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Office of the Revisor of Statutes

HF 6

1st Committee Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/22/2009 12:37pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26
2.27 2.28
2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 2.36 2.37 2.38 2.39 2.40 2.41 2.42 2.43 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17
3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33
3.34
4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7
4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35
5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18
5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 5.34 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31
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6.33 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28
7.29
7.30 7.31 7.32 7.33 7.34 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5
8.6
8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12
8.13
8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31
8.32
9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28
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9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34 9.35 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16
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10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 10.32 10.33 10.34 10.35 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28 11.29 11.30 11.31 11.32 11.33 11.34 11.35 11.36 12.1 12.2
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12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 12.16 12.17
12.18 12.19 12.20 12.21 12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29
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12.31 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9
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13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21
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13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29
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13.31 13.32 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6
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14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19 14.20
14.21
14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25 14.26 14.27 14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 14.32 14.33 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17
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15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27
15.28
15.29 15.30 15.31 15.32 15.33 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17
16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 16.33
16.34
17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12
17.13
17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 17.32 17.33 17.34 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 18.33 18.34 18.35 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21
19.22 19.23
19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28
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19.30 19.31 19.32 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13
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20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28 20.29 20.30 20.31 20.32 20.33 20.34 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12 21.13 21.14 21.15
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21.17 21.18 21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29 21.30 21.31 21.32
21.33 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22 22.23 22.24 22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28 22.29 22.30 22.31 22.32 22.33 22.34 22.35 22.36 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9 23.10 23.11 23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25 23.26 23.27 23.28 23.29 23.30
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23.32 23.33 23.34 23.35 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10
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24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22 24.23 24.24 24.25 24.26 24.27 24.28 24.29 24.30 24.31 24.32 24.33 24.34 24.35 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 25.9 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16 25.17
25.18 25.19 25.20 25.21 25.22 25.23 25.24 25.25 25.26 25.27 25.28 25.29 25.30 25.31 25.32 25.33 25.34 25.35 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21 26.22 26.23 26.24 26.25 26.26 26.27 26.28 26.29 26.30
26.31 26.32 26.33 26.34 26.35
27.1 27.2
27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.8 27.9 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15 27.16
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27.18 27.19 27.20 27.21 27.22
27.23 27.24
27.25 27.26 27.27 27.28 27.29 27.30 27.31 27.32 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 28.8 28.9 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13
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28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20 28.21 28.22
28.23 28.24 28.25 28.26 28.27 28.28 28.29 28.30 28.31 28.32 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16 29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 29.22 29.23 29.24 29.25 29.26 29.27 29.28 29.29 29.30 29.31 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7 30.8 30.9 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13 30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17 30.18 30.19 30.20 30.21 30.22 30.23 30.24 30.25 30.26 30.27 30.28 30.29 30.30 30.31 30.32 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4
31.5 31.6 31.7
31.8 31.9 31.10 31.11
31.12 31.13
31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 31.31 31.32 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6
32.7 32.8 32.9 32.10 32.11 32.12 32.13 32.14 32.15 32.16 32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22 32.23 32.24 32.25 32.26 32.27 32.28 32.29 32.30 32.31 32.32 32.33 32.34 32.35 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.7 33.8 33.9 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17 33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22
33.23
33.24 33.25 33.26 33.27 33.28 33.29 33.30 33.31 33.32 33.33 33.34 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25
34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 34.32 34.33 34.34 34.35 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8 35.9 35.10 35.11 35.12 35.13 35.14 35.15 35.16 35.17 35.18 35.19 35.20 35.21 35.22 35.23 35.24 35.25 35.26 35.27 35.28 35.29 35.30 35.31 35.32 35.33 35.34
36.1 36.2 36.3
36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17 36.18 36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22 36.23 36.24 36.25 36.26 36.27 36.28 36.29 36.30 36.31 36.32 36.33 36.34 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30 37.31 37.32 37.33 37.34 37.35 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7
38.8 38.9
38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16 38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28 38.29 38.30 38.31 38.32 38.33 38.34 39.1 39.2
39.3 39.4 39.5
39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 39.30 39.31 39.32 39.33 39.34 39.35
40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10 40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18 40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23 40.24 40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 40.31 40.32 40.33 40.34 40.35 40.36 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7 41.8 41.9 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23 41.24 41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 41.30 41.31 41.32 41.33 41.34 41.35 41.36 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24 42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30 42.31 42.32 42.33 42.34 42.35 42.36 43.1 43.2 43.3
43.4 43.5
43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14 43.15 43.16 43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20 43.21
43.22 43.23 43.24 43.25 43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32 43.33 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 44.7 44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22 44.23 44.24 44.25 44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 44.31 44.32 44.33 44.34 44.35 44.36 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9 45.10 45.11 45.12 45.13 45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21 45.22 45.23 45.24 45.25 45.26 45.27 45.28 45.29 45.30 45.31 45.32 45.33 45.34 45.35 46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6 46.7 46.8 46.9 46.10 46.11 46.12 46.13 46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17 46.18 46.19 46.20 46.21 46.22 46.23 46.24 46.25 46.26 46.27 46.28 46.29 46.30 46.31 46.32 46.33 46.34 46.35 46.36 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6 47.7 47.8 47.9 47.10 47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15 47.16 47.17 47.18 47.19 47.20 47.21 47.22
47.23 47.24 47.25 47.26 47.27 47.28 47.29 47.30 47.31 47.32 47.33 47.34 47.35 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 48.11 48.12 48.13 48.14
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49.5 49.6
49.7 49.8 49.9 49.10 49.11 49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17 49.18 49.19
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49.21 49.22 49.23 49.24
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49.26 49.27 49.28 49.29 49.30 49.31 49.32 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5 50.6 50.7
50.8
50.9 50.10 50.11 50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16 50.17 50.18 50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23 50.24 50.25 50.26 50.27 50.28 50.29 50.30 50.31 50.32 50.33 50.34 51.1 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.6 51.7 51.8 51.9 51.10 51.11 51.12 51.13 51.14 51.15 51.16 51.17 51.18 51.19 51.20 51.21 51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26 51.27 51.28 51.29 51.30 51.31 51.32 51.33 51.34 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11 52.12 52.13 52.14 52.15 52.16 52.17 52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23 52.24 52.25 52.26 52.27 52.28 52.29 52.30 52.31 52.32 52.33 52.34 52.35 52.36 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10 53.11
53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24 53.25 53.26 53.27 53.28 53.29 53.30 53.31 53.32 53.33 53.34 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 54.10 54.11 54.12 54.13 54.14 54.15 54.16 54.17 54.18 54.19 54.20
54.21 54.22 54.23 54.24 54.25 54.26 54.27
54.28 54.29
54.30 54.31 54.32 54.33 54.34 55.1 55.2 55.3
55.4 55.5
55.6 55.7 55.8 55.9 55.10 55.11 55.12 55.13 55.14 55.15 55.16 55.17 55.18 55.19 55.20 55.21 55.22 55.23 55.24 55.25 55.26 55.27 55.28 55.29 55.30 55.31 55.32 55.33 55.34 56.1 56.2 56.3 56.4
56.5 56.6
56.7 56.8 56.9 56.10 56.11 56.12 56.13 56.14 56.15 56.16 56.17 56.18 56.19 56.20 56.21 56.22 56.23 56.24 56.25 56.26 56.27 56.28 56.29 56.30 56.31 56.32 56.33 57.1 57.2 57.3
57.4
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57.27 57.28 57.29 57.30 57.31 57.32 57.33 57.34 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8 58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14 58.15 58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20
58.21
58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25 58.26 58.27 58.28 58.29 58.30 58.31 58.32 58.33 58.34 58.35 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21 59.22 59.23 59.24 59.25 59.26 59.27 59.28 59.29 59.30 59.31 59.32 59.33 59.34 59.35 59.36 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 60.5 60.6 60.7 60.8 60.9 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14 60.15 60.16 60.17 60.18 60.19 60.20 60.21 60.22 60.23 60.24 60.25
60.26 60.27 60.28 60.29 60.30 60.31 60.32 60.33 60.34 60.35 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 61.6 61.7 61.8 61.9 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13 61.14 61.15 61.16
61.17 61.18
61.19 61.20 61.21 61.22 61.23 61.24 61.25 61.26 61.27 61.28 61.29 61.30 61.31
61.32 61.33 62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.10 62.11
62.12 62.13 62.14 62.15 62.16 62.17 62.18 62.19 62.20 62.21 62.22 62.23 62.24 62.25 62.26
62.27 62.28 62.29 62.30 62.31 62.32 62.33 63.1 63.2 63.3 63.4 63.5 63.6 63.7 63.8 63.9 63.10 63.11 63.12 63.13 63.14 63.15 63.16 63.17 63.18 63.19 63.20
63.21 63.22 63.23 63.24 63.25 63.26
63.27 63.28 63.29 63.30 63.31 63.32 63.33 64.1 64.2 64.3 64.4
64.5
64.6 64.7 64.8 64.9 64.10 64.11 64.12 64.13 64.14 64.15 64.16 64.17 64.18 64.19 64.20 64.21
64.22 64.23 64.24 64.25 64.26 64.27 64.28 64.29 64.30 64.31 64.32 64.33 65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6 65.7 65.8 65.9
65.10 65.11 65.12 65.13 65.14 65.15 65.16 65.17 65.18 65.19 65.20 65.21 65.22 65.23 65.24 65.25 65.26 65.27 65.28 65.29 65.30 65.31 65.32 65.33 65.34 65.35 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 66.6 66.7 66.8 66.9 66.10 66.11 66.12 66.13
66.14 66.15 66.16 66.17 66.18 66.19 66.20 66.21 66.22 66.23 66.24 66.25 66.26 66.27 66.28 66.29 66.30 66.31 66.32 66.33 66.34 66.35 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7 67.8 67.9 67.10 67.11 67.12 67.13 67.14 67.15 67.16 67.17 67.18 67.19 67.20 67.21 67.22 67.23 67.24 67.25 67.26 67.27 67.28 67.29 67.30 67.31 67.32 67.33 67.34 67.35 67.36
68.1 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.5 68.6 68.7 68.8 68.9 68.10 68.11 68.12 68.13 68.14 68.15 68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19 68.20 68.21
68.22 68.23 68.24 68.25 68.26 68.27 68.28 68.29 68.30 68.31 68.32 68.33 68.34 68.35 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7 69.8 69.9 69.10 69.11 69.12 69.13 69.14 69.15 69.16 69.17 69.18 69.19 69.20 69.21 69.22 69.23 69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27 69.28 69.29 69.30 69.31 69.32 69.33 69.34 69.35 69.36 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7 70.8 70.9 70.10
70.11 70.12 70.13 70.14 70.15 70.16 70.17 70.18 70.19 70.20 70.21 70.22 70.23 70.24 70.25 70.26 70.27 70.28 70.29 70.30 70.31 70.32 70.33 70.34 71.1 71.2
71.3 71.4 71.5 71.6 71.7 71.8 71.9 71.10 71.11 71.12 71.13
71.14 71.15 71.16 71.17 71.18 71.19 71.20 71.21 71.22 71.23 71.24 71.25 71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29 71.30 71.31
71.32
72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 72.5 72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9 72.10 72.11 72.12 72.13 72.14 72.15 72.16 72.17 72.18 72.19 72.20 72.21 72.22 72.23 72.24 72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28 72.29 72.30 72.31
72.32 72.33 72.34 72.35 73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4 73.5 73.6 73.7 73.8 73.9 73.10 73.11 73.12 73.13 73.14 73.15 73.16 73.17 73.18 73.19 73.20 73.21
73.22 73.23
73.24 73.25 73.26 73.27 73.28 73.29 73.30 73.31 73.32 73.33 73.34 73.35 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7 74.8 74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12 74.13 74.14 74.15 74.16
74.17
74.18 74.19 74.20 74.21 74.22 74.23 74.24 74.25 74.26 74.27 74.28 74.29 74.30 74.31 74.32 74.33 74.34
75.1 75.2 75.3 75.4 75.5 75.6 75.7 75.8
75.9
75.10 75.11 75.12 75.13 75.14 75.15 75.16 75.17 75.18 75.19 75.20 75.21 75.22 75.23 75.24 75.25 75.26 75.27 75.28 75.29 75.30 75.31 75.32 75.33 75.34 76.1 76.2 76.3 76.4 76.5 76.6
76.7 76.8 76.9 76.10 76.11
76.12 76.13 76.14 76.15 76.16 76.17 76.18 76.19 76.20 76.21 76.22 76.23 76.24
76.25
76.26 76.27 76.28 76.29 76.30 76.31 76.32 76.33
77.1
77.2 77.3 77.4 77.5 77.6 77.7 77.8 77.9 77.10 77.11 77.12 77.13 77.14
77.15
77.16 77.17 77.18 77.19 77.20 77.21 77.22 77.23 77.24 77.25 77.26 77.27 77.28 77.29 77.30 77.31 77.32 77.33 77.34 78.1 78.2 78.3 78.4 78.5
78.6
78.7 78.8 78.9 78.10 78.11 78.12 78.13 78.14 78.15 78.16 78.17 78.18 78.19 78.20 78.21 78.22 78.23 78.24 78.25 78.26 78.27 78.28 78.29 78.30 78.31 78.32 78.33 78.34 78.35 79.1 79.2 79.3 79.4 79.5 79.6 79.7 79.8 79.9 79.10 79.11 79.12 79.13
79.14
79.15 79.16 79.17 79.18 79.19 79.20 79.21 79.22 79.23 79.24 79.25 79.26 79.27 79.28 79.29 79.30 79.31 79.32 79.33 79.34 79.35 80.1 80.2 80.3 80.4 80.5 80.6
80.7
80.8 80.9 80.10 80.11 80.12 80.13 80.14
80.15
80.16 80.17 80.18 80.19 80.20 80.21 80.22 80.23 80.24 80.25 80.26
80.27
80.28 80.29 80.30 80.31 80.32 81.1 81.2 81.3 81.4 81.5 81.6 81.7 81.8 81.9 81.10 81.11 81.12 81.13 81.14 81.15 81.16 81.17 81.18 81.19 81.20 81.21 81.22 81.23 81.24 81.25
81.26
81.27 81.28 81.29 81.30 81.31 81.32 81.33 81.34 81.35 82.1 82.2 82.3 82.4 82.5 82.6 82.7 82.8 82.9 82.10 82.11 82.12 82.13 82.14 82.15 82.16 82.17 82.18 82.19 82.20 82.21 82.22 82.23 82.24 82.25 82.26 82.27 82.28 82.29 82.30 82.31 82.32 82.33 82.34
82.35
83.1 83.2 83.3 83.4 83.5 83.6 83.7
83.8 83.9 83.10 83.11 83.12 83.13 83.14 83.15 83.16 83.17 83.18 83.19 83.20 83.21 83.22 83.23 83.24 83.25 83.26
83.27
83.28 83.29 83.30 83.31 83.32 83.33 83.34 84.1 84.2 84.3 84.4 84.5 84.6 84.7 84.8 84.9 84.10 84.11 84.12 84.13 84.14
84.15
84.16 84.17 84.18 84.19
84.20 84.21 84.22 84.23 84.24 84.25 84.26 84.27 84.28
84.29 84.30 84.31 84.32 85.1 85.2 85.3 85.4 85.5 85.6
85.7 85.8 85.9 85.10 85.11 85.12 85.13 85.14 85.15 85.16 85.17 85.18 85.19 85.20 85.21 85.22 85.23 85.24 85.25 85.26 85.27 85.28 85.29 85.30 85.31 85.32 86.1 86.2 86.3 86.4 86.5 86.6 86.7 86.8 86.9 86.10 86.11 86.12 86.13 86.14 86.15 86.16 86.17 86.18 86.19 86.20 86.21 86.22 86.23 86.24 86.25 86.26 86.27 86.28 86.29 86.30 86.31 86.32 87.1 87.2 87.3 87.4 87.5 87.6 87.7 87.8 87.9 87.10 87.11 87.12 87.13 87.14 87.15 87.16 87.17 87.18 87.19 87.20 87.21 87.22 87.23 87.24 87.25 87.26 87.27 87.28 87.29 87.30 87.31 87.32 87.33 87.34 88.1 88.2 88.3 88.4 88.5 88.6 88.7 88.8 88.9 88.10 88.11 88.12 88.13 88.14 88.15 88.16 88.17 88.18 88.19 88.20 88.21 88.22 88.23 88.24 88.25 88.26 88.27 88.28 88.29 88.30 88.31 88.32 88.33 89.1 89.2 89.3 89.4 89.5 89.6 89.7 89.8 89.9 89.10 89.11 89.12 89.13 89.14 89.15 89.16 89.17 89.18 89.19 89.20 89.21 89.22 89.23 89.24 89.25 89.26 89.27 89.28 89.29 89.30 89.31 89.32 90.1 90.2 90.3 90.4 90.5 90.6 90.7 90.8 90.9 90.10 90.11 90.12 90.13 90.14 90.15 90.16 90.17 90.18 90.19 90.20 90.21 90.22 90.23 90.24 90.25 90.26 90.27 90.28 90.29 90.30 90.31 90.32 90.33 91.1 91.2 91.3 91.4 91.5 91.6 91.7 91.8 91.9 91.10 91.11 91.12 91.13 91.14 91.15 91.16 91.17 91.18 91.19 91.20 91.21 91.22 91.23 91.24 91.25 91.26 91.27
91.28 91.29
91.30 91.31
91.32 91.33 91.34 92.1 92.2 92.3 92.4 92.5 92.6 92.7 92.8 92.9 92.10 92.11 92.12 92.13 92.14 92.15 92.16 92.17 92.18 92.19 92.20 92.21 92.22 92.23 92.24 92.25 92.26 92.27 92.28 92.29 92.30 92.31 92.32 92.33 92.34 92.35 93.1 93.2 93.3 93.4 93.5 93.6 93.7 93.8 93.9 93.10 93.11 93.12 93.13 93.14 93.15 93.16 93.17 93.18 93.19 93.20 93.21 93.22 93.23 93.24 93.25 93.26 93.27 93.28 93.29 93.30 93.31 93.32 93.33 93.34 93.35 93.36 94.1 94.2 94.3 94.4 94.5 94.6 94.7 94.8 94.9 94.10 94.11 94.12 94.13 94.14 94.15 94.16 94.17 94.18 94.19 94.20 94.21 94.22 94.23 94.24 94.25 94.26 94.27 94.28 94.29 94.30 94.31 94.32 94.33 94.34
94.35
95.1 95.2 95.3 95.4 95.5 95.6 95.7 95.8 95.9 95.10 95.11 95.12 95.13 95.14 95.15
95.16
95.17 95.18 95.19 95.20 95.21 95.22 95.23 95.24 95.25 95.26 95.27 95.28 95.29 95.30 95.31 95.32 95.33 95.34 95.35 96.1 96.2 96.3 96.4 96.5 96.6 96.7 96.8 96.9 96.10 96.11 96.12 96.13 96.14
96.15
96.16 96.17 96.18 96.19 96.20 96.21 96.22 96.23 96.24 96.25 96.26 96.27 96.28 96.29 96.30 96.31 96.32 96.33 96.34 96.35 97.1 97.2 97.3 97.4 97.5 97.6 97.7 97.8 97.9 97.10 97.11 97.12 97.13 97.14 97.15 97.16 97.17 97.18 97.19 97.20 97.21 97.22 97.23 97.24 97.25 97.26 97.27 97.28 97.29 97.30 97.31 97.32 97.33 97.34 97.35 97.36 98.1 98.2 98.3 98.4 98.5 98.6 98.7 98.8 98.9 98.10 98.11 98.12 98.13
98.14
98.15 98.16 98.17 98.18 98.19 98.20 98.21 98.22 98.23 98.24 98.25 98.26 98.27
98.28 98.29 98.30 98.31 98.32 98.33 99.1 99.2 99.3 99.4 99.5 99.6 99.7 99.8 99.9 99.10
99.11 99.12 99.13 99.14 99.15 99.16 99.17 99.18 99.19 99.20 99.21 99.22 99.23 99.24 99.25 99.26 99.27 99.28 99.29 99.30 99.31 99.32 99.33 99.34 100.1 100.2 100.3 100.4 100.5 100.6 100.7 100.8 100.9 100.10 100.11
100.12 100.13 100.14 100.15 100.16
100.17 100.18 100.19 100.20 100.21 100.22 100.23 100.24 100.25 100.26 100.27 100.28 100.29 100.30 100.31 100.32 100.33 100.34 101.1 101.2 101.3 101.4 101.5 101.6 101.7 101.8 101.9 101.10 101.11 101.12 101.13 101.14 101.15
101.16
101.17 101.18 101.19 101.20 101.21 101.22 101.23 101.24 101.25 101.26 101.27 101.28 101.29 101.30 101.31 101.32
101.33
102.1 102.2 102.3 102.4 102.5 102.6 102.7 102.8 102.9 102.10 102.11 102.12 102.13 102.14 102.15 102.16 102.17 102.18 102.19 102.20 102.21 102.22 102.23 102.24 102.25 102.26 102.27 102.28 102.29 102.30 102.31 102.32 102.33 102.34 102.35 102.36 103.1 103.2 103.3 103.4 103.5 103.6 103.7 103.8 103.9 103.10 103.11 103.12 103.13 103.14 103.15 103.16 103.17 103.18 103.19
103.20 103.21 103.22 103.23 103.24 103.25 103.26 103.27 103.28 103.29
103.30
103.31 103.32 103.33 103.34 104.1 104.2 104.3 104.4 104.5 104.6 104.7 104.8 104.9 104.10 104.11 104.12 104.13 104.14 104.15 104.16 104.17 104.18 104.19
104.20
104.21 104.22 104.23 104.24 104.25 104.26 104.27 104.28 104.29 104.30 104.31 104.32 104.33 104.34 105.1 105.2 105.3 105.4 105.5 105.6 105.7 105.8 105.9 105.10
105.11
105.12 105.13 105.14 105.15 105.16 105.17 105.18 105.19 105.20
105.21
105.22 105.23 105.24 105.25 105.26 105.27 105.28 105.29 105.30 105.31 105.32
105.33
106.1 106.2 106.3 106.4 106.5 106.6 106.7 106.8 106.9 106.10 106.11 106.12
106.13
106.14 106.15 106.16 106.17 106.18 106.19 106.20 106.21 106.22 106.23 106.24 106.25 106.26 106.27 106.28 106.29 106.30 106.31 106.32 106.33 106.34 106.35 107.1 107.2 107.3 107.4 107.5 107.6 107.7 107.8 107.9 107.10 107.11 107.12 107.13 107.14 107.15 107.16 107.17 107.18 107.19 107.20 107.21 107.22 107.23 107.24 107.25 107.26 107.27 107.28 107.29 107.30 107.31 107.32 107.33 107.34 107.35 107.36 108.1 108.2 108.3
108.4
108.5 108.6 108.7 108.8 108.9 108.10 108.11 108.12 108.13 108.14 108.15 108.16 108.17 108.18 108.19 108.20 108.21 108.22 108.23 108.24 108.25 108.26 108.27 108.28 108.29 108.30 108.31 108.32 108.33 108.34 108.35 109.1 109.2 109.3 109.4 109.5 109.6 109.7 109.8 109.9 109.10 109.11 109.12 109.13 109.14
109.15
109.16 109.17 109.18 109.19 109.20 109.21 109.22 109.23 109.24 109.25 109.26 109.27 109.28 109.29 109.30 109.31 109.32 109.33 109.34 109.35 110.1 110.2 110.3 110.4
110.5
110.6 110.7 110.8 110.9 110.10 110.11 110.12 110.13 110.14 110.15 110.16 110.17 110.18 110.19 110.20 110.21 110.22 110.23 110.24 110.25 110.26 110.27 110.28 110.29 110.30 110.31 110.32 111.1 111.2 111.3 111.4 111.5 111.6 111.7 111.8 111.9 111.10 111.11 111.12 111.13 111.14 111.15 111.16 111.17 111.18 111.19 111.20
111.21 111.22 111.23 111.24
111.25 111.26
111.27 111.28 111.29 111.30 111.31 112.1 112.2 112.3 112.4 112.5 112.6 112.7 112.8 112.9 112.10 112.11 112.12 112.13 112.14 112.15 112.16 112.17 112.18 112.19 112.20 112.21 112.22 112.23 112.24
112.25
112.26 112.27 112.28 112.29 112.30 112.31 112.32 112.33 112.34 112.35 113.1 113.2
113.3
113.4 113.5 113.6 113.7 113.8 113.9 113.10 113.11 113.12 113.13 113.14 113.15 113.16 113.17 113.18 113.19
113.20
113.21 113.22 113.23 113.24 113.25 113.26 113.27 113.28 113.29 113.30 113.31 114.1 114.2 114.3
114.4
114.5 114.6 114.7 114.8 114.9 114.10 114.11 114.12 114.13 114.14 114.15 114.16 114.17 114.18 114.19 114.20 114.21 114.22 114.23 114.24
114.25
114.26 114.27 114.28 114.29 114.30 114.31 114.32 114.33 115.1 115.2 115.3 115.4 115.5 115.6 115.7
115.8
115.9 115.10 115.11 115.12 115.13 115.14 115.15 115.16 115.17 115.18 115.19 115.20 115.21 115.22 115.23 115.24 115.25 115.26 115.27 115.28 115.29 115.30 115.31 115.32 115.33 115.34 116.1 116.2 116.3 116.4 116.5 116.6 116.7
116.8 116.9
116.10 116.11 116.12 116.13 116.14 116.15 116.16
116.17
116.18 116.19 116.20 116.21 116.22 116.23
116.24 116.25
116.26 116.27 116.28 116.29 116.30 116.31 116.32 117.1 117.2 117.3 117.4
117.5
117.6 117.7 117.8 117.9 117.10 117.11 117.12 117.13 117.14 117.15 117.16 117.17 117.18 117.19 117.20 117.21 117.22 117.23 117.24 117.25 117.26 117.27 117.28
117.29 117.30
117.31 117.32 118.1 118.2 118.3 118.4 118.5 118.6 118.7 118.8 118.9 118.10 118.11 118.12 118.13
118.14
118.15 118.16 118.17 118.18 118.19 118.20 118.21 118.22 118.23 118.24 118.25 118.26 118.27 118.28 118.29 118.30 118.31 118.32 118.33 118.34 118.35 119.1 119.2 119.3 119.4 119.5 119.6 119.7 119.8 119.9 119.10 119.11 119.12 119.13 119.14 119.15 119.16 119.17 119.18 119.19 119.20 119.21 119.22 119.23 119.24 119.25 119.26 119.27 119.28 119.29 119.30 119.31 119.32 119.33 119.34 119.35 120.1 120.2 120.3 120.4 120.5 120.6 120.7 120.8 120.9 120.10 120.11 120.12 120.13 120.14 120.15 120.16 120.17 120.18 120.19 120.20 120.21 120.22 120.23 120.24 120.25 120.26 120.27 120.28 120.29 120.30 120.31 120.32 120.33 120.34 120.35 121.1 121.2 121.3 121.4 121.5 121.6 121.7 121.8 121.9 121.10 121.11 121.12 121.13 121.14 121.15 121.16 121.17 121.18 121.19 121.20 121.21 121.22 121.23 121.24
121.25
121.26 121.27 121.28 121.29 121.30 121.31 121.32
121.33
122.1 122.2 122.3 122.4 122.5 122.6 122.7 122.8 122.9 122.10 122.11 122.12 122.13 122.14 122.15 122.16
122.17
122.18 122.19 122.20 122.21 122.22 122.23 122.24 122.25 122.26 122.27 122.28 122.29 122.30 122.31 122.32 122.33 122.34 122.35 123.1 123.2 123.3 123.4 123.5 123.6 123.7 123.8 123.9 123.10 123.11 123.12 123.13 123.14 123.15 123.16 123.17 123.18 123.19 123.20 123.21 123.22 123.23 123.24 123.25 123.26 123.27 123.28 123.29 123.30 123.31 123.32 123.33 123.34 123.35 123.36 124.1 124.2 124.3 124.4 124.5 124.6 124.7 124.8 124.9
124.10
124.11 124.12 124.13 124.14 124.15 124.16 124.17 124.18 124.19 124.20 124.21 124.22 124.23 124.24 124.25 124.26 124.27 124.28 124.29 124.30 124.31 124.32 124.33 124.34 124.35 125.1 125.2 125.3 125.4 125.5 125.6 125.7 125.8 125.9 125.10 125.11 125.12 125.13 125.14 125.15 125.16 125.17 125.18 125.19 125.20 125.21 125.22 125.23 125.24 125.25 125.26 125.27 125.28 125.29 125.30 125.31 125.32
125.33
125.34 126.1 126.2 126.3 126.4
126.5 126.6 126.7 126.8 126.9 126.10 126.11 126.12 126.13 126.14 126.15 126.16 126.17
126.18
126.19 126.20 126.21 126.22 126.23 126.24 126.25
126.26
126.27 126.28 126.29 126.30 127.1 127.2 127.3 127.4 127.5 127.6 127.7 127.8 127.9 127.10 127.11 127.12 127.13 127.14 127.15 127.16 127.17 127.18 127.19 127.20 127.21 127.22 127.23 127.24 127.25 127.26 127.27 127.28 127.29 127.30 127.31 127.32 128.1 128.2 128.3 128.4 128.5 128.6 128.7 128.8 128.9 128.10 128.11 128.12 128.13 128.14 128.15 128.16 128.17 128.18 128.19 128.20 128.21 128.22 128.23 128.24
128.25 128.26
128.27 128.28 128.29 128.30 128.31 129.1 129.2 129.3 129.4 129.5 129.6 129.7
129.8 129.9 129.10 129.11 129.12 129.13 129.14 129.15 129.16
129.17 129.18 129.19 129.20 129.21 129.22 129.23 129.24 129.25 129.26 129.27 129.28 129.29 129.30 129.31 129.32 129.33 129.34 130.1 130.2 130.3 130.4 130.5 130.6 130.7 130.8 130.9 130.10 130.11 130.12 130.13 130.14 130.15 130.16 130.17 130.18 130.19 130.20 130.21 130.22 130.23 130.24
130.25 130.26 130.27 130.28 130.29 130.30 130.31 130.32 130.33 130.34 130.35 131.1 131.2 131.3 131.4 131.5 131.6 131.7 131.8 131.9
131.10
131.11 131.12 131.13 131.14 131.15 131.16 131.17 131.18 131.19 131.20 131.21 131.22 131.23 131.24 131.25 131.26
131.27
131.28 131.29 131.30 131.31 131.32 131.33 132.1 132.2 132.3 132.4 132.5 132.6 132.7
132.8
132.9 132.10 132.11 132.12
132.13 132.14 132.15 132.16 132.17 132.18 132.19 132.20 132.21 132.22 132.23 132.24 132.25 132.26 132.27 132.28 132.29 132.30 132.31 132.32 132.33
133.1 133.2 133.3 133.4 133.5 133.6 133.7 133.8 133.9 133.10 133.11
133.12
133.13 133.14 133.15 133.16 133.17 133.18 133.19 133.20 133.21 133.22
133.23
133.24 133.25 133.26 133.27 133.28 133.29 133.30 133.31 133.32
134.1 134.2
134.3 134.4 134.5 134.6 134.7 134.8 134.9 134.10
134.11 134.12
134.13 134.14 134.15 134.16 134.17 134.18 134.19 134.20 134.21 134.22 134.23 134.24 134.25 134.26 134.27 134.28 134.29 134.30 134.31 134.32 134.33 135.1 135.2 135.3 135.4 135.5 135.6
135.7
135.8 135.9 135.10 135.11 135.12 135.13 135.14 135.15 135.16 135.17
135.18
135.19 135.20 135.21 135.22 135.23 135.24 135.25 135.26
135.27
135.28 135.29 135.30 135.31 135.32 136.1 136.2 136.3 136.4 136.5 136.6 136.7
136.8
136.9 136.10 136.11 136.12 136.13 136.14 136.15 136.16 136.17 136.18 136.19 136.20 136.21 136.22 136.23 136.24 136.25
136.26 136.27 136.28 136.29 136.30 136.31 136.32 136.33 137.1 137.2 137.3 137.4 137.5 137.6 137.7 137.8 137.9 137.10 137.11 137.12 137.13 137.14
137.15 137.16 137.17 137.18
137.19 137.20
137.21 137.22 137.23 137.24 137.25 137.26 137.27
137.28 137.29 137.30 137.31 138.1 138.2 138.3 138.4 138.5 138.6 138.7 138.8
138.9
138.10 138.11 138.12 138.13 138.14 138.15 138.16 138.17 138.18 138.19 138.20 138.21 138.22 138.23 138.24 138.25 138.26
138.27 138.28 138.29 138.30 138.31 138.32 139.1 139.2 139.3 139.4 139.5 139.6 139.7 139.8 139.9 139.10 139.11 139.12 139.13 139.14 139.15 139.16 139.17 139.18 139.19 139.20 139.21 139.22 139.23 139.24 139.25 139.26 139.27 139.28 139.29 139.30 139.31
140.1 140.2
140.3 140.4 140.5 140.6 140.7 140.8 140.9 140.10 140.11 140.12 140.13 140.14 140.15 140.16 140.17 140.18 140.19 140.20
140.21 140.22 140.23 140.24 140.25 140.26 140.27 140.28 140.29 140.30 140.31 140.32 141.1 141.2 141.3 141.4 141.5 141.6 141.7 141.8 141.9 141.10 141.11 141.12 141.13 141.14 141.15
141.16 141.17 141.18 141.19 141.20 141.21 141.22
141.23
141.24 141.25 141.26 141.27 141.28 141.29 141.30 141.31 141.32 141.33 142.1 142.2 142.3 142.4 142.5 142.6 142.7 142.8 142.9 142.10 142.11 142.12 142.13 142.14 142.15
142.16 142.17 142.18 142.19 142.20 142.21
142.22 142.23 142.24 142.25 142.26 142.27
142.28 142.29 142.30 142.31 142.32 142.33
143.1 143.2 143.3
143.4 143.5 143.6 143.7 143.8 143.9 143.10 143.11 143.12 143.13 143.14
143.15
143.16 143.17 143.18 143.19 143.20 143.21 143.22 143.23
143.24
143.25 143.26 143.27 143.28 143.29 143.30 143.31 143.32 143.33
144.1
144.2 144.3 144.4 144.5 144.6 144.7 144.8
144.9
144.10 144.11 144.12 144.13 144.14 144.15 144.16 144.17 144.18 144.19
144.20
144.21 144.22 144.23 144.24 144.25 144.26 144.27 144.28 144.29 144.30
144.31 144.32
145.1 145.2 145.3 145.4 145.5 145.6 145.7 145.8 145.9 145.10
145.11
145.12 145.13 145.14 145.15 145.16 145.17 145.18 145.19 145.20 145.21
145.22
145.23 145.24 145.25 145.26 145.27 145.28 145.29 145.30 145.31 145.32
145.33
146.1 146.2 146.3 146.4 146.5 146.6 146.7 146.8
146.9
146.10 146.11 146.12 146.13 146.14 146.15 146.16 146.17 146.18 146.19
146.20 146.21
146.22 146.23 146.24 146.25 146.26 146.27 146.28 146.29 146.30 146.31
146.32
147.1 147.2 147.3 147.4 147.5 147.6 147.7 147.8 147.9 147.10
147.11
147.12 147.13 147.14 147.15 147.16 147.17 147.18 147.19 147.20
147.21
147.22 147.23 147.24 147.25 147.26 147.27 147.28 147.29 147.30 147.31
147.32 147.33
148.1 148.2 148.3 148.4 148.5 148.6 148.7 148.8 148.9
148.10
148.11 148.12 148.13 148.14 148.15 148.16 148.17 148.18 148.19 148.20
148.21 148.22
148.23 148.24 148.25 148.26 148.27 148.28 148.29 148.30
148.31 148.32
149.1 149.2 149.3 149.4 149.5 149.6 149.7 149.8 149.9 149.10
149.11
149.12 149.13 149.14 149.15 149.16 149.17 149.18 149.19 149.20 149.21
149.22
149.23 149.24 149.25 149.26 149.27 149.28 149.29 149.30 149.31 149.32
149.33
150.1 150.2 150.3 150.4 150.5 150.6
150.7 150.8
150.9 150.10 150.11 150.12 150.13 150.14 150.15 150.16 150.17 150.18
150.19
150.20 150.21 150.22 150.23 150.24 150.25 150.26 150.27 150.28
150.29 150.30
150.31 150.32 151.1 151.2 151.3 151.4 151.5 151.6 151.7 151.8
151.9
151.10 151.11
151.12 151.13 151.14 151.15 151.16 151.17
151.18 151.19 151.20 151.21 151.22 151.23 151.24 151.25 151.26 151.27 151.28 151.29 151.30 151.31 151.32 151.33 151.34 152.1 152.2 152.3 152.4
152.5 152.6 152.7 152.8 152.9 152.10 152.11 152.12 152.13
152.14 152.15 152.16 152.17 152.18 152.19
152.20 152.21 152.22 152.23 152.24
152.25 152.26 152.27 152.28 152.29 152.30
152.31 153.1 153.2 153.3
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A bill for an act
relating to education; providing for early childhood, family, adult, and
prekindergarten through grade 12 education including general education,
education excellence, special programs, facilities and technology, nutrition
and accounting, libraries, state agencies, forecast adjustments, technical and
conforming amendments, pupil transportation standards, and early childhood and
adult programs; providing for task force and advisory groups; requiring school
districts to give employees who are veterans the option to take personal leave on
Veteran's Day and encouraging private employers to give employees who are
veterans a day off with pay on Veteran's Day; requiring reports; authorizing
rulemaking; funding parenting time centers; funding lead hazard reduction;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 13.32, by
adding a subdivision; 16A.152, subdivision 2; 119A.50, by adding a subdivision;
119A.52; 119A.535; 120A.22, subdivision 7; 120B.021, subdivision 1;
120B.023, subdivision 2; 120B.024; 120B.11, subdivision 5; 120B.132; 120B.15;
120B.30; 120B.31, subdivision 3; 120B.36, subdivision 1; 121A.22, subdivisions
1, 3, 4; 122A.16; 122A.18, by adding a subdivision; 122A.414, subdivisions
1, 2; 122A.415, subdivision 1; 122A.60, subdivision 3; 122A.61, subdivision
1; 122A.628, subdivision 2; 122A.72, subdivision 5; 123A.73, subdivision 8;
123B.03, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 123B.10, subdivision 1, by
adding a subdivision; 123B.143, subdivision 1; 123B.37, subdivision 1; 123B.53,
subdivisions 1, 4, 5; 123B.54; 123B.57, subdivision 3; 123B.63, subdivision 3;
123B.77, subdivision 4; 123B.79, subdivisions 6, 8, by adding a subdivision;
123B.81, subdivisions 2, 4, 7; 123B.83, subdivision 2; 123B.88, subdivision 12;
123B.90, subdivision 2; 123B.92, subdivisions 1, 3, 5; 124D.095, subdivisions
2, 3, 4, 7; 124D.10, subdivisions 4, 23a, 24; 124D.11, subdivision 1; 124D.111,
subdivision 1; 124D.128, subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 124D.13, subdivisions 1, 2, 11,
by adding a subdivision; 124D.135, subdivisions 1, 3, 5; 124D.16, subdivision
2; 124D.175; 124D.34, subdivision 7; 124D.4531; 124D.454, subdivisions
2, 3; 124D.531, subdivisions 1, 4; 124D.55; 124D.56, subdivisions 1, 2, 3;
124D.59, subdivision 2; 124D.65, subdivisions 5, 11; 124D.84, subdivision
1; 125A.11, subdivision 1; 125A.13; 125A.14; 125A.39; 125A.42; 125A.44;
125A.45; 125A.63, by adding a subdivision; 125A.75, subdivisions 1, 4;
125A.76, subdivisions 1, 2, 4, 5, by adding a subdivision; 125A.79, subdivisions
5, 6, 8; 125B.15; 126C.01, subdivision 9, by adding subdivisions; 126C.05,
subdivisions 1, 8, 15; 126C.10, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a, 2b, 4, 13a, 18, 24, 34, by
adding a subdivision; 126C.126; 126C.13, subdivision 4; 126C.15, subdivision
2; 126C.17, subdivisions 6, 9; 126C.21, subdivisions 3, 5; 126C.41, by adding
a subdivision; 126C.44; 126C.48, subdivisions 2, 7; 127A.441; 127A.47,
subdivisions 7, 8; 127A.48, by adding a subdivision; 127A.49, subdivisions 2, 3;
128D.11, subdivision 3; 134.31, by adding a subdivision; 134.34, subdivision 4;
134.355, subdivision 9; 169.01, subdivision 6, by adding a subdivision; 169.443,
by adding a subdivision; 169.447, subdivision 2; 169.4501, subdivisions 1, 2;
169.4502, subdivision 5; 169.4503, subdivisions 13, 20; 171.02, subdivisions 2,
2a; 171.321, subdivision 4; 205A.03, subdivision 1; 205A.06, subdivision 1a;
272.029, by adding a subdivision; 273.11, subdivision 1a; 273.1393; 275.065,
subdivisions 1, 1a, 3; 275.07, subdivision 2; 275.08, subdivision 1b; 276.04,
subdivision 2; 517.08, subdivision 1c; Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter
5, article 1, sections 50, subdivision 2; 54, subdivisions 2, as amended, 4, 5, as
amended, 6, as amended, 7, as amended, 8, as amended; article 2, sections 81, as
amended; 84, subdivisions 2, as amended, 3, as amended, 4, as amended, 6, as
amended, 10, as amended; article 3, section 18, subdivisions 2, as amended, 3,
as amended, 4, as amended, 6, as amended; article 4, section 25, subdivisions
2, as amended, 3, as amended; article 5, section 17, subdivision 3, as amended;
article 7, section 20, subdivisions 2, as amended, 3, as amended, 4, as amended;
article 8, section 8, subdivisions 2, as amended, 5, as amended; article 9, section
4, subdivision 2; Laws 2006, chapter 263, article 3, section 15; Laws 2006,
chapter 282, article 2, section 28, subdivision 4; article 3, section 4, subdivision
2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 119A;
121A; 122A; 123B; 124D; 135A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections
121A.23; 123A.22, subdivision 11; 123B.81, subdivision 8; 124D.06; 124D.081,
subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9; 124D.454, subdivisions 4, 5, 6, 7; 124D.531,
subdivision 5; 124D.62; 125A.10; 125A.75, subdivision 6; 125A.76, subdivision
3; 169.4502, subdivision 15; 169.4503, subdivisions 17, 18, 26.

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

ARTICLE 1

GENERAL EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 16A.152, subdivision 2, is amended to
read:


Subd. 2.

Additional revenues; priority.

(a) If on the basis of a forecast of general
fund revenues and expenditures, the commissioner of finance determines that there will be
a positive unrestricted budgetary general fund balance at the close of the biennium, the
commissioner of finance must allocate money to the following accounts and purposes in
priority order:

(1) the cash flow account established in subdivision 1 until that account reaches
$350,000,000;

(2) the budget reserve account established in subdivision 1a until that account
reaches $653,000,000;

(3) the amount necessary to increase the aid payment schedule for school district
aids and credits payments in section 127A.45 to not more than 90 percent rounded to the
nearest tenth of a percent without exceeding the amount available and with any remaining
funds deposited in the budget reserve; and

(4) the amount necessary to restore all or a portion of the net aid reductions under
section 127A.441 and to reduce the property tax revenue recognition shift under section
123B.75, subdivision 5, paragraph deleted text begin(c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end, and Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter
9, article 5, section 34, as amended by Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 23,
section 20, by the same amount.

(b) The amounts necessary to meet the requirements of this section are appropriated
from the general fund within two weeks after the forecast is released or, in the case of
transfers under paragraph (a), clauses (3) and (4), as necessary to meet the appropriations
schedules otherwise established in statute.

(c) To the extent that a positive unrestricted budgetary general fund balance is
projected, appropriations under this section must be made before section 16A.1522 takes
effect.

(d) The commissioner of finance shall certify the total dollar amount of the
reductions under paragraph (a), clauses (3) and (4), to the commissioner of education. The
commissioner of education shall increase the aid payment percentage and reduce the
property tax shift percentage by these amounts and apply those reductions to the current
fiscal year and thereafter.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.11, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General education revenue.

(a) General education revenue must
be paid to a charter school as though it were a district. The general education revenue
for each adjusted marginal cost pupil unit is the state average general education revenue
per pupil unit, plus the referendum equalization aid allowance in the pupil's district of
residence, minus an amount equal to the product of the formula allowance according to
section 126C.10, subdivision 2, times deleted text begin.0485deleted text endnew text begin .0416new text end, calculated without basic skills revenue,
extended time revenue, alternative teacher compensation revenue, transition revenue, and
transportation sparsity revenue, plus basic skills revenue, extended time revenue, basic
alternative teacher compensation aid according to section 126C.10, subdivision 34, and
transition revenue as though the school were a school district. The general education
revenue for each extended time marginal cost pupil unit equals $4,378new text begin for fiscal year 2007,
$4,542 for fiscal year 2008, and $4,677 for fiscal year 2009 and later
new text end.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), for charter schools in the first year of operation,
general education revenue shall be computed using the number of adjusted pupil units
in the current fiscal year.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.128, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Program established.

A learning year program provides instruction
throughout the yearnew text begin on an extended year calendar, extended school day calendar, or
both
new text end. A pupil may participate in the program and accelerate attainment of grade level
requirements or graduation requirements. A learning year program may begin after the
close of the regular school year in June. The program may be for students in one or more
grade levels from kindergarten through grade 12.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.128, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Commissioner designation.

(a) An area learning center designated by the
state must be a site. new text beginAn area learning center must provide services to students who meet
the criteria in section 124D.68 and who are enrolled in:
new text end

new text begin (1) a district that is served by the center; or
new text end

new text begin (2) a charter school located within the geographic boundaries of a district that is
served by the center.
new text end

new text begin (b) A school district or charter school may be approved biennially by the state to
provide additional instructional programming that results in grade level acceleration. The
program must be designed so that students make grade progress during the school year
and graduate prior to the students' peers.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endTo be designated, a districtnew text begin, charter school,new text end or center must demonstrate to the
commissioner that it will:

(1) provide a program of instruction that permits pupils to receive instruction
throughout the entire year; and

(2) new text begindevelop and new text endmaintain a new text beginseparate new text endrecord system that, for purposes of section
126C.05, permits identification of membership attributable to pupils participating in the
program. The record system and identification must ensure that the program will not
have the effect of increasing the total deleted text beginnumber of pupil unitsdeleted text end new text beginaverage daily membership
new text endattributable to an individual pupil as a result of a learning year program. The record
system must include the date the pupil originally enrolled in a learning year program, the
pupil's grade level, the date of each grade promotion, the average daily membership
generated in each grade level, the number of credits or standards earned, and the number
needed to graduate.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end new text begin(d) new text endA student who has not completed a school district's graduation requirements
may continue to enroll in courses the student must complete in order to graduate until
the student satisfies the district's graduation requirements or the student is 21 years old,
whichever comes first.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.128, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Student planning.

A districtnew text begin, charter school, or area learning centernew text end must
inform all pupils and their parents about the learning year program and that participation
in the program is optional. A continual learning plan must be developed at least annually
for each pupil with the participation of the pupil, parent or guardian, teachers, and other
staff; each participant must sign and date the plan. The plan must specify the learning
experiences that must occur during the entire fiscal year anddeleted text begin,deleted text end new text beginare necessary for grade
progression, or
new text endfor secondary students, deleted text beginfordeleted text end graduation. The plan must include:

(1) the pupil's learning objectives and experiences, including courses or credits the
pupil plans to complete each year and, for a secondary pupil, the graduation requirements
the student must complete;

(2) the assessment measurements used to evaluate a pupil's objectives;

(3) requirements for grade level or other appropriate progression; and

(4) for pupils generating more than one average daily membership in a given grade,
an indication of which objectives were unmet.

The plan may be modified to conform to district schedule changes. The district may
not modify the plan if the modification would result in delaying the student's time of
graduation.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.4531, is amended to read:


124D.4531 CAREER AND TECHNICAL deleted text beginLEVYdeleted text endnew text begin REVENUEnew text end.

Subdivision 1.

Career and technical levy.

(a) A district with a career and technical
program approved under this section for the fiscal year in which the levy is certified
may levy an amount equal to the lesser of:

(1) $80 times the district's average daily membership new text beginserved new text endin grades 10 through 12
for the fiscal year in which the levy is certified; or

(2) 25 percent of approved expenditures in the fiscal year in which the levy is
certified for the following:

(i) salaries paid to essential, licensed personnel providing direct instructional
services to students in that fiscal year for services rendered in the district's approved
career and technical education programs;

(ii) contracted services provided by a public or private agency other than a Minnesota
school district or cooperative center under subdivision 7;

(iii) necessary travel between instructional sites by licensed career and technical
education personnel;

(iv) necessary travel by licensed career and technical education personnel for
vocational student organization activities held within the state for instructional purposes;

(v) curriculum development activities that are part of a five-year plan for
improvement based on program assessment;

(vi) necessary travel by licensed career and technical education personnel for
noncollegiate credit-bearing professional development; and

(vii) specialized vocational instructional supplies.

(b) new text beginThe district must recognize the full amount of this levy as revenue for the fiscal
year in which it is certified.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Career and technical aid. new text end

new text begin A district with a career and technical program
approved under this section is eligible for career and technical state aid in an amount equal
to 10 percent of approved expenditures under subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 1b. new text end

new text begin Revenue uses. new text end

Up to ten percent of a district's career and technical deleted text beginlevydeleted text endnew text begin
revenue
new text end may be spent on equipment purchases. Districts using the career and technical
deleted text begin levydeleted text endnew text begin revenuenew text end for equipment purchases must report to the department on the improved
learning opportunities for students that result from the investment in equipment.

deleted text begin (c) The district must recognize the full amount of this levy as revenue for the fiscal
year in which it is certified.
deleted text end

Subd. 2.

Allocation from cooperative centers and intermediate districts.

For
purposes of this section, a cooperative center or an intermediate district must allocate its
approved expenditures for career and technical education programs among participating
districts.

Subd. 3.

Levy guarantee.

Notwithstanding subdivision 1, the career and technical
education levy for a district is not less than the lesser of:

(1) the district's career and technical education levy authority for the previous
fiscal year; or

(2) 100 percent of the approved expenditures for career and technical programs
included in subdivision 1, paragraph deleted text begin(b)deleted text endnew text begin (a)new text end, for the fiscal year in which the levy is certified.

Subd. 4.

District reports.

Each district or cooperative center must report data to the
department for all career and technical education programs as required by the department
to implement the career and technical new text beginaid and new text endlevy deleted text beginformuladeleted text endnew text begin formulasnew text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2009.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.59, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Pupil of limited English proficiency.

(a) "Pupil of limited English
proficiency" means a pupil in kindergarten through grade 12 who meets the following
requirements:

(1) the pupil, as declared by a parent or guardian first learned a language other than
English, comes from a home where the language usually spoken is other than English, or
usually speaks a language other than English; and

(2) the pupil is determined by developmentally appropriate measures, which might
include observations, teacher judgment, parent recommendations, or developmentally
appropriate assessment instruments, to lack the necessary English skills to participate
fully in classes taught in English.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a pupil in grades 4 through 12 who was enrolled
in a Minnesota public school on the dates during the previous school year when a
commissioner provided assessment that measures the pupil's emerging academic English
was administered, shall not be counted as a pupil of limited English proficiency in
calculating limited English proficiency pupil units under section 126C.05, subdivision
17
, and shall not generate state limited English proficiency aid under section 124D.65,
subdivision 5
, unless the pupil scored below the state cutoff score on an assessment
measuring emerging academic English provided by the commissioner during the previous
school year.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) and (b), a pupil in kindergarten through grade 12
shall not be counted as a pupil of limited English proficiency in calculating limited English
proficiency pupil units under section 126C.05, subdivision 17, and shall not generate state
limited English proficiency aid under section 124D.65, subdivision 5, ifdeleted text begin:deleted text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end the pupil is not enrolled during the current fiscal year in an educational program
for pupils of limited English proficiency in accordance with sections 124D.58 to 124D.64deleted text begin;
or
deleted text endnew text begin.new text end

deleted text begin (2) the pupil has generated five or more years of average daily membership in
Minnesota public schools since July 1, 1996.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.65, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

School district LEP revenue.

(a) new text beginThe limited English proficiency
allowance equals $700 for fiscal year 2007, and $815 for fiscal year 2008 and later.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endA district's limited English proficiency programs revenue equals the product of
(1) deleted text begin$700 in fiscal year 2004 and laterdeleted text end new text beginthe limited English proficiency allowance new text endtimes (2)
the greater of 20 or the adjusted marginal cost average daily membership of eligible pupils
of limited English proficiency enrolled in the district during the current fiscal year.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end new text begin(c) new text endA pupil ceases to generate state limited English proficiency aid in the school
year following the school year in which the pupil attains the state cutoff score on a
commissioner-provided assessment that measures the pupil's emerging academic English.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3a. new text end

new text begin Referendum market value equalizing factor. new text end

new text begin The referendum market
value equalizing factor equals the quotient derived by dividing the total referendum market
value of all school districts in the state for the year before the year the levy is certified by
the total number of resident marginal cost pupil units in the state for the current school year.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxes payable in 2008.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.01, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Location equity index. new text end

new text begin (a) A school district's wage equity index equals
each district's composite wage level divided by the statewide average wage for the same
period. The composite wage level for a school district equals the sum of 80 percent of the
district's county wage level and 20 percent of the district's economic development region
composite wage level. The composite wage level is computed by using the most recent
three-year weighted wage data with the coefficient weights set at 0.5 for the most recent
year, 0.3 for the prior year, and 0.15 for the second prior year.
new text end

new text begin (b) A school district's housing equity index equals the ratio of each district's county
median home value to the statewide median home value.
new text end

new text begin (c) A school district's location equity index equals the greater of one, or the sum of
(i) 0.65 times the district's wage equity index, and (ii) 0.35 times the district's housing
equity index.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner of education annually must recalculate the indexes in this
section. For purposes of this subdivision, the commissioner must locate a school district
with boundaries that cross county borders in the county that generates the highest location
equity index for that district.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.05, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Pupil unit.

Pupil units for each Minnesota resident pupil under the
age of 21 or who meets the requirements of section 120A.20, subdivision 1, paragraph
(c), in average daily membership enrolled in the district of residence, in another district
under sections 123A.05 to 123A.08, 124D.03, 124D.06, 124D.07, 124D.08, or 124D.68;
in a charter school under section 124D.10; or for whom the resident district pays tuition
under section 123A.18, 123A.22, 123A.30, 123A.32, 123A.44, 123A.488, 123B.88,
subdivision 4
, 124D.04, 124D.05, 125A.03 to 125A.24, 125A.51, or 125A.65, shall be
counted according to this subdivision.

(a) A prekindergarten pupil with a disability who is enrolled in a program approved
by the commissioner and has an individual education plan is counted as the ratio of the
number of hours of assessment and education service to 825 times 1.25 with a minimum
average daily membership of 0.28, but not more than 1.25 pupil units.

(b) A prekindergarten pupil who is assessed but determined not to be disabled is
counted as the ratio of the number of hours of assessment service to 825 times 1.25.

(c) A kindergarten pupil with a disability who is enrolled in a program approved
by the commissioner is counted as the ratio of the number of hours of assessment and
education services required in the fiscal year by the pupil's individual education program
plan to 875, but not more than one.

(d) A kindergarten pupil who is not included in paragraph (c) is counted as deleted text begin.557 of a
pupil unit for fiscal year 2000 and thereafter
deleted text endnew text begin 0.86 pupil unitsnew text end.

(e) A pupil who is in any of grades 1 to 3 is counted as 1.115 pupil units for fiscal
year 2000 and thereafter.

(f) A pupil who is any of grades 4 to 6 is counted as 1.06 pupil units for fiscal
year 1995 and thereafter.

(g) A pupil who is in any of grades 7 to 12 is counted as 1.3 pupil units.

(h) A pupil who is in the postsecondary enrollment options program is counted
as 1.3 pupil units.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2009.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.05, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Average daily membership.

(a) Membership for pupils in grades
kindergarten through 12 and for prekindergarten pupils with disabilities shall mean the
number of pupils on the current roll of the school, counted from the date of entry until
withdrawal. The date of withdrawal shall mean the day the pupil permanently leaves
the school or the date it is officially known that the pupil has left or has been legally
excused. However, a pupil, regardless of age, who has been absent from school for 15
consecutive school days during the regular school year or for five consecutive school days
during summer school or intersession classes of flexible school year programs without
receiving instruction in the home or hospital shall be dropped from the roll and classified
as withdrawn. Nothing in this section shall be construed as waiving the compulsory
attendance provisions cited in section 120A.22. Average daily membership equals the
sum for all pupils of the number of days of the school year each pupil is enrolled in the
district's schools divided by the number of days the schools are in session. Days of
summer school or intersession classes of flexible school year programs are only included
in the computation of membership for pupils with a disability not appropriately served
primarily in the regular classroom. A student must not be counted as more than deleted text begin1.2deleted text end new text begin1.5
new text endpupils in average daily membership under this section. When the initial total average daily
membership exceeds deleted text begin1.2deleted text end new text begin1.5 new text endfor a pupil enrolled in more than one school district during
the fiscal year, each district's average daily membership must be reduced proportionately.

(b) A student must not be counted as more than one pupil in average daily
membership except for purposes of section 126C.10, subdivision 2a.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.05, subdivision 15, is amended to read:


Subd. 15.

Learning year pupil units.

(a) When a pupil is enrolled in a learning
year program under section 124D.128, an area learning center under sections 123A.05 and
123A.06, an alternative program approved by the commissioner, or a contract alternative
program under section 124D.68, subdivision 3, paragraph (d), or subdivision 3a, for more
than 1,020 hours in a school year for a secondary student, more than 935 hours in a school
year for an elementary studentnew text begin more than 850 hours in a school year for a kindergarten
student without a disability enrolled in a full-day kindergarten program in fiscal year
2009 or later
new text end, or more than 425 hours in a school year for a new text beginhalf-day new text endkindergarten student
without a disability, that pupil may be counted as more than one pupil in average daily
membership for purposes of section 126C.10, subdivision 2a. The amount in excess of
one pupil must be determined by the ratio of the number of hours of instruction provided
to that pupil in excess of: (i) the greater of 1,020 hours or the number of hours required for
a full-time secondary pupil in the district to 1,020 for a secondary pupil; (ii) the greater of
935 hours or the number of hours required for a full-time elementary pupil in the district
to 935 for an elementary pupil in grades 1 through 6; deleted text beginanddeleted text end (iii) the greater of deleted text begin425deleted text endnew text begin 850new text end hours
or the number of hours required for a full-time kindergarten student without a disability
in the district to deleted text begin425deleted text endnew text begin 850new text end for a kindergarten student without a disabilitynew text begin for fiscal years
2009 and later; and (iv) the greater of 425 hours or the number of hours required for all
kindergarten pupils for fiscal year 2008 and for a half-day kindergarten student without a
disability to 425 for a kindergarten student without a disability
new text end. Hours that occur after
the close of the instructional year in June shall be attributable to the following fiscal year.
A kindergarten student must not be counted as more than 1.2 pupils in average daily
membership under this subdivision. A student in grades 1 through 12 must not be counted
as more than deleted text begin1.2deleted text endnew text begin 1.5new text end pupils in average daily membership under this subdivision.

(b)(i) To receive general education revenue for a pupil in an alternative program
that has an independent study component, a district must meet the requirements in this
paragraph. The district must develop, for the pupil, a continual learning plan consistent
with section 124D.128, subdivision 3. Each school district that has a state-approved public
alternative program must reserve revenue in an amount equal to at least 90 percent of the
district average general education revenue per pupil unit less compensatory revenue per
pupil unit times the number of pupil units generated by students attending a state-approved
public alternative program. The amount of reserved revenue available under this
subdivision may only be spent for program costs associated with the state-approved public
alternative program. Compensatory revenue must be allocated according to section
126C.15, subdivision 2.

(ii) General education revenue for a pupil in an approved alternative program
without an independent study component must be prorated for a pupil participating for
less than a full year, or its equivalent. The district must develop a continual learning plan
for the pupil, consistent with section 124D.128, subdivision 3. Each school district that
has a state-approved public alternative program must reserve revenue in an amount equal
to at least 90 percent of the district average general education revenue per pupil unit less
compensatory revenue per pupil unit times the number of pupil units generated by students
attending a state-approved public alternative program. The amount of reserved revenue
available under this subdivision may only be spent for program costs associated with the
state-approved public alternative program. Compensatory revenue must be allocated
according to section 126C.15, subdivision 2.

(iii) General education revenue for a pupil in an approved alternative program that
has an independent study component must be paid for each hour of teacher contact
time and each hour of independent study time completed toward a credit or graduation
standards necessary for graduation. Average daily membership for a pupil shall equal the
number of hours of teacher contact time and independent study time divided by 1,020.

(iv) For an alternative program having an independent study component, the
commissioner shall require a description of the courses in the program, the kinds of
independent study involved, the expected learning outcomes of the courses, and the means
of measuring student performance against the expected outcomes.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General education revenue.

deleted text beginFor fiscal year 2006 and later,deleted text end The
general education revenue for each district equals the sum of the district's basic revenue,
extended time revenue, gifted and talented revenue, new text beginlocation equity revenue, new text endbasic skills
revenue, training and experience revenue, secondary sparsity revenue, elementary sparsity
revenue, transportation sparsity revenue, total operating capital revenue, equity revenue,
alternative teacher compensation revenue, and transition revenue.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Basic revenue.

The basic revenue for each district equals the formula
allowance times the adjusted marginal cost pupil units for the school year. The formula
allowance for fiscal year deleted text begin2005deleted text end new text begin2007 new text endis deleted text begin$4,601deleted text endnew text begin $4,974new text end. The formula allowance for fiscal
year deleted text begin2006deleted text end new text begin2008 new text endis deleted text begin$4,783deleted text endnew text begin $5,125new text end. The formula allowance for fiscal year deleted text begin2007deleted text end new text begin2009 new text endand
subsequent years is deleted text begin$4,974deleted text endnew text begin $5,280new text end.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Extended time revenue.

(a) A school district's extended time revenue is
equal to the product of deleted text begin$4,601deleted text end new text beginthe extended time allowance new text endand the sum of the adjusted
marginal cost pupil units of the district for each pupil in average daily membership in
excess of 1.0 and less than deleted text begin1.2deleted text end new text begin1.5 new text endaccording to section 126C.05, subdivision 8. new text beginThe
extended time allowance is $4,601 for fiscal year 2007, $4,740 for fiscal year 2008, and
$4,880 for fiscal year 2009 and subsequent years.
new text end

(b) A school district's extended time revenue may be used for extended day
programs, extended week programs, summer school, deleted text beginanddeleted text end other programming authorized
under the learning year programnew text begin, and for additional pupil transportation costs attributable
to these programs. Not more than five percent of the extended time revenue may be used
for administrative and oversight services
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, subdivision 2b, is amended to read:


Subd. 2b.

Gifted and talented revenue.

Gifted and talented revenue for each
district equals deleted text begin$4 timesdeleted text end the district's adjusted marginal cost pupil units for deleted text beginfiscal year 2006
and $9 for fiscal year 2007 and later
deleted text endnew text begin that school year times $13 for fiscal year 2008 and
later
new text end. A school district must reserve gifted and talented revenue and, consistent with
section 120B.15, must spend the revenue only to:

(1) identify gifted and talented students;

(2) provide education programs for gifted and talented students; or

(3) provide staff development to prepare teachers to best meet the unique needs
of gifted and talented students.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 2c. new text end

new text begin Location equity revenue. new text end

new text begin (a) A school district's location equity revenue
equals the product of:
new text end

new text begin (1) the basic formula allowance for that year;
new text end

new text begin (2) the district's adjusted marginal cost pupil units for that year; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the district's location equity index minus one.
new text end

new text begin (b) The total annual revenue for this subdivision must not exceed $500,000.
new text end

new text begin (c) If the revenue required under paragraph (b) is insufficient to fund the formula in
paragraph (a), the commissioner of education must proportionately reduce each district's
aid payment.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Basic skills revenue.

A school district's basic skills revenue equals the
sum of:

(1) compensatory revenue under subdivision 3; plus

(2) limited English proficiency revenue under section 124D.65, subdivision 5deleted text begin; plusdeleted text end

deleted text begin (3) $250 times the limited English proficiency pupil units under section 126C.05,
subdivision 17
deleted text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, subdivision 13a, is amended to
read:


Subd. 13a.

Operating capital levy.

To obtain operating capital revenue for fiscal
year 2007 and later, a district may levy an amount not more than the product of its
operating capital revenue for the fiscal year times the lesser of one or the ratio of its
adjusted net tax capacity per adjusted marginal cost pupil unit to the operating capital
equalizing factor. The operating capital equalizing factor equals deleted text begin$22,222 for fiscal year
2006, and
deleted text end $10,700 for fiscal year deleted text begin2007deleted text end new text begin2008 and $33,000 for fiscal year 2009 new text endand later.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2009.
new text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, subdivision 18, is amended to read:


Subd. 18.

Transportation sparsity revenue allowance.

(a) A district's
transportation sparsity allowance equals the greater of zero or the result of the following
computation:

(i) Multiply the formula allowance according to subdivision 2, by deleted text begin.1469deleted text endnew text begin .1493new text end.

(ii) Multiply the result in clause (i) by the district's sparsity index raised to the
deleted text begin 26/100deleted text end new text begin30/100 new text endpower.

(iii) Multiply the result in clause (ii) by the district's density index raised to the
deleted text begin 13/100deleted text end new text begin15/100 new text endpower.

(iv) Multiply the formula allowance according to subdivision 2, by deleted text begin.0485deleted text endnew text begin .0416new text end.

(v) Subtract the result in clause (iv) from the result in clause (iii).

(b) Transportation sparsity revenue is equal to the transportation sparsity allowance
times the adjusted marginal cost pupil units.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, subdivision 24, is amended to read:


Subd. 24.

Equity revenue.

(a) A school district qualifies for equity revenue if:

(1) the school district's adjusted marginal cost pupil unit amount of basic revenue,
supplemental revenue, transition revenue, and referendum revenue is less than the value of
the school district at or immediately above the 95th percentile of school districts in its
equity region for those revenue categories; and

(2) the school district's administrative offices are not located in a city of the first
class on July 1, 1999.

(b) Equity revenue for a qualifying district that receives referendum revenue under
section 126C.17, subdivision 4, equals the product of (1) the district's adjusted marginal
cost pupil units for that year; times (2) the sum of (i) $13, plus (ii) $75, times the school
district's equity index computed under subdivision 27.

(c) Equity revenue for a qualifying district that does not receive referendum revenue
under section 126C.17, subdivision 4, equals the product of the district's adjusted marginal
cost pupil units for that year times $13.

(d) A school district's equity revenue is increased by the greater of zero or an amount
equal to the district's resident marginal cost pupil units times the difference between ten
percent of the statewide average amount of referendum revenue per resident marginal cost
pupil unit for that year and the district's referendum revenue per resident marginal cost
pupil unit. A school district's revenue under this paragraph must not exceed $100,000 for
that year.

(e) A school district's equity revenue for a school district located in the metro equity
region equals the amount computed in paragraphs (b), (c), and (d) multiplied by 1.25.

(f) For fiscal year 2007 and later, notwithstanding paragraph (a), clause (2), a school
district that has per pupil referendum revenue below the 95th percentile qualifies for
additional equity revenue equal to $46 times its adjusted marginal cost pupil unit.

(g) A district that does not qualify for revenue under paragraph (f) qualifies for
equity revenue equal to deleted text beginone-half of the per pupil allowance in paragraph (f)deleted text end new text begin$46 new text endtimes its
adjusted marginal cost pupil units.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.126, is amended to read:


126C.126 REALLOCATING GENERAL EDUCATION REVENUE FOR
deleted text begin ALL-DAY KINDERGARTENdeleted text endnew text begin EARLY EDUCATION PROGRAMSnew text end.

new text begin (a) new text endIn order to provide additional revenue for deleted text beginan optional all-day kindergarten
program
deleted text endnew text begin early education programs including school readiness and early childhood family
education
new text end, a district may reallocate general education revenue attributable to 12th grade
students who have graduated early under section 120B.07.

new text begin (b) A school district may spend general education revenue on extended time
kindergarten and prekindergarten programs.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2009.
new text end

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.13, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

General education aid.

deleted text begin (a) For fiscal year 2006, a district's general
education aid is the sum of the following amounts:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) general education revenue, excluding equity revenue, total operating capital, and
transition revenue;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) operating capital aid according to section deleted text begin126C.10, subdivision 13bdeleted text end;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) equity aid according to section deleted text begin126C.10, subdivision 30deleted text end;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) transition aid according to section deleted text begin126C.10, subdivision 33deleted text end;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) shared time aid according to section deleted text begin126C.01, subdivision 7deleted text end;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6) referendum aid according to section deleted text begin126C.17deleted text end; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (7) online learning aid according to section deleted text begin124D.096deleted text end.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end For fiscal year deleted text begin2007deleted text endnew text begin 2008new text end and later, a district's general education aid is the sum of
the following amounts:

(1) general education revenue, excluding equity revenue, total operating capital
revenue, alternative teacher compensation revenue, and transition revenue;

(2) operating capital aid under section 126C.10, subdivision 13b;

(3) equity aid under section 126C.10, subdivision 30;

(4) alternative teacher compensation aid under section 126C.10, subdivision 36;

(5) transition aid under section 126C.10, subdivision 33;

(6) shared time aid under section 126C.01, subdivision 7;

(7) referendum aid under section 126C.17new text begin, subdivisions 7 and 7anew text end; and

(8) online learning aid according to section 124D.096.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.15, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Building allocation.

(a) A district must allocate its compensatory revenue
to each school building in the district where the children who have generated the revenue
are served unless the school district has received permission under new text beginLaws 2005, First
Special Session chapter 5, article 1,
new text endsection 50 to allocate compensatory revenue according
to student performance measures developed by the school board.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a district may allocate up to five percent of the
amount of compensatory revenue that the district receives to school sites according to a
plan adopted by the school board.new text begin The money reallocated under this paragraph must be
spent for the purposes listed in subdivision 1, but may be spent on students in any grade,
including students attending school readiness or other prekindergarten programs.
new text end

(c) For the purposes of this section and section 126C.05, subdivision 3, "building"
means education site as defined in section 123B.04, subdivision 1.

(d) If the pupil is served at a site other than one owned and operated by the district,
the revenue shall be paid to the district and used for services for pupils who generate the
revenue.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.17, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Referendum equalization levy.

(a) deleted text beginFor fiscal year 2003 and later,deleted text end
A district's referendum equalization levy equals the sum of the first tier referendum
equalization levy and the second tier referendum equalization levy.

(b) A district's first tier referendum equalization levy equals the district's first tier
referendum equalization revenue times the lesser of one or the ratio of the district's
referendum market value per resident marginal cost pupil unit to deleted text begin$476,000deleted text endnew text begin 120 percent of
the referendum market value equalizing factor
new text end.

(c) A district's second tier referendum equalization levy equals the district's second
tier referendum equalization revenue times the lesser of one or the ratio of the district's
referendum market value per resident marginal cost pupil unit to deleted text begin$270,000deleted text endnew text begin 60 percent of
the referendum market value equalizing factor
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxes payable in 2008.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.17, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Referendum revenue.

(a) The revenue authorized by section 126C.10,
subdivision 1
, may be increased in the amount approved by the voters of the district at a
referendum called for the purpose. The referendum may be called by the board or shall be
called by the board upon written petition of qualified voters of the district. The referendum
must be conducted one or two calendar years before the increased levy authority, if
approved, first becomes payable. Only one election to approve an increase may be held
in a calendar year. Unless the referendum is conducted by mail under paragraph (g), the
referendum must be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The
ballot must state the maximum amount of the increased revenue per resident marginal cost
pupil unit. The ballot may state a schedule, determined by the board, of increased revenue
per resident marginal cost pupil unit that differs from year to year over the number of
years for which the increased revenue is authorized or may state that the amount shall
increase annually by the rate of inflation. For this purpose, the rate of inflation shall be the
annual inflationary increase calculated under subdivision 2, paragraph (b). The ballot may
state that existing referendum levy authority is expiring. In this case, the ballot may also
compare the proposed levy authority to the existing expiring levy authority, and express
the proposed increase as the amount, if any, over the expiring referendum levy authority.
The ballot must designate the specific number of years, not to exceed ten, for which the
referendum authorization applies. The ballot, including a ballot on the question to revoke
or reduce the increased revenue amount under paragraph (c), must abbreviate the term
"per resident marginal cost pupil unit" as "per pupil." The notice required under section
275.60 may be modified to read, in cases of renewing existing levies:

"BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU deleted text beginMAY BE
VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
deleted text endnew text begin ARE RENEWING AN
EXISTING REFERENDUM. YOU ARE NOT RAISING YOUR OPERATING
REFERENDUM TAX RATE FROM ITS LEVEL IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR
new text end."

The ballot may contain a textual portion with the information required in this
subdivision and a question stating substantially the following:

"Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by (petition to) the board of .........,
School District No. .., be approved?"

If approved, an amount equal to the approved revenue per resident marginal cost
pupil unit times the resident marginal cost pupil units for the school year beginning in
the year after the levy is certified shall be authorized for certification for the number of
years approved, if applicable, or until revoked or reduced by the voters of the district at a
subsequent referendum.

(b) The board must prepare and deliver by first class mail at least 15 days but no more
than 30 days before the day of the referendum to each taxpayer a notice of the referendum
and the proposed revenue increase. The board need not mail more than one notice to any
taxpayer. For the purpose of giving mailed notice under this subdivision, owners must be
those shown to be owners on the records of the county auditor or, in any county where
tax statements are mailed by the county treasurer, on the records of the county treasurer.
Every property owner whose name does not appear on the records of the county auditor
or the county treasurer is deemed to have waived this mailed notice unless the owner
has requested in writing that the county auditor or county treasurer, as the case may be,
include the name on the records for this purpose. The notice must project the anticipated
amount of tax increase in annual dollars for typical residential homesteads, agricultural
homesteads, apartments, and commercial-industrial property within the school district.

The notice for a referendum may state that an existing referendum levy is expiring
and project the anticipated amount of increase over the existing referendum levy in
the first year, if any, in annual dollars for typical residential homesteads, agricultural
homesteads, apartments, and commercial-industrial property within the district.

The notice must include the following statement: "Passage of this referendum will
result in an increase in your property taxes." However, in cases of renewing existing
levies, the notice may include the following statement: "Passage of this referendum may
result in an increase in your property taxes."

(c) A referendum on the question of revoking or reducing the increased revenue
amount authorized pursuant to paragraph (a) may be called by the board and shall be called
by the board upon the written petition of qualified voters of the district. A referendum to
revoke or reduce the revenue amount must state the amount per resident marginal cost
pupil unit by which the authority is to be reduced. Revenue authority approved by the
voters of the district pursuant to paragraph (a) must be available to the school district at
least once before it is subject to a referendum on its revocation or reduction for subsequent
years. Only one revocation or reduction referendum may be held to revoke or reduce
referendum revenue for any specific year and for years thereafter.

(d) A petition authorized by paragraph (a) or (c) is effective if signed by a number of
qualified voters in excess of 15 percent of the registered voters of the district on the day
the petition is filed with the board. A referendum invoked by petition must be held on the
date specified in paragraph (a).

(e) The approval of 50 percent plus one of those voting on the question is required to
pass a referendum authorized by this subdivision.

(f) At least 15 days before the day of the referendum, the district must submit a
copy of the notice required under paragraph (b) to the commissioner and to the county
auditor of each county in which the district is located. Within 15 days after the results
of the referendum have been certified by the board, or in the case of a recount, the
certification of the results of the recount by the canvassing board, the district must notify
the commissioner of the results of the referendum.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for elections conducted on or after
July 1, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.21, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

County apportionment deduction.

Each year the amount of money
apportioned to a district for that year pursuant to deleted text beginsectiondeleted text endnew text begin sectionsnew text end 127A.34, subdivision 2,
new text begin and 272.029, subdivision 6, new text endmust be deducted from the general education aid earned by
that district for the same year or from aid earned from other state sources.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2009.
new text end

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.21, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Adjustment for failure to meet federal maintenance of effort.

new text begin(a) new text endThe
general education aid paid to a school district or charter school that failed to meet federal
special education maintenance of effort for the previous fiscal year must be reduced by the
amount that must be paid to the federal government due to the shortfall.

new text begin (b) The general education aid paid to school districts that were members of a
cooperative that failed to meet federal special education maintenance of effort must be
reduced by the amount that must be paid to the federal government due to the shortfall.
The commissioner must apportion the aid reduction amount to the member school districts
based on each district's individual shortfall in maintaining effort, and on each member
district's proportionate share of any shortfall in expenditures made by the cooperative.
Each district's proportionate share of shortfall in expenditures made by the cooperative
must be calculated using the adjusted marginal pupil units of each member school district.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endThe amounts recovered under this subdivision shall be paid to the federal
government to meet the state's obligations resulting from the district's deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end charter school'snew text begin,
or cooperative's
new text end failure to meet federal special education maintenance of effort.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.44, is amended to read:


126C.44 SAFE SCHOOLS LEVY.

new text begin (a) new text endEach district may make a levy on all taxable property located within the district
for the purposes specified in this section. The maximum amount which may be levied for
all costs under this section shall be equal to deleted text begin$27deleted text endnew text begin $30new text end multiplied by the district's adjusted
marginal cost pupil units for the school year. The proceeds of the levy must be reserved
and used for directly funding the following purposes or for reimbursing the cities and
counties who contract with the district for the following purposes: (1) to pay the costs
incurred for the salaries, benefits, and transportation costs of peace officers and sheriffs for
liaison in services in the district's schools; (2) to pay the costs for a drug abuse prevention
program as defined in section 609.101, subdivision 3, paragraph (e), in the elementary
schools; (3) to pay the costs for a gang resistance education training curriculum in the
district's schools; (4) to pay the costs for security in the district's schools and on school
property; deleted text beginordeleted text end (5) to pay the costs for other crime prevention, drug abuse, student and staff
safety, new text beginvoluntary opt-in suicide prevention tools, new text endand violence prevention measures taken
by the school districtnew text begin; or (6) to pay costs for licensed school counselors, licensed school
nurses, licensed school social workers, licensed school psychologists, and licensed alcohol
and chemical dependency counselors to help provide early responses to problems
new text end. For
expenditures under clause (1), the district must initially attempt to contract for services to
be provided by peace officers or sheriffs with the police department of each city or the
sheriff's department of the county within the district containing the school receiving the
services. If a local police department or a county sheriff's department does not wish
to provide the necessary services, the district may contract for these services with any
other police or sheriff's department located entirely or partially within the school district's
boundaries.

new text begin (b) A school district that is a member of an intermediate school district may
include in its authority under this section the costs associated with safe schools activities
authorized under paragraph (a) for intermediate school district programs. This authority
must not exceed $5 times the adjusted marginal cost pupil units of the member districts.
This authority is in addition to any other authority authorized under this section. Revenue
raised under this paragraph must be transferred to the intermediate school district.
new text end

new text begin (c) If a school district spends safe schools levy proceeds under paragraph (a), clause
(6), the district must annually certify that its total spending on services provided by the
employees listed in paragraph (a), clause (6), is not less than the sum of its expenditures
for these purposes in the previous year plus the amount spent under this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxes payable in 2008.
new text end

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 127A.441, is amended to read:


127A.441 AID REDUCTION; LEVY REVENUE RECOGNITION CHANGE.

Each year, the state aids payable to any school district for that fiscal year that are
recognized as revenue in the school district's general and community service funds shall
be adjusted by an amount equal to (1) the amount the district recognized as revenue for the
prior fiscal year pursuant to section 123B.75, subdivision 5, paragraph (b) deleted text beginor (c)deleted text end, minus (2)
the amount the district recognized as revenue for the current fiscal year pursuant to section
123B.75, subdivision 5, paragraph deleted text begin(c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end. For purposes of making the aid adjustments
under this section, the amount the district recognizes as revenue for either the prior fiscal
year or the current fiscal year pursuant to section 123B.75, subdivision 5, paragraph (b)
deleted text begin or (c)deleted text end, shall not include any amount levied pursuant to section 124D.86, subdivision 4,
for school districts receiving revenue under sections 124D.86, subdivision 3, clauses (1),
(2), and (3); 126C.41, subdivisions 1, 2, and 3, paragraphs (b), (c), and (d); 126C.43,
subdivision 2
; 126C.457; and 126C.48, subdivision 6. Payment from the permanent
school fund shall not be adjusted pursuant to this section. The school district shall be
notified of the amount of the adjustment made to each payment pursuant to this section.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 127A.47, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Alternative attendance programs.

The general education aid and special
education aid for districts must be adjusted for each pupil attending a nonresident district
under sections 123A.05 to 123A.08, 124D.03, 124D.06, 124D.08, and 124D.68. The
adjustments must be made according to this subdivision.

(a) General education aid paid to a resident district must be reduced by an amount
equal to the referendum equalization aid attributable to the pupil in the resident district.

(b) General education aid paid to a district serving a pupil in programs listed in this
subdivision must be increased by an amount equal to the new text begingreater of (1) the new text endreferendum
equalization aid attributable to the pupil in the nonresident districtnew text begin; or (2) the product of
the district's open enrollment concentration index, the maximum amount of referendum
revenue in the first tier, and the district's net open enrollment pupil units for that year. A
district's open enrollment concentration index equals the greater of: (i) zero, or (ii) the
lesser of 1.0, or the difference between the district's ratio of open enrollment pupil units
served to its resident pupil units for that year and 0.2. This clause does not apply to a
school district where more than 50 percent of the open enrollment students are enrolled
solely in online learning courses
new text end.

(c) If the amount of the reduction to be made from the general education aid of the
resident district is greater than the amount of general education aid otherwise due the
district, the excess reduction must be made from other state aids due the district.

(d) For fiscal year 2006, the district of residence must pay tuition to a district or an
area learning center, operated according to paragraph (f), providing special instruction and
services to a pupil with a disability, as defined in section 125A.02, or a pupil, as defined in
section 125A.51, who is enrolled in a program listed in this subdivision. The tuition must
be equal to (1) the actual cost of providing special instruction and services to the pupil,
including a proportionate amount for special transportation and unreimbursed building
lease and debt service costs for facilities used primarily for special education, minus (2)
if the pupil receives special instruction and services outside the regular classroom for
more than 60 percent of the school day, the amount of general education revenue and
referendum aid attributable to that pupil for the portion of time the pupil receives special
instruction and services outside of the regular classroom, excluding portions attributable to
district and school administration, district support services, operations and maintenance,
capital expenditures, and pupil transportation, minus (3) special education aid attributable
to that pupil, that is received by the district providing special instruction and services. For
purposes of this paragraph, general education revenue and referendum aid attributable to a
pupil must be calculated using the serving district's average general education revenue
and referendum aid per adjusted pupil unit.

(e) For fiscal year 2007 and later, special education aid paid to a resident district
must be reduced by an amount equal to (1) the actual cost of providing special instruction
and services, including special transportation and unreimbursed building lease and debt
service costs for facilities used primarily for special education, for a pupil with a disability,
as defined in section 125A.02, or a pupil, as defined in section 125A.51, who is enrolled
in a program listed in this subdivision, minus (2) if the pupil receives special instruction
and services outside the regular classroom for more than 60 percent of the school day,
the amount of general education revenue and referendum aid attributable to that pupil
for the portion of time the pupil receives special instruction and services outside of the
regular classroom, excluding portions attributable to district and school administration,
district support services, operations and maintenance, capital expenditures, and pupil
transportation, minus (3) special education aid attributable to that pupil, that is received
by the district providing special instruction and services. For purposes of this paragraph,
general education revenue and referendum aid attributable to a pupil must be calculated
using the serving district's average general education revenue and referendum aid per
adjusted pupil unit. Special education aid paid to the district or cooperative providing
special instruction and services for the pupil, or to the fiscal agent district for a cooperative,
must be increased by the amount of the reduction in the aid paid to the resident district. If
the resident district's special education aid is insufficient to make the full adjustment, the
remaining adjustment shall be made to other state aids due to the district.

(f) An area learning center operated by a service cooperative, intermediate district,
education district, or a joint powers cooperative may elect through the action of the
constituent boards to charge the resident district tuition for pupils rather than to have the
general education revenue paid to a fiscal agent school district. Except as provided in
paragraph (d) or (e), the district of residence must pay tuition equal to at least 90 percent
of the district average general education revenue per pupil unit minus an amount equal to
the product of the formula allowance according to section 126C.10, subdivision 2, times
.0485, calculated without basic skills revenue and transportation sparsity revenue, times
the number of pupil units for pupils attending the area learning center, plus the amount of
compensatory revenue generated by pupils attending the area learning center.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 127A.47, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Charter schools.

(a) The general education aid for districts must be
adjusted for each pupil attending a charter school under section 124D.10. The adjustments
must be made according to this subdivision.

(b) General education aid paid to a district in which a charter school not providing
transportation according to section 124D.10, subdivision 16, is located must be increased
by an amount equal to the sum of:

(1) the product of: (i) the sum of an amount equal to the product of the formula
allowance according to section 126C.10, subdivision 2, times deleted text begin.0485deleted text endnew text begin .0416new text end, plus the
transportation sparsity allowance for the district; times (ii) the adjusted marginal cost
pupil units attributable to the pupil; plus

(2) the product of $223 deleted text beginanddeleted text end new text beginfor fiscal year 2007, $198 for fiscal year 2008, and
$203 for fiscal year 2009 and later, times
new text endthe extended time marginal cost pupil units
attributable to the pupil.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 127A.49, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Abatements.

Whenever by virtue of chapter 278, sections 270C.86,
375.192, or otherwise, the net tax capacity new text beginor referendum market value new text endof any district for
any taxable year is changed after the taxes for that year have been spread by the county
auditor and the local tax rate as determined by the county auditor based upon the original
net tax capacity is applied upon the changed net tax capacities, the county auditor shall,
prior to February 1 of each year, certify to the commissioner of education the amount of
any resulting net revenue loss that accrued to the district during the preceding year. Each
year, the commissioner shall pay an abatement adjustment to the district in an amount
calculated according to the provisions of this subdivision. This amount shall be deducted
from the amount of the levy authorized by section 126C.46. The amount of the abatement
adjustment must be the product of:

(1) the net revenue loss as certified by the county auditor, times

(2) the ratio of:

(i) the sum of the amounts of the district's certified levy in the third preceding year
according to the following:

(A) section 123B.57, if the district received health and safety aid according to that
section for the second preceding year;

(B) section 124D.20, if the district received aid for community education programs
according to that section for the second preceding year;

(C) section 124D.135, subdivision 3, if the district received early childhood family
education aid according to section 124D.135 for the second preceding year; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(D) section 126C.17, subdivision 6, if the district received referendum equalization
aid according to that section for the second preceding year;

new text begin (E) section 126C.10, subdivision 13a, if the district received operating capital aid
according to section 126C.10, subdivision 13b, in the second preceding year;
new text end

new text begin (F) section 126C.10, subdivision 29, if the district received equity aid according to
section 126C.10, subdivision 30, in the second preceding year;
new text end

new text begin (G) section 126C.10, subdivision 32, if the district received transition aid according
to section 126C.10, subdivision 33, in the second preceding year;
new text end

new text begin (H) section 123B.53, subdivision 5, if the district received debt service equalization
aid according to section 123B.53, subdivision 6, in the second preceding year;
new text end

new text begin (I) section 124D.22, subdivision 3, if the district received school-age care aid
according to section 124D.22, subdivision 4, in the second preceding year;
new text end

new text begin (J) section 123B.591, subdivision 3, if the district received deferred maintenance aid
according to section 123B.591, subdivision 4, in the second preceding year; and
new text end

new text begin (K) section 126C.10, subdivision 35, if the district received alternative teacher
compensation equalization aid according to section 126C.10, subdivision 36, paragraph
(a), in the second preceding year;
new text endto

(ii) the total amount of the district's certified levy in the third preceding December,
plus or minus auditor's adjustments.

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 127A.49, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Excess tax increment.

(a) If a return of excess tax increment is made to a
district pursuant to sections 469.176, subdivision 2, and 469.177, subdivision 9, or upon
decertification of a tax increment district, the school district's aid and levy limitations
must be adjusted for the fiscal year in which the excess tax increment is paid under the
provisions of this subdivision.

(b) An amount must be subtracted from the district's aid for the current fiscal year
equal to the product of:

(1) the amount of the payment of excess tax increment to the district, times

(2) the ratio of:

(i) the sum of the amounts of the district's certified levy for the fiscal year in which
the excess tax increment is paid according to the following:

(A) section 123B.57, if the district received health and safety aid according to that
section for the second preceding year;

(B) section 124D.20, if the district received aid for community education programs
according to that section for the second preceding year;

(C) section 124D.135, subdivision 3, if the district received early childhood family
education aid according to section 124D.135 for the second preceding year; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(D) section 126C.17, subdivision 6, if the district received referendum equalization
aid according to that section for the second preceding year;

new text begin (E) section 126C.10, subdivision 13a, if the district received operating capital aid
according to section 126C.10, subdivision 13b, in the second preceding year;
new text end

new text begin (F) section 126C.10, subdivision 29, if the district received equity aid according to
section 126C.10, subdivision 30, in the second preceding year;
new text end

new text begin (G) section 126C.10, subdivision 32, if the district received transition aid according
to section 126C.10, subdivision 33, in the second preceding year;
new text end

new text begin (H) section 123B.53, subdivision 5, if the district received debt service equalization
aid according to section 123B.53, subdivision 6, in the second preceding year;
new text end

new text begin (I) section 124D.22, subdivision 3, if the district received school-age care aid
according to section 124D.22, subdivision 4, in the second preceding year;
new text end

new text begin (J) section 123B.591, subdivision 3, if the district received deferred maintenance aid
according to section 123B.591, subdivision 4, in the second preceding year; and
new text end

new text begin (K) section 126C.10, subdivision 35, if the district received alternative teacher
compensation equalization aid according to section 126C.10, subdivision 36, paragraph
(a), in the second preceding year;
new text endto

(ii) the total amount of the district's certified levy for the fiscal year, plus or minus
auditor's adjustments.

(c) An amount must be subtracted from the school district's levy limitation for the
next levy certified equal to the difference between:

(1) the amount of the distribution of excess increment; and

(2) the amount subtracted from aid pursuant to clause (a).

If the aid and levy reductions required by this subdivision cannot be made to the aid
for the fiscal year specified or to the levy specified, the reductions must be made from
aid for subsequent fiscal years, and from subsequent levies. The school district must use
the payment of excess tax increment to replace the aid and levy revenue reduced under
this subdivision.

(d) This subdivision applies only to the total amount of excess increments received
by a district for a calendar year that exceeds $25,000.

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 272.029, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 6a. new text end

new text begin Report to commissioner of education. new text end

new text begin The county auditor, on the first
Wednesday after such settlement, shall report to the commissioner the amount distributed
to each school district under subdivision 6.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2008, for settlements made
during fiscal year 2009.
new text end

Sec. 37.

Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 50, subdivision
2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Application process.

Independent School Districts Nos. 11,
Anoka-Hennepin; 279, Osseo; 281, Robbinsdale; new text begin286, Brooklyn Center; new text end535, Rochester;
and 833, South Washington may submit an application to the commissioner of education
deleted text begin by August 15, 2005,deleted text end for a plan to allocate compensatory revenue to school sites based
on student performance. The application must include a written resolution approved by
the school board that: (1) identifies the test results that will be used to assess student
performance; (2) describes the method for distribution of compensatory revenue to the
school sites; and (3) summarizes the evaluation procedure the district will use to determine
if the redistribution of compensatory revenue improves overall student performance. The
application must be submitted in the form and manner specified by the commissioner. The
commissioner must notify the selected school districts deleted text beginby September 1, 2005deleted text endnew text begin within 90
days of receipt of their application
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 38.

Laws 2006, chapter 282, article 3, section 4, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Onetime energy assistance aid.

For onetime energy assistance aid under
section 3:

$
3,495,000
.....
deleted text begin 2007
deleted text end new text begin 2006
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies retroactively to fiscal year 2006.
new text end

Sec. 39. new text beginSCHOOL FINANCE REFORM; TASK FORCE ESTABLISHED.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Task force established. new text end

new text begin A School Finance Reform Task Force
is established.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Task force goals. new text end

new text begin The goals of the School Finance Reform Task Force
include:
new text end

new text begin (1) creating a standard and index to ensure that the formula remains adequate over
time;
new text end

new text begin (2) simplifying the remaining school formulas;
new text end

new text begin (3) analyzing categorical funding formulas, including but not limited to pupil
transportation, compensatory revenue, and limited English proficiency revenue;
new text end

new text begin (4) establishing a schedule for implementation of the other new formulas; and
new text end

new text begin (5) examining the role of the regional delivery structure including the functions
performed by intermediate school districts, service cooperatives, education districts, and
other cooperative organizations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Task force members. new text end

new text begin The task force consists of nine members.
Membership includes the commissioner of education, four members appointed according
to the rules of the senate by the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
Subcommittee on Committees, and four members appointed by the speaker of the house.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Task force recommendations. new text end

new text begin The task force must submit a report to the
education committees of the legislature by January 15, 2008, describing the formula
recommendations according to the goals it has established.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 40. new text beginCHARTER SCHOOL PUPIL TRANSPORTATION.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education shall undertake a study and make recommendations
to the legislature on the organization, delivery, and financing of transportation services for
students attending public charter schools. The study must be undertaken with affected
stakeholders including school districts, charter schools, parents of charter school students,
pupil transportation providers and others with expertise in arranging and financing pupil
transportation services. The study must be completed and reported to the house and senate
Education Policy and Finance Committees no later than December 31, 2007.
new text end

Sec. 41. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in this section are
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal years
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin General education aid. new text end

new text begin For general education aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 126C.13, subdivision 4:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,654,187,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,977,201,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin The 2008 appropriation includes $531,733,000 for 2007 and $5,122,454,000 for
2008.
new text end

new text begin The 2009 appropriation includes $550,550,000 for 2008 and $5,426,651,000 for
2009.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Referendum tax base replacement aid. new text end

new text begin For referendum tax base
replacement aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.17, subdivision 7a:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 870,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end

new text begin The 2008 appropriation includes $870,000 for 2007 and $0 for 2008.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Enrollment options transportation. new text end

new text begin For transportation of pupils attending
postsecondary institutions under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, or for transportation
of pupils attending nonresident districts under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.03:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 95,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 97,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Abatement revenue. new text end

new text begin For abatement aid under Minnesota Statutes, section
127A.49:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,343,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,347,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin The 2008 appropriation includes $76,000 for 2007 and $1,267,000 for 2008.
new text end

new text begin The 2009 appropriation includes $140,000 for 2008 and $1,207,000 for 2009.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Consolidation transition. new text end

new text begin For districts consolidating under Minnesota
Statutes, section 123A.485:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 565,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 212,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin The 2008 appropriation includes $43,000 for 2007 and $522,000 for 2008.
new text end

new text begin The 2009 appropriation includes $57,000 for 2008 and $155,000 for 2009.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Nonpublic pupil education aid. new text end

new text begin For nonpublic pupil education aid under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 123B.87 and 123B.40 to 123B.43:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 16,349,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 16,803,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin The 2008 appropriation includes $1,606,000 for 2007 and $14,743,000 for 2008.
new text end

new text begin The 2009 appropriation includes $1,638,000 for 2008 and $15,165,000 for 2009.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Nonpublic pupil transportation. new text end

new text begin For nonpublic pupil transportation aid
under Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.92, subdivision 9:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 21,747,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 21,993,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin The 2008 appropriation includes $2,124,000 for 2007 and $19,623,000 for 2008.
new text end

new text begin The 2009 appropriation includes $2,180,000 for 2008 and $19,813,000 for 2009.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin One-room schoolhouse. new text end

new text begin For a grant to Independent School District No.
690, Warroad, to operate the Angle Inlet School:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 50,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 50,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Declining pupil aid; Browns Valley. new text end

new text begin For declining pupil aid for
Independent School District No. 801, Browns Valley, due to the March 2007 flood:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 120,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Declining pupil aid McGregor. new text end

new text begin For declining pupil aid for Independent
School District No. 4, McGregor:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Compensatory revenue pilot project. new text end

new text begin For grants for participation in the
compensatory revenue pilot program under Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 5,
article 1, section 50:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,175,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,175,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin Of this amount, $1,500,000 in each year is for a grant to Independent School District
No. 11, Anoka-Hennepin; $210,000 in each year is for a grant to Independent School
District No. 279, Osseo; $160,000 in each year is for a grant to Independent School
District No. 281, Robbinsdale; $75,000 in each year is for a grant to Independent School
District No. 286, Brooklyn Center; $165,000 in each year is for a grant to Independent
School District No. 535, Rochester; and $65,000 in each year is for a grant to Independent
School District No. 833, South Washington.
new text end

new text begin If a grant to a specific school district is not awarded, the commissioner may increase
the aid amounts to any of the remaining participating school districts.
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is part of the base budget for subsequent fiscal years.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin School Finance Reform Task Force. new text end

new text begin For the school finance reform task
force under section 39:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end

new text begin This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 42. new text beginREVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin In Minnesota Statutes, the revisor of statutes shall correct any incorrect cross
references resulting from the repeal of Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.06.
new text end

Sec. 43. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.06, new text end new text begin is repealed, June 30, 2007.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.081, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and
9,
new text end new text begin are repealed effective for revenue for fiscal year 2009.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 13.32, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 8a. new text end

new text begin Access to student records; school conferences. new text end

new text begin (a) A parent or guardian
of a student may designate one "significant individual," defined under paragraph (c), to
participate in a school conference involving the child of the parent or guardian. The parent
or guardian must provide the school with prior written consent allowing the significant
individual to participate in the conference and to receive any data on the child of the
consenting parent or guardian that is necessary and relevant to the conference discussions.
The consenting parent or guardian may withdraw consent, in writing, at any time.
new text end

new text begin (b) A school may accept the following form, or another consent to release student
data form, as sufficient to meet the requirements of this subdivision:
new text end

new text begin "CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCES AND
RECEIVE STUDENT DATA
new text end

new text begin I, ........................................... (Name of parent or guardian), as parent or guardian of
........................................... (Name of child), consent to allow ...........................................
(Name of significant individual) to participate in school conferences and receive student
data relating to the above-named child, consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section 13.32,
subdivision 8a. I understand that I may withdraw my consent, upon written request, at
any time.
new text end

new text begin .
new text end
new text begin (Signature of parent or guardian)
new text end
new text begin .
new text end
new text begin (Date)"
new text end

new text begin (c) For purposes of this section, "significant individual" means one additional
adult designated by a child's parent or guardian to attend school-related activities and
conferences. The significant individual must reside with the child and participate actively
in the child's care and upbringing.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 119A.50, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Early childhood literacy programs. new text end

new text begin (a) A research-based early childhood
literacy program premised on actively involved parents, ongoing professional staff
development, and high quality early literacy program standards is established to increase
the literacy skills of children participating in Head Start to prepare them to be successful
readers and to increase families' participation in providing early literacy experiences to
their children. Program providers must:
new text end

new text begin (1) work to prepare children to be successful learners;
new text end

new text begin (2) work to close the achievement gap for at-risk children;
new text end

new text begin (3) use an integrated approach to early literacy that daily offers a literacy-rich
classroom learning environment composed of books, writing materials, writing centers,
labels, rhyming, and other related literacy materials and opportunities;
new text end

new text begin (4) support children's home language while helping the children master English and
use multiple literacy strategies to provide a cultural bridge between home and school;
new text end

new text begin (5) use literacy mentors, ongoing literacy groups, and other teachers and staff to
provide appropriate, extensive professional development opportunities in early literacy
and classroom strategies for preschool teachers and other preschool staff;
new text end

new text begin (6) use ongoing data-based assessments that enable preschool teachers to understand,
plan, and implement literacy strategies, activities, and curriculum that meet children's
literacy needs and continuously improve children's literacy; and
new text end

new text begin (7) foster participation by parents, community stakeholders, literacy advisors, and
evaluation specialists.
new text end

new text begin Program providers are encouraged to collaborate with qualified, community-based
early childhood providers in implementing this program and to seek nonstate funds to
supplement the program.
new text end

new text begin (b) Program providers under paragraph (a) interested in extending literacy programs
to children in kindergarten through grade 3 may elect to form a partnership with an
eligible organization under section 124D.38, subdivision 2, or 124D.42, subdivision 6,
clause (3), schools enrolling children in kindergarten through grade 3, and other interested
and qualified community-based entities to provide ongoing literacy programs that offer
seamless literacy instruction focused on closing the literacy achievement gap. To close the
literacy achievement gap by the end of third grade, partnership members must agree to use
best efforts and practices and to work collaboratively to implement a seamless literacy
model from age three to grade 3, consistent with paragraph (a). Literacy programs under
this paragraph must collect and use literacy data to:
new text end

new text begin (1) evaluate children's literacy skills; and
new text end

new text begin (2) formulate specific intervention strategies to provide reading instruction to
children premised on the outcomes of formative and summative assessments and
research-based indicators of literacy development.
new text end

new text begin The literacy programs under this paragraph also must train teachers and other
providers working with children to use the assessment outcomes under clause (2) to
develop and use effective, long-term literacy coaching models that are specific to the
program providers.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner must collect and evaluate literacy data on children from age
three to grade 3 who participate in literacy programs under this section to determine the
efficacy of early literacy programs on children's success in developing the literacy skills
that they need for long-term academic success and the programs' success in closing the
literacy achievement gap. Annually by February 1, the commissioner must report to
the education policy and finance committees of the legislature on the ongoing impact
of these programs.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 120A.22, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Education records.

(a) A districtnew text begin, a charter school, or a nonpublic school
that receives services or aid under sections 123B.40 to 123B.48
new text end from which a student is
transferring must transmit the student's educational records, within ten business days of a
request, to the districtnew text begin, the charter school, or the nonpublic schoolnew text end in which the student is
enrolling. Districtsnew text begin, charter schools, and nonpublic schools that receive services or aid
under sections 123B.40 to 123B.48
new text end must make reasonable efforts to determine the districtnew text begin,
the charter school, or the nonpublic school
new text end in which a transferring student is next enrolling
in order to comply with this subdivision.

(b) new text beginA closed charter school must transfer the student's educational records, within
ten business days of the school's closure, to the student's school district of residence
where the records must be retained unless the records are otherwise transferred under
this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endA school districtnew text begin, a charter school, or a nonpublic school that receives services
or aid under sections 123B.40 to 123B.48
new text end that transmits a student's educational records
to another school district or other educational entitynew text begin, charter school, or nonpublic schoolnew text end
to which the student is transferring must include in the transmitted records information
aboutnew text begin any formal suspension, expulsion, and exclusionnew text end disciplinary action deleted text begintaken as a
result of any incident in which the student possessed or used a dangerous weapon
deleted text endnew text begin under
sections 121A.40 to 121A.56. The district, the charter school, or the nonpublic school
that receives services or aid under sections 123B.40 to 123B.48 must provide notice to
a student and the student's parent or guardian that formal disciplinary records will be
transferred as part of the student's educational record, in accordance with data practices
under chapter 13 and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, United
States Code, title 20, section 1232(g)
new text end.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end Notwithstanding section 138.17, a principal or chief administrative officer
must remove from a student's educational record and destroy a probable cause notice
received under section 260B.171, subdivision 5, or paragraph (d), if one year has elapsed
since the date of the notice and the principal or chief administrative officer has not
received a disposition or court order related to the offense described in the notice. This
paragraph does not apply if the student no longer attends the school when this one-year
period expires.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end A principal or chief administrative officer who receives a probable cause
notice under section 260B.171, subdivision 5, or a disposition or court order, must include
a copy of that data in the student's educational records if they are transmitted to another
school, unless the data are required to be destroyed under paragraph (c) or section 121A.75.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 120B.021, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Required academic standards.

The following subject areas are
required for statewide accountability:

(1) language arts;

(2) mathematics;

(3) science;

(4) social studies, including history, geography, economics, and government and
citizenship;

(5) health and physical education, for which locally developed new text beginhealthnew text end academic
standards apply; and

(6) the arts, for which statewide or locally developed academic standards apply, as
determined by the school district. Public elementary and middle schools must offer at least
three and require at least two of the following four arts areas: dance; music; theater; and
visual arts. Public high schools must offer at least three and require at least one of the
following five arts areas: media arts; dance; music; theater; and visual arts.

new text begin To satisfy state graduation requirements under section 120B.024, paragraph (a),
clause (6), the physical education standards under clause (5) must be consistent with either
the (i) six physical education standards developed by the department's quality teaching
network or the (ii) six National Physical Education Standards developed by the National
Association for Sport and Physical Education. To satisfy federal reporting requirements
for continued funding under Title VII of the Physical Education for Progress Act, a school
district, if applicable, must notify the department by March 15, in the form and manner
the department prescribes, of its intent to comply with the National Physical Education
Standards in the next school year.
new text end

The commissioner must submit proposed standards in science and social studies to
the legislature by February 1, 2004.

For purposes of applicable federal law, the academic standards for language arts,
mathematics, and science apply to all public school students, except the very few students
with extreme cognitive or physical impairments for whom an individualized education
plan team has determined that the required academic standards are inappropriate.
An individualized education plan team that makes this determination must establish
alternative standards.

A school district, no later than the 2007-2008 school year, must adopt graduation
requirements that meet or exceed state graduation requirements established in law or
rule. A school district that incorporates these state graduation requirements before the
2007-2008 school year must provide students who enter the 9th grade in or before
the 2003-2004 school year the opportunity to earn a diploma based on existing locally
established graduation requirements in effect when the students entered the 9th grade.
District efforts to develop, implement, or improve instruction or curriculum as a result
of the provisions of this section must be consistent with sections 120B.10, 120B.11,
and 120B.20.

new text begin The commissioner must include the contributions of Minnesota American Indian
tribes and communities as they relate to each of the academic standards during the review
and revision of the required academic standards.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment,
except that clause (5) applies to students entering the ninth grade in the 2008-2009 school
year and later.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 120B.023, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Revisions and reviews required.

(a) The commissioner of education must
revise and appropriately embed technology and information literacy standards consistent
with recommendations from school media specialists into the state's academic standards
and graduation requirements and implement a review cycle for state academic standards
and related benchmarks, consistent with this subdivision. During each review cycle, the
commissioner also must examine the alignment of each required academic standard and
related benchmark with the knowledge and skills students need for college readiness and
advanced work in the particular subject area.

(b) The commissioner in the 2006-2007 school year must revise and align the state's
academic standards and high school graduation requirements in mathematics to require
that students satisfactorily complete the revised mathematics standards, beginning in the
2010-2011 school year. Under the revised standards:

(1) students must satisfactorily complete an algebra I credit by the end of eighth
grade; and

(2) students scheduled to graduate in the 2014-2015 school year or later must
satisfactorily complete an algebra II credit or its equivalent.

The commissioner also must ensure that the statewide mathematics assessments
administered to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 beginning in the 2010-2011
school year are aligned with the state academic standards in mathematics. The statewide
11th grade mathematics test administered to students under clause (2) beginning in
the 2013-2014 school year must include algebra II test items that are aligned with
corresponding state academic standards in mathematics. new text beginThe office of educational
accountability under section 120B.31, subdivision 3, in collaboration with the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities, must determine and the commissioner must set a passing
score for the statewide 11th grade mathematics test that represents readiness for college so
that a student who achieves a passing score on this test, upon graduation, is immediately
ready to take college courses for college credit in a two-year or a four-year institution,
consistent with section 135A.104.
new text end The commissioner must implement a review of the
academic standards and related benchmarks in mathematics beginning in the 2015-2016
school year.

(c) The commissioner in the 2007-2008 school year must revise and align the state's
academic standards and high school graduation requirements in the arts to require that
students satisfactorily complete the revised arts standards beginning in the 2010-2011
school year. The commissioner must implement a review of the academic standards and
related benchmarks in arts beginning in the 2016-2017 school year.

(d) The commissioner in the 2008-2009 school year must revise and align the state's
academic standards and high school graduation requirements in science to require that
students satisfactorily complete the revised science standards, beginning in the 2011-2012
school year. Under the revised standards, students scheduled to graduate in the 2014-2015
school year or later must satisfactorily complete a chemistry or physics credit. The
commissioner must implement a review of the academic standards and related benchmarks
in science beginning in the 2017-2018 school year.

(e) The commissioner in the 2009-2010 school year must revise and align the state's
academic standards and high school graduation requirements in language arts to require
that students satisfactorily complete the revised language arts standards beginning in the
2012-2013 school year. new text beginThe office of educational accountability under section 120B.31,
subdivision 3, in collaboration with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, must
determine and the commissioner must set a passing score for the statewide tenth grade
reading and language arts test that represents readiness for college so that a student who
achieves a passing score on this test, upon graduation, is immediately ready to take college
courses for college credit in a two-year or a four-year institution, consistent with section
135A.104.
new text end The commissioner must implement a review of the academic standards and
related benchmarks in language arts beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.

(f) The commissioner in the 2010-2011 school year must revise and align the state's
academic standards and high school graduation requirements in social studies to require
that students satisfactorily complete the revised social studies standards beginning in the
2013-2014 school year. The commissioner must implement a review of the academic
standards and related benchmarks in social studies beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.

new text begin (g) The commissioner in the 2011-2012 school year must revise and align the state's
standards and high school graduation requirements in physical education, consistent with
the requirements governing sections 120B.021, subdivision 1, clause (5), and 120B.024,
paragraph (a), clause (6), to require students to satisfactorily complete the revised physical
education standards beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. The commissioner must
implement a review of the standards and related benchmarks in physical education
beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.
new text end

deleted text begin (g)deleted text end new text begin(h)new text end School districts and charter schools must revise and align local academic
standards and high school graduation requirements in health, deleted text beginphysical education,deleted text end world
languages, and career and technical education to require students to complete the revised
standards beginning in a school year determined by the school district or charter school.
School districts and charter schools must formally establish a periodic review cycle for
the academic standards and related benchmarks in health, deleted text beginphysical education,deleted text end world
languages, and career and technical education.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to students entering the ninth grade in the 2008-2009 school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 120B.024, is amended to read:


120B.024 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS; COURSE CREDITS.

(a) Students beginning 9th grade in the 2004-2005 school year and later must
successfully complete the following high school level course credits for graduation:

(1) four credits of language arts;

(2) three credits of mathematics, encompassing at least algebra, geometry, statistics,
and probability sufficient to satisfy the academic standard;

(3) three credits of science, including at least one credit in biology;

(4) three and one-half credits of social studies, encompassing at least United
States history, geography, government and citizenship, world history, and economics or
three credits of social studies encompassing at least United States history, geography,
government and citizenship, and world history, and one-half credit of economics taught in
a school's social studies, agriculture education, or business department;

(5) one credit in the arts; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(6) new text beginone-half credit in physical education; and
new text end

new text begin (7) new text enda minimum of deleted text beginsevendeleted text endnew text begin sixnew text end elective course credits.

A course credit is equivalent to a student successfully completing an academic
year of study or a student mastering the applicable subject matter, as determined by the
local school district.

(b) An agriculture science course may fulfill a science credit requirement in addition
to the specified science credits in biology and chemistry or physics under paragraph (a),
clause (3).

new text begin (c) The commissioner, in collaboration with the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities, must develop and implement a statewide plan to communicate with all
Minnesota high school students no later than the beginning of 9th grade the state's
expectations for college readiness, consistent with section 120B.023, subdivision 2,
paragraphs (b) and (e), and section 135A.104.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Paragraph (a) applies to students entering the ninth grade in the 2008-2009 school year
and later.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 120B.11, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Report.

(a) By October 1 of each year, the school board shall use standard
statewide reporting procedures the commissioner develops and adopt a report that includes
the following:

(1) student achievement goals for meeting state academic standards;

(2) results of local assessment data, and any additional test data;

new text begin (3) description of student achievement in subject areas under section 120B.021,
subdivision 1, for which locally developed academic standards apply and statewide
assessments are not developed;
new text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end the annual school district improvement plans including staff development
goals under section 122A.60;

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end information about district and learning site progress in realizing previously
adopted improvement plans; and

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end the amount and type of revenue attributed to each education site as defined
in section 123B.04.

(b) The school board shall publish the report in the local newspaper with the largest
circulation in the district, by mail, or by electronic means such as the district Web site. If
electronic means are used, school districts must publish notice of the report in a periodical
of general circulation in the district. School districts must make copies of the report
available to the public on request. The board shall make a copy of the report available to
the public for inspection. The board shall send a copy of the report to the commissioner
of education by October 15 of each year.

(c) The title of the report shall contain the name and number of the school district and
read "Annual Report on Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Achievement." The report
must include at least the following information about advisory committee membership:

(1) the name of each committee member and the date when that member's term
expires;

(2) the method and criteria the school board uses to select committee members; and

(3) the date by which a community resident must apply to next serve on the
committee.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 120B.132, is amended to read:


120B.132 RAISED ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT; ADVANCED
PLACEMENTnew text begin AND INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATEnew text end PROGRAMS.

Subdivision 1.

Establishment; eligibility.

A program is established to raise
kindergarten through grade 12 academic achievement through increased student
participation in preadvanced placement deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end advanced placementnew text begin, and international
baccalaureate
new text end programsnew text begin, consistent with section 120B.13new text end. Schools and charter schools
eligible to participate under this section:

(1) new text beginmust have a three-year plan approved by the local school board to establish a new
international baccalaureate program leading to international baccalaureate authorization,
expand an existing program that leads to international baccalaureate authorization, or
expand an existing authorized international baccalaureate program; or
new text end

new text begin (2) new text endmust have a three-year plan approved by the local school board to create a new or
expand an existing program to implement the college board advanced placement courses
and exams or preadvanced placement deleted text begincoursesdeleted text endnew text begin initiativenew text end; and

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end must propose to further raise students' academic achievement by:

(i) increasing the availability of and all students' access to advanced placementnew text begin or
international baccalaureate courses or programs
new text end;

(ii) expanding the breadth of advanced placement new text beginor international baccalaureate
new text endcourses or programs that are available to students;

(iii) increasing the number and the diversity of the students who participate in
advanced placement new text beginor international baccalaureate new text endcourses or programs and succeed;

(iv) providing low-income and other disadvantaged students with increased access
to advanced placementnew text begin or international baccalaureatenew text end courses and programs; or

(v) increasing the number of high school students, including low-income and other
disadvantaged students, who receive college credit by successfully completing advanced
placement new text beginor international baccalaureate new text endcourses or programs and achieving satisfactory
scores on related exams.

Subd. 2.

Application and review process; funding priority.

(a) Charter schools
and school districts in which eligible schools under subdivision 1 are located may
apply to the commissioner, in the form and manner the commissioner determines, for
competitive funding to further raise students' academic achievement. The application must
detail the specific efforts the applicant intends to undertake in further raising students'
academic achievement, consistent with subdivision 1, and a proposed budget detailing
the district or charter school's current and proposed expenditures for advanced placement
deleted text begin ordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end preadvanced placementnew text begin, and international baccalaureatenew text end courses and programs. The
proposed budget must demonstrate that the applicant's efforts will deleted text beginsupplement but not
supplant any expenditures for advanced placement and preadvanced placement courses and
programs the applicant currently makes available to students
deleted text endnew text begin support implementation of
advanced placement, preadvanced placement, and international baccalaureate courses and
programs
new text end. Expenditures for administration must not exceed five percent of the proposed
budget. The commissioner may require an applicant to provide additional information.

(b) When reviewing applications, the commissioner must determine whether
the applicant satisfied all the requirements in this subdivision and subdivision 1.
The commissioner may give funding priority to an otherwise qualified applicant that
demonstrates:

(1) a focus on developing or expanding new text beginpreadvanced placement, new text endadvanced
placementnew text begin, or international baccalaureatenew text end courses deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin ornew text end programs or increasing students'
participation in, access to, or success with the courses or programs, including the
participation, access, or success of low-income and other disadvantaged students;

(2) a compelling need for access to new text beginpreadvanced placement, new text endadvanced placementnew text begin, or
international baccalaureate courses or
new text end programs;

(3) an effective ability to actively involve local business and community
organizations in student activities that are integral to new text beginpreadvanced placement, new text endadvanced
placementnew text begin, or international baccalaureatenew text end courses deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin ornew text end programs;

(4) access to additional public or nonpublic funds or in-kind contributions that are
available for new text beginpreadvanced placement, new text endadvanced placementnew text begin, or international baccalaureate
courses or
new text end programs; or

(5) an intent to implement activities that target low-income and other disadvantaged
students.

Subd. 3.

Funding; permissible funding uses.

(a) The commissioner shall award
grants to applicant school districts and charter schools that meet the requirements of
subdivisions 1 and 2. The commissioner must award grants on an equitable geographical
basis to the extent feasible and consistent with this section. Grant awards must not exceed
the lesser of:

(1) $85 times the number of pupils enrolled at the participating sites on October
1 of the previous fiscal year; or

(2) the approved supplemental expenditures based on the budget submitted under
subdivision 2. For charter schools in their first year of operation, the maximum deleted text begingrantdeleted text endnew text begin
funding
new text end award must be calculated using the number of pupils enrolled on October 1 of
the current fiscal year. The commissioner may adjust the maximum deleted text begingrantdeleted text endnew text begin fundingnew text end award
computed using prior year data for changes in enrollment attributable to school closings,
school openings, grade level reconfigurations, or school district reorganizations between
the prior fiscal year and the current fiscal year.

(b) School districts and charter schools that submit an application and receive
funding under this section must use the funding, consistent with the application, to:

(1) provide teacher training and instruction to more effectively serve students,
including low-income and other disadvantaged students, who participate in preadvanced
deleted text begin anddeleted text end new text beginplacement, new text endadvanced placementnew text begin, or international baccalaureate courses ornew text end programs;

(2) further develop new text beginpreadvanced placement, new text endadvanced placementnew text begin, or international
baccalaureate
new text end courses or programs;

(3) improve the transition between grade levels to better prepare students, including
low-income and other disadvantaged students, for succeeding in new text beginpreadvanced placement,
new text endadvanced placementnew text begin, or international baccalaureate courses ornew text end programs;

(4) purchase books and supplies;

(5) pay course or program fees;

(6) increase students' participation in and success with new text beginpreadvanced placement,
new text endadvanced placementnew text begin, or international baccalaureate courses ornew text end programs;

(7) expand students' access to preadvanced placement deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end advanced placementnew text begin, or
international baccalaureate
new text end courses or programs through online learning;

(8) hire appropriately licensed personnel to teach additional advanced placement
new text begin or international baccalaureate courses or new text endprograms; or

(9) engage in other activity directly related to expanding students' access to,
participation in, and success with preadvanced placement deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end advanced placementnew text begin, or
international baccalaureate
new text end courses deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin ornew text end programs, including low-income and other
disadvantaged students.

Subd. 4.

Annual reports.

(a) Each school district and charter school that receives
a grant under this section annually must collect demographic and other student data to
demonstrate and measure the extent to which the district or charter school raised students'
academic achievement under this program and must report the data to the commissioner
in the form and manner the commissioner determines. The commissioner annually by
February 15 must make summary data about this program available to the education
policy and finance committees of the legislature.

(b) Each school district and charter school that receives a grant under this section
annually must report to the commissioner, consistent with the Uniform Financial
Accounting and Reporting Standards, its actual expenditures for advanced placement deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end
preadvanced placementnew text begin, and international baccalaureate courses andnew text end programs. The report
must demonstrate that the school district or charter school has maintained its effort from
other sources for advanced placement deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end preadvanced placementnew text begin, and international
baccalaureate courses and
new text end programs compared with the previous fiscal year, and the
district or charter school has expended all grant funds, consistent with its approved budget.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to the 2007-2008 school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 120B.15, is amended to read:


120B.15 GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS PROGRAMS.

new text begin (a) new text endSchool districts may identify students, locally develop programs, provide
staff development, and evaluate programs to provide gifted and talented students with
challenging educational programs.

new text begin (b) new text endSchool districts may adopt guidelines for assessing and identifying students for
participation in gifted and talented programs. The guidelines should include the use of:

(1) multiple and objective criteria; and

(2) assessments and procedures that are valid and reliable, fair, and based on current
theory and research.

new text begin (c) School districts must adopt policies and procedures for the academic acceleration
of gifted and talented students. These policies and procedures must include how the
district will:
new text end

new text begin (1) assess a student's readiness and motivation for acceleration; and
new text end

new text begin (2) match the level, complexity, and pace of the curriculum to a student to achieve
the best type of academic acceleration for that student.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 120B.30, is amended to read:


120B.30 STATEWIDE TESTING AND REPORTING SYSTEM.

Subdivision 1.

Statewide testing.

(a) The commissioner, with advice from experts
with appropriate technical qualifications and experience and stakeholders, consistent with
subdivision 1a, shall include in the comprehensive assessment system, for each grade
level to be tested, state-constructed tests developed from and aligned with the state's
required academic standards under section 120B.021 and administered annually to all
students in grades 3 through 8 and at the high school level. A state-developed test in a
subject other than writing, developed after the 2002-2003 school year, must include both
machine-scoreable and constructed response questions. The commissioner shall establish
one or more months during which schools shall administer the tests to students each
school year. For students enrolled in grade 8 before the 2005-2006 school year, only
Minnesota basic skills tests in reading, mathematics, and writing shall fulfill students'
basic skills testing requirements for a passing state notation. The passing scores of deleted text beginthe
state
deleted text endnew text begin basic skillsnew text end tests in reading and mathematics are the equivalent ofdeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) 70 percent correct for students entering grade 9 in 1996; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text end 75 percent correct for students entering grade 9 in 1997 and thereafter, as based
on the first uniform test administration of February 1998.

new text begin (b) new text endFor students enrolled in grade 8 in the 2005-2006 school year and later, only
the deleted text beginMinnesota Comprehensive Assessments Second Edition (MCA-IIs) in reading,
mathematics, and writing
deleted text endnew text begin following optionsnew text end shall fulfill students' deleted text beginacademic standarddeleted text endnew text begin state
graduation test
new text end requirementsdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1) for reading and mathematics:
new text end

new text begin (i) obtaining an achievement level equivalent to or greater than proficient as
determined through a standard setting process on the Minnesota comprehensive
assessments in grade 10 for reading and grade 11 for mathematics or achieving a passing
score as determined through a standard setting process on the graduation-required
assessment for diploma in grade 10 for reading and grade 11 for mathematics or
subsequent retests;
new text end

new text begin (ii) achieving a passing score as determined through a standard setting process on the
state-identified language proficiency test in reading and the mathematics test for English
language learners or the graduation-required assessment for diploma equivalent of those
assessments for students designated as English language learners;
new text end

new text begin (iii) achieving an individual passing score on the graduation-required assessment
for diploma as determined by appropriate state guidelines for students with an individual
education plan or 504 plan;
new text end

new text begin (iv) obtaining achievement level equivalent to or greater than proficient as
determined through a standard setting process on the state-identified alternate assessment
or assessments in grade 10 for reading and grade 11 for mathematics for students with
an individual education plan; or
new text end

new text begin (v) achieving an individual passing score on the state-identified alternate assessment
or assessments as determined by appropriate state guidelines for students with an
individual education plan; and
new text end

new text begin (2) for writing:
new text end

new text begin (i) achieving a passing score on the graduation-required assessment for diploma;
new text end

new text begin (ii) achieving a passing score as determined through a standard setting process on
the state-identified language proficiency test in writing for students designated as English
language learners;
new text end

new text begin (iii) achieving an individual passing score on the graduation-required assessment
for diploma as determined by appropriate state guidelines for students with an individual
education plan or 504 plan; or
new text end

new text begin (iv) achieving an individual passing score on the state-identified alternate assessment
or assessments as determined by appropriate state guidelines for students with an
individual education plan.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end The deleted text beginthirddeleted text endnew text begin 3rdnew text end through 8th grade and high school level test results shall
be available to districts for diagnostic purposes affecting student learning and district
instruction and curriculum, and for establishing educational accountability. The
commissioner must disseminate to the public the test results upon receiving those results.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end State tests must be constructed and aligned with state academic standards. The
testing process and the order of administration shall be determined by the commissioner.
The statewide results shall be aggregated at the site and district level, consistent with
subdivision 1a.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end In addition to the testing and reporting requirements under this section, the
commissioner shall include the following components in the statewide public reporting
system:

(1) uniform statewide testing of all students in grades 3 through 8 and at the high
school level that provides new text beginappropriate,new text endnew text begin technically sound accommodations, alternate
assessments, or
new text end exemptionsnew text begin consistent with applicable federal lawnew text end, only with parent or
guardian approval, for those very few students for whom the student's individual education
plan team under sections 125A.05 and 125A.06deleted text begin,deleted text end determines that the new text begingeneral statewide
test is inappropriate for a
new text endstudent deleted text beginis incapable of taking a statewide testdeleted text end, or for a limited
English proficiency student under section 124D.59, subdivision 2deleted text begin, if the student has been
in the United States for
deleted text enddeleted text beginfewer than three yearsdeleted text end;

(2) educational indicators that can be aggregated and compared across school
districts and across time on a statewide basis, including average daily attendance, high
school graduation rates, and high school drop-out rates by age and grade level;

(3) deleted text beginstudents' scoresdeleted text endnew text begin state resultsnew text end on the American College Test; and

(4) state results from participation in the National Assessment of Educational
Progress so that the state can benchmark its performance against the nation and other
states, and, where possible, against other countries, and contribute to the national effort
to monitor achievement.

deleted text begin (e) Districts must report exemptions under paragraph (d), clause (1), to the
commissioner consistent with a format provided by the commissioner.
deleted text end

Subd. 1a.

Statewide and local assessments; results.

(a) The commissioner must
develop reading, mathematics, and science assessments aligned with state academic
standards that districts and sites must use to monitor student growth toward achieving
those standards. The commissioner must not develop statewide assessments for academic
standards in social studies, health and physical education, and the arts. The commissioner
must require:

(1) annual reading and mathematics assessments in grades 3 through 8 and at the
high school level for the 2005-2006 school year and later; and

(2) annual science assessments in one grade in the grades 3 through 5 span, the
grades 6 through 9 span, and a life sciences assessment in the grades 10 through 12 span
for the 2007-2008 school year and later.

(b) The commissioner must ensure that all statewide tests administered to elementary
and secondary students measure students' academic knowledge and skills and not students'
values, attitudes, and beliefs.

(c) Reporting of assessment results must:

(1) provide timely, useful, and understandable information on the performance of
individual students, schools, school districts, and the state;

(2) include, by deleted text beginthe 2006-2007deleted text end new text beginno later than the 2008-2009new text end school year, a value-added
component deleted text begintodeleted text end new text beginthat is in addition to anew text end measure new text beginfornew text end student achievement growth over time;
and

(3)(i) for students enrolled in grade 8 before the 2005-2006 school year, determine
whether students have met the state's basic skills requirements; and

(ii) for students enrolled in grade 8 in the 2005-2006 school year and later, determine
whether students have met the state's academic standards.

(d) Consistent with applicable federal law and subdivision 1, paragraph (d), clause
(1), the commissioner must include new text beginappropriate,new text endnew text begin technically sound accommodations ornew text end
alternative assessments for the very few students with disabilities for whom statewide
assessments are inappropriate and for students with limited English proficiency.

(e) A school, school district, and charter school must administer statewide
assessments under this section, as the assessments become available, to evaluate student
progress in achieving the academic standards. If a state assessment is not available, a
school, school district, and charter school must determine locally if a student has met
the required academic standards. A school, school district, or charter school may use a
student's performance on a statewide assessment as one of multiple criteria to determine
grade promotion or retention. A school, school district, or charter school may use a high
school student's performance on a statewide assessment as a percentage of the student's
final grade in a course, or place a student's assessment score on the student's transcript
new text begin except as required under paragraph (f)new text end.

new text begin (f) A school district or charter school must place a student's assessment score for
9th grade writing, 10th grade language arts, and 11th grade mathematics on the student's
transcript.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Department of Education assistance.

The Department of Education
shall contract for professional and technical services according to competitive bidding
procedures under chapter 16C for purposes of this section.

Subd. 3.

Reporting.

The commissioner shall report test data publicly and to
stakeholders, including the deleted text beginthree performance baselinesdeleted text endnew text begin performance achievement levelsnew text end
developed from students' unweighted deleted text beginmeandeleted text end test scores in each tested subject and a listing of
demographic factors that strongly correlate with student performance. The commissioner
shall also report data that compares performance results among school sites, school
districts, Minnesota and other states, and Minnesota and other nations. The commissioner
shall disseminate to schools and school districts a more comprehensive report containing
testing information that meets local needs for evaluating instruction and curriculum.

Subd. 4.

Access to tests.

The commissioner must adopt and publish a policy
to provide public and parental access for review of basic skills tests, Minnesota
Comprehensive Assessments, or any other such statewide test and assessment. Upon
receiving a written request, the commissioner must make available to parents or guardians
a copy of their student's actual deleted text beginanswer sheetdeleted text end new text begin responses new text endto the test questions to be reviewed
by the parent.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 120B.31, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Educational accountability.

(a) The Independent Office of Educational
Accountability, as authorized by Laws 1997, First Special Session chapter 4, article 5,
section 28, subdivision 2, is establishednew text begin, and shall be funded through the Board of Regents
of the University of Minnesota
new text end. The office shall advise the education committees of
the legislature and the commissioner of education, at least on a biennial basis, on the
degree to which the statewide educational accountability and reporting system includes a
comprehensive assessment framework that measures school accountability for students
achieving the goals described in the state's results-oriented graduation rule. The office shall
deleted text begin considerdeleted text endnew text begin determine and annually report to the legislaturenew text end whether new text beginand how effectively:
new text end

new text begin (1) new text endthe statewide system of educational accountability utilizes multiple indicators to
provide valid and reliable comparative and contextual data on students, schools, districts,
and the state, and if not, recommend ways to improve the accountability reporting systemdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2) the commissioner makes statistical adjustments when reporting student data over
time, consistent with clause (4);
new text end

new text begin (3) the commissioner uses indicators of student achievement growth over time
and a value-added assessment model that estimates the effects of the school and school
district on student achievement to measure school performance, consistent with section
120B.36, subdivision 1; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the commissioner makes data available on students who do not pass one or more
of the state's required GRAD tests and do not receive a diploma as a consequence, and
categorizes these data according to gender, race, eligibility for free or reduced lunch,
and English language proficiency.
new text end

(b) When the office reviews the statewide educational accountability and reporting
system, it shall also consider:

(1) the objectivity and neutrality of the state's educational accountability system; and

(2) the impact of a testing program on school curriculum and student learning.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 120B.36, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

School performance report cards.

(a) The commissioner shall
use objective criteria based on levels of student performance to deleted text beginidentify four to six
designations applicable to high and low performing public schools. The objective
criteria shall include
deleted text endnew text begin reportnew text end at least student academic performance, school safety,
new text begin student-to-teacher ratios that clearly indicate the definition of teacher for purposes of
determining these ratios,
new text end and staff characteristics, with a value-added deleted text begingrowthdeleted text end component
added deleted text beginby the 2006-2007deleted text endnew text begin no later than the 2008-2009new text end school year.new text begin The report must indicate
a school's adequate yearly progress status.
new text end

(b) The commissioner shall develop, annually update, and post on the department
Web site school performance report cards. deleted text beginA school's designation must be clearly stated
on each school performance report card.
deleted text end

(c) The commissioner must make available the first deleted text beginschool designations and schooldeleted text end
performance report cards by November 2003, and during the beginning of each school
year thereafter.

(d) A school or district may appeal new text beginits adequate yearly progress status new text endin writing
deleted text begin a designation under this sectiondeleted text end to the commissioner within 30 days of receiving the
deleted text begin designationdeleted text endnew text begin notice of its statusnew text end. The commissioner's decision to uphold or deny an appeal
is final.

(e) School performance report cardsnew text begin datanew text end are nonpublic data under section 13.02,
subdivision 9
, until not later than ten days after the appeal procedure described in
paragraph (d) concludes. The department shall annually post school performance report
cards to its public Web site no later than September 1.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to the school performance report cards for the 2006-2007 school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 121A.22, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Applicability.

new text begin(a) new text endThis section applies only:

(1) when the parent of a pupil requests school personnel to administer drugs or
medicinenew text begin, including physician-prescribed naturopathic medicine,new text end to the pupil; or

(2) when administration is allowed by the individual education plan of a child with a
disability.

The request of a parent may be oral or in writing. An oral request must be reduced
to writing within two school days, provided that the district may rely on an oral request
until a written request is received.

new text begin (b) "Physician-prescribed naturopathic medicine" under this section means
naturopathic medicine, as defined by the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, that is
prescribed by a licensed physician in consultation with a board-certified naturopathic
physician.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 121A.22, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Labeling.

Drugs or medicine subject to this sectionnew text begin, except
physician-prescribed and labeled naturopathic medicine,
new text end must be in a container with a
label prepared by a pharmacist according to section 151.212 and applicable rules.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 121A.22, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Administration.

new text begin(a) new text endDrugs and medicine subject to this sectionnew text begin, except
physician-prescribed naturopathic medicine,
new text end must be administered in a manner consistent
with instructions on the label. new text beginPhysician-prescribed naturopathic medicine must be
administered according to the order of the prescribing physician.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endDrugs and medicine subject to this section must be administered, to the extent
possible, according to school board procedures that must be developed in consultation:

(1) with a school nurse, in a district that employs a school nurse;

(2) with a licensed school nurse, in a district that employs a licensed school nurse;

(3) with a public or private health or health-related organization, in a district that
contracts with a public or private health or health-related organization, according to
section 121A.21; or

(4) with the appropriate party, in a district that has an arrangement approved by the
commissioner of education, according to section 121A.21.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 16.

new text begin [121A.231] RESPONSIBLE FAMILY LIFE AND SEXUALITY
EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) "Responsible family life and sexuality education"
means education in grades 7 through 12 that:
new text end

new text begin (1) respects community values and encourages family communication;
new text end

new text begin (2) develops skills in communication, decision making, and conflict resolution;
new text end

new text begin (3) contributes to healthy relationships;
new text end

new text begin (4) provides human development and sexuality education that is age appropriate
and medically accurate;
new text end

new text begin (5) includes an abstinence-first approach to delaying initiation of sexual activity that
emphasizes abstinence while also including education about the use of protection and
contraception; and
new text end

new text begin (6) promotes individual responsibility.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Age appropriate" refers to topics, messages, and teaching methods suitable to
particular ages or age groups of children and adolescents, based on developing cognitive,
emotional, and behavioral capacity typical for the age or age group.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Medically accurate" means verified or supported by research conducted in
compliance with scientific methods and published in peer-reviewed journals, where
appropriate, and recognized as accurate and objective by professional organizations
and agencies in the relevant field, such as the federal Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, the American Public Health Association, the American Academy of
Pediatrics, or the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Curriculum requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) A school district must offer and may
independently establish policies, procedures, curriculum, and services for providing
responsible family life and sexuality education that is age appropriate and medically
accurate for grades 7 through 12.
new text end

new text begin (b) A school district must consult with parents or guardians of enrolled students
when establishing policies, procedures, curriculum, and services under this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Notice and parental options. new text end

new text begin (a) It is the legislature's intent to encourage
pupils to communicate with their parents or guardians about human sexuality and to respect
rights of parents or guardians to supervise their children's education on these subjects.
new text end

new text begin (b) Parents or guardians may excuse their children from all or part of a responsible
family life and sexuality education program.
new text end

new text begin (c) A school district must establish policies and procedures consistent with
paragraph (e) and this section for providing parents or guardians reasonable notice with
the following information:
new text end

new text begin (1) if the district is offering a responsible family life and sexuality education program
to the parents' or guardians' child during the course of the year;
new text end

new text begin (2) how the parents or guardians may inspect the written and audio/visual
educational materials used in the program and the process for inspection;
new text end

new text begin (3) if the program is presented by school district personnel or outside consultants,
and if outside consultants are used, who they may be; and
new text end

new text begin (4) parents' or guardians' right to choose not to have their child participate in the
program and the procedure for exercising that right.
new text end

new text begin (d) A school district must establish policies and procedures for reasonably restricting
the availability of written and audio/visual educational materials from public view of
students who have been excused from all or part of a responsible family life and sexuality
education program at the request of a parent or guardian, consistent with paragraph (e)
and this section.
new text end

new text begin (e) A school district may offer a responsible family life and sexuality education
program under this section to a pupil only with the prior written consent of the pupil's
parent or guardian. A school district must make reasonable arrangements with school
personnel for alternative instruction for those pupils whose parents or guardians refuse to
give their consent, and must not impose an academic or other penalty upon a pupil merely
for arranging the alternative instruction. School personnel may evaluate and assess the
quality of the pupil's work completed as part of the alternative instruction.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Assistance to school districts. new text end

new text begin (a) The Department of Education may
offer services to school districts to help them implement effective responsible family life
and sexuality education programs. In making these services available the department
may provide:
new text end

new text begin (1) training for teachers, parents, and community members in the development of
responsible family life and sexuality education curriculum or services and in planning
for monitoring and evaluation activities;
new text end

new text begin (2) resource staff persons to provide expert training, curriculum development and
implementation, and evaluation services;
new text end

new text begin (3) technical assistance to promote and coordinate community, parent, and youth
forums in communities identified as having high needs for responsible family life and
sexuality education;
new text end

new text begin (4) technical assistance for issue management and policy development training for
school boards, superintendents, principals, and administrators across the state; and
new text end

new text begin (b) Technical assistance in accordance with National Health Education Standards
provided by the department to school districts may:
new text end

new text begin (1) promote instruction and use of materials that are age appropriate;
new text end

new text begin (2) provide information that is medically accurate and objective;
new text end

new text begin (3) provide instruction and promote use of materials that are respectful of marriage
and commitments in relationships;
new text end

new text begin (4) provide instruction and promote use of materials that are appropriate for use
with pupils and family experiences based on race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic
and cultural background, and appropriately accommodate alternative learning based on
language or disability;
new text end

new text begin (5) provide instruction and promote use of materials that encourage pupils to
communicate with their parents or guardians about human sexuality;
new text end

new text begin (6) provide instruction and promote use of age-appropriate materials that teach
abstinence from sexual intercourse as the only certain way to prevent unintended
pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and HPV, and provide
information about the role and value of abstinence while also providing medically accurate
information on other methods of preventing and reducing risk for unintended pregnancy
and sexually transmitted infections;
new text end

new text begin (7) provide instruction and promote use of age-appropriate materials that are
medically accurate in explaining transmission modes, risks, symptoms, and treatments for
sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and HPV;
new text end

new text begin (8) provide instruction and promote use of age-appropriate materials that address
varied societal views on sexuality, sexual behaviors, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted
infections, including HIV and HPV, in an age-appropriate manner;
new text end

new text begin (9) provide instruction and promote use of age-appropriate materials that provide
information about the effectiveness and safety of all FDA-approved methods for
preventing and reducing risk for unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections,
including HIV and HPV;
new text end

new text begin (10) provide instruction and promote use of age-appropriate materials that provide
instruction in skills for making and implementing responsible decisions about sexuality;
new text end

new text begin (11) provide instruction and promote use of age-appropriate materials that provide
instruction in skills for making and implementing responsible decisions about finding and
using health services; and
new text end

new text begin (12) provide instruction and promote use of age-appropriate materials that do not
teach or promote religious doctrine or bias against a religion or reflect or promote bias
against any person on the basis of any category protected under the Minnesota Human
Rights Act, chapter 363A.
new text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 122A.16, is amended to read:


122A.16 HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHER DEFINED.

(a) A qualified teacher is one holding a valid license, under this chapter, to perform
the particular service for which the teacher is employed in a public school.

(b) For the purposes of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, a highly qualified
teacher deleted text beginis one who holds a valid license under this chapter to perform the particular service
for which the teacher is employed in a public school or who meets the requirements of a
highly objective uniform state standard of evaluation (HOUSSE)
deleted text endnew text begin means a teacher who:
new text end

new text begin (1) has obtained full state certification or passed the state teacher licensing
examination and holds a license to teach in the state;
new text end

new text begin (2) does not have certification or licensure requirements waived on an emergency,
temporary, or provisional basis;
new text end

new text begin (3) holds a minimum of a bachelor's degree; and
new text end

new text begin (4) has demonstrated subject matter competency in core academic subjectsnew text end.

deleted text begin All Minnesota teachers teaching in a core academic subject area, as defined by the
federal No Child Left Behind Act, in which they are not fully licensed may complete the
following HOUSSE process in the core subject area for which the teacher is requesting
highly qualified status by completing an application, in the form and manner described by
the commissioner, that includes:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) documentation of student achievement as evidenced by norm-referenced test
results that are objective and psychometrically valid and reliable;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) evidence of local, state, or national activities, recognition, or awards for
professional contribution to achievement;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) description of teaching experience in the teachers' core subject area in a public
school under a waiver, variance, limited license or other exception; nonpublic school; and
postsecondary institution;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) test results from the Praxis II content test;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) evidence of advanced certification from the National Board for Professional
Teaching Standards;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6) evidence of the successful completion of course work or pedagogy courses; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (7) evidence of the successful completion of high quality professional development
activities.
deleted text end

deleted text begin Districts must assign a school administrator to serve as a HOUSSE reviewer to
meet with teachers under this paragraph and, where appropriate, certify the teachers'
applications. Teachers satisfy the definition of highly qualified when the teachers receive
at least 100 of the total number of points used to measure the teachers' content expertise
under clauses (1) to (7). Teachers may acquire up to 50 points only in any one clause (1)
to (7). Teachers may use the HOUSSE process to satisfy the definition of highly qualified
for more than one subject area.
deleted text end

(c) deleted text beginAchievement of the HOUSSE criteria is not equivalent to a license. A teacher
must obtain permission from the Board of Teaching in order to teach in a public school
deleted text endnew text begin
Subject matter competency to meet federal highly qualified teacher requirements is
determined by the state
new text end.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 122A.18, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 2c. new text end

new text begin Determining passing scores. new text end

new text begin The passing score on the examination of
skills in reading, writing, and mathematics required as a condition of granting an initial
teaching license under subdivision 2, paragraph (b), is the passing score in effect at the
time the person takes the examination and not the time the person applies for the initial
teaching license.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to all persons enrolled in a teacher preparation program on that date and later.
new text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 122A.414, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Restructured pay system.

A restructured alternative teacher
professional pay systemnew text begin that may include experience and educational creditsnew text end is
established under subdivision 2 to provide incentives to encourage teachers to improve
their knowledge and instructional skills in order to improve student learning and for
school districts, intermediate school districts, and charter schools to recruit and retain
highly qualified teachers, encourage highly qualified teachers to undertake challenging
assignments, and support teachers' roles in improving students' educational achievement.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2007-2008 school year and
later.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 122A.414, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Alternative teacher professional pay system.

(a) To participate in this
program, a school district, intermediate school district, school site, or charter school must
have an educational improvement plan under section 122A.413 and an alternative teacher
professional pay system agreement under paragraph (b). A charter school participant also
must comply with subdivision 2a.

(b) The alternative teacher professional pay system agreement must:

(1) describe how teachers can achieve career advancement and additional
compensation;

(2) describe how the school district, intermediate school district, school site, or
charter school will provide teachers with career advancement options that allow teachers
to retain primary roles in student instruction and facilitate site-focused professional
development that helps other teachers improve their skills;

(3) reform the "steps and lanes" salary schedule, prevent any teacher's compensation
paid before implementing the pay system from being reduced as a result of participating
in this system, and base at least 60 percent of any compensation increase new text beginfunded by
alternative compensation revenue
new text endon teacher performance using:

(i) schoolwide student achievement gains under section 120B.35 or locally selected
standardized assessment outcomes, or both;

(ii) measures of student achievement; and

(iii) an objective evaluation program that includes:

(A) individual teacher evaluations aligned with the educational improvement plan
under section 122A.413 and the staff development plan under section 122A.60; and

(B) objective evaluations using multiple criteria conducted by a locally selected and
periodically trained evaluation team that understands teaching and learning;

(4) provide integrated ongoing site-based professional development activities to
improve instructional skills and learning that are aligned with student needs under section
122A.413, consistent with the staff development plan under section 122A.60 and led
during the school day by trained teacher leaders such as master or mentor teachers;

(5) allow any teacher in a participating school district, intermediate school district,
school site, or charter school that implements an alternative pay system to participate in
that system without any quota or other limit; and

(6) encourage collaboration rather than competition among teachers.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2007-2008 school year and
later.
new text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 122A.415, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Revenue amount.

(a) A school district, intermediate school district,
school site, or charter school that meets the conditions of section 122A.414 and submits an
application approved by the commissioner is eligible for alternative teacher compensation
revenue.

(b) For school district and intermediate school district applications, the commissioner
must consider only those applications to participate that are submitted jointly by a
district and the exclusive representative of the teachers. The application must contain an
alternative teacher professional pay system agreement that:

(1) implements an alternative teacher professional pay system consistent with
section 122A.414; and

(2) is negotiated and adopted according to the Public Employment Labor Relations
Act under chapter 179A, except that notwithstanding section 179A.20, subdivision 3, a
district may enter into a contract for a term of two or four years.

Alternative teacher compensation revenue for a qualifying school district or site in
which the school board and the exclusive representative of the teachers agree to place
teachers in the district or at the site on the alternative teacher professional pay system
equals $260 times the number of pupils enrolled at the district or site on October 1 of
the previous fiscal year. Alternative teacher compensation revenue for a qualifying
intermediate school district must be calculated under section 126C.10, subdivision 34,
deleted text begin paragraphs (a) and (b)deleted text endnew text begin paragraph (c)new text end.

(c) For a newly combined or consolidated district, the revenue shall be computed
using the sum of pupils enrolled on October 1 of the previous year in the districts entering
into the combination or consolidation. The commissioner may adjust the revenue
computed for a site using prior year data to reflect changes attributable to school closings,
school openings, or grade level reconfigurations between the prior year and the current
year.

(d) The revenue is available only to school districts, intermediate school districts,
school sites, and charter schools that fully implement an alternative teacher professional
pay system by October 1 of the current school year.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 122A.60, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Staff development outcomes.

The advisory staff development committee
must adopt a staff development plan for improving student achievement. The plan must
be consistent with education outcomes that the school board determines. The plan
must include ongoing staff development activities that contribute toward continuous
improvement in achievement of the following goals:

(1) improve student achievement of state and local education standards in all areas
of the curriculum by using best practices methods;

(2) effectively meet the needs of a diverse student population, including at-risk
children, children with disabilities, and gifted children, within the regular classroom
and other settings;

(3) provide an inclusive curriculum for a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse
student population that is consistent with the state education diversity rule and the district's
education diversity plan;

(4) improve staff collaboration and develop mentoring and peer coaching programs
for teachers new to the school or district;

(5) effectively teach and model violence prevention policy and curriculum that
address early intervention alternatives, issues of harassment, and teach nonviolent
alternatives for conflict resolution; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(6) provide teachers and other members of site-based management teams with
appropriate management and financial management skillsnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (7) improve and increase teachers' knowledge of the academic subjects they teachnew text end.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, 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, new text beginhigher education courses and programs in
teachers' areas of licensure,
new text endand 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. With
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 deleted text beginto whichdeleted text endnew text begin thatnew text end 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.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 24.

new text begin [122A.633] SCHOLAR LOANS TO PREPARE TEACHERS OF COLOR.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment; definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) A scholar loan program is
established to encourage academically talented postsecondary students of color to become
teachers of early childhood, elementary, or secondary education.
new text end

new text begin (b) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given
them:
new text end

new text begin (1) "student of color" means a student who is African American, American Indian,
Alaskan native, Asian American or Pacific Islander, or Hispanic; and
new text end

new text begin (2) "director" means the director of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Eligibility. new text end

new text begin To be eligible for a scholar loan, a student of color must:
new text end

new text begin (1) be an American citizen residing in Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (2) be registered as a junior or senior in a Minnesota public or private postsecondary
institution and enrolled in a teacher preparation program approved by the Board of
Teaching at that postsecondary institution;
new text end

new text begin (3) be making satisfactory progress towards a baccalaureate degree with a major
in education;
new text end

new text begin (4) agree to teach in a Minnesota school district with a student of color population of
at least 15 percent or a desegregation/integration plan approved by the commissioner of
education; and
new text end

new text begin (5) meet academic criteria specified by the director in consultation with the
commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Application process; awarding scholar loans. new text end

new text begin (a) The director, in
consultation with the commissioner of education, shall award scholar loans to eligible
students of color. A student of color must submit an application for a scholar loan to
the director in the form and manner determined by the director in consultation with the
commissioner. The application must include the criteria in subdivision 2 and any other
information required by the director.
new text end

new text begin (b) A student of color may receive scholar loans for two consecutive academic
years if the student of color remains enrolled full time in a teacher preparation program
and continues to make satisfactory progress toward the baccalaureate degree. For each
academic year, a loan may not exceed the lesser of the cost of tuition, fees, books, and
on-campus housing, if applicable, or a maximum amount of $10,000. The director must
award ten percent of the scholar loans to students of color who transfer from a Minnesota
public community or technical college to a Minnesota public or private college or
university with an approved teacher preparation program.
new text end

new text begin (c) The director must spend up to five percent of any appropriation for promotion of
the scholar loan program, recruitment of students of color to the program, and retention
and mentoring of students of color while attending a teacher preparation program and
teaching in an eligible Minnesota public school under subdivision 2, clause (4). The
director must consult with the commissioner to consider the use of existing state programs,
as appropriate, to provide the services under this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Loan forgiveness; deferral; repayment. new text end

new text begin (a) A scholar loan may be
forgiven if a recipient is employed as a teacher under section 122A.40 or 122A.41 in an
eligible school under subdivision 2, clause (4). The director shall forgive up to $2,500 of
the principal of the outstanding loan amount for successful completion of each school year
of full-time teaching up to four school years of teaching in an eligible school or a pro rata
amount of the principal for eligible employment during part of a school year, part-time
employment as a substitute, or other part-time teaching.
new text end

new text begin (b) If there is no eligible employment available, the director may grant an exemption
from the 15 percent district student of color teaching requirement or a deferral from
payment of principal and interest on the loan. The director may also grant a deferral
of payment of principal and interest on the loan during any time period the recipient is
enrolled at least one-half time in an advanced degree program in a field that leads to
employment by a school district. The recipient shall apply for a loan deferral by submitting
written notification to the director in a form and manner established by the director.
new text end

new text begin (c) A recipient with an outstanding scholar loan amount who is not having the loan
forgiven under paragraph (a) or deferred under paragraph (b) must repay the principal of
the loan plus interest at the rate of six percent. The interest rate must begin accruing the
first day of the first month following the last month of the period of forgiveness or deferral.
Interest does not accrue during the period of forgiveness or deferral.
new text end

new text begin (d) The director shall establish repayment procedures for scholar loans including,
at least, variable repayment schedules consistent with the need and anticipated income
streams of loan recipients. The repayment period begins the first day of the first month
after:
new text end

new text begin (1) the recipient terminates full-time enrollment in an approved teacher preparation
program;
new text end

new text begin (2) the recipient completes an approved teacher preparation program and does not
teach in an eligible school under subdivision 2, clause (4), or have an exemption under
paragraph (b);
new text end

new text begin (3) the period of forgiveness under paragraph (a) ends; or
new text end

new text begin (4) the period of deferral under paragraph (b) ends.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Revolving fund. new text end

new text begin The scholar loan repayment revolving account is
established in the state treasury. Any amounts repaid by a loan recipient shall be deposited
in the account. All money in the account is annually appropriated to the director for the
purposes of the scholar loan program under this section.
new text end

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 122A.72, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Center functions.

new text begin(a) new text endA teacher center shall perform functions according
to this subdivision. The center shall assist teachers, diagnose learning needs, experiment
with the use of multiple instructional approaches, assess pupil outcomes, assess staff
development needs and plans, and teach school personnel about effective pedagogical
approaches. The center shall develop and produce curricula and curricular materials
designed to meet the educational needs of pupils being served, by applying educational
research and new and improved methods, practices, and techniques. The center shall
provide programs to improve the skills of teachers to meet the special educational needs of
pupils. The center shall provide programs to familiarize teachers with developments in
curriculum formulation and educational research, including how research can be used to
improve teaching skills. The center shall facilitate sharing of resources, ideas, methods,
and approaches directly related to classroom instruction and improve teachers' familiarity
with current teaching materials and products for use in their classrooms. The center shall
provide in-service programs.

new text begin (b) Each teacher center must provide a professional development program to train
interested and highly qualified elementary, middle, and secondary teachers, selected by the
employing school district, to assist other teachers in that district with mathematics and
science curriculum, standards, and instruction so that all teachers have access to:
new text end

new text begin (1) high quality professional development programs in mathematics and science
that address curriculum, instructional methods, alignment of standards, and performance
measurements, enhance teacher and student learning, and support state mathematics and
science standards; and
new text end

new text begin (2) research-based mathematics and science programs and instructional models
premised on best practices that inspire teachers and students and have practical classroom
application.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2007-2008 school year and
later.
new text end

Sec. 26.

new text begin [122A.95] VETERAN'S DAY RECOGNITION.
new text end

new text begin (a) Every independent, special, and common school district and every charter school
shall honor the federal Veteran's Day holiday by:
new text end

new text begin (1) granting to each staff member who is a veteran the option of using Veteran's
Day as a personal leave day; and
new text end

new text begin (2) if the school district or school is open and providing instruction on Veteran's
Day, instructing the students about Veteran's Day and the significance to our nation of the
service provided by veterans. The instruction must be given in each school for at least 30
minutes or one school period, whichever is longer.
new text end

new text begin (b) In recognition of the educational value of observing Veteran's Day and honoring
the service provided by all our veterans, Minnesota institutions, organizations, and other
entities are encouraged to honor the federal Veteran's Day holiday by granting to each
employee who is a veteran a day off with pay on that holiday.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 123B.03, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Definitions.

For purposes of this section:

(a) "School" means a school as defined in section 120A.22, subdivision 4, except
a home school, and includes a school receiving tribal contract or grant school aid under
section 124D.83; school, for the purposes of this section, also means a service cooperative,
a special education cooperative, or an education district under Minnesota Statutes 1997
Supplement, section 123.35, a charter school under section 124D.10, and a joint powers
district under section 471.59.

(b) "School hiring authority" means the school principal or other person having
general control and supervision of the school.

new text begin (c) "Security violations" means the failure to prevent or failure to institute safeguards
to prevent access, use, retention, or dissemination of information in violation of the
security and management control outsourcing standard.
new text end

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 123B.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Third-party handling of criminal history record information. new text end

new text begin (a)
For purposes of this section, a school hiring authority may contract with a third party to
conduct background checks required in subdivision 1. Prior to engaging in the contract
the school hiring authority shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) request and receive written permission from the state compact officer as defined
in section 299C.58, article I, paragraph (2), item (B);
new text end

new text begin (2) provide the state compact officer a copy of the contract; and
new text end

new text begin (3) inquire of the state compact officer whether a prospective contractor has any
security violations.
new text end

new text begin (b) The contract shall specifically describe the purposes for which the background
check information may be made available, consistent with applicable data practices
law, and shall incorporate by reference a security and management control outsourcing
standard approved by the state compact officer.
new text end

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 123B.37, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Boards shall not charge certain fees.

(a) A board is not authorized
to charge fees in the following areas:

(1) textbooks, workbooks, art materials, laboratory supplies, towels;

(2) supplies necessary for participation in any instructional course except as
authorized in sections 123B.36 and 123B.38;

(3) field trips that are required as a part of a basic education program or course;

(4) graduation caps, gowns, any specific form of dress necessary for any educational
program, and diplomas;

(5) instructional costs for necessary school personnel employed in any course or
educational program required for graduation;

(6) library books required to be utilized for any educational course or program;

(7) admission fees, dues, or fees for any activity the pupil is required to attend;

(8) any admission or examination cost for any required educational course or
program;

(9) locker rentals;

(10) transportation to and from school of pupils living two miles or more from
school.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), clauses (1) and (6), a board may charge fees
for textbooks, workbooks, and library books, lost or destroyed by students. The board
must annually notify parents or guardians and students about its policy to charge a fee
under this paragraph.

new text begin (c) A school board must not charge a fee to a person serving in active military
service under section 190.05, subdivision 5, who requests that the school district or
charter school transmit a copy of the person's transcript to a postsecondary institution or
prospective employer. The school district or charter school may request reasonable proof
of the service member's current military duty status.
new text end

Sec. 30.

new text begin [123B.485] NONPUBLIC TRANSCRIPTS.
new text end

new text begin A nonpublic school that receives services or aid under sections 123B.40 to 123B.48
must not charge a fee to a person serving in active military service under section 190.05,
subdivision 5, who requests that the nonpublic school transmit a copy of the person's
transcript to a postsecondary institution or prospective employer. The nonpublic school
may request reasonable proof of the service member's current military status.
new text end

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 123B.92, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Alternative attendance programs.

new text begin(a) new text endA district that enrolls nonresident
pupils in programs under sections 124D.03, 124D.06, 124D.08, 123A.05 to 123A.08,
and 124D.68, must provide authorized transportation to the pupil within the attendance
area for the school that the pupil attends at the same level of service that is provided to
resident pupils within the attendance area. The resident district need not provide or pay for
transportation between the pupil's residence and the district's border.

new text begin (b) A district may provide transportation to allow a student who attends a high-need
English language learner program and who resides within the transportation attendance
area of the program to continue in the program until the student completes the highest
grade level offered by the program.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 32.

new text begin [124D.091] CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROGRAM AID.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Accreditation. new text end

new text begin To establish a uniform standard by which
concurrent enrollment courses and professional development activities may be measured,
postsecondary institutions are encouraged to apply for accreditation by the National
Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnership.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Eligibility. new text end

new text begin A district that offers a concurrent enrollment course according
to an agreement under section 124D.09, subdivision 10, is eligible to receive aid for the
costs of providing postsecondary courses at the high school. Beginning in fiscal year 2011,
districts only are eligible for aid if the college or university concurrent enrollment courses
offered by the district are accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment
Partnership, in the process of being accredited, or are shown by clear evidence to be of
comparable standard to accredited courses.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Aid. new text end

new text begin An eligible district shall receive $150 per pupil enrolled in a
concurrent enrollment course. The money must be used to defray the cost of delivering
the course at the high school. The commissioner shall establish application procedures
and deadlines for receipt of aid payments.
new text end

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.095, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Definitions.

For purposes of this section, the following terms have the
meanings given them.

(a) "Online learning" is an interactive course or program that delivers instruction
from a teacher to a student by computer; is combined with other traditional delivery
methods that include frequent student assessment and may include actual teacher contact
time; and meets or exceeds state academic standards.

(b) "Online learning provider" is a school district, an intermediate school district, an
organization of two or more school districts operating under a joint powers agreement, or
a charter school located in Minnesota that provides online learning to students.

(c) "Student" is a Minnesota resident enrolled in a school under section 120A.22,
subdivision 4
, in kindergarten through grade 12.

(d) "Online learning student" is a student enrolled in an online learning course or
program delivered by an online provider under paragraph (b).

(e) "Enrolling district" means the school district or charter school in which a student
is enrolled under section 120A.22, subdivision 4, for purposes of compulsory attendance.

new text begin (f) "Supplemental online learning" means an online course taken in place of a course
period during the regular school day at a local district school.
new text end

new text begin (g) "Full-time online provider" means an enrolling school authorized by the
department to deliver comprehensive public education at any or all of the elementary,
middle, or high school levels.
new text end

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.095, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Authorization; notice; limitations on enrollment.

(a) A student may
apply deleted text beginto an online learning provider to enroll in online learningdeleted text endnew text begin for full-time enrollment in
an approved online learning program under section 124D.03, 124D.08 or 124D.10, or for
supplemental online learning. Notwithstanding sections 124D.03, 124D.08, and 124D.10,
procedures for enrolling in online learning shall be as provided in this subdivision
new text end. A
student age 17 or younger must have the written consent of a parent or guardian to apply.
No school district or charter school may prohibit a student from applying to enroll in
online learning. deleted text beginAn online learning provider that accepts a student under this section must,
within ten days, notify the student and the enrolling district if the enrolling district is not
the online learning provider. The notice must report the student's course or program and
hours of instruction.
deleted text endnew text begin In order that a student may enroll in online learning, the student
and the student's parents must submit an application to the online learning provider and
identify the reason for enrolling in online learning. The online learning provider that
accepts a student under this section must within ten days notify the student and the
enrolling district in writing if the enrolling district is not the online learning provider. The
student and family must notify the online learning provider of their intent to enroll in
online learning within ten days of acceptance, at which time the student and parent must
sign a statement of assurance that they have reviewed the online course or program and
understand the expectations of online learning enrollment. The online learning provider
must notify the enrolling district of the student's enrollment in online learning in writing
on a form provided by the department.
new text end

new text begin (b) Supplemental online learning notification to the enrolling district upon student
enrollment in the online learning program will include the courses or program, credits
to be awarded, the start date of online enrollment, and confirmation that the courses will
meet the student's graduation plan. A student may enroll in supplemental online learning
courses up to the midpoint of the enrolling district's term. The enrolling district may waive
this requirement for special circumstances and upon acceptance by the online provider.
new text end

deleted text begin (b) An online learning student must notify the enrolling district at least 30 days
before taking an online learning course or program if the enrolling district is not providing
the online learning.
deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end An online learning provider must notify the commissioner that it is
delivering online learning and report the number of online learning students it is accepting
and the online learning courses and programs it is delivering.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end An online learning provider may limit enrollment if the provider's school
board or board of directors adopts by resolution specific standards for accepting and
rejecting students' applications.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end An enrolling district may reduce an online learning student's regular
classroom instructional membership in proportion to the student's membership in online
learning courses.

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.095, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Online learning parameters.

(a) An online learning student must receive
academic credit for completing the requirements of an online learning course or program.
Secondary credits granted to an online learning student must be counted toward the
graduation and credit requirements of the enrolling district. new text beginAn online learning provider
must make available to the enrolling district the course syllabus, standard alignment,
content outline, assessment requirements, and contact information for supplemental online
courses taken by students in the enrolling district.
new text endThe enrolling district must apply the
same graduation requirements to all students, including online learning students, and
must continue to provide nonacademic services to online learning students. If a student
completes an online learning course or program that meets or exceeds a graduation
standard or grade progression requirement at the enrolling district, that standard or
requirement is met. The enrolling district must use the same criteria for accepting online
learning credits or courses as it does for accepting credits or courses for transfer students
under section 124D.03, subdivision 9. The enrolling district may reduce the deleted text beginteacher
contact time
deleted text end new text begincourse schedule new text endof an online learning student in proportion to the number
of online learning courses the student takes from an online learning provider that is not
the enrolling district.

(b) An online learning student may:

(1) enroll new text beginin supplemental online learning courses new text endduring a single school year deleted text beginin a
maximum of 12 semester-long courses or their equivalent delivered by an online learning
provider or the enrolling district
deleted text endnew text begin to a maximum of 50 percent of the student's full schedule
of courses per term. A student may exceed the supplemental online learning registration
limit if the enrolling district grants permission for supplemental online learning enrollment
above the limit, or if an agreement is made between the enrolling district and the online
learning provider for instructional services
new text end;

(2) complete course work at a grade level that is different from the student's current
grade level; and

(3) enroll in additional courses with the online learning provider under a separate
agreement that includes terms for payment of any tuition or course fees.

(c) An online learning student has the same access to the computer hardware and
education software available in a school as all other students in the enrolling district. An
online learning provider must assist an online learning student whose family qualifies
for the education tax credit under section 290.0674 to acquire computer hardware and
educational software for online learning purposes.

(d) An enrolling district may offer online learning to its enrolled students. Such
online learning does not generate online learning funds under this section. An enrolling
district that offers online learning only to its enrolled students is not subject to the
reporting requirements or review criteria under subdivision 7. A teacher with a Minnesota
license must assemble and deliver instruction to enrolled students receiving online
learning from an enrolling district. The delivery of instruction occurs when the student
interacts with the computer or the teacher and receives ongoing assistance and assessment
of learning. The instruction may include curriculum developed by persons other than a
teacher with a Minnesota license.

(e) An online learning provider that is not the enrolling district is subject to
the reporting requirements and review criteria under subdivision 7. A teacher with a
Minnesota license must assemble and deliver instruction to online learning students. The
delivery of instruction occurs when the student interacts with the computer or the teacher
and receives ongoing assistance and assessment of learning. The instruction may include
curriculum developed by persons other than a teacher with a Minnesota license. Unless
the commissioner grants a waiver, a teacher providing online learning instruction must not
instruct more than 40 students in any one online learning course or program.

new text begin (f) To enroll in more than 50 percent of the student's full schedule of courses per term
in online learning, the student must qualify to exceed the supplemental online learning
registration limit under paragraph (b) or apply for enrollment to an approved full-time
online learning program following appropriate procedures in subdivision 3, paragraph (a).
Full-time online learning students may enroll in classes at a local school per contract for
instructional services between the online learning provider and the school district.
new text end

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.095, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Department of Education.

(a) The department must review and certify
online learning providers. The online learning courses and programs must be rigorous,
aligned with state academic standards, and contribute to grade progression in a single
subject. Online learning providers must deleted text beginaffirmdeleted text endnew text begin demonstratenew text end to the commissioner that
online learning courses have equivalent standards or instruction, curriculum, and
assessment requirements as other courses offered to enrolled students. The online learning
provider must also demonstrate expectations for actual teacher contact time or other
student-to-teacher communication. Once an online learning provider is approved under
this paragraph, all of its online learning course offerings are eligible for payment under
this section unless a course is successfully challenged by an enrolling district or the
department under paragraph (b).

(b) An enrolling district may challenge the validity of a course offered by an online
learning provider. The department must review such challenges based on the certification
procedures under paragraph (a). The department may initiate its own review of the validity
of an online learning course offered by an online learning provider.

(c) The department may collect a fee not to exceed $250 for certifying online
learning providers or $50 per course for reviewing a challenge by an enrolling district.

(d) The department must develop, publish, and maintain a list of approved online
learning providers and online learning courses and programs that it has reviewed and
certified.

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.10, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Formation of school.

(a) A sponsor may authorize one or more licensed
teachers under section 122A.18, subdivision 1, to operate a charter school subject to
approval by the commissioner. A board must vote on charter school application for
sponsorship no later than 90 days after receiving the application. deleted text beginAfter 90 days, the
applicant may apply to the commissioner. If a board elects not to sponsor a charter school,
the applicant may appeal the board's decision to the commissioner who may elect to assist
the applicant in finding an eligible sponsor.
deleted text end The school must be organized and operated as
a cooperative under chapter 308A or nonprofit corporation under chapter 317A and the
provisions under the applicable chapter shall apply to the school except as provided in this
section. Notwithstanding sections 465.717 and 465.719, a school district may create a
corporation for the purpose of creating a charter school.

(b) Before the operators may form and operate a school, the sponsor must file an
affidavit with the commissioner stating its intent to authorize a charter school. The
affidavit must state the terms and conditions under which the sponsor would authorize a
charter school and how the sponsor intends to oversee the fiscal and student performance
of the charter school and to comply with the terms of the written contract between the
sponsor and the charter school board of directors under subdivision 6. The commissioner
must approve or disapprove the sponsor's proposed authorization within 90 days of
receipt of the affidavit. Failure to obtain commissioner approval precludes a sponsor from
authorizing the charter school that was the subject of the affidavit.

(c) The operators authorized to organize and operate a school, before entering into
a contract or other agreement for professional or other services, goods, or facilities,
must incorporate as a cooperative under chapter 308A or as a nonprofit corporation
under chapter 317A and must establish a board of directors composed of at least five
members until a timely election for members of the charter school board of directors is
held according to the school's articles and bylaws. A charter school board of directors
must be composed of at least five members. Any staff members who are employed at the
school, including teachers providing instruction under a contract with a cooperative, and
all parents of children enrolled in the school may participate in the election for members
of the school's board of directors. Licensed teachers employed at the school, including
teachers providing instruction under a contract with a cooperative, must be a majority
of the members of the board of directors before the school completes its third year of
operation, unless the commissioner waives the requirement for a majority of licensed
teachers on the board. Board of director meetings must comply with chapter 13D.

(d) The granting or renewal of a charter by a sponsoring entity must not be
conditioned upon the bargaining unit status of the employees of the school.

(e) A sponsor may authorize the operators of a charter school to expand the
operation of the charter school to additional sites or to add additional grades at the school
beyond those described in the sponsor's application as approved by the commissioner only
after submitting a supplemental application to the commissioner in a form and manner
prescribed by the commissioner. The supplemental application must provide evidence that:

(1) the expansion of the charter school is supported by need and projected enrollment;

(2) the charter school is fiscally sound;

(3) the sponsor supports the expansion; and

(4) the building of the additional site meets all health and safety requirements to
be eligible for lease aid.

(f) The commissioner annually must provide timely financial management training
to newly elected members of a charter school board of directors and ongoing training to
other members of a charter school board of directors. Training must address ways to:

(1) proactively assess opportunities for a charter school to maximize all available
revenue sources;

(2) establish and maintain complete, auditable records for the charter school;

(3) establish proper filing techniques;

(4) document formal actions of the charter school, including meetings of the charter
school board of directors;

(5) properly manage and retain charter school and student records;

(6) comply with state and federal payroll record-keeping requirements; and

(7) address other similar factors that facilitate establishing and maintaining complete
records on the charter school's operations.

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.10, subdivision 23a, is amended to
read:


Subd. 23a.

Related party lease costs.

(a) A charter school is prohibited from
entering a lease of real property with a related party as defined in deleted text beginthisdeleted text end subdivisionnew text begin 26new text end, unless
the lessor is a nonprofit corporation under chapter 317A or a cooperative under chapter
308A, and the lease cost is reasonable under section 124D.11, subdivision 4, clause (1).

(b) For purposes of this deleted text beginsubdivisiondeleted text endnew text begin section and section 124D.11new text end:

(1) A "related party" is an affiliate or close relative of the other party in question, an
affiliate of a close relative, or a close relative of an affiliate.

(2) "Affiliate" means a person that directly, or indirectly through one or more
intermediaries, controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with, another
person.

(3) "Close relative" means an individual whose relationship by blood, marriage, or
adoption to another individual is no more remote than first cousin.

(4) "Person" means an individual or entity of any kind.

(5) "Control" includes the terms "controlling," "controlled by," and "under common
control with" and means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause
the direction of the management, operations, or policies of a person, whether through the
ownership of voting securities, by contract, or otherwise.

(c) A lease of real property to be used for a charter school, not excluded in paragraph
deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (a)new text end, must contain the following statement: "This lease is subject to Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.10, subdivision 23a."

(d) If a charter school enters into as lessee a lease with a related party and the
charter school subsequently closes, the commissioner has the right to recover from the
lessor any lease payments in excess of those that are reasonable under section 124D.11,
subdivision 4
, clause (1).

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.10, subdivision 24, is amended to read:


Subd. 24.

Pupil enrollment upon nonrenewal or termination of charter school
contract.

If a contract is not renewed or is terminated according to subdivision 23, a
pupil who attended the school, siblings of the pupil, or another pupil who resides in the
same place as the pupil may enroll in the resident district or may submit an application
to a nonresident district according to section 124D.03 at any time. Applications and
notices required by section 124D.03 must be processed and provided in a prompt manner.
The application and notice deadlines in section 124D.03 do not apply under these
circumstances. new text beginThe closed charter school must transfer the student's educational records
within ten business days of closure to the student's school district of residence where the
records must be retained or transferred under section 120A.22, subdivision 7.
new text end

Sec. 40.

new text begin [124D.645] MULTIRACIAL DIVERSITY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding other law or rule to the contrary and in order to effectively
meet students' educational needs and foster parents' meaningful participation in their
children's education, a school district may apply to the commissioner for a waiver from
the requirement to maintain racial balance within a district school if the racial imbalance
in that school results from:
new text end

new text begin (1) the enrollment of protected multiracial students and the proportion of enrolled
multiracial students reflects the proportion of multiracial students who reside in the school
attendance area or who are enrolled in the grade levels served by the district; or
new text end

new text begin (2) the enrollment of limited English proficiency students in a transition program
that includes an intensive English component.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner must grant the waiver if the district in which the school is located offers
the multiracial students or the limited English proficiency students, as appropriate, the
option of enrolling in another school with the requisite racial balance, and the students'
parents choose not to pursue that option.
new text end

new text begin (b) This section is effective for the 2006-2007 through 2010-2011 school years or
until amended rules are adopted under Minnesota Rules, chapter 3535, pertaining to racial
diversity, whichever comes first.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.84, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Awards.

The commissioner deleted text beginmay awarddeleted text endnew text begin shall establish procedures for
the distribution of
new text end scholarships to any Minnesota resident student who is of one-fourth or
more Indian ancestry, who has applied for other existing state and federal scholarship and
grant programs, and who, in the opinion of the commissioner,new text begin based upon postsecondary
institution recommendations,
new text end has the capabilities to benefit from further education.
Scholarships must be for accredited degree programs in accredited Minnesota colleges
or universities or for courses in accredited Minnesota business, technical, or vocational
schools. Scholarships may also be given to students attending Minnesota colleges that
are in candidacy status for obtaining full accreditation, and are eligible for and receiving
federal financial aid programs. Students are also eligible for scholarships when enrolled
as students in Minnesota higher education institutions that have joint programs with
other accredited higher education institutions. deleted text beginScholarships shall be used to defray the
total cost of education including tuition, incidental fees, books, supplies, transportation,
other related school costs and the cost of board and room and shall be paid directly to the
college or school concerned where the student receives federal financial aid. The total cost
of education includes all tuition and fees for each student enrolling in a public institution
and the portion of tuition and fees for each student enrolling in a private institution that
does not exceed the tuition and fees at a comparable public institution.
deleted text end Each student
shall be awarded a scholarship based on deleted text beginthe total cost of the student's education anddeleted text end
a federal standardized need analysisnew text begin after application of federal Pell money, state grant
money, and other scholarships. Depending upon students' unmet needs, the Minnesota
Indian scholarship program may award up to the current federal Pell grant allowable
maximum student award per school year
new text end. Applicants are encouraged to apply for all other
sources of financial aid.

When an Indian student satisfactorily completes the work required by a certain
college or school in a school year the student is eligible for additional scholarships, if
additional training is necessary to reach the student's educational and vocational objective.
Scholarships may not be given to any Indian student for more than five years of studynew text begin at
the undergraduate level and five years at the graduate level. Students may acquire only
one degree per level and one terminal degree
new text end.

Sec. 42.

new text begin [124D.8955] PARENT AND FAMILY INVOLVEMENT POLICY.
new text end

new text begin (a) In order to promote and support student achievement, a local school board must
formally adopt and implement a parent and family involvement policy that promotes
and supports:
new text end

new text begin (1) communication between home and school that is regular, two-way, and
meaningful;
new text end

new text begin (2) parenting skills;
new text end

new text begin (3) parents and caregivers who play an integral role in assisting student learning and
learn about fostering students' academic success and learning at home and school;
new text end

new text begin (4) welcoming parents in the school and seeking their support and assistance;
new text end

new text begin (5) partnerships with parents in the decisions that affect children and families
in the schools; and
new text end

new text begin (6) providing community resources to strengthen schools, families, and student
learning.
new text end

new text begin (b) The school board must convene an advisory committee composed of an equal
number of resident parents who are not district employees and school staff to make
recommendations to the board on developing and evaluating the board's parent and family
involvement policy. The advisory committee must represent the diversity of the district.
The advisory committee must consider the district's demographic diversity and barriers to
parent involvement when developing its recommendations. The advisory committee must
present its recommendations to the board for board consideration.
new text end

new text begin (c) The board must consider best practices when implementing this policy.
new text end

new text begin (d) The board periodically must review this policy to determine whether it is aligned
with the most current research findings on parent involvement policies and practices and
how effective the policy is in supporting increased student achievement.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2007-2008 school year and
later.
new text end

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, subdivision 34, is amended to read:


Subd. 34.

Basic alternative teacher compensation aid.

(a) deleted text beginFor fiscal year 2006,
deleted text enddeleted text beginthe basic alternative teacher compensation aid for a school district or an intermediate
deleted text enddeleted text beginschool district with a plan approved under section deleted text enddeleted text begin122A.414, subdivision 2bdeleted text enddeleted text begin, equals the
deleted text enddeleted text beginalternative teacher compensation revenue under section deleted text enddeleted text begin122A.415, subdivision 1deleted text enddeleted text begin. The
deleted text enddeleted text beginbasic alternative teacher compensation aid for a charter school with an approved plan
deleted text enddeleted text beginunder section deleted text enddeleted text begin122A.414, subdivision 2bdeleted text enddeleted text begin, equals $260 times the number of pupils enrolled
deleted text enddeleted text beginin the school on October 1 of the previous school year, or on October 1 of the current
deleted text enddeleted text beginfiscal year for a charter school in the first year of operation.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end For fiscal year 2007 and later, the basic alternative teacher compensation aid for
a school district with a plan approved under section 122A.414, subdivision 2b, equals
73.1 percent of the alternative teacher compensation revenue under section 122A.415,
subdivision 1
. The basic alternative teacher compensation aid for deleted text beginan intermediate school
district or
deleted text endnew text begin anew text end charter school with a plan approved under section 122A.414, subdivisions 2a
and 2b
, deleted text beginif the recipient is a charter school,deleted text end equals $260 times the number of pupils enrolled
in the school on October 1 of the previous fiscal year, or on October 1 of the current fiscal
year for a charter school in the first year of operation, times the ratio of the sum of the
alternative teacher compensation aid and alternative teacher compensation levy for all
participating school districts to the maximum alternative teacher compensation revenue
for those districts under section 122A.415, subdivision 1.

new text begin (b) The basic alternative teacher compensation aid for an intermediate school district
with a plan approved under section 122A.414, subdivision 2b, equals $3,800 times the
number of licensed teachers teaching in the school on October 1 of the previous fiscal year.
new text end

(c) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) and (b)new text begin,new text end and section 122A.415, subdivision 1,
the state total basic alternative teacher compensation aid entitlement must not exceed
$19,329,000 for fiscal year 2006 and $75,636,000 for fiscal year 2007 and later. The
commissioner must limit the amount of alternative teacher compensation aid approved
under section 122A.415 so as not to exceed these limits.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 44.

new text begin [135A.104] COLLEGE READINESS.
new text end

new text begin (a) The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities must collaborate with the office
of educational accountability under section 120B.31, subdivision 3, in determining
passing scores on the Minnesota comprehensive assessments in reading and language arts
for grade 10 and in mathematics for grade 11 under section 120B.30 so that "passing
score" performances on those two assessments represent a student's college readiness. For
purposes of this section and chapter 120B, "college readiness" means that a student who
graduates from a public high school is immediately ready to take college courses for
college credit in a two-year or a four-year institution within the Minnesota State Colleges
and Universities system. The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities also must
collaborate with the commissioner of education to develop and implement a statewide
plan to communicate the state's expectations for college readiness to all Minnesota high
school students no later than the beginning of ninth grade.
new text end

new text begin (b) The entrance and admission materials that the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities provide to prospective students must clearly indicate the level of academic
preparation that students must have in order to be ready to immediately take college
courses for college credit in two-year and four-year institutions.
new text end

Sec. 45.

Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 81, as amended
by Laws 2006, chapter 263, article 2, section 20, is amended to read:


Sec. 81. BOARD OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS; RULEMAKING
AUTHORITY.

On or before June 30, deleted text begin2007deleted text endnew text begin 2008new text end, the Board of School Administrators may adopt
rules to reflect the changes in duties, responsibilities, and roles of school administrators
under sections 121A.035, 121A.037 and 299F.30, and to make technical revisions and
clarifications to Minnesota Rules, chapter 3512.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 46. new text beginGRANT PROGRAM TO PROMOTE PROFESSIONAL TEACHING
STANDARDS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin A grant program to promote professional teaching
standards through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is established to
provide teachers with the opportunity to receive National Board for Professional Teaching
Standards certification and to reward teachers who have already received this certification.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Eligibility. new text end

new text begin An applicant for a grant must:
new text end

new text begin (1) be a licensed teacher employed in a Minnesota public school;
new text end

new text begin (2) have a minimum of five school years' classroom teaching experience; and
new text end

new text begin (3) demonstrate acceptance by the National Board for Professional Teaching
Standards as a candidate for board certification or as a recipient of board certification.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Application process. new text end

new text begin To obtain a grant to participate in the National Board
for Professional Teaching Standards certification process or to receive a reward for already
completing the board certification process, a teacher must submit an application to the
commissioner of education in the form and manner established by the commissioner. The
commissioner shall consult with the Board of Teaching when reviewing the applications.
The commissioner shall also provide program support to assist applicants during the
national board certification process.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Grant awards; proceeds. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner may award grants of
$1,000 to eligible teachers accepted as candidates for the National Board for Professional
Teaching Standards certification or for national board certification renewal for partial
payment of the teacher's candidate application fee.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall award grants of $3,000 to all eligible teacher applicants
who hold certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and
$2,000 for renewal of their national board certification.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner shall also award grants to eligible teachers who have received
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification within one year prior to
the date of the teacher's application for a grant to use for educational purposes, including
purchasing instructional materials, equipment, or supplies, and pursuing professional
development opportunities. The commissioner, under this paragraph, may award grants not
to exceed $1,000 after consulting with interested stakeholders regarding the grant amount.
new text end

Sec. 47. new text beginEXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS.
new text end

new text begin Any rules adopted by the Board of School Administrators governing principal
licensure must require that a person applying for a principal license have at least three
years of successful teaching experience gained while holding a classroom teaching license
valid for the positions in which the applicant taught.
new text end

Sec. 48. new text beginRULEMAKING AUTHORITY.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education shall adopt rules for implementing and administering
the graduation-required assessment for diploma (GRAD) in reading and mathematics
and in writing, consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.30, subdivision 1, and
for public review of the GRAD test. The rules must specify the GRAD requirements
that apply to students in unique circumstances including dual enrolled students, English
language learners, foreign exchange students, home school students, open enrollment
students, Minnesota postsecondary enrollment options students, shared-time students,
transfer students from other states, and district-placed students and students attending
school under a tuition agreement. The rules must establish the criteria for determining
individualized GRAD passing scores for students with an individual education plan or
a Section 504 plan and for using an alternative assessment when a student's individual
education plan team decides to replace the GRAD test.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 49. new text beginRULEMAKING REQUIRED.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding the time limit in Minnesota Statutes, section 14.125, the Board
of Teaching must adopt the rules it was mandated to adopt under Laws 2003, chapter 129,
article 1, section 10. The board must publish a notice of intent to adopt rules or a notice of
hearing for rules subject to this section before January 1, 2008.
new text end

new text begin (b) The failure of a board member to comply with paragraph (a) is a willful failure to
perform a specific act that is a required part of the duties of a public official and is cause
for removal under Minnesota Statutes, section 15.0575, subdivision 4.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 50. new text beginRULEMAKING AUTHORIZED; SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION
SERVICE PROVIDERS.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education must amend Minnesota Rules, part 3512.5400,
consistent with the requirements under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 14, to include
specifications that provide the basis for withdrawing Department of Education approval
from supplemental education service providers that fail to increase students' academic
proficiency for two consecutive school years. The amended rule also must clearly indicate:
new text end

new text begin (1) how the Department of Education will disentangle the impact of supplemental
education from the impact of regular school instruction on students' academic
performance; and
new text end

new text begin (2) whether the Department of Education will assess effectiveness of the
supplemental education service providers using an absolute measure, such as percent of
"proficient" students or measure individual students' growth toward proficiency over time.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 51. new text beginRULEMAKING AUTHORITY.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of education shall adopt rules under Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 14, for physical education standards required for high school graduation, consistent
with requirements governing Minnesota Statutes, sections 120B.021, subdivision 1, clause
(5)(i), and 120B.024, paragraph (a), clause (6), after reviewing the six physical education
standards developed by the Department of Education's health and physical education
quality teaching network and consulting with interested and qualified stakeholders and
members of the public about the proposed substance of the physical education standards.
new text end

new text begin (b) Consistent with the requirements governing Minnesota Statutes, sections
120B.021, subdivision 1, clause (5)(ii), and 120B.024, paragraph (a), clause (6), the
commissioner of education must use the expedited rulemaking process under Minnesota
Statutes, section 14.389, to adopt a rule governing physical education standards that
contains the six National Physical Education Standards developed by the National
Association for Sport and Physical Education requiring a physically educated person to:
new text end

new text begin (1) demonstrate competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to
perform a variety of physical activities;
new text end

new text begin (2) demonstrate understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and
tactics as they apply to learning and performance of physical activities;
new text end

new text begin (3) participate regularly in physical education;
new text end

new text begin (4) achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness;
new text end

new text begin (5) exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects one's self and
others in physical activity settings; and
new text end

new text begin (6) value physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and
social interaction.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 52. new text beginWORLD LANGUAGES RESOURCES.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of education shall employ a full-time state coordinator for
world languages education within the department by July 1, 2007. The commissioner shall
seek advice from the quality teaching network before assigning or hiring the coordinator.
The coordinator, at a minimum, shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) assist charter schools and school districts in planning to develop or enhance their
capacity to offer world languages courses and programs;
new text end

new text begin (2) collaborate with Minnesota world languages professionals and charter schools
and school districts and continuously seek their advice in developing all aspects of world
languages programs;
new text end

new text begin (3) survey Minnesota charter schools and school districts to (i) determine the types
of existing world languages programs including, among others, those that use information
technology to provide high-quality world languages instruction, (ii) identify exemplary
model world languages programs, and (iii) identify and address staff development needs of
current world languages teachers, preservice teachers, and teacher preparation programs;
new text end

new text begin (4) identify successful world languages programs in other states;
new text end

new text begin (5) consult with interested stakeholders to prepare a report for the commissioner of
education to submit by February 15, 2008, to the education policy and finance committees
of the legislature assessing the feasibility and structure of a statewide world languages
graduation requirement under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.021, subdivision 1; and
new text end

new text begin (6) beginning February 1, 2008, and until February 1, 2012, report annually to the
education policy and finance committees of the legislature on the status of world languages
in Minnesota and the programmatic needs identified by charter school and school district
surveys, and make recommendations on how to address the identified needs.
new text end

new text begin (b) After carefully examining existing world languages assessments, including
among other considerations the ease or difficulty with which the assessments may be
adapted to world languages not currently assessed, the commissioner, by July 1, 2009,
shall recommend an assessment tool for charter schools and school districts to use in
measuring student progress in acquiring proficiency in world languages.
new text end

new text begin (c) Beginning July 1, 2008, the department shall assist world languages teachers
and other school staff in developing and implementing world languages programs
that acknowledge and reinforce the language proficiency and cultural awareness that
non-English language speakers already possess, and encourage students' proficiency in
multiple world languages. Programs under this paragraph must encompass indigenous
American Indian languages and cultures, among other world languages and cultures. The
department shall consult with postsecondary institutions in developing related professional
development opportunities
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner, upon request, must evaluate the plans of charter schools and
school districts to develop or enhance their capacity to offer world languages courses
and programs and continue to offer technical assistance to districts in developing or
enhancing world languages programs. The department shall assist districts in monitoring
local assessment results.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 53. new text beginWORLD LANGUAGES PILOT PROGRAM GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin (a) A pilot program awarding five world languages grants of $50,000 per grant to
interested and qualified school sites and school districts is established for fiscal year 2009
to develop and implement sustainable, high-quality model world languages programs
and to enhance existing world languages programs at various grade levels for students
in kindergarten through grade 12. Program participants must simultaneously support
both non-English language learners in maintaining their native language while mastering
English and native English speakers in learning other languages.
new text end

new text begin (b) Interested school sites and school districts must apply to the commissioner of
education in the form and manner the commissioner determines. The application must
indicate whether the applicant intends to develop a new world languages program or
expand an existing world languages program and whether the applicant intends to offer
more intensive programs or programs that are readily accessible to larger numbers of
students. Applicants must agree to disseminate information about their programs to
interested school sites and school districts.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner must award grants to qualified applicants that satisfy the
requirements in paragraphs (a) and (b). To the extent there are qualified applicants, the
commissioner must award grants to qualified applicants on an equitable geographic
basis to the extent feasible. The commissioner must award three grants to kindergarten
through grade 8 sites, one grant to a qualified site interested in developing or enhancing a
sustainable Mandarin Chinese program, and one grant to an indigenous American Indian
world languages program. Grantees must expend the grant consistent with the content of
their application and this section.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner shall provide for an evaluation of the grantees to identify
exemplary model world languages programs and the staff development needs of world
languages teachers and report the findings of the evaluation to the education policy and
finance committees of the legislature by February 15, 2010.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2007-2008 school year.
new text end

Sec. 54. new text beginBILINGUAL AND MULTILINGUAL CERTIFICATES; DEPARTMENT
OF EDUCATION.
new text end

new text begin The Department of Education, in consultation with interested stakeholders, must
develop and recommend to the legislature by February 15, 2008, the standards and process
for awarding bilingual and multilingual certificates to those kindergarten through grade
12 students who demonstrate and maintain a requisite level of proficiency in multiple
languages.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 55. new text beginMASTER TEACHER TRAINING IN ECONOMICS AND PERSONAL
FINANCE.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education must contract with the Minnesota Council on
Economic Education to allow 20 highly qualified economics and personal finance teachers
throughout the state to participate in a week-long summer training program that offers
content, skills for teaching adults, mentoring, and workshop planning and delivery. The
program must enable participants, as master teachers, to provide professional development
to other teachers interested in improving their teaching of economics and personal
finance. Successful master teachers may co-teach teacher workshops with members
of the statewide network of centers for economic education and provide professional
development workshops as part of school districts' professional development programs.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 56. new text beginSCHOOL PERFORMANCE REPORT CARDS; ADVISORY GROUP
RECOMMENDATIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) To sustain equity and excellence in education, the Independent Office of
Educational Accountability under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.31, subdivision 3,
must convene and facilitate an advisory group of measurement experts to consider and
recommend how to structure school performance data and school performance report
cards under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.36, subdivision 1, to fully, fairly, and
accurately report student achievement and emphasize school excellence under Minnesota's
system of educational accountability and public reporting. The advisory group at least
must consider and recommend how to: evaluate student achievement using multiple
measures of growth that take into account student demographic characteristics, consistent
with Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.31, subdivision 4; and identify outstanding schools
based on student achievement and achievement growth and using multiple performance
measures that are objective and consistent with the highest standards in the field of
educational measurements and accountability. The advisory group, at its discretion, may
also consider and make recommendations on other related statewide accountability and
reporting matters.
new text end

new text begin (b) Advisory group members under paragraph (a) include: two qualified experts in
measurement in education selected by the State Council on Measurement in Education;
three regionally diverse school district research and evaluation directors selected by the
Minnesota Assessment Group; one school superintendent selected by the Minnesota
Association of School Administrators; one University of Minnesota faculty selected by
the dean of the College of Education and Human Development; one licensed teacher
selected by Education Minnesota; two parents selected by the Minnesota Parent Teachers
Association with expertise in measurement in education; and the director of evaluation and
testing at the Minnesota Department of Education. Advisory group members' terms and
other advisory group matters are subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 15.059, subdivision
6. The Independent Office of Educational Accountability must present the advisory group's
recommendations under paragraph (a) to the education policy and finance committees of
the legislature by February 15, 2008. The advisory group expires February 16, 2008.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 57. new text beginALTERNATIVE SCHOOL CALENDAR PILOT PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
120A.41 or 120A.415, or other law to the contrary, but consistent with Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.128, an alternative school calendar pilot program is established to
examine the impact of school calendar arrangements on student learning by comparing
students' academic gains in school districts and charter schools that use traditional and
nontraditional school calendars. The commissioner of education must structure the
program and select elementary and secondary program participants with the purpose of
comparing the impact of traditional and nontraditional school calendars on:
new text end

new text begin (1) the amount of educational material students retain after school vacations;
new text end

new text begin (2) the educational enrichment opportunities and remedial help available to students
throughout the school year;
new text end

new text begin (3) the impact of the calendar on student attendance, student disciplinary actions,
and student achievement test scores; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the amount of time available to students and school staff for out-of-school
learning, vacations, and recreation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Eligibility; application. new text end

new text begin An interested school district, charter school, or
groups of school districts or charter schools that participate for a particular purpose may
apply to the commissioner of education to participate in the pilot program in the form
and manner the commissioner determines. An applicant must identify in its application
the internal and external factors that it anticipates may determine its preference for a
traditional or nontraditional school calendar, including the impact of the school calendar
on: costs related to employee compensation, transportation, food, facility use throughout
the calendar year, and facility maintenance; needs of at-risk students; number of
instructional and staff development days; and the availability of extracurricular activities,
community resources, and before- and after-school care and child care. The commissioner
may require an applicant to provide additional information.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Application review; grant awards. new text end

new text begin When reviewing an application, the
commissioner must determine whether the applicant met the requirements in subdivisions
1 and 2, and only an applicant that satisfies all the requirements is eligible to receive a
grant under this section. The commissioner must equitably distribute grant awards, to the
extent feasible, on the basis of geography and must consider grant applications from
existing and proposed flexible learning year programs under Minnesota Statutes, section
124D.12. The commissioner must base the amount of the grant award on the number of
students the grantee has enrolled in school and the length and structure of the grantee's
school calendar. Grant expenditures must be consistent with budget information the
grantee periodically submits to the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Evaluation. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must provide for an ongoing annual
evaluation of the impact of school calendar arrangements on student learning under
subdivision 1, clauses (1) to (4). Within 180 days of when the pilot program terminates,
the commissioner must recommend to the education policy and finance committees of the
legislature preferred school calendars based upon demonstrated student achievement and
the criteria listed in subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 58. new text beginAMERICAN INDIAN SCHOLARSHIP.
new text end

new text begin Administration of the American Indian scholarship program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.84, is transferred from the Department of Education to the
Minnesota Office of Higher Education. The Minnesota Office of Higher Education must
maintain an office at no cost to the scholarship program that employs at least one person in
the Bemidji area for distributing scholarships under this section. Office space and support
may be provided by Bemidji State University at no cost to the scholarship program.
new text end

Sec. 59. new text beginTEACHER TRAINING TO INTEGRATE LEARNING
TECHNOLOGIES INTO K-12 CLASSROOMS.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of education must contract with the University of Minnesota
for qualified experts to provide teacher training in effectively using computers and
related technologies in kindergarten through grade 12 classrooms. The experts must
provide professional development opportunities to teachers throughout the state and
enable participants to successfully use technology-related instructional resources to help
diverse students meet state and local academic standards and graduation requirements and
achieve educational excellence, and enhance teachers' learning and curriculum content
and instruction. The experts also must enable participants to serve as master teachers to
provide professional development to other teachers interested in better integrating the use
of learning technologies into kindergarten through grade 12 classrooms. Participants who
serve as master teachers may co-teach teacher workshops with other qualified professional
development providers and participate in professional development workshops as part
of school districts' professional development programs.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of education must provide for an evaluation of the
effectiveness of the teacher training program under paragraph (a) and recommend to the
education policy and finance committees of the legislature by February 15, 2010, whether
or not to make the program available statewide.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 60. new text beginADVISORY TASK FORCE ON MINNESOTA AMERICAN INDIAN
TRIBES AND COMMUNITIES AND K-12 STANDARDS-BASED REFORM.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of education shall appoint an advisory task force on
Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities and kindergarten through grade 12
standards-based reform that is composed of the following representatives: Department
of Education staff experienced in working with American Indian students and programs;
Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities; Minnesota School Board Association;
school administrators; Education Minnesota; the state Board of Teaching; the Minnesota
Council on Indian Affairs; postsecondary faculty who serve as instructors in teacher
preparation programs; local community service providers who work with Minnesota
American Indian tribes and communities; and other representatives recommended by task
force members. Task force members' terms and other task force matters are subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 15.059, subject to the limits of available appropriations. The
task force must submit a written report to the education policy and finance committees
of the legislature by February 15, 2008, that includes any recommended changes to the
state's performance standards, content requirements, assessments measures, and teacher
preparation programs to most effectively meet the educational needs of American Indian
students enrolled in Minnesota schools.
new text end

new text begin (b) Upon request, the commissioner of education must provide the task force with
technical, fiscal, and other support.
new text end

new text begin (c) The task force expires on February 16, 2008.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 61. new text beginREVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes shall renumber Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.84 to
section 136A.126, correct cross-references, and make other necessary corrections to
implement section 58.
new text end

Sec. 62. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Office of Higher Education. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in
this section are appropriated from the general fund to the Minnesota Office of Higher
Education for the fiscal years designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin American Indian scholarships. new text end

new text begin For American Indian scholarships under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.84:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,950,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,950,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin Of this appropriation, $75,000 per year is for administration under section 58.
new text end

Sec. 63. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota. new text end

new text begin The sums
indicated in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the Board of Regents of
the University of Minnesota for the fiscal years designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Independent Office of Educational Accountability. new text end

new text begin For the Independent
Office of Educational Accountability under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.31,
subdivision 3:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 64. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in this section are appropriated
from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal years designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Charter school building lease aid. new text end

new text begin For building lease aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.11, subdivision 4:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 31,875,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 36,193,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin The 2008 appropriation includes $2,814,000 for 2007 and $29,061,000 for 2008.
new text end

new text begin The 2009 appropriation includes $3,229,000 for 2008 and $32,964,000 for 2009.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Charter school startup cost aid. new text end

new text begin For charter school startup cost aid
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.11:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,896,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,161,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin The 2008 appropriation includes $241,000 for 2007 and $1,655,000 for 2008.
new text end

new text begin The 2009 appropriation includes $183,000 for 2008 and $1,978,000 for 2009.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Integration aid. new text end

new text begin For integration aid under Minnesota Statutes, section
124D.86, subdivision 5:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 61,769,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 61,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin The 2008 appropriation includes $5,824,000 for 2007 and $55,945,000 for 2008.
new text end

new text begin The 2009 appropriation includes $6,216,000 for 2008 and $54,784,000 for 2009.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Magnet school program grants. new text end

new text begin For magnet school program grants:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 750,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 750,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin These amounts may be used for magnet school programs under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.88.
new text end

new text begin Up to $100,000 each year is available for site-based decision-making grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.04, subdivision 2, clause (g).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Interdistrict desegregation or integration transportation grants. new text end

new text begin For
interdistrict desegregation or integration transportation grants under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.87:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,639,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 11,567,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Success for the future. new text end

new text begin For American Indian success for the future grants
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.81:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,137,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,137,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin The 2008 appropriation includes $213,000 for 2007 and $1,924,000 for 2008.
new text end

new text begin The 2009 appropriation includes $213,000 for 2008 and $1,924,000 for 2009.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin American Indian teacher preparation grants. new text end

new text begin For joint grants to assist
American Indians to become teachers under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.63:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 190,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 190,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Tribal contract schools. new text end

new text begin For tribal contract school aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.83:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,251,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,463,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin The 2008 appropriation includes $204,000 for 2007 and $2,047,000 for 2008.
new text end

new text begin The 2009 appropriation includes $227,000 for 2008 and $2,236,000 for 2009.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Early childhood family education programs at tribal contract schools.
new text end

new text begin For early childhood family education programs at tribal contract schools under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.83, subdivision 4:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 68,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 68,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Statewide testing and reporting system. new text end

new text begin For the statewide testing and
reporting system under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.30:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 12,650,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 12,650,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin $11,500,000 each year is to continue the general administration and reporting of the
statewide testing program.
new text end

new text begin $1,150,000 each year is for the value-added index assessment model.
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin The base for this program in fiscal year 2010 and later is $12,650,000.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin First grade preparedness. new text end

new text begin For first grade preparedness grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.081:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Examination fees; teacher training and support programs. new text end

new text begin (a) For
students' advanced placement and international baccalaureate examination fees under
Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.13, subdivision 3, and the training and related costs
for teachers and other interested educators under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.13,
subdivision 1:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin (b) The advanced placement program shall receive 75 percent of the appropriation
each year and the international baccalaureate program shall receive 25 percent of the
appropriation each year. The department, in consultation with representatives of the
advanced placement and international baccalaureate programs selected by the Advanced
Placement Advisory Council and IBMN, respectively, shall determine the amounts of
the expenditures each year for examination fees and training and support programs for
each program.
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.13, subdivision 1, at least
$500,000 each year is for teachers to attend subject matter summer training programs
and follow-up support workshops approved by the advanced placement or international
baccalaureate programs. The amount of the subsidy for each teacher attending an
advanced placement or international baccalaureate summer training program or workshop
shall be the same. The commissioner shall determine the payment process and the amount
of the subsidy.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner shall pay all examination fees for all students of low-income
families under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.13, subdivision 3, and to the extent
of available appropriations shall also pay examination fees for students sitting for an
advanced placement examination, international baccalaureate examination, or both.
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Preadvanced placement, advanced placement, international
baccalaureate, and concurrent enrollment programs.
new text end

new text begin For preadvanced placement,
advanced placement, international baccalaureate, and concurrent enrollment programs
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 120B.132 and 124D.091:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,740,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,600,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin The 2008 appropriation includes $0 for fiscal year 2007 and $7,740,000 for fiscal
year 2008. The 2009 appropriation includes $860,000 for fiscal year 2008 and $7,740,000
for fiscal year 2009.
new text end

new text begin Of this amount, $2,500,000 each year is for concurrent enrollment program aid
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.091. If the appropriation is insufficient, the
commissioner must proportionately reduce the aid payment to each district.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Collaborative urban educator. new text end

new text begin For collaborative urban educator grants
under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.641:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,301,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,301,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin $500,000 each year is for the Southeast Asian teacher program at Concordia
University, St. Paul; $400,000 each year is for the collaborative urban educator program at
the University of St. Thomas; and $400,000 each year is for the Center for Excellence in
Urban Teaching at Hamline University. Grant recipients must collaborate with urban and
nonurban school districts.
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin Youth works program. new text end

new text begin For funding youth works programs under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 124D.37 to 124D.45:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 900,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 900,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin A grantee organization may provide health and child care coverage to the dependents
of each participant enrolled in a full-time youth works program to the extent the coverage
is not otherwise available.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 17. new text end

new text begin Early childhood literacy programs. new text end

new text begin For early childhood literacy
programs under Minnesota Statutes, section 119A.50, subdivision 3:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 each year is for leveraging federal and private funding to support
AmeriCorps members serving in the Minnesota Reading Corps program established by
Serve Minnesota, including costs associated with the training and teaching of early literacy
skills to children age three to grade 3 and the evaluation of the impact of the program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.42, subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin $500,000 each year is for grants for early childhood literacy programs under
Minnesota Statutes, section 119A.50, subdivision 3, paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 18. new text end

new text begin St. Croix River Education District. new text end

new text begin For a grant to the St. Croix River
Education District:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin These funds must be used to:
new text end

new text begin (1) deliver standardized research-based professional development in
problem-solving, including response to intervention, scientifically based reading
instruction, and standards-aligned instruction and assessment;
new text end

new text begin (2) provide coaching to targeted districts throughout the state;
new text end

new text begin (3) deliver large scale training throughout the state;
new text end

new text begin (4) provide ongoing technical assistance to schools;
new text end

new text begin (5) assist with implementing professional development content into higher education
instructional curricula; and
new text end

new text begin (6) evaluate the effectiveness of project activities.
new text end

new text begin This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

new text begin Student organizations. new text end

new text begin For student organizations:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 725,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 725,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 20. new text end

new text begin College level examination program (CLEP). new text end

new text begin For the college level
examination program (CLEP) under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.131:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,650,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,650,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 21. new text end

new text begin Education planning and assessment (EPAS) program. new text end

new text begin For the
educational planning and assessment (EPAS) program under Minnesota Statutes, section
120B.128:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 829,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 829,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin The base for this program in fiscal year 2010 and later is $829,000.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 22. new text end

new text begin 21st century high schools. new text end

new text begin (a) For 21st century high schools:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,920,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6,843,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2008 is for grants for alternative school calendar pilot
programs under section 57. Grant funds may be used for pupil transportation costs.
new text end

new text begin (c) $6,443,000 in fiscal year 2009 is for Career and Technical Aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.4531. The 2009 appropriation includes $0 for fiscal year 2008 and
$6,443,000 for fiscal year 2009.
new text end

new text begin (d) $500,000 in fiscal year 2008 is for professional teacher licensure.
new text end

new text begin (e) $150,000 each year is for the quantum opportunities program.
new text end

new text begin (f) $250,000 each year is for world languages resources for developing and
implementing world languages programs.
new text end

new text begin (g) $20,000 in fiscal year 2008 is for the committee on American Indian education
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.805.
new text end

new text begin The base for this appropriation for fiscal year 2010 is $7,352,000 and $7,572,000
for fiscal year 2011.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 23. new text end

new text begin Minnesota teacher development. new text end

new text begin (a) Effective, well prepared, fully
engaged, and adequately supported kindergarten through grade 12 classroom teachers,
along with parents, are critical partners in helping the many diverse student populations
realize meaningful academic achievement. To afford students needed opportunities
to learn effectively without remediation; to acknowledge and reinforce the language
proficiency and cultural awareness that diverse language speakers possess; to encourage
students' proficiency in science, technology, math, engineering, economics, civics, and
foreign languages; and to provide new and experienced teachers with sufficient staff
development resources and support to effectively work to close the student achievement
gap, the following resources are provided:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,950,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2008
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,200,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin (b) $400,000 each year is for a grant to the Minnesota Humanities Commission
under Minnesota Statutes, section 138.911.
new text end

new text begin (c) $150,000 each year is for a grant to the Minnesota Historical Society.
new text end

new text begin (d) $400,000 each year is for the Principals' Leadership Institute under Minnesota
Statutes, section 122A.74. Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available
in the second year.
new text end

new text begin (e) $1,300,000 each year is for teachers of color scholarships under Minnesota
Statutes, section 122A.633.
new text end

new text begin (f) $2,200,000 in fiscal year 2008 and $1,550,000 in fiscal year 2009 are for
professional development programs. Of this amount: $1,667,000 in fiscal year 2008 and
$1,125,000 in fiscal year 2009 are for grants for up to five teacher centers under Minnesota
Statutes, section 122A.72, subdivision 5, for the science, technology, engineering and
mathematics initiative including teacher workshops and expanded outreach programs
in classrooms; $333,000 in fiscal year 2008 and $225,000 in fiscal year 2009 are for
a grant to the Science Museum of Minnesota for the science, technology, engineering,
and mathematics initiative; $200,000 in fiscal year 2008 is for a grant to the Minnesota
Council on Economic Education for master teacher training in economics and personal
finance; and $400,000 each year is for teacher technology training grants under section 59.
new text end

new text begin (g) $100,000 in fiscal year 2008 is for a grant to the commissioner of education for a
grant to the Learning Law and Democracy Foundation for the development and electronic
collection, review, and distribution of educational materials supporting Minnesota's
kindergarten through grade 12 education standards for civics and government.
new text end

new text begin The base for the appropriations contained in this subdivision for fiscal year 2010 and
later is $800,000 per year. Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available
in the second year.
new text end

Sec. 65. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 121A.23; and 124D.62, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 123B.92, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For purposes of this section and section 125A.76, the
terms defined in this subdivision have the meanings given to them.

(a) "Actual expenditure per pupil transported in the regular and excess transportation
categories" means the quotient obtained by dividing:

(1) the sum of:

(i) all expenditures for transportation in the regular category, as defined in paragraph
(b), clause (1), and the excess category, as defined in paragraph (b), clause (2), plus

(ii) an amount equal to one year's depreciation on the district's school bus fleet
and mobile units computed on a straight line basis at the rate of 15 percent per year for
districts operating a program under section 124D.128 for grades 1 to 12 for all students in
the district and 12-1/2 percent per year for other districts of the cost of the fleet, plus

(iii) an amount equal to one year's depreciation on the district's type three school
buses, as defined in section 169.01, subdivision 6, clause (5), which must be used a
majority of the time for pupil transportation purposes, computed on a straight line basis at
the rate of 20 percent per year of the cost of the type three school buses by:

(2) the number of pupils eligible for transportation in the regular category, as defined
in paragraph (b), clause (1), and the excess category, as defined in paragraph (b), clause (2).

(b) "Transportation category" means a category of transportation service provided to
pupils as follows:

(1) Regular transportation is:

(i) transportation to and from school during the regular school year for resident
elementary pupils residing one mile or more from the public or nonpublic school they
attend, and resident secondary pupils residing two miles or more from the public
or nonpublic school they attend, excluding desegregation transportation and noon
kindergarten transportation; but with respect to transportation of pupils to and from
nonpublic schools, only to the extent permitted by sections 123B.84 to 123B.87;

(ii) transportation of resident pupils to and from language immersion programs;

(iii) transportation of a pupil who is a custodial parent and that pupil's child between
the pupil's home and the child care provider and between the provider and the school, if
the home and provider are within the attendance area of the school;

(iv) transportation to and from or board and lodging in another district, of resident
pupils of a district without a secondary school; and

(v) transportation to and from school during the regular school year required under
subdivision 3 for nonresident elementary pupils when the distance from the attendance
area border to the public school is one mile or more, and for nonresident secondary pupils
when the distance from the attendance area border to the public school is two miles or
more, excluding desegregation transportation and noon kindergarten transportation.

For the purposes of this paragraph, a district may designate a licensed day care
facility, school day care facility, respite care facility, the residence of a relative, or the
residence of a person chosen by the pupil's parent or guardian as the home of a pupil for
part or all of the day, if requested by the pupil's parent or guardian, and if that facility or
residence is within the attendance area of the school the pupil attends.

(2) Excess transportation is:

(i) transportation to and from school during the regular school year for resident
secondary pupils residing at least one mile but less than two miles from the public or
nonpublic school they attend, and transportation to and from school for resident pupils
residing less than one mile from school who are transported because of extraordinary
traffic, drug, or crime hazards; and

(ii) transportation to and from school during the regular school year required under
subdivision 3 for nonresident secondary pupils when the distance from the attendance area
border to the school is at least one mile but less than two miles from the public school
they attend, and for nonresident pupils when the distance from the attendance area border
to the school is less than one mile from the school and who are transported because of
extraordinary traffic, drug, or crime hazards.

(3) Desegregation transportation is transportation within and outside of the district
during the regular school year of pupils to and from schools located outside their normal
attendance areas under a plan for desegregation mandated by the commissioner or under
court order.

(4) "Transportation services for pupils with disabilities" is:

(i) transportation of pupils with disabilities who cannot be transported on a regular
school bus between home or a respite care facility and school;

(ii) necessary transportation of pupils with disabilities from home or from school to
other buildings, including centers such as developmental achievement centers, hospitals,
and treatment centers where special instruction or services required by sections 125A.03
to 125A.24, 125A.26 to 125A.48, and 125A.65 are provided, within or outside the district
where services are provided;

(iii) necessary transportation for resident pupils with disabilities required by sections
125A.12, and 125A.26 to 125A.48;

(iv) board and lodging for pupils with disabilities in a district maintaining special
classes;

(v) transportation from one educational facility to another within the district for
resident pupils enrolled on a shared-time basis in educational programs, and necessary
transportation required by sections 125A.18, and 125A.26 to 125A.48, for resident pupils
with disabilities who are provided special instruction and services on a shared-time basis
or if resident pupils are not transported, the costs of necessary travel between public
and private schools or neutral instructional sites by essential personnel employed by the
district's program for children with a disability;

(vi) transportation for resident pupils with disabilities to and from board and lodging
facilities when the pupil is boarded and lodged for educational purposes; and

(vii) services described in clauses (i) to (vi), when provided for pupils with
disabilities in conjunction with a summer instructional program that relates to the pupil's
individual education plan or in conjunction with a learning year program established
under section 124D.128.

For purposes of computing special education deleted text beginbase revenuedeleted text endnew text begin initial aidnew text end under section
125A.76, subdivision 2, the cost of providing transportation for children with disabilities
includes (A) the additional cost of transporting a homeless student from a temporary
nonshelter home in another district to the school of origin, or a formerly homeless student
from a permanent home in another district to the school of origin but only through the end
of the academic year; and (B) depreciation on district-owned school buses purchased after
July 1, 2005, and used primarily for transportation of pupils with disabilities, calculated
according to paragraph (a), clauses (ii) and (iii). Depreciation costs included in the
disabled transportation category must be excluded in calculating the actual expenditure
per pupil transported in the regular and excess transportation categories according to
paragraph (a).

(5) "Nonpublic nonregular transportation" is:

(i) transportation from one educational facility to another within the district for
resident pupils enrolled on a shared-time basis in educational programs, excluding
transportation for nonpublic pupils with disabilities under clause (4);

(ii) transportation within district boundaries between a nonpublic school and a
public school or a neutral site for nonpublic school pupils who are provided pupil support
services pursuant to section 123B.44; and

(iii) late transportation home from school or between schools within a district for
nonpublic school pupils involved in after-school activities.

(c) "Mobile unit" means a vehicle or trailer designed to provide facilities for
educational programs and services, including diagnostic testing, guidance and counseling
services, and health services. A mobile unit located off nonpublic school premises is a
neutral site as defined in section 123B.41, subdivision 13.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.454, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Definitions.

For the purposes of this section, the definitions in this
subdivision apply.

(a) deleted text begin"Base year" means the second fiscal year preceding the fiscal year for which
aid will be paid.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end "Basic revenue" has the meaning given it in section 126C.10, subdivision 2.
For the purposes of computing basic revenue pursuant to this section, each child with a
disability shall be counted as prescribed in section 126C.05, subdivision 1.

deleted text begin (c) "Average daily membership" has the meaning given it in section deleted text begin126C.05deleted text end.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d) "Program growth factor" means deleted text begin1.00deleted text end for fiscal year 1998 and later.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e) "Aid percentage factor" means 100 percent for fiscal year 2000 and later.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end "Essential personnel" means a licensed teacher, licensed support services
staff person, paraprofessional providing direct services to students, or licensed personnel
under subdivision 12. This definition is not intended to change or modify the definition of
essential employee in chapter 179A.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.454, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

deleted text beginBase revenuedeleted text endnew text begin Initial aidnew text end.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end The transition-disabled program deleted text beginbase revenuedeleted text endnew text begin
initial aid
new text end equals the sum of the following amounts computed using deleted text beginbasedeleted text endnew text begin currentnew text end year data:

(1) 68 percent of the salary of each essential licensed person or approved
paraprofessional who provides direct instructional services to students employed during
that fiscal year for services rendered in that district's transition program for children with a
disability;

(2) 47 percent of the costs of necessary equipment for transition programs for
children with a disability;

(3) 47 percent of the costs of necessary travel between instructional sites by transition
program teachers of children with a disability but not including travel to and from local,
regional, district, state, or national career and technical student organization meetings;

(4) 47 percent of the costs of necessary supplies for transition programs for children
with a disability but not to exceed an average of $47 in any one school year for each child
with a disability receiving these services;

(5) for transition programs for children with disabilities provided by a contract
approved by the commissioner with public, private, or voluntary agencies other than a
Minnesota school district or cooperative center, in place of programs provided by the
district, 52 percent of the difference between the amount of the contract and the basic
revenue of the district for that pupil for the fraction of the school day the pupil receives
services under the contract;

(6) for transition programs for children with disabilities provided by a contract
approved by the commissioner with public, private, or voluntary agencies other than a
Minnesota school district or cooperative center, that are supplementary to a full educational
program provided by the school district, 52 percent of the amount of the contract; and

(7) for a contract approved by the commissioner with another Minnesota school
district or cooperative center for vocational evaluation services for children with a
disability for children that are not yet enrolled in grade 12, 52 percent of the amount
of the contract.

deleted text begin (b) If requested by a school district for transition programs during the base year for
less than the full school year, the commissioner may adjust the base revenue to reflect
the expenditures that would have occurred during the base year had the program been
operated for the full year.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 125A.11, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Nonresident tuition rate; other costs.

(a) For fiscal year 2006,
when a school district provides instruction and services outside the district of residence,
board and lodging, and any tuition to be paid, shall be paid by the district of residence.
The tuition rate to be charged for any child with a disability, excluding a pupil for whom
tuition is calculated according to section 127A.47, subdivision 7, paragraph (d), must be
the sum of (1) the actual cost of providing special instruction and services to the child
including a proportionate amount for special transportation and unreimbursed building
lease and debt service costs for facilities used primarily for special education, plus (2)
the amount of general education revenue and referendum aid attributable to the pupil,
minus (3) the amount of special education aid for children with a disability received
on behalf of that child, minus (4) if the pupil receives special instruction and services
outside the regular classroom for more than 60 percent of the school day, the amount of
general education revenue and referendum aid, excluding portions attributable to district
and school administration, district support services, operations and maintenance, capital
expenditures, and pupil transportation, attributable to that pupil for the portion of time
the pupil receives special instruction and services outside of the regular classroom. If
the boards involved do not agree upon the tuition rate, either board may apply to the
commissioner to fix the rate. Notwithstanding chapter 14, the commissioner must then set
a date for a hearing or request a written statement from each board, giving each board
at least ten days' notice, and after the hearing or review of the written statements the
commissioner must make an order fixing the tuition rate, which is binding on both school
districts. General education revenue and referendum new text beginequalization new text endaid attributable to a
pupil must be calculated using the resident district's average general education new text beginrevenue
new text endand referendum deleted text beginrevenuedeleted text endnew text begin equalization aidnew text end per adjusted pupil unit.

(b) For fiscal year 2007 and later, when a school district provides special instruction
and services for a pupil with a disability as defined in section 125A.02 outside the district
of residence, excluding a pupil for whom an adjustment to special education aid is
calculated according to section 127A.47, subdivision 7, paragraph (e), special education
aid paid to the resident district must be reduced by an amount equal to (1) the actual
cost of providing special instruction and services to the pupil, including a proportionate
amount for special transportation and unreimbursed building lease and debt service
costs for facilities used primarily for special education, plus (2) the amount of general
education revenue and referendum new text beginequalization new text endaid attributable to that pupil, minus (3)
the amount of special education aid for children with a disability received on behalf of
that child, minus (4) if the pupil receives special instruction and services outside the
regular classroom for more than 60 percent of the school day, the amount of general
education revenue and referendum new text beginequalization new text endaid, excluding portions attributable to
district and school administration, district support services, operations and maintenance,
capital expenditures, and pupil transportation, attributable to that pupil for the portion of
time the pupil receives special instruction and services outside of the regular classroom.
General education revenue and referendum new text beginequalization new text endaid attributable to a pupil must be
calculated using the resident district's average general education revenue and referendum
new text begin equalization new text endaid per adjusted pupil unit. Special education aid paid to the district or
cooperative providing special instruction and services for the pupil must be increased
by the amount of the reduction in the aid paid to the resident district. Amounts paid
to cooperatives under this subdivision and section 127A.47, subdivision 7, shall be
recognized and reported as revenues and expenditures on the resident school district's
books of account under sections 123B.75 and 123B.76. If the resident district's special
education aid is insufficient to make the full adjustment, the remaining adjustment shall be
made to other state aid due to the district.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) and (b) and section 127A.47, subdivision 7,
paragraphs (d) and (e), a charter school where more than 30 percent of enrolled students
receive special education and related services, new text begina site approved under section 125A.515,
new text endan intermediate district, a special education cooperative, or a school district that served
as the applicant agency for a group of school districts for federal special education aids
for fiscal year 2006 may apply to the commissioner for authority to charge the resident
district an additional amount to recover any remaining unreimbursed costs of serving
pupils with a disability. The application must include a description of the costs and the
calculations used to determine the unreimbursed portion to be charged to the resident
district. Amounts approved by the commissioner under this paragraph must be included
in the tuition billings or aid adjustments under paragraph (a) or (b), or section 127A.47,
subdivision 7
, paragraph (d) or (e), as applicable.

(d) For purposes of this subdivision and section 127A.47, subdivision 7, paragraphs
(d) and (e), "general education revenue and referendum aid" means the sum of the general
education revenue according to section 126C.10, subdivision 1, excluding alternative
teacher compensation revenue, plus the referendum aid according to section 126C.17,
subdivision 7, as adjusted according to section 127A.47, subdivision 7, paragraphs (a)
to (c).

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 125A.13, is amended to read:


125A.13 SCHOOL OF PARENTS' CHOICE.

new text begin (a) new text endNothing in this chapter must be construed as preventing parents of a child with a
disability from sending the child to a school of their choice, if they so elect, subject to
admission standards and policies adopted according to sections 125A.62 to 125A.64 and
125A.66 to 125A.73, and all other provisions of chapters 120A to 129C.

new text begin (b) The parent of a student with a disability not yet enrolled in kindergarten and not
open enrolled in a nonresident district may request that the resident district enter into a
tuition agreement with the nonresident district if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the child is enrolled in a Head Start program or a licensed child care setting in
the nonresident district; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the child can be served in the same setting as other children in the nonresident
district with the same level of disability.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 125A.14, is amended to read:


125A.14 deleted text beginSUMMER PROGRAMSdeleted text endnew text begin EXTENDED SCHOOL YEARnew text end.

A district may provide deleted text beginsummer programsdeleted text end new text beginextended school year services new text endfor children
with a disability living within the district and nonresident children temporarily placed in
the district pursuant to section 125A.15 or 125A.16. Prior to March 31 or 30 days after the
child with a disability is placed in the district, whichever is later, the providing district
shall give notice to the district of residence of any nonresident children temporarily placed
in the district pursuant to section 125A.15 or 125A.16, of its intention to provide these
programs. Notwithstanding any contrary provisions in sections 125A.15 and 125A.16, the
district providing the special instruction and services must apply for special education
aid for the deleted text beginsummer programdeleted text endnew text begin extended school year servicesnew text end. The unreimbursed actual cost
of providing the program for nonresident children with a disability, including the cost of
board and lodging, may be billed to the district of the child's residence and must be paid
by the resident district. Transportation costs must be paid by the district responsible
for providing transportation pursuant to section 125A.15 or 125A.16 and transportation
aid must be paid to that district.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 125A.63, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Statewide hearing loss early education intervention coordinator. new text end

new text begin (a)
The coordinator shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) collaborate with the early hearing detection and intervention coordinator for the
Department of Health, the director of the Department of Education Resource Center for
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, and the Department of Health Early Hearing Detection and
Intervention Advisory Council;
new text end

new text begin (2) coordinate and support Department of Education early hearing detection and
intervention teams;
new text end

new text begin (3) leverage resources by serving as a liaison between interagency early intervention
committees; part C coordinators from the Departments of Education, Health, and
Human Services; Department of Education regional low-incidence facilitators; service
coordinators from school districts; Minnesota children with special health needs in the
Department of Health; public health nurses; child find; Department of Human Services
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services Division; and others as appropriate;
new text end

new text begin (4) identify, support, and promote culturally appropriate and evidence-based early
intervention practices for infants with hearing loss, and provide training, outreach, and use
of technology to increase consistency in statewide service provision;
new text end

new text begin (5) identify culturally appropriate specialized reliable and valid instruments to assess
and track the progress of children with hearing loss and promote their use;
new text end

new text begin (6) ensure that early childhood providers, parents, and members of the individual
family service and intervention plan are provided with child progress data resulting from
specialized assessments;
new text end

new text begin (7) educate early childhood providers and teachers of the deaf and hard-of-hearing
to use developmental data from specialized assessments to plan and adjust individual
family service plans; and
new text end

new text begin (8) make recommendations that would improve educational outcomes to the early
hearing detection and intervention committee, the commissioners of education and health,
the Minnesota Commission Serving Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People, and the advisory
council of the Minnesota Department of Education Resource Center for the Deaf and
Hard-of-Hearing.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Department of Education must provide aggregate data regarding outcomes
of deaf and hard-of-hearing children who receive early intervention services within the
state in accordance with the state performance plan.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 125A.75, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Travel aid.

The state must pay each district one-half of the sum
actually expended by a district, based on mileage, for necessary travel of essential
personnel providing home-based new text beginor community-based new text endservices to children with a disability
under age five and their families.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 125A.75, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Program and aid approval.

Before June 1 of each year, each district
providing special instruction and services to children with a disabilitynew text begin, including children
eligible for Part C, as defined in sections 125A.02, subdivision 1, and 125A.27, subdivision
8,
new text end must submit to the commissioner an application for approval of these programs and their
budgets for the next fiscal year. The application must include an enumeration of the costs
proposed as eligible for state aid pursuant to this section and of the estimated number and
grade level of children with a disability in the district who will receive special instruction
and services deleted text beginduring the regular school year and in summer school programsdeleted text end during
the next fiscal year. The application must also include any other information deemed
necessary by the commissioner for the calculation of state aid and for the evaluation of the
necessity of the program, the necessity of the personnel to be employed in the program,
for determining the amount which the program will receive from grants from federal
funds, or special grants from other state sources, and the program's compliance with the
rules and standards of the Department of Education. The commissioner shall review each
application to determine whether the program and the personnel to be employed in the
program are actually necessary and essential to meet the district's obligation to provide
special instruction and services to children with a disability pursuant to sections 125A.03
to 125A.24, 125A.259 to 125A.48, and 125A.65. The commissioner shall not approve aid
pursuant to this section for any program or for the salary of any personnel determined to
be unnecessary or unessential on the basis of this review. The commissioner may withhold
all or any portion of the aid for programs which receive grants from federal funds, or
special grants from other state sources. By August 31 the commissioner shall approve,
disapprove, or modify each application, and notify each applying district of the action
and of the estimated amount of aid for the programs. The commissioner shall provide
procedures for districts to submit additional applications for program and budget approval
during the fiscal year, for programs needed to meet any substantial changes in the needs
of children with a disability in the district. Notwithstanding the provisions of section
127A.42, the commissioner may modify or withdraw the program or aid approval and
withhold aid pursuant to this section without proceeding according to section 127A.42
at any time the commissioner determines that the program does not comply with rules
of the Department of Education or that any facts concerning the program or its budget
differ from the facts in the district's approved application.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 125A.76, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For the purposes of this section, the definitions in this
subdivision apply.

(a) deleted text begin"Base year" for fiscal year 1998 and later fiscal years means the second fiscal
year preceding the fiscal year for which aid will be paid.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end "Basic revenue" has the meaning given it in section 126C.10, subdivision 2.
For the purposes of computing basic revenue pursuant to this section, each child with a
disability shall be counted as prescribed in section 126C.05, subdivision 1.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end "Essential personnel" means teachers, cultural liaisons, related services, and
support services staff providing direct services to students. Essential personnel may also
include special education paraprofessionals or clericals providing support to teachers and
students by preparing paperwork and making arrangements related to special education
compliance requirements, including parent meetings and individual education plans.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end "Average daily membership" has the meaning given it in section 126C.05.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end "Program growth factor" means 1.046 for fiscal year 2003, and 1.0 for fiscal
year 2004 and later.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2008.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 125A.76, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Special education deleted text beginbase revenuedeleted text endnew text begin initial aidnew text end.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end The special education
deleted text begin base revenuedeleted text endnew text begin initial aidnew text end equals the sum of the following amounts computed using deleted text beginbasedeleted text endnew text begin
current
new text end year data:

(1) 68 percent of the salary of each essential person employed in the district's
program for children with a disability during the fiscal year, whether the person is
employed by one or more districts or a Minnesota correctional facility operating on a
fee-for-service basis;

(2) for the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf or the Minnesota State Academy
for the Blind, 68 percent of the salary of each instructional aide assigned to a child
attending the academy, if that aide is required by the child's individual education plan;

(3) for special instruction and services provided to any pupil by contracting with
public, private, or voluntary agencies other than school districts, in place of special
instruction and services provided by the district, 52 percent of the difference between
the amount of the contract and deleted text beginthe amount of the basic revenue, as defined in section
126C.10, subdivision 2, special education aid, and any other aid earned on behalf of the
child
deleted text end new text beginthe general education revenue, excluding basic skills revenue and alternative teacher
compensation revenue, and referendum equalization aid attributable to a pupil, calculated
using the resident district's average general education revenue and referendum equalization
aid per adjusted pupil unit
new text endfor the fraction of the school day the pupil receives services
under the contractnew text begin. This includes children who are residents of the state, receive services
under section 125A.76, subdivisions 1 and 2, and are placed in a care and treatment facility
by court action in a state that does not have a reciprocity agreement with the commissioner
under section 125A.155 as provided for in section 125A.79, subdivision 8
new text end;

(4) for special instruction and services provided to any pupil by contracting for
services with public, private, or voluntary agencies other than school districts, that are
supplementary to a full educational program provided by the school district, 52 percent of
the amount of the contract for that pupil;

(5) for supplies and equipment purchased or rented for use in the instruction of
children with a disability, an amount equal to 47 percent of the sum actually expended by
the district, or a Minnesota correctional facility operating on a fee-for-service basis, but
not to exceed an average of $47 in any one school year for each child with a disability
receiving instruction;

(6) deleted text beginfor fiscal years 1997 and later,deleted text end