Session of 1999
HOUSE BILL No. 2165
By Committee on Education
9 AN ACT concerning school district finance; relating to determination of
10 transportation weighting; amending K.S.A. 72-6411 and repealing the
11 existing section.
13 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14 Section 1. K.S.A. 72-6411 is hereby amended to read as follows: 72-
15 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
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
21/2 miles the prescribed mileage
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
21/2 miles the prescribed mileage, or more,
35 by the usually traveled road from the school building they attended, and
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
miles the prescribed mileage, or more, by the usually traveled road to the
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
miles the prescribed mileage, or more, by the usually traveled road from
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.
(f) The provisions of this section shall take effect and be in force from
and after July 1, 1992.
33 (f) "Prescribed mileage" means two miles for the 1999-2000 school
34 year, 11/2 miles for the 2000-01 school year, and one mile for the 2001-02
35 school year and each school year thereafter.
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.