The three changes in this bill include:
Clarify that nonrecurring costs are supplemental to the maintenance of effort calculation and clarify a few types of costs that may and shall be considered nonrecurring.
Clarify that costs of fixed-term leases for school facilities are removed from the maintenance of effort after the lease ends.
Repeal the escalation of maintenance of effort for counties whose education effort dips below the statewide moving average.
The written testimony explains the modifications in depth.
The cross file of the bill, HB 1079, was heard in the House Ways and Means Committee last week, March 5, 2015.
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