Nonpublic Pupil Aids Reimbursement Program 2022-2023
Authorized Rates of Entitlement for 2022-23:
Rates may be adjusted by MDE on or about October 15 when the actual appropriation and program participation figures are known.
To be eligible for reimbursement, the educational materials must be secular, neutral, nonideological, and not capable of religious use. The materials must be primarily for an individual pupil to use for educational purposes in a particular class. All homeschool students are required to take a nationally normed achievement test. The cost of this test is eligible for reimbursement through the aid program.
Examples of materials that are eligible for reimbursement include textbooks, workbooks, DVDs, educational games, music books, sheet music/ learning kits, flashcards, and prepared instructional computer software programs. “Textbook” includes a teacher's edition, teacher's guide, or other materials that accompany a textbook that a pupil uses when the teacher's edition, teacher's guide, or other teacher materials are packaged physically or electronically with textbooks for student use.
Examples of materials that are NOT eligible for reimbursement are instructional supplies such as writing paper, notebooks, construction paper, scissors, pens, pencils, crayons and markers.
We do not reimburse for used books as they do not fit the requirement of being available to public students in adequate quantities and the condition and value of the used books is unknown.
Requesting a Reimbursement:
Minnesota State Guidelines (Statute 123B.41):
“Subd. 2.Textbook. (a) "Textbook" means any book or book substitute, including electronic books as well as other printed materials delivered electronically, which a pupil uses as a text or text substitute in a particular class or program in the school regularly attended and a copy of which is expected to be available for the individual use of each pupil in this class or program. Textbook includes an online book with an annual subscription cost.
(b) For purposes of calculating the annual nonpublic pupil aid entitlement for textbooks, the term shall be limited to books, workbooks, or manuals, whether bound or in loose-leaf form, as well as electronic books and other printed materials delivered electronically, intended for use as a principal source of study material for a given class or a group of students.
(c) For purposes of sections 123B.40 to 123B.48, the terms "textbook" and "software or other educational technology" include only such secular, neutral, and nonideological materials as are available, used by, or of benefit to Minnesota public school pupils.”