Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 402

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 21-3-1.7.

Synopsis: Funding for elementary school counselors. Provides an elementary school counselor grant to school corporations. Phases in the grant over five years. Provides that the total amount of grants equals the amount necessary to fund one-half of the salaries of the elementary school counselors needed to attain the 1999 nationwide ratio of elementary school counselors to elementary school students, as determined by data from the American Counseling Association.

Effective: July 1, 2000; January 1, 2001.





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    January 10, 2000, read first time and referred to Committee on Finance.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 111th General Assembly (2000)


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SENATE BILL No. 402



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education finance and to make an appropriation.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. IC 21-3-1.7-9 , AS AMENDED BY P.L.273-1999, SECTION 138, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2001]: Sec. 9. (a) Subject to the amount appropriated by the general assembly for tuition support, the amount that a school corporation is entitled to receive in tuition support for a year is the amount determined in section 8 of this chapter.
    (b) If the total amount to be distributed as tuition support under this chapter, for enrollment adjustment grants under section 9.5 of this chapter, for at-risk programs under section 9.7 of this chapter, for academic honors diploma awards under section 9.8 of this chapter, for elementary school counselor grants under section 9.9 of this chapter, and as special and vocational education grants under IC 21-3-1.8-3 or IC 21-3-10 for a particular year, exceeds:
        (1) two billion nine hundred thirty-nine million two hundred thousand dollars ($2,939,200,000) in 1999;
        (2) three billion one hundred forty-four million, five hundred thousand dollars ($3,144,500,000) in 2000; and


        (3) three billion three hundred twenty-one twenty-six million two hundred thousand dollars ($3,321,000,000) ($3,326,200,000) in 2001;
the amount to be distributed for tuition support under this chapter to each school corporation during each of the last six (6) months of the year shall be reduced by the same dollar amount per ADM (as adjusted by IC 21-3-1.6-1.1 ) so that the total reductions equal the amount of the excess.
    SECTION 2. IC 21-3-1.7-9.5 , AS AMENDED BY P.L.273-1999, SECTION 139, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2001]: Sec. 9.5. (a) In addition to the distribution under sections 8, 9.7, and 9.8, and 9.9 of this chapter, a school corporation is eligible for an enrollment adjustment grant if the school corporation's:
        (1) current ADM minus the school corporation's previous year ADM is at least two hundred fifty (250); or
        (2) current ADM divided by the school corporation's previous year ADM is at least one and five-hundredths (1.05).
    (b) The amount of the enrollment adjustment grant is the amount determined in STEP THREE of the following formula:
        STEP ONE: Determine the school corporation's target revenue per ADM divided by three (3).
        STEP TWO: Determine the result of the school corporation's current ADM minus the school corporation's previous year ADM.
        STEP THREE: Multiply the STEP ONE result by the STEP TWO result.
    SECTION 3. IC 21-3-1.7-9.7 , AS AMENDED BY P.L.273-1999, SECTION 140, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2001]: Sec. 9.7. In addition to the distributions under sections 8, 9.5, and 9.8, and 9.9 of this chapter for 1997 and thereafter, a school corporation is eligible for an amount for at-risk programs in the amount determined in STEP SIX FIVE of the following formula:
        STEP ONE: Determine the greater of the following:
            (A) The result determined under item (ii) of the following formula:
                (I) (i) Determine the result of the school corporation's at-risk index minus two-tenths (0.2).
                (ii) Multiply the item (I) (i) result by seven-hundredths (0.07).
            (B) Zero (0).
        STEP TWO: Determine the greater of the following:
            (A) The result determined under item (ii) of the following formula:
                (I) (i) Determine the result of the school corporation's at-risk index minus fifteen-hundredths (0.15).
                (ii) Multiply the item (I) (i) result by eighteen-hundredths (0.18).
            (B) Zero (0).
        STEP THREE: Add the STEP ONE result and the STEP TWO result.
        STEP FOUR: Multiply the STEP THREE sum by the school corporation's current ADM. Round the result to the nearest one-hundredth (0.01).
        STEP FIVE: Multiply the STEP FOUR product by three thousand three hundred fifty-four dollars ($3,354) in 2000 and three thousand five hundred twenty-two dollars ($3,522) in 2001.
    SECTION 4. IC 21-3-1.7-9.8 , AS AMENDED BY P.L.273-1999, SECTION 141, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2001]: Sec. 9.8. (a) In addition to the distributions under sections 8, 9.5, and 9.7, and 9.9 of this chapter, a school corporation is eligible for an honors diploma award in the amount determined under STEP TWO of the following formula:
        STEP ONE: Determine the number of the school corporation's eligible pupils who successfully completed an academic honors diploma program in the school year ending in the previous calendar year.
        STEP TWO: Multiply the STEP ONE amount by nine hundred twenty-five dollars ($925).
    (b) Each year the governing body of a school corporation may use the money that the school corporation receives for an honors diploma award under this section to give nine hundred twenty-five dollars ($925) to each eligible pupil in the school corporation who successfully completes an academic honors diploma program in the school year ending in the previous calendar year.
    SECTION 5. IC 21-3-1.7-9.9 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2001]: Sec. 9.9. (a) In addition to the distributions under sections 8, 9.5, 9.7, and 9.8 of this chapter, a school corporation is eligible for an elementary school counselor grant in the amount determined under STEP SIX of the following formula:
        STEP ONE: Determine the result of:
            (A) the 1999 nationwide ratio of elementary school

counselors to elementary school students, as determined by data from the American Counseling Association; multiplied by
            (B) the statewide elementary school ADM for the school year beginning in the previous calendar year.
        STEP TWO: Determine the greater of zero (0) or the result of:
            (A) the STEP ONE amount; minus
            (B) the number of elementary school counselors employed by Indiana school corporations during the school year beginning in the previous calendar year.
        STEP THREE: Determine the result of:
            (A) the STEP TWO amount; multiplied by
            (B) the statewide average salary paid to the elementary school counselors described in STEP TWO (B), multiplied by five-tenths (0.5).
        STEP FOUR: Determine the result of the following:
            (A) For 2001, the STEP THREE amount multiplied by two-tenths (0.2).
            (B) For 2002, the STEP THREE amount multiplied by four-tenths (0.4).
            (C) For 2003, the STEP THREE amount multiplied by six-tenths (0.6).
            (D) For 2004, the STEP THREE amount multiplied by eight-tenths (0.8).
            (E) For 2005 and thereafter, the STEP THREE amount.
        STEP FIVE: Determine the result of:
            (A) the school corporation's elementary school ADM for the school year beginning in the previous calendar year; divided by
            (B) the statewide elementary school ADM for the school year beginning in the previous calendar year.
        STEP SIX: Determine the lesser of the following:
            (A) The STEP FOUR amount multiplied by the result determined for the school corporation under STEP FIVE.
            (B) The result of:
                (i) the greater of zero (0) or the difference between the number of elementary school counselors employed by the school corporation in the school year beginning in the previous calendar year minus the number of elementary school counselors employed by the school corporation in the 1999 school year; multiplied by
                (ii) the amount used under STEP THREE (B).


    SECTION 6. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000] (a) An amount sufficient to make the grant distributions required by IC 21-3.1-1.7-9.9 , as added by this act, beginning in 2001 is appropriated from the state general fund beginning July 1, 2000, and ending June 30, 2001.
    (b) This SECTION expires July 1, 2001.