SB 453
Modifies provisions relating to education funding
LR Number:
Last Action:
4/20/2009 - H Second Read
Journal Page:
SCS SBs 453 & 24
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2009

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SBs 453 & 24 – This act modifies the elementary and secondary education funding formula. It removes from the calculation of the state adequacy target the inclusion of the gaming revenues from the repeal of the loss limits. This becomes effective July 1, 2009. Beginning on July 1, 2010, the moneys derived from the passage of Proposition A will be deposited into the Classroom Trust Fund and distributed to school districts in that manner.

Current law provides that current operating expenditures shall include, in part, any increases in state funding subsequent to fiscal year 2005, not to exceed 5%, per recalculation, of state revenue, received by a district in the 2004-2005 school year. This act removes the 5% limit on increases in state funding per recalculation. This becomes effective July 1, 2010.

This act defines "Gifted Education Pupil Count" as the number of students who qualify as "gifted" under Section 162.675 and who are enrolled in a school district's gifted education program on the last Wednesday in January for the preceding school year. This number must not exceed five percent of a school district's enrollment for the immediately preceding academic year. This act modifies the definition of "weighted average daily attendance" by including in the calculation the product of .25 multiplied by the number of the district's gifted education pupil count. This becomes effective July 1, 2010.

This act provides that for the 2010-2011 school year and beyond, all proceeds a school district receives from the Classroom Trust Fund in excess of the amount it received in the 2009-2010 school year must be placed to the credit of the school district's teachers' and incidental funds. This becomes effective July 1, 2009.

This act repeals the Schools First Elementary and Secondary Education Improvement Fund on July 1, 2010 and modifies the audit that will be conducted by the State Auditor. This becomes effective July 1, 2009.

This act contains an emergency clause and a delayed effective date. Certain portions will become effective July 1, 2009 and the remainder will become effective July 1, 2010.

This act contains provisions substantially similar to provisions contained in HCS#2/SS/SB 291 (2009), HCS/SB 55 (2009), HCS/SB 79 (2009) and provisions similar to those contained in SB 831 (2008).