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SF 1367

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/16/2017 09:13am

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; clarifying the nonresident tuition rate for certain
court-placed students;amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 125A.11,
subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 125A.11, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Nonresident tuition rate; other costs.

(a) For fiscal year 2015 and later,
when a school district provides special instruction and services for a pupil with a disability
as defined in section 125A.02 outside the district of residence, excluding a pupil for whom
an adjustment to special education aid is calculated according to section 127A.47, subdivision
7
, paragraphs (b) to (d), special education aid paid to the resident district must be reduced
by an amount equal to (1) the actual cost of providing special instruction and services to
the pupil, including a proportionate amount for special transportation, plus (2) the amount
of general education revenue, excluding local optional revenue, plus local optional aid and
referendum equalization aid attributable to that pupil, calculated using the resident district's
average general education revenue and referendum equalization aid per adjusted pupil unit
excluding basic skills revenue, elementary sparsity revenue and secondary sparsity revenue,
minus (3) the amount of special education aid for children with a disability under section
125A.76 received on behalf of that child, minus (4) if the pupil receives special instruction
and services outside the regular classroom for more than 60 percent of the school day, the
amount of general education revenue and referendum equalization aid, excluding portions
attributable to district and school administration, district support services, operations and
maintenance, capital expenditures, and pupil transportation, attributable to that pupil for
the portion of time the pupil receives special instruction and services outside of the regular
classroom, calculated using the resident district's average general education revenue and
referendum equalization aid per adjusted pupil unit excluding basic skills revenue, elementary
sparsity revenue and secondary sparsity revenue and the serving district's basic skills revenue,
elementary sparsity revenue and secondary sparsity revenue per adjusted pupil unit.
Notwithstanding clauses (1) and (4), for pupils served by a cooperative unit without a fiscal
agent school district, the general education revenue and referendum equalization aid
attributable to a pupil must be calculated using the resident district's average general
education revenue and referendum equalization aid excluding compensatory revenue,
elementary sparsity revenue, and secondary sparsity revenue. Special education aid paid to
the district or cooperative providing special instruction and services for the pupil must be
increased by the amount of the reduction in the aid paid to the resident district. If the resident
district's special education aid is insufficient to make the full adjustment, the remaining
adjustment shall be made to other state aid due to the district.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), when a charter school receiving special education
aid under section 124E.21, subdivision 3, provides special instruction and services for a
pupil with a disability as defined in section 125A.02, excluding a pupil for whom an
adjustment to special education aid is calculated according to section 127A.47, subdivision
7
, paragraphs (b) to (e), special education aid paid to the resident district must be reduced
by an amount equal to that calculated under paragraph (a) as if the charter school received
aid under section 124E.21, subdivision 1. Notwithstanding paragraph (a), special education
aid paid to the charter school providing special instruction and services for the pupil must
not be increased by the amount of the reduction in the aid paid to the resident district.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) and section 127A.47, subdivision 7, paragraphs (b)
to (d):

(1) an intermediate district or a special education cooperative may recover unreimbursed
costs of serving pupils with a disability, including building lease, debt service, and indirect
costs necessary for the general operation of the organization, by billing membership fees
and nonmember access fees to the resident district;

(2) a charter school where more than 30 percent of enrolled students receive special
education and related services, a site approved under section 125A.515, an intermediate
district, a site constructed according to Laws 1992, chapter 558, section 7, subdivision 7,
to meet the educational needs of court-placed adolescents,
or a special education cooperative
may apply to the commissioner for authority to charge the resident district an additional
amount to recover any remaining unreimbursed costs of serving pupils with a disability;

(3) the billing under clause (1) or application under clause (2) must include a description
of the costs and the calculations used to determine the unreimbursed portion to be charged
to the resident district. Amounts approved by the commissioner under clause (2) must be
included in the aid adjustments under paragraph (a), or section 127A.47, subdivision 7,
paragraphs (b) to (d), as applicable.

(d) For purposes of this subdivision and section 127A.47, subdivision 7, paragraph (b),
"general education revenue and referendum equalization aid" means the sum of the general
education revenue according to section 126C.10, subdivision 1, excluding the local optional
levy according to section 126C.10, subdivision 2e, paragraph (c), plus the referendum
equalization aid according to section 126C.17, subdivision 7.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

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