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124D.20 Community education revenue.

Subdivision 1. Total community education revenue. Community education revenue equals the sum of a district's general community education revenue and youth service program revenue.

Subd. 2. Eligibility. To be eligible for community education revenue, a district must operate a community education program that complies with section 124D.19.

Subd. 3. General community education revenue. The general community education revenue for a district equals $5.95 times the greater of 1,335 or the population of the district. The population of the district is determined according to section 275.14.

Subd. 4. Youth service revenue. Youth service program revenue is available to a district that has implemented a youth development plan and a youth service program. Youth service revenue equals $1 times the greater of 1,335 or the population of the district.

Subd. 5. Community education levy. To obtain community education revenue, a district may levy the amount raised by a tax rate of .4795 percent times the adjusted net tax capacity of the district. If the amount of the community education levy would exceed the community education revenue, the community education levy shall be determined according to subdivision 6.

Subd. 6. Community education levy; districts off the formula. If the amount of the community education levy for a district exceeds the district's community education revenue, the amount of the community education levy is limited to the district's community education revenue according to subdivision 1.

Subd. 7. Community education aid. A district's community education aid is the difference between its community education revenue and the community education levy. If the district does not levy the entire amount permitted, the community education aid must be reduced in proportion to the actual amount levied.

Subd. 8. Uses of general revenue. (a) General community education revenue may be used for:

(1) nonvocational, recreational, and leisure time activities and programs;

(2) programs for adults with disabilities, if the programs and budgets are approved by the department;

(3) adult basic education programs, according to section 124D.52;

(4) summer programs for elementary and secondary pupils;

(5) implementation of a youth development plan;

(6) implementation of a youth service program;

(7) early childhood family education programs, according to section 124D.13; and

(8) extended day programs, according to section 124D.19, subdivision 11.

(9) In addition to money from other sources, a district may use up to ten percent of its community education revenue for equipment that is used exclusively in community education programs. This revenue may be used only for the following purposes:

(i) to purchase or lease computers and related materials;

(ii) to purchase or lease equipment for instructional programs; and

(iii) to purchase textbooks and library books.

(b) General community education revenue must not be used to subsidize the direct activity costs for adult enrichment programs. Direct activity costs include, but are not limited to, the cost of the activity leader or instructor, cost of materials, or transportation costs.

Subd. 9. Use of youth service revenue. Youth service revenue may be used to implement a youth development plan approved by the school board and to provide a youth service program according to section 124D.19, subdivision 10.

Subd. 10. Reserve account. Community education revenue, which includes aids, levies, fees, grants, and all other revenues received by the school district for community education programs, must be maintained in a reserve account within the community service fund.

HIST: 1989 c 329 art 4 s 12; 1Sp1989 c 1 art 2 s 11; 1990 c 562 art 3 s 13; art 10 s 3; 1991 c 265 art 4 s 14-18; 1993 c 224 art 4 s 27-30; art 12 s 20; 1994 c 647 art 4 s 24,25; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 4 s 19; art 16 s 13; 1996 c 412 art 4 s 8; 1997 c 162 art 2 s 22,23; 1998 c 397 art 3 s 77,78,103; art 11 s 3; 1998 c 398 art 1 s 17,18; 1999 c 205 art 2 s 1