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72-3422. Special education state aid; computation of amounts; apportionment; limitations; special education fund. (a) Each year, the state board of education shall determine the amount of state aid for the provision of special education and related services each school district shall receive for the ensuing school year. The amount of such state aid shall be computed by the state board as provided in this section. The state board shall:

(1) Determine the total amount of general fund and local option budgets of all school districts;

(2) subtract from the amount determined in subsection (a)(1) the total amount attributable to assignment of transportation weighting, bilingual weighting, career technical education weighting, special education weighting and at-risk student weighting to the enrollment of all school districts;

(3) divide the remainder obtained in subsection (a)(2) by the total number of full-time equivalent pupils enrolled in all school districts on September 20;

(4) determine the total full-time equivalent enrollment of exceptional children receiving special education and related services provided by all school districts;

(5) multiply the amount of the quotient obtained in subsection (a)(3) by the full-time equivalent enrollment determined in subsection (a)(4);

(6) determine the amount of federal funds received by all school districts for the provision of special education and related services;

(7) determine the amount of revenue received by all school districts rendered under contracts with the state institutions for the provisions of special education and related services by the state institution;

(8) add the amounts determined under subsections (a)(6) and (a)(7) to the amount of the product obtained under subsection (a)(5);

(9) determine the total amount of expenditures of all school districts for the provision of special education and related services;

(10) subtract the amount of the sum obtained under subsection (a)(8) from the amount determined under subsection (a)(9); and

(11) multiply the remainder obtained under subsection (a)(10) by 92%.

The computed amount is the amount of state aid for the provision of special education and related services aid a school district is entitled to receive for the ensuing school year.

(b) Each school district shall receive:

(1) Reimbursement for actual travel allowances paid to special teachers at not to exceed the rate specified under K.S.A. 75-3203, and amendments thereto, for each mile actually traveled during the school year in connection with duties in providing special education or related services for exceptional children. Such reimbursement shall be computed by the state board by ascertaining the actual travel allowances paid to special teachers by the school district for the school year and shall be in an amount equal to 80% of such actual travel allowances;

(2) reimbursement in an amount equal to 80% of the actual travel expenses incurred for providing transportation for exceptional children to special education or related services;

(3) reimbursement in an amount equal to 80% of the actual expenses incurred for the maintenance of an exceptional child at some place other than the residence of such child for the purpose of providing special education or related services. Such reimbursement shall not exceed $600 per exceptional child per school year; and

(4) (A) except for those school districts that receive reimbursement under subsection (c) or (d), after subtracting the amounts of reimbursement under subsections (a)(1), (a)(2) and (a)(3) from the total amount appropriated for special education and related services under this act, an amount which bears the same proportion to the remaining amount appropriated as the number of full-time equivalent special teachers who are qualified to provide special education or related services to exceptional children and are employed by the school district for approved special education or related services bears to the total number of such qualified full-time equivalent special teachers employed by all school districts for approved special education or related services.

(B) Each special teacher who is qualified to assist in the provision of special education or related services to exceptional children shall be counted as 2/5 full-time equivalent special teacher who is qualified to provide special education or related services to exceptional children.

(C) For purposes of this subsection (b)(4), a special teacher, qualified to assist in the provision of special education and related services to exceptional children, who assists in providing special education and related services to exceptional children at either the state school for the blind or the state school for the deaf and whose services are paid for by a school district pursuant to K.S.A. 76-1006 or 76-1102, and amendments thereto, shall be considered a special teacher of such school district.

(c) Each school district which has paid amounts for the provision of special education and related services under an interlocal agreement shall receive reimbursement under subsection (b)(4). The amount of such reimbursement for the school district shall be the amount which bears the same relation to the aggregate amount available for reimbursement for the provision of special education and related services under the interlocal agreement, as the amount paid by such school district in the current school year for provision of such special education and related services bears to the aggregate of all amounts paid by all school districts in the current school year who have entered into such interlocal agreement for provision of such special education and related services.

(d) Each contracting school district which has paid amounts for the provision of special education and related services as a member of a cooperative shall receive reimbursement under subsection (b)(4). The amount of such reimbursement for the school district shall be the amount which bears the same relation to the aggregate amount available for reimbursement for the provision of special education and related services by the cooperative, as the amount paid by such school district in the current school year for provision of such special education and related services bears to the aggregate of all amounts paid by all contracting school districts in the current school year by such cooperative for provision of such special education and related services.

(e) No time spent by a special teacher in connection with duties performed under a contract entered into by the Kansas juvenile correctional complex, the Larned juvenile correctional facility or the Topeka juvenile correctional facility and a school district for the provision of special education services by such state institution shall be counted in making computations under this section.

(f) There is hereby established in every school district a fund which shall be called the special education fund, which fund shall consist of all moneys deposited therein or transferred thereto according to law. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all moneys received by the school district from whatever source for special education shall be credited to the special education fund established by this section, except that: (1) Amounts of payments received by a school district under K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 72-3423, and amendments thereto, and amounts of grants, if any, received by a school district under K.S.A. 2017 Supp 72-3425, and amendments thereto, shall be deposited in the general fund of the district and transferred to the special education fund; and (2) moneys received by a school district pursuant to lawful agreements made under K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 72-3412, and amendments thereto, shall be credited to the special education fund established under the agreements.

(g) The expenses of a school district directly attributable to special education shall be paid from the special education fund and from special funds established under K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 72-3412, and amendments thereto.

(h) Obligations of a school district pursuant to lawful agreements made under K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 72-3412, and amendments thereto, shall be paid from the special education fund established by this section.

History: L. 1974, ch. 290, § 19; L. 1976, ch. 307, § 1; L. 1986, ch. 265, § 1; L. 1987, ch. 270, § 1; L. 1992, ch. 280, § 39; L. 1996, ch. 229, § 120; L. 1997, ch. 156, § 84; L. 1999, ch. 116, § 26; L. 2002, ch. 196, § 1; L. 2003, ch. 72, § 3; L. 2005, ch. 152, § 10; L. 2005, ch. 2, § 17 (Special Session); L. 2006, ch. 197, § 7; L. 2010, ch. 4, § 3; L. 2010, ch. 155, § 21; L. 2011, ch. 107, § 3; L. 2012, ch. 155, § 1; L. 2013, ch. 133, § 25; L. 2015, ch. 4, § 28; L. 2017, ch. 95, § 60; July 1.

Revisor's Note:

Section was also amended by L. 2010, ch. 127, § 2, but that version was repealed by L. 2010, ch. 155, § 25.

Section was amended twice in the 2012 session, see also 72-978a.



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