CHAPTER 163

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Table of Contents

Sec. 10-10c. Uniform system of accounting. Chart of accounts. Audit.

Sec. 10-10f. Minimum budget requirement calculation worksheet.

Sec. 10-10g. Compilation of information re services and resources of domestic violence. Publication. Dissemination.


Sec. 10-10c. Uniform system of accounting. Chart of accounts. Audit. (a) The Department of Education shall develop and implement a uniform system of accounting for school revenues and expenditures. Such uniform system of accounting shall include a chart of accounts to be used at the school and district level. Such chart of accounts shall include, but not be limited to, all amounts and sources of revenue and donations of cash and real or personal property in the aggregate totaling five hundred dollars or more, including federal impact aid, received by a local or regional board of education, regional educational service center, charter school or charter management organization on behalf of a school district or individual school. Select measures shall be required at the individual school level, as determined by the department. The department shall make such chart of accounts available on its Internet web site.

(b) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, and each fiscal year thereafter, each local or regional board of education, regional educational service center and state charter school shall implement such uniform system of accounting by completing and filing annual financial reports with the department using the chart of accounts and meet the provisions of section 10-227.

(c) The Office of Policy and Management may annually audit the financial reports submitted pursuant to subsection (b) of this section for any local or regional board of education, regional educational service center or state charter school.

(d) Not later than July 1, 2013, the Department of Education shall submit the chart of accounts described in subsection (a) of this section to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a.

(P.A. 12-116, S. 15; P.A. 19-117, S. 249.)

History: P.A. 12-116 effective May 14, 2012; P.A. 19-117 amended Subsec. (a) by adding “, including federal impact aid,”, effective July 1, 2019.

Sec. 10-10f. Minimum budget requirement calculation worksheet. For the fiscal year ending July 1, 2020, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Department of Education shall compile a minimum budget requirement calculation worksheet for each school district. The department shall provide such worksheet to the appropriate local and regional board of education and make each such worksheet available on the department's Internet web site.

(P.A. 19-117, S. 250.)

History: P.A. 19-117 effective July 1, 2019.

Sec. 10-10g. Compilation of information re services and resources of domestic violence. Publication. Dissemination. (a) Not later than December 1, 2019, the Office of Victim Services within the Judicial Department, in consultation with the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, shall compile information concerning services and resources available to victims of domestic violence and provide such information to the Department of Education. Such information shall include, but need not be limited to, (1) referrals available to counseling and supportive services, including, but not limited to, the Safe at Home program administered by the Office of the Secretary of the State, shelter services, medical services, domestic abuse hotlines, legal counseling and advocacy, mental health care and financial assistance, and (2) procedures to voluntarily and confidentially identify eligibility for referrals to such counseling and supportive services. The Office of Victim Services within the Judicial Department shall annually review such information and inform the Department of Education of any necessary revisions.

(b) Not later than January 1, 2020, the Department of Education shall publish the information compiled and provided pursuant to subsection (a) of this section on the Internet web site of the department. If informed of any necessary revisions by the Office of Victim Services within the Judicial Department, the Department of Education shall revise such published information.

(c) For the school year commencing July 1, 2020, and each school year thereafter, the Department of Education shall disseminate the information published pursuant to subsection (b) of this section to each local and regional board of education. Each local and regional board of education shall require the provision of such information to any (1) student or parent or guardian of a student who expresses to a school employee, as defined in section 10-222d, that such student or parent or guardian or a person residing with such student or parent or guardian does not feel safe at home due to domestic violence, and (2) parent or guardian of a student who authorizes the transfer of such student's education records to another school.

(P.A. 19-146, S. 1.)

History: P.A. 19-146 effective July 1, 2019.