HB 1785 - Quality basic education; financing; program weights

Georgia House of Representatives - 1995/1996 Sessions

HB 1785 - Quality basic education; financing; program weights

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Code Sections - 20-2-212.2
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House Comm: Ed / Senate Comm: Ed / House Vote: Yeas 160 Nays 4 Senate Vote: Yeas 49 Nays 4 ---------------------------------------- House Action Senate ---------------------------------------- 2/21/96 Read 1st Time 3/6/96 2/26/96 Read 2nd Time 3/14/96 2/27/96 Favorably Reported 3/14/96 Committee Amend/Sub Sub 3/5/96 Read 3rd Time 3/15/96 3/5/96 Passed/Adopted 3/15/96 Comm/Floor Amend/Sub CS 3/18/96 Amend/Sub Agreed To 3/18/96 3/28/96 Sent to Governor 4/2/96 Signed by Governor 752 Act/Veto Number 7/1/96 Effective Date ---------------------------------------- House Agrees to Senate Substitute as Amended by House Senate Agrees to House Amendment to Senate Substitute Code Sections amended: 20-2-160, 20-2-161, 20-2-212.2
HB 1785 HB 1785/AP H. B. No. 1785 (AS PASSED HOUSE AND SENATE) By: Representatives Baker of the 70th, Orrock of the 56th and Bordeaux of the 151st A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1- 1 To amend Part 4 of Article 6 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the 1- 2 Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to financing 1- 3 under the "Quality Basic Education Act," so as to add a 1- 4 provision dealing with the appropriation of funds for any 1- 5 fiscal year beginning July 1, 1996; to state legislative 1- 6 intent with respect to program weights; to provide for a 1- 7 change in the program weights allotted to state authorized dd d�A�@dLA�@d�A�@dA�@d�A�@d�A�@dOA 1- 9 Education Formula; to amend Subpart 2 of Part 6 of Article 6 1-10 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia 1-11 Annotated, relating to conditions of employment for 1-12 teachers, so as to provide for a salary increase for those 1-13 persons who have received certification from the National 1-14 Board for Professional Teaching Standards; to provide an 1-15 effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other 1-16 purposes. 1-17 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: SECTION 1. 1-18 Part 4 of Article 6 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official 1-19 Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to financing under the 1-20 "Quality Basic Education Act," is amended by adding to the 1-21 end of Code Section 20-2-160, relating to the determination 1-22 of funds to be appropriated, a new subsection (f) to read as 1-23 follows: 1-24 "(f) For any fiscal year beginning July 1, 1996, the 1-25 maximum number of full-time equivalent students eligible 1-26 for funding in any school system for the high school 1-27 nonvocational laboratory program shall be equal to no more 1-28 than 30 percent of the sum of those students counted in 1-29 the programs specified in paragraphs (5), (6), and (7) of 1-30 subsection (b) of Code Section 20-2-161. Full-time 1-31 equivalent students in excess of this 30 percent number 1-32 shall be counted in the high school general education 1-33 program." H. B. No. 1785 -1- (Index) HB 1785/AP SECTION 2. 2- 1 (a) The General Assembly finds and determines that certain 2- 2 changes should be made in the program weights allotted to 2- 3 state authorized instructional programs for purposes of the 2- 4 Quality Basic Education Formula. This section accordingly 2- 5 provides for the assignment of certain program weights which 2- 6 shall apply beginning July 1, 1996. 2- 7 (b) Said part is further amended by striking subsection (b) 2- 8 of Code Section 20-2-161, relating to the Quality Basic 2- 9 Education Formula, in its entirety and inserting in its 2-10 place a new subsection (b) to read as follows: 2-11 "(b) As the cost of instructional programs varies 2-12 depending upon the teacher-student ratios and specific 2-13 services typically required to address the special needs 2-14 of students enrolled, state authorized instructional 2-15 programs shall have the following program weights: 2-16 (1) Kindergarten program................. 1.3286 1.3175 2-17 (2) Primary grades program (1-3)......... 1.2432 1.2398 2-18 (3) Upper elementary grades program 2-19 (4-5).................................... 1.0197 1.0074 2-20 (4) Middle grades program (6-8).......... 1.0242 1.0122 2-21 (5) High school general education 2-22 program (9-12)................................. 1.0000 2-23 (6) High school nonvocational 2-24 laboratory program (9-12)................ 1.2428 1.1580 2-25 (7) Vocational laboratory program 2-26 (9-12)................................... 1.3557 1.2643 2-27 (8) Program for persons with 2-28 disabilities: Category I................. 2.3419 2.3359 2-29 (9) Program for persons with 2-30 disabilities: Category II................ 2.7204 2.7174 2-31 (10) Program for persons with 2-32 disabilities: Category III............... 3.4579 3.4517 2-33 (11) Program for persons with 2-34 disabilities: Category IV................ 5.5838 5.5687 H. B. No. 1785 -2- (Index) HB 1785/AP 3- 1 (12) Program for persons with 3- 2 disabilities: Category V........................ 2.4229 3- 3 (12) (13) Program for intellectually 3- 4 gifted students: Category V Category VI.. 1.6374 1.6366 3- 5 (13) (14) Remedial education program ... 1.2985 1.2884" SECTION 3. 3- 6 Subpart 2 of Part 6 of Article 6 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of 3- 7 the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to 3- 8 conditions of employment for teachers, is amended by adding 3- 9 a new Code Section 20-2-212.2 to read as follows: 3-10 "20-2-212.2. (Index) 3-11 (a) As used in this Code section, 'national certification' 3-12 means certification obtained from the National Board for 3-13 Professional Teaching Standards. 3-14 (b) Any person who: 3-15 (1) Is currently teaching in a Georgia public school and 3-16 holds a valid Georgia teaching certificate; 3-17 (2) Has completed three years of teaching in Georgia 3-18 public schools prior to receiving national 3-19 certification; 3-20 (3) Has not previously received state funds for 3-21 participating in any certification area in the national 3-22 certification program; and 3-23 (4) Has successfully completed the prerequisite 3-24 portfolio of student work and examination and has 3-25 received national certification 3-26 shall receive a 5 percent rate increase in state salary. 3-27 Such increase shall be awarded on the commencement of the 3-28 school year following such certification. The increase in 3-29 state salary provided by this Code section shall be in 3-30 addition to any other increase for which the person is 3-31 eligible. 3-32 (c) The national certification program participation fee 3-33 shall be reimbursed by the state upon certification for 3-34 any teacher who is eligible for an increase pursuant to 3-35 subsection (a) of this Code section. 3-36 (d) A teacher for whom the State of Georgia pays the 3-37 participation fee and who does not teach in a Georgia 3-38 public school for at least one year after receiving H. B. No. 1785 -3- (Index) HB 1785/AP 4- 1 certification shall repay the certification fee to the 4- 2 state. Repayment is not required if the teacher is unable 4- 3 to complete the additional year of teaching due to the 4- 4 death or disability of the teacher." SECTION 4. 4- 5 This Act shall become effective on July 1, 1996. SECTION 5. 4- 6 All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 4- 7 repealed. H. B. No. 1785 -4- (Index)

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