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HF 1052

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/11/2019 02:19pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 02/11/2019

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; making permanent the authority for certain students
with interrupted formal education to participate in an early middle college program
for one additional year; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.68,
subdivision 2.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.68, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Eligible pupils.

(a) A pupil under the age of 21 or who meets the requirements
of section 120A.20, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), is eligible to participate in the graduation
incentives program, if the pupil:

(1) performs substantially below the performance level for pupils of the same age in a
locally determined achievement test;

(2) is behind in satisfactorily completing coursework or obtaining credits for graduation;

(3) is pregnant or is a parent;

(4) has been assessed as chemically dependent;

(5) has been excluded or expelled according to sections 121A.40 to 121A.56;

(6) has been referred by a school district for enrollment in an eligible program or a
program pursuant to section 124D.69;

(7) is a victim of physical or sexual abuse;

(8) has experienced mental health problems;

(9) has experienced homelessness sometime within six months before requesting a
transfer to an eligible program;

(10) speaks English as a second language or is an English learner;

(11) has withdrawn from school or has been chronically truant; or

(12) is being treated in a hospital in the seven-county metropolitan area for cancer or
other life threatening illness or is the sibling of an eligible pupil who is being currently
treated, and resides with the pupil's family at least 60 miles beyond the outside boundary
of the seven-county metropolitan area.

(b) deleted text beginFor fiscal years 2017 and 2018 only,deleted text end A pupil otherwise qualifying under paragraph
(a) who is at least 21 years of age and not yet 22 years of age, is an English learner with an
interrupted formal education according to section 124D.59, subdivision 2a, and was in an
early middle college program during the previous school year is eligible to participate in
the graduation incentives program under section 124D.68 and in concurrent enrollment
courses offered under section 124D.09, subdivision 10, and is funded in the same manner
as other pupils under this section.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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