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SF 3461

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/20/2020 03:50pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; modifying uses of general community education
revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 124D.19, subdivision 2;
124D.20, subdivisions 8, 10.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.19, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Advisory council.

new text begin(a) new text endEach board must provide for an advisory council to
consist of members who represent: various service organizations; churches; public and
nonpublic schools; local government including elected officials; public and private nonprofit
agencies serving youth and families; parents; youth; park, recreation or forestry services of
municipal or local government units located in whole or in part within the boundaries of
the school district; and any other groups participating in the community education program
in the school district.

new text begin (b) The advisory council must make written recommendations to the community education
director and to the school board on the use of general community education revenue under
section 124D.20, subdivision 3. A school board must take public testimony on the advisory
council's written recommendations.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.20, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Uses of general revenue.

(a) General community education revenue may be
used for:

(1) nonvocational, recreational, and leisure time activities and programs;

(2) programs for adults with disabilities, if the programs and budgets are approved by
the department;

(3) adult basic education programs, according to section 124D.52;

(4) summer programs for elementary and secondary pupils;

(5) implementation of a youth development plan;

(6) implementation of a youth service program;

(7) early childhood family education programs, according to section 124D.13;

(8) school readiness programs, according to section 124D.15; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(9) school-age care programs, according to section 124D.19, subdivision 11deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (10) mutually beneficial programs or services, including programs offered by nonschool
organizations, that promote the goals of both general education and community education
and serve the needs of school district staff, students, and residents.
new text end

(b) In addition to money from other sources, a district may use up to ten percent of its
community education revenue for equipment that is used deleted text beginexclusivelydeleted text endnew text begin primarilynew text end in community
education programs. This revenue may be used only for the following purposes:

(1) to purchase or lease computers and related materials;

(2) to purchase or lease equipment for instructional programs; and

(3) to purchase textbooks and library books.

(c) General community education revenue must not be used to subsidize the direct activity
costs for adult enrichment programs. Direct activity costs include, but are not limited to,
the cost of the activity leader or instructor, cost of materials, or transportation costs.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.20, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Reserve account.

new text begin(a) new text endCommunity education revenue, which includes aids,
levies, fees, grants, and all other revenues received by the school district for community
education programs, must be maintained in a reserve account within the community service
fundnew text begin, except as provided in paragraph (b)new text end.

new text begin (b) A school board may transfer funds from the community education reserve account
to either the operating capital account in the general fund or the building construction fund
for capital and facility needs that are to be used primarily by community education programs.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end