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HF 40

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 01:33am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 01/11/2009

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education; creating a quality rating and improvement system;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [124D.142] QUALITY RATING AND IMPROVEMENT SYSTEM.
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new text begin (a) There is established a quality rating and improvement system based on the goal
that all Minnesota's children have access to high-quality early learning and care programs
in a range of settings that meet the needs of children and their families. Creation of a
standards-based quality rating and improvement system includes:
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new text begin (1) establishing an early care and education framework that improves quality
opportunities for early learning for all of Minnesota's young children. The framework
shall be based on the Minnesota quality rating system rating tool and informed by
evaluation results;
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new text begin (2) using the framework as a tool to ensure that publicly funded and regulated early
learning and care services in both public and private market programs are high quality.
The state shall establish a plan to link all future state funding to the framework; and
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new text begin (3) using the framework to track progress toward statewide access to high-quality
early learning and care programs, progress toward the number of low-income children
whose parents can access quality programs, and progress in reducing the number of
children not fully prepared to enter kindergarten.
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new text begin (b) In creating the quality rating and improvement system in paragraph (a), the state
shall consider the cost of administering and staffing the system and collecting assessment
and evaluation data.
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new text begin (c) Prior to the creation of a statewide quality rating and improvement system in
paragraph (a), the state shall employ the Minnesota quality rating system rating tool in
use in fiscal year 2008.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2009.
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