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72-3715. Same; determining full-time equivalent enrollment; state aid; virtual school fund. (a) In order to be included in the full-time equivalent enrollment of a virtual school, a pupil shall be in attendance at the virtual school on: (1) A single school day on or before September 19 of each school year; and (2) on a single school day on or after September 20, but before October 4 of each school year.

(b) A school district which offers a virtual school shall determine the full-time equivalent enrollment of each pupil enrolled in the virtual school on September 20 of each school year as follows:

(1) Determine the number of hours the pupil was in attendance on a single school day on or before September 19 of each school year;

(2) determine the number of hours the pupil was in attendance on a single school day on or after September 20, but before October 4 of each school year;

(3) add the numbers obtained under paragraphs (1) and (2);

(4) divide the sum obtained under paragraph (3) by 12. The quotient is the full-time equivalent enrollment of the pupil.

(c) The school days on which a district determines the full-time equivalent enrollment of a pupil under subsections (b)(1) and (2) shall be the school days on which the pupil has the highest number of hours of attendance at the virtual school. No more than six hours of attendance may be counted in a single school day. Attendance may be shown by a pupil's on-line activity or entries in the pupil's virtual school journal or log of activities.

(d) Subject to the availability of appropriations and within the limits of any such appropriations, each school year a school district which offers a virtual school shall receive virtual school state aid.

The state board of education shall determine the amount of virtual school state aid a school district is to receive as follows:

(1) For school year 2015-2016:

(A) Determine the number of pupils enrolled in virtual school on a full-time basis, excluding those pupils who are over 18 years of age, and multiply the total number of such pupils by $5,000;

(B) determine the full-time equivalent enrollment of pupils enrolled in virtual school on a part-time basis, excluding those pupils who are over 18 years of age, and multiply the total full-time equivalent enrollment of such pupils by $4,045;

(C) for pupils enrolled in a virtual school who are over 18 years of age, determine the number of one-hour credit courses such pupils have passed and multiply the total number of such courses by $933; and

(D) add the amounts calculated under subsections (d)(1)(A) through (d)(1)(C). The resulting sum is the amount of virtual school state aid the school district shall receive.

(2) For school year 2016-2017:

(A) Determine the number of pupils enrolled in virtual school on a full-time basis, excluding those pupils who are over 18 years of age, and multiply the total number of such pupils by $5,600;

(B) determine the full-time equivalent enrollment of pupils enrolled in virtual school on a part-time basis, excluding those pupils who are over 18 years of age, and multiply the total full-time equivalent enrollment of such pupils by $1,700;

(C) for pupils enrolled in a virtual school who are over 18 years of age, determine the number of one-hour credit courses such pupils have passed and multiply the total number of such courses by $933; and

(D) add the amounts calculated under subsections (d)(2)(A) through (d)(2)(C). The resulting sum is the amount of virtual school state aid the school district shall receive.

(3) For purposes of this subsection:

(A) "Full-time" means attendance in a virtual school for no less than six hours as determined pursuant to subsection (b).

(B) "Part-time" means attendance in a virtual school for less than six hours as determined pursuant to subsection (b).

(e) There is hereby established in every school district a fund which shall be called the virtual school fund, which fund shall consist of all moneys deposited therein or transferred thereto according to law. The expenses of a school district directly attributable to virtual schools offered by a school district may be paid from the virtual school fund. The cost of an advance placement course provided to a pupil by a virtual school shall be paid by the virtual school. Amounts deposited in the virtual school fund may be transferred to the general fund of the school district as approved by the board of education.

Any balance remaining in the virtual school fund at the end of the budget year shall be carried forward into the virtual school fund for succeeding budget years. Such fund shall not be subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 79-2925 through 79-2937, and amendments thereto.

In preparing the budget of such school district, the amounts credited to and the amount on hand in the virtual school fund, and the amount expended therefrom shall be included in the annual budget for the information of the residents of the school district. Interest earned on the investment of moneys in any such fund shall be credited to that fund.

(f) For the purposes of this section, a pupil enrolled in a virtual school who is not a resident of the state of Kansas shall not be counted in the full-time equivalent enrollment of the virtual school. The virtual school shall record the permanent address of any pupil enrolled in such virtual school.

History: L. 2008, ch. 147, § 5; L. 2011, ch. 107, § 5; L. 2012, ch. 155, § 6; L. 2013, ch. 121, § 5; L. 2015, ch. 4, § 36; L. 2015, ch. 92, § 6; July 1.



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