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Laws of Minnesota 1990 CHAPTER 596-S.F.No. 1966 An act relating to education; permitting school attendance in bordering states; authorizing severance pay for certain teachers; examining intrastate educational opportunities; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 120.08, subdivision 2, and by adding a subdivision; 1990 H. F. 2200, article 6, section 33, if enacted. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 120.08, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. A school board of a district maintaining a secondary school may by a majority vote provide for the instruction of any resident pupil attending an elementary school, a middle school, or a secondary school in a school district in an adjoining state. Any charge for tuition or transportation, by the district in the adjoining state, shall be paid by the resident district. The pupil shall be considered a pupil of the resident district for the purposes of state aid. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 120.08, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 3. [SEVERANCE PAY.] A district shall pay severance pay to a teacher who is: (1) placed on unrequested leave of absence by the district because the teacher's position is discontinued as a result of an agreement under this section; and (2) not employed by another district for the school year following the teacher's placement on unrequested leave of absence. The severance pay shall be equivalent to the teacher's salary for one year and is subject to section 465.72. The district may levy according to 1990 H.F. 2200, article 6, section 33 for the severance pay. Sec. 3. 1990 H.F. 2200, article 6, section 33, if enacted in 1990, is amended to read: Sec. 33. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 275.125, subdivision 4, is amended to read: Subd. 4. [MISCELLANEOUS LEVY AUTHORIZATIONS.] (a) A school district may levy the amounts necessary to make payments for bonds issued and for interest thereon, including the bonds and interest thereon, issued as authorized by Minnesota Statutes 1974, section 275.125, subdivision 3, clause (7)(C); the amounts necessary for repayment of debt service loans and capital loans; the amounts necessary to pay the district's obligations under section 6.62; the amount authorized for liabilities of dissolved districts pursuant to section 122.45; the amounts necessary to pay the district's obligations under section 268.06, subdivision 25; the amounts necessary to pay for job placement services offered to employees who may become eligible for benefits pursuant to section 268.08; the amounts necessary to pay the district's obligations under section 127.05; the amounts authorized by section 122.531; the amounts necessary to pay the district's obligations under section 122.533; and for severance pay required by section 6 and section 3 of this act. (b) An education district that negotiates a collective bargaining agreement for teachers under section 10 may certify to the department of education the amount necessary to pay all of the member districts' obligations and the education district's obligations under section 268.06, subdivision 25. The department of education must allocate the levy amount proportionately among the member districts based on adjusted net tax capacity. The member districts must levy the amount allocated. (c) Each year, a member district of an education district that levies under this subdivision must transfer the amount of revenue certified under paragraph (b) to the education district board according to this subdivision. By June 20 and November 30 of each year, an amount must be transferred equal to: (1) 50 percent times (2) the amount certified in paragraph (b) minus homestead and agricultural credit aid allocated for that levy according to section 273.1398, subdivision 6. Sec. 4. [INTERSTATE EDUCATION TASK FORCE.] To coordinate educational opportunity on the border between Minnesota and South Dakota, an education task force is established. The Minnesota members of the education task force must be appointed by the governor: two members of the senate, one from each political party, and two members of the house of representatives, one from each political party. The purpose of the education task force is to work with a committee of legislators from South Dakota to make recommendations regarding removing obstacles to intrastate educational opportunities for each state's citizens. The task force shall report its recommendations to the education committees of the Minnesota legislature by January 15, 1991. Minnesota Statutes, section 15.059, does not apply to the Minnesota task force members. The task force expires on June 30, 1991. Sec. 5. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day after final enactment. Section 4 is effective the day after final enactment of a bill by the state of South Dakota providing for South Dakota members of the education task force. Presented to the governor April 28, 1990 Signed by the governor May 3, 1990, 5:14 p.m.