Senate File 74 - Introduced SENATE FILE 74 BY LOFGREN 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 1914XS (3) 89 md/jh
S.F. 74 Section 1. Section 257.11, subsection 5, paragraph a, Code 1 2021, is amended to read as follows: 2 a. (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 school resource officer, 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 the operational 17 functions of a school resource officer or that shares an 18 operational function in the area of business management, human 19 resources, transportation, or operation and maintenance shall 20 be assigned a supplementary weighting of five pupils for the 21 function. A school district that shares the operational 22 functions of a curriculum director, a master social worker or 23 an independent social worker licensed under chapters 147 and 24 154C , or a school counselor shall be assigned a supplementary 25 weighting of three pupils for the function. The additional 26 weighting shall be assigned for each discrete operational 27 function shared. However, a school district may receive the 28 additional weighting under this subsection for sharing the 29 services of an individual with a political subdivision even if 30 the type of operational function performed by the individual 31 for the school district and the type of operational function 32 performed by the individual for the political subdivision are 33 not the same operational function, so long as both operational 34 functions are eligible for weighting under this subsection . In 35 -1- LSB 1914XS (3) 89 md/jh 1/ 3
S.F. 74 such case, the school district shall be assigned the additional 1 weighting for the type of operational function that the 2 individual performs for the school district, and the school 3 district shall not receive additional weighting for any other 4 function performed by the individual. The operational function 5 sharing arrangement does not need to be a newly implemented 6 sharing arrangement to receive supplementary weighting under 7 this subsection . 8 (2) For the purposes of this section , “political 9 subdivision” : 10 (a) “Political subdivision” means a city, township, county, 11 school corporation, merged area, area education agency, 12 institution governed by the state board of regents, or any 13 other governmental subdivision. 14 (b) “School resource officer” means the same as defined in 15 34 U.S.C. §10389. 16 Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate 17 importance, takes effect upon enactment. 18 Sec. 3. APPLICABILITY. This Act applies to school budget 19 years beginning on or after July 1, 2021, subject to the school 20 budget year limitations of section 257.11, subsection 5. 21 EXPLANATION 22 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 23 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 24 Code section 257.11(5) provides supplementary weighting 25 for school districts and area education agencies that share 26 specified operational functions for at least 20 percent of the 27 school year. Supplementary weighting under this provision is 28 available for school budget years beginning on or after July 1, 29 2021, through the budget year beginning July 1, 2024. 30 This bill adds a school resource officer to the list of 31 eligible operational functions and positions eligible for a 32 supplementary weighting of five pupils. The bill defines 33 “school resource officer” to mean the same as the federal 34 definition. The federal definition of “school resource 35 -2- LSB 1914XS (3) 89 md/jh 2/ 3
S.F. 74 officer” is a career law enforcement officer, with sworn 1 authority, deployed in community-oriented policing, and 2 assigned by the employing police department or agency to work 3 in collaboration with schools and community-based organizations 4 to address crime and disorder problems, gangs, and drug 5 activities affecting or occurring in or around an elementary 6 or secondary school; to develop or expand crime prevention 7 efforts for students; to educate likely school-age victims in 8 crime prevention and safety; to develop or expand community 9 justice initiatives for students; to train students in conflict 10 resolution, restorative justice, and crime awareness; to assist 11 in the identification of physical changes in the environment 12 that may reduce crime in or around the school; and to assist in 13 developing school policy that addresses crime and to recommend 14 procedural changes. 15 The bill takes effect upon enactment and applies to school 16 budget years beginning on or after July 1, 2021, through the 17 school budget year beginning July 1, 2024. 18 -3- LSB 1914XS (3) 89 md/jh 3/ 3