Nebraska Revised Statute 79-1007.21

Chapter 79 Section 1007.21

79-1007.21.

Two-year new school adjustment; school district; application; department; powers.

(1) For school fiscal year 2009-10 and each school fiscal year thereafter, school districts may apply to the department for a two-year new school adjustment, on a form prescribed by the department, on or before October 15 of the school fiscal year immediately preceding the school fiscal year for which the first-year new school adjustment would be included in the calculation of state aid. Such form shall require evidence of recent and expected student growth, evidence that a new building or the expansion or remodeling of an existing building is being completed to provide additional student capacity to accommodate such growth and not to replace an existing building, evidence that the school fiscal year for which the district would receive the first-year adjustment will be the first full school fiscal year for which students will utilize such additional capacity, and evidence of the estimated additional student capacity to be provided by the project. On or before the immediately following December 1, the department shall approve the estimated additional capacity for use in the adjustment, approve a modified estimated additional capacity for use in the adjustment, or deny the application based on the requirements of this section, the evidence submitted on the application, and any other information provided by the department. Each approval shall include an approved estimated additional student capacity for the new building. The state board shall establish procedures for appeal of decisions of the department to the state board for final determination.

(2) The first-year new school adjustment for each approved district shall equal the school district's basic funding per formula student multiplied by twenty percent of the approved estimated additional student capacity. The second-year new school adjustment for each approved district shall equal the school district's basic funding per formula student multiplied by ten percent of the approved estimated additional student capacity.