Foundation Level School Support [See Title 16 Chapter 97 The Rhode
Island Board Of Education Act]
§ 16-7-22 Determination of average daily
Each community shall be paid pursuant to the provisions of § 16-7-17 an
amount based upon the following provisions:
(1) On or before September 1 of each year the average daily
membership of each city and town for the reference year shall be determined by
the commissioner of elementary and secondary education from data supplied by
the school committee in each community in the following manner: The aggregate
number of days of membership of all pupils enrolled full time in grade twelve
(12) and below, except that pupils below grade one who are not full time shall
be counted on a full-time equivalent basis: (i) Increased by the aggregate
number of days of membership of pupils residing in the particular city or town
whose tuition in schools approved by the department of elementary and secondary
education in other cities and towns is paid by the particular city or town; and
(ii) Decreased by the aggregate number of days of membership of nonresident
pupils enrolled in the public schools of the particular city or town and
further decreased by the aggregate number of days of membership equal to the
number of group home beds calculated for the purposes of reimbursement pursuant
to § 14-64-1.1; and (iii) Decreased further, in the case of a city or town
that is a member of a regional school district during the first year of
operation of the regional school district by the aggregate number of days of
membership of pupils residing in the city or town who would have attended the
public schools in the regional school district if the regional school district
had been operating during the previous year, divided by the number of days
during which the schools were officially in session during the reference year.
The resulting figures shall be the average, daily membership for the city or
town for the reference year. For purposes of calculating the permanent
foundation education aid as described in § 16-7.2-3(1) and (2), the
average, daily membership for school districts shall exclude charter school and
state school students, and beginning in school year 2014-2015, include an
estimate to ensure that districts converting from a half-day to a full-day
kindergarten program pursuant to § 16-99-4 are credited on a full-time
basis beginning in the first year of enrollment and are funded notwithstanding
the transition plan pursuant to § 16-7.2-7.
(2) The average daily membership of pupils attending public
schools shall apply for the purposes of determining the percentage of the
state's share under the provisions of §§ 16-7-16(3), 16-7-16(10),
16-7-18, 16-7-19, 16-7-20, 16-7-21 and 16-7.2-4.
(3) In the case of regional school districts, the aggregate
number of days of membership by which each city or town is decreased in
subdivision (1)(iii) of this section, divided by the number of days during
which the schools attended by the pupils were officially in session, shall
determine the average daily membership for the regional school district during
the first year of operation. After the first year of operation, the average,
daily membership of each regional school district, except the Chariho regional
high school district, shall be determined by the commissioner of elementary and
secondary education from data supplied by the school committee of each regional
school district for the reference year in the manner provided in subdivision
(1) of this section.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1960, ch. 27, § 8; P.L. 1967, ch. 160, § 3; P.L. 1972, ch. 197,
§ 1; P.L. 1980, ch. 264, § 1; P.L. 1983, ch. 134, § 1; P.L.
1988, ch. 84, § 74; P.L. 1989, ch. 490, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 133, art.
43, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 77, art. 22, § 5; P.L. 2010, ch. 124, §
1; P.L. 2010, ch. 125, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 358, § 2; P.L. 2014, ch.
431, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 456, § 1.)