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SF 2730

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/28/2019 03:05pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; modifying the special education funding formula;
increasing special education aid; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2018, section 125A.76, subdivision 2a.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 125A.76, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Special education initial aid.

deleted text beginFor fiscal year 2016 and later,deleted text end A district's special
education initial aid equals the sum of:

(1) the deleted text beginleastdeleted text end new text begingreater new text endof 62 percent of the district's old formula special education
expenditures for the prior fiscal year, excluding pupil transportation expenditures, 50 percent
of the district's nonfederal special education expenditures for the prior year, excluding pupil
transportation expenditures, or 56 percent of the product of the sum of the following amounts,
computed using prior fiscal year data, and the program growth factor:

(i) the product of the district's average daily membership served and the sum of:

(A) $450; plus

(B) $400 times the ratio of the sum of the number of pupils enrolled on October 1 who
are eligible to receive free lunch plus one-half of the pupils enrolled on October 1 who are
eligible to receive reduced-price lunch to the total October 1 enrollment; plus

(C) .008 times the district's average daily membership served; plus

(ii) $10,400 times the December 1 child count for the primary disability areas of autism
spectrum disorders, developmental delay, and severely multiply impaired; plus

(iii) $18,000 times the December 1 child count for the primary disability areas of deaf
and hard-of-hearing and emotional or behavioral disorders; plus

(iv) $27,000 times the December 1 child count for the primary disability areas of
developmentally cognitive mild-moderate, developmentally cognitive severe-profound,
physically impaired, visually impaired, and deafblind; plus

(2) the cost of providing transportation services for children with disabilities under
section 123B.92, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), clause (4).

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; SPECIAL EDUCATION.
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 years
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Special education; regular. new text end

new text begin For special education aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 125A.75:
new text end

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new text begin 2020
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new text begin $
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new text begin 2021
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