Reference is to Printer's Date 1/12/12--H.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION 1. Paragraph 1A.54, Section 1A, Part IB of Act 73 of 2011, is amended to read:
(SDE-EIA:IDEA Maintenance of Effort) Prior to the
dispersal of funds appropriated in Section XI.A.1 Aid to
Districts according to Proviso 1A.48 for Fiscal Year 2011-12,
the department shall direct
$30,494,337 of the funds appropriated in Section XI.A.1
Aid To Districts to school districts and special schools for
supplemental support of programs and services for
students with disabilities, to meet the estimated maintenance of
effort for IDEA. Funds provided for the maintenance of
effort for IDEA may not be transferred to any other purpose and
therefore are not subject to flexibility. The department
shall distribute these funds using the current fiscal year one
hundred thirty-five day Average Daily Membership. For continued
compliance with the federal maintenance of efforts requirements
of the IDEA, funding for children with disabilities must, to the
extent practicable, be held harmless to budget cuts or
reductions to the extent those funds are required to meet
federal maintenance of effort requirements under the IDEA.
In the event cuts to funds that are needed to maintain
fiscal effort are necessary, when administering such cuts, the
department must shall not reduce funding to support
children with disabilities who qualify for services under the
IDEA in a manner that is disproportionate to the level of
overall reduction to state programs in general. By
December 1, 2011 June 30, 2012, the
department must shall submit an estimate
of the IDEA MOE requirement to the General Assembly and the
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.