The intent of the Minnesota Integration Revenue Program is to increase opportunities for interaction between students in racially isolated districts or schools and their adjacent districts or school sites. The program also provides improved educational opportunities designed to close the academic achievement gap.
Currently, 139 school districts receive funding from this program. Eligibility is determined by the number of protected-class students relative to the number of protected-class students in adjoining districts or schools as reported in districts' October 1 child count. The Integration Revenue Program is governed by Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.86 and Minnesota Rule 3535.0100.
Districts receiving integration revenue are required to develop a desegregation plan in collaboration with their community. The goals of the plan are to:
• Increase interracial contact through classroom experiences, magnet programs, or other education-based initiatives.
• Add research-based programs designed to improve the performance of protected-class students on state or local assessments.
The district may also provide additional programming, such as classroom partnerships or summer programs, which address one or both of the goals listed above.
District Note: The January 15 open enrollment deadline does not apply for students transferring into or out of a district with a desegregation plan.