The 2013 legislature appropriated $13.6 million to provide grants to districts experiencing rapid enrollment. Supplemental payments of $3,900 per student were provided for districts experiencing enrollment growth of 4.0 percent or more, provided that represents an increase of at least 20 students.
For the 2015-17 biennium, the Governor’s $14.8 million, two-tiered rapid enrollment growth grant program was approved by the legislature as recommended. Districts increasing by 4.0 percent or 150 students, with a minimum growth of 20 students, will receive Tier 1 supplemental payments of $4,000 per student. Districts with Tier 2 growth of at least 2.0 percent or 75 students, with minimum growth of 10 students, will receive $2,000 per student.
For the 2017-19 biennium, the 65th Legislature appropriated $6,000,000 for a 1 tier rapid enrollment growth grant program. Districts increasing by 4.0 percent or 150 students, with a minimum growth of 20 students, will receive supplemental payments of $4,000 per student.