HCS CSSB 244(HES): "An Act relating to school construction grants; relating to state foundation aid and supplementary state aid for education; and providing for an effective date."
00HOUSE CS FOR CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 244(HES) 01 "An Act relating to school construction grants; relating to state foundation aid 02 and supplementary state aid for education; and providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 14.11.013(a) is amended to read: 05 (a) With regard to projects for which grants are requested under AS 14.11.011, 06 the department shall 07 (1) annually review the six-year plans submitted by each district under 08 AS 14.11.011(b) and recommend to the board a revised and updated six-year capital 09 improvement project grant schedule that serves the best interests of the state and each 10 district; in recommending projects for this schedule, the department shall verify that 11 each proposed project meets the criteria established under AS 14.11.014(b) and 12 qualifies as a project required to 13 (A) avert imminent danger or correct life-threatening situations; 14 (B) house students who would otherwise be unhoused; for
01 purposes of this subparagraph, students are considered unhoused if the 02 students attend school in temporary facilities and the district has a 03 population greater than 10,000; 04 (C) protect the structure of existing school facilities; 05 (D) correct building code deficiencies that require major repair 06 or rehabilitation in order for the facility to continue to be used for the 07 educational program; 08 (E) achieve an operating cost savings; 09 (F) modify or rehabilitate facilities for the purpose of improving 10 the instructional program; 11 (G) meet an educational need not specified in (A) - (F) of this 12 paragraph, identified by the department; 13 (2) prepare an estimate of the amount of money needed to finance each 14 project; 15 (3) provide to the governor, by November 1, and to the legislature 16 within the first 10 days of each regular legislative session, a revised and updated six- 17 year capital improvement project grant schedule, together with a proposed schedule of 18 appropriations. 19 * Sec. 2. AS 14.17.021 is repealed and reenacted to read: 20 Sec. 14.17.021. STATE FOUNDATION AID. (a) Beginning July 1, 1995, 21 the amount of state foundation aid for which a city or borough school district may 22 qualify in a fiscal year is calculated by subtracting from the basic need defined in (c) 23 of this section the required local contributions under AS 14.17.025(a) and 90 percent 24 of eligible federal impact aid for that fiscal year. 25 (b) Beginning July 1, 1995, the amount of state foundation aid for which a 26 regional educational attendance area may qualify in a fiscal year is calculated by 27 subtracting from the basic need defined in (c) of this section 96 percent of eligible 28 federal impact aid for that fiscal year. 29 (c) The basic need of a school district is determined by multiplying the area cost differential of the district und 30 AS 14.17.051 by the number of instructional units 31 in the district under AS 14.17.031 and then multiplying that product by the
01 instructional unit value in AS 14.17.056. 02 (d) The department may make adjustments to a district's state foundation aid 03 for a fiscal year to correct underpayments made in previous fiscal years. 04 * Sec. 3. AS 14.17 is amended by adding a new section to read: 05 Sec. 14.17.026. SUPPLEMENTARY STATE AID FOR REGIONAL 06 EDUCATIONAL ATTENDANCE AREAS. Beginning July 1, 1995, in addition to the 07 state foundation aid for which a regional educational attendance area may qualify 08 under AS 14.17.021(b), a regional educational attendance area may qualify for 09 supplementary state aid. The amount of supplementary state aid for which a regional 10 educational attendance area may qualify in a fiscal year is calculated by multiplying 11 the area cost differential of the regional educational attendance area under 12 AS 14.17.051 by the number of instructional units in the regional educational 13 attendance area determined under AS 14.17.031 and then multiplying that product by 14 a unit allotment of $500. 15 * Sec. 4. TRANSITION. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Act, if, for fiscal year 16 1996, a city or borough school district or a regional educational attendance area would receive 17 less foundation aid under this Act than the city or borough school district or regional 18 educational attendance area would have received under AS 14.17 without enactment of this 19 Act, the school district or attendance area is eligible to receive foundation aid for fiscal year 20 1996 equal to the amount that would have been received under AS 14.17 without the 21 enactment of this Act. 22 * Sec. 5. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, AS 14.17 shall not be applied for 23 funding public education after June 30, 1997. 24 * Sec. 6. Sections 2 - 4 of this Act are retroactive to July 1, 1995. 25 * Sec. 7. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).