Introduced Version

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL

** 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.

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

Introduced

Second Regular Session 111th General Assembly (2000)

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

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

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,

(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,

STEP ONE: Determine the greater of the following:

(A) The result determined under item (ii) of the following formula:

(ii) Multiply the item

(B) Zero (0).

STEP TWO: Determine the greater of the following:

(A) The result determined under item (ii) of the following formula:

(ii) Multiply the item

(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,

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

STEP ONE: Determine the result of:

(A) the 1999 nationwide ratio of elementary school

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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]

(b) This SECTION expires July 1, 2001.