(a) A district's English learner programs revenue equals the product of (1) $704 times (2) the greater of 20 or the adjusted average daily membership of eligible English learners enrolled in the district during the current fiscal year.
(b) A pupil ceases to generate state English learner aid in the school year following the school year in which the pupil attains the state cutoff score on a commissioner-provided assessment that measures the pupil's emerging academic English.
In counting the number of English learners for purposes of this section, districts may include English learners who attend nonpublic schools in the district. A district which counts those pupils and receives aid pursuant to this section must offer those pupils the same programs on the same terms that it offers to English learners who attend the public school. A program provided for a nonpublic school pupil pursuant to this subdivision must be provided at a public school or a neutral site as defined in section 123B.41, subdivision 13. Nonpublic school pupils served by a district's educational program for English learners must be counted for average daily membership pursuant to sections 126C.01, subdivisions 6 to 8, and 126C.19, subdivisions 1 to 4.
To obtain aid for English learner programs, a district must submit information required by the department to implement this section.
The department must promptly inform each applicant district of the amount of revenue it will receive pursuant to this section.
A district which applies for aid pursuant to this section must maintain records which support the information contained in all of its applications. The commissioner may audit these records upon request. A district which receives aid pursuant to this section must keep additional records in the manner prescribed by the commissioner to ensure that an educational program for English learners is implemented and operated in accordance with sections 124D.58 to 124D.64.
A district providing a program for English learners must be eligible to receive moneys for these programs from other government agencies and from private sources when these moneys are available.
For the purposes of this section, English learners enrolled in a cooperative or intermediate school district unit shall be counted by the school district of residence, and the cooperative unit shall allocate its approved expenditures for English learner programs among participating school districts. English learner aid for services provided by a cooperative or intermediate school district shall be paid to the participating school districts.
1981 c 358 art 3 s 10; 1982 c 548 art 3 s 8-11; 1983 c 314 art 1 s 22; art 3 s 8; 1Sp1985 c 12 art 3 s 10; 1987 c 398 art 3 s 17; art 7 s 26; 1989 c 329 art 3 s 4,5; 1991 c 265 art 3 s 5; 1993 c 224 art 3 s 11,12; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 15 s 1-3; art 16 s 13; 1996 c 412 art 3 s 11-14; 1Sp1997 c 4 art 2 s 8-11; 1998 c 397 art 2 s 93-96,164; art 11 s 3; 1998 c 398 art 1 s 21; 1999 c 241 art 1 s 3,4; art 2 s 11; 2000 c 464 art 3 s 1; 2000 c 489 art 2 s 5; 1Sp2001 c 6 art 3 s 4; 1Sp2003 c 9 art 1 s 14; 2007 c 146 art 11 s 9; 2012 c 239 art 1 s 33; 2013 c 116 art 3 s 25