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HF 2506

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 04/02/2012 01:59pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; striking the requirement to allocate portions of reserved
staff development revenue for particular purposes; amending Minnesota Statutes
2010, section 122A.61, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 122A.61, subdivision 1, is amended to
read:


Subdivision 1.

Staff development revenue.

A district is required to reserve
an amount equal to at least two percent of the basic revenue under section 126C.10,
subdivision 2
, for in-service education for programs under section 120B.22, subdivision
2
, for staff development plans, including plans for challenging instructional activities
and experiences under section 122A.60, and for curriculum development and programs,
other in-service education, teachers' workshops, teacher conferences, the cost of
substitute teachers staff development purposes, preservice and in-service education for
special education professionals and paraprofessionals, and other related costs for staff
development efforts. A district may annually waive the requirement to reserve their basic
revenue under this section if a majority vote of the licensed teachers in the district and
a majority vote of the school board agree to a resolution to waive the requirement. A
district in statutory operating debt is exempt from reserving basic revenue according to
this section. Districts may expend an additional amount of unreserved revenue for staff
development based on their needs. deleted text beginWith the exception of amounts reserved for staff
development from revenues allocated directly to school sites, the board must initially
allocate 50 percent of the reserved revenue to each school site in the district on a per
teacher basis, which must be retained by the school site until used. The board may
retain 25 percent to be used for district wide staff development efforts. The remaining
25 percent of the revenue must be used to make grants to school sites for best practices
methods. A grant may be used for any purpose authorized under section 120B.22,
subdivision 2
, 122A.60, or for the costs of curriculum development and programs, other
in-service education, teachers' workshops, teacher conferences, substitute teachers for
staff development purposes, and other staff development efforts, and determined by
the site professional development team. The site professional development team must
demonstrate to the school board the extent to which staff at the site have met the outcomes
of the program. The board may withhold a portion of initial allocation of revenue if the
staff development outcomes are not being met.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2012.
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