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§ 25-2591.1. Commonwealth reimbursements for charter schools and cyber charter schools

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: July 1, 2008

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XXV. Reimbursements by Commonwealth and Between School Districts (Refs & Annos)
Subarticle (h). Additional Payments
Effective: July 1, 2008
24 P.S. § 25-2591.1
§ 25-2591.1. Commonwealth reimbursements for charter schools and cyber charter schools
(a) For the 2001-2002 school year, the Commonwealth shall pay to each school district with resident students enrolled in a charter school, a charter school approved under section 1717-A or 1718-A1 which provides instruction through the Internet or other electronic means or a cyber charter school as defined pursuant to Article XVII-A2 an amount equal to thirty percent (30%) of the total funding required under section 1725-A(a).3 If insufficient funds are appropriated to make Commonwealth reimbursements under this section, the reimbursements shall be made on a pro rata basis.
(b) For the 2002-2003 school year, the Commonwealth shall pay to each school district that received funding under subsection (a) for the 2001-2002 school year and that had resident students enrolled in a charter school, a charter school approved under section 1717-A or 1718-A which provides instruction through the Internet or other electronic means or a cyber charter school as defined under Article XVII-A during the 2002-2003 school year an amount equal to the lesser of:
(1) the payment received for the 2001-2002 school year pursuant to subsection (a); or
(2) thirty percent (30%) of the total funding required under section 1725-A(a).
(c) For the 2002-2003 school year, the Commonwealth shall pay to each school district that did not receive funding under subsection (a) for the 2001-2002 school year and that had resident students enrolled in a charter school, a charter school approved under section 1717-A or 1718-A which provides instruction through the Internet or other electronic means or a cyber charter school as defined under Article XVII-A during the 2002-2003 school year an amount equal to thirty percent (30%) of the total funding required under section 1725-A(a).
(c.1)(1) For the 2003-2004 school year and each school year thereafter, except as provided under paragraph (2) or (3), the Commonwealth shall pay to each school district with resident students enrolled during the immediately preceding school year in a charter school, a charter school approved under section 1717-A or 1718-A which provides instruction through the Internet or other electronic means or a cyber charter school as defined under Article XVII-A, an amount equal to thirty percent (30%) of the total funding required under section 1725-A(a).
(2) For the 2006-2007 school year, the payment required under this subsection shall be equal to thirty-two and forty-five hundredths percent (32.45%) of the amount required under section 1725-A(a), where the school district has:
(i) average daily membership of resident students enrolled in a charter school, a charter school approved under section 1717-A or 1718-A which provides instruction through the Internet or other electronic means or a cyber charter school as defined under Article XVII-A equal to or greater than twelve percent (12%) of the school district's 2006-2007 average daily membership;
(ii) a 2007-2008 market value/income aid ratio of equal to or greater than six thousand ten thousandths (.6000); and
(iii) made payments equal to or greater than one million dollars ($1,000,000) as required under section 1725-A(a).
(3) For the 2007-2008 school year and each school year thereafter, the payment required under this subsection shall be equal to forty-one and ninety-six hundredths per centum (41.96%) of the amount required under section 1725-A(a), where the school district has:
(i) 2007-2008 average daily membership of resident students enrolled in a charter school, a charter school approved under section 1717-A or 1718-A which provides instruction through the Internet or other electronic means or a cyber charter school as defined under Article XVII-A equal to or greater than twelve per centum (12%) of the school district's 2007-2008 average daily membership;
(ii) a 2008-2009 market value/income aid ratio of equal to or greater than six thousand ten thousandths (.6000); and
(iii) made payments equal to or greater than one million dollars ($1,000,000) as required under section 1725-A(a).
(d)(1) For the fiscal year 2003-2004 and each fiscal year thereafter, if insufficient funds are appropriated to make Commonwealth payments pursuant to this section, such payments shall be made on a pro rata basis.
(2) For fiscal year 2007-2008, when determining if sufficient funds are available, the Department of Education shall include in the calculation two million dollars ($2,000,000) in addition to the funds appropriated to the Department of Education for this purpose.

Credits

1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XXV, § 2591.1, added 2002, June 29, P.L. 524, No. 88, § 28, effective July 1, 2002. Amended 2003, Dec. 23, P.L. 304, No. 48, § 34, imd. effective; 2004, July 4, P.L. 536, No. 70, § 29, imd. effective; 2007, July 20, P.L. 278, No. 45, § 29, imd. effective; 2008, July 9, P.L. 846, No. 61, § 32, retroactive effective July 1, 2008.

Footnotes

24 P.S. §§ 17-1717-A, 17-1718-A.
24 P.S. § 17-1701-A et seq.
24 P.S. § 17-1725-A.
24 P.S. § 25-2591.1, PA ST 24 P.S. § 25-2591.1
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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