FY 2021-22 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BUDGET                      S.B. 84 (S-1):  SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE REC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Bill 84 (S-1 as reported)                                               Throughout this document Senate means Subcommittee.

Committee:  Appropriations

 

 

 

 

CHANGES FROM

FY 2020-21 YEAR-TO-DATE

FULL-TIME EQUATED (FTE) CLASSIFIED POSITIONS/FUNDING SOURCE

FY 2020-21

YEAR-TO-DATE*

FY 2021-22

SENATE SUBCOMM.

AMOUNT

PERCENT

FTE Positions..............................................................

                     614.5

                     614.5

                         0.0

              0.0 

GROSS..........................................................................

          451,695,700

          530,219,000

            78,523,300

            17.4 

Less:

 

 

 

 

   Interdepartmental Grants Received.........................

                            0

                            0

                            0

              0.0 

ADJUSTED GROSS....................................................

          451,695,700

          530,219,000

            78,523,300

            17.4 

Less:

 

 

 

 

   Federal Funds...........................................................

          343,701,700

          421,301,500

            77,599,800

            22.6 

   Local and Private.......................................................

              8,111,400

              8,108,800

                   (2,600)

            (0.0)

TOTAL STATE SPENDING.........................................

            99,882,600

          100,808,700

                 926,100

              0.9 

Less:

 

 

 

 

   Other State Restricted Funds..................................

              9,815,500

            10,181,700

                 366,200

              3.7 

GENERAL FUND/GENERAL PURPOSE...................

            90,067,100

            90,627,000

                 559,900

              0.6 

PAYMENTS TO LOCALS...........................................

            15,267,700

            17,267,700

              2,000,000

            13.1 

*As of February 8, 2021.


 

 

Gross

GF/GP

FY 2020-21 Year-to-Date Appropriation...............................................

$451,695,700

$90,067,100

 

Changes from FY 2020-21 Year-to-Date:

 

 

  1.  Child Development and Care Public Assistance. The Governor included a one-time appropriation of $78.0 million GF/GP to continue CDC enhancements requested in a FY 2020-21 supplemental. The enhancements include an increase to the income eligibility from 150% to 200% of the FPL, support for family contribution copays, a 10% increase to the provider reimbursement rate, payments to providers based on enrollment, and a mental health initiative for children age zero to five. Additionally, the amount includes $55.8 million to ensure funding of the Child Development and Care program through FY 2023-24.

The Senate included $77.0 million Gross (Federal) to increase the income entry threshold to 160% FPL, increase the hourly reimbursement rate 15%, and reduce the number of biweekly reimbursement blocks to a part-time (1-55 hours) and full-time (56-90 hours) block.

77,000,000

0

  2.  Educator Shortage. The Governor included a 0.5 FTE position and $2,895,000 GF/GP in the Educator Excellence line item to address the educator shortage in Michigan. Of the total, $1,775,000 is designated for a Teacher Recruitment Program, $320,000 is designated for teacher license fees for former teachers who return to the profession, and $800,000 is designated for grants up to $8,000 for teachers who move to high demand and critical fields.

The Senate did not include.

0

0

  3.  Poet Laureate. The Governor created a Poet Laureate program with $100,000 GF/GP to promote poetry, the spoken word, and literary arts.

The Senate did not include.

0

0

  4.  Child Development and Care Matching Adjustment. The Governor/Senate shifted $1,019,600 GF/GP to Federal revenue to align with current Federal matching requirements.

0

(1,019,600)

  5.  Educare Transfer. The Governor/Senate transferred the grant for the Early Childhood Collaborative in Genesee County to the School Aid budget.

(1,000,000)

(1,000,000)

  6.  Great Start Operations Rollup. The Governor rolled up the CDC Contract Services and TEACH Scholarship line items into the Great Start Operations line item. The Senate did not include.

0

0

  7.  State Aid to Libraries. The Senate included a $2.0 million Gross and GF/GP increase to State Aid to Libraries.

2,000,000

2,000,000

  8.  Special Education Virtual Learning Tool. The Senate included a $750,000 Gross and GF/GP increase in the Special Education Unit to develop virtual learning tools for students with special needs.

750,000

750,000

  9.  School Board Member Training. The Senate included $400,000 Gross and Certification Fees for reimbursement of school board member training.

400,000

0

10.  Unclassified Salaries. The Senate did not include economic increases to Unclassified Positions.

0

0

11.  Economic Adjustments. Includes economic adjustments of a negative $626,700 Gross and $170,500 GF/GP for total economic adjustments, of which an estimated negative $1,860,600 Gross and $543,300 GF/GP is for legacy retirement costs (pension and retiree health).

(626,700)

(170,500)

12.  Comparison to Governor's Recommendation. The Senate is $872,400 Gross and $78,266,100 GF/GP under the Governor.

 

 

 

Total Changes......................................................................................

$78,523,300

$559,900

FY 2021-22 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Recommendation.

$530,219,000

$90,627,000

 

 

Boilerplate Changes from FY 2020-21 Year-to-Date:

  1.  Deleted Sections. The Governor and Senate deleted the section regarding the $1.0 million grant to the Early Childhood Collaborative in Genesee County, since that funding was removed. (Sec. 1101)

  2.  Sections Retained. The Governor deleted and Senate retained a number of other sections, which include 216 (FTE Quarterly Report), 218 (State Administrative Board transfers), 219 (kindergarten entry assessment requirements), 221 (policy change report), 222 (protects employees who communicate with the Legislature), 223 (retention of reports), 224 (work project prioritization), 229 (Federal Accountability Plan amendment notification), 230 (nonpublic school mandate report), 231 (school policy adoption report), 234 (postsecondary enrollment option report), 409 (State administrative judge hearing requirement), 501 (education personnel revocation/felony conviction files), 1003 (Early Childhood Comprehensive System report), 1004 ($5.0 million to the TEACH Scholarship Program), and 1010 (notification of Federal changes to the Child Development and Care Program).

  3.  Extent Permissible. The Governor included the phrase "to the extent permissible under statute" to the sections related to Buy American, ensuring business in deprived areas, and out-of-State travel. The Senate did not include. (Secs. 205, 206, 207)

  4.  General Fund Lapse Report. The Governor modified the date for the General Fund Lapse Report from November 30 to December 31. The Senate maintained current language. (Sec. 209)


  5.  Contingency Funds. The Governor doubled the contingency fund amounts for the Federal, State Restricted, and Private funds. The Senate deleted the section. (Sec. 210)

  6.  Teacher Recruitment Program. The Governor changed the appropriation for the Teacher Recruitment Program from $100 to $1,775,000 to recruit districts to make the program available for students and to implement a competitive grant program. The Senate deleted the section. (Sec. 233)

  7.  Hourly Reimbursement Rate. The Senate increased the CDC hourly reimbursement rate 15%, rounded up to the nearest $0.05. (Sec. 1001)

  8.  Income Entry Threshold. The Governor increased the CDC income entry threshold level from 150% to 200% of the FPL. The Senate increased the threshold to 160% of the FPL. (Sec. 1009)

  9.  Biweekly Block Reimbursement. The Senate reduced the number of biweekly reimbursement blocks for child care centers, group homes, and registered families from four blocks to a part-time block (1 to 55 hours) and full-time block (56 to 90 hours). (Sec. 1011)

10.  School Board Member Training. The Senate included a new section to create a school board member training reimbursement program with $400,000, with individual reimbursements capped at $100 per course. (Sec. 1100)

11.  Modified Boilerplate. The Senate modified a number of sections to connect boilerplate sections to part 1 appropriations. (Sec. 206, 211, 212, 215, 216, 217, 220, 221, 222, 223, 228, 229, 234, 401, 406, 1002, and 1010)

12.  Technical Changes. The Governor/Senate made a number of technical modifications that include date changes, Part 1 appropriation changes, legacy cost adjustments, and standardized language. (Secs. 201, 212, 214, 216, 217, 230, 231, 350, 601, 701, 804, 1007, and 1011)

 

 

Date Completed:  4-27-21                                                                                                 Fiscal Analyst:  Cory Savino

 

 

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.