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PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. Section 257.9, subsection 2, Code 1997, is 1 2 amended to read as follows: 1 3 2. REGULAR PROGRAM STATE COST PER PUPIL FOR 1992-1993~~AND~~1 4~~SUCCEEDING YEARS~~THROUGH 1997-1998. For the budget year 1 5 beginning July 1, 1992, and succeeding budget yearsuntil June1 630, 1998, the regular program state cost per pupil for a 1 7 budget year is the regular program state cost per pupil for 1 8 the base year plus the regular program allowable growth for 1 9 the budget year. 1 10 Sec. 2. Section 257.9, Code 1997, is amended by adding the 1 11 following new subsections: 1 12NEW SUBSECTION. 2A. REGULAR PROGRAM STATE COST PER PUPIL 1 13 FOR 1998-1999. For the budget year beginning July 1, 1998, 1 14 the regular program state cost per pupil is the regular 1 15 program state cost per pupil for the budget year beginning 1 16 July 1, 1998, determined under section 257.9, subsection 2, 1 17 Code 1997, minus the transportation cost increment. 1 18 For the purpose of this subsection, the transportation cost 1 19 increment is determined as follows: 1 20 a. Calculate the sum of all school districts' actual 1 21 transportation costs for all children transported in all 1 22 school buses for the base year pursuant to section 285.1, 1 23 subsection 12, minus the total amount districts received for 1 24 transporting nonpublic school pupils under section 285.1, and 1 25 divide that sum by the statewide budget enrollment for the 1 26 base year. 1 27 b. Add an allowable growth amount determined by 1 28 multiplying the state percent of growth by the sum obtained in 1 29 paragraph "a". 1 30NEW SUBSECTION. 2B. REGULAR PROGRAM STATE COST PER PUPIL 1 31 FOR 1999-2000 AND SUCCEEDING YEARS. For the budget year 1 32 beginning July 1, 1999, and succeeding budget years, the 1 33 regular program state cost per pupil for a budget year is the 1 34 regular program state cost per pupil for the base year plus 1 35 the regular program allowable growth for the budget year. 2 1 Sec. 3. Section 257.10, subsection 2, Code 1997, is 2 2 amended to read as follows: 2 3 2. REGULAR PROGRAM DISTRICT COST PER PUPIL FOR 1992-1993 2 4~~AND SUCCEEDING YEARS~~THROUGH 1997-1998. 2 5 a. For the budget year beginning July 1, 1992, and 2 6 succeeding budget yearsuntil June 30, 1998, the regular 2 7 program district cost per pupil for each school district for a 2 8 budget year is the regular program district cost per pupil for 2 9 the base year plus the regular program allowable growth for 2 10 the budget year except as otherwise provided in this 2 11 subsection. 2 12 b. If the regular program district cost per pupil of a 2 13 school district for the budget year under paragraph "a" 2 14 exceeds one hundred five percent of the regular program state 2 15 cost per pupil for the budget year and the state percent of 2 16 growth for the budget year is greater than two percent, the 2 17 regular program district cost per pupil for the budget year 2 18 for that district shall be reduced to one hundred five percent 2 19 of the regular program state cost per pupil for the budget 2 20 year. However, if the difference between the regular program 2 21 district cost per pupil for the budget year and the regular 2 22 program state cost per pupil for the budget year is greater 2 23 than an amount equal to two percent multiplied by the regular 2 24 program state cost per pupil for the base year, the regular 2 25 program district cost per pupil for the budget year shall be 2 26 reduced by the amount equal to two percent multiplied by the 2 27 regular program state cost per pupil for the base year. 2 28 Sec. 4. Section 257.10, Code 1997, is amended by adding 2 29 the following new subsection: 2 30NEW SUBSECTION. 2A. REGULAR PROGRAM DISTRICT COST PER 2 31 PUPIL FOR 1998-1999. For the budget year beginning July 1, 2 32 1998, the regular program district cost per pupil for a 2 33 district is the regular program district cost per pupil for 2 34 the budget year beginning July 1, 1998, calculated under 2 35 section 257.10, subsection 2, Code 1997, minus the district 3 1 transportation cost increment. For the purpose of this 3 2 subsection, the district transportation cost increment is 3 3 calculated as follows: 3 4 a. Calculate the sum of the district's actual 3 5 transportation costs for all children transported in all 3 6 school buses in the district for the base year pursuant to 3 7 section 285.1, subsection 12, minus the amount the district 3 8 received for transporting nonpublic school pupils under 3 9 section 285.1, divided by the district's budget enrollment for 3 10 the base year. 3 11 b. Add the allowable growth amount calculated in section 3 12 257.9, subsection 2A. 3 13NEW SUBSECTION. 2B. REGULAR PROGRAM DISTRICT COST PER 3 14 PUPIL FOR 1999-2000 AND SUCCEEDING YEARS. For the budget year 3 15 beginning July 1, 1999, and succeeding budget years, the 3 16 regular program district cost per pupil for a budget year is 3 17 the regular program district cost per pupil for the base year 3 18 plus the regular program allowable growth for the budget year. 3 19 Sec. 5.NEW SECTION. 257.50 STATE AID FOR 3 20 TRANSPORTATION. 3 21 1. For the budget year beginning July 1, 1998, and 3 22 succeeding budget years, there is appropriated from the 3 23 general fund of the state to the department of management for 3 24 distribution to school districts which provide transportation 3 25 to the public pupils pursuant to chapter 285 an amount 3 26 sufficient to pay state transportation aid for such 3 27 transportation at the following rates: 3 28 a. Thirty dollars per school year per elementary pupil 3 29 transported whose residence is at least two miles and not more 3 30 than five miles from the school attended, and per high school 3 31 pupil transported whose residence is at least three miles and 3 32 not more than five miles from the school attended. 3 33 b. Forty-five dollars per school year per elementary or 3 34 high school pupil transported whose residence is at least five 3 35 miles and not more than eight miles from the school attended. 4 1 c. Sixty dollars per school year per elementary or high 4 2 school pupil transported whose residence is at least eight 4 3 miles and not more than twelve miles from the school attended. 4 4 d. Sixty-eight dollars per school year per elementary or 4 5 high school pupil transported whose residence is at least 4 6 twelve miles and not more than fifteen miles from the school 4 7 attended. 4 8 e. Seventy-five dollars per school year per elementary or 4 9 high school pupil transported whose residence is at least 4 10 fifteen miles and not more than eighteen miles from the school 4 11 attended. 4 12 f. Eighty-five dollars per school year per elementary or 4 13 high school pupil transported whose residence is more than 4 14 eighteen miles from the school attended. 4 15 2. State aid paid pursuant to subsection 1 shall be 4 16 utilized to pay for the cost of transportation directly 4 17 provided by a school district or to compensate a district for 4 18 reimbursement expenses. State aid shall not exceed the actual 4 19 transportation costs incurred by a school district for the 4 20 school year, and shall be reduced proportionately in the case 4 21 of a pupil transported for less than a full school year due to 4 22 relocation to another school district or change in enrollment 4 23 status. 4 24 3. A school district shall annually certify mileage 4 25 figures to the department by the third Friday in September, 4 26 beginning with the third Friday in September 1997, for use in 4 27 budget calculations for the following budget year. 4 28 4. State aid paid pursuant to subsection 1 is 4 29 miscellaneous income and shall be paid together with state 4 30 foundation aid paid under section 257.16. 4 31 5. For the purposes of this section, "high school" means 4 32 high school as defined in section 285.1, subsection 1. 4 33 EXPLANATION 4 34 This bill provides that the calculation of state aid for 4 35 transportation costs incurred by school districts in 5 1 transporting public elementary and high school pupils to and 5 2 from school pursuant to Code chapter 285 is changed beginning 5 3 with the budget year beginning with July 1, 1998. Money is 5 4 appropriated for districts to receive aid for transportation 5 5 costs calculated as a dollar amount per pupil per school year 5 6 based on the distances traveled between the pupil's residence 5 7 and the school. Currently, transportation costs for public 5 8 school pupils are incorporated into the state school 5 9 foundation formula. The bill provides that the department of 5 10 management shall recalculate state cost per pupil and district 5 11 per pupil by subtracting transportation costs per pupil from 5 12 those figures. 5 13 The bill provides that state aid for transportation shall 5 14 not exceed the actual transportation cost incurred by a 5 15 district, and shall be reduced proportionately in the case of 5 16 a pupil transported for less than a full school year due to 5 17 relocation or change in enrollment status. The transportation 5 18 aid is miscellaneous income for purposes of the state school 5 19 foundation formula. 5 20 LSB 1670SS 77 5 21 rn/jj/8

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