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HB 827 — School District Funding

by Rep. Hawkins and others

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Education Committee (ED)

This bill expands the requirement that each school district allocate at least 80 percent of funds received from the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) bonus FTE funding to the school program that generated the funds, to also include school programs administered by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate that prepare prospective students to enroll in AICE courses.

The bill requires these funds to be expended solely for the payment of costs associated with:

  • The application and registration process;
  • Program fees and site licenses;
  • Training, professional development, salaries, benefits, and bonuses for instructional personnel and program coordinators;
  • Examination and diploma fees;
  • Membership fees;
  • Supplemental books;
  • Instructional supplies, materials, and equipment; and
  • Other activities that identify prospective AICE students or prepare prospective students to enroll in AICE courses.

The bill specifies that the school district is required to distribute specified bonuses to each classroom teacher who provided AICE or International General Certificate of Secondary Education (pre-AICE) instruction.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2021.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 118-0