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SF 993

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/07/2019 03:16pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; modifying required minimum distance to next nearest
school building for purposes of calculating sparsity revenue; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.10, subdivision 6.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.10, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Definitions.

The definitions in this subdivision apply only to subdivisions 7
and 8.

(a) "High school" means a public secondary school, except a charter school under chapter
124E, that has pupils enrolled in at least the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. If there is no high
school in the district and the school is at least 19 miles from the next nearest school, the
commissioner must designate one school in the district as a high school for the purposes of
this section.

(b) "Secondary average daily membership" means, for a district that has only one high
school, the average daily membership of pupils served in grades 7 through 12. For a district
that has more than one high school, "secondary average daily membership" for each high
school means the product of the average daily membership of pupils served in grades 7
through 12 in the high school, times the ratio of six to the number of grades in the high
school.

(c) "Attendance area" means the total surface area of the district, in square miles, divided
by the number of high schools in the district. For a district that does not operate a high
school and is less than 19 miles from the nearest operating high school, the attendance area
equals zero.

(d) "Isolation index" for a high school means the square root of 55 percent of the
attendance area plus the distance in miles, according to the usually traveled routes, between
the high school and the nearest high school. For a district in which there is located land
defined in section 84A.01, 84A.20, or 84A.31, the distance in miles is the sum of:

(1) the square root of one-half of the attendance area; and

(2) the distance from the border of the district to the nearest high school.

(e) "Qualifying high school" means a high school that has an isolation index greater than
23 and that has secondary average daily membership of less than 400.

(f) "Qualifying elementary school" means a public elementary school, except a charter
school under chapter 124E, that is located deleted text begin19deleted text endnew text begin 18new text end miles or more from the nearest elementary
school or from the nearest elementary school within the district and, in either case, has an
elementary average daily membership of an average of 20 or fewer per grade.

(g) "Elementary average daily membership" means, for a district that has only one
elementary school, the average daily membership of pupils served in kindergarten through
grade 6. For a district that has more than one elementary school, "average daily membership"
for each school means the average daily membership of pupils served in kindergarten through
grade 6 multiplied by the ratio of seven to the number of grades in the elementary school.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2020 and later.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; ELEMENTARY SPARSITY AID.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in this section are
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education in the fiscal year
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Elementary sparsity aid. new text end

new text begin For additional elementary sparsity aid under
Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.13:
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new text begin 2020
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new text begin 2021
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