Senate File 31 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1establishing a limitation on the amount of
2administrative costs for school districts.
3BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
1   Section 1.  Section 257.7, Code 2019, is amended by adding
2the following new subsection:
3   NEW SUBSECTION.  3.  Administrative costs.  For budget years
4beginning on or after July 1, 2020, the portion of the total
5authorized expenditures of a school district that is budgeted
6for administrative costs shall not exceed five percent of the
7total authorized expenditures of a school district under this
8section. “Administrative costs” shall be defined by rules
9adopted by the department of education.
10EXPLANATION
11The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
12the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   13This bill provides that for budget years beginning on
14or after July 1, 2020, the portion of the total authorized
15expenditures of a school district that is budgeted for
16administrative costs shall not exceed 5 percent of the total
17authorized expenditures of a school district. “Administrative
18costs” shall be defined by rules adopted by the department of
19education.
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