Governor: Funding is increased to support 0.25 FTE staff family engagement coordinators at high poverty elementary schools to assist in the school's outreach to families and resources in the community. This enhancement is within the program of basic education.
House: In December 2012, the Joint Task Force on Education Funding recommended that the Legislature increase state funding for family engagement coordinators in the prototypical elementary school from 0 FTEs to 0.5 FTEs per prototypical elementary school. The allocation for the staff type was increased to 0.0825 FTEs beginning in the 2013-14 school year.
Funding is provided to increase the prototypical elementary school family engagement coordinator to 0.222 FTEs in the 2015-16 school year and 0.361 in the 2016-17 school year. This increase in the state-allocated FTE represents an equal annual increment increase with the intention of reaching the recommended target of 0.5 FTEs by the 2017-18 school year.