79-1007.04. Elementary class size allowance; calculation.

(1) For school fiscal years 2008-09 through 2012-13, the department shall determine the elementary class size allowance for each school district from information submitted by a school district on a form prescribed by the department on or before October 15 of the school fiscal year preceding the school fiscal year for which aid is being calculated.

(2) For school fiscal year 2008-09, the allowance shall equal the statewide average general fund operating expenditures per formula student multiplied by 0.20 then multiplied by the number of students in the school district in kindergarten through grade eight who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches and who spend at least fifty percent of the school day in a classroom with a minimum of ten students and a maximum of twenty students as reported on the fall membership report from the school fiscal year immediately preceding the school fiscal year in which the aid is to be paid.

(3) For school fiscal years 2009-10 through 2012-13, the allowance shall equal the statewide average general fund operating expenditures per formula student multiplied by twenty percent of the number of students in the school district in kindergarten through grade three who spend at least fifty percent of the school day in one or more classrooms with a minimum of ten students and a maximum of twenty students as reported on the fall membership report from the school fiscal year immediately preceding the school fiscal year in which the aid is to be paid for state aid certified pursuant to section 79-1022 and as reported on the annual statistical summary report from the school fiscal year immediately preceding the school fiscal year in which the aid was paid for the final calculation of state aid pursuant to section 79-1065.

Source:Laws 2006, LB 1024, § 77; Laws 2007, LB641, § 17; Laws 2008, LB988, § 27; Laws 2010, LB1071, § 14.