Senate File 2407 - Introduced



                                       SENATE FILE       
                                       BY  COMMITTEE ON RULES
                                           AND ADMINISTRATION

                                       (SUCCESSOR TO SSB 3277)


    Passed Senate, Date               Passed House,  Date             
    Vote:  Ayes        Nays           Vote:  Ayes        Nays         
                 Approved                            

                                      A BILL FOR

  1 An Act providing for participation in an instructional support
  2    program by school districts, and providing for an effective
  3    date.
  4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
  5 TLSB 6724SV 81
  6 da/je/5

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  1  1    Section 1.  PARTICIPATION IN AN INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT
  1  2 PROGRAM BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS == SUSPENSION OF REQUIREMENTS.
  1  3 Notwithstanding any contrary provision in chapter 257,
  1  4 including sections 257.18 through 257.21, a school district
  1  5 that has participated in a board=approved instructional
  1  6 support program during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005,
  1  7 and ending June 30, 2006, may continue to participate in the
  1  8 board=approved instructional support program for the fiscal
  1  9 year beginning July 1, 2006, and ending June 30, 2007, to the
  1 10 extent established by the board's resolution, as if it had
  1 11 complied with those sections, if all of the following apply:
  1 12    1.  The board of directors of the school district has
  1 13 adopted or adopts a resolution not later than May 15, 2006, to
  1 14 participate in the board=approved instructional support
  1 15 program as otherwise provided in section 257.18.  If the board
  1 16 of directors has adopted a budget which did not account for
  1 17 the board=approved instructional support program, the board of
  1 18 directors may adjust its budget to account for the
  1 19 board=approved instructional support program as approved by
  1 20 the department of management.
  1 21    2.  The secretary of the board of directors does not
  1 22 receive a petition as authorized in section 257.18, subsection
  1 23 2, within twenty=eight days following the adoption of the
  1 24 resolution by the board of directors of the school district to
  1 25 participate in the board=approved instructional support
  1 26 program as provided in subsection 1, which asks that an
  1 27 election be called to approve or disapprove the action of the
  1 28 board of directors in adopting the resolution.
  1 29    Sec. 2.  EFFECTIVE DATE.  This Act, being deemed of
  1 30 immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.
  1 31                           EXPLANATION
  1 32    This bill provides a school district which has participated
  1 33 in an instructional support program approved by its board of
  1 34 directors during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005, and
  1 35 ending June 30, 2006, may continue to participate in the
  2  1 board=approved instructional support program for the fiscal
  2  2 year beginning July 1, 2006, and ending June 30, 2007,
  2  3 notwithstanding that its board of directors failed to adopt a
  2  4 resolution to participate in the board=approved instructional
  2  5 support program as otherwise required in Code section 257.18.
  2  6    Under the bill, the board of directors must comply with two
  2  7 requirements.  First, the board must have adopted or must
  2  8 adopt the resolution not later than May 15, 2006.  The board
  2  9 may adjust its budget to account for the board=approved
  2 10 instructional support program as approved by the department of
  2 11 management.  Secondly, the board's secretary cannot have
  2 12 received a petition as authorized in Code section 257.18
  2 13 asking that an election be called to approve or disapprove the
  2 14 action of the board in adopting the resolution, within 28 days
  2 15 following the adoption of the board's resolution.
  2 16    The bill takes effect upon enactment.
  2 17 LSB 6724SV 81
  2 18 da:rj/je/5