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HF 2283

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 02/25/2014 01:59pm

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

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Introduction Posted on 02/25/2014

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A bill for an act
relating to education; establishing an advisory task force on better aligning
Minnesota's alternative teacher professional pay system and teacher evaluation
program.

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

Section 1. new text beginADVISORY TASK FORCE; BETTER ALIGNING MINNESOTA'S
ALTERNATIVE TEACHER PROFESSIONAL PAY SYSTEM AND TEACHER
EVALUATION PROGRAM.
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new text begin (a) An advisory task force on better aligning Minnesota's alternative teacher
professional pay system under Minnesota Statutes, sections 122A.413 to 122A.416, and
Minnesota's teacher evaluation program under Minnesota Statutes, sections 122A.40,
subdivision 8, and 122A.41, subdivision 5, is established to make recommendations to the
education policy and finance committees of the legislature and the education commissioner
on effecting and funding an improved alignment of this system and program.
new text end

new text begin (b) The advisory task force shall include the following members appointed by their
respective organizations:
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new text begin (1) one school superintendent appointed by the Minnesota Association of School
Administrators;
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new text begin (2) one secondary school principal appointed by the Minnesota Association of
Secondary School Principals;
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new text begin (3) one elementary school principal appointed by the Minnesota Elementary School
Principals' Association;
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new text begin (4) one school board member appointed by the Minnesota School Boards Association;
new text end

new text begin (5) two Department of Education staff members appointed by the commissioner
of education;
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new text begin (6) one research faculty member appointed by the dean of the College of Education
and Human Development at the University of Minnesota and one faculty member
representing the Minnesota Association of the Colleges for Teacher Education appointed
by the Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education;
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new text begin (7) one licensed elementary school teacher and one licensed secondary school
teacher employed in school districts with an alternative teacher professional pay system
agreement and one licensed elementary school teacher and one licensed secondary school
teacher employed in school districts without an alternative teacher professional pay
system agreement, where one or more of these teachers may be a master teacher, peer
evaluator, in another teacher leader position, or national board certified teacher, appointed
by Education Minnesota;
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new text begin (8) one teacher or school administrator employed in a Minnesota charter school
with an alternative teacher professional pay system agreement and one teacher or school
administrator employed in a Minnesota charter school without an alternative teacher
professional pay system agreement appointed by the Minnesota Association of Charter
Schools;
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new text begin (9) one parent or guardian of a student currently enrolled in a Minnesota public
school appointed by Parents United for Public Schools;
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new text begin (10) one teacher employed in a Minnesota school district with an alternative teacher
professional pay system agreement, who may be a master teacher, peer evaluator, in
another teacher leader position, or national board certified teacher, appointed by the
Association of Metropolitan School Districts; and
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new text begin (11) one teacher employed in a Minnesota school district with an alternative
professional pay system agreement, who may be a master teacher, peer evaluator, in
another teacher leader position, or national board certified teacher, appointed by the
Minnesota Rural Education Association.
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new text begin The following individuals shall serve as ex officio advisory task force members: two current
members of the Minnesota house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house,
with one from each political party, and where one house member is from the seven-county
metropolitan area and one house member is from greater Minnesota; and two current
members of the Minnesota senate appointed by the senate Subcommittee on Committees of
the Committee on Rules and Administration, with one from each political party, and where
one senate member is from the seven-county metropolitan area and one senate member is
from greater Minnesota. Task force members may identify other ex officio representatives
of other education organizations and stakeholders to also serve on the advisory task force.
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new text begin (c) The commissioner of education shall convene the first meeting of the task
force by August 1, 2014. Task force members shall elect two members to serve as the
task force cochairs, one of whom must be a teacher-member of the task force. The task
force must meet at least monthly. Task force members' terms and other task force matters
are subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 15.059. The commissioner may reimburse
task force members from the Department of Education's current operating budget but
may not compensate task force members for task force activities. Task force members
are encouraged to seek input from individuals, representatives of organizations, and other
education stakeholders whose expertise can help inform the work of the task force.
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new text begin (d) Task force members, by February 1, 2015, must submit to the education policy
and finance committees of the legislature and the education commissioner their written
recommendations on better aligning and financing the alternative teacher professional pay
system and teacher evaluation program.
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new text begin (e) The commissioner shall provide assistance to the task force upon members'
request.
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new text begin (f) The advisory task force expires on February 2, 2015, or the day after the task
force members submit their report under paragraph (d), whichever comes first.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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