SCS/SBs 586 & 651 - SCHOOL FUNDING - This act modifies the definition of "current operating expenditures" by removing the 2010 expiration date on the 5% per calculation cap on the growth of current operating expenditures.
The act also modifies the definition of "state adequacy target". The recalculation of the state adequacy target shall never result in a decrease from the state adequacy target as calculated for fiscal years 2017 and 2018 and any state adequacy target figure calculated subsequent to fiscal year 2018. (Section 163.011)
This provision is substantially similar to a provision contained in HCS/HB 1943 (2016).
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
The act clarifies that charter schools shall receive early childhood education funding at the same time as the district in which the charter school is located. (Section 163.018)
This provision is substantially similar to HB 1667 (2016) and to a provision contained in HCS/HB 1943 (2016), HB 764 (2016), SCS/HCS/HB 1451 (2016) and CCS/SCS/HCS/HB 42 (2015).
This act contains an emergency clause.