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SF 3488

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/01/2022 08:17am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; increasing the age range of children served by
school-age care programs; increasing funding for school-age care programs;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 124D.19,
subdivision 11; 124D.22, subdivision 3; Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter
13, article 10, section 1, subdivision 5.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 124D.19, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

School-age care programs.

(a) A school board may offer, as part of a
community education program, a school-age care program for children from kindergarten
through grade deleted text begin6deleted text endnew text begin 8new text end for the purpose of expanding students' learning opportunities.new text begin A school
board may offer a school-age care program for children not yet enrolled in kindergarten
who are at least three years of age.
new text end If the school board chooses not to offer a school-age
care program, it may allow an appropriate insured community group, for profit entity or
nonprofit organization to use available school facilities for the purpose of offering a
school-age care program.

(b) A school-age care program must include the following:

(1) adult supervised programs while school is not in session;

(2) parental involvement in program design and direction;

(3) partnerships with the deleted text beginkindergartendeleted text endnew text begin prekindergartennew text end through grade 12 system, and
other public, private, or nonprofit entities;

(4) opportunities for trained secondary school pupils to work with younger children in
a supervised setting as part of a community service program; and

(5) access to available school facilities, including the gymnasium, sports equipment,
computer labs, and media centers, when not otherwise in use as part of the operation of the
school. The school district may establish reasonable rules relating to access to these facilities
and may require that:

(i) the organization request access to the facilities and prepare and maintain a schedule
of proposed use;

(ii) the organization provide evidence of adequate insurance to cover the activities to be
conducted in the facilities; and

(iii) the organization prepare and maintain a plan demonstrating the adequacy and training
of staff to supervise the use of the facilities.

(c) The district may charge a sliding fee based upon family income for school-age care
programs. The district may receive money from other public or private sources for the
school-age care program. The board of the district must develop standards for school-age
child care programs. The commissioner of education may not adopt rules for school-age
care programs.

(d) The district shall maintain a separate account within the community services fund
for all funds related to the school-age care program.

(e) A district is encouraged to coordinate the school-age care program with its special
education, vocational education, adult basic education, early childhood family education
programs, kindergarten through grade 12 instruction and curriculum services, youth
development and youth service agencies, and with related services provided by other
governmental agencies and nonprofit agencies.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 124D.22, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

School-age care levy.

new text beginFor fiscal year 2023 and later, new text endto obtain school-age care
revenue, a school district may levy an amount equal to the district's school-age care revenue
as defined in subdivision 2 multiplied by the lesser of one, or the ratio of the quotient derived
by dividing the adjusted net tax capacity of the district for the year before the year the levy
is certified by the resident pupil units in the district for the school year to which the levy is
attributable, to deleted text begin$2,318deleted text endnew text begin $15,747new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for fiscal year 2023 and later.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 13, article 10, section 1, subdivision 5,
is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

School-age care aid.

For school-age care aid under Minnesota Statutes, section
124D.22:

$
1,000
.....
2022
$
deleted text begin 1,000
deleted text end new text begin 8,439,000
new text end
.....
2023

The 2022 appropriation includes $0 for 2021 and $1,000 for 2022.

The 2023 appropriation includes $0 for 2022 and deleted text begin$1,000deleted text endnew text begin $8,439,000new text end for 2023.