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Amendment

 

January Session, 2017

LCO No. 7945

   
 

*HB0720107945HRO*

Offered by:

 

REP. HOYDICK, 120th Dist.

REP. PERILLO, 113th Dist.

REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd Dist.

SEN. KELLY, 21st Dist.

REP. GRESKO, 121st Dist.

REP. DUNSBY, 135th Dist.

REP. MCGORTY, 122nd Dist.

REP. SREDZINSKI, 112th Dist.

REP. DEVLIN, 134th Dist.

To: House Bill No. 7201

File No. 549

Cal. No. 364

"AN ACT APPLYING THE SHEFF DEFINITION OF REDUCED-ISOLATION SETTING TO ALL INTERDISTRICT MAGNET SCHOOLS IN THE STATE. "

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Subsection (m) of section 10-264l of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(m) (1) On or before May 15, 2010, and annually thereafter, each interdistrict magnet school operator shall provide written notification to any school district that is otherwise responsible for educating a student who resides in such school district and will be enrolled in an interdistrict magnet school under the operator's control for the following school year. Such notification shall include (A) the number of any such students, by grade, who will be enrolled in an interdistrict magnet school under the control of such operator, (B) the name of the school in which such student has been placed, and (C) the amount of tuition to be charged to the local or regional board of education for such student. Such notification shall represent an estimate of the number of students expected to attend such interdistrict magnet schools in the following school year, but shall not be deemed to limit the number of students who may enroll in such interdistrict magnet schools for such year.

(2) [ For the school year commencing July 1, 2015, and each school year thereafter, any interdistrict magnet school operator that is a local or regional board of education and did not charge tuition to a local or regional board of education for the school year commencing July 1, 2014, may not charge tuition to such board unless (A) such operator receives authorization from the Commissioner of Education to charge the proposed tuition, and (B) if such authorization is granted, such operator provides written notification on or before September first of the school year prior to the school year in which such tuition is to be charged to such board of the tuition to be charged to such board for each student that such board is otherwise responsible for educating and is enrolled at the interdistrict magnet school under such operator's control. In deciding whether to authorize an interdistrict magnet school operator to charge tuition under this subdivision, the commissioner shall consider (i) the average per pupil expenditure of such operator for each interdistrict magnet school under the control of such operator, and (ii) the amount of any per pupil state subsidy and any revenue from other sources received by such operator. The commissioner may conduct a comprehensive financial review of the operating budget of the magnet school of such operator to verify that the tuition is appropriate. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to any interdistrict magnet school operator that is a regional educational service center or assisting the state in meeting the goals of the 2008 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al. , as extended, or the goals of the 2013 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al. , as extended. ] For the school year commencing July 1, 2017, and each school year thereafter, no interdistrict magnet school operator that is a local or regional board of education shall charge tuition to another local or regional board of education for each student that such other board is otherwise responsible for educating and is enrolled at the interdistrict magnet school under such operator's control.

(3) Not later than two weeks following an enrollment lottery for an interdistrict magnet school conducted by a magnet school operator, the parent or guardian of a student (A) who will enroll in such interdistrict magnet school in the following school year, or (B) whose name has been placed on a waiting list for enrollment in such interdistrict magnet school for the following school year, shall provide written notification of such prospective enrollment or waiting list placement to the school district in which such student resides and is otherwise responsible for educating such student. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

July 1, 2017

10-264l(m)