123A.485 CONSOLIDATION TRANSITION REVENUE.
Subdivision 1. Eligibility and use.
A district that has been reorganized after June 30, 1994,
is eligible for consolidation transition revenue. Revenue is equal to the
sum of aid under subdivision 2 and levy under subdivision 3. Consolidation transition revenue
may only be used according to this section. Revenue must be used for the following purposes and
may be distributed among these purposes at the discretion of the district:
(1) to offer early retirement incentives as provided by section
123A.48, subdivision 23
(2) to reduce operating debt as defined in section
(3) to enhance learning opportunities for students in the reorganized district; and
(4) for other costs incurred in the reorganization.
Revenue received and utilized under clause (3) or (4) may be expended for operating,
facilities, and/or equipment.
Subd. 2. Aid.
(a) Consolidation transition aid is equal to $200 times the number of resident
pupil units in the newly created district in the year of consolidation and $100 times the number of
resident pupil units in the first year following the year of consolidation. The number of pupil units
used to calculate aid in either year shall not exceed 1,000 for districts consolidating July 1, 1994,
and 1,500 for districts consolidating July 1, 1995, and thereafter.
(b) If the total appropriation for consolidation transition aid for any fiscal year, plus any
amount transferred under section
127A.41, subdivision 8
, is insufficient to pay all districts the full
amount of aid earned, the department must first pay the districts in the first year following the year
of consolidation the full amount of aid earned and distribute any remaining funds to the newly
created districts in the first year of consolidation.
Subd. 3. Levy.
If the aid available in subdivision 2 is insufficient to cover the costs of the
district under section
123A.48, subdivision 23
, the district may levy the difference over a period
of time not to exceed three years.
Subd. 4. New districts.
If a district consolidates with another district that has received aid
123A.39, subdivision 3
for a combination or consolidation taking
effect within six years of the effective date of the new consolidation, only the pupil units in the
district or districts not previously reorganized must be counted for aid purposes under subdivision
2. If two or more districts consolidate and all districts received aid under subdivision 2 for a
consolidation taking effect within six years of the effective date of the new consolidation, only
one quarter of the pupil units in the newly created district must be used to determine aid under
History: 1994 c 647 art 6 s 23; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 6 s 10-12; art 16 s 13; 1998 c 397 art 7
s 39-41,164; art 11 s 3; 2000 c 254 s 8; 2000 c 489 art 5 s 1