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70-18-201.1v1.


70-18-201.1v1.


    A.  Beginning with the 1997-98 school year, and each school year
thereafter, the weighted membership of a school district for
calculation of Foundation Aid purposes pursuant to paragraph 1 of
subsection D of Section 18-200.1 of this title shall be the sum of
the weighted pupil grade level calculation, the weighted pupil
category calculation, the weighted district calculation and the
weighted teacher experience and degree calculation.  The weighted
membership of a school district for calculation of Salary Incentive
Aid purposes pursuant to paragraph 3 of subsection D of Section 18-
200.1 of this title shall be the sum of the weighted pupil grade
level calculation, the weighted pupil category calculation, the
weighted district calculation, and the weighted teacher experience
and degree calculation.
    B.  The weighted calculations provided for in subsection A of
this section shall be based on the highest weighted average daily
membership of the first nine (9) weeks of the current school year,
the preceding school year or the second preceding school year of a
school district, unless otherwise specified.  The highest of the
three (3) weighted average daily memberships shall be used
consistently in all of the calculations.  The average daily
membership data used for all calculations in paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4
of this subsection shall be the same as used in the calculation of
the State Aid Formula.  The weighted calculations provided for in
subsection A of this section shall be determined as follows:
    1.  The weighted pupil grade level calculation shall be
determined by taking the highest average daily membership and
assigning weights to the pupils according to grade attended as
follows:
              GRADE LEVEL                               WEIGHT
         a.   Early childhood programs,
                contingent upon the enactment of
                Enrolled House Bill No. 1657 of
                the 1st Session of the 46th
                Oklahoma Legislature                      .7
         b.   Underage students enrolled in
                kindergarten for the 1997-98
                school year, contingent upon the
                enactment of Enrolled House Bill
                No. 1657 of the 1st Session of
                the 46th Oklahoma Legislature            1.3
         c.   Underage students enrolled in
                kindergarten beginning with the
                1998-99 school year, contingent
                upon the enactment of Enrolled
                House Bill No. 1657 of the 1st
                Session of the 46th Oklahoma
                Legislature                               .7
         d.   Kindergarten                               1.3
         e.   First and second grade                     1.351
         f.   Third grade                                1.051
         g.   Fourth through sixth grade                 1.0
         h.   Seventh through twelfth grade              1.2
         i.   Out-of-home placement                      1.45
Multiply the membership of each subparagraph of this paragraph by the
weight assigned to such subparagraph of this paragraph and add the
totals together to determine the weighted pupil grade level
calculation for a school district.  Determination of the pupils
eligible for the early childhood program weight shall be pursuant to
the provisions of Section 1-114 of this title.  No child for whom
tuition is paid pursuant to the provisions of Section 1-114 of this
title may be included in the membership count of the school district
providing the early childhood program.  The pupils eligible for the
out-of-home placement pupil weight shall be students who are not
residents of the school district in which they are receiving
education pursuant to the provisions of subsection D of Section 1-113
of this title.  Such weight may be claimed by the district providing
educational services to such student for the days that student is
enrolled in that district.  If claimed, the out-of-home placement
weight shall be in lieu of the pupil grade level and any pupil
category weights for that student.  Provided, if a student resides in
a juvenile detention center that is restricted to less than twelve
(12) beds, the out-of-home placement pupil weight for such students
shall be calculated as follows: for a center with six (6) beds - 2.9;
for a center with eight (8) beds - 2.2; and for a center with ten
(10) beds - 1.74.
    2.  The weighted pupil category calculation shall be determined
by assigning a weight to the pupil category as follows:
              CATEGORY                              WEIGHT
         a.   Vision Impaired                             3.8
         b.   Learning Disabilities                        .4
         c.   Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing                     2.9
         d.   Deaf and Blind                              3.8
         e.   Educable Mentally
                Handicapped                               1.3
         f.   Emotionally Disturbed                       2.5
         g.   Gifted                                       .34
         h.   Multiple Handicapped                        2.4
         i.   Physically Handicapped                      1.2
         j.   Speech Impaired                              .05
         k.   Trainable Mentally
                Handicapped                               1.3
         l.   Bilingual                                    .25
         m.   Special Education Summer
                Program                                   1.2
         n.   Economically Disadvantaged                   .25
         o.   Optional Extended School
                Year Program               As determined by
                                            the State Board
                                               of Education
Except as otherwise provided, multiply the number of pupils approved
in the school year with the highest average daily membership in each
category by the weight assigned to such category and add the totals
together to determine the weighted pupil category calculation for a
school district.  For the 1996-97 school year, the number to be
multiplied by the weight assigned to the gifted category in
subparagraph g of this paragraph shall be the lesser of (1) the sum
of the number of students who scored in the top three percent (3%) on
any national standardized test of intellectual ability plus the
number of students identified as gifted pursuant to subparagraphs a
through d of paragraph 1 of Section 1210.301 of this title or (2) the
sum of the number of students who scored in the top three percent
(3%) on any national standardized test of intellectual ability plus
eight percent (8%) of the total average daily membership of the
school district for the preceding school year.  For the 1997-98
school year and subsequent school years, the number to be multiplied
by the weight assigned to the gifted category in subparagraph g of
this paragraph shall be the lesser of (1) the sum of the number of
students who scored in the top three percent (3%) on any national
standardized test of intellectual ability plus the number of students
identified as gifted pursuant to subparagraphs a through d of
paragraph 1 of Section 1210.301 of this title, or (2) the sum of the
number of students who scored in the top three percent (3%) on any
national standardized test of intellectual ability plus eight percent
(8%) of the total average daily membership of the school district for
the first nine (9) weeks of the school year.
    3.  The weighted district calculation shall be determined by
determining the calculations for each school district for both the
small school district formula and the district sparsity - isolation
formula, applying whichever is the greater of the calculations of the
two formulas and then applying the restrictions pursuant to
subparagraph c of this paragraph.
         a.   Small school district formula:  529 minus the average
              daily membership divided by 529 times .2 times total
              average daily membership.
         The small school district formula calculation shall apply
         only to school districts whose highest average daily
         membership is less than 529 pupils.  School districts which
         are consolidated or annexed after August 19, 1991, pursuant
         to the Oklahoma School Consolidation and Annexation Act
         shall have the weighted district size calculation for the
         two (2) school years following the fiscal year in which such
         consolidation occurred calculated to be the sum of the
         individual consolidated districts computed as if the
         consolidation had not taken place.  Thereafter, any such
         district which is consolidated pursuant to the Oklahoma
         School Consolidation and Annexation Act shall not qualify
         for the weighted district calculation unless the district
         can satisfy the specifications herein.  Subject to the
         provisions of subparagraph c of this paragraph, the
         resulting number shall be counted as additional students for
         the purpose of calculating State Aid.
         b.   District sparsity - isolation formula:
         The district sparsity - isolation formula calculation shall
         apply only to school districts:
              (1)  whose total area in square miles is greater than
                   the average number of square miles for all school
                   districts in this state; and
              (2)  whose areal density is less than one-fourth (1/4)
                   of the state average areal density.  Areal density
                   shall be determined by dividing the school
                   district's average daily membership by the school
                   district's total area in square miles.
         The district sparsity - isolation formula calculation shall
         be calculated as follows:
              The school district student cost factor multiplied by
              the school district area factor.  The resulting product
              shall be multiplied by the school district's average
              daily membership.  Subject to the provisions of
              subparagraph c of this paragraph, the resulting number
              shall be counted as additional students for the purpose
              of calculating State Aid.
         The school district student cost factor shall be calculated
         as follows:
              The school district's average daily membership shall be
              categorized into the following grade level groups and
              applied to the appropriate formulas as computed below:
    Grade Level Group
    Grades K-5          Divide 74 by the sum of the Grade
                        Level ADM plus 23,
                        add .85 to the quotient, then
                        multiply the sum by the Grade
                        Level ADM.
    Grades 6-8          Divide 122 by the sum of the Grade
                        Level ADM plus 133,
                        add .85 to the quotient, then
                        multiply the sum by the Grade
                        Level ADM.
    Grades 9-12         Divide 292 by the sum of the Grade
                        Level ADM plus 128,
                        add .78 to the quotient, then
                        multiply the sum by the Grade
                        Level ADM.
              The sum of the grade level group's average daily
              membership shall be divided by the school district's
              average daily membership.  The number one (1.0) shall
              be subtracted from the resulting quotient.
         The school district area cost factor shall be calculated as
         follows:
              Subtract the state average district area from the
              district area, then divide the remainder by the state
              average district area;
         however, the district area cost factor shall not exceed one
         (1.0).
    The State Board of Education shall define geographical barriers
whose location in a school district would inhibit the district from
consolidation or annexation.  The Board shall make available an
application process, review applications, and for districts the Board
deems necessary allow additional square miles to be used for the
purposes of calculations used for the weighted district sparsity -
isolation formula.  Provided, that the additional square miles
allowed for geographical barriers shall not exceed thirty percent
(30%) of the district's actual size.
         c.   State Aid funds which a district is calculated to
              receive as a result of the weighted district
              calculation shall be restricted as follows:
                   If, after the weighted district calculation is
                   applied, the district's projected per pupil
                   revenue exceeds one hundred fifty percent (150%)
                   of the projected state average per pupil revenue,
                   then the district's State Aid shall be reduced by
                   an amount that will restrict the district's
                   projected per pupil revenue to one hundred fifty
                   percent (150%) of the projected state average per
                   pupil revenue.  Provided, in applying the
                   restriction provided in this division, the
                   district's State Aid shall not be reduced by an
                   amount greater than by the amount of State Aid
                   which was generated by the weighted district
                   calculation.
              The July calculation of the projected per pupil revenue
              shall be determined by dividing the highest of the
              district's preceding two years average daily membership
              (ADM) as weighted by the pupil grade level, the pupil
              category, the district and the teacher experience
              degree index calculations for projected State Aid into
              the district's projected total revenues including
              projected funds for the State Aid Formula for the
              preceding year, net assessed valuation for the
              preceding calendar year times thirty-nine (39) mills,
              county revenues excluding the county four-mills
              revenues for the second preceding year, other state
              appropriations for the preceding year and the
              collections for the preceding year of state
              apportionment, motor vehicle revenue, gross production
              tax and R.E.A. tax.
              The December calculation of the projected per pupil
              revenue shall be determined by dividing the highest of
              the district's first nine (9) weeks of the current
              school year or the two preceding school years average
              daily membership (ADM) as weighted by the pupil grade
              level, the pupil category, the district and the teacher
              experience degree index calculations for projected
              State Aid into the district's projected total revenues
              including funds for the December calculation of the
              current year State Aid Formula, net assessed valuation
              for the current calendar year times thirty-nine (39)
              mills, county revenues excluding the county four-mills
              revenue for the preceding year, other state
              appropriations for the preceding year and the
              collections for the preceding year of state
              apportionment, motor vehicle revenue, gross production
              tax and R.E.A. tax.
              The district's projected total revenues for each
              calculation shall exclude the following collections for
              the second preceding year: federal revenue, insurance
              loss payments, reimbursements, recovery of overpayments
              and refunds, unused reserves, prior expenditures
              recovered, prior year surpluses, and other local
              miscellaneous revenues.
    4.  The weighted teacher experience and degree calculation shall
be determined in accordance with the teacher experience and degree
index.  The State Department of Education shall determine an index
for each state teacher by using data supplied in the school
district's teacher personnel reports of the preceding year and
utilizing the index as follows:
                  TEACHER EXPERIENCE - DEGREE INDEX
EXPERIENCE         BACHELOR'S          MASTER'S         DOCTOR'S
                   DEGREE              DEGREE           DEGREE
0 - 2               .7                  .9              1.1
3 - 5               .8                 1.0              1.2
6 - 8               .9                 1.1              1.3
9 - 11             1.0                 1.2              1.4
12 - 15            1.1                 1.3              1.5
Over 15            1.2                 1.4              1.6
    The school district teacher index for each school district shall
be determined by subtracting the weighted average state teacher from
the weighted average district teacher.  Multiply the school district
teacher index if greater than zero by .7 and then multiply that
product by the sum of the district's weighted pupil grade level
calculation provided in paragraph 1 of this subsection and the
weighted pupil category calculation provided in subparagraph n of
paragraph 2 of this subsection to determine the weighted teacher
experience and degree calculation.







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