School Districts Responsibility for Students Costs During the 2019-20 School Year

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The following amounts will be used for the 2019-2020 school year to determine the school district's responsibility (cost cap) for the education of resident students. For special education students, the school district incurs the full cost based upon an approved contract and is then reimbursed for amounts in excess of the cost cap. For regular education students attending residential treatment facilities, the Department of Public Instruction will pay the excess cost and the district of residence will only be responsible for the state average cost.

Rates for special education students placed by district (based on 4 times the state average cost per school year)

  2018-19 Cost Cap
(Comparison only)
2019-20 Cost Cap  2019-20 Daily Rate
(based on 182 day calendar)
Elementary (grades 1-8) $47,941.88 $47,510.48 $261.05/day
Secondary (grades 9-12)  $53,544.64 $52,892.60 $290.62/day

Regular and special education students placed for reasons other than education (based on the state average cost)

  2018-19 Cost Cap
(Comparison only)
2019-20 Cost Cap  2019-20 Daily Rate
(based on 182 day calendar)
Elementary (grades 1-8) $11,985.47 $11,877.62 $65.26/day
Secondary (grades 9-12)  $13,386.16 $13,223.15 $72.66/day
Capital outlay used for tuition purposes  $1,194.89 $1,284.02  

If you have any questions, please contact Adam Tescher at (701) 328-3291.

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