Section 2 of Chapter 70 of the General Laws, as appearing in the Official 2012 edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the definition of “expanded program allotment” the following:-
“Expanded learning time program allotment”, the amount allotted within a district’s foundation budget for providing approved expanded learning time to students; provided that, the expanded learning time program allotment shall be added to a district’s foundation budget if (i) a school or schools in the district serves students in the elementary and/or middle grades; (ii) has enrollment of greater than seventy per cent of low-income students; (iii)(a) the elementary or middle school or schools have a minimum of 1,200 annual instructional hours and 1,290 annual instructional hours respectively on a mandatory basis for all enrolled students or (b) a school provides a minimum of 1,200 instructional hours for all students in the elementary grades and/or a minimum of 1,290 of instructional hours for all students in the middle grades within a K-8 school; (iv) the additional time is spent on an appropriate mix of (a) core academics; (b) programming that broadens students’ skills and educational opportunities, such as, music, art, sports, health and wellness programs, project-based experiential learni0ng, apprenticeships ; and (c) additional time for teacher collaboration and professional development; (v) the school or schools have a performance agreement in good standing with the department of elementary and secondary education; and (vi) the school or schools has received initial funding through line-item 7061-9412 in the state’s annual appropriations act; provided further, the department may put a priority on funding schools with middle grades, as appropriations necessitate; provided further, the expanded learning time program allotment shall be determined by multiplying the number of pupils enrolled in district schools providing at least 1,200 annual instructional hours at the elementary level and 1,290 annual instructional hours by the wage adjustment factor by thirteen hundred dollars; provided further, districts with schools with performance agreements in good standing with the department of elementary and secondary education funded through line-item 7061-9412 in Section 2 of Chapter 165 of the Acts of 2014 shall be funded for the expanded learning time program allotment;
SECTION 2. Section 3 of said Chapter 70 is hereby amended by inserting, after the words "expanded program allotment" in paragraph three, the following:-
, expanded learning time program allotment,
SECTION 3. Section 89 of Chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting, subsection (ff), paragraph two, after the words "nor any amount generated by said assumed enrollment," the following:-
and the expanded learning time program allotment, nor any amount amounts generated by said expanded learning time program allotment.
SECTION 4. Said Section 89 is hereby amended by, in subsection (ff), by inserting at the end thereof the following new paragraph:-
The department shall, subject to appropriation, provide per pupil expanded learning time program funding as part of the charter tuition amount; provided that the expanded learning time program allotment shall only be added to the charter tuition amount for charter schools if (i) greater than 70 per cent of students enrolled in the charter school are low-income; (ii) the charter school provides at least 1,200 hours of instruction annually at the elementary school level and 1,290 hours of instruction annually at the middle school level to all enrolled students; and (iii) the charter school has an approved expanded learning time performance agreement in good standing with the department; provided further, the expanded learning time program allotment shall be determined by multiplying the number of pupils enrolled in the charter school by the wage adjustment factor by thirteen hundred dollars.
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