House File 156 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 156 BY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 38) A BILL FOR An Act relating to certain costs under the statewide preschool 1 program for four-year-old children and including effective 2 date and retroactive applicability provisions. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1541HV (1) 86 md/sc
H.F. 156 Section 1. Section 256C.3, subsection 3, paragraph h, Code 1 2015, is amended to read as follows: 2 h. Provision for ensuring that children receiving care from 3 other child care arrangements can participate in the preschool 4 program with minimal disruption due to transportation and 5 movement from one site to another. The children participating 6 in the preschool program may be transported by the school 7 district to activities associated with the program along with 8 other children. 9 Sec. 2. Section 256C.4, subsection 1, paragraphs g and h, 10 Code 2015, are amended to read as follows: 11 g. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011 2014 , and each 12 succeeding fiscal year, of the amount of preschool foundation 13 aid received by a school district for a fiscal year in 14 accordance with section 257.16 , not more than five percent may 15 be used by the school district for administering the district’s 16 approved local program. Outreach activities and rent for 17 facilities not owned by the school district are permissive uses 18 of the administrative funds. 19 h. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012 2014 , and 20 each succeeding fiscal year, of the amount of preschool 21 foundation aid received by a school district for a fiscal year 22 in accordance with section 257.16 , not less than ninety-five 23 percent of the per pupil amount shall be passed through to 24 a community-based provider for each pupil enrolled in the 25 district’s approved local program. For the fiscal year 26 beginning July 1, 2011 2014 , and each succeeding fiscal year, 27 not more than five ten percent of the amount of preschool 28 foundation aid passed through to a community-based provider 29 may be used by the community-based provider for administrative 30 costs. The costs of outreach activities and rent for 31 facilities not owned by the school district are permissive 32 administrative costs. The costs of transportation involving 33 children participating in the preschool program and other 34 children may be prorated. 35 -1- LSB 1541HV (1) 86 md/sc 1/ 2
H.F. 156 Sec. 3. EFFECTIVE UPON ENACTMENT. This Act, being deemed of 1 immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment. 2 Sec. 4. RETROACTIVE APPLICABILITY. This Act applies 3 retroactively to July 1, 2014. 4 EXPLANATION 5 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 6 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 7 This bill authorizes children participating in the preschool 8 program to be transported by the school district to activities 9 associated with the program along with other children. The 10 bill specifies that for community-based providers the costs 11 of transportation involving children participating in the 12 preschool program and other children may be prorated. 13 Under current law, a community provider under the 14 program is authorized to use not more than 5 percent of the 15 preschool foundation aid passed through to the provider for 16 administrative costs. The bill increases that amount to 10 17 percent. 18 The bill also provides that the costs of outreach activities 19 and rent for facilities not owned by the school district are 20 considered permissive use of administrative funds. 21 The bill takes effect upon enactment and applies 22 retroactively to July 1, 2014. 23 -2- LSB 1541HV (1) 86 md/sc 2/ 2