Tuition Appeals

September 13, 2013

Ms. Gigi Krause, Director

Lionsgate Academy #4183-07

1170 Red Fox Road

Arden Hills, MN 55112

Dear Ms. Krause:

The Division of School Finance has received your request for the tuition billing system to include an excess lease cost rate for the Lionsgate Academy for FY 2014. In accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.11, Subdivision 1, the request for additional revenue to cover the unreimbursed lease cost is approved.

The following information was used to calculate the FY 2014 excess costs over and above the lease aid:

Lease Amount - $383,000.00

Estimated Net Lease Aid - $232,400.00

Unreimbursed Lease Costs - $150,560.00

Estimated Membership Hours (193.70 students x 1061 hours/ADM) - 205,515.70

Estimated Unreimbursed Lease Cost/Membership Hour - $ 0.73

As additional enrollment data becomes available then the unreimbursed costs may change and the amount per membership hour will be adjusted accordingly.

If you should have any questions, please direct them to Michelle Jones at 651-582-8577 or email her at


Previously signed

Dr. Brenda Cassellius


cc: Carol Hokenson, Manager, Division of School Finance

George Holt, Supervisor, Division of School Finance

Michelle Jones, Division of School Finance