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Chuck Essigs Arizona Association of School Business Officials April 2010.

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1 Chuck Essigs Arizona Association of School Business Officials April 2010

2  Base Level $ / with teacher comp $ (No change from FY2010)  Transportation $2.32 inc. to $2.35 and $1.89 inc. to $1.91 (Remember 120% limit TRCL vs TSL)  Additional assistance for charters K-8 inc from $ to $ and 9-12 from $ to $ (later reduced)

3  Reduce soft capital by $165.1 million (Est. 80%)  Districts with less than 600 cut is 50% (Est. 40%)  Eliminate Group B weight for K students ($218 million)  Reduce additional assistance for charters by $10 million (Est. $85 per student/ 116,781 charter students)

4  Suspend building renewal formula  Suspend utility funding formula  Allows charging tuition for K students  Sets Career Ladder at 5.0% (Same as FY 2010)  Permits school districts to expend soft capital monies for any capital of operational expense  Eliminates non-formula funding programs (Exempt for Voc. Block Grant)  School Safety Program (40% General Fund Gone/ 60% Prop 301 Remains)

5  Suspend Soft Capital ($47 million) and CORL Funding ($248 million)  Reduce base level by $102.7 million (2% Reduction)  Reduce additional assistance for charters by $31 million (Est. $265 per student)  Total $428 million

6  Change calculation of homeowners rebate (additional state aid) to 40% of primary taxes or 40% of QTR amount whichever is less  Impact on homeowners property taxes  Example  $5.00 Primary Rate - $2.00 Reduction ▪ $5.00 – (40% / $2.00) – Effective $3.00 Rate  $2.80 QTR - $1.12 Reduction ▪ $2.80 – (40% / $1.12) – Effective $3.88 Rate

7  Provides technical corrections to override laws  Removes requirement to budget and report separately for special program overrides and eliminates ability to carry forward 50% of unspent special program override  Holds districts harmless for reductions to overrides from elimination of Group B K weight (Senate Education Amendment  Holds districts harmless for reductions to overrides from reductions to base level if sales tax election fails ($102 million)

8  Change 80 points to 85 points  Retirement calculation based on 60 months, not 36 months  Member who leaves after 5 years gets member contributions plus 25% of employer contributions  Return to work still an issue  (53 yes votes in House/29 yes votes in Senate)

9  Numerous charter school changes  Teacher certification changes  Eliminates bid requirement for Special Ed. Students placed in ADE approved private schools  Allows district board to establish multiple bank accounts to deposit miscellaneous receipts  Reduces required time in 7 th and 8 th grades from 1068 to 1000 hours  Requires State Board to appoint a task force by October 1, 2010 ad every 3 years to review laws and recommend the repeal of laws that are not necessary or required to provide educational services to students  Other changes.

10  HB2732  Student cannot be promoted from 3 rd grade if testing indicates that student is far below 3 rd grade level  Requires State Board to develop intervention and remedial strategies that districts need to use  SBE Task Forces reports 1/15/2011/ program delayed

11  SB1323/ HB2385  Problems with SAIS  Pick points in time instead of 100 day average – September 15, November 15, January 15 and March 15  Funding on membership but absence data must still be reported  Delayed implementation (Effective June 30, 2011)  Example is STAR in New Mexico  200 Day Calendar - 5% base level increase/ Must increase Instructional Hours by 10%

12  HB2227 – Requires teacher to return contract within 15 days (55 – 2 Vote in Senate)  HB2521 – Requires superintendent contract to include at least 20% of salary as performance pay (55 – 0 Vote in House)

13  HB2061  Repeals Career Ladder and Optional Performance Incentive Program (OPIP)  Allows all school districts by vote of governing board to budget for teacher compensation for performance, teacher professional development programs and employment-related expenses outside RCL  Amount not eligible for additional state aid  Amendment in Ways and Means 5.5% for FY2011, 4.0% for FY 2012 and 2.5% for FY2013  (Stalled In House Cow)

14  S1188 – County School Supt. Required to file a copy of revenue estimate to set tax rate with Property Tax Oversight Commission. The projected ending cash balance, adjusted for encumbrances and payables must be certified by district

15  HB2282 – Website information on receipts and expenditures. ASBA and AASBO oppose and are trying to get an alternative put in place.  Implementation date January 1, 2013  Available on website – all revenues and expenditures over $5,000  Be searchable, updated at least every 3 months and retained for at least 3 years  To mirror requirements for ADOA Website (January 2, 2011)

16  By March 30 th Joint Legislative Budget Committee shall determine a per pupil amount for the budget year……….  What Changed – New language, “Adjusted for any prior year carry forward or shortfall”

17  Allocation from ARS (per weighted student)  Unexpended budget balance from prior year  The net interest earned during the prior year

18  FY2011 – per weighted count $220  Prior Year Shortfalls $195  FY2011 – Amount = $25 per weighted student


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