PRINTER'S NO. 1758
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1595
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY CIRESI, D. WILLIAMS, HILL-EVANS, SANCHEZ,
SAMUELSON, HANBIDGE, SCHLOSSBERG, MALAGARI, DRISCOLL,
PASHINSKI, SIMS, WEBSTER, GUZMAN, DEASY, HOHENSTEIN, GUENST
AND O'MARA, JUNE 10, 2021
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, JUNE 10, 2021
AN ACT
Amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), entitled "An
act relating to the public school system, including certain
provisions applicable as well to private and parochial
schools; amending, revising, consolidating and changing the
laws relating thereto," in reimbursements by Commonwealth and
between school districts, further providing for student-
weighted basic education funding and for special education
payments to school districts.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 2502.53(b)(1) of the act of March 10,
1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949,
amended June 5, 2020 (P.L.223, No.30), is amended to read:
Section 2502.53. Student-Weighted Basic Education Funding.--
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(b) For the 2015-2016 school year and each school year
thereafter, except the 2019-2020 school year which shall be
governed by subsection (b.1), the Commonwealth shall pay to each
school district a basic education funding allocation which shall
consist of the following:
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(1) [An amount equal to the school district's basic
education funding allocation for the 2013-2014 school year.] As
follows:
(i) For the 2015-2016 school year through the 2019-2020
school year, an amount equal to the school district's basic
education funding allocation for the 2013-2014 school year.
(ii) For the 2020-2021 school year, an amount equal to
eighty percent (80%) of the school district's basic education
funding allocation for the 2013-2014 school year.
(iii) For the 2021-2022 school year, an amount equal to
sixty percent (60%) of the school district's basic education
funding allocation for the 2013-2014 school year.
(iv) For the 2022-2023 school year, an amount equal to forty
percent (40%) of the school district's basic education funding
allocation for the 2013-2014 school year.
(v) For the 2023-2024 school year, an amount equal to twenty
percent (20%) of the school district's basic education funding
allocation for the 2013-2014 school year.
(vi) For the 2024-2025 school year and each school year
thereafter, zero.
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Section 2. Section 2509.5(bbb)(1) introductory paragraph of
the act, amended June 5, 2020 (P.L.223, No.30), is amended and
the subsection is amended by adding a paragraph to read:
Section 2509.5. Special Education Payments to School
Districts.--* * *
(bbb) (1) During the 2016-2017 school year and each school
year thereafter, except the 2020-2021 school year which shall be
governed by subsection (ccc), each school district shall receive
an amount [equal to the amount it received for the 2013-2014
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school year under subsection (aaa)] under paragraph (3) and a
student-based allocation. The total amount available to
distribute to school districts through the student-based
allocation shall equal the difference between the amount
allocated for special education payments for school districts
and the sum of the amounts received under [subsection (aaa) for
the 2013-2014 school year] paragraph (3) to all school
districts. The student-based allocation for each school district
shall be calculated as follows:
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(3) In addition to the student-based allocation under
paragraph (1), each school district shall receive:
(i) During the 2016-2017 school year through the 2020-2021
school year, an amount equal to the amount it received for the
2013-2014 school year under subsection (aaa).
(ii) During the 2021-2022 school year, an amount equal to
eighty percent (80%) of the amount it received for the 2013-2014
school year under subsection (aaa).
(iii) During the 2022-2023 school year, an amount equal to
sixty percent (60%) of the amount it received for the 2013-2014
school year under subsection (aaa).
(iv) During the 2023-2024 school year, an amount equal to
forty percent (40%) of the amount it received for the 2013-2014
school year under subsection (aaa).
(v) During the 2024-2025 school year, an amount equal to
twenty percent (20%) of the amount it received for the 2013-2014
school year under subsection (aaa).
(vi) During the 2025-2026 school year and each school year
thereafter, zero.
Section 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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