LD 412 LR 962(02)
An Act To Restore System Administration Allocations in Maine School Administrative Units to the Level Prescribed for Fiscal Year 2017-18
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Redistribution of state subsidy - Local school administrative units
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This legislation repeals the section of current law that requires the per-pupil allocation for system administration beginning in fiscal year 2020-21 be determined by the Commissioner of Education based on a review by a statewide education policy research institute and allocated to only those school administrative units (SAU's) that have established regionalized administrative services. Instead, it sets the allocation at $135 per pupil for all SAU's.
Changing the way in which the allocation for system administration is to be distributed beginning in fiscal year 2020-21 will result in a redistribution of state subsidy, with some SAU's receiving more subsidy than would have been received absent this legislation and some SAU's receiving less. The impact to individual SAU's can not be determined.