256.22  Extended year school grant program.

1.  Subject to an appropriation of sufficient funds by the general assembly, the department shall establish an extended year school grant program to provide for the allocation of grants to school districts, or a collaboration of school districts, to provide technical assistance for conversion of an existing school to an extended school year calendar, or for investigating the possibility of converting an existing school within a district to an extended school year calendar.

2.  Grant moneys shall be distributed to qualifying school districts by the department no later than October 15, 1998. Grant amounts shall be distributed as determined by the department.

3.  By February 15, 1999, a school district or collaboration of districts receiving moneys under this section shall submit an interim report to the department describing the planning activities conducted by the school district or the collaboration and providing preliminary conclusions. The school district or collaboration shall submit a final report by June 1, 1999, to the department. The department shall summarize the school district reports in a final report to the chairpersons and ranking members of the house and senate standing education committees by January 1, 2000.

4.  Notwithstanding section 8.33, unencumbered or unobligated funds remaining on June 30 of the fiscal year for which the funds were appropriated shall not revert but shall be available for expenditure for the following fiscal year for purposes of this section.

Section History: Recent form

  98 Acts, ch 1215, § 27; 98 Acts, ch 1216, §4


  Emergency rules; 98 Acts, ch 1215, § 58; 98 Acts, ch 1216, § 40

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