House Study Bill 106 - Introduced SENATE/HOUSE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BILL) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the calculation of education funding 1 for children living in certain facilities and including 2 applicability provisions. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1447XD (2) 89 md/jh
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ Section 1. Section 282.31, subsection 1, paragraph b, 1 subparagraph (2), Code 2021, is amended to read as follows: 2 (2) However, on June 30 of a school year, if the board 3 of directors of a school district determines that the number 4 of days for which a school district generated funding for 5 children under this paragraph “b” who were counted in the 6 basic enrollment of the school district in that school year in 7 accordance with section 257.6, subsection 1 , is fewer less than 8 the sum of the number of months days enrolled for all children 9 were enrolled in the school district under this paragraph 10 “b” during the school year divided by nine , the secretary of 11 the school district may submit a claim to the department of 12 education by August 1 following the school year for an amount 13 equal to the district cost per pupil of the district for the 14 previous school year multiplied by the difference between 15 the number of children counted and the number of children 16 calculated by the number of months of enrollment quotient of 17 the excess number of enrolled days for children under this 18 paragraph “b” divided by the number of days in the district’s 19 board-approved calendar for the previous year . The amount of 20 the claim shall be paid by the department of administrative 21 services to the school district by October 1. The department 22 of administrative services shall transfer the total amount 23 of the approved claim of a school district from the moneys 24 appropriated under section 257.16 and the amount paid shall 25 be deducted monthly from the state foundation aid paid to all 26 school districts in the state during the remainder of the 27 subsequent fiscal year in the manner provided in paragraph “a” . 28 Sec. 2. APPLICABILITY. This Act applies to school budget 29 years beginning on or after July 1, 2021. 30 EXPLANATION 31 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 32 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 33 This bill modifies the methodology used to calculate the 34 amount of funding a school district may request from the 35 -1- LSB 1447XD (2) 89 md/jh 1/ 2
S.F. _____ H.F. _____ department of education for providing services to certain 1 children living in an approved or licensed shelter care home or 2 an approved juvenile detention home, and by operation of law 3 children living in certain residential treatment facilities, 4 a psychiatric unit or institution, or in a child foster care 5 facility or placement. 6 The current law methodology uses, in part, a calculation 7 based on the number of months children were enrolled in the 8 district. The bill changes the calculation to be, in part, 9 based on the number of days children are enrolled in the 10 district. 11 The bill applies to school budget years beginning on or after 12 July 1, 2021. 13 -2- LSB 1447XD (2) 89 md/jh 2/ 2