TITLE 16
Education

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

SECTION 16-7-44.2


§ 16-7-44.2 Repayment of school housing aid.

(a) If an audit or subsequent review by the commissioner of elementary and secondary education determines that a community was overpaid school housing aid, the community shall repay the determined amount over a number of years that is calculated by dividing the total amount of the overpayment by the total amount of revenues reported by the school district for the most recently completed fiscal year.

(b) If the percentage derived from section (a) above is one-half percent (0.5%) or less, the community shall repay the entire amount of the overpayment in the same fiscal year in which the overpayment is determined.

(c) If the percentage derived from section (a) above is greater than one-half percent (0.5%), the community shall repay the amount of the overpayment over a number of years that equals the percentage derived from section (a) divided by one-half percent (0.5%).

(d) Repayments of more than one year shall be made in equal installments over the term derived from section (c) above. The department of elementary and secondary education will submit an invoice to the community on July 1st.

(e) If the department of elementary and secondary education has not received the required amount by June 30 of the applicable fiscal year, education aid for the community calculated pursuant to § 16-7.1-15 shall be reduced by the amount due.

(f) If the entire overpayment is not received in full in the first year, interest will be applied annually at a rate equal to the consumer price index.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2009, ch. 5, art. 13, § 2.)