10 transportation weighting; amending K.S.A. 72-6411 and repealing the

11 existing section.

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14 Section 1. K.S.A. 72-6411 is hereby amended to read as follows:

15 72-6411. (a) The transportation weighting of each district shall be deter-

16 mined by the state board as follows:

17 (1) Determine the total expenditures of the district during the pre-

18 ceding school year from all funds for transporting pupils of public and

19 nonpublic schools on regular school routes;

20 (2) divide the amount determined under (1) by the total number of

21 pupils who were included in the enrollment of the district in the preced-

22 ing school year and for whom transportation was made available by the

23 district;

24 (3) multiply the quotient obtained under (2) by the total number of

25 pupils who were included in the enrollment of the district in the preced-

26 ing school year, were residing less than

27 by the usually traveled road from the school building they attended, and

28 for whom transportation was made available by the district;

29 (4) multiply the product obtained under (3) by 50%;

30 (5) subtract the product obtained under (4) from the amount deter-

31 mined under (1);

32 (6) divide the remainder obtained under (5) by the total number of

33 pupils who were included in the enrollment of the district in the preced-

34 ing school year, were residing

35 by the usually traveled road from the school building they attended

36 for whom transportation was made available by the district. The quotient

37 is the per-pupil cost of transportation;

38 (7) on a density-cost graph plot the per-pupil cost of transportation

39 for each district;

40 (8) construct a curve of best fit for the points so plotted;

41 (9) locate the index of density for the district on the base line of the

42 density-cost graph and from the point on the curve of best fit directly

43 above this point of index of density follow a line parallel to the base line

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1 to the point of intersection with the vertical line, which point is the for-

2 mula per-pupil cost of transportation of the district;

3 (10) divide the formula per-pupil cost of transportation of the district

4 by base state aid per pupil;

5 (11) multiply the quotient obtained under (10) by the number of

6 pupils who are included in the enrollment of the district, are residing

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8 school building they attend, and for whom transportation is being made

9 available by, and at the expense of, the district. The product is the trans-

10 portation weighting of the district.

11 (b) For the purpose of providing accurate and reliable data on pupil

12 transportation, the state board is authorized to adopt rules and regulations

13 prescribing procedures which districts shall follow in reporting pertinent

14 information relative thereto, including uniform reporting of expenditures

15 for transportation.

16 (c) ``Index of density'' means the number of pupils who are included

17 in the enrollment of a district in the current school year, are residing

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19 the school building they attend, and for whom transportation is being

20 made available on regular school routes by the district, divided by the

21 number of square miles of territory in the district.

22 (d) ``Density-cost graph'' means a drawing having: (1) A horizontal or

23 base line divided into equal intervals of density, beginning with zero on

24 the left; and (2) a scale for per-pupil cost of transportation to be shown

25 on a line perpendicular to the base line at the left end thereof, such scale

26 to begin with zero dollars at the base line ascending by equal per-pupil

27 cost intervals.

28 (e) ``Curve of best fit'' means the curve on a density-cost graph drawn

29 so the sum of the distances squared from such line to each of the points

30 plotted on the graph is the least possible.

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36 Sec. 2. K.S.A. 72-6411 is hereby repealed.

37 Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

38 publication in the statute book.

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