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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2008

LCO No. 5103

   
 

*SB0040405103SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th Dist.

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

SEN. RORABACK, 30th Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 404

File No. 645

Cal. No. 414

Strike section 1 in its entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Subsections (d) and (e) of section 10-262i of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2008):

(d) (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (c) of this section, for the fiscal [years] year ending June 30, 2008, [and June 30, 2009,] the budgeted appropriation for education in any town receiving an increase in funds pursuant to this section shall be not less than the amount appropriated for education for the prior year plus the percentage of such increase in funds as determined under subsection (e) of this section.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (c) of this section, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, the budgeted appropriation for education in any town receiving an increase in funds pursuant to this section shall be (A) not less than the amount appropriated for education for the prior year, or (B) in the case of a town whose school district is in its second year or more of being identified as in need of improvement pursuant to section 10-223e of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes and has failed to make adequate yearly progress in mathematics or reading at the whole district level, the amount described in subparagraph (A) of this subdivision plus the percentage of the increase in aid, as determined under subsection (e) of this section.

(e) [The] (1) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, the percentage of the increase in aid pursuant to this section applicable under subsection (d) of this section, shall be the average of the results of (1) (A) a town's current program expenditures per resident student pursuant to subdivision (36) of section 10-262f of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, subtracted from the highest current program expenditures per resident student in this state, (B) divided by the difference between the highest current program expenditures per resident student in this state and the lowest current program expenditures per resident student in this state, (C) multiplied by fifty per cent, (D) plus fifteen percentage points, (2) (A) a town's wealth pursuant to subdivision (26) of section 10-262f of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, subtracted from the wealth of the town with the highest wealth of all towns in this state, (B) divided by the difference between the wealth of the town with the highest wealth of all towns in this state and the wealth of the town with the lowest wealth of all towns in this state, (C) multiplied by fifty per cent, (D) plus fifteen percentage points, and (3) (A) a town's grant mastery percentage pursuant to subdivision (12) of section 10-262f of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, subtracted from one, subtracted from one minus the grant mastery percentage of the town with the highest grant mastery percentage in this state, (B) divided by the difference between one minus the grant mastery percentage of the town with the highest grant mastery percentage in this state and one minus the grant mastery percentage of the town with the lowest grant mastery percentage in this state, (C) multiplied by fifty per cent, (D) plus fifteen percentage points. For any town whose school district is in its third year or more of being identified as in need of improvement pursuant to section 10-223e of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, and has failed to make adequate yearly progress in mathematics or reading at the whole district level, the percentage determined pursuant to this subsection for such town shall be increased by an additional twenty percentage points. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, charter, special act or home rule ordinance, on or before September 15, 2007, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, a town may request the Commissioner of Education to defer a portion of the town's increase in aid over the prior fiscal year pursuant to this section to be expended in the subsequent fiscal year. If the commissioner approves such request, the deferred amount shall be credited to the increase in aid for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, rather than the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008. Such funds shall be expended in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, in accordance with the provisions of this section. In no case shall a town be allowed to defer increases in aid required to be spent for education as a result of failure to make adequate yearly progress in accordance with the provisions of this subdivision.

(2) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, except as provided for in subdivisions (3) and (4) of this subsection, any town whose school district is in its second year or more of being identified as in need of improvement pursuant to section 10-223e of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes and has failed to make adequate yearly progress in mathematics or reading at the whole district level, the percentage of the increase in aid pursuant to this section applicable under subsection (d) of this section shall be the average of the results of (A) (i) a town's current program expenditures per resident student pursuant to subdivision (36) of section 10-262f of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, subtracted from the current program expenditures per resident student of the town with the highest current program expenditures per resident student in this state, (ii) divided by the difference between the current program expenditures per resident student of the town with the highest current program expenditures per resident student in the state and the current program expenditures per resident student of the town with the lowest current program expenditures per resident student in this state, (iii) multiplied by thirty per cent, (iv) plus fifty percentage points, (B)(i) a town's wealth pursuant to subdivision (26) of section 10-262f of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, subtracted from the wealth of the town with the highest wealth of all towns in this state, (ii) divided by the difference between the wealth of the town with the highest wealth of all towns in this state and the wealth of the town with the lowest wealth of all towns in this state, (iii) multiplied by thirty per cent, (iv) plus fifty percentage points, and (C)(i) a town's grant mastery percentage pursuant to subdivision (12) of section 10-262f of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, subtracted from one, subtracted from one minus the grant mastery percentage of the town with the highest grant mastery percentage in this state, (ii) divided by the difference between one minus the grant mastery percentage of the town with the highest grant mastery percentage in this state and one minus the grant mastery percentage of the town with the lowest grant mastery percentage in this state, (iii) multiplied by thirty per cent, (iv) plus fifty percentage points.

(2) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, any town whose school district is in its third year or more of being identified as in need of improvement pursuant to section 10-223e of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes and has failed to make adequate yearly progress in mathematics or reading at the whole district level, the percentage of the increase in aid pursuant to this section applicable under subsection (d) of this section shall be the percentage of the increase determined under subdivision (1) of this subsection for such town, plus twenty percentage points, or eighty per cent, whichever is greater.

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2008, and June 30, 2009, any town that (A) is a member of a regional school district that serves only grades seven to twelve, inclusive, or grades nine to twelve, inclusive, (B) appropriates at least the minimum percentage of increase in aid pursuant to the provisions of this section, and (C) has a reduced assessment from the previous fiscal year for students enrolled in such regional school district, excluding debt service for such students, shall be considered to be in compliance with the provisions of this section."