2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-18-200.1. State Aid formula - 1997-98 and thereafter.

A. Beginning with the 1997-98 school year, and each school year thereafter, each school district shall have its initial allocation of State Aid calculated based on the state dedicated revenues actually collected during the preceding fiscal year, the adjusted assessed valuation of the preceding year and the highest weighted average daily membership for the school district of the two (2) preceding school years; however, the weighted membership of nonresident, transferred pupils enrolled in online courses shall be based on the weighted average daily membership of the preceding school year. Each school district shall submit the following data based on the first nine (9) weeks, to be used in the calculation of the average daily membership of the school district:

1. Student enrollment by grade level;

2. Pupil category counts; and

3. Transportation supplement data.

On or before December 30, the State Department of Education shall determine each school district’s current year allocation pursuant to subsection D of this section. The State Department of Education shall complete an audit, using procedures established by the Department, of the student enrollment by grade level data, pupil category counts and transportation supplement data to be used in the State Aid Formula pursuant to subsection D of this section by December 1 and by January 15 shall notify each school district of the district’s final State Aid allocation for the current school year. The January payment of State Aid and each subsequent payment for the remainder of the school year shall be based on the final State Aid allocation as calculated in subsection D of this section. Except for reductions made due to the assessment of penalties by the State Department of Education according to law, the January payment of State Aid and each subsequent payment for the remainder of the school year shall not decrease by an amount more than the amount that the current chargeable revenue increases for that district.

B. The State Department of Education shall retain not less than one and one-half percent (1 1/2%) of the total funds appropriated for financial support of schools, to be used to make midyear adjustments in State Aid and which shall be reflected in the final allocations. If the amount of appropriated funds, including the one and one-half percent (1 1/2%) retained, remaining after January 1 of each year is not sufficient to fully fund the final allocations, the Department shall recalculate each school district’s remaining allocation pursuant to subsection D of this section using the reduced amount of appropriated funds.

C. On and after July 1, 1997, the amount of State Aid each district shall receive shall be the sum of the Foundation Aid, the Salary Incentive Aid and the Transportation Supplement, as adjusted pursuant to the provisions of subsection G of this section and Section 18-112.2 of this title; provided, no district having per pupil revenue in excess of three hundred percent (300%) of the average per pupil revenue of all districts shall receive any State Aid or Supplement in State Aid.

The July calculation of per pupil revenue shall be determined by dividing the district’s second preceding year’s total weighted average daily membership (ADM) into the district’s second preceding year’s total revenues excluding federal revenue, insurance loss payments, reimbursements, recovery of overpayments and refunds, unused reserves, prior expenditures recovered, prior year surpluses, and less the amount of any transfer fees paid in that year.

The December calculation of per pupil revenue shall be determined by dividing the district’s preceding year’s total weighted average daily membership (ADM) into the district’s preceding year’s total revenues excluding federal revenue, insurance loss payments, reimbursements, recovery of overpayments and refunds, unused reserves, prior expenditures recovered, prior year surpluses, and less the amount of any transfer fees paid in that year.

D. For the 1997-98 school year, and each school year thereafter, Foundation Aid, the Transportation Supplement and Salary Incentive Aid shall be calculated as follows:

1. Foundation Aid shall be determined by subtracting the amount of the Foundation Program Income from the cost of the Foundation Program and adding to this difference the Transportation Supplement.

a.The Foundation Program shall be a district’s highest weighted average daily membership based on the first nine (9) weeks of the current school year, the preceding school year or the second preceding school year of a school district, as determined by the provisions of subsection A of Section 18-201.1 of this title and paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 of subsection B of Section 18-201.1 of this title, multiplied by the Base Foundation Support Level. However, for the portion of weighted membership derived from nonresident, transferred pupils enrolled in online courses, the Foundation Program shall be a district’s weighted average daily membership of the preceding school year or the first nine (9) weeks of the current school year, whichever is greater, as determined by the provisions of subsection A of Section 18-201.1 of this title and paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 of subsection B of Section 18-201.1 of this title, multiplied by the Base Foundation Support Level.

b.The Foundation Program Income shall be the sum of the following:

(1)The adjusted assessed valuation of the current school year of the school district, minus the previous year protested ad valorem tax revenues held as prescribed in Section 2884 of Title 68 of the Oklahoma Statutes, multiplied by the mills levied pursuant to subsection (c) of Section 9 of Article X of the Oklahoma Constitution, if applicable, as adjusted in subsection (c) of Section 8A of Article X of the Oklahoma Constitution. For purposes of this subsection, the “adjusted assessed valuation of the current school year” shall be the adjusted assessed valuation on which tax revenues are collected during the current school year, and

(2)Seventy-five percent (75%) of the amount received by the school district from the proceeds of the county levy during the preceding fiscal year, as levied pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 9 of Article X of the Oklahoma Constitution, and

(3)Motor Vehicle Collections, and

(4)Gross Production Tax, and

(5)State Apportionment, and

(6)R.E.A. Tax.

The items listed in divisions (3), (4), (5), and (6) of this subparagraph shall consist of the amounts actually collected from such sources during the preceding fiscal year calculated on a per capita basis on the unit provided for by law for the distribution of each such revenue.

2. The Transportation Supplement shall be equal to the average daily haul times the per capita allowance times the appropriate transportation factor.

a.The average daily haul shall be the number of children in a district who are legally transported and who live one and one-half (1 1/2) miles or more from school.

b.The per capita allowance shall be determined using the following chart:

PER CAPITAPER CAPITA

DENSITY FIGUREALLOWANCEDENSITY FIGUREALLOWANCE

.3000 - .3083$167.00 .9334 - .9599$99.00

.3084 - .3249$165.00 .9600 - .9866$97.00

.3250 - .3416$163.00 .9867 - 1.1071$95.00

.3417 - .3583$161.001.1072 - 1.3214$92.00

.3584 - .3749$158.001.3215 - 1.5357$90.00

.3750 - .3916$156.001.5358 - 1.7499$88.00

.3917 - .4083$154.001.7500 - 1.9642$86.00

.4084 - .4249$152.001.9643 - 2.1785$84.00

.4250 - .4416$150.002.1786 - 2.3928$81.00

.4417 - .4583$147.002.3929 - 2.6249$79.00

.4584 - .4749$145.002.6250 - 2.8749$77.00

.4750 - .4916$143.002.8750 - 3.1249$75.00

.4917 - .5083$141.003.1250 - 3.3749$73.00

.5084 - .5249$139.003.3750 - 3.6666$70.00

.5250 - .5416$136.003.6667 - 3.9999$68.00

.5417 - .5583$134.004.0000 - 4.3333$66.00

.5584 - .5749$132.004.3334 - 4.6666$64.00

.5750 - .5916$130.004.6667 - 4.9999$62.00

.5917 - .6133$128.005.0000 - 5.5000$59.00

.6134 - .6399$125.005.5001 - 6.0000$57.00

.6400 - .6666$123.006.0001 - 6.5000$55.00

.6667 - .6933$121.006.5001 - 7.0000$53.00

.6934 - .7199$119.007.0001 - 7.3333$51.00

.7200 - .7466$117.007.3334 - 7.6667$48.00

.7467 - .7733$114.007.6668 - 8.0000$46.00

.7734 - .7999$112.008.0001 - 8.3333$44.00

.8000 - .8266$110.008.3334 - 8.6667$42.00

.8267 - .8533$108.008.6668 - 9.0000$40.00

.8534 - .8799$106.009.0001 - 9.3333$37.00

.8800 - .9066$103.009.3334 - 9.6667$35.00

.9067 - .9333$101.009.6668 or more$33.00

c.The formula transportation factor shall be 1.39.

3. Salary Incentive Aid shall be determined as follows:

a.Multiply the Incentive Aid guarantee by the district’s highest weighted average daily membership based on the first nine (9) weeks of the current school year, the preceding school year or the second preceding school year of a school district, as determined by the provisions of subsection A of Section 18-201.1 of this title and paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 of subsection B of Section 18-201.1 of this title.

b.Divide the district’s adjusted assessed valuation of the current school year minus the previous year’s protested ad valorem tax revenues held as prescribed in Section 2884 of Title 68 of the Oklahoma Statutes, by one thousand (1,000) and subtract the quotient from the product of subparagraph a of this paragraph. The remainder shall not be less than zero (0).

c.Multiply the number of mills levied for general fund purposes above the fifteen (15) mills required to support Foundation Aid pursuant to division (1) of subparagraph b of paragraph 1 of this subsection, not including the county four-mill levy, by the remainder of subparagraph b of this paragraph. The product shall be the Salary Incentive Aid of the district.

E. By June 30, 1998, the State Department of Education shall develop and the Department and all school districts shall have implemented a student identification system which is consistent with the provisions of subsections C and D of Section 3111 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes. The student identification system shall be used specifically for the purpose of reporting enrollment data by school sites and by school districts, the administration of the Oklahoma School Testing Program Act, the collection of appropriate and necessary data pursuant to the Oklahoma Educational Indicators Program, determining student enrollment, establishing a student mobility rate, allocation of the State Aid Formula and mid-year adjustments in funding for student growth. This enrollment data shall be submitted to the State Department of Education in accordance with rules promulgated by the State Board of Education. Funding for the development, implementation, personnel training and maintenance of the student identification system shall be set out in a separate line item in the allocation section of the appropriation bill for the State Board of Education for each year.

F. 1. In the event that ad valorem taxes of a school district are determined to be uncollectible because of bankruptcy, clerical error, or a successful tax protest, and the amount of such taxes deemed uncollectible exceeds Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) or an amount greater than twenty-five percent (25%) of ad valorem taxes per tax year, or the valuation of a district is lowered by order of the State Board of Equalization, the school district’s State Aid, for the school year that such ad valorem taxes are calculated in the State Aid Formula, shall be determined by subtracting the net assessed valuation of the property upon which taxes were deemed uncollectible from the assessed valuation of the school district and the state. Upon request of the local board of education, it shall be the duty of the county assessor to certify to the Director of Finance of the State Department of Education the net assessed valuation of the property upon which taxes were determined uncollectible.

2. In the event that the amount of funds a school district receives for reimbursement from the Ad Valorem Reimbursement Fund is less than the amount of funds claimed for reimbursement by the school district due to insufficiency of funds as provided in Section 193 of Title 62 of the Oklahoma Statutes, then the school district’s assessed valuation for the school year that such ad valorem reimbursement is calculated in the State Aid Formula shall be adjusted accordingly.

G. 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 18-112.2 of this title, a school district shall have its State Aid reduced by an amount equal to the amount of carryover in the general fund of the district as of June 30 of the preceding fiscal year, that is in excess of the following standards for two (2) consecutive years:

Total Amount ofAmount of

General Fund Collections,General Fund

Excluding Previous YearBalance

Cash Surplus as of June 30Allowable

Less than $1,000,000 40%

$1,000,000 - $2,999,99935%

$3,000,000 - $3,999,99930%

$4,000,000 - $4,999,99925%

$5,000,000 - $5,999,99920%

$6,000,000 - $7,999,99918%

$8,000,000 - $9,999,99916%

$10,000,000 or more14%

2. By February 1 the State Department of Education shall send by certified mail, with return receipt requested, to each School District Superintendent, Auditor and Regional Accreditation Officer a notice of and calculation sheet reflecting the general fund balance penalty to be assessed against that school district. Calculation of the general fund balance penalty shall not include federal revenue. Within thirty (30) days of receipt of this written notice the school district shall submit to the Department a written reply either accepting or protesting the penalty to be assessed against the district. If protesting, the school district shall submit with its reply the reasons for rejecting the calculations and documentation supporting those reasons. The Department shall review all school district penalty protest documentation and notify each district by March 15 of its finding and the final penalty to be assessed to each district. General fund balance penalties shall be assessed to all school districts by April 1.

3. Any school district which receives proceeds from a tax settlement or a Federal Emergency Management Agency settlement during the last two (2) months of the preceding fiscal year shall be exempt from the penalties assessed in this subsection, if the penalty would occur solely as a result of receiving funds from the tax settlement.

4. Any school district which receives an increase in State Aid because of a change in Foundation and/or Salary Incentive Aid factors during the last two (2) months of the preceding fiscal year shall be exempt from the penalties assessed in this subsection, if the penalty would occur solely as a result of receiving funds from the increase in State Aid.

5. If a school district does not receive Foundation and/or Salary Incentive Aid during the preceding fiscal year, the State Board of Education may waive the penalty assessed in this subsection if the penalty would result in a loss of more than forty percent (40%) of the remaining State Aid to be allocated to the school district between April 1 and the remainder of the school year and if the Board determines the penalty will cause the school district not to meet remaining financial obligations.

6. Any school district which receives gross production revenue apportionment during the 2002-2003 school year or in any subsequent school year that is greater than the gross production revenue apportionment of the preceding school year shall be exempt from the penalty assessed in this subsection, if the penalty would occur solely as a result of the gross production revenue apportionment, as determined by the State Board of Education.

7. Beginning July 1, 2003, school districts that participate in consolidation or annexation pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma School Voluntary Consolidation and Annexation Act shall be exempt from the penalty assessed in this subsection for the school year in which the consolidation or annexation occurs and for the next three (3) fiscal years.

8. Any school district which receives proceeds from a sales tax levied by a municipality pursuant to Section 22-159 of Title 11 of the Oklahoma Statutes or proceeds from a sales tax levied by a county pursuant to Section 1370 of Title 68 of the Oklahoma Statutes during the 2003-2004 school year or the 2004-2005 school year shall be exempt from the penalties assessed in this subsection, if the penalty would occur solely as a result of receiving funds from the sales tax levy.

9. For purposes of calculating the general fund balance penalty, the terms “carryover” and “general fund balance” shall not include federal revenue.

H. In order to provide startup funds for the implementation of early childhood programs, State Aid may be advanced to school districts that initially start early childhood instruction at a school site. School districts that desire such advanced funding shall make application to the State Department of Education no later than September 15 of each year and advanced funding shall be awarded to the approved districts no later than October 30. The advanced funding shall not exceed the per pupil amount of State Aid as calculated in subsection D of this section per anticipated Head Start eligible student. The total amount of advanced funding shall be proportionately reduced from the monthly payments of the district’s State Aid payments during the last six (6) months of the same fiscal year.

I. 1. Beginning July 1, 1996, the Oklahoma Tax Commission, notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, shall report monthly to the State Department of Education the monthly apportionment of the following information:

a.the assessed valuation of property,

b.motor vehicle collections,

c.R.E.A. tax collected, and

d.gross productions tax collected.

2. Beginning July 1, 1997, the State Auditor and Inspector’s Office, notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, shall report monthly to the State Department of Education the monthly apportionment of the proceeds of the county levy.

3. Beginning July 1, 1996, the Commissioners of the Land Office, notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, shall report monthly to the State Department of Education the monthly apportionment of state apportionment.

4. Beginning July 1, 1997, the county treasurers’ offices, notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, shall report monthly to the State Department of Education the ad valorem tax protest amounts for each county.

5. The information reported by the Tax Commission, the State Auditor and Inspector’s Office, the county treasurers’ offices and the Commissioners of the Land Office, pursuant to this subsection shall be reported by school district on forms developed by the State Department of Education.

Added by Laws 1996, c. 215, § 4, eff. July 1, 1996. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 299, § 22, eff. July 1, 1997; Laws 1997, c. 338, § 1, eff. July 1, 1997; Laws 1998, c. 274, § 9, emerg. eff. May 27, 1998; Laws 2001, c. 335, § 1, emerg. eff. June 1, 2001; Laws 2002, c. 228, § 1, eff. July 1, 2002; Laws 2003, c. 415, § 31, eff. July 1, 2003; Laws 2004, c. 5, § 85, emerg. eff. March 1, 2004; Laws 2004, c. 361, § 23, eff. July 1, 2004; Laws 2004, c. 533, § 2, eff. July 1, 2004; Laws 2005, c. 90, § 1, eff. July 1, 2005; Laws 2010, c. 478, § 2, eff. July 1, 2010.

NOTE: Laws 2003, c. 296, § 6 repealed by Laws 2004, c. 5, § 86, emerg. eff. March 1, 2004.

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