House File 150 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 150 BY DOLECHECK A BILL FOR An Act relating to shared operational functions for purposes of 1 supplementary weighting for school districts and including 2 effective date and applicability provisions. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 2065YH (3) 89 md/jh
H.F. 150 Section 1. Section 257.11, subsection 5, paragraph a, 1 subparagraph (1), Code 2021, is amended to read as follows: 2 (1) In order to provide additional funding to increase 3 student opportunities and redirect more resources to student 4 programming for school districts that share operational 5 functions, a district that shares with a political subdivision 6 one or more operational functions of a curriculum director, 7 special education director, master social worker, independent 8 social worker, or school counselor, or one or more operational 9 functions in the areas of superintendent management, business 10 management, human resources, transportation, or operation 11 and maintenance for at least twenty percent of the school 12 year shall be assigned a supplementary weighting for each 13 shared operational function. A school district that shares an 14 operational function in the area of superintendent management 15 shall be assigned a supplementary weighting of eight pupils for 16 the function. A school district that shares an operational 17 function in the area of business management, human resources, 18 transportation, or operation and maintenance shall be assigned 19 a supplementary weighting of five pupils for the function. A 20 school district that shares the operational functions of a 21 curriculum director, a special education director, a master 22 social worker or an independent social worker licensed under 23 chapters 147 and 154C , or a school counselor shall be assigned 24 a supplementary weighting of three pupils for the function. 25 The additional weighting shall be assigned for each discrete 26 operational function shared. However, a school district 27 may receive the additional weighting under this subsection 28 for sharing the services of an individual with a political 29 subdivision even if the type of operational function performed 30 by the individual for the school district and the type of 31 operational function performed by the individual for the 32 political subdivision are not the same operational function, so 33 long as both operational functions are eligible for weighting 34 under this subsection . In such case, the school district 35 -1- LSB 2065YH (3) 89 md/jh 1/ 2
H.F. 150 shall be assigned the additional weighting for the type of 1 operational function that the individual performs for the 2 school district, and the school district shall not receive 3 additional weighting for any other function performed by the 4 individual. The operational function sharing arrangement does 5 not need to be a newly implemented sharing arrangement to 6 receive supplementary weighting under this subsection . 7 Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate 8 importance, takes effect upon enactment. 9 Sec. 3. APPLICABILITY. This Act applies to school budget 10 years beginning on or after July 1, 2021, 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 Code section 257.11(5) provides supplementary weighting 16 for school districts and area education agencies that share 17 specified operational functions for at least 20 percent of the 18 school year. Supplementary weighting under this provision is 19 available for school budget years beginning on or after July 1, 20 2014, through the budget year beginning July 1, 2024. 21 This bill adds a special education director to the list of 22 eligible operational functions and positions eligible for a 23 supplementary weighting of three pupils. 24 The bill takes effect upon enactment and applies to school 25 budget years beginning on or after July 1, 2021, through the 26 school budget year beginning July 1, 2024. 27 -2- LSB 2065YH (3) 89 md/jh 2/ 2