Tuition Appeals

February 6, 2014

Mr. John Varner

Superintendent of Schools

Onamia School District #480-01

35465 125th Avenue

Onamia, MN 56359

Dear Mr. Varner:

The Division of School Finance has received your request for the tuition billing system to include an excess lease cost rate for the Care and Treatment Facility located in the Onamia School District for FY 2013. 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 2013 excess costs over and above the lease aid:

Lease Amount: $272,062.92

Estimated Membership Hours (79.12 students x 1028 hours/ADM): 81,342.00

Estimated Unreimbursed Lease Cost/Membership Hour: $3.34

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


Original signed February 6, 2014

Brenda Cassellius, Ed.D.


cc: Carol Hokenson, Assistant Director, Division of School Finance

George Holt, Supervisor, Division of School Finance

Michelle Jones, Division of School Finance