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HF 550

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 01/19/2023 02:56pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; requiring an annual curriculum audit; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2022, section 120B.11, subdivision 9.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 120B.11, subdivision 9, is amended to read:

Subd. 9.

Annual evaluation.

(a) The commissioner must identify effective strategies,
practices, and use of resources by districts and school sites in striving for the world's best
workforce. The commissioner must assist districts and sites throughout the state in
implementing these effective strategies, practices, and use of resources.

(b) The commissioner must identify those districts in any consecutive three-year period
not making sufficient progress toward improving teaching and learning for all students,
including English learners with varied needs, consistent with section 124D.59, subdivisions
2 and 2a, and striving for the world's best workforce. The commissioner, in collaboration
with the identified district, may require the district to use up to two percent of its basic
general education revenue per fiscal year during the proximate three school years to
implement commissioner-specified strategies and practices, consistent with paragraph (a),
to improve and accelerate its progress in realizing its goals under this section. In
implementing this section, the commissioner must consider districts' budget constraints and
legal obligations.

(c) The commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end report by January 25 of each year to the committees
of the legislature having jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education the list
of school districts that have not submitted their report to the commissioner under subdivision
5 and the list of school districts not achieving their performance goals established in their
plan under subdivision 2.

new text begin (d) The commissioner must annually select no fewer than 15 percent of school districts
for a curriculum audit to determine alignment with state academic standards in math and
language arts. The commissioner must select the school districts to be audited from the list
of districts under paragraph (c) or districts with schools identified for improvement under
this section or in accordance with the state plan adopted under the most recent reauthorization
of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
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