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                                 SENATE AMENDED
        PRIOR PRINTER'S NOS. 957, 1832                PRINTER'S NO. 2083

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA


HOUSE BILL

No. 842 Session of 2007


        INTRODUCED BY GRUCELA, CALTAGIRONE, SURRA, COHEN, GEORGE,
           CREIGHTON, FREEMAN, DALLY, GODSHALL, HESS, KIRKLAND, KULA,
           McILHATTAN, M. O'BRIEN, O'NEILL, PETRONE, PYLE, RAPP,
           REICHLEY, SCAVELLO, McILVAINE SMITH, CAPPELLI, EACHUS,
           M. KELLER, RUBLEY, MUNDY, JOSEPHS, YOUNGBLOOD, PETRARCA,
           WANSACZ, KOTIK, FABRIZIO, BOYD, JAMES, KING, COSTA,
           TANGRETTI, THOMAS, BEYER, KENNEY, GIBBONS, SIPTROTH AND
           PALLONE, MARCH 19, 2007

        SENATOR ARMSTRONG, APPROPRIATIONS, IN SENATE, RE-REPORTED AS
           AMENDED, JUNE 25, 2007

                                     AN ACT

     1  Amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), entitled "An
     2     act relating to the public school system, including certain
     3     provisions applicable as well to private and parochial
     4     schools; amending, revising, consolidating and changing the
     5     laws relating thereto," further providing for program of
     6     continuing professional development AND FOR EDUCATIONAL        <--
     7     ASSISTANCE PROGRAM; PROVIDING FOR PUBLIC LIBRARY FUNDING;
     8     FURTHER PROVIDING FOR SMALL DISTRICT ASSISTANCE; PROVIDING
     9     FOR BASIC EDUCATION FUNDING FOR 2006-2007 SCHOOL YEAR;
    10     FURTHER PROVIDING FOR PAYMENTS ON ACCOUNT OF LIMITED ENGLISH
    11     PROFICIENCY PROGRAMS, FOR PAYMENTS TO INTERMEDIATE UNITS, FOR
    12     SPECIAL EDUCATION PAYMENTS TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND FOR
    13     PENNSYLVANIA ACCOUNTABILITY GRANTS.

    14     The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    15  hereby enacts as follows:
    16     Section 1.  Section 1205.2 of the act of March 10, 1949        <--
    17  (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, is
    18  amended by adding a subsection to read:
    19     Section 1205.2.  Program of Continuing Professional


     1  Education.--* * *
     2     (i.1)  The following shall apply:
     3     (1)  Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the
     4  department may only inactivate a certificate between June 30 and
     5  July 31, inclusive, and may only do so due to an educator's
     6  failure to comply with the requirements of this act, if a notice
     7  of inactive certification is issued and at least thirty-one (31)
     8  days have passed from the date of the notice required by
     9  subsection (h)(4).
    10     (2)  If an educator appeals the department's determination
    11  that the educator's certification is inactive under subsection
    12  (i), the effective date of the secretary's determination shall
    13  be as follows:
    14     (i)  June 30, in cases where the certificate is determined to
    15  be inactive on or prior to June 30; or
    16     (ii)  in cases where the certificate is determined to be
    17  inactive between June 30 and July 31, on the date of the
    18  determination.
    19     * * *
    20     SECTION 1.  SECTION 1205.2(H) AND (I) OF THE ACT OF MARCH 10,  <--
    21  1949 (P.L.30, NO.14), KNOWN AS THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CODE OF 1949,
    22  AMENDED OR ADDED NOVEMBER 23, 1999 (P.L.529, NO.48) AND JULY 13,
    23  2005 (P.L.226, NO.46), ARE AMENDED TO READ:
    24     SECTION 1205.2.  PROGRAM OF CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL
    25  EDUCATION.--* * *
    26     (H)  THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
    27  TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS AND SCHOOL ENTITIES:
    28     (1)  NOTICE OF THE NUMBER OF CREDITS OR HOURS NEEDED FOR A
    29  PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR TO COMPLY WITH THIS SECTION, AS OF THE
    30  DATE ON WHICH SUCH NOTICE IS GIVEN. SUCH NOTICE SHALL BE
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     1  PROVIDED NO LATER TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE END OF A
     2  PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR'S FIVE-YEAR COMPLIANCE PERIOD. FOR
     3  PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS WHO HAVE NOT COMPLETED SUFFICIENT CREDITS
     4  OR HOURS TO COMPLY WITH THIS SECTION, SUCH NOTICE SHALL BE
     5  PROVIDED IN WRITING AND MAILED TO THE MOST RECENT ADDRESS ON
     6  RECORD WITH THE DEPARTMENT. FOR PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS WHO HAVE
     7  COMPLETED SUFFICIENT CREDITS OR HOURS TO COMPLY WITH THIS
     8  SECTION, SUCH NOTICE SHALL BE PROVIDED BY ELECTRONIC MEANS,
     9  WHICH SHALL INCLUDE A NOTATION ON THE ELECTRONIC SYSTEM
    10  MAINTAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (G)
    11  AFFIRMING THAT THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR HAS COMPLETED
    12  SUFFICIENT CREDITS OR HOURS TO COMPLY WITH THIS SECTION.
    13     (2)  REASONABLE ACCESS TO REPORTS AND RECORDS RELATING TO A
    14  PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR'S CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION.
    15     (3)  NOTICE OF INACTIVE CERTIFICATION REQUESTED BY A
    16  PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR.
    17     (4)  NOTICE OF INACTIVE CERTIFICATION DUE TO FAILURE OF THE
    18  PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION,
    19  WHETHER OR NOT THE INDIVIDUAL IS EMPLOYED BY A SCHOOL ENTITY.
    20  THE NOTICE SHALL BE PROVIDED NO LATER THAN THIRTY-ONE (31) DAYS
    21  PRIOR TO THE DATE ON WHICH A PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR'S CERTIFICATE
    22  IS PLACED IN INACTIVE STATUS, PROVIDED, THAT THE DEPARTMENT MAY
    23  ONLY PLACE A PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR'S CERTIFICATE IN INACTIVE
    24  STATUS BETWEEN JUNE 30 AND JULY 31.
    25     (5)  NOTICE OF REINSTATEMENT.
    26     * * *
    27     (I)  THE SECRETARY OF EDUCATION SHALL PROVIDE AN EDUCATOR
    28  WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO APPEAL ANY DETERMINATION THAT THE
    29  EDUCATOR'S CERTIFICATION IS INACTIVE PURSUANT TO 2 PA.C.S. CHS.
    30  5 (RELATING TO PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE) AND 7 (RELATING TO
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     1  JUDICIAL REVIEW). IF THE SECRETARY DETERMINES THAT AN EDUCATOR'S
     2  CERTIFICATE IS INACTIVE UNDER THIS SUBSECTION, THE EFFECTIVE
     3  DATE OF THE DETERMINATION SHALL BE BETWEEN JUNE 30 AND JULY 31.
     4     * * *
     5     SECTION 2.  SECTION 1512-C(G) OF THE ACT, AMENDED JULY 11,     <--
     6  2006 (P.L.1092, NO.114), IS AMENDED TO READ:
     7  SECTION 1512-C.  EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
     8     * * *
     9     (G)  EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE FUNDING.--
    10         (1)  DURING THE 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006 [AND],
    11     2006-2007 AND 2007-2008 SCHOOL YEARS, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL
    12     PROVIDE EACH ELIGIBLE SCHOOL ENTITY WITH EDUCATIONAL
    13     ASSISTANCE FUNDING CALCULATED BY:
    14             (I)  DIVIDING THE NUMBER OF PENNSYLVANIA SYSTEM OF
    15         SCHOOL ASSESSMENT TESTS ADMINISTERED IN THE ELIGIBLE
    16         SCHOOL ENTITY ON WHICH STUDENTS SCORED BELOW PROFICIENT
    17         IN READING OR MATHEMATICS BY THE TOTAL NUMBER OF
    18         PENNSYLVANIA SYSTEM OF SCHOOL ASSESSMENT TESTS
    19         ADMINISTERED IN THE ELIGIBLE SCHOOL ENTITY IN READING AND
    20         MATHEMATICS DURING THE 2002-2003 SCHOOL YEAR.
    21             (II)  MULTIPLYING THE QUOTIENT FROM SUBPARAGRAPH (I)
    22         BY THE AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP OF THE ELIGIBLE SCHOOL
    23         ENTITY DURING THE 2002-2003 SCHOOL YEAR.
    24             (III)  MULTIPLYING THE PRODUCT FROM SUBPARAGRAPH (II)
    25         BY THE DOLLAR VALUE OF FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE
    26         DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR THE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE
    27         PROGRAM IN THE 2004-2005 FISCAL YEAR.
    28             (IV)  DIVIDING THE PRODUCT FROM SUBPARAGRAPH (III) BY
    29         THE SUM OF THE PRODUCTS OF SUBPARAGRAPH (II) FOR ALL
    30         ELIGIBLE SCHOOL ENTITIES THAT QUALIFY FOR GRANT FUNDS
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     1         UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH.
     2         (1.1)  DURING THE 2005-2006 [AND], 2006-2007 AND 2007-
     3     2008 SCHOOL YEARS, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE EACH SCHOOL
     4     ENTITY WITH AT LEAST ONE SCHOOL THAT HAS FAILED TO ACHIEVE
     5     ITS 2005 MATHEMATICS PROFICIENCY TARGET OR ITS 2005 READING
     6     PROFICIENCY TARGET WITH EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE FUNDING FOR
     7     THE SUPPORT OF TUTORING SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE STUDENTS
     8     ENROLLED IN SEVENTH THROUGH TWELFTH GRADES. SUCH FUNDING
     9     SHALL BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:
    10             (I)  DIVIDING THE NUMBER OF PENNSYLVANIA SYSTEM OF
    11         SCHOOL ASSESSMENT TESTS ADMINISTERED IN THE ELIGIBLE
    12         SCHOOL ENTITY TO ELEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS ON WHICH SUCH
    13         STUDENTS SCORED BELOW THE 2005 READING OR MATHEMATICS
    14         PROFICIENCY TARGET BY THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PENNSYLVANIA
    15         SYSTEM OF SCHOOL ASSESSMENT TESTS ADMINISTERED IN THE
    16         ELIGIBLE SCHOOL ENTITY TO ELEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS IN
    17         READING AND MATHEMATICS DURING THE 2003-2004 SCHOOL YEAR.
    18             (II)  MULTIPLYING THE QUOTIENT FROM SUBPARAGRAPH (I)
    19         BY THE AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP OF THE ELIGIBLE SCHOOL
    20         ENTITY DURING THE 2004-2005 SCHOOL YEAR.
    21             (III)  MULTIPLYING THE PRODUCT FROM SUBPARAGRAPH (II)
    22         BY THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE DOLLAR VALUE OF FUNDS
    23         APPROPRIATED TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE EDUCATIONAL
    24         ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IN THE 2004-2005 FISCAL YEAR AND THE
    25         DOLLAR VALUE OF FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR
    26         THE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IN THE [2006-2007]
    27         2007-2008 FISCAL YEAR.
    28             (IV)  DIVIDING THE PRODUCT FROM SUBPARAGRAPH (III) BY
    29         THE SUM OF THE PRODUCTS OF SUBPARAGRAPH (II) FOR ALL
    30         ELIGIBLE SCHOOL ENTITIES THAT QUALIFY FOR GRANT FUNDS
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     1         UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH.
     2         (2)  THE AMOUNT OF EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE FUNDING
     3     PROVIDED UNDER THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE LIMITED TO FUNDS
     4     APPROPRIATED FOR THIS PURPOSE.
     5     * * *
     6     SECTION 3.  ARTICLE XXIII HEADING OF THE ACT IS AMENDED TO
     7  READ:
     8                           ARTICLE XXIII.
     9               FUNDING FOR PUBLIC [SCHOOL] LIBRARIES.
    10     SECTION 4.  THE ACT IS AMENDED BY ADDING A SECTION TO READ:
    11     SECTION 2316.  STATE AID FOR CERTAIN PUBLIC LIBRARIES.
    12  (A)  GENERAL RULE.--NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW
    13  TO THE CONTRARY, EACH LIBRARY SUBJECT TO THE ACT OF JUNE 14,
    14  1961 (P.L.324, NO.188), KNOWN AS THE LIBRARY CODE, AND THAT
    15  RECEIVED A STATE AID ALLOCATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007
    16  PURSUANT TO THE LIBRARY CODE SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR STATE AID IN
    17  FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008.
    18     (B)  FORMULA.--STATE AID UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL CONSIST OF
    19  THE FOLLOWING:
    20         (1)  AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE STATE AID ALLOCATION FOR
    21     FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007 PURSUANT TO SECTION 303.16 OF THE
    22     LIBRARY CODE; AND
    23         (2)  AN EQUAL DISTRIBUTION GRANT SUPPLEMENT TO BE
    24     PROVIDED TO EACH LOCAL LIBRARY, QUALIFYING BRANCH LIBRARY AND
    25     BOOKMOBILE. TO DETERMINE THE GRANT AMOUNT UNDER THIS
    26     PARAGRAPH, $250,000 SHALL BE DIVIDED BY THE TOTAL NUMBER OF
    27     ALL LOCAL LIBRARIES, BRANCH LIBRARIES AND BOOKMOBILES.
    28     (C)  DISCRETIONARY DISBURSEMENT OF UNALLOCATED FUNDS.--AFTER
    29  DISTRIBUTION OF STATE AID TO LIBRARIES UNDER THIS SECTION, ANY
    30  REMAINING UNALLOCATED FUNDS MAY BE DISTRIBUTED AT THE DISCRETION
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     1  OF THE STATE LIBRARIAN.
     2     SECTION 5.  SECTION 2502.13 OF THE ACT IS AMENDED BY ADDING A
     3  SUBSECTION TO READ:
     4     SECTION 2502.13.  SMALL DISTRICT ASSISTANCE.--* * *
     5     (M)  FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 2006-2007, THE COMMONWEALTH SHALL
     6  PAY TO EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT WHICH HAS AN AVERAGE DAILY
     7  MEMBERSHIP OF ONE THOUSAND FIVE-HUNDRED (1,500) OR LESS AND A
     8  MARKET VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO OF FIVE THOUSAND TEN-THOUSANDTHS
     9  (0.5000) OR GREATER AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO SIXTY DOLLARS ($60)
    10  MULTIPLIED BY THAT DISTRICT'S AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP AND BY
    11  THAT DISTRICT'S MARKET VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO.
    12     SECTION 6.  THE ACT IS AMENDED BY ADDING A SECTION TO READ:
    13     SECTION 2502.47.  BASIC EDUCATION FUNDING FOR 2006-2007
    14  SCHOOL YEAR.--FOR THE 2006-2007 SCHOOL YEAR, THE COMMONWEALTH
    15  SHALL PAY TO EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT A BASIC EDUCATION FUNDING
    16  ALLOCATION WHICH SHALL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING:
    17     (1)  AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE BASIC EDUCATION FUNDING
    18  ALLOCATION FOR THE 2005-2006 SCHOOL YEAR UNDER SECTIONS 2502.13,
    19  2502.45 AND 2504.4.
    20     (2)  IF A SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS BEEN DECLARED A COMMONWEALTH
    21  PARTNERSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT UNDER ARTICLE XVII-B, AN AMOUNT
    22  EQUAL TO FOUR MILLION DOLLARS ($4,000,000).
    23     (3)  A BASE SUPPLEMENT CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:
    24     (I)  IF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S MARKET VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO
    25  IS EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN SEVEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED NINETY-
    26  ONE TEN-THOUSANDTHS (.7391):
    27     (A)  MULTIPLY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2007-2008 MARKET
    28  VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO BY ITS 2006-2007 AVERAGE DAILY
    29  MEMBERSHIP.
    30     (B)  MULTIPLY THE PRODUCT FROM CLAUSE (A) BY FIVE MILLION
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     1  NINE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,950,000).
     2     (C)  DIVIDE THE PRODUCT FROM CLAUSE (B) BY THE SUM OF THE
     3  PRODUCTS OF THE 2007-2008 MARKET VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO
     4  MULTIPLIED BY THE 2006-2007 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP FOR ALL
     5  QUALIFYING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
     6     (II)  IF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2007-2008 MARKET VALUE/INCOME
     7  AID RATIO IS EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN SIX THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED
     8  FIFTEEN TEN-THOUSANDTHS (.6615) AND LESS THAN SEVEN THOUSAND
     9  THREE HUNDRED NINETY-ONE TEN-THOUSANDTHS (.7391):
    10     (A)  MULTIPLY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2007-2008 MARKET VALUE/
    11  INCOME AID RATIO BY ITS 2006-2007 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP.
    12     (B)  MULTIPLY THE PRODUCT FROM CLAUSE (A) BY SEVENTEEN
    13  MILLION FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($17,520,000).
    14     (C)  DIVIDE THE PRODUCT FROM CLAUSE (B) BY THE SUM OF THE
    15  PRODUCTS OF THE 2007-2008 MARKET VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO
    16  MULTIPLIED BY THE 2006-2007 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP FOR ALL
    17  QUALIFYING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
    18     (III)  IF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2007-2008 MARKET VALUE/
    19  INCOME AID RATIO IS EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN FIVE THOUSAND EIGHT
    20  HUNDRED FIFTY-SIX TEN-THOUSANDTHS (.5856) AND LESS THAN SIX
    21  THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED FIFTEEN TEN-THOUSANDTHS (.6615):
    22     (A)  MULTIPLY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2007-2008 MARKET
    23  VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO BY ITS 2006-2007 AVERAGE DAILY
    24  MEMBERSHIP.
    25     (B)  MULTIPLY THE PRODUCT FROM CLAUSE (A) BY SEVEN MILLION
    26  EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($7,800,000).
    27     (C)  DIVIDE THE PRODUCT FROM CLAUSE (B) BY THE SUM OF THE
    28  PRODUCTS OF THE 2007-2008 MARKET VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO
    29  MULTIPLIED BY THE 2006-2007 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP FOR ALL
    30  QUALIFYING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
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     1     (IV)  IF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2007-2008 MARKET VALUE/INCOME
     2  AID RATIO IS EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN FOUR THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED
     3  NINETY-FIVE TEN-THOUSANDTHS (.4195) AND LESS THAN FIVE THOUSAND
     4  EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY-SIX TEN-THOUSANDTHS (.5856):
     5     (A)  MULTIPLY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2007-2008 MARKET VALUE/
     6  INCOME AID RATIO BY ITS 2006-2007 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP.
     7     (B)  MULTIPLY THE PRODUCT FROM CLAUSE (A) BY ELEVEN MILLION
     8  FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($11,400,000).
     9     (C)  DIVIDE THE PRODUCT FROM CLAUSE (B) BY THE SUM OF THE
    10  PRODUCTS OF THE 2007-2008 MARKET VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO
    11  MULTIPLIED BY THE 2006-2007 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP FOR ALL
    12  QUALIFYING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
    13     (V)  IF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2007-2008 MARKET VALUE/INCOME
    14  AID RATIO IS LESS THAN FOUR THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE
    15  TEN-THOUSANDTHS (.4195):
    16     (A)  MULTIPLY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2007-2008 MARKET VALUE/
    17  INCOME AID RATIO BY ITS 2006-2007 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP.
    18     (B)  MULTIPLY THE PRODUCT FROM CLAUSE (A) BY SIX MILLION
    19  TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($6,025,000).
    20     (C)  DIVIDE THE PRODUCT FROM CLAUSE (B) BY THE SUM OF THE
    21  PRODUCTS OF THE 2007-2008 MARKET VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO
    22  MULTIPLIED BY THE 2006-2007 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP FOR ALL
    23  QUALIFYING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
    24     (4)  A POVERTY SUPPLEMENT CALCULATED FOR QUALIFYING SCHOOL
    25  DISTRICTS AS FOLLOWS:
    26     (I)  FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO QUALIFY FOR THE POVERTY
    27  SUPPLEMENT:
    28     (A)  FORTY PERCENT (40%) OR MORE OF THE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN
    29  THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ON OCTOBER 31, 2006, MUST HAVE BEEN ELIGIBLE
    30  FOR FREE OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS UNDER THE SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
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     1  AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2007-2008 MARKET VALUE/INCOME AID
     2  RATIO MUST BE AT LEAST FOUR THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED TEN-
     3  THOUSANDTHS (.4500); OR
     4     (B)  EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN THIRTY PERCENT (30%) AND FEWER
     5  THAN FORTY PERCENT (40%) OF THE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL
     6  DISTRICT ON OCTOBER 31, 2006, MUST HAVE BEEN ELIGIBLE FOR FREE
     7  OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS UNDER THE SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM AND THE
     8  SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2007-2008 MARKET VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO MUST
     9  BE AT LEAST SIX THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED TEN-THOUSANDTHS (.6500).
    10     (II)  THE POVERTY SUPPLEMENT SHALL BE CALCULATED FOR
    11  QUALIFYING SCHOOL DISTRICTS AS FOLLOWS:
    12     (A)  MULTIPLY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2007-2008 MARKET VALUE/
    13  INCOME AID RATIO BY ITS 2006-2007 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP BY
    14  THE PERCENT OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ON
    15  OCTOBER 31, 2006, WHO WERE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE OR REDUCED PRICE
    16  MEALS UNDER THE SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM.
    17     (B)  MULTIPLY THE PRODUCT FROM CLAUSE (A) BY TWENTY-SIX
    18  MILLION DOLLARS ($26,000,000).
    19     (C)  DIVIDE THE PRODUCT FROM CLAUSE (B) BY THE SUM OF THE
    20  PRODUCTS OF THE 2007-2008 MARKET VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO
    21  MULTIPLIED BY THE 2006-2007 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP MULTIPLIED
    22  BY THE PERCENT OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ON
    23  OCTOBER 31, 2006, WHO WERE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE OR REDUCED PRICE
    24  MEALS UNDER THE SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM FOR ALL QUALIFYING SCHOOL
    25  DISTRICTS.
    26     (5)  A FOUNDATION SUPPLEMENT CALCULATED FOR QUALIFYING
    27  DISTRICTS AS FOLLOWS:
    28     (I)  TO QUALIFY FOR THE FOUNDATION SUPPLEMENT, A SCHOOL
    29  DISTRICT'S 2005-2006 ADJUSTED CURRENT EXPENDITURES PER AVERAGE
    30  DAILY MEMBERSHIP MUST BE LESS THAN THE FOUNDATION TARGET AND ITS
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     1  2005-2006 EQUALIZED MILLAGE MUST BE GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO
     2  18.0. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SUBSECTION, THE "FOUNDATION
     3  TARGET" SHALL BE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
     4     (A)  THE 2003-2004 MEDIAN CURRENT EXPENDITURES PER AVERAGE
     5  DAILY MEMBERSHIP INCREASED BY THREE AND NINE-TENTHS PERCENT
     6  (3.9%) AND FURTHER INCREASED BY THREE AND FOUR-TENTHS PERCENT
     7  (3.4%).
     8     (B)  FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT WHERE AT LEAST FIFTY PERCENT (50%)
     9  OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ON OCTOBER 31, 2006,
    10  WERE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS UNDER THE SCHOOL
    11  LUNCH PROGRAM, THE AMOUNT REFERENCED UNDER CLAUSE (A) INCREASED
    12  BY TWENTY PERCENT (20%).
    13     (II)  THE FOUNDATION SUPPLEMENT SHALL BE CALCULATED FOR
    14  QUALIFYING SCHOOL DISTRICTS AS FOLLOWS:
    15     (A)  MULTIPLY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2007-2008 MARKET
    16  VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO BY ITS 2006-2007 AVERAGE DAILY
    17  MEMBERSHIP.
    18     (B)  MULTIPLY THE PRODUCT IN CLAUSE (A) BY THE LESSER OF:
    19     (I)  FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500), OR IF ITS 2007-2008 MARKET
    20  VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO IS EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN SEVEN
    21  THOUSAND TEN-THOUSANDTHS (.7000), EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS
    22  ($850);
    23     (II)  THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE VALUE OF THE FOUNDATION
    24  TARGET AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2005-2006 ADJUSTED CURRENT
    25  EXPENDITURES PER AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP; OR
    26     (III)  IF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2005-2006 EQUALIZED MILLAGE
    27  IS LESS THAN TWENTY-ONE AND ONE-TENTH (21.1), THE PRODUCT OF THE
    28  LESSER OF THE AMOUNT IN CLAUSE (B)(I) OR (II) AND THE QUOTIENT
    29  OF ITS 2005-2006 EQUALIZED MILLAGE DIVIDED BY TWENTY-ONE AND
    30  ONE-TENTH (21.1).
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     1     (C)  MULTIPLY THE PRODUCT FROM CLAUSE (B) BY FORTY MILLION
     2  DOLLARS ($40,000,000).
     3     (D)  DIVIDE THE PRODUCT FROM CLAUSE (C) BY THE SUM OF THE
     4  PRODUCTS FROM CLAUSE (B).
     5     (III)  IF A QUALIFYING SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2005-2006 EQUALIZED
     6  MILLAGE IS EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN TWENTY-FOUR AND SEVEN-TENTHS
     7  (24.7), IT SHALL RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL PAYMENT CALCULATED AS
     8  FOLLOWS:
     9     (A)  MULTIPLY THE PRODUCT FROM SUBPARAGRAPH (II)(B) BY
    10  EIGHTEEN MILLION DOLLARS ($18,000,000).
    11     (B)  DIVIDE THE PRODUCT FROM CLAUSE (A) BY THE SUM OF THE
    12  PRODUCTS FROM SUBPARAGRAPH (II)(B) FOR QUALIFYING SCHOOL
    13  DISTRICTS.
    14     (6)  A TAX EFFORT SUPPLEMENT CALCULATED FOR QUALIFYING SCHOOL
    15  DISTRICTS AS FOLLOWS:
    16     (I)  TO QUALIFY FOR THIS PORTION OF THE TAX EFFORT
    17  SUPPLEMENT, THE PERCENT CHANGE IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT'S MARKET
    18  VALUE FROM 2000 TO 2005 MUST BE LESS THAN TEN PERCENT (10%).
    19     (II)  THIS PORTION OF THE TAX EFFORT SUPPLEMENT SHALL BE
    20  CALCULATED FOR QUALIFYING SCHOOL DISTRICTS AS FOLLOWS:
    21     (A)  MULTIPLY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2007-2008 MARKET
    22  VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO BY ITS 2006-2007 AVERAGE DAILY
    23  MEMBERSHIP.
    24     (B)  MULTIPLY THE PRODUCT FROM CLAUSE (A) BY THREE MILLION
    25  DOLLARS ($3,000,000).
    26     (C)  DIVIDE THE PRODUCT FROM CLAUSE (B) BY THE SUM OF THE
    27  PRODUCTS OF THE 2007-2008 MARKET VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO
    28  MULTIPLIED BY THE 2006-2007 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP FOR ALL
    29  QUALIFYING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
    30     (III)  TO QUALIFY FOR THIS PORTION OF THE TAX EFFORT
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     1  SUPPLEMENT, A SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2005-2006 EQUALIZED MILLAGE MUST
     2  BE EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN TWENTY-ONE AND ONE-TENTH (21.1)
     3  EQUALIZED MILLS.
     4     (IV)  THIS PORTION OF THE TAX EFFORT SUPPLEMENT SHALL BE
     5  CALCULATED FOR QUALIFYING SCHOOL DISTRICTS AS FOLLOWS:
     6     (A)  MULTIPLY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2006-2007 AVERAGE DAILY
     7  MEMBERSHIP BY FIVE MILLION DOLLARS ($5,000,000).
     8     (B)  DIVIDE THE PRODUCT FROM CLAUSE (A) BY THE SUM OF THE
     9  2006-2007 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP FOR ALL QUALIFYING SCHOOL
    10  DISTRICTS.
    11     (7)  A GROWTH SUPPLEMENT CALCULATED FOR QUALIFYING SCHOOL
    12  DISTRICTS AS FOLLOWS:
    13     (I)  TO QUALIFY FOR THIS PORTION OF THE GROWTH SUPPLEMENT,
    14  THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2005-2006 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP MUST BE
    15  AT LEAST FIVE PERCENT (5%) GREATER THAN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S
    16  2000-2001 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2005
    17  MARKET VALUE PER 2005-2006 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP MUST BE LESS
    18  THAN OR EQUAL TO NINETEEN AND ONE-HALF PERCENT (19.50%) GREATER
    19  THAN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2000 MARKET VALUE PER 2000-2001
    20  AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2006-2007
    21  AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP MUST BE GREATER THAN THE SCHOOL
    22  DISTRICT'S 2005-2006 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP. THIS PORTION OF
    23  THE GROWTH SUPPLEMENT SHALL BE CALCULATED FOR QUALIFYING SCHOOL
    24  DISTRICTS AS FOLLOWS:
    25     (A)  MULTIPLY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2007-2008 MARKET VALUE/
    26  INCOME AID RATIO BY THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S
    27  2005-2006 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S
    28  2006-2007 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP.
    29     (B)  MULTIPLY THE PRODUCT FROM CLAUSE (A) BY TWO MILLION FIVE
    30  HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,500,000).
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     1     (C)  DIVIDE THE PRODUCT FROM CLAUSE (B) BY THE SUM OF THE
     2  PRODUCTS OF THE 2007-2008 MARKET VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO
     3  MULTIPLIED BY THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 2005-2006 AVERAGE DAILY
     4  MEMBERSHIP AND THE 2006-2007 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP FOR ALL
     5  QUALIFYING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
     6     (II)  TO QUALIFY FOR THIS PORTION OF THE GROWTH SUPPLEMENT, A
     7  SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2006-2007 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP MUST BE
     8  GREATER THAN ITS 2005-2006 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP. THIS
     9  PORTION OF THE GROWTH SUPPLEMENT SHALL BE CALCULATED FOR
    10  QUALIFYING SCHOOL DISTRICTS AS FOLLOWS:
    11     (A)  SUBTRACT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2005-2006 AVERAGE DAILY
    12  MEMBERSHIP FROM ITS 2006-2007 AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP.
    13     (B)  MULTIPLY THE DIFFERENCE FROM CLAUSE (A) BY FIVE MILLION
    14  DOLLARS ($5,000,000).
    15     (C)  DIVIDE THE PRODUCT FROM CLAUSE (B) BY THE SUM OF THE
    16  DIFFERENCES FROM CLAUSE (A) FOR ALL QUALIFYING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
    17     (8)  EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL RECEIVE AN INFLATION INDEX
    18  SUPPLEMENT AS NECESSARY SO THAT THE SUM OF THE AMOUNTS UNDER
    19  SECTION 2502.13, 2504.4 AND PARAGRAPHS (3), (4), (5), (6) AND
    20  (7) AND THIS PARAGRAPH EQUAL THREE AND FOUR-TENTHS PERCENT
    21  (3.4%) MULTIPLIED BY ITS 2007-2008 MARKET VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO
    22  OF THE AMOUNT IN PARAGRAPH (1).
    23     (9)  EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL RECEIVE ADDITIONAL FUNDING AS
    24  NECESSARY SO THAT THE SUM OF THE AMOUNTS UNDER SECTION 2502.13,
    25  2504.4 AND PARAGRAPHS (3), (4), (5), (6), (7) AND (8) AND THIS
    26  PARAGRAPH SHALL EQUAL AT LEAST TWO AND ONE-QUARTER PERCENT
    27  (2.25%) OF THE AMOUNT IN PARAGRAPH (1).
    28     SECTION 7.  SECTIONS 2504.4, 2509.1 AND 2509.5 OF THE ACT ARE
    29  AMENDED BY ADDING SUBSECTIONS TO READ:
    30     SECTION 2504.4.  PAYMENTS ON ACCOUNT OF LIMITED ENGLISH
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     1  PROFICIENCY PROGRAMS.--* * *
     2     (A.3)  TO QUALIFY FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY PAYMENTS
     3  UNDER THIS SECTION, A SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2007-2008 MARKET
     4  VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO MUST BE EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN THREE
     5  THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED TEN-THOUSANDTHS (.3800) AND THE NUMBER OF
     6  ENROLLED STUDENTS IDENTIFIED AS LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT IN
     7  THE 2005-2006 SCHOOL YEAR MUST BE EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN THREE
     8  AND ONE-HALF PERCENT (3.5%) OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2005-2006
     9  AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP. THE ALLOCATION UNDER THIS SECTION
    10  SHALL BE PAID IN FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008 OUT OF THE APPROPRIATION
    11  FOR BASIC EDUCATION FUNDING AND CALCULATED FOR QUALIFYING SCHOOL
    12  DISTRICTS AS FOLLOWS:
    13     (1)  MULTIPLY THE NUMBER OF ENROLLED STUDENTS IDENTIFIED AS
    14  LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT IN THE 2005-2006 SCHOOL YEAR BY TWO
    15  MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,700,000).
    16     (2)  DIVIDE THE PRODUCT FROM PARAGRAPH (1) BY THE SUM OF
    17  ENROLLED STUDENTS IDENTIFIED AS LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT FOR
    18  ALL QUALIFYING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
    19     SECTION 2509.1.  PAYMENTS TO INTERMEDIATE UNITS.--* * *
    20     (B.15)  UP TO ELEVEN MILLION TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS
    21  ($11,200,000) MAY BE UTILIZED FOR PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED AND
    22  OPERATED BY INTERMEDIATE UNITS DURING THE 2007-2008 SCHOOL YEAR
    23  FOR INSTITUTIONALIZED CHILDREN AS ESTABLISHED IN SUBSECTION
    24  (B.1).
    25     * * *
    26     SECTION 2509.5.  SPECIAL EDUCATION PAYMENTS TO SCHOOL
    27  DISTRICTS.--* * *
    28     (VV)  DURING THE 2007-2008 SCHOOL YEAR, EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT
    29  SHALL BE PAID THE AMOUNT IT RECEIVED DURING THE 2006-2007 SCHOOL
    30  YEAR UNDER SUBSECTIONS (RR), (SS), (TT) AND (UU).
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     1     (WW)  DURING THE 2007-2008 SCHOOL YEAR, TWENTY-SEVEN MILLION
     2  SIX HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND TWENTY
     3  DOLLARS ($27,681,620) OF THE FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE
     4  DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION SHALL BE USED TO
     5  PROVIDE SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION TO ALL SCHOOL
     6  DISTRICTS. EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL RECEIVE A FUNDING
     7  SUPPLEMENT CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:
     8     (1)  MULTIPLY EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2007-2008 MARKET
     9  VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO BY SIXTEEN PERCENT (16%) OF ITS 2006-2007
    10  AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP;
    11     (2)  MULTIPLY THE PRODUCT FROM PARAGRAPH (1) BY TWENTY-SEVEN
    12  MILLION DOLLARS ($27,000,000); AND
    13     (3)  DIVIDE THE RESULTANT PRODUCT FROM PARAGRAPH (2) BY THE
    14  SUM OF THE PRODUCTS OF THE 2007-2008 MARKET VALUE/INCOME AID
    15  RATIO MULTIPLIED BY SIXTEEN PERCENT (16%) OF THE 2006-2007
    16  AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP FOR ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
    17     (XX)  EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL RECEIVE AN INFLATION INDEX
    18  SUPPLEMENT AS NECESSARY SO THAT THE AMOUNTS UNDER SUBSECTION
    19  (WW) AND THIS SUBSECTION EQUAL THREE AND FOUR-TENTHS PERCENT
    20  (3.4%) MULTIPLIED BY EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT'S 2007-2008 MARKET
    21  VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO OF THE AMOUNT IN SUBSECTION (VV).
    22     (YY)  EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR WHICH THE SUM OF THE
    23  SUPPLEMENTS UNDER SUBSECTIONS (WW) AND (XX) PROVIDES AN AMOUNT
    24  LESS THAN TWO PERCENT (2%) OF THE AMOUNT PROVIDED UNDER
    25  SUBSECTION (VV) SHALL RECEIVE ADDITIONAL FUNDING AS NECESSARY SO
    26  THAT THE SUM OF THE AMOUNTS PROVIDED UNDER SUBSECTIONS (WW),
    27  (XX) AND THIS SUBSECTION EQUALS TWO PERCENT (2%) OF THE AMOUNT
    28  PROVIDED UNDER SUBSECTION (VV).
    29     SECTION 8.  SECTION 2599.2(B) AND (C) OF THE ACT, AMENDED
    30  JULY 13, 2005 (P.L.226, NO.46) AND JULY 11, 2006 (P.L.1092,
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     1  NO.114), ARE AMENDED AND THE SECTION IS AMENDED BY ADDING A
     2  SUBSECTION TO READ:
     3     SECTION 2599.2.  PENNSYLVANIA ACCOUNTABILITY GRANTS.--* * *
     4     (B)  THE GRANT SHALL BE USED BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ATTAIN
     5  OR MAINTAIN ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE TARGETS. FUNDS OBTAINED UNDER
     6  THIS SECTION MAY BE USED FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
     7     (1)  ESTABLISHING, MAINTAINING OR EXPANDING A QUALITY PRE-
     8  KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM ALIGNED WITH THE CURRENT ACADEMIC STANDARDS
     9  CONTAINED IN 22 PA. CODE CH. 4 (RELATING TO ACADEMIC STANDARDS
    10  AND ASSESSMENT).
    11     (2)  ESTABLISHING, MAINTAINING OR EXPANDING A QUALITY FULL-
    12  DAY KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM ALIGNED WITH THE CURRENT ACADEMIC
    13  STANDARDS CONTAINED IN 22 PA. CODE CH. 4. SUCH PROGRAMS SHALL BE
    14  KEPT OPEN FOR FIVE HOURS EACH DAY FOR THE FULL SCHOOL TERM AS
    15  PROVIDED IN SECTION 1501. THE BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS OF A
    16  SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY OFFER A FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM TO
    17  CHILDREN WHO ARE BETWEEN FOUR AND SIX YEARS OLD.
    18     (3)  ESTABLISHING, MAINTAINING OR EXPANDING A CLASS SIZE
    19  REDUCTION PROGRAM. SUCH CLASS SIZE REDUCTION PROGRAM SHALL
    20  APPOINT AND ASSIGN A MINIMUM OF ONE TEACHER FOR EVERY 17
    21  STUDENTS OR TWO TEACHERS FOR EVERY 35 STUDENTS ENROLLED IN A
    22  KINDERGARTEN, FIRST, SECOND OR THIRD GRADE CLASSROOM. ALL
    23  TEACHERS APPOINTED AND ASSIGNED TO TEACH KINDERGARTEN, FIRST,
    24  SECOND OR THIRD GRADE SHALL BE CERTIFIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH 22
    25  PA. CODE CH. 49 (RELATING TO CERTIFICATION OF PROFESSIONAL
    26  PERSONNEL) OR ITS SUCCESSORS. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ESTABLISH
    27  GUIDELINES TO ASSURE THAT NO SCHOOL DISTRICT SATISFIES THE
    28  REQUIREMENTS OF THIS PARAGRAPH BY MAKING A REDUCTION IN, AND
    29  SUBSEQUENT INCREASE TO, CURRENT TEACHER COMPLEMENT. FOR PURPOSES
    30  OF THIS PARAGRAPH, THE PHRASE "ONE TEACHER FOR EVERY 17 STUDENTS
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     1  OR TWO TEACHERS FOR EVERY 35 STUDENTS ENROLLED IN A
     2  KINDERGARTEN, FIRST, SECOND OR THIRD GRADE CLASSROOM" SHALL
     3  REFER TO THE NUMBER OF TEACHERS CONDUCTING A CLASS AT ANY ONE
     4  TIME IN A CLASSROOM CONTAINING THE APPLICABLE NUMBER OF
     5  STUDENTS.
     6     (4)  ESTABLISHING, EXPANDING OR MAINTAINING PROGRAMS THAT
     7  PROMOTE THE AVAILABILITY, COORDINATION, INTEGRATION AND
     8  UTILIZATION OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, ASSOCIATED RESOURCES
     9  AND ANCILLARY RESOURCES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN AND
    10  FAMILIES IN ADDRESSING ISSUES THAT MAY SERVE TO LIMIT STUDENT
    11  ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT.
    12     (5)  NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE XV-C,
    13  PROVIDING TUTORING ASSISTANCE DURING THE NORMAL SCHOOL DAY AND
    14  HOURS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, PROVIDED THAT THE TUTORING IS IN
    15  ADDITION TO AND DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH A STUDENT'S REGULARLY
    16  SCHEDULED CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION TIMES AND DOES NOT SUPPLANT
    17  SERVICES REQUIRED IN A STUDENT'S INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION
    18  PROGRAM.
    19     (6)  IMPROVING THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SUBGROUPS
    20  IDENTIFIED UNDER SECTION 1111(B) OF THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT
    21  OF 2001.
    22     (7)  ESTABLISHING, EXPANDING OR MAINTAINING PROGRAMS TO
    23  ASSIST IN THE BUILDING OF STRONG SCIENCE AND APPLIED-KNOWLEDGE
    24  SKILLS.
    25     (8)  PROVIDING ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS FOR CONTINUING
    26  PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION THAT MAY INCLUDE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
    27  TRAINING IN MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE AND LITERACY-SPECIFIC
    28  CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES; TRAINING IN SCHOOL-WIDE
    29  IMPROVEMENT PLANNING; ANALYSIS OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT DATA,
    30  INCLUDING STUDENT WORK AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR CLASSROOM
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     1  PRACTICE; OBSERVING AND STUDYING EXEMPLARY SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM
     2  PRACTICES; IMPLEMENTING SCHOOL-WIDE PROGRAMS AND CLASSROOM
     3  MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES DESIGNED TO IMPROVE STUDENT CONDUCT; USING
     4  TECHNOLOGY TO BOOST STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT; CONDUCTING TRANSITION
     5  PLANNING AND CURRICULUM ALIGNMENT ACROSS SCHOOLS AND GRADE
     6  LEVELS; OR IMPLEMENTING SECONDARY STRATEGIES TO INCREASE STUDENT
     7  ENGAGEMENT AND PERSONALIZE LEARNING.
     8     (9)  ESTABLISHING, EXPANDING OR MAINTAINING MATH AND LITERACY
     9  COACHING PROGRAMS WITHIN SCHOOLS TO IMPROVE MATH AND READING
    10  INSTRUCTION.
    11     (10)  PROVIDING FINANCIAL INCENTIVES TO HIGHLY QUALIFIED,
    12  TENURED TEACHERS TO WORK IN THE MOST ACADEMICALLY CHALLENGED
    13  SCHOOLS IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR PROVIDING FINANCIAL INCENTIVES
    14  TO AID IN THE RECRUITMENT OF CERTIFICATED TEACHERS IN
    15  MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, LANGUAGE ARTS OR ENGLISH AS A SECOND
    16  LANGUAGE TO WORK IN THE MOST ACADEMICALLY CHALLENGED SCHOOLS IN
    17  A SCHOOL DISTRICT.
    18     (11)  PROVIDING SUCH OTHER PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES THAT THE
    19  BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT DETERMINES ARE
    20  ESSENTIAL TO ACHIEVING OR MAINTAINING ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
    21  TARGETS THROUGH THE YEAR 2014.
    22     (12)  ESTABLISHING, EXPANDING OR MAINTAINING PROGRAMS FOR
    23  INSTRUCTION ON WORLD LANGUAGES IN THE ELEMENTARY GRADES, EITHER
    24  IN IMMERSION CLASSROOMS OR AS SEPARATE PERIODS OF INSTRUCTION.
    25     (13)  ESTABLISHING, EXPANDING OR MAINTAINING PROGRAMS TO
    26  STRENGTHEN HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULA BY CREATING RIGOROUS COLLEGE
    27  AND CAREER PREPARATORY PROGRAMS, INCREASING ACADEMIC
    28  ACHIEVEMENT, OFFERING ADDITIONAL ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES,
    29  PROVIDING SCHOOL-BASED COUNSELING, AND PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL
    30  DEVELOPMENT.
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     1     (14)  ESTABLISHING, EXPANDING OR MAINTAINING PROGRAMS TO
     2  PROVIDE INTENSIVE TEACHER TRAINING, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
     3  OPPORTUNITIES AND TEACHING RESOURCES TO ELEMENTARY LEVEL SCIENCE
     4  TEACHERS.
     5     * * *
     6     (C)  (1)  NO LATER THAN APRIL 10, 2004, AND APRIL 10, 2005,
     7  THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOTIFY EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE GRANT
     8  AMOUNT IT WILL RECEIVE UNDER SUBSECTION (D). NO LATER THAN APRIL
     9  10, 2006, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOTIFY EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT OF
    10  THE GRANT AMOUNT IT WILL RECEIVE UNDER SUBSECTION (D.1). NO
    11  LATER THAN APRIL 10, 2007, AND APRIL 10 OF EACH SCHOOL YEAR
    12  THEREAFTER, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOTIFY EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT OF
    13  THE GRANT AMOUNT IT WILL RECEIVE UNDER SUBSECTION (D.2).
    14     (1.1)  FOR THE 2007-2008 SCHOOL YEAR, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL
    15  NOTIFY EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
    16  AUTHORIZED UNDER SUBSECTION (B)(12), (13) AND (14) WITHIN
    17  FIFTEEN (15) DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS PARAGRAPH.
    18     (2)  WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE NOTIFICATION
    19  UNDER PARAGRAPH (1), THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL SUBMIT TO THE
    20  DEPARTMENT AN ACCOUNTABILITY GRANT PLAN. THE PLAN SHALL INCLUDE:
    21     (I)  REFERENCE TO THE PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES UNDER SUBSECTION
    22  (B) FOR WHICH THE GRANT FUNDS WILL BE USED.
    23     (II)  IDENTIFICATION OF WHETHER THE GRANT FUNDS WILL BE USED
    24  TO ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN OR EXPAND THE PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES
    25  REFERENCED UNDER SUBPARAGRAPH (I).
    26     (III)  A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES FOR
    27  WHICH THE GRANT FUNDS WILL BE USED.
    28     (2.1)  FOR THE 2007-2008 SCHOOL YEAR, A SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT
    29  PROPOSES TO USE THE GRANT FUNDS FOR A PROGRAM OR ACTIVITY UNDER
    30  SUBSECTION (B)(12), (13) OR (14) MAY SUBMIT AN AMENDED
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     1  ACCOUNTABILITY GRANT PLAN TO THE DEPARTMENT WITHIN THIRTY (30)
     2  DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS PARAGRAPH. THE AMENDED PLAN
     3  SHALL INCLUDE THE INFORMATION REQUIRED UNDER PARAGRAPH (2).
     4     (3)  (I)  WHERE THE ACCOUNTABILITY GRANT PLAN SUBMITTED UNDER
     5  PARAGRAPH (2) PROPOSES TO USE THE GRANT FUNDS FOR A PROGRAM OR
     6  ACTIVITY UNDER SUBSECTION (B)(11), THE DEPARTMENT SHALL HAVE
     7  FIFTEEN (15) DAYS FROM THE RECEIPT OF THE PLAN TO DISAPPROVE THE
     8  USE AND NOTIFY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE REASON FOR THE
     9  DISAPPROVAL. WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF THE RECEIPT OF NOTICE OF
    10  DISAPPROVAL, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL SUBMIT A REVISED
    11  ACCOUNTABILITY GRANT PLAN UNDER PARAGRAPH (2).
    12     (II)  WHERE THE ACCOUNTABILITY GRANT PLAN SUBMITTED UNDER
    13  PARAGRAPH (2) PROPOSES TO USE THE GRANT FUNDS FOR A PROGRAM OR
    14  ACTIVITY UNDER SUBSECTION (B)(11) AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FAILS
    15  TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATION FROM THE SECRETARY WITHIN FIFTEEN (15)
    16  DAYS OF RECEIPT THAT ITS REQUEST HAS BEEN DISAPPROVED, THE
    17  SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY PROCEED TO IMPLEMENT THE PROPOSED PROGRAMS
    18  OR ACTIVITIES.
    19     (4)  WHERE THE ACCOUNTABILITY GRANT PLAN SUBMITTED UNDER
    20  PARAGRAPH (2) OR WHERE THE AMENDED ACCOUNTABILITY GRANT PLAN
    21  SUBMITTED UNDER PARAGRAPH (2.1) PROPOSES TO USE THE GRANT FUNDS
    22  FOR A PROGRAM OR ACTIVITY UNDER SUBSECTION (B)(1), (2), (3),
    23  (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9) [OR], (10), (12), (13) OR (14), THE
    24  DEPARTMENT MAY, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE RECEIPT OF THE
    25  PLAN, MAKE NONBINDING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALTERNATIVE
    26  UTILIZATION OF THE GRANT FUNDS.
    27     (5)  NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 1, 2005, AND FEBRUARY 1 OF EACH
    28  YEAR THEREAFTER, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE
    29  MAJORITY AND MINORITY CHAIRS OF THE APPROPRIATIONS AND EDUCATION
    30  COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE AND TO THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY CHAIRS
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     1  OF THE APPROPRIATIONS AND EDUCATION COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF
     2  REPRESENTATIVES SUMMARIZING THE OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM FOR
     3  THAT FISCAL YEAR. THE REPORT SHALL INCLUDE:
     4     (I)  A DESCRIPTION OF THE OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM.
     5     (II)  A SUMMARY OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF GRANT FUNDS PAID TO
     6  SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
     7     (III)  A SUMMARY OF THE USES OF GRANT FUNDS TO SCHOOL
     8  DISTRICTS.
     9     (IV)  AN IDENTIFICATION OF THE NUMBER OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS
    10  THAT USED GRANT FUNDS FOR EACH OF THE PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES
    11  UNDER SUBSECTION (B).
    12     (V)  A LISTING OF EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE PROGRAM OR
    13  ACTIVITY UNDER SUBSECTION (B) FOR WHICH THE GRANT FUNDS WERE
    14  USED.
    15     (VI)  AN IDENTIFICATION OF THE NUMBER OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS
    16  THAT USED GRANT FUNDS TO ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN OR EXPAND THE
    17  PROGRAM OR ACTIVITY FOR WHICH THE GRANT FUNDS WERE USED.
    18     (VII)  A LISTING OF EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT AND WHETHER THE
    19  GRANT FUNDS WERE USED TO ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN OR EXPAND THE
    20  PROGRAM OR ACTIVITY FOR WHICH THE GRANT FUNDS WERE USED.
    21     * * *
    22     (D.2)  (1)  DURING THE 2007-2008 SCHOOL YEAR AND EACH SCHOOL
    23  YEAR THEREAFTER, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PAY TO EACH SCHOOL
    24  DISTRICT A PENNSYLVANIA ACCOUNTABILITY GRANT EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT
    25  DETERMINED IN SUBSECTIONS (D) AND (D.1) PLUS THE SUM OF THE
    26  AMOUNTS CALCULATED UNDER PARAGRAPHS (2) AND (3).
    27     (2)  EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL RECEIVE AN AMOUNT BASED ON
    28  THE PERCENTAGE OF ITS STUDENTS SCORING BELOW PROFICIENT ON THE
    29  PSSA TESTS ADMINISTERED IN GRADES FIVE, EIGHT AND ELEVEN,
    30  CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:
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     1     (I)  DIVIDE THE NUMBER OF PSSA TESTS ADMINISTERED IN THE
     2  SCHOOL DISTRICT ON WHICH STUDENTS SCORED BELOW PROFICIENT IN
     3  READING OR MATHEMATICS DURING THE 2005-2006 SCHOOL YEAR BY THE
     4  TOTAL NUMBER OF PSSA TESTS SCORED IN READING AND MATHEMATICS IN
     5  THE SCHOOL DISTRICT DURING THE 2005-2006 SCHOOL YEAR.
     6     (II)  MULTIPLY THE QUOTIENT FROM SUBPARAGRAPH (I) BY THE
     7  AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE 2005-
     8  2006 SCHOOL YEAR.
     9     (III)  MULTIPLY THE PRODUCT FROM SUBPARAGRAPH (II) BY THE
    10  MARKET VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE
    11  2006-2007 SCHOOL YEAR.
    12     (IV)  MULTIPLY THE PRODUCT FROM SUBPARAGRAPH (III) BY
    13  EIGHTEEN MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS
    14  ($18,750,000).
    15     (V)  DIVIDE THE PRODUCT FROM SUBPARAGRAPH (IV) BY THE SUM OF
    16  THE PRODUCTS OF SUBPARAGRAPH (III) FOR ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
    17     (3)  EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL RECEIVE AN AMOUNT BASED ON
    18  THE PERCENTAGE OF ITS STUDENTS SCORING AT OR ABOVE PROFICIENT ON
    19  THE PSSA TESTS ADMINISTERED IN GRADES FIVE, EIGHT, AND ELEVEN,
    20  CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:
    21     (I)  DIVIDE THE NUMBER OF PSSA TESTS ADMINISTERED IN THE
    22  SCHOOL DISTRICT ON WHICH STUDENTS SCORED AT OR ABOVE PROFICIENT
    23  IN READING OR MATHEMATICS DURING THE 2005-2006 SCHOOL YEAR BY
    24  THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PSSA TESTS SCORED IN READING AND MATHEMATICS
    25  IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT DURING THE 2005-2006 SCHOOL YEAR.
    26     (II)  MULTIPLY THE QUOTIENT FROM SUBPARAGRAPH (I) BY THE
    27  AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE 2005-
    28  2006 SCHOOL YEAR.
    29     (III)  MULTIPLY THE PRODUCT FROM SUBPARAGRAPH (II) BY THE
    30  MARKET VALUE/INCOME AID RATIO OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE
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     1  2006-2007 SCHOOL YEAR.
     2     (IV)  MULTIPLY THE PRODUCT FROM SUBPARAGRAPH (III) BY SIX
     3  MILLION TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($6,250,000).
     4     (V)  DIVIDE THE PRODUCT FROM SUBPARAGRAPH (IV) BY THE SUM OF
     5  THE PRODUCTS OF SUBPARAGRAPH (III) FOR ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
     6     (4)  GRANTS AWARDED UNDER THIS SUBSECTION SHALL BE PAID TO
     7  SCHOOL DISTRICTS ON THE LAST THURSDAY OF JULY.
     8     Section 2 9.  This act shall take effect in 60 days            <--
     9  IMMEDIATELY.                                                      <--














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