1st Engrossment - 81st Legislature (1999 - 2000) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to education; kindergarten through grade 12; 1.3 providing for general education; special programs; 1.4 employment and transitions; facilities and technology; 1.5 educational excellence and other policy; nutrition; 1.6 fund transfers; libraries; state agencies; and 1.7 technical, conforming, and clarifying amendments; 1.8 appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, 1.9 sections 120A.22, subdivision 3; 120A.41; 121A.61, 1.10 subdivision 3; 122A.18, subdivision 2; 122A.31, 1.11 subdivision 4; 123A.485, subdivision 4; 123B.02, by 1.12 adding a subdivision; 123B.51, subdivision 6; 123B.52, 1.13 by adding a subdivision; 123B.53, by adding 1.14 subdivisions; 123B.59, subdivision 6, and by adding 1.15 subdivisions; 123B.71, subdivisions 3 and 10; 123B.79, 1.16 subdivision 7; 123B.85, subdivision 1; 123B.86, 1.17 subdivision 1; 123B.88, subdivision 3; 124D.081, 1.18 subdivision 6; 124D.111, subdivision 1; 124D.128, 1.19 subdivision 4; 124D.44; 124D.454, subdivisions 2 and 1.20 10; 124D.86, subdivision 6, and by adding 1.21 subdivisions; 125A.76, subdivision 7; 126C.10, by 1.22 adding a subdivision; 126C.12, subdivision 2; 126C.40, 1.23 subdivision 1, and by adding a subdivision; 126C.69, 1.24 subdivision 3; 127A.05, subdivision 4; 127A.41, 1.25 subdivisions 8 and 9; 127A.48, subdivision 1; 1.26 136D.281, subdivision 4; 136D.741, subdivision 4; 1.27 136D.88, subdivision 4; 471.15; 475.53, subdivision 4; 1.28 Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, sections 122A.09, 1.29 subdivision 4; 123B.53, subdivisions 4 and 6; 123B.54; 1.30 124D.10, subdivisions 3, 4, 6, 8, 11, 14, 15, and 23; 1.31 124D.11, subdivisions 1, 4, and 6; 124D.1155, 1.32 subdivision 2; 124D.128, subdivision 2; 124D.453, 1.33 subdivision 3; 124D.65, subdivision 4; 124D.84, 1.34 subdivision 1; 124D.86, subdivisions 1 and 3; 124D.87; 1.35 125A.023, subdivisions 3 and 5; 125A.08; 125A.76, 1.36 subdivision 2; 125A.79, subdivision 8; 125A.80; 1.37 125B.21, subdivision 3; 126C.052; 126C.10, 1.38 subdivisions 1, 2, 14, 23, 24, 25, and 26; 126C.12, 1.39 subdivision 1; 126C.17, subdivision 9; 126C.40, 1.40 subdivision 6; 126C.44; 126C.63, subdivision 8; 1.41 126C.69, subdivision 9; 127A.45, subdivision 12a; 1.42 127A.51; and 181A.04, subdivision 6; Laws 1997, First 1.43 Special Session chapter 4, article 8, section 4, as 1.44 amended; Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 1, sections 1.45 66; 68, subdivisions 4 and 5; 69; and 70; article 2, 1.46 section 60, subdivisions 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 17, and 19; 2.1 article 3, sections 3, subdivisions 2 and 4; and 5; 2.2 article 4, sections 27, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 2.3 10, and 11; and 29; article 5, section 18, 2.4 subdivisions 5 and 6; article 6, section 14, 2.5 subdivisions 2, 3, 4, and 5; article 8, section 4, 2.6 subdivision 5; article 9, section 49; article 10, 2.7 section 6; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota 2.8 Statutes, chapters 121A; 122A; 123B; 125B; and 134; 2.9 repealing Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 123B.59, 2.10 subdivision 7; 126C.30; 126C.31; 126C.32; 126C.33; 2.11 126C.34; 126C.35; 126C.36; 136D.281, subdivision 8; 2.12 136D.741, subdivision 8; 136D.88, subdivision 8; Laws 2.13 1999, chapter 216, article 4, section 12; chapter 241, 2.14 articles 1, section 64; 9, sections 35 and 36; and 10, 2.15 section 5; chapter 245, article 4, section 3; 2.16 Minnesota Rules, part 3535.9920. 2.17 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 2.18 ARTICLE 1 2.19 GENERAL EDUCATION 2.20 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 2.21 124D.11, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 2.22 Subdivision 1. [GENERAL EDUCATION REVENUE.] (a) General 2.23 education revenue must be paid to a charter school as though it 2.24 were a district. The general education revenue for each 2.25 adjusted marginal cost pupil unit is the state average general 2.26 education revenue per pupil unit, plus the referendum 2.27 equalization aid allowance in the pupil's district of residence, 2.28 minus an amount equal to the product of the formula allowance 2.29 according to section 126C.10, subdivision 2, times .0485, 2.30 calculated without basic skills revenue, transportation sparsity 2.31 revenue, and the transportation portion of the transition 2.32 revenue adjustment, plus basic skills revenue as though the 2.33 school were a school district. 2.34 (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), for charter schools in 2.35 the first year of operation, general education revenue shall be 2.36 computed using the number of adjusted pupil units in the current 2.37 fiscal year. 2.38 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 2.39 following final enactment. 2.40 Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 2.41 124D.65, subdivision 4, is amended to read: 2.42 Subd. 4. [STATE TOTAL LEP REVENUE.] (a) The state total 2.43 limited English proficiency programs revenue for fiscal year 3.1 2000 equals $27,454,000.
The state total limited English3.2 proficiency programs revenue for fiscal year 2001 equals3.3 $31,752,000.3.4 (b) The state total limited English proficiency programs 3.5 revenue for later fiscal years equals: 3.6 (1) the state total limited English proficiency programs 3.7 revenue for the preceding fiscal year; times 3.8 (2) the program growth factor under section 125A.76 3.9 subdivision 1; times 3.10 (3) the ratio of the state total number of pupils with 3.11 limited English proficiency for the current fiscal year to the 3.12 state total number of pupils with limited English proficiency 3.13 for the preceding fiscal year. 3.14 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 3.15 following final enactment. 3.16 Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 3.17 124D.86, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 3.18 Subdivision 1. [USE OF THE REVENUE.] Integration revenue 3.19 under this section must be used for programs established under a 3.20 desegregation plan filed with the department of children, 3.21 families, and learning according to Minnesota Rules, parts 3.22 3535.0100 to 3535.0180, or under court order , to increase. The 3.23 revenue must be used to create or enhance learning opportunities 3.24 and reduce the learning gap between learners living in high3.25 concentrations of poverty and their peerswhich are designed to 3.26 provide opportunities for students to have increased interracial 3.27 contacts through classroom experiences, staff initiatives, and 3.28 other educationally related programs. 3.29 Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 124D.86, is 3.30 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 3.31 Subd. 1a. [BUDGET APPROVAL PROCESS.] Before a district 3.32 receives any revenue under subdivision 3, clause (4), the 3.33 district must submit to the department of children, families, 3.34 and learning, for its review and approval, a budget detailing 3.35 the costs of the desegregation/integration plan filed under 3.36 Minnesota Rules, parts 3535.0100 to 3535.0180. Notwithstanding 4.1 chapter 14, the department may develop criteria for budget 4.2 approval. The criteria developed by the department should 4.3 address, at a minimum, the following: 4.4 (1) budget items that cannot be approved unless they are 4.5 part of any overall desegregation plan approved by the district 4.6 for isolated sites or by the multidistrict collaboration council 4.7 and participating individual members; 4.8 (2) a budget that must indicate how revenue expenditures 4.9 will be used specifically to support increased opportunities for 4.10 interracial contact; 4.11 (3) components of the budget to be considered by the 4.12 department, including staffing, curriculum, transportation, 4.13 facilities, materials, and equipment and reasonable planning 4.14 costs, as determined by the department; and 4.15 (4) if plans are proposed to enhance existing programs, a 4.16 total budget reflecting the appropriation for the program that 4.17 includes the part funded using integration revenue and the part 4.18 funded using other revenues. 4.19 Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 124D.86, is 4.20 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 4.21 Subd. 1b. [PLAN COMPONENTS.] Plans submitted by each 4.22 district under Minnesota Rules, parts 3535.0160 and 3535.0170, 4.23 must be approved by the district's board before integration 4.24 revenue will be awarded. If a district is applying for revenue 4.25 for a plan that is part of a multidistrict council, the 4.26 individual district shall not receive revenue unless it ratifies 4.27 the plan adopted by its multidistrict council or approves a 4.28 modified plan with a written explanation of any modifications. 4.29 Each plan shall contain: 4.30 (1) an identification of the integration issues at the 4.31 sites or districts covered by Minnesota Rules, parts 3535.0100 4.32 to 3535.0180; 4.33 (2) a description of the community outreach that preceded 4.34 the integration plan, such that the commissioner can determine 4.35 whether the membership of the planning councils complied with 4.36 the requirements of Minnesota Rules, parts 3535.0100 to 5.1 3535.0180; and 5.2 (3) the specific goals of the integration plan. 5.3 By June 30 of the subsequent fiscal year, each district shall 5.4 report to the commissioner in writing about the extent to which 5.5 the integration goals identified in the plan were met. 5.6 Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 5.7 124D.86, subdivision 3, is amended to read: 5.8 Subd. 3. [INTEGRATION REVENUE.] For fiscal year 2000 and 5.9 later fiscal years, integration revenue equals the following 5.10 amounts: 5.11 (1) for independent school district No. 709, Duluth, $207 5.12 times the adjusted pupil units for the school year; 5.13 (2) for independent school district No. 625, St. Paul, $446 5.14 times the adjusted pupil units for the school year; 5.15 (3) for special school district No. 1, Minneapolis, $536 5.16 times the adjusted pupil units for the school year; and 5.17 (4) for a district not listed in clause (1), (2), or (3) 5.18 that is required to implement a plan according to the 5.19 requirements of Minnesota Rules, parts 3535.0100 to 5.20 3535.0180, as proposed in 23 State Register 1344, December 7,5.21 1998,the lesser of 5.22 (i) the actual cost of implementing the plan during the 5.23 fiscal year minus the aid received under subdivision 6, or 5.24 (ii) $93 times the adjusted pupil units for the school year. 5.25 Any money received by districts in clauses (1) to (3) which 5.26 exceeds the amount received in fiscal year 2000 shall be subject 5.27 to the budget requirements in subdivision 1a. 5.28 Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 124D.86, 5.29 subdivision 6, is amended to read: 5.30 Subd. 6. [ALTERNATIVE ATTENDANCE PROGRAMS.] (a) The 5.31 integration aid under subdivision 5 must be adjusted for each 5.32 pupil residing in a district eligible for integration revenue 5.33 under subdivision 3, clause (1), (2), or (3), and attending a 5.34 nonresident district under sections 123A.05 to 123A.08, 124D.03, 5.35 124D.06, 124D.07, and 124D.08, that is not eligible for 5.36 integration revenue under subdivision 3, clause (1), (2), or 6.1 (3), and has implemented a plan under Minnesota Rules, parts 6.2 3535.0100 to 3535.0180, if the enrollment of the pupil in the 6.3 nonresident district contributes to desegregation or integration 6.4 purposes. The adjustments must be made according to this 6.5 subdivision. 6.6 (b) Aid paid to the district of the pupil's residence must6.7 be reduced by an amount equal to the revenue per resident pupil6.8 unit of the resident district times the number of resident pupil6.9 units attributable to the pupil for the time the pupil is6.10 enrolled in a nonresident district.6.11 (c)Aid paid to a district serving nonresidents must be 6.12 increased by an amount equal to the aid reduction to the6.13 resident district under paragraphs (b) and (d)revenue per pupil 6.14 unit of the resident district under subdivision 3, clause (1), 6.15 (2), or (3), minus the revenue attributable to the pupil in the 6.16 nonresident district under subdivision 3, clause (4), for the 6.17 time the pupil is enrolled in the nonresident district. 6.18 (d) If the amount of the reduction to be made from the aid6.19 of a district is greater than the amount of aid otherwise due6.20 the district, the excess reduction must be made from other state6.21 aids due the district.6.22 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 6.23 following final enactment. 6.24 Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 6.25 124D.87, is amended to read: 6.26 124D.87 [INTERDISTRICT DESEGREGATION OR INTEGRATION 6.27 TRANSPORTATION AID.] 6.28 (a) A district that provides transportation of pupils to 6.29 and from an interdistrict program for desegregation or 6.30 integration purposes is eligible for state aid to cover6.31 reimburse the additional costs of transportation during the 6.32 preceding fiscal year. 6.33 (b) A district in the metropolitan area may apply to the 6.34 commissioner for state aid to coverreimburse the costs of 6.35 transporting pupils who are enrolled under section 6.36 124D.03 during the preceding fiscal year if the enrollment of 7.1 the student in the nonresident district contributes to 7.2 desegregation or integration purposes. The commissioner shall 7.3 develop the form and manner of applications for state aid, the 7.4 criteria to be used to determine when transportation is for 7.5 desegregation or integration purposes, and the accounting 7.6 procedure to be used to determine excess costs. In determining 7.7 aid amounts, the commissioner shall consider other revenue 7.8 received by the district for transportation for desegregation or 7.9 integration purposes. 7.10 (c) Aid must be paid under paragraph (b) only if aid7.11 amounts under paragraph (a) have been fully funded.7.12 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective July 1, 2001. 7.13 Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 7.14 126C.052, is amended to read: 7.15 126C.052 [CLASS SIZE, ALL-DAY KINDERGARTEN, AND SPECIAL 7.16 EDUCATION STUDENT-TO-INSTRUCTOR RATIO RESERVE.] 7.17 A district is required to reserve $3 in fiscal year 2000 7.18 and $11 in fiscal year 2001 and later per adjusted marginal cost 7.19 pupil unit for class size reduction, all-day kindergarten, or 7.20 for reducing special education student-to-instructor ratios. 7.21 The school board of each district must pass a resolution stating 7.22 which one of these three programs will be funded with this 7.23 reserve. The reserve amount under this section must be 7.24 allocated to the education site as defined in section 123B.04, 7.25 subdivision 1, according to a plan adopted by the school board. 7.26 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 7.27 following final enactment. 7.28 Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 7.29 126C.10, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 7.30 Subdivision 1. [GENERAL EDUCATION REVENUE.] For fiscal 7.31 year 20002001 and thereafter, the general education revenue for 7.32 each district equals the sum of the district's basic revenue, 7.33 basic skills revenue, training and experience revenue, secondary 7.34 sparsity revenue, elementary sparsity revenue, transportation 7.35 sparsity revenue, total operating capital revenue, equity 7.36 revenue, small school enhanced equity revenue, referendum offset 8.1 adjustment, transition revenue, and supplemental revenue. 8.2 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective for revenue for 8.3 fiscal year 2001. 8.4 Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 8.5 126C.10, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 8.6 Subd. 2. [BASIC REVENUE.] The basic revenue for each 8.7 district equals the formula allowance times the resident8.8 adjusted marginal cost pupil units for the school year. The 8.9 formula allowance for fiscal year 1998 is $3,581. The formula 8.10 allowance for fiscal year 1999 is $3,530. The formula allowance 8.11 for fiscal year 2000 is $3,740. The formula allowance for 8.12 fiscal year 2001 and subsequent fiscal years is $3,875$3,925. 8.13 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 8.14 following final enactment. 8.15 Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 8.16 126C.10, subdivision 14, is amended to read: 8.17 Subd. 14. [USES OF TOTAL OPERATING CAPITAL REVENUE.] Total 8.18 operating capital revenue may be used only for the following 8.19 purposes: 8.20 (1) to acquire land for school purposes; 8.21 (2) to acquire or construct buildings for school purposes; 8.22 (3) to rent or lease buildings, including the costs of 8.23 building repair or improvement that are part of a lease 8.24 agreement; 8.25 (4) to improve and repair school sites and buildings, and 8.26 equip or reequip school buildings with permanent attached 8.27 fixtures, including library media centers; 8.28 (5) for a surplus school building that is used 8.29 substantially for a public nonschool purpose; 8.30 (6) to eliminate barriers or increase access to school 8.31 buildings by individuals with a disability; 8.32 (7) to bring school buildings into compliance with the 8.33 Uniform Fire Code adopted according to chapter 299F; 8.34 (8) to remove asbestos from school buildings, encapsulate 8.35 asbestos, or make asbestos-related repairs; 8.36 (9) to clean up and dispose of polychlorinated biphenyls 9.1 found in school buildings; 9.2 (10) to clean up, remove, dispose of, and make repairs 9.3 related to storing heating fuel or transportation fuels such as 9.4 alcohol, gasoline, fuel oil, and special fuel, as defined in 9.5 section 296A.01; 9.6 (11) for energy audits for school buildings and to modify 9.7 buildings if the audit indicates the cost of the modification 9.8 can be recovered within ten years; 9.9 (12) to improve buildings that are leased according to 9.10 section 123B.51, subdivision 4; 9.11 (13) to pay special assessments levied against school 9.12 property but not to pay assessments for service charges; 9.13 (14) to pay principal and interest on state loans for 9.14 energy conservation according to section 216C.37 or loans made 9.15 under the Northeast Minnesota Economic Protection Trust Fund Act 9.16 according to sections 298.292 to 298.298; 9.17 (15) to purchase or lease interactive telecommunications 9.18 equipment; 9.19 (16) by board resolution, to transfer money into the debt 9.20 redemption fund to: (i) pay the amounts needed to meet, when 9.21 due, principal and interest payments on certain obligations 9.22 issued according to chapter 475; or (ii) pay principal and 9.23 interest on debt service loans or capital loans according to 9.24 section 126C.70; 9.25 (17) to pay operating capital-related assessments of any 9.26 entity formed under a cooperative agreement between two or more 9.27 districts; 9.28 (18) to purchase or lease computers and related materials, 9.29 copying machines, telecommunications equipment, and other 9.30 noninstructional equipment; 9.31 (19) to purchase or lease assistive technology or equipment 9.32 for instructional programs; 9.33 (20) to purchase textbooks; 9.34 (21) to purchase new and replacement library booksmedia 9.35 resources or technology; 9.36 (22) to purchase vehicles; 10.1 (23) to purchase or lease telecommunications equipment, 10.2 computers, and related equipment for integrated information 10.3 management systems for: 10.4 (i) managing and reporting learner outcome information for 10.5 all students under a results-oriented graduation rule; 10.6 (ii) managing student assessment, services, and achievement 10.7 information required for students with individual education 10.8 plans; and 10.9 (iii) other classroom information management needs; and 10.10 (24) to pay personnel costs directly related to the 10.11 acquisition, operation, and maintenance of telecommunications 10.12 systems, computers, related equipment, and network and 10.13 applications software. 10.14 Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 10.15 126C.10, subdivision 23, is amended to read: 10.16 Subd. 23. [REFERENDUM OFFSET ADJUSTMENT.] A district that 10.17 qualifies for the referendum allowance reduction under section 10.18 126C.17, subdivision 12, and whose referendum allowance under 10.19 section 126C.17, subdivision 1, as adjusted under section 10.20 126C.17, subdivisions 2 and 12, does not exceed the referendum 10.21 allowance limit under section 126C.17, subdivision 2, clause 10.22 (2), shall receive a referendum offset adjustment. In fiscal 10.23 year 2000 and thereafter, the referendum offset adjustment is 10.24 equal to $25 per residentadjusted marginal cost pupil unit. 10.25 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 10.26 following final enactment. 10.27 Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 10.28 126C.10, subdivision 24, is amended to read: 10.29 Subd. 24. [EQUITY REVENUE.] (a) A school district 10.30 qualifies for equity revenue if the school district's adjusted 10.31 marginal cost pupil unit amount of basic revenue, supplemental 10.32 revenue, transition revenue, and referendum revenue is less than 10.33 the 90th percentile of school districts in its equity region for 10.34 those revenue categories and the school district's 10.35 administrative offices are not located in a city of the first 10.36 class on July 1, 1999. 11.1 (b) Equity revenue for a qualifying district that receives11.2 referendum revenue under section 126C.17, subdivision 4,equals 11.3 the product of (1) the district's adjusted marginal cost pupil 11.4 units for that year; times (2) the sum of (i) $10, plus (ii) 11.5 $30, times the school district's equity index computed under 11.6 section 126C.10, subdivision 627. 11.7 (c) Equity revenue for a qualifying district that does not11.8 receive referendum revenue under section 126C.17, subdivision 4,11.9 equals the product of the district's adjusted marginal cost11.10 pupil units for that year times $10.11.11 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective for revenue for 11.12 fiscal year 2001. 11.13 Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 11.14 126C.10, subdivision 25, is amended to read: 11.15 Subd. 25. [REGIONAL EQUITY GAP.] The regional equity gap 11.16 equals the difference between the fifth and the 90th percentile 11.17 of adjusted general revenue per adjusted marginal cost pupil 11.18 unit. 11.19 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 11.20 following final enactment. 11.21 Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 11.22 126C.10, subdivision 26, is amended to read: 11.23 Subd. 26. [DISTRICT EQUITY GAP.] A district's equity gap 11.24 equals the greater of zero or the difference between the 11.25 district's adjusted general revenue and the regional 90th 11.26 percentile of adjusted general revenue per adjusted marginal 11.27 cost pupil unit. 11.28 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 11.29 following final enactment. 11.30 Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 126C.10, is 11.31 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 11.32 Subd. 29. [SMALL SCHOOL ENHANCED EQUITY REVENUE.] (a) A 11.33 district qualifies for small school enhanced equity revenue if: 11.34 (1) the sum of its transition, supplemental, and referendum 11.35 revenue is less than $800 per adjusted marginal cost pupil unit; 11.36 (2) its total adjusted marginal cost pupil units for that year 12.1 are less than 3,000; and (3) its adjusted marginal cost pupil 12.2 units are fewer in the current year than in the previous year. 12.3 (b) A district's small school enhanced equity revenue 12.4 equals: (1) $70; times (2) the district's adjusted marginal 12.5 cost pupil units for that year; times (3) the lesser of one, or 12.6 the ratio of the percent change in the district's adjusted 12.7 marginal cost pupil units from the previous year to the current 12.8 year to four percent. 12.9 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective for revenue for 12.10 fiscal year 2001. 12.11 Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 12.12 126C.12, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 12.13 Subdivision 1. [REVENUE.] Of a district's general 12.14 education revenue for fiscal year 2000 and thereafter each 12.15 school district shall reserve an amount equal to the formula 12.16 allowance multiplied by the following calculation: 12.17 (1) the sum of adjusted marginal cost pupil unitspupils in 12.18 average daily membership, according to section 126C.05, 12.19 subdivision 5, in kindergarten times .057; plus 12.20 (2) the sum of adjusted marginal cost pupil unitspupils in 12.21 average daily membership, according to section 126C.05, 12.22 subdivision 5, in grades 1 to 3 times .115; plus 12.23 (3) the sum of adjusted marginal cost pupil unitspupils in 12.24 average daily membership, according to section 126C.05, 12.25 subdivision 5, in grades 4 to 6 times .06. 12.26 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 12.27 following final enactment. 12.28 Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 12.29 126C.17, subdivision 9, is amended to read: 12.30 Subd. 9. [REFERENDUM REVENUE.] (a) The revenue authorized 12.31 by section 126C.10, subdivision 1, may be increased in the 12.32 amount approved by the voters of the district at a referendum 12.33 called for the purpose. The referendum may be called by the 12.34 board or shall be called by the board upon written petition of 12.35 qualified voters of the district. The referendum must be 12.36 conducted one or two calendar years before the increased levy 13.1 authority, if approved, first becomes payable. Only one 13.2 election to approve an increase may be held in a calendar year. 13.3 Unless the referendum is conducted by mail under paragraph (g), 13.4 the referendum must be held on the first Tuesday after the first 13.5 Monday in November. The ballot must state the maximum amount of 13.6 the increased revenue per resident marginal cost pupil unit, the 13.7 estimated referendum tax rate as a percentage of referendum 13.8 market value in the first year it is to be levied, and that the 13.9 revenue must be used to finance school operations. The ballot 13.10 may state a schedule, determined by the board, of increased 13.11 revenue per resident marginal cost pupil unitsunit that differs 13.12 from year to year over the number of years for which the 13.13 increased revenue is authorized. If the ballot contains a 13.14 schedule showing different amounts, it must also indicate the 13.15 estimated referendum tax rate as a percent of referendum market 13.16 value for the amount specified for the first year and for the 13.17 maximum amount specified in the schedule. The ballot may state 13.18 that existing referendum levy authority is expiring. In this 13.19 case, the ballot may also compare the proposed levy authority to 13.20 the existing expiring levy authority, and express the proposed 13.21 increase as the amount, if any, over the expiring referendum 13.22 levy authority. The ballot must designate the specific number 13.23 of years, not to exceed ten, for which the referendum 13.24 authorization applies. The notice required under section 275.60 13.25 may be modified to read, in cases of renewing existing levies: 13.26 "BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU MAY BE VOTING 13.27 FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE." 13.28 The ballot may contain a textual portion with the 13.29 information required in this subdivision and a question stating 13.30 substantially the following: 13.31 "Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by (petition 13.32 to) the board of ........., School District No. .., be approved?" 13.33 If approved, an amount equal to the approved revenue per 13.34 resident marginal cost pupil unit times the resident marginal 13.35 cost pupil units for the school year beginning in the year after 13.36 the levy is certified shall be authorized for certification for 14.1 the number of years approved, if applicable, or until revoked or 14.2 reduced by the voters of the district at a subsequent referendum. 14.3 (b) The board must prepare and deliver by first class mail 14.4 at least 15 days but no more than 30 days before the day of the 14.5 referendum to each taxpayer a notice of the referendum and the 14.6 proposed revenue increase. The board need not mail more than 14.7 one notice to any taxpayer. For the purpose of giving mailed 14.8 notice under this subdivision, owners must be those shown to be 14.9 owners on the records of the county auditor or, in any county 14.10 where tax statements are mailed by the county treasurer, on the 14.11 records of the county treasurer. Every property owner whose 14.12 name does not appear on the records of the county auditor or the 14.13 county treasurer is deemed to have waived this mailed notice 14.14 unless the owner has requested in writing that the county 14.15 auditor or county treasurer, as the case may be, include the 14.16 name on the records for this purpose. The notice must project 14.17 the anticipated amount of tax increase in annual dollars and 14.18 annual percentage for typical residential homesteads, 14.19 agricultural homesteads, apartments, and commercial-industrial 14.20 property within the school district. 14.21 The notice for a referendum may state that an existing 14.22 referendum levy is expiring and project the anticipated amount 14.23 of increase over the existing referendum levy in the first year, 14.24 if any, in annual dollars and annual percentage for typical 14.25 residential homesteads, agricultural homesteads, apartments, and 14.26 commercial-industrial property within the district. 14.27 The notice must include the following statement: "Passage 14.28 of this referendum will result in an increase in your property 14.29 taxes." However, in cases of renewing existing levies, the 14.30 notice may include the following statement: "Passage of this 14.31 referendum may result in an increase in your property taxes." 14.32 (c) A referendum on the question of revoking or reducing 14.33 the increased revenue amount authorized pursuant to paragraph 14.34 (a) may be called by the board and shall be called by the board 14.35 upon the written petition of qualified voters of the district. 14.36 A referendum to revoke or reduce the levy amount must be based 15.1 upon the dollar amount, local tax rate, or amount per resident 15.2 marginal cost pupil unit, that was stated to be the basis for 15.3 the initial authorization. Revenue approved by the voters of 15.4 the district pursuant to paragraph (a) must be received at least 15.5 once before it is subject to a referendum on its revocation or 15.6 reduction for subsequent years. Only one revocation or 15.7 reduction referendum may be held to revoke or reduce referendum 15.8 revenue for any specific year and for years thereafter. 15.9 (d) A petition authorized by paragraph (a) or (c) is 15.10 effective if signed by a number of qualified voters in excess of 15.11 15 percent of the registered voters of the district on the day 15.12 the petition is filed with the board. A referendum invoked by 15.13 petition must be held on the date specified in paragraph (a). 15.14 (e) The approval of 50 percent plus one of those voting on 15.15 the question is required to pass a referendum authorized by this 15.16 subdivision. 15.17 (f) At least 15 days before the day of the referendum, the 15.18 district must submit a copy of the notice required under 15.19 paragraph (b) to the commissioner and to the county auditor of 15.20 each county in which the district is located. Within 15 days 15.21 after the results of the referendum have been certified by the 15.22 board, or in the case of a recount, the certification of the 15.23 results of the recount by the canvassing board, the district 15.24 must notify the commissioner of the results of the referendum. 15.25 (g) Except for a referendum held under subdivision 11, any 15.26 referendum under this section held on a day other than the first 15.27 Tuesday after the first Monday in November must be conducted by 15.28 mail in accordance with section 204B.46. Notwithstanding 15.29 paragraph (b) to the contrary, in the case of a referendum 15.30 conducted by mail under this paragraph, the notice required by 15.31 paragraph (b) must be prepared and delivered by first class mail 15.32 at least 20 days before the referendum. 15.33 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 15.34 following final enactment. 15.35 Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 15.36 126C.44, is amended to read: 16.1 126C.44 [CRIME-RELATED COSTS LEVY.] 16.2 Each district may make a levy on all taxable property 16.3 located within the district for the purposes specified in this 16.4 subdivisionsection. The maximum amount which may be levied for 16.5 all costs under this subdivisionsection shall be equal to $1.50 16.6 multiplied by the population of the school district. For 16.7 purposes of this subdivisionsection, "population" of the school 16.8 district means the same as contained in section 275.14. The 16.9 proceeds of the levy must be used for directly funding the 16.10 following purposes or for reimbursing the cities and counties 16.11 who contract with the district for the following purposes: (1) 16.12 to pay the costs incurred for the salaries, benefits, and 16.13 transportation costs of peace officers and sheriffs for liaison 16.14 services in the district's middle and secondary schools; (2) to 16.15 pay the costs for a drug abuse prevention program as defined in 16.16 Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 609.101, subdivision 16.17 3, paragraph (f), in the elementary schools; (3) to pay the 16.18 costs for a gang resistance education training curriculum in the 16.19 middle schools; or(4) to pay the costs for security in the 16.20 districts' schools and on school property; or (5) to pay the 16.21 costs for other crime prevention and drug abuse and violence 16.22 prevention measures taken by the school district. The district 16.23 must initially attempt to contract for services to be provided 16.24 by peace officers or sheriffs with the police department of each 16.25 city or the sheriff's department of the county within the 16.26 district containing the school receiving the services. If a 16.27 local police department or a county sheriff's department does 16.28 not wish to provide the necessary services, the district may 16.29 contract for these services with any other police or sheriff's 16.30 department located entirely or partially within the school 16.31 district's boundaries. The levy authorized under 16.32 this subdivisionsection is not included in determining the 16.33 school district's levy limitations. 16.34 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective for taxes 16.35 payable in 2001. 16.36 Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 17.1 127A.45, subdivision 12a, is amended to read: 17.2 Subd. 12a. [FORWARD SHIFTED AID PAYMENTS.] (a) Nineteen 17.3 percent of the state aid in fiscal year 1999, and 31 percent of 17.4 the state aid in fiscal years 2000 and later received under 17.5 section 124D.86 must be paid by the state to the recipient 17.6 school district on July 15 of that year. The recipient school 17.7 district must recognize this aid in the same fiscal year as the 17.8 levy is recognized. 17.9 (b) One hundred percent of the state aid in fiscal years 17.10 2003 and later received under section 124D.87 must be paid by 17.11 the state to the recipient school district on August 30 of that 17.12 year. The recipient school district must recognize this aid in 17.13 the previous fiscal year. 17.14 Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 127A.48, 17.15 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 17.16 Subdivision 1. [COMPUTATION.] The department of revenue 17.17 must annually conduct an assessment/sales ratio study of the 17.18 taxable property in each school district in accordance with the 17.19 procedures in subdivisions 2 and 3. Based upon the results of 17.20 thisthese assessment/sales ratio studystudies for the three 17.21 most recent years, the department of revenue must determine an 17.22 aggregate equalized net tax capacity for the various classes of 17.23 taxable property in each district, which tax capacity shall be 17.24 designated as the adjusted net tax capacity. The adjusted net 17.25 tax capacities shall be determined using the net tax capacity 17.26 percentages in effect for the assessment year following the 17.27 assessment year of the study. The department of revenue must 17.28 make whatever estimates are necessary to account for changes in 17.29 the classification system. The department of revenue may incur 17.30 the expense necessary to make the determinations. The 17.31 commissioner of revenue may reimburse any county or governmental 17.32 official for requested services performed in ascertaining the 17.33 adjusted net tax capacity. On or before March 15 annually, the 17.34 department of revenue shall file with the chair of the tax 17.35 committee of the house of representatives and the chair of the 17.36 committee on taxes and tax laws of the senate a report of 18.1 adjusted net tax capacities. On or before June 15 annually, the 18.2 department of revenue shall file its final report on the 18.3 adjusted net tax capacities established by the previous year's 18.4 assessments and the current year's net tax capacity percentages 18.5 with the commissioner of children, families, and learning and 18.6 each county auditor for those districts for which the auditor 18.7 has the responsibility for determination of local tax rates. A 18.8 copy of the report so filed shall be mailed to the clerk of each 18.9 district involved and to the county assessor or supervisor of 18.10 assessments of the county or counties in which each district is 18.11 located. 18.12 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective for taxes 18.13 payable in 2001. 18.14 Sec. 23. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 18.15 127A.51, is amended to read: 18.16 127A.51 [STATEWIDE AVERAGE REVENUE.] 18.17 By October 1 of each year the commissioner must estimate 18.18 the statewide average adjusted general revenue per adjusted 18.19 marginal cost pupil unit and the disparity in adjusted general 18.20 revenue among pupils and districts by computing the ratio of the 18.21 ninety-fifth percentile to the fifth percentile of adjusted 18.22 general revenue. The commissioner must provide that information 18.23 to all districts. 18.24 If the disparity in adjusted general revenue as measured by 18.25 the ratio of the ninety-fifth percentile to the fifth percentile 18.26 increases in any year, the commissioner shall recommend to the 18.27 legislature options for change in the general education formula 18.28 that will limit the disparity in adjusted general revenue to no 18.29 more than the disparity for the previous school year. The 18.30 commissioner must submit the recommended options to the 18.31 education committees of the legislature by January 15. 18.32 For purposes of this section and section 126C.10, adjusted 18.33 general revenue means the sum of basic revenue under section 18.34 126C.10, subdivision 2; supplemental revenue under section 18.35 126C.10, subdivisions 9 and 12; transition revenue under section 18.36 126C.10, subdivision 20; and referendum revenue under section 19.1 126C.17. 19.2 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 19.3 following final enactment. 19.4 Sec. 24. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 1, section 66, is 19.5 amended to read: 19.6 Sec. 66. [EQUITY REVENUE ADJUSTMENT.] 19.7 For fiscal yearsyear 2000 and 2001, a school district that 19.8 does not have an operating referendum is eligible for additional 19.9 equity revenue under section 30 equal to $12 times the 19.10 district's adjusted marginal cost pupil units for that year. 19.11 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 19.12 following final enactment. 19.13 Sec. 25. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 1, section 68, 19.14 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 19.15 Subd. 4. [TRANSPORTATION AID FOR ENROLLMENT OPTIONS.] For 19.16 transportation of pupils attending post-secondary institutions 19.17 according to Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, or for 19.18 transportation of pupils attending nonresident districts 19.19 according to Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.03: 19.20 $102,000$70,000 ..... 2000 19.21 $102,000$70,000 ..... 2001 19.22 Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is 19.23 available in the second year. 19.24 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 19.25 following final enactment. 19.26 Sec. 26. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 1, section 68, 19.27 subdivision 5, is amended to read: 19.28 Subd. 5. [DISTRICT COOPERATION REVENUE.] For district 19.29 cooperation revenue aid: 19.30 $5,940,000$5,881,000 ..... 2000 19.31 $ 563,000$ 556,000 ..... 2001 19.32 The 2000 appropriation includes $869,000 for 1999 and 19.33 $5,071,000$5,012,000 for 2000. 19.34 The 2001 appropriation includes $563,000$556,000 for 2000 19.35 and $0 for 2001. 19.36 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 20.1 following final enactment. 20.2 Sec. 27. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 1, section 70, is 20.3 amended to read: 20.4 Sec. 70. [EFFECTIVE DATES.] 20.5 Sections 13, 14, 26, 30, 37, and 39 are effective for 20.6 revenue for fiscal year 2000 and later. Section 41 is effective 20.7 for revenue for fiscal year 2001 and later. Sections 46, 47, 20.8 and 55 to 60 are effective the day following final enactment. 20.9 Section 61 is effective for taxes payable in 2000 and later. 20.10 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 20.11 following final enactment. 20.12 Sec. 28. [APPROPRIATION.] 20.13 Subdivision 1. [DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND 20.14 LEARNING.] The following sums are appropriated from the general 20.15 fund to the department of children, families, and learning in 20.16 the fiscal years indicated. 20.17 Subd. 2. [GENERAL EDUCATION AID.] 20.18 $ 1,225,000 ..... 2000 20.19 $50,903,000 ..... 2001 20.20 This aid is in addition to any other aid appropriated for 20.21 this purpose. 20.22 Sec. 29. [TRANSPORTATION STUDY.] 20.23 The commissioner of children, families, and learning must 20.24 form a pupil transportation working group to analyze the effects 20.25 of increasing labor and fuel costs on school transportation 20.26 needs. The commissioner must include recommendations for 20.27 adequate pupil transportation funding in the redesigned school 20.28 finance formulas presented to the 2001 legislature. 20.29 Sec. 30. [REPEALER.] 20.30 Subdivision 1. [STATUTES.] Minnesota Statutes 1998, 20.31 sections 126C.30; 126C.31; 126C.32; 126C.33; 126C.34; 126C.35; 20.32 and 126C.36, are repealed. 20.33 Subd. 2. [LAWS.] Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 1, 20.34 section 64, is repealed. 20.35 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 20.36 following final enactment. 21.1 ARTICLE 2 21.2 SPECIAL PROGRAMS 21.3 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 21.4 124D.84, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 21.5 Subdivision 1. [AWARDS.] The commissioner, with the advice 21.6 and counsel of the Minnesota Indian scholarship committee, may 21.7 award scholarships to any Minnesota resident student who is of 21.8 one-fourth or more Indian ancestry, who has applied for other 21.9 existing state and federal scholarship and grant programs, and 21.10 who, in the opinion of the commissioner, has the capabilities to 21.11 benefit from further education. Scholarships must be 21.12 for advanced or specialized educationaccredited degree programs 21.13 in accredited colleges or universities or for courses in 21.14 accredited or approved colleges or inbusiness, technical, or 21.15 vocational schools. Scholarships shall be used to defray the 21.16 total cost of education including tuition, incidental fees, 21.17 books, supplies, transportation, other related school costs and 21.18 the cost of board and room and shall be paid directly to the 21.19 college or school concerned. The total cost of education 21.20 includes all tuition and fees for each student enrolling in a 21.21 public institution and the portion of tuition and fees for each 21.22 student enrolling in a private institution that does not exceed 21.23 the tuition and fees at a comparable public institution. Each 21.24 student shall be awarded a scholarship based on the total cost 21.25 of the student's education and a standardized need analysis. 21.26 The amount and type of each scholarship shall be determined 21.27 through the advice and counsel of the Minnesota Indian 21.28 scholarship committee. 21.29 When an Indian student satisfactorily completes the work 21.30 required by a certain college or school in a school year the 21.31 student is eligible for additional scholarships, if additional 21.32 training is necessary to reach the student's educational and 21.33 vocational objective. Scholarships may not be given to any 21.34 Indian student for more than five years of study without special 21.35 approval of the Minnesota Indian scholarship committee. 21.36 Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 22.1 125A.76, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 22.2 Subd. 2. [SPECIAL EDUCATION BASE REVENUE.] (a) The special 22.3 education base revenue equals the sum of the following amounts 22.4 computed using base year data: 22.5 (1) 68 percent of the salary of each essential person 22.6 employed in the district's program for children with a 22.7 disability during the fiscal year, not including the share of 22.8 salaries for personnel providing health-related services counted 22.9 in clause (8), whether the person is employed by one or more 22.10 districts or a Minnesota correctional facility operating on a 22.11 fee-for-service basis; 22.12 (2) for the Minnesota state academy for the deaf or the 22.13 Minnesota state academy for the blind, 68 percent of the salary 22.14 of each instructional aide assigned to a child attending the 22.15 academy, if that aide is required by the child's individual 22.16 education plan; 22.17 (3) for special instruction and services provided to any 22.18 pupil by contracting with public, private, or voluntary agencies 22.19 other than school districts, in place of special instruction and 22.20 services provided by the district, 52 percent of the difference 22.21 between the amount of the contract and the basic revenue of the 22.22 district for that pupil for the fraction of the school day the 22.23 pupil receives services under the contract; 22.24 (4) for special instruction and services provided to any 22.25 pupil by contracting for services with public, private, or 22.26 voluntary agencies other than school districts, that are 22.27 supplementary to a full educational program provided by the 22.28 school district, 52 percent of the amount of the contract for 22.29 that pupil; 22.30 (5) for supplies and equipment purchased or rented for use 22.31 in the instruction of children with a disability, not including 22.32 the portion of the expenses for supplies and equipment used to 22.33 provide health-related services counted in clause (8), an amount 22.34 equal to 47 percent of the sum actually expended by the 22.35 district, or a Minnesota correctional facility operating on a 22.36 fee-for-service basis, but not to exceed an average of $47 in 23.1 any one school year for each child with a disability receiving 23.2 instruction; 23.3 (6) for fiscal years 1997 and later, special education base 23.4 revenue shall include amounts under clauses (1) to (5) for 23.5 special education summer programs provided during the base year 23.6 for that fiscal year; and 23.7 (7) for fiscal years 1999 and later, the cost of providing 23.8 transportation services for children with disabilities under 23.9 section 123B.92, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), clause (4) ; and23.10 (8) for fiscal years 2001 and later, the cost of salaries,23.11 supplies and equipment, and other related costs actually23.12 expended by the district for the nonfederal share of medical23.13 assistance services according to section 256B.0625, subdivision23.14 26. 23.15 The department shall establish procedures through the 23.16 uniform financial accounting and reporting system to identify 23.17 and track all revenues generated from third-party billings as 23.18 special education revenue at the school district level; include 23.19 revenue generated from third-party billings as special education 23.20 revenue in the annual cross-subsidy report; and exclude 23.21 third-party revenue from calculation of excess cost aid to the 23.22 districts. 23.23 (b) If requested by a school district operating a special 23.24 education program during the base year for less than the full 23.25 fiscal year, or a school district in which is located a 23.26 Minnesota correctional facility operating on a fee-for-service 23.27 basis for less than the full fiscal year, the commissioner may 23.28 adjust the base revenue to reflect the expenditures that would 23.29 have occurred during the base year had the program been operated 23.30 for the full fiscal year. 23.31 (c) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) and (b), the portion of 23.32 a school district's base revenue attributable to a Minnesota 23.33 correctional facility operating on a fee-for-service basis 23.34 during the facility's first year of operating on a 23.35 fee-for-service basis shall be computed using current year data. 23.36 Sec. 3. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 2, section 60, 24.1 subdivision 7, is amended to read: 24.2 Subd. 7. [TRIBAL CONTRACT SCHOOLS.] For tribal contract 24.3 school aid according to Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.83: 24.4 $2,706,000$1,671,000 ..... 2000 24.5 $2,790,000$1,882,000 ..... 2001 24.6 The 2000 appropriation includes $283,000 for 1999 and 24.7 $2,423,000$1,388,000 for 2000. 24.8 The 2001 appropriation includes $269,000$154,000 for 2000 24.9 and $2,521,000$1,728,000 for 2001. 24.10 Sec. 4. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 2, section 60, 24.11 subdivision 9, is amended to read: 24.12 Subd. 9. [MAGNET SCHOOL GRANTS.] For magnet school and 24.13 program grants under Laws 1994, chapter 647, article 8, section 24.14 38: 24.15 $1,750,000 ..... 2000 24.16 $1,750,000 ..... 2001 24.17 These amounts may be used for magnet school programs 24.18 according to Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.88. The budget 24.19 base for this program for fiscal year 2003 and each year 24.20 thereafter is $1,050,000. 24.21 Sec. 5. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 2, section 60, 24.22 subdivision 12, is amended to read: 24.23 Subd. 12. [AID FOR CHILDREN WITH A DISABILITY.] For aid 24.24 according to Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.75, subdivision 3, 24.25 for children with a disability placed in residential facilities 24.26 within the district boundaries for whom no district of residence 24.27 can be determined: 24.28 $ 443,000$ 433,000 ..... 2000 24.29 $1,064,000$4,263,000 ..... 2001 24.30 If the appropriation for either year is insufficient, the 24.31 appropriation for the other year is available. Any balance in 24.32 the first year does not cancel but is available in the second 24.33 year. 24.34 Sec. 6. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 2, section 60, 24.35 subdivision 13, is amended to read: 24.36 Subd. 13. [TRAVEL FOR HOME-BASED SERVICES.] For aid for 25.1 teacher travel for home-based services according to Minnesota 25.2 Statutes, section 125A.75, subdivision 1: 25.3 $133,000$125,000 ..... 2000 25.4 $139,000$130,000 ..... 2001 25.5 The 2000 appropriation includes $11,000 for 1999 and 25.6 $122,000$114,000 for 2000. 25.7 The 2001 appropriation includes $13,000 for 2000 and 25.8 $126,000$117,000 for 2001. 25.9 Sec. 7. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 2, section 60, 25.10 subdivision 14, is amended to read: 25.11 Subd. 14. [SPECIAL EDUCATION EXCESS COST AID.] For excess 25.12 cost aid: 25.13 $60,498,000$66,032,000 ..... 2000 25.14 $79,405,000$89,269,000 ..... 2001 25.15 The 2000 appropriation includes $4,693,000 for 1999 and 25.16 $55,805,000$61,339,000 for 2000. 25.17 The 2001 appropriation includes $6,200,000$6,815,000 for 25.18 2000 and $73,205,000$82,454,000 for 2001. 25.19 Sec. 8. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 2, section 60, 25.20 subdivision 17, is amended to read: 25.21 Subd. 17. [INTEGRATION AID.] For integration aid: 25.22 $37,182,000$37,610,000 ..... 2000 25.23 $43,787,000$55,828,000 ..... 2001 25.24 The 2000 appropriation includes $2,902,000 for 1999 and 25.25 $34,280,000$34,708,000 for 2000. 25.26 The 2001 appropriation includes $3,809,000$3,856,000 for 25.27 2000 and $39,978,000$51,972,000 for 2001. 25.28 Sec. 9. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 2, section 60, 25.29 subdivision 19, is amended to read: 25.30 Subd. 19. [INTERDISTRICT DESEGREGATION OR INTEGRATION 25.31 TRANSPORTATION AID.] (a) For interdistrict desegregation or 25.32 integration transportation aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 25.33 124D.87: 25.34 $970,000 ..... 2000 25.35 $970,000 ..... 2001 25.36 Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is 26.1 available in the second year. 26.2 (b) The budget base for this program for fiscal year 2002 26.3 is $500,000. This amount may be spent for interdistrict 26.4 desegregation or integration transportation aid. For fiscal 26.5 year 2003 and later, the budget base for this program is the 26.6 forecasted cost of fully reimbursing districts according to 26.7 Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.87. 26.8 Sec. 10. [REPEALER.] 26.9 (a) Laws 1999, chapter 216, article 4, section 12, is 26.10 repealed. 26.11 (b) Minnesota Rules, part 3535.9920, is repealed. 26.12 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 26.13 following final enactment. 26.14 ARTICLE 3 26.15 EMPLOYMENT AND TRANSITIONS 26.16 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 124D.44, is 26.17 amended to read: 26.18 124D.44 [MATCH REQUIREMENTS.] 26.19 Youth works grant funds must be used for the living 26.20 allowance, cost of employer taxes under sections 3111 and 3301 26.21 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, workers' compensation 26.22 coverage, andhealth benefits for each program participant, and 26.23 administrative expenses, which must not exceed five percent of 26.24 total program costs. Youthworks grant funds may also be used to 26.25 supplement applicant resources to fund postservice benefits for 26.26 program participants. Applicant resources, from sources and in 26.27 a form determined by the commission and, beginning January 1,26.28 1997, the council, must be used to provide for all other program 26.29 costs, including the portion of the applicant's obligation for 26.30 postservice benefits that is not covered by state or federal 26.31 grant funds and such costs as supplies, materials, 26.32 transportation, and salaries and benefits of those staff 26.33 directly involved in the operation, internal monitoring, and 26.34 evaluation of the program. Administrative expenses must not26.35 exceed five percent of total program costs.26.36 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 27.1 following final enactment. 27.2 Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 27.3 124D.453, subdivision 3, is amended to read: 27.4 Subd. 3. [CAREER AND TECHNICAL AID.] A district's career 27.5 and technical education aid for fiscal yearyears 2000 and 2001 27.6 equals the lesser of: 27.7 (a) $73 times the district's average daily membership in 27.8 grades 10 to 12; or 27.9 (b) 25 percent of approved expenditures for the following: 27.10 (1) salaries paid to essential, licensed personnel 27.11 providing direct instructional services to students in that 27.12 fiscal year for services rendered in the district's approved 27.13 career and technical education programs; 27.14 (2) contracted services provided by a public or private 27.15 agency other than a Minnesota school district or cooperative 27.16 center under subdivision 7; 27.17 (3) necessary travel between instructional sites by 27.18 licensed career and technical education personnel; 27.19 (4) necessary travel by licensed career and technical 27.20 education personnel for vocational student organization 27.21 activities held within the state for instructional purposes; 27.22 (5) curriculum development activities that are part of a 27.23 five-year plan for improvement based on program assessment; 27.24 (6) necessary travel by licensed career and technical 27.25 education personnel for noncollegiate credit bearing 27.26 professional development; and 27.27 (7) specialized vocational instructional supplies. 27.28 (c) Up to ten percent of a district's career and technical 27.29 aid may be spent on equipment purchases. Districts using career 27.30 and technical aid for equipment purchases must report to the 27.31 department on the improved learning opportunities for students 27.32 that result from the investment in equipment. 27.33 Sec. 3. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 3, section 3, 27.34 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 27.35 Subd. 2. [SECONDARY VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AID.] For 27.36 secondary vocational education aid according to Minnesota 28.1 Statutes, section 124D.453: 28.2 $11,335,000$12,413,000 ..... 2000 28.3 $1,130,000$12,417,000 ..... 2001 28.4 The 2000 appropriation includes $1,159,000 for 1999 and 28.5 $10,176,000$11,254,000 for 2000. The 2001 appropriation 28.6 includes $1,130,000$1,250,000 for 2000 and $11,167,000 for 2001. 28.7 Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is 28.8 available in the second year. 28.9 Sec. 4. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 3, section 3, 28.10 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 28.11 Subd. 4. [EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT TRANSITIONS PROGRAM 28.12 GRANTS.] For education and employment transitions programming 28.13 under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.46: 28.14 $3,225,000 ..... 2000 28.15 $3,225,000$1,075,000 ..... 2001 28.16 $200,000 each year is for the development and 28.17 implementation of the ISEEK Internet-based education and 28.18 employment information system. 28.19 $1,000,000 eachin fiscal year 2000 is for an employer 28.20 rebate program for qualifying employers who offer youth 28.21 internships to educators. 28.22 $500,000 eachin fiscal year 2000 is for youth 28.23 entrepreneurship grants. 28.24 $750,000 each year is for youth apprenticeship grants. 28.25 $300,000 eachin fiscal year 2000 is for grants to programs 28.26 in cities of the first class to expand the number of at-risk 28.27 students participating in school-to-work projects. 28.28 $350,000 eachin fiscal year 2000 is for agricultural 28.29 school-to-work grants. 28.30 $125,000 each year is to conduct a high school follow-up 28.31 survey to include first, third, and sixth year graduates of 28.32 Minnesota schools. 28.33 Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is 28.34 available in the second year. 28.35 Sec. 5. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 3, section 5, is 28.36 amended to read: 29.1 Sec. 5. [REPEALER.] 29.2 Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 124D.453, is repealed 29.3 effective for revenue for fiscal year 20012002. 29.4 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 29.5 following final enactment. 29.6 ARTICLE 4 29.7 FACILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY 29.8 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123A.485, 29.9 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 29.10 Subd. 4. [NEW DISTRICTS.] If a district consolidates with 29.11 another district that has received aid under section 123A.39, 29.12 subdivision 3, or 123A.485 for a combination or consolidation 29.13 taking effect within six years of the effective date of the new 29.14 consolidation, only the pupil units in the district or districts 29.15 not previously reorganized must be counted for aid purposes 29.16 under subdivision 2. If two or more districts consolidate and 29.17 all districts received aid under subdivision 2 for a 29.18 consolidation taking effect within six years of the effective 29.19 date of the new consolidation, only one quarter of the pupil 29.20 units in the newly created district must be used to determine 29.21 aid under subdivision 2. 29.22 Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123B.51, 29.23 subdivision 6, is amended to read: 29.24 Subd. 6. [PROCEEDS OF SALE OR EXCHANGE.] (a) Proceeds of 29.25 the sale or exchange of school buildings or real property of the 29.26 district must be used as provided in this subdivision. 29.27 (b) In districts with outstanding bonds, the proceeds of 29.28 the sale or exchange shall first be deposited in the debt 29.29 retirement fund of the district in an amount sufficient to meet 29.30 when due that percentage of the principal and interest payments 29.31 for outstanding bonds which is ascribable to the payment of 29.32 expenses necessary and incidental to the construction or 29.33 purchase of the particular building or property which is sold. 29.34 (c) After satisfying the requirements of paragraph (b), a 29.35 district with outstanding bonds may deposit proceeds of the sale 29.36 or exchange in its capital expenditure fundgeneral fund 30.1 reserved for operating capital account if the amount deposited 30.2 is used for the following: 30.3 (1) for expenditures for the cleanup of polychlorinated 30.4 biphenyls, if the method for cleanup is approved by the 30.5 department; 30.6 (2) for capital expenditures for the betterment, as defined 30.7 in section 475.51, subdivision 8, of district-owned school 30.8 buildings; or 30.9 (3) to replace the building or property sold. 30.10 (d) In a district with outstanding bonds, the amount of the 30.11 proceeds of the sale or exchange remaining after the application 30.12 of paragraphs (b) and (c), which is sufficient to meet when due 30.13 that percentage of the principal and interest payments for the 30.14 district's outstanding bonds which is not governed by paragraph 30.15 (b), shall be deposited in the debt retirement fund. 30.16 (e) Any proceeds of the sale or exchange remaining in 30.17 districts with outstanding bonds after the application of 30.18 paragraphs (b), (c), and (d), and all proceeds of the sale or 30.19 exchange in districts without outstanding bonds shall be 30.20 deposited in the capital expendituregeneral fund reserved for 30.21 operating capital account of the district. 30.22 (f) Notwithstanding paragraphs (c) and (d), a district with 30.23 outstanding bonds may deposit in its capital expendituregeneral 30.24 fund reserved for operating capital account and use for any 30.25 lawful operating capital expenditure without the reduction of 30.26 any levy limitation the same percentage of the proceeds of the 30.27 sale or exchange of a building or property as the percentage of 30.28 the initial cost of purchasing or constructing the building or 30.29 property which was paid using revenue from the capital30.30 expendituregeneral fund reserved for operating capital account. 30.31 Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123B.52, is 30.32 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 30.33 Subd. 6. [DISPOSING OF SURPLUS SCHOOL COMPUTERS.] 30.34 Notwithstanding section 471.345, governing school district 30.35 contracts made upon sealed bid or otherwise complying with the 30.36 requirements for competitive bidding, other provisions of this 31.1 section governing school district contracts, or other law to the 31.2 contrary, a school district under this subdivision may dispose 31.3 of a surplus school computer and related equipment if the 31.4 district disposes of the surplus property by conveying the 31.5 property and title to: 31.6 (1) another school district; 31.7 (2) the state department of corrections; 31.8 (3) the board of trustees of the Minnesota state colleges 31.9 and universities; or 31.10 (4) the family of a student residing in the district whose 31.11 total family income meets the federal definition of poverty. 31.12 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 31.13 following final enactment. 31.14 Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 31.15 123B.53, subdivision 4, is amended to read: 31.16 Subd. 4. [DEBT SERVICE EQUALIZATION REVENUE.] The debt 31.17 service equalization revenue of a district equals the eligible 31.18 debt service revenue minus the amount raised by a levy of 12 31.19 percent times the adjusted net tax capacity of the 31.20 district minus the district's enhanced debt service equalization 31.21 revenue according to subdivision 8. 31.22 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective for revenue for 31.23 fiscal year 2002 and later. 31.24 Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 31.25 123B.53, subdivision 6, is amended to read: 31.26 Subd. 6. [DEBT SERVICE EQUALIZATION AID.] A district's 31.27 debt service equalization aid is the sum of (1) the difference 31.28 between the debt service equalization revenue and the equalized 31.29 debt service levy, and (2) the enhanced debt service 31.30 equalization aid according to subdivision 10. 31.31 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective for revenue for 31.32 fiscal year 2002 and later. 31.33 Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123B.53, is 31.34 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 31.35 Subd. 8. [ENHANCED DEBT SERVICE EQUALIZATION REVENUE.] The 31.36 enhanced debt service equalization revenue of a district equals 32.1 the eligible debt service revenue minus the amount raised by a 32.2 levy of 20 percent times the adjusted net tax capacity of the 32.3 district. 32.4 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective for revenue for 32.5 fiscal year 2002 and later. 32.6 Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123B.53, is 32.7 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 32.8 Subd. 9. [ENHANCED EQUALIZED DEBT SERVICE LEVY.] To obtain 32.9 enhanced debt service equalization revenue, a district must levy 32.10 an amount not to exceed the district's enhanced debt service 32.11 equalization revenue times the lesser of one or the ratio of: 32.12 (1) the quotient derived by dividing the adjusted net tax 32.13 capacity of the district for the year before the year the levy 32.14 is certified by the adjusted pupil units in the district for the 32.15 school year ending in the year prior to the year the levy is 32.16 certified; to 32.17 (2) $8,000. 32.18 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective for revenue for 32.19 fiscal year 2002 and later. 32.20 Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123B.53, is 32.21 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 32.22 Subd. 10. [ENHANCED DEBT SERVICE EQUALIZATION AID.] A 32.23 district's enhanced debt service equalization aid is the 32.24 difference between the enhanced debt service equalization 32.25 revenue and the enhanced equalized debt service levy. 32.26 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective for revenue for 32.27 fiscal year 2002 and later. 32.28 Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 32.29 123B.54, is amended to read: 32.30 123B.54 [DEBT SERVICE APPROPRIATION.] 32.31 (a) $33,165,000$33,141,000 in fiscal year 2000, 32.32 $32,057,000$29,400,000 in fiscal year 2001, and32.33 $31,280,000$37,134,000 in fiscal year 2002, and $38,940,000 in 32.34 fiscal year 2003 and each year thereafter is appropriated from 32.35 the general fund to the commissioner of children, families, and 32.36 learning for payment of debt service equalization aid under 33.1 section 123B.53. The 2002 appropriation 33.2 includes $3,201,000$2,904,000 for 2001 and 33.3 $29,079,000$34,230,000 for 2002. 33.4 (b) The appropriations in paragraph (a) must be reduced by 33.5 the amount of any money specifically appropriated for the same 33.6 purpose in any year from any state fund. 33.7 Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123B.59, is 33.8 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 33.9 Subd. 5a. [ALTERNATIVE FACILITIES REVENUE.] A school 33.10 district's alternative facilities revenue equals the amount 33.11 approved under this section. 33.12 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective for revenue for 33.13 fiscal year 2002 and later. 33.14 Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123B.59, 33.15 subdivision 6, is amended to read: 33.16 Subd. 6. [ALTERNATIVE FACILITIES AID.] For fiscal year 33.17 2002, a district's alternative facilities aid is the amount33.18 equal to the district's annual debt service costs, provided that33.19 the amount does not exceed the amount certified to be levied for33.20 those purposes for taxes payable in 1997, or for a district that33.21 made a levy under subdivision 5, paragraph (b), the lesser of33.22 the district's annual levy amount, or one-sixth of the amount of33.23 levy that it certified for that purpose for taxes payable in33.24 1998equals the lesser of the district's annual alternative 33.25 facilities revenue for that year or 45 percent of the amount of 33.26 aid the district received in fiscal year 2001. For fiscal year 33.27 2003 and later, a district's alternative facilities aid equals 33.28 the lesser of the district's annual alternative facilities 33.29 revenue for that year or 25 percent of the amount of aid the 33.30 district received in fiscal year 2001. 33.31 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective for revenue for 33.32 fiscal year 2002 and later. 33.33 Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123B.59, is 33.34 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 33.35 Subd. 7a. [ALTERNATIVE FACILITIES APPROPRIATION.] (a) An 33.36 amount not to exceed $9,000,000 in fiscal year 2002, and 34.1 $5,000,000 in fiscal year 2003 and each year thereafter is 34.2 appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of 34.3 children, families, and learning for payment of alternative 34.4 facilities aid under this section. 34.5 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective for revenue for 34.6 fiscal year 2002 and later. 34.7 Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123B.71, 34.8 subdivision 3, is amended to read: 34.9 Subd. 3. [INDOOR AIR QUALITY RESOURCES; COMMISSIONER'S 34.10 ROLE.] As part of the consultation under subdivision 1, the 34.11 commissioner shall provide each school district with: 34.12 (1) information concerning indoor air quality; and 34.13 (2) procedures for monitoring of outdoor airflow and total 34.14 airflow of ventilation systems in new school facilities. 34.15 Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123B.71, 34.16 subdivision 10, is amended to read: 34.17 Subd. 10. [INDOOR AIR QUALITY.] A school board seeking a 34.18 review and comment under this section must submit information 34.19 demonstrating to the commissioner's satisfaction that: 34.20 (1) indoor air quality issues have been considered; and34.21 (2) the architects and engineers designing the facility 34.22 will have professional liability insurance; 34.23 (3) the facility's heating, ventilation, and air 34.24 conditioning systems meet or exceed the standards established by 34.25 code; and 34.26 (4) the facility's design will provide the ability for 34.27 monitoring of outdoor airflow and total airflow of ventilation 34.28 systems in new school facilities. 34.29 Sec. 15. [123B.715] [NEW SCHOOL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION 34.30 STANDARDS.] 34.31 Subdivision 1. [APPLICABLE BUILDING PROJECTS.] This 34.32 section applies to school building projects for which a review 34.33 and comment under section 123B.71 is requested on or after July 34.34 1, 2002. 34.35 Subd. 2. [DEFINITIONS.] "ASHRAE" means the American 34.36 Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning 35.1 Engineers. "MERV" means minimum efficiency reporting value. 35.2 Subd. 3. [AIR HANDLING SYSTEMS.] Any heating, ventilation, 35.3 or air conditioning system that is installed subject to this 35.4 section must provide a filtration system with a MERV rating of 35.5 MERV 11 as defined in ASHRAE standard 52.2. 35.6 Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 126C.40, 35.7 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 35.8 Subdivision 1. [TO LEASE BUILDING OR LAND.] (a) When a 35.9 district finds it economically advantageous to rent or lease a 35.10 building or land for any instructional purposes or for school 35.11 storage or furniture repair, and it determines that the 35.12 operating capital revenue authorized under section 126C.10, 35.13 subdivision 13, is insufficient for this purpose, it may apply 35.14 to the commissioner for permission to make an additional capital 35.15 expenditure levy for this purpose. An application for 35.16 permission to levy under this subdivision must contain financial 35.17 justification for the proposed levy, the terms and conditions of 35.18 the proposed lease, and a description of the space to be leased 35.19 and its proposed use. 35.20 (b) The criteria for approval of applications to levy under 35.21 this subdivision must include: the reasonableness of the price, 35.22 the appropriateness of the space to the proposed activity, the 35.23 feasibility of transporting pupils to the leased building or 35.24 land, conformity of the lease to the laws and rules of the state 35.25 of Minnesota, and the appropriateness of the proposed lease to 35.26 the space needs and the financial condition of the district. 35.27 The commissioner must not authorize a levy under this 35.28 subdivision in an amount greater than the cost to the district 35.29 of renting or leasing a building or land for approved purposes. 35.30 The proceeds of this levy must not be used for custodial or 35.31 other maintenance services. A district may not levy under this 35.32 subdivision for the purpose of leasing or renting a 35.33 district-owned building or site to itself. 35.34 (c) For agreements finalized after July 1, 1997, a district 35.35 may not levy under this subdivision for the purpose of leasing: 35.36 (1) a newly constructed building used primarily for regular 36.1 kindergarten, elementary, or secondary instruction; or (2) a 36.2 newly constructed building addition or additions used primarily 36.3 for regular kindergarten, elementary, or secondary instruction 36.4 that contains more than 20 percent of the square footage of the 36.5 previously existing building. 36.6 (d) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), a district may levy 36.7 under this subdivision for the purpose of leasing or renting a 36.8 district-owned building or site to itself only if the amount is 36.9 needed by the district to make payments required by a lease 36.10 purchase agreement, installment purchase agreement, or other 36.11 deferred payments agreement authorized by law, and the levy 36.12 meets the requirements of paragraph (c). A levy authorized for 36.13 a district by the commissioner under this paragraph may be in 36.14 the amount needed by the district to make payments required by a 36.15 lease purchase agreement, installment purchase agreement, or 36.16 other deferred payments agreement authorized by law, provided 36.17 that any agreement include a provision giving the school 36.18 districts the right to terminate the agreement annually without 36.19 penalty. 36.20 (e) The total levy under this subdivision for a district 36.21 for any year must not exceed $100 times the resident pupil units 36.22 for the fiscal year to which the levy is attributable. 36.23 (e)(f) For agreements for which a review and comment have 36.24 been submitted to the department of children, families, and 36.25 learning after April 1, 1998, the term "instructional purpose" 36.26 as used in this subdivision excludes expenditures on stadiums. 36.27 (g) For purposes of this subdivision, any reference to 36.28 building or land includes personal property. 36.29 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective for taxes 36.30 payable in 2001 and later. 36.31 Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 36.32 126C.40, subdivision 6, is amended to read: 36.33 Subd. 6. [LEASE PURCHASE; INSTALLMENT BUYS.] (a) Upon 36.34 application to, and approval by, the commissioner in accordance 36.35 with the procedures and limits in subdivision 1, paragraphs (a) 36.36 and (b), a district, as defined in this subdivision, may: 37.1 (1) purchase real or personal property under an installment 37.2 contract or may lease real or personal property with an option 37.3 to purchase under a lease purchase agreement, by which 37.4 installment contract or lease purchase agreement title is kept 37.5 by the seller or vendor or assigned to a third party as security 37.6 for the purchase price, including interest, if any; and 37.7 (2) annually levy the amounts necessary to pay the 37.8 district's obligations under the installment contract or lease 37.9 purchase agreement. 37.10 (b) The obligation created by the installment contract or 37.11 the lease purchase agreement must not be included in the 37.12 calculation of net debt for purposes of section 475.53, and does 37.13 not constitute debt under other law. An election is not 37.14 required in connection with the execution of the installment 37.15 contract or the lease purchase agreement. 37.16 (c) The proceeds of the levy authorized by this subdivision 37.17 must not be used to acquire a facility to be primarily used for 37.18 athletic or school administration purposes. 37.19 (d) For the purposes of this subdivision, "district" means: 37.20 (1) a school district required to have a comprehensive plan 37.21 for the elimination of segregation whose plan has been 37.22 determined by the commissioner to be in compliance with 37.23 department of children, families, and learning rules relating to 37.24 equality of educational opportunity and school 37.25 desegregation and, for a district eligible for revenue under 37.26 section 124D.86, subdivision 3, clause (4), where the 37.27 acquisition of property under this subdivision is determined by 37.28 the commissioner to contribute to the implementation of the 37.29 desegregation plan; or 37.30 (2) a school district that participates in a joint program 37.31 for interdistrict desegregation with a district defined in 37.32 clause (1) if the facility acquired under this subdivision is to 37.33 be primarily used for the joint program and the commissioner 37.34 determines that the joint programs are being undertaken to 37.35 implement the districts' desegregation plan. 37.36 (e) Notwithstanding subdivision 1, the prohibition against 38.1 a levy by a district to lease or rent a district-owned building 38.2 to itself does not apply to levies otherwise authorized by this 38.3 subdivision. 38.4 (f) For the purposes of this subdivision, any references in 38.5 subdivision 1 to building or land shall include personal 38.6 property. 38.7 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective for taxes 38.8 payable in 2001 and later. 38.9 Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 126C.40, is 38.10 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 38.11 Subd. 7. [UNEQUALIZED CAPITAL LEVIES.] A school district's 38.12 unequalized capital levy equals the sum of its: 38.13 (1) disabled access levy under section 123B.58; 38.14 (2) technology and building construction down payment levy 38.15 under section 123B.63; 38.16 (3) building lease levies under subdivision 1; 38.17 (4) cooperating district capital levy under subdivision 3; 38.18 and 38.19 (5) energy conservation levy under subdivision 4. 38.20 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective for taxes 38.21 payable in 2001 and later. 38.22 Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 38.23 126C.63, subdivision 8, is amended to read: 38.24 Subd. 8. [MAXIMUM EFFORT DEBT SERVICE LEVY.] "Maximum 38.25 effort debt service levy" means the lesser of: 38.26 (1) a levy in whichever of the following amounts is 38.27 applicable: 38.28 (a) in any district granted a debt service loan for a debt 38.29 service levy payable in 2001 and thereafter, or a capital loan 38.30 granted after June 30, 2000, a levy in a total dollar amount 38.31 computed at a rate of 30 percent of adjusted net tax capacity 38.32 for taxes payable in 2001 and thereafter; 38.33 (b) in any district receiving a debt service loan for a 38.34 debt service levy payable in 1991 and thereafter, or granted a 38.35 capital loan afterbetween January 1, 1990, and June 30, 2000, a 38.36 levy in a total dollar amount computed at a rate of 24 percent 39.1 of adjusted net tax capacity for taxes payable in 1991 and 39.2 thereafter; 39.3 (b)(c) in any district granted a debt service loan after39.4 between July 31, 1981, and December 31, 1989, or granted a 39.5 capital loan which is approved afterbetween July 31, 1981, and 39.6 December 31, 1989, a levy in a total dollar amount computed as a 39.7 tax rate of 21.92 percent on the adjusted net tax capacity for 39.8 taxes payable in 1991 and thereafter; or 39.9 (2) a levy in any district for which a capital loan was 39.10 approved prior to August 1, 1981, a levy in a total dollar 39.11 amount equal to the sum of the amount of the required debt 39.12 service levy and an amount which when levied annually will in 39.13 the opinion of the commissioner be sufficient to retire the 39.14 remaining interest and principal on any outstanding loans from 39.15 the state within 30 years of the original date when the capital 39.16 loan was granted. 39.17 The board in any district affected by the provisions of 39.18 clause (2) may elect instead to determine the amount of its levy 39.19 according to the provisions of clause (1). If a district's 39.20 capital loan is not paid within 30 years because it elects to 39.21 determine the amount of its levy according to the provisions of 39.22 clause (2), the liability of the district for the amount of the 39.23 difference between the amount it levied under clause (2) and the 39.24 amount it would have levied under clause (1), and for interest 39.25 on the amount of that difference, must not be satisfied and 39.26 discharged pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 1988, or an earlier 39.27 edition of Minnesota Statutes if applicable, section 124.43, 39.28 subdivision 4. 39.29 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective for taxes 39.30 payable in 2001 and later. 39.31 Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 126C.69, 39.32 subdivision 3, is amended to read: 39.33 Subd. 3. [DISTRICT REQUEST FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT.] A 39.34 district or a joint powers district that intends to apply for a 39.35 capital loan must submit a proposal to the commissioner for 39.36 review and comment according to section 123B.71 by July 1 of an 40.1 odd-numbered year. The commissioner shall prepare a review and 40.2 comment on the proposed facility, regardless of the amount of 40.3 the capital expenditure required to construct the facility. In 40.4 addition to the information provided under section 123B.71, 40.5 subdivision 9, the commissioner shall require that predesign 40.6 packages comparable to those required under section 16B.335 be 40.7 prepared by the applicant school district. The predesign 40.8 packages must be sufficient to define the scope, cost, and 40.9 schedule of the project and must demonstrate that the project 40.10 has been analyzed according to appropriate space needs standards 40.11 and also consider the following criteria in determining whether 40.12 to make a positive review and comment. 40.13 (a) To grant a positive review and comment the commissioner 40.14 shall determine that all of the following conditions are met: 40.15 (1) the facilities are needed for pupils for whom no 40.16 adequate facilities exist or will exist; 40.17 (2) the district will serve, on average, at least 8060 40.18 pupils per grade or is eligible for elementary or secondary 40.19 sparsity revenue; 40.20 (3) no form of cooperation with another district would 40.21 provide the necessary facilities; 40.22 (4) the facilities are comparable in size and quality to 40.23 facilities recently constructed in other districts that have 40.24 similar enrollments; 40.25 (5) the facilities are comparable in size and quality to 40.26 facilities recently constructed in other districts that are 40.27 financed without a capital loan; 40.28 (6) the district is projected to maintain or increase its40.29 average daily membership over the next five years or is eligible40.30 for elementary or secondary sparsity revenuehave access to 40.31 funds in its general operating budget to support its program; 40.32 (7) the current facility poses a threat to the life, 40.33 health, and safety of pupils, and cannot reasonably be brought 40.34 into compliance with fire, health, or life safety codes; 40.35 (8) the district has made a good faith effort, as evidenced 40.36 by its maintenance expenditures, to adequately maintain the 41.1 existing facility during the previous ten years and to comply 41.2 with fire, health, and life safety codes and state and federal 41.3 requirements for handicapped accessibility; 41.4 (9) the district has made a good faith effort to encourage 41.5 integration of social service programs within the new facility; 41.6 and41.7 (10) evaluations by boards of adjacent districts have been 41.8 received; and 41.9 (11) the proposal includes a comprehensive technology plan. 41.10 (b) The commissioner may grant a negative review and 41.11 comment if: 41.12 (1) the state demographer has examined the population of 41.13 the communities to be served by the facility and determined that 41.14 the communities have not grown during the previous five years; 41.15 (2) the state demographer determines that the economic and 41.16 population bases of the communities to be served by the facility 41.17 are not likely to grow or to remain at a level sufficient, 41.18 during the next ten years, to ensure use of the entire facility; 41.19 (3) the need for facilities could be met within the 41.20 district or adjacent districts at a comparable cost by leasing, 41.21 repairing, remodeling, or sharing existing facilities or by 41.22 using temporary facilities; 41.23 (4) the district plans do not include cooperation and 41.24 collaboration with health and human services agencies and other 41.25 political subdivisions; or 41.26 (5) if the application is for new construction, an existing 41.27 facility that would meet the district's needs could be purchased 41.28 at a comparable cost from any other source within the area. 41.29 Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 41.30 126C.69, subdivision 9, is amended to read: 41.31 Subd. 9. [LOAN AMOUNT LIMITS.] (a) A loan must not be 41.32 recommended for approval for a district exceeding an amount 41.33 computed as follows: 41.34 (1) the amount requested by the district under subdivision 41.35 6; 41.36 (2) plus the aggregate principal amount of general 42.1 obligation bonds of the district outstanding on June 30 of the 42.2 year following the year the application was received, not 42.3 exceeding the limitation on net debt of the district in section 42.4 475.53, subdivision 4, or 363400 percent of its adjusted net 42.5 tax capacity as most recently determined, whichever is less; 42.6 (3) less the maximum net debt permissible for the district 42.7 on December 1 of the year the application is received, under the 42.8 limitation in section 475.53, subdivision 4, or 363400 percent 42.9 of its adjusted net tax capacity as most recently determined, 42.10 whichever is less; 42.11 (4) less any amount by which the amount voted exceeds the 42.12 total cost of the facilities for which the loan is granted. 42.13 (b) The loan may be approved in an amount computed as 42.14 provided in paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (3), subject to later 42.15 reduction according to paragraph (a), clause (4). 42.16 Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 136D.281, 42.17 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 42.18 Subd. 4. [REVERSE REFERENDUM.] The intermediate school 42.19 board shall notmay sell and issue bonds for acquisition or 42.20 betterment purposes if: (1) each member school district board 42.21 has adopted a resolution authorizing the project; (2) the 42.22 intermediate board has prepared and published in a newspaper of 42.23 general circulation in the district a notice of the public 42.24 meeting on the intermediate district's intent to sell bonds; and 42.25 (3) the intermediate board has adopted a resolution authorizing 42.26 the bonds. The resolution becomes final unless within 30 days 42.27 after the meeting where the resolution was adopted a petition 42.28 requesting an election is filed with the board. The petition 42.29 must be signed by a number of qualified voters in excess of five 42.30 percent of the registered voters of the intermediate school 42.31 district on the day the petition is filed with the board. If 42.32 the petition is filed, then the board resolution authorizing the 42.33 sale and issuance of bonds has no effect until the question of 42.34 their issuance has been submitted to the voters of the 42.35 intermediate school district at a special election held in and 42.36 for the intermediate district. The date of the election, the 43.1 question to be submitted, and all other necessary conduct of the 43.2 election shall be fixed by the intermediate school board. The 43.3 election shall be conducted and canvassed under the direction of 43.4 the intermediate school board in accordance with chapter 205A, 43.5 insofar as applicable. 43.6 If a majority of the total number of votes cast on the 43.7 question within the intermediate school district is in favor of 43.8 the question, the intermediate school board may proceed with the 43.9 sale and issuance of the bonds. 43.10 The bonds shall be general obligations of the intermediate 43.11 school district; however, each member school district must each 43.12 year certify its proportionate share of the debt service levy on 43.13 the bonds, with the allocation of its share of that levy 43.14 determined in accordance with the resolution authorizing the 43.15 project previously adopted by each member school board. For 43.16 purposes of section 123B.53, the debt service levies certified 43.17 for this purpose by an individual member school district shall 43.18 be considered debt service levies of that school district. By 43.19 July 1 and December 1 of each year, the school board of each 43.20 member school district shall transfer to the intermediate school 43.21 district an amount equal to 50 percent of the debt service levy 43.22 certified by that member school district in the previous fiscal 43.23 year to pay its proportionate share. 43.24 Sec. 23. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 136D.741, 43.25 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 43.26 Subd. 4. [REVERSE REFERENDUM.] The intermediate school 43.27 board shall notmay sell and issue bonds for acquisition or 43.28 betterment purposes if: (1) each member school district board 43.29 has adopted a resolution authorizing the project; (2) the 43.30 intermediate board has prepared and published in a newspaper of 43.31 general circulation in the district a notice of the public 43.32 meeting on the intermediate district's intent to sell bonds; and 43.33 (3) the intermediate board has adopted a resolution authorizing 43.34 the bonds. The resolution becomes final unless within 30 days 43.35 after the meeting where the resolution was adopted a petition 43.36 requesting an election is filed with the board. The petition 44.1 must be signed by a number of qualified voters in excess of five 44.2 percent of the registered voters of the intermediate school 44.3 district on the day the petition is filed with the board. If 44.4 the petition is filed, then the board resolution authorizing the 44.5 sale and issuance of bonds has no effect until the question of 44.6 their issuance has been submitted to the voters of the 44.7 intermediate school district at a special election held in and 44.8 for such intermediate district. The date of such election, the 44.9 question to be submitted, and all other necessary conduct of 44.10 such election shall be fixed by the intermediate school board 44.11 and said election shall be conducted and canvassed under the 44.12 direction of the intermediate school board in accordance with 44.13 chapter 205A, insofar as the same may be deemed applicable. 44.14 If a majority of the total number of votes cast on the 44.15 question within the intermediate school district is in favor of 44.16 the question, the intermediate school board may thereupon 44.17 proceed with the sale and the issuance of said bonds. 44.18 The bonds shall be general obligations of the intermediate 44.19 school district; however, each member school district must each 44.20 year certify its proportionate share of the debt service levy on 44.21 the bonds, with the allocation of its share of that levy 44.22 determined in accordance with the resolution authorizing the 44.23 project previously adopted by each member school board. For 44.24 purposes of section 123B.53, the debt service levies certified 44.25 for this purpose by an individual member school district shall 44.26 be considered debt service levies of that school district. By 44.27 July 1 and December 1 of each year, the school board of each 44.28 member school district shall transfer to the intermediate school 44.29 district an amount equal to 50 percent of the debt service levy 44.30 certified by that member school district in the previous fiscal 44.31 year to pay its proportionate share. 44.32 Sec. 24. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 136D.88, 44.33 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 44.34 Subd. 4. [REVERSE REFERENDUM.] The intermediate school 44.35 board shall notmay sell and issue bonds for acquisition or 44.36 betterment purposes if: (1) each member school district board 45.1 has adopted a resolution authorizing the project; (2) the 45.2 intermediate board has prepared and published in a newspaper of 45.3 general circulation in the district a notice of the public 45.4 meeting on the intermediate district's intent to sell bonds; and 45.5 (3) the intermediate board has adopted a resolution authorizing 45.6 the bonds. The resolution becomes final unless within 30 days 45.7 after the meeting where the resolution was adopted a petition 45.8 requesting an election is filed with the board. The petition 45.9 must be signed by a number of qualified voters in excess of five 45.10 percent of the registered voters of the intermediate school 45.11 district on the day the petition is filed with the board. If 45.12 the petition is filed, then the board resolution authorizing the 45.13 sale and issuance of bonds has no effect until the question of 45.14 their issuance has been submitted to the voters of the 45.15 intermediate school district at a special election held in and 45.16 for the intermediate district. The date of the election, the 45.17 question to be submitted, and all other necessary conduct of the 45.18 election shall be fixed by the intermediate school board. The 45.19 election shall be conducted and canvassed under the direction of 45.20 the intermediate school board in accordance with chapter 205A, 45.21 insofar as applicable. 45.22 If a majority of the total number of votes cast on the 45.23 question within the intermediate school district is in favor of 45.24 the question, the intermediate school board may thereupon 45.25 proceed with the sale and issuance of the bonds. 45.26 The bonds shall be general obligations of the intermediate 45.27 school district; however, each member school district must each 45.28 year certify its proportionate share of the debt service levy on 45.29 the bonds, with the allocation of its share of that levy 45.30 determined in accordance with the resolution authorizing the 45.31 project previously adopted by each member school board. For 45.32 purposes of section 123B.53, the debt service levies certified 45.33 for this purpose by an individual member school district shall 45.34 be considered debt service levies of that school district. By 45.35 July 1 and December 1 of each year, the school board of each 45.36 member school district shall transfer to the intermediate school 46.1 district an amount equal to 50 percent of the debt service levy 46.2 certified by that member school district in the previous fiscal 46.3 year to pay its proportionate share. 46.4 Sec. 25. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 475.53, 46.5 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 46.6 Subd. 4. [SCHOOL DISTRICTS.] Except as otherwise provided 46.7 by law, no school district shall be subject to a net debt in 46.8 excess of ten percent of the actual market value of all taxable46.9 property situated within its corporate limits, as computed in46.10 accordance with this subdivision. The county auditor of each46.11 county containing taxable real or personal property situated46.12 within any school district shall certify to the district upon46.13 request the market value of all such property. Whenever the46.14 commissioner of revenue, in accordance with section 127A.48,46.15 subdivisions 1 to 6, has determined that the net tax capacity of46.16 any district furnished by county auditors is not based upon the46.17 market value of taxable property in the district, the46.18 commissioner of revenue shall certify to the district upon46.19 request the ratio most recently ascertained to exist between46.20 such value and the actual market value of property within the46.21 district. The actual market value of property within a46.22 district, on which its debt limit under this subdivision is46.23 based, is (a) the value certified by the county auditors, or (b)46.24 this value divided by the ratio certified by the commissioner of46.25 revenue, whichever results in a higher valuetimes the adjusted 46.26 net tax capacity of the district as defined in section 126C.01, 46.27 subdivision 2. 46.28 Sec. 26. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 4, section 27, 46.29 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 46.30 Subd. 2. [HEALTH AND SAFETY AID.] For health and safety 46.31 aid according to Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.57, 46.32 subdivision 5: 46.33 $14,528,000$14,015,000 ..... 2000 46.34 $14,957,000$14,450,000 ..... 2001 46.35 The 2000 appropriation includes $1,415,000 for 1999 and 46.36 $13,113,000$12,600,000 for 2000. 47.1 The 2001 appropriation includes $1,456,000$1,400,000 for 47.2 2000 and $13,501,000$13,050,000 for 2001. 47.3 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 47.4 following final enactment. 47.5 Sec. 27. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 4, section 27, 47.6 subdivision 3, is amended to read: 47.7 Subd. 3. [DEBT SERVICE AID.] For debt service aid 47.8 according to Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.53, subdivision 6: 47.9 $33,165,000$33,141,000 ..... 2000 47.10 $32,084,000$29,400,000 ..... 2001 47.11 The 2000 appropriation includes $3,842,000 for 1999 and 47.12 $29,323,000$29,299,000 for 2000. 47.13 The 2001 appropriation includes $3,256,000$3,255,000 for 47.14 2000 and $28,828,000$26,145,000 for 2001. 47.15 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 47.16 following final enactment. 47.17 Sec. 28. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 4, section 27, 47.18 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 47.19 Subd. 4. [INTERACTIVE TELEVISION (ITV) AID.] For 47.20 interactive television (ITV) aid under Minnesota Statutes, 47.21 section 126C.40, subdivision 4: 47.22 $4,197,000$4,194,000 ..... 2000 47.23 $2,851,000$2,761,000 ..... 2001 47.24 The 2000 appropriation includes $405,000 for 1999 and 47.25 $3,792,000$3,789,000 for 2000. 47.26 The 2001 appropriation includes $421,000 for 2000 and 47.27 $2,430,000$2,340,000 for 2001. 47.28 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 47.29 following final enactment. 47.30 Sec. 29. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 4, section 27, 47.31 subdivision 5, is amended to read: 47.32 Subd. 5. [ALTERNATIVE FACILITIES BONDING AID.] For 47.33 alternative facilities bonding aid, according to Minnesota 47.34 Statutes, section 123B.59: 47.35 $19,058,000$18,920,000 ..... 2000 47.36 $19,286,000$19,134,000 ..... 2001 48.1 The 2000 appropriation includes $1,700,000 for 20001999 48.2 and $17,358,000$17,220,000 for 20012000. 48.3 The 2001 appropriation includes $1,928,000$1,913,000 for 48.4 2000 and $17,358,000$17,221,000 for 2001. 48.5 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 48.6 following final enactment. 48.7 Sec. 30. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 4, section 27, 48.8 subdivision 7, is amended to read: 48.9 Subd. 7. [TELECOMMUNICATION ACCESS GRANTS.] (a) For 48.10 telecommunication access grants according to Minnesota Statutes, 48.11 section 125B.20: 48.12 $ 5,000,000 ..... 2000 48.13 $10,000,000 ..... 2001 48.14 (b) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is 48.15 available in the second year. This amount shall not be included 48.16 as part of the base for fiscal year 2002-2003. 48.17 Sec. 31. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 4, section 27, 48.18 subdivision 10, is amended to read: 48.19 Subd. 10. [DECLINING PUPIL AID; ST. PETER.] For a grant to 48.20 independent school district No. 508, St. Peter, to ameliorate 48.21 general fund operating losses associated with the March, 1998 48.22 tornado: 48.23 $ 105,000$ 75,000 ..... 2000 48.24 $ 278,000$115,000 ..... 2001 48.25 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 48.26 following final enactment. 48.27 Sec. 32. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 4, section 27, 48.28 subdivision 11, is amended to read: 48.29 Subd. 11. [FLOODS; DECLINING PUPIL AID.] For declining 48.30 pupil aid under section 23: 48.31 $2,132,000$2,087,000 ..... 2000 48.32 $1,758,000$1,639,000 ..... 2001 48.33 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 48.34 following final enactment. 48.35 Sec. 33. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 4, section 29, is 48.36 amended to read: 49.1 Sec. 29. [REPEALER.] 49.2 (a) Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 123A.44; 123A.441;49.3 123A.442; 123A.443; 123A.444; 123A.445; 123A.446; 123B.57,49.4 subdivisions 4, 5, and 7; 123B.59, subdivision 7; 123B.63,49.5 subdivisions 1 and 2;section 123B.66 ; 123B.67; 123B.68; and49.6 123B.69, are, is repealed effective the day following final 49.7 enactment. 49.8 (b) Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123B.58, is repealed49.9 effective July 1, 2004.49.10 (c)Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123B.64, subdivision 49.11 4, is repealed effective for revenue for fiscal year 2000. 49.12 (d)(c) Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123B.64, 49.13 subdivisions 1, 2, and 3, are repealed effective for revenue for 49.14 fiscal year 2001. 49.15 (e)(d) Minnesota Rules, parts 3500.3900; 3500.4000; 49.16 3500.4100; 3500.4200; and 3500.4300, are repealed. 49.17 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 49.18 following final enactment. 49.19 Sec. 34. [TECHNOLOGY CAPABILITIES TASK FORCE.] 49.20 The commissioner of children, families, and learning must 49.21 convene a task force to determine the ongoing technology needs 49.22 of Minnesota's school districts including the cost of 49.23 maintenance, support services, and technology upgrades. The 49.24 task force is composed of the commissioner of children, 49.25 families, and learning, or the commissioner's designee, two 49.26 persons appointed by Education Minnesota, two persons appointed 49.27 by the Minnesota school boards association, one person appointed 49.28 by the Minnesota rural education association, one person 49.29 appointed by the service cooperatives, one elementary school 49.30 principal appointed by the Minnesota elementary principals 49.31 association, one secondary school principal appointed by the 49.32 Minnesota association of secondary school principals, one 49.33 superintendent appointed by the Minnesota association of school 49.34 administrators, one school media specialist appointed by the 49.35 Minnesota educational media organization, one teacher aide 49.36 appointed by the commissioner, one assistive technology 50.1 practitioner appointed by the commissioner, one person appointed 50.2 by the Minnesota high technology council, one person from the 50.3 Minnesota Business Partnership, one person from the Minnesota 50.4 Chamber of Commerce, and two people from the Minnesota education 50.5 telecommunications council. The task force must establish 50.6 minimum technology standards for school districts and for school 50.7 sites. The task force must report its minimum standards for 50.8 technology to the education committees of the legislature by 50.9 February 15, 2001. 50.10 Sec. 35. [REPEALER WITHOUT EFFECT.] 50.11 The repeal of Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 123A.44; 50.12 123A.441; 123A.442; 123A.443; 123A.444; 123A.445; 123A.446; 50.13 123B.57, subdivisions 4, 5, and 7; 123B.59, subdivision 7; 50.14 123B.63, subdivisions 1 and 2; 123B.67; 123B.68; and 123B.69, by 50.15 Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 4, section 29, with an effective 50.16 date of May 26, 1999, is without effect and Minnesota Statutes 50.17 1998, sections 123A.44; 123A.441; 123A.442; 123A.443; 123A.444; 50.18 123A.445; 123A.446; 123B.57, subdivisions 4, 5, and 7; 123B.59, 50.19 subdivision 7; 123B.63, subdivisions 1 and 2; 123B.67; 123B.68; 50.20 and 123B.69, remain in effect after May 25, 1999. 50.21 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective retroactive to 50.22 May 25, 1999. 50.23 Sec. 36. [REPEALER.] 50.24 (a) Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 136D.281, subdivision 50.25 8; 136D.741, subdivision 8; and 136D.88, subdivision 8, are 50.26 repealed effective July 1, 2000. 50.27 (b) Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123B.59, subdivision 50.28 7, is repealed effective June 30, 2001. 50.29 ARTICLE 5 50.30 EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE AND OTHER POLICY 50.31 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 120A.41, is 50.32 amended to read: 50.33 120A.41 [LENGTH OF SCHOOL YEAR; DAYS OF INSTRUCTION.] 50.34 A school board's annual school calendar must include at 50.35 least three additional days of student instruction beyond the50.36 number of173 days of student instruction the board formally51.1 adopted as its school calendar at the beginning of the 1996-199751.2 school yearand five days of staff development or parent-teacher 51.3 conferences and related activities. 51.4 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 51.5 following final enactment and applies for 2001-2002 and later 51.6 school years. 51.7 Sec. 2. [121A.582] [STUDENT DISCIPLINE; REASONABLE FORCE.] 51.8 Subdivision 1. [REASONABLE FORCE STANDARD.] (a) A teacher, 51.9 in exercising the person's lawful authority, may use reasonable 51.10 force when it is necessary under the circumstances to correct or 51.11 restrain a student or prevent bodily harm or death to another. 51.12 (b) A school employee, school bus driver, or other agent of 51.13 a district, in exercising the person's lawful authority, may use 51.14 reasonable force when it is necessary under the circumstances to 51.15 restrain a student or prevent bodily harm or death to another. 51.16 (c) Paragraphs (a) and (b) do not authorize conduct 51.17 prohibited under sections 121A.58 and 121A.67. 51.18 Subd. 2. [CIVIL LIABILITY.] (a) A teacher who, in the 51.19 exercise of the person's lawful authority, uses reasonable force 51.20 under the standard in subdivision 1, paragraph (a), has a 51.21 defense against a civil action for damages under section 123B.25. 51.22 (b) A school employee, bus driver, or other agent of a 51.23 district who, in the exercise of the person's lawful authority, 51.24 uses reasonable force under the standard in subdivision 1, 51.25 paragraph (b), has a defense against a civil action for damages 51.26 under section 123B.25. 51.27 Subd. 3. [CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.] (a) A teacher who, in the 51.28 exercise of the person's lawful authority, uses reasonable force 51.29 under the standard in subdivision 1, paragraph (a), has a 51.30 defense against a criminal prosecution under section 609.06, 51.31 subdivision 1. 51.32 (b) A school employee, bus driver, or other agent of a 51.33 district who, in the exercise of the person's lawful authority, 51.34 uses reasonable force under the standard in subdivision 1, 51.35 paragraph (b), has a defense against a criminal prosecution 51.36 under section 609.06, subdivision 1. 52.1 Subd. 4. [SUPPLEMENTARY RIGHTS AND DEFENSES.] Any right or 52.2 defense in this section is supplementary to those specified in 52.3 section 121A.58, 121A.67, 123B.25, or 609.06, subdivision 1. 52.4 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective for the 52.5 2000-2001 school year and later. 52.6 Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 121A.61, 52.7 subdivision 3, is amended to read: 52.8 Subd. 3. [POLICY COMPONENTS.] The policy must include at 52.9 least the following components: 52.10 (a) rules governing student conduct and procedures for 52.11 informing students of the rules; 52.12 (b) the grounds for removal of a student from a class; 52.13 (c) the authority of the classroom teacher to remove 52.14 students from the classroom pursuant to procedures and rules 52.15 established in the district's policy; 52.16 (d) the procedures for removal of a student from a class by 52.17 a teacher, school administrator, or other school district 52.18 employee; 52.19 (e) the period of time for which a student may be removed 52.20 from a class, which may not exceed five class periods for a 52.21 violation of a rule of conduct; 52.22 (f) provisions relating to the responsibility for and 52.23 custody of a student removed from a class; 52.24 (g) the procedures for return of a student to the specified 52.25 class from which the student has been removed; 52.26 (h) the procedures for notifying a student and the 52.27 student's parents or guardian of violations of the rules of 52.28 conduct and of resulting disciplinary actions; 52.29 (i) any procedures determined appropriate for encouraging 52.30 early involvement of parents or guardians in attempts to improve 52.31 a student's behavior; 52.32 (j) any procedures determined appropriate for encouraging 52.33 early detection of behavioral problems; 52.34 (k) any procedures determined appropriate for referring a 52.35 student in need of special education services to those services; 52.36 (1) the procedures for consideration of whether there is a 53.1 need for a further assessment or of whether there is a need for 53.2 a review of the adequacy of a current individual education plan 53.3 of a student with a disability who is removed from class; 53.4 (m) procedures for detecting and addressing chemical abuse 53.5 problems of a student while on the school premises; 53.6 (n) the minimum consequences for violations of the code of 53.7 conduct; and53.8 (o) procedures for immediate and appropriate interventions 53.9 tied to violations of the code; and 53.10 (p) a provision that states that a teacher, school 53.11 employee, school bus driver, or other agent of a district may 53.12 use reasonable force in compliance with section 121A.582 and 53.13 other laws. 53.14 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective for the 53.15 2001-2002 school year and thereafter. 53.16 Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 53.17 122A.09, subdivision 4, is amended to read: 53.18 Subd. 4. [LICENSE AND RULES.] (a) The board must adopt 53.19 rules to license public school teachers and interns subject to 53.20 chapter 14. 53.21 (b) The board must adopt rules requiring a person to 53.22 successfully complete a skills examination in reading, writing, 53.23 and mathematics as a requirement for initial teacher licensure. 53.24 Such rules must require college and universities offering a 53.25 board approved teacher preparation program to provide remedial 53.26 assistance to persons who did not achieve a qualifying score on 53.27 the skills examination, including those for whom English is a 53.28 second language. 53.29 (c) The board must adopt rules to approve teacher 53.30 preparation programs. The board, upon the request of a 53.31 post-secondary student preparing for teacher licensure or a 53.32 licensed graduate of a teacher preparation program, shall assist 53.33 in resolving a dispute between the person and a post-secondary 53.34 institution providing a teacher preparation program when the 53.35 dispute involves an institution's recommendation for licensure 53.36 affecting the person or the person's credentials. At the 54.1 board's discretion, assistance may include the application of 54.2 chapter 14. 54.3 (d) The board must provide the leadership and shall adopt 54.4 rules for the redesign of teacher education programs to 54.5 implement a research based, results-oriented curriculum that 54.6 focuses on the skills teachers need in order to be effective. 54.7 The board shall implement new systems of teacher preparation 54.8 program evaluation to assure program effectiveness based on 54.9 proficiency of graduates in demonstrating attainment of program 54.10 outcomes. 54.11 (e) The board must adopt rules requiring successful 54.12 completion of an examination of general pedagogical knowledge 54.13 and examinations of licensure-specific teaching skills. The 54.14 rules shall be effective on the dates determined by the board, 54.15 but not later than September 1, 2001. 54.16 (f) The board must adopt rules requiring teacher educators 54.17 to work directly with elementary or secondary school teachers in 54.18 elementary or secondary schools to obtain periodic exposure to 54.19 the elementary or secondary teaching environment. 54.20 (g) The board must grant licenses to interns and to 54.21 candidates for initial licenses. 54.22 (h) The board must design and implement an assessment 54.23 system which requires a candidate for an initial license and 54.24 first continuing license to demonstrate the abilities necessary 54.25 to perform selected, representative teaching tasks at 54.26 appropriate levels. 54.27 (i) The board must receive recommendations from local 54.28 committees as established by the board for the renewal of 54.29 teaching licenses. 54.30 (j) The board must grant life licenses to those who qualify 54.31 according to requirements established by the board, and suspend 54.32 or revoke licenses pursuant to sections 122A.20 and 214.10. The 54.33 board must not establish any expiration date for application for 54.34 life licenses. 54.35 (k) The board must adopt rules that require all licensed 54.36 teachers who are renewing their continuing license to include in 55.1 their renewal requirements further preparation in the areas of 55.2 using positive behavior interventions and in accommodating, 55.3 modifying, and adapting curricula, materials, and strategies to 55.4 appropriately meet the needs of individual students and ensure 55.5 adequate progress toward the state's graduation rule. The rules 55.6 adopted under this paragraph apply to teachers who renew their 55.7 licenses in year 2001 and later. 55.8 (l) In adopting rules to license public school teachers who 55.9 provide health-related services for disabled children, the board 55.10 shall adopt rules consistent with license or registration 55.11 requirements of the commissioner of health and the 55.12 health-related boards who license personnel who perform similar 55.13 services outside of the school. 55.14 (m) Notwithstanding any law or rule to the contrary, the 55.15 board of teaching shall issue an alternative two-year license to 55.16 teach in Minnesota if the applicant: 55.17 (1) holds a degree from an out-of-state institution of 55.18 higher education that is comparable in rank and standing to a 55.19 Minnesota state university, the University of Minnesota, or a 55.20 nonpublic state liberal arts college or university, provided the 55.21 applicant received the degree for completing a teacher 55.22 preparation program; 55.23 (2) has successfully completed a basic skills exam in 55.24 reading, writing, and mathematics approved by the board of 55.25 teaching under section 122A.09, subdivision 4, clause (b); 55.26 (3) has undergone a background check under section 122A.18, 55.27 subdivision 8, and, as a result of the background check, is 55.28 eligible to be licensed by the board of teaching; and 55.29 (4) documents that the applicant has experience as a 55.30 licensed teacher of school-age children and provides personal 55.31 references. 55.32 A school district that hires a teacher with an alternative 55.33 two-year license under this subdivision shall name for the 55.34 teacher a mentorship team that includes the school principal or 55.35 other person charged with administering the school site. The 55.36 team shall evaluate the teacher and recommend to the board of 56.1 teaching whether or not the teacher should receive a continuing 56.2 license. If the recommendation is favorable, the board of 56.3 teaching shall issue a continuing license to the teacher. If 56.4 the recommendation is unfavorable, the board of teaching may, at 56.5 its discretion, renew the alternative two-year license under 56.6 this subdivision for an additional two-year period or decline to 56.7 further consider the applicant for a license under this 56.8 subdivision. 56.9 Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 122A.18, 56.10 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 56.11 Subd. 2. [TEACHER AND SUPPORT PERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONS.] 56.12 (a) The board of teaching must issue licenses under its 56.13 jurisdiction to persons the board finds to be qualified and 56.14 competent for their respective positions. 56.15 (b) The board must require a person to successfully 56.16 complete an examination of skills in reading, writing, and 56.17 mathematics before being granted an initial teaching license to 56.18 provide direct instruction to pupils in prekindergarten, 56.19 elementary, secondary, or special education programs. The board 56.20 must require colleges and universities offering a board approved 56.21 teacher preparation program to provide remedial assistance that 56.22 includes a formal diagnostic component to persons enrolled in 56.23 their institution who did not achieve a qualifying score on the 56.24 skills examination, including those for whom English is a second 56.25 language. The colleges and universities must provide assistance 56.26 in the specific academic areas of deficiency in which the person 56.27 did not achieve a qualifying score. School districts must 56.28 provide similar, appropriate, and timely remedial assistance 56.29 that includes a formal diagnostic component and mentoring to 56.30 those persons employed by the district who completed their 56.31 teacher education program outside the state of Minnesota, 56.32 received a one-year license to teach in Minnesota and did not 56.33 achieve a qualifying score on the skills examination, including 56.34 those persons for whom English is a second language. The board 56.35 of teaching shall report annually to the education committees of 56.36 the legislature on the total number of teacher candidates during 57.1 the most recent school year taking the basic skills examination 57.2 under section 122A.09, subdivision 4, clause (b), the number who 57.3 achieve a qualifying score on the examination, the number who do 57.4 not achieve a qualifying score on the examination, the 57.5 distribution of all candidates' scores, the number of candidates 57.6 who have taken the examination at least once before, and the 57.7 number of candidates who have taken the examination at least 57.8 once before and achieve a qualifying score. The data shall be 57.9 disaggregated to the institutional level. 57.10 (c) A person who has completed an approved teacher 57.11 preparation program and obtained a one-year license to teach, 57.12 but has not successfully completed the skills examination, may 57.13 renew the one-year license for two additional one-year periods. 57.14 Each renewal of the one-year license is contingent upon the 57.15 licensee: 57.16 (1) providing evidence of participating in an approved 57.17 remedial assistance program provided by a school district or 57.18 post-secondary institution that includes a formal diagnostic 57.19 component in the specific areas in which the licensee did not 57.20 obtain qualifying scores; and 57.21 (2) attempting to successfully complete the skills 57.22 examination during the period of each one-year license. 57.23 (d) The board of teaching must grant continuing licenses 57.24 only to those persons who have met board criteria for granting a 57.25 continuing license, which includes successfully completing the 57.26 skills examination in reading, writing, and mathematics. 57.27 (e) All colleges and universities approved by the board of 57.28 teaching to prepare persons for teacher licensure must include 57.29 in their teacher preparation programs a common core of teaching 57.30 knowledge and skills to be acquired by all persons recommended 57.31 for teacher licensure. This common core shall meet the 57.32 standards developed by the interstate new teacher assessment and 57.33 support consortium in its 1992 "model standards for beginning 57.34 teacher licensing and development." Amendments to standards 57.35 adopted under this paragraph are covered by chapter 14. The 57.36 board of teaching shall report annually to the education 58.1 committees of the legislature on the performance of teacher 58.2 candidates on common core assessments of knowledge and skills 58.3 under this paragraph during the most recent school year. 58.4 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective for the 58.5 2000-2001 school year and thereafter. 58.6 Sec. 6. [122A.655] [RECRUITMENT OF EXCELLENT TEACHERS IN 58.7 SCIENCE, MATH, INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY, AND SPECIAL EDUCATION AND 58.8 IN RURAL AREAS; LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM.] 58.9 Subdivision 1. [PROGRAM ESTABLISHED; ACCOUNT CREATED.] (a) 58.10 A loan forgiveness program is established to assist Minnesota 58.11 public schools in recruiting and retaining excellent teachers in 58.12 science, math, industrial technology, and special education and 58.13 in rural areas. A loan forgiveness program account is created 58.14 in the state treasury. The account consists of money 58.15 appropriated by the legislature and repayments and penalties 58.16 collected under subdivision 4. All money in this account is 58.17 annually appropriated to the commissioner and must be used to 58.18 repay loans of qualified licensed teachers who agree to teach in 58.19 high-need areas under subdivision 2. 58.20 (b) A school district that employs a teacher participating 58.21 in this program must provide the teacher with mentoring that: 58.22 (1) offers appropriate intervention, which may include 58.23 assisting with student discipline or classroom management, 58.24 adjustments to the teaching assignment, student motivation, 58.25 lesson planning, accommodations for individual student 58.26 differences, or finding and using effective materials; 58.27 (2) orients the teacher to the school and the community; 58.28 and 58.29 (3) ensures instructional and interpersonal support that 58.30 fosters professional development and the teacher's retention. 58.31 Subd. 2. [ELIGIBILITY; APPLICATION.] (a) To participate in 58.32 this program, a person must: 58.33 (1) have graduated from an approved teacher preparation 58.34 institution within 12 months of submitting an application to the 58.35 commissioner to participate in this program; 58.36 (2) have a 3.0 grade point average or higher in that 59.1 portion of the teacher preparation program affecting licensure 59.2 in the field of math, science, industrial technology, or special 59.3 education, and be licensed to teach in the field of math, 59.4 science, industrial technology, or special education; and 59.5 (3) agree to be employed as a teacher for at least three 59.6 consecutive school years in one Minnesota public school. 59.7 (b) A person who meets the criteria in paragraph (a) and 59.8 agrees to be employed as a teacher in a public school located in 59.9 Minnesota outside the metropolitan area, as defined in section 59.10 473.121, subdivision 2, is eligible to receive an additional 59.11 amount of $1,000 per year under subdivision 3. 59.12 (c) To be eligible to participate in this program, a person 59.13 must submit an application to the commissioner in the form and 59.14 manner the commissioner prescribes. 59.15 (d) The commissioner shall select applicants that qualify 59.16 for this program, notify eligible people about the program, 59.17 develop and disseminate application materials, and carry out 59.18 other activities needed to implement this section. 59.19 Subd. 3. [LOAN FORGIVENESS.] For fiscal year 2001, the 59.20 commissioner may select teacher applicants to participate in 59.21 this program. Program participants are responsible for securing 59.22 their own loans. Program participants who meet the criteria in 59.23 subdivision 2, paragraph (a), may designate for each year of 59.24 post-secondary education leading to a license to teach, up to a 59.25 total of three years, an agreed amount, not to exceed $3,000 per 59.26 year, as a qualified loan. Program participants who meet the 59.27 criteria in subdivision 2, paragraphs (a) and (b), may designate 59.28 for each year of post-secondary education leading to a license 59.29 to teach, up to a total of three years, an agreed amount not to 59.30 exceed $4,000 per year, as a qualified loan. For each year that 59.31 a participant is employed in a school district according to 59.32 subdivision 2, up to a total of three years, the commissioner 59.33 shall annually pay an amount equal to one year of qualified 59.34 loans. 59.35 Subd. 4. [PENALTY.] If a teacher participating in this 59.36 program does not fulfill the required three years of service in 60.1 a qualifying public school for full repayment of all qualified 60.2 loans, then the commissioner must collect from the teacher the 60.3 amount paid under this loan forgiveness program. The 60.4 commissioner shall deposit the money the commissioner collects 60.5 in the loan forgiveness program account under subdivision 1. 60.6 The commissioner may grant a waiver for all or part of the money 60.7 owed as a result of a penalty if, according to criteria 60.8 established by the commissioner, emergency circumstances prevent 60.9 the teacher from fulfilling the teacher's three-year commitment 60.10 to teach. 60.11 Sec. 7. [123B.055] [CONTRACTS FOR COMPUTERS OR RELATED 60.12 EQUIPMENT OR SERVICE.] 60.13 The school board of a school district may not enter into a 60.14 contract or permit a school within the district to enter into a 60.15 contract for the use of a computer or related equipment or 60.16 service that requires advertising to be disseminated to students 60.17 unless the school board: 60.18 (1) enters into the contract at a public hearing of the 60.19 school board; 60.20 (2) makes a finding that the offered electronic product or 60.21 service is an integral component of students' education; 60.22 (3) provides written notice to students' parents that 60.23 advertising will be used in the classroom, media center, 60.24 computer lab, or other areas of learning; 60.25 (4) as part of normal, ongoing district communications with 60.26 parents, allows parents to request in writing that (i) their 60.27 student not be exposed to the program that contains the 60.28 advertising for the current school year, or that (ii) any or all 60.29 directory information relating to the student that is collected 60.30 as a result of this contract is not disclosed; and 60.31 (5) honors parents' request, under clause (4), that their 60.32 student not be exposed to the advertising program or that 60.33 directory information relating to the student is not disclosed 60.34 and allows parents to withdraw their request at any time. 60.35 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 60.36 following final enactment. 61.1 Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123B.79, 61.2 subdivision 7, is amended to read: 61.3 Subd. 7. [ACCOUNT TRANSFER FOR CERTAIN SEVERANCE PAY.] A 61.4 district may maintain in a designatedreserve for certain 61.5 severance pay account not more than 50 percent of the amount 61.6 necessary to meet the obligations for the portion of severance 61.7 pay that constitutes compensation for accumulated sick leave to 61.8 be used for payment of premiums for group insurance provided for 61.9 former employees by the district. The amount necessary must be 61.10 calculated according to standards established by the advisory61.11 council on uniform financial accounting and reporting61.12 standardsdepartment. 61.13 Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123B.86, 61.14 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 61.15 Subdivision 1. [GENERAL PROVISIONS.] A district shall 61.16 provide equal transportation within the district for all school 61.17 children to any school when transportation is deemed necessary 61.18 by the school board because of distance or traffic condition in 61.19 like manner and form as provided in sections 123B.88 and 124.22361.20 123B.92, when applicable. 61.21 Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123B.88, 61.22 subdivision 3, is amended to read: 61.23 Subd. 3. [TRANSPORTATION SERVICES CONTRACTS.] The board 61.24 may contract for the furnishing of authorized transportation 61.25 under rules established by the commissionersection 123B.52, and 61.26 may purchase gasoline and furnish same to a contract carrier for 61.27 use in the performance of a contract with the school district 61.28 for transportation of school children to and from school. 61.29 Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 124D.081, 61.30 subdivision 6, is amended to read: 61.31 Subd. 6. [PREPAREDNESS REVENUE.] (a) A qualifying school 61.32 district is eligible for first-grade preparedness revenue equal 61.33 to the basic formula allowance for that year times the number of 61.34 children five years of age or older enrolled in a kindergarten 61.35 program at the site on October 1 of the previous year times .53. 61.36 (b) This revenue must supplement and not replace 62.1 compensatory revenue that the district uses for the same or 62.2 similar purposes under chapters 120B, 123A, 123B, 124D, 126C, 62.3 and 127A. 62.4 (c) A pupil enrolled in the first grade preparedness 62.5 program at a qualifying school site is eligible for 62.6 transportation under section 123B.88, subdivision 1. 62.7 (d) First grade preparedness revenue paid to a charter 62.8 school for which a school district is providing transportation 62.9 according to section 124D.10, subdivision 16, shall be decreased 62.10 by an amount equal to the product of $170the formula allowance 62.11 according to section 126C.10, subdivision 2, times .0485 times 62.12 the pupil units calculated according to paragraph (a). This 62.13 amount shall be paid to the school district for transportation 62.14 costs. 62.15 Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 62.16 124D.10, subdivision 3, is amended to read: 62.17 Subd. 3. [SPONSOR.] A school board ,; intermediate school 62.18 district school board ,; education districtsdistrict organized 62.19 under sections 123A.15 to 123A.19 ,; charitable organization 62.20 under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 62.21 that is a member of the Minnesota council of nonprofits, 62.22 registered with the attorney general's office, and reports an 62.23 end-of-year fund balance of at least $1,000,000; Minnesota 62.24 private college ,that grants two- or four-year degrees and is 62.25 registered with the higher education services office under 62.26 chapter 136A; community college, state university, or technical 62.27 college, governed by the board of trustees of the Minnesota 62.28 state colleges and universities; or the University of Minnesota 62.29 may sponsor one or more charter schools. 62.30 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 62.31 following final enactment. 62.32 Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 62.33 124D.10, subdivision 4, is amended to read: 62.34 Subd. 4. [FORMATION OF SCHOOL.] (a) A sponsor may 62.35 authorize one or more licensed teachers under section 122A.18, 62.36 subdivision 1, to operate a charter school subject to approval 63.1 by the commissioner. A school board or a board or designee of a 63.2 higher education institution must vote on charter school 63.3 application for sponsorship no later than 90 days after 63.4 receiving the application. After 90 days, the applicant may 63.5 apply to the commissioner. If a school board or a board or 63.6 designee of a higher education institution elects not to sponsor 63.7 a charter school, the applicant may appeal the board'sdecision 63.8 of the school board or higher education institution board or 63.9 designee to the commissioner. If the commissioner authorizes 63.10 the school, the commissioner must sponsor the school according 63.11 to this section. The school must be organized and operated as a 63.12 cooperative under chapter 308A or nonprofit corporation under 63.13 chapter 317A. 63.14 (b) Before the operators may form and operate a school, the 63.15 sponsor must file an affidavit with the commissioner stating its 63.16 intent to authorize a charter school. The affidavit must state 63.17 the terms and conditions under which the sponsor would authorize 63.18 a charter school. The charter school developers must submit the 63.19 charter school proposal and affidavit to the commissioner 63.20 quarterly on dates the commissioner determines and announces in 63.21 advance. The commissioner must approve or disapprove the 63.22 sponsor's proposed authorization within 60 days of receipt of63.23 receiving the affidavit. Failure to obtain commissioner 63.24 approval precludes a sponsor from authorizing the charter school 63.25 that was the subject of the affidavit. The commissioner shall 63.26 organize and facilitate an orderly review of charter school 63.27 proposals. The commissioner may appoint a review committee to 63.28 assist in the review process. The committee may review 63.29 applications and participate in interviews with applicants. The 63.30 committee's role shall be solely advisory. The commissioner 63.31 shall complete the review and decide to grant or not grant a new 63.32 charter within 60 days of receiving the application. 63.33 (c) The operators authorized to organize and operate a 63.34 school must hold an election for members of the school's board 63.35 of directors in a timely manner after the school is operating. 63.36 Any staff members who are employed at the school, including 64.1 teachers providing instruction under a contract with a 64.2 cooperative, and all parents of children enrolled in the school 64.3 may participate in the election. Licensed teachers employed at 64.4 the school, including teachers providing instruction under a 64.5 contract with a cooperative, must be a majority of the members 64.6 of the board of directors, unless the commissioner waives the 64.7 requirement for the school. A provisional board may operate 64.8 before the election of the school's board of directors. Board 64.9 of director meetings must comply with section 471.705. 64.10 (d) The granting or renewal of a charter by a sponsoring 64.11 entity must not be conditioned upon the bargaining unit status 64.12 of the employees of the school. 64.13 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 64.14 following final enactment. 64.15 Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 64.16 124D.10, subdivision 6, is amended to read: 64.17 Subd. 6. [CONTRACT.] The sponsor's authorization for a 64.18 charter school must be in the form of a written contract signed 64.19 by the sponsor and the board of directors of the charter 64.20 school. The contract must be completed within 90 days of the 64.21 commissioner's approval of the sponsor's proposed 64.22 authorization. The contract for a charter school must be in 64.23 writing and contain at least the following: 64.24 (1) a description of a program that carries out one or more 64.25 of the purposes in subdivision 1; 64.26 (2) specific outcomes pupils are to achieve under 64.27 subdivision 10; 64.28 (3) admission policies and procedures; 64.29 (4) management and administration of the school; 64.30 (5) requirements and procedures for program and financial 64.31 audits; 64.32 (6) how the school will comply with subdivisions 8, 13, 16, 64.33 and 23; 64.34 (7) assumption of liability by the charter school; 64.35 (8) types and amounts of insurance coverage to be obtained 64.36 by the charter school; 65.1 (9) the term of the contract, which may be up to three 65.2 years for the first term and may be renewed for up to five years 65.3 for subsequent terms if the sponsor determines that the charter 65.4 school board of directors and operators have substantially 65.5 complied with the contract terms; and 65.6 (10) if the board of directors or the operators of the 65.7 charter school provide special instruction and services for 65.8 children with a disability under sections 125A.03 to 125A.24, 65.9 and 125A.65, a description of the financial parameters within 65.10 which the charter school will operate to provide the special 65.11 instruction and services to children with a disability. 65.12 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 65.13 following final enactment. 65.14 Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 65.15 124D.10, subdivision 8, is amended to read: 65.16 Subd. 8. [STATE AND LOCAL REQUIREMENTS.] (a) A charter 65.17 school shall meet all applicable state and local health and 65.18 safety requirements. 65.19 (b) A school sponsored by a school board may be located in 65.20 any district, unless the school board of the district of the 65.21 proposed location disapproves by written resolution. If such a 65.22 board denies a request to locate within its boundaries a charter 65.23 school sponsored by another school board, the sponsoring school 65.24 board may appeal to the commissioner. If the commissioner 65.25 authorizes the school, the commissioner must sponsor the school. 65.26 (c) A charter school must be nonsectarian in its programs, 65.27 admission policies, employment practices, and all other 65.28 operations. A sponsor may not authorize a charter school or 65.29 program that is affiliated with a nonpublic sectarian school or 65.30 a religious institution. 65.31 (d) Charter schools must not be used as a method of 65.32 providing education or generating revenue for students who are 65.33 being home-schooled. 65.34 (e) The primary focus of a charter school must be to 65.35 provide a comprehensive program of instruction for at least one 65.36 grade or age group from five through 18 years of age. 66.1 Instruction may be provided to people younger than five years 66.2 and older than 18 years of age. 66.3 (f) A charter school may not charge tuition. 66.4 (g) A charter school is subject to and must comply with 66.5 chapter 363 and section 121A.04. 66.6 (h) A charter school is subject to and must comply with The 66.7 Pupil Fair Dismissal Act, sections 121A.40 to 121A.56, and the 66.8 Minnesota Public School Fee law, sections 123B.34 to 123B.39. 66.9 (i) A charter school is subject to the same financial 66.10 audits, audit procedures, and audit requirements as a district. 66.11 The audit must be consistentcomply with the requirements of 66.12 sections 123B.75 to 123B.83, except to the extent deviations are 66.13 necessary because of the program at the school. The department 66.14 of children, families, and learning, state auditor, or 66.15 legislative auditor may conduct financial, program, or 66.16 compliance audits. A charter school determined to be in 66.17 statutory operating debt under sections 123B.81 to 123B.83 must 66.18 submit a plan under section 123B.81, subdivision 4. 66.19 (j) A charter school is a district for the purposes of tort 66.20 liability under chapter 466. 66.21 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 66.22 following final enactment. 66.23 Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 66.24 124D.10, subdivision 11, is amended to read: 66.25 Subd. 11. [EMPLOYMENT AND OTHER OPERATING MATTERS.] A 66.26 charter school must employ or contract with necessary teachers, 66.27 as defined by section 122A.15, subdivision 1, who hold valid 66.28 licenses to perform the particular service for which they are 66.29 employed in the school. The charter school's state aid may be 66.30 reduced under section 127A.42 if the school employs a teacher 66.31 who does not hold a valid teaching license or permit in a public 66.32 school or is not otherwise approved by the board of teaching. 66.33 The school may employ necessary employees who are not required 66.34 to hold teaching licenses to perform duties other than teaching 66.35 and may contract for other services. The school may discharge 66.36 teachers and nonlicensed employees. A person, without holding a 67.1 valid administrator's license, may perform administrative, 67.2 supervisory, or instructional leadership duties. 67.3 The board of directors also shall decide matters related to 67.4 the operation of the school, including budgeting, curriculum and 67.5 operating procedures. 67.6 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 67.7 following final enactment. 67.8 Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 67.9 124D.10, subdivision 14, is amended to read: 67.10 Subd. 14. [ANNUAL PUBLIC REPORTS.] A charter school must 67.11 report at least annually to its sponsor and the commissioner the 67.12 information required by the sponsor or the commissioner. The 67.13 reports are public data under chapter 13. 67.14 Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 67.15 124D.10, subdivision 15, is amended to read: 67.16 Subd. 15. [REVIEW AND COMMENT.] The department must review 67.17 and comment on the evaluation, by the chartering school district67.18 sponsor, of the performance of a charter school before the 67.19 charter school's contract is renewed. A sponsor shall monitor 67.20 and evaluate the fiscal and student performance of the school, 67.21 and may for this purpose annually assess the school up to $10 67.22 per student up to a maximum of $3,500. The information fromfor 67.23 the review and comment shall be reported by the sponsor to the 67.24 commissioner of children, families, and learning in a timely 67.25 manner. Periodically, the commissioner shall report trends or 67.26 suggestions based on the evaluation of charter school contracts 67.27 to the education committees of the state legislature. 67.28 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 67.29 following final enactment. 67.30 Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 67.31 124D.10, subdivision 23, is amended to read: 67.32 Subd. 23. [CAUSES FOR NONRENEWAL OR TERMINATION OF CHARTER 67.33 SCHOOL CONTRACT.] (a) The duration of the contract with a 67.34 sponsor must be for the term contained in the contract according 67.35 to subdivision 6. The sponsor may or may not renew a contract 67.36 at the end of the term for any ground listed in paragraph (b). 68.1 A sponsor may unilaterally terminate a contract during the term 68.2 of the contract for any ground listed in paragraph (b). At 68.3 least 60 days before not renewing or terminating a contract, the 68.4 sponsor shall notify the board of directors of the charter 68.5 school of the proposed action in writing. The notice shall 68.6 state the grounds for the proposed action in reasonable detail 68.7 and that the charter school's board of directors may request in 68.8 writing an informal hearing before the sponsor within 14 days of 68.9 receiving notice of nonrenewal or termination of the contract. 68.10 Failure by the board of directors to make a written request for 68.11 a hearing within the 14-day period shall be treated as 68.12 acquiescence to the proposed action. Upon receiving a timely 68.13 written request for a hearing, the sponsor shall give reasonable 68.14 notice to the charter school's board of directors of the hearing 68.15 date. The sponsor shall conduct an informal hearing before 68.16 taking final action. The sponsor shall take final action to 68.17 renew or not renew a contract by the last day of classes in the 68.18 school year. If the sponsor is a local board, the school's 68.19 board of directors may appeal the sponsor's decision to the 68.20 commissioner. 68.21 (b) A contract may be terminated or not renewed upon any of 68.22 the following grounds: 68.23 (1) failure to meet the requirements for pupil performance 68.24 contained in the contract; 68.25 (2) failure to meet generally accepted standards of fiscal 68.26 management; 68.27 (3) violations of law; or 68.28 (4) other good cause shown. 68.29 If a contract is terminated or not renewed, the school must 68.30 be dissolved according to the applicable provisions of chapter 68.31 308A or 317A, except when the commissioner approves the decision 68.32 of a different eligible sponsor to authorize the charter school. 68.33 (c) The commissioner, after providing reasonable notice to 68.34 the board of directors of a charter school and the existing 68.35 sponsor, and after providing an opportunity for a public 68.36 hearing, may terminate the existing sponsorial relationship if 69.1 the charter school has a history of: 69.2 (1) financial mismanagement; or 69.3 (2) repeated violations of the law. 69.4 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 69.5 following final enactment. 69.6 Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 69.7 124D.11, subdivision 4, is amended to read: 69.8 Subd. 4. [BUILDING LEASE AID.] When a charter school finds69.9 it economically advantageous to rent or lease a building or land69.10 for any instructional purposes and it determines that the total69.11 operating capital revenue under section 126C.10, subdivision 13,69.12 is insufficient for this purpose, it may apply to the69.13 commissioner for building lease aid for this purpose. Criteria69.14 for aid approval and revenue uses shall be as defined for the69.15 building lease levy in section 126C.40, subdivision 1,69.16 paragraphs (a) and (b).A charter school is eligible for 69.17 building lease aid. The criteria for approving lease 69.18 applications under this subdivision must include the: 69.19 (1) reasonableness of the price; and 69.20 (2) conformity of the lease to state laws and rules. 69.21 The proceeds of the lease aid must not be used for custodial or 69.22 other maintenance services. The amount of building lease aid 69.23 per pupil unit served for a charter school for any year shall 69.24 not exceed the lesser of (a) 90 percent of the approved lease 69.25 cost or (b) the product of the pupil units served for the 69.26 current school year times $1,500. Existing charter schools must 69.27 apply by January 15 of the fiscal year in which the lease 69.28 applies to be considered for this program. The application must 69.29 include the cost of the lease and confirmation that a 69.30 certificate of occupancy has been issued for the building. The 69.31 commissioner must act on an application in this section within 69.32 30 calendar days of receiving the application. 69.33 Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 69.34 124D.11, subdivision 6, is amended to read: 69.35 Subd. 6. [OTHER AID, GRANTS, REVENUE.] (a) A charter 69.36 school is eligible to receive other aids, grants, and revenue 70.1 according to chapters 120A to 129C, as though it were a district. 70.2 (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a charter school may not 70.3 receive aid, a grant, or revenue if a levy is required to obtain 70.4 the money, except as otherwise provided in this section. 70.5 (c) Federal aid received by the state must be paid to the 70.6 school, if it qualifies for the aid as though it were a school 70.7 district. 70.8 (d) A charter school may receive money from any source for 70.9 capital facilities needs. In the year-end report to the 70.10 commissioner of children, families, and learning, the charter 70.11 school shall report the total amount of funds received from 70.12 grants and other outside sources. 70.13 (e) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) or (b), a charter school 70.14 is eligiblemay apply for a grant to receive the aid portion of 70.15 integration revenue under section 124D.86, subdivision 3, for 70.16 enrolled students who are residents of a district that is 70.17 eligible for integration revenue if the enrollment of the pupil70.18 in the charter school contributes to desegregation or70.19 integration purposes. The commissioner shall determine grant 70.20 recipients and may adopt application guidelines. The grants 70.21 must be competitively determined and must demonstrate that 70.22 enrolling pupils in the charter school contributes to 70.23 desegregation or integration purposes as determined by the 70.24 commissioner. If the charter school has elected not to provide 70.25 transportation under section 124D.10, subdivision 16, the aid 70.26 shall be reduced by the amount per pupil unit specified for the 70.27 district where the charter school is located under section 70.28 123B.92, subdivision 8. 70.29 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 70.30 following final enactment. 70.31 Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 124D.128, 70.32 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 70.33 Subd. 4. [TRANSPORTATION.] A district must report data to 70.34 the department as required by the department to account for 70.35 learning year summer transportation expenditures for this70.36 program must be included in nonregular transportation according71.1 to sections 124.225, subdivision 8; and 124.226, subdivision 4. 71.2 Sec. 23. [125B.22] [INTERNET ACCESS FOR STUDENTS.] 71.3 (a) Recognizing the difference between school libraries, 71.4 school computer labs, and school media centers, which serve 71.5 unique educational purposes, and public libraries, which are 71.6 designed for public inquiry, all school computers with access to 71.7 the Internet available for student use must be equipped, to the 71.8 maximum extent permitted under law, to restrict, including by 71.9 use of available software filtering technology, all student 71.10 access to material that is reasonably believed to be obscene or 71.11 child pornography or material harmful to minors under federal or 71.12 state law. 71.13 (b) A school is not required to purchase filtering 71.14 technology if the school would incur more than incidental 71.15 expense in making the purchase. 71.16 Sec. 24. [134.77] [INTERNET ACCESS FOR CHILDREN.] 71.17 (a) Recognizing the difference between public libraries, 71.18 which are designed for public inquiry, and school libraries, 71.19 school computer labs, and school media centers, which serve 71.20 unique educational purposes, all public library computers with 71.21 access to the Internet available for use by children under the 71.22 age of 17 must be equipped, to the maximum extent permitted 71.23 under law, to restrict, including by use of available software 71.24 filtering technology, all access by children to material that is 71.25 reasonably believed to be obscene or child pornography or 71.26 material harmful to minors under federal or state law. 71.27 (b) A public library is not required to purchase filtering 71.28 technology if the public library would incur more than 71.29 incidental expense in making the purchase. 71.30 Sec. 25. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 471.15, is 71.31 amended to read: 71.32 471.15 [RECREATIONAL FACILITIES BY MUNICIPALITY, VETERANS; 71.33 BONDS.] 71.34 (a) Any home rule charter or statutory city or any town, 71.35 county, school district, or any board thereof, or any 71.36 incorporated post of the American Legion or any other 72.1 incorporated veterans' organization, may expend not to exceed 72.2 $800 in any one year, for the purchase of awards and trophies 72.3 and may operate a program of public recreation and playgrounds; 72.4 acquire, equip, and maintain land, buildings, or other 72.5 recreational facilities, including an outdoor or indoor swimming 72.6 pool; and expend funds for the operation of such program 72.7 pursuant to the provisions of sections 471.15 to 471.19. The 72.8 city, town, county or school district may issue bonds pursuant 72.9 to chapter 475 for the purpose of carrying out the powers 72.10 granted by this section. The city, town, county or school 72.11 district may operate the program and facilities directly or 72.12 establish one or more recreation boards to operate all or 72.13 various parts of them. 72.14 (b) A home rule charter or statutory city, a county, or a 72.15 town may expend funds for the purpose of supporting student 72.16 academic or extracurricular activities sponsored by the local 72.17 school district. 72.18 Sec. 26. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 5, section 18, 72.19 subdivision 5, is amended to read: 72.20 Subd. 5. [CHARTER SCHOOL BUILDING LEASE AID.] For building 72.21 lease aid according to Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.11, 72.22 subdivision 4: 72.23 $2,992,000$ 5,981,000 ..... 2000 72.24 $3,616,000$10,807,000 ..... 2001 72.25 The 2000 appropriation includes $194,000 for 1999 and 72.26 $2,798,000$5,787,000 for 2000. 72.27 The 2001 appropriation includes $311,000$643,000 for 2000 72.28 and $3,305,000$10,164,000 for 2001. 72.29 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 72.30 following final enactment. 72.31 Sec. 27. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 5, section 18, 72.32 subdivision 6, is amended to read: 72.33 Subd. 6. [CHARTER SCHOOL START-UP GRANTS.] For charter 72.34 school start-up cost aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 72.35 124D.11: 72.36 $1,789,000$1,955,000 ..... 2000 73.1 $1,876,000$2,926,000 ..... 2001 73.2 The 2000 appropriation includes $100,000 for 1999 and 73.3 $1,689,000$1,855,000 for 2000. 73.4 The 2001 appropriation includes $188,000$206,000 for 73.5 19992000 and $1,688,000$2,720,000 for 2001. 73.6 Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is 73.7 available in the second year. This appropriation may also be 73.8 used for grants to convert existing schools into charter schools. 73.9 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 73.10 following final enactment. 73.11 Sec. 28. [RESIDENTIAL ACADEMIES.] 73.12 The commissioner may not withdraw or reallocate funds from 73.13 a recipient who has been awarded a grant under Laws 1998, 73.14 chapter 398, article 5, section 46, and has received approval 73.15 for updated capital and operating budget plans after June 1, 73.16 1999, without the prior consent of the legislature. 73.17 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 73.18 following final enactment. 73.19 Sec. 29. [APPROPRIATION.] 73.20 Subdivision 1. [DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND 73.21 LEARNING.] The sum indicated in this section is appropriated 73.22 from the general fund to the commissioner of children, families, 73.23 and learning for the fiscal year designated. 73.24 Subd. 2. [RECRUITMENT OF EXCELLENT TEACHERS; LOAN 73.25 FORGIVENESS PROGRAM.] For a loan forgiveness program to help 73.26 recruit excellent teachers under Minnesota Statutes, section 73.27 122A.65: 73.28 $500,000 ..... 2001 73.29 ARTICLE 6 73.30 NUTRITION; FUND TRANSFERS 73.31 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 124D.111, 73.32 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 73.33 Subdivision 1. [SCHOOL LUNCH AID COMPUTATION.] Each school 73.34 year, the state must pay districts participating in the national 73.35 school lunch program the amount of 6.5eight cents for each full 73.36 paid, reduced, and free student lunch served to students in the 74.1 district. 74.2 Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 74.3 124D.1155, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 74.4 Subd. 2. [ELIGIBILITY.] An applicant for a grant must be a 74.5 public or nonpublic elementary school that participates in the 74.6 federal school breakfast and lunch programs. The commissioner 74.7 must give first priority to schools where at least 33 percent of 74.8 the lunches the school served to children during the second 74.9 preceding school year were provided free or at a reduced price. 74.10 The commissioner must give second priority to all other public 74.11 or nonpublic elementary schools. 74.12 Sec. 3. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 6, section 14, 74.13 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 74.14 Subd. 2. [ABATEMENT AID.] For abatement aid according to 74.15 Minnesota Statutes, section 127A.49: 74.16 $9,110,000$9,577,000 ..... 2000 74.17 $8,947,000$8,279,000 ..... 2001 74.18 The 2000 appropriation includes $1,352,000 for 1999 and 74.19 $7,758,000$8,225,000 for 2000. 74.20 The 2001 appropriation includes $861,000$914,000 for 2000 74.21 and $8,086,000$7,365,000 for 2001. 74.22 Sec. 4. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 6, section 14, 74.23 subdivision 3, is amended to read: 74.24 Subd. 3. [NONPUBLIC PUPIL AID.] For nonpublic pupil 74.25 education aid according to Minnesota Statutes, sections 123B.40 74.26 to 123B.48 and 123B.87: 74.27 $10,996,000$11,552,000 ..... 2000 74.28 $11,878,000$12,757,000 ..... 2001 74.29 The 2000 appropriation includes $970,000 for 1999 and 74.30 $10,026,000$10,582,000 for 2000. 74.31 The 2001 appropriation includes $1,114,000$1,175,000 for 74.32 2000 and $10,764,000$11,582,000 for 2001. 74.33 The department shall recompute the maximum allotments 74.34 established on March 1, 1999, for fiscal year 2000 under 74.35 Minnesota Statutes, sections 123B.42, subdivision 3, and 74.36 123B.44, subdivision 6, to reflect the amount appropriated in 75.1 this subdivision for fiscal year 2000. 75.2 Sec. 5. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 6, section 14, 75.3 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 75.4 Subd. 4. [CONSOLIDATION TRANSITION AID.] For districts 75.5 consolidating under Minnesota Statutes, section 123A.485: 75.6 $451,000$563,000 ..... 2000 75.7 $375,000$455,000 ..... 2001 75.8 The 2000 appropriation includes $113,000 for 1999 and 75.9 $338,000$450,000 for 2000. 75.10 The 2001 appropriation includes $37,000$50,000 for 2000 75.11 and $338,000$405,000 for 2001. 75.12 Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is 75.13 available in the second year. 75.14 Sec. 6. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 6, section 14, 75.15 subdivision 5, is amended to read: 75.16 Subd. 5. [NONPUBLIC PUPIL TRANSPORTATION.] For nonpublic 75.17 pupil transportation aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 75.18 123B.92, subdivision 9: 75.19 $18,586,000$20,358,000 ..... 2000 75.20 $20,922,000$21,333,000 ..... 2001 75.21 The 2000 appropriation includes $1,848,000 for 20001999 75.22 and $16,738,000$18,510,000 for 20012000. 75.23 The 2001 appropriation includes $1,860,000$2,057,000 for 75.24 2000 and $19,062,000$19,276,000 for 2001. 75.25 Sec. 7. [FUND TRANSFERS.] 75.26 Subdivision 1. [LAKEVILLE.] Notwithstanding Minnesota 75.27 Statutes, section 123B.79 or 123B.80, on June 30, 2000, 75.28 independent school district No. 194, Lakeville, may permanently 75.29 transfer up to $1,000,000 from its reserved account for 75.30 operating capital to the unreserved, undesignated general fund. 75.31 Subd. 2. [CHOKIO-ALBERTA.] (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota 75.32 Statutes, section 123B.58, 123B.79, or 123B.80, on June 30, 75.33 2000, upon approval of the commissioner of children, families, 75.34 and learning, independent school district No. 771, 75.35 Chokio-Alberta, may permanently transfer up to $121,000 from its 75.36 reserved account for disabled accessibility to its undesignated 76.1 general fund balance. 76.2 (b) Prior to making the fund transfer, independent school 76.3 district No. 771, Chokio-Alberta, must demonstrate to the 76.4 commissioner's satisfaction that the district's school buildings 76.5 are accessible to students or employees with disabilities. 76.6 Subd. 3. [MAHTOMEDI.] Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 76.7 sections 123B.79, 123B.80, and 475.61, subdivision 4, on June 76.8 30, 2000, independent school district No. 832, Mahtomedi, may 76.9 permanently transfer the balance of its debt redemption fund to 76.10 its capital account in its general fund without making a levy 76.11 reduction to purchase land for a school facility. 76.12 Subd. 4. [NORMAN COUNTY EAST.] Notwithstanding Minnesota 76.13 Statutes, sections 123B.79, 123B.80, and 475.61, subdivision 4, 76.14 on June 30, 2000, independent school district No. 2215, Norman 76.15 County East, may permanently transfer up to $419,000 from its 76.16 building construction fund to the reserved account for operating 76.17 capital in the general fund without making a levy reduction. 76.18 Subd. 5. [BROWERVILLE.] Notwithstanding Minnesota 76.19 Statutes, sections 123B.79, 123B.80, and 475.61, subdivision 4, 76.20 on June 30, 2000, independent school district No. 787, 76.21 Browerville, may permanently transfer up to $110,000 from its 76.22 debt redemption fund to its general fund without making a levy 76.23 reduction. 76.24 Subd. 6. [ST. FRANCIS.] Notwithstanding Minnesota 76.25 Statutes, section 123B.53, on June 30, 2000, independent school 76.26 district No. 15, St. Francis, may permanently transfer $534,000 76.27 from its debt service fund to the general fund to help the 76.28 district out of statutory operating debt without making a levy 76.29 reduction. 76.30 Subd. 7. [STAPLES-MOTLEY.] Notwithstanding Minnesota 76.31 Statutes, sections 123B.79, 123B.80, and 475.61, subdivision 4, 76.32 on May 31, 2000, independent school district No. 2170, 76.33 Staples-Motley, may permanently transfer up to $71,000 from the 76.34 debt service account of the former independent school district 76.35 No. 483, Motley, to the operating capitol fund of independent 76.36 school district No. 2170, Staples-Motley, without making a levy 77.1 reduction. 77.2 Subd. 8. [FERGUS FALLS.] Notwithstanding Minnesota 77.3 Statutes, section 123B.79, 123B.80, or 475.61, subdivision 4, on 77.4 June 30, 2000, independent school district No. 544, Fergus 77.5 Falls, may permanently transfer up to $200,000 from the debt 77.6 redemption fund to the general fund without making a levy 77.7 reduction. 77.8 Subd. 9. [LAKEVIEW.] Notwithstanding any law to the 77.9 contrary, independent school district No. 2167, Lakeview, is 77.10 authorized to retain a cooperative facilities grant awarded in 77.11 fiscal year 1995, and may permanently transfer that amount to 77.12 its undesignated general fund balance, to be used to bring its 77.13 bleachers into compliance with Minnesota Statutes, section 77.14 16B.616. 77.15 Subd. 10. [WINONA.] 77.16 Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.79, 77.17 123B.80, 124D.135, 124D.20, or 126C.10, subdivision 14, on June 77.18 30, 2000, independent school district No. 861, Winona, may 77.19 permanently transfer up to $300,000 from its reserved accounts 77.20 and undesignated balance in the community service fund and up to 77.21 $2,000,000 from its reserve for operating capital account in the 77.22 general fund to the undesignated balance in its general fund. 77.23 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 77.24 following final enactment. 77.25 Sec. 8. [LEVY RESTORATION; INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 77.26 2859, GLENCOE-SILVER LAKE.] 77.27 (a) Independent school district No. 2859, Glencoe-Silver 77.28 Lake, may levy up to one-third of the total of the sum from 77.29 paragraph (b) in each of the fiscal years 2002, 2003, and 2004. 77.30 (b) For each of the fiscal years of 1999, 2000, and 2001, 77.31 the amount of the levy is equal to the sum of: 77.32 (1) the difference between the maximum amount of levy 77.33 authorized by law for the fiscal year and the amount of levy 77.34 certified by independent school district No. 2859, 77.35 Glencoe-Silver Lake, under Minnesota Statutes 1996 and 1997 77.36 Supplement, section 124.2725; 78.1 (2) the difference between the maximum amount of levy 78.2 authorized by law for the fiscal year and the amount of levy 78.3 certified by independent school district No. 2859, 78.4 Glencoe-Silver Lake, under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.42; 78.5 and 78.6 (3) the difference between the maximum amount of levy 78.7 authorized by law for the fiscal year and the amount of levy 78.8 certified by independent school district No. 2859, 78.9 Glencoe-Silver Lake, under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.22. 78.10 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective for taxes 78.11 payable in 2001. 78.12 ARTICLE 7 78.13 LIBRARIES 78.14 Section 1. Laws 1997, First Special Session chapter 4, 78.15 article 8, section 4, as amended by Laws 1998, chapter 398, 78.16 article 7, section 1, and Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 8, 78.17 section 1, is amended to read: 78.18 Sec. 4. [LIBRARY PROJECT.] 78.19 Subdivision 1. [ESTABLISHMENT.] Notwithstanding law to the 78.20 contrary and subject to approvals in subdivision 2, a public 78.21 library may operate as a library project jointly with the school 78.22 library at Nashwauk-Keewatin high school, located in the city of 78.23 Nashwauk. The public library is established to serve persons 78.24 within the boundaries of independent school district No. 319, 78.25 except the city of Keewatin. 78.26 Subd. 2. [APPROVALS.] Operation of the public library is 78.27 contingent upon the governing bodies of cities, towns, and 78.28 unorganized townships within the geographical boundaries of 78.29 independent school district No. 319, except for the city of 78.30 Keewatin, entering into a joint powers agreement under Minnesota 78.31 Statutes 1998, section 471.59, to accomplish the purpose of this 78.32 section. The joint powers agreement must provide for continuing 78.33 the library project if one partyor more parties to the 78.34 agreement withdraws from or fails to enter into the agreement. 78.35 For the purposes of this subdivision, the Itasca county board is 78.36 designated as the governing body for the unorganized townships. 79.1 Subd. 3. [BOARD; APPOINTMENTS.] The joint powers agreement 79.2 in subdivision 2 shall provide for a library board of seven 79.3 members as follows: two members appointed by the school board 79.4 of independent school district No. 319, one member appointed by 79.5 each town board located within independent school district No. 79.6 319 boundaries that is a member of the library district, one 79.7 member appointed by the council of the city of Nashwauk, and one 79.8 member appointed by the Itasca county board to represent the 79.9 unorganized towns within the school district territory. 79.10 Subd. 4. [BOARD TERMS; COMPENSATION.] The library board 79.11 members shall serve for the term of the library project. An 79.12 appointing authority may remove for misconduct or neglect any 79.13 member it has appointed to the board and may replace that member 79.14 by appointment. Board members shall receive no compensation for 79.15 their services but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary 79.16 travel expenses incurred in the discharge of library board 79.17 duties and activities. 79.18 Subd. 5. [FUNDING.] For taxes payable in 1998, 1999, 2000,79.19 2001, 2002, and 2003 only, and provided that the joint powers 79.20 agreement under subdivision 2 has been executed by September 1 79.21 of the previous calendar year, the library board may levy a tax 79.22 in an amount up to $25,000 annually on property located within 79.23 the boundaries of independent school district No. 319, except 79.24 the city of Keewatin. The Itasca county auditor shall collect79.25 the tax and distribute it to the library board.The levy shall 79.26 be assessed against the individual members of the joint powers 79.27 agreement. The money may be used for library staff and for the 79.28 purchase of library materials, including computer software. The79.29 levy must also fund the amount necessary to receive bookmobile79.30 services from the Arrowhead regional library system.For taxes 79.31 payable in 1998, 1999, 2000,2001, 2002, and 2003 only, the 79.32 county may not levy under Minnesota Statutes, section 134.07, 79.33 for the areas described in this section. 79.34 Subd. 6. [BUILDING.] The school district shall provide the 79.35 physical space and costs associated with operating the library 79.36 including, but not limited to, heat, light, telephone service, 80.1 and maintenance. 80.2 Subd. 7. [ORGANIZATION.] Immediately after appointment, 80.3 the library board shall organize by electing one of its number 80.4 as president and one as secretary, and it may appoint other 80.5 officers it finds necessary. 80.6 Subd. 8. [DUTIES.] The library board shall adopt bylaws 80.7 and regulations for the library and for the conduct of its 80.8 business as may be expedient and conformable to law. It shall 80.9 have exclusive control of the expenditure of all money collected 80.10 for it. The library board shall appoint a qualified library 80.11 director and other staff, establish the compensation of 80.12 employees, and remove any of them for cause. The library board 80.13 may contract with the school board, the regional library board, 80.14 or the city in which the library is located to provide 80.15 personnel, fiscal, or administrative services. The contract 80.16 shall state the personnel, fiscal, and administrative services 80.17 and payments to be provided by each party. 80.18 Subd. 9. [CRITERIA.] The library shall meet all 80.19 requirements in statutes and rules applicable to public 80.20 libraries and school media centers. A media supervisor licensed 80.21 by the board of teaching may be the director of the library. 80.22 Public parking, restrooms, drinking water, and other necessities 80.23 shall be easily accessible to library patrons. 80.24 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 80.25 following final enactment. 80.26 Sec. 2. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 8, section 4, 80.27 subdivision 5, is amended to read: 80.28 Subd. 5. [LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND.] For compact shelving, 80.29 technology, and staffing for the Minnesota library for the blind 80.30 and physically handicapped: 80.31 $212,000 ..... 2000 80.32 This appropriation is available until June 30, 2001. 80.33 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 80.34 following final enactment. 80.35 ARTICLE 8 80.36 STATE AGENCIES 81.1 Section 1. [DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND 81.2 LEARNING.] 81.3 (a) The sums indicated in this section are appropriated 81.4 from the general fund unless otherwise indicated to the 81.5 department of children, families, and learning for the fiscal 81.6 years designated. 81.7 $32,316,000 ..... 2000 81.8 $29,785,000 ..... 2001 81.9 (b) Any balance the first year does not cancel but is 81.10 available in the second year. 81.11 (c) $21,000 each year is from the trunk highway fund. 81.12 (d) $673,000 in 2000 and $678,000 in 2001 is for the board 81.13 of teaching. 81.14 (e) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 15.53, 81.15 subdivision 2, the commissioner of children, families, and 81.16 learning may contract with a school district for a period no 81.17 longer than five consecutive years to work in the development or 81.18 implementation of the graduation rule. The commissioner may 81.19 contract for services and expertise as necessary. The contracts 81.20 are not subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16B.06. 81.21 (f) $165,000 in 2000 is for the state board of education. 81.22 Any functions of the state board of education that are not 81.23 specifically transferred to another agency are transferred to 81.24 the department of children, families, and learning under 81.25 Minnesota Statutes, section 15.039. For the position that is 81.26 classified, upon transferring the responsibilities, the current 81.27 incumbent is appointed to the classified position without exam 81.28 or probationary period. 81.29 (g) $2,000,000 in 2000 is for litigation costs and may only 81.30 be used for those purposes. This appropriation is available 81.31 until June 30, 2001. This is a one-time appropriation. 81.32 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective retroactive to 81.33 July 1, 1999. 81.34 Sec. 2. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 10, section 6, is 81.35 amended to read: 81.36 Sec. 6. [APPROPRIATIONS; LOLA AND RUDY PERPICH MINNESOTA 82.1 CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION.] 82.2 The sums indicated in this section are appropriated from 82.3 the general fund to the center for arts education for the fiscal 82.4 years designated: 82.5 $7,239,000 ..... 2000 82.6 $7,400,000 ..... 2001 82.7 Of each year's appropriation, $154,000 is to fund artist 82.8 and arts organization participation in the education residency 82.9 and education technology projects, $75,000 is for school support 82.10 for the residency project, $121,000 is for further development 82.11 of the partners: arts and school for students (PASS) program, 82.12 including pilots, and $220,000$110,000 is to fund the center 82.13 for arts education base for asset preservation and facility 82.14 repair. The guidelines for the education residency project and 82.15 the pass program shall be developed and defined by the center 82.16 for arts education in cooperation with the Minnesota arts 82.17 board. The Minnesota arts board shall participate in the review 82.18 and allocation process. The center for arts education and the 82.19 Minnesota arts board shall cooperate to fund these projects. 82.20 Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is 82.21 available in the second year. 82.22 Sec. 3. [REPEALER.] 82.23 Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 10, section 5, is repealed 82.24 retroactive to July 1, 1999. 82.25 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective retroactive to 82.26 July 1, 1999. 82.27 ARTICLE 9 82.28 TECHNICAL, CONFORMING, AND CLARIFYING AMENDMENTS 82.29 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 120A.22, 82.30 subdivision 3, is amended to read: 82.31 Subd. 3. [PARENT DEFINED; RESIDENCY DETERMINED.] (a) In 82.32 this section and sections 120A.24 ,and 120A.26, and 120A.41,82.33 "parent" means a parent, guardian, or other person having legal 82.34 custody of a child. 82.35 (b) In sections 125A.03 to 125A.24 and 125A.65, "parent" 82.36 means a parent, guardian, or other person having legal custody 83.1 of a child under age 18. For an unmarried pupil age 18 or over, 83.2 "parent" means the pupil unless a guardian or conservator has 83.3 been appointed, in which case it means the guardian or 83.4 conservator. 83.5 (c) For purposes of sections 125A.03 to 125A.24 and 83.6 125A.65, the school district of residence for an unmarried pupil 83.7 age 18 or over who is a parent under paragraph (b) and who is 83.8 placed in a center for care and treatment, shall be the school 83.9 district in which the pupil's biological or adoptive parent or 83.10 designated guardian resides. 83.11 (d) For a married pupil age 18 or over, the school district 83.12 of residence is the school district in which the married pupil 83.13 resides. 83.14 Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 122A.31, 83.15 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 83.16 Subd. 4. [REIMBURSEMENT.] For purposes of revenue 83.17 under sections 125A.77 andsection 125A.78, the department of 83.18 children, families, and learning must only reimburse school 83.19 districts for the services of those interpreters/transliterators 83.20 who satisfy the standards of competency under this section. 83.21 Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123B.02, is 83.22 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 83.23 Subd. 5a. [TRESPASSES ON SCHOOL PROPERTY.] Trespasses on 83.24 school property shall be governed according to section 609.605, 83.25 subdivision 4. 83.26 Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 123B.85, 83.27 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 83.28 Subdivision 1. [APPLICATION.] The following words and 83.29 terms in sections 121A.585, 121A.59, 123B.84 to 123B.87, and83.30 123B.89 to123B.90, and 123B.91, shall have the following 83.31 meanings ascribed to them. 83.32 Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 83.33 124D.128, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 83.34 Subd. 2. [COMMISSIONER DESIGNATION.] An area learning 83.35 center designated by the state must be a site. To be 83.36 designated, a district or center must demonstrate to the 84.1 commissioner that it will: 84.2 (1) provide a program of instruction that permits pupils to 84.3 receive instruction throughout the entire year; and 84.4 (2) maintain a record system that, for purposes of section 84.5 124.17126C.05, permits identification of membership 84.6 attributable to pupils participating in the program. The record 84.7 system and identification must ensure that the program will not 84.8 have the effect of increasing the total number of pupil units 84.9 attributable to an individual pupil as a result of a learning 84.10 year program. 84.11 Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 124D.454, 84.12 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 84.13 Subd. 2. [DEFINITIONS.] For the purposes of this 84.14 section and section 125A.77, the definitions in this subdivision 84.15 apply. 84.16 (a) "Base year" for fiscal year 1996 means fiscal year 1995. 84.17 Base year for later fiscal years means the second fiscal year 84.18 preceding the fiscal year for which aid will be paid. 84.19 (b) "Basic revenue" has the meaning given it in section 84.20 126C.10, subdivision 2. For the purposes of computing basic 84.21 revenue pursuant to this section, each child with a disability 84.22 shall be counted as prescribed in section 126C.05, subdivision 1. 84.23 (c) "Average daily membership" has the meaning given it in 84.24 section 126C.05. 84.25 (d) "Program growth factor" means 1.00 for fiscal year 1998 84.26 and later. 84.27 (e) "Aid percentage factor" means 60 percent for fiscal 84.28 year 1996, 70 percent for fiscal year 1997, 80 percent for 84.29 fiscal year 1998, 90 percent for fiscal year 1999, and 100 84.30 percent for fiscal year 2000 and later. 84.31 Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 124D.454, 84.32 subdivision 10, is amended to read: 84.33 Subd. 10. [EXCLUSION.] A district shall not receive aid 84.34 pursuant to section 124D.453 ,or 125A.76 , or 125A.77for 84.35 salaries, supplies, travel or equipment for which the district 84.36 receives aid pursuant to this section. 85.1 Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 85.2 125A.023, subdivision 3, is amended to read: 85.3 Subd. 3. [DEFINITIONS.] For purposes of this section and 85.4 section 125A.027, the following terms have the meanings given 85.5 them: 85.6 (a) "Health plan" means: 85.7 (1) a health plan under section 62Q.01, subdivision 3; 85.8 (2) a county-based purchasing plan under section 256B.692; 85.9 (3) a self-insured health plan established by a local 85.10 government under section 471.617; or 85.11 (4) self-insured health coverage provided by the state to 85.12 its employees or retirees. 85.13 (b) For purposes of this section, "health plan company" 85.14 means an entity that issues a health plan as defined in 85.15 paragraph (a). 85.16 (c) "Individual interagency intervention plan" means a 85.17 standardized written plan describing those programs or services 85.18 and the accompanying funding sources available to eligible 85.19 children with disabilities. 85.20 (d) "Interagency intervention service system" means a 85.21 system that coordinates services and programs required in state 85.22 and federal law to meet the needs of eligible children with 85.23 disabilities ages three to 21, including: 85.24 (1) services provided under the following programs or 85.25 initiatives administered by state or local agencies: 85.26 (i) the maternal and child health program under title V of 85.27 the Social Security Act, United States Code, title 42, sections 85.28 701 to 709; 85.29 (ii) the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act under 85.30 United States Code, title 20, chapter 33, subchapter II, 85.31 sections 1411 to 1420; 85.32 (iii) medical assistance under the Social Security Act, 85.33 United States Code, title 42, chapter 7, subchapter XIX, section 85.34 1396, et seq.; 85.35 (iv) the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of 85.36 Rights Act, United States Code, title 42, chapter 75, subchapter 86.1 II, sections 6021 to 6030, Part B; 86.2 (v) the Head Start Act, United States Code, title 42, 86.3 chapter 105, subchapter II, sections 9831 to 9852; 86.4 (vi) rehabilitation services provided under chapter 268A; 86.5 (vii) Juvenile Court Act services provided under sections 86.6 260.011 to 260.91; 260B.001 to 260B.446; and 260C.001 to 86.7 260C.451; 86.8 (viii) the children's mental health collaboratives under 86.9 section 245.493; 86.10 (ix) the family service collaboratives under section 86.11 124D.23; 86.12 (x) the family community support plan under section 86.13 245.4881, subdivision 4; 86.14 (xi) the MinnesotaCare program under chapter 256L; 86.15 (xii) the community health services grants under chapter 86.16 145; 86.17 (xiii) the Community Social Services Act funding under the 86.18 Social Security Act, United States Code, title 42, sections 1397 86.19 to 1397f; and 86.20 (xiv) the community interagencytransition interagency 86.21 committees under section 125A.22; 86.22 (2) services provided under a health plan in conformity 86.23 with an individual family service plan or an individual 86.24 education plan; and 86.25 (3) additional appropriate services that local agencies and 86.26 counties provide on an individual need basis upon determining 86.27 eligibility and receiving a request from the interagency early 86.28 intervention committee and the child's parent. 86.29 (e) "Children with disabilities" has the meaning given in 86.30 section 125A.02. 86.31 (f) A "standardized written plan" means those individual 86.32 services or programs available through the interagency 86.33 intervention service system to an eligible child other than the 86.34 services or programs described in the child's individual 86.35 education plan or the child's individual family service plan. 86.36 Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 87.1 125A.023, subdivision 5, is amended to read: 87.2 Subd. 5. [INTERVENTION DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS.] (a) The 87.3 commissioner of children, families, and learning, based on 87.4 recommendations from the state interagency committee, shall 87.5 issue a request for proposals by January 1, 1999, for grants to 87.6 the governing boards of interagency early intervention 87.7 committees under section 125A.027 or a combination of one or 87.8 more counties and school districts to establish five voluntary 87.9 interagency intervention demonstration projects. One grant 87.10 shall be used to implement a coordinated service system for all 87.11 eligible children with disabilities up to age five who received 87.12 services under sections 125A.26 to 125A.48. One grant shall be 87.13 used to implement a coordinated service system for a population 87.14 of minority children with disabilities from ages 12 to 21, who 87.15 may have behavioral problems and are in need of transitional 87.16 services. Each project must be operational by July 1, 1999. 87.17 The governing boards of the interagency early intervention 87.18 committees and the counties and school districts receiving 87.19 project grants must develop efficient ways to coordinate 87.20 services and funding for children with disabilities ages three 87.21 to 21, consistent with the requirements of this section and 87.22 section 125A.027 and the guidelines developed by the state 87.23 interagency committee under this section. 87.24 (b) The state interagency committee shall evaluate the 87.25 demonstration projects and provide the evaluation results to 87.26 interagency early intervention committees. 87.27 Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 87.28 125A.08, is amended to read: 87.29 125A.08 [SCHOOL DISTRICT OBLIGATIONS.] 87.30 (a) As defined in this section, to the extent required by87.31 federal law as of July 1, 2000,every district must ensure the 87.32 following: 87.33 (1) all students with disabilities are provided the special 87.34 instruction and services which are appropriate to their needs. 87.35 Where the individual education plan team has determined 87.36 appropriate goals and objectives based on the student's needs, 88.1 including the extent to which the student can be included in the 88.2 least restrictive environment, and where there are essentially 88.3 equivalent and effective instruction, related services, or 88.4 assistive technology devices available to meet the student's 88.5 needs, cost to the district may be among the factors considered 88.6 by the team in choosing how to provide the appropriate services, 88.7 instruction, or devices that are to be made part of the 88.8 student's individual education plan. The individual education 88.9 plan team shall consider and may authorize services covered by 88.10 medical assistance according to section 256B.0625, subdivision 88.11 26. The student's needs and the special education instruction 88.12 and services to be provided must be agreed upon through the 88.13 development of an individual education plan. The plan must 88.14 address the student's need to develop skills to live and work as 88.15 independently as possible within the community. By grade 9 or 88.16 age 14, the plan must address the student's needs for transition 88.17 from secondary services to post-secondary education and 88.18 training, employment, community participation, recreation, and 88.19 leisure and home living. In developing the plan, districts must 88.20 inform parents of the full range of transitional goals and 88.21 related services that should be considered. The plan must 88.22 include a statement of the needed transition services, including 88.23 a statement of the interagency responsibilities or linkages or 88.24 both before secondary services are concluded; 88.25 (2) children with a disability under age five and their 88.26 families are provided special instruction and services 88.27 appropriate to the child's level of functioning and needs; 88.28 (3) children with a disability and their parents or 88.29 guardians are guaranteed procedural safeguards and the right to 88.30 participate in decisions involving identification, assessment 88.31 including assistive technology assessment, and educational 88.32 placement of children with a disability; 88.33 (4) eligibility and needs of children with a disability are 88.34 determined by an initial assessment or reassessment, which may 88.35 be completed using existing data under United States Code, title 88.36 20, section 33, et seq.; 89.1 (5) to the maximum extent appropriate, children with a 89.2 disability, including those in public or private institutions or 89.3 other care facilities, are educated with children who are not 89.4 disabled, and that special classes, separate schooling, or other 89.5 removal of children with a disability from the regular 89.6 educational environment occurs only when and to the extent that 89.7 the nature or severity of the disability is such that education 89.8 in regular classes with the use of supplementary services cannot 89.9 be achieved satisfactorily; 89.10 (6) in accordance with recognized professional standards, 89.11 testing and evaluation materials, and procedures used for the 89.12 purposes of classification and placement of children with a 89.13 disability are selected and administered so as not to be 89.14 racially or culturally discriminatory; and 89.15 (7) the rights of the child are protected when the parents 89.16 or guardians are not known or not available, or the child is a 89.17 ward of the state. 89.18 (b) For paraprofessionals employed to work in programs for 89.19 students with disabilities, the school board in each district 89.20 shall ensure that: 89.21 (1) before or immediately upon employment, each 89.22 paraprofessional develops sufficient knowledge and skills in 89.23 emergency procedures, building orientation, roles and 89.24 responsibilities, confidentiality, vulnerability, and 89.25 reportability, among other things, to begin meeting the needs of 89.26 the students with whom the paraprofessional works; 89.27 (2) annual training opportunities are available to enable 89.28 the paraprofessional to continue to further develop the 89.29 knowledge and skills that are specific to the students with whom 89.30 the paraprofessional works, including understanding 89.31 disabilities, following lesson plans, and implementing follow-up 89.32 instructional procedures and activities; and 89.33 (3) a districtwide process obligates each paraprofessional 89.34 to work under the ongoing direction of a licensed teacher and, 89.35 where appropriate and possible, the supervision of a school 89.36 nurse. 90.1 Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 125A.76, 90.2 subdivision 7, is amended to read: 90.3 Subd. 7. [REVENUE ALLOCATION FROM COOPERATIVE CENTERS AND 90.4 INTERMEDIATES.] For the purposes of this section and section90.5 125A.77, a special education cooperative or an intermediate 90.6 district must allocate its approved expenditures for special 90.7 education programs among participating school districts. 90.8 Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 90.9 125A.79, subdivision 8, is amended to read: 90.10 Subd. 8. [OUT-OF-STATE TUITION.] For children who are 90.11 residents of the state, receive services under section 125A.76, 90.12 subdivisions 1 and 2, and are placed in a care and treatment 90.13 facility by court action in a state that does not have a 90.14 reciprocity agreement with the commissioner under section 90.15 125A.115125A.155, the resident school district shall submit the 90.16 balance of the tuition bills, minus the amount of the basic 90.17 revenue, as defined by section 126C.10, subdivision 2, of the 90.18 district for the child and the special education aid, and any 90.19 other aid earned on behalf of the child. 90.20 Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 90.21 125A.80, is amended to read: 90.22 125A.80 [UNIFORM BILLING SYSTEM FOR THE EDUCATION COSTS OF 90.23 OUT-OF-HOME PLACED STUDENTS.] 90.24 The commissioner, in cooperation with the commissioners of 90.25 human services and corrections and with input from appropriate 90.26 billing system users, shall develop and implement a uniform 90.27 billing system for school districts and other agencies, 90.28 including private providers, who provide the educational 90.29 services for students who are placed out of the home. The 90.30 uniform billing system must: 90.31 (1) allow for the proper and timely billing to districts by 90.32 service providers with a minimum amount of district 90.33 administration; 90.34 (2) allow districts to bill the state for certain types of 90.35 special education and regular education services as provided by 90.36 law; 91.1 (3) provide flexibility for the types of services that are 91.2 provided for children placed out of the home, including day 91.3 treatment services; 91.4 (4) allow the commissioner to track the type, cost, and 91.5 quality of services provided for children placed out of the 91.6 home; 91.7 (5) conform existing special education and proposed regular 91.8 education billing procedures; 91.9 (6) provide a uniform reporting standard of per diem rates; 91.10 (7) determine allowable expenses and maximum reimbursement 91.11 rates for the state reimbursement of care and treatment services 91.12 according to section 124D.701; and 91.13 (8) provide a process for the district to appeal to the 91.14 commissioner tuition bills submitted to districts and to the 91.15 state. 91.16 Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 91.17 125B.21, subdivision 3, is amended to read: 91.18 Subd. 3. [CRITERIA.] In addition to responsibilities of 91.19 the council under Laws 1993, First Special Session chapter 2, as 91.20 amended, the telecommunications council shall evaluate grant 91.21 applications under section 124C.74125B.20 and applications from 91.22 district organizations using the following criteria: 91.23 (1) evidence of cooperative arrangements with other 91.24 post-secondary institutions, school districts, and community and 91.25 regional libraries in the geographic region; 91.26 (2) plans for shared classes and programs; 91.27 (3) avoidance of network duplication; 91.28 (4) evidence of efficiencies to be achieved in delivery of 91.29 instruction due to use of telecommunications; 91.30 (5) a plan for development of a list of all courses 91.31 available in the region for delivery at a distance; 91.32 (6) a plan for coordinating and scheduling courses; and 91.33 (7) a plan for evaluation of costs, access, and outcomes. 91.34 Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 91.35 126C.10, subdivision 24, is amended to read: 91.36 Subd. 24. [EQUITY REVENUE.] (a) A school district 92.1 qualifies for equity revenue if the school district's adjusted 92.2 marginal cost pupil unit amount of basic revenue, supplemental 92.3 revenue, transition revenue, and referendum revenue is less than 92.4 the 90th percentile of school districts in its equity region for 92.5 those revenue categories and the school district's 92.6 administrative offices are not located in a city of the first 92.7 class on July 1, 1999. 92.8 (b) Equity revenue for a qualifying district that receives 92.9 referendum revenue under section 126C.17, subdivision 4, equals 92.10 the product of (1) the district's adjusted marginal cost pupil 92.11 units for that year; times (2) the sum of (i) $10, plus (ii) 92.12 $30, times the school district's equity index computed under 92.13 section 126C.10,subdivision 627. 92.14 (c) Equity revenue for a qualifying district that does not 92.15 receive referendum revenue under section 126C.17, subdivision 4, 92.16 equals the product of the district's adjusted marginal cost 92.17 pupil units for that year times $10. 92.18 Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 126C.12, 92.19 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 92.20 Subd. 2. [INSTRUCTOR DEFINED.] Primary instructor means a 92.21 public employee licensed by the board of teaching whose duties 92.22 are full-time instruction, excluding a teacher for whom 92.23 categorical aids are received pursuant to sectionssection 92.24 125A.76 and 125A.77. Except as provided in section 122A.68, 92.25 subdivision 6, instructor does not include supervisory and 92.26 support personnel, except school social workers as defined in 92.27 section 122A.15. An instructor whose duties are less than 92.28 full-time instruction must be included as an equivalent only for 92.29 the number of hours of instruction in grades kindergarten 92.30 through 6. 92.31 Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 127A.05, 92.32 subdivision 4, is amended to read: 92.33 Subd. 4. [ADMINISTRATIVE RULES.] The commissioner may 92.34 adopt new rules and amend themor amend any existing rules only 92.35 under specific authority and consistent with the requirements of 92.36 chapter 14. The commissioner may repeal any existing 93.1 rules adopted by the commissioner. Notwithstanding the 93.2 provisions of section 14.05, subdivision 4, the commissioner may 93.3 grant a variance to rules adopted by the commissioner upon 93.4 application by a school district for purposes of implementing 93.5 experimental programs in learning or school management. This 93.6 subdivision shall not prohibit the commissioner from making 93.7 technical changes or corrections to adoptedrules adopted by the 93.8 commissioner. 93.9 Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 127A.41, 93.10 subdivision 8, is amended to read: 93.11 Subd. 8. [APPROPRIATION TRANSFERS.] If a direct 93.12 appropriation from the general fund to the department for any 93.13 education aid or grant authorized in this chapter and chapters 93.14 122A, 123A, 123B, 124D, 126C, and 134, excluding appropriations 93.15 under sections 124D.135, 124D.14,124D.16, 124D.20, 124D.21, 93.16 124D.22, 124D.52, 124D.53, 124D.54, 124D.55, and 124D.56, 93.17 exceeds the amount required, the commissioner may transfer the 93.18 excess to any education aid or grant appropriation that is 93.19 insufficient. However, section 126C.20 applies to a deficiency 93.20 in the direct appropriation for general education aid. Excess 93.21 appropriations must be allocated proportionately among aids or 93.22 grants that have insufficient appropriations. The commissioner 93.23 of finance shall make the necessary transfers among 93.24 appropriations according to the determinations of the 93.25 commissioner. If the amount of the direct appropriation for the 93.26 aid or grant plus the amount transferred according to this 93.27 subdivision is insufficient, the commissioner shall prorate the 93.28 available amount among eligible districts. The state is not 93.29 obligated for any additional amounts. 93.30 Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 127A.41, 93.31 subdivision 9, is amended to read: 93.32 Subd. 9. [APPROPRIATION TRANSFERS FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION 93.33 PROGRAMS.] If a direct appropriation from the general fund to 93.34 the department of children, families, and learning for an 93.35 education aid or grant authorized under section 93.36 124D.135, 124D.14,124D.16, 124D.20, 124D.21, 124D.22, 124D.52, 94.1 124D.53, 124D.54, 124D.55, or 124D.56 exceeds the amount 94.2 required, the commissioner of children, families, and learning 94.3 may transfer the excess to any education aid or grant 94.4 appropriation that is insufficiently funded under these sections. 94.5 Excess appropriations shall be allocated proportionately among 94.6 aids or grants that have insufficient appropriations. The 94.7 commissioner of finance shall make the necessary transfers among 94.8 appropriations according to the determinations of the 94.9 commissioner of children, families, and learning. If the amount 94.10 of the direct appropriation for the aid or grant plus the amount 94.11 transferred according to this subdivision is insufficient, the 94.12 commissioner shall prorate the available amount among eligible 94.13 districts. The state is not obligated for any additional 94.14 amounts. 94.15 Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 94.16 181A.04, subdivision 6, is amended to read: 94.17 Subd. 6. A high school student under the age of 18 must 94.18 not be permitted to work after 11:00 p.m. on an evening before a 94.19 school day or before 5:00 a.m. on a school day, except as 94.20 permitted by section 181A.07, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and 4. If a 94.21 high school student under the age of 18 has supplied the 94.22 employer with a note signed by the parent or guardian of the 94.23 student, the student may be permitted to work until 11:30 p.m. 94.24 on the evening before a school day and beginning at 4:30 a.m. on 94.25 a school day. 94.26 For the purpose of this subdivision, a high school student 94.27 does not include a student enrolled in an alternative education 94.28 program approved by the commissioner of children, families, and 94.29 learning or an area learning center, including area learning 94.30 centers under sections 123A.05 to 123A.08 or according to 94.31 section 122A.164122A.163. 94.32 Sec. 21. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 1, section 69, is 94.33 amended to read: 94.34 Sec. 69. [REPEALER.] 94.35 (a) Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 123B.89; and 123B.92, 94.36 subdivisions 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 10, are repealed. 95.1 (b) Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 120B.05, is repealed 95.2 effective for revenue for fiscal year 2000. 95.3 (c) Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 124D.65, subdivisions 95.4 1, 2, and 3, are repealed effective for revenue for fiscal year 95.5 2001. 95.6 (d) Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 124D.67; 126C.05, 95.7 subdivision 4; and 126C.06, are repealed effective the day 95.8 following final enactment. 95.9 This appropriation is available until June 30, 2001.95.10 Sec. 22. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 4, section 27, 95.11 subdivision 5, is amended to read: 95.12 Subd. 5. [ALTERNATIVE FACILITIES BONDING AID.] For 95.13 alternative facilities bonding aid, according to Minnesota 95.14 Statutes, section 123B.59: 95.15 $19,058,000 ..... 2000 95.16 $19,286,000 ..... 2001 95.17 The 2000 appropriation includes $1,700,000 for 20001999 95.18 and $17,358,000 for 20012000. 95.19 The 2001 appropriation includes $1,928,000 for 2000 and 95.20 $17,358,000 for 2001. 95.21 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 95.22 following final enactment. 95.23 Sec. 23. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 6, section 14, 95.24 subdivision 5, is amended to read: 95.25 Subd. 5. [NONPUBLIC PUPIL TRANSPORTATION.] For nonpublic 95.26 pupil transportation aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 95.27 123B.92, subdivision 9: 95.28 $18,586,000 ..... 2000 95.29 $20,922,000 ..... 2001 95.30 The 2000 appropriation includes $1,848,000 for 20001999 95.31 and $16,738,000 for 20012000. 95.32 The 2001 appropriation includes $1,860,000 for 2000 and 95.33 $19,062,000 for 2001. 95.34 EFFECTIVE DATE: This section is effective the day 95.35 following final enactment. 95.36 Sec. 24. Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 9, section 49, is 96.1 amended to read: 96.2 Sec. 49. [TRANSITION.] 96.3 Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 15.0597, the 96.4 terms of persons who are members appointed by the governor 96.5 before the effective date of section 837, shall have their term 96.6 end on July 31 of the year following the last year of their 96.7 appointment. 96.8 Sec. 25. [REVISOR INSTRUCTION.] 96.9 In the next and subsequent editions of Minnesota Statutes, 96.10 the revisor shall renumber section 123B.02, subdivision 12, as 96.11 120A.22, subdivision 1a. The revisor shall correct all 96.12 cross-references to be consistent with the renumbering. 96.13 Sec. 26. [REPEALER.] 96.14 Laws 1999, chapter 241, article 9, sections 35 and 36, are 96.15 repealed. Laws 1999, chapter 245, article 4, section 3, is 96.16 repealed.