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Office of the Revisor of Statutes

HF 2207

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/07/2019 02:49pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22
1.23 1.24
1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13
2.14
2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22
3.23
3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29
3.30
4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11
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4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 5.1 5.2
5.3
5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11
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5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11
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6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26
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7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29
8.30
9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24
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9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6
10.7
10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17
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10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 11.1 11.2
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14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17
14.18 14.19 14.20 14.21 14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25 14.26 14.27 14.28 14.29 14.30 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6
16.7 16.8
16.9 16.10
16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 18.33 18.34 18.35 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 19.33 19.34 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28 20.29 20.30 20.31 20.32 20.33 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12
21.13 21.14 21.15 21.16 21.17 21.18 21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29 21.30 21.31 21.32 21.33 21.34 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22 22.23 22.24 22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28 22.29 22.30 22.31 22.32 22.33 22.34 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9 23.10 23.11 23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25 23.26 23.27 23.28 23.29 23.30 23.31 23.32 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15
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25.18 25.19 25.20 25.21 25.22 25.23 25.24 25.25 25.26 25.27 25.28 25.29 25.30 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9
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26.22 26.23 26.24 26.25 26.26 26.27 26.28 26.29 26.30 26.31 26.32 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.8 27.9 27.10
27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15 27.16 27.17 27.18 27.19 27.20 27.21 27.22 27.23 27.24 27.25 27.26 27.27
27.28 27.29 27.30 27.31 27.32 27.33 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 28.8 28.9 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19
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36.22 36.23 36.24 36.25 36.26 36.27 36.28 36.29 36.30 36.31 36.32 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19
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37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30 37.31 37.32 37.33
38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5
38.6 38.7 38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16
38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23
38.24 38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28 38.29 38.30 39.1 39.2
39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17
39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 39.30 39.31 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10 40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18 40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23 40.24 40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7 41.8 41.9 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23 41.24 41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 41.30 41.31 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24 42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30 42.31 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10
43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14 43.15 43.16 43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20 43.21 43.22 43.23 43.24 43.25 43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 44.7 44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22 44.23 44.24 44.25
44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 44.31 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9 45.10 45.11 45.12 45.13 45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21 45.22 45.23 45.24 45.25 45.26 45.27 45.28 45.29 45.30 45.31 46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6 46.7 46.8 46.9 46.10 46.11 46.12 46.13 46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17 46.18 46.19 46.20 46.21 46.22 46.23 46.24 46.25 46.26 46.27 46.28 46.29 46.30 46.31 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6 47.7 47.8 47.9 47.10 47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15 47.16 47.17 47.18 47.19 47.20 47.21 47.22 47.23 47.24 47.25 47.26 47.27 47.28 47.29 47.30 47.31 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 48.11 48.12 48.13 48.14 48.15 48.16 48.17 48.18 48.19 48.20 48.21 48.22 48.23 48.24 48.25 48.26 48.27 48.28 48.29 48.30 48.31 48.32 49.1 49.2 49.3 49.4 49.5 49.6 49.7 49.8 49.9 49.10 49.11 49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17 49.18 49.19 49.20 49.21 49.22 49.23 49.24 49.25 49.26 49.27 49.28 49.29 49.30 49.31 49.32 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5 50.6 50.7 50.8 50.9 50.10 50.11 50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16 50.17 50.18 50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23 50.24 50.25 50.26 50.27 50.28 50.29 50.30 50.31 50.32 50.33 51.1 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.6 51.7 51.8 51.9 51.10 51.11 51.12 51.13 51.14 51.15 51.16 51.17 51.18 51.19 51.20 51.21 51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26 51.27 51.28 51.29 51.30 51.31 51.32 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11 52.12 52.13 52.14 52.15 52.16 52.17 52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23 52.24 52.25 52.26 52.27 52.28 52.29 52.30 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24 53.25 53.26 53.27 53.28
53.29 53.30
54.1 54.2
54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 54.10 54.11 54.12 54.13 54.14 54.15 54.16 54.17 54.18 54.19
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54.21 54.22 54.23 54.24 54.25 54.26 54.27 54.28 54.29 54.30 54.31 54.32 55.1 55.2 55.3 55.4 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.8 55.9 55.10 55.11 55.12 55.13 55.14 55.15 55.16 55.17 55.18 55.19 55.20 55.21 55.22 55.23 55.24 55.25 55.26 55.27 55.28 55.29 55.30 55.31 56.1 56.2 56.3 56.4 56.5 56.6 56.7 56.8 56.9 56.10 56.11 56.12 56.13 56.14 56.15 56.16 56.17 56.18
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56.20 56.21 56.22 56.23 56.24 56.25 56.26 56.27 56.28 56.29 56.30 56.31 56.32 56.33 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.7 57.8 57.9 57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13 57.14 57.15 57.16 57.17 57.18 57.19 57.20 57.21 57.22 57.23 57.24 57.25 57.26 57.27 57.28 57.29 57.30 57.31 57.32 57.33 57.34 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7
58.8
58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14 58.15
58.16
58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20 58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25 58.26 58.27 58.28 58.29 58.30 58.31 58.32 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21 59.22 59.23 59.24 59.25 59.26 59.27 59.28 59.29 59.30 59.31 59.32 59.33 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 60.5 60.6 60.7 60.8 60.9 60.10 60.11 60.12
60.13 60.14 60.15 60.16 60.17 60.18 60.19 60.20 60.21 60.22 60.23 60.24 60.25 60.26 60.27 60.28 60.29 60.30 60.31 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 61.6 61.7 61.8 61.9 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13
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61.16 61.17 61.18 61.19 61.20 61.21 61.22 61.23 61.24 61.25 61.26 61.27 61.28 61.29 61.30 61.31 62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.10 62.11 62.12 62.13 62.14 62.15 62.16 62.17 62.18 62.19 62.20 62.21 62.22 62.23 62.24 62.25 62.26
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62.28 62.29 62.30 62.31 62.32 63.1 63.2 63.3 63.4 63.5 63.6 63.7 63.8 63.9 63.10 63.11 63.12 63.13 63.14 63.15 63.16 63.17 63.18 63.19 63.20 63.21 63.22 63.23 63.24 63.25 63.26 63.27 63.28 63.29 63.30 63.31 63.32 63.33 63.34 64.1 64.2 64.3 64.4 64.5 64.6 64.7 64.8 64.9 64.10 64.11 64.12 64.13 64.14 64.15 64.16 64.17 64.18 64.19 64.20 64.21 64.22 64.23 64.24 64.25 64.26 64.27 64.28 64.29 64.30 65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6 65.7 65.8 65.9 65.10 65.11 65.12 65.13 65.14 65.15 65.16 65.17 65.18 65.19 65.20 65.21 65.22 65.23 65.24 65.25 65.26 65.27
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65.29 65.30 65.31 65.32 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 66.6 66.7 66.8 66.9 66.10 66.11 66.12 66.13 66.14 66.15 66.16 66.17 66.18 66.19 66.20 66.21 66.22 66.23 66.24 66.25 66.26 66.27 66.28 66.29 66.30 66.31 66.32 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7 67.8 67.9 67.10 67.11 67.12 67.13 67.14
67.15 67.16
67.17 67.18 67.19 67.20 67.21 67.22 67.23 67.24 67.25 67.26 67.27 67.28 67.29 67.30 68.1 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.5 68.6
68.7 68.8
68.9 68.10 68.11 68.12 68.13 68.14 68.15 68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19 68.20 68.21 68.22 68.23 68.24 68.25 68.26
68.27 68.28 68.29 68.30 68.31 68.32 69.1 69.2
69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7 69.8 69.9 69.10 69.11 69.12 69.13 69.14 69.15 69.16 69.17 69.18 69.19 69.20 69.21 69.22 69.23 69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27 69.28 69.29 69.30 70.1
70.2 70.3
70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7 70.8 70.9 70.10 70.11 70.12 70.13
70.14 70.15 70.16 70.17 70.18 70.19 70.20 70.21 70.22 70.23 70.24 70.25 70.26 70.27 70.28 70.29 70.30 70.31 70.32 71.1 71.2 71.3 71.4 71.5 71.6 71.7 71.8 71.9 71.10 71.11 71.12 71.13 71.14 71.15 71.16 71.17 71.18 71.19 71.20 71.21 71.22 71.23 71.24 71.25 71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29 71.30 71.31 71.32 71.33 71.34 71.35 72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 72.5 72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9 72.10 72.11 72.12 72.13 72.14 72.15 72.16 72.17 72.18 72.19 72.20
72.21 72.22
72.23 72.24 72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28 72.29 72.30 72.31 72.32 72.33 73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4
73.5
73.6 73.7 73.8 73.9 73.10 73.11 73.12 73.13 73.14 73.15 73.16
73.17 73.18 73.19 73.20 73.21 73.22 73.23 73.24 73.25 73.26 73.27 73.28 73.29 73.30 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7 74.8 74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12 74.13 74.14
74.15 74.16 74.17 74.18 74.19 74.20 74.21 74.22 74.23 74.24 74.25 74.26 74.27 74.28 74.29
75.1 75.2 75.3 75.4 75.5 75.6 75.7 75.8 75.9 75.10 75.11 75.12 75.13 75.14 75.15 75.16 75.17 75.18 75.19 75.20 75.21 75.22 75.23 75.24 75.25 75.26 75.27 75.28 75.29 75.30 75.31 76.1 76.2 76.3 76.4 76.5 76.6 76.7 76.8 76.9 76.10 76.11 76.12 76.13 76.14 76.15 76.16 76.17 76.18 76.19 76.20 76.21 76.22 76.23 76.24 76.25 76.26 76.27 76.28 76.29 76.30 76.31 77.1 77.2 77.3 77.4 77.5 77.6 77.7 77.8 77.9 77.10
77.11 77.12
77.13 77.14 77.15 77.16 77.17 77.18 77.19 77.20 77.21 77.22 77.23 77.24 77.25 77.26 77.27 77.28 77.29 77.30 78.1 78.2 78.3 78.4 78.5 78.6 78.7 78.8 78.9 78.10 78.11 78.12 78.13 78.14 78.15 78.16 78.17 78.18 78.19 78.20 78.21
78.22 78.23
78.24 78.25 78.26 78.27 78.28 78.29 79.1 79.2 79.3 79.4 79.5 79.6 79.7 79.8 79.9 79.10 79.11
79.12 79.13 79.14 79.15 79.16 79.17 79.18 79.19 79.20 79.21 79.22 79.23 79.24 79.25 79.26
80.1 80.2
80.3 80.4 80.5 80.6 80.7 80.8 80.9 80.10 80.11
80.12 80.13 80.14 80.15 80.16 80.17 80.18 80.19 80.20 80.21
80.22 80.23 80.24 80.25 80.26 80.27 80.28 80.29 80.30 80.31 81.1 81.2
81.3 81.4 81.5 81.6 81.7 81.8 81.9 81.10 81.11 81.12 81.13 81.14 81.15 81.16 81.17 81.18 81.19 81.20 81.21 81.22 81.23 81.24 81.25
81.26 81.27 81.28 81.29 81.30 81.31 81.32 82.1 82.2 82.3 82.4
82.5 82.6 82.7 82.8 82.9 82.10 82.11 82.12 82.13 82.14 82.15 82.16 82.17
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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; providing funding for prekindergarten through grade
12 education including general education, education excellence, special education,
facilities and technology, nutrition, libraries, early childhood and family support,
community education, self-sufficiency and lifelong learning, and state agencies;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 119A.03, by
adding a subdivision; 120B.30, subdivision 1; 120B.35, subdivision 3; 120B.36,
subdivision 1; 122A.14, subdivision 9; 122A.18, subdivision 8; 122A.21,
subdivision 1; 122A.63, subdivisions 1, 4, 5, 6, by adding a subdivision; 122A.70,
subdivision 1; 123B.61; 124D.151, subdivisions 4, 5, 6; 124D.165, by adding a
subdivision; 124D.231; 124D.531, subdivision 1; 124D.83, subdivision 2;
124D.862, subdivisions 1, 4, 5, by adding a subdivision; 124D.98, by adding a
subdivision; 124E.20, subdivision 1; 124E.21, subdivision 1; 125A.76, subdivisions
1, 2c, by adding a subdivision; 126C.05, subdivision 1; 126C.10, subdivisions 2,
2d, 2e, 13a, 24; 126C.17, subdivisions 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 7a, 9, by adding subdivisions;
126C.44; 127A.47, subdivision 7; 134.355, subdivisions 8, 10; 245C.12; Laws
2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 11, sections 8, as amended; 9,
subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 119A;
245C; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 120B.299; 120B.30, subdivision
1a; 122A.175; 126C.17, subdivision 9a; Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter
5, article 11, section 4.

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

ARTICLE 1

GENERAL EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124E.20, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Revenue calculation.

(a) General education revenue must be paid to a
charter school as though it were a district. The general education revenue for each adjusted
pupil unit is the state average general education revenue per pupil unit, plus the referendum
equalization aid allowancenew text begin and first tier local optional aid allowancenew text end in the pupil's district
of residence, minus an amount equal to the product of the formula allowance according to
section 126C.10, subdivision 2, times .0466, calculated without declining enrollment revenue,
local optional revenue, basic skills revenue, extended time revenue, pension adjustment
revenue, transition revenue, and transportation sparsity revenue, plus declining enrollment
revenue, basic skills revenue, pension adjustment revenue, and transition revenue as though
the school were a school district.

(b) For a charter school operating an extended day, extended week, or summer program,
the general education revenue in paragraph (a) is increased by an amount equal to 25 percent
of the statewide average extended time revenue per adjusted pupil unit.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the general education revenue for an eligible special
education charter school as defined in section 124E.21, subdivision 2, equals the sum of
the amount determined under paragraph (a) and the school's unreimbursed cost as defined
in section 124E.21, subdivision 2, for educating students not eligible for special education
services.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2021 and later.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.05, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Pupil unit.

Pupil units for each Minnesota resident pupil under the age
of 21 or who meets the requirements of section 120A.20, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), in
average daily membership enrolled in the district of residence, in another district under
sections 123A.05 to 123A.08, 124D.03, 124D.08, or 124D.68; in a charter school under
chapter 124E; or for whom the resident district pays tuition under section 123A.18, 123A.22,
123A.30, 123A.32, 123A.44, 123A.488, 123B.88, subdivision 4, 124D.04, 124D.05, 125A.03
to 125A.24, 125A.51, or 125A.65, shall be counted according to this subdivision.

(a) A prekindergarten pupil with a disability who is enrolled in a program approved by
the commissioner and has an individualized education program is counted as the ratio of
the number of hours of assessment and education service to 825 times 1.0 with a minimum
average daily membership of 0.28, but not more than 1.0 pupil unit.

(b) A prekindergarten pupil who is assessed but determined not to be disabled is counted
as the ratio of the number of hours of assessment service to 825 times 1.0.

deleted text begin (c) A kindergarten pupil with a disability who is enrolled in a program approved by the
commissioner is counted as the ratio of the number of hours of assessment and education
services required in the fiscal year by the pupil's individualized education program to 875,
but not more than one.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end A prekindergarten pupil who is not included in paragraph (a) or (b) and is enrolled
in an approved voluntary prekindergarten program under section 124D.151 is counted as
the ratio of the number of hours of instruction to 850 times 1.0, but not more than 0.6 pupil
units.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end A kindergarten pupil deleted text beginwho is not included in paragraph (c)deleted text end is counted as 1.0 pupil
unit if the pupil is enrolled in a free all-day, every day kindergarten program available to
all kindergarten pupils at the pupil's school that meets the minimum hours requirement in
section 120A.41, or is counted as .55 pupil unit, if the pupil is not enrolled in a free all-day,
every day kindergarten program available to all kindergarten pupils at the pupil's school.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end A pupil who is in any of grades 1 to 6 is counted as 1.0 pupil unit.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end A pupil who is in any of grades 7 to 12 is counted as 1.2 pupil units.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end A pupil who is in the postsecondary enrollment options program is counted as
1.2 pupil units.

deleted text begin (i) For fiscal years 2018 and 2019 only,deleted text end new text begin(h) new text endA prekindergarten pupil who:

(1) is not included in paragraph (a), (b), or deleted text begin(d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end;

(2) is enrolled in a school readiness plus program; and

(3) has one or more of the risk factors specified by the eligibility requirements for a
school readiness plus program,

is counted as the ratio of the number of hours of instruction to 850 times 1.0, but not more
than 0.6 pupil units. A pupil qualifying under this paragraph must be counted in the same
manner as a voluntary prekindergarten student for all general education and other school
funding formulas.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.10, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Basic revenue.

The basic revenue for each district equals the formula allowance
times the adjusted pupil units for the school year. deleted text beginThe formula allowance for fiscal year
2017 is $6,067. The formula allowance for fiscal year 2018 is $6,188.
deleted text end The formula allowance
for fiscal year 2019 and later is $6,312.new text begin The formula allowance for fiscal year 2020 is $6,501.
The formula allowance for fiscal year 2021 and later is $6,631.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.10, subdivision 2d, is amended to read:


Subd. 2d.

Declining enrollment revenue.

(a) A school district's declining enrollment
revenue equals the greater of zero or the product of: (1) 28 percent of the formula allowance
for that year and (2) the difference between the adjusted pupil units for the preceding year
and the adjusted pupil units for the current year.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), for fiscal years 2015, 2016, and 2017 only, a pupil
enrolled at the Crosswinds school shall not generate declining enrollment revenue for the
district or charter school in which the pupil was last counted in average daily membership.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), for fiscal years 2017, 2018, and 2019 only,
prekindergarten pupil units under section 126C.05, subdivision 1, paragraph deleted text begin(d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end, must
be excluded from the calculation of declining enrollment revenue.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.10, subdivision 2e, is amended to read:


Subd. 2e.

Local optional revenue.

(a) new text beginFor fiscal year 2020, new text endlocal optional revenue for
a school district equals $424 times the adjusted pupil units of the district for that school
year.new text begin For fiscal year 2021 and later, local optional revenue for a school district equals the
sum of the district's first tier local optional revenue and second tier local optional revenue.
A district's first tier local optional revenue equals $300 times the adjusted pupil units of the
district for that school year. A district's second tier local optional revenue equals $424 times
the adjusted pupil units of the district for that school year.
new text end

(b) new text beginFor fiscal year 2020, new text enda district's local optional levy equals its local optional revenue
times the lesser of one or the ratio of its referendum market value per resident pupil unit to
$510,000.new text begin For fiscal year 2021 and later, a district's local optional levy equals the sum of
the first tier local optional levy and the second tier local optional levy. A district's first tier
local optional levy equals the district's first tier local optional revenue times the lesser of
one or the ratio of the district's referendum market value per resident pupil unit to $880,000.
A district's second tier local optional levy equals the district's second tier local optional
revenue times the lesser of one or the ratio of the district's referendum market value per
resident pupil unit to $510,000.
new text end The local optional deleted text beginrevenuedeleted text end levy must be spread on referendum
market value. A district may levy less than the permitted amount.

(c) A district's local optional aid equals its local optional revenue deleted text beginlessdeleted text endnew text begin minusnew text end its local
optional levydeleted text begin, times the ratio of the actual amount levied to the permitted levydeleted text end.new text begin If a district's
actual levy for first or second tier local optional revenue is less than its maximum levy limit
for that tier, its aid must be proportionately reduced.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2021 and later.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.10, subdivision 13a, is amended to read:


Subd. 13a.

Operating capital levy.

To obtain operating capital revenue, a district may
levy an amount not more than the product of its operating capital revenue for the fiscal year
times the lesser of one or the ratio of its adjusted net tax capacity per adjusted pupil unit to
the operating capital equalizing factor. The operating capital equalizing factor equals deleted text begin$15,740
for fiscal year 2017, $20,548 for fiscal year 2018, $24,241 for fiscal year 2019, and $22,912
deleted text endnew text begin
$23,902
new text end for fiscal year 2020new text begin, $23,885 for fiscal year 2021, $23,895 for fiscal year 2022,
and $23,974 for fiscal year 2023
new text end and later.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.10, subdivision 24, is amended to read:


Subd. 24.

Equity revenue.

(a) A school district qualifies for equity revenue if:

(1) the school district's adjusted pupil unit amount of basic revenue, transition revenue,
new text begin first tier local optional revenue, new text endand referendum revenue is less than the value of the school
district at or immediately above the 95th percentile of school districts in its equity region
for those revenue categories; and

(2) the school district's administrative offices are not located in a city of the first class
on July 1, 1999.

(b) Equity revenue deleted text beginfor a qualifying district that receives referendum revenue under
section 126C.17, subdivision 4,
deleted text end equals the product of (1) the district's adjusted pupil units
for that year; times (2) the sum of (i) $14, plus (ii) $80, times the school district's equity
index computed under subdivision 27.

deleted text begin (c) Equity revenue for a qualifying district that does not receive referendum revenue
under section 126C.17, subdivision 4, equals the product of the district's adjusted pupil units
for that year times $14.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end A school district's equity revenue is increased by the greater of zero or an amount
equal to the district's adjusted pupil units times the difference between ten percent of the
statewide average amount of referendum revenuenew text begin and first tier local optional revenuenew text end per
adjusted pupil unit for that year andnew text begin the sum ofnew text end the district's referendum revenuenew text begin and first
tier local optional revenue
new text end per adjusted pupil unit. A school district's revenue under this
paragraph must not exceed $100,000 for that year.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end A school district's equity revenue for a school district located in the metro equity
region equals the amount computed in paragraphs (b)deleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin andnew text end (c)deleted text begin, and (d)deleted text end multiplied by 1.25.

deleted text begin (f) For fiscal years 2017, 2018, and 2019 for a school district not included in paragraph
(e), a district's equity revenue equals the amount computed in paragraphs (b), (c), and (d)
multiplied by 1.16.
deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end For fiscal year 2020 and later for a school district not included in
paragraph deleted text begin(e)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end, a district's equity revenue equals the amount computed in paragraphs (b)deleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin
and
new text end (c)deleted text begin, and (d)deleted text end multiplied by 1.25.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end A school district's additional equity revenue equals $50 times its adjusted pupil
units.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2021 and later.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.17, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Referendum allowance.

(a) A district's initial referendum allowancenew text begin for
fiscal year 2021 and later
new text end equals the result of the following calculations:

deleted text begin (1) multiply the referendum allowance the district would have received for fiscal year
2015 under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.17, subdivision 1, based on elections
held before July 1, 2013, by the resident marginal cost pupil units the district would have
counted for fiscal year 2015 under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.05;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) add to the result of clause (1) the adjustment the district would have received under
Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 127A.47, subdivision 7, paragraphs (a), (b), and (c), based
on elections held before July 1, 2013;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) divide the result of clause (2) by the district's adjusted pupil units for fiscal year
2015;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) add to the result of clause (3) any additional referendum allowance per adjusted pupil
unit authorized by elections held between July 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) add to the result in clause (4) any additional referendum allowance resulting from
inflation adjustments approved by the voters prior to January 1, 2014;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6) subtract from the result of clause (5), the sum of a district's actual local optional levy
and local optional aid under section 126C.10, subdivision 2e, divided by the adjusted pupil
units of the district for that school year; and
deleted text end

new text begin (1) subtract $424 from the district's allowance under Minnesota Statutes 2018, section
126C.17, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (5);
new text end

new text begin (2) if the result of clause (1) is less than zero, set the allowance to zero;
new text end

new text begin (3) add to the result in clause (2) any new referendum allowance authorized between
July 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013, under Minnesota Statutes 2013, section 126C.17,
subdivision 9a;
new text end

new text begin (4) add to the result in clause (3) any additional referendum allowance per adjusted pupil
unit authorized between January 1, 2014, and June 30, 2019;
new text end

new text begin (5) subtract from the result in clause (4) any allowances expiring in fiscal year 2016,
2017, 2018, 2019, or 2020;
new text end

new text begin (6) subtract $300 from the result in clause (5); and
new text end

(7) if the result of clause (6) is less than zero, set the allowance to zero.

(b) A district's referendum allowance equals the sum of the district's initial referendum
allowance, plus any new referendum allowance authorized deleted text beginbetween July 1, 2013, and
December 31, 2013, under subdivision 9a, plus any additional referendum allowance per
adjusted pupil unit authorized after December 31, 2013
deleted text endnew text begin after July 1, 2019new text end, minus any
allowances expiring in fiscal year deleted text begin2016deleted text endnew text begin 2021new text end or later,new text begin plus any inflation adjustments for
fiscal year 2021 and later approved by the voters prior to July 1, 2019,
new text end provided that the
allowance may not be less than zero. deleted text beginFor a district with more than one referendum allowance
for fiscal year 2015 under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.17, the allowance calculated
under paragraph (a), clause (3), must be divided into components such that the same
percentage of the district's allowance expires at the same time as the old allowances would
have expired under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.17.
deleted text end For a district with more than
one allowance for fiscal year 2015 that expires in the same year, the reduction under
paragraph (a), deleted text beginclausedeleted text endnew text begin clauses (1) andnew text end (6), deleted text beginto offset local optional revenuedeleted text end shall be made first
from any allowances that do not have an inflation adjustment approved by the voters.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2021 and later.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.17, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Referendum allowance limit.

(a) Notwithstanding subdivision 1, for fiscal
year deleted text begin2015deleted text endnew text begin 2021new text end and later, a district's referendum allowance must not exceed deleted text beginthe annual
inflationary increase as calculated under paragraph (b) times
deleted text end the deleted text begingreatestdeleted text endnew text begin greaternew text end of:

(1) deleted text begin$1,845deleted text endnew text begin the product of the annual inflationary increase as calculated under paragraph
(b), and $2,079.50, minus $300
new text end;

(2) new text beginthe product of the annual inflationary increase as calculated under paragraph (b),
and
new text endthe sum of the referendum revenue the district would have received for fiscal year 2015
under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.17, subdivision 4, based on elections held
before July 1, 2013, and the adjustment the district would have received under Minnesota
Statutes 2012, section 127A.47, subdivision 7, paragraphs (a), (b), and (c), based on elections
held before July 1, 2013, divided by the district's adjusted pupil units for fiscal year 2015new text begin,
minus $300
new text end;

(3) deleted text beginthe product of the referendum allowance limit the district would have received for
fiscal year 2015 under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.17, subdivision 2, and the
resident marginal cost pupil units the district would have received for fiscal year 2015 under
Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.05, subdivision 6, plus the adjustment the district
deleted text enddeleted text begin would have received under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 127A.47, subdivision 7,
paragraphs (a), (b), and (c), based on elections held before July 1, 2013, divided by the
district's adjusted pupil units for fiscal year 2015; minus $424
deleted text endnew text begin for a newly reorganized
district created on July 1, 2020, the referendum revenue authority for each reorganizing
district in the year preceding reorganization divided by its adjusted pupil units for the year
preceding reorganization, minus $300
new text end; or

(4) for a newly reorganized district created after July 1, deleted text begin2013deleted text endnew text begin 2021new text end, the referendum
revenue authority for each reorganizing district in the year preceding reorganization divided
by its adjusted pupil units for the year preceding reorganization.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, for fiscal year deleted text begin2016deleted text endnew text begin 2022new text end and later, "inflationary
increase" means one plus the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for urban
consumers, as prepared by the United States Bureau of Labor deleted text beginStandardsdeleted text endnew text begin Statisticsnew text end, for the
current fiscal year to fiscal year deleted text begin2015. For fiscal year 2016 and later, for purposes of
paragraph (a), clause (3), the inflationary increase equals one-fourth of the percentage
increase in the formula allowance for that year compared with the formula allowance for
fiscal year 2015
deleted text endnew text begin 2021new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2021 and later.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.17, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Referendum equalization revenue.

(a) A district's referendum equalization
revenue equals the sum of the first tier referendum equalization revenue and the second tier
referendum equalization revenuedeleted text begin, and the third tier referendum equalization revenuedeleted text end.

(b) A district's first tier referendum equalization revenue equals the district's first tier
referendum equalization allowance times the district's adjusted pupil units for that year.

(c) A district's first tier referendum equalization allowance equals the lesser of the
district's referendum allowance under subdivision 1 or deleted text begin$300deleted text endnew text begin $460new text end.

(d) A district's second tier referendum equalization revenue equals the district's second
tier referendum equalization allowance times the district's adjusted pupil units for that year.

(e) A district's second tier referendum equalization allowance equals the lesser of the
district's referendum allowance under subdivision 1 or deleted text begin$760, minus the district's first tier
referendum equalization allowance.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (f) A district's third tier referendum equalization revenue equals the district's third tier
referendum equalization allowance times the district's adjusted pupil units for that year.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (g) A district's third tier referendum equalization allowance equals the lesser of the
district's referendum allowance under subdivision 1 or
deleted text end 25 percent of the formula allowance,
minus the sum of new text begin$300 and new text endthe district's first tier referendum equalization allowance deleted text beginand
second tier referendum equalization allowance
deleted text end.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end Notwithstanding paragraph deleted text begin(g)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end, the deleted text beginthirddeleted text endnew text begin secondnew text end tier referendum allowance
for a district qualifying for secondary sparsity revenue under section 126C.10, subdivision
7
, or elementary sparsity revenue under section 126C.10, subdivision 8, equals the district's
referendum allowance under subdivision 1 minus the deleted text beginsum of thedeleted text end district's first tier referendum
equalization allowance deleted text beginand second tier referendum equalization allowancedeleted text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2021 and later.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.17, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Referendum equalization levy.

(a) A district's referendum equalization levy
equals the sum of the first tier referendum equalization levydeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin andnew text end the second tier referendum
equalization levydeleted text begin, and the third tier referendum equalization levydeleted text end.

(b) A district's first tier referendum equalization levy equals the district's first tier
referendum equalization revenue times the lesser of one or the ratio of the district's
referendum market value per resident pupil unit to deleted text begin$880,000deleted text endnew text begin $510,000new text end.

(c) A district's second tier referendum equalization levy equals the district's second tier
referendum equalization revenue times the lesser of one or the ratio of the district's
referendum market value per resident pupil unit to deleted text begin$510,000deleted text endnew text begin $290,000new text end.

deleted text begin (d) A district's third tier referendum equalization levy equals the district's third tier
referendum equalization revenue times the lesser of one or the ratio of the district's
referendum market value per resident pupil unit to $290,000.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2021 and later.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.17, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Referendum equalization aid.

(a) A district's referendum equalization aid
equals the difference between its referendum equalization revenue and levy.

(b) If a district's actual levy for first, second, or third tier referendum equalization revenue
is less than its maximum levy limit for that tier, aid shall be proportionately reduced.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the referendum equalization aid for a districtdeleted text begin, where
the referendum equalization aid under paragraph (a) exceeds 90 percent of the referendum
revenue,
deleted text end must not exceednew text begin: (1)new text end 25 percent of the formula allowancenew text begin minus $300;new text end times new text begin(2)
new text end the district's adjusted pupil units. A district's referendum levy is increased by the amount
of any reduction in referendum aid under this paragraph.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2021 and later.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.17, subdivision 7a, is amended to read:


Subd. 7a.

Referendum tax base replacement aid.

For each school district that had a
referendum allowance for fiscal year 2002 exceeding $415, for each separately authorized
referendum levy, the commissioner of revenue, in consultation with the commissioner of
education, shall certify the amount of the referendum levy in taxes payable year 2001
attributable to the portion of the referendum allowance exceeding $415 levied against
property classified as class 2, noncommercial 4c(1), or 4c(4), under section 273.13, excluding
the portion of the tax paid by the portion of class 2a property consisting of the house, garage,
and surrounding one acre of land. The resulting amount must be used to reduce the district's
referendum levynew text begin or first tier local optional levynew text end amount otherwise determined, and must be
paid to the district each year that the referendum new text beginor first tier local optional new text endauthority remains
in effect, is renewed, or new referendum authority is approved. The aid payable under this
subdivision must be subtracted from the district's referendum equalization aid under
subdivision 7. The referendum equalization aidnew text begin and the first tier local optional aidnew text end after the
subtraction must not be less than zero.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2021 and later.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.17, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Referendum revenue.

(a) The revenue authorized by section 126C.10,
subdivision 1
, may be increased in the amount approved by the voters of the district at a
referendum called for the purpose. The referendum may be called by the board. The
referendum must be conducted one or two calendar years before the increased levy authority,
if approved, first becomes payable. Only one election to approve an increase may be held
in a calendar year. Unless the referendum is conducted by mail under subdivision 11,
paragraph (a), the referendum must be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in
November. The ballot must state the maximum amount of the increased revenue per adjusted
pupil unit. The ballot may state a schedule, determined by the board, of increased revenue
per adjusted pupil unit that differs from year to year over the number of years for which the
increased revenue is authorized or may state that the amount shall increase annually by the
rate of inflation. For this purpose, the rate of inflation shall be the annual inflationary increase
calculated under subdivision 2, paragraph (b). The ballot may state that existing referendum
levy authority is expiring. In this case, the ballot may also compare the proposed levy
authority to the existing expiring levy authority, and express the proposed increase as the
amount, if any, over the expiring referendum levy authority. The ballot must designate the
specific number of years, not to exceed ten, for which the referendum authorization appliesnew text begin,
and may state that the referendum may be renewed by school board resolution subject to a
reverse referendum
new text end. The ballot, including a ballot on the question to revoke or reduce the
increased revenue amount under paragraph (c), must abbreviate the term "per adjusted pupil
unit" as "per pupil." The notice required under section 275.60 may be modified to read, in
cases of renewing existing levies at the same amount per pupil as in the previous year:

"BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO
EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED
TO EXPIRE."

The ballot may contain a textual portion with the information required in this subdivision
and a question stating substantially the following:

"Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by (petition to) the board of ......., School
District No. .., be approved?"

If approved, an amount equal to the approved revenue per adjusted pupil unit times the
adjusted pupil units for the school year beginning in the year after the levy is certified shall
be authorized for certification for the number of years approved, if applicable, or until
revoked or reduced by the voters of the district at a subsequent referendum.

(b) The board must deliver by mail at least 15 days but no more than 30 days before the
day of the referendum to each taxpayer a notice of the referendum and the proposed revenue
increase. The board need not mail more than one notice to any taxpayer. For the purpose
of giving mailed notice under this subdivision, owners must be those shown to be owners
on the records of the county auditor or, in any county where tax statements are mailed by
the county treasurer, on the records of the county treasurer. Every property owner whose
name does not appear on the records of the county auditor or the county treasurer is deemed
to have waived this mailed notice unless the owner has requested in writing that the county
auditor or county treasurer, as the case may be, include the name on the records for this
purpose. The notice must project the anticipated amount of tax increase in annual dollars
for typical residential homesteads, agricultural homesteads, apartments, and
commercial-industrial property within the school district.

The notice for a referendum may state that an existing referendum levy is expiring and
project the anticipated amount of increase over the existing referendum levy in the first
year, if any, in annual dollars for typical residential homesteads, agricultural homesteads,
apartments, and commercial-industrial property within the district.

The notice must include the following statement: "Passage of this referendum will result
in an increase in your property taxes." However, in cases of renewing existing levies, the
notice may include the following statement: "Passage of this referendum extends an existing
operating referendum at the same amount per pupil as in the previous year."

(c) A referendum on the question of revoking or reducing the increased revenue amount
authorized pursuant to paragraph (a) may be called by the board. A referendum to revoke
or reduce the revenue amount must state the amount per adjusted pupil unit by which the
authority is to be reduced. Revenue authority approved by the voters of the district pursuant
to paragraph (a) must be available to the school district at least once before it is subject to
a referendum on its revocation or reduction for subsequent years. Only one revocation or
reduction referendum may be held to revoke or reduce referendum revenue for any specific
year and for years thereafter.

(d) The approval of 50 percent plus one of those voting on the question is required to
pass a referendum authorized by this subdivision.

(e) At least 15 days before the day of the referendum, the district must submit a copy of
the notice required under paragraph (b) to the commissioner and to the county auditor of
each county in which the district is located. Within 15 days after the results of the referendum
have been certified by the board, or in the case of a recount, the certification of the results
of the recount by the canvassing board, the district must notify the commissioner of the
results of the referendum.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.17, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 9b. new text end

new text begin Renewal by school board. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding the election requirements of
subdivision 9, a school board may renew an expiring referendum approved by the voters
after July 1, 2019, by board action if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the ballot for the expiring referendum included a statement that the referendum may
be renewed by school board resolution subject to a reverse referendum;
new text end

new text begin (2) the per-pupil amount of the referendum is the same as the amount expiring or, for
an expiring referendum that was adjusted annually by the rate of inflation, the same as the
per-pupil amount of the expiring referendum, adjusted annually for inflation in the same
manner as if the expiring referendum had continued;
new text end

new text begin (3) the term of the renewed referendum is no longer than the initial term approved by
the voters; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the school board has adopted a written resolution authorizing the renewal after holding
a meeting and allowing public testimony on the proposed renewal.
new text end

new text begin (b) The resolution must be adopted by the school board by June 15 and becomes effective
60 days after its adoption.
new text end

new text begin (c) A referendum expires at the end of the last fiscal year in which the referendum
generates revenue for the school district. A school board may renew an expiring referendum
under this subdivision not more than two fiscal years before the referendum expires.
new text end

new text begin (d) A district renewing an expiring referendum under this subdivision must submit a
copy of the adopted resolution to the commissioner and to the county auditor no later than
September 1 of the calendar year in which the levy is certified.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.17, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Reverse referendum. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this subdivision, "board-renewed
referendum authority" means referendum authority renewed by the school board.
new text end

new text begin (b) A referendum on the question of revoking board-renewed referendum authority under
subdivision 9b shall be called by the board upon written petition of qualified voters of the
district. A referendum to revoke a district's board-renewed referendum authority must state
the authority to be revoked in total and per pupil unit. A revocation referendum may be held
to revoke board-renewed referendum authority for the subsequent fiscal year and for years
thereafter.
new text end

new text begin (c) A petition authorized by this subdivision is effective if:
new text end

new text begin (1) signed by more than 25 percent of the registered voters of the district on the day the
petition is filed with the board; and
new text end

new text begin (2) filed with the board by June 1 of that year.
new text end

new text begin A referendum invoked by petition must be held on the date required in subdivision 9.
new text end

new text begin (d) The approval of more than 50 percent of those voting on the question is required to
revoke board-renewed referendum authority.
new text end

Sec. 17. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

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 Department of Education for the fiscal years
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin General education aid. new text end

new text begin For general education aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 126C.13, subdivision 4:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,482,939,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,670,132,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $701,293,000 for 2019 and $6,781,646,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $726,322,000 for 2020 and $6,943,810,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Enrollment options transportation. new text end

new text begin For transportation of pupils attending
postsecondary institutions under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, or for transportation
of pupils attending nonresident districts under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.03:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 24,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 26,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Abatement aid. new text end

new text begin For abatement aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 127A.49:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,897,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,971,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $274,000 for 2019 and $2,623,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $291,000 for 2020 and $2,680,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Consolidation transition aid. new text end

new text begin For districts consolidating under Minnesota
Statutes, section 123A.485:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 270,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 165,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $0 for 2019 and $270,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $30,000 for 2020 and $135,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Nonpublic pupil education aid. new text end

new text begin For nonpublic pupil education aid under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 123B.40 to 123B.43 and 123B.87:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 18,743,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 19,609,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $1,791,000 for 2019 and $16,952,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $1,884,000 for 2020 and $17,725,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Nonpublic pupil transportation. new text end

new text begin For nonpublic pupil transportation aid under
Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.92, subdivision 9:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 18,801,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 19,052,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $1,844,000 for 2019 and $16,957,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $1,844,000 for 2020 and $17,168,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin One-room schoolhouse. new text end

new text begin For a grant to Independent School District No. 690,
Warroad, to operate the Angle Inlet School:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 65,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 65,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Career and technical aid. new text end

new text begin For career and technical aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.4531, subdivision 1b:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,337,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,310,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $420,000 for 2019 and $3,917,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $435,000 for 2020 and $3,875,000 for 2021.
new text end

Sec. 18. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.17, subdivision 9a, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.30, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Statewide testing.

(a) The commissioner, with advice from experts with
appropriate technical qualifications and experience and stakeholders, consistent with
subdivision 1a, shall include in the comprehensive assessment system, for each grade level
to be tested, state-constructed tests developed as computer-adaptive reading and mathematics
assessments for students that are aligned with the state's required academic standards under
section 120B.021, include multiple choice questions, and are administered annually to all
students in grades 3 through 8. State-developed high school tests aligned with the state's
required academic standards under section 120B.021 and administered to all high school
students in a subject other than writing must include multiple choice questions. The
commissioner shall establish one or more months during which schools shall administer
the tests to students each school year.

(1) Students enrolled in grade 8 through the 2009-2010 school year are eligible to be
assessed under (i) the graduation-required assessment for diploma in reading, mathematics,
or writing under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraphs (c),
clauses (1) and (2), and (d), (ii) the WorkKeys job skills assessment, (iii) the Compass
college placement test, (iv) the ACT assessment for college admission, (v) a nationally
recognized armed services vocational aptitude test.

(2) Students enrolled in grade 8 in the 2010-2011 or 2011-2012 school year are eligible
to be assessed under (i) the graduation-required assessment for diploma in reading,
mathematics, or writing under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 120B.30, subdivision 1,
paragraph (c), clauses (1) and (2), (ii) the WorkKeys job skills assessment, (iii) the Compass
college placement test, (iv) the ACT assessment for college admission, (v) a nationally
recognized armed services vocational aptitude test.

(3) For students under clause (1) or (2), a school district may substitute a score from an
alternative, equivalent assessment to satisfy the requirements of this paragraph.

(b) The state assessment system must be aligned to the most recent revision of academic
standards as described in section 120B.023 in the following manner:

(1) mathematics;

(i) grades 3 through 8 beginning in the 2010-2011 school year; and

(ii) high school level beginning in the 2013-2014 school year;

(2) science; grades 5 and 8 and at the high school level beginning in the 2011-2012
school year; and

(3) language arts and reading; grades 3 through 8 and high school level beginning in the
2012-2013 school year.

(c) For students enrolled in grade 8 in the 2012-2013 school year and later, students'
state graduation requirements, based on a longitudinal, systematic approach to student
education and career planning, assessment, instructional support, and evaluation, include
the following:

(1) achievement and career and college readiness in mathematics, reading, and writing,
consistent with paragraph (k) and to the extent available, to monitor students' continuous
development of and growth in requisite knowledge and skills; analyze students' progress
and performance levels, identifying students' academic strengths and diagnosing areas where
students require curriculum or instructional adjustments, targeted interventions, or
remediation; and, based on analysis of students' progress and performance data, determine
students' learning and instructional needs and the instructional tools and best practices that
support academic rigor for the student; and

(2) consistent with this paragraph and section 120B.125, age-appropriate exploration
and planning activities and career assessments to encourage students to identify personally
relevant career interests and aptitudes and help students and their families develop a regularly
reexamined transition plan for postsecondary education or employment without need for
postsecondary remediation.

Based on appropriate state guidelines, students with an individualized education program
may satisfy state graduation requirements by achieving an individual score on the
state-identified alternative assessments.

(d) Expectations of schools, districts, and the state for career or college readiness under
this subdivision must be comparable in rigor, clarity of purpose, and rates of student
completion.

A student under paragraph (c), clause (1), must receive targeted, relevant, academically
rigorous, and resourced instruction, which may include a targeted instruction and intervention
plan focused on improving the student's knowledge and skills in core subjects so that the
student has a reasonable chance to succeed in a career or college without need for
postsecondary remediation. Consistent with sections 120B.13, 124D.09, 124D.091, 124D.49,
and related sections, an enrolling school or district must actively encourage a student in
grade 11 or 12 who is identified as academically ready for a career or college to participate
in courses and programs awarding college credit to high school students. Students are not
required to achieve a specified score or level of proficiency on an assessment under this
subdivision to graduate from high school.

(e) Though not a high school graduation requirement, students are encouraged to
participate in a nationally recognized college entrance exam. To the extent state funding
for college entrance exam fees is available, a district must pay the cost, one time, for an
interested student in grade 11 or 12 who is eligible for a free or reduced-price meal, to take
a nationally recognized college entrance exam before graduating. A student must be able
to take the exam under this paragraph at the student's high school during the school day and
at any one of the multiple exam administrations available to students in the district. A district
may administer the ACT or SAT or both the ACT and SAT to comply with this paragraph.
If the district administers only one of these two tests and a free or reduced-price meal eligible
student opts not to take that test and chooses instead to take the other of the two tests, the
student may take the other test at a different time or location and remains eligible for the
examination fee reimbursement. Notwithstanding sections 123B.34 to 123B.39, a school
district may require a student that is not eligible for a free or reduced-price meal to pay the
cost of taking a nationally recognized college entrance exam. The district must waive the
cost for a student unable to pay.

(f) The commissioner and the chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
must collaborate in aligning instruction and assessments for adult basic education students
and English learners to provide the students with diagnostic information about any targeted
interventions, accommodations, modifications, and supports they need so that assessments
and other performance measures are accessible to them and they may seek postsecondary
education or employment without need for postsecondary remediation. When administering
formative or summative assessments used to measure the academic progress, including the
oral academic development, of English learners and inform their instruction, schools must
ensure that the assessments are accessible to the students and students have the modifications
and supports they need to sufficiently understand the assessments.

(g) Districts and schools, on an annual basis, must use career exploration elements to
help students, beginning no later than grade 9, and their families explore and plan for
postsecondary education or careers based on the students' interests, aptitudes, and aspirations.
Districts and schools must use timely regional labor market information and partnerships,
among other resources, to help students and their families successfully develop, pursue,
review, and revise an individualized plan for postsecondary education or a career. This
process must help increase students' engagement in and connection to school, improve
students' knowledge and skills, and deepen students' understanding of career pathways as
a sequence of academic and career courses that lead to an industry-recognized credential,
an associate's degree, or a bachelor's degree and are available to all students, whatever their
interests and career goals.

(h) A student who demonstrates attainment of required state academic standards, which
include career and college readiness benchmarks, on high school assessments under
subdivision 1a is academically ready for a career or college and is encouraged to participate
in courses awarding college credit to high school students. Such courses and programs may
include sequential courses of study within broad career areas and technical skill assessments
that extend beyond course grades.

(i) As appropriate, students through grade 12 must continue to participate in targeted
instruction, intervention, or remediation and be encouraged to participate in courses awarding
college credit to high school students.

(j) In developing, supporting, and improving students' academic readiness for a career
or college, schools, districts, and the state must have a continuum of empirically derived,
clearly defined benchmarks focused on students' attainment of knowledge and skills so that
students, their parents, and teachers know how well students must perform to have a
reasonable chance to succeed in a career or college without need for postsecondary
remediation. The commissioner, in consultation with local school officials and educators,
and Minnesota's public postsecondary institutions must ensure that the foundational
knowledge and skills for students' successful performance in postsecondary employment
or education and an articulated series of possible targeted interventions are clearly identified
and satisfy Minnesota's postsecondary admissions requirements.

(k) For students in grade 8 in the 2012-2013 school year and later, a school, district, or
charter school must record on the high school transcript a student's progress toward career
and college readiness, and for other students as soon as practicable.

(l) The school board granting students their diplomas may formally decide to include a
notation of high achievement on the high school diplomas of those graduating seniors who,
according to established school board criteria, demonstrate exemplary academic achievement
during high school.

(m) The 3rd through 8th grade computer-adaptive assessment results and high school
test results shall be available to districts for diagnostic purposes affecting student learning
and district instruction and curriculum, and for establishing educational accountability. deleted text beginThe
commissioner must establish empirically derived benchmarks on adaptive assessments in
grades 3 through 8.
deleted text end The commissioner, in consultation with the chancellor of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities, must establish empirically derived benchmarks on the high
school tests that reveal a trajectory toward career and college readiness consistent with
section 136F.302, subdivision 1a. The commissioner must disseminate to the public the
deleted text begin computer-adaptive assessments anddeleted text end high school test results upon receiving those results.

(n) The grades 3 through 8 computer-adaptive assessments and high school tests must
be aligned with state academic standards. The commissioner shall determine the testing
process and the order of administration. The statewide results shall be aggregated at the site
and district level, consistent with subdivision 1a.

(o) The commissioner shall include the following components in the statewide public
reporting system:

(1) uniform statewide computer-adaptive assessments of all students in grades 3 through
8 and testing at the high school levels that provides appropriate, technically sound
accommodations or alternate assessments;

(2) educational indicators that can be aggregated and compared across school districts
and across time on a statewide basis, including average daily attendance, high school
graduation rates, and high school drop-out rates by age and grade level;

(3) state results on the American College Test; and

(4) state results from participation in the National Assessment of Educational Progress
so that the state can benchmark its performance against the nation and other states, and,
where possible, against other countries, and contribute to the national effort to monitor
achievement.

(p) For purposes of statewide accountability, "career and college ready" means a high
school graduate has the knowledge, skills, and competencies to successfully pursue a career
pathway, including postsecondary credit leading to a degree, diploma, certificate, or
industry-recognized credential and employment. Students who are career and college ready
are able to successfully complete credit-bearing coursework at a two- or four-year college
or university or other credit-bearing postsecondary program without need for remediation.

(q) For purposes of statewide accountability, "cultural competence," "cultural
competency," or "culturally competent" means the ability of families and educators to
interact effectively with people of different cultures, native languages, and socioeconomic
backgrounds.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.35, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

State growth target; other state measures.

(a)(1) The state's educational
assessment system measuring individual students' educational growth is based on indicators
of achievement growth that show an individual student's prior achievement. Indicators of
achievement and prior achievement must be based on highly reliable statewide or districtwide
assessments.

(2) For purposes of paragraphs (b), (c), and (d), the commissioner must analyze and
report separate categories of information using the student categories identified under the
federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as most recently reauthorized, and, in
addition to "other" for each race and ethnicity, and the Karen community, seven of the most
populous Asian and Pacific Islander groups, three of the most populous Native groups,
seven of the most populous Hispanic/Latino groups, and five of the most populous Black
and African Heritage groups as determined by the total Minnesota population based on the
most recent American Community Survey; English learners under section 124D.59; home
language; free or reduced-price lunch; and all students enrolled in a Minnesota public school
who are currently or were previously in foster care, except that such disaggregation and
cross tabulation is not required if the number of students in a category is insufficient to yield
statistically reliable information or the results would reveal personally identifiable information
about an individual student.

(b) The commissioner, in consultation with a stakeholder group that includes assessment
and evaluation directors, district staff, experts in culturally responsive teaching, and
researchers, must implement a new text begingrowth new text endmodel deleted text beginthat uses a value-added growth indicator anddeleted text end
new text begin that compares the difference in students' achievement scores over time, and new text endincludes criteria
for identifying schools and school districts that demonstrate deleted text beginmedium and high growth under
section 120B.299, subdivisions 8 and 9, and may recommend other value-added measures
under section 120B.299, subdivision 3
deleted text endnew text begin academic progressnew text end. The model may be used to advance
educators' professional development and replicate programs that succeed in meeting students'
diverse learning needs. Data on individual teachers generated under the model are personnel
data under section 13.43. The model must allow users to:

(1) report student growth consistent with this paragraph; and

(2) for all student categories, report and compare aggregated and disaggregated state
student growth and, under section 120B.11, subdivision 2, clause (2), student learning and
outcome data using the student categories identified under the federal Elementary and
Secondary Education Act, as most recently reauthorized, and other student categories under
paragraph (a), clause (2).

The commissioner must report measures of student growth and, under section 120B.11,
subdivision 2
, clause (2), student learning and outcome data, consistent with this paragraph,
including the English language development, academic progress, and oral academic
development of English learners and their native language development if the native language
is used as a language of instruction, and include data on all pupils enrolled in a Minnesota
public school course or program who are currently or were previously counted as an English
learner under section 124D.59.

(c) When reporting student performance under section 120B.36, subdivision 1, the
commissioner annually, beginning July 1, 2011, must report two core measures indicating
the extent to which current high school graduates are being prepared for postsecondary
academic and career opportunities:

(1) a preparation measure indicating the number and percentage of high school graduates
in the most recent school year who completed course work important to preparing them for
postsecondary academic and career opportunities, consistent with the core academic subjects
required for admission to Minnesota's public colleges and universities as determined by the
Office of Higher Education under chapter 136A; and

(2) a rigorous coursework measure indicating the number and percentage of high school
graduates in the most recent school year who successfully completed one or more
college-level advanced placement, international baccalaureate, postsecondary enrollment
options including concurrent enrollment, other rigorous courses of study under section
120B.021, subdivision 1a, or industry certification courses or programs.

When reporting the core measures under clauses (1) and (2), the commissioner must also
analyze and report separate categories of information using the student categories identified
under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as most recently reauthorized,
and other student categories under paragraph (a), clause (2).

(d) When reporting student performance under section 120B.36, subdivision 1, the
commissioner annually, beginning July 1, 2014, must report summary data on school safety
and students' engagement and connection at school, consistent with the student categories
identified under paragraph (a), clause (2). The summary data under this paragraph are
separate from and must not be used for any purpose related to measuring or evaluating the
performance of classroom teachers. The commissioner, in consultation with qualified experts
on student engagement and connection and classroom teachers, must identify highly reliable
variables that generate summary data under this paragraph. The summary data may be used
at school, district, and state levels only. Any data on individuals received, collected, or
created that are used to generate the summary data under this paragraph are nonpublic data
under section 13.02, subdivision 9.

(e) For purposes of statewide educational accountability, the commissioner must identify
and report measures that demonstrate the success of learning year program providers under
sections 123A.05 and 124D.68, among other such providers, in improving students'
graduation outcomes. The commissioner, beginning July 1, 2015, must annually report
summary data on:

(1) the four- and six-year graduation rates of students under this paragraph;

(2) the percent of students under this paragraph whose progress and performance levels
are meeting career and college readiness benchmarks under section 120B.30, subdivision
1; and

(3) the success that learning year program providers experience in:

(i) identifying at-risk and off-track student populations by grade;

(ii) providing successful prevention and intervention strategies for at-risk students;

(iii) providing successful recuperative and recovery or reenrollment strategies for off-track
students; and

(iv) improving the graduation outcomes of at-risk and off-track students.

The commissioner may include in the annual report summary data on other education
providers serving a majority of students eligible to participate in a learning year program.

(f) The commissioner, in consultation with recognized experts with knowledge and
experience in assessing the language proficiency and academic performance of all English
learners enrolled in a Minnesota public school course or program who are currently or were
previously counted as an English learner under section 124D.59, must identify and report
appropriate and effective measures to improve current categories of language difficulty and
assessments, and monitor and report data on students' English proficiency levels, program
placement, and academic language development, including oral academic language.

(g) When reporting four- and six-year graduation rates, the commissioner or school
district must disaggregate the data by student categories according to paragraph (a), clause
(2).

(h) A school district must inform parents and guardians that volunteering information
on student categories not required by the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and
Secondary Education Act is optional and will not violate the privacy of students or their
families, parents, or guardians. The notice must state the purpose for collecting the student
data.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.36, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

School performance reports and public reporting.

(a) The commissioner
shall report student academic performance data under section 120B.35, subdivisions 2 and
3; deleted text beginthe percentages of students showing low, medium, and high growth under section 120B.35,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (b)
deleted text endnew text begin academic progress consistent with federal expectationsnew text end; school
safety and student engagement and connection under section 120B.35, subdivision 3,
paragraph (d); rigorous coursework under section 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (c);
the percentage of students under section 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), clause (2),
whose progress and performance levels are meeting career and college readiness benchmarks
under sections 120B.30, subdivision 1, and 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (e);
longitudinal data on the progress of eligible districts in reducing disparities in students'
academic achievement and realizing racial and economic integration under section 124D.861;
the acquisition of English, and where practicable, native language academic literacy,
including oral academic language, and the academic progress of all English learners enrolled
in a Minnesota public school course or program who are currently or were previously counted
as English learners under section 124D.59; two separate student-to-teacher ratios that clearly
indicate the definition of teacher consistent with sections 122A.06 and 122A.15 for purposes
of determining these ratios; staff characteristics excluding salaries; student enrollment
demographics; foster care status, including all students enrolled in a Minnesota public school
course or program who are currently or were previously in foster care, student homelessness,
and district mobility; and extracurricular activities.

(b) The school performance report for a school site and a school district must include
school performance reporting information and calculate proficiency rates as required by the
most recently reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

(c) The commissioner shall develop, annually update, and post on the department website
school performance reports consistent with paragraph (a) and section 120B.11.

(d) The commissioner must make available performance reports by the beginning of
each school year.

(e) A school or district may appeal its results in a form and manner determined by the
commissioner and consistent with federal law. The commissioner's decision to uphold or
deny an appeal is final.

(f) School performance data are nonpublic data under section 13.02, subdivision 9, until
the commissioner publicly releases the data. The commissioner shall annually post school
performance reports to the department's public website no later than September 1, except
that in years when the reports reflect new performance standards, the commissioner shall
post the school performance reports no later than October 1.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.63, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

(a) A grant program is established to assist American
Indian people to become teachers and to provide additional education for American Indian
teachers. The commissioner may award a joint grant to each of the following:

(1) the Duluth campus of the University of Minnesota and Independent School District
No. 709, Duluth;

(2) Bemidji State University and Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake;

(3) Moorhead State University and one of the school districts located within the White
Earth Reservation; and

(4) Augsburg College, Independent School District No. 625, St. Paul, and Special School
District No. 1, Minneapolis.

(b) If additional funds are available, the commissioner may award additional joint grants
to other postsecondary institutions and school districts.

new text begin (c) Grantees may enter into contracts with tribal, technical, and community colleges and
four-year postsecondary institutions to identify and provide grants to students at those
institutions interested in the field of education. Each grantee is eligible to and may contract
with partner institutions to provide professional development and supplemental services to
a tribal, technical, or community college or four-year postsecondary institution, including
identification of prospective students, provision of instructional supplies and materials, and
provision of grant money to students. A contract with a tribal, technical, or community
college or four-year postsecondary institution includes coordination of student identification,
professional development, and mentorship services.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.63, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Grant amount.

The commissioner may award a joint grant in the amount it
determines to be appropriate. The grant shall include money for the postsecondary institution,
school district,new text begin andnew text end student deleted text beginscholarships, and student loansdeleted text endnew text begin grantsnew text end.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.63, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Information to student applicants.

At the time a student applies for a
deleted text begin scholarship and loandeleted text endnew text begin grantnew text end, the student shall be provided information about the fields of
licensure needed by school districts in the part of the state within which the district receiving
the joint grant is located. The information shall be acquired and periodically updated by the
recipients of the joint grantnew text begin and their contracted partner institutionsnew text end. Information provided
to students shall clearly state that scholarship and loan decisions are not based upon the
field of licensure selected by the student.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.63, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Eligibility for deleted text beginscholarships and loansdeleted text endnew text begin student grantsnew text end.

The following Indian
people are eligible for deleted text beginscholarshipsdeleted text endnew text begin student grantsnew text end:

new text begin (1) a student having origins in any of the original peoples of North America and
maintaining cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition;
new text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end a student, including a teacher aide employed by a district receiving a joint grantnew text begin
or their contracted partner school
new text end, who intends to become a teacher new text beginor who is interested in
the field of education
new text endand who is enrolled in a postsecondary institution new text beginor their contracted
partner institutions
new text endreceiving a joint grant;

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end a licensed employee of a district receiving a joint grantnew text begin or a contracted partner
school
new text end, who is enrolled in a master of education program; and

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end a student who, after applying for federal and state financial aid and an Indian
scholarship according to section 136A.126, has financial needs that remain unmet. Financial
need shall be determined according to the congressional methodology for needs determination
or as otherwise set in federal law.

deleted text begin A person who has actual living expenses in addition to those addressed by the
congressional methodology for needs determination, or as otherwise set in federal law, may
receive a loan according to criteria established by the commissioner. A contract shall be
executed between the state and the student for the amount and terms of the loan.
deleted text end new text begin Priority
shall be given to a student who is tribally enrolled and then to first- and second-generation
descendants.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.63, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Eligible programming. new text end

new text begin (a) The grantee institutions and the contracted partner
institutions may provide grants to students progressing toward educational goals in any area
of teacher licensure, including an associate of arts, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree
in the following: (1) any educational certification necessary for employment; (2) early
childhood family education or prekindergarten licensure; (3) elementary and secondary
education; (4) school administration; or (5) any educational program that provides services
to American Indian students in prekindergarten through grade 12.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of recruitment, the grantees or their partner contracted institutions shall
agree to work with their respective organizations to hire an American Indian work-study
student or other American Indian staff to conduct initial information queries and to contact
persons working in schools to provide programming regarding education professions to a
high school student who may be interested in education as a profession.
new text end

new text begin (c) At least 80 percent of the grants awarded under this section must be used for student
grants. No more than 20 percent of the grants awarded under this section may be used for
recruitment or administration of the student grants.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.70, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Teacher mentoringnew text begin, induction, and retentionnew text end programs.

new text begin(a) new text endSchool
districts are encouraged to develop teacher mentoring programs for teachers new to the
profession or district, including teaching residents, teachers of colornew text begin, teachers who are
American Indian, teachers in license shortage areas
new text end, teachers with special needs, or
experienced teachers in need of peer coaching.

new text begin (b) Teacher mentoring programs must be included in or aligned with districts' teacher
evaluation and peer review processes under sections 122A.40, subdivision 8, and 122A.41,
subdivision 5. A district may use staff development revenue under section 122A.61, special
grant programs established by the legislature, or another funding source to pay a stipend to
a mentor who may be a current or former teacher who has taught at least three years and is
not on an improvement plan. Other initiatives using these funds or funds available under
sections 124D.861 and 124D.862 may include:
new text end

new text begin (1) additional stipends as incentives to mentors who are of color or who are American
Indian;
new text end

new text begin (2) financial supports for professional learning community affinity groups across schools
within and between districts for teachers from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to
meet throughout the school year;
new text end

new text begin (3) programs for induction aligned with the district or school mentorship program during
the first three years of teaching, including those for teachers from underrepresented racial
and ethnic groups; or
new text end

new text begin (4) grants supporting licensed and nonlicensed educator participation in professional
development, such as through workshops and graduate courses related to increasing student
achievement for students who are of color or American Indian in order to close opportunity
and achievement gaps.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.231, is amended to read:


124D.231 FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For the purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given them.

(a) "Community organization" means a nonprofit organization that has been in existence
for three years or more and serves persons within the community surrounding the covered
school site on education and other issues.

(b) "Community school consortium" means a group of schools and community
organizations that propose to work together to plan and implement community school
programming.

(c) "Community school programming" means services, activities, and opportunities
described under subdivision 2, paragraph deleted text begin(g)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end.

new text begin (d) "Community-wide full-service community school leadership team" means a
district-level team that is responsible for guiding the vision, policy, resource alignment,
implementation, oversight, and goal setting for community school programs within the
district. This team shall include representatives from the district; teachers, school leaders,
students, and family members from the eligible schools; community members; system-level
partners that include representatives from government agencies, relevant unions, and
nonprofit and other community-based partners; and, if applicable, the full-service community
school initiative director.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Full-service community school initiative director" means a director responsible for
coordinating districtwide administrative and leadership assistance to community school
sites and site coordinators including chairing the district's community-wide full-service
community school leadership team, site coordinator support, data gathering and evaluation,
administration of partnership and data agreements, contracts and procurement, and grants.
new text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end "High-quality child care or early childhood education programming" means
educational programming for preschool-aged children that is grounded in research, consistent
with best practices in the field, and provided by licensed teachers.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end "School site" means a school site at which an applicant has proposed or has been
funded to provide community school programming.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end "Site coordinator" deleted text beginis an individualdeleted text end new text beginmeans a full-time staff member serving one
eligible school
new text endwho is responsible for deleted text beginaligningdeleted text end new text beginthe identification, implementation, and
coordination of
new text endprogramming deleted text beginwithdeleted text end new text beginto address new text endthe needs of the school community identified
in the baseline analysis.

Subd. 2.

Full-service community school program.

(a) The commissioner shall provide
funding to new text begindistricts and charter schools with new text endeligible school sites to plan, implement, and
improve full-service community schools. Eligible school sites must meet one of the following
criteria:

(1) the school is on a development plan for continuous improvement under section
120B.35, subdivision 2; or

(2) the school is in a district that has an achievement and integration plan approved by
the commissioner of education under sections 124D.861 and 124D.862.

(b) deleted text beginAn eligible school site may receive up to $150,000 annually.deleted text end new text beginDistricts and charter
schools may receive up to:
new text end

new text begin (1) $100,000 for each eligible school available for up to one year to fund planning
activities including convening a full-service community school leadership team, facilitating
family and community stakeholder engagement, conducting a baseline analysis, and creating
a full-service community school plan. At the end of this period, the school must submit a
full-service community school plan, pursuant to paragraphs (d) and (e); and
new text end

new text begin (2) $150,000 annually for each eligible school for up to three years of implementation
of a full-service community school plan, pursuant to paragraphs (f) and (g).
new text endSchool sites
receiving funding under this section shall hire or contract with a partner agency to hire a
site coordinator to coordinate services at each covered school site.new text begin Districts or charter schools
receiving funding under this section for three or more schools shall provide or contract with
a partner agency to provide a full-service community school initiative director.
new text end

deleted text begin (c) Of grants awarded, implementation funding of up to $20,000 must be available for
up to one year for planning for school sites. At the end of this period, the school must submit
a full-service community school plan, pursuant to paragraph (g). If the site decides not to
use planning funds, the plan must be submitted with the application.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin(c) new text endThe commissioner shall consider additional school factors when dispensing funds
including: schools with significant populations of students receiving free or reduced-price
lunches; significant homeless and highly mobile rates; deleted text beginanddeleted text end equity among urban, suburban,
and greater Minnesota schoolsnew text begin; and demonstrated success implementing full-service
community school programming
new text end.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin(d) new text endA school site must establish a new text beginfull-service community new text endschool leadership team
responsible for developing school-specific programming goals, assessing program needs,
and overseeing the process of implementing expanded programming deleted text beginat each covered sitedeleted text end.
The school leadership team shall have deleted text beginbetweendeleted text end new text beginat least new text end12 deleted text beginto 15deleted text end members and shall meet
the following requirements:

(1) at least 30 percent of the members are parentsnew text begin, guardians, or studentsnew text end and 30 percent
of the members are teachers at the school site and must include the school principal and
representatives from partner agencies; and

(2) thenew text begin full-service communitynew text end school leadership team must be responsible for overseeing
the baseline analyses under paragraph deleted text begin(f)deleted text endnew text begin (e) and the creation of a full-service community
school plan under paragraphs (f) and (g)
new text end. Anew text begin full-service communitynew text end school leadership team
must new text beginmeet at least quarterly new text endhave ongoing responsibility for monitoring the development
and implementation of full-service community school operations and programming at the
school site and shall issue recommendations to schools on a regular basis and summarized
in an annual report. These reports shall also be made available to the public at the school
site and on school and district websites.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text end new text begin(e) new text endSchool sites must complete a baseline analysis prior to deleted text beginbeginning programming
as a full-service community school
deleted text endnew text begin the creation of a full-service community school plannew text end.
The analysis shall include:

(1) a baseline analysis of needs at the school site, led by the school leadership team,
deleted text begin which shall includedeleted text endnew text begin includingnew text end the following elements:

(i) identification of challenges facing the school;

(ii) analysis of the student body, including:

(A) number and percentage of students with disabilities and needs of these students;

(B) number and percentage of students who are English learners and the needs of these
students;

(C) number of students who are homeless or highly mobile; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(D) number and percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch and the
needs of these students;new text begin and
new text end

new text begin (E) number and percentage of students by race and ethnicity;
new text end

(iii) analysis of enrollment and retention rates for students with disabilities, English
learners, homeless and highly mobile students, and students receiving free or reduced-price
lunch;

(iv) analysis of suspension and expulsion data, including the justification for such
disciplinary actions and the degree to which particular populations, including, but not limited
to, new text beginAmerican Indian students and new text endstudents of color, students with disabilities, students who
are English learners, and students receiving free or reduced-price lunch are represented
among students subject to such actions;

(v) analysis of school achievement data disaggregated by major demographic categories,
including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, English learner status, disability status, and
free or reduced-price lunch status;

(vi) analysis of current parent engagement strategies and their success; and

(vii) evaluation of the need for and availability of deleted text beginwraparound servicesdeleted text endnew text begin full-service
community school activities
new text end, including, but not limited to:

(A) deleted text beginmechanisms for meeting students' social, emotional, and physical health needs,
which may include coordination of existing services as well as the development of new
services based on student needs; and
deleted text endnew text begin integrated student supports that address out-of-school
barriers to learning through partnerships with social and health service agencies and
providers, and may include medical, dental, vision care, and mental health services, or
counselors to assist with housing, transportation, nutrition, immigration, or criminal justice
issues;
new text end

(B) deleted text beginstrategies to create a safe and secure school environment and improve school climate
and discipline, such as implementing a system of positive behavioral supports, and taking
additional steps to eliminate bullying;
deleted text endnew text begin expanded and enriched learning time and opportunities,
including before-school, after-school, weekend, and summer programs that provide additional
academic instruction, individualized academic support, enrichment activities, and learning
opportunities that emphasize real-world learning and community problem solving and may
include art, music, drama, creative writing, hands-on experience with engineering or science,
tutoring and homework help, or recreational programs that enhance and are consistent with
the school's curriculum;
new text end

new text begin (C) active family and community engagement that brings students' families and the
community into the school as partners in children's education and makes the school a
neighborhood hub, providing adults with educational opportunities that may include adult
English as a second language classes, computer skills, art, or other programs that bring
community members into the school for meetings or events; and
new text end

new text begin (D) collaborative leadership and practices that build a culture of professional learning,
collective trust, and shared responsibility and include a school-based full-service community
school leadership team, a full-service community school site coordinator, a full-service
community school initiative director, a community-wide leadership team, other leadership
or governance teams, teacher learning communities, or other staff to manage the joint work
of school and community organizations;
new text end

(2) a baseline analysis of community assets deleted text beginand a strategic plan for utilizing and aligning
identified assets. This analysis should include, but is not limited to,
deleted text endnew text begin includingnew text end a documentation
of individuals in the community, faith-based organizations, community and neighborhood
associations, colleges, hospitals, libraries, businesses, and social service agencies deleted text beginwhodeleted text endnew text begin thatnew text end
may be able to provide support and resources; and

(3) a baseline analysis of needs in the community surrounding the school, led by the
school leadership team, includingdeleted text begin, but not limited todeleted text end:

(i) the need for high-quality, full-day child care and early childhood education programs;

(ii) the need for physical and mental health care services for children and adults; and

(iii) the need for job training and other adult education programming.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text end new text begin(f) new text endEach school site receiving funding under this section must deleted text beginestablishdeleted text end new text begindevelop a
full-service community school plan that utilizes and aligns district and community assets
and establishes services in
new text endat least two of the following types of programming:

(1) early childhood:

(i) early childhood education; and

(ii) child care services;

(2) academic:

(i) academic support and enrichment activities, including expanded learning time;

(ii) summer or after-school enrichment and learning experiences;

(iii) job training, internship opportunities, and career counseling services;

(iv) programs that provide assistance to students who have been truant, suspended, or
expelled; and

(v) specialized instructional support services;

(3) parental involvement:

(i) programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy;

(ii) parent leadership development activitiesnew text begin that empower and strengthen families and
communities, provide volunteer opportunities, or promote inclusion in school-based
leadership teams
new text end; and

(iii) parenting education activities;

(4) mental and physical health:

(i) mentoring and other youth development programs, including peer mentoring and
conflict mediation;

(ii) juvenile crime prevention and rehabilitation programs;

(iii) home visitation services by teachers and other professionals;

(iv) developmentally appropriate physical education;

(v) nutrition services;

(vi) primary health and dental care; and

(vii) mental health counseling services;

(5) community involvement:

(i) service and service-learning opportunities;

(ii) adult education, including instruction in English as a second language; and

(iii) homeless prevention services;

(6) positive discipline practices; and

(7) other programming designed to meet school and community needs identified in the
baseline analysis and reflected in the full-service community school plan.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text end new text begin(g) new text endThe new text beginfull-service community new text endschool leadership team at each school site must
develop a full-service community school plan detailing the steps the school leadership team
will take, including:

(1) timely establishment and consistent operation of the school leadership team;

(2) maintenance of attendance records in all programming components;

(3) maintenance of measurable data showing annual participation and the impact of
programming on the participating children and adults;

(4) documentation of meaningful and sustained collaboration between the school and
community stakeholders, including local governmental units, civic engagement organizations,
businesses, and social service providers;

(5) establishment and maintenance of partnerships with institutions, such as universities,
hospitals, museums, or not-for-profit community organizations to further the development
and implementation of community school programming;

(6) ensuring compliance with the district nondiscrimination policy; and

(7) plan for school leadership team development.

Subd. 3.

Full-service community school review.

(a) deleted text beginEvery three years,deleted text end A full-service
community school site must submit to the commissioner, and make available at the school
site and online, a report describing efforts to integrate community school programming at
each covered school site and the effect of the transition to a full-service community school
on participating children and adults. This report shall include, but is not limited to, the
following:

(1) an assessment of the effectiveness of the school site in development or implementing
the community school plan;

(2) problems encountered in the design and execution of the community school plan,
including identification of any federal, state, or local statute or regulation impeding program
implementation;

(3) the operation of the school leadership team and its contribution to successful execution
of the community school plan;

(4) recommendations for improving delivery of community school programming to
students and families;

(5) the number and percentage of students receiving community school programming
who had not previously been served;

(6) the number and percentage of nonstudent community members receiving community
school programming who had not previously been served;

(7) improvement in retention among students who receive community school
programming;

(8) improvement in academic achievement among students who receive community
school programming;

(9) changes in student's readiness to enter school, active involvement in learning and in
their community, physical, social and emotional health, and student's relationship with the
school and community environment;

(10) an accounting of anticipated local budget savings, if any, resulting from the
implementation of the program;

(11) improvements to the frequency or depth of families' involvement with their children's
education;

(12) assessment of community stakeholder satisfaction;

(13) assessment of institutional partner satisfaction;

(14) the ability, or anticipated ability, of the school site and partners to continue to
provide services in the absence of future funding under this section;

(15) increases in access to services for students and their families; and

(16) the degree of increased collaboration among participating agencies and private
partners.

(b) Reports submitted under this section shall be evaluated by the commissioner with
respect to the following criteria:

(1) the effectiveness of the school or the community school consortium in implementing
the full-service community school plan, including the degree to which the school site
navigated difficulties encountered in the design and operation of the full-service community
school plan, including identification of any federal, state, or local statute or regulation
impeding program implementation;

(2) the extent to which the project has produced lessons about ways to improve delivery
of community school programming to students;

(3) the degree to which there has been an increase in the number or percentage of students
and nonstudents receiving community school programming;

(4) the degree to which there has been an improvement in retention of students and
improvement in academic achievement among students receiving community school
programming;

(5) local budget savings, if any, resulting from the implementation of the program;

(6) the degree of community stakeholder and institutional partner engagement;

(7) the ability, or anticipated ability, of the school site and partners to continue to provide
services in the absence of future funding under this section;

(8) increases in access to services for students and their families; and

(9) the degree of increased collaboration among participating agencies and private
partners.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.83, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Revenue amount.

An American Indian-controlled tribal contract or grant school
that is located on a reservation within the state and that complies with the requirements in
subdivision 1 is eligible to receive tribal contract or grant school aid. The amount of aid is
derived by:

(1) multiplying the formula allowance under section 126C.10, subdivision 2, less $170,
times the difference between (i) the resident pupil units as defined in section 126C.05,
subdivision 6
, in average daily membership, excluding section 126C.05, subdivision 13,
and (ii) the number of pupils for the current school year, weighted according to section
126C.05, subdivision 1, receiving benefits under section 123B.42 or 123B.44 or for which
the school is receiving reimbursement under section 124D.69;

(2) adding to the result in clause (1) an amount equal to the product of the formula
allowance under section 126C.10, subdivision 2, less $300 times the tribal contract
compensation revenue pupil units;

(3) subtracting from the result in clause (2) the amount of money allotted to the school
by the federal government through Indian School Equalization Program of the Bureau of
Indian Affairs, according to Code of Federal Regulations, title 25, part 39, subparts A to E,
for the basic program as defined by section 39.11, paragraph (b), for the base rate as applied
to kindergarten through twelfth grade, excluding small school adjustments and additional
weighting, but not money allotted through subparts F to L for contingency funds, school
board training, student training, interim maintenance and minor repair, interim administration
cost, prekindergarten, and operation and maintenance, and the amount of money that is
received according to section 124D.69;

(4) dividing the result in clause (3) by the sum of the resident pupil units in average daily
membership, excluding section 126C.05, subdivision 13, plus the tribal contract compensation
revenue pupil units; and

(5) multiplying the sum of the resident pupil units, including section 126C.05, subdivision
13
, in average daily membership plus the tribal contract compensation revenue pupil units
by the lesser of $3,230 for fiscal deleted text beginyears 2016 todeleted text end new text beginyear new text end2019 and deleted text begin$1,500deleted text end new text begin51.17 percent of the
formula allowance
new text endfor fiscal year 2020 and later or the result in clause (4).

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.862, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Initial achievement and integration revenue.

(a) An eligible district's
initial achievement and integration revenue equals the lesser of 100.3 percent of the district's
expenditures under the budget approved by the commissioner under section 124D.861,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (c), excluding expenditures used to generate incentive revenue
under subdivision 2, or the sum of (1) $350 times the district's adjusted pupil units for that
year times the ratio of the district's enrollment of protected students for the previous school
year to total enrollment for the previous school year and (2) the greater of zero or 66 percent
of the difference between the district's integration revenue for fiscal year 2013 and the
district's integration revenue for fiscal year 2014 under clause (1).

(b) In each year, new text beginan amount equal to new text end0.3 percent of each district's initial achievement
and integration revenue new text beginfor the second prior fiscal year new text endis transferred to the department for
the oversight and accountability activities required under this section and section 124D.861.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.862, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Achievement and integration aid.

For fiscal year 2015 and later, a district's
achievement and integration aid equals new text beginthe sum of new text end70 percent of its achievement and
integration revenuenew text begin and its achievement and integration equalization aid under subdivision
5a
new text end.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.862, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Achievement and integration levy.

new text begin(a) new text endA district's achievement and integration
levy new text beginrevenue new text endequals its achievement and integration revenue times 30 percent.

new text begin (b) A district's achievement and integration levy equals the product of (1) the achievement
and integration levy revenue, times (2) the lesser of one or the ratio of the district's adjusted
net tax capacity per adjusted pupil unit to 30 percent of the state average adjusted net tax
capacity per adjusted pupil unit.
new text end

new text begin (c)new text end For Special School District No. 1, Minneapolis; Independent School District No.
625, St. Paul; and Independent School District No. 709, Duluth, 100 percent of the levy
certified under this subdivision is shifted into the prior calendar year for purposes of sections
123B.75, subdivision 5, and 127A.441.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.862, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5a. new text end

new text begin Achievement and integration equalization aid. new text end

new text begin A district's achievement and
integration equalization aid equals the district's achievement and integration levy revenue
minus the district's achievement and integration levy. If a district does not levy the entire
amount permitted, the achievement and integration equalization aid must be reduced in
proportion to the actual amount levied.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.98, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Medium and high growth. new text end

new text begin (a) The definitions in this subdivision apply to this
section.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Medium growth" is an assessment score within one-half standard deviation above
or below the average year-two assessment scores for students with similar year-one
assessment scores.
new text end

new text begin (c) "High growth" is an assessment score one-half standard deviation or more above the
average year-two assessment scores for students with similar year-one assessment scores.
new text end

Sec. 17. new text beginAGRICULTURAL EDUCATOR GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Grant program established. new text end

new text begin A grant program is established to support
school districts in paying agricultural education teachers for work over the summer with
high school students in extended programs.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education shall develop the form and method
for applying for the grants. The commissioner shall develop criteria for determining the
allocation of the grants, including appropriate goals for the use of the grants.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Grant awards. new text end

new text begin Grant funding under this section must be matched by funding
from the school district for the agricultural education teacher's summer employment. Grant
funding for each teacher is limited to the one-half share of 40 working days.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Reports. new text end

new text begin School districts that receive grant funds shall report to the
commissioner of education no later than December 31 of each year regarding the number
of teachers funded by the grant program and the outcomes compared to the goals established
in the grant application. The commissioner of education shall develop the criteria necessary
for the reports.
new text end

Sec. 18. new text beginINNOVATION RESEARCH ZONES PILOT PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment; requirements for participation; research zone plans. new text end

new text begin (a)
The innovation research zone pilot program is established to improve student and school
outcomes consistent with the world's best workforce requirements under Minnesota Statutes,
section 120B.11. Innovation zone partnerships allow school districts and charter schools to
research and implement innovative education programming models designed to better
prepare students for the world.
new text end

new text begin (b) One or more school districts or charter schools may join together to form an innovation
zone partnership. The partnership may include other nonschool partners, including
postsecondary institutions, other units of local government, nonprofit organizations, and
for-profit organizations. An innovation zone plan must be collaboratively developed with
a school's instructional staff.
new text end

new text begin (c) An innovation research zone partnership must research and implement innovative
education programs and models that are based on proposed hypotheses. An innovation zone
plan may include an emerging practice not yet supported by peer-reviewed research.
Examples of innovation zone research include:
new text end

new text begin (1) personalized learning allowing students to excel at their own pace and according to
their interests, aspirations, and unique needs;
new text end

new text begin (2) the use of competency outcomes rather than seat time and course completion to fulfill
standards, credits, and other graduation requirements;
new text end

new text begin (3) multidisciplinary, real-world, inquiry-based, and student-directed models designed
to make learning more engaging and relevant, including documenting and validating learning
that takes place beyond the school day and school walls;
new text end

new text begin (4) models of instruction designed to close the achievement gap, including new models
for age three to grade 3 models, English as a second language models, early identification
and prevention of mental health issues, and others;
new text end

new text begin (5) partnerships between secondary schools and postsecondary institutions, employers,
or career training institutions enabling students to complete industry certifications,
postsecondary education credits, and other credentials;
new text end

new text begin (6) new methods of collaborative leadership including the expansion of schools where
teachers have larger professional roles;
new text end

new text begin (7) new ways to enhance parental and community involvement in learning;
new text end

new text begin (8) new models of professional development for educators, including embedded
professional development; or
new text end

new text begin (9) new models in other areas such as whole child instruction, social-emotional skill
development, technology-based or blended learning, parent and community involvement,
professional development and mentoring, and models that increase return on investment.
new text end

new text begin (d) The governing board for each innovation zone partner must approve an innovation
zone plan. An innovation zone plan submitted to the commissioner for approval must
describe:
new text end

new text begin (1) how the plan will improve student and school outcomes consistent with the world's
best workforce requirements under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.11;
new text end

new text begin (2) the role of each partner in the innovation zone;
new text end

new text begin (3) the research methodology used for each proposed action in the plan;
new text end

new text begin (4) the innovation zone partnership's proposed exemptions from statutes and rules under
subdivision 2;
new text end

new text begin (5) how the proposed planning and implementation process includes teachers and other
educational staff from the affected school sites;
new text end

new text begin (6) expected outcomes and graduation standards;
new text end

new text begin (7) a timeline for implementing the plan and assessing outcomes; and
new text end

new text begin (8) how results of the plan will be disseminated.
new text end

new text begin (e) Upon unanimous approval by the initial innovation zone partners and approval by
the commissioner of education, the innovation zone partnership may extend membership
to other partners. A new partner's membership is effective 30 days after the innovation zone
partnership notifies the commissioner of the proposed change in membership, unless the
commissioner disapproves the new partner's membership.
new text end

new text begin (f) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, a school district or charter school
participating in an innovation zone partnership under this section continues to receive all
revenue and maintains its taxation authority in the same manner as prior to participation in
the innovation zone partnership. The innovation zone school district and charter school
partners remain organized and governed by their respective school boards with general
powers under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 123B or 124E, and remain subject to any
employment agreements under Minnesota Statutes, chapters 122A and 179A. School district
and charter school employees participating in an innovation zone partnership remain
employees of their respective school district or charter school.
new text end

new text begin (g) An innovation zone partnership may submit its plan at any time to the commissioner
in the form and manner specified by the commissioner. The commissioner must approve
or reject the plan after reviewing the recommendation of the Innovation Research Zone
Advisory Panel. An innovation zone partnership may resubmit a previously rejected plan
after modifying the plan to meet each individually identified objection.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Exemptions from laws and rules. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding any other law to the
contrary, an innovation zone partner with an approved plan is exempt from each of the
following state education laws and rules specifically identified in its plan:
new text end

new text begin (1) a law or rule from which a district-created, site-governed school under Minnesota
Statutes, section 123B.045, is exempt;
new text end

new text begin (2) a statute or rule from which the commissioner has exempted another district or charter
school, as identified in the list published on the Department of Education's website under
subdivision 4, paragraph (b);
new text end

new text begin (3) online learning program approval under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.095,
subdivision 7, if the school district or charter school offers a course or program online
combined with direct access to a teacher for a portion of that course or program;
new text end

new text begin (4) restrictions on extended time revenue under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.10,
subdivision 2a, for a student who meets the criteria of Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.68,
subdivision 2; and
new text end

new text begin (5) required hours of instruction in a class or subject area for a student who is meeting
all competencies consistent with the graduation standards described in the innovation zone
plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) The exemptions under this subdivision must not be construed as exempting an
innovation zone partner from the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Innovation Research Zone Advisory Panel. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must
establish and convene an Innovation Research Zone Advisory Panel to review all innovation
zone plans submitted for approval.
new text end

new text begin (b) The panel must be composed of nine members. The commissioner must appoint one
member with expertise in evaluation and research. One member must be appointed by each
of the following organizations: Educators for Excellence, Education Minnesota, Minnesota
Association of Secondary School Principals, Minnesota Elementary School Principals'
Association, Minnesota Association of School Administrators, Minnesota School Boards
Association, Minnesota Association of Charter Schools, and the Office of Higher Education.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Commissioner approval. new text end

new text begin (a) Upon recommendation of the Innovation Research
Zone Advisory Panel, the commissioner may approve up to three innovation zone plans in
the seven-county metropolitan area and up to three in greater Minnesota. If an innovation
zone partnership fails to implement its innovation zone plan as described in its application
and according to the stated timeline, upon recommendation of the Innovation Research
Zone Advisory Panel, the commissioner must alert the partnership members and provide
the opportunity to remediate. If implementation continues to fail, the commissioner must
suspend or terminate the innovation zone plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must publish a list of the exemptions granted to a district or charter
school on the Department of Education's website by July 1, 2020. The list must be updated
annually.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Project evaluation; dissemination; report to legislature. new text end

new text begin Each innovation
zone partnership must submit project data to the commissioner in the form and manner
provided for in the approved application. At least once every two years, the commissioner
must analyze each innovation zone's progress in meeting the objectives of the innovation
zone plan. The commissioner must summarize and categorize innovation zone plans and
submit a report to the legislative committees having jurisdiction over education by February
1 of each odd-numbered year in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 3.195.
new text end

Sec. 19. new text beginRURAL CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION CONSORTIUM
GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin "Rural career and technical education (CTE) consortium"
means a voluntary collaboration of a service cooperative and other regional public and
private partners, including school districts and higher education institutions, that work
together to provide career and technical education opportunities within the service
cooperative's multicounty service area.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin (a) A rural CTE consortium shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) focus on the development of courses and programs that encourage collaboration
between two or more school districts;
new text end

new text begin (2) develop new career and technical programs that focus on industry sectors that fuel
the rural regional economy;
new text end

new text begin (3) facilitate the development of highly trained and knowledgeable students who are
equipped with technical and workplace skills needed by regional employers;
new text end

new text begin (4) improve access to career and technical education programs for students who attend
sparsely populated rural school districts by developing public and private partnerships with
business and industry leaders and by increasing coordination of high school and
postsecondary program options;
new text end

new text begin (5) increase family and student awareness of the availability and benefit of career and
technical education courses and training opportunities; and
new text end

new text begin (6) provide capital start-up costs for items including but not limited to a mobile welding
lab, medical equipment and lab, and industrial kitchen equipment.
new text end

new text begin (b) In addition to the requirements in paragraph (a), a rural CTE consortium may:
new text end

new text begin (1) address the teacher shortage in career and technical education through incentive
funding and training programs; and
new text end

new text begin (2) provide transportation reimbursement grants to provide equitable opportunities
throughout the region for students to participate in career and technical education.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Rural career and technical education advisory committee. new text end

new text begin In order to be
eligible for a grant under this section, a service cooperative must establish a rural career
and technical education advisory committee to advise the cooperative on administering the
rural CTE consortium.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Private funding. new text end

new text begin A rural CTE consortium may receive other sources of funds
to supplement state funding. All funds received shall be administered by a service cooperative
that is a member of the consortium.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Reporting requirements. new text end

new text begin A rural CTE consortium must submit an annual
report on the progress of its activities to the commissioner of education and the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over secondary and postsecondary education. The annual report
must contain a financial report for the preceding fiscal year. The first report is due no later
than January 15, 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Grant recipients. new text end

new text begin For fiscal years 2020 and 2021, the commissioner shall award
a two-year grant to the consortium that is a collaboration of the Southwest/West Central
Service Cooperative (SWWC), Southwest Minnesota State University, Minnesota West
Community and Technical College, Ridgewater College, and other regional public and
private partners. For fiscal years 2020 and 2021, the commissioner shall award a two-year
grant to an applicant consortium that includes the South Central Service Cooperative or
Southeast Service Cooperative and a two-year grant to an applicant consortium that includes
the Northwest Service Cooperative or Northeast Service Cooperative.
new text end

Sec. 20. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

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 Department of Education for the fiscal years
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Achievement and integration aid. new text end

new text begin For achievement and integration aid under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.862:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 80,802,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 83,545,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $7,072,000 for 2019 and $73,730,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $8,192,000 for 2020 and $75,353,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Literacy incentive aid. new text end

new text begin For literacy incentive aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.98:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 45,415,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 45,271,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $4,595,000 for 2019 and $40,820,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $4,535,000 for 2020 and $40,736,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Interdistrict desegregation or integration transportation grants. new text end

new text begin For
interdistrict desegregation or integration transportation grants under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.87:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15,840,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 16,654,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Tribal contract schools. new text end

new text begin For tribal contract school aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.83:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,504,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,958,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $304,000 for 2019 and $3,200,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $356,000 for 2020 and $3,602,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin American Indian education aid. new text end

new text begin For American Indian education aid under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.81, subdivision 2a:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,719,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,901,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $959,000 for 2019 and $8,760,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $973,000 for 2020 and $8,828,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Early childhood literacy programs. new text end

new text begin (a) For early childhood literacy programs
under Minnesota Statutes, section 119A.50, subdivision 3:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,950,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,950,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Up to $7,950,000 each year is for leveraging federal and private funding to support
AmeriCorps members serving in the Minnesota reading corps program established by
ServeMinnesota, including costs associated with training and teaching early literacy skills
to children ages three through grade 3 and evaluating the impact of the program under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 124D.38, subdivision 2, and 124D.42, subdivision 6.
new text end

new text begin (c) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Concurrent enrollment program. new text end

new text begin For concurrent enrollment programs under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.091:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation is insufficient, the commissioner must proportionately reduce the
aid payment to each district.
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Expanded concurrent enrollment grants. new text end

new text begin For grants to institutions offering
"Introduction to Teaching" or "Introduction to Education" college in the schools courses
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, subdivision 10, paragraph (b):
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 558,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 558,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The department may retain up to five percent of the appropriation amount to monitor
and administer the grant program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin ServeMinnesota program. new text end

new text begin For funding ServeMinnesota programs under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 124D.37 to 124D.45:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 900,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 900,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin A grantee organization may provide health and child care coverage to the dependents
of each participant enrolled in a full-time ServeMinnesota program to the extent such
coverage is not otherwise available.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Student organizations. new text end

new text begin (a) For student organizations:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 768,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 768,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) $46,000 each year is for student organizations serving health occupations (HOSA).
new text end

new text begin (c) $100,000 each year is for student organizations serving trade and industry occupations
(Skills USA, secondary and postsecondary).
new text end

new text begin (d) $95,000 each year is for student organizations serving business occupations (BPA,
secondary and postsecondary).
new text end

new text begin (e) $193,000 each year is for student organizations serving agriculture occupations (FFA,
PAS).
new text end

new text begin (f) $185,000 each year is for student organizations serving family and consumer science
occupations (FCCLA). Notwithstanding Minnesota Rules, part 3505.1000, subparts 28 and
31, the student organizations serving FCCLA shall continue to serve students younger than
grade 9.
new text end

new text begin (g) $109,000 each year is for student organizations serving marketing occupations (DECA
and DECA collegiate).
new text end

new text begin (h) $40,000 each year is for the Minnesota Foundation for Student Organizations.
new text end

new text begin (i) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Museums and education centers. new text end

new text begin (a) For grants to museums and education
centers:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 460,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 460,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) $319,000 each year is for the Minnesota Children's Museum. Of the amount in this
paragraph, $50,000 each year is for the Minnesota Children's Museum, Rochester.
new text end

new text begin (c) $50,000 each year is for the Duluth Children's Museum.
new text end

new text begin (d) $41,000 each year is for the Minnesota Academy of Science.
new text end

new text begin (e) $50,000 each year is for the Headwaters Science Center.
new text end

new text begin (f) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Starbase MN. new text end

new text begin For a grant to Starbase MN for a rigorous science, technology,
engineering, and math (STEM) program providing students in grades 4 through 6 with a
multisensory learning experience and a hands-on curriculum in an aerospace environment
using state-of-the-art technology:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Recovery program grants. new text end

new text begin For recovery program grants under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.695:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 750,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 750,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Minnesota math corps program. new text end

new text begin For the Minnesota math corps program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.42, subdivision 9:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Principals Academy. new text end

new text begin (a) For grants to the University of Minnesota
College of Education and Human Development for the operation of the Minnesota Principals
Academy:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Of these amounts, $50,000 must be used to pay the costs of attendance for principals
and school leaders from schools identified for intervention under the state's accountability
system as implemented to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. To the
extent funds are available, the Department of Education is encouraged to use up to $200,000
of federal Title II funds to support additional participation in the Principals Academy by
principals and school leaders from schools identified for intervention under the state's
accountability system as implemented to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds
Act.
new text end

new text begin (c) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 17. new text end

new text begin Charter school building lease aid. new text end

new text begin For building lease aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124E.22:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 84,538,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 90,071,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $7,886,000 for 2019 and $76,652,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $8,517,000 for 2020 and $81,554,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 18. new text end

new text begin Paraprofessional pathway to teacher licensure. new text end

new text begin (a) For grants to school
districts for Grow Your Own new teacher programs:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Grants are for school districts and charter schools for a nonconventional teacher
residency pilot program approved by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards
Board. The program must provide tuition scholarships or stipends to enable school district
employees or community members affiliated with a school district who seek an education
license to participate in a nonconventional teacher preparation program. School districts
that receive funds under this subdivision must ensure a majority of candidates are of color
or American Indian to participate in the Grow Your Own new teacher programs. School
districts or charter schools providing financial support may require a commitment as
determined by the district to teach in the district or school for a reasonable amount of time
that does not exceed five years.
new text end

new text begin (c) School districts and charter schools may apply for grants to develop innovative,
expanded Grow Your Own programs that encourage secondary school students to pursue
teaching, including developing and offering dual-credit postsecondary course options in
schools for "Introduction to Teaching" or "Introduction to Education" courses consistent
with Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, subdivision 10.
new text end

new text begin (d) Programs must annually report to the commissioner by the date determined by the
commissioner on their activities under this section, including the number of participants,
the percentage of participants who are of color or American Indian, and an assessment of
program effectiveness including participant feedback, areas for improvement, the percentage
of participants continuing to pursue teacher licensure, and the number of participants hired
in the school or district as teachers after completing preparation programs.
new text end

new text begin (e) The department may retain up to three percent of the appropriation amount to monitor
and administer the grant program.
new text end

new text begin (f) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

new text begin Statewide testing and reporting system. new text end

new text begin For the statewide testing and
reporting system under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.30:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10,892,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10,877,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year. The
base for this appropriation in 2021 and later is $10,892,000.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 20. new text end

new text begin College entrance examination reimbursement. new text end

new text begin To reimburse districts for
students who qualify under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph
(e), for payment of their college entrance examination fee:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,511,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,511,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The commissioner must reimburse school districts for the costs for free or reduced-price
meal eligible students who take the ACT or SAT test under Minnesota Statutes, section
120B.30, subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 21. new text end

new text begin Alternative teacher compensation aid. new text end

new text begin For alternative teacher compensation
aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.415, subdivision 4:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 89,558,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 89,319,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $8,969,000 for 2019 and $80,589,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $8,954,000 for 2020 and $80,365,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 22. new text end

new text begin Collaborative urban and greater Minnesota educators of color program
grants.
new text end

new text begin (a) For collaborative urban and greater Minnesota educators of color program grants:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) By January 15 of each year, each institution shall prepare for the legislature a detailed
report regarding the funds used to recruit, retain, and induct teacher candidates who are of
color or who are American Indian. The report must include the total number of teacher
candidates of color disaggregated by race or ethnic group, who are recruited to the institution,
are newly admitted to the licensure program, are enrolled in the licensure program, have
completed student teaching, have graduated, and are licensed and newly employed as
Minnesota teachers in their licensure field. The total number of teacher candidates who are
of color or American Indian at each stage from recruitment to licensed teaching must be
reported as a percentage of total candidates seeking the same licensure at the institution.
The report must include the graduation rate for each cohort of teacher candidates, the
placement rate for each graduating cohort of teacher candidates, and the retention rate for
each graduating cohort of teacher candidates, among other program outcomes.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner must award all collaborative urban educator grants through a
competitive grant process. The competitive process must award grants based on program
benchmarks, including licensure rates, participation rates, and on-time graduation rates.
Grants must only be awarded to teacher preparation programs approved by the Professional
Educator Licensing and Standards Board, including alternative teacher preparation programs.
new text end

new text begin (d) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 23. new text end

new text begin Examination fees; teacher training and support programs. new text end

new text begin (a) For students'
advanced placement and international baccalaureate examination fees under Minnesota
Statutes, section 120B.13, subdivision 3, and the training and related costs for teachers and
other interested educators under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.13, subdivision 1:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) The advanced placement program shall receive 75 percent of the appropriation each
year and the international baccalaureate program shall receive 25 percent of the appropriation
each year. The department, in consultation with representatives of the advanced placement
and international baccalaureate programs selected by the Advanced Placement Advisory
Council and International Baccalaureate Minnesota, respectively, shall determine the amounts
of the expenditures each year for examination fees and training and support programs for
each program.
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.13, subdivision 1, at least $500,000
each year is for teachers to attend subject matter summer training programs and follow-up
support workshops approved by the advanced placement or international baccalaureate
programs. The amount of the subsidy for each teacher attending an advanced placement or
international baccalaureate summer training program or workshop shall be the same. The
commissioner shall determine the payment process and the amount of the subsidy.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner shall pay all examination fees for all students of low-income
families under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.13, subdivision 3, and to the extent of
available appropriations, shall also pay examination fees for students sitting for an advanced
placement examination, international baccalaureate examination, or both.
new text end

new text begin (e) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 24. new text end

new text begin Grants to increase science, technology, engineering, and math course
offerings.
new text end

new text begin For grants to schools to encourage low-income and other underserved students
to participate in advanced placement and international baccalaureate programs according
to Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.132:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 25. new text end

new text begin Agricultural educator grants. new text end

new text begin For agricultural educator grants under Laws
2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 51:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 26. new text end

new text begin American Indian teacher preparation grants. new text end

new text begin For joint grants to assist
people who are American Indian to become teachers under Minnesota Statutes, section
122A.63:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 460,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 460,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 27. new text end

new text begin Rural career and technical education consortium. new text end

new text begin (a) For rural career and
technical education consortium grants:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation in the first year is insufficient, the 2021 appropriation is available.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 28. new text end

new text begin Statewide concurrent enrollment teacher training program. new text end

new text begin For the
statewide concurrent enrollment teacher training program under Laws 2016, chapter 189,
article 25, section 58, as amended:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 375,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 375,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 29. new text end

new text begin Mentoring, induction, and retention incentive program grants for teachers
of color.
new text end

new text begin (a) For the development and expansion of mentoring, induction, and retention
programs for teachers of color or American Indian teachers under Minnesota Statutes,
section 122A.70:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) The department may retain up to five percent of the appropriation to monitor and
administer the grant program. Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available
in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 30. new text end

new text begin Tribal Nations Education Committee. new text end

new text begin For a grant to the Tribal Nations
Education Committee under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.79:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 150,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 150,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 31. new text end

new text begin Grants to teacher candidates. new text end

new text begin (a) For transfer to the commissioner of the
Office of Higher Education for grants to teacher candidates under Minnesota Statutes,
section 136A.1275:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,817,500
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,817,500
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of the Office of Higher Education may use no more than three
percent of the appropriation for administration of the program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 32. new text end

new text begin Full-service community schools. new text end

new text begin (a) For full-service community schools
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.231:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Up to five percent of this appropriation is for administration of this program. Any
balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 33. new text end

new text begin Grants to support students experiencing homelessness. new text end

new text begin (a) To provide
grants to eligible school districts in order to address the needs of students experiencing
homelessness:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin $1,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin $1,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) The department may retain up to five percent of the appropriation to monitor and
administer the grant program. Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available
in the second year.
new text end

Sec. 21. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 120B.299; and 120B.30, subdivision 1a, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124E.21, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Special education aid.

(a) Except as provided in section 124E.23, special
education aidnew text begin, excluding cross subsidy reduction aid under section 125A.76, subdivision
2e,
new text end must be paid to a charter school according to section 125A.76, as though it were a
school district.

(b) For fiscal year deleted text begin2015deleted text endnew text begin 2020new text end and later, the special education aid paid to the charter
school shall be adjusted as follows:

(1) if the charter school does not receive general education revenue on behalf of the
student according to section 124E.20, the aid shall be adjusted as provided in section
125A.11; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(2) if the charter school receives general education revenue on behalf of the student
according to section 124E.20, the aid shall be adjusted as provided in section 127A.47,
subdivision 7
, paragraphs (b) to (e)deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (3) if the charter school receives general education revenue on behalf of the student
according to section 124E.20, it shall also receive an adjustment equal to five percent for
fiscal year 2020 or ten percent for fiscal year 2021 and later of the unreimbursed cost of
providing special education and services for the student.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 125A.76, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For the purposes of this section and section 125A.79,
the definitions in this subdivision apply.

(b) "Basic revenue" has the meaning given it in section 126C.10, subdivision 2. For the
purposes of computing basic revenue pursuant to this section, each child with a disability
shall be counted as prescribed in section 126C.05, subdivision 1.

(c) "Essential personnel" means teachers, cultural liaisons, related services, and support
services staff providing services to students. Essential personnel may also include special
education paraprofessionals or clericals providing support to teachers and students by
preparing paperwork and making arrangements related to special education compliance
requirements, including parent meetings and individualized education programs. Essential
personnel does not include administrators and supervisors.

(d) "Average daily membership" has the meaning given it in section 126C.05.

(e) "Program growth factor" means deleted text begin1.046 for fiscal years 2012 through 2015, 1.0 for
fiscal year 2016,
deleted text end 1.046 for fiscal year 2017, and the product of 1.046 and the program growth
factor for the previous year for fiscal year 2018 and later.

(f) "Nonfederal special education expenditure" means all direct expenditures that are
necessary and essential to meet the district's obligation to provide special instruction and
services to children with a disability according to sections 124D.454, 125A.03 to 125A.24,
125A.259 to 125A.48, and 125A.65 as submitted by the district and approved by the
department under section 125A.75, subdivision 4, excluding expenditures:

(1) reimbursed with federal funds;

(2) reimbursed with other state aids under this chapter;

(3) for general education costs of serving students with a disability;

(4) for facilities;

(5) for pupil transportation; and

(6) for postemployment benefits.

(g) "Old formula special education expenditures" means expenditures eligible for revenue
under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 125A.76, subdivision 2.

(h) For the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf and the Minnesota State Academy
for the Blind, expenditures under paragraphs (f) and (g) are limited to the salary and fringe
benefits of one-to-one instructional and behavior management aides and one-to-one licensed,
certified professionals assigned to a child attending the academy, if the aides or professionals
are required by the child's individualized education program.

(i) "Special education aid increase limit" means $80 for fiscal year 2016, $100 for fiscal
year 2017, and, for fiscal year 2018 and later, the sum of the special education aid increase
limit for the previous fiscal year and $40.

(j) "District" means a school district, a charter school, or a cooperative unit as defined
in section 123A.24, subdivision 2. Notwithstanding section 123A.26, cooperative units as
defined in section 123A.24, subdivision 2, are eligible to receive special education aid under
this section and section 125A.79.

new text begin (k) "Initial special education cross subsidy" means the greater of zero or:
new text end

new text begin (1) the nonfederal special education expenditure under paragraph (f); plus
new text end

new text begin (2) the cost of providing transportation services for pupils with disabilities under section
123B.92, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), clause (4); minus
new text end

new text begin (3) the special education aid under subdivision 2c and sections 125A.11, subdivision 1,
and 127A.47, subdivision 7; minus
new text end

new text begin (4) the amount of general education revenue, excluding local optional revenue, plus
local optional aid and referendum equalization aid attributable to pupils receiving special
instruction and services outside the regular classroom for more than 60 percent of the school
day for the portion of time the pupils receive special instruction and services outside the
regular classroom, excluding portions attributable to district and school administration,
district support services, operations and maintenance, capital expenditures, and pupil
transportation.
new text end

new text begin (l) The "minimum aid adjustment multiplier" for fiscal year 2020 equals 1.046. For fiscal
year 2021 and later, the minimum aid adjustment multiplier equals the greater of 1.02 or
the minimum aid adjustment multiplier for the previous year minus 0.02.
new text end

new text begin (m) The "minimum aid adjustment factor" for fiscal year 2020 equals the program growth
factor for fiscal year 2020. For fiscal year 2021 and later, the minimum aid adjustment factor
equals the product of the minimum aid adjustment factor for the previous fiscal year and
the minimum aid adjustment multiplier.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 125A.76, subdivision 2c, is amended to read:


Subd. 2c.

Special education aid.

(a) For fiscal year deleted text begin2016deleted text endnew text begin 2020new text end and later, a district's
special education aid equals the sum of the district's special education initial aid under
subdivision 2anew text begin, the district's cross subsidy reduction aid under subdivision 2e,new text end and the
district's excess cost aid under section 125A.79, subdivision 5.

deleted text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), for fiscal year 2016, the special education aid for a
school district must not exceed the sum of the special education aid the district would have
received for fiscal year 2016 under Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 125A.76 and 125A.79,
as adjusted according to Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 125A.11 and 127A.47, subdivision
7
, and the product of the district's average daily membership served and the special education
aid increase limit.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end Notwithstanding paragraph (a), deleted text beginfor fiscal year 2017 and laterdeleted text end, the special education
aid for a school districtnew text begin, excluding the cross subsidy reduction aid under subdivision 2e,new text end
must not exceed the new text begingreater of:
new text end

new text begin (i) the sum of 54.3 percent for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 or 56.3 percent for fiscal years
2022 and later of the district's nonfederal special education expenditures plus 95 percent of
the district's cost of providing transportation services for children with disabilities under
section 123B.92, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), clause (4), plus the adjustment under sections
125A.11 and 127A.47, subdivision 7; or
new text end

new text begin (ii) the new text endsum of: deleted text begin(i)deleted text end new text begin(A) new text endthe product of the district's average daily membership served and
the special education aid increase limit and deleted text begin(ii)deleted text endnew text begin (B)new text end the product of the sum of the special
education aid the district would have received for fiscal year 2016 under Minnesota Statutes
2012, sections 125A.76 and 125A.79, as adjusted according to Minnesota Statutes 2012,
sections 125A.11 and 127A.47, subdivision 7, the ratio of the district's average daily
membership served for the current fiscal year to the district's average daily membership
served for fiscal year 2016, and the program growth factor.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end Notwithstanding paragraph (a), for fiscal year deleted text begin2016deleted text endnew text begin 2020new text end and later the special
education aidnew text begin, excluding the cross subsidy reduction aid under subdivision 2e,new text end for a school
district, not including a charter school or cooperative unit as defined in section 123A.24,
must not be less than the lesser of (1) the new text beginsum of 80 percent for fiscal year 2020, 75 percent
for fiscal year 2021, and 70 percent for fiscal year 2022 and later of the
new text enddistrict's nonfederal
special education expenditures new text beginplus 100 percent of the district's cost of providing
transportation services for children with disabilities under section 123B.92, subdivision 1,
paragraph (b), clause (4), plus the adjustment under sections 125A.11 and 127A.47,
subdivision 7,
new text endfor that fiscal year or (2) the product of the sum of the special education aid
the district would have received for fiscal year 2016 under Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections
125A.76 and 125A.79, as adjusted according to Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 125A.11
and 127A.47, subdivision 7, the ratio of the district's adjusted daily membership for the
current fiscal year to the district's average daily membership for fiscal year 2016, and the
deleted text begin program growthdeleted text endnew text begin minimum aid adjustmentnew text end factor.

(e) Notwithstanding subdivision 2a and section 125A.79, a charter school in its first year
of operation shall generate special education aid based on current year data. A newly formed
cooperative unit as defined in section 123A.24 may apply to the commissioner for approval
to generate special education aid for its first year of operation based on current year data,
with an offsetting adjustment to the prior year data used to calculate aid for programs at
participating school districts or previous cooperatives that were replaced by the new
cooperative. The department shall establish procedures to adjust the prior year data and
fiscal year 2016 old formula aid used in calculating special education aid to exclude costs
that have been eliminated for districts where programs have closed or where a substantial
portion of the program has been transferred to a cooperative unit.

(f) The department shall establish procedures through the uniform financial accounting
and reporting system to identify and track all revenues generated from third-party billings
as special education revenue at the school district level; include revenue generated from
third-party billings as special education revenue in the annual cross-subsidy report; and
exclude third-party revenue from calculation of excess cost aid to the districts.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 125A.76, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 2e. new text end

new text begin Cross subsidy reduction aid. new text end

new text begin (a) A school district's annual cross subsidy
reduction aid equals the school district's initial special education cross subsidy for the
previous fiscal year times the cross subsidy aid factor for that fiscal year.
new text end

new text begin (b) The cross subsidy aid factor equals 2.16 percent for fiscal year 2020, 5.42 percent
for fiscal year 2021, and 5.5 percent for fiscal year 2022 and later.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 127A.47, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Alternative attendance programs.

(a) The general education aid and special
education aid for districts must be adjusted for each pupil attending a nonresident district
under sections 123A.05 to 123A.08, 124D.03, 124D.08, and 124D.68. The adjustments
must be made according to this subdivision.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, the "unreimbursed cost of providing special
education and services" means the difference between: (1) the actual cost of providing
special instruction and services, including special transportation and unreimbursed building
lease and debt service costs for facilities used primarily for special education, for a pupil
with a disability, as defined in section 125A.02, or a pupil, as defined in section 125A.51,
who is enrolled in a program listed in this subdivision, minus (2) if the pupil receives special
instruction and services outside the regular classroom for more than 60 percent of the school
day, the amount of general education revenue, excluding local optional revenue, plus local
optional aid and referendum equalization aid as defined in section 125A.11, subdivision 1,
paragraph (d), attributable to that pupil for the portion of time the pupil receives special
instruction and services outside of the regular classroom, excluding portions attributable to
district and school administration, district support services, operations and maintenance,
capital expenditures, and pupil transportation, minus (3) special education aid under section
125A.76 attributable to that pupil, that is received by the district providing special instruction
and services. For purposes of this paragraph, general education revenue and referendum
equalization aid attributable to a pupil must be calculated using the serving district's average
general education revenue and referendum equalization aid per adjusted pupil unit.

(c) For fiscal year deleted text begin2015 and laterdeleted text endnew text begin 2020new text end, special education aid paid to a resident district
must be reduced by an amount equal to deleted text begin90deleted text endnew text begin 85new text end percent of the unreimbursed cost of providing
special education and services. new text beginFor fiscal year 2021 and later, special education aid paid to
a resident district must be reduced by an amount equal to 80 percent of the unreimbursed
cost of providing special education and services.
new text end

(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (c), special education aid paid to a resident district must
be reduced by an amount equal to 100 percent of the unreimbursed cost of special education
and services provided to students at an intermediate district, cooperative, or charter school
where the percent of students eligible for special education services is at least 70 percent
of the charter school's total enrollment.

(e) Notwithstanding paragraph (c), special education aid paid to a resident district must
be reduced under paragraph (d) for students at a charter school receiving special education
aid under section 124E.21, subdivision 3, calculated as if the charter school received special
education aid under section 124E.21, subdivision 1.

(f) Special education aid paid to the district or cooperative providing special instruction
and services for the pupil, or to the fiscal agent district for a cooperative, must be increased
by the amount of the reduction in the aid paid to the resident district under paragraphs (c)
and (d). If the resident district's special education aid is insufficient to make the full
adjustment under paragraphs (c), (d), and (e), the remaining adjustment shall be made to
other state aids due to the district.

(g) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), general education aid paid to the resident district of
a nonspecial education student for whom an eligible special education charter school receives
general education aid under section 124E.20, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), must be reduced
by an amount equal to the difference between the general education aid attributable to the
student under section 124E.20, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), and the general education aid
that the student would have generated for the charter school under section 124E.20,
subdivision 1
, paragraph (a). For purposes of this paragraph, "nonspecial education student"
means a student who does not meet the definition of pupil with a disability as defined in
section 125A.02 or the definition of a pupil in section 125A.51.

(h) An area learning center operated by a service cooperative, intermediate district,
education district, or a joint powers cooperative may elect through the action of the
constituent boards to charge the resident district tuition for pupils rather than to have the
general education revenue paid to a fiscal agent school district. Except as provided in
paragraph (f), the district of residence must pay tuition equal to at least 90 and no more than
100 percent of the district average general education revenue per pupil unit minus an amount
equal to the product of the formula allowance according to section 126C.10, subdivision 2,
times .0466, calculated without compensatory revenue, local optional revenue, and
transportation sparsity revenue, times the number of pupil units for pupils attending the area
learning center.

Sec. 6. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

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 Department of Education for the fiscal years
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Special education; regular. new text end

new text begin For special education aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 125A.75:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,607,672,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,752,527,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $183,528,000 for 2019 and $1,424,144,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $200,479,000 for 2020 and $1,552,048,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Aid for children with disabilities. new text end

new text begin For aid under Minnesota Statutes, section
125A.75, subdivision 3, for children with disabilities placed in residential facilities within
the district boundaries for whom no district of residence can be determined:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,382,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,564,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation for either year is insufficient, the appropriation for the other year is
available.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Travel for home-based services. new text end

new text begin For aid for teacher travel for home-based
services under Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.75, subdivision 1:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 440,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 461,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $42,000 for 2019 and $398,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $44,000 for 2020 and $417,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Court-placed special education revenue. new text end

new text begin For reimbursing serving school
districts for unreimbursed eligible expenditures attributable to children placed in the serving
school district by court action under Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.79, subdivision 4:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 31,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 32,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Special education out-of-state tuition. new text end

new text begin For special education out-of-state
tuition under Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.79, subdivision 8:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

ARTICLE 4

FACILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.61, is amended to read:


123B.61 PURCHASE OF CERTAIN EQUIPMENT.

new text begin (a) new text endThe board of a district may issue general obligation certificates of indebtedness or
capital notes subject to the district debt limits to:

deleted text begin (a)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end purchase vehicles, computers, telephone systems, cable equipment, photocopy
and office equipment, technological equipment for instruction, new text beginpublic announcement systems,
emergency communications devices, other equipment related to violence prevention and
facility security,
new text endand other capital equipment having an expected useful life at least as long
as the terms of the certificates or notes;

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end purchase computer hardware and software, without regard to its expected useful
life, whether bundled with machinery or equipment or unbundled, together with application
development services and training related to the use of the computer; and

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end prepay special assessments.

new text begin (b)new text end The certificates or notes must be payable in not more than ten years and must be
issued on the terms and in the manner determined by the board, except that certificates or
notes issued to prepay special assessments must be payable in not more than 20 years. The
certificates or notes may be issued by resolution and without the requirement for an election.
The certificates or notes are general obligation bonds for purposes of section 126C.55.

new text begin (c)new text end A tax levy must be made for the payment of the principal and interest on the
certificates or notes, in accordance with section 475.61, as in the case of bonds. The sum
of the tax levies under this section and section 123B.62 for each year must not exceed the
lesser new text beginof the sum new text endof the amount of the district's total operating capital revenue new text beginand safe
schools revenue
new text endor the sum of the district's levy in the general and community service funds
excluding the adjustments under this section for the year preceding the year the initial debt
service levies are certified.

new text begin (d)new text end The district's general fund levy for each year must be reduced by the sum ofnew text begin:
new text end

(1) the amount of the tax levies for debt service certified for each year for payment of
the principal and interest on the certificates or notes issued under this section as required
by section 475.61deleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(2) the amount of the tax levies for debt service certified for each year for payment of
the principal and interest on bonds issued under section 123B.62deleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end and

(3) any excess amount in the debt redemption fund used to retire bonds, certificates, or
notes issued under this section or section 123B.62 after April 1, 1997, other than amounts
used to pay capitalized interest.

new text begin (e)new text end If the district's general fund levy is less than the amount of the reduction, the balance
shall be deducted first from the district's community service fund levy, and next from the
district's general fund or community service fund levies for the following year.

new text begin (f)new text end A district using an excess amount in the debt redemption fund to retire the certificates
or notes shall report the amount used for this purpose to the commissioner by July 15 of the
following fiscal year. A district having an outstanding capital loan under section 126C.69
or an outstanding debt service loan under section 126C.68 must not use an excess amount
in the debt redemption fund to retire the certificates or notes.

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 126C.44, is amended to read:


126C.44 SAFE SCHOOLS deleted text beginLEVYdeleted text endnew text begin REVENUEnew text end.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Safe schools revenue. new text end

(a) Each district may make a levy on all taxable
property located within the district for the purposes specified in this section. The maximum
amount which may be levied for all costs under this section shall be equal to $36 multiplied
by the district's adjusted pupil units for the school year. new text beginFor fiscal year 2020 only, the initial
safe schools revenue for a school district equals the greater of $45 times the district's adjusted
pupil units for the school year, or $18,750.
new text end

new text begin (b) For fiscal year 2020 only, the cooperative safe schools revenue for a school district
that is a member of an intermediate school district equals $18.75 times the district's adjusted
pupil units for the school year. For fiscal year 2020 only, the cooperative safe schools
revenue for a school district that is a member of a cooperative unit other than an intermediate
district that enrolls students equals $3.75 times the district's adjusted pupil units for the
school year.
new text end

new text begin (c) For fiscal year 2021 and later, the initial safe schools revenue for a school district
equals the greater of $54 times the district's adjusted pupil units for the school year, or
$22,500.
new text end

new text begin (d) For fiscal year 2021 and later, the cooperative safe schools revenue for a school
district that is a member of an intermediate school district equals $22.50 times the district's
adjusted pupil units for the school year. For fiscal year 2021 and later, the cooperative safe
schools revenue for a school district that is a member of a cooperative unit other than an
intermediate district that enrolls students equals $7.50 times the district's adjusted pupil
units for the school year. Revenue raised under this paragraph and paragraph (b) must be
transferred to the intermediate school district or other cooperative unit of which the district
is a member and used only for costs associated with safe schools activities authorized under
subdivision 5, paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (10). If the district is a member of more than
one cooperative unit that enrolls students, the revenue must be allocated among the
cooperative units.
new text end

new text begin (e) For fiscal year 2020 and later, the safe schools revenue for a school district equals
the sum of the district's initial safe schools revenue and the district's cooperative safe schools
revenue.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Safe schools levy. new text end

new text begin (a) For fiscal year 2020 only, a district's safe schools levy
equals $36 times the district's adjusted pupil units for the school year.
new text end

new text begin (b) For fiscal year 2020 only, the safe schools levy for a school district that is a member
of an intermediate school district is increased by an amount equal to $15 times the district's
adjusted pupil units for the school year.
new text end

new text begin (c) To obtain safe schools revenue for fiscal year 2021 and later, a district may levy an
amount not more than the product of its safe schools revenue for the fiscal year times the
lesser of one or the ratio of its adjusted net tax capacity per adjusted pupil unit to the safe
schools equalizing factor. The safe schools equalizing factor equals 123 percent of the state
average adjusted net tax capacity per adjusted pupil unit for all school districts in the year
preceding the year the levy is certified.
new text end

new text begin (d) For purposes of this subdivision, "adjusted net tax capacity" means the value described
in section 126C.01, subdivision 2, paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Safe schools aid. new text end

new text begin For fiscal year 2020, a district's safe schools aid equals its
safe schools revenue minus its safe schools levy. For fiscal year 2021 and later, a district's
safe schools aid equals its safe schools revenue minus its safe schools levy, times the ratio
of the actual amount levied to the permitted levy.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Safe schools revenue for a charter school. new text end

new text begin (a) For fiscal year 2020, safe
schools revenue for a charter school equals $9 times the adjusted pupil units for the school
year. For fiscal year 2021 and later, safe schools revenue for a charter schools equals $18
times the adjusted pupil units for the school year.
new text end

new text begin (b) The revenue must be reserved and used only for costs associated with safe schools
activities authorized under subdivision 5, paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (10), or for building
lease expenses not funded by charter school building lease aid that are attributable to facility
security enhancements made by the landlord after March 1, 2019.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Uses of safe schools revenue. new text end

new text begin (a) new text endThe deleted text beginproceeds of the levydeleted text end new text beginrevenue new text endmust be
reserved and used for directly funding the following purposes or for reimbursing the cities
and counties who contract with the district for the following purposes:

(1) to pay the costs incurred for the salaries, benefits, and transportation costs of peace
officers and sheriffs for liaison in services in the district's schools;

(2) to pay the costs for a drug abuse prevention program as defined in section 609.101,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (e), in the elementary schools;

(3) to pay the costs for a gang resistance education training curriculum in the district's
schools;

(4) to pay the costs for security in the district's schools and on school property;

(5) to pay the costs for other crime prevention, drug abuse, student and staff safety,
voluntary opt-in suicide prevention tools, and violence prevention measures taken by the
school district;

(6) to pay costs for licensed school counselors, licensed school nurses, licensed school
social workers, licensed school psychologists, and licensed alcohol and chemical dependency
counselors to help provide early responses to problems;

(7) to pay for facility security enhancements including laminated glass, public
announcement systems, emergency communications devices, and equipment and facility
modifications related to violence prevention and facility security;

(8) to pay for costs associated with improving the school climatenew text begin including professional
development such as restorative practices, social-emotional learning, and other
evidence-based practices
new text end; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(9) to pay costs for colocating and collaborating with mental health professionals who
are not district employees or contractorsdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (10) by board resolution, to transfer money into the debt redemption fund to pay the
amounts needed to meet, when due, principal and interest payments on obligations issued
under sections 123B.61 and 123B.62 for purposes included in clause (7).
new text end

(b) For expenditures under paragraph (a), clause (1), the district must initially attempt
to contract for services to be provided by peace officers or sheriffs with the police department
of each city or the sheriff's department of the county within the district containing the school
receiving the services. If a local police department or a county sheriff's department does
not wish to provide the necessary services, the district may contract for these services with
any other police or sheriff's department located entirely or partially within the school district's
boundaries.

(c) A school district that is a member of an intermediate school district may include in
its authority under this section the costs associated with safe schools activities authorized
under paragraph (a) for intermediate school district programs. This authority must not exceed
$15 times the adjusted pupil units of the member districts. This authority is in addition to
any other authority authorized under this section. Revenue raised under this paragraph must
be transferred to the intermediate school district.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

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 Department of Education for the fiscal years
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Debt service equalization aid. new text end

new text begin For debt service equalization aid under
Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.53, subdivision 6:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 20,684,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 21,104,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $2,292,000 for 2019 and $18,392,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $2,043,000 for 2020 and $19,061,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Long-term facilities maintenance equalized aid. new text end

new text begin For long-term facilities
maintenance equalized aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.595, subdivision 9:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 105,352,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 107,422,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $10,441,000 for 2019 and $94,911,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $10,546,000 for 2020 and $96,876,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Equity in telecommunications access. new text end

new text begin (a) For equity in telecommunications
access:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,750,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,750,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) If the appropriation amount is insufficient, the commissioner shall reduce the
reimbursement rate in Minnesota Statutes, section 125B.26, subdivisions 4 and 5, and the
revenue for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 shall be prorated.
new text end

new text begin (c) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Early repayment aid incentive. new text end

new text begin (a) For incentive grants for a district that
repays the full outstanding original principal on its capital loan by November 30, 2016,
under Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 11, article 4, section 8, as amended by Laws
2016, chapter 189, article 30, section 22:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,350,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,350,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Of this amount, $150,000 is for a grant to Independent School District No. 36,
Kelliher; $180,000 is for a grant to Independent School District No. 95, Cromwell; $495,000
is for a grant to Independent School District No. 299, Caledonia; $220,000 is for a grant to
Independent School District No. 306, Laporte; $150,000 is for a grant to Independent School
District No. 362, Littlefork; $650,000 is for a grant to Independent School District No. 682,
Roseau; and $505,000 is for a grant to Independent School District No. 2580, East Central.
new text end

new text begin (c) The grant may be used for any school-related purpose.
new text end

new text begin (d) The base for fiscal year 2022 is $0.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin School safety aid. new text end

new text begin Aid to school districts for building security improvements
or to hire more counselors, school resource officers, or other student support staff under
Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.61.
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10,092,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 16,168,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $0 for 2019 and $10,092,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $1,121,000 for 2020 and $15,047,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Maximum effort loan aid. new text end

new text begin For aid payments to schools with outstanding capital
loans under Minnesota Statutes, section 477A.09.
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,309,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,309,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The base for fiscal year 2022 is $3,309,000 and the base for fiscal year 2023 is $0.
new text end

ARTICLE 5

NUTRITION

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

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 Department of Education for the fiscal years
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin School lunch. new text end

new text begin For school lunch aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.111,
and Code of Federal Regulations, title 7, section 210.17:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 16,359,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 16,629,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin School breakfast. new text end

new text begin For traditional school breakfast aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.1158:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 11,273,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 11,733,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Kindergarten milk. new text end

new text begin For kindergarten milk aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.118:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 690,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 690,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Summer school food service replacement aid. new text end

new text begin For summer school food service
replacement aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.119:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 150,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 150,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

ARTICLE 6

LIBRARIES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 134.355, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Eligibility.

A regional public library system may apply for regional library
telecommunications aid on behalf of itself and member public libraries. The aid must be
used for connections and other eligible non-voice-related e-rate program category one
services. Aid may be used for e-rate program category two services as identified in the
Federal Communication Commission's eligible services list for the current and preceding
four funding yearsnew text begin or to improve Internet access and access to technology with non-e-ratable
items
new text end, if sufficient funds remain once category one needs are met in each funding year. To
be eligible, a regional public library system must be officially designated by the commissioner
of education as a regional public library system as defined in section 134.34, subdivision
3
, and each of its participating cities and counties must meet local support levels defined
in section 134.34, subdivision 1. A public library building that receives aid under this section
must be open a minimum of 20 hours per week. Exceptions to the minimum open hours
requirement may be granted by the Department of Education on request of the regional
public library system for the following circumstances: short-term closing for emergency
maintenance and repairs following a natural disaster; in response to exceptional economic
circumstances; building repair or maintenance that requires public services areas to be
closed; or to adjust hours of public service to respond to documented seasonal use patterns.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 134.355, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Award of funds.

The commissioner of education shall develop an application
and a reporting form and procedures for regional library telecommunications aid. Aid shall
be based on actual costs including, but not limited to, connections, as documented in e-rate
funding commitment decision letters for category one services and acceptable documentation
for category two servicesnew text begin or cost of improving Internet access or access to technologynew text end and
funds available for this purpose. The commissioner shall make payments directly to the
regional public library system.

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

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 Department of Education for the fiscal years
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Basic system support. new text end

new text begin For basic system support aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 134.355:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 13,570,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 13,570,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $1,357,000 for 2019 and $12,213,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $1,357,000 for 2020 and $12,213,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Multicounty, multitype library systems. new text end

new text begin For aid under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 134.353 and 134.354, to multicounty, multitype library systems:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,300,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,300,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $130,000 for 2019 and $1,170,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $130,000 for 2020 and $1,170,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Electronic library for Minnesota. new text end

new text begin For statewide licenses to online databases
selected in cooperation with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education for school media
centers, public libraries, state government agency libraries, and public or private college or
university libraries:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 900,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 900,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Regional library telecommunications aid. new text end

new text begin For regional library
telecommunications aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,300,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,300,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $230,000 for 2019 and $2,070,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $230,000 for 2020 and $2,070,000 for 2021.
new text end

ARTICLE 7

EARLY CHILDHOOD AND FAMILY SUPPORT

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.151, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Eligibility.

A child who is four years of age as of September 1 in the calendar
year in which the school year commences is eligible to participate in a voluntary
prekindergarten program free of charge.new text begin An eligible four-year-old child served in a
mixed-delivery system by a child care center, family child care program licensed under
section 245A.03, or community-based organization may be charged a fee as long as the
mixed-delivery partner was not awarded a seat for that child.
new text end Each eligible child must
complete a health and developmental screening within 90 days of program enrollment under
sections 121A.16 to 121A.19, and provide documentation of required immunizations under
section 121A.15.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.151, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Application process; priority for high poverty schools.

(a) deleted text beginTo qualify for
program approval for fiscal year 2017, a district or charter school must submit an application
to the commissioner by July 1, 2016.
deleted text end To qualify for program approval deleted text beginfor fiscal year 2018
and later
deleted text end, a district or charter school must submit an application to the commissioner by
January 30 of the fiscal year prior to the fiscal year in which the program will be
implemented. The application must include:

(1) a description of the proposed program, including the number of hours per week the
program will be offered at each school site or mixed-delivery location;

(2) an estimate of the number of eligible children to be served in the program at each
school site or mixed-delivery location; and

(3) a statement of assurances signed by the superintendent or charter school director that
the proposed program meets the requirements of subdivision 2.

(b) The commissioner must review all applications submitted deleted text beginfor fiscal year 2017 by
August 1, 2016, and must review all applications submitted for fiscal year 2018 and later
deleted text end
by March 1 of the fiscal year in which the applications are received and determine whether
each application meets the requirements of paragraph (a).

(c) The commissioner must divide all applications for new or expanded voluntary
prekindergarten programs under this section meeting the requirements of paragraph (a) and
school readiness plus programs into deleted text beginfourdeleted text endnew text begin fivenew text end groups as follows: the Minneapolis new text beginschool
district;
new text enddeleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end St. Paul school deleted text begindistrictsdeleted text endnew text begin districtnew text end; other school districts located in the
metropolitan equity region as defined in section 126C.10, subdivision 28; school districts
located in the rural equity region as defined in section 126C.10, subdivision 28; and charter
schools. Within each group, the applications must be ordered by rank using a sliding scale
based on the following criteria:

(1) concentration of kindergarten students eligible for free or reduced-price lunches by
school site on October 1 of the previous school year. A school site may contract to partner
with a community-based provider or Head Start under subdivision 3 or establish an early
childhood center and use the concentration of kindergarten students eligible for free or
reduced-price meals from a specific school site as long as those eligible children are
prioritized and guaranteed services at the mixed-delivery site or early education center. For
school district programs to be operated at locations that do not have free and reduced-price
lunch concentration data for kindergarten programs for October 1 of the previous school
year, including mixed-delivery programs, the school district average concentration of
kindergarten students eligible for free or reduced-price lunches must be used for the rank
ordering;

(2) presence or absence of a three- or four-star Parent Aware rated program within the
school district or close proximity of the district. School sites with the highest concentration
of kindergarten students eligible for free or reduced-price lunches that do not have a three-
or four-star Parent Aware program within the district or close proximity of the district shall
receive the highest priority, and school sites with the lowest concentration of kindergarten
students eligible for free or reduced-price lunches that have a three- or four-star Parent
Aware rated program within the district or close proximity of the district shall receive the
lowest priority; and

(3) whether the district has implemented a mixed delivery system.

(d) new text beginIf the participation limit under subdivision 6 is higher than the participation limit for
the previous year,
new text end the limit on participation for the programs as specified in subdivision 6
must initially be allocated among the deleted text beginfourdeleted text endnew text begin fivenew text end groups based on each group's percentage
share of the statewide kindergarten enrollment on October 1 of the previous school year.new text begin If
the participation limit is the same as the participation limit for the previous year, the
participation limit must initially be allocated among the five groups based on each group's
participation limit for the previous school year.
new text end Within each group, the participation limit
deleted text begin for fiscal years 2018 and 2019deleted text end must first be allocated to school sites approved for aid in the
previous year to ensure that those sites are funded for the same number of participants as
approved for the previous year. The remainder of the participation limit for each group must
be allocated among school sites in priority order until that region's share of the participation
limit is reached. If the participation limit is not reached for all groups, the remaining amount
must be allocated to the highest priority school sites, as designated under this section, not
funded in the initial allocation on a statewide basis. deleted text beginFor fiscal year 2020 and later, the
participation limit must first be allocated to school sites approved for aid in fiscal year 2017,
and then to school sites approved for aid in fiscal year 2018 based on the statewide rankings
under paragraph (c).
deleted text end

(e) Once a school site or a mixed delivery site under subdivision 3 is approved for aid
under this subdivision, it shall remain eligible for aid if it continues to meet program
requirements, regardless of changes in the concentration of students eligible for free or
reduced-price lunches.

(f) If the total number of participants approved based on applications submitted under
paragraph (a) is less than the participation limit under subdivision 6, the commissioner must
notify all school districts and charter schools of the amount that remains available within
30 days of the initial application deadline under paragraph (a), and complete a second round
of allocations based on applications received within 60 days of the initial application deadline.

(g) Procedures for approving applications submitted under paragraph (f) shall be the
same as specified in paragraphs (a) to (d), except that the allocations shall be made to the
highest priority school sites not funded in the initial allocation on a statewide basis.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for applications for fiscal year 2020 and
later.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.151, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Participation limits.

(a) Notwithstanding section 126C.05, subdivision 1,
paragraph (d), the pupil units for a voluntary prekindergarten program for an eligible school
district or charter school must not exceed 60 percent of the kindergarten pupil units for that
school district or charter school under section 126C.05, subdivision 1, paragraph (e).

(b) In reviewing applications under subdivision 5, deleted text beginthe commissioner must limit the
estimated state aid entitlement approved under this section to $27,092,000 for fiscal year
2017. If the actual state aid entitlement based on final data exceeds the limit in any year,
the aid of the participating districts must be prorated so as not to exceed the limit.
deleted text end

(deleted text beginc) The commissioner must limit the total number of funded participants in the voluntary
prekindergarten program under this section to not more than 3,160.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d) Notwithstanding paragraph (c),deleted text end the commissioner must limit the total number of
participants in the voluntary prekindergarten and school readiness plus programs to not
more than deleted text begin6,160 participants for fiscal year 2018 anddeleted text end 7,160 participants for fiscal year 2019new text begin
and later
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.165, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Early learning scholarship account. new text end

new text begin (a) An account is established in the
special revenue fund known as the "early learning scholarship account."
new text end

new text begin (b) Funds appropriated for early learning scholarships under this section shall be
transferred to the early learning scholarship account in the special revenue fund.
new text end

new text begin (c) Money in this account is annually appropriated to the commissioner for early learning
scholarships under this section. Money in the account is available until spent. Any returned
funds are available to be regranted.
new text end

new text begin (d) Up to $950,000 annually is appropriated to the commissioner for costs associated
with administering and monitoring early learning scholarships.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 245C.12, is amended to read:


245C.12 BACKGROUND STUDY; TRIBAL ORGANIZATIONS.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Access to data. new text end

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end For the purposes of background studies completed
by tribal organizations performing licensing activities otherwise required of the commissioner
under this chapter, after obtaining consent from the background study subject, tribal licensing
agencies shall have access to criminal history data in the same manner as county licensing
agencies and private licensing agencies under this chapter.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Adoptions; child foster care. new text end

deleted text begin(b)deleted text end Tribal organizations may contract with the
commissioner to obtain background study data on individuals under tribal jurisdiction related
to adoptions according to section 245C.34. Tribal organizations may also contract with the
commissioner to obtain background study data on individuals under tribal jurisdiction related
to child foster care according to section 245C.34.

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Nursing facility. new text end

deleted text begin(c)deleted text end For the purposes of background studies completed to
comply with a tribal organization's licensing requirements for individuals affiliated with a
tribally licensed nursing facility, the commissioner shall obtain criminal history data from
the National Criminal Records Repository in accordance with section 245C.32.

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Child care. new text end

new text begin (a) Tribal organizations may contract with the commissioner to:
new text end

new text begin (1) conduct background studies on individuals affiliated with a child care program
sponsored, managed, or licensed by a tribal organization; and
new text end

new text begin (2) obtain background study data on individuals affiliated with a child care program
sponsored, managed, or licensed by a tribal organization.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must include a national criminal history record check in a
background study conducted under paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (c) A tribally affiliated child care program that does not contract with the commissioner
to conduct background studies is exempt from the relevant requirements in this chapter. For
a background study conducted under this subdivision to be transferable to other child care
entities, the study must include all components of studies for a certified license-exempt
child care center under this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 6.

new text begin [245C.125] BACKGROUND STUDY; HEAD START PROGRAMS.
new text end

new text begin (a) Head Start programs that receive funds under section 119A.52 may contract with
the commissioner to:
new text end

new text begin (1) conduct background studies on individuals affiliated with a Head Start program; and
new text end

new text begin (2) obtain background study data on individuals affiliated with a Head Start program.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must include a national criminal history record check in a
background study conducted under paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (c) A Head Start program site that does not contract with the commissioner, is not
licensed, and is not registered to receive payments under chapter 119B is exempt from the
relevant requirements in this chapter. Nothing in this section supersedes requirements for
background studies in this chapter or chapter 119B or 245H that relate to licensed child care
programs or programs registered to receive payments under chapter 119B. For a background
study conducted under this section to be transferable to other child care entities, the study
must include all components of studies for a certified license-exempt child care center under
this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

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 Department of Education for the fiscal years
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin School readiness. new text end

new text begin (a) For revenue for school readiness programs under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 124D.15 and 124D.16:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 33,683,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 33,683,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) The 2020 appropriation includes $3,368,000 for 2019 and $30,315,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin (c) The 2021 appropriation includes $3,368,000 for 2020 and $30,315,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Early learning scholarships. new text end

new text begin (a) For the early learning scholarship program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.165:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 70,709,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 70,709,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Up to $950,000 each year is for administration of this program.
new text end

new text begin (c) Money appropriated for the early learning scholarship program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.165, is transferred to the early learning scholarship account in the
special revenue fund.
new text end

new text begin (d) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Head Start program. new text end

new text begin For Head Start programs under Minnesota Statutes,
section 119A.52:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 25,100,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 25,100,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Early childhood family education aid. new text end

new text begin (a) For early childhood family education
aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.135:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 29,795,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 37,689,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) The 2020 appropriation includes $3,098,000 for 2019 and $26,697,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin (c) The 2021 appropriation includes $2,966,000 for 2020 and $34,723,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Developmental screening aid. new text end

new text begin (a) For developmental screening aid under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 121A.17 and 121A.19:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,644,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,631,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) The 2020 appropriation includes $363,000 for 2019 and $3,281,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin (c) The 2021 appropriation includes $364,000 for 2020 and $3,267,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Parent-child home program. new text end

new text begin For a grant to the parent-child home program:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 900,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 900,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The grant must be used for an evidence-based and research-validated early childhood
literacy and school readiness program for children ages 16 months to four years at its existing
suburban program location. The program must include urban and rural program locations
for fiscal years 2020 and 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Kindergarten entrance assessment initiative and intervention program. new text end

new text begin For
the kindergarten entrance assessment initiative and intervention program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.162:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 281,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 281,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Quality rating and improvement system. new text end

new text begin (a) For transfer to the commissioner
of human services for the purposes of expanding the quality rating and improvement system
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.142, in greater Minnesota and increasing supports
for providers participating in the quality rating and improvement system:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,750,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,750,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) The amounts in paragraph (a) must be in addition to any federal funding under the
child care and development block grant authorized under Public Law 101-508 in that year
for the system under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.142.
new text end

new text begin (c) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Early childhood programs at tribal contract schools. new text end

new text begin For early childhood
family education programs at tribal contract schools under Minnesota Statutes, section
124D.83, subdivision 4:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 68,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 68,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Educate parents partnership. new text end

new text begin For the educate parents partnership under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.129:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 49,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 49,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Home visiting aid. new text end

new text begin (a) For home visiting aid under Minnesota Statutes, section
124D.135:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 530,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 496,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) The 2020 appropriation includes $54,000 for 2019 and $476,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin (c) The 2021 appropriation includes $52,000 for 2020 and $444,000 for 2021.
new text end

ARTICLE 8

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

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 Department of Education for the fiscal years
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Community education aid. new text end

new text begin For community education aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.20:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 340,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 260,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $40,000 for 2019 and $300,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $33,000 for 2020 and $227,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Adults with disabilities program aid. new text end

new text begin For adults with disabilities programs
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.56:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 710,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 710,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $639,000 for 2019 and $71,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $639,000 for 2020 and $71,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Hearing-impaired adults. new text end

new text begin For programs for hearing-impaired adults under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.57:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 70,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 70,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin School-age care aid. new text end

new text begin For school-age care aid under Minnesota Statutes, section
124D.22:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $0 for 2019 and $1,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $0 for 2020 and $1,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Tier 1 grants. new text end

new text begin (a) For education partnership program Tier 1 sustaining grants
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.99:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,600,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,600,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Of the amounts in paragraph (a), $1,300,000 each year is for the Northside
Achievement Zone and $1,300,000 each year is for the St. Paul Promise Neighborhood.
new text end

new text begin (c) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Tier 2 implementing grants. new text end

new text begin (a) For Tier 2 implementing grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.99:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 480,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 480,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must competitively award all grants under this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (c) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

ARTICLE 9

SELF-SUFFICIENCY AND LIFELONG LEARNING

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.531, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

State total adult basic education aid.

(a) The state total adult basic
education aid for fiscal year 2011 equals $44,419,000, plus any amount that is not paid
during the previous fiscal year as a result of adjustments under subdivision 4, paragraph
(a), or section 124D.52, subdivision 3. The state total adult basic education aid for later
fiscal years equals:

(1) the state total adult basic education aid for the preceding fiscal year plus any amount
that is not paid for during the previous fiscal year, as a result of adjustments under subdivision
4, paragraph (a), or section 124D.52, subdivision 3; times

(2) new text beginthe greater of 1.00 or new text endthe lesser of:

(i) 1.03; or

(ii) the average growth in state total contact hours over the prior ten program years.

Three percent of the state total adult basic education aid must be set aside for adult basic
education supplemental service grants under section 124D.522.

(b) The state total adult basic education aid, excluding basic population aid, equals the
difference between the amount computed in paragraph (a), and the state total basic population
aid under subdivision 2.

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

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 Department of Education for the fiscal years
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Adult basic education aid. new text end

new text begin For adult basic education aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.531:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 50,106,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 51,620,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $4,868,000 for 2019 and $45,238,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $5,026,000 for 2020 and $46,594,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin High school equivalency tests. new text end

new text begin For payment of 60 percent of the costs of the
commissioner-selected high school equivalency tests under Minnesota Statutes, section
124D.55:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 125,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 125,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

ARTICLE 10

STATE AGENCIES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 119A.03, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Grant administration. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner may retain up to five percent of
the amount appropriated to the department for a grant program or pass-through grant if the
appropriation does not specify an amount for administrative costs for grants appropriated
for the first time in fiscal year 2020 and after only.
new text end

new text begin (b) The amounts retained under paragraph (a) are deposited into an account in the special
revenue fund and are appropriated to the commissioner for costs incurred in administering
and monitoring grants.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [119A.06] GRANT ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin An account is established in the state special revenue
fund known as the "grant administration account."
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Sources of fund. new text end

new text begin (a) Funds retained from appropriations under section 119A.03,
subdivision 3, must be transferred to the grant administration account.
new text end

new text begin (b) Appropriated funds retained for grant administration costs must be transferred to the
grant administration account.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Use of funds. new text end

new text begin Funds in this account are annually appropriated to the
commissioner for costs associated with administering and monitoring grants and competitive
grant programs.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.14, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Fee.

Each person licensed by the Board of School Administrators shall pay the
board a fee of deleted text begin$75deleted text endnew text begin $100new text end, collected each fiscal year. When transmitting notice of the license
fee, the board also must notify the licensee of the penalty for failing to pay the fee within
the time specified by the board. The board may provide a lower fee for persons on retired
or inactive status. After receiving notice from the board, any licensed school administrator
who does not pay the fee in the given fiscal year shall have all administrative licenses held
by the person automatically suspended, without the right to a hearing, until the fee has been
paid to the board. If the board suspends a licensed school administrator for failing to pay
the fee, it must immediately notify the district currently employing the school administrator
of the school administrator's suspension. The executive secretary shall deposit the fees in
the deleted text begineducator licensure account in the special revenue fund in the state treasurydeleted text endnew text begin general fundnew text end.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.18, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Background checks.

(a) The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards
Board and the Board of School Administrators must request a criminal history background
check from the superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on all first-time
teaching applicants for licenses under their jurisdiction. Applicants must include with their
licensure applications:

(1) an executed criminal history consent form, including fingerprints; and

(2) a deleted text beginmoney order or cashier's check payable to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
for the fee for conducting
deleted text end new text beginpayment to conduct new text endthe criminal history background check.new text begin The
Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board must deposit payments received under
this subdivision in the general fund.
new text end

(b) The superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension shall perform the
background check required under paragraph (a) by retrieving criminal history data as defined
in section 13.87 and shall also conduct a search of the national criminal records repository.
The superintendent is authorized to exchange fingerprints with the Federal Bureau of
Investigation for purposes of the criminal history check. The superintendent shall recover
the cost to the bureau of a background check through the fee charged to the applicant under
paragraph (a).

(c) The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board or the Board of School
Administrators may issue a license pending completion of a background check under this
subdivision, but must notify the individual and the school district or charter school employing
the individual that the individual's license may be revoked based on the result of the
background check.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.21, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Licensure applications.

Each applicant submitting an application to the
Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board to issue, renew, or extend a teaching
license, including applications for licensure via portfolio under subdivision 2, must include
a processing fee of $57. The processing fee for a teacher's license and for the licenses of
supervisory personnel must be paid to the executive secretary of the appropriate board and
deposited in the deleted text begineducator licensure account in the special revenue funddeleted text endnew text begin state treasurynew text end. The
fees as set by the board are nonrefundable for applicants not qualifying for a license.
However, the commissioner of management and budget must refund a fee in any case in
which the applicant already holds a valid unexpired license. The board may waive or reduce
fees for applicants who apply at the same time for more than one license.

Sec. 6.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 11, section 8, as amended by
Laws 2018, chapter 182, article 1, section 106, is amended to read:


Sec. 8. TRANSFERS.

deleted text begin Subdivision 1. deleted text end

deleted text begin Portfolio account. deleted text end

deleted text begin On July 1, 2019, the commissioner of management
and budget shall transfer any balances in the education licensure portfolio account in the
special revenue fund to the educator licensure account in the special revenue fund.
deleted text end

Subd. 2.

Background check.

deleted text beginAny balance in an account that holds fees collected under
Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.18, subdivision 8, is transferred to the educator licensure
background check account in the special revenue fund under Minnesota Statutes, section
122A.175, subdivision 2.
deleted text end On July 2, 2019, deleted text begin$80,000 is transferred from the educator licensure
background check account in the special revenue fund to the educator licensure account in
the special revenue fund.
deleted text endnew text begin any unspent balance in an account that holds fees under Minnesota
Statutes, section 122A.18, subdivision 8, is transferred to the general fund.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 11, section 9, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Department.

(a) For the Department of Education:

$
27,158,000
.....
2018
$
24,874,000
.....
2019

Of these amounts:

(1) $231,000 each year is for the Board of School Administrators, and beginning in fiscal
year 2020, the amount indicated is from the educator licensure account in the special revenue
fund;

(2) $1,000,000 each year is for regional centers of excellence under Minnesota Statutes,
section 120B.115;

(3) $500,000 each year is for the school safety technical assistance center under Minnesota
Statutes, section 127A.052;

(4) $250,000 each year is for the School Finance Division to enhance financial data
analysis;

(5) $720,000 each year is for implementing Minnesota's Learning for English Academic
Proficiency and Success Act under Laws 2014, chapter 272, article 1, as amended;

(6) $2,750,000 in fiscal year 2018 and $500,000 in fiscal year 2019 are for the Department
of Education's mainframe update;

(7) $123,000 each year is for a dyslexia specialist; and

(8) $2,000,000 deleted text begineach yeardeleted text end new text beginin fiscal year 2018 new text endis for legal fees and costs associated with
litigation.

(b) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

(c) None of the amounts appropriated under this subdivision may be used for Minnesota's
Washington, D.C. office.

(d) The expenditures of federal grants and aids as shown in the biennial budget document
and its supplements are approved and appropriated and shall be spent as indicated.

(e) This appropriation includes funds for information technology project services and
support subject to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 16E.0466. Any ongoing
information technology costs will be incorporated into the service level agreement and will
be paid to the Office of MN.IT Services by the Department of Education under the rates
and mechanism specified in that agreement.

(f) The agency's base is $22,054,000 for fiscal year 2020 and $21,965,000 for 2021.

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 beginAPPROPRIATIONS; DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

new text begin Unless otherwise indicated, the sums indicated
in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for
the fiscal years designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Department. new text end

new text begin (a) For the Department of Education:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 34,180,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 31,729,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Of these amounts:
new text end

new text begin (1) $403,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $347,000 in fiscal year 2021 are for the Board of
School Administrators;
new text end

new text begin (2) $4,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $6,000,000 in fiscal year 2021 and later are for
regional centers of excellence under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.115;
new text end

new text begin (3) $250,000 each year is for the School Finance Division to enhance financial data
analysis;
new text end

new text begin (4) $720,000 each year is for implementing Minnesota's Learning for English Academic
Proficiency and Success Act under Laws 2014, chapter 272, article 1, as amended;
new text end

new text begin (5) $123,000 each year is for a dyslexia specialist;
new text end

new text begin (6) $4,700,000 in fiscal year 2020 is for legal fees and costs associated with litigation;
new text end

new text begin (7) $400,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $480,000 in fiscal year 2021 and later are for the
Department of Education's mainframe update;
new text end

new text begin (8) $171,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $174,000 in fiscal year 2021 and later are to fund
a Second Chance Agency director;
new text end

new text begin (9) $406,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $288,000 in fiscal year 2021 and later are for a
maltreatment investigations program;
new text end

new text begin (10) $822,000 each year is for the IT program and data integration;
new text end

new text begin (11) $140,000 each year is for the turnaround arts program;
new text end

new text begin (12) $222,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $226,000 in fiscal year 2021 and later are for data
analytics; and
new text end

new text begin (13) $140,000 each year is to conduct stakeholder engagement and draft a plan to increase
the number of national board certified teachers in Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin (c) None of the amounts appropriated under this subdivision may be used for Minnesota's
Washington, D.C. office.
new text end

new text begin (d) The expenditures of federal grants and aids as shown in the biennial budget document
and its supplements are approved and appropriated and shall be spent as indicated.
new text end

new text begin (e) This appropriation includes funds for information technology project services and
support subject to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 16E.0466. Any ongoing
information technology costs will be incorporated into the service level agreement and will
be paid to the Office of MN.IT Services by the Department of Education under the rates
and mechanism specified in that agreement.
new text end

new text begin (f) To account for the base adjustments provided in Laws 2018, chapter 211, article 21,
section 1, paragraph (a), and section 3, paragraph (a), the base for fiscal year 2022 is
$31,749,000. The base for fiscal year 2023 is $31,769,000. The base for fiscal year 2024 is
$31,787,000. The base for fiscal year 2025 is $31,805,000.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR LICENSING AND
STANDARDS BOARD.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board. new text end

new text begin (a) The sums
indicated in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the Professional Educator
Licensing and Standards Board for the fiscal years designated:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,744,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,719,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin (c) The base for fiscal year 2022 and later is $2,719,000.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Licensure by portfolio. new text end

new text begin For licensure by portfolio:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 34,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 34,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; MINNESOTA STATE ACADEMIES.
new text end

new text begin (a) The sums indicated in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the
Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and the Blind for the fiscal years designated:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,966,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,872,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin (c) Of the amounts in paragraph (a), $650,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $505,000 in fiscal
year 2021 are for information technology improvements.
new text end

new text begin (d) To account for the base adjustments provided in Laws 2018, chapter 211, article 21,
section 1, paragraph (a), and section 3, paragraph (b), the base for fiscal year 2022 is
$14,879,000. The base for fiscal year 2023 is $14,886,000. The base for fiscal year 2024 is
$14,892,000. The base for fiscal year 2025 is $14,898,000.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; PERPICH CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION.
new text end

new text begin (a) The sums in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the Perpich Center
for Arts Education for the fiscal years designated:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,172,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,663,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin (c) Of the amounts in paragraph (a), $960,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $380,000 in fiscal
year 2021 are for information technology improvements. $340,000 is included in the base
for fiscal year 2022, and $285,000 is included in the base for fiscal year 2023 for this purpose.
new text end

new text begin (d) To account for the base adjustments provided in Laws 2018, chapter 211, article 21,
section 1, paragraph (a), and section 3, paragraph (c), the base for fiscal year 2022 is
$7,628,000. The base for fiscal year 2023 is $7,579,000. The base for fiscal year 2024 is
$7,584,000. The base for fiscal year 2025 is $7,589,000.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.175, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 11, section 4, new text end new text begin is repealed.
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

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 19-3562

120B.299 DEFINITIONS.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

The definitions in this section apply to this chapter.

Subd. 2.

Growth.

"Growth" compares the difference in a student's achievement score at two or more distinct points in time.

Subd. 3.

Value added.

"Value added" is the amount of achievement a student demonstrates above an established baseline. The difference between the student's score and the baseline defines value added.

Subd. 4.

Value-added growth.

"Value-added growth" is based on a student's growth score. In a value-added growth system, the student's first test is the baseline, and the difference between the student's first and next test scores within a defined period is the measure of value added. Value-added growth models use student-level data to measure what portion of a student's growth can be explained by inputs related to the educational environment.

Subd. 5.

Adequate yearly progress.

A school or district makes "adequate yearly progress" if, for every student subgroup under the federal 2001 No Child Left Behind Act in the school or district, its proficiency index or other approved adjustments for performance, based on statewide assessment scores, meets or exceeds federal expectations. To make adequate yearly progress, the school or district also must satisfy applicable federal requirements related to student attendance, graduation, and test participation rates.

Subd. 6.

State growth target.

(a) "State growth target" is the average year-two assessment scores for students with similar year-one assessment scores.

(b) The state growth targets for each grade and subject are benchmarked as follows until the assessment scale changes:

(1) beginning in the 2008-2009 school year, the state growth target for grades 3 through 8 is benchmarked to 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 school year data;

(2) beginning in the 2008-2009 school year the state growth target for grade 10 is benchmarked to 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 school year data;

(3) for the 2008-2009 school year, the state growth target for grade 11 is benchmarked to 2005-2006 school year data; and

(4) beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the state growth target for grade 11 is benchmarked to 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 school year data.

(c) Each time before the assessment scale changes, a stakeholder group that includes assessment and evaluation directors and staff and researchers must recommend a new state growth target that the commissioner must consider when revising standards under section 120B.021, subdivision 4.

Subd. 7.

Low growth.

"Low growth" is an assessment score one-half standard deviation below the state growth target.

Subd. 8.

Medium growth.

"Medium growth" is an assessment score within one-half standard deviation above or below the state growth target.

Subd. 9.

High growth.

"High growth" is an assessment score one-half standard deviation or more above the state growth target.

Subd. 10.

Proficiency.

"Proficiency" for purposes of reporting growth on school performance report cards under section 120B.36, subdivision 1, means those students who, in the previous school year, scored at or above "meets standards" on the statewide assessments under section 120B.30. Each year, school performance report cards must separately display: (1) the numbers and percentages of students who achieved low growth, medium growth, and high growth and achieved proficiency in the previous school year; and (2) the numbers and percentages of students who achieved low growth, medium growth, and high growth and did not achieve proficiency in the previous school year.

Subd. 11.

Growth and progress toward proficiency.

The categories of low growth, medium growth, and high growth shall be used to indicate both (1) growth and (2) progress toward grade-level proficiency that is consistent with subdivision 10.

120B.30 STATEWIDE TESTING AND REPORTING SYSTEM.

Subd. 1a.

Statewide and local assessments; results.

(a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions have the meanings given them.

(1) "Computer-adaptive assessments" means fully adaptive assessments.

(2) "Fully adaptive assessments" include test items that are on-grade level and items that may be above or below a student's grade level.

(3) "On-grade level" test items contain subject area content that is aligned to state academic standards for the grade level of the student taking the assessment.

(4) "Above-grade level" test items contain subject area content that is above the grade level of the student taking the assessment and is considered aligned with state academic standards to the extent it is aligned with content represented in state academic standards above the grade level of the student taking the assessment. Notwithstanding the student's grade level, administering above-grade level test items to a student does not violate the requirement that state assessments must be aligned with state standards.

(5) "Below-grade level" test items contain subject area content that is below the grade level of the student taking the test and is considered aligned with state academic standards to the extent it is aligned with content represented in state academic standards below the student's current grade level. Notwithstanding the student's grade level, administering below-grade level test items to a student does not violate the requirement that state assessments must be aligned with state standards.

(b) The commissioner must use fully adaptive mathematics and reading assessments for grades 3 through 8.

(c) For purposes of conforming with existing federal educational accountability requirements, the commissioner must develop and implement computer-adaptive reading and mathematics assessments for grades 3 through 8, state-developed high school reading and mathematics tests aligned with state academic standards, a high school writing test aligned with state standards when it becomes available, and science assessments under clause (2) that districts and sites must use to monitor student growth toward achieving those standards. The commissioner must not develop statewide assessments for academic standards in social studies, health and physical education, and the arts. The commissioner must require:

(1) annual computer-adaptive reading and mathematics assessments in grades 3 through 8, and high school reading, writing, and mathematics tests; and

(2) annual science assessments in one grade in the grades 3 through 5 span, the grades 6 through 8 span, and a life sciences assessment in the grades 9 through 12 span, and the commissioner must not require students to achieve a passing score on high school science assessments as a condition of receiving a high school diploma.

(d) The commissioner must ensure that for annual computer-adaptive assessments:

(1) individual student performance data and achievement reports are available within three school days of when students take an assessment except in a year when an assessment reflects new performance standards;

(2) growth information is available for each student from the student's first assessment to each proximate assessment using a constant measurement scale;

(3) parents, teachers, and school administrators are able to use elementary and middle school student performance data to project students' secondary and postsecondary achievement; and

(4) useful diagnostic information about areas of students' academic strengths and weaknesses is available to teachers and school administrators for improving student instruction and indicating the specific skills and concepts that should be introduced and developed for students at given performance levels, organized by strands within subject areas, and aligned to state academic standards.

(e) The commissioner must ensure that all state tests administered to elementary and secondary students measure students' academic knowledge and skills and not students' values, attitudes, and beliefs.

(f) Reporting of state assessment results must:

(1) provide timely, useful, and understandable information on the performance of individual students, schools, school districts, and the state;

(2) include a growth indicator of student achievement; and

(3) determine whether students have met the state's academic standards.

(g) Consistent with applicable federal law, the commissioner must include appropriate, technically sound accommodations or alternative assessments for the very few students with disabilities for whom statewide assessments are inappropriate and for English learners.

(h) A school, school district, and charter school must administer statewide assessments under this section, as the assessments become available, to evaluate student progress toward career and college readiness in the context of the state's academic standards. A school, school district, or charter school may use a student's performance on a statewide assessment as one of multiple criteria to determine grade promotion or retention. A school, school district, or charter school may use a high school student's performance on a statewide assessment as a percentage of the student's final grade in a course, or place a student's assessment score on the student's transcript.

122A.175 SPECIAL REVENUE FUND ACCOUNTS; EDUCATOR LICENSURE AND BACKGROUND CHECKS.

Subdivision 1.

Educator licensure account.

An educator licensure account is created in the special revenue fund. Applicant licensure fees received by the Department of Education, the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board, or the Board of School Administrators must be deposited in the educator licensure account. Any funds appropriated from this account that remain unexpended at the end of the biennium cancel to the educator licensure account in the special revenue fund.

Subd. 2.

Background check account.

An educator licensure background check account is created in the special revenue fund. The Department of Education, the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board, and the Board of School Administrators must deposit all payments submitted by license applicants for criminal background checks conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in the educator licensure background check account. Amounts in the account are annually appropriated to the commissioner of education for payment to the superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for the costs of background checks on applicants for licensure.

126C.17 REFERENDUM REVENUE.

Subd. 9a.

Board-approved referendum allowance.

Notwithstanding subdivision 9, a school district may convert up to $300 per adjusted pupil unit of referendum authority from voter approved to board approved by a board vote. A district with less than $300 per adjusted pupil unit of referendum authority after the local optional revenue subtraction under subdivision 1 may authorize new referendum authority up to the difference between $300 per adjusted pupil unit and the district's referendum authority. The board may authorize this levy for up to five years and may subsequently reauthorize that authority in increments of up to five years.

Repealed Minnesota Session Laws: 19-3562

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 11, section 4

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 122A.18, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Background checks.

(a) The Board of Teaching and the commissioner of education must request a criminal history background check from the superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on all first-time teaching applicants for licenses under their jurisdiction. Applicants must include with their licensure applications:

(1) an executed criminal history consent form, including fingerprints; and

(2) deleted text begina money order or cashier's check payable to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for the fee for conductingdeleted text endnew text begin payment to conductnew text end the criminal history background check.new text begin The Board of Teaching and the commissioner of education must deposit payments received under this subdivision in the educator licensure background check account in the special revenue fund.new text end

(b) The superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension shall perform the background check required under paragraph (a) by retrieving criminal history data as defined in section 13.87 and shall also conduct a search of the national criminal records repository. The superintendent is authorized to exchange fingerprints with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for purposes of the criminal history check. The superintendent shall recover the cost to the bureau of a background check through the fee charged to the applicant under paragraph (a).

(c) The Board of Teaching or the commissioner of education may issue a license pending completion of a background check under this subdivision, but must notify the individual that the individual's license may be revoked based on the result of the background check.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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