Safe Schools Supplemental Aid payment going out to districts on October 30

Safe Schools Supplemental Aid payment going out to districts on October 30

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All school districts and charter schools with adjusted average daily membership (ADM) for fiscal year (FY) 2018 will receive 2020 Safe Schools Supplemental Aid with their October 30, 2019, Integrated Department of Education Aids System (IDEAS) payment, equal to approximately $34.72 per FY18 adjusted ADM.

Visit www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/FY-2020-SafeSchoolsSupplementalAid.pdf for the Fiscal Year 2020 Safe Schools Supplemental Aid sheet to view your school district’s amount.

The FY20 Safe Schools Supplemental Aid should be recorded using either fund 01 general fund or fund 06 building construction fund. Record the revenue to finance code 342, safe schools levy, and source code 300, state aids received from the Minnesota Department of Education, for which a finance code is specified. The expenditures should be recorded using either fund 01 general fund or fund 06 building construction fund, finance code 342 safe schools levy and appropriate object codes. The revenue and expenditures should close to balance sheet code 449 restricted/reserved for safe schools levy.

The law requires the safe schools supplemental aid to be used as follows:

(b) For a school district, safe schools supplemental aid must be reserved and used only for costs associated with safe schools activities authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.44.

(c) For a charter school, safe schools supplemental aid must be reserved and used only for costs associated with safe schools activities authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.44, or building lease expenses not funded by charter school building lease aid that are attributable to facility security enhancements made by the landlord after March 1, 2019.

Direct questions to Deb Meier at 651-582-8656.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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