SB 2142

85(R) - 2017
Senate Education
Senate Education
Public Education

Vote Recommendation

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Larry Taylor

Bill Caption

Relating to the repeal of the high school allotment under the Foundation School Program.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated, assuming implementation of the bill's directive for the Basic Allotment to be increased in the General Appropriations Act. Absent that action, the bill would result in a savings to the state of $789.2 million in the 2018- 19 biennium, increasing in subsequent years.

Bill Analysis

Senate Bill 2142 would repeal the high school allotment, which guarantees that high schools receive an extra $275 per average daily attended high school student and makes conforming changes to reflect the repeal.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill affirms our principle of limited government by eliminating a preferential allotment to high schools with the intent of reallocating those funds to the foundation school program. This would make school finance simpler and more transparent.