00 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 452(HES)
01 "An Act relating to state foundation aid and supplementary state aid for
02 education; and providing for an effective date."
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
04 * Section 1. AS 14.17.021 is repealed and reenacted to read:
05 Sec. 14.17.021. STATE FOUNDATION AID. (a) The amount of state
06 foundation aid for which a city or borough school district may qualify in a fiscal year
07 is calculated by subtracting from the basic need defined in (c) of this section the required
08 local contributions under AS 14.17.025(a) and 90 percent of eligible federal impact aid
09 for that fiscal year.
10 (b) The amount of state foundation aid for which a regional educational
11 attendance area may qualify in a fiscal year is calculated by subtracting from the basic
12 need defined in (c) of this section 95 percent of eligible federal impact aid for that fiscal
14 (c) The basic need of a school district is determined by multiplying the area cost differential of the district und
01 AS 14.17.051 by the number of instructional units
02 in the district under AS 14.17.031 and then multiplying that product by the instructional
03 unit value in AS 14.17.056.
04 (d) The department may make adjustments to a district's state foundation aid for
05 a fiscal year to correct underpayments made in previous fiscal years.
06 * Sec. 2. AS 14.17 is amended by adding a new section to read:
07 Sec. 14.17.026. SUPPLEMENTARY STATE AID FOR REGIONAL
08 EDUCATIONAL ATTENDANCE AREAS. (a) In addition to the state foundation aid
09 for which a regional educational attendance area may qualify under AS 14.17.021(b), a
10 regional educational attendance area may qualify for supplementary state aid. The
11 amount of supplementary state aid for which a regional educational attendance area may
12 qualify in a fiscal year is calculated by multiplying the area cost differential of the
13 regional educational attendance area under AS 14.17.051 by the number of instructional
14 units in the regional educational attendance area determined under AS 14.17.031 and
15 then multiplying that product by a unit allotment of $500.
16 (b) The department may, by regulation, increase the unit allotment specified in
17 (a) of this section if necessary to keep revenue disparities among school districts in the
18 state in compliance with federal equalization requirements.
19 * Sec. 3. AS 14.17.031(a) is amended to read:
20 (a) The department shall adopt regulations defining funding communities within
21 each district that reflect geographic and attendance area factors. For the purpose of
22 determining instructional units, students are counted in the district and the funding
23 community from which they receive educational services. The total number of
24 instructional units in a school district is the sum of the following units for each funding
25 community within the district, as determined by the department:
26 (1) the number of units for elementary and secondary students determined
27 under AS 14.17.041 [AS 14.17.041(a) OR (b)];
28 (2) the number of units for vocational education determined under
29 AS 14.17.043;
30 (3) the number of units for special education determined under
31 AS 14.17.045; and
01 (4) the number of units for bilingual education determined under
02 AS 14.17.047.
03 * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect July 1, 1996.