Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-570-R1

Redraft EDU 570

Extraordinary Special Education Costs

Mr. Brownsberger and Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0011, by adding after the words "for fiscal year 2016" the following words:-

"(iii) to provide extraordinary relief to school districts whose special education costs exceed 30 per cent of the total district costs and whose tuition and other circuit-breaker eligible costs for placements at an approved private school located within the district exceed both $1,000,000 and 25 per cent of all tuition and other circuit-breaker eligible costs for placements at approved private schools; provided further, that funds distributed from this item shall not be considered prior year aid nor shall the funds be used in the calculation of the minimum required local contribution for fiscal year 2016; and provided further, that the department shall make not less than 80 percent of the funds available for awards on or before October 15, 2015."

and further, by adding after the words "purposes of clause (ii)" the following words:-

"provided further that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the purposes of clause (iii);

and further, in said item by striking out the figures "$2,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$2,500,000"