Senate File 2056 - Introduced SENATE FILE 2056 BY BEALL A BILL FOR An Act relating to whole grade sharing incentives for school 1 districts. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5569XS (2) 85 kh/rj
S.F. 2056 Section 1. Section 257.11, subsection 2, paragraph c, Code 1 2014, is amended to read as follows: 2 c. Pupils attending class for all or a substantial portion 3 of a school day pursuant to a whole grade sharing agreement 4 executed under sections 282.10 through 282.12 shall be eligible 5 for supplementary weighting pursuant to this subsection . A 6 school district which executes a whole grade sharing agreement 7 and which adopts a resolution jointly with other affected 8 boards to study the question of undergoing a reorganization 9 or dissolution to take effect on or before July 1, 2014 2019 , 10 shall receive a weighting of one-tenth of the percentage of 11 the pupil’s school day during which the pupil attends classes 12 in another district, attends classes taught by a teacher who 13 is jointly employed under section 280.15 , or attends classes 14 taught by a teacher who is employed by another school district. 15 A district shall be eligible for supplementary weighting 16 pursuant to this paragraph for a maximum of three years. 17 Receipt of supplementary weighting for a second and third year 18 shall be conditioned upon submission of information resulting 19 from the study to the school budget review committee indicating 20 progress toward the objective of reorganization on or before 21 July 1, 2014 2019 . 22 EXPLANATION 23 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 24 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 25 This bill makes changes relating to whole grade sharing 26 incentives for school districts. 27 The bill amends a current Code provision that allows 28 school districts that execute a whole grade sharing agreement 29 and adopt a resolution to study the effect of undergoing 30 a reorganization or dissolution to receive supplementary 31 weighting of one-tenth of a percentage of a student’s school 32 day during which the student attends classes in another 33 district, is taught by a teacher jointly employed, or attends 34 classes taught by a teacher employed by another district. The 35 -1- LSB 5569XS (2) 85 kh/rj 1/ 2
S.F. 2056 bill extends the time period to July 1, 2019, during which 1 the reorganization or dissolution must take place. This 2 supplementary weighting is available for a total of three 3 years. However, the second and third year of supplementary 4 weighting funding is dependent upon the school district’s 5 progress toward reorganization. 6 -2- LSB 5569XS (2) 85 kh/rj 2/ 2