General Assembly: 78 (2000 Regular GA) - Chapter 1198 - School finance — supplementary weighting


Published: 2000

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Sec. 9. DIRECTIONS TO CODE EDITOR. The Code editor may transfer section 10C.6 to another chapter in the 2005 Code, and correct internal references as necessary in order to enhance the readability of the Code.

Sec. 10. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.

Approved May 18,2000

CHAPTER 1198 SCHOOL FINANCE - SUPPLEMENTARY WEIGHTING

H.F. 2496

AN ACT providing supplementary weighting for determining enrollment in school districts involved in district-to-district or district-to-community-college sharing programs, and at-risk programs, and providing an effective date.

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

Section 1. Section 257.11, Code 1999, is amended to read as follows: 257.11 SUPPLEMENTARY WEIGHTING PLAN. In order to provide additional funds for school districts which send their rcsident pupils to

another school district or to a community collcge for classcs, which jointly employ and share the services of teachers under section 280. Hi, which use the services of a teacher employed by another school district, or which jointly employ and share the scrvices of a school superintendent under section 280.1§ or 276.7A, a supplementary weighting plan for determining enrollment is adopted as follows:

1. REGULAR CURRICULUM. Pupils in a regular curriculum attending all their classes in the district in which they reside, taught by teachers employed by that district, and having administrators employed by that district, are assigned a weighting of one.

2. SHARED CLASSES OR TEACHERS DISTRICT-TO-DISTRICT SHARING. iL. In order to provide additional funds for school districts which send their resident pupils

to another school district. which jointly employ and share the services of teachers under section 280.15. or which use the services of a teacher employed by another school district. a supplementary weighting plan for determining enrollment is adopted.

b. If the school budget review committee certifies to the department of management that the shared classes or teachers would otherwise not be implemented without the assignment of additional weighting, pupils attending classes in another school district or a community eeHege, attending classes taught by a teacher who is employed jointly under section 280.15, or attending classes taught by a teacher who is employed by another school district, are assigned a weighting of onc plus an additional portion equal to one times the percent forty-eight hundredths of the percentage of the pupil's school day during which the pupil attends classes in another district or community college, attends classes taught by a teacher who is jointly employed under section 280.15, or attends classes taught by a teacher who is employed by another school district. A pupil attending a class in which students from one or more other school districts are enrolled and the class is taught via the Iowa eommunica tions netv/orll is not deemed to be attending a class in another school district for the pur poses of this subsection and the school district is not eligiblc for additional weighting for that class undcr this subsection.

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Sehool distriets that ha-ve e1ceeuted whole gfade shariag agfeemeats uadef seetioa 282.10 thfough 282.12 begiaaiag with the budget yeaf begiaaiag oa July 1, 1996, aad that feeeived supplemeatary weightiag fOf shafed teaehefs Of elasses uadef this subseetioa fOf the sehool yeaf eadiag priOf to the effeetp .. e date of the whole grade shariag agfeemeat shall iaelude ia its supplemeatary 'Neigfitiag amouat additioaal pupils added by the applieatioa of the supple meatary ... ;eightiag plaa, equal to the pupils added by the applieatioa of the supplemeatary weightiag plaa pUfsuaat to this subseetioa ia the budget yeaf begiaaiag July 1, 1992. If at aay time aftef July 1, 1996, a distfiet eads a ..... hole grade shafiag agfeemeat with the ofigi aal distfiet aad does aot eatef iato a whole gfade shafiag agfeemeat 'Nith aa altefaatiT .. e distfiet, the sehool distriet shall feduee its supplemeatary weightiag amouat by the aumbef of pupils added by the applieatioa of the supplemeatary weightiag ia this subseetioa ia the budget yeaf begiaaiag July 1, 1992, ia the budget yeaf that the ,<,thole grade shafiag agfee meat is tefmiaated.

3,. WHOLE GRADE SHARI~lG. FOfthe budget yeafs begiaaiag July 1,1991, aad July 1, 1992, ia distriets that have eneeuted whole gfade shafiag agfeemeats uadef seetioas 282.10 thfough 282.12, the sehool budget feview eommittee shall assiga a v;eightiag equal to oae plus aa additioaal portioa of oae times the pefeeat of the pupil's sehool day ia whieh a pupil atteads elasses ia aaothef distfiet Of a eommuaity eollege, atteads elasses taught by a teaehefwho is employedjoiatly uadef seetioa 280.1a, Of atteads elasses taught by a teaehef who is employed by aaothef distfiet. The assigameat of additioaal weightiag to a sehool distriet shall eoatiaue fOf a period of fi' .. e yeafs. If the sehool distfiet feofgaaizes dUfiag that five yeaf pefiod, the assigameat of the additioaal weightiag shall be traasfeffed to the feofgaaized distfiet uatil the enpiratioa of the five yeaf pefiod. If a sehool distfiet was feeeiviag additioaal v .. eightiag fOf whole gfade shafiag uadef seetioa 442.69, subseetioa 2, Code 1989, the distfiet shall eoatiaue to be assigaed additioaal ,<,;eightiag fOf whole grade shafiag by the sehool budget feview eommittee uadef this subseetioa so that the distfiet is assigaed the additioaal weightiag fOf whole gfade shafiag fOf a total period of fi-ye yeafs.

+. PUPILS INELIGIBLE. A pupil eligible fOf the weightiag plaa pfo'rided ia seetioa 2aSB.9 is aot eligible fOf the ' .... eightiag plaa pfovided ia this seetioa.

&.- SHARED SUPERI~lTENDENTS. FOf the budget yeafs begiaaiag July 1, 1991, aad July 1, 1992, pupils eafolled ia a sehool distfiet ia TNhieh the supefiateadeat is employed joiatly uadef seetioa 280.1a Of uadef seetioa 2'7d.7A, afe assigaed a weightiag of oae plus aa additioaal portioa of oae fOf the supefiateadeat T.vho is joiatly employed times the pef eeat of the supefiateadeat's time ia whieh the supefiateadeat is employed ia the sehool distriet. HO'Nevef, the total additioaal weightiag assigaed uadef this subseetioa fOf a budget yeaf fof a sehool distfict shall aot e1cceed sevea aad oae half aad the total additioaal weight iag added eumulatiT .. ely to the eafollmeat of school distficts shafiag a supefiateadeat shall aot eneeed twelve aad oae half. The assigameat of additioaal weightiag to a school distfict shall coatiaue fOf a period of five yeafs. If the sehool distriet feofgaaizes duriag that fP .. e yeaf pefiod, the assigameat of the additioaal weightiag shall be traasfeffed to the feofgaaized distfiet uatil the enf3iratioa of the five yeaf pefiod.

If a distfict v;as feeeiviag additioaal weightiag fOf supefiateadeat shafiag Of admiaistfa tOf shafiag uadef sectioa 442.69, subseetioa 4, Code 1989, the distriet shall eoatiaue to be assigaed additioaal weightiag fOf supefiateadeat shafiag Of admiaistfatof shariag by thc school budget feview committee uadef this subsectioa so that the distfict is assigaed the additioaal weightiag fOf shafiag fOf a total pefiod of fiT .. e yeafs.

FOf pUFf30ses of this sectioa, "supefiateadeat" iacludes a pefsoa joiatly employed uadef seetioa 2'7d.7A Of sectioa 280.1 a to seNe ia the capacity of a sehool supefiateadeat aad v .. ho holds a supefiateadeat's eadofsemeat issued uadef chaptef 272 by the boafd of educatioaal enamiaefs.

s,. SHARED MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, ,'\PolO lANGUAGE COURSES. FOf the budget yeafs begiaaiag July 1, 1991, aad July 1, 1992, a sehool distfict feceiviag additioaal fuads uadef subseetioa 2 Of 6 fOf its pupils at the BiRth gfade leT.'cl aad above that afe eafolled ia

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seqtleRtial mathematies eetlFSeS at the adr.'aReea algeBFa level aRa aBe','e; ehemistfy, aa ';aReea ehemistty, pAysies eF aavaReea physies eetlFSeS; eF feFeigRlaRgtlage eetlFSeS at the seeeRa yeaF level aRa aBeve shall have aR aaaitieRal v;eightiRg ef eRe ptlpil asaea te its tetah ~ CALCUIATION OF WEIGHTS. The seheel Btlaget Fev4ew eemmittee shall ealetllate

the weights te Be tlsea tlRaeF stlBseetieRs 2 aRa 6 te the ReaFest eRe htlRSFesth ef eRe aRa tlRSeF stlBseetieR e te the Rent highest eRe thetlSaRath ef eRe. Te the enteRt pessiBle, the meReys geReFatea By the weigAtiRg shall Be eqtlivaleRt te the meReys geReFatea By the eRe teRth, five teRths, aRS tweRty five thetlSaRaths weightiRg pFevisea iR seetieR 442.69, Cese 1989. ~ Pupils attendin~ class for all or a substantial portion of a school day pursuant to a

whole ~rade sharin~ a~reement executed under sections 282.10 throu~h 282.12 shall not be eli~ible for supplementary wei~htin~ pursuant to this subsection.

3.. DISTRICT -TO-COMMUNITI-COLLEGE SHARING . .a... In order to provide additional funds for school districts which send their resident pupils

to a community college for classes. a supplementary wei~htin~ plan for determinin~ enroll- ment is adopted.

b. If the school bud~et review committee certifies to the department of mana~ement that the class would not otherwise be implemented without the assignment of additional weight- in~. pupils attendin~ a community colle~e-offered class or attendin~ a class tau~ht by a community colle~e-employed teacher are assi~ned a wei~htin~ of forty-eight hundredths of the percenta~e of the pupil's school day durin~ which the pupil attends class in the commu- nity colle~e or attends a class tau~ht by a community colle~e-empIQyed teacher. The follow- in~ requirements shall be met for the purposes of assi~nin~ an additional wei~htin~ for classes offered throu~h a sharin~ a~reement between a school district and community colle~e. The class must be: ill Supplementin~. not supplantin~. hi~h school courses. ro Included in the community colle~e catalo~ or an amendment or addendum to the

catalo~ . .Ql Open to all re~istered community colle~e students. not just high school students. ill For colle~e credit and the credit must apply toward an associate of arts or associate of

science de~ree. or toward an associate of applied arts or associate of applied science de~ree. or toward completion of a colle~e diploma pro~ram.

ID Tau~ht by a teacher meetin~ community colle~e licensin~ requirements. lID. Tau~ht utilizin~ the community colle~e course syllabus. ill Of the same Quality as a course offered on a community colle~e campus. 4. AT-RISK PROGRAMS AND ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS . .a... In order to provide additional fundin~ to school districts for pro~rams servin~ at-risk

pupils and alternative school pupils in secondary schools. a supplementary wei~htin~ plan for at-risk pupils is adopted. A supplementary wei~htin~ of forty-ei~ht ten-thousandths per pupil shall be assi~ned to the percenta~e of pupils in a school district enrolled in grades one throu~h six. as reported by the school district on the basic educational data survey for the base year. who are eli~ible for free and reduced price meals under the federal National School Lunch Act and the federal Child Nutrition Act of 1966.42 U.S.c. § 1751-1785. multi- plied by the budget enrollment in the school district: and a supplementary wei~htin~ of one hundred fifty-six one-hundred-thousandths per pupil shall be assi~ned to pupils included in the budget enrollment of the school district. Amounts received as supplementary wei~tin~ for at-risk pupils shall be utilized by a school district to develop or maintain at-risk pupils' pro~rams. which may include alternative school pro~rams.

12.. Notwithstandin~ paragraph "a". a school district which received supplementary weight- ing for an alternative hi~h school program for the school bud~et year beginnin~ July 1. 1999. shall receive an amount of supplementary wei~htin~ for the next three school budget years as follows:

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ill For the budget year beginning July 1. 2000. the greater of the amount of supplemen- tal)' weighting determined pursuant to paragraph "a". or sixty-five percent of the amount received for the budget year beginning July 1. 1999. ill For the budget year beginning July 1. 2001. the greater of the amount of supplemen-

tary weighting determined pursuant to paragraph "a". or forty percent of the amount re- ceived for the budget year beginning July 1. 1999. ill For the budget year beginning July 1,2002, and succeeding budget years, the amount

of supplementary weighting determined pursuant to paragraph "a". If a school district receives an amount pursuant to this paragraph "b" which exceeds the

amount the district would otherwise have received pursuant to paragraph "a", the depart- ment of management shall annually determine the amount of the excess that would have been state aid and the amount that would have been property tax if the school district had generated that amount pursuant to paragraph "a", and shall include the amounts in the state aid payments and property tax levies of school districts. The department of management shall recalculate the supplementary weighting amount received each year to reflect the amount of the reduction in funding from one budget year to the next pursuant to subpara- graphs (1) through (3). It is the intent of the general assembly that when weights are recalculated under this subsection. the total amounts generated by each weight shall be approximately equal.

h If the amount to be received under paragraph "a" or "b" by a school district or a consor- tium of school districts is less than fifty thousand dollars and the school district or consor- tium received funds under section 279.51. subsection 1. paragraph "c" or "e", Code 1999. for school-based youth services during the budget year beginning July 1. 1999. such school district or consortium shall receive a total amount under this subsection of fifty thousand dollars for each of the budget years beginning July 1. 2000, and July 1. 2001. The depart- ment of management shall adjust the supplementary weighting of a school district or the school district acting as the fiscal agent for a consortium eligible under this paragraph in a manner to assure that the district or the consortium receives the total sum of fifty thousand dollars as guaranteed in this paragraph. If the consortium elects not to continue a school-based youth service program. the funds shall be distributed equally to the school districts in the consortium. This paragraph is repealed effective July 1. 2002. for budget years beginning on or after that date. To the extent possible, the total amount of moneys generated by the enactment of this subsection. including this paragraph. shall be equivalent to the amount generated under this subsection without the inclusion of this paragraph. The department of management shall adjust the weighting assigned in this subsection to reflect this intent. ~ SHARED CLASSES DELIVERED OVER THE IOWA COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK.

A pupil attending a class in which students from one or more other school districts are enrolled and which is taught via the Iowa communications network is not deemed to be attending a class in another school district or in a community college for the purposes of this section and the school district is not eligible for supplementary weighting for that class under this section.

Q" PUPILS INELIGIBLE. A pupil eligible for the weighting plan provided in section 256B.9 is not eligible for supplementary weighting pursuant to this section. A pupil attending an alternative program or an at-risk pupils' program, including alternative high school pro- grams, is not eligible for supplementary weighting under subsection 2.

1... SCHOOL FINANCE APPROPRIATIONS REPORT. The department of education shall annually prepare a report regarding school finance provisions or programs receiving a standing appropriation, including supplementary weighting programs. The report shall provide information regarding amounts received or accessed by school districts pursuant to the provisions or programs, whether the amounts received represent an increase or decrease over amounts received during the previous budget year and the percentage increase or de- crease. conclusions regarding the adequacy of amounts received by school districts and whether the amounts received are equitable between school districts based upon input from the school districts and analysis by the department, and the rationale for current trends

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being observed by the department and projections regarding possible trends in the future. The report shall be submitted to the general assembly by January 1 each year. and copies of the report shall be forwarded to the chairpersons and members of the committee on educa- tion in the senate and in the house of representatives.

Sec. 2. Section 279.51, subsection 1, unnumbered paragraph 1, Code Supplement 1999, is amended to read as follows:

There is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the department of education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, -W9& 2000, and each succeeding fiscal year, the sum of fi.#een twelve million three five hundred sixty thousand dollars.

Sec. 3. Section 279.51, subsection 1, paragraphs c and e, Code Supplement 1999, are amended by striking the paragraphs.

Sec. 4. Section 279.51, subsection 3, Code Supplement 1999, is amended by striking the subsection.

Sec. 5. Section 257.12, Code 1999, is repealed.

Sec. 6. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act, being deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.

Approved May 18,2000

CHAPTER 1199 BOARD OF EDUCATIONAL EXAMINERS - INVESTIGATIVE INFORMATION

S.F.292

AN ACT providing for the designation of investigative information possessed by the board of educational examiners as privileged and confidential.

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

Section 1. Section 272.13, Code 1999, is amended by adding the following new unnum- bered paragraph:

NEW UNNUMBERED PARAGRAPH. All complaint files, investigation files, other inves- tigation reports, and other investigative information in the possession of the board or its employees or agents, which relate to licensee discipline, are privileged and confidential, and are not subject to discovery, subpoena, or other means of legal compulsion for their release to a person other than the respondent and the board and its employees and agents involved in licensee discipline, and are not admissible in evidence in a judicial or administrative proceeding other than the proceeding involving licensee discipline. However, investigative information in the possession of the board or its employees or agents which relates to licensee discipline may be disclosed to appropriate licensing authorities within this state, the appropriate licensing authority in another state, the District of Columbia, or a territory or country in which the licensee is licensed or has applied for a license. A final written decision and finding of fact of the board in a disciplinary proceeding is a public record.

Approved May 19,2000