Home School Reimbursement Procedures and State Guidelines For Nonpublic Pupil Aid
First, determine which student instructional materials you wish to use. The state aid entitlement for 2012/13 for textbook, instructional materials and testing is $80.33 for students in grades 1- 12, and for kindergarten students entitled is $40.17. The State does not reimburse sales tax, and the amounts shown here are subject to change at any time based on state information. State Aid forms are due in our office by 5pm on October 1st. No late forms will be accepted.
Second, place your order directly with each company. Purchase or order your materials after July 1, 2012. Receipts dated prior to July 1, 2012, will not be processed for the school year 2012/13.
Third, when you have received all of your materials, you must make an appointment to bring them in to the Anoka-Hennepin Community Education Office at 2727 North Ferry Street in Anoka for review to ensure that they meet state guidelines. Original invoices and/or receipts are required for reimbursement, this also includes on-line or internet orders. For electronic downloads, you must bring in your device so the downloaded book can be reviewed and for downloads to your home computer, you must bring in a desciption from the publisher or the packaging and CD/DVD for review. A packing list is NOT sufficient and usually does not meet all the requirements as shown below.
Each invoice/receipt must meet the following accounting practices and policies of the Anoka-Hennepin ISD#11 Finance Department: it must show proof of payment and the order date/ship date. If proof of payment is not shown, you may be asked to provide additional documentation such as a bank statement or credit card statement.
Please call the home school secretary at 763-506-1273 to arrange a time to have your materials reviewed Monday-Friday, between 9:00am and 4:00pm. Deadline for presenting receipts and materials for reimbursement for the 2012/13 school year is Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Please note: This date will not be extended.
Minnesota State Guidelines (Statute 123B.41):
"Subd. 2 Textbook. "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. 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. The term includes only such secular, neutral and nonideological textbooks as are available, used by, or of benefit to Minnesota public school pupils."