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SF 1820

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/20/2019 04:00pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; increasing alternative teacher compensation aid;
eliminating the program waiting list; eliminating the program aid proration;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.415,
subdivisions 4, 5.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.415, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Basic alternative teacher compensation aid.

(a) The basic alternative teacher
compensation aid for a school with a plan approved under section 122A.414, subdivision
2b
, equals deleted text begin65deleted text endnew text begin 75new text end percent of the alternative teacher compensation revenue under subdivision
1. The basic alternative teacher compensation aid for a charter school with a plan approved
under section 122A.414, subdivisions 2a and 2b, equals deleted text begin$260deleted text endnew text begin $285new text end times the number of
pupils enrolled in the school on October 1 of the previous year, or on October 1 of the
current year for a charter school in the first year of operation, times the ratio of the sum of
the alternative teacher compensation aid and alternative teacher compensation levy for all
participating school districts to the maximum alternative teacher compensation revenue for
those districts under subdivision 1.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) and subdivision 1, the state total basic alternative
teacher compensation aid entitlement must not exceed deleted text begin$75,840,000 for fiscal year 2016 anddeleted text end
$88,118,000 for fiscal deleted text beginyeardeleted text endnew text begin yearsnew text end 2017new text begin and 2018, $89,078,000 for fiscal year 2019,
$88,900,000 for fiscal year 2020, and $115,000,000 for fiscal year 2021
new text end and later. The
commissioner must limit the amount of alternative teacher compensation aid approved under
this section so as not to exceed these limits by not approving new participants or by prorating
the aid among participating districts, intermediate school districts, school sites, and charter
schools. The commissioner may also reallocate a portion of the allowable aid for the biennium
from the second year to the first year to meet the needs of approved participants.

(c) Basic alternative teacher compensation aid for an intermediate district or other
cooperative unit equals $3,000 times the number of licensed teachers employed by the
intermediate district or cooperative unit on October 1 of the previous school year.

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. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.415, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Alternative teacher compensation levy.

The alternative teacher compensation
levy for a district receiving basic alternative teacher compensation aid equals the product
of (1) the difference between the district's alternative teacher compensation revenue and
the district's basic alternative teacher compensation aid, times (2) the lesser of one or the
ratio of the district's adjusted net tax capacity per adjusted pupil unit to deleted text begin$6,100deleted text endnew text begin $7,000new text end.

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. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; ALTERNATIVE TEACHER COMPENSATION.
new text end

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 Alternative teacher compensation program. new text end

new text begin For alternative teacher
compensation aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.415:
new text end

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new text begin 2020
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new text begin 2021
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