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HF 1667

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/23/2017 01:32pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to early childhood; requiring contracts for mixed delivery of services in
the voluntary prekindergarten program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section
124D.151, subdivision 3.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 124D.151, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Mixed delivery of services.

new text begin(a) new text endA district or charter school deleted text beginmaydeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end contract
with a charter school, Head Start or child care centers, family child care programs licensed
under section 245A.03, or a community-based organization to provide eligible children with
developmentally appropriate services that meet the program requirements in subdivision 2.
Components of a mixed-delivery plan include strategies for recruitment, contracting, and
monitoring of fiscal compliance and program quality.

new text begin (b) To be eligible to contract with a district or charter school under paragraph (a), a
program must have a three- or four-star Parent Aware rating, and must agree to provide the
district or charter school with information relating to subdivision 2, paragraph (c). A district
or charter school is not required to contract with a program under paragraph (a) if there is
no eligible program within the geographic school district location. A program must apply
to a district or charter school to contract under paragraph (a) by October 1 of each year. The
district or charter school must approve or disapprove an application to contract for the
provision of mixed delivery of services by November 15 of each year.
new text end

new text begin (c) The district or charter school must offer parents of children eligible to enroll in
voluntary prekindergarten the option to enroll in any program offered under paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (d) By September 1 of each year, the commissioner of education must notify each district
or charter school of the estimated number of voluntary prekindergarten pupils and the
estimated amount of aid per pupil the district received under subdivision 5 for the previous
school year, and post this information on the Department of Education's Web site. Under a
contract between a district or charter school and other program for the provision of mixed
delivery of services under paragraph (a), a district or charter school must:
new text end

new text begin (1) pay the program for each pupil served on the same per pupil basis as the district or
charter school received the previous school year; and
new text end

new text begin (2) contract for services to at least 40 percent of the pupils served the previous year, or
the number of pupils the program has the capacity to serve, whichever is higher, subject to
parent choice under paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2018-2019 school year and later.
new text end