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126C.44 Safe schools levy.

Each district may make a levy on all taxable property located within the district for the purposes specified in this section. The maximum amount which may be levied for all costs under this section shall be equal to $27 multiplied by the district's adjusted marginal cost pupil units for the school year. The proceeds of the levy must be used for directly funding the following purposes or for reimbursing the cities and counties who contract with the district for the following purposes: (1) to pay the costs incurred for the salaries, benefits, and transportation costs of peace officers and sheriffs for liaison in services in the district's schools; (2) to pay the costs for a drug abuse prevention program as defined in section 609.101, subdivision 3, paragraph (e), in the elementary schools; (3) to pay the costs for a gang resistance education training curriculum in the district's schools; (4) to pay the costs for security in the district's schools and on school property; or (5) to pay the costs for other crime prevention, drug abuse, student and staff safety, and violence prevention measures taken by the school district. The district must initially attempt to contract for services to be provided by peace officers or sheriffs with the police department of each city or the sheriff's department of the county within the district containing the school receiving the services. If a local police department or a county sheriff's department does not wish to provide the necessary services, the district may contract for these services with any other police or sheriff's department located entirely or partially within the school district's boundaries. The levy authorized under this section is not included in determining the school district's levy limitations.

HIST: 1975 c 432 s 75; 1976 c 271 s 81; 1977 c 447 art 6 s 8; 1978 c 764 s 105; 1982 c 548 art 6 s 21; 1983 c 314 art 6 s 24; 1984 c 463 art 6 s 6; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 398 art 1 s 21; art 6 s 12; 1988 c 486 s 85; 1988 c 718 art 6 s 20,21; 1988 c 719 art 5 s 84; 1989 c 329 art 6 s 48; art 13 s 9-11,20; 1Sp1989 c 1 art 2 s 11; 1990 c 426 art 2 s 1; 1990 c 562 art 6 s 33; art 7 s 10; art 10 s 9-11; 1990 c 596 s 3; 1991 c 130 s 29; 1991 c 265 art 5 s 12; 1991 c 291 art 4 s 1; 1992 c 499 art 6 s 29; art 7 s 11,26; art 12 s 29; 1992 c 511 art 2 s 21; art 5 s 9; 1992 c 603 s 11; 1993 c 224 art 7 s 13; art 8 s 3,4; 1994 c 647 art 8 s 9; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 1 s 17; art 16 s 13; 1996 c 412 art 4 s 10; art 13 s 18; 1997 c 66 s 79; 1Sp1997 c 4 art 1 s 26-28; art 2 s 31; 1998 c 397 art 7 s 112,164; 1999 c 241 art 2 s 48; 2000 c 254 s 44; 2000 c 489 art 2 s 24; 2002 c 377 art 5 s 4; 1Sp2003 c 9 art 2 s 38