126C.32 Core instructional aid.
Subdivision 1. Basic outcomes. Basic outcomes are defined as learner outcomes that must be achieved as a requirement for graduation, specified in rule by the state board of education. Basic outcomes are the basic knowledge and skills determined necessary by the board for graduates to become productive employees, parents, and citizens. The board shall review and amend, if necessary, its graduation rule every two years.
Subd. 2. Aid amount. Core instructional aid is equal to the cost determined necessary by the legislature to achieve the basic outcomes for each student times the number of resident pupil units for the school year plus support services aid for the district as determined under section 126C.34. The core instructional aid allowance for fiscal year 1998 and thereafter is zero.
Subd. 3. Aid to learning sites. Each district is encouraged to direct core instructional aid to the learning sites in the district and minimize the core instructional aid used for other programs or services. Each district shall, to the extent possible, facilitate allocation of each learning site's core instructional aid by site management teams consisting of site administrators, teachers, parents, and other interested persons.
Subd. 4. Aid uses. Aid received under this section may only be used to deliver instructional services needed to assure that all pupils in the district achieve the basic outcomes through the following programs and services:
(1) salaries and benefits for licensed and nonlicensed instructional staff used to instruct or direct instructional delivery or provide academic instructional support services;
(2) instructional supplies and resources including, but not limited to, curricular materials, maps, individualized instructional materials, test materials, and other related supplies;
(3) payments to other service providers for direct instruction or instructional materials;
(4) computers, interactive television, and other technologically related equipment used in the direct delivery of instruction;
(5) programs and services related to students' academic and career progression including, but not limited to, community- and work-based learning through mentoring, community service, and youth apprenticeships;
(6) early childhood education programs designed to ensure that students are ready to learn when they enter the education system; and
(7) activities related to measurement of student progress toward basic outcomes.
* NOTE: This section, as added by Laws 1992, chapter 499, *article 7, section 5, is effective for revenue for fiscal year *2000. Laws 1992, chapter 499, article 7, section 32.
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