HF 868—Education Appropriations:
One provision addresses an IASB priority relating to preschool:
A process for districts to petition the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) to get a modified supplemental amount to cover the decline of preschool enrollments during the 2020-21 school year and an increase in enrollment
for the 2021-22 school year.
HF 847—Education Omnibus:
Two specific items relating to school funding:
SF 260—Medicaid Reimbursement:
- Allows districts to transfer unobligated funds from the TLC program into the district's flexibility account
- Adds work-based learning coordinator and special education directors as eligible positions for operational sharing incentives
This bill requires a receiving district to provide information and documentation to the sending district for Medicaid eligible services in the case of an open enrolled student who
receives special education services.
SF 269—Supplemental State Aid:
This bill sets the supplemental state aid (SSA) rate at 2.4%. The bill includes an additional $10 to close the district cost per pupil gap and provides $800,000 in additional
money to buy districts down to the statewide average for transportation costs.
HF 315—Programs for At-Risk Children:
This bill allows money appropriated to the Department of Education to assist schools in developing program plans and early childhood education needs to also be
used by the AEAs for the same purpose. The bill also strikes language about grant awards given to school districts needing to be a combination of preschool and full-day kindergarten.
HF 317—Funding for Children in Certain Facilities:
This bill modifies the calculation used to determine the amount of funding a school district can request by changing the calculation from number
of months to number of days that a student is enrolled in the district in order to provide education services to children living in approved or licensed shelter home or other approved facilities.
HF 602—Student Activity Fund:
This bill allows districts to transfer general funds to the student activity fund to cover cocurricular and extracurricular activities. The board must pass a resolution
before making a transfer.