284.13 STATE PROGRAM ALLOCATION. 1. For each fiscal year in which moneys are appropriated by the general assembly for purposes of the student achievement and teacher quality program, the moneys shall be allocated as follows in the following priority order: a. For each fiscal year of the fiscal period beginning July 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2009, to the department of education, the amount of one million eighty-seven thousand five hundred dollars for the issuance of national board certification awards in accordance with section 256.44. (1) Of the amount allocated under this paragraph "a", not less than eighty-five thousand dollars shall be used to administer the ambassador to education position in accordance with section 256.45. (2) Of the amount allocated under this paragraph "a", for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2008, not less than one million dollars shall be used to supplement the allocation of funds for market factor teacher incentives made pursuant to paragraph "f", subparagraph (1). b. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006, and succeeding fiscal years, an amount up to four million six hundred fifty thousand dollars for first-year and second-year beginning teachers, to the department of education for distribution to school districts and area education agencies for purposes of the beginning teacher mentoring and induction programs. A school district or area education agency shall receive one thousand three hundred dollars per beginning teacher participating in the program. If the funds appropriated for the program are insufficient to pay mentors, school districts, and area education agencies as provided in this paragraph, the department shall prorate the amount distributed to school districts and area education agencies based upon the amount appropriated. Moneys received by a school district or area education agency pursuant to this paragraph shall be expended to provide each mentor with an award of five hundred dollars per semester, at a minimum, for participation in the school district's or area education agency's beginning teacher mentoring and induction program; to implement the plan; and to pay any applicable costs of the employer's share of contributions to federal social security and the Iowa public employees' retirement system or a pension and annuity retirement system established under chapter 294, for such amounts paid by the district or area education agency. c. For each fiscal year of the fiscal period beginning July 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2009, up to six hundred ninety-five thousand dollars to the department for purposes of implementing the professional development program requirements of section 284.6, assistance in developing model evidence for teacher quality committees established pursuant to section 284.4, subsection 1, paragraph "c", and the evaluator training program in section 284.10. A portion of the funds allocated to the department for purposes of this paragraph may be used by the department for administrative purposes and for not more than four full-time equivalent positions. d. (1) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2008, up to twenty million dollars to the department for use by school districts for professional development as provided in section 284.6. The department shall distribute funds allocated for the purpose of this paragraph based on the average per diem contract salary for each district as reported to the department for the school year beginning July 1, 2006, multiplied by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers in the base year. The department shall adjust each district's average per diem salary by the allowable growth rate established under section 257.8 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007. The contract salary amount shall be the amount paid for their regular responsibilities but shall not include pay for extracurricular activities. These funds shall not supplant existing funding for professional development activities. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, moneys received by a school district under this paragraph shall not revert but shall remain available for the same purpose in the succeeding fiscal year. A school district shall submit a report to the department in a manner determined by the department describing its use of the funds received under this paragraph. The department shall submit a report on school district use of the moneys distributed pursuant to this paragraph to the general assembly and the legislative services agency not later than January 15 of the fiscal year for which moneys are allocated for purposes of this paragraph. (2) From moneys available under subparagraph (1) for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2008, the department shall allocate to area education agencies an amount per teacher employed by an area education agency that is approximately equivalent to the average per teacher amount allocated to the districts. The average per teacher amount shall be calculated by dividing the total number of teachers employed by school districts and the teachers employed by area education agencies into the total amount of moneys available under subparagraph (1). e. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2008, an amount up to one million eight hundred forty-five thousand dollars to the department for the establishment of teacher development academies in accordance with section 284.6, subsection 10. A portion of the funds allocated to the department for purposes of this paragraph may be used for administrative purposes. f. For purposes of market factor teacher incentives pursuant to section 284.11, the following amounts are allocated to the department for the following fiscal years: (1) (a) For each fiscal year of the fiscal period beginning July 1, 2006, and ending June 30, 2008, the sum of three million three hundred ninety thousand dollars. (b) Of the amount allocated under subparagraph subdivision (a), for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2008, not less than one million dollars shall be used by the department to assist school districts to recruit, employ, and retain qualified teacher librarians, guidance counselors, and school nurses and to meet the goals established in section 256.11, subsections 9A and 9B. To be eligible for assistance, a school district shall submit an application to the department by September 1, 2007. The department shall distribute assistance under this subparagraph subdivision by November 1, 2007. Moneys received by a school district pursuant to this subparagraph subdivision shall be used only to comply with section 256.11, subsection 9, 9A, or 9B. (2) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2008, and ending June 30, 2009, the sum of seven million five hundred thousand dollars. (3) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009, and ending June 30, 2010, the sum of six million six hundred ten thousand dollars. The department shall use the formula set forth in paragraph "h" to distribute moneys allocated under this paragraph. g. For purposes of the pay-for-performance and career ladder pilots established pursuant to sections 284.14 and 284.14A, the following amounts are allocated to the department of education for the following fiscal years: (1) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006, and ending June 30, 2007, the sum of one million dollars. Of the amount allocated under this subparagraph, an amount equal to one hundred fifty thousand dollars shall be distributed to the institute for tomorrow's workforce created pursuant to section 7K.1 for the activities of the institute. (2) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, and ending June 30, 2008, the sum of one million dollars. From the amount allocated under this subparagraph, an amount up to ten thousand dollars shall be used for purposes of the pay-for-performance commission's expenses, an amount up to one hundred thousand dollars shall be used by the department for oversight and administration of the planning pilots as provided in sections 284.14 and 284.14A, and an amount up to two hundred thousand dollars shall be used for the employment of an external evaluator. (3) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2008, and ending June 30, 2009, the sum of two million five hundred thousand dollars. From the amount allocated for the fiscal year under this subparagraph, an amount up to ten thousand dollars shall be used for purposes of the pay-for-performance commission's expenses, an amount up to one hundred thousand dollars shall be used by the department for oversight and administration of the implementation pilots as provided in sections 284.14 and 284.14A, and an amount up to two hundred thousand dollars shall be used for the employment of an external evaluator. h. For each fiscal year in which funds are appropriated for purposes of this chapter, the moneys remaining after distribution as provided in paragraphs "a" through "g" shall be allocated to school districts for salaries in accordance with the following formula: (1) Fifty percent of the allocation shall be in the proportion that the basic enrollment of a school district bears to the sum of the basic enrollments of all school districts in the state for the budget year. (2) Fifty percent of the allocation shall be based upon the proportion that the number of full-time equivalent teachers employed by a school district bears to the sum of the number of full-time equivalent teachers who are employed by all school districts in the state for the base year. i. From moneys available under paragraph "h", the department shall allocate to area education agencies an amount per teacher employed by an area education agency that is approximately equivalent to the average per teacher amount allocated to the districts. The average per teacher amount shall be calculated by dividing the total number of teachers employed by school districts and the teachers employed by area education agencies into the total amount of moneys available under paragraph "h". j. Notwithstanding section 8.33, any moneys remaining unencumbered or unobligated from the moneys allocated for purposes of paragraph "a", "b", "c", or "g" shall not revert but shall remain available in the succeeding fiscal year for expenditure for the purposes designated. The provisions of section 8.39 shall not apply to the funds appropriated pursuant to this subsection. 2. A school district that is unable to meet the provisions of section 284.7, subsection 1, with funds allocated pursuant to subsection 1, paragraph "h", may request a waiver from the department to use funds appropriated under chapter 256D to meet the provisions of section 284.7, subsection 1, if the difference between the funds allocated to the school district pursuant to subsection 1, paragraph "h", and the amount required to comply with section 284.7, subsection 1, is not less than ten thousand dollars. The department shall consider the average class size of the school district, the school district's actual unspent balance from the preceding year, and the school district's current financial position. 3. Moneys received by a school district under this chapter are miscellaneous income for purposes of chapter 257 or are considered encumbered. A school district shall maintain a separate listing within its budget for payments received and expenditures made pursuant to this section.

         Section History: Recent Form

         2001 Acts, ch 177, §12, 15; 2002 Acts, ch 1152, §19, 20; 2003
      Acts, ch 179, §116, 117; 2003 Acts, ch 182, §16, 17, 19, 20; 2004
      Acts, ch 1175, §97, 98, 100; 2005 Acts, ch 169, §30--33; 2006 Acts,
      ch 1180, §26, 27; 2006 Acts, ch 1182, §25, 26; 2007 Acts, ch 108,
      §36--45, 64; 2007 Acts, ch 215, §103
         Referred to in § 284.4, 284.5, 284.6, 284.7, 284.11

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