Bill Text - SB135 (2021)

Relative to the calculation of the cost of an opportunity for an adequate education


Revision: Feb. 3, 2021, 4:01 p.m.

SB 135-FN-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-1069

06/04

 

SENATE BILL 135-FN-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to the calculation of the cost of an opportunity for an adequate education.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Hennessey, Dist 1; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Daniels, Dist 11; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Morse, Dist 22; Sen. Ricciardi, Dist 9; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Rep. Merner, Coos 7; Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Dist 21; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Whitley, Dist 15; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Rep. Tucker, Coos 5; Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Finance

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the commissioner of the department of education to compare the ADMA of school year 2019-2020 and school year 2020-2021 and use the greater of the two to calculate the cost of an opportunity for an adequate education

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-1069

06/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to the calculation of the cost of an opportunity for an adequate education

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Average Daily Membership in Attendance; Fiscal Year 2022.  The commissioner of the department of education shall compare the average daily membership in attendance (ADMA), defined in RSA 198:38, for each district and town for school year 2019-2020 and school year 2020-2021. The greater enrollment shall be used to calculate the cost of an opportunity for an adequate education under RSA 198:40-a for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBA

21-1069

1/29/21

 

SB 135-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to the free and reduced lunch portion of adequacy aid calculations.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

FY 2024

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

$45,671,230

$0

$0

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [ X ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$0

$45,671,230

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires the Department of Education use the greater of school year 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 average daily membership in attendance (ADMA) for determining education grants in FY 2022.  Under current law, the ADMA that would be used to calculate FY 2022 payments would be from the 2020-2021 school year.  Based on this proposed change, the Department has provided the following summary of this bill’s impact:

 

STATE TOTALS

 

FY 2022

Current Law*

Proposed

ADMA

 

 

Base

160,191

167,477

Differentiated Aid

 

 

     Free and Reduced Lunch

34,628

45,785

     Special Education

29,375

29,375

     English Language Learner

4,962

4,962

     3rd Grade Reading

2,270

2,270

 

 

 

Total Adequacy Grant

$559,383,315

$605,054,545

Total SWEPT Retained Locally

$363,283,230

$363,283,230

Total Education Grant

$922,666,545

$968,337,775

*Preliminary Estimates

 

Based on the Department’s analysis, this bill would increase state education trust fund expenditures and local revenues by $45,671,230 in FY 2022.  

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Education

 

SB 135-FN-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-1069

06/04

 

SENATE BILL 135-FN-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to the calculation of the cost of an opportunity for an adequate education.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Hennessey, Dist 1; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Daniels, Dist 11; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Morse, Dist 22; Sen. Ricciardi, Dist 9; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Rep. Merner, Coos 7; Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Dist 21; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Whitley, Dist 15; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Rep. Tucker, Coos 5; Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Finance

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the commissioner of the department of education to compare the ADMA of school year 2019-2020 and school year 2020-2021 and use the greater of the two to calculate the cost of an opportunity for an adequate education

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-1069

06/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to the calculation of the cost of an opportunity for an adequate education

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Average Daily Membership in Attendance; Fiscal Year 2022.  The commissioner of the department of education shall compare the average daily membership in attendance (ADMA), defined in RSA 198:38, for each district and town for school year 2019-2020 and school year 2020-2021. The greater enrollment shall be used to calculate the cost of an opportunity for an adequate education under RSA 198:40-a for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBA

21-1069

1/29/21

 

SB 135-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to the free and reduced lunch portion of adequacy aid calculations.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

FY 2024

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

$45,671,230

$0

$0

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [ X ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$0

$45,671,230

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill requires the Department of Education use the greater of school year 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 average daily membership in attendance (ADMA) for determining education grants in FY 2022.  Under current law, the ADMA that would be used to calculate FY 2022 payments would be from the 2020-2021 school year.  Based on this proposed change, the Department has provided the following summary of this bill’s impact:

 

STATE TOTALS

 

FY 2022

Current Law*

Proposed

ADMA

 

 

Base

160,191

167,477

Differentiated Aid

 

 

     Free and Reduced Lunch

34,628

45,785

     Special Education

29,375

29,375

     English Language Learner

4,962

4,962

     3rd Grade Reading

2,270

2,270

 

 

 

Total Adequacy Grant

$559,383,315

$605,054,545

Total SWEPT Retained Locally

$363,283,230

$363,283,230

Total Education Grant

$922,666,545

$968,337,775

*Preliminary Estimates

 

Based on the Department’s analysis, this bill would increase state education trust fund expenditures and local revenues by $45,671,230 in FY 2022.  

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Education