Unless specifically permitted in the provision authorizing an aid or a levy, cooperative units of government defined in section 123A.24, subdivision 2, are prohibited from making a property tax levy or qualifying for or receiving any form of state aid except as provided in subdivisions 2 and 3.
A cooperative unit may apply for and receive a grant on behalf of its members.
By July 15 of each year, a school district may, by board resolution, request the department to make a payment to a third party. The total sum of the payments for the year may not exceed the lesser of (a) the district's general education aid for the fiscal year beginning July 1, according to sections 127A.47, subdivision 7, and 126C.13, subdivision 4, or (b) an amount equal to $100 times the adjusted pupil units for the fiscal year beginning July 1. By July 30 of each year, the school district must report to the commissioner the amount allocated. The amount shall be paid to the third party according to section 127A.45, subdivision 16. Amounts paid to third parties under this subdivision shall be recognized and reported as revenues and expenditures on the school district's books of account under sections 123B.75 and 123B.76.