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    Subdivision 1. Applicability. The definitions in this section apply to sections 124D.52 to
    Subd. 2. Adult basic education consortium. "Adult basic education consortium" means a
voluntary association of school districts, public agencies, or nonprofit organizations that work
together to provide coordinated adult basic education services in a designated geographic area,
and that act as a fiscal entity providing adult basic education services.
    Subd. 3. Contact hours. (a) "Contact hours" means the number of hours during which a
student was engaged in learning activities provided by an approved adult education program.
Contact hours excludes homework but includes interactive distance learning. The commissioner
may only reallocate contact hours among programs to adjust for changes in program membership
between the first prior program year and the current program year based on the actual contact
hours reported for the first prior program year.
(b) For revenue beginning in fiscal year 2002, contact hours for a provider of adult basic
education services funded in fiscal year 2000, but not eligible for basic population aid in fiscal
year 2001, is computed by multiplying the provider's contact hours by 1.03.
(c) For aid in fiscal year 2001, contact hours in fiscal year 2000 equals the number of
full-time equivalent learners times the contact hours. A level one full-time equivalent learner is
equal to 240 contact hours and a level two full-time learner is equal to 408 contact hours.
    Subd. 4. First prior program year. "First prior program year" means the specific time
period defined by the commissioner that aligns to a program academic year.
    Subd. 5. Unreimbursed expenses. "Unreimbursed expenses" means allowable adult basic
education expenses of a program, in the current program year, that are not covered by payments
from federal or private for-profit sources.
History: 2000 c 489 art 1 s 10; 1Sp2001 c 3 art 3 s 1; 2006 c 282 art 2 s 10

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