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HF 923

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 01/26/2023 03:26pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; authorizing certain agreements for nonpublic pupil
transportation services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 123B.86,
subdivision 3.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 123B.86, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Board control.

new text begin(a) new text endWhen transportation is provided, the scheduling of routes,
manner and method of transportation, control and discipline of school children and any
other matter relating thereto shall be within the sole discretion, control and management of
the board.

new text begin (b) A school board and a nonpublic school may mutually agree to a written plan for the
board to provide nonpublic pupil transportation to nonpublic school students.
new text end

new text begin (1) A school board that provides pupil transportation through the school's employees
may transport nonpublic school students according to the plan and retain the nonpublic
pupil transportation aid attributable to that plan. A nonpublic school may make a payment
to the school district to cover additional transportation services agreed to in the written plan
for nonpublic pupil transportation services not required under sections 123B.84 to 123B.87.
new text end

new text begin (2) A school board that contracts for pupil transportation services may enter into a
contractual arrangement with a school bus contractor according to the written plan adopted
by the school board and the nonpublic school to transport nonpublic school students and
retain the nonpublic pupil transportation aid attributable to that plan for the purposes of
paying the school bus contractor. A nonpublic school may make a payment to the school
district to cover additional transportation services agreed to in the written plan for nonpublic
pupil transportation services included in the contract that are not required under sections
123B.84 to 123B.87.
new text end

new text begin (c) The school district must report the number of nonpublic school students transported
and the nonpublic pupil transportation expenditures incurred under paragraph (b) in the
form and manner specified by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for fiscal year 2024 and later.
new text end