Energy costs appropriation for K-12 school districts and
postsecondary vocational education institutions.
There is hereby appropriated from the
fund the sum of two million
three hundred thousand dollars ($
), or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the
Department of Education to be distributed on a one-time basis to approved K-12 school districts
and postsecondary vocational education institutions to help pay for increased heating costs realized
during the 2005-2006 school year.
To participate and receive funds appropriated in section 1, any public school or
postsecondary vocational education institution shall submit an energy reimbursement form with
supporting information related to heating costs incurred for the 2005-2006 school year and the
2004-2005 school year to the Department of Education. The Department of Education shall
disburse the funds based on the increases in costs from 2004-2005 year to the 2005-2006 year. The
funds shall be distributed on a pro-rata share of the total amount of funds requested. Any school
district participating shall submit a statement signed by the school district superintendent, the
school district business manager, and the school district school board president that this funding
is being accepted on a one-time basis. Any postsecondary vocational education institution
participating shall submit a statement signed by the director of the institution, the business manager
for the institution, and the school district school board president that this funding is being accepted
on a one-time basis.
Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated by
30, 2006, shall revert in accordance with
Whereas, this Act is necessary for the support of the state government and its
existing public institutions, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this Act shall be in full
force and effect from and after its passage and approval.