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HF 2930

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/11/2020 03:39pm

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

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Introduction Posted on 01/29/2020

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A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying the calculation of special education aid for charter
schools; amending Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 127A.47,
subdivision 7.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 127A.47, subdivision 7, is
amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Alternative attendance programs.

(a) The general education aid and special
education aid for districts must be adjusted for each pupil attending a nonresident district
under sections 123A.05 to 123A.08, 124D.03, 124D.08, and 124D.68. The adjustments
must be made according to this subdivision.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, deleted text beginthedeleted text end "unreimbursed cost of providing special
education and services" means the difference between: (1) the actual cost of providing
special instruction and servicesdeleted text begin, including special transportation and unreimbursed building
lease and debt service costs for facilities used primarily for special education,
deleted text end for a pupil
with a disability, as defined in section 125A.02, or a pupil, as defined in section 125A.51,
who is enrolled in a program listed in this subdivision, new text beginincluding special transportation and
unreimbursed building lease and debt service costs for facilities used primarily for special
education,
new text endminus (2) deleted text beginif the pupil receives special instruction and services outside the regular
classroom for more than 60 percent of the school day,
deleted text end the amount of general education
revenue, new text beginif the pupil receives special instruction and services outside the regular classroom
for more than 60 percent of the school day,
new text endexcluding local optional revenue, plus local
optional aid and referendum equalization aid as defined in section 125A.11, subdivision 1,
paragraph (d), attributable to that pupil for the portion of time the pupil receives special
instruction and services outside of the regular classroom, excluding portions attributable to
district and school administration, district support services, operations and maintenance,
capital expenditures, and pupil transportation, minus (3) special education aid under section
125A.76, excluding cross subsidy reduction aid under section 125A.76, subdivision 2e,
attributable to that pupil, that is received by the district providing special instruction and
services. For purposes of this paragraph, general education revenue and referendum
equalization aid attributable to a pupil must be calculated using the serving district's average
general education revenue and referendum equalization aid per adjusted pupil unit.

(c) For fiscal year 2020, special education aid paid to a resident district must be reduced
by an amount equal to 85 percent of the unreimbursed cost of providing special education
and services. For fiscal year 2021 and later, special education aid paid to a resident district
must be reduced by an amount equal to 80 percent of the unreimbursed cost of providing
special education and services.

(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (c), special education aid paid to a resident district must
be reduced by an amount equal to 100 percent of the unreimbursed cost of new text beginproviding new text endspecial
education and services deleted text beginprovideddeleted text end to students at an intermediate district, cooperative, or charter
school where the percent of students eligible for special education services is at least 70
percent of the charter school's total enrollment.

(e) Notwithstanding paragraph (c), special education aid paid to a resident district must
be reduced under paragraph (d) for students at a charter school receiving special education
aid under section 124E.21, subdivision 3, calculated as if the charter school received special
education aid under section 124E.21, subdivision 1.

(f) Special education aid paid to the district or cooperative providing special instruction
and services for the pupil, or to the fiscal agent district for a cooperative, must be increased
by the amount of the reduction in the aid paid to the resident district under paragraphs (c)
and (d). If the resident district's special education aid is insufficient to make the full
adjustment under paragraphs (c), (d), and (e), the remaining adjustment shall be made to
other state aids due to the district.

(g) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), general education aid paid to the resident district of
a nonspecial education student for whom an eligible special education charter school receives
general education aid under section 124E.20, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), must be reduced
by an amount equal to the difference between the general education aid attributable to the
student under section 124E.20, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), and the general education aid
that the student would have generated for the charter school under section 124E.20,
subdivision 1
, paragraph (a). For purposes of this paragraph, "nonspecial education student"
means a student who does not meet the definition of pupil with a disability as defined in
section 125A.02 or the definition of a pupil in section 125A.51.

(h) An area learning center operated by a service cooperative, intermediate district,
education district, or a joint powers cooperative may elect through the action of the
constituent boards to charge the resident district tuition for pupils rather than to have the
general education revenue paid to a fiscal agent school district. Except as provided in
paragraph (f), the district of residence must pay tuition equal to at least 90 and no more than
100 percent of the district average general education revenue per pupil unit minus an amount
equal to the product of the formula allowance according to section 126C.10, subdivision 2,
times .0466, calculated without compensatory revenue, local optional revenue, and
transportation sparsity revenue, times the number of pupil units for pupils attending the area
learning center.

new text begin (i) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), unreimbursed tuition reimbursement amounts for a
charter school must be computed according to this paragraph. For purposes of this paragraph:
new text end

new text begin (1) "resident district cap rate" means the calculated districtwide rate for the resident
district averaged across the current year and the two previous years; and
new text end

new text begin (2) "unreimbursed cost of providing special education and services" means the lesser of
(i) the amount calculated under paragraph (b), or (ii) the resident district cap rate multiplied
by the service hours attributed to the resident district.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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