SALT LAKE CITY — The Davis School District will receive a one-time infusion of $3 million this year, thanks to a bill finalized by lawmakers Wednesday.
The House approved HB 49, which amends provisions in the Minimum School Program Act in regard to board levy programs and would require the state to appropriate the full amount of the state’s contribution to local districts each year.
The bill has been forwarded to the governor for his signature.
The change will benefit four school districts, including Davis.
Bill sponsor Rep. Stephen Handy, R-Layton, described the bill as dealing with an “appropriations orphan” and allows a district to get its full funding amount in a given year. It does not generate any new tax revenue; it merely speeds up the distribution of that funding.