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HF 2025

2nd Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/14/2012 04:42pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; expanding the postsecondary enrollment options program;
establishing a career and technical education task force; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2010, sections 124D.09, subdivisions 9, 10, 12, 24; 135A.101,
subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 124D.09,
subdivision 5; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.09, subdivision
23.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 124D.09, subdivision 5,
is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Authorization; notification.

new text begin(a) new text endNotwithstanding 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 new text beginacademic and
career and technical
new text endcourses offered by that postsecondary institution.

new text begin (b)new text end Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, a 9th or 10th 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 apply to enroll in nonsectarian new text beginacademic and career and
technical
new text endcourses offered under subdivision 10, if after all 11th and 12th grade students
have applied for a course, additional students are necessary to offer the course.

new text begin (c)new text end 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 within ten days of acceptance. 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 notify the pupil about payment in the customary manner used
by the institution.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2012-2013 school year and
later.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.09, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Enrollment priority.

A postsecondary institution shall give priority to
its postsecondary students when enrolling 11th and 12th grade pupils in its courses. A
postsecondary institution may provide information about its programs to a secondary
school or to a pupil or parentdeleted text begin, but it may not advertise or otherwise recruit or solicit
the participation of secondary pupils to enroll in its programs on financial grounds
deleted text end.
An institution must not enroll secondary pupils, for postsecondary enrollment options
purposes, in remedial, developmental, or other courses that are not college level. Once a
pupil has been enrolled in a postsecondary course under this section, the pupil shall not
be displaced by another student.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.09, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Courses according to agreements.

new text begin(a) new text endAn eligible pupil, according to
subdivision 5, may enroll in a nonsectarian new text beginacademic or career and technical new text endcourse taught
by a secondary teacher or a postsecondary faculty member and offered at a secondary
school, or another location, according to an agreement between a public school board and
the governing body of an eligible public postsecondary system or an eligible private
postsecondary institution, as defined in subdivision 3. All provisions of this section shall
apply to a pupil, public school board, district, and the governing body of a postsecondary
institution, except as otherwise provided.

new text begin (b) Participating public school boards, districts, and eligible institutions may enter
into an academic and career and technical education joint partnership with local or regional
businesses or other entrepreneurs to help interested students pursue both academic and
career and technical courses leading to an industry credential and a successful transition to
postsecondary career and college education.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2012-2013 school year and
later.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.09, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Credits.

deleted text beginA pupil may enroll in a course under this section for either
secondary credit or postsecondary credit. At the time a pupil enrolls in a course, the pupil
shall designate whether the course is for secondary or postsecondary credit. A pupil taking
several courses may designate some for secondary credit and some for postsecondary
credit.
deleted text end A pupil must not audit a course under this section.

A district shall 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
shall determine the number of credits that shall be granted to a pupil who successfully
completes a course. If a comparable course is offered by the district, the school board
shall 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 shall be final.

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 shall provide the school with a copy of the pupil's grade
in each course taken for secondary credit under this section. 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.

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.

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.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.09, subdivision 24, is amended to read:


Subd. 24.

Limit; state obligation.

The provisions of subdivisions 13, 19, new text beginand
new text end22deleted text begin, and 23deleted text end shall not apply for any postsecondary courses in which a pupil is enrolled in
addition to being enrolled full time in that pupil's district or for any postsecondary course
in which a pupil is enrolled for postsecondary credit. The pupil is enrolled full time if
the pupil attends credit-bearing classes in the high school or high school program for
all of the available hours of instruction.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2012-2013 school year and
later.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 135A.101, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirements for participation.

To participate in the postsecondary
enrollment options program, a college or university must abide by the provisions in this
section. The institution may provide information about its programs to a secondary school
or to a pupil or parentdeleted text begin, but may not recruit or solicit participation on financial groundsdeleted text end.

Sec. 7. new text beginCAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION ADVISORY TASK FORCE.
new text end

new text begin (a) A career and technical education advisory task force is established to develop
recommendations for better integrating career and technical education into kindergarten
through grade 12 curriculum and instruction, improving teachers' ability to help students
prepare for college and careers by measures that include increasing the number of
teachers with a master's degree in a content area directly related to the teachers'
teaching assignment, and successfully meeting 21st century challenges through a more
comprehensive approach to kindergarten through grade 12 education that includes
expanded work-based learning opportunities and opportunities for 9th and 10th grade
students to participate in postsecondary enrollment options under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.09. The advisory task force must at least examine the role of school
administrators, teachers, policy makers, and others in:
new text end

new text begin (1) expecting career and technical education to provide students with high levels of
skills and academic proficiency;
new text end

new text begin (2) using career and technical education to improve students' mathematics scores;
new text end

new text begin (3) understanding how the federal No Child Left Behind Act limits students' ability
to pursue career and technical education; and
new text end

new text begin (4) remedying the absence of and need for access to tools and equipment to provide
students with hands-on learning.
new text end

new text begin (b) Advisory task force members must include representatives of the following
entities selected by that entity: the Minnesota Association of Career and Technical
Administrators; University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
faculty working to develop career and technical educators in Minnesota; the National
Research Center for Career and Technical Education; the Minnesota Department of
Education; the Minnesota Board of Teaching; the Minnesota Association of Colleges for
Teacher Education; and any other representatives selected by the task force members.
The education commissioner, or the commissioner's designee, must convene the task
force. The commissioner may reimburse task force members from the Department of
Education's current operating budget for expenses related to task force activities but task
force members are not eligible for compensation.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner, upon request, must provide technical assistance to the task
force.
new text end

new text begin (d) The task force must submit its recommendations under this section to the
legislative committees with jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education by
February 15, 2013.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.09, subdivision 23, new text end new text begin is repealed effective
for the 2012-2013 school year and later.
new text end