TITLE 16
Education

CHAPTER 16-7
Foundation Level School Support [See Title 16 Chapter 97 – The Rhode Island Board Of Education Act]

SECTION 16-7-21


§ 16-7-21 Determination and adjustment of equalized weighted assessed valuation.

On or before August 1 of each year the division of property valuation within the department of revenue shall determine and certify to the commissioner of elementary and secondary education the equalized weighted assessed valuation for each city and town in the following manner:

(1) The total assessed valuations of real and tangible personal property for each city and town as of December 31 of the third preceding calendar year shall be weighted by bringing the valuation to the true and market value of real and tangible personal property. The total assessed valuations of real and tangible personal property for all cities and towns shall be applied to the true and market valuations of the property for all cities and towns and the resulting percentage shall determine the average throughout the state. This percentage applied to the sum of the total true and market value of real and tangible personal property of each city and town shall be the equalized weighted assessed valuation of each city and town.

(2) The equalized weighted assessed valuation for each city and town shall be allocated to the particular city or town, and in the case of a regional school district which does not service all grades, except the Chariho regional high school district, the commissioner of elementary and secondary education shall apportion that proportion of the equalized weighted assessed valuation of the member cities or towns which the average daily membership serviced by the regional school district bears to the total average daily membership, and the equalized weighted assessed valuation of the member cities and towns shall be appropriately reduced.

(3) The equalized weighted assessed valuation for each community as allocated or apportioned in accordance with subdivision (2) of this section shall be adjusted by the ratio which the median family income of a city or town bears to the statewide median family income as reported in the latest available federal census data. The total state adjusted equalized weighted assessed valuation shall be the same as the total state equalized weighted assessed valuation.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1960, ch. 27, § 7; P.L. 1961, ch. 93, § 2; P.L. 1967, ch. 160, § 3; P.L. 1975, ch. 260, art. 4, § 2; P.L. 1980, ch. 264, § 1; P.L. 1983, ch. 134, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 84, § 74; P.L. 2006, ch. 246, art. 38, § 3.)