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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1067        FILED ON: 1/13/2009

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 275

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Karen E. Spilka

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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 passage of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to increasing the benefit to cities and towns fro m the special education circuit breaker and including regional transportation network costs.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Karen E. Spilka

Second Middlesex and Norfolk

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Allen J. McCarthy

7th Plymouth

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Cynthia Stone Creem

First Middlesex and Norfolk

David P. Linsky

5th Middlesex

Susan C. Tucker

Second Essex and Middlesex

Pam Richardson

6th Middlesex

Susan C. Fargo

Third Middlesex

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Richard J. Ross

9th Norfolk

Brian A. Joyce

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth

Gale D. Candaras

First Hampden and Hampshire


[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. S00364 OF 2007-2008.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand and Nine

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An Act relative to increasing the benefit to cities and towns from the special education circuit breaker and inclu ding regional transportation network 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 1.   Section 3 of Chapter 70, as appearing in the 2006 Official Editio n, is hereby adding at the end thereof the following words:- Additionally, cities, towns and districts of the Commonwealth will receive extraordinary special education aid according to the following formula:  In fiscal year 2011 school districts will rec eive eighty percent of all special education costs, including transportation costs if the city, town, or district utilizes a regional transportation network to reduce transportation costs or other collaborative and demonstrated efforts to reduce such costs , above 3.75 times the per pupil foundation budget; eighty percent of all such costs above 3.5 times the per pupil foundation budget for fiscal year 2012; eighty percent of all such costs above 3.25 per pupil foundation budget for fiscal year 2013 and eigh ty percent of all such costs above 3.0 times the per pupil foundation budget for fiscal year 2014.  Cities, towns and school districts will be eligible for extraordinary special education funding from the Commonwealth which will be distributed to cities, t owns and districts in the budget year that the tuition are payable.”              

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