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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 35NNN: Twenty-First Century Education Trust Fund

[ Subsection (a) effective until March 4, 2020. For text effective March 4, 2020, see below.]

  Section 35NNN. (a) There shall be a Twenty-First Century Education Trust Fund that shall be administered by the commissioner of elementary and secondary education in consultation with the Twenty-First Century Education Advisory Council, established in section 16 of chapter 70, for the purpose of addressing persistent disparities in achievement among student subgroups, improving educational opportunities for all students, sharing best practices for improving classroom learning and supporting efficiencies within and across school districts. The fund shall be credited with: (i) appropriations, bond proceeds or other money authorized or transferred by the general court and specifically designated to be credited to the fund; (ii) funds from public and private sources, including, but not limited to gifts, grants and donations; and (iii) any interest earned on such money. Revenues deposited in the fund that are unexpended at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be available for expenditure in the following fiscal year. No expenditure made from the fund shall cause the fund to become deficient at any point.

[ Subsection (a) as amended by 2020, 31, Sec. 3 effective March 4, 2020. For text effective until March 4, 2020, see above.]

  (a) There shall be a Twenty-First Century Education Trust Fund that shall be administered by the commissioner of elementary and secondary education in consultation with the Twenty-First Century Education Advisory Council, established in section 16 of chapter 70, for the purpose of addressing persistent disparities in achievement among student subgroups, improving educational opportunities for all students, sharing best practices for improving classroom learning and supporting efficiencies within and across school districts. The fund shall be credited with: (i) appropriations, bond proceeds or other money authorized or transferred by the general court and specifically designated to be credited to the fund; (ii) funds from public and private sources, including, but not limited to gifts, grants and donations; and (iii) any interest earned on such money. Revenues deposited in the fund shall not be subject to further appropriation and any revenues that are unexpended at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be available for expenditure in the following fiscal year. No expenditure made from the fund shall cause the fund to become deficient at any point.

  (b) Annually, not later than December 1, the commissioner shall submit a report detailing expenditures from the trust fund to the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate, the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means and the chairs of the joint committee on education.