as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 02/09/2015 02:10pm
A bill for an act
relating to education; providing postsecondary enrollment options program
information to students and parents; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section
124D.09, subdivision 9.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.09, subdivision 9, is amended to read:
(a) A postsecondary institution shall give priority to
its postsecondary students when enrolling 10th, 11th, and 12th grade pupils in its courses.
A postsecondary institution may provide information about its programs to a secondary
school or to a pupil or parent and it may advertise or otherwise recruit or solicit a secondary
pupil to enroll in its programs on educational and programmatic grounds only except,
notwithstanding other law to the contrary, and for the 2014-2015 through 2019-2020
school years only, an eligible postsecondary institution may advertise or otherwise recruit
or solicit a secondary pupil deleted text beginresiding in a school district with 700 students or more in
grades 10, 11, and 12,deleted text end to enroll in its programs on educational, programmatic, or financial
grounds. An institution must not enroll secondary pupils, for postsecondary enrollment
options purposes, in remedial, developmental, or other courses that are not college level
except when a student eligible to participate in the graduation incentives program under
section 124D.68 enrolls full time in a middle or early college program specifically
designed to allow the student to earn dual high school and college credit. In this case, the
student shall receive developmental college credit and not college credit for completing
remedial or developmental courses. Once a pupil has been enrolled in any postsecondary
course under this section, the pupil shall not be displaced by another student.
(b) If a postsecondary institution enrolls a secondary school pupil in a course
under this section, the postsecondary institution also must enroll in the same course an
otherwise enrolled and qualified postsecondary student who qualifies as a veteran under
section 197.447, and demonstrates to the postsecondary institution's satisfaction that the
institution's established enrollment timelines were not practicable for that student.
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