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Chapter 124D

Section 124D.454

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124D.454 ACCESS TO MINNESOTA'S TRANSITION SYSTEM FOR CHILDREN WITH
A DISABILITY.
    Subdivision 1. Purpose. The purpose of this section is to provide a method to fund career
and technical education programs for children with a disability that are components of the
student's transition plan. As used in this section, the term "children with a disability" shall have
the meaning ascribed to it in section 125A.02.
    Subd. 2. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the definitions in this subdivision apply.
    (a) "Basic revenue" has the meaning given it in section 126C.10, subdivision 2. For the
purposes of computing basic revenue pursuant to this section, each child with a disability shall be
counted as prescribed in section 126C.05, subdivision 1.
    (b) "Essential personnel" means a licensed teacher, licensed support services staff person,
paraprofessional providing direct services to students, or licensed personnel under subdivision
12. This definition is not intended to change or modify the definition of essential employee in
chapter 179A.
    Subd. 3. Initial aid. The transition-disabled program initial aid equals the sum of the
following amounts computed using current year data:
    (1) 68 percent of the salary of each essential licensed person or approved paraprofessional
who provides direct instructional services to students employed during that fiscal year for services
rendered in that district's transition program for children with a disability;
    (2) 47 percent of the costs of necessary equipment for transition programs for children
with a disability;
    (3) 47 percent of the costs of necessary travel between instructional sites by transition
program teachers of children with a disability but not including travel to and from local, regional,
district, state, or national career and technical student organization meetings;
    (4) 47 percent of the costs of necessary supplies for transition programs for children with
a disability but not to exceed an average of $47 in any one school year for each child with a
disability receiving these services;
    (5) for transition programs for children with disabilities provided by a contract approved
by the commissioner with public, private, or voluntary agencies other than a Minnesota school
district or cooperative center, in place of programs provided by the district, 52 percent of the
difference between the amount of the contract and the basic revenue of the district for that pupil
for the fraction of the school day the pupil receives services under the contract;
    (6) for transition programs for children with disabilities provided by a contract approved
by the commissioner with public, private, or voluntary agencies other than a Minnesota school
district or cooperative center, that are supplementary to a full educational program provided by
the school district, 52 percent of the amount of the contract; and
    (7) for a contract approved by the commissioner with another Minnesota school district or
cooperative center for vocational evaluation services for children with a disability for children
that are not yet enrolled in grade 12, 52 percent of the amount of the contract.
    Subd. 4.[Repealed, 2007 c 146 art 3 s 25]
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 2007 c 146 art 3 s 25]
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 2007 c 146 art 3 s 25]
    Subd. 7.[Repealed, 2007 c 146 art 3 s 25]
    Subd. 8. Use of aid. The aid provided under this section shall be paid only for services
rendered or for the costs which are incurred according to this section for transition programs for
children with a disability which are approved by the commissioner of education and operated
in accordance with rules promulgated by the commissioner. These rules shall be subject to the
restrictions provided in subdivision 12. The procedure for application for approval of these
programs shall be as provided in section 125A.75, subdivisions 4 and 6, and the application
review process shall be conducted by the Division of Federal Programs in the department.
    Subd. 9. Payment of aid. All aid pursuant to this section shall be paid to the district or
cooperative center providing the services. All aid received by a district or center from any source
for transition programs for children with a disability shall be utilized solely for that purpose.
    Subd. 10. Exclusion. A district shall not receive aid pursuant to section 125A.76 for salaries,
supplies, travel or equipment for which the district receives aid pursuant to this section.
    Subd. 11. Revenue allocation from cooperative centers and intermediate districts. For
purposes of this section, a cooperative center or an intermediate district must allocate its approved
expenditures for transition programs for children with a disability among participating school
districts. Aid for transition programs for children with a disability for services provided by a
cooperative or intermediate district shall be paid to the participating districts.
    Subd. 12. Compliance with rules. Aid must be paid under this section only for services
rendered or for costs incurred in career and technical education programs approved by the
commissioner and operated in accordance with rules promulgated by the commissioner. This aid
shall be paid only for services rendered and for costs incurred by essential, licensed personnel who
meet the requirements for licensure pursuant to the rules of the Minnesota Board of Teaching.
Licensed personnel means persons holding a valid career and technical license issued by the
commissioner. If an average of five or fewer secondary full-time equivalent students are enrolled
per teacher in an approved postsecondary program at Intermediate District No. 287, 916, or 917,
licensed personnel means persons holding a valid vocational license issued by the commissioner
or the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Notwithstanding
section 127A.42, the commissioner may modify or withdraw the program or aid approval and
withhold aid under this section without proceeding under section 127A.42 at any time. To do so,
the commissioner must determine that the program does not comply with rules of the Department
of Education or that any facts concerning the program or its budget differ from the facts in the
district's approved application.
History: 1978 c 764 s 72; 1979 c 334 art 5 s 28; 1981 c 358 art 5 s 43-45; 1982 c 548 art 5 s
16-18; 1Sp1985 c 12 art 3 s 18; 1987 c 398 art 3 s 23-25; 1Sp1987 c 4 art 1 s 1; 1989 c 329 art 3
s 12-14; 1991 c 265 art 3 s 15,38; 1993 c 224 art 3 s 26-28; 1993 c 374 s 9; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 13 s
5; art 15 s 18-24; art 16 s 13; 1996 c 412 art 3 s 28,29; 1997 c 7 art 1 s 62; 1Sp1997 c 4 art 2 s
27,28; art 3 s 13-16; 1998 c 397 art 2 s 116,164; art 11 s 3; 1998 c 398 art 5 s 55; 1999 c 241 art
2 s 10; art 3 s 4; 2000 c 254 s 29; 2000 c 489 art 4 s 3-5; art 10 s 5,6; 1Sp2001 c 6 art 8 s 3;
1Sp2003 c 9 art 3 s 3-8; 2004 c 294 art 1 s 6; 1Sp2005 c 5 art 3 s 6; 2007 c 146 art 3 s 2,3

NOTE: The amendment to subdivision 5 by Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 5,
article 3, section 6, is effective for fiscal year 2008. Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 5,
article 3, section 6, the effective date.