SB 6
Modifies provisions relating to state funding for education
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1/13/2015 - Second Read and Referred S Education Committee
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Current Bill Summary

SB 6 - This act modifies provisions relating to state funding for education.

ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION FUNDING FORMULA: This act modifies how the calculation of school district current operating expenditures is used to determine the state adequacy target. When the state adequacy target is recalculated, any increase in state funding attributable to an individual district will be capped at two hundred percent of the aggregate percentage increase in state funding for all of the performance districts.

This section is identical to a provision contained in CCS/SCS/HCS/HB 42 (2015). (Section 163.011)

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: Current law allows a school district that operates an early childhood education program that meets certain criteria to receive state funding through the foundation formula for students between the ages of three and five who are eligible for free and reduced lunch. Currently, this provision becomes effective at different times for districts based on their State Board of Education accreditation classification. This act provides that when the State Board of Education has classified a district as unaccredited, lapses the district's corporate organization, and intervenes in the district, the district will be eligible to receive state funding for early childhood in the 2015-2016 school year or immediately upon the lapse of the district's corporate organization, whichever occurs later, regardless of the district's official classification designation. This provision will also apply to any successor district or districts.

This act also specifies that charter schools become eligible receive state funding for early childhood at the same time as the district in which they are located becomes eligible.

This section is similar to a provision contained in CCS/SCS/HCS/HB 42 (2015). (Section 163.018)

This act will become effective on July 1, 2015, or upon passage and approval, whichever occurs later.