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PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 108 STAT. 4019 each Bureau funded school and annual projections of such costs; and "(B) the feasibility and desirability of changing the method of financing for Bureau funded schools from the weighted student unit formula method in effect on the date of enactment of this Act to a school-based budget system or other alternative system of financial support. "(2) COST ANALYSIS PURPOSE.— The purpose of the cost analysis provided for in paragraph (1)(A) shall be to provide the Bureau and the panel described in subsection (b)(4) with baseline data regarding the current state of operations funded by the Bureau and to provide a framework for the implementation of opportunity-to-leam standards or strategies. Such analy- sis shall evaluate the costs of providing a program in each school operated or supported by the Bureau for the next succeeding academic year and shall be based on— "(A) the standards either published in the Federal Register and effective for schools funded by the Bureau on the date of enactment of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994, or the State or regional standards in effect on such date for a Bureau funded school; "(B) the best projections of student counts and demographics as provided by the Bureau and as independently reviewed by the organization or institution selected by the Secretary to perform the analysis described in this section; and "(C) the pay and benefit schedules and other personnel requirements for each school operated by the Bureau, as such pay and benefit schedules and rr^quirements existed on the date of enactment of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994. " (3) FEASIBILITY STUDY PURPOSE.—(A) The purpose of the feasibility analysis provided for in paragraph (1)(B) shall be to determine whether it is feasible and desirable for the Bureau to replace or modify the weighted student unit formula system in effect on the date of enactment of this Act. "(B) For the purposes of the feasibility analysis described in paragraph (1)(B), the term 'school-based budget system' means a system based upon an initial determination, at each school site, of the number of students who shall be served at the site, the needs of those students, the stsindards which will best meet those needs (including any standards or conditions reflecting local community input and such communit^s program), the personnel profile necessary to establish such program and the cost (determined on an actual basis) of funding such a program. Such a system shall include procedures to aggregate the determinations for each school site to determine the amount needed to fund all Bureau funded schools, to prepare a budget submission based upon such aggregate, and to provide for a mechanism for distributing such sums as may be appropriated based upon the determination at each school site. "(4) RESULTS REPORT.— The contractor selected shall be required to report the results of analyses provided for in this section, in aggregate and school-specific form to the chairpersons and ranking minority members of the Committee on Education and Labor and the Committee on Appropriations