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October24

Additional proposals from the Funding Committee

School funding study committee members voted to support two key bills – returning the per-student allocation to $4,805 and implementing a timetable for capital outlay flexibility reduction – that will have lasting effects on K-12 education at their final meeting on Monday (Oct. 21).   In addition to those bills, the committee voted to support
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October24

Funding committee vote favors flexibility reductions

Capital Outlay flexibility concerns were raised by some funding committee members at the start of the study in June. At Monday’s (Oct. 21) fourth and final meeting, they addressed them.   Committee members voted 9-5 to support a bill that would require districts to steadily decrease their reliance on the provision, which allows districts to
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June20

Committee expresses concerns about capital outlay

School districts have until 2018 to use capital outlay funds for certain insurance, energy, utilities and motor fuel costs following the passage of Senate Bill 194 at the 2013 legislative session.   The provision proved troubling for some legislative interim school funding study committee members after a look at the increasing reliance on it.  
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March19

Gov. signs two bills

Governor signs cap. outlay extension   Last week, Gov. Dennis Dauggaard signed Senate Bill 194, which extends the provision allowing school districts to use capital outlay funds for certain insurance, energy, utilities and motor fuel costs to 2018, into law.   The provision, which was introduced in 2009, was set to expire in 2014.  
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March05

Cap. Outlay extension approved

Members of the House of Representatives voted 52-17 to pass Senate Bill 194, which extends the provision allowing school districts to use capital outlay funds for certain insurance, energy, utilities and motor fuel costs to 2018. “This is clearly an essential bridge as we work through these troubling economic times,” Rep. Scott Ecklund (25) said
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