How does the Secretary determine whether a fiscally dependent local educational agency is making a reasonable tax effort?
(a) If an LEA is fiscally dependent, as defined in § 222.2(c), the Secretary compares the LEA's imputed local tax rate, calculated under paragraph (b) of this section, with the average tax rate of its generally comparable LEAs, calculated under paragraph (c) of this section, to determine whether the LEA is making a reasonable tax effort.
(b) The Secretary imputes a local tax rate for a fiscally dependent LEA by—
(1) Dividing the assessed value of each classification of real property within the boundaries of the general government by the percentage of true value assigned to that property for tax purposes and aggregating the results;
(2) Determining the amount of locally derived revenues made available by the general government for the LEA's current expenditures (as defined in section 8013 ); and
(3) Dividing the amount determined in paragraph (b)(2) of this section by the amount determined in paragraph (b)(1) of this section.
(c) The Secretary performs the computations in paragraph (b) of this section for each of the fiscally dependent generally comparable LEAs and the computations in §§ 222.67-222.69, whichever is applicable, for each of the fiscally independent generally comparable LEAs and determines the average of all those tax rates.
(d) The Secretary determines that a fiscally dependent LEA described in § 222.62 (a) or (d) is making a reasonable tax effort if its imputed local tax rate is equal to at least 95 percent of the average tax rate of its generally comparable LEAs.
(e) The Secretary determines that a fiscally dependent LEA described in § 222.62(b) is making a reasonable tax effort if its imputed local tax rate is equal to at least 125 percent of the average tax rate of its generally comparable LEAs.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1810-0036)
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7703(f))
Title 34 published on 2012-07-01
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