To ensure that school districts are funded equitably for the Home-to-School program, Education should seek legislation to revise the law to ensure that funding is flexible enough to account for changes that affect school districts? transportation programs, such as large increases in enrollment.
Education stated that it submitted a Budget Change Proposal for the fiscal year 200809 budget for a new consultant position to, among other things, develop a pupil transportation funding reform proposal aimed at ensuring that all eligible school districts receive state funds for the Home-to-School program. (2008-406, p. 152)
Chapter 155, Statutes of 2008 (ACR 114), does not specifically change Home-to-School program funding. However, it requests that the superintendent of Public Instruction convene a committee to investigate cost savings and best practices for school districts operating Home-to-School programs. AB 699 and AB 694 of the 200708 Regular Session did not pass, but would have changed Home-to-School funding. (2008-701, p. 1)
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