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1/23/2013--Introduced.Fiscal Fairness Act - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to condition local educational agency (LEA) receipt of school... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Jan 23, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Jan 23, 2013

Bill Text

A BILL

To amend section 1120A(c) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to assure comparability of opportunity for educationally disadvantaged students.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Fiscal Fairness Act''.

SEC. 2. PURPOSES.

The purposes of this Act are as follows: (1) To remedy the inequitable distribution of State and local funds within the areas served by local educational agencies. (2) To reinforce the supplementary intent of funds made available under title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.), ensuring that these funds serve their original purpose of subsidizing the increased costs associated with educating students in concentrated poverty. (3) To address the statutory, regulatory, and enforcement weaknesses that have undermined the role of the comparability requirement in ensuring comparability within school districts. (4) To require the inclusion of real teacher salaries in calculations of per-pupil expenditures. (5) To provide sufficient transparency, accountability, and disclosure to allow parents, communities, educators, and local agency officials to ensure students have access to the resources they need to achieve at high levels.

SEC. 3. COMPARABILITY OF EXPENDITURES.

Section 1120A(c) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6321(c)) is amended to read as follows: ``(c) Comparability of Expenditures.-- ``(1) In general.-- ``(A) Comparable funding in general.--Except as provided in paragraphs (4) and (5), a local educational agency...

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Bill Summary

1/23/2013--Introduced.Fiscal Fairness Act - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to condition local educational agency (LEA) receipt of school improvement funds on: (1) an average state and local spending per pupil in each school receiving school improvement funds of at least 97% of such spending per pupil across all of the LEA's schools that are not receiving such funds; and (2) an average state and local spending per pupil in each higher poverty school of at least 97% of such spending per pupil across all lower poverty schools, if the LEA is serving all of its schools under part A. Allows LEAs to meet such requirement across all schools or among schools serving a particular grade span if they compare schools within no more than three grade spans. Directs the Inspector General of the Department of Education, in the fourth and fifth years after this Act's enactment, to audit 5 states and 10 LEAs to determine their progress in meeting these requirements. Requires annual LEA report cards to include certain information on state and local spending per pupil in schools. Requires states to provide the public with annual up-to-date school-by-school listings of per-pupil state and local spending.

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