The person who is liable for the support of a pupil attending a state academy must provide the pupil with enough money for proper clothing, postage, and necessary incidental expenses.
If the person liable for support of a pupil cannot support the pupil, the local social services agency of the county of the pupil's residence must do so. The commissioner of education must decide how much the local social services agency must pay. The board of the Minnesota State Academies must adopt rules that tell how the commissioner is to fix the amount. The local social services agency must make the payment to the superintendent of the school district of residence.
The school district of residence must pay for the transportation of the pupil from the pupil's residence to the academy and back.