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HF 2737

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/01/2018 04:35pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education; creating a directory of cross-references to statutes governing
school district flexibility; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 123B.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [123B.32] SCHOOL DISTRICT FLEXIBILITY PROVISIONS CODED
ELSEWHERE.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Scope. new text end

new text begin The sections referred to in subdivisions 2 to 10 are codified outside
this section. Those sections include many but not all the sections governing school districts'
authority related to topics in prekindergarten through grade 12 education.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Standards and electives. new text end

new text begin (a) A school district may determine the circumstances
in which to declare that a student participating in an outside rigorous course of study meets
or exceeds a specific academic standard that the school site requires for graduation under
sections 120B.02 and 120B.021.
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new text begin (b) A school district may, under section 120B.022, award:
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new text begin (1) Minnesota World Language Proficiency Certificates;
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new text begin (2) elective course credits in world languages; and
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new text begin (3) community service credit to students with appropriate proficiency in a language other
than English who participate in community service activities that are integrated into the
curriculum.
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new text begin (c) A school district may implement advanced placement and international baccalaureate
programs under section 120B.13.
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new text begin (d) A school district may offer concurrent enrollment courses under section 124D.09.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Teachers. new text end

new text begin (a) A school district may enter into an alternative teacher professional
pay system under sections 122A.414 and 122A.4144.
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new text begin (b) A school district may establish the following programs:
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new text begin (1) a staff exchange program under section 122A.55;
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new text begin (2) a faculty exchange and temporary assignment program under section 122A.56;
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new text begin (3) a teaching residency program under section 122A.68; and
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new text begin (4) a teacher mentoring program under section 122A.70.
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new text begin (c) A school district may establish a teacher center under section 122A.72.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Organizing; agreements. new text end

new text begin (a) Two or more school districts may enter into an
agreement to:
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new text begin (1) increase efficiency in the delivery of administrative services and reduce costs under
section 123A.12;
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new text begin (2) establish a service cooperative under section 123A.21;
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new text begin (3) establish an innovative cooperative center to provide for technology and other
educational services under section 123A.215;
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new text begin (4) form a regional management information center under sections 123A.21 and 123A.23
to provide computer services to districts;
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new text begin (5) provide for the instruction of secondary pupils in one district or students in
discontinued grades under sections 123A.30 and 123A.32;
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new text begin (6) jointly operate a secondary facility under section 123A.482; and
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new text begin (7) form a joint powers district to build or acquire a facility under section 123A.78.
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new text begin (b) A district may form an education district under sections 123A.15 to 123A.19.
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new text begin (c) A district may collaborate with qualifying entities to establish a family services
collaborative under section 124D.23.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Early learning. new text end

new text begin A school district may establish:
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new text begin (1) a school readiness program individually or with one or more districts under section
124D.15;
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new text begin (2) a voluntary prekindergarten program, or contract with a third party to provide mixed
delivery of services under section 124D.151; and
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new text begin (3) an early childhood family education program, either individually or jointly with one
or more districts, under section 124D.13.
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new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Career and technical education. new text end

new text begin (a) A district may establish a comprehensive
youth apprenticeship program or other work-based learning program under section 124D.47.
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new text begin (b) A school district may participate in local education and employment transition
partnerships that plan and implement work-based and other applied learning programs under
section 124D.49.
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new text begin (c) A district may collaborate with one or more school districts to establish an innovative
career and technical education program based on shared district resources under section
124D.4535.
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new text begin (d) A district may offer additional career and technical education courses through
membership in an intermediate school district under chapter 136D, a service cooperative
under section 123A.21, or a cooperative center for vocational education under section
123A.22.
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new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin School sites. new text end

new text begin (a) A school district may approve a site-governed school under
section 123B.045.
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new text begin (b) A school board and a school site may enter into an agreement under section 123B.04
to develop and implement an individualized learning and achievement contract.
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new text begin (c) A school district may establish full-service community schools under section
124D.231.
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new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Calendar. new text end

new text begin A district may implement:
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new text begin (1) a flexible learning year program under sections 124D.12 to 124D.127; and
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new text begin (2) an e-learning day plan under sections 120A.41 and 120A.414.
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new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Community programs. new text end

new text begin (a) A district may establish a community education
program under section 124D.19.
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new text begin (b) A district may establish and maintain public evening schools and adult and continuing
education programs under sections 124D.51 to 124D.521.
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new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Alternative programs. new text end

new text begin A school district may establish an area learning center,
alternative learning program, or contract alternative under sections 123A.05 to 123A.09
and 124D.68, subdivision 3, paragraph (d).
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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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