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72-5143. Same; local option budget; authority to adopt; limitations; supplemental general fund. (a) In each school year, the board of education of a school district may adopt, by resolution, a local option budget that does not exceed the state prescribed percentage.

(b) Subject to the limitations of subsection (a), in each school year, the board of education of a school district may adopt, by resolution, a local option budget in an amount that does not exceed:

(1) The amount that the board was authorized to adopt under any resolution adopted pursuant to K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 72-6471, prior to its expiration*; or

(2) the state-wide average for the preceding school year as determined by the state board pursuant to subsection (i).

The adoption of a resolution pursuant to this section shall require a majority vote of the members of the board. Such resolution shall be effective upon adoption and shall require no other procedure, authorization or approval.

(c) If the board of a school district desires to increase its local option budget authority above the amount authorized under subsection (b), the board may adopt, by resolution, such budget in an amount not to exceed the state prescribed percentage. The adoption of a resolution pursuant to this subsection shall require a majority vote of the members of the board. The resolution shall be published at least once in a newspaper having general circulation in the school district. The resolution shall be published in substantial compliance with the following form:

Unified School District No. _______,

____________ County, Kansas.

RESOLUTION

Be It Resolved that:

The board of education of the above-named school district shall be authorized to adopt a local option budget in each school year in an amount not to exceed ____% of the amount of total foundation aid. The local option budget authorized by this resolution may be adopted, unless a petition in opposition to the same, signed by not less than 5% of the qualified electors of the school district, is filed with the county election officer of the home county of the school district within 30 days after publication of this resolution. If a petition is filed, the county election officer shall submit the question of whether adoption of the local option budget shall be authorized to the electors of the school district at an election called for the purpose or at the next general election, as is specified by the board of education of the school district.

CERTIFICATE

This is to certify that the above resolution was duly adopted by the board of education of unified school district No._____, ________County, Kansas, on the _____ day of ______, _____.

____________________________Clerk of the board of education.

All of the blanks in the resolution shall be filled appropriately. If a sufficient petition is not filed, the board may adopt a local option budget. If a sufficient petition is filed, the board may notify the county election officer of the date of an election to be held to submit the question of whether adoption of a local option budget shall be authorized. Any such election shall be noticed, called and held in the manner provided by K.S.A. 10-120, and amendments thereto. If the board fails to notify the county election officer within 30 days after a sufficient petition is filed, the resolution shall be deemed abandoned and no like resolution shall be adopted by the board within the nine months following publication of the resolution.

(d) Unless specifically stated otherwise in the resolution, the authority to adopt a local option budget shall be continuous and permanent. The board of any school district that is authorized to adopt a local option budget may choose not to adopt such a budget or may adopt a budget in an amount less than the amount authorized. If the board of any school district whose authority to adopt a local option budget is not continuous and permanent refrains from adopting a local option budget, the authority of such school district to adopt a local option budget shall not be extended by such refrainment beyond the period specified in the resolution authorizing adoption of such budget.

(e) The board of any school district may initiate procedures to renew or increase the authority to adopt a local option budget at any time during a school year after the tax levied pursuant to K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 72-5147, and amendments thereto, is certified to the county clerk under any existing authorization.

(f) The board of any school district authorized to adopt a local option budget prior to July 1, 2017, under a resolution that authorized the adoption of such budget in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 72-6471, prior to its expiration*, may continue to operate under such resolution for the period of time specified in the resolution or may abandon the resolution and operate under the provisions of this section. Any such school district shall operate under the provisions of this section after the period of time specified in any previously adopted resolution has expired.

(g) Any resolution adopted pursuant to this section may revoke or repeal any resolution previously adopted by the board. If the resolution does not revoke or repeal previously adopted resolutions, all resolutions that are in effect shall expire on the same date. The maximum amount of the local option budget of a school district under all resolutions in effect shall not exceed the state prescribed percentage in any school year.

(h) (1) There is hereby established in each school district that adopts a local option budget a supplemental general fund, which shall consist of all amounts deposited therein or credited thereto according to law.

(2) Subject to the limitations imposed under subsection (h)(3), amounts in the supplemental general fund may be expended for any purpose for which expenditures from the general fund are authorized or may be transferred to any categorical fund of the school district. Amounts in the supplemental general fund attributable to any percentage over 25% of total foundation aid determined for the current school year may be transferred to the capital improvements fund of the school district and the capital outlay fund of the school district if such transfers are specified in the resolution authorizing the adoption of a local option budget in excess of 25%.

(3) Amounts in the supplemental general fund may not be expended for the purpose of making payments under any lease-purchase agreement involving the acquisition of land or buildings that is entered into pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 72-1149, and amendments thereto.

(4) (A) Except as provided in subsection (h)(4)(B), any unexpended moneys remaining in the supplemental general fund of a school district at the conclusion of any school year in which a local option budget is adopted shall be maintained in such fund.

(B) If the school district received supplemental state aid in the school year, the state board shall determine the ratio of the amount of supplemental general state aid received to the amount of the local option budget of the school district for the school year and multiply the total amount of the unexpended moneys remaining by such ratio. An amount equal to the amount of the product shall be transferred to the general fund of the school district or remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of any such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the same in the state treasury to the credit of the state school district finance fund.

(i) Each year, the state board shall determine the statewide average percentage of local option budgets legally adopted by school districts for the preceding school year.

(j) The provisions of this section shall be subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 72-5144, and amendments thereto.

(k) As used in this section:

(1) "Authorized to adopt a local option budget" means that a school district has adopted a resolution pursuant to subsection (c).

(2) "State prescribed percentage" means 33% of the total foundation aid of the school district in the current school year.

(3) "Total foundation aid" means the same as such term is defined in K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 72-5132, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 2017, ch. 95, § 15; July 1.

* Sections did not expire, but are not in effect on and after July 1, 2017.



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