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124D.69 Aid for alternative programs provided under contract.

Subdivision 1. Aid. If a pupil enrolls in an alternative program, eligible under section 124D.68, subdivision 3, paragraph (d), or subdivision 4, operated by a private organization that has contracted with a school district to provide educational services for eligible pupils under section 124D.68, subdivision 2, the district contracting with the private organization must reimburse the provider an amount equal to at least 95 percent of the district's average general education less basic skills revenue per pupil unit times the number of pupil units for pupils attending the program. Basic skills revenue shall be paid according to section 126C.10, subdivision 4. Compensatory revenue must be allocated according to section 126C.15, subdivision 2. For a pupil attending the program part time, the revenue paid to the program must be reduced proportionately, according to the amount of time the pupil attends the program, and revenue paid to the district shall be reduced accordingly. Pupils for whom a district provides reimbursement may not be counted by the district for any purpose other than computation of general education revenue. If payment is made to a district or program for a pupil under this section, the department must not make a payment for the same pupil under section 124D.68, subdivision 9.

Subd. 2. Reserve account. During the term of the contract to provide educational services under subdivision 1, all state aid under subdivision 1 accrues to the account assigned to the alternative program site and is reserved for that site.

Subd. 3. Uncommon schools serving students with chemical dependencies; allocation of funds. In addition to the amounts provided in section 124D.68, subdivision 9, a school district may allocate funds from its undesignated general fund to a private contracted alternative program, including a private contracted alternative program that is tuition free and provides a comprehensive secondary academic program for students who have been assessed chemically dependent and who have completed a licensed treatment program for chemical dependency.

HIST: 1987 c 398 art 8 s 16; 1988 c 486 s 70; 1988 c 718 art 7 s 41; 1989 c 329 art 7 s 10; 1990 c 562 art 4 s 7; 1991 c 265 art 7 s 21; 1992 c 499 art 9 s 13; 1994 c 647 art 4 s 31; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 16 s 13; 1996 c 412 art 4 s 23; 1Sp1997 c 4 art 2 s 36; 1998 c 397 art 2 s 127,164; art 11 s 3; 1999 c 241 art 1 s 6; 1Sp2001 c 6 art 1 s 13; 2002 c 374 art 4 s 1