124A.28 Compensatory education revenue.
Subdivision 1. Use of the revenue. The compensatory education revenue under section 124A.22, subdivision 3, must be used to meet the educational needs of pupils whose progress toward meeting state or local content or performance standards is below the level that is appropriate for learners of their age. 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 124.3111;
(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 126.70, 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 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 learners of limited English proficiency;
(9) all day kindergarten;
(10) extended school day and extended school year programs;
(11) 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; and
(12) other methods to increase achievement, as needed.
Subd. 1a. Building allocation. A district must allocate revenue to each school building in the district where the children who have generated the revenue are served.
If the pupil is served at a site other than one owned and operated by the district, the revenue shall be paid to the district and used for services for pupils who generate the revenue.
Subd. 1b. Recommendation. A school site decision-making team, as defined in section 123.951, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), or the instruction and curriculum advisory committee under section 123.972, if the school has no school site decision team, shall recommend how the revenue will be used to carry out the purpose of this section.
Subd. 2. Separate accounts. Each district that receives compensatory education revenue shall maintain separate accounts to identify expenditures for salaries and programs related to basic skills revenue.
Subd. 3. Annual expenditure report. Each year a district that receives compensatory education revenue shall submit a report identifying the expenditures it incurred to meet the needs of eligible learners under subdivision 1. The report must conform to uniform financial and reporting standards established for this purpose.
* NOTE: This section is repealed effective June 30, 1999. *Laws 1992, chapter 499, article 7, section 31.
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