S1237............................................................by FINANCE APPROPRIATIONS - PUBLIC SCHOOLS - CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS - Provides a description of the Division of Children's Programs; appropriates $166,468,100 to the Public School Income Fund/Division of Children's Programs for fiscal year 2008; provides for expenditures regarding moneys received pursuant to Sections 63-2506, 63-2552A and 67-7439, Idaho Code; provides for allocation of moneys and requirements for the Idaho Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program; provides intent that the Idaho Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program must include certain features; provides for expenditures for literacy programs; provides for expenditures for early math education programs; provides for expenditures for students with non-English or limited-English proficiency; provides legislative intent regarding assistance to students failing to achieve proficiency in areas of the Idaho Standards Achievement Test; amends and adds to existing law to provide for distributions to the Idaho Digital Learning Academy, to provide a funding formula for the Idaho Digital Learning Academy and to provide use of the funds; and grants authority to transfer funds between the five divisions of the Educational Support Program budget. 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 03/27 3rd rdg - PASSED - 33-0-2 AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Burkett(Cronin), Cameron, Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hammond, Heinrich, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, McGee, McKague, Richardson, Schroeder, Siddoway, Stegner, Stennett, Werk(Douglas) NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- McKenzie, Pearce Floor Sponsor - Bair Title apvd - to House 03/27 House intro - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg Rls susp - PASSED - 66-0-4 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Bock, Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon, Chavez, Chew, Clark, Crane, Edmunson, Eskridge, Hart, Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Killen, King, Kren, Labrador, LeFavour, Loertscher, Luker, Marriott, Mathews, McGeachin, Mortimer, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Patrick, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Shively, Smith(30), Smith(24), Snodgrass, Stevenson, Thayn, Trail, Vander Woude, Wills, Wood(27), Wood(35), Mr. Speaker NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Collins, Durst, Hagedorn, Lake Floor Sponsor - Bayer Title apvd - to Senate 03/28 To enrol - Rpt enrol - Pres signed - Sp signed To Governor 04/02 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 353 Effective: 07/01/07
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-ninth Legislature First Regular Session - 2007 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1237 BY FINANCE COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO THE APPROPRIATION FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS DIVISION OF CHILDREN'S 3 PROGRAMS; PROVIDING A DESCRIPTION OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS DIVISION OF 4 CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS AND PROVIDING THE AMOUNTS TO BE EXPENDED; APPROPRIAT- 5 ING GENERAL FUND MONEYS FOR TRANSFER TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOL INCOME FUND; 6 APPROPRIATING MONEYS TO THE EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAM/DIVISION OF 7 CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008; DIRECTING THAT $7,000,000 OF THE 8 MONEYS ACCRUING PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 63-2506 AND 63-2552A, IDAHO CODE, AND 9 SUCH OTHER MONEYS WHICH MAY BECOME AVAILABLE PURSUANT TO SECTION 63-7439, 10 IDAHO CODE, BE EXPENDED FOR THE IDAHO SAFE AND DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS PROGRAM; 11 DIRECTING THE DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS FOR THE IDAHO SAFE AND DRUG-FREE 12 SCHOOLS PROGRAM; EXPRESSING LEGISLATIVE INTENT WITH REGARD TO FEATURES OF 13 THE IDAHO SAFE AND DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS PROGRAM; DIRECTING THAT $2,800,000 BE 14 USED FOR THE LITERACY PROGRAMS AND EXPRESSING LEGISLATIVE INTENT THAT THE 15 STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION COORDINATE 16 CERTAIN PROGRAMS; DIRECTING THAT $350,000 BE ALLOCATED TO DEVELOP AN EARLY 17 MATH EDUCATION PROGRAM; DIRECTING THAT $6,040,000 BE ALLOCATED FOR PRO- 18 GRAMS FOR STUDENTS WITH NON-ENGLISH OR LIMITED-ENGLISH PROFICIENCY; 19 DIRECTING THAT $5,000,000 BE DISTRIBUTED TO PROVIDE REMEDIAL EDUCATION FOR 20 CERTAIN STUDENTS AND REQUIRING A LOCAL EXPENDITURE MATCH; AMENDING SECTION 21 33-1002, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR DISTRIBUTIONS TO THE IDAHO DIGITAL 22 LEARNING ACADEMY; AMENDING CHAPTER 10, TITLE 33, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDI- 23 TION OF A NEW SECTION 33-1020, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE A FUNDING FORMULA 24 FOR THE IDAHO DIGITAL LEARNING ACADEMY; AMENDING SECTION 33-5508, IDAHO 25 CODE, TO REVISE FUNDING FOR THE IDAHO DIGITAL LEARNING ACADEMY; DIRECTING 26 THE IDAHO DIGITAL LEARNING ACADEMY TO UTILIZE STATE FUNDS TO ACHIEVE CER- 27 TAIN GOALS; AND GRANTING AUTHORITY TO TRANSFER FUNDS BETWEEN THE FIVE 28 DIVISIONS OF THE EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAM BUDGET. 29 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 30 SECTION 1. The Public Schools Division of Children's Programs includes 31 programs that provide direct educational or material benefits to children, 32 where funding does not primarily go to paying certificated teachers and admin- 33 istrators. It also includes programs that primarily and specifically provide 34 funding for the separate instruction of identified subgroups of children out- 35 side the normal classroom of an Idaho public school. The following amount 36 shall be expended from the listed sources for the Public Schools Division of 37 Children's Programs for the period July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008: 38 FROM: 39 General Fund $ 24,545,000 40 Cigarette/Tobacco and Lottery Income Taxes 7,000,000 41 Federal Grant Fund 134,923,100 42 TOTAL $166,468,100 43 SECTION 2. There is hereby appropriated the following amount to be trans- 2 1 ferred to the Public School Income Fund for the period July 1, 2007, through 2 June 30, 2008: 3 FROM: 4 General Fund $24,545,000 5 SECTION 3. There is hereby appropriated to the Educational Support 6 Program/Division of Children's Programs, pursuant to law and the provisions of 7 this act, the following amount to be expended from the listed funds for the 8 period July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008: 9 FROM: 10 Public School Income Fund $ 31,545,000 11 Federal Grant Fund 134,923,100 12 TOTAL $166,468,100 13 SECTION 4. Of the moneys appropriated in Section 3 of this act, 14 $7,000,000 shall be expended by the Superintendent of Public Instruction for 15 the Idaho Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program, from funds determined by avail- 16 able revenues accruing pursuant to Sections 63-2506 and 63-2552A, Idaho Code, 17 and other such moneys which may become available pursuant to Section 67-7439, 18 Idaho Code, for the period July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008. 19 SECTION 5. The funds allocated for the Idaho Safe and Drug-Free Schools 20 Program in Section 4 of this act shall be distributed as follows: the provi- 21 sions of Section 63-2552A(3), Idaho Code, notwithstanding, $200,000 shall be 22 remitted to the Idaho State Police; $100,000 may be utilized by the Superin- 23 tendent of Public Instruction for program administration, technical assistance 24 and evaluation. Of the remaining amount, ninety-two percent (92%) shall be 25 distributed to each school district through a combination of a base amount of 26 $1,500 and a prorated amount based on the prior year's average daily atten- 27 dance. Such funds shall be used either to fund Idaho Safe and Drug-Free 28 Schools Programs or to defray the costs of community resource workers, or 29 both, at the discretion of the school district board of trustees. The remain- 30 ing eight percent (8%), shall be used to make discretionary grants as deter- 31 mined by the Idaho Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Board, 32 including up to $80,000 in subgrants that may be authorized to the Commission 33 on Hispanic Affairs. 34 SECTION 6. It is legislative intent that the Idaho Safe and Drug-Free 35 Schools Program shall include the following: 36 (1) Districts will develop a policy and plan which will provide a guide 37 for their substance abuse programs. 38 (2) Districts will have an advisory board to assist each district in mak- 39 ing decisions relating to the programs. 40 (3) The districts' substance abuse programs will be comprehensive to meet 41 the needs of all students. This will include prevention programs, student 42 assistance programs that address early identification and referral, and 43 aftercare. 44 (4) Districts shall submit an annual evaluation of their programs to the 45 State Department of Education as to the effectiveness of their programs. 46 SECTION 7. Of the moneys appropriated in Section 3 of this act, 47 $2,800,000 shall be used for literacy programs, as outlined in Sections 48 33-1614, 33-1615 and 33-1207A(2), Idaho Code. It is legislative intent that 49 the State Board of Education and the State Department of Education coordinate 50 federally funded literacy programs with state literacy programs, resulting in 3 1 well-coordinated, complementary literacy efforts. 2 SECTION 8. Of the moneys appropriated in Section 3 of this act, $350,000 3 shall be utilized by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop an 4 early math education program, similar in approach to the literacy programs 5 described in Section 7 of this act. The program developed shall be presented 6 to the State Board of Education, the Governor, and the Legislature by no later 7 than February 1, 2008. 8 SECTION 9. Of the moneys appropriated in Section 3 of this act, 9 $6,040,000 shall be distributed for support of programs for students with non- 10 English or limited-English proficiency, as follows: 11 (1) The State Department of Education shall distribute $5,290,000 to 12 school districts pro rata, based upon the population of limited-English 13 proficient students under criteria established by the department. 14 (2) The State Department of Education shall distribute $750,000 to 15 schools in which the population of English language learners failed to 16 meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in math or reading, as defined in fed- 17 eral law. The department shall develop the program elements governing the 18 use of these funds, modeled on the training, intervention and remediation 19 elements of the program described in Section 7 of this act. The purpose of 20 these funds is to improve the English language skills of English language 21 learners, to enable such students to better access the educational oppor- 22 tunities offered in public schools. Such funds shall be distributed on a 23 one-time basis, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall report 24 to the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee and the House of Representa- 25 tives and the Senate Education Committees, by no later than February 1, 26 2008, on the program design, uses of funds, and effectiveness of the pro- 27 gram. 28 SECTION 10. Of the moneys appropriated in Section 3 of this act, 29 $5,000,000 shall be distributed to provide remedial coursework for students 30 failing to achieve proficiency in the Idaho Standards Achievement Test. The 31 Superintendent of Public Instruction shall determine the formulas and 32 methodologies by which such funds are distributed, and the permissible uses, 33 provided however, that the distribution of such funds shall be conditioned on 34 a match of at least one dollar ($1.00) in local expenditures for every two 35 dollars ($2.00) in distributed funds. 36 SECTION 11. That Section 33-1002, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 37 amended to read as follows: 38 33-1002. EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAM. The educational support program is 39 calculated as follows: 40 (1) State Educational Support Funds. Add the state appropriation, includ- 41 ing the moneys available in the public school income fund, together with all 42 miscellaneous revenues to determine the total state funds. 43 (2) From the total state funds subtract the following amounts needed for 44 state support of special programs provided by a school district: 45 (a) Pupil tuition-equivalency allowances as provided in section 33-1002B, 46 Idaho Code; 47 (b) Transportation support program as provided in section 33-1006, Idaho 48 Code; 49 (c) Feasibility studies allowance as provided in section 33-1007A, Idaho 50 Code; 4 1 (d) The approved costs for border district allowance, provided in section 2 33-1403, Idaho Code, as determined by the state superintendent of public 3 instruction; 4 (e) The approved costs for exceptional child approved contract allowance, 5 provided in subsection 2. of section 33-2004, Idaho Code, as determined by 6 the state superintendent of public instruction; 7 (f) Certain expectant and delivered mothers allowance as provided in sec- 8 tion 33-2006, Idaho Code; 9 (g) Salary-based apportionment calculated as provided in sections 33-1004 10 through 33-1004F, Idaho Code; 11 (h) Unemployment insurance benefit payments according to the provisions 12 of section 72-1349A, Idaho Code; 13 (i) For expenditure as provided by the public school technology program; 14 (j) For distributions to the Idaho digital learning academy as provided 15 in section 33-1020, Idaho Code; 16 (k) For the support of provisions that provide a safe environment condu- 17 cive to student learning and maintain classroom discipline, an allocation 18 of $300 per support unit; and 19 ( kl) Any additional amounts as required by statute to effect administra- 20 tive adjustments or as specifically required by the provisions of any bill 21 of appropriation; 22 to secure the total educational support distribution funds. 23 (3) Average Daily Attendance. The total state average daily attendance 24 shall be the sum of the average daily attendance of all of the school dis- 25 tricts of the state. The state board of education shall establish rules set- 26 ting forth the procedure to determine average daily attendance and the time 27 for, and method of, submission of such report. Average daily attendance calcu- 28 lation shall be carried out to the nearest hundredth. Computation of average 29 daily attendance shall also be governed by the provisions of section 33-1003A, 30 Idaho Code. 31 (4) Support Units. The total state support units shall be determined by 32 using the tables set out hereafter called computation of kindergarten support 33 units, computation of elementary support units, computation of secondary sup- 34 port units, computation of exceptional education support units, and computa- 35 tion of alternative school secondary support units. The sum of all of the 36 total support units of all school districts of the state shall be the total 37 state support units. 38 COMPUTATION OF KINDERGARTEN SUPPORT UNITS 39 Average Daily 40 Attendance Attendance Divisor Units Allowed 41 41 or more .... 40....................... 1 or more as computed 42 31 - 40.99 ADA.... -....................... 1 43 26 - 30.99 ADA.... -....................... .85 44 21 - 25.99 ADA.... -....................... .75 45 16 - 20.99 ADA.... -....................... .6 46 8 - 15.99 ADA.... -....................... .5 47 1 - 7.99 ADA.... -....................... count as elementary 5 1 COMPUTATION OF ELEMENTARY SUPPORT UNITS 2 Average Daily 3 Attendance Attendance Divisor Minimum Units Allowed 4 300 or more ADA........................................ 15 5 ..23...grades 4,5 & 6.... 6 ..22...grades 1,2 & 3....1994-95 7 ..21...grades 1,2 & 3....1995-96 8 ..20...grades 1,2 & 3....1996-97 9 and each year thereafter. 10 160 to 299.99 ADA... 20..................... 8.4 11 110 to 159.99 ADA... 19..................... 6.8 12 71.1 to 109.99 ADA... 16..................... 4.7 13 51.7 to 71.0 ADA... 15..................... 4.0 14 33.6 to 51.6 ADA... 13..................... 2.8 15 16.6 to 33.5 ADA... 12..................... 1.4 16 1.0 to 16.5 ADA... n/a.................... 1.0 17 COMPUTATION OF SECONDARY SUPPORT UNITS 18 Average Daily 19 Attendance Attendance Divisor Minimum Units Allowed 20 750 or more .... 18.5..................... 47 21 400 - 749.99 ADA.... 16....................... 28 22 300 - 399.99 ADA.... 14.5..................... 22 23 200 - 299.99 ADA.... 13.5..................... 17 24 100 - 199.99 ADA.... 12....................... 9 25 99.99 or fewer Units allowed as follows: 26 Grades 7-12 ......................... 8 27 Grades 9-12 ......................... 6 28 Grades 7- 9 ......................... 1 per 14 ADA 29 Grades 7- 8 ......................... 1 per 16 ADA 30 COMPUTATION OF EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION SUPPORT UNITS 31 Average Daily 32 Attendance Attendance Divisor Minimum Units Allowed 33 14 or more .... 14.5..................... 1 or more as computed 34 12 - 13.99.... -....................... 1 35 8 - 11.99.... -....................... .75 36 4 - 7.99.... -....................... .5 37 1 - 3.99.... -....................... .25 38 COMPUTATION OF ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL SECONDARY SUPPORT UNITS 39 Pupils in Attendance Attendance Divisor Minimum Units Allowed 40 12 or more.......... 12...................... 1 or more as computed 41 In applying these tables to any given separate attendance unit, no school 42 district shall receive less total money than it would receive if it had a 43 lesser average daily attendance in such separate attendance unit. In applying 44 the kindergarten table to a kindergarten program of less days than a full 45 school year, the support unit allowance shall be in ratio to the number of 46 days of a full school year. The tables for exceptional education and alterna- 47 tive school secondary support units shall be applicable only for programs 48 approved by the state department of education following rules established by 49 the state board of education. Moneys generated from computation of support 50 units for alternative schools shall be utilized for alternative school pro- 51 grams. School district administrative and facility costs may be included as 6 1 part of the alternative school expenditures. 2 (5) State Distribution Factor per Support Unit. Divide educational sup- 3 port program distribution funds, after subtracting the amounts necessary to 4 pay the obligations specified in subsection (2) of this section, by the total 5 state support units to secure the state distribution factor per support unit. 6 (6) District Support Units. The number of support units for each school 7 district in the state shall be determined as follows: 8 (a) (i) Divide the actual average daily attendance, excluding students 9 approved for inclusion in the exceptional child educational program, 10 for the administrative schools and each of the separate schools and 11 attendance units by the appropriate divisor from the tables of sup- 12 port units in this section, then add the quotients to obtain the 13 district's support units allowance for regular students, kindergarten 14 through grade 12 including alternative school secondary students. 15 Calculations in application of this subsection shall be carried out 16 to the nearest tenth. 17 (ii) Divide the combined totals of the average daily attendance of 18 all preschool, handicapped, kindergarten, elementary, secondary and 19 juvenile detention center students approved for inclusion in the 20 exceptional child program of the district by the appropriate divisor 21 from the table for computation of exceptional education support units 22 to obtain the number of support units allowed for the district's 23 approved exceptional child program. Calculations for this subsection 24 shall be carried out to the nearest tenth when more than one (1) unit 25 is allowed. 26 (iii) The total number of support units of the district shall be the 27 sum of the total support units for regular students, subsection 28 (6)(a)(i) of this section, and the support units allowance for the 29 approved exceptional child program, subsection (6)(a)(ii) of this 30 section. 31 (b) Total District Allowance Educational Program. Multiply the district's 32 total number of support units, carried out to the nearest tenth, by the 33 state distribution factor per support unit and to this product add the 34 approved amount of programs of the district provided in subsection (2) of 35 this section to secure the district's total allowance for the educational 36 support program. 37 (c) District Share. The district's share of state apportionment is the 38 amount of the total district allowance, subsection (6)(b) of this section. 39 (d) Adjustment of District Share. The contract salary of every noncerti- 40 ficated teacher shall be subtracted from the district's share as calcu- 41 lated from the provisions of subsection (6)(c) of this section. 42 (7) Property Tax Computation Ratio. In order to receive state funds pur- 43 suant to this section a charter district shall utilize a school maintenance 44 and operation property tax computation ratio for the purpose of calculating 45 its maintenance and operation levy, that is no greater than that which it uti- 46 lized in tax year 1994, less four-tenths of one percent (.4%). As used herein, 47 the term "property tax computation ratio" shall mean a ratio determined by 48 dividing the district's certified property tax maintenance and operation bud- 49 get by the actual or adjusted market value for assessment purposes as such 50 values existed on December 31, l993. Such maintenance and operation levy shall 51 be based on the property tax computation ratio multiplied by the actual or 52 adjusted market value for assessment purposes as such values existed on Decem- 53 ber 31 of the prior calendar year. 54 SECTION 12. That Chapter 10, Title 33, Idaho Code, be, and the same is 7 1 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des- 2 ignated as Section 33-1020, Idaho Code, and to read as follows: 3 33-1020. IDAHO DIGITAL LEARNING ACADEMY FUNDING. Of the moneys appropri- 4 ated for the educational support program, an amount shall be distributed to 5 support the Idaho digital learning academy, created pursuant to chapter 55, 6 title 33, Idaho Code. For the purposes of this section, an "enrollment" shall 7 be counted each time an Idaho school age child enrolls in an Idaho digital 8 learning academy class. A single child enrolled in multiple classes shall 9 count as multiple enrollments. Summer enrollments shall be included in the 10 fiscal year that begins that summer. The amount distributed shall be calcu- 11 lated as follows: 12 (1) A fixed base amount shall be distributed, equal to the current fiscal 13 year's statewide average salary-based apportionment funding per midterm sup- 14 port unit, multiplied by seven (7). 15 (2) A variable base amount shall be distributed each time the number of 16 enrollments meets or exceeds an increment of five thousand (5,000). The amount 17 so distributed shall be equal to the number of such increments, multiplied by 18 the current fiscal year's statewide average salary-based apportionment funding 19 per midterm support unit, multiplied by four and thirty-three hundredths 20 (4.33). 21 (3) A variable amount shall be distributed, equal to the number of 22 enrollments multiplied by the current fiscal year's statewide average salary- 23 based apportionment funding per midterm support unit, divided by one hundred 24 forty-three (143). 25 The state department of education shall make an estimated distribution of 26 funds to the Idaho digital learning academy by no later than July 31 of each 27 fiscal year, consisting of eighty percent (80%) of the estimated funding for 28 the fiscal year. The balance of all remaining funds to be distributed, pursu- 29 ant to the calculations in this section, shall be distributed by no later than 30 May 15 of the same fiscal year. 31 SECTION 13. That Section 33-5508, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 32 amended to read as follows: 33 33-5508. FUNDING. (1) Funding for the infrastructure of the program shall 34 be provided from an annual budget request to the legislature from the superin-35 tendent of public instructionpursuant to section 33-1020, Idaho Code. The 36 superintendent shall disburse the funds to the Idaho digital learning academy 37 board of directors who shall use the moneys to develop courses and maintain 38 operations of the academy. 39 (2) Additional funding for course offerings through the Idaho digital 40 learning academy shall be added to the Idaho digital learning academy budget 41 by charging fees to the school districts for student participation. These fees 42 shall be established annually by the Idaho digital learning academy board of 43 directors and shall reflect the various types of course offerings available. 44 Fees for summer school and professional development offerings to students and 45 adults shall also be established by the Idaho digital learning academy board 46 of directors. 47 SECTION 14. The Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA), created pursuant 48 to Chapter 55, Title 33, Idaho Code, shall utilize state funds to achieve the 49 following: 50 (1) No increase in tuition charged by IDLA to Idaho students. 51 (2) Provide remedial coursework for students failing to achieve profi- 8 1 ciency in one (1) or more areas of the Idaho Standards Achievement Test. 2 (3) Pursuant to State Board of Education rule, IDAPA 08.02.03.106, pro- 3 vide advanced learning opportunities for students. 4 (4) Pursuant to State Board of Education rule, IDAPA 08.02.03.106, work 5 with institutions of higher education to provide dual credit coursework. 6 The preceding list shall not be construed as excluding other instruction 7 and training that may be provided by the Idaho Digital Learning Academy. 8 SECTION 15. The State Department of Education is hereby granted the 9 authority to transfer funds between the five (5) divisions of the Educational 10 Support Program budget, in any amount necessary, to comply with the public 11 school funding provisions of appropriations and the Idaho Code.
|STATEMENT OF PURPOSE|
This is the Fiscal Year 2008 appropriation for the Division of Children's Programs portion of the Public Schools budget. The pieces of the Public Schools budget that are part of this division's appropriation include: 1.) Border Contracts for children educated out-of-state; 2.) Exceptional Contracts/Tuition Equivalencies; 3.) Program Adjustments (funding for the Marian Pritchett program); 4.) Idaho Safe & Drug-Free Schools program; 5.) Idaho Reading Initiative; 6.) Limited English Proficiency (LEP) program; 7.) High School Redesign (Idaho Digital Learning Academy) funding; 8.) Remedial education funding for students failing to meet Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) standards; 9.) Funding to develop a Math Initiative along the lines of the Idaho Reading Initiative; and 10.) the Children's Programs' portion of federal pass-through funding to local school districts.
This budget adds funds for increases in Border Contracts, which will cover the portion of Border Contract costs that were formerly paid from local M&O levy funds. There is also additional funding in Program Adjustments (Marian Pritchett program), state funding for Safe & Drug-Free Schools programs, and available federal pass-through funds.
Section 8 provides $350,000 in one-time funding for the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop a Math Initiative, along the lines of the Idaho Reading Initiative, which tragets grades K-3.
Section 10 of the bill provides $5 million for remedial education for students failing to achieve proficiency on the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT). In order to receive these funds, there must be at least $1 in local funds spent for every $2 in state funds received.
Sections 11, 12 and 13 provide the statutory framework for a funding formula for the Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA). Section 14 directs IDLA to achieve certain goals with the funding so provided, including functions related to offering additional advanced placement (AP) coursework and dual college credit coursework, in order to meet the requirements of the State Board of Education's high school redesign rule.
|A.||Sources of Funds|
|4.||TOTAL STATE APPROPRIATIONS||$1,517,953,800||$1,644,698,400||$166,468,100|
General Fund Percent Increase:
Total Funds Percent Increase:
|3.||Exceptional Contracts/Tuition Equivalents||$5,750,000||$6,075,000||$6,075,000|
|6.||Teacher Incentive Award||$313,200||$166,100||$0|
|7.||State Paid Employee Benefits||$133,897,900||$139,771,900||$0|
|8.||Early Retirement Program||$4,750,000||$4,750,000||$0|
|9.||Bond Levy Equalization||$6,300,000||$11,200,000||$0|
|10.||Idaho Safe & Drug-Free Schools||$5,500,000||$7,000,000||$7,000,000|
|11.||Sub-total -- Statutory Requirements||$962,904,900||$1,012,263,900||$14,555,000|
|B.||Other Program Distributions|
|2.||Idaho Reading Initiative||$2,800,000||$2,800,000||$2,800,000|
|3.||Limited English Proficiency (LEP)||$6,040,000||$6,040,000||$6,040,000|
|4.||High School Redesign (Gifted & Talented)||$500,000||$1,000,000||$0|
|5.||High School Redesign (IDLA)||$1,100,000||$2,800,000||$2,800,000|
|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||$134,923,100|
|17.||Sub-total -- Other Program Distributions||$211,662,900||$282,609,600||$151,913,100|
|TOTAL CATEGORICAL EXPENDITURES||$1,174,567,800||$1,294,873,500||$166,468,100|
|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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