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S 1418 - 2010-2011 Education Budget - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: 2010-2011 Education Budget

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (50-19) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (27-8) - (Key vote)

Title: 2010-2011 Education Budget

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds for the Department of Education for fiscal year 2010-2011.

Highlights:
-Reduces the appropriation to the Public School Income Fund from the General Fund by $82.77 million (Sec. 1). -Increases the appropriation to the Public School Income Fund from the Public Education Stabilization Fund by $49.26 million (Sec. 2). -Reduces the appropriation to the Educational Support Program/Division of Operations from the Public School Income Fund by $33.52 million (Sec. 3). -Increases the appropriation to the Educational Support Program/Division of Operations from the American Reinvestment Fund by $33.52 million (Sec. 4). -Appropriates $1.58 billion to the Educational Support Program from the following sources (Sec. 5):
    -From the General Fund, $1.21 billion; -From a Federal Grant, $269.58 million; -From the Public School Endowment Earnings Reserve Fund Transfer, $53.29 million; -From the School District Building Fund, $17.16 million; -From the Cigarette, Tobacco and Lottery Income Taxes, $7.80 million; -From the American Reinvestment Fund, $7.41 million; -From Public Schools Other Income, $5 million; -From the Bond Levy Equalization Fund, $3.50 million; -From the Driver's Training Fund, $3.30 million; -From the Public Education Stabilization Fund, $754,300; -From Miscellaneous Revenue, $184,200; and -From the School for the Deaf and the Blind Endowment, $98,800.
-Appropriates $1.2 billion to the Public School Income Fund from the following sources (Sec. 6):
    -From the General Fund, $1.20 billion; and -From the Public Education Stabilization Fund, $754,300.
-Appropriates $76.57 million to the Educational Support Program/Division of Administrators from the following sources (Sec. 7):
    -From the Public School Income Fund, $76.14 million; and -From the American Reinvestment Fund, $434,500.
-Appropriates $718.62 million to the Educational Support Program/Division of Teachers from the following sources (Sec. 8):
    -From the Public School Income Fund, $684.69 million; -From the Federal Grant Fund, $30 million; and -From the American Reinvestment Fund, $3.92 million.
-Appropriates $504.59 million to the Educational Support Program/Division of Operations from the following sources (Sec. 9):
    -From the Public School Income Fund, $473.11 million; -From the School District Building Fund, $17.13 million; -From the Federal Grant Fund, $8 million; -From the Driver's Training Fund, $3.30 million; and -From the American Reinvestment Fund, $3.05 million.
-Appropriates $257.09 million to the Educational Support Program/Division of Children's Programs from the following sources (Sec. 10):
    -From the Federal Grant Fund, $231.38 million; and -From the Public School Income Fund, $25.70 million.
-Appropriates $17.90 million to the Educational Support Program/Division of Facilities from the following sources (Sec. 11):
    -From the General Fund, $14.40 million; and -From the Bond Levy Equalization Fund, $3.50 million.
-Transfers $14.40 million from the General Fund to the Bond Levy Equalization Fund (Sec. 12). -Appropriates $14.40 million of revenue to the General Fund (Sec. 13). -Appropriates $7.57 million to the Educational Support Program/Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind from the following sources (Sec. 14):
    -From the Public School Income Fund, $7.08 million; -From the Federal Grant Fund, $204,100; -From Miscellaneous Revenue, $184,200; and -From the School for the Deaf and the Blind Endowment, $98,800.
-Prohibits salary increases or other accrued liabilities or bonus payments between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, and reduces the salaries of the following workers (Sec. 17):
    -Base salary for school district instructional staff from $24,567 to $23,565; -Minimum requirement for full-time instructional staff member salary from $30,915 to $29,655; -The base salary for school district administrative staff from $34,705 to $32,441; -The base salary for classified staff from $19,840 to $19,041.
-Authorizes up to $7.48 million from the Tobacco, Cigarette and Lottery tax and up to $3.30 million from the Driver's Training Fund to be distributed as discretionary funds to be used for any purpose (Sec. 20). -Prohibits using discretionary funds to augment employee salaries above what the employee had received for the previous year (Sec. 22). -Requires the total amount of money paid to school districts for eligible transportation costs to be reduced by 10 percent (Sec. 23). -Transfers $13.72 million from funds appropriated to the Educational Support Program/Division of Children's Programs for the following purposes (Secs. 24 & 26):
    -For literacy programs, remedial coursework for students failing to achieve proficiency in the Idaho Standards Achievement Test, and math initiative efforts, $9.40 million, of which up to $120,000 may be used for support staff related to implementation and coordination of technology initiatives; -For support of programs for students with non-English or limited English proficiency, $4 million; -For the Idaho State Police, $200,000; -For the Commission on Hispanic Affairs, $78,600; and -For the Superintendent of Public Instruction for program administration, technical assistance and evaluation, $40,000.
-Requires the Idaho Digital Learning Academy to utilize $5 million of state appropriated funds for the following purposes (Sec. 28):
    -Prevent an increase of more than $50 for tuition; -Provide remedial coursework for students failing to achieve proficiency in 1 or more areas of the Idaho Standards Achievement Test; -Provide advanced learning opportunities for students; and -Work with institutions of higher education to provide dual credit coursework.
-Authorizes the State Department of Education to transfer funds between the Administrators, Teachers, Operations, Children's Programs, and Facilities divisions of the Educational Support Program Budget (Sec. 29).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: 2010-2011 Education Budget

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