Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding any agreement as it pertains to the annual apportionment of normal operating expenditures, a regional district school committee may, with the approval of two-thirds of the appropriating authorities of the member cities and towns, amend its agreement for the purpose of distributing such annual apportionment among its member cities and towns in the following manner:-
(a) The apportionment among member cities and towns for normal operating expenditures in place at the time of the amendment shall constitute each member city or town's base of apportionment. Each subsequent year, each member city or town's annual apportionment increase or decrease as provided in clause (b) shall be added to or subtracted from each such member city or town's base of apportionment.
(b) Each member city or town's annual net apportionment increase or decrease, for normal operating expenditures, shall be equal to each such member's percentage of total, member city or town, student participation as of October first of the immediately preceding fiscal year, multiplied by the increase or decrease of the regional school district's total net apportionment for normal operating expenditures, provided, however, that such student participation shall not be less than current enrollment minimums specified by such district's current agreement.
(c) For the purposes of this act, normal operating expenditures shall not include capital or other expenses not presently included in the regional school district's gross operating budget.
(d) The increase or decrease of a regional school district's total net apportionment for operating expenditures shall be equal to the total net apportionment for operating expenditures in the fiscal year immediately preceding the fiscal year of amendment, less the total net apportionment for operating expenditures in the fiscal year of amendment.