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1 Class Size Reduction: Accountability Calculations FAMIS Summer Conference June 13, 2011

2 Class Size Reduction Categorical $2,927,464,879 is allocated to implement Class Size Reduction provisions of Section1 of Article IX of the State Constitution. CSR Factor per student Grades PK-3 $1, Grades 4-8$ Grades 9-12$ Funding Summary: $2,927,464, $2,913,825,383 Increase$13,639,496 or 0.47% 2

3 3 K-12 Class Size Reduction Total Operating and Capital Costs to Implement through

4 44 Revised definition of “Core-curricula” courses Directs the Department to identify core-curricula courses Students in grades 4-8 taking a high school core- curricula course are subject to high school class size requirements. Class Size Maximums may temporarily be exceeded for a student who enrolls after the October student membership survey, if it is impractical, educationally unsound, or disruptive to not assign student to the class. PK - 3: = 21 Students 4 - 8: = 27 Students : = 30 Students Senate Bill Class Size Reduction Revisions

5 5 Funding Adjustments to Class Size Operating Categorical Calculate Initial Reduction.  Student’s Class Size Reduction categorical funding amount  Base Student Allocation ($3,479.22) multiplied by the district cost differential Commissioner may recommend by February 15, subject to approval by the Legislative Budget Commission, an alternate reduction amount.  Extreme Emergency  Unable to meet requirements despite appropriate efforts Reallocation to districts in compliance.  Up to 5% of the Base Student Allocation multiplied by the district’s total number of students  Not to exceed 25% of total funds reduced Restoration to districts not in compliance that submit a compliance plan by February 15.  Balance of funds remaining

6 6 Class Size Accountability Requirements The amount of the initial Class size reduction shall be the lesser of the previous slide’s calculated amount or the undistributed balance of the district's class size categorical allocation. The Commissioner is authorized to withhold the distribution of the class size categorical allocation to ensure the availability of sufficient undistributed funds to support the implementation of the calculated reduction.

7 Contact Information Office of Funding and Financial Reporting (850)  Mark Eggers, Bureau Chief of School Business Services 7


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