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SF 580

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/28/2019 03:48pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying the calculation of aid to nonpublic pupils;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.44,
subdivisions 1, 5, 6.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.44, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Provided services.

The commissioner of education shall promulgate
rules under the provisions of chapter 14 requiring each district or other intermediary service
area: (a) to provide each year upon formal request by a specific date by or on behalf of a
nonpublic school pupil enrolled in a nonpublic school located in that district or area, the
same specific health services as are provided for public school pupils by the district where
the nonpublic school is located; and (b) to provide each year upon formal request by a
specific date by or on behalf of a nonpublic schoolnew text begin elementary ornew text end secondary pupil enrolled
in a nonpublic school located in that district or areanew text begin or an elementary or secondary pupil
enrolled in an American Indian-controlled tribal contract or grant school
new text end, deleted text beginthe same specificdeleted text end
guidance and counseling services deleted text beginas are provided for public school secondary pupils by the
district where the nonpublic school is located
deleted text end. The district where the nonpublic school is
located must provide the necessary transportation within the district boundaries between
the nonpublic school and a public school or neutral site for nonpublic school pupils who
are provided pupil support services under this section if the district elects to provide pupil
support services at a site other than the nonpublic school. Each request for pupil support
services must set forth the guidance and counseling or health services requested by or on
behalf of all eligible nonpublic school pupils enrolled in a given nonpublic school. No
district or intermediary service area must not expend an amount for these pupil support
services which exceeds the amount allotted to it under this section.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.44, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Guidance and counseling services; allotment.

Each school year the
commissioner shall allot to the school districts or intermediary service areas for the provision
of guidance and counseling services pursuant to this section the actual cost of the services
provided for the pupils in each respective nonpublic school for that school year. new text beginThe allotment
for guidance and counseling services for the elementary pupils in each nonpublic school
must not exceed the average expenditure per public school elementary pupil for these services
by those Minnesota public schools that provide these services to their elementary pupils,
multiplied by the number of elementary pupils in that particular nonpublic school who
request these services and who are enrolled as of September 15 of the current school year.
new text end The allotment for guidance and counseling services for the secondary pupils in each
nonpublic school must not exceed the average expenditure per public school secondary
pupil for these services by those Minnesota public schools deleted text beginwhichdeleted text endnew text begin thatnew text end provide these services
to their secondary pupils, multiplied by the number of secondary pupils in that particular
nonpublic school who request these services and who are enrolled as of September 15 of
the current school year.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.44, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Computation of maximum allotments.

For purposes of computing maximum
allotments for each school year pursuant to this section, the average public school expenditure
per pupil for health services and the average public school expenditure per new text beginelementary and
new text end secondary pupil for guidance and counseling services shall be computed and established
by the department by February 1 of the preceding school year from the most recent public
school year data then available.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2020 and $....... in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of education for nonpublic pupil aid under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 123B.40 to 123B.43 and 123B.87.
new text end