The general assembly recognizes that the actual funded pupil count was lower and the at-risk pupil count was higher than expected when the appropriation amount for the state share of total program funding was established during the 2022 legislative session, resulting in an overall increase in total program funding for the 2022-23 budget year.
In addition, the local property tax revenue and specific ownership tax revenue are higher than anticipated, resulting in an increase in the local share of total program funding.
The act declares the general assembly's intent to maintain the budget stabilization factor at the amount of the original appropriation for the 2022-23 budget year.
The act decreases the appropriation for the state share of total program funding by $76,383,372 in cash funds from the state education fund and adjusts the 2022-23 state fiscal year long bill accordingly.
APPROVED by Governor March 3, 2023
EFFECTIVE March 3, 2023
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)