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126C.34 Support services aid.

Subdivision 1. Support services. "Support services" means services and programs beyond the core instruction considered essential to allow students to achieve the basic outcomes including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) counselors, psychologists, and social workers;

(2) services and programs for students needing special education and handicapped children aged zero to three;

(3) health care, including early childhood screening;

(4) transportation;

(5) nutrition programs;

(6) libraries and other media and information centers;

(7) programs for specialized curricula relating to programs such as violence prevention, AIDS awareness and prevention, and drug abuse prevention; and

(8) programs and services for students judged to be at high risk of not completing their education or otherwise having a social or economic problem in excess of other students.

Subd. 2. Determination of aid. The total amount of support services aid shall be determined according to indices for each service recommended by the commissioner of children, families, and learning after consultations with appropriate state agencies, educators, and other interested persons. The indices shall reflect the need for each service based on the economic, geographic, demographic, and other appropriate characteristics of each district.

HIST: 1993 c 224 art 1 s 26; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 16 s 13; 1997 c 7 art 2 s 12

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