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HF 2039

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

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; appropriating money for trauma-informed school incentive
aid.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in this section are
appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of education for the fiscal years
designated.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Trauma-informed school incentive aid. new text end

new text begin (a) For grants to fund trauma-informed
and systematic professional development for all staff who work with students, including all
administration, to support students with adverse childhood experiences, and to promote
restorative practices and nonexclusionary discipline in schools:
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new text begin $
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new text begin 12,000,000
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new text begin .....
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new text begin 2020
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new text begin $
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new text begin 12,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
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new text begin 2021
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new text begin (b) Of the appropriated amount, $150,000 per year is for each of 40 selected school sites.
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new text begin (c) The commissioner shall select schools to receive grant funds. Preference must be
given to schools identified for comprehensive support under the Every Student Succeeds
Act, schools within districts with large discipline disparities identified by the Minnesota
Human Rights Commission, or schools without a quality compensation plan or receiving
money from another plan under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.40, subdivision 8, or
122A.41, subdivision 5.
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new text begin (d) Trauma-informed support program plans and allocation of grant funds must be
negotiated by the school district and the exclusive representative of the teachers. Plans to
implement trauma-informed support programs may include:
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new text begin (1) hiring social workers, counselors, school psychologists, nurses, paraprofessionals,
or trauma coaches;
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new text begin (2) mentoring programs;
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new text begin (3) extra professional development days;
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new text begin (4) family home visiting programs; or
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new text begin (5) other outreach to students or families who have experienced trauma or adverse
childhood experiences.
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new text begin (e) An assessment of the outcomes of the grant shall be made by the district and exclusive
representative. The assessment must include data on suspensions and expulsions, attendance,
and academic achievement and growth.
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new text begin (f) This is a onetime appropriation. Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is
available in the second year.
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