WOOLARD-MITCHELL,JERRY-JONES,JOHN-FOWLER, OSMOND AND GASH.
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
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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