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SF 3570

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/25/2020 09:30am

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; linking the extended time revenue formula to future
increases in the general education basic formula allowance; eliminating revenue
set aside for extended time activities under compensatory education revenue;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 126C.10, subdivisions 2a, 3; 126C.15,
subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.10, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Extended time revenue.

(a) A school district's extended time revenue
new text begin allowance new text endis equal to the product of $5,117 and new text beginthe ratio of the basic formula allowance for
the current year to the basic formula allowance for fiscal year 2021.
new text end

new text begin (b) A school district's extended time revenue equals the product of the extended time
revenue allowance and
new text endthe sum of the adjusted pupil units of the district for each pupil in
average daily membership in excess of 1.0 and less than 1.2 according to section 126C.05,
subdivision 8
.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end Extended time revenue for pupils placed in an on-site education program at the
Prairie Lakes Education Center or the Lake Park School, located within the borders of
Independent School District No. 347, Willmar, for instruction provided after the end of the
preceding regular school year and before the beginning of the following regular school year
equals new text beginthe product of:
new text end

new text begin (1) new text endmembership hours divided by the minimum annual instructional hours in section
126C.05, subdivision 15, not to exceed 0.20deleted text begin, timesdeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2)new text end the pupil unit weighting in section 126C.05, subdivision 1deleted text begin, times $5,117.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the extended time revenue allowance for that year.
new text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end A school district's extended time revenue may be used for extended day programs,
extended week programs, summer school, vacation break academies such as spring break
academies and summer term academies, and other programming authorized under the
learning year program.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2022 and later.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.10, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Compensatory education revenue.

(a) The compensatory education revenue
for each building in the district equals the formula allowance minus $839 times the
compensation revenue pupil units computed according to section 126C.05, subdivision 3.
A district's compensatory revenue equals the sum of its compensatory revenue for each
building in the district and the amounts designated under Laws 2015, First Special Session
chapter 3, article 2, section 70, subdivision 8, for fiscal year 2017. Revenue shall be paid
to the district and must be allocated according to section 126C.15, subdivision 2.

(b) When the district contracting with an alternative program under section 124D.69
changes prior to the start of a school year, the compensatory revenue generated by pupils
attending the program shall be paid to the district contracting with the alternative program
for the current school year, and shall not be paid to the district contracting with the alternative
program for the prior school year.

(c) When the fiscal agent district for an area learning center changes prior to the start of
a school year, the compensatory revenue shall be paid to the fiscal agent district for the
current school year, and shall not be paid to the fiscal agent district for the prior school year.

deleted text begin (d) Of the amount of revenue under this subdivision, 1.7 percent for fiscal year 2018,
3.5 percent for fiscal year 2019, and for fiscal year 2020 and later, 3.5 percent plus the
percentage change in the formula allowance from fiscal year 2019, must be used for extended
time activities under subdivision 2a, paragraph (c).
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.15, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Use of revenue.

The basic skills revenue under section 126C.10,
subdivision 4
, must be reserved and used to meet the educational needs of pupils who enroll
under-prepared to learn and whose progress toward meeting state or local content or
performance standards is below the level that is appropriate for learners of their age. Basic
skills revenue may also be used for programs designed to prepare children and their families
for entry into school whether the student first enrolls in kindergarten or first grade. Any of
the following may be provided to meet these learners' needs:

(1) direct instructional services under the assurance of mastery program according to
section 124D.66;

(2) remedial instruction in reading, language arts, mathematics, other content areas, or
study skills to improve the achievement level of these learners;

(3) additional teachers and teacher aides to provide more individualized instruction to
these learners through individual tutoring, lower instructor-to-learner ratios, or team teaching;

(4) a longer school day or week during the regular school year or through a summer
program that may be offered directly by the site or under a performance-based contract with
a community-based organization;

(5) comprehensive and ongoing staff development consistent with district and site plans
according to section 122A.60 and to implement plans under section 120B.12, subdivision
4a, for teachers, teacher aides, principals, and other personnel to improve their ability to
identify the needs of these learners and provide appropriate remediation, intervention,
accommodations, or modifications;

(6) instructional materials, digital learning, and technology appropriate for meeting the
individual needs of these learners;

(7) programs to reduce truancy, encourage completion of high school, enhance
self-concept, provide health services, provide nutrition services, provide a safe and secure
learning environment, provide coordination for pupils receiving services from other
governmental agencies, provide psychological services to determine the level of social,
emotional, cognitive, and intellectual development, and provide counseling services, guidance
services, and social work services;

(8) bilingual programs, bicultural programs, and programs for English learners;

(9) all-day kindergarten;

(10) early education programs, parent-training programs, school readiness programs,
kindergarten programs for four-year-olds, voluntary home visits under section 124D.13,
subdivision 4, and other outreach efforts designed to prepare children for kindergarten;

(11) extended school day and extended school year programsnew text begin according to a plan adopted
by a school board
new text end; and

(12) substantial parent involvement in developing and implementing remedial education
or intervention plans for a learner, including learning contracts between the school, the
learner, and the parent that establish achievement goals and responsibilities of the learner
and the learner's parent or guardian.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2021 and later.
new text end