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    Subdivision 1. Establishment. The school enrichment partnership program is established.
The purpose of the program is to encourage districts to expand the involvement of the private
sector in the delivery of academic programs. The program will provide matching state funds for
those provided by the private sector.
    Subd. 2. Revenue eligibility. A district or group of districts is eligible to receive state aid
under this program. Districts may enter into joint agreements to provide programs or make
expenditures under this section. The limitations under this subdivision apply to these programs or
expenditures as if they were operated by a single district. A district may receive $1 of state aid for
each $2 raised from the private sector. The private match must be in the form of cash. Specific
types of noncash support may be considered for the private match. State aid is limited to the lesser
of $75,000 or $10 per pupil unit per district.
    Subd. 3. Revenue management. The use of the state and private funds provided under this
section is under the general control of the board. The board may establish, without using state
funds or public employees, a separate foundation to directly manage the funds. The private funds
must be used to acquire instructional or noninstructional academic materials of a capital nature
including, but not limited to, textbooks, globes, maps, and other academic material. The funds
shall not be used for salaries or other employee benefits.
    Subd. 4. Procedures; report. The Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation, under the
direction of the commissioner must establish application forms, guidelines, procedures, and
timelines for the distribution of state aid. The commissioner may require reporting necessary to
evaluate the program. Measures of success will include numbers of partnerships and funds raised;
numbers of school foundations formed; and demonstrated linkages of partnerships to improved
instructional delivery resulting in increased student learning.
    Subd. 5. Results-oriented charter schools. Notwithstanding section 124D.11, subdivision
, paragraph (b), a results-oriented charter school is eligible to participate in the program under
this section as if it were a district.
History: 1Sp1995 c 3 art 4 s 16; art 16 s 13; 1998 c 397 art 3 s 68,103; art 11 s 3