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HF 246

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/28/2019 04:23pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; establishing a vocational enrichment program;
appropriating money;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.4539] VOCATIONAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Vocational enrichment program. new text end

new text begin A school district may establish a
vocational enrichment program that operates outside of the regular school day, including
over weekends or the summer, to provide instruction in vocational courses. The district
must first offer the program to enrolled secondary students but may broaden registration to
others if space permits.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Vocational enrichment grants. new text end

new text begin (a) A school district must apply for a vocational
enrichment grant in the form and manner specified by the commissioner. The maximum
amount of a vocational enrichment grant equals the product of:
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new text begin (1) $5,117;
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new text begin (2) 1.2;
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new text begin (3) the number of students participating in the program; and
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new text begin (4) the ratio of the actual hours of service provided to each student to 1,020.
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new text begin (b) If applications for funding exceed the amount appropriated for the program, the
commissioner must prioritize grants to programs in the following pathways: welding;
construction trades; automotive technology; household electrical skills; heating, ventilation,
and air conditioning; plumbing; culinary arts; and agriculture.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Reporting. new text end

new text begin By February 15 of each year following the receipt of a grant, a
school district must report on its website and to the commissioner of education on the courses
funded through the grant, the demographics of the participants in the program, and the
outcome for course participants.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in this section are
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education in the fiscal year
designated.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Vocational enrichment revenue. new text end

new text begin For vocational enrichment grants to school
districts and charter schools:
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new text begin $
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new text begin 2020
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new text begin $
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new text begin 2021
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
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