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as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/04/2019 02:05pm

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A bill for an act
relating to education; postsecondary enrollment options; requiring postsecondary
institution to notify school of student withdrawal; requiring student to provide
school with a copy of grades; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.09,
subdivisions 5, 12.

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

Section 1.

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


Subd. 5.

Authorization; notification.

Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary,
an 11th or 12th grade pupil enrolled in a school 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 apply to an eligible
institution, as defined in subdivision 3, to enroll in nonsectarian courses offered by that
postsecondary institution. If an institution accepts a secondary pupil for enrollment under
this section, the institution shall send written notice to the pupil, the pupil's school or school
district, and the commissioner. The notice must indicate the course and hours of enrollment
of that pupil. If the pupil enrolls in a course for postsecondary credit, the institution must
notifynew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end the pupil about payment in the customary manner used by the institutiondeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the pupil's school as soon as practicable if the student withdraws from the course or
stops attending the course.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.09, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Credits; grade point average weighting policy.

(a) A pupil must not audit
a course under this section.

(b) A district deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end grant academic credit to a pupil enrolled in a course for secondary
credit if the pupil successfully completes the course. Seven quarter or four semester college
credits equal at least one full year of high school credit. Fewer college credits may be
prorated. A district must also grant academic credit to a pupil enrolled in a course for
postsecondary credit if secondary credit is requested by a pupil. If no comparable course is
offered by the district, the district must, as soon as possible, notify the commissioner, who
deleted text begin shalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end determine the number of credits that deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be granted to a pupil who
successfully completes a course. If a comparable course is offered by the district, the school
board deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end grant a comparable number of credits to the pupil. If there is a dispute
between the district and the pupil regarding the number of credits granted for a particular
course, the pupil may appeal the board's decision to the commissioner. The commissioner's
decision regarding the number of credits deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end final.

(c) A school board must adopt a policy regarding weighted grade point averages for any
high school or dual enrollment course. The policy must state whether the district offers
weighted grades. A school board must annually publish on its website a list of courses for
which a student may earn a weighted grade.

(d) The secondary credits granted to a pupil must be counted toward the graduation
requirements and subject area requirements of the district. Evidence of successful completion
of each course and secondary credits granted must be included in the pupil's secondary
school record. A pupil deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end provide the school with a copy of the pupil's deleted text begingradedeleted text endnew text begin gradesnew text end
in each course taken for secondary credit under this sectionnew text begin, including interim or nonfinal
grades earned during the academic term
new text end. Upon the request of a pupil, the pupil's secondary
school record must also include evidence of successful completion and credits granted for
a course taken for postsecondary credit. In either case, the record must indicate that the
credits were earned at a postsecondary institution.

(e) If a pupil enrolls in a postsecondary institution after leaving secondary school, the
postsecondary institution must award postsecondary credit for any course successfully
completed for secondary credit at that institution. Other postsecondary institutions may
award, after a pupil leaves secondary school, postsecondary credit for any courses
successfully completed under this section. An institution may not charge a pupil for the
award of credit.

(f) The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the
Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota must, and private nonprofit and proprietary
postsecondary institutions should, award postsecondary credit for any successfully completed
courses in a program certified by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships
offered according to an agreement under subdivision 10. Consistent with section 135A.101,
subdivision 3
, all MnSCU institutions must give full credit to a secondary pupil who
completes for postsecondary credit a postsecondary course or program that is part or all of
a goal area or a transfer curriculum at a MnSCU institution when the pupil enrolls in a
MnSCU institution after leaving secondary school. Once one MnSCU institution certifies
as completed a secondary student's postsecondary course or program that is part or all of a
goal area or a transfer curriculum, every MnSCU institution must consider the student's
course or program for that goal area or the transfer curriculum as completed.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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