HCS CSSB 244(FIN) AM H: "An Act relating to transportation of public school students; 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(FIN) am H 01 "An Act relating to transportation of public school students; relating to school 02 construction grants; relating to state foundation aid and supplementary state aid 03 for education; and providing for an effective date." 04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. AS 14.09.010(b) is amended to read: 06 (b) Each school district mentioned in (a)(1) of this section is entitled to receive 07 reimbursement from the state for the operation of the transportation system on a unit 08 cost basis determined by the department. In determining an appropriate amount of 09 eligible transportation reimbursement to a school district under this subsection, 10 the department shall review the level of reimbursement for transportation 11 provided on a motor vehicle owned by the school district and for transportation 12 provided on a motor vehicle operated under a contract with the school district. 13 * Sec. 2. AS 14.11.013(a) is amended to read: 14 (a) With regard to projects for which grants are requested under AS 14.11.011,
01 the department shall 02 (1) annually review the six-year plans submitted by each district under 03 AS 14.11.011(b) and recommend to the board a revised and updated six-year capital 04 improvement project grant schedule that serves the best interests of the state and each 05 district; in recommending projects for this schedule, the department shall verify that 06 each proposed project meets the criteria established under AS 14.11.014(b) and 07 qualifies as a project required to 08 (A) avert imminent danger or correct life-threatening situations; 09 (B) house students who would otherwise be unhoused; for 10 purposes of this subparagraph, students are considered unhoused if the 11 students attend school in temporary facilities; 12 (C) protect the structure of existing school facilities; 13 (D) correct building code deficiencies that require major repair 14 or rehabilitation in order for the facility to continue to be used for the 15 educational program; 16 (E) achieve an operating cost savings; 17 (F) modify or rehabilitate facilities for the purpose of improving 18 the instructional program; 19 (G) meet an educational need not specified in (A) - (F) of this 20 paragraph, identified by the department; 21 (2) prepare an estimate of the amount of money needed to finance each 22 project; 23 (3) provide to the governor, by November 1, and to the legislature 24 within the first 10 days of each regular legislative session, a revised and updated six- 25 year capital improvement project grant schedule, together with a proposed schedule of 26 appropriations. 27 * Sec. 3. AS 14.17.021 is repealed and reenacted to read: 28 Sec. 14.17.021. STATE FOUNDATION AID. (a) Beginning July 1, 1995, 29 the amount of state foundation aid for which a city or borough school district may 30 qualify in a fiscal year is calculated by subtracting from the basic need defined in (c) 31 of this section the required local contributions under AS 14.17.025(a) and 90 percent
01 of eligible federal impact aid for that fiscal year. 02 (b) Beginning July 1, 1995, the amount of state foundation aid for which a 03 regional educational attendance area may qualify in a fiscal year is calculated by 04 subtracting from the basic need defined in (c) of this section 96 percent of eligible 05 federal impact aid for that fiscal year. 06 (c) The basic need of a school district is determined by multiplying the area cost differential of the district und 07 AS 14.17.051 by the number of instructional units 08 in the district under AS 14.17.031 and then multiplying that product by the 09 instructional unit value in AS 14.17.056. 10 (d) The department may make adjustments to a district's state foundation aid 11 for a fiscal year to correct underpayments made in previous fiscal years. 12 * Sec. 4. AS 14.17 is amended by adding a new section to read: 13 Sec. 14.17.026. SUPPLEMENTARY STATE AID FOR REGIONAL 14 EDUCATIONAL ATTENDANCE AREAS. Beginning July 1, 1995, in addition to the 15 state foundation aid for which a regional educational attendance area may qualify 16 under AS 14.17.021(b), a regional educational attendance area may qualify for 17 supplementary state aid. The amount of supplementary state aid for which a regional 18 educational attendance area may qualify in a fiscal year is calculated by multiplying 19 the area cost differential of the regional educational attendance area under 20 AS 14.17.051 by the number of instructional units in the regional educational 21 attendance area determined under AS 14.17.031 and then multiplying that product by 22 a unit allotment of $500. 23 * Sec. 5. TRANSITION. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Act, if, for fiscal year 24 1996, a city or borough school district or a regional educational attendance area would receive 25 less foundation aid under this Act than the city or borough school district or regional 26 educational attendance area would have received under AS 14.17 without enactment of this 27 Act, the school district or attendance area is eligible to receive foundation aid for fiscal year 28 1996 equal to the amount that would have been received under AS 14.17 without the 29 enactment of this Act. 30 * Sec. 6. Sections 3 - 5 of this Act are retroactive to July 1, 1995. 31 * Sec. 7. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).