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HF 470

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/28/2019 01:58pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; authorizing certain nonpublic students in grade 10
to participate in career and technical courses offered through the postsecondary
enrollment options program;amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.09,
subdivisions 3, 4, 5a.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.09, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Definitions.

For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings
given to them.

(a) "Eligible institution" means a Minnesota public postsecondary institution, a private,
nonprofit two-year trade and technical school granting associate degrees, an opportunities
industrialization center accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools,
or a private, residential, two-year or four-year, liberal arts, degree-granting college or
university located in Minnesota.

(b) "Course" means a course or program.

(c) "Concurrent enrollment" means nonsectarian courses in which an eligible pupil under
subdivision 5 or 5b enrolls to earn both secondary and postsecondary credits, are taught by
a secondary teacher or a postsecondary faculty member, and are offered at a high school
for which the district is eligible to receive concurrent enrollment program aid under section
124D.091.

new text begin (d) A "career or technical education course" is a course that is part of a career and
technical education program that provides individuals with coherent, rigorous content aligned
with academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for
further education and careers in current and emerging professions and provides technical
skill proficiency, an industry-recognized credential, and a certificate, diploma, or associate
degree.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.09, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Alternative pupil.

new text begin(a) new text end"Alternative pupil" means an 11th or 12th grade student
not enrolled in a public school district, and includes students attending nonpublic schools
and students who are home schooled. An alternative pupil is considered a pupil for purposes
of this section only. An alternative pupil must register with the commissioner of education
before participating in the postsecondary enrollment options program. The commissioner
shall prescribe the form and manner of the registration, in consultation with the Nonpublic
Education Council under section 123B.445, and may request any necessary information
from the alternative pupil.

new text begin (b) A student in grade 10 who is enrolled in a career or technical education course offered
by a Minnesota state college or university and who is not enrolled in a public school district
is an alternative pupil. An alternative pupil in grade 10 must submit a reading assessment
in the form and manner prescribed by the enrolling postsecondary institution. An alternative
pupil in grade 10 may enroll in the pupil's first postsecondary options enrollment course
under this subdivision. An alternative pupil in grade 10 who is refused enrollment by a
Minnesota state college or university under this subdivision may apply to an eligible
institution offering a career or technical education course. The postsecondary institution
must give priority to its students according to subdivision 9. If an alternative pupil in grade
10 receives a grade of "C" or better in the career or technical education course taken under
this subdivision, the postsecondary institution must allow the student to take additional
postsecondary courses for secondary credit at that institution, not to exceed the limits in
subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for applications submitted on or after
July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.09, subdivision 5a, is amended to read:


Subd. 5a.

Authorization; career or technical education.

A 10th, 11th, or 12th grade
pupil enrolled in a district or an American Indian-controlled tribal contract or grant school
eligible for aid under section 124D.83, except a foreign exchange pupil enrolled in a district
under a cultural exchange program, may enroll in a career or technical education course
offered by a Minnesota state college or university. A 10th grade pupil applying for enrollment
in a career or technical education course under this subdivision must have received a passing
score on the 8th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment in reading as a condition of
enrollment. A current 10th grade pupil who did not take the 8th grade Minnesota
Comprehensive Assessment in reading may substitute another reading assessment accepted
by the enrolling postsecondary institution. A secondary pupil may enroll in the pupil's first
postsecondary options enrollment course under this subdivision. A student who is refused
enrollment by a Minnesota state college or university under this subdivision may apply to
an eligible institution offering a career or technical education course. The postsecondary
institution must give priority to its students according to subdivision 9. If a secondary student
receives a grade of "C" or better in the career or technical education course taken under this
subdivision, the postsecondary institution must allow the student to take additional
postsecondary courses for secondary credit at that institution, not to exceed the limits in
subdivision 8. deleted text beginA "career or technical course" is a course that is part of a career and technical
education program that provides individuals with coherent, rigorous content aligned with
academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further
education and careers in current and emerging professions and provide technical skill
proficiency, an industry recognized credential, and a certificate, a diploma, or an associate
degree.
deleted text end