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SF 657

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; authorizing funding for voluntary, full-day
kindergarten; phasing in full funding; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006,
sections 126C.05, subdivisions 1, 15; 126C.12, subdivision 5; 126C.126.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.05, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Pupil unit.

Pupil units for each Minnesota resident pupil under the
age of 21 or who meets the requirements of section 120A.20, subdivision 1, paragraph
(c), in average daily membership enrolled in the district of residence, in another district
under sections 123A.05 to 123A.08, 124D.03, 124D.06, 124D.07, 124D.08, or 124D.68;
in a charter school under section 124D.10; or for whom the resident district pays tuition
under section 123A.18, 123A.22, 123A.30, 123A.32, 123A.44, 123A.488, 123B.88,
subdivision 4
, 124D.04, 124D.05, 125A.03 to 125A.24, 125A.51, or 125A.65, shall be
counted according to this subdivision.

(a) A prekindergarten pupil with a disability who is enrolled in a program approved
by the commissioner and has an individual education plan is counted as the ratio of the
number of hours of assessment and education service to 825 times 1.25 with a minimum
average daily membership of 0.28, but not more than 1.25 pupil units.

(b) A prekindergarten pupil who is assessed but determined not to be disabled is
counted as the ratio of the number of hours of assessment service to 825 times 1.25.

(c) A kindergarten pupil with a disability who is enrolled in a program approved
by the commissioner is counted as the ratio of the number of hours of assessment and
education services required in the fiscal year by the pupil's individual education program
plan to 875, but not more than one.

(d) new text begin(i) For fiscal year 2011 and later, new text enda kindergarten pupil who is not included in
paragraph (c) is counted as deleted text begin.557 of adeleted text endnew text begin 1.0new text end pupil deleted text beginunit for fiscal year 2000 and thereafterdeleted text endnew text begin unitsnew text end.

new text begin (ii) For fiscal year 2008, a kindergarten pupil who is not included in paragraph
(c) is counted as .65 pupil units.
new text end

new text begin (iii) For fiscal year 2009, a kindergarten pupil who is not included in paragraph
(c) is counted as .75 pupil units.
new text end

new text begin (iv) For fiscal year 2010, a kindergarten pupil who is not included in paragraph
(c) is counted as .90 pupil units.
new text end

new text begin (v) A school district must reserve revenue generated by the kindergarten pupil
weight assigned in this paragraph and use those funds only for kindergarten programs.
new text end

(e) A pupil who is in any of grades 1 to 3 is counted as 1.115 pupil units for fiscal
year 2000 and thereafter.

(f) A pupil who is any of grades 4 to 6 is counted as 1.06 pupil units for fiscal
year 1995 and thereafter.

(g) A pupil who is in any of grades 7 to 12 is counted as 1.3 pupil units.

(h) A pupil who is in the postsecondary enrollment options program is counted
as 1.3 pupil units.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.05, subdivision 15, is amended to read:


Subd. 15.

Learning year pupil units.

(a) When a pupil is enrolled in a learning
year program under section 124D.128, an area learning center under sections 123A.05 and
123A.06, an alternative program approved by the commissioner, or a contract alternative
program under section 124D.68, subdivision 3, paragraph (d), or subdivision 3a, for more
than 1,020 hours in a school year for a secondary student, more than 935 hours in a school
year for an elementary student, new text beginmore than 850 hours in a school year for a kindergarten
student without a disability in a full-day kindergarten program,
new text endor more than 425 hours
in a school year for a new text beginhalf-day new text endkindergarten student without a disability, that pupil may
be counted as more than one pupil in average daily membership for purposes of section
126C.10, subdivision 2a. The amount in excess of one pupil must be determined by the
ratio of the number of hours of instruction provided to that pupil in excess of: (i) the
greater of 1,020 hours or the number of hours required for a full-time secondary pupil in
the district to 1,020 for a secondary pupil; (ii) the greater of 935 hours or the number of
hours required for a full-time elementary pupil in the district to 935 for an elementary pupil
in grades 1 through 6; deleted text beginanddeleted text end (iii) the greater of 425 hours or the number of hours required for
a full-time kindergarten student without a disability in the district to 425 for a kindergarten
student without a disabilitynew text begin; and (iv) the greater of 425 hours or the number of hours
required for a half-time kindergarten student without a disability in the district to 425 for a
half-day kindergarten student without a disability
new text end. Hours that occur after the close of the
instructional year in June shall be attributable to the following fiscal year. deleted text beginA kindergarten
student must not be counted as more than 1.2 pupils in average daily membership under
this subdivision.
deleted text end A student in new text beginkindergarten or new text endgrades 1 through 12 must not be counted as
more than 1.2 pupils in average daily membership under this subdivision.

(b)(i) To receive general education revenue for a pupil in an alternative program
that has an independent study component, a district must meet the requirements in this
paragraph. The district must develop, for the pupil, a continual learning plan consistent
with section 124D.128, subdivision 3. Each school district that has a state-approved public
alternative program must reserve revenue in an amount equal to at least 90 percent of the
district average general education revenue per pupil unit less compensatory revenue per
pupil unit times the number of pupil units generated by students attending a state-approved
public alternative program. The amount of reserved revenue available under this
subdivision may only be spent for program costs associated with the state-approved public
alternative program. Compensatory revenue must be allocated according to section
126C.15, subdivision 2.

(ii) General education revenue for a pupil in an approved alternative program
without an independent study component must be prorated for a pupil participating for
less than a full year, or its equivalent. The district must develop a continual learning plan
for the pupil, consistent with section 124D.128, subdivision 3. Each school district that
has a state-approved public alternative program must reserve revenue in an amount equal
to at least 90 percent of the district average general education revenue per pupil unit less
compensatory revenue per pupil unit times the number of pupil units generated by students
attending a state-approved public alternative program. The amount of reserved revenue
available under this subdivision may only be spent for program costs associated with the
state-approved public alternative program. Compensatory revenue must be allocated
according to section 126C.15, subdivision 2.

(iii) General education revenue for a pupil in an approved alternative program that
has an independent study component must be paid for each hour of teacher contact
time and each hour of independent study time completed toward a credit or graduation
standards necessary for graduation. Average daily membership for a pupil shall equal the
number of hours of teacher contact time and independent study time divided by 1,020.

(iv) For an alternative program having an independent study component, the
commissioner shall require a description of the courses in the program, the kinds of
independent study involved, the expected learning outcomes of the courses, and the means
of measuring student performance against the expected outcomes.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.12, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Additional revenue use.

If the board of a district determines that the
district has achieved and is maintaining the class sizes specified in subdivision 4, the board
may use the revenue to reduce class size in grades 4, 5, and 6, deleted text beginprovide all-day, everyday
kindergarten,
deleted text end prepare and use individualized learning plans, improve program offerings,
purchase instructional material, services, or technology, or provide staff development
needed for reduced class sizes.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2011.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.126, is amended to read:


126C.126 REALLOCATING GENERAL EDUCATION REVENUE FOR
deleted text begin ALL-DAY KINDERGARTENdeleted text endnew text begin EARLY EDUCATION PROGRAMSnew text end.

In order to provide additional revenue for deleted text beginan optional all-day kindergarten programdeleted text endnew text begin
early education programs including school readiness and early childhood family
education
new text end, a district may reallocate general education revenue attributable to 12th grade
students who have graduated early under section 120B.07.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2011.
new text end