CSHB 452(HES): "An Act relating to state foundation aid and supplementary state aid for education; and providing for an effective date."
00CS 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 AS 14.17.021 is repealed and reenacted to read: 05 Sec. 14.17.021.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 13 year. 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.