Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-157

EDU 157

$40 per pupil minimum aid

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0008, by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided that minimum per pupil aid is at least forty dollars per pupil; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$4,907,196,515" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$4,917,196,515"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-157-R2

2nd Redraft EDU 157

$40 per pupil minimum aid

Messrs. Tarr, Ross, O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0008, by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided that minimum per pupil aid is at least forty dollars per pupil; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$4,907,196,515" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$4,911,824,000"

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-157-R1

Redraft EDU 157

$40 per pupil minimum aid

Messrs. Tarr, Ross, O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0008, by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided that minimum per pupil aid is at least forty dollars per pupil; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$4,907,196,515" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$4,925,706,457"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-158-R1

Redraft EDU 158

$50 minimum aid per pupil

Messrs. Tarr, Ross, Collins, O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0008, by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided that minimum per pupil aid is at least fifty dollars per pupil;

In said, section 2, in said item 7061-0008, by striking out the figure “$4,907,196,515” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-“ $4,930,333,943”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-158

EDU 158

$50 minimum aid per pupil

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0008, by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided that minimum per pupil aid is at least fifty dollars per pupil;


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-159

EDU 159

$100 minimum aid per pupil

Messrs. Tarr and Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0008, by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided that minimum per pupil aid is at least fifty dollars per pupil; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$4,907,196,515" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$4,929,196,515"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-159-R1

Redraft EDU 159

$100 minimum aid per pupil

Messrs. Tarr, Brady, Moore and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0008, by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided that minimum per pupil aid is at least fifty dollars per pupil;

In said section 2 in said item 7061-0008, by striking out the figures "$4,907,196,515" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$ 4,953,471,370"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-159-R2

2nd Redraft EDU 159

$100 minimum aid per pupil

Messrs. Tarr, Brady, Moore, Ross, Keenan, O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0008, by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided that minimum per pupil aid is at least one hundred dollars per pupil;

In said section 2 in said item 7061-0008, by striking out the figures "$4,907,196,515" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$ 4,953,471,370"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-160

EDU 160

Mass Mentoring Partnership

Messrs. Crighton, Cyr, Rodrigues, Lewis, Eldridge, Brownsberger, Moore, Hinds and Barrett, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Feeney, Welch and Timilty, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Tarr and Collins, Ms. Friedman and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9634, by striking out the figure "$475,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$750,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-161

EDU 161

Full Reimbursement for Regional School Transportation

Messrs. Tarr, Brady, Tran, Eldridge, Hinds, Ross and Feeney, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Ms. Gobi, Mr. O'Connor, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Fattman, Moore and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0006, by striking the figure "$62,521,000" and inserting in place thereof the following:-"$86,098,349"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-162

EDU 162

Regional school transportation reimbursement Increase

Messrs. Tarr, Hinds, Ross, Humason and Welch, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mr. O'Connor, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Fattman, Moore and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0006, by striking the figure "$62,521,000" and inserting in place thereof the following:-"$77,488,514.10"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-163

EDU 163

Regional school transportation reimbursement

Messrs. Tarr, Hinds, Ross and Welch, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mr. O'Connor, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Fattman, Moore and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0006, by striking the figure "$62,521,000" and inserting in place thereof the following:-" $73,183,596"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-165

EDU 165

Dyslexia

Messrs. Tarr, Moore, deMacedo, Ross, Humason, Keenan, Brownsberger, O'Connor and Eldridge, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new sections:-

"SECTION _: Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding after section 57 the following section:-

SECTION 57A. (a) For the purposes of this section the following word will have the following meaning:

Neurological Learning Disability: “a specific learning disability, including but not limited to dyslexia, that is neurological in origin with indicators that include but not limited to, difficulty in acquiring language skills; inability to comprehend oral or written language; difficulty in rhyming words; difficulty in naming letters, recognizing letters, matching letters to sounds, and blending sounds when speaking and reading words; difficulty recognizing and remembering sight words; consistent transposition of number sequences, letter reversals, inversions, and substitutes and trouble in replication of content.”

(b) The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education shall issue guidelines for districts, subject to appropriation, to develop screening procedures or protocols to identify students who possess one or more potential indicators of a neurological learning disability including but not limited to dyslexia.

SECTION _. Section 1 of Chapter 287 of the Acts of 2012 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “assessments”, in line 40, the following words:-- “, identification of neurological learning disabilities including but not limited to dyslexia”.

SECTION _. Said section 1 of said chapter 287 of the Acts of 2012 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “education”, in line 8, the following:-- “The secretary shall appoint 1 member to the panel who represents and/or is a member of a dyslexia advocacy organization.”

SECTION _. Said section 1 of said chapter 287 of the Acts of 2012 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “development”, in line 51, the following:-- “; and (7) action steps to implement the research-based recommendations including but not limited to teacher preparation programs contained in reports written by experts in early language and literacy development with respect to reading disabilities including but not limited to dyslexia.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-166

EDU 166

Quality Rating and Improvement System

Messrs. Crighton and Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 3000-1020, by striking out the figure "$30,376,619" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$32,876,619"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-167

EDU 167

Meal Charge Policies

Ms. Creem, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Tarr, DiDomenico and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7053-1909, by adding at the end thereof the following:- provided further, that all such cities and towns shall publish meal charge policies in accordance with USDA guidance (USDA FNS memo SP 46-2016) in a format that is easily accessible and, when possible, made available for parents and guardians before the start of the 2018-2019 school year, but no later than September 30, 2018


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-167-R1

Redraft EDU 167

Meal Charge Policies

Ms. Creem, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Tarr, DiDomenico and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7053-1909, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that all such cities and towns shall publish and disseminate meal charge policies in accordance with USDA guidance memorandum SP 46-2016, issued July 8, 2016, in a format that is easily accessible and, if possible, made available for parents and guardians before the start of the 2018-2019 school year, but not later than September 30, 2018”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-168-R1

Redraft EDU 168

Best Buddies

Mr. Montigny, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Eldridge, Ross, Barrett, Cyr, Hinds, Crighton, Feeney and Welch, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Brady, Timilty and Collins, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Moore, O'Connor, Fattman, DiDomenico, deMacedo, Boncore and Rodrigues moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0012, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for peer-to-peer inclusion programs for students with intellectual disabilities through the Massachusetts chapter of Best Buddies International, Inc.".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-168

EDU 168

Best Buddies

Mr. Montigny, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Eldridge, Ross, Barrett, Cyr, Hinds, Crighton, Feeney and Welch, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Brady, Timilty and Collins, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Moore, O'Connor, Fattman, DiDomenico, deMacedo, Boncore and Rodrigues moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0012, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for peer-to-peer inclusion programs for students with intellectual disabilities through the Massachusetts chapter of Best Buddies International, Inc.".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-169

EDU 169

Steps to Success in Brookline

Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by inserting the following new language at the end thereof: -  “; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for Steps to Success, Inc. in the town of Brookline”; and by striking the figures “$2,858,009“ and inserting in place thereof the figures “$2,878,009“


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-170

EDU 170

Operation ABLE

Messrs. DiDomenico, Eldridge, Crighton, Barrett, Moore and Welch, Ms. L'Italien, Ms. Gobi and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0002, by adding the following:- "and provided further, that not less than $250,000 be expended for Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston to provide basic workforce and skills training, employment services and job re-entry support to older workers." And in said item by striking the following figures “$31,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figures “$31,250,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-171

EDU 171

Safe and Supportive Schools

Messrs. DiDomenico, Lewis and Brady, Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Hinds, Moore, Eldridge and Welch, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Tarr and Timilty, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Cyr and Brownsberger, Ms. Gobi and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9612, by striking line item 7061-9612 and inserting in its place the following:

 

7061-9612 - For the implementation of subsection (f) of section 1P of chapter 69 of the General Laws to create safe and supportive school environments; provided, that funds shall be expended for the safe and supportive schools grant program and for a full-time staff member devoted to carrying out the responsibilities as provided in said subsection (f) of said section 1P of said chapter 69; provided further, that funds shall be expended for statewide and regional conferences, expert technological assistance in upgrading the usability of the online self-assessment tool and an evaluation of the grant program; provided further, that funds shall be expended for leadership summits to assist superintendents and principals with developing safe and supportive school and district cultures; provided further, that grants shall be awarded to school and school district teams that create school-wide action plans based on all the elements of the safe and supportive schools framework and self-assessment tool; provided further, that schools receiving continuation grants to implement school-wide action plans shall incorporate such action plans into their school improvement plans developed pursuant to section 1I of chapter 69 of the General Laws; provided further, that grant awards shall be allocated by the department to schools and school districts by November 1, 2018; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended, in consultation with the Safe and Supportive Schools Commission, in order to leverage preexisting investments and establish an infrastructure to facilitate coordination of school and community based resources, including but not limited to social services, youth development, health and mental health resources in accordance with research based practice for integrating student supports; provided further, that the department shall report to the joint committee on education not later than October 1, 2018 on the results of such facilitation and coordination efforts in the prior fiscal year; provided further, that districts shall create district plans that support recipient schools; and provided further, that any unexpended funds in this item shall not revert but shall be made available for the purposes of this item until June 30, 2020......................................................................................................$600,000


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-171-R1

Redraft EDU 171

Safe and Supportive Schools

Messrs. DiDomenico, Lewis and Brady, Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Hinds, Moore, Eldridge and Welch, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Tarr and Timilty, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Cyr and Brownsberger, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. O'Connor and Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9612, by striking it in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following item:

“7061-9612 For the implementation of subsection (f) of section 1P of chapter 69 of the General Laws to create safe and supportive school environments; provided, that funds shall be expended for the safe and supportive schools grant program and for a full-time staff member devoted to carrying out the responsibilities as provided in said subsection (f) of said section 1P of said chapter 69; provided further, that funds shall be expended for statewide and regional conferences, expert technological assistance in upgrading the usability of the online self-assessment tool and an evaluation of the grant program; provided further, that funds shall be expended for leadership summits to assist superintendents and principals with developing safe and supportive school and district cultures; provided further, that grants shall be awarded to school and school district teams that create schoolwide action plans based on all the elements of the safe and supportive schools framework and self-assessment tool; provided further, that recipient schools shall incorporate such school-wide action plans into their school improvement plans developed pursuant to section 1I of said chapter 69; provided further, that grant awards shall be allocated by the department to schools and school districts by November 1, 2018; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended, in consultation with the safe and supportive schools commission, to leverage preexisting investments and establish an infrastructure to facilitate coordination of school and community-based resources including, but not limited to, social services, youth development and health and mental health resources in accordance with research-based practices for integrating student supports; provided further, that the department shall report to the joint committee on education and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than October 1, 2018 on the results of such facilitation and coordination efforts in the prior fiscal year; provided further, that districts shall create district plans that support recipient schools; and provided further, that any unexpended funds in this item shall not revert but shall be made available for the purposes of this item until June 30, 2020......$600,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-172

EDU 172

Weymouth High School Career and Technical Program

Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by inserting at the end following:-

“provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for costs associated with equipment upgrades for the Career and Technical Services program at Weymouth High School”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-175

EDU 175

School Resource Officer in North Attleboro

Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to fund a school resource officer position for North Attleboro public schools;” and in said item, by striking the figures “$12,098,745” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$12,198,745”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-176

EDU 176

Adult Basic Education

Messrs. Eldridge, Brownsberger, DiDomenico, Keenan, Brady and Barrett, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Cyr, Rush and Hinds, Ms. Jehlen and Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0002, by striking out the figure “$31,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$34,500,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-176-R1

Redraft EDU 176

Adult Basic Education

Messrs. Eldridge, Brownsberger, DiDomenico, Keenan, Brady and Barrett, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Cyr, Rush and Hinds, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Moore, Feeney, Lewis, Welch, Collins, Montigny and O'Connor and Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0002, by striking out the figure “$31,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$33,000,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-177

EDU 177

Two-Generation Education Commission

Messrs. Eldridge, Lewis, O'Connor, Montigny and DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following:-

SECTION XX. (a) There shall be a special commission entitled the Special Commission on Two-Generation Approaches to study and make recommendations concerning the implementation of two-generation systems in the commonwealth, as defined by focusing on creating opportunities for and addressing needs of both vulnerable parents and children together.

(b) For the purposes of this commission, a “Two-Generation Approach” shall mean an anti-poverty strategy aimed at reducing chronic, multi-generational family poverty by getting better outcomes for the child, parents, and community simultaneously. The commission shall: (1) measure and account for outcomes for both children and their parents; (2) engage and listen to the voice of families; (3) foster innovation and evidence together, (4) align and link systems and funding streams, (5) prioritize intentional implementation, and (6) ensure equity.

(c) The commission shall consist of the following: the co-chairs of the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities or a designee who shall serve as co-chairs; the co-chairs of the joint committee on education or designee; the commissioner of early education and care or a designee; the commissioner of elementary and secondary education or a designee; commissioner of the department of higher education or a designee; commissioner of the department of transitional assistance; secretary of labor and workforce development or a designee; secretary of housing and economic development or designee; 6 persons to be appointed by the commission co-chairs, 3 of whom shall be representatives of community-based organizations that have experience working with youth and families, 2 of whom shall be representatives of research, educational, and philanthropic institutions specializing in education including early childhood education, and 1 of whom shall be a representative of an organization with interest in two-generation approaches.

(d) The commission shall: (1) solicit information and input from service providers, families, educational institutions, and any other parties or entities the commission deems appropriate; review and identify best practices learned from similar efforts in other states and codify the core components of a model two-generation approach for parents and their children; (2) establish a two-generational school/employment readiness plan to promote long-term learning and economic success for low-income families by addressing intergenerational barriers to school readiness and workforce readiness with intensified workforce training and targeted education, coupled with related support services; (3) study and make recommendations for inter-agency resources and services and to best maximize existing state resources available to fund an expansion of two-generation approaches for parents and their children; (4) develop recommendations to measure and evaluate progress for both children and their parents through specified dual generation approaches that result in improved outcomes; (5) identify and make recommendations for a new and sustainable funding source for two-generation approaches; and (6) establish a definition for “Two Generation Approach” for the commonwealth.

(e) Members of the commission shall be named and the commission shall commence its work within 60 days of the effective date of this act. The commission shall report the results of its study, together with any draft legislation necessary to implement two-generation approaches in the commonwealth by filing the same with the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities, not later than July 1, 2019.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-179

EDU 179

ASOST-Q Grant (Quality Enhancements in Afterschool and Out-of-School Time Grant)

Messrs. Crighton, Brownsberger, Tran, Boncore, Moore, Eldridge, Feeney, Montigny and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by inserting after “school and community partnerships” the following:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the operation of a pilot data-sharing program designed to provide school districts with funds to partner with local community-based organizations and share identifiable student data to the extent allowed by law; provided further, that the pilot program shall be for not more than 3 years; provided further, that the afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council shall recommend funds to 2 school districts for the pilot program; provided further, that the afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council shall conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis on the pilot data sharing program; provided further, that the Massachusetts afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council shall file a report on the effects of the pilot program on students participating in the programs partnered with the school districts with the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives and the chairs of the senate and house committees on ways and means not later than December 31, 2019;”and in said item by, striking out the figures “$2,858,009” and inserting in place thereof the figures:- “$5,500,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-179-R1

Redraft EDU 179

ASOST-Q Grant (Quality Enhancements in Afterschool and Out-of-School Time Grant)

Messrs. Crighton, Brownsberger, Tran, Boncore, Moore, Eldridge, Feeney, Montigny and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by inserting after “school and community partnerships” the following:- “; provided further, that the department shall operate a pilot data-sharing program designed to support school districts  in partnering with local community-based organizations and sharing identifiable student data to the extent allowed by law; provided further, that the pilot program shall be for not more than 3 years; provided further, that the afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council shall conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis on the pilot data sharing program; provided further, that the Massachusetts afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council shall file a report on the effects of the pilot program on students participating in the programs partnered with the school districts with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 31, 2019”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-180

EDU 180

Sandwich Public School Safety Improvements

Mr. deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by inserting the following:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for safety upgrades for Sandwich public schools;" and in said item by striking out the figures "$18,230,637" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$18,280,637".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-181

EDU 181

Millis High School Auditorium

Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended to the Town of Millis to perform renovations in the auditorium of Millis High School;” and in said item, by striking the figures “$12,098,745” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$12,158,745”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-182

EDU 182

Licensing Group Care Facilities Serving Students With Special Needs

Messrs. deMacedo, Barrett, Lewis, Tran, Timilty and Cyr, Ms. L'Italien, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. O'Connor, Welch and Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting the following section:- "SECTION XX. Section 1A of chapter 15D of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following in line 83 after the word "instruction":- "Private residential special education schools that provide regular residential care shall be considered group care facilities only if the schools provide special education services that are intended to lead to a high school degree or its equivalency, excluding independent living programs, to children with special needs under the age of 22."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-183-R1

Redraft EDU 183

Summer Learning Amendment

Messrs. Crighton, Moore and Brownsberger, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after item 7061-9812 the following item:-

“xxxx-xxxx For the implementation of a competitive grant program to support the development and expansion of high quality, comprehensive summer learning opportunities for students in districts with high concentrations of low income students; provided, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall develop the criteria for grants; provided further, that grants shall be awarded to programs that: (i) include at least 150 hours of programming with a focus on academic and college and career readiness skills, including critical thinking, collaboration and perseverance; (ii) are research-based summer programs; and (iii) engage with a variety of organizations and leverage cost-sharing partnerships with local districts, private funders and non-profit institutions....$350,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-183-R2

2nd Redraft EDU 183

Summer Learning Amendment

Messrs. Crighton, Moore and Brownsberger, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7061-9812 the following item:

"xxxx-xxxx For the implementation of a competitive grant program to support the development and expansion of high quality, comprehensive summer learning opportunities for students in districts with high concentration of low income students; provided, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall develop the criteria for grants; provided further, that grants shall be awarded to programs that: (i) include at least 150 hours of programming with a focus on academic and college and career readiness skills, including critical thinking, collaboration and perseverance; (ii) are research-based summer programs; and (iii) engage a variety of organizations and leverage a cost-sharing partnership with local districts, private funders, and non-profit institutions....$500,000"

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-183

EDU 183

Summer Learning Amendment

Messrs. Crighton, Moore and Brownsberger, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7061-9812 the following item:

"xxxx-xxxx For the implementation of a competitive grant program to support the development and expansion of high quality, comprehensive summer learning opportunities for students in districts with high concentration of low income students; provided, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall develop the criteria for grants; provided further, that grants shall be awarded to programs that: (i) include at least 150 hours of programming with a focus on academic and college and career readiness skills, including critical thinking, collaboration and perseverance; (ii) are research-based summer programs; and (iii) engage a variety of organizations and leverage a cost-sharing partnership with local districts, private funders, and non-profit institutions....$1,000,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-184

EDU 184

Children's Trust Fund

Messrs. Rush, Rodrigues, Brownsberger and Eldridge, Ms. Friedman, Mr. Moore, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Barrett, Welch, Collins, Timilty and Cyr, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Montigny, DiDomenico and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 3000-2050, by striking out the figures “$1,101,664”  and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- “$1,167,804”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-185

EDU 185

Reading Recovery

Messrs. Rush, Brownsberger, Eldridge, deMacedo, Moore, Welch, Humason and Tarr, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. O'Connor and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0033, by striking out the figures “$300,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures:- “$500,000”, and in said item by striking out the figures “$2,026,226” and inserting in place thereof the figures:-  “$2,226,226”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-187

EDU 187

Student and School Assessment

Messrs. Tarr, Ross, O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9400, by striking the language and inserting in place thereof the following language: For student and school assessment including the development and implementation of related curriculum standards and instructional support, including the administration of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exam established by the board of elementary and secondary education pursuant to sections 1D and 1I of chapter 69 of the General Laws; provided, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall expend funds for school and student assessment in accordance with the determination made by the board of elementary and secondary education as to the method of assessment in the 2018-2019 school year; provided further, that funding may be expended for the development of new high school assessments and assessments in history and social science; and provided further, that all school assessments shall center on the academic standards embodied in the curriculum frameworks and shall involve measures which shall be relevant and meaningful to students, parents, teachers, administrators, and taxpayers pursuant to the first paragraph of said section 1I of said chapter 69.

moves to further amend the bill in section 2, item 7061-9400, by striking the figure“27,094,275” and inserting in place thereof the following figure: “32,134,648”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-189

EDU 189

Regional School Safety

Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended to the Town of Wrentham and allocated equally amongst the King Philip Regional, Norfolk, Plainville, and Wrentham School Districts;” and in said item, by striking the figures “$12,098,745” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$12,158,745”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-189-R1

Redraft EDU 189

Regional School Safety

Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Wrentham to be allocated equally amongst the King Philip Regional, Norfolk, Plainville, and Wrentham school districts”; and

in said section 2, in said item, by striking out the figure “$12,098,745” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$12,198,745”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-190

EDU 190

Active Shooter Detection

Messrs. Tarr, Rush, Ross and Humason, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. O'Connor, Feeney and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ____the following section:-

"Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary the Massachusetts School Building Authority, in conjunction with the executive office of education, shall promulgate rules, regulations and guidelines for the inclusion of installation plans of an indoor active shooter gunshot detection and alerting system for school projects eligible for school building assistance for construction, renovation, or repair of municipally or regionally owned facilities. No proposed project shall be considered an approved project after June 30, 2019, unless an indoor active shooter gunshot detection and alerting system is part of the overall security measures taken to safeguard the facility and its occupants"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-190-R1

Redraft EDU 190

Active Shooter Detection

Messrs. Tarr, Rush, Ross and Humason, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. O'Connor, Feeney and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 56 the following section:-

"SECTION 56A. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts School Building Authority, in conjunction with the executive office of education, shall promulgate rules, regulations or guidelines on best practices on school safety and security, which may include but not be limited to active shooter detection systems and other security measures, not later than June 30, 2019. The authority may incorporate its best practices and recommendations into its prototypical school plans and may establish a grant program for school safety and security measures.  Applications for school safety project submitted after September 1, 2019, shall incorporate recommendations based on any rules, regulations or guidelines issued under this section."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-190.1

Further EDU 190.1

School Safety

Ms. O'Connor Ives and Mr. Tarr moved that the amendment be amended by adding at the end thereof the following section:-

“SECTION XX.  Section 1.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Commonwealth shall establish a School Safety Technical Assistance Team to provide assistance to school districts, at their request, on all aspects of school safety and emergency management.  The school safety technical assistance team shall consist of the Secretary of Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, or a designee, the Secretary of the Education, or a designee, the Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, or a designee, the director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority, or a designee, a member of the Massachusetts Police Chiefs Association, a member of the Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts, and a member of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents.  The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security shall act as the lead agency in the development and implementation of the School Safety Technical Assistance Team.

Section 2.  There shall be established a school security infrastructure grant program for the sole purpose of allowing cities, towns, and regional school districts to enhance safety and security at their school facilities; provided, that amounts shall be credited to the fund by the fines as established in section 3 and section 4; provided, that the fund may be supplemented through appropriation from the general fund or other available sources including but not limited to any interest earned on monies in the fund; any funds from private sources including, but not limited to, gifts, grants and donations received by the Commonwealth that are specifically designated to be credited to the fund; provided further, that funds may be expended to retrofit buildings with security features such as classroom door locks, security cameras, and active shooter detection and real time threat alert systems; provided further, that School Safety Technical Assistance Team shall submit a report outlining appropriations necessary to operate this grant program to the joint committee on education, the joint committee on public safety and homeland security, and the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before March 1, 2019.”

Section 3. Section 18B of chapter 265 of the general laws is hereby amended by inserting the following paragraph: “Whoever, while in the commission of or the attempted commission of an offense which may be punished by imprisonment in the state prison, has in his possession or under his control a firearm, rifle or shotgun shall, in addition to the penalty for such offense, be imposed a fine of $250; provided, however, that if such firearm, rifle or shotgun is a large capacity weapon, as defined in section 121 of chapter 140, or if such person, while in the commission or attempted commission of such offense, has in his possession or under his control a machine gun, as defined in said section 121, such person shall be imposed a fine of $500. Whoever has committed an offense which may be punished by imprisonment in the state prison and had in his possession or under his control a firearm, rifle or shotgun including, but not limited to, a large capacity weapon or machine gun and who thereafter, while in the commission or the attempted commission of a second or subsequent offense which may be punished by imprisonment in the state prison, has in his possession or under his control a firearm, rifle or shotgun shall, in addition to the penalty for such offense, be imposed a fine of $750; provided, however, that if such firearm, rifle or shotgun is a large capacity semiautomatic weapon or if such person, while in the commission or attempted commission of such offense, has in his possession or under his control a machine gun, such person shall be imposed a fine of $1,000.

Section 4. Section 10 of chapter 269 of the general laws is hereby amended by inserting the following section: (p) Whoever has violated this statue shall be imposed a fine of $200.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-190.1-R1

Redraft Further EDU 190.1

School Safety

Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the amendment be amended by adding at the end thereof the following section:-

“SECTION 16A.  Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 37R the following section:

Section 37S.  (a) There shall be a school safety technical assistance team to provide assistance to school districts, upon request, on school safety and emergency management.  The school safety technical assistance team shall consist of the secretary of public safety and security, or a designee, the secretary of education, or a designee, the secretary of health and human services, or a designee, the chief executive officer of the Massachusetts School Building Authority, or a designee and 3 persons to be appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall be a member of the Massachusetts Police Chiefs Association, 1 of whom shall be a member of the Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts and 1 of whom shall be a member of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents.  The executive office of public safety and security shall serve as the lead agency in the development and implementation of the school safety technical assistance team.

There shall be established a school security infrastructure grant program to allow cities, towns and regional school districts to enhance safety and security at their school facilities through projects including, but not limited to, retrofitting buildings with security features including, but not limited to, classroom door locks, security cameras, active shooter detection and real-time threat alert systems to be provided through the School and Youth Safety Trust Fund. The school safety technical assistance team shall advise grant awardees and provide technical assistance to grant awardees. Grants under this program shall be contingent on 1 to 1 matching funds provided from the applying city, town or regional school district.

(b) There shall be a youth safety technical assistance team to provide assistance to municipalities and local housing authorities, at their request, on all aspects of youth safety and emergency management. The youth safety technical assistance team shall consist of the following member or their designees: a designee of the National Association of Social Workers, Inc.; a designee of the Massachusetts School Counselors Association, Inc.; a designee of the Secretary of Health and Human Services who represents a lead service providing organization through the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative; and a designee of the Secretary of Public Safety and Security who represents a research partner of the Charles E. Shannon Community Safety Initiative.

There shall be a youth safety grant program to provide grants to cities, towns, local educational agencies and local housing authorities to enhance youth safety by supporting measures including, but not limited to, youth programming, capital facility safety improvements and wrap around services to be provided through the School and Youth Safety Trust Fund. The school safety technical assistance team shall advise and provide technical assistance to grant awardees. Grants under this program shall be contingent on 1 to 1 matching funds provided from the applying municipality or local housing authority.

(c)  There shall be a School and Youth Safety Trust Fund to be administered by the secretary of public safety and security to support the school security infrastructure grant program and youth safety grant program. The fund shall be used to provide grants to cities, towns and regional school districts to enhance safety and security at school facilities. The fund shall consist of amounts credited to the fund from: (i) appropriations from the General Fund; (ii) money credited to the fund under section 10E of chapter 269; provided, however, that these funds shall be prioritized for grants based in the same region in which the fines were collected; (iii) any interest earned on money in the fund; and (iv) gifts, grants, settlements and donations received by the commonwealth and specifically designated to be credited to the fund. Funds received shall be apportioned in a manner determined by the executive office of public safety and security; provided, however, that the funds shall be split equally between the school security infrastructure grant program and youth safety grant program. Amounts credited to the fund shall not be subject to further appropriation. Money remaining in the fund at the close of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be available for expenditure in subsequent fiscal years. No expenditure made from the fund shall cause the fund to become deficient at any point during a fiscal year.

Annually, not later than March 1, the secretary of public safety and security shall report on the activities of the fund to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives and the chairs of the joint committee on public safety and homeland security, the joint committee on education and the senate and house committees on ways and means. The report shall include: (i) an accounting of expenditures made from the fund; (ii) an accounting of the amounts credited to the fund; (iii) any unexpended balance remaining in the fund and (iv) a description of the grants provided through the fund.

(c) The secretary of public safety and security, in consultation with the school safety technical assistance team, shall establish regulations to implement this section.”

SECTION 16B. The third sentence of the first paragraph of subsection (c) section 37S of chapter 71, as appearing in section 16A, is hereby amended by striking out clause (ii) and inserting in place thereof the following clause:- (ii) money credited to the fund under section 131 of chapter 140 and section 10E of chapter 269; provided, however, that these funds shall be prioritized for grants based in the same region in which the fines were collected”; and

by inserting after section 25 the following 2 sections:-

“SECTION 25A. Section 131 of chapter 140 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in line 429, as so appearing, the figure “$50” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-  $10 shall be deposited into the School and Youth Safety Trust Fund established in section 37S of chapter 71; $40.

SECTION 25B. Said section 131 of said chapter 140 is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 475, as so appearing, the figure “$50” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-  $10 shall be deposited into the School and Youth Safety Trust Fund established in section 37S of chapter 71; $40.”; and

by inserting after section 29 the following section:-

SECTION 29A. Section 10E of chapter 269 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the first paragraph the following paragraph:-

In addition to the penalties provided in the first paragraph, there shall be an additional fine of $1,000 per firearm, rifle, shotgun, machine gun, or any combination thereof, that shall be credited to the School Security Infrastructure Trust Fund established in section 37S of chapter 71.”; and

by inserting after section 56 the following 2 sections:-

“SECTION 56A. The school safety technical assistance team shall submit a report outlining appropriations necessary to operate the grant program pursuant to section 37S of chapter 71 of the General Laws to the joint committee on education, the joint committee on public safety and homeland security and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2019.”; and

by inserting after section 61 the following section:

“SECTION 61A. Sections 16B, 25A and 25B shall take effect July 1, 2019.”

 

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-190.1-R2

2nd Redraft Further EDU 190.1

School Safety

Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the amendment be amended “SECTION 16A.  Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 37R the following section:

Section 37S.  (a) There shall be a safety technical assistance team to provide assistance to school districts, upon request, on school safety and emergency management.  The safety technical assistance team shall consist of the secretary of public safety and security, or a designee, the secretary of education, or a designee, the secretary of health and human services, or a designee, the chief executive officer of the Massachusetts School Building Authority, or a designee and 3 persons to be appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall be a member of the Massachusetts Police Chiefs Association, 1 of whom shall be a member of the Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts and 1 of whom shall be a member of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents.  The executive office of public safety and security shall serve as the lead agency in the development and implementation of the safety technical assistance team.

There shall be established a security infrastructure grant program to allow housing authorities, school districts and regional school districts to enhance safety and security at their school facilities through projects including, but not limited to, retrofitting buildings with security features including, but not limited to, classroom door locks, security cameras, active shooter detection and real-time threat alert systems to be provided through the School and Youth Safety Trust Fund. The school safety technical assistance team shall advise grant awardees and provide technical assistance to grant awardees. Grants under this program shall be contingent on 1 to 1 matching funds provided from the applying housing authority, school district or regional school district.

(b) There shall be a youth safety technical assistance team to provide assistance to housing authorities, school districts and regional school districts, at their request, on all aspects of youth gun violence prevention and management. The youth safety technical assistance team shall consist of the following member or their designees: a designee of the National Association of Social Workers, Inc.; a designee of the Massachusetts School Counselors Association, Inc.; a designee of the Secretary of Health and Human Services who represents a lead service providing organization through the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative; and a designee of the Secretary of Public Safety and Security who represents a research partner of the Charles E. Shannon Community Safety Initiative.

There shall be a youth safety grant program to provide grants to housing authorities, school districts and regional school districts and local housing authorities to enhance youth safety by supporting measures including, but not limited to, youth programming, and wrap around services targeted to prevent violence to be provided through the School and Youth Safety Trust Fund. The youth safety technical assistance team shall advise and provide technical assistance to grant awardees. Grants under this program shall be contingent on 1 to 1 matching funds provided from the applying housing authority, school district and regional school district.

(c)  There shall be a School and Youth Safety Trust Fund to be jointly administered by the secretary of public safety and security and the secretary of health and human services to support the school security infrastructure grant program and youth safety grant program. The fund shall be used to provide grants to housing authorities, school districts and regional school districts to enhance safety and security. The fund shall consist of amounts credited to the fund from: (i) appropriations from the General Fund; (ii) money credited to the fund under section 10E of chapter 269; provided, however, that these funds shall be prioritized for grants based in the same region in which the fines were collected; (iii) any interest earned on money in the fund; and (iv) gifts, grants, settlements and donations received by the commonwealth and specifically designated to be credited to the fund. Funds received shall be apportioned in a manner determined by the executive office of public safety and security; provided, however, that the funds shall be split equally between the school security infrastructure grant program and youth safety grant program. Amounts credited to the fund shall not be subject to further appropriation. Money remaining in the fund at the close of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be available for expenditure in subsequent fiscal years. No expenditure made from the fund shall cause the fund to become deficient at any point during a fiscal year.

Annually, not later than March 1, the secretary of public safety and security and secretary of health and human services shall report on the activities of the fund to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives and the chairs of the joint committee on public safety and homeland security, the joint committee on education and the senate and house committees on ways and means. The report shall include: (i) an accounting of expenditures made from the fund; (ii) an accounting of the amounts credited to the fund; (iii) any unexpended balance remaining in the fund and (iv) a description of the grants provided through the fund.

(c) The secretary of public safety and security and the secretary of health and human services, in consultation with the school safety technical assistance team and the youth safety technical assistance team, shall establish regulations to implement this section.”

SECTION 16B. The third sentence of the first paragraph of subsection (c) section 37S of chapter 71, as appearing in section 16A, is hereby amended by striking out clause (ii) and inserting in place thereof the following clause:- (ii) money credited to the fund under section 131 of chapter 140 and section 10E of chapter 269; provided, however, that these funds shall be prioritized for grants based in the same region in which the fines were collected”; and

by inserting after section 25 the following 2 sections:-

“SECTION 25A. Section 131 of chapter 140 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in line 429, as so appearing, the figure “$50” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-  $10 shall be deposited into the School and Youth Safety Trust Fund established in section 37S of chapter 71; $40.

SECTION 25B. Said section 131 of said chapter 140 is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 475, as so appearing, the figure “$50” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-  $10 shall be deposited into the School and Youth Safety Trust Fund established in section 37S of chapter 71; $40.”; and

by inserting after section 29 the following section:-

SECTION 29A. Section 10E of chapter 269 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the first paragraph the following paragraph:-

In addition to the penalties provided in the first paragraph, there shall be an additional fine of $1,000 per firearm, rifle, shotgun, machine gun, or any combination thereof,  that shall be credited to the School Security Infrastructure Trust Fund established in section 37S of chapter 71.”; and

by inserting after section 56 the following 2 sections:-

“SECTION 56A. The school safety technical assistance team and the youth safety technical assistance team shall jointly submit a report outlining appropriations necessary to operate the grant programs pursuant to section 37S of chapter 71 of the General Laws to the joint committee on education, the joint committee on public safety and homeland security and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2019.”; and

by inserting after section 61 the following section:

“SECTION 61A. Sections 16B, 25A and 25B shall take effect July 1, 2019.”

 

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-191

EDU 191

Parent Child Home Program

Ms. Creem, Messrs. Crighton and Hinds, Ms. L'Italien, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Moore, Feeney, Lewis, Welch, Brownsberger, O'Connor and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 3000-7050, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $500,000 more than fiscal year 2018 shall be expended on said parent-child home program”; and

in said Section 2, in said item 3000-7050, by striking out the figure "$13,442,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$13,942,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-192

EDU 192

More Than Words

Messrs. Barrett and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7027-0019, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for More Than Words, Inc. to support its vocational program for system-involved youth”; and

In said section 2, in said item 7027-0019, by striking out the figure “$4,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$4,050,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-193

EDU 193

UMASS Agricultural School

Messrs. Barrett, Eldridge and Moore, Ms. Gobi and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7100-0200, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for maintenance and repairs at the University of Massachusetts Extension Waltham Center Administration Building in the city of Waltham”; and

In said section 2, in said item 7100-0200, by striking out the figure “$518,667,080” and inserting in the place thereof the following figure:- “$518,917,080”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-194

EDU 194

Handicap Activity Van for Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School

Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School;” and in said item, by striking the figures “$12,098,745” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$12,148,745”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-195

EDU 195

Mount Wachusett Community College STEM Support

Messrs. Tran and Eldridge, Ms. Gobi and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7509-0100, provided further that not less than $100,000 shall be allocated to expand STEM resources and program offerings to support careers in engineering and manufacturing by offering industry standard supports for CAD/COMSOL at Mount Wachusett Community College."; and in said item by striking out the figures "$14,984,421" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$15,084,421"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-195-R2

2nd Redraft EDU 195

Mount Wachusett Community College STEM Support

Messrs. Tran and Eldridge, Ms. Gobi and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7509-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to expand STEM resources and program offerings to support careers in engineering and manufacturing by offering industry standard supports for CAD/COMSOL at Mount Wachusett Community College”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7509-0100, by striking out the figure “$14,984,421” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$15,084,421”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-195-R1

Redraft EDU 195

Mount Wachusett Community College STEM Support

Messrs. Tran and Eldridge, Ms. Gobi and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7509-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to expand STEM resources and program offerings to support careers in engineering and manufacturing by offering industry standard supports for CAD/COMSOL at Mount Wachusett Community College”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7509-0100, by striking out the figure “$14,984,421” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$15,034,421”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-196

EDU 196

Fitchburg State University Student Success Collaborative

Mr. Tran and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7110-0100, by adding the following: "provided further, that no less than $227,000 shall be expended to Fitchburg State University for the Student Success Collaborative Program and in said item by striking out the figures, "30,430,027" and inserting in place thereof the figures "30,657,027"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-197

EDU 197

Washington Center

Messrs. Pacheco, Ross, Moore and deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7070-0065, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be made available to provide financial assistance for residents of the commonwealth enrolled at public higher education institutions to participate in the Massachusetts initiative with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars ”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-197-R1

Redraft EDU 197

Washington Center

Messrs. Pacheco, Ross, Moore and deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7070-0065, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be made available to provide financial assistance for residents of the commonwealth enrolled at public higher education institutions to participate in the Massachusetts initiative with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars ”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-197-R2

2nd Redraft EDU 197

Washington Center

Messrs. Pacheco, Ross, Moore and deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7070-0065, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be made available to provide financial assistance for residents of the commonwealth enrolled at public higher education institutions to participate in the Massachusetts initiative with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7070-0065, by striking out the figure “$95,591,449” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$95,791,449”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-199

EDU 199

One Family, Inc

Messrs. Ross, deMacedo, Brownsberger, Eldridge, Barrett, Tarr, Lewis, Welch, Fattman, Boncore, DiDomenico, O'Connor and Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7070-0065, by inserting after the word “assistance;” the following:-

“provided further, that funds from this item shall be made available for early educator scholarships and One Family, Inc. in amounts not less than the amounts made available in fiscal year 2018;”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-200

EDU 200

"Ability to Benefit” Pilot Program

Messrs. Tarr, Ross and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7511-0100, by inserting in the line item the following:-“provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be made available for the development and implementation of the Ability to Benefit pilot program, a career pathway program that partners Wellspring House, Inc. with North Shore Community College to integrate adult basic education with college-level coursework”; and in said item by striking out the figures “$22,277,516” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$22,377,516”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-201

EDU 201

Special Education Enrollment

Messrs. Ross, Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section __ the following section:-

SECTION __. Section 2 of chapter 70 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the second and third definitions and inserting in place thereof the following definitions:-

"Assumed tuitioned-out special education enrollment", the prior 5 year district average percentage of students included in foundation enrollments on Special Education Individual Education Plans whom the district has placed in out of district placements.

"Assumed in-school special education enrollment", the prior 5 year district average percentage of students included in foundation enrollments on Special Education Individual Education Plans who attend district schools.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-202

EDU 202

Substance Abuse Prevention Education and Screening Test

Messrs. Tarr, Hinds, Ross and O'Connor, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2E, by inserting the following:-

“1595-0025 For the support of the Substance Use Prevention, Education, and Screening Trust Fund, established pursuant to section 35EEE of chapter 10 of the General Laws.....................$5,000,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-203

EDU 203

STEM Pipeline Fund

Messrs. Tarr, Tran, Ross, O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2E, in item 1595-7066, by striking the figure "$1,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$2,000,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-204

EDU 204

ELL Training in Rockland Public Schools District

Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0033, by adding the following words:- “ ; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended to the Rockland public schools district for teacher training to develop and support an English language learner program”; and

In said section 2, in said item 7010-0333, by striking out the figure “$2,026,226” and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- “$2,041,226”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-205

EDU 205

Fiscal Impact of Charters

Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Brady, Eldridge, Crighton, Cyr and Hinds, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Rush, Moore, Welch, Timilty, Feeney and Keenan, Ms. Gobi, Mr. DiDomenico, Ms. Friedman, Messrs. O'Connor, Lewis and Pacheco, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mr. Fattman and Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section XX the following 2 sections: -

 

“SECTION XX.  Paragraph (j) of section 89 of Chapter 71, of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended, in line 296, by inserting after the word “criteria” the following new text - ; provided, that no charter application shall be approved before a report has been presented to the board by the department on the financial impact to the sending district or districts.

 

SECTION XX.  Paragraph (gg) of said section 89, as so appearing, is hereby amended, in line 755, by inserting at the end thereof the following new text - Annually, not later than January 10 the department shall make a request to the General Court for the full funding of this reimbursement and the reimbursement calculated under paragraph (ff). If the General Court rejects the request to fund the reimbursement, the board shall not approve any application for a new charter school or a charter school expansion in the following school year.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-206

EDU 206

Youth social worker

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9408, by adding the following:-

“provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a social worker to reduce school violence in the Chelsea Public Schools; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a social worker to reduce school violence in the Everett Public Schools”.

and in said item by striking the following figures “$6,760,939” and inserting in place thereof the following figures “$6,910,939”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-207

EDU 207

Music and technology programs

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding the following:-

“provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for music programming for the Everett Public Schools; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for access to technology for students at the Everett Public Schools”.

and in said item by striking the following figures “$12,098,745” and inserting in place thereof the following figures “$12,223,745”.

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-208

EDU 208

Journey into Education and Teaching program

Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Lewis, Eldridge, Crighton, Rush, Moore, Welch and Collins, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding the following words:-

“; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for the Journey into Education and Teaching program”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7010-0005, by striking out the figure "$12,098,745" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$12,448,745".

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-208-R1

Redraft EDU 208

Journey into Education and Teaching program

Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Lewis, Eldridge, Crighton, Rush, Moore, Welch and Collins, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0000, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Journey into Education and Teaching program”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7066-0000, by striking out the figure “$3,598,328” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$3,698,328”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-209

EDU 209

East End House

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 3000-1000, by adding the following:-

“provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for East End House in the city of Cambridge to support its childcare program”.

 

and in said item by striking the following figures “$5,917,993” and inserting in place thereof the following figures “$5,942,993".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-210

EDU 210

Museum of Science engineering program

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by adding the following:-

“provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for a grant program for the Museum of Science to operate an engineering curriculum in Everett and Cambridge preschool and after school programs”.

and in said item by striking the following figures “$2,858,009” and inserting in place thereof the following figures “$2,908,009”.

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-211

EDU 211

BCC Veterans Educational Service Center

Mr. Rodrigues moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7503-0100, by inserting the following:- "provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be made available for the Veterans Educational Service Center located at Bristol Community College."; and in said item by striking out the figures “$21,407,763” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$21,507,763”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-212

EDU 212

Freetown-Lakeville Automatic Defibrillators

Mr. Rodrigues moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- "; provided further, that no less than $5,000 shall be expended for automatic defibrillators for the Freetown-Lakeville Athletic Association".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-213

EDU 213

Innovation Schools

Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9011, by striking the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-

"$200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-214

EDU 214

Assessment Consortium

Ms. Jehlen, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Feeney, Lewis, DiDomenico, Ross, Collins and Boncore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9401, by striking out the figure “$200,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-

“$400,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-215

EDU 215

Jumpstart for Young Children

Ms. Jehlen, Mr. Brady, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Cyr, Rush, Barrett, Moore, Feeney, Lewis, Welch, Collins, Pacheco, Montigny and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item XXXX-XXXX, by inserting after item 3000-7050 the following item:

“xxxx-xxxx  For Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc. to provide support to evidence-based early childhood education programs that promote language, literacy, and social emotional skill development for preschool children from under resourced communities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts…………………………………………………………..$350,0000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-215-R1

Redraft EDU 215

Jumpstart for Young Children

Ms. Jehlen, Mr. Brady, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Cyr, Rush, Barrett, Moore, Feeney, Lewis, Welch, Collins, Pacheco, Montigny and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 3000-1000, by adding the following words:- “provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc. to provide support to evidence-based early childhood education programs that promote language, literacy and social emotional skill development for preschool children from under-resourced communities in the Commonwealth”; and

in said section 2, in said item 3000-1000, by striking out the figure “$5,917,993” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$6,017,993”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-216

EDU 216

School-To-Career Connecting Activities

Messrs. Collins, DiDomenico, Rush, Boncore, Brownsberger, Eldridge, Lewis, Moore, Crighton, Welch, Pacheco, O'Connor and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7027-0019, by striking out the figures "$4,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figures- "$4,500,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-216-R1

Redraft EDU 216

School-To-Career Connecting Activities

Messrs. Collins, DiDomenico, Rush, Boncore, Brownsberger, Eldridge, Lewis, Moore, Crighton, Welch, Pacheco, O'Connor and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7027-0019, by adding the following words:- “provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Triangle, Inc.’s School to Career Program that connects special education students with disabilities in Greater Boston to careers and their local communities”; and in said section 2, in said line item 7027-0019, by striking out the figure "$4,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figures- "$4,600,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-217

EDU 217

JFK Civics Education

Messrs. Collins, Barrett, Feeney, Lesser, Hinds, Rush and Timilty, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Moore and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding the following: "provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the implementation of a program to support civics education learning opportunities in coordination with the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation, that focuses on underserved communities across the commonwealth" and in said item by striking out the figure "$12,098,745" and inserting in place thereof the following figure: "$12,598,745"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-219

EDU 219

Big Sisters

Messrs. Collins and Rush, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by adding the following; "provided further that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston"; and in said item by striking out the figures "$3,121,923" and inserting in place thereof the following figures-:"3,321,923"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-220

EDU 220

Gang-to-College

Mr. Collins, Ms. Friedman and Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0040, by adding the following words: “; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the implementation of a gang to college pilot program to serve gang-involved youth from high-crime areas in the city of Boston enrolled in college pathway programs; provided further, that the funds shall be matched 2 to 1 by private funds”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$240,260” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$490,260”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-220-R1

Redraft EDU 220

Gang-to-College

Mr. Collins, Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Moore and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0040, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $135,000 shall be expended for a gang to college pilot program to serve gang-involved youth from high-crime areas in the city of Boston enrolled in college pathway programs; provided further, that the funds shall be matched 2 to 1 by private funds”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7066-0040, by striking out the figure “$240,260” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$375,260”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-221

EDU 221

Boston Scholar Athletes

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by adding the following, “provided further that $100,000 shall be expended for Boston Scholar Athletes for its athletic and professional training programming." and in said item by striking out the figure "$2,858,009" and inserting in its place "$2,958,009"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-221-R1

Redraft EDU 221

Boston Scholar Athletes

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Scholar Athletes, Inc., for its athletic and professional training programming”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7061-9611, by striking out the figure “$2,858,009” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$2,908,009”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-222

EDU 222

Youth and Family Enrichment Services

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by adding the following: “provided further, that no less than $50,000 shall be expended for YoFES, Youth & Family Enrichment Services of Hyde Park, to provide after-school academic enrichment for area youth;” and in said item by striking out the figures “$2,858,009” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$2,908,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-222-R1

Redraft EDU 222

Youth and Family Enrichment Services

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for  Youth & Family Enrichment Services, Inc., of Hyde Park, to provide after-school academic enrichment for area youth”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7061-9611, by striking out the figure “$2,858,009” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$2,883,009”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-223

EDU 223

Out-of-State Tuition Rate Letters for C766 Schools

Messrs. Keenan, Hinds, Tran, Brownsberger, Rodrigues, Moore and Eldridge, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Feeney and Lewis, Ms. Jehlen, Mr. Timilty, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor, Cyr and DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ___ the following section: -

“SECTION ___. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the bureau of purchased services in the operational services division shall determine prices for programs under chapter 71B of the General Laws in fiscal year 2019 by increasing the final fiscal year 2018 price by the rate of inflation as determined by the division. The division shall adjust prices for extraordinary relief pursuant to 808 CMR 1.06(4). The division shall accept applications for program reconstruction and special circumstances in fiscal year 2019. The division shall authorize the annual price for out-of-state purchasers requested by a program, not to exceed a maximum price determined by the bureau, by identifying the most recent price calculated for the program and applying the estimated rate of inflation for each year, as determined by the bureau under section 22N of chapter 7 of the General Laws, in which the rate of inflation is frozen beginning with fiscal year 2004, in a compounded manner for each fiscal year.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-225

EDU 225

State University Internship Incentive Fund

Messrs. Moore, Brady, Pacheco and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0000, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the state university internship incentive program established in item 7066-0000 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012; provided further, that the commonwealth shall contribute funds to each institution in an amount necessary to match private contributions in the current fiscal year to the institution's internship incentive program; provided further, that the commonwealth's contribution shall be equal to $1 for every $1 privately contributed to each university's board of trustees or foundation; provided further, that the maximum total contributions from the commonwealth shall be not more than the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that funds from this program shall not result in direct or indirect reduction in the commonwealth's appropriations to the institutions for operations, scholarships, financial aid or any state appropriation and the department shall promulgate regulations and criteria for the program”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7066-0000, by striking out the figure “$3,598,328” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$4,598,328”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-226

EDU 226

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7077-0023, by striking out the figure "$5,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5,500,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-227

EDU 227

State Scholarship Program

Messrs. Moore, Brady, Eldridge and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7070-0065, by striking out the figure "$95,591,449" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$103,686,798".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-228

EDU 228

Quinsigamond Community College Endowment Match Pilot Program

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0000, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for an endowment incentive pilot program at Quinsigamond Community College whereby the commonwealth's contribution shall be equal to $1 for every $2 privately contributed to the college’s foundation”; and in said section 2, in said item 7066-0000, by striking out the figure “$3,598.328” and inserting in place there of the figure “$4,098,328”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-229

EDU 229

Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science

Mr. Moore, Ms. Gobi and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9624, by striking out the figure “$1,400,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,600,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-229-R1

Redraft EDU 229

Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science

Mr. Moore, Ms. Gobi and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9624, by striking out the figure “$1,400,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,500,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-230

EDU 230

Higher Education Collaboration and Efficiency

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7518-0100 the following item:

“XXXX-XXXX  For state university and community college efficiency efforts through the PACE initiative…..$200,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-231

EDU 231

Debt Free Public Higher Education Special Commission

Messrs. Moore, Hinds and Timilty, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. O'Connor and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ____ the following section:-

"SECTION _____. There shall be a special commission on tuition and fee-free and debt-free public higher education to consist of: the commissioner of higher education, or a designee, who shall serve as chair; the president of the University of Massachusetts system or a designee; a representative selected by the council of presidents of the state university system; a representative selected by the Massachusetts Community Colleges executive office; the senate and house chairs of the Joint Committee on Higher Education or their designees; and 5 persons to be appointed by the commissioner of the department of higher education, 1 of whom shall be selected from a list of 3 nominees submitted by the Massachusetts Teachers Association, 1 of whom shall be selected from a list of 3 nominees submitted by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, 1 of whom shall be selected from a list of 3 nominees submitted by the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts; 1 of whom shall be from the American Student Assistance and 1 of whom shall be a student representative currently enrolled in a public higher education institution in the commonwealth. The commission shall examine and make recommendations on the creation of tuition and fee-free and debt-free college programs in the Commonwealth including, but not limited to: (i) student eligibility including possible requirements for state residency, maximum family income, academic thresholds/GPA, and enrollment status (full-time or part-time); (ii) which public institutions would be eligible, enrollment shifts that may occur, and the potential effect on academic program quality; (iii) the cost to fund the various models explored, including the ordering of state and federal aid required to be applied as “first dollar” or “last dollar”  and the cost of covering indirect costs such as books, housing, transportation or other significant matriculation costs; (iv) the potential impact of debt-free college on student debt and degree completion; and (iv) review of currently offered debt-free proposals in other states. The first meeting of the commission shall take place within 45 days after the effective date of this section. The commission shall file a report detailing its recommendations with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives on or before December 31, 2018."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-232

EDU 232

Early Education Salary Rate Reserve

Messrs. Moore, Rodrigues, Lewis, Eldridge, Boncore, Rush, Cyr, Barrett and Hinds, Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Crighton, Feeney, Welch and Keenan, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Lesser and O'Connor and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 3000-1020 the following item:

“XXXX-XXXX For a reimbursement rate increase for center-based subsidized early education and care for salaries, benefits and stipends for professional development of early educators; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be used to increase such reimbursement rate by an appropriate percentage for all such providers; provided further, that funds shall be expended for increasing the daily add-on rate for comprehensive early education services for children with active cases at the department of children and families; provided further, that the commissioner of early education and care may transfer funds from this item to items 3000-3060 and 3000-4060, as necessary, pursuant to an allocation plan which shall detail by object class the distribution of the funds to be transferred; and provided further, that the commissioner shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on any such transfers........................ $20,000,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-233

EDU 233

Early College

Messrs. Moore, Lewis and O'Connor and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7009-6400 the following item:

“XXXX-XXXX  For the development and initial implementation of high-quality early college programs; provided, that such programs shall incorporate the guiding principles of designated early college pathways, as developed jointly by the department of higher education and the department of elementary and secondary education; and provided further, that priority shall be given to programs that serve students who are currently underrepresented in college…….$3,000,000”.

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-233-R1

Redraft EDU 233

Early College

Messrs. Moore, Lewis and O'Connor, Ms. L'Italien and Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7009-6400, the following item:-

“7009-6600 For the development and initial implementation of high-quality early college programs; provided, that such programs shall incorporate the guiding principles of designated early college pathways, as developed jointly by the department of higher education and the department of elementary and secondary education; provided further, that priority shall be given to programs that serve students who are currently underrepresented in college…….$1,750,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-235

EDU 235

Bottom Line

Messrs. Moore and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7027-0019, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Bottom Line to provide college transition and college retention services for low-income or aspiring first-generation college students”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7027-0019, by striking out the figure “$4,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$4,150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-236

EDU 236

Modernizing the foundation budget

Messrs. Tarr, Hinds, Ross, Humason, O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ___the following section:

"SECTION _. Chapter 29 of the General Laws is amended by inserting after section 5B the following section:-

Section 5B½. (a) As used in this section, the following words shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

“Assumed in-school special education enrollment”, 4 per cent of the total foundation enrollment in a district, not including vocational or preschool enrollment, plus 5 per cent of vocational enrollment.

“Department”, the department of elementary and secondary education.

“Employee health insurance rate”, the employer share of the average active employee premium for all group insurance commission plans for the 3 previous fiscal years; provided, however, that the group insurance commission shall annually, not later than June 30, provide the department with data necessary for the determination of the rate or an increase of it.

“English learner enrollment”, the number of students identified as English learners pursuant to chapter 71A, including students enrolled in vocational and technical schools.

“English learner increment”, the additional amount allotted within a district’s foundation budget for additional services for students identified as English learners pursuant to chapter 71A, including those enrolled in vocational and technical schools; provided, however, that the value of the increment for fiscal year 2019 shall be $2,444.60 multiplied by the number of English learners in the district and shall be adjusted annually thereafter by the foundation inflation index; provided further, that the portion of the increment supporting employee benefits and fixed charges shall be adjusted annually consistent with adjustments made to foundation benefit rates.

“Foundation benefits”, the amount allotted within a district's foundation budget for employee benefits and fixed charges; provided, however, that the allotment shall be equal to 1.29 times the sum of: (i) the employee health insurance rate multiplied by the number of active employees for whom the district provides health insurance; and (ii) the retired employee health insurance rate multiplied by the number of the district’s retired employees receiving health insurance through the district or any of its member municipalities; and provided further, that each district shall annually, not later than June 30, provide the department with data necessary to determine the number of retired employees.

“Low-income enrollment”, the number of low-income students attending school in a district regardless of residence or tuition-paying status; provided, however, that in determining the number of low-income students, the department shall use the preceding year's actual number of low-income full-day kindergarten, elementary, junior high or middle school, high school and vocational students and ½ of the preceding year's actual number of low-income half-day kindergarten and preschool students.

“Low-income increment”, the additional amount allotted within a district’s foundation budget for each low-income student; provided, however, that the department shall rank each district and divide the districts into deciles; provided further, that each district shall be assigned a low-income decile based on its low-income percentage that shall be calculated as its number of low-income students divided by the total foundation enrollment; provided further, that each decile shall be assigned a low-income increment where the increment for the lowest percentage decile shall be 50 per cent of the statewide per pupil amount for students with a family income of more than 185 per cent of the federal poverty level and the increment for the highest percentage decile shall be 100 per cent of the statewide per pupil amount for low-income students; and provided further, that when determining the statewide per pupil amount, the department shall use the average of the base rates in the enrollment categories of prekindergarten, kindergarten, elementary, middle school and high school, weighted by the number of students in each category.

“Low-income student”, a student who has a family income that is not more than 185 per cent of the federal poverty level.

“Retired employee health insurance rate”, the weighted average of the group insurance commission  premium for all retiree plans for the 3 previous fiscal years; provided, however, that the group insurance commission shall annually, not later than June 30, provide the department with data necessary for the determination of such rate.

“Tuitioned-out special education rate”, 3 times the statewide foundation budget per pupil amount.

(b) Annually, not later than January 15, the secretary of administration and finance shall meet with the senate and house committees on ways and means to jointly determine an implementation schedule to fulfill the recommendations filed on November 2, 2015 by the foundation budget review commission established in section 4 of chapter 70. The implementation schedule shall establish a foundation budget as defined in section 2 of said chapter 70 that incorporates the categories of tuitioned-out special education rate, assumed in-school special education enrollment, low-income increment, low-income enrollment, foundation benefits, employee health insurance rate, retired employee health insurance rate and English learner increment;insuring 75 percent reimbursement for school districts for the special education circuit breaker as required under section 5A of chapter 71B; 100 percent reimbursement for regional school transportation as required under section 16C of chapter 71, and full charter reimbursement as required under chapter 71 section 89 (gg) provided, however, that in the first year of the term of office of a governor who has not served in the preceding year, the parties shall determine an implementation schedule not later than January 31 of that year.

In determining the implementation schedule, the secretary of administration and finance and the senate and house committees on ways and means shall hold a public hearing and receive testimony from the commissioner of elementary and secondary education and other interested parties. The schedule may be amended by agreement of the chairs of the senate and house committees on ways and means in any fiscal year to reflect changes in enrollment, inflation, student populations or other factors that may affect the remaining costs in the schedule. The implementation schedule shall be included in a joint resolution and placed before the members of the general court for their consideration annually, along with any proposed legislation necessary to execute and implement the schedule, not later than February 15. The implementation schedule shall be subject to appropriation. Upon completion of the implementation schedule, a joint resolution shall be placed before the members of the general court affirming that the recommendations of the commission have been fulfilled; provided, however, that the determination of an annual implementation schedule shall not be required upon the adoption of the resolution affirming that the recommendations of the commission have been fulfilled."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-236-R1

Redraft EDU 236

Modernizing the foundation budget

Messrs. Tarr, Hinds, Ross, Humason, O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 16 the following section:-

“Section 16A. Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 89 the following section:-

Section 89A. (a) The department shall annually, not later than December 1, report on the funding levels projected to achieve full funding in the next fiscal year for reimbursements required under section 16C, section 5A of chapter 71B and subsection (gg) of section 89. The report shall be submitted to the clerks of the house of representatives and senate, the joint committee on education, the joint committee on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance. If any new seats in a commonwealth charter school are approved after December 1, the department shall submit an addendum report with an updated reimbursement amount under said subsection (gg) of said section 89 if those seats are expected to be funded through the next fiscal year.

(b) If the reimbursement levels in the general appropriations act in a fiscal year do not meet the funding levels recommended in the report pursuant to subsection (a) on August 1, the joint committee on education and the board of elementary and secondary education shall hold a public hearing and receive testimony from the secretary of administration and finance, other parties identified by the committee and the public not later than October 1.

The board of education and the joint committee on education shall, not more than 60 days after the hearing, make a joint recommendation on a schedule to meet the funding levels recommended under said subsection (a) in not more than 3 years, including any expected growth in the levels needed for full funding during that period; provided, however, that the board and joint committee on education shall submit an addendum to the recommendation to account for any growth in the projected full funding levels. The recommendation shall be filed with the clerks of senate and house of representatives, the chairs of the joint committee on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance.

If the board of education and the joint committee on education find that the recommended funding levels included in an implementation schedule are met prior to the completion of an implementation schedule, the board and joint committee shall notify the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the chairs of the joint committee on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance that the implementation schedule has been completed and that future fiscal years are no longer subject to the implementation schedule.

(c) Any fiscal year previously included in an implementation schedule under subsection (b) that does not meet the funding levels recommended under subsection (a) shall not be subject to a hearing under said subsection (b).”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-237

EDU 237

Regional School and Regional Transportation Study

Messrs. Tarr, Hinds, Ross and Humason, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mr. O'Connor, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Fattman and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section__ the following new section:-

"SECTION _. (a) There shall be a special commission established pursuant to section 2A of chapter 4 of the General Laws to study and make recommendations to improve efficiencies relative to transportation for the following: students attending regional schools; students in special education out of district placements; students attending out of district vocational and technical schools; and students attending out of district agricultural schools; and any other student transportation the commission deems appropriate.

The commission shall consist of 1 member who shall be appointed by the senate president, who shall serve as co-chair; 1 member who shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; 1 member who shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, who shall serve as co-chair; 1 member who shall be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives; 1 person who shall be appointed by the secretary of education; 1 person who shall be appointed by the commissioner of elementary and secondary education and 6 persons who shall be appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Association of Regional Schools, Inc., 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Association of School Business Officials, Inc., 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, 1 of whom shall be a representative of Massachusetts Association of Special Education Administrators, and 1 of whom shall be a representative of the School Transportation Association of Massachusetts.   Members shall not receive compensation for their services but may receive reimbursement for the reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out their responsibilities as members of the commission. The commissioner of elementary and secondary education may furnish reasonable staff and other support for the work of the commission.

(b) The commission shall study and report on: (i) a review of methods districts use to transport said students, including current costs and bid processes in procuring transportation; (ii) a budget assessment for said costs; and (iii) recommendations for improving transportation services. The commission, in formulating its recommendations, shall take into account the best policies and practices in other states. The commission shall hold at least 5 public meetings and may hold hearings and other forums as it considers necessary.

(c) The commission shall file its report and recommendations with the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives who shall forward the same to the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on education not later than December 1, 2019."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-237-R1

Redraft EDU 237

Regional School and Regional Transportation Study

Messrs. Tarr, Hinds, Ross and Humason, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mr. O'Connor, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Fattman and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended by striking out, in line 22, the words “and (vi) other factors deemed appropriate by the commission” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “(vi) the extent to which an exemption from the requirements under said section 7C of said chapter 71 may promote cost savings for a district and or conflict with any federal law, rules or regulations; and (vii) other factors deemed appropriate by the commission”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-237-R2

2nd Redraft EDU 237

Regional School and Regional Transportation Study

Messrs. Tarr, Hinds, Ross and Humason, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mr. O'Connor, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Fattman and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended by striking out, in line 22, the words “and (vi) other factors deemed appropriate by the commission” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “(vi) the extent to which an exemption from the requirements under said section 7C of said chapter 71 may promote cost savings for a district and conflict with any federal law, rules or regulations; and (vii) other factors deemed appropriate by the commission”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-239

EDU 239

Empowerment Zone Grants

Messrs. Tarr, Ross and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9408, by inserting at the end the following:- “provided further, that funds shall be available for the expansion of empowerment zones or the establishment of innovative partnership zones in additional districts;

and in same item by striking the figure “6,760,939 ” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “6,860,939”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-240

EDU 240

Project Bread

Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Eldridge, Keenan and O'Connor and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7053-1925, by inserting after the word provided, the first time it appears, the words:-

 

“that not less than the amount appropriated in item 7053-1925 of section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 shall be expended for a grant with Project Bread – The Walk For Hunger, Inc. to enhance and expand the summer food service outreach program and the school breakfast outreach program; provided further”; and

 

by inserting after the date November 15, 2018 the words:-

 

“provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a grant for the Chefs In Schools Program, operated by Project Bread – The Walk For Hunger, Inc. to improve the health and quality of school meals for students;”

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-241

EDU 241

Mount Wachusett Community College Natural Resources Degree

Ms. Gobi, Mr. Tran and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7509-0100, by adding the following words:- "provided further that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Natural Resources Degree program at Mount Wachusett Community College"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-242

EDU 242

Regional School Transportation

Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Cyr, Ross, Hinds, Lesser, Brady, Eldridge, Tran, Fattman, Humason, Moore, Welch and Feeney, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mr. O'Connor, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Pacheco and Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0006, by striking out the figure "$62,521,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$73,100,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-242-R1

Redraft EDU 242

Regional School Transportation

Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Cyr, Ross, Hinds, Lesser, Brady, Eldridge, Tran, Fattman, Humason, Moore, Welch and Feeney, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mr. O'Connor, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0006, by striking out the figure "$62,521,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$68,878,679".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-243

EDU 243

Innovation Schools

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9011, by inserting at the end thereof the following:-

"provided further, that up to $50,000 may be expended for innovation school activity focused on extending learning time in eligible schools; provided further, that preference shall be given to schools which provide a coherent plan to use extended time to ensure a robust and balanced curriculum of literacy and literature, numeracy, STEM, civics education, and humanities and the arts, and alternative education for students for whom such education will prevent dropout or truancy status; provided further, that some portion may be expended on planning or implementation grants for schools to develop and carry out voluntary and locally driven school site-level intervention and redesign carried out in collaboration with the teachers, faculty and parents of the school; provided further, that preference in the awarding of those grants shall be given to plans with approval from the local union, school administrators and school committee, and for schools currently undertaking such redesign with federal funds that will be expended and liquidated in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 for which the grants will provide consistency and continuity of reform efforts; provided further, that, in awarding the grants, the department shall also ensure consistency and alignment with any similar efforts being proposed or funded through item 7061-9408 and other redesign and turnaround efforts at the department; and provided further, that up to $50,000 may be expended through June 30, 2018 on innovation fellowships in sponsoring school districts that will participate in an in-depth, year-long planning process which shall include, but not be limited to, a comprehensive review and analysis of the department's District Standards and Indicators, Conditions for School Effectiveness and other priorities of the department;

and further moves to amend item 7061-9011 by striking the figure “100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “200,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-243-R1

Redraft EDU 243

Innovation Schools

Messrs. Tarr, Ross and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9011, by striking the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$200,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-244

EDU 244

Literacy Program Funding

Messrs. Tarr, Ross and O'Connor, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0033, by striking the figure "$339,500" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$500,000"; and In said section 2, in said item 7010-0033 by striking out the figure "$2,026,226" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-" $2,186,726"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-245

EDU 245

Literacy Programs for Students with Dyslexia

Messrs. Tarr, Moore, Ross, Brownsberger, O'Connor and Eldridge, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0033, by inserting at the end thereof the following:-

“provided further, that funds shall be expended on programs proven to be effective for students with dyslexia.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-246

EDU 246

Educational Unfunded Mandate Task Force

Messrs. Tarr, Hinds, Ross, O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section__, the following new section:-

"SECTION __. There shall be an educational mandate task force to review existing state mandates placed on public schools and districts in the Commonwealth. The task force shall consist of 11 members: the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education, or their designees, who shall serve as the co-chairs of the task force; a member of the general court appointed by the senate minority leader; a member of the general court appointed by the house minority leader; the commissioner of elementary and secondary education, or a designee; and 6 persons to be appointed by the secretary of education, 1 of whom shall be selected from a list of 3 persons nominated by the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, 1 of whom shall be selected from a list of 3 persons nominated by the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, 1 of whom shall be selected from a list of 3 persons nominated by the Massachusetts Association of School Business Officials, 1 of whom shall be selected from a list of 3 persons nominated by the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators’ Association, 1 of whom shall be selected from a list of 3 persons nominated by the Massachusetts Elementary School Principals’ Association, and 1 of whom shall be selected from a list of 3 persons nominated by the Massachusetts Administrators of Special Education.

The task force shall: (i) identify and review the state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts, including those that require school districts to prepare and submit reports and data to the department of elementary and secondary education (ii) develop recommendations to streamline, consolidate, or eliminate such mandates or reporting requirements that are not fully funded and (iii) determine the total estimated cost of  said unfunded mandates on municipalities to consider those figures in the annual fiscal year budget.

The first meeting of the task force shall take place within 60 days of the effective date of this act. The task force shall file a report containing its findings and recommendations, including legislative recommendations, if any, with the clerks of the house and senate not later than 12 months following the first meeting of the task force. Prior to issuing its recommendations, the task force shall conduct at least one public hearing to receive testimony from members of the public."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-247

EDU 247

Gifted and talented students

Messrs. Lewis and Brownsberger, Ms. Creem, Mr. Barrett, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. O'Connor, Eldridge and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding the following:- "provided further, that $50,000 shall be allocated by the department to study and report on a policy and practice review, along with a needs assessment, regarding education in the public schools of Massachusetts, of the children who are capable of achieving beyond the age-based grades, as well as those who are gifted, as defined under federal law,"; and In said section 2, in said item  by striking out the figures “11,823,711” and inserting in place thereof the figures “11,873,711”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-247-R1

Redraft EDU 247

Gifted and talented students

Messrs. Lewis and Brownsberger, Ms. Creem, Mr. Barrett, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. O'Connor and Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding the following:- "provided further, that $50,000 shall be allocated by the department to study and report on a policy and practice review, along with a needs assessment, regarding education in the public schools of Massachusetts, of the children who are capable of achieving beyond the age-based grades, as well as those who are gifted, as defined under federal law,"; and In said section 2, in said item  by striking out the figures “11,823,711” and inserting in place thereof the figures “11,873,711”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-247-R2

2nd Redraft EDU 247

Gifted and talented students

Messrs. Lewis and Brownsberger, Ms. Creem, Mr. Barrett, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. O'Connor and Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $50,000 shall be allocated by the department to study and report on a policy and practice review, along with a needs assessment, regarding education in the public schools, of the children who are capable of achieving beyond the age-based grades, and those who are gifted as defined by federal law"; and

in said section 2, in said item 7010-0005, by striking out the figure “$12,098,745” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$12,148,745”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-247-R3

3rd Redraft EDU 247

Gifted and talented students

Messrs. Lewis and Brownsberger, Ms. Creem, Mr. Barrett, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. O'Connor and Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended  by the department to study and report on a policy and practice review, along with a needs assessment, regarding education in the public schools, of the children who are capable of achieving beyond the age-based grades, and those who are gifted as defined by federal law"; and

in said section 2, in said item 7010-0005, by striking out the figure “$12,098,745” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$12,148,745”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-249

EDU 249

Foundation Budget Review Commission Funding by Consolidated Net Surplus

Messrs. Tarr, Ross, O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section ___, the following new section:-

“SECTION __.Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, prior to transferring the consolidated net surplus in the budgetary funds to the Commonwealth Stabilization Fund under section 5C of chapter 29 of the General Laws, the comptroller shall dispose of the consolidated net surplus in the budgetary funds as follows: (1) transfer 1/3 of the surplus, not to exceed $10,000,000, to the Massachusetts Community Preservation Trust Fund established in section 9 of chapter 44B of the General Laws; (ii) transfer 1/3 of the surplus, not to exceed $10,000,000, to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Investment Fund established in section 6  of the chapter 23I of the General Laws; and (iii) transfer 1/3 of the surplus, not to exceed $10,000,000 to the implementation of the of the recommendations of the foundation budget review commission as established by section 4 of chapter 70

The department of elementary and secondary education shall establish and monitor measurable benchmarks for progress and accomplishment, and shall report annually to the clerks of the house and senate, the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on education, and the secretary of education not later than December 31 of each year on the impacts of fund spending.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-250

EDU 250

Special Education Services Delivery Study

Messrs. Tarr, Ross, O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section__, the following new section:-

“SECTION__. The department of elementary and secondary education in partnership with one or more Massachusetts institutions of higher learning, local educational authorities and private educational providers, shall study the delivery of special education services in the commonwealth pursuant to chapter 71B of the General Laws and all applicable federal laws, including the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act of 1990.

Said study shall include a comprehensive evaluation of existing and potential models for providing special education, and the associated costs and benefits, including but not limited to the costs of personnel compensation, transportation, housing and assistive technologies. Said study shall also seek to identify means by which services and instruction may be provided in a proactive manner, without the requirement or need for an individual education plan, but so as to maximize learning progress in local educational settings.

Said study, together with any legislative recommendations, shall be filed with the joint committee on education and the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives not later than May 1, 2019.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-250.1

Further EDU 250.1

Fair Play

Mr. Fattman moved that the amendment be amended by inserting at the end of the underlying amendment the following:-

SECTION __. Chapter 71B of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after section 16 the following section:-

Section 17. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, any school age child with a disability shall not be precluded from participating in any school-sponsored interscholastic athletic or extracurricular activity.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-251

EDU 251

Loan Forgiveness Task Force

Messrs. Tarr, Ross, Timilty and O'Connor, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ___, the following new section:-“Section XX. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be a special task force to review and report on the economic impact of loan forgiveness programs to ensure that college graduates stay, work, and build businesses in Massachusetts. The task force shall consist of 13 members: the house and senate chairs of the joint committees on economic development and emerging technologies and higher education or their designees, who shall serve as the co-chairs of the task force; a member of the general court appointed by the senate minority leader; a member of the general court appointed by the house minority leader; the executive director of the Massachusetts Workforce Development Board, or a designee; the executive director of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, or a designee; and 5 persons to be appointed by the secretary of labor and workforce development, 1 of whom shall be an employee of the commonwealth in the office of the secretary of labor and workforce development, 2 of whom shall be selected from a list of 5 persons nominated by the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, and 2 of whom shall be selected from a list of 5 persons nominated by the chancellor of the university of Massachusetts.

This task force shall: (i) identify and review the state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe loan forgiveness; (ii) identify the key labor sectors that would best benefit from grants and fellowships within the commonwealth; and (iii) develop recommendations to establish legislative procedures to provide funding, regulate, and grant loan forgiveness to eligible applicants.

The task force shall submit a report, including any draft legislation and regulations, to the clerks of the house and representatives and the senate within 12 months of the passage of this act."

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-252

EDU 252

Weymouth School Security

Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding the following:- 

“provided further, that the department shall allocate not less than $75,000 to the Weymouth Public Schools to fund new security features and practical training exercises for school staff”; and in said item by striking out the figures “$12,098,745” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$12,173,745”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-252-R1

Redraft EDU 252

Weymouth School Security

Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the Weymouth public schools for new security features and practical training exercises for school staff”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7010-0005, by striking out the figure “$12,098,745” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$12,173,745”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-253

EDU 253

Weymouth Backpack Program

Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7053-1909, by inserting at the end the following:-

"; and provided further that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to the city known as the town of Weymouth for the furnishing of meals to school children through the Weymouth Public Schools backpack program" and in said item by striking the figures "$5,314,176" and inserting thereof the figures "$5,324,176".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-254

EDU 254

DCF Scholarship Expansion

Messrs. O'Connor, Tarr, Humason, Ross, Moore and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0021, by adding at the end the following:-

“provided further that any recipient of financial aid through this program must also receive sufficient funding to cover the costs of required textbooks and room and board”; and in said item by striking out the figure “$5,476,319” and inserting thereof the figures “$10,000,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-254-R1

Redraft EDU 254

DCF Scholarship Expansion

Messrs. O'Connor, Tarr, Humason, Ross, Moore and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0021, by adding at the end the following:-

“provided further that not more than $904,000 shall be expended to recipients of financial aid through this program to cover the costs of required textbooks”; and in said item by striking out the figure “$5,476,319” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$6,380,319”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-255

EDU 255

Worcester Project -  MSCBA

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ____ the following section:-

“SECTION _______.  Notwithstanding any general or special laws to the contrary, the Massachusetts State College Building Authority shall be permitted to undertake a project involving the alteration, enlargement, reconstruction, remodeling and/or other work involving the property at 280 May Street, Worcester, Massachusetts, known as the May Street Building, on behalf of Worcester State University without regard to the limitations on purpose and usage contained within Section 3 of Chapter 703 of the Acts of 1963.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-257

EDU 257

Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School Safety Enhancements

Messrs. deMacedo and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by inserting the following:- "; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for safety upgrades for buildings within the Upper Cape Cod regional school district"; and in said item by striking out the figure "$18,230,637" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$18,255,637".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-258

EDU 258

Anti-Addiction Programs in Schools

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Calmer Choice for the development and support of anti-addiction programs in schools including, but not limited to, Monomoy Regional School District, Mashpee School District, Barnstable School District, Nauset Regional School District, and Dennis Yarmouth Regional School District”; and

In said section 2, in said item 7010-0005, by striking out the figure "$12,098,645" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$12,148,645"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-258-R1

Redraft EDU 258

Anti-Addiction Programs in Schools

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Calmer Choice, Inc. for the development and support of anti-addiction programs in schools in districts including, but not limited to, Monomoy regional school district, Mashpee school district, Barnstable school district, Nauset regional school district and Dennis-Yarmouth regional school district”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7010-0005, by striking out the figure  “$12,098,745” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- ” “$12,148,745”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-259

EDU 259

Massachusetts History Day

Messrs. Lewis and deMacedo, Ms. Gobi and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding the following words:- “provided further, that $30,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts History Day state competition”; and

In said section 2, in said item 7010-0005, by striking out the figure “$12,098,745” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$12,098,775”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-259-R1

Redraft EDU 259

Massachusetts History Day

Messrs. Lewis and deMacedo, Ms. Gobi and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts History Day state competition”; and in said section 2, in said item 7010-0005, by striking out the figure “$12,098,745” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$12,113,745”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-260

EDU 260

Recess

Messrs. Rush, Brady, Tran, Eldridge, Crighton, Cyr and Hinds, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Feeney, Welch and Timilty, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Montigny, Pacheco, O'Connor and DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following section:-

“SECTION XX.  Section 1G of Chapter 69 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following subsection:-

(1) All children in grades kindergarten through five attending public schools shall receive one hundred minutes of supervised, safe, and unstructured free-play recess each week so that there are at least twenty consecutive minutes of free-play recess per day. As used herein, the term "free play" means an unstructured environment, but which is supervised by appropriate school personnel or staff. Regulations promulgated by the department may not exclude recess from structured learning time requirements for elementary school children and may not increase the total number of hours required in the school year to meet the provisions of this subsection”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-260-R1

Redraft EDU 260

Recess

Messrs. Rush, Brady, Tran, Eldridge, Crighton, Cyr and Hinds, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Feeney, Welch and Timilty, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Montigny, Pacheco, O'Connor and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 15 the following section:-

“SECTION 15A.  Section 1G of chapter 69 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting adding the following paragraph:-

As used in this section, the term "free play" shall mean, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, an unstructured environment, but which is supervised by appropriate school personnel or staff. The department shall: (i) survey district policies regarding the time, frequency and structure of recess offered to students in kindergarten to grade 5, inclusive, as well as the extent to which schools are in compliance of receiving 100 minutes of supervised, safe, and unstructured free-play recess each week so that there are at least 20 consecutive minutes of free-play recess per day; and (ii) promulgate guidelines for districts to use when developing policies on recess, including appropriate length of time, frequency and structure for students in kindergarten to grade 5, inclusive; provided, however, that guidelines shall reflect a minimum of 20 consecutive minutes of free play recess per full school day. The department shall issue a report that includes the results of the survey and the promulgated guidelines. The report shall be filed with the joint committee on education and be made available on the department’s website.”; and by inserting after section 61 the following section:-

“SECTION 61A. The department of elementary and secondary education shall issue its first report required under section 1G of chapter 69 of the General Laws, file it with the chairs of the joint committee on education and make it available on the department’s website not later than December 31, 2018.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-262

EDU 262

Fiscal Impact of Charters 2

Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Brady, Eldridge, Cyr, Hinds and Moore, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Welch and Crighton, Ms. Gobi, Mr. DiDomenico, Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Timilty and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9010, by inserting, after the word “department” the following:-

“shall not approve an application for any charter school or charter school expansion and”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-263

EDU 263

Academic Support for New Residents

Messrs. Boncore, Crighton, Moore, Welch and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0040, by inserting after the word "completion" the following:-

"provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for Jewish Vocational Services with a targeted focus on academic and coaching support for immigrants and refugees".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-263-R1

Redraft EDU 263

Academic Support for New Residents

Messrs. Boncore, Crighton, Moore, Welch and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0040, by inserting after the word "completion" the following:-

"provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for Jewish Vocational Services with a targeted focus on academic and coaching support for immigrants and refugees"; and

in said section 2, in said item 7066-0040, by striking out the figure “$240,260” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$490,260”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-265

EDU 265

Assessments

Ms. O'Connor Ives and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9400, [Amendment Text]

by striking out the figure "$27,094,275" and inserting in place thereof the following:-"$13,547,136"

 

 

 

 

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-266

EDU 266

Performance Incentive Fund

Messrs. Moore, Eldridge and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0025, by striking out the figure “$2,550,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$4,009,772”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-267-R1

Redraft EDU 267

School Safe Drinking Water

Messrs. Tarr, Ross, Humason and Timilty, Ms. Friedman, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. O'Connor, Fattman and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after section 16 the following section:-

“SECTION 16A. Section 2 of chapter 70B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “schoolhouse”, in line 25, the following words:- “; or the replacement of lead piping in or leading to a public schoolhouse or other school building contained within a public schoolhouse or school building or on the property thereof.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-267

EDU 267

School Safe Drinking Water

Messrs. Tarr, Ross, Humason and Timilty, Ms. Friedman, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, Section 2 of Chapter 70B in the general laws is hereby amended by striking the “capital construction project” definition and replacing it with the following:

“any capital project, other than a major reconstruction project, for the construction, the enlargement or original equipping of any public schoolhouse in any city or town, or a project for the renovation or partial renovation of an existing structure for use as a schoolhouse; or the renovation or partial renovation of an existing schoolhouse; or the replacement of lead piping in or leading to any public schoolhouse or other school building.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-268

EDU 268

UMass Cranberry Station lab space

Messrs. Rodrigues and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7100-0200, by inserting the following:- ";  provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended to fund completion of final construction bid-ready design plans for the improvements to UMass-Amherst Cranberry Station provided for in line item 7100-3002 in section 2A of chapter 286 of the acts of 2014." and in said item by striking out the figures “$518,667,080” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$518,917,080”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-269

EDU 269

EMK Institute

Messrs. Rodrigues, Rush, Lewis, Brownsberger, Ross, Hinds, Moore, Timilty, Keenan and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- "provided, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute to expand civics education programs, including investments in curriculum and technology;" and in said item by striking out the figures “$12,098,745” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$13,098,745”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-269-R1

Redraft EDU 269

EMK Institute

Messrs. Rodrigues, Rush, Lewis, Brownsberger, Ross, Hinds, Moore, Timilty, Keenan, O'Connor and DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute to expand civics education programs, including investments in curriculum and technology”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7010-0005, by striking out the figure “$12,098,745” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$12,598,745”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-270

EDU 270

Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (MAICEI)

Ms. L'Italien, Ms. Creem, Messrs. Eldridge, Rodrigues, Brady, Ross, Feeney, Lewis and Tarr, Ms. Friedman, Messrs. deMacedo, Boncore, Timilty, Moore, Crighton, Cyr and Barrett, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Welch and Keenan, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Collins and Lesser, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Humason, O'Connor and DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-9600, by striking out item 7066-9600 and inserting in place thereof the following item:- "7066-9600 For a discretionary grant program to provide funds to school districts and public institutions of higher education partnering together to offer inclusive concurrent enrollment programs for students with disabilities, as defined in section 1 of chapter 71B of the General Laws, who are between 18 and 22 years of age, inclusive; provided, that the grant program shall be limited to students who are considered to have severe disabilities and, in the case of students age 18 or 19, shall be limited to students with severe disabilities who have been unable to achieve the competency determination necessary to pass the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exam; provided further, that said students with disabilities shall be offered enrollment in credit and non-credit courses that include students without disabilities, including enrollment in non-credit and credit-bearing courses in audit status for students who may not meet course prerequisites and requirements; provided further, that the partnering school districts shall provide supports, services and accommodations necessary to facilitate a student’s enrollment; provided further, that the department of higher education shall develop guidelines to ensure that the grant program promotes civic engagement and mentoring of faculty in public institutions of higher education and supports college success, work success, participation in student life of the college community and provision of a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment; provided further, that the department of higher education shall develop strategies and procedures to help sustain and replicate the existing inclusive concurrent enrollment programs initiated through the grant program including, but not limited to: (a) providing funds to retain employment specialists; (b) assisting students in meeting integrated competitive employment and other transition-related goals; (c) adopting procedures and funding mechanisms to ensure that new partnerships of public institutions of higher education and school districts providing inclusive concurrent enrollment programs fully utilize the models and expertise developed in existing partnerships; and (d) conducting evaluations and research to further identify student outcomes and best practices; provided further, that the department of higher education shall develop a mechanism to encourage existing and new partnerships to expand the capacity to respond to individual parents and schools in underserved areas that request an opportunity for their children to participate in the inclusive concurrent enrollment initiative; provided further, that tuition for courses shall be waived by the state institutions of higher education for students enrolled through this grant program; provided further, that the department of higher education shall maintain the position of inclusive concurrent enrollment coordinator who will be responsible for administering the grant program, coordinating the advisory committee, developing new partnerships, assisting existing partnerships in creating self-sustaining models and overseeing the development of videos and informational materials as well as evaluation and research through the institute for community inclusion to assist new colleges and school districts; provided further, that the department of higher education shall select grant recipients not later than July 18, 2018; provided further, that the department of higher education, in consultation with the department of elementary and secondary education, shall report on student outcomes to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on education and the joint committee on higher education on the discretionary grant program not later than January 31, 2019; and provided further, that for the purpose of this item,appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months.............................$1,700,000" .

 

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-271

EDU 271

Boston History Database

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7000-9501, by adding the following: "provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for the development and operation of a Boston

history online database at the Boston Public Library", and in said item by striking out the figure "$9,362,700" and inserting in place thereof the following figures-: "$9,397,700"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-272

EDU 272

Stephen M Brewer Center

Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Eldridge and Welch and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7509-0100 the following item:

"xxxx-xxxx For the Senator Stephen M. Brewer Center for Civic Learning & Community Engagement at Mount Wachusett Community College, to increase service learning and volunteerism in North Central Massachusetts, to support the development of a food pantry and other emergency services for students at risk of dropping out due to financial circumstances, for deliberative dialogues within the community addressing issues of concern within society, and, for programmatic development, updates and technologies within the Center.......... $200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-272-R1

Redraft EDU 272

Stephen M Brewer Center

Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Eldridge and Welch, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. Tran moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7509-0100 the following item:-

“7509-0101 For the Senator Stephen M. Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement at Mount Wachusett Community College to increase service learning and volunteerism in north central Massachusetts, to support the development of a food pantry and other emergency services for students at risk of dropping out due to financial circumstances, for deliberative dialogues within the community addressing issues of concern within society and for programmatic development, updates and technologies within the center..........$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-273

EDU 273

UMass Boston Centers and Institutes

Messrs. Collins, Lewis, Eldridge and DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7100-0200, by adding the following: "provided further, that funding for each center and institute at UMass Boston shall be provided at an amount not less than in fiscal year 2018; provided further, that if as a result of extraordinary or unforeseen circumstances, the university deems it necessary to reduce funding to any of said institutions, the university shall issue a report detailing: (a) the reasons for said reductions; (b) all steps taken to avoid such reductions, including, but not limited to, the identification of other sources of existing funds, raising of new revenues and the pursuit of savings initiatives and efficiencies; and (c) a mitigation plan to ameliorate the effects on students and university staff of such reductions, of which input from such parties shall be solicited; and provided further, that said report shall be provided to the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on higher education and the chairs of the house and senate ways and means committees not later than 120 days prior to any such funding reduction or institutional closure"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-274

EDU 274

UMass Boston Supplemental

Messrs. Collins, Lewis, Rodrigues, Eldridge, DiDomenico and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting the following item: "7100-XXXX For the operations of the UMass Boston campus provided that funds shall be used to reduce the projected year-end deficit for fiscal year 2018; provided further that any remaining funds not needed to reduce the deficit in fiscal year 2018 shall be carried forward into fiscal year 2019 and shall be applied in the same manner to the projected year-end deficit for fiscal year 2019 ……………………………….$3,000,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-275

EDU 275

New Democracy Coalition

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding the following: "provided further that not less than  $50,000 shall be expended to the New Democracy Coalition of Massachusetts Inc. for civic education curriculum and youth programming related to the work and leadership of the late Dr. Martin Luther King." and in said item by striking out the figure "$12,098,745" and inserting in place thereof the following figure: "$12,148,745"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-275-R1

Redraft EDU 275

New Democracy Coalition

Messrs. Collins and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the New Democracy Coalition of Massachusetts, Inc., for civic education curriculum and youth programming related to the work of the late Dr. Martin Luther King”; and

in said section 2, in said item, by striking out the figure “$12,098,745” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$12,123,745”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-277

EDU 277

Greenfield Community College SAGE Program

Mr. Humason, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Hinds, Lesser and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7505-0100, by inserting the following at the end there of:-

"provided, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Sustainable Agriculture & Green Energy Program at Greenfield Community College"

and in said item by striking the figures "$10,740,538" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$10,815,538"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-278-R2

2nd Redraft EDU 278

University of Massachusetts Purchases

Messrs. Ross, Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended By inserting, after section __, the following new section:-

SECTION __. Section 13 of chapter 75 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following:-

“The board of trustees shall present all proposed property or campus acquisitions valued at over $1,000,000 to the Joint Committee on Higher Education. The report may exclude information deemed by the board to be sensitive or damaging to the transaction, provided that such information shall be made available to the chairs upon specific request.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-278-R3

3rd Redraft EDU 278

University of Massachusetts Purchases

Messrs. Ross, Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended By inserting, after section __, the following new section:-

SECTION __. Section 13 of chapter 75 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following:-

“The board of trustees shall present all proposed property or campus acquisitions valued at over $5,000,000 to the Joint Committee on Higher Education. The report may exclude information deemed by the board to be sensitive or damaging to the transaction. Such information shall be made available to the chairs upon specific request, provided that the chairs maintain the confidentiality of this information and refrain from sharing with outside parties of interest.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-278

EDU 278

University of Massachusetts Purchases

Messrs. Ross and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section __, the following new section:-

SECTION __. Section 13 of chapter 75 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following:-

“The board of trustees shall present all proposed property or campus acquisitions valued at over $100,000 to the Joint Committee on Higher Education which shall hold a public hearing on the proposal.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-278-R1

Redraft EDU 278

University of Massachusetts Purchases

Messrs. Ross, Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section __, the following new section:-

SECTION __. Section 13 of chapter 75 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following:-

“The board of trustees shall present all proposed property or campus acquisitions valued at over $100,000 to the Board of Higher Education which shall hold a public hearing on the proposal. The Board of Higher Education shall submit a report on any proposals property or campus acquisitions under consideration biannually to the clerks of the house and senate and the joint committee on higher education.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-280

EDU 280

Reading Recovery

Messrs. Cyr, DiDomenico, Brownsberger, Rush, Welch, Humason, Tarr and O'Connor and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following section:-

SECTION X. Chapter 15 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after Section 52, the following section:-

Section 52A. The Board shall establish, subject to appropriation, an elementary school literacy and school improvement reimbursement grant program. Reimbursements shall be given to districts on the basis of improved literacy outcomes for both general education and special education populations. The amount of reimbursement shall be based on a sliding scale to be determined by the department, based on the district’s percentage of students categorized as economically disadvantaged. Reimbursements shall be awarded for the following:

(a) Intensive school wide literacy coaching and professional development, which may include coaching for broader educational goals. Reimbursements under this category may not continue for a period exceeding four years.

(b) K-3 literacy interventions for the most at-risk students. Such grants shall be awarded for intensive literacy intervention training, coaching, and professional development. Reimbursements awarded pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) may be for efforts in conjunction with or separate from each other. Program participants shall be required to report their results to the department, which shall publish the results online. Instructional costs eligible for reimbursement under the program shall be

reported by a school or school district to the department in a manner prescribed by the commissioner. The department shall review the report and approve those per pupil instructional costs that are eligible for reimbursement pursuant to the program within 30 days of submission. Based upon the approved costs, the department shall calculate the reimbursement due a municipality.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-281

EDU 281

Accessible Instructional Materials Project

Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Boncore, Lewis, Barrett, Moore, Brownsberger, O'Connor, Eldridge, Ross and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0012, by inserting after the words "human speech audio digital textbooks;" the following words:- "; provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $500,000 for the costs of borrowing human-speech audio textbooks by students who are determined to require accessible educational materials;" and, in said section 2, in said item 7061-0012, by striking the figure "$318,895,293" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$319,395,293".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-282

EDU 282

Regional School Districts Commission

Mr. Keenan, Ms. Friedman, Mr. O'Connor and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 42, by striking the words “and (iii)” in line 6, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “(iii) consider the feasibility and impact of classifying recovery high schools as regional schools, and include recovery high schools for the purposes of the regional reviews and recommendations made pursuant to this section; (iv) consider ways that regional school districts can assist local schools in meeting the needs of students with dyslexia; and (v)”; and

In said section 42, in line 42, by striking the figure “8” and inserting in place thereof the figure “10”; and

In said section 42 by inserting after the word “Association,” in line 50, the following words:-

“1 shall be a representative of recovery high schools, 1 shall be a parent of a student with dyslexia,”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-283

EDU 283

LIFT Fund

Messrs. Tarr, Ross, Humason, O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after SECTION _ the following section:-

"SECTION _ . Chapter 10 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 35DDD the following section:-

Section 35EEE. Learning Innovation for Tomorrow Fund

Section 35EEE. There shall be established and set upon the books of the commonwealth a separate fund to be known as the Learning Innovation for Tomorrow (LIFT) fund, whose purpose shall be to finance the development and implementation of innovation in the public education of students throughout the commonwealth, without regard or preference to any particular geographic location or region of the commonwealth.

Amounts shall be credited to the fund pursuant to clause (i), (ii) and (iii) of this section, provided that the fund may be supplemented through appropriation from the general fund or other available sources including but not limited to any interest earned on monies in the fund; any funds from private sources including, but not limited to, gifts, grants and donations received by the commonwealth that are specifically designated to be credited to the fund, provided further that expenditure from the fund shall be made pursuant to a specific line item created to distribute funding by the Department of elementary, and secondary education.

Funds may be expended from the fund for the following purposes:

(1) To fund the recommendations of the Foundation Budget review commission as established under section 4 of chapter 70

In promulgating regulations to administer the fund, the department shall establish and monitor measurable benchmarks for progress and accomplishment, and shall report annually to the clerks of the house and senate, the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on education, and the secretary of education not later than December 31 of each year on the impacts of fund spending.

moves to further amendment by inserting after section __the following new section:-

SECTION_.(i). Section 64 of chapter 23k of the general laws as appearing in the 2014 official edition is hereby amended by striking out from line 6-12 the following:-“provided, however that 35 per cent of the funds received shall be appropriated for the purposes of higher education to supplement, not offset, any reduction in the general appropriation act from the previous fiscal year; and provided further, that any expenditures from the fund for K-12 education shall be used to supplement, and not offset, any reduction in line item 7061-0008 of the general appropriation act from the previous fiscal year’s general appropriation act” and inserting in place thereof the following:-“provided, however, that 40 per cent of the funds received shall be appropriated for the purposes of higher education and provided further, that 60 per cent of the funds received shall be appropriated to the learning education for tomorrow fund as establish under this act.

(ii). Section 10 of chapter 152 of the acts of 1997 are hereby amended by inserting in at the end of sub clause (iii) in clause (C) the following:- (iv) Not less than twenty million plus fifty per cent of surplus over required debt service to the learning education for tomorrow fund as establish under this act.

(iii). Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, prior to transferring the consolidated net surplus in the budgetary funds to the Commonwealth Stabilization Fund under section 5C of chapter 29 of the General Laws, the comptroller shall dispose of the consolidated net surplus in the budgetary funds as follows: (1) transfer 1/3 of the surplus, not to exceed $10,000,000, to the Massachusetts Community Preservation Trust Fund established in section 9 of chapter 44B of the General Laws; (ii) transfer 1/3 of the surplus, not to exceed $10,000,000, to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Investment Fund established in section 6  of the chapter 23I of the General Laws; and (iii) transfer 1/3 of the surplus, not to exceed $10,000,000 to the learning innovation for tomorrow fund established under this act.

Moves to further amend by inserting after SECTION __, the following new section:-

SECTION_. Chapter 195 of the acts of 2014 are hereby repealed"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-284

EDU 284

Language Access in Educational Settings

Messrs. Welch and Eldridge, Ms. L'Italien, Mr. Moore, Ms. Gobi and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section XXX. the following section:-

"SECTION XYZ.  The commissioner of elementary and secondary education shall convene a task force to study and develop recommendations on the training and certification of language interpreters in educational settings to improve language access for limited English proficient parents. The task force shall be comprised of the following members or their designees: the commissioner of elementary and secondary education or a designee who shall serve as chair; the executive director of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents or a designee; the executive director of Massachusetts Administrators for Special Education; a representative from a professional educational interpreters program in a university in Massachusetts; a representative from the Massachusetts chapter of the Multistate Association of Bilingual Educators; a representative from Massachusetts Advocates for Children; and 2 parents to be designated by the Federation for Children with Special Needs.

The task force shall: (1) research the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to serve as an interpreter in school settings, including but not limited to (i) language proficiency, (ii) knowledge of education specific terminology and concepts, (iii) confidentiality and ethics of interpreting, and (iv) understanding of the role and function of an interpreter; (2) investigate existing interpreter training programs and report on any changes to such programs that are necessary to appropriately train interpreters working in school settings; and (3) research existing interpreter assessments, certifications and credentials and report on changes needed to assess, certify, or credential interpreters working in school settings.

The task force shall use the findings of its research and study to develop recommendations on the following: (1) the knowledge, skill and competency requirements necessary to serve as an interpreter in school settings; (2) the training, assessment and certification of interpreters in school settings; and (3) what, if any, endorsements, certifications, credentials and/or assessments should be established by the board of elementary and secondary education to ensure a reasonable supply of qualified interpreters for use in school settings.

The task force shall report to the general court the results of its investigation and study and its recommendations together with drafts of legislation necessary to carry out such recommendations, if any, by filing the same with the clerks of the senate and house who shall forward the same to the chairs of the joint committee on education no later than December 31, 2018.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-284-R1

Redraft EDU 284

Language Access in Educational Settings

Messrs. Welch and Eldridge, Ms. L'Italien, Mr. Moore, Ms. Gobi and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 43 the following section:-

“SECTION 43A.  There shall be a task force to study and develop recommendations on the training and certification of language interpreters in educational settings to improve language access for limited English proficient parents. The task force shall consist of the following members or their designees: the commissioner of elementary and secondary education, who shall serve as chair; the executive director of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, Inc.; the executive director of the Massachusetts Administrators for Special Education; and 5 members who shall be appointed by the commissioner of elementary and secondary education, 1 of whom shall be a representative from a professional educational interpreters program at a university in Massachusetts, 1 of whom shall be a representative from the Massachusetts chapter of the Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, 1 of whom shall be a representative from Massachusetts Advocates for Children, Inc. and 2 of whom shall be parents designated by The Federation for Children with Special Needs, Inc.

The task force shall: (i) research the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to serve as an interpreter in school settings, including, but not limited to, language proficiency, knowledge of education-specific terminology and concepts, confidentiality and ethics of interpreting and an understanding of the role and function of an interpreter; (ii) investigate existing interpreter training programs and report on any changes to such programs that are necessary to appropriately train interpreters working in school settings; and (iii) research existing interpreter assessments, certifications and credentials and report on changes needed to assess, certify or credential interpreters working in school settings.

The task force shall use its findings to develop recommendations on the following: (i) the knowledge, skill and competency requirements necessary to serve as an interpreter in school settings; (ii) the training, assessment and certification of interpreters in school settings; and (iii)  endorsements, certifications, credentials or assessments, if any, that should be established by the board of elementary and secondary education to ensure a reasonable supply of qualified interpreters for use in school settings.

Not later than December 31, 2018, the task force shall file a report on the results of its investigation and study and its recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to carry out such recommendations, with the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives and with the chairs of the joint committee on education.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-286

EDU 286

Essential Childcare and Family Services Provider

Messrs. Welch and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 3000-3060, by inserting after item 3000-3060 the following item:- "XXXX-XXXX For the Springfield Day Nursery Corporation in the city of Springfield......................................$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-286-R2

2nd Redraft EDU 286

Essential Childcare and Family Services Provider

Messrs. Welch and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 3000-3060, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Springfield Day Nursery Corporation in the city of Springfield”; and

in said section 2, in said item 3000-3060, by striking out the figure “$235,764,117” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$235,814,117”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-286-R1

Redraft EDU 286

Essential Childcare and Family Services Provider

Messrs. Welch and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 3000-3060, by inserting the following:-“; provided further that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Springfield Day Nursery Corporation in the city of Springfield”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-288

EDU 288

An Expansion of The Literacy Lab's Massachusetts Reading Corps Program

Messrs. Welch, Lesser, Humason and Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting the following item:- "XXXX-XXXX The Literacy Lab's Massachusetts Reading Corps to provide evidence-based early literacy intervention for children age 3 to grade 3 at risk of third-grade reading failure………………………………….$800,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-290

EDU 290

Bridges to College

Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Crighton, Moore, Welch, Timilty, Eldridge and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0040, by striking out the words “provided further, that program awardees shall report to the department of higher education on attendees’ successful transition to college” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “provided further, that program awardees shall report to the department of higher education on attendees’ successful transition to college and that the program shall deliver to the joint committee on education and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2019, an evaluation of the program and its impact on student achievement, particularly as it relates to closing achievement gaps”

And, in said item, by striking out the figure “$240,260” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$490,260”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-291

EDU 291

Career and Technical Education Lag Funding

Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Lesser, Brownsberger, deMacedo and Moore, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mr. O'Connor, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item XXXX-XXXX, For the establishment of pilot programs to serve students on waiting lists for vocational-technical schools by creating up to six innovative and collaborative career and technical education demonstration programs that shall partner an academic or comprehensive high school and a school offering Chapter 74 programs; and provided further, that these funds shall be expended for student reimbursement to help bridge the lag time in Chapter 74 reimbursements and any associated transportation costs.………$900,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-292

EDU 292

English At Large in Woburn

Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Eldridge, Barrett and Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0002, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “; and provided further, that no less than $100,000 shall be expended for the purposes of English language tutoring and small group instruction to adult learners at English At Large.”

And, in said item, by striking out the figure “$31,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$31,100,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-293

EDU 293

Lexington & Arlington METCO Transportation

Ms. Friedman and Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0012, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “; and provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to provide late afternoon and evening transportation for METCO students attending public schools in the Towns of Arlington and Lexington.”

And, in said item, by striking out the figure “$21,142,582” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$21,182,582”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-294

EDU 294

Recovery High Schools Transportation

Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Keenan and O'Connor and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 3, by adding the following section:-

“SECTION XX. Section 91 of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following subsection:- “(f) For the purposes of transportation reimbursements only, a recovery high school shall be considered a regional school, subject to appropriation.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-296

EDU 296

METCO

Messrs. Brownsberger, Ross, Barrett and Eldridge, Ms. Creem, Messrs. Lewis, Feeney and Crighton, Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Boncore, O'Connor, Cyr and Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0012, by striking out the figure "$21,142,582" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$22,142,582".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-297

EDU 297

Extraordinary Special Education Costs

Mr. Brownsberger, Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0012, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for school districts in which special education costs exceed 25 percent of the total district costs and in which 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 percent of all tuition and other circuit-breaker eligible costs for placements at approved private schools"; and

In said section 2, in said item 7061-0012, by striking out the figure "$318,895,293" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$319,145,293".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-298

EDU 298

Banacos Center

Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7115-0100, by adding the following words:-

"provided that not less than $75,00  for the expansion of assistive technology for students with learning disabilities at Banacos Academic Center at Westfield State University",

and in said item by striking the figure "$28,042,028" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$28,117,028".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-298-R1

Redraft EDU 298

Banacos Center

Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7115-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the expansion of assistive technology for students with learning disabilities at Banacos Academic Center at Westfield State University”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7115-0100, by striking out the figure “$28,042,028” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$28,117,028”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-300

EDU 300

WCAC Head Start Webster

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 3000-7050, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $150,000 be expended for the implementation of the Worcester Community Action Council Head Start program in the town of Webster”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$9,100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$9,250,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-301

EDU 301

Sea Legs Training

Messrs. Humason, O'Connor, Cyr, Tarr, Brownsberger, Feeney, Moore, Boncore, Welch and Ross, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. deMacedo and Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7027-0019, by adding the following the words:-

“; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association for the purpose of increasing workforce development training opportunities and technical education in secondary and post-secondary schools for careers in the marine trades in Massachusetts”;

and in said item by striking out the figures “$4,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$4,100,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-302

EDU 302

ELL Students

Messrs. Fattman and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section __ the following new section:-

“SECTION __. Chapter 71A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

Section 10. (a) Subject to appropriation, for each fiscal year commencing with the fiscal year that this section is enacted, any school district that has experienced at least a 20 student increase over the prior fiscal year in the number of students who are classified as English learners shall receive an additional cost reimbursement from the commonwealth for such English learners in the current fiscal year. This reimbursement shall be equal to the positive difference, if any, between: (i) the number of English learners on October 1 of the prior fiscal year and (ii) the number of English learners students for the current fiscal year as measured by the census of such students on October 1 of that fiscal current year, and shall be in an amount for each such student equal to the amount of reimbursement provided for in Chapter 70 for an English learner for that school district. (b) A school district eligible for additional cost reimbursement shall receive an advance allotment payment from the commonwealth as calculated by subsection (a), no later than the close of the first monthly accounting period in such fiscal year. Said additional cost reimbursements shall be kept in a separate fund by the state treasurer and shall be disbursed by the state treasurer at the direction of the commissioner of the board of education to the school district. Reimbursement to a school district pursuant to this section shall be in addition to any other reimbursement or a grant pursuant to Title III of Public Law 107-110.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-303

EDU 303

Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Schools

Messrs. Fattman and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section __ the following new sections:-

SECTION __. Chapter 29 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after section 2VVVV the following section:-

Section 2WWWW. (a) There shall be established and set upon the books of the commonwealth a separate fund to be known as the School Carbon Monoxide Safety Trust Fund, to be expended without prior appropriation, by the department of elementary and secondary education. The fund shall be credited any revenue from appropriations or other monies authorized by the general court and specifically designated to be credited to the fund and any gifts, grants, private contributions, investment income earned on the assets of the fund and all other sources. Money remaining in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund. The commissioner of elementary and secondary education or a designee, in consultation with the department of fire safety, shall administer the fund and make expenditures from the fund in the form of grants to public school districts for the installation of carbon monoxide detection systems as required under subsection (a½) of section 26F½ of chapter 148 and regulations promulgated by the board of fire prevention.

(b) Prior to receiving any monies from the fund, a school district shall submit a carbon monoxide detection system installation plan to the department of elementary and secondary education and the department of fire safety. The plan shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the method of installation of the carbon monoxide detection system for each school building in the district; (ii) the status of carbon monoxide detection systems previously installed in school buildings; and (iii) the cost, including labor costs, of installing carbon monoxide detection systems. The department of elementary and secondary education, in conjunction with the department of fire safety, shall: (A) review the plan and may request additional or supporting information within 90 days of receipt of the plan; and (B) provide each school district 60 days to submit any additional or supporting information requested. A plan shall be approved or rejected not later than 180 days after receipt of the plan.

(c) Not later than April 1 of each year, the department of elementary and secondary education, in conjunction with the department of fire safety, shall submit a report to the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate and the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means regarding the status of the fund including, but not limited to: (i) the amount of money in the fund; and (ii) a list of school districts that were awarded grants and the amount of the grants awarded.

SECTION __. Section 26F½ of said chapter 148, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after subsection (a) the following subsection:-

(a½)  Each school building that provides public or private education for children in kindergarten through grade 12 that: (1) contains fossil-fuel burning equipment including, but not limited to, a furnace, boiler, water heater, fireplace or any other apparatus, appliance or device that burns fossil fuel; or (2) incorporates enclosed parking within its structure shall install carbon monoxide alarms under the regulations of the board of fire prevention.

SECTION __. The state board of building regulations and standards shall adopt as a minimum standard the 2015 International Building Code requirement to install carbon monoxide detection systems in all new or substantially rehabilitated school buildings that provide education for children in kindergarten through grade 12.

SECTION __. Notwithstanding subsection (a½) of section 26F½ of chapter 148 of the General Laws, the board of fire prevention shall allow the temporary use of battery-operated carbon monoxide alarms.

SECTION __. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, not later than January 1, 2019 and without further appropriation, the state comptroller shall transfer $7,500,000 from the General Fund to the School Carbon Monoxide Safety Trust Fund established in section 2WWWW of chapter 29 of the General Laws.

SECTION __. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, not later than March 31, 2019, the department of elementary and secondary education, in consultation with the department of fire safety and the Massachusetts School Building Authority, shall develop best practices for the placement and installation of carbon monoxide detection systems in public school buildings as required by section 2 of this act; provided, however, that the best practices shall prioritize student and staff safety as well as cost economy.

SECTION __. Section 4 is hereby repealed.

SECTION __. Section 7 shall take effect on January 1, 2024.

SECTION __. Unless otherwise provided, this act shall take effect on January 1, 2019.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-305

EDU 305

Student Loan Deduction Study

Messrs. Tarr, Ross and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ___the following section:-

“SECTION XX. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be a special commission to study the feasibility and economic impact of changing the state tax code to allow for individuals to deduct the total amount of student loans paid in a tax year, including principal and interest, as opposed to only allowing the deduction of interest up to $2,500. The commission shall consist of the chairs of the joint committee on revenue; the speaker of the house of representatives or his designee; the president of the senate or his designee; the minority leader of the house of representatives or his designee; and the minority leader of the senate or his designee. The commission shall submit a final report to the clerks of the house and senate and to the chairs of the joint committee on revenue no later than 1 year after the effective date of this act.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-305-R1

Redraft EDU 305

Student Loan Deduction Study

Messrs. Tarr, Ross, Humason, Timilty and O'Connor, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ___the following section:-

“SECTION XX. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be a special commission to study the feasibility and economic impact of changing the state tax code to allow for individuals or employers who pay on behalf of an employee who is a resident of the commonwealth, to deduct the total amount of student loans paid in a tax year, including principal and interest, as opposed to only allowing the deduction of interest up to $2,500. The commission shall consist of the chairs of the joint committee on revenue; the speaker of the house of representatives or his designee; the president of the senate or his designee; the minority leader of the house of representatives or his designee; and the minority leader of the senate or his designee. The commission shall submit a final report to the clerks of the house and senate and to the chairs of the joint committee on revenue no later than 1 year after the effective date of this act.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-306

EDU 306

UMass System Funding

Messrs. Collins, Brady, Lewis, Hinds, Moore, Eldridge, Feeney, Welch, Timilty, Keenan and Crighton, Ms. L'Italien, Mr. DiDomenico, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Pacheco, O'Connor, Barrett and Boncore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7100-0200, by striking out the figures “$518,667,080” and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- “$534,045,371”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-307

EDU 307

Fitchburg State University Day Care Center

Mr. Tran and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0710-0100, by adding the following: "provided further, that no less than $300,000 shall be expended to Fitchburg State University for the Teacher Day Care Center" and in said item by striking out the figures, "30,430,027" and inserting in place thereof the figures "30,730,027"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-309

EDU 309

Creditable Service

Messrs. Brady, Timilty and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 3, by adding the following new section:

 

"SECTION XXXX. Subdivision (1) of section 4 of Chapter 32 is hereby amended by inserting after paragraph (h1/2) the following paragraph:-

Any member in service of the teachers’ retirement system who is employed as a school business administrator may receive creditable service for any period or periods of prior occupational experience which was required as a condition of the member’s licensure as a school business administrator by the office of elementary and secondary education. No credit shall be allowed until the member has paid into the Annuity Savings Fund of the system before any retirement allowance becomes effective for the member, in 1 sum, or in installments, upon the terms and conditions as the board may prescribe, makeup payments of an amount equal to seventeen percent of the current salary of such member for each year of service purchased. No credit shall be allowed and no payment shall be accepted under this paragraph until the member has completed 10 or more years of membership service. No credit shall be allowed if the member has already received or is otherwise eligible to receive creditable service for any period or periods of prior occupational work experience under Chapter 32. The creditable service allowable under this paragraph for any member shall not exceed 3 years."

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-310

EDU 310

Children's Access to Arts and Culture

Mr. Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for a 1-time grant program to be administered by the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, Inc. to (i) provide access to youth development and arts and cultural programming for financially disadvantaged youth in the city of New Bedford, (ii) strengthen relationships among first responders and youth in the city of New Bedford, and (iii) expand after school and summer programs for financially disadvantaged youth in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that possible applicants to said grant program include nonprofit and public organizations in the city of New Bedford whose mission is to promote youth literacy, development and access to arts and cultural opportunities.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-311

EDU 311

Charter School Reimbursements

Messrs. O'Connor, Humason, Welch and Moore, Ms. O'Connor Ives and Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9010, by striking the item in its entirety and inserting thereof the following new language:-

"For fiscal year 2019 reimbursements to certain cities, towns and regional school districts of charter school tuition and the per-pupil capital needs component included in the charter school tuition amount for commonwealth charter schools, as calculated under subsections (ff) and (gg) of section 89 of chapter 71 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding said subsection, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the per-pupil capital needs component of the commonwealth charter school tuition rate for fiscal year 2019 shall be $893; and provided further, that if the amount appropriated is insufficient to fully fund all reimbursements required by said section 89 of said chapter 71, the department shall fund the reimbursements in accordance with the following priorities: (i) the per-pupil capital needs component; (ii) the 100 per cent increase reimbursement; and (iii) the 25 per cent increase reimbursement for the following year.......................................................................................................$125,386,470"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-312

EDU 312

Regional School/RTA Study

Messrs. Tarr, Hinds, Brady, Ross, Humason, O'Connor, Fattman and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section __the following section:-

SECTION _. (a) There shall be a special commission established pursuant to section 2A of chapter 4 of the General Laws to study and make recommendations to improve efficiencies relative to transportation for the following: students attending regional schools; students in special education out of district placements; students attending out of district vocational and technical schools; and students attending out of district agricultural schools; and any other student transportation the commission deems appropriate.

 

The commission shall consist of 1 member who shall be appointed by the senate president, who shall serve as co-chair; 1 member who shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; 1 member who shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, who shall serve as co-chair; 1 member who shall be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives; 1 person who shall be appointed by the secretary of education; 1 person who shall be appointed by the commissioner of elementary and secondary education and 5 persons who shall be appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Association of Regional Schools, Inc., 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Association of School Business Officials, Inc., 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, and 1 of whom shall be a representative of Massachusetts Association of Special Education Administrators.   Members shall not receive compensation for their services but may receive reimbursement for the reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out their responsibilities as members of the commission. The commissioner of elementary and secondary education may furnish reasonable staff and other support for the work of the commission.

 

(b) The commission shall study and report on: (i) a review of methods districts use to transport said students, including current costs and bid processes in procuring transportation; (ii) a budget assessment for said costs; and (iii) recommendations for improving transportation services. The commission, in formulating its recommendations, shall take into account the best policies and practices in other states. The commission shall hold at least 5 public meetings and may hold hearings and other forums as it considers necessary.

 

(c) The commission shall file its report and recommendations with the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives who shall forward the same to the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on education not later than December 1, 2019.;


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-312-R1

Redraft EDU 312

Regional School/RTA Study

Messrs. Tarr, Hinds, Brady, Ross, Humason, O'Connor, Fattman and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended by striking out, in line 22, the words “and (vi) other factors deemed appropriate by the commission” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “(vi) the extent to which an exemption from the requirements under said section 7C of said chapter 71 may promote cost savings for a district and conflict with any federal law, rules or regulations; and (vii) other factors deemed appropriate by the commission”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-313

EDU 313

Community Music School of Springfield’s Adaptive Music Program

Messrs. Lesser and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the Adaptive Music Program at the Community Music School of Springfield in the city of Springfield”; and

In said section 2, in said item -, by striking out the figure “$12,098,745” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$12,098,745”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-313-R1

Redraft EDU 313

Community Music School of Springfield’s Adaptive Music Program

Messrs. Lesser and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the adaptive music program at the Community Music School of Springfield in the city of Springfield”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7010-0005, by striking out the figure “$12,098,745” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$12,148,745”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-314

EDU 314

Promoting Student Loan Repayment

Messrs. Tarr, Ross, Humason, O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, “Section X. Paragraph (a) of Part B of section 3 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following subparagraph:- (20) An amount equal to the amount of student loan payment assistance received by an individual from their employer during the taxable year. For the purposes of this subparagraph, “student loan payment assistance” shall mean the payment of principal or interest on a qualified education loan, as defined in section 221 of the Code.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-315

EDU 315

Special Commission on UMass Boston Debt

Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Ross, Eldridge, Lewis, Moore and Collins, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. O'Connor and Rodrigues moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting the following new section:-

SECTION XX.  There shall be a special joint legislative commission  to review and evaluate all aspects of the original infrastructure debt associated with all repair and maintenance and capital construction-improvement projects completed at UMass Boston. Consistent with the requirement that public expenditures must be open to review, the commission will have access to all records, data, studies and reports, etc. prepared by or for UMass Boston, The University of Massachusetts President’s Office, UMass Building Authority, UMass Board of Trustees, etc. and available from various state agencies, vendors-contractors, consultants, etc. The commission will have unfettered and complete access to any and all such data and related public documents.

The commission shall review and evaluate the collected data and will assess the impact of the original infrastructure debt on the day-to-day operations of the UMass Boston campus. It shall identify those expenses incurred to-date and pending future expenses to be incurred to correct all deficient construction related activities caused by the initial construction of the campus. Upon completion of its review and evaluation, the commission will issue a report of its findings and recommendations. Specifically, the commission will identify that amount of debt incurred to-date or pending related to the initial deficient construction of the campus and that should either be reimbursed, paid off, and/or assumed by the commonwealth instead of UMass Boston.

The commission shall consist of:  1 person to be appointed by the senate president who shall serve as co-chair; 1 person to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives who shall serve as co-chair; the Senior Vice President for Administration  and  Finance and Treasurer, UMass President’s Office or a designee: the Chair of the Committee on Administration and Finance, UMass Board of Trustees or a designee; the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, UMass Boston or a designee; the President of UMass Boston Student Government or a designee;  and 7 persons to be appointed by the governor, 2 of whom shall be independent and qualified third party specialists-consultants in debt financing and debt management for public higher educational institutions, 1 of whom shall be a representative of the UMass Boston Board of Visitors, 1 of whom shall be a representative of the UMass Boston Alumni Association, 1 of whom shall be a representative of the UMass Boston Faculty Senate,1 of whom shall be a representative of the UMass Labor Employee Union, and 1 of whom shall be a representative of the UMass Building Authority.

Meetings of the commission shall be subject to all applicable provisions of MGL, Chapter 30A.  The commission will meet on a regular basis and will file a report of its findings and recommendations with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the chairs of the senate and house committees on ways and means, and the governor by March 31, 2019.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-316

EDU 316

Advanced Placement Courses

Messrs. Rodrigues and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0035, by striking the figure “$2,592,809” and replacing it with “2,892,809”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-318

EDU 318

Funding Rural School Aid

Messrs. Hinds and Cyr, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Humason and Eldridge, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after line item 7061-9812, the following new line item:-

"XXXX-XXXX For rural school aid to eligible cities, towns, and regional school districts, excluding vocational schools, independent agricultural and technical schools to be distributed under chapter 70C of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than September 1, 2018, its further recommendations for additional adjustments to the rural school aid calculation for fiscal years 2020 and beyond to improve the accuracy and equity of the student density component and the per-capita income component; and provided further, that funds distributed from this item shall not be considered chapter 70 aid and shall not be used in the calculation of the minimum required local contribution for any fiscal year……$3,000,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-318-R1

Redraft EDU 318

Funding Rural School Aid

Messrs. Hinds and Cyr, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Humason and Eldridge and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7061-9812, the following new line item:-

"XXXX-XXXX For rural school aid to eligible towns and regional school districts, excluding vocational schools, independent agricultural, technical schools, and charter schools; provided, that a school district shall be eligible for rural school aid if a school district has a student density of not more than 21 students per square mile and an average annual per capita income of not more than the average annual per capita income for the commonwealth for the same period, as reported by the United States Census Bureau; provided further, that school districts serving fewer than 11 students per square mile shall be given priority for rural school aid;  provided further, that any district receiving funds under this item shall submit a plan to the department of elementary and secondary education not later than February 1, 2019 outlining steps the district will take to increase regional collaboration, consolidation or other efficiencies over the next 3 fiscal years; provided further, that the department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than September 4, 2018 detailing: (i) its recommendations for additional adjustments to the rural school aid calculation for fiscal year 2020 to improve the accuracy and equity of the student density component and the per capita income component; and (ii) the calculation and planned distribution of funds to school districts; and provided further, that funds distributed from this item shall not be considered chapter 70 aid for the purposes of the calculation of the minimum required local contribution for fiscal year 2020……$1,500,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-319

EDU 319

Rites of Passage Empowerment Program

Mr. Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $55,000 shall be expended for the Rites of Passage and Empowerment program in the city of Pittsfield to support mentoring programs for adolescent girls”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$2,858,009” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$2,913,009”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-319-R1

Redraft EDU 319

Rites of Passage Empowerment Program

Mr. Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the Rites of Passage and Empowerment Program in the city of Pittsfield to support mentoring programs for adolescent girls”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$2,858,009” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$2,898,009”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-320

EDU 320

MCLA Gallery 51

Mr. Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after line item 7113-0100, the following item:- “7113-0101 For Gallery 51 at the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center in the city of North Adams to be administered by the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts…$75,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-321

EDU 321

Community Mediation Center Grant Program

Messrs. Hinds, Eldridge, Brownsberger, Crighton, Moore, Tarr and Timilty, Ms. Gobi, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. DiDomenico and O'Connor, Ms. L'Italien, Ms. Creem and Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7100-0700, by striking out the figures “$772,499” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$990,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-322

EDU 322

Berkshire County Education Task Force

Mr. Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Berkshire County Education Task Force to establish a plan of action to develop a sustainable and efficient county-wide public education system”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$12,098,745” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$12,198,745”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-322-R1

Redraft EDU 322

Berkshire County Education Task Force

Mr. Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Berkshire County Education Task Force to establish a plan of action to develop a sustainable and efficient county-wide public education system, provided that the task force shall collaborate with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education ”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$12,098,745” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$12,148,745”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-323-R1

Redraft EDU 323

UMass Requirement

Messrs. Collins, Lewis, Rodrigues, Montigny and Eldridge, Ms. L'Italien, Mr. O'Connor, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Ross and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7100-0200, by inserting after section 5 the following section:-

“SECTION 5A. Chapter 15A of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 31 the following section:-

Section 31A. (a) An institution of higher education with the power to grant degrees and located in the commonwealth that begins discussions or deliberations, or enters into a written agreement to: (i) close; (ii) merge with another institution of higher education; (iii) acquire the facilities or land of another institution of higher education; or (iv) to open a branch campus shall provide the board of higher education with reasonable notice not less than 120 days before the intended closure, merger, acquisition or opening.

An institution of higher education with the power to grant degrees and located in the commonwealth shall, upon learning that it may not have the financial resources to sustain the quality of its education programs, support institutional improvements, or graduate its entering class, notify the board of higher education not less than 14 days after the institution becomes aware of those circumstances.

The board of higher education shall establish standards and guidelines on notice required under this subsection which shall include, but shall not be limited to, requirements on notice to current students, employees and applicants of the institution of higher education. The board may establish sanctions or fines, not to exceed $1,000 per day, for institutions that fail to comply with the board’s notification requirements.

(b) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a proposal by a public institution of higher education to: (i) merge with another institution of higher education; (ii) acquire the facilities or land of an institution of higher education; or (iii) open a branch campus shall be subject to the notice requirements under subsection (a) and be reviewed by the board of higher education. During its review of the merger, acquisition or opening, the board may request additional information from the public institution of higher education.

The board’s review of such proposal shall include a determination as to whether the proposal is consistent with the institution of higher education’s 5 year master plan, as required by subsection (l) of section 22 and subsection (l) of section 1A of chapter 75.

(c) Notice under this section shall not be a public record and shall be exempt from disclosure under clause Twenty sixth of section 7 of chapter 4 and section 10 of chapter 66.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-323

EDU 323

UMass Requirement

Messrs. Collins, Lewis, Rodrigues, Montigny and Eldridge, Ms. L'Italien, Mr. O'Connor, Ms. O'Connor Ives and Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7100-0200, by adding the words “; provided, however, that these funds shall not be used to pay for expenses, including debt service, involved in the acquisition of any private college”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-324

EDU 324

Protecting Students from Price Gouging and Unfair Tuition Increases

Messrs. Montigny, Rodrigues and Eldridge, Ms. O'Connor Ives and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ___ the following new section:-

SECTION ___.   Section 1B of chapter 75 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting at the end of subsection b the following new text:-

"The board shall not increase student charges in any one academic year at a rate that exceeds annual inflation as calculated by the Consumer Price Index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The board may apply for a waiver to the board of higher education established under section 4 of chapter 15A, hereinafter referred to in this section as the council, to increase student charges not in accordance with the above restrictions.  The board shall demonstrate that said increase is necessary to adequately fund student education and services in rare and extraordinary circumstances.  Any waiver application shall outline factors necessitating increased student charges.  The board shall ensure shall each campus of the university publish said waiver application on each website in a conspicuous manner within 10 days of filing said application.  The council may approve said waiver application only after a public hearing at each campus of the university in addition to an oversight hearing conducted by the council.  The council shall file, within 10 days of a final decision, a copy of said waiver application, public comments, and reasons for approving or denying such application with the House and Senate chairs of the joint committee on higher education, the House and Senate chairs of the committees on ways and means, and the House and Senate chairs of the committees on rules.   The board shall ensure each campus of the university publish said decision and the council’s reasoning for said decision on its website in a conspicuous manner within 10 days of a final decision."; and

by inserting at the end of subsection d the following new text:-

“Said statement shall identify the percentage of student charges used to pay for expenses directly related to student education including but not limited to instruction, student services, and academic support costs versus indirect expenses including but not limited to administrative salaries, travel costs, university credit card expenditures, operations, and maintenance costs.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-324-R1

Redraft EDU 324

Protecting Students from Price Gouging and Unfair Tuition Increases

Messrs. Montigny, Rodrigues and Eldridge, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. O'Connor, Moore and Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ___ the following new section:-

SECTION ___.   Section 9 of chapter 15A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the sixteenth sentence the following new text:

Except for community colleges defined under section 5A of chapter 15A, the boards of trustees shall not increase student charges in any one academic year at a rate that exceeds annual inflation as calculated by the Consumer Price Index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The boards of trustees may apply for a waiver to the council, to increase student charges not in accordance with the above restrictions.  The boards of trustees shall demonstrate that said increase is necessary to adequately fund student education and services in rare and extraordinary circumstances.  Any waiver application shall outline factors necessitating increased student charges.  The boards of trustees shall ensure shall each campus of the college or university publish said waiver application on each website in a conspicuous manner within 10 days of filing said application.  The council may approve said waiver application only after a public hearing at each campus of the college or university in addition to an oversight hearing conducted by the council.  The council shall file, within 10 days of a final decision, a copy of said waiver application, public comments, and reasons for approving or denying such application with the House and Senate chairs of the joint committee on higher education, the House and Senate chairs of the committees on ways and means, and the House and Senate chairs of the committees on rules.   The board shall ensure each campus of the college or university publish said decision and the council’s reasoning for said decision on its website in a conspicuous manner within 10 days of a final decision. The council shall establish guidelines to be followed by each state university to provide each student a detailed statement of all student charges.  Said statement shall identify the percentage of student charges used to pay for expenses directly related to student education including but not limited to instruction, student services, and academic support costs versus indirect expenses including but not limited to administrative salaries, travel costs, university credit card expenditures, operations, and maintenance costs.

SECTION ___.   Section 1B of chapter 75 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting at the end of subsection b the following new text:

The board shall not increase student charges in any one academic year at a rate that exceeds annual inflation as calculated by the Consumer Price Index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The board may apply for a waiver to the board of higher education established under section 4 of chapter 15A, hereinafter referred to in this section as the council, to increase student charges not in accordance with the above restrictions.  The board shall demonstrate that said increase is necessary to adequately fund student education and services in rare and extraordinary circumstances.  Any waiver application shall outline factors necessitating increased student charges.  The board shall ensure shall each campus of the university publish said waiver application on each website in a conspicuous manner within 10 days of filing said application.  The council may approve said waiver application only after a public hearing at each campus of the university in addition to an oversight hearing conducted by the council.  The council shall file, within 10 days of a final decision, a copy of said waiver application, public comments, and reasons for approving or denying such application with the House and Senate chairs of the joint committee on higher education, the House and Senate chairs of the committees on ways and means, and the House and Senate chairs of the committees on rules.   The board shall ensure each campus of the university publish said decision and the council’s reasoning for said decision on its website in a conspicuous manner within 10 days of a final decision."; and

by inserting at the end of subsection d the following new text:-

“Said statement shall identify the percentage of student charges used to pay for expenses directly related to student education including but not limited to instruction, student services, and academic support costs versus indirect expenses including but not limited to administrative salaries, travel costs, university credit card expenditures, operations, and maintenance costs.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-324-R2

2nd Redraft EDU 324

Protecting Students from Price Gouging and Unfair Tuition Increases

Messrs. Montigny, Rodrigues and Eldridge, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. O'Connor, Moore and Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 5 the following section:-

“SECTION 5A. Section 9 of chapter 15A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the fourteenth sentence the following words:-

Except for community colleges defined under section 5A, the boards of trustees shall submit notice of the amount of annual student charges that shall not increase for a period of 5 years for review and approval by the council.  If, within that 5 year period, a board of trustees wishes to amend the annual student charges for the next academic year, that board of trustees shall apply for a waiver to the council not later than a date established by the council.  The boards of trustees shall demonstrate that the increase is necessary to adequately fund student education and services in rare and extraordinary circumstances.  Any waiver application shall outline factors necessitating increased student charges.  The boards of trustees shall ensure that each campus of the college or university publishes the waiver application on its website in a conspicuous manner within 10 days of the filing of the application.  The council may approve a waiver application only after a public hearing at each campus of the college or university, in addition to an oversight hearing conducted by the council.  The council shall file, not later than 10 days after issuing a final decision, a copy of the waiver application, public comments and reasons for approving or denying the application with the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on higher education, the senate and house chairs of the committees on ways and means and the senate and house chairs of the committees on rules. The board shall ensure that each campus of the college or university publishes the decision and the council’s reasoning for the decision on its website in a conspicuous manner not later than 10 days after a final decision. The council shall establish guidelines to be followed by each state university to provide each student a detailed statement of all student charges.  The statement shall identify the percentage of student charges used to pay for expenses directly related to student education including, but not limited to, instruction, student services and academic support costs in comparison to indirect expenses including, but not limited to, administrative salaries, travel costs, university credit card expenditures, operations and maintenance costs.

The council shall set a procedure for the review and approval of the student charges for each 5 year set annual student charge rate that shall ensure that the rates for the subsequent 5 year period shall be completed prior to the beginning of the fifth year of the existing student charge rates.”; and

by inserting after section 16 the following section:-

“SECTION 16A. Subsection (b) of section 1B of chapter 75 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following words:-

The board shall submit notice of the amount of annual student charges that shall not increase for a period of 5 years for review and approval by the board of higher education established under section 4 of chapter 15A, hereinafter referred to in this section as the council,   If within that 5 year period, a board of trustees wishes to amend the annual student charges for the next academic year, that board of trustees shall apply for a waiver to the council not later than a date established by the council.  The board shall demonstrate that the increase is necessary to adequately fund student education and services in rare and extraordinary circumstances.  Any waiver application shall outline factors necessitating increased student charges.  The board shall ensure that each campus of the university publishes the waiver application on its website in a conspicuous manner not later than 10 days after the application is filed.  The council may approve a waiver application only after a public hearing at each campus of the university, in addition to an oversight hearing conducted by the council.  The council shall file, not later than 10 days after issuance of a final decision, a copy of the waiver application, public comments and reasons for approving or denying such application with the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on higher education, the senate and house chairs of the committees on ways and means and the senate and house chairs of the committees on rules.   The board shall ensure each campus of the university publishes the decision and the council’s reasoning for the decision on its website in a conspicuous manner not later than 10 days after a final decision.

The council shall set a procedure for the review and approval of the student charges for each 5 year set annual student charge rate that shall ensure that the rates for the subsequent 5 year period shall be completed prior to the beginning of the fifth year of the existing student charge rates.”; and

in subsection (d) of said section 1B of said chapter 75 of the General Laws, as so appearing, by adding the following words:- “The statement shall identify the percentage of student charges used to pay for expenses directly related to student education including but not limited to instruction, student services and academic support costs in comparison to indirect expenses including, but not limited to, administrative salaries, travel costs, university credit card expenditures, operations and maintenance costs.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-325

EDU 325

Dennison Memorial Community Center

Mr. Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by adding at the end thereof the following:- "provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended for the Dennison Memorial Community Center in the city of New Bedford for the purposes of educational programs to benefit financially disadvantaged children in New Bedford"