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Feb 21, 2019

Legislative Update Feb 21, 2019, 7:20am - Stan Rounds

HAFC Recommendation Table for HB2 et al.

Use the link above to find the Public School Support and Related Appropriations for FY20 table that is the HAFC Recommendation that will be considered on the House Floor in the next several days.

A quick review shows the following highlights:

At Risk Index is set at 0.25 (Line 4)                                                                                                                                                                                          Adds    $113,177,900

No Enrollment Growth Units Assumed (Line 5)                                                                                                                                                                   

Bilingual and Multi-cultural units appropriated at 0.6 (Line 6)
Adds    $6,954,500  

School Age Limit Set at 22 (Affects Adult Ed Programs and reduces appropriation by the loss of those units – Line 7)
Subtracts   $6,129,000

Elimination of small school units for charters in districts larger than 2,000 (three year average) (Line 8)
Subtracts   $14,773,100

New rural Population Units (0.15 factor)(Line 9)                                                                                                                                                                 Adds    $8,674,000

Extended Learning Time (+10 days) and 80 PD Hours(Line 10)
Adds    $62,497.500

K-5+ Formula Factor (eligible schools 25 days) (Line 11)                                                                                                                                                      Adds    $119,895,900

Instructional Materials (non-Categorical) (Lines 15 and Line  102)
Adds    $56,500,000

Salary Increases to All Staff at 6%                                                                                                                                                                                            Adds    $121,672,800

New Minimum Teacher Salaries (41,50,60)                                                                                                                                                                            Adds    $38,217,400

New Minimum Principal Salaries ($60K base before index)
Adds    $2,215,600   

Minimum Wage to $10/hour                                                                                                                                                                                                      Adds    $169,600   

I am asking you to take this knowledge (and the earlier district by district list from SB 1) and run a simulation cost analysis to determine if there are any issues you see. Please provide me with any input regarding potential budget issues.                                                 

Best Regards:

Stan Rounds
Executive Director
NM Coalition of Educational Leaders/
NM School Superintendents Association

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