House File 403 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 403 BY RUNNING-MARQUARDT A BILL FOR An Act relating to the list of shared operational functions for 1 which school districts and area education agencies may be 2 eligible to receive supplementary weighting and including 3 applicability provisions. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 2114YH (2) 88 kh/jh
H.F. 403 Section 1. Section 257.11, subsection 5, paragraph a, 1 subparagraph (1), unnumbered paragraph 1, Code 2019, is amended 2 to read as follows: 3 In order to provide additional funding to increase 4 student opportunities and redirect more resources to student 5 programming for school districts that share operational 6 functions, a district that shares with a political subdivision 7 one or more operational functions of a curriculum director, 8 special education director, school safety director, 9 master social worker, independent social worker, or school 10 counselor, or one or more operational functions in the areas 11 of superintendent management, business management, human 12 resources, transportation, or operation and maintenance for at 13 least twenty percent of the school year shall be assigned a 14 supplementary weighting for each shared operational function. 15 A school district that shares an operational function in 16 the area of superintendent management shall be assigned a 17 supplementary weighting of eight pupils for the function. A 18 school district that shares an operational function in the area 19 of business management, human resources, transportation, or 20 operation and maintenance shall be assigned a supplementary 21 weighting of five pupils for the function. A school district 22 that shares the operational functions of a curriculum director, 23 special education director, school safety director, a master 24 social worker or an independent social worker licensed under 25 chapters 147 and 154C , or a school counselor shall be assigned 26 a supplementary weighting of three pupils for the function. 27 The additional weighting shall be assigned for each discrete 28 operational function shared. However, a school district 29 may receive the additional weighting under this subsection 30 for sharing the services of an individual with a political 31 subdivision even if the type of operational function performed 32 by the individual for the school district and the type of 33 operational function performed by the individual for the 34 political subdivision are not the same operational function, so 35 -1- LSB 2114YH (2) 88 kh/jh 1/ 2
H.F. 403 long as both operational functions are eligible for weighting 1 under this subsection . In such case, the school district 2 shall be assigned the additional weighting for the type of 3 operational function that the individual performs for the 4 school district, and the school district shall not receive 5 additional weighting for any other function performed by the 6 individual. The operational function sharing arrangement does 7 not need to be a newly implemented sharing arrangement to 8 receive supplementary weighting under this subsection . 9 Sec. 2. APPLICABILITY. This Act applies to school budget 10 years beginning on or after July 1, 2019, subject to the school 11 budget year limitations of section 257.11, subsection 5. 12 EXPLANATION 13 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 14 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 15 This bill relates to the provision of supplementary 16 weighting to school districts that share with a political 17 subdivision one or more specified operational functions. 18 The bill adds special education director and school safety 19 director to the list of operational functions for which 20 supplementary weighting is provided to school districts. The 21 department of management annually sets a weighting for each 22 area education agency under current law. 23 Supplementary weighting for shared operational functions 24 is available through the budget year beginning July 1, 2024. 25 The maximum amount of additional weighting for which a school 26 district is eligible in a budget year is 21 additional pupils; 27 the maximum amount of additional funding for which an AEA is 28 eligible is $200,000. 29 The bill applies to school budget years beginning on or after 30 July 1, 2019. 31 -2- LSB 2114YH (2) 88 kh/jh 2/ 2