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H0098..........................................................by EDUCATION SCHOOLS - REDUCED PRICE LUNCH PROGRAM - Amends existing law relating to school funds to provide an additional alternative value index related to calculations of the free and reduced price lunch program which may be included in the value index calculation. 02/02 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/03 Rpt prt - to Educ 02/09 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/10 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/14 3rd rdg - FAILED - 33-36-1 AYES -- Barraclough, Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bradford, Edmunson, Field(18), Field(23), Henbest, Jaquet, Jones, Kemp, LeFavour, Martinez, Mitchell, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Ring, Ringo, Rusche, Rydalch, Sayler, Shepherd(2), Shirley, Smith(30), Smylie, Snodgrass, Trail, Wills, Wood NAYS -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bastian, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bolz, Cannon, Chadderdon, Clark, Crow, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Garrett, Hart, Harwood, Henderson, Lake, Loertscher, Mathews, McGeachin, McKague, Miller, Moyle, Raybould, Roberts, Sali, Schaefer, Shepherd(8), Skippen, Smith(24), Stevenson, Mr. Speaker Absent and excused -- Collins Floor Sponsor - Shirley Filed in Office of the Chief Clerk
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 98 BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO SCHOOL FUNDS; AMENDING SECTION 33-906B, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE AN 3 ADDITIONAL ALTERNATIVE VALUE INDEX RELATED TO CALCULATIONS OF THE FREE AND 4 REDUCED PRICE LUNCH PROGRAM WHICH MAY BE INCLUDED IN THE VALUE INDEX CAL- 5 CULATION. 6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 7 SECTION 1. That Section 33-906B, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 8 amended to read as follows: 9 33-906B. VALUE INDEX CALCULATION. The state department of education shall 10 establish a value index for each school district, based on each school 11 district's market value per support unit for equalization purposes, the aver- 12 age annual seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the county in which a plu- 13 rality of the school district's market value for assessment purposes of tax- 14 able property is located and the per capita income in the county in which a 15 plurality of the school district's market value for assessment purposes is 16 located or the percentage of students in the district using the free and 17 reduced price lunch program. The value index for each school district shall be 18 calculated as the sum of the following three (3) componentssubsections (1) 19 and (2) and either of sections (3) and (4), whichever is more advantageous to 20 the school district: 21 (1) The state department of education shall annually calculate the market 22 value per support unit that is used to equalize school funding for each school 23 district in the state, and the statewide average. The first portion of the 24 value index shall be calculated by dividing the school district's market value 25 for equalization purposes per support unit by the statewide average market 26 value for equalization per support unit and dividing the result of this calcu- 27 lation by two (2). 28 (2) The second portion of the value index shall be calculated by dividing 29 the statewide unemployment rate by the unemployment rate in the county in 30 which a plurality of the school district's market value for assessment pur- 31 poses of taxable property is located, and dividing the result of this calcula- 32 tion by four (4). For the purposes of this subsection, the statewide unemploy- 33 ment rate and county unemployment rates shall be based on the most recent 34 average annual seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate data reported by the 35 United States department of labor, for which there is a complete calendar year 36 of data. 37 (3) The third portion of the value index shall be calculated by dividing 38 the county per capita income in the county in which a plurality of the school 39 district's market value for assessment purposes of taxable property is located 40 by the statewide per capita income, and dividing the result of this calcula- 41 tion by four (4). For the purposes of this subsection, the statewide per cap- 42 ita income and county per capita income shall be based on the most recent data 43 reported by the United States department of commerce, for which there is a 2 1 complete calendar year of data. 2 (4) At the option of the school district, the value index calculated pur- 3 suant to this subsection may be substituted for the value index calculated 4 pursuant to subsection (3) of this section. This subsection (4) value index 5 shall be calculated by dividing the statewide average free and reduced price 6 lunch participation rate by the district free and reduced price lunch partici- 7 pation rate, and dividing the result of this calculation by four (4). For the 8 purposes of this subsection (4), the free and reduced price lunch participa- 9 tion rates shall be those rates published annually by the state department of 10 education, child nutrition program.
REPRINT REPRINT REPRINT REPRINT REPRINT REPRINT STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14604 The purpose of this legislation is to enhance the bond levy equalization program by allowing school districts the option of using the percentage of students using the free and reduced lunch program as one of the economic indicators used to determine the reimbursement rate for bond interest subsidies. FISCAL NOTE The impact of this change is estimated to be $100,000 for FY2006. The bond levy equalization program is currently supported with proceeds from the lottery dividend provided to public schools. Future impacts would be included in the annual calculation of bond levy equalization program support as calculated by the State Department of Education. Contact Name: Randy Tilley, Division of Financial Management Phone: 334-3900 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 98