S1235............................................................by FINANCE APPROPRIATIONS - PUBLIC SCHOOLS - DIVISION OF TEACHERS - Appropriates $792,414,700 to the Public Schools, Division of Teachers, for fiscal year 2008; provides moneys for unemployment insurance; distributes moneys for master teacher award payments; distributes moneys for training for working with gifted and talented students; provides distribution for purchase of classroom supplies; and amends existing law to increase instructional staff base salary. 03/16 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 03/19 Rpt prt - to Fin Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/20 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/26 3rd rdg - PASSED - 27-8-0 AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Broadsword, Cameron, Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hammond, Heinrich, Hill, Jorgenson, Keough, Little, Lodge, McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Siddoway, Stegner NAYS -- Bilyeu, Burkett(Cronin), Kelly, Langhorst, Malepeai, Schroeder, Stennett, Werk(Douglas) Absent and excused -- None Floor Sponsor - Bastian Title apvd - to House 03/27 House intro - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg Rls susp - PASSED - 47-21-2 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Crane, Edmunson, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart, Harwood, Henderson, Kren, Labrador, Loertscher, Marriott, Mathews, McGeachin, Mortimer, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Patrick, Raybould, Ring, Roberts, Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Smith(24), Stevenson, Thayn, Vander Woude, Wills, Wood(27), Mr. Speaker NAYS -- Bock, Boe, Chavez, Chew, Durst, Henbest, Jaquet, Killen, King, LeFavour, Luker, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Ringo, Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Shively, Smith(30), Snodgrass, Trail Absent and excused -- Lake, Wood(35) Floor Sponsor - Bolz Title apvd - to Senate 03/28 To enrol - Rpt enrol - Pres signed - Sp signed To Governor 04/02 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 351 Effective: 07/01/07
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-ninth Legislature First Regular Session - 2007 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1235 BY FINANCE COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO THE APPROPRIATION FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS DIVISION OF TEACHERS; 3 PROVIDING FOR EXPENDITURES FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS DIVISION OF TEACHERS; 4 APPROPRIATING GENERAL FUND MONEYS FOR TRANSFER TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOL INCOME 5 FUND; APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAM/DIVISION OF 6 TEACHERS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008; PROVIDING MONEYS FOR THE UNEMPLOYMENT 7 INSURANCE PROGRAM; DIRECTING THAT AN AMOUNT BE DISTRIBUTED FOR MASTER 8 TEACHER AWARD PAYMENTS; DIRECTING THE DISTRIBUTION OF $1,000,000 BETWEEN 9 TRAINING TO SERVE THE NEEDS OF GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS AND TRAINING 10 TEACHERS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ADVANCED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STU- 11 DENTS; DIRECTING THAT $5,180,000 BE DISTRIBUTED FOR CLASSROOM SUPPLIES; 12 AND AMENDING SECTION 33-1004E, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR A BASE SALARY 13 INCREASE FOR INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF AND TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM INSTRUCTIONAL 14 STAFF SALARY. 15 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 16 SECTION 1. The following amount shall be expended for the Public Schools 17 Division of Teachers for the period July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008: 18 FROM: 19 General Fund $721,720,900 20 Federal Grant Fund 70,693,800 21 TOTAL $792,414,700 22 SECTION 2. There is hereby appropriated the following amount to be trans- 23 ferred to the Public School Income Fund for the period July 1, 2007, through 24 June 30, 2008: 25 FROM: 26 General Fund $721,720,900 27 SECTION 3. There is hereby appropriated to the Educational Support 28 Program/Division of Teachers, pursuant to law and the provisions of this act, 29 the following amount to be expended from the listed funds for the period July 30 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008: 31 FROM: 32 Public School Income Fund $721,720,900 33 Federal Grant Fund 70,693,800 34 TOTAL $792,414,700 35 SECTION 4. Of the moneys appropriated in Section 3 of this act, the 36 amount necessary for the Unemployment Insurance Program shall be expended 37 according to Section 72-1349A, Idaho Code, for the period July 1, 2007, 38 through June 30, 2008. 39 SECTION 5. Of the moneys appropriated in Section 3 of this act, the 40 amount necessary shall be awarded to those instructional staff members who 2 1 have been recognized as master teachers by the National Board for Professional 2 Teaching Standards, according to the provisions of Section 33-1004E, Idaho 3 Code. 4 SECTION 6. Of the moneys appropriated in Section 3 of this act, 5 $1,000,000 shall be distributed as follows: 6 (1) $500,000 shall be distributed to train general education teachers, 7 gifted/talented (G/T) facilitators, administrators and/or parents to better 8 meet the needs of gifted/talented students. One-half (1/2) of these funds 9 shall be allocated pro rata based on each district's prior year total student 10 enrollment compared to the prior year total statewide enrollment. One-half 11 (1/2) of these funds shall be allocated based on the number of gifted/talented 12 students identified and served as indicated on the prior year's December 1 13 child count. The number of gifted/talented students identified for purposes of 14 this section shall not exceed seven percent (7%) of the district's total stu- 15 dent enrollment. No district shall receive less than $500. Funds shall be dis- 16 tributed upon submission and approval of an application submitted to the State 17 Department of Education demonstrating how in-service training will establish 18 or improve identification and service of gifted/talented students in the five 19 (5) mandated talent areas. The Superintendent of Public Instruction may real- 20 locate any gifted/talented funds that are left unrequested by school districts 21 to all other school districts that have requested gifted/talented funds, 22 according to the distribution formula outlined in this section. 23 (2) Pursuant to the fiscal impact statement for State Board of Education 24 rule, IDAPA 08.02.03, Docket Number 08-0203-0605, $500,000 shall be distrib- 25 uted to train teachers to provide advanced learning opportunities for stu- 26 dents. The allocation and utilization of such funds shall be determined 27 jointly by the State Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public 28 Instruction, under the administration of the State Department of Education, 29 provided that the funds not be used for state personnel costs. 30 SECTION 7. Of the moneys appropriated in Section 3 of this act, 31 $5,180,000 shall be distributed for the purchase of classroom supplies. The 32 Superintendent of Public Instruction shall determine the formulas and 33 methodologies by which such funds are distributed, and the permissible uses. 34 SECTION 8. That Section 33-1004E, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 35 amended to read as follows: 36 33-1004E. DISTRICT'S SALARY-BASED APPORTIONMENT. Each district shall be 37 entitled to a salary-based apportionment calculated as provided in this sec- 38 tion. 39 1. To determine the apportionment for instructional staff, first deter- 40 mine the district average experience and education index by placing all eligi- 41 ble district certificated instructional employees on the statewide index pro- 42 vided in section 33-1004A, Idaho Code. The resulting average is the district 43 index. Districts with an index above the state average index shall receive 44 their actual index but not more than the state average plus .03 for the 45 1994-95 school year, and shall receive their actual index but not more than 46 the state average plus .06 for the 1995-96 school year, and thereafter shall 47 receive their actual district index. The district instructional staff index 48 shall be multiplied by the instructional base salary of $ 23,90624,623. The 49 amount so determined shall be multiplied by the district staff allowance for 50 instructional staff determined as provided in section 33-1004 2., Idaho Code. 51 The instructional salary allocation shall be increased by the amount necessary 3 1 for each full-time equivalent instructional staff member placed on the experi- 2 ence and education index to be allocated at least the minimum salary mandated 3 by this section. Full-time instructional staff salaries shall be determined 4 from a salary schedule developed by each district and submitted to the state 5 department of education. No full-time instructional staff member shall be paid 6 less than $ 30,00031,000. If an instructional staff member has been certified 7 by the national board for professional teaching standards, the staff member 8 shall be designated as a master teacher and receive $2,000 per year for five 9 (5) years. The instructional salary shall be increased by $2,000 for each mas- 10 ter teacher. The resulting amount is the district's salary-based apportionment 11 for instructional staff. For purposes of this section, teachers qualifying for 12 the salary increase as master teacher shall be those who have been recognized 13 as national board certified teachers as of July 1 of each year. 14 2. To determine the apportionment for district administrative staff, 15 first determine the district average experience and education index by placing 16 all eligible certificated administrative employees on the statewide index pro- 17 vided in section 33-1004A, Idaho Code. The resulting average is the district 18 index. Districts with an index above the state average index shall receive 19 their actual index but not more than the state average plus .03 for the school 20 year 1994-95, and shall receive their actual index but not more than the state 21 average index plus .06 for the 1995-96 school year, and thereafter shall 22 receive their actual district index. The district administrative staff index 23 shall be multiplied by the base salary of $34,773. The amount so determined 24 shall be multiplied by the district staff allowance for administrative staff 25 determined as provided in section 33-1004 3., Idaho Code. The resulting amount 26 is the district's salary-based apportionment for administrative staff. 27 3. To determine the apportionment for classified staff, multiply $19,207 28 by the district classified staff allowance determined as provided in section 29 33-1004 4., Idaho Code. The amount so determined is the district's apportion- 30 ment for classified staff. 31 4. The district's salary-based apportionment shall be the sum of the 32 apportionments calculated in subsections 1., 2. and 3., of this section, plus 33 the benefit apportionment as provided in section 33-1004F, Idaho Code.
|STATEMENT OF PURPOSE|
This is the Fiscal Year 2008 appropriation for the Division of Teachers portion of the Public Schools budget. The pieces of the Public Schools budget that are part of this division's appropriation include: 1.) The teachers' portion of the salary-based apportionment formula; 2.) State paid employee benefits for teachers, which include PERSI and FICA; 3.) Funding for Master Teacher awards; 4.) Early Retirement Program payouts for teachers; 5.) Funding for training teachers to work with Gifted & Talented students and to teach advanced placement (AP) courses; 6.) Classroom supplies; and 7.) The Teachers' portion of federal pass-through funding to local school districts.
This budget adds funds for an increase of 250 new midterm and full-term support units, an increase in teacher participation in the Early Retirement Program, and an increase in available federal pass-through funds. This budget also funds a 3% base salary increase for teachers, and an increase in the minimum teacher salary, from $30,000 to $31,000. These changes are made possible by Section 8 of the bill, which amends Section 33-1004E, Idaho Code.
Items new to the Division of Teachers for FY 2008 include the $500,000 provided in subsection (2) of Section 6 of the bill for training more teachers to teach advanced placement (AP) courses. This provides the necessary funding for one of the requirements of the State Board of Education's high school redesign rule.
The second new item is in Section 7, which provides the $5,180,000 requested by the Superintendent of Public Instruction for classroom supplies.
|A.||Sources of Funds|
|4.||TOTAL STATE APPROPRIATIONS||$1,517,953,800||$1,644,698,400||$792,414,700|
General Fund Percent Increase:
Total Funds Percent Increase:
|3.||Exceptional Contracts/Tuition Equivalents||$5,750,000||$6,075,000||$0|
|6.||Teacher Incentive Award||$313,200||$166,100||$166,100|
|7.||State Paid Employee Benefits||$133,897,900||$139,771,900||$108,604,500|
|8.||Early Retirement Program||$4,750,000||$4,750,000||$4,750,000|
|9.||Bond Levy Equalization||$6,300,000||$11,200,000||$0|
|10.||Idaho Safe & Drug-Free Schools||$5,500,000||$7,000,000||$0|
|11.||Sub-total -- Statutory Requirements||$962,904,900||$1,012,263,900||$715,540,900|
|B.||Other Program Distributions|
|2.||Idaho Reading Initiative||$2,800,000||$2,800,000||$0|
|3.||Limited English Proficiency (LEP)||$6,040,000||$6,040,000||$0|
|4.||High School Redesign (Gifted & Talented)||$500,000||$1,000,000||$1,000,000|
|5.||High School Redesign (IDLA)||$1,100,000||$2,800,000||$0|
|6.||School Facilities Funding (Lottery)||$10,772,900||$19,122,600||$0|
|7.||School Facilities Maintenance Match||$5,650,000||$2,300,000||$0|
|11.||Dual Credit Class Allowance||$0||$0||$0|
|13.||Ag Replacement Phase-out||$0||$3,017,000||$0|
|14.||Safe School Study||$0||$150,000||$0|
|15.||Rural School Initiative||$0||$100,000||$0|
|16.||Federal Funds for Local School Districts||$175,000,000||$215,000,000||$70,693,800|
|17.||Sub-total -- Other Program Distributions||$211,662,900||$282,609,600||$76,873,800|
|TOTAL CATEGORICAL EXPENDITURES||$1,174,567,800||$1,294,873,500||$792,414,700|
|III.||EDUCATION STABILIZATION FUNDS||$0||$0|
|IV.||STATE DISCRETIONARY FUNDS||$343,386,000||$349,824,900|
|V.||ESTIMATED SUPPORT UNITS||13,500||13,750|
|VI.||STATE DISCRETIONARY PER SUPPORT||$25,436||$25,442|
|VII.||LOCAL DISCRETIONARY PER SUPPOR||$0||$0|
|VIII.||TOTAL DISCRETIONARY PER SUPPORT||$25,436||$25,442|
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