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HF 4415

1st Unofficial Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/16/2020 09:57pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; providing for school closures and other amendments due to
COVID-19; clarifying the calculation of certain school aids formulas due to
COVID-19; making forecast adjustments to funding for general education,
education excellence, teachers, special education, facilities, fund transfers and
accounting, nutrition and libraries, early childhood, and community education and
lifelong learning; clarifying the responsibilities for the Department of Education
and Department of Labor and Industry for construction and skills trades career
counseling services; clarifying the operation referendum calculation; adjusting
base appropriations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 126C.10,
subdivision 3; 126C.17, subdivision 7b; 134.355, subdivision 8; Minnesota Statutes
2019 Supplement, sections 124D.68, subdivision 2; 126C.17, subdivision 2; Laws
2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 1, section 25, subdivisions 2, 3, 4,
6, 7, 9; article 2, section 33, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 16, 17; article 3, section 23,
subdivision 3; article 4, section 11, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5; article 6, section 7,
subdivisions 2, 3, 6; article 7, section 1, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; article 8, section 13,
subdivisions 5, 6, 14; article 9, section 3, subdivisions 2, 8; article 10, sections 5,
subdivision 2; 6; 7; 8, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 120B.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

ARTICLE 1

GENERAL EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 124D.68, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Eligible pupils.

(a) A pupil under the age of 21 or who meets the requirements
of section 120A.20, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), is eligible to participate in the graduation
incentives program, if the pupil:

(1) performs substantially below the performance level for pupils of the same age in a
locally determined achievement test;

(2) is behind in satisfactorily completing coursework or obtaining credits for graduation;

(3) is pregnant or is a parent;

(4) has been assessed as chemically dependent;

(5) has been excluded or expelled according to sections 121A.40 to 121A.56;

(6) has been referred by a school district for enrollment in an eligible program or a
program pursuant to section 124D.69;

(7) is a victim of physical or sexual abuse;

(8) has experienced mental health problems;

(9) has experienced homelessness sometime within six months before requesting a
transfer to an eligible program;

(10) speaks English as a second language or is an English learner;

(11) has withdrawn from school or has been chronically truant; or

(12) is being treated in a hospital in the seven-county metropolitan area for cancer or
other life threatening illness or is the sibling of an eligible pupil who is being currently
treated, and resides with the pupil's family at least 60 miles beyond the outside boundary
of the seven-county metropolitan area.

(b) deleted text beginFor fiscal years 2020 and 2021,deleted text end A pupil otherwise qualifying under paragraph (a)
who is at least 21 years of age and not yet 22 years of age, and is an English learner with
an interrupted formal education according to section 124D.59, subdivision 2a, is eligible to
participate in the graduation incentives program under section 124D.68 and in concurrent
enrollment courses offered under section 124D.09, subdivision 10, and is funded in the
same manner as other pupils under this section.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.10, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Compensatory education revenue.

(a) The compensatory education revenue
for each building in the district equals the formula allowance minus $839 times the
compensation revenue pupil units computed according to section 126C.05, subdivision 3.
A district's compensatory revenue equals the sum of its compensatory revenue for each
building in the district and the amounts designated under Laws 2015, First Special Session
chapter 3, article 2, section 70, subdivision 8, for fiscal year 2017. Revenue shall be paid
to the district and must be allocated according to section 126C.15, subdivision 2.

(b) When the district contracting with an alternative program under section 124D.69
changes prior to the start of a school year, the compensatory revenue generated by pupils
attending the program shall be paid to the district contracting with the alternative program
for the current school year, and shall not be paid to the district contracting with the alternative
program for the prior school year.

(c) When the fiscal agent district for an area learning center changes prior to the start of
a school year, the compensatory revenue shall be paid to the fiscal agent district for the
current school year, and shall not be paid to the fiscal agent district for the prior school year.

deleted text begin (d) Of the amount of revenue under this subdivision, 1.7 percent for fiscal year 2018,
3.5 percent for fiscal year 2019, and for fiscal year 2020 and later, 3.5 percent plus the
percentage change in the formula allowance from fiscal year 2019, must be used for extended
time activities under subdivision 2a, paragraph (c).
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for fiscal year 2021 and later.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

SCHOOL CLOSURES DUE TO COVID-19

Section 1. new text beginTRUANCY.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 260A.02, subdivision 3, a student's absence,
without valid excuse, beginning March 1, 2020, and through the end of the distance learning
period or June 30, 2020, for school districts and charter schools that operate on an approved
flexible learning year calendar, does not bring the student within the definition of a continuing
truant.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
expires June 30, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginPROBATIONARY TEACHERS.
new text end

new text begin For the 2019-2020 school year only, for purposes of Minnesota Statutes, sections
122A.40, subdivision 5, paragraph (e), and 122A.41, subdivision 2, paragraph (d), the
minimum number of days of teacher service that a probationary teacher must complete
equals the difference between 120 days and the number of scheduled instructional days that
were canceled for COVID-19-related reasons.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
expires June 30, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginINSTRUCTION TO COMMISSIONER; FEDERAL EDUCATION
STABILIZATION FUND APPLICATION.
new text end

new text begin In applying for education stabilization fund grants authorized under the federal
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the Department of Education must
prioritize distribution and expenditure of funds that enable a school to comply with Executive
Order 20-19 and any future executive order on kindergarten through grade 12 education
that relates to the infectious disease known as COVID-19, as well as the corresponding
Department of Education guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including employee
compensation.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
expires June 30, 2020.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

FORMULA ADJUSTMENTS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 134.355, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Eligibility.

new text begin(a) new text endA regional public library system may apply for regional library
telecommunications aid on behalf of itself and member public libraries.

new text begin (b)new text end The aid must be used for connections and other eligible non-voice-related e-rate
program category one services. Aid may be used for e-rate program category two services
as identified in the Federal Communication Commission's eligible services list for the current
and preceding four funding years, new text beginor to improve Internet access and access to technology
with items that are not e-rated, including but not limited to digital or online resources,
new text endif
sufficient funds remain once category one needs are met in each funding year.

new text begin (c) new text endTo be eligible, a regional public library system must be officially designated by the
commissioner of education as a regional public library system as defined in section 134.34,
subdivision 3
, and each of its participating cities and counties must meet local support levels
defined in section 134.34, subdivision 1. A public library building that receives aid under
this section must be open a minimum of 20 hours per week. Exceptions to the minimum
open hours requirement may be granted by the Department of Education on request of the
regional public library system for the following circumstances: short-term closing for
emergency maintenance and repairs following a natural disaster; in response to exceptional
economic circumstances; building repair or maintenance that requires public services areas
to be closed; or to adjust hours of public service to respond to documented seasonal use
patterns.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 2, section 33, subdivision 2,
is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Achievement and integration aid.

For achievement and integration aid under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.862:

$
deleted text begin 80,424,000
deleted text end new text begin 77,247,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 83,256,000
deleted text end new text begin 81,233,000
new text end
.....
2021

The 2020 appropriation includes $7,058,000 for 2019 and deleted text begin$73,366,000deleted text endnew text begin $70,189,000new text end for
2020.

The 2021 appropriation includes deleted text begin$8,151,000deleted text endnew text begin $7,763,000new text end for 2020 and deleted text begin$75,105,000deleted text endnew text begin
$73,470,000
new text end for 2021.

Sec. 3.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 2, section 33, subdivision 17,
is amended to read:


Subd. 17.

Statewide testing and reporting system.

(a) For the statewide testing and
reporting system under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.30:

$
deleted text begin 10,892,000 deleted text end new text begin
10,712,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
10,892,000
.....
2021

(b) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

new text begin (c) $180,000 of the initial fiscal year 2020 appropriation is canceled to the general fund
on June 30, 2020.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 8, section 13, subdivision 6,
is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Developmental screening aid.

(a) For developmental screening aid under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 121A.17 and 121A.19:

$
deleted text begin 3,639,000
deleted text end new text begin 3,611,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 3,625,000
deleted text end new text begin 3,608,000
new text end
.....
2021

(b) The 2020 appropriation includes $363,000 for 2019 and deleted text begin$3,276,000deleted text endnew text begin $3,248,000new text end for
2020.

(c) The 2021 appropriation includes deleted text begin$364,000deleted text end new text begin$360,000 new text endfor 2020 and deleted text begin$3,261,000deleted text endnew text begin
$3,248,000
new text end for 2021.

Sec. 5.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 10, section 8, subdivision 1,
is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.

(a) The sums
indicated in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the Professional Educator
Licensing and Standards Board for the fiscal years designated:

$
2,744,000
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 2,719,000 deleted text end new text begin
2,768,000
new text end
.....
2021

(b) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

(c) This appropriation includes funds for information technology project services and
support subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16E.0466. Any ongoing information
technology costs will be incorporated into an interagency agreement and will be paid to the
Office of MN.IT Services by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board
under the mechanism specified in that agreement.

(d) The base for fiscal year 2022 and later is $2,719,000.

new text begin (e) Of the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2021, $49,000 is for IT costs related to
modifying the teacher licensure system to issue and renew conditional teacher licenses.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginSCHOOL AID FORMULAS ADJUSTED.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Special education. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, fiscal year
2020 expenditures for employees and contracted services that would have been eligible for
state special education aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.76, and for special
education tuition billing under Minnesota Statutes, sections 125A.11 and 127A.47, in the
absence of school closures or learning plan modifications due to COVID-19 must be included
as eligible expenditures for the calculation of state special education aid and special education
tuition billing.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin School meals. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, for school meals
served beginning on or after March 16, 2020, the commissioner of education may adjust
the appropriations remaining under Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 7,
section 1, subdivisions 2, 3, and 4, as specified in paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (b) On June 30, 2020, the commissioner must subtract the amount actually paid to
participants for the 2019-2020 school year under Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter
11, article 7, section 1, subdivisions 2, 3, and 4, through March 15, 2020, from the total
appropriations for each program. The commissioner must then allocate the remaining funds
under each appropriation to participants in the summer food service program on a per meal
basis for meals served on or after March 16, 2020, and before July 1, 2020.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Career and technical aid. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, for fiscal
years 2020 and 2021, the commissioner of education may recalculate career and technical
revenue for school districts, cooperative units, and charter schools to ensure that the total
statewide career and technical revenue does not fall below the amount estimated for fiscal
years 2020 and 2021 based on the February 2020 forecast. For expenses incurred on or after
March 18, 2020, the commissioner may recalculate school district, cooperative unit, and
charter school amounts based on any other mechanism that allows for the full amount of
this appropriation to be equitably paid to school districts, cooperative units, and charter
schools. These amounts must be prorated at the end of each fiscal year if career and technical
revenue were to exceed the February 2020 forecast estimate of this revenue for these fiscal
years.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Nonpublic pupil transportation aid. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary,
the commissioner of education may adjust the fiscal year 2020 pupil transportation
expenditures used to determine nonpublic pupil transportation aid for fiscal year 2022 based
on any mechanism that allows for the full amount of the state total fiscal year 2020
expenditure estimated in the February 2020 forecast to be equitably allocated among school
districts.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Interdistrict desegregation or integration transportation
grants.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the commissioner of education may adjust
the fiscal year 2020 pupil transportation expenditures used to determine interdistrict
desegregation and integration aid for fiscal year 2021 based on any mechanism that allows
for the full amount of the state total fiscal year 2020 expenditure estimated in the February
2020 forecast to be equitably allocated among school districts.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Adult basic education aid. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, for the
2020-2021 school year only, the commissioner of education may recalculate adult basic
education aid to ensure that the total aid does not fall below the amount estimated for the
2020-2021 school year based on the February 2020 forecast. The commissioner may
recalculate contract hourly rates or otherwise adjust the formula based on any mechanism
that allows for the full amount of this appropriation to be equitably paid to aid recipients.
These amounts must be prorated at the end of the fiscal year if adult basic education aid
were to exceed the February 2020 forecast estimate of this aid.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin School employees; ensuring state revenue. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the
contrary, for purposes of state aid formulas under subdivisions 1 and 3, the commissioner
of education may include in any counts and costs of essential personnel the services provided
by individuals who were essential personnel prior to March 13, 2020, for the purpose of
ensuring state aid payments to school districts, cooperative units, and charter schools are
consistent with the February 2020 forecast.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Literacy incentive aid. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.98,
for purposes of calculating proficiency aid and growth aid for fiscal years 2021, 2022, and
2023 only, tests administered during the 2019-2020 school year must be excluded from the
three-year average proficiency percentage and from the three-year average growth percentage.
The commissioner may adjust the dollar amounts for proficiency aid and growth aid for
fiscal years 2021, 2022, and 2023 only, to ensure that the total statewide literacy incentive
aid amount does not fall below the amount estimated for these fiscal years based on the
February 2020 forecast.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin School-age care revenue. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.22,
for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 only, for spending on or after March 18, 2020, each district's
school-age care revenue continues at its approved amounts and program funds may be spent
consistent with the process and limitations of section 8.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Early childhood screening revenue. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary,
for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 only, the commissioner of education must calculate each
school district's early childhood screening revenue under Minnesota Statutes, section
121A.19, using the formula amounts set in statute for each age group and the 2018-2019
school year counts of children screened for each age group.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Achievement and integration revenue. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.861 or 124D.862, or any other law to the contrary, for fiscal year 2020 only,
a school district that has not spent the full approved amount of its achievement and integration
revenue may carry the unspent portion of that revenue forward into fiscal year 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education must notify school districts and charter
schools of these formula changes as soon as practicable. The commissioner must issue a
report by January 15, 2021, to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of
representatives and senate committees having jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade
12 education describing the formula changes and the distributional impact on school districts
and charter schools.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginACCOUNTING.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, services paid under section 6, including expenses
recorded in the food service fund, may be charged to the same Uniform Financial Accounting
and Reporting Standards codes to which the service is otherwise charged for an instructional
day.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
is retroactive from the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. This section expires June
30, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginFUND TRANSFERS; FISCAL YEARS 2020 AND 2021 ONLY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Fund and account transfers allowed. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota
Statutes, section 123B.80, subdivision 3, for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 only, a school
district, charter school, or cooperative unit may transfer any funds not already assigned to
or encumbered by staff salary and benefits, or otherwise encumbered by federal law, from
any accounts or operating fund to the undesignated balance in any other operating fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin No aid or levy effect. new text end

new text begin A fund or account transfer is allowed under this section
if the transfer does not increase state aid obligations to the district or school, or result in
additional property tax authority for the district. A fund or account transfer is limited to the
operating funds and accounts of a school district, charter school, or cooperative unit.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Board approval required; reporting; audit trail. new text end

new text begin A fund or account transfer
under this section for fiscal year 2020 is effective June 30, 2020, and a fund or account
transfer under this section for fiscal year 2021 is effective June 30, 2021. The school board
must approve any fund or account transfer before the reporting deadline for the respective
fiscal year. A school district, charter school, or cooperative unit must maintain accounting
records for the purposes of this section that are sufficient to document both the specific
funds transferred and use of those funds. The accounting records are subject to auditor
review. Any execution of flexibility must not interfere with or jeopardize funding per federal
requirements. Any transfer must not interfere with the equitable delivery of distance learning
or social distancing models.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Commissioner's guidance. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must prepare and post to the
department's website a document providing guidance on the process for approval of fund
and account balance transfers authorized under this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies retroactively from March 18, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginREVENUE RESTRICTIONS; FISCAL YEARS 2020 AND 2021 ONLY.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.19, subdivision 12, for fiscal years
2020 and 2021 only, for spending occurring on or after March 18, 2020, after-school
enrichment revenue under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.20, subdivision 4a, may be
spent consistent with the process and limitations of section 8.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginCASH FLOW ADJUSTMENT; FISCAL YEAR 2021 ONLY.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, for fiscal year 2021 only, a school district
unable to make a required payment from its debt service fund because of a delay in receipt
of its anticipated property tax proceeds may apply for modified cash flow payments under
Minnesota Statutes, section 127A.45. The school district must apply in the form and manner
specified by the commissioner of education and the commissioner must adjust the state aid
cash flow payments accordingly.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

STATE AGENCY COVID-19 EMERGENCY POWERS

Section 1. new text beginCOMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR
LICENSING AND STANDARDS BOARD COVID-19 EMERGENCY POWERS.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.30, for the 2019-2020 school year
only, the commissioner of education is granted authority to waive the state requirements
on statewide assessments, including requirements allowing students to take a college entrance
exam in school on a regular school day. The commissioner must waive any state
accountability and reporting requirements linked to the statewide assessments.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.183, Minnesota Rules, part
8710.0313, or any other law to the contrary, the Professional Educator Licensing and
Standards Board must issue a one-year conditional Tier 3 license to an applicant that is
otherwise qualified under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.183, but was unable to complete
a required licensure exam under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.185, because of a
COVID-19-related disruption. As a condition of renewing the Tier 3 license, the applicant
must pass the required licensure exams under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.185. The
term of the renewed Tier 3 license under this section must be two years. The board must
waive the licensure renewal fee.
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the Professional Educator Licensing and
Standards Board must extend by six months any calendar year 2020 deadline for completion
of license renewal requirements for licenses under their jurisdiction.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Paragraph (a) expires June 30, 2020. Paragraph (b) expires October
31, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginREPORTING; RIGHT OF ACTION.
new text end

new text begin (a) A court must not construe anything in this article as creating a right of action for a
student, parent, teacher license applicant, or any other individual or entity to enforce any
provisions of this article.
new text end

new text begin (b) By December 15, 2020, the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board
must report on all conditional licenses issued under section 1, paragraph (b), to the chairs
and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees having
jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education.
new text end

ARTICLE 5

MISCELLANEOUS CORRECTIONS

Section 1.

new text begin [120B.126] CONSTRUCTION AND SKILLED TRADES COUNSELING.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education must collaborate with the commissioner of labor and
industry to incorporate construction and skilled trades into career counseling services for
middle and high school aged students. Career advisement should identify high-growth,
in-demand skilled trades and include information on various career paths and associated
jobs, the salary profiles of those jobs, and the credentials and other training desired by
employers for those jobs.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 126C.17, subdivision 2, is amended
to read:


Subd. 2.

Referendum allowance limit.

(a) Notwithstanding subdivision 1, for fiscal
year 2021 and later, a district's referendum allowance must not exceed the greater of:

(1) the product of the annual inflationary increase as calculated under paragraph (b),
and $2,079.50, minus $300;

(2) the product of the annual inflationary increase as calculated under paragraph (b),
and deleted text beginthe sum ofdeleted text end the referendum deleted text beginrevenuedeleted text endnew text begin allowance limitnew text end the district would have received for
fiscal year deleted text begin2015deleted text endnew text begin 2021new text end under Minnesota Statutes deleted text begin2012deleted text endnew text begin 2018new text end, section 126C.17, subdivision
deleted text begin 4deleted text end
new text begin 2, paragraph (a), clause (2)new text end, deleted text beginbased on elections held before July 1, 2013, and the adjustment
the district would have received under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 127A.47, subdivision
7
, paragraphs (a), (b), and (c), based on elections held before July 1, 2013, divided by the
district's adjusted pupil units for fiscal year 2015,
deleted text end minus $300;

(3) for a newly reorganized district created on July 1, 2020, the referendum revenue
authority for each reorganizing district in the year preceding reorganization divided by its
adjusted pupil units for the year preceding reorganization, minus $300; or

(4) for a newly reorganized district created after July 1, deleted text begin2021deleted text endnew text begin 2020new text end, the referendum
revenue authority for each reorganizing district in the year preceding reorganization divided
by its adjusted pupil units for the year preceding reorganization.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, for fiscal year 2022 and later, "inflationary increase"
means one plus the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for urban consumers,
as prepared by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, for the current fiscal year to
fiscal year 2021.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2021 and later.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.17, subdivision 7b, is amended to read:


Subd. 7b.

Referendum aid guarantee.

(a) Notwithstanding subdivision 7, the sum of
a district's referendum equalization aid and local optional aid under section 126C.10,
subdivision 2e, for fiscal year 2015 must not be less than the sum of the referendum
equalization aid the district would have received for fiscal year 2015 under Minnesota
Statutes 2012, section 126C.17, subdivision 7, and the adjustment the district would have
received under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 127A.47, subdivision 7, paragraphs (a),
(b), and (c).

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision 7, the sum of referendum equalization aid and local
optional aid under section 126C.10, subdivision 2e, for fiscal year 2016 and later, for a
district qualifying for additional aid under paragraph (a) for fiscal year 2015, must not be
less than the product of (1) thenew text begin sum of thenew text end district's referendum equalization aidnew text begin and local
optional aid under section 126C.10, subdivision 2e,
new text end for fiscal year 2015, times (2) the lesser
of one or the ratio of the new text beginsum of the new text enddistrict's referendum revenuenew text begin and local optional revenuenew text end
for that school year to the new text beginsum of the new text enddistrict's referendum revenue new text beginand local optional revenue
new text end for fiscal year 2015, times (3) the lesser of one or the ratio of the district's referendum market
value used for fiscal year 2015 referendum equalization calculations to the district's
referendum market value used for that year's referendum equalization calculations.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for fiscal year 2016 and later.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 10, section 5, subdivision 2,
is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Department.

(a) For the Department of Education:

$
29,196,000
.....
2020
$
24,911,000
.....
2021

Of these amounts:

(1) $319,000 each year is for the Board of School Administrators;

(2) $1,000,000 each year is for regional centers of excellence under Minnesota Statutes,
section 120B.115;

(3) $250,000 each year is for the School Finance Division to enhance financial data
analysis;

(4) $720,000 each year is for implementing Minnesota's Learning for English Academic
Proficiency and Success Act under Laws 2014, chapter 272, article 1, as amended;

(5) $123,000 each year is for a dyslexia specialist;

(6) $4,700,000 in fiscal year 2020 only is for legal fees and costs associated with
litigation; and

(7) $400,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $480,000 in fiscal year 2021 and later are for the
Department of Education's mainframe update.

(b) None of the amounts appropriated under this subdivision may be used for Minnesota's
Washington, D.C. office.

(c) The expenditures of federal grants and aids as shown in the biennial budget document
and its supplements are approved and appropriated and shall be spent as indicated.

(d) This appropriation includes funds for information technology project services and
support subject to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 16E.0466. Any ongoing
information technology costs will be incorporated into the service level agreement and will
be paid to the Office of MN.IT Services by the Department of Education under the rates
and mechanism specified in that agreement.

(e) To account for the base adjustments provided in Laws 2018, chapter 211, article 21,
section 1, paragraph (a), and section 3, paragraph (a), the base for fiscal year 2022 is
$24,591,000. The base for fiscal year 2023 is $24,611,000.new text begin The base for fiscal year 2024 is
$24,629,000.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 10, section 6, is amended to
read:


Sec. 6. APPROPRIATIONS; MINNESOTA STATE ACADEMIES.

(a) The sums indicated in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the
Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and the Blind for the fiscal years designated:

$
13,746,000
.....
2020
$
13,787,000
.....
2021

(b) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

(c) To account for the base adjustments provided in Laws 2018, chapter 211, article 21,
section 1, paragraph (a), and section 3, paragraph (b), the base for fiscal year 2022 is
$13,794,000 and the base for fiscal year 2023 is $13,801,000.new text begin The base for fiscal year 2024
is $13,807,000.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 10, section 7, is amended to
read:


Sec. 7. APPROPRIATIONS; PERPICH CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION.

(a) The sums in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the Perpich Center
for Arts Education for the fiscal years designated:

$
7,292,000
.....
2020
$
7,283,000
.....
2021

(b) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

(c) To account for the base adjustments provided in Laws 2018, chapter 211, article 21,
section 1, paragraph (a), and section 3, paragraph (c), the base for fiscal year 2022 is
$7,288,000. The base for fiscal year 2023 is $7,294,000.new text begin The base for fiscal year 2024 is
$7,299,000.
new text end

(d) Of the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2020, $80,000 is for severance payments
related to the closure of the Crosswinds school and is available until June 30, 2021.

ARTICLE 6

FORECAST ADJUSTMENTS

A. GENERAL EDUCATION

Section 1.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 1, section 25, subdivision
2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

General education aid.

For general education aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 126C.13, subdivision 4:

$
deleted text begin 7,383,162,000 deleted text end new text begin
7,347,424,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 7,566,309,000 deleted text end new text begin
7,509,639,000
new text end
.....
2021

The 2020 appropriation includes $700,383,000 for 2019 and deleted text begin$6,682,779,000deleted text endnew text begin
$6,647,041,000
new text end for 2020.

The 2021 appropriation includes deleted text begin$715,184,000deleted text endnew text begin $711,885,000new text end for 2020 and
deleted text begin $6,851,125,000deleted text endnew text begin $6,797,754,000new text end for 2021.

Sec. 2.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 1, section 25, subdivision 3,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Enrollment options transportation.

For transportation of pupils attending
postsecondary institutions under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, or for transportation
of pupils attending nonresident districts under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.03:

$
deleted text begin 24,000 deleted text end new text begin
19,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 26,000 deleted text end new text begin
20,000
new text end
.....
2021

Sec. 3.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 1, section 25, subdivision 4,
is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Abatement aid.

For abatement aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 127A.49:

$
deleted text begin 2,897,000 deleted text end new text begin
1,770,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 2,971,000 deleted text end new text begin
2,827,000
new text end
.....
2021

The 2020 appropriation includes $274,000 for 2019 and deleted text begin$2,623,000deleted text endnew text begin $1,496,000new text end for
2020.

The 2021 appropriation includes deleted text begin$291,000deleted text endnew text begin $166,000new text end for 2020 and deleted text begin$2,680,000deleted text endnew text begin $2,661,000new text end
for 2021.

Sec. 4.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 1, section 25, subdivision 6,
is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Nonpublic pupil education aid.

For nonpublic pupil education aid under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 123B.40 to 123B.43 and 123B.87:

$
deleted text begin 18,083,000 deleted text end new text begin
17,925,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 18,670,000 deleted text end new text begin
18,917,000
new text end
.....
2021

The 2020 appropriation includes $1,806,000 for 2019 and deleted text begin$16,277,000deleted text endnew text begin $16,119,000new text end for
2020.

The 2021 appropriation includes deleted text begin$1,808,000deleted text endnew text begin $1,790,000new text end for 2020 and deleted text begin$16,862,000deleted text endnew text begin
$17,127,000
new text end for 2021.

Sec. 5.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 1, section 25, subdivision 7,
is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Nonpublic pupil transportation.

For nonpublic pupil transportation aid under
Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.92, subdivision 9:

$
deleted text begin 19,478,000 deleted text end new text begin
19,168,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 19,728,000 deleted text end new text begin
20,100,000
new text end
.....
2021

The 2020 appropriation includes $1,961,000 for 2019 and deleted text begin$17,517,000deleted text endnew text begin $17,207,000new text end for
2020.

The 2021 appropriation includes deleted text begin$1,946,000deleted text endnew text begin $1,911,000new text end for 2020 and deleted text begin$17,782,000deleted text endnew text begin
$18,189,000
new text end for 2021.

Sec. 6.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 1, section 25, subdivision 9,
is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Career and technical aid.

For career and technical aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.4531, subdivision 1b:

$
deleted text begin 3,751,000 deleted text end new text begin
3,857,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 3,321,000 deleted text end new text begin
3,433,000
new text end
.....
2021

The 2020 appropriation includes $422,000 for 2019 and deleted text begin$3,329,000deleted text endnew text begin $3,435,000new text end for
2020.

The 2021 appropriation includes deleted text begin$369,000deleted text endnew text begin $378,000new text end for 2020 and deleted text begin$2,952,000deleted text endnew text begin $3,055,000new text end
for 2021.

B. EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

Sec. 7.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 2, section 33, subdivision 3,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Interdistrict desegregation or integration transportation grants.

For
interdistrict desegregation or integration transportation grants under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.87:

$
deleted text begin 13,874,000 deleted text end new text begin
14,231,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 14,589,000 deleted text end new text begin
14,962,000
new text end
.....
2021

Sec. 8.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 2, section 33, subdivision 4,
is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Literacy incentive aid.

For literacy incentive aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.98:

$
deleted text begin 45,304,000 deleted text end new text begin
44,985,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 45,442,000 deleted text end new text begin
44,658,000
new text end
.....
2021

The 2020 appropriation includes $4,582,000 for 2019 and deleted text begin$40,722,000deleted text endnew text begin $40,403,000new text end for
2020.

The 2021 appropriation includes deleted text begin$4,524,000deleted text endnew text begin $4,489,000new text end for 2020 and deleted text begin$40,918,000deleted text endnew text begin
$40,169,000
new text end for 2021.

Sec. 9.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 2, section 33, subdivision 5,
is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Tribal contract school aid.

For tribal contract school aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.83:

$
deleted text begin 3,275,000 deleted text end new text begin
2,766,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 3,763,000 deleted text end new text begin
3,106,000
new text end
.....
2021

The 2020 appropriation includes $299,000 for 2019 and deleted text begin$2,976,000deleted text endnew text begin $2,467,000new text end for
2020.

The 2021 appropriation includes deleted text begin$330,000deleted text endnew text begin $274,000new text end for 2020 and deleted text begin$3,433,000deleted text endnew text begin $2,832,000new text end
for 2021.

Sec. 10.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 2, section 33, subdivision 6,
is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

American Indian education aid.

For American Indian education aid under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.81, subdivision 2a:

$
deleted text begin 9,515,000 deleted text end new text begin
10,113,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 9,673,000 deleted text end new text begin
10,696,000
new text end
.....
2021

The 2020 appropriation includes $960,000 for 2019 and deleted text begin$8,555,000deleted text endnew text begin $9,153,000new text end for
2020.

The 2021 appropriation includes deleted text begin$950,000deleted text endnew text begin $1,016,000new text end for 2020 and deleted text begin$8,723,000deleted text endnew text begin
$9,680,000
new text end for 2021.

Sec. 11.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 2, section 33, subdivision
16, is amended to read:


Subd. 16.

Charter school building lease aid.

For building lease aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124E.22:

$
deleted text begin 85,450,000 deleted text end new text begin
83,214,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 91,064,000 deleted text end new text begin
88,454,000
new text end
.....
2021

The 2020 appropriation includes $8,021,000 for 2019 and deleted text begin$77,429,000deleted text endnew text begin $75,193,000new text end for
2020.

The 2021 appropriation includes deleted text begin$8,603,000deleted text endnew text begin $8,354,000new text end for 2020 and deleted text begin$82,461,000deleted text endnew text begin
$80,100,000
new text end for 2021.

C. TEACHERS

Sec. 12.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 3, section 23, subdivision 3,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Alternative teacher compensation aid.

(a) For alternative teacher compensation
aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.415, subdivision 4:

$
deleted text begin 89,211,000 deleted text end new text begin
89,166,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 88,853,000 deleted text end new text begin
88,851,000
new text end
.....
2021

(b) The 2020 appropriation includes $8,974,000 for 2019 and deleted text begin$80,237,000deleted text endnew text begin $80,192,000new text end
for 2020.

(c) The 2021 appropriation includes deleted text begin$8,915,000deleted text endnew text begin $8,887,000new text end for 2020 and deleted text begin$79,938,000deleted text endnew text begin
$79,964,000
new text end for 2021.

D. SPECIAL EDUCATION

Sec. 13.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 4, section 11, subdivision 2,
is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Special education; regular.

For special education aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 125A.75:

$
deleted text begin 1,619,065,000 deleted text end new text begin
1,600,889,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 1,773,125,000 deleted text end new text begin
1,747,701,000
new text end
.....
2021

The 2020 appropriation includes $184,363,000 for 2019 and deleted text begin$1,434,702,000deleted text endnew text begin
$1,416,526,000
new text end for 2020.

The 2021 appropriation includes deleted text begin$201,964,000deleted text endnew text begin $199,406,000new text end for 2020 and
deleted text begin $1,571,161,000deleted text endnew text begin $1,548,295,000new text end for 2021.

Sec. 14.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 4, section 11, subdivision 3,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Aid for children with disabilities.

For aid under Minnesota Statutes, section
125A.75, subdivision 3, for children with disabilities placed in residential facilities within
the district boundaries for whom no district of residence can be determined:

$
deleted text begin 1,382,000 deleted text end new text begin
1,109,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 1,564,000 deleted text end new text begin
1,267,000
new text end
.....
2021

If the appropriation for either year is insufficient, the appropriation for the other year is
available.

Sec. 15.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 4, section 11, subdivision 4,
is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Travel for home-based services.

For aid for teacher travel for home-based
services under Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.75, subdivision 1:

$
deleted text begin 422,000 deleted text end new text begin
445,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 442,000 deleted text end new text begin
467,000
new text end
.....
2021

The 2020 appropriation includes $40,000 for 2019 and deleted text begin$382,000deleted text endnew text begin $405,000new text end for 2020.

The 2021 appropriation includes deleted text begin$42,000deleted text endnew text begin $44,000new text end for 2020 and deleted text begin$400,000deleted text endnew text begin $423,000new text end for
2021.

Sec. 16.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 4, section 11, subdivision 5,
is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Court-placed special education revenue.

For reimbursing serving school
districts for unreimbursed eligible expenditures attributable to children placed in the serving
school district by court action under Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.79, subdivision 4:

$
deleted text begin 31,000
deleted text end new text begin -0-
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 32,000 deleted text end new text begin
23,000
new text end
.....
2021

E. FACILITIES, FUND TRANSFERS, AND ACCOUNTING

Sec. 17.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 6, section 7, subdivision 2,
is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Debt service equalization aid.

For debt service equalization aid under
Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.53, subdivision 6:

$
20,684,000
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 20,363,000 deleted text end new text begin
25,398,000
new text end
.....
2021

The 2020 appropriation includes $2,292,000 for 2019 and $18,392,000 for 2020.

The 2021 appropriation includes $2,043,000 for 2020 and deleted text begin$18,320,000deleted text endnew text begin $23,355,000new text end for
2021.

Sec. 18.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 6, section 7, subdivision 3,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Long-term facilities maintenance equalized aid.

For long-term facilities
maintenance equalized aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.595, subdivision 9:

$
deleted text begin 105,315,000 deleted text end new text begin
104,690,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 108,042,000 deleted text end new text begin
107,820,000
new text end
.....
2021

The 2020 appropriation includes $10,464,000 for 2019 and deleted text begin$94,851,000deleted text endnew text begin $94,226,000new text end
for 2020.

The 2021 appropriation includes deleted text begin$10,539,000deleted text endnew text begin $10,412,000new text end for 2020 and deleted text begin$97,503,000deleted text endnew text begin
$97,408,000
new text end for 2021.

Sec. 19.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 6, section 7, subdivision 6,
is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Maximum effort loan aid.

For aid payments to schools under Minnesota
Statutes, section 477A.09deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin:
new text end

$
3,291,000
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 3,291,000 deleted text end new text begin
3,265,000
new text end
.....
2021

The base for fiscal year 2022 is deleted text begin$3,291,000deleted text endnew text begin $3,265,000new text end and the base for fiscal year 2023
is $0.

F. NUTRITION AND LIBRARIES

Sec. 20.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 7, section 1, subdivision 2,
is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

School lunch.

For school lunch aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.111,
and Code of Federal Regulations, title 7, section 210.17:

$
deleted text begin 16,306,000 deleted text end new text begin
16,245,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 16,575,000 deleted text end new text begin
16,514,000
new text end
.....
2021

Sec. 21.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 7, section 1, subdivision 3,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

School breakfast.

For traditional school breakfast aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.1158:

$
deleted text begin 11,310,000 deleted text end new text begin
11,428,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 11,771,000 deleted text end new text begin
11,846,000
new text end
.....
2021

Sec. 22.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 7, section 1, subdivision 4,
is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Kindergarten milk.

For kindergarten milk aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.118:

$
deleted text begin 691,000 deleted text end new text begin
658,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 691,000 deleted text end new text begin
658,000
new text end
.....
2021

G. EARLY CHILDHOOD

Sec. 23.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 8, section 13, subdivision 5,
is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Early childhood family education aid.

(a) For early childhood family education
aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.135:

$
deleted text begin 32,176,000 deleted text end new text begin
32,151,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 33,531,000 deleted text end new text begin
33,540,000
new text end
.....
2021

(b) The 2020 appropriation includes $3,098,000 for 2019 and deleted text begin$29,078,000deleted text endnew text begin $29,053,000new text end
for 2020.

(c) The 2021 appropriation includes deleted text begin$3,230,000deleted text endnew text begin $3,133,000new text end for 2020 and deleted text begin$30,301,000deleted text endnew text begin
$30,407,000
new text end for 2021.

Sec. 24.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 8, section 13, subdivision
14, is amended to read:


Subd. 14.

Home visiting aid.

(a) For home visiting aid under Minnesota Statutes, section
124D.135:

$
521,000
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 503,000 deleted text end new text begin
528,000
new text end
.....
2021

(b) The 2020 appropriation includes $54,000 for 2019 and $467,000 for 2020.

(c) The 2021 appropriation includes $51,000 for 2020 and deleted text begin$452,000deleted text endnew text begin $477,000new text end for 2021.

H. COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING

Sec. 25.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 9, section 3, subdivision 2,
is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Community education aid.

For community education aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.20:

$
deleted text begin 330,000 deleted text end new text begin
327,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 257,000 deleted text end new text begin
249,000
new text end
.....
2021

The 2020 appropriation includes $40,000 for 2019 and deleted text begin$290,000deleted text endnew text begin $287,000new text end for 2020.

The 2021 appropriation includes deleted text begin$32,000deleted text endnew text begin $31,000new text end for 2020 and deleted text begin$225,000deleted text endnew text begin $218,000new text end for
2021.

Sec. 26.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 9, section 3, subdivision 8,
is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Adult basic education aid.

For adult basic education aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.531:

$
deleted text begin 50,106,000 deleted text end new text begin
50,052,000
new text end
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 51,620,000 deleted text end new text begin
51,613,000
new text end
.....
2021

The 2020 appropriation includes $4,868,000 for 2019 and deleted text begin$45,238,000deleted text endnew text begin $45,184,000new text end for
2020.

The 2021 appropriation includes deleted text begin$5,026,000deleted text endnew text begin $5,020,000new text end for 2020 and deleted text begin$46,594,000deleted text endnew text begin
$46,593,000
new text end for 2021.