House Journal: Page 1900: Wednesday, April 26, 2000
1 recent fiscal year.
2 2. DISTRIBUTION FOR INFLATION. First priority
3 shall be to give each college an increase based upon
4 inflation. The inflation increase shall be not less
5 than 2 percent. However, the inflation increase shall
6 be equal to the national inflation rate, if it exceeds
7 2 percent, if the amount of state aid appropriated is
8 equal to or greater than the national inflation rate.
9 3. DISTRIBUTION BASED ON PROPORTIONAL SHARE OF
10 ENROLLMENT. The balance of the growth in state aid
11 appropriations, once the inflation increase has been
12 satisfied, shall be distributed based on each
13 college's proportional share of enrollment. However,
14 a minimum of one percent of the total growth shall be
15 distributed in this manner.
16 4. If the total appropriation made by the general
17 assembly is less than 2 percent growth, the entire
18 increase shall be distributed as inflation.
19 Sec. 5. PROVIDING LIMITED PHASE III MONEYS
20 DISTRIBUTION AUTHORITY TO THE DIRECTOR.
21 Notwithstanding the appropriations in section 294A.25,
22 subsections 6, 9, and 14 for the fiscal year beginning
23 July 1, 2000, the director of the department of
24 education is authorized to determine the amount of
25 phase III moneys which shall be distributed for the
26 purposes described in section 294A.25, subsections 6,
27 9, and 14 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000.
28 Sec. 6. AREA EDUCATION AGENCY REORGANIZATION
29 STUDY. The department of education shall complete a
30 study and make recommendations for the alignment of
31 area education boundaries in the event of voluntary
32 area education agency merger or restructuring to best
33 ensure the equitable, effective, and efficient
34 delivery of core area education agency services to
35 students and schools. The study shall be conducted in
36 conjunction with representative administrators and
37 board members from area education agencies, and in
38 consultation with other K-12 representatives as
39 determined by the department. The study shall
40 consider population projections of the merged areas,
41 enrollment projections, number of school districts and
42 schools served, financial resources, efficient and
43 effective delivery of core services as required under
44 area education agency accreditation under chapter 273,
45 existing and possible regional collaborations, and
46 possible reorganization incentives. The department
47 shall forward recommendations and any possible
48 reorganization plans to the area education agency
49 boards no later than July 1, 2001. The department
50 shall forward any recommendations for statutory
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