Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Chapter 74 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 21A, as appearing in section 5 of chapter 731 of the acts of 1987, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 21A. Schools which offer approved chapter seventy-four full time programs shall, subject to appropriation, receive state vocational-technical aid from this section and chapter seventy equal to no less than thirty-five per cent of their annual expenditures for the year three years previous, excluding only the following: (a) capital costs covered by a bond issue, (b) expenditures made from state, federal and private grants or charities, (c) transportation costs which shall be reimbursed separately, (d) school lunch and breakfast costs.
In the case of regional school districts, aid from this section shall be required to reduce assessment and tuition costs to cities and towns in the present fiscal year. The commissioner under direction of the state board may compute an adjusted payment of state vocational-technical aid for any regional or county district, city, town or independent school that undergoes reorganization and applies for adjusted aid under guidelines developed by the state board.
SECTION 2. Section 13 of chapter 731 of the acts of 1987 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 5, the word "ten" and inserting in place thereof the word:- fifteen.