Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1912

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 21-3-12.

Synopsis: Vocational education funding. Makes changes to the vocational education formula effective in 2002. Changes the date of the report categorizing employment demand. Requires the department of workforce development to provide a report listing whether the Indiana average wage level for each labor category is a high wage, a moderate wage, or a less than moderate wage. Uses this report and the employment demand report in determining the amount of the vocational education grants. Provides the funding on a credit hour basis. Specifies that the grant amount for each type of vocational program shall after 2002 be increased each year by an amount equal to the minimum percentage increase in previous year revenue specified in the school funding provisions. Provides a minimum funding amount based on the previous vocational education funding formula. Eliminates the funding component for pupils receiving a certificate of achievement. Eliminates the funding component for pupils enrolled in family and consumer science programs, and replaces it with an amount equal to 80% of the funding received for these pupils in 2000. Provides funding of $150 per pupil for pupils participating in a vocational education program in which pupils from multiple schools are served at a common location. Provides funding for equipment purchases by area vocational planning districts. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the interim study committee on education issues.)

Effective: Upon passage; July 1, 2001; January 1, 2002.





Hoffman, Bodiker, Ruppel




    January 17, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Ways and Means.






Introduced

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1912



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning education finance.

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

SOURCE: IC 21-3-12-2; (01)IN1912.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 21-3-12-2 , AS AMENDED BY P.L.3-2000, SECTION 12, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2002]: Sec. 2. (a) Before April December 1 of each year, the department of workforce development shall provide the department of education with a report, to be used for the purposes of determining grant amounts that will be distributed under this chapter in the second calendar year after the year in which the report is provided, listing whether the Indiana labor market demand for each generally recognized labor category is more than moderate, moderate, or less than moderate. In the report, the department of workforce development shall categorize each of the vocational education programs (other than a family and consumer science program, or its equivalent) using the following four (4) categories:
        (1) Programs that are addressing employment demand for individuals in labor market categories that are projected to need

more than a moderate number of individuals.
        (2) Programs that are addressing employment demand for individuals in labor market categories that are projected to need a moderate number of individuals.
        (3) Programs that are addressing employment demand for individuals in labor market categories that are projected to need less than a moderate number of individuals.
        (4) All apprenticeship programs cooperative education programs, and programs not covered by subdivisions (1) through (3), shall be included in this category.
    (b) Before December 1 of each year, the department of workforce development shall provide the department of education with a report, to be used for the purposes of determining grant amounts that will be distributed under this chapter in the second calendar year after the year in which the report is provided, listing whether the average wage level for each generally recognized labor category for which vocational education programs are offered is:
        (1) a high wage;
        (2) a moderate wage; or
        (3) a less than moderate wage.

     (c) If a new vocational education program is created by rule of the Indiana state board of education, the department of workforce development shall determine the category in which the program should be included.

SOURCE: IC 21-3-12-4; (01)IN1912.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 21-3-12-4 , AS ADDED BY P.L.273-1999, SECTION 146, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2002]: Sec. 4. In addition to the amount a school corporation is entitled to receive in tuition support, each school corporation is entitled to receive a grant for vocational education programs. The proficiency panel must approve all state and national certificates and licenses for the purposes of this section. The amount of the vocational education grant is based on the count of
        (1) pupils that have received a secondary level certificate of achievement in a technical field under IC 20-10.1-4.4 or other state or nationally recognized certificate or license; plus
        (2) eligible pupils enrolled in vocational education programs to be determined at the same time as ADM is determined.
SOURCE: IC 21-3-12-8.5; (01)IN1912.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 21-3-12-8.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2002]: Sec. 8.5. For purposes of determining the amount of the grant provided under this chapter, a school corporation shall count each pupil enrolled in a cooperative

education program as being enrolled in a program covered by sections 6 through 8 of this chapter.

SOURCE: IC 21-3-12-9; (01)IN1912.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. IC 21-3-12-9 , AS ADDED BY P.L.273-1999, SECTION 146, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2002]: Sec. 9. (a) A school corporation shall count each pupil enrolled in each apprenticeship program cooperative education program, and any program not covered by sections 6 through 8 of this chapter (other than a family and consumer science program, or its equivalent).
    (b) A pupil may be counted in more than one (1) of the programs if the pupil is enrolled in more than one (1) program at the time pupil enrollment is determined.
    (c) A pupil may be included in the duplicated count in this section and in the duplicated count of pupils in programs addressing employment demand that is more than moderate, moderate, or less than moderate.
SOURCE: IC 21-3-12-10; (01)IN1912.1.5. -->     SECTION 5. IC 21-3-12-10 , AS ADDED BY P.L.273-1999, SECTION 146, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2002]: Sec. 10. (a) The amount of the vocational education grant for 2001 2002 and thereafter is the sum of the following amounts:
        STEP ONE: The number of pupils described in section 5 of this chapter (certificates of achievement) multiplied by five hundred fifty dollars ($550).
        STEP TWO: The number of pupils described in section 6 of this chapter (more than a moderate labor market need) multiplied by one thousand dollars ($1,000).
        STEP THREE: The number of pupils described in section 7 of this chapter (a moderate labor market need) multiplied by seven hundred dollars ($700).
        STEP FOUR: The number of pupils described in section 8 of this chapter (less than a moderate labor market need) multiplied by three hundred dollars ($300).
        STEP ONE: For each vocational program provided by the school corporation (other than a family and consumer science program, or its equivalent):
            (A) the number of credit hours of the program (either one (1) credit, two (2) credits, or three (3) credits); multiplied by
            (B) the number of students enrolled in the program; multiplied by
            (C) except as provided in subsection (b), the following

applicable amount:
                (i) Five hundred forty dollars ($540), in the case of a program described in section 6 of this chapter (more than a moderate labor market need) for which the average wage level determined under section 2(b) of this chapter is a high wage.
                (ii) Four hundred fifty dollars ($450), in the case of a program described in section 6 of this chapter (more than a moderate labor market need) for which the average wage level determined under section 2(b) of this chapter is a moderate wage.
                (iii) Three hundred sixty dollars ($360), in the case of a program described in section 6 of this chapter (more than a moderate labor market need) for which the average wage level determined under section 2(b) of this chapter is a less than moderate wage.
                (iv) Four hundred fifty dollars ($450), in the case of a program described in section 7 of this chapter (moderate labor market need) for which the average wage level determined under section 2(b) of this chapter is a high wage.
                (v) Three hundred sixty dollars ($360), in the case of a program described in section 7 of this chapter (moderate labor market need) for which the average wage level determined under section 2(b) of this chapter is a moderate wage.
                (vi) Two hundred seventy dollars ($270), in the case of a program described in section 7 of this chapter (moderate labor market need) for which the average wage level determined under section 2(b) of this chapter is a less than moderate wage.
                (vii) Three hundred sixty dollars ($360), in the case of a program described in section 8 of this chapter (less than a moderate labor market need) for which the average wage level determined under section 2(b) of this chapter is a high wage.
                (viii) Two hundred seventy dollars ($270), in the case of a program described in section 8 of this chapter (less than a moderate labor market need) for which the average wage level determined under section 2(b) of this chapter is a moderate wage.
                (ix) One hundred eighty dollars ($180), in the case of a

program described in section 8 of this chapter (less than a moderate labor market need) for which the average wage level determined under section 2(b) of this chapter is a less than moderate wage.
        STEP FIVE: TWO: The number of pupils described in section 9 of this chapter (all other programs) multiplied by two hundred thirty dollars ($230).
Of the above allocation in STEPS TWO through FIVE, twenty dollars ($20) per pupil is to be used for area coordination.
         STEP THREE: An amount equal to:
            (A) the amount of the vocational education grant received by the school corporation in 2000 for students enrolled in a family and consumer science program (or its equivalent); multiplied by
            (B) eighty
percent (80%).
         STEP FOUR: The number of pupils, other than pupils participating in nonoccupational programs, who are participating in a vocational education program in which pupils from multiple high schools are served at a common location, multiplied by one hundred fifty dollars ($150).
     (b) The dollar amounts specified in subsection (a) in STEP ONE (C)(i) through STEP ONE (C)(ix) for determining the grant amount for each type of vocational program shall after 2002 be increased each year by an amount equal to the minimum percentage increase in previous year revenue specified in IC 21-3-1.7-6.7 STEP FIVE (B)(i) for that year. The increase in the dollar amount specified in this subsection uniformly applies to all school corporations, including school corporations to which IC 21-3-1.7-6.7 does not apply.

SOURCE: IC 21-3-12-11.5; (01)IN1912.1.6. -->     SECTION 6. IC 21-3-12-11.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2002]: Sec. 11.5. (a) In addition to grants provided to school corporations under section 10 of this chapter, each area vocational planning district is entitled each year to a grant equal to:
        (1) two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000); multiplied by
        (2) a fraction equal to:
            (A) the number of students enrolled in vocational education programs within the area vocational planning district; divided by
            (B) the total number of students enrolled in vocational

education programs within all area vocational planning districts in Indiana.
     (b) An area vocational planning district may use the proceeds of a grant under this section only for the purchase or lease of equipment used in managed vocational education programs. The grant proceeds may be spent at the discretion of the governing body of the area vocational planning district.

SOURCE: IC 21-3-12-12; (01)IN1912.1.7. -->     SECTION 7. IC 21-3-12-12 , AS ADDED BY P.L.273-1999, SECTION 146, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 12. This chapter expires January 1, 2002. 2004.
SOURCE: IC 21-3-12-5; (01)IN1912.1.8. -->     SECTION 8. IC 21-3-12-5 IS REPEALED [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2002].
SOURCE: ; (01)IN1912.1.9. -->     SECTION 9. [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2002] (a) Notwithstanding IC 21-3-12 , as amended by this act, the amount of the vocational education grant that shall be provided to each school corporation may not be less than:
        (1) the amount of the vocational education grant that the school corporation would have been entitled to receive under IC 21-3-1.6-3.3 and IC 21-3-1.6-3.4 (as in effect in 2001), using the school corporation's current year vocational education program enrollment; multiplied by
        (2) the following:
            (A) Ninety percent (90%) in 2002.
            (B) Eighty percent (80%) in 2003.
            (C) Seventy percent (70%) in 2004.
    (b) This SECTION expires January 1, 2005.

SOURCE: ; (01)IN1912.1.10. -->     SECTION 10. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) Notwithstanding IC 21-3-12-2 , as amended by this act, the department of workforce development shall before June 1, 2001, provide the labor market demand report and the wage level report that will be used to determine vocational education grants that will be distributed in 2002.
    (b) Notwithstanding IC 21-3-12-2 , as amended by this act, the department of workforce development shall before December 1, 2001, provide the labor market demand report and the wage level report that will be used to determine vocational education grants that will be distributed in 2003.
    (c) This SECTION expires January 1, 2004.

SOURCE: ; (01)IN1912.1.11. -->     SECTION 11. An emergency is declared for this act.