Comparing FY 12 to FY 13 SDE Activities Account - Unrestricted – FY 12: $ 401,224,655.00 Lump sum given to SDE without line items – FY 13: $ 7,925,974.00 Lump sum given to SDE without line items – Difference: (-) $ 393,298,681.00
SDE Line Items / Activities Budget i.FBA – 1.Certified Staff:$226,842,833.00 2.Support Staff:$117,321,148.00 3.Total Appropriation:$344,163,981.00 ii.National Board Teachers:$ 11,695,000.00 iii.Speech Path, Audiologist Bonuses:$ 3,247,350.00 iv.Alternative Education: $ 14,877,366.00 v.Reading Sufficiency Act:$ 6,952,869.00 vi.Sooner Start / Early Intervention:$ 14,417,922.00 vii.Early Childhood Pilot Program:$ 10,000,000.00 viii.Federal School Lunch Match: $ 4,960,288.00 ix.OTRS Offset Credit:$ 35,311,375.00 x.Truancy Program in Urban County:$ 185,000.00 xi.Unrestricted Program Funding:$ 7,925,974.00 xii.Textbook Funding to SDE*:$ 33,000,000.00 xiii.Total SDE Activities Appropriation:$486,737,125.00**
Flexible Benefit Allowance FY 2012: The Oklahoma Legislature did NOT provide a line item appropriation for FBA. FY 2013: The Oklahoma Legislature provides a line item appropriation for FBA. – Certified Staff:$226,842,833.00 – Support Staff:$117,321,148.00
HB 3056 - FBA HB 3056 requires the SBE to first fully fund the Flexible Benefit Allowance, in absence of a line item appropriation, from funds appropriated in the SDE Activity Account. HB 3056 requires the SDE to disburse FBA payments to districts using the same formula used by the Legislature to fund FBA. HB 3056 changes the eligible / participating employee count from May 1 st to February of each year. Effective July 1, 2012.
SB 1443 – Moratorium on Accreditation Standards SB 1443 extends the moratorium on withdrawal of accreditation for failure to meet certain requirements: – Class size – Library / Media Expenditure – Textbooks Moratorium is extended until June 30, 2014. Effective May 10, 2012.
Textbook Funding SB 1816 Amends SB 1975 to redirect $30 million in textbook funding back to districts and away from the SDE. Authorizes the SDE to retain $3 million in textbook funding for use in other SDE programs. Effective July 1, 2012. SB 1535 Provides a new appropriation of $3 million to SBE to be sent to districts for the purchase of textbooks. Effective July 1, 2012.
SQ 758 – Cap on Homestead and Agriculture Property SQ 758 will be on the November 2012 ballot and will ask Oklahomans whether to lower the cap on fair cash valuation of homestead and agricultural property from 5% to 3%. SQ 758 jeopardizes growth revenue for common schools and career technology centers.
SQ 766 – Intangible Personal Property SQ 766 will send a question to the people of Oklahoma regarding the assessment of tax on intangible personal property for both locally and centrally assessed entities. The Oklahoma Tax Commission estimates that SQ 766 has a $50 million statewide impact – costing common schools over $32 million. State Question 766 will be on the November 2012 ballot.
Total Effect of State Questions SQ 758: Estimated impact at $ 6,000,000.00 SQ 766: Estimated impact at $ 32,600,000.00 Total Impact to common schools: $ 38,600,000.00
School Land Commission The CLO has been granted authority to control the volatility of lease-bonus revenue by establishing a lease-bonus stabilization fund. – 5 year average of lease-bonus distributions will be sent to common schools. Current 5 year average is $32,436,435.00 Total financial support from CLO is guaranteed at $93M. Initial year may result in a cut to districts.