91st General Assembly
Summary of HB1730
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SCH CD-SPECIAL ED REIMBURSEMNT                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the School Code.  Increases  to  $2,500  from  $2,000  the      
   maximum reimbursement over one per capita tuition charge for providing      
   extraordinary  special education services.  Provides for reimbursement      
   for  teachers,  school  psychologists,  professional  workers,  and  a      
   qualified  director  who  furnish  special  education  services  in  a      
   recognized school to children with disabilities based on  22%  of  the      
   State's average teacher salary (rather than on a flat-rate of $8,000).      
   Eliminates  provisions authorizing proportionate payment of claims for      
   reimbursement for providing special education services.  Requires  all      
   special  education  reimbursement to be made at 100%, and provides for      
   payment in a succeeding fiscal year (before payment of current  claims      
   for  that  succeeding  fiscal  year)  if  the amount appropriated in a      
   fiscal year is insufficient to provide for full reimbursement  of  all      
   filed claims.  Effective July 1, 1999.                                      
          FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)                               
          With 22,089 FTE personnel claimed in FY99 at the $8,000 level,       
          now using 22% of average teacher salary of the prior year            
          (median teacher salary for all teachers for 1997-98 is $41,494)      
          it is estimated that $201,643,412 would be needed rather than        
          the $176,712,000 of FY99. Acknowledging the $50 million in           
          personnel reimbursement needed for noncertificated employee          
          reimbursement, it is estimated an additional $23 million over        
          the FY99 prorated level is needed. The FY2000 projection for         
          full funding for all 6 special education line items (extra-          
          ordinary, orphanage, personnel reimbursement, private tuition,       
          summer school and transportation) as of December, 1998 is            
          estimated at $863,100,000.                                           
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE (State Board of Education)                
          Same as SBE fiscal note.                                             
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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