H.B. No. 0269

School finance-at-risk funding.


Sponsored By:     Representative(s) Harshman, Cohee, Hammons, Jaggi, McOmie and Teeters and Senator(s) Coe


AN ACT relating to school finance; providing supplemental financial assistance to school districts for at-risk programs outside the block grant funding model; specifying funding requirements and purposes; imposing qualification criteria; imposing reporting requirements and providing for use of generated information in model recalibration; requiring payment of post secondary remedial coursework by school districts under specified conditions; providing an appropriation; and providing for effective dates.


1/22/2009   Bill Number Assigned

1/26/2009   H Received for Introduction

1/27/2009   H Introduced and Referred to H04

2/3/2009    H04 Recommended Amend and Do Pass



Ayes:  Representative(s) Brechtel, Craft, Lubnau, McOmie and Teeters

Nays:  Representative(s) Connolly, Diercks and McKim

Excused:  Representative(s) Jaggi

Ayes 5    Nays 3    Excused 1    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


2/3/2009    H Placed on General File



Page 1-line 2           Delete "at-risk" insert "tutor instruction".

Page 1-line 3           Delete "programs"; after "model" insert "to augment at-risk programs".

Page 2-line 4           Delete "an" insert "at-risk program strategies by providing resources for tutor instruction, allowing".

Page 2-lines 5 through 11     Delete.

Page 2-line 13          After "students" delete balance of line.

Page 2-lines 14 and 15  Delete.

Page 2-line 16          Delete "within" insert "and expanding".

Page 2-line 17          Delete "and" insert "which are".

Page 3-lines 14 through 21    Delete.

Page 4-line 1           Delete "(v)" insert "(iii)".

Page 4-line 3           After "students" insert ",together with a plan for the evaluation of the tutor instruction program over time".

Page 4-line 5           Delete "(vi)" insert "(iv)"; after "Evidence" insert "of a research-based approach to the use of tutors and".

Page 5-line 1           After "," delete balance of line.

Page 5-line 2           Delete line through ",".

Page 5-lines 13 through 22    Delete.

Page 6-line 1           Delete "(iv)" insert "(ii)".

Page 6-line 4           Delete ";" insert ".".

Page 6-lines 6 through 8      Delete.

Page 6-line 24          Delete "at-risk students" insert "tutor instruction".

Page 7-line 11          After "impact of" delete balance of line and insert "tutor instruction".

Page 7-line 12          Delete line through "services".

Page 7-line 13          After second "of" delete balance of line and insert "tutor instruction as a component of the at-risk strategies employed by the recipient district,".

Page 7-line 14          Delete line through ",".

Page 8-line 17          After "and" delete balance of line and insert "receiving a Hathaway student scholarship under W.S. 21-16-1304(a)(ii) or (iii)

Page 11-lines 32 and 33 Reinsert stricken language; delete "0".

Page 12-lines 7 through 11    Reinsert stricken language.

Page 16-line 5          After "2011," delete balance of line and insert "fifty million dollars ($50,000,000.00)".

Page 16-line 6          Delete "($105,000,000.00)".  MCOMIE, CHAIRMAN


2/6/2009    H Passed CoW



Page 8-line 18          Delete "W.S. 21‑2‑304(a)(iv)(A) or (B)".

Page 16-line 4          After "3." insert "(a)".

Page 16-line 5          Delete the standing committee amendment (HB0269HS001/A) to this line; after "ending" delete balance of line and insert "June 30, 2010, twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000.00)".

Page 16-After line 8 insert:

"(b)  The amounts necessary to fund computations under  subsection 1(d) of this act for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years shall be included in the 2011‑2012 standard biennial budget request of the department of education.".  TEETERS, HARSHMAN



Page 2-line 12          Delete and insert "instruction of up to four (4) struggling students for each certified teacher".

Page 2-line 13          Delete "students".  TEETERS


2/9/2009    H Passed 2nd Reading



Page 3-line 12          Delete "one-on-one"; after "instruction" insert "at levels authorized by subsection (a) of this section".  TEETERS


2/10/2009   H Failed 3rd Reading



Ayes:  Representative(s) Anderson, R., Bagby, Brechtel, Brown, Buchanan, Childers, Cohee, Edmonds, Hallinan, Harshman, Illoway, Jaggi, Lockhart, McOmie, Mercer, Miller, Moniz, Patton, Peasley, Pedersen, Petersen, Semlek, Shepperson, Simpson, Stubson, Teeters, Wallis and Zwonitzer, Dn.

Nays:  Representative(s) Barbuto, Berger, Blake, Bonner, Byrd, Cannady, Carson, Connolly, Craft, Davison, Diercks, Esquibel, K., Gilmore, Gingery, Goggles, Hales, Hammons, Harvey, Jorgensen, Landon, Madden, McKim, Meyer, Millin, Philp, Quarberg, Roscoe, Steward, Thompson, Throne and Zwonitzer, Dv.

Excused:  Representative(s) Lubnau

Ayes 28    Nays 31    Excused 1    Absent 0    Conflicts 0