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SF 21

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 06/16/2023 02:46pm

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; increasing funding for English learner programming;
adding English learner cross subsidy aid; appropriating money; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 124D.65, subdivision 5; 126C.10, subdivision
4.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 124D.65, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

School district EL revenue.

(a) A district's English learner programs revenue
equals the new text beginsum of:
new text end

new text begin (1) the new text endproduct of deleted text begin(1) $704 times (2)deleted text endnew text begin (i) $1,000 and (ii)new text end the greater of 20 or the adjusted
average daily membership of eligible English learners enrolled in the district during the
current fiscal yearnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2) $250 times the English learner pupil units under section 126C.05, subdivision 17;
and
new text end

new text begin (3) the district's English learner cross subsidy aid. A district's English learner cross
subsidy aid under paragraph (b) equals:
new text end

new text begin (i) 25 percent of the district's English learner cross subsidy for fiscal year 2024;
new text end

new text begin (ii) 50 percent of the district's English learner cross subsidy for fiscal year 2025;
new text end

new text begin (iii) 75 percent of the district's English learner cross subsidy for fiscal year 2026; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) 100 percent of the district's English learner cross subsidy for fiscal years 2027 and
later
new text end.

new text begin (b) A district's English learner cross subsidy aid equals the greater of zero or the difference
between the district's expenditure for qualifying English learner services for the second
previous year and the district's English learner revenue for the second previous year.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end A pupil ceases to generate state English learner aid in the school year following
the school year in which the pupil attains the state cutoff score on a commissioner-provided
assessment that measures the pupil's emerging academic English.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 126C.10, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Basic skills revenue.

A school district's basic skills revenue equals the sum
of:

(1) compensatory revenue under subdivision 3; deleted text beginplusdeleted text endnew text begin and
new text end

(2) English learner revenue under section 124D.65, subdivision 5deleted text begin; plus
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) $250 times the English learner pupil units under section 126C.05, subdivision 17deleted text end.

Sec. 3. new text beginADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION AID; ENGLISH LEARNER AID;
APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2024 and $....... in fiscal year 2025 are appropriated from the general
fund to the Department of Education for additional English learner general education aid.
new text end