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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1200        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1052

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James J. Dwyer

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to updating Chapter 70 calculations to include health insurance premium costs.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

John J. Binienda

17th Worcester

Paul J. Andrews

Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents
756 Marrett Road
Lexington, MA 02421


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1200        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1052

By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1052) of James J. Dwyer, Stephen L. DiNatale and John J. Binienda and another for legislation to include health care costs in the foundation budget for certain school districts.  Education.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to updating Chapter 70 calculations to include health insurance premium costs.

 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 3. Chapter 70 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 official edition, is hereby  amended by striking section 3 and inserting the following section:- For the school district in each municipality, for each regional school district, and for each independent vocational school in the commonwealth, there is hereby established a foundation budget.

              The board of education is authorized to adopt regulations furnishing interpretive guidelines for the determination of foundation budgets. Said regulations shall be filed with the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than thirty days before said regulations become effective.

              The foundation budget shall be calculated using foundation enrollments for the respective fiscal years as estimated by the department according to the procedures outlined in section 2. The monetary factors used in calculating the foundation budget for such years shall be adjusted for inflation by multiplying each such factor by the foundation inflation index. The factors to be inflated shall be the monetary values for the foundation payroll, including the cost of health insurance premiums for current and retired employees, foundation nonsalary expenses, professional development allotment, expanded program allotment, extraordinary maintenance allotment and book and equipment allotment.

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