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SF 1026

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/16/2017 09:18am

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; fully funding pupil transportation services;
appropriating money;amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 124E.20,
subdivision 1; 124E.23; 126C.10, subdivisions 1, 18.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 124E.20, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Revenue calculation.

(a) General education revenue must be paid to a
charter school as though it were a district. The general education revenue for each adjusted
pupil unit is the state average general education revenue per pupil unit, plus the referendum
equalization aid allowance in the pupil's district of residence, minus an amount equal to the
product of the formula allowance according to section 126C.10, subdivision 2, times .0466,
calculated without declining enrollment revenue, local optional revenue, basic skills revenue,
extended time revenue, pension adjustment revenue, transition revenue, and transportation
sparsity revenue, plus declining enrollment revenue, basic skills revenue, pension adjustment
revenue, and transition revenue as though the school were a school district.

(b) For a charter school operating an extended day, extended week, or summer program,
the general education revenue in paragraph (a) is increased by an amount equal to 25 percent
of the statewide average extended time revenue per adjusted pupil unit.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the general education revenue for an eligible special
education charter school as defined in section 124E.21, subdivision 2, equals the sum of
the amount determined under paragraph (a) and the school's unreimbursed cost as defined
in section 124E.21, subdivision 2, for educating students not eligible for special education
services.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2018 and later.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 124E.23, is amended to read:


124E.23 TRANSPORTATION REVENUE AID.

Transportation revenue aid must be paid to a charter school that provides transportation
services according to section 124E.15, according to this section. Transportation aid shall
equal transportation revenue.

In addition to the revenue under section 124E.20, a charter school providing transportation
services must receive general education aid equal to the sum of the product of (1) an amount
equal to the product of the formula allowance according to section 126C.10, subdivision 2,
times .0466, plus the transportation sparsity allowance for the school district in which the
charter school is located times (2) the adjusted pupil units, plus the product of $223 times
the extended time pupil units
its transportation revenue under section 126C.10, subdivision
18
.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2018 and later.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 126C.10, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General education revenue.

The general education revenue for each
district equals the sum of the district's basic revenue, extended time revenue, gifted and
talented revenue, declining enrollment revenue, local optional revenue, small schools
revenue, basic skills revenue, secondary sparsity revenue, elementary sparsity revenue,
transportation sparsity revenue, total operating capital revenue, equity revenue, pension
adjustment revenue, and transition revenue.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2018 and later.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 126C.10, subdivision 18, is amended to read:


Subd. 18.

Transportation sparsity revenue allowance.

(a) A district's transportation
revenue equals the sum of its transportation sparsity revenue and its pupil transportation
cost revenue.

(b) A district's transportation sparsity allowance equals the greater of zero or the result
of the following computation:

(i) Multiply the formula allowance according to subdivision 2, by .141.

(ii) Multiply the result in clause (i) by the district's sparsity index raised to the 26/100
power.

(iii) Multiply the result in clause (ii) by the district's density index raised to the 13/100
power.

(iv) Multiply the formula allowance according to subdivision 2, by .0466.

(v) Subtract the result in clause (iv) from the result in clause (iii).

(b) (c) Transportation sparsity revenue is equal to the transportation sparsity allowance
times the adjusted pupil units.

(d) A district's pupil transportation cost revenue equals the greater of zero or the difference
between:

(1) the district's total cost for regular and excess pupil transportation under section
123B.92, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), including depreciation, for the previous year; and

(2) the sum of:

(i) 4.66 percent of the district's basic revenue for the previous fiscal year;

(ii) transportation sparsity revenue under paragraph (c); and

(iii) the district's charter school transportation adjustment for the previous year.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2018 and later.

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