HB 970

To read the entire bill, CLICK HERE.Rep Dan Truitt

Impact: All charter schools

Prime Sponsor: Representative Dan Truitt

Summary:

  • Eliminate the pension reimbursement paid by the state to charter schools.
  • Eliminate the lease reimbursement paid by the state to charter schools.
  • Delete categories 4000 (Facilities) and 500 (Financing) from the PDE 363
  • Add a deduction to the PDE 363 for money paid to charter schools for basic education only.
  • Require districts to subtract charter school students from their “Average Daily Membership”   on Form 363.
  • Add a deduction to the PDE 363 for a district’s own cyber program.
  • Allow districts to deduct all pre-K expenses as opposed to just the federal portion and require districts to subtract all pre-K students from their ADM
  • Add a definition of a learning center.
  • Add a deductions to PDE 363 for 15% of categories 4000 and 5000  for cyber schools without learning centers and 30% of categories 400 and 5000 for cyber schools with learning centers.
  • Require districts to provide transportation for students who attend cyber charter schools with learning centers.
  • Prohibit districts from charging charter schools for transporting special education students to a facility away from the charter school campus.