll obligations. 3 (a) For a state charter school to receive the advance payment, the school 4 shall submit its anticipated fall membership for each grade level to the 5 state department of education by June 1. 6 (b) Using the figures provided by the school, the state department of 7 education shall determine an estimated annual apportionment from which 8 the amount of the advance payment shall be calculated. Advance payment 9 shall be made to the school on or after July 1 but no later than July 31. 10 (c) All subsequent payments, taking into account the one-time advance 11 payment made for the first year of operation, shall be made to the charter 12 school in the same manner as other public schools in accordance with the 13 provisions of section 33-1009, Idaho Code. 14 A charter school shall comply with all applicable fiscal requirements of law, 15 except that the following provisions shall not be applicable to charter 16 schools: section 33-1003B, Idaho Code, relating to guaranteed minimum support; 17 that portion of section 33-1004, Idaho Code, relating to reduction of the 18 administrative and instructional staff allowance when there is a discrepancy 19 between the number allowed and the number actually employed; and section 20 33-1004E, Idaho Code, for calculation of district staff indices. 21 (6) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit any private 22 person or organization from providing funding or other financial assistance to 23 the establishment or operation of a charter school. 24 (7) Nothing in this chapter shall prevent a charter school from applying 25 for federal grant moneys.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14065 An act relating to charter schools; Amending Section 33-5208, Idaho code, to authorize advance payment of a portion of estimated transportation costs. FISCAL IMPACT None Contact Name: Senator Schroeder Phone: 332-1324 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1347