2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:7F-57 - Calculation of State aid for transportation.


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18A:7F-57 Calculation of State aid for transportation.

15. a. Each school district's and county vocational school district's State aid for transportation shall consist of base aid (BA) and an incentive factor (IF) determined as follows:

BA = (BA1 x IF) + BA2

where

BA1 = CP1 x P1+CD1 x P1 x D1;

BA2 = CP2 xP2 + CD2 x P2 x D2;

P1 is the total number of regular education public pupils and regular nonpublic pupils eligible for transportation pursuant to N.J.S.18A:39-1, excluding preschool pupils except pupils that qualify for free full-day preschool pursuant to section 12 of this act, and of special education pupils eligible for transportation pursuant to N.J.S.18A:46-23 with no special transportation requirements, who are resident in the district as of the last school day prior to October 16 of the prebudget year;

D1 is the average home-to-school mileage for P1 pupils;

P2 is the total number of special education pupils eligible for transportation pursuant to N.J.S.18A:46-23 with special transportation requirements who are resident in the district as of the last school day prior to October 16 of the prebudget year;

D2 is the average home-to-school mileage for P2 pupils; and

CP1, CD1, CP2 and CD2 are cost coefficients with values set forth in subsection b. of this section.

IF is the incentive factor, which modifies base aid paid for pupils transported on regular vehicles according to each district's percentile rank in regular vehicle capacity utilization. Students within the district who receive courtesy busing services shall be included in the calculation of the district's regular vehicle capacity utilization if the courtesy busing services are provided to a student who would otherwise be required to walk to and from school along a route designated as a hazardous route by the school district pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1999, c.310 (C.18A:39-1.5). For the 2008-2009 school year, IF = l. The Governor shall submit to the Legislature at least 60 days prior to the FY 2011 budget address proposed transportation incentive factors applicable to the 2010-2011 school year and thereafter along with supporting data. The incentive factors shall be deemed approved by the Legislature unless a concurrent resolution is passed within 60 days of the date of submission.

b.For the 2008-2009 school year, the cost coefficients in subsection a. of this section shall have the following values:

CP1 = $383.88;

CD1 = $10.50;

CP2 = $2,675.77; and

CD2 = $5.10.

The cost coefficients shall be adjusted by the CPI in the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school years as required pursuant to subsection b. of section 4 of this act. For subsequent school years, the cost coefficients shall be established in the Educational Adequacy Report with the amounts adjusted by the CPI for each of the two school years following the first school year to which the report is applicable.

c.For the 2008-2009 school year each district and county vocational district shall receive State transportation aid in an amount equal to the school district's or county vocational school district's State aid entitlement calculated pursuant to subsections a. and b. of this section multiplied by 81.4876%.

d.Each executive county superintendent of schools shall complete a study of pupil transportation services in the county no later than 18 months after the effective date of P.L.2007, c.260 (C.18A:7F-43 et al.). The purpose of the study shall be to determine ways to provide pupil transportation services in a more cost-effective and efficient manner. The study shall be transmitted upon completion to the Commissioner of Education and to the Legislature pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1991, c.164 (C.52:14-19.1).

L.2007, c.260, s.15.

18A:7F-58 Adjustment aid; educational adequacy aid.

16. a. (1) For the 2008-2009 school year, each school district and county vocational school district shall receive adjustment aid in such amount as to ensure that the district receives the greater of the amount of State aid calculated for the district pursuant to the provisions of this act or the State aid received by the district for the 2007-2008 school year multiplied by 102%. The State aid received by the district for the 2007-2008 school year shall include the following aid categories: Core Curriculum Standards Aid, Supplemental Core Curriculum Standards Aid, Education Opportunity Aid, Above Average Enrollment Growth Aid, High Expectations for Learning Proficiency Aid, Instructional Supplement Aid, Demonstrably Effective Program Aid, Stabilization Aid, Supplemental Stabilization Aid, Adult and Postsecondary Education Grants, Bilingual Education Aid, Special Education Aid, County Vocational Program Aid, Transportation Aid, School Choice Aid, Consolidated Aid, Additional Formula Aid, Full-day Kindergarten Supplemental Aid, Targeted-At-Risk Aid, Abbott-Bordered District Aid, Nonpreschool ECPA, Extraordinary Special Education Aid paid in 2006-2007, and Aid for Enrollment Adjustments, taking into consideration the June 2008 payment made in July 2008.

(2)For the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school years a school district or county vocational school district shall receive adjustment aid in such amount as to ensure that the district receives the greater of the amount of State aid calculated for the district pursuant to the provisions of this act or the State aid, other than educational adequacy aid, received by the district for the 2008-2009 school year.

(3)For the 2011-2012 school year and for each school year thereafter, a school district or county vocational school district that does not have a decline in its weighted enrollment, adjusted for bilingual education pupils and at-risk pupils, between the 2008-2009 school year and the budget year that is greater than 5% shall receive adjustment aid in such amount as to ensure that the district receives the greater of the amount of State aid calculated pursuant to the provisions of this act or the State aid, other than educational adequacy aid, received by the district for the 2008-2009 school year.

(4)For the 2011-2012 school year and for each school year thereafter, a school district or county vocational school district that has a decline in its weighted enrollment, adjusted for bilingual education pupils and at-risk pupils, between the 2008-2009 school year and the budget year that is greater than 5% shall have its adjustment aid reduced in an amount equal to the district's 2008-2009 per pupil adjustment aid amount multiplied by the decline in its resident enrollment that is greater than 5%.

b.In the case of a school district that received education opportunity aid in the 2007-2008 school year and for which the sum of the district's 2007-2008 State aid under the State aid categories listed under paragraph (1) of subsection a. of this section and general fund local levy is less than the sum of the district's adequacy budget as calculated pursuant to section 9 of this act, special education categorical aid calculated pursuant to section 13 of this act, and security aid calculated pursuant to section 14 of this act, the district shall receive educational adequacy aid if it meets the following criteria:

(1)the district fails to meet educational adequacy standards as determined by the commissioner; or

(2)the district is located in a municipality with an equalized total tax rate that is greater than 130% of the Statewide average equalized total tax rate; or

(3)the district has an equalized school tax rate that is greater than 110% of the Statewide average equalized school tax rate and is located in a municipality with an equalized total tax rate that is greater than 120% of the Statewide average equalized total tax rate; and

(4)the district will not meet adequacy in the 2008-2009 school year based on the State aid increase received by the district for that school year.

An eligible district shall receive educational adequacy aid for the 2008-2009 school year in accordance with the following formula:

EA aid = ((AB + SE + SA) - (GFL + A08)) x .33) - ls - SA;

where AB is the district's adequacy budget as calculated pursuant to section 9 of this act;

SE is the district's special education categorical aid calculated pursuant to section 13 of this act;

SA is the district's security categorical aid calculated pursuant to section 14 of this act;

GFL is the district's prebudget year general fund local levy;

A08 is the sum of the district's 2007-2008 State aid under the State aid categories listed under paragraph (1) of subsection a. of this section;

ls is the district's prebudget year general fund local levy, multiplied by 4% in the case of a district which meets the criteria of paragraph (2) or paragraph (3) of this subsection, or in the case of a district which does not meet those criteria multiplied by 6%; and

SA is any increase in State aid between the prebudget and budget years.

An eligible district shall receive educational adequacy aid for the 2009-2010 school year in accordance with the following formula:

EA aid = ((AB - (GFL + PEQAID )) x .50) -ls; and

An eligible district shall receive educational adequacy aid for the 2010-2011 school year in accordance with the following formula:

EA aid = (AB - (GFL + PEQAID) -ls)

where

AB is the district's adequacy budget as calculated pursuant to section 9 of this act;

GFL is the district's prebudget year general fund local levy;

PEQAID is the district's prebudget year equalization aid calculated pursuant to section 11 of this act; and

ls is the district's prebudget year general fund local levy, multiplied by 4% in the case of a district which meets the criteria of paragraph (2) or paragraph (3) of this subsection, or in the case of a district which does not meet those criteria multiplied by 8% for the 2009-2010 school year and by 10% for the 2010-2011 school year;

For the 2011-2012 school year and for each school year thereafter, the district shall receive the amount of educational adequacy aid that the district received in the 2010-2011 school year.

L.2007, c.260, s.16.


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