(a) Two or more school districts may enter into an agreement pursuant to section 471.59 to increase efficiency in the delivery of administrative services and to reduce costs by the provision of an administrative service by a district or an entity created by or specified in the agreement and the purchase of that service by one or more other districts that are a party to that agreement.
(b) Administrative services include, but are not limited to:
(1) a superintendent, deputy superintendent, or assistant superintendent;
(2) a principal, assistant principal, or vice principal; or
(3) a director, manager, coordinator, supervisor, dean, or other administrative position regardless of title.
(c) A person providing administrative services to another district pursuant to the agreement shall remain an employee of the employing district or the entity created by or specified in the agreement for all purposes.
If an administrative position is discontinued in a district as a result of the purchase of administrative services under the agreement in subdivision 1, the district may levy over a period of up to three years for costs approved by the commissioner for retirement incentives or severance pay or other costs related to the discontinuance of that position.