The act creates a work group that is tasked with developing a sustainable model that is not embedded in the child welfare system to better serve students. The act outlines membership in the work group, duties of the work group, and reporting requirements for the work group and commissioner of education.
The act requires, in state fiscal year 2021-22 only, and within available appropriations, that the department of education distribute supplemental payments to facility schools approved by the department as of October 1, 2021. The supplemental payments must be above and beyond the current daily per pupil revenue rate as established for the 2021-22 state fiscal year.
For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, the act appropriates $6,200,000 to the department of education from the general fund for the facility school work group and supplemental payments to facility schools.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)