School finance-at-risk funding.







This bill contains an appropriation of $105,000,000 from the SCHOOL FOUNDATION FUND to the Department of Education.


For school years 2009-10 and 2010-11, the proposed bill shifts specified at-risk elements contained in the block grant model and funds them outside of the block grant model as categorical grants, limited to the appropriation of $105,000,000.  Further, the Department of Education is granted authority to withhold a portion of funds for non-compliance.


In addition and commencing with academic year 2010-11 and each year thereafter, the Department of Education is to pay, from funds in excess of amounts recommended by consultants during 2005 model recalibration and withheld from districts, the costs of tuition.








Prepared by:   Dean Temte, LSO    Phone: 777-7881











This bill has administrative impact that appears to increase (or decrease) duties or responsibilities of one or more state agencies and may impact agency spending or staffing requirements. As introduced, the bill does not modify any state agency budget or current personnel authorizations.

The following state agencies will be asked to provide their estimate of the administrative fiscal impact prior to the first committee meeting held to consider the bill:


Department of Education