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HF 3652

as introduced - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/16/2006

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education; providing for an international baccalaureate pilot program
across all grades of a school district; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginINTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PILOT PROGRAM.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

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

new text begin (a) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Department of Education.
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new text begin (b) "Instructional year" is one year of full-time instruction under the IB program
for a given grade level.
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new text begin (c) "International baccalaureate" or "IB" means an academic curriculum approved
by the International Baccalaureate Organization.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Pilot program" means a research and evaluation project examining an IB
program operated at the elementary and secondary level and measuring the effect of this
integrated curriculum on student learning.
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new text begin (e) "School district" means Independent School District No. 286, Brooklyn Center.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Purpose. new text end

new text begin The purpose of this section is to provide funding for a five-year
pilot program in a district with an established IB program to assess the benefits of
implementing IB programs across all grade levels of an entire district and to measure its
effectiveness in improving student performance and academic achievement.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Pilot project plan. new text end

new text begin (a) The school district must file a plan with the
commissioner for introducing the IB programs into all grades in the district, including a
detailed cost analysis, schedule of preparatory activities, in-service for teachers, and
curriculum and instructional materials. The plan must include the costs for startup and
annual operation, instructional goals, implementation plan, learning outcomes, and
timelines for achieving this implementation.
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new text begin (b) Upon approval of the implementation and evaluation plan and budget by the
school board and the commissioner, the commissioner shall authorize payment of funds to
the district in an amount up to the annual limit of the appropriation.
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new text begin (c) Funds received under this section from any source may not be used for unrelated
curriculum, instruction or operating expense purposes, or capital improvements.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Reporting requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) By September 1 of each instructional year
following introduction of the curriculum and for the duration of the pilot program, the
school district must report to the commissioner and the public on the funds expended,
performance level achieved by students in the program, and overall progress made toward
accomplishing the goals of the program.
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new text begin (b) At the completion of the final year of the pilot program, a comprehensive
assessment of the success of the project must be prepared with the assistance of the
Department of Education and provided to the house of representatives and senate
committees having jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $........ is appropriated in fiscal year 2007 from the general fund to the commissioner
of education for a grant for the purposes of section 1.
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