Senate File 284 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1relating to shared operational functions for purposes of
2supplementary weighting for school districts and including
3effective date and applicability provisions.
1   Section 1.  Section 257.11, subsection 5, paragraph a, Code
22019, is amended to read as follows:
   3a.  (1)  In order to provide additional funding to increase
4student opportunities and redirect more resources to student
5programming for school districts that share operational
6functions, a district that shares with a political subdivision
7one or more operational functions of a curriculum director,
 8school resource officer, master social worker, independent
9social worker, or school counselor, or one or more operational
10functions in the areas of superintendent management, business
11management, human resources, transportation, or operation
12and maintenance for at least twenty percent of the school
13year shall be assigned a supplementary weighting for each
14shared operational function. A school district that shares an
15operational function in the area of superintendent management
16shall be assigned a supplementary weighting of eight pupils for
17the function. A school district that shares the operational
18functions of a school resource officer or that
shares an
19operational function in the area of business management, human
20resources, transportation, or operation and maintenance shall
21be assigned a supplementary weighting of five pupils for the
22function. A school district that shares the operational
23functions of a curriculum director, a master social worker or
24an independent social worker licensed under chapters 147 and
25154C, or a school counselor shall be assigned a supplementary
26weighting of three pupils for the function. The additional
27weighting shall be assigned for each discrete operational
28function shared. However, a school district may receive the
29additional weighting under this subsection for sharing the
30services of an individual with a political subdivision even if
31the type of operational function performed by the individual
32for the school district and the type of operational function
33performed by the individual for the political subdivision are
34not the same operational function, so long as both operational
35functions are eligible for weighting under this subsection. In
-1-1such case, the school district shall be assigned the additional
2weighting for the type of operational function that the
3individual performs for the school district, and the school
4district shall not receive additional weighting for any other
5function performed by the individual. The operational function
6sharing arrangement does not need to be a newly implemented
7sharing arrangement to receive supplementary weighting under
8this subsection.
   9(2)  For the purposes of this section, “political:
   10(a)  “Political subdivision” means a city, township, county,
11school corporation, merged area, area education agency,
12institution governed by the state board of regents, or any
13other governmental subdivision.
   14(b)  “School resource officer” means the same as defined in
1534 U.S.C. §10389.
16   Sec. 2.  EFFECTIVE DATE.  This Act, being deemed of immediate
17importance, takes effect upon enactment.
18   Sec. 3.  APPLICABILITY.  This Act applies to school budget
19years beginning on or after July 1, 2019, subject to the school
20budget year limitations of section 257.11, subsection 5.
22The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
23the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   24Code section 257.11(5) provides supplementary weighting
25for school districts and area education agencies that share
26specified operational functions for at least 20 percent of the
27school year. Supplementary weighting under this provision is
28available for school budget years beginning on or after July 1,
292019, through the budget year beginning July 1, 2024.
   30This bill adds a school resource officer to the list of
31eligible operational functions and positions eligible for a
32supplementary weighting of five pupils. The bill defines
33“school resource officer” to mean the same as the federal
34definition. The federal definition of “school resource
35officer” is a career law enforcement officer, with sworn
-2-1authority, deployed in community-oriented policing, and
2assigned by the employing police department or agency to work
3in collaboration with schools and community-based organizations
4to address crime and disorder problems, gangs, and drug
5activities affecting or occurring in or around an elementary
6or secondary school; to develop or expand crime prevention
7efforts for students; to educate likely school-age victims in
8crime prevention and safety; to develop or expand community
9justice initiatives for students; to train students in conflict
10resolution, restorative justice, and crime awareness; to assist
11in the identification of physical changes in the environment
12that may reduce crime in or around the school; and to assist in
13developing school policy that addresses crime and to recommend
14procedural changes.
   15The bill takes effect upon enactment and applies to school
16budget years beginning on or after July 1, 2019, through the
17school budget year beginning July 1, 2024.