The Senate committee heard five bills, one of which, SF 857 (Torres Ray), is the companion to HF 843 on linking extended time revenue to the basic formula. Chair Carla Nelson's SF 954 would make charter schools eligible to receive extended time revenue. They are currently prohibited from receiving it. The committee also heard SF 204, a bill authored by Senator Ron Latz that would increase the community education basic formula. Senator Chuck Wiger's SF 7 would fund the full service community schools program that was established a few years ago. These schools incorporate a wide range of social services within the school community, which promotes one-stop access to these needed services. The committee also heard SF 1300, Senator Justin Eichorn's bill that would provide funding for the Education Innovation Partners Cooperative Center.
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HF 1927-Heintzeman-Increases Equalizing Factor for Local Option Revenue in School Districts with High Levels of Seasonal Recreational Property