SB 251
Modifies the definition of weighted average daily attendance used to calculate state aid for school districts
Sponsor:
May
LR Number:
0389S.01I
Committee:
Last Action:
1/4/2023 - S First Read
Journal Page:
S51
Title:
Calendar Position:
79
Effective Date:
August 28, 2023

Current Bill Summary

SB 251 - This act modifies the definition of "weighted average daily attendance" as used in the education funding formula to mean the average daily attendance plus the "weighting modifier for free and reduce price lunch pupils," rather than the product of 0.25 multiplied by the free and reduced price lunch pupil count that exceeds the free and reduced price lunch threshold, plus certain other factors set forth under current law.

This act defines "weighting modifier for free and reduced price lunch pupils" as the product of the free and reduced price lunch pupil count that exceeds the free and reduced price lunch threshold multiplied by 0.30 for fiscal year 2024, by 0.35 for fiscal year 2025, by 0.40 for fiscal year 2026, by 0.45 for fiscal year 2027, and by 0.50 for fiscal years 2028 and each subsequent year.

The same modification is made in the calculation of weighted average daily attendance for special school districts.

This act is substantially similar to SB 771 (2022), SB 476 (2021) and similar to SB 954 (2020).

OLIVIA SHANNON

Amendments

No Amendments Found.