Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 70, LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT, page 459, after line 3, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:
/ (EOC: Efficiency Review) Funds appropriated to the Education Oversight Committee for the School District Efficiency Review Pilot Program shall be used to review certain school districts' central operations with a focus on non-instructional expenditures so as to identify opportunities to improve operational efficiencies and reduce costs for the district. The Education Oversight Committee shall make the school districts aware of the pilot program, and accept applications to participate in the program. In the current fiscal year, the Education Oversight Committee shall select at least three applicant school districts to participate. The Education Oversight Committee may contract with an independent entity to perform the review. The review shall include, but not be limited to, examinations of (i) overhead, (ii) human resources, (iii) procurement, (iv) facilities use and management, (v) financial management, (vi) transportation, (vii) technology planning, and (viii) energy management. The review shall not address the effectiveness of the educational services being delivered by the district. The review shall be completed no later than June 30, 2013. Upon completion, the Education Oversight Committee shall submit a report to the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Chairman of the House Education and Public Works Committee, and the Governor detailing the findings of the review including the estimated savings that could be achieved, the manner in which the savings could be achieved and the districts' plan for implementation of the recommendations. Unexpended funds appropriated for this purpose may be carried forward from the prior fiscal year into the current fiscal year and expended for the same purposes.
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