126C.15 BASIC SKILLS REVENUE; COMPENSATORY EDUCATION REVENUE.
Subdivision 1. Use of the revenue.
The basic skills revenue under section
, must be reserved and used to meet the educational needs of pupils who enroll
under-prepared to learn and whose progress toward meeting state or local content or performance
standards is below the level that is appropriate for learners of their age. Any of the following
may be provided to meet these learners' needs:
(1) direct instructional services under the assurance of mastery program according to section
(2) remedial instruction in reading, language arts, mathematics, other content areas, or study
skills to improve the achievement level of these learners;
(3) additional teachers and teacher aides to provide more individualized instruction to these
learners through individual tutoring, lower instructor-to-learner ratios, or team teaching;
(4) a longer school day or week during the regular school year or through a summer
program that may be offered directly by the site or under a performance-based contract with
a community-based organization;
(5) comprehensive and ongoing staff development consistent with district and site plans
according to section
, for teachers, teacher aides, principals, and other personnel to
improve their ability to identify the needs of these learners and provide appropriate remediation,
intervention, accommodations, or modifications;
(6) instructional materials and technology appropriate for meeting the individual needs of
(7) programs to reduce truancy, encourage completion of high school, enhance self-concept,
provide health services, provide nutrition services, provide a safe and secure learning environment,
provide coordination for pupils receiving services from other governmental agencies, provide
psychological services to determine the level of social, emotional, cognitive, and intellectual
development, and provide counseling services, guidance services, and social work services;
(8) bilingual programs, bicultural programs, and programs for learners of limited English
(9) all day kindergarten;
(10) extended school day and extended school year programs; and
(11) substantial parent involvement in developing and implementing remedial education or
intervention plans for a learner, including learning contracts between the school, the learner, and
the parent that establish achievement goals and responsibilities of the learner and the learner's
parent or guardian.
Subd. 2. Building allocation.
(a) A district must allocate its compensatory revenue to each
school building in the district where the children who have generated the revenue are served
unless the school district has received permission under Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter
5, article 1, section 50, to allocate compensatory revenue according to student performance
measures developed by the school board.
(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a district may allocate up to five percent of the amount of
compensatory revenue that the district receives to school sites according to a plan adopted by the
school board. The money reallocated under this paragraph must be spent for the purposes listed in
subdivision 1, but may be spent on students in any grade, including students attending school
readiness or other prekindergarten programs.
(c) For the purposes of this section and section
126C.05, subdivision 3
, "building" means
education site as defined in section
123B.04, subdivision 1
(d) If the pupil is served at a site other than one owned and operated by the district, the
revenue shall be paid to the district and used for services for pupils who generate the revenue.
(e) A district with school building openings, school building closings, changes in attendance
area boundaries, or other changes in programs or student demographics between the prior year
and the current year may reallocate compensatory revenue among sites to reflect these changes. A
district must report to the department any adjustments it makes according to this paragraph and
the department must use the adjusted compensatory revenue allocations in preparing the report
required under section
123B.76, subdivision 3
, paragraph (c).
Subd. 3. Recommendation.
A school site decision-making team, as defined in section
123B.04, subdivision 2
, paragraph (a), or the instruction and curriculum advisory committee
, if the school has no school site decision team, shall recommend how the
compensatory education revenue will be used to carry out the purpose of this section. A school
district that has received permission under Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1,
section 50, to allocate compensatory revenue according to school performance measures shall
share its plan for the distribution of compensatory revenue with the school site decision team.
Subd. 4. Separate accounts.
Each district that receives basic skills revenue shall maintain
separate accounts to identify expenditures for salaries and programs related to basic skills revenue.
Subd. 5. Annual expenditure report.
Each year a district that receives basic skills revenue
must submit a report identifying the expenditures it incurred to meet the needs of eligible learners
under subdivision 1. The report must conform to uniform financial and reporting standards
established for this purpose. Using valid and reliable data and measurement criteria, the report
also must determine whether increased expenditures raised student achievement levels.
History: 1987 c 398 art 1 s 17; 1988 c 718 art 1 s 9,10; 1989 c 329 art 3 s 19; 1992 c 499
art 7 s 31; 1994 c 647 art 1 s 28; 1996 c 412 art 1 s 27; 1Sp1997 c 4 art 1 s 51; 1998 c 397 art 7 s
157,164; art 11 s 3; 1998 c 398 art 1 s 34,35,39; 1Sp1998 c 3 s 18; 1999 c 241 art 1 s 39,54; 2000
c 254 s 39; 2000 c 489 art 2 s 28; 1Sp2001 c 5 art 3 s 82; 1Sp2001 c 6 art 1 s 28-30,42; 1Sp2003
c 9 art 1 s 34; 1Sp2005 c 5 art 1 s 27,28; 2007 c 146 art 5 s 6