124D.83 STATE REVENUE FOR AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBAL CONTRACT OR
Subdivision 1. Authorization.
(a) Each year each American Indian-controlled tribal contract
or grant school authorized by the United States Code, title 25, section 450f, that is located on
a reservation within the state is eligible to receive tribal contract or grant school aid subject
to the requirements in paragraphs (b) to (d).
(b) The school must plan, conduct, and administer an education program that complies with
the requirements of either this chapter and chapters 120A, 120B, 121A, 122A, 123A, 123B, 125A,
125B, 126C, 127A, 129, and 268A or Code of Federal Regulations, title 25, sections 31.0 to
(c) The school must comply with all other state statutes governing independent school
districts or their equivalent in the Code of Federal Regulations, title 25.
(d) The state tribal contract or grant school aid must be used to supplement, and not to
replace, the money for American Indian education programs provided by the federal government.
Subd. 2. Revenue amount.
An American Indian-controlled tribal contract or grant school
that is located on a reservation within the state and that complies with the requirements in
subdivision 1 is eligible to receive tribal contract or grant school aid. The amount of aid is
(1) multiplying the formula allowance under section
126C.10, subdivision 2
, less $170, times
the difference between (i) the resident pupil units as defined in section
126C.05, subdivision 6
in average daily membership, excluding section
126C.05, subdivision 13
, and (ii) the number
of pupils for the current school year, weighted according to section
126C.05, subdivision 1
receiving benefits under section
or for which the school is receiving
reimbursement under section
(2) adding to the result in clause (1) an amount equal to the product of the formula allowance
126C.10, subdivision 2
, less $300 times the tribal contract compensation revenue
(3) subtracting from the result in clause (2) the amount of money allotted to the school by the
federal government through Indian School Equalization Program of the Bureau of Indian Affairs,
according to Code of Federal Regulations, title 25, part 39, subparts A to E, for the basic program
as defined by section
39.11, paragraph (b)
, for the base rate as applied to kindergarten through
twelfth grade, excluding small school adjustments and additional weighting, but not money
allotted through subparts F to L for contingency funds, school board training, student training,
interim maintenance and minor repair, interim administration cost, prekindergarten, and operation
and maintenance, and the amount of money that is received according to section
(4) dividing the result in clause (3) by the sum of the resident pupil units in average daily
membership, excluding section
126C.05, subdivision 13
, plus the tribal contract compensation
revenue pupil units; and
(5) multiplying the sum of the resident pupil units, including section
, in average daily membership plus the tribal contract compensation revenue pupil units by
the lesser of $1,500 or the result in clause (4).
Subd. 3. Waiver.
Notwithstanding subdivision 1, paragraphs (b) and (c), a tribal contract
or grant school:
(1) is not subject to the Minnesota Election Law;
(2) has no authority under this section to levy for property taxes, issue and sell bonds, or
incur debt; and
(3) may request through its managing tribal organization a recommendation of the
commissioner of education, for consideration of the legislature, that a tribal contract or grant
school not be subject to specified statutes related to independent school districts.
Subd. 4. Early childhood family education revenue.
A school receiving aid under this
section is eligible to receive early childhood family education revenue to provide early childhood
family education programs for parents and children who are enrolled or eligible for enrollment
in a federally recognized tribe. The revenue equals 1.5 times the statewide average expenditure
per participant under section
, times the number of children and parents participating
full time in the program. The program must comply with section
, except that the school
is not required to provide a community education program or establish a community education
advisory council. The program must be designed to improve the skills of parents and promote
American Indian history, language, and culture. The school must make affirmative efforts to
encourage participation by fathers. Admission may not be limited to those enrolled in or eligible
for enrollment in a federally recognized tribe.
Subd. 5. Tribal contract pupil units.
Pupil units for pupils enrolled in tribal contract schools
shall be used only for the purpose of computing tribal contract aid according to this section.
History: 1989 c 329 art 3 s 15; 1990 c 426 art 1 s 16; 1990 c 562 art 3 s 4,5; 1991 c 265 art
3 s 16; 1994 c 647 art 9 s 11; 1996 c 412 art 3 s 30,31; 1Sp1997 c 4 art 2 s 29,30; 1998 c 397 art
2 s 117-120,164; art 11 s 3; 1998 c 398 art 5 s 55; 2000 c 254 s 33; 2003 c 130 s 12