General Assembly: 83 (2010 Regular GA) - Chapter 1002 - School finance — allowable growth


Published: 2010-01-15

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7 LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-THIRD G.A., 2010 SESSION CH. 1002

conduct an informal hearing before taking final action. Final action to revoke a contract shall be taken in a manner least disruptive to students enrolled in the charter school or innovation zone school. The state board shall take final action to revoke or approve continuation of a contract by the last day of classes in the school year. If the final action to revoke a contract under this section occurs prior to the last day of classes in the school year, a charter school or innovation zone school student may enroll in the resident district. 6. A school board revoking a contract or a school board, innovation zone consortium, or

advisory council that fails to renew a contract under this chapter is not liable for that action to the charter school or innovation zone school, a student enrolled in the charter school or innovation zone school or the student’s parent or guardian, or any other person.

Sec. 20. Section 256F.8, subsection 7, Code 2009, is amended by striking the subsection.

Sec. 21. Section 256F.9, Code Supplement 2009, is amended to read as follows: 256F.9 Procedures after revocation — student enrollment. If a charter school or innovation zone school contract is revoked in accordance with this

chapter, a nonresident student who attended the school, and any siblings of the student, shall be determined to have shown “good cause” as provided in section 282.18, subsection 4, paragraph “b”, and may submit an application to another school district according to section 282.18 at any time. Applications and notices required by section 282.18 shall be processed and provided in a prompt manner. The application and notice deadlines in section 282.18 do not apply to a nonresident student application under these circumstances.

Sec. 22. Section 256F.10, subsections 1 and 2, Code 2009, are amended to read as follows: 1. A charter school or innovation zone school shall report at least annually to the school

board or innovation zone consortium, advisory council, and the state board the information required by the school board or innovation zone consortium, advisory council, or the state board. The reports are public records subject to chapter 22. 2. Not later than December 1, 2003, and annually thereafter, the state board shall submit

a comprehensive report, with findings and recommendations, to the senate and house standing committees on education general assembly. The report shall evaluate the state’s charter school and innovation zone school programs generally, including but not limited to, an evaluation of whether the pilot programs charter schools and innovation zone schools are fulfilling the purposes set forth in section 256F.4, subsection 2. The report also shall contain, for each charter school or innovation zone school, a copy of the charter school’s school or innovation zone school’s mission statement, attendance statistics and dropout rate, aggregate assessment test scores, projections of financial stability, the number and qualifications of teachers and administrators, and number of and comments on supervisory visits by the department of education.

Sec. 23. REPEAL. Section 256F.11, Code 2009, is repealed.

Approved January 15, 2010

CHAPTER 1002 SCHOOL FINANCE — ALLOWABLE GROWTH

S.F. 2045

AN ACT delaying the establishment of the state percent of growth for the budget year beginning July 1, 2011, for purposes of the state school foundation program, and including effective date provisions.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

CH. 1002 LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-THIRD G.A., 2010 SESSION 8

Section 1. ALLOWABLE GROWTH DELAY. Notwithstanding the provision of section 257.8, subsection 1, relating to the deadline for enactment of the statute establishing the state percent of growth, the state percent of growth for the budget year beginning July 1, 2011, shall be established by statute which shall be enacted within thirty days of the submission of the governor’s budget under section 8.21 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011.

Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE UPON ENACTMENT. This Act, being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.

Approved January 20, 2010

CHAPTER 1003 SCHOOL FINANCE — CATEGORICAL ALLOWABLE GROWTH

S.F. 2046

AN ACT delaying the establishment of the categorical state percent of growth for the budget year beginning July 1, 2011, for purposes of the state school foundation program, and including effective date provisions.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. CATEGORICAL ALLOWABLE GROWTH DELAY. Notwithstanding the provision of section 257.8, subsection 2, relating to the deadline for enactment of the statute establishing the categorical state percent of growth, the categorical state percent of growth for the budget year beginning July 1, 2011, shall be established by statute which shall be enacted within thirty days of the submission of the governor’s budget under section 8.21 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011.

Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE UPON ENACTMENT. This Act, being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.

Approved January 20, 2010

CHAPTER 1004 SCHOOL FINANCE AND CASH FLOW — SCHOOL BUDGET REVIEW COMMITTEE

H.F. 2030

AN ACT relating to the school budget review committee by modifying its membership and by modifying the committee’s duties related to school district unusual financial circumstances and including effective date provisions.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 257.2, Code 2009, is amended by adding the following new subsection: NEWSUBSECTION. 13. “Unexpended fund balance”means a school district’s unreserved

and undesignated fund balances.