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HB 2506 - Appropriates Funds to Certain School Districts - Kansas Key Vote

Dennis Hedke voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Appropriates Funds to Certain School Districts

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (63-57) - (Key vote)
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Title: Appropriates Funds to Certain School Districts

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that appropriates funds to certain school districts.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates the following amounts to the Department of Education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014 (Sec. 6):
    • $1.03 million for the special education services aid; and
    • $17.84 million for the general state aid.
  • Appropriates the following amounts to the Department of Education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 (Sec. 7):
    • $82,500 for operating expenditures;
    • $578,363 for the special education services aid;
    • $11.72 million for the general state aid; and
    • $109.27 million for the supplemental general state aid. 
  • Requires the base state aid per pupil to be at least $3,838 for the 2014-2015 school year and each school year thereafter (Sec. 37). 
  • Authorizes a school board to adopt a local option budget of up to 33 percent of state financial aid to the district in the current school year by passage of a resolution to be held before August 1 of the initial school year (Sec. 42). 
  • Establishes a tax credit to a scholarship granting organization which participates in a low income students’ scholarship program, which provides eligible students an opportunity to attend schools of their parents’ choice (Sec. 57). 
  • Establishes the “K-12 Student Performance and Efficiency Commission” to study and make recommendations to the legislature regarding opportunities to make more “efficient” use of education funding (Sec. 29). 
  • Prohibits an individual seeking licensure as a teacher at the secondary education level from being required to complete a teacher preparation program prior to licensure if the teacher meets the following requirements (Sec. 30):
    • The individual holds a valid teaching license from another jurisdiction;
    • The individual has obtained an industry-recognized certificate in a technical profession, has at least 5 years of work experience in the profession, and has secured a teaching position in a technical education course; or
    • The individual has obtained at least a bachelor’s degree in the subject of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, finance, or accounting, has at least 5 years of work experience in such field, and has secured a teaching position in the field. 
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (22-16) - (Key vote)
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Title: Appropriates Funds to Certain School Districts

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that appropriates funds to certain school districts.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates the following amounts to the Department of Education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014 (Sec. 6):
    • $1.03 million for the special education services aid; and
    • $17.84 million for the general state aid.
  • Appropriates the following amounts to the Department of Education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 (Sec. 7):
    • $82,500 for operating expenditures;
    • $578,363 for the special education services aid;
    • $11.72 million for the general state aid; and
    • $109.27 million for the supplemental general state aid. 
  • Requires the base state aid per pupil to be at least $3,838 for the 2014-2015 school year and each school year thereafter (Sec. 37). 
  • Authorizes a school board to adopt a local option budget of up to 33 percent of state financial aid to the district in the current school year by passage of a resolution to be held before August 1 of the initial school year (Sec. 42). 
  • Establishes a tax credit to a scholarship granting organization which participates in a low income students’ scholarship program, which provides eligible students an opportunity to attend schools of their parents’ choice (Sec. 57). 
  • Establishes the “K-12 Student Performance and Efficiency Commission” to study and make recommendations to the legislature regarding opportunities to make more “efficient” use of education funding (Sec. 29). 
  • Prohibits an individual seeking licensure as a teacher at the secondary education level from being required to complete a teacher preparation program prior to licensure if the teacher meets the following requirements (Sec. 30):
    • The individual holds a valid teaching license from another jurisdiction;
    • The individual has obtained an industry-recognized certificate in a technical profession, has at least 5 years of work experience in the profession, and has secured a teaching position in a technical education course; or
    • The individual has obtained at least a bachelor’s degree in the subject of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, finance, or accounting, has at least 5 years of work experience in such field, and has secured a teaching position in the field. 
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (23-17) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (122-1) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Appropriates Funds to Certain School Districts

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