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HF 844

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 02/12/2015 02:31pm

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A bill for an act
relating to education; providing funding and policy for early childhood and
family, prekindergarten through grade 12, and adult education, including general
education, education excellence, special education, facilities, technology,
nutrition, libraries, accounting, early childhood, education, self-sufficiency,
lifelong learning, and state agencies; appropriating money;amending Minnesota
Statutes 2014, sections 120A.41; 122A.415, subdivision 1; 124D.1158,
subdivision 3; 124D.15, subdivision 5; 124D.162; 124D.165, subdivision 2;
124D.42, subdivision 8; 124D.59, subdivision 2; 125A.79, subdivision 1;
126C.05, subdivision 1; 126C.10, subdivisions 2, 13a; 127A.41, subdivisions
8, 9; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 124D.15, subdivision 3a; 124D.16,
subdivisions 2, 3, 5.

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

ARTICLE 1

GENERAL EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120A.41, is amended to read:


120A.41 LENGTH OF SCHOOL YEAR; HOURS OF INSTRUCTION.

A school board's annual school calendar must include at least 425 hours of instruction
for a kindergarten student without a disability, 935 hours of instruction for a student in
grades 1 though 6, and 1,020 hours of instruction for a student in grades 7 though 12, not
including summer school. The school calendar for all-day kindergarten must include at
least 850 hours of instruction for the school year. The school calendar for prekindergarten,
if offered by the district, must include at least 850 hours of instruction for the school year
and at least 200 hours of instruction for the summer.
A school board's annual calendar
must include at least 165 days of instruction for a student in grades 1 through 11 unless a
four-day week schedule has been approved by the commissioner under section 124D.126.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for the 2016-2017 school year and
later.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, 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 the alternative teacher compensation allowance times the number of pupils
enrolled at the district or site on October 1 of the previous fiscal year. The alternative
teacher compensation allowance equals $260 for fiscal years 2015 through 2017, $251 for
fiscal year 2018, and $249 for fiscal year 2019 and later.
Alternative teacher compensation
revenue for a qualifying intermediate school district must be calculated under subdivision
4, paragraph (a).

(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.

Sec. 3.

[124D.171] PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAM.

Subdivision 1.

Programs authorized.

A school district may offer a voluntary
prekindergarten program for all four-year-old children.

Subd. 2.

Program characteristics.

(a) High-quality, state-funded prekindergarten
must prepare children for kindergarten and meet the state prekindergarten program criteria
which include the following:

(1) compensatory instruction that accelerates children's language and literacy skills,
mathematical thinking, and social skills;

(2) instructional content and activities that are of sufficient length and intensity to
address learning needs;

(3) measurement of each child's cognitive and social skills using a formative
measure when the child enters and again before the child leaves the program, screening
measures such as literacy, and others from the state-approved menu of kindergarten
entrance measures;

(4) class size of 20 or fewer children and child-staff ratios of ten-to-one or less;

(5) an individualized learning plan for each child created by the family and teacher,
which includes a transition plan to kindergarten;

(6) a lead classroom teacher that is an appropriately licensed teacher trained in
child development, language and literacy development, early education instruction, and
native and English language development;

(7) prekindergarten instructional staff salaries comparable to the salaries of local
kindergarten through grade 12 instructional staff;

(8) community collaboration and planning, including community health and social
service agencies to ensure children have access to comprehensive services;

(9) coordination with all relevant school district programs and services, for example,
special education, homeless, and English learners;

(10) parent engagement strategies that include culturally and linguistically
responsive activities in prekindergarten through third grade;

(11) development and implementation of curriculum, assessment, and instructional
strategies aligned with the state's early learning guidelines and academic standards,
prekindergarten through third grade;

(12) inclusion of children with disabilities in the prekindergarten program;

(13) coordinated professional development and training for both school district and
community-based early learning providers that is informed by a measure of adult-child
interactions; and

(14) a plan for mixed delivery that may include partnerships with child care centers,
family child care programs licensed under section 245A.03 and Head Start programs that
comply with the state prekindergarten program requirements. Plan components include
strategies for recruitment, contracting, and monitoring of fiscal compliance and program
quality.

(b) Districts must include their strategy for implementing and measuring the impact
of their state-funded prekindergarten program in their World's Best Workforce Plan.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), clause (6), for fiscal year 2017, every district
receiving prekindergarten funding under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.05, subdivision
1, must ensure at least 25 percent of classroom teachers have the required license or
special permission, 50 percent for fiscal year 2018, 75 percent for fiscal year 2019, and
100 percent for each classroom by fiscal year 2020 and thereafter.

Subd. 3.

Child eligibility.

A child may participate in a prekindergarten program if
the child:

(1) is not yet in kindergarten and four years old on September 1 of that school year;

(2) has completed the early childhood health and development screening under
sections 121A.16 to 121A.19 within 45 days of enrollment; and

(3) provides documentation of required immunizations under section 121A.15.

Subd. 4.

Hours of instruction.

A school board's annual school calendar for
prekindergarten must meet the minimum hours requirement in section 120A.41.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2016.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.59, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

English learner.

(a) "English learner" means a pupil in kindergarten
prekindergarten
through grade 12 who meets the requirements under subdivision 2a or 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 a valid assessment measuring the pupil's English
language proficiency and 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
academic classes taught in English.

(b) A pupil enrolled in a Minnesota public school in any grade 4 through 12 who in
the previous school year took a commissioner-provided assessment measuring the pupil's
emerging academic English, shall be counted as an English learner in calculating English
learner pupil units under section 126C.05, subdivision 17, and shall generate state English
learner aid under section 124D.65, subdivision 5, if the pupil scored below the state cutoff
score or is otherwise counted as a nonproficient participant on the assessment measuring
the pupil's emerging academic English, or, in the judgment of the pupil's classroom
teachers, consistent with section 124D.61, clause (1), the pupil is unable to demonstrate
academic language proficiency in English, including oral academic language, sufficient to
successfully and fully participate in the general core curriculum in the regular classroom.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) and (b), a pupil in kindergarten prekindergarten
through grade 12 shall not be counted as an English learner in calculating English learner
pupil units under section 126C.05, subdivision 17, and shall not generate state English
learner aid under section 124D.65, subdivision 5, if:

(1) the pupil is not enrolled during the current fiscal year in an educational program
for English learners under sections 124D.58 to 124D.64; or

(2) the pupil has generated six seven or more years of average daily membership in
Minnesota public schools since July 1, 1996.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2017
and later, except that the amendment to paragraph (c), clause (2), is effective for fiscal
year 2016 and later.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, 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.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 individualized education program is counted as the ratio
of the number of hours of assessment and education service to 825 times 1.0 with a
minimum average daily membership of 0.28, but not more than 1.0 pupil unit.

(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 1.0.

(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 individualized education
program to 875, but not more than one.

(d) A prekindergarten pupil who is not included in paragraph (a) or (b) is counted as
0.5 pupil unit if the pupil is enrolled in a free all-day, every day prekindergarten program
available to all prekindergarten pupils at the pupil's school that meets the minimum hours
requirement in section 120A.41 and meets the requirements in section 124D.171.

(d) (e) A kindergarten pupil who is not included in paragraph (c) is counted as 1.0
pupil unit if the pupil is enrolled in a free all-day, every day kindergarten program available
to all kindergarten pupils at the pupil's school that meets the minimum hours requirement in
section 120A.41, or is counted as .55 pupil unit, if the pupil is not enrolled in a free all-day,
every day kindergarten program available to all kindergarten pupils at the pupil's school.

(e) (f) A pupil who is in any of grades 1 to 6 is counted as 1.0 pupil unit.

(f) (g) A pupil who is in any of grades 7 to 12 is counted as 1.2 pupil units.

(g) (h) A pupil who is in the postsecondary enrollment options program is counted
as 1.2 pupil units.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2017
and later.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.10, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Basic revenue.

For fiscal year 2014, the basic revenue for each district
equals the formula allowance times the adjusted marginal cost pupil units for the school
year.
For fiscal year 2015 and later, the basic revenue for each district equals the formula
allowance times the adjusted pupil units for the school year. The formula allowance for
fiscal year 2013 is $5,224. The formula allowance for fiscal year 2014 is $5,302.
The
formula allowance for fiscal year 2015 and later is $5,831. The formula allowance for
fiscal year 2016 is $5,889. The formula allowance for fiscal year 2017 and later is $5,948.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.10, subdivision 13a, is amended to read:


Subd. 13a.

Operating capital levy.

To obtain operating capital revenue for fiscal
year 2015 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 $14,500 for fiscal years 2015 and 2016, $19,500
for fiscal year 2017, $20,400 for fiscal year 2018, and $21,750 for fiscal year 2019 and later
.

Sec. 8. APPROPRIATIONS.

Subdivision 1.

Department of Education.

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

Subd. 2.

General education aid.

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

$
6,596,574,000
.....
2016
$
6,798,189,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $622,874,000 for 2015 and $5,973,700,000 for
2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $635,706,000 for 2016 and $6,162,483,000 for
2017.

Subd. 3.

Enrollment options transportation.

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:

$
39,000
.....
2016
$
42,000
.....
2017

Subd. 4.

Abatement revenue.

For abatement aid under Minnesota Statutes, section
127A.49:

$
2,740,000
.....
2016
$
2,932,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $278,000 for 2015 and $2,462,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $273,000 for 2016 and $2,659,000 for 2017.

Subd. 5.

Consolidation transition.

For districts consolidating under Minnesota
Statutes, section 123A.485:

$
292,000
.....
2016
$
165,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $22,000 for 2015 and $270,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $30,000 for 2016 and $135,000 for 2017.

Subd. 6.

Nonpublic pupil education aid.

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

$
16,664,000
.....
2016
$
17,095,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $1,627,000 for 2015 and $15,037,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $1,670,000 for 2016 and $15,425,000 for 2017.

Subd. 7.

Nonpublic pupil transportation.

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

$
17,840,000
.....
2016
$
17,634,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $1,791,000 for 2015 and $16,049,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $1,783,000 for 2016 and $15,851,000 for 2017.

Subd. 8.

One-room schoolhouse.

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

$
65,000
.....
2016
$
65,000
.....
2017

Subd. 9.

Compensatory revenue pilot project.

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

$
2,325,000
.....
2016
$
2,325,000
.....
2017

Of this amount, $1,500,000 in each year is for a grant to Independent School District
No. 11, Anoka-Hennepin; $75,000 in each year is for a grant to Independent School
District No. 286, Brooklyn Center; $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; $165,000 in each year is for a grant to Independent
School District No. 535, Rochester; $65,000 in each year is for a grant to Independent
School District No. 833, South Washington; and $150,000 in each year is for a grant to
Independent School District No. 241, Albert Lea.

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.

Subd. 10.

Career and technical aid.

For career and technical aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.4531, subdivision 1b:

$
5,391,000
.....
2016
$
4,765,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $574,000 for 2015 and $4,817,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $535,000 for 2016 and $4,230,000 for 2017.

ARTICLE 2

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.42, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Minnesota reading corps program.

(a) A Minnesota reading corps
program is established to provide ServeMinnesota AmeriCorps members with a
data-based problem-solving model of literacy instruction to use in helping to train local
Head Start program providers, other prekindergarten program providers, and staff in
schools with students in kindergarten through grade 3 to evaluate and teach early literacy
skills, including comprehensive, scientifically based reading instruction under section
122A.06, subdivision 4, to children age 3 to grade 3. Priority shall be given to placing
AmeriCorps members in prekindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade programs in any of
the following: (1) "Focus" or "Priority" schools under the multiple measurements rating;
or (2) federal School Improvement Grant recipients.

(b) Literacy programs under this subdivision must comply with the provisions
governing literacy program goals and data use under section 119A.50, subdivision 3,
paragraph (b).

(c) The commission must submit a biennial report to the committees of the
legislature with jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education that records and
evaluates program data to determine the efficacy of the programs under this subdivision.

Sec. 2. APPROPRIATIONS.

Subdivision 1.

Department.

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

Subd. 2.

Charter school building lease aid.

For building lease aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.11, subdivision 4:

$
65,819,000
.....
2016
$
73,968,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $5,937,000 for 2015 and $59,882,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $6,653,000 for 2016 and $67,315,000 for 2017.

Subd. 3.

Achievement and integration aid.

For integration aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.862:

$
65,568,000
.....
2016
$
70,307,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $6,381,000 for 2015 and $59,187,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $6,576,000 for 2016 and $63,731,000 for 2017.

Subd. 4.

Literacy incentive aid.

For literacy incentive aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.98:

$
44,590,000
.....
2016
$
45,574,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $4,683,000 for 2015 and $39,907,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $4,434,000 for 2016 and $41,140,000 for 2017.

Subd. 5.

Interdistrict desegregation or integration transportation grants.

For
interdistrict desegregation or integration transportation grants under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.87:

$
15,216,000
.....
2016
$
16,025,000
.....
2017

Subd. 6.

Success for the future.

For American Indian success for the future grants
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.81:

$
4,279,000
.....
2016
$
4,517,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $213,000 for 2015 and $4,066,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $451,000 for 2016 and $4,066,000 for 2017.

Subd. 7.

American Indian teacher preparation grants.

For joint grants to assist
American Indian people to become teachers under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.63:

$
190,000
.....
2016
$
190,000
.....
2017

Subd. 8.

Tribal contract schools.

For tribal contract school aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.83:

$
2,212,000
.....
2016
$
2,337,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $208,000 for 2015 and $2,004,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $222,000 for 2016 and $2,115,000 for 2017.

Subd. 9.

Early childhood programs at tribal schools.

For early childhood family
education programs at tribal contract schools under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.83,
subdivision 4:

$
68,000
.....
2016
$
68,000
.....
2017

Subd. 10.

Statewide testing and reporting system.

For the statewide testing and
reporting system under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.30:

$
21,001,000
.....
2016
$
21,001,000
.....
2017

Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

Subd. 11.

Examination fees; teacher training and support programs.

(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:

$
4,500,000
.....
2016
$
4,500,000
.....
2017

(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.

(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.

(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.

Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

Subd. 12.

Concurrent enrollment program.

For concurrent enrollment programs
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.091:

$
2,000,000
.....
2016
$
2,000,000
.....
2017

If the appropriation is insufficient, the commissioner must proportionately reduce
the aid payment to each district.

Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

Subd. 13.

Collaborative urban educator.

For the collaborative urban educator
grant program:

$
780,000
.....
2016
$
780,000
.....
2017

$195,000 each year is for the Southeast Asian teacher program at Concordia
University, St. Paul; $175,000 each year is for the collaborative urban educator program
at the University of St. Thomas; $195,000 each year is for the Center for Excellence in
Urban Teaching at Hamline University; and $195,000 each year is for the East Africa
Student to Teacher program at Augsburg College.

Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

Each institution shall prepare for the legislature, by January 15 of each year, a
detailed report regarding the funds used. The report must include the number of teachers
prepared as well as the diversity for each cohort of teachers produced.

Subd. 14.

ServeMinnesota program.

For funding ServeMinnesota programs under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 124D.37 to 124D.45:

$
900,000
.....
2016
$
900,000
.....
2017

A grantee organization may provide health and child care coverage to the dependents
of each participant enrolled in a full-time ServeMinnesota program to the extent such
coverage is not otherwise available.

Subd. 15.

Student organizations.

For student organizations:

$
725,000
.....
2016
$
725,000
.....
2017

$96,000 each year is for student organizations serving health occupations.

$43,000 each year is for student organizations serving service occupations.

$100,000 each year is for student organizations serving trade and industry
occupations.

$95,000 each year is for student organizations serving business occupations.

$150,000 each year is for student organizations serving agriculture occupations.

$142,000 each year is for student organizations serving family and consumer science
occupations.

$109,000 each year is for student organizations serving marketing occupations.

$40,000 each year is for the Minnesota Foundation for Student Organizations.

Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

Subd. 16.

Early childhood literacy programs.

For early childhood literacy
programs under Minnesota Statutes, section 119A.50, subdivision 3:

$
9,375,000
.....
2016
$
9,375,000
.....
2017

Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

Subd. 17.

Minnesota math corps program.

For the Minnesota math corps program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.42, subdivision 9:

$
250,000
.....
2016
$
250,000
.....
2017

Any unexpended balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the
second year.

Subd. 18.

Alternative compensation.

For alternative teacher compensation aid
under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.415, subdivision 4:

$
78,308,000
.....
2016
$
77,596,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $7,766,000 for 2015 and $70,542,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $7,837,000 for 2016 and $69,759,000 for 2017.

Subd. 19.

Starbase MN.

For a grant to Starbase MN for rigorous science,
technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program providing students in grades 4 to
6 with a multisensory learning experience and a hands-on curriculum in an aerospace
environment using state-of-the-art technology:

$
500,000
.....
2016
$
500,000
.....
2017

Any balance in the first year does not cancel and is available in the second year.

Subd. 20.

Civic education grants.

For grants to the Minnesota Civic Education
Coalition: Kids Voting St. Paul, Learning Law and Democracy Foundation, and YMCA
Youth in Government to provide civic education programs for Minnesota youth age 18
and younger. Civic education is the study of constitutional principles and the democratic
foundation of our national, state, and local institutions and the study of political processes
and structures of government, grounded in the understanding of constitutional government
under the rule of law:

$
125,000
.....
2016
$
125,000
.....
2017

Any balance in the first year does not cancel and is available in the second year.

Subd. 21.

Teacher development and evaluation.

For teacher development and
evaluation revenue:

$
1,000,000
.....
2016

The 2016 appropriation includes $1,000,000 for 2015 and $0 for 2016. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available until expended.

Subd. 22.

Recovery program grants.

For recovery program grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.695:

$
500,000
.....
2016
$
500,000
.....
2017

Any balance in the first year does not cancel and is available in the second year.

ARTICLE 3

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.79, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For the purposes of this section, the definitions in this
subdivision apply.

(a) "Unreimbursed old formula special education expenditures" means:

(1) old formula special education expenditures for the prior fiscal year; minus

(2) for fiscal years 2014 and 2015, the sum of the special education aid under section
125A.76, subdivision 5, for the prior fiscal year and the cross subsidy reduction aid under
section 125A.76, subdivision 2b, and for fiscal year 2016 and later, the special education
initial aid under section 125A.76, subdivision 2a; minus

(3) for fiscal year 2016 and later, the amount of general education revenue, excluding
local optional revenue, plus local optional aid and referendum equalization aid for the
prior fiscal year attributable to pupils receiving special instruction and services outside the
regular classroom for more than 60 percent of the school day for the portion of time the
pupils receive special instruction and services outside the regular classroom, excluding
portions attributable to district and school administration, district support services,
operations and maintenance, capital expenditures, and pupil transportation.

(b) "Unreimbursed nonfederal special education expenditures" means:

(1) nonfederal special education expenditures for the prior fiscal year; minus

(2) special education initial aid under section 125A.76, subdivision 2a; minus

(3) the amount of general education revenue and referendum equalization aid for the
prior fiscal year attributable to pupils receiving special instruction and services outside the
regular classroom for more than 60 percent of the school day for the portion of time the
pupils receive 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.

(c) "General revenue" for a school district means the sum of the general education
revenue according to section 126C.10, subdivision 1, excluding transportation sparsity
revenue, local optional revenue, and total operating capital revenue. "General revenue"
for a charter school means the sum of the general education revenue according to section
124D.11, subdivision 1, and transportation revenue according to section 124D.11,
subdivision 2, excluding referendum equalization aid, transportation sparsity revenue, and
operating capital revenue.

Sec. 2. APPROPRIATIONS.

Subdivision 1.

Department of Education.

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

Subd. 2.

Special education; regular.

For special education aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 125A.75:

$
1,184,360,000
.....
2016
$
1,247,976,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $138,130,000 for 2015 and $1,046,230,000 for
2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $147,279,000 for 2016 and $1,100,697,000 for
2017.

Subd. 3.

Aid for children with disabilities.

For aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 125A.75, subdivision 3, for children with disabilities placed in residential facilities
within the district boundaries for whom no district of residence can be determined:

$
1,406,000
.....
2016
$
1,629,000
.....
2017

If the appropriation for either year is insufficient, the appropriation for the other
year is available.

Subd. 4.

Travel for home-based services.

For aid for teacher travel for home-based
services under Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.75, subdivision 1:

$
361,000
.....
2016
$
371,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $35,000 for 2015 and $326,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $36,000 for 2016 and $335,000 for 2017.

Subd. 5.

Court-placed special education revenue.

For reimbursing serving school
districts for unreimbursed eligible expenditures attributable to children placed in the serving
school district by court action under Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.79, subdivision 4:

$
56,000
.....
2016
$
57,000
.....
2017

Subd. 6.

Special education out-of-state tuition.

For special education out-of-state
tuition according to Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.79, subdivision 8:

$
250,000
.....
2016
$
250,000
.....
2017

Subd. 7.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

For
implementation of schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in
schools and districts throughout Minnesota:

$
2,300,000
.....
2016
$
2,300,000
.....
2017

Any balance in the first year does not cancel and is available in the second year.

ARTICLE 4

FACILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY

Section 1. APPROPRIATIONS.

Subdivision 1.

Department of Education.

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

Subd. 2.

Health and safety revenue.

For health and safety aid according to
Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.57, subdivision 5:

$
501,000
.....
2016
$
470,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $66,000 for 2015 and $435,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $48,000 for 2016 and $422,000 for 2017.

Subd. 3.

Debt service equalization.

For debt service aid according to Minnesota
Statutes, section 123B.53, subdivision 6:

$
20,268,000
.....
2016
$
24,667,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $2,295,000 for 2015 and $17,973,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $1,996,000 for 2016 and $22,671,000 for 2017.

Subd. 4.

Alternative facilities bonding aid.

For alternative facilities bonding aid,
according to Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.59, subdivision 1:

$
19,287,000
.....
2016
$
19,287,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $1,928,000 for 2015 and $17,359,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $1,928,000 for 2016 and $17,359,000 for 2017.

Subd. 5.

Equity in telecommunications access.

For equity in telecommunications
access:

$
3,750,000
.....
2016
$
3,750,000
.....
2017

If the appropriation amount is insufficient, the commissioner shall reduce the
reimbursement rate in Minnesota Statutes, section 125B.26, subdivisions 4 and 5, and the
revenue for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 shall be prorated.

Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

Subd. 6.

Deferred maintenance aid.

For deferred maintenance aid, according to
Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.591, subdivision 4:

$
3,494,000
.....
2016
$
3,181,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $412,000 for 2015 and $3,082,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $342,000 for 2016 and $2,839,000 for 2017.

ARTICLE 5

NUTRITION AND ACCOUNTING

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.1158, subdivision 3, is amended to
read:


Subd. 3.

Program reimbursement.

Each school year, the state must reimburse
each participating school 30 cents for each reduced-price breakfast, 55 cents for each fully
paid breakfast served to students in grades 1 to 4 through 12, and $1.30 for each fully paid
breakfast served to a kindergarten student students in prekindergarten through grade 3. A
final claim for reimbursement shall be submitted to the commissioner not later than 60
days following the last day of the full month covered by the claim. Claims not submitted
within 60 days following the last day of the full month covered by the claim shall not be
eligible for reimbursement, unless otherwise authorized by the commissioner.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 127A.41, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Appropriation transfers.

(a) If a direct appropriation from the general
fund to the department for any education aid or grant authorized in this chapter and
chapters 122A, 123A, 123B, 124D, 125A, 126C, and 134, excluding appropriations under
sections 124D.135, 124D.16, 124D.20, 124D.22, 124D.52, 124D.531, 124D.55, and
124D.56, exceeds the amount required, the commissioner may transfer the excess to any
education aid or grant appropriation that is insufficient. However, section 126C.20 applies
to a deficiency in the direct appropriation for general education aid. Excess appropriations
must be allocated proportionately among aids or grants that have insufficient
appropriations. The commissioner of management and budget shall make the necessary
transfers among appropriations according to the determinations of the commissioner. If
the amount of the direct appropriation for the aid or grant plus the amount transferred
according to this subdivision is insufficient, the commissioner shall prorate the available
amount among eligible districts. The state is not obligated for any additional amounts.

(b) Transfers for aids paid under section 127A.45, subdivisions 12, paragraph (a),
12a, paragraph (a), and 13, shall be made during the fiscal year after the fiscal year of the
entitlement. Transfers for aids paid under section 127A.45, subdivisions 11, 12, paragraph
(b)
, and 12a, paragraph (b), shall be made during the fiscal year of the appropriation.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for fiscal year 2017 and later.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 127A.41, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Appropriation transfers for community education programs.

If a direct
appropriation from the general fund to the Department of Education for an education aid
or grant authorized under section 124D.135, 124D.16, 124D.20, 124D.22, 124D.52,
124D.531, 124D.55, or 124D.56 exceeds the amount required, the commissioner of
education may transfer the excess to any education aid or grant appropriation that is
insufficiently funded under these sections. Excess appropriations shall be allocated
proportionately among aids or grants that have insufficient appropriations. The
commissioner of management and budget shall make the necessary transfers among
appropriations according to the determinations of the commissioner of education. If
the amount of the direct appropriation for the aid or grant plus the amount transferred
according to this subdivision is insufficient, the commissioner shall prorate the available
amount among eligible districts. The state is not obligated for any additional amounts.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for fiscal year 2017 and later.

Sec. 4. APPROPRIATIONS.

Subdivision 1.

Department of Education.

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

Subd. 2.

School lunch.

For school lunch aid according to Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.111, and Code of Federal Regulations, title 7, section 210.17:

$
15,970,000
.....
2016
$
16,915,000
.....
2017

Subd. 3.

School breakfast.

For traditional school breakfast aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.1158:

$
22,650,000
.....
2016
$
24,775,000
.....
2017

Subd. 4.

Kindergarten milk.

For kindergarten milk aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.118:

$
961,000
.....
2016
$
971,000
.....
2017

Subd. 5.

Summer school service replacement aid.

For summer food service
replacement aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.119:

$
150,000
.....
2016
$
150,000
.....
2017

ARTICLE 6

LIBRARIES

Section 1. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION; LIBRARY APPROPRIATIONS.

Subdivision 1.

Department of Education.

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

Subd. 2.

Basic system support.

For basic system support aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 134.355:

$
13,570,000
.....
2016
$
13,570,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $1,357,000 for 2015 and $12,213,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $1,357,000 for 2016 and $12,213,000 for 2017.

Subd. 3.

Multicounty, multitype library systems.

For aid under Minnesota
Statutes, sections 134.353 and 134.354, to multicounty, multitype library systems:

$
1,300,000
.....
2016
$
1,300,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $130,000 for 2015 and $1,170,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $130,000 for 2016 and $1,170,000 for 2017.

Subd. 4.

Electronic library for Minnesota.

For statewide licenses to online
databases selected in cooperation with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education for
school media centers, public libraries, state government agency libraries, and public
or private college or university libraries:

$
900,000
.....
2016
$
900,000
.....
2017

Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

Subd. 5.

Regional library telecommunications aid.

For regional library
telecommunications aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355:

$
2,300,000
.....
2016
$
2,300,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $230,000 for 2015 and $2,070,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $230,000 for 2016 and $2,070,000 for 2017.

ARTICLE 7

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.15, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Services with new or existing providers.

A district may contract
with a charter school or community-based organization to provide eligible children
developmentally appropriate services that meet the program requirements in subdivision
3. In the alternative, a district may pay tuition or fees to place an eligible child in an
existing program. A district may establish a new program where no existing, reasonably
accessible program meets the program requirements in subdivision 3. Districts must
submit a copy of each contract to the commissioner with the biennial plan.
Services may
be provided in a site-based program or in the home of the child or a combination of both.
The district may not restrict participation to district residents.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for fiscal year 2017 and later.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.162, is amended to read:


124D.162 KINDERGARTEN READINESS ASSESSMENT.

The commissioner of education may implement a kindergarten readiness assessment
representative of incoming kindergartners. The assessment must be based on the
Department of Education Kindergarten Readiness Assessment at kindergarten entrance
study.
The commissioner of education must provide a process for measuring the
kindergarten readiness of incoming kindergartners. Districts must choose from a menu of
valid and reliable measurement instruments provided by the Department of Education that
are aligned to the state early childhood indicators of progress and kindergarten standards
that are based on the Department of Education Kindergarten Readiness Study and meet
the World's Best Workforce goal of measuring school readiness.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.165, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Family eligibility.

(a) For a family to receive an early learning scholarship,
parents or guardians must meet the following eligibility requirements:

(1) have a child three or four under the age of five years of age old on September 1 of
the current school year, who has not yet started kindergarten and is not currently enrolled
in a prekindergarten program under section 124D.171
; and

(2) have income equal to or less than 185 percent of federal poverty level income
in the current calendar year, or be able to document their child's current participation in
the free and reduced-price lunch program or child and adult care food program, National
School Lunch Act, United States Code, title 42, sections 1751 and 1766; the Food
Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, Food and Nutrition Act, United States
Code, title 7, sections 2011-2036; Head Start under the federal Improving Head Start for
School Readiness Act of 2007; Minnesota family investment program under chapter 256J;
child care assistance programs under chapter 119B; the supplemental nutrition assistance
program; or placement in foster care under section 260C.212.

(b) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, a parent under age 21 who
is pursuing a high school or general education equivalency diploma is eligible for an early
learning scholarship if the parent has a child age zero to five years old and meets the
income eligibility guidelines in this subdivision.

(c) Any siblings between the ages zero to five years old of a child who has been
awarded a scholarship under this section must be awarded a scholarship upon request,
provided the sibling attends the same program as long as funds are available.

(d) A child who has received a scholarship under this section must continue to
receive a scholarship each year until that child is eligible for kindergarten under section
120A.20 and as long as funds are available.

(e) Early learning scholarships may not be counted as earned income for the
purposes of medical assistance under chapter 256B, MinnesotaCare under chapter 256L,
Minnesota family investment program under chapter 256J, child care assistance programs
under chapter 119B, or Head Start under the federal Improving Head Start for School
Readiness Act of 2007.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for fiscal year 2017 and later.

Sec. 4.

[124D.173] HELP ME GROW.

Subdivision 1.

Purpose.

The purpose of this section is to develop and implement a
comprehensive, collaborative resource and referral system for children, prenatal through
age eight, and their families.

Subd. 2.

Establishment and administration.

The commissioner of education shall
provide funding and shall work collaboratively through interagency agreement with the
commissioners of human services and health to implement this section and maintain
annual affiliate status with the Help Me Grow National Center.

Subd. 3.

Duties.

(a) The Help Me Grow program shall facilitate collaboration across
sectors, including child health, early learning and education, and family supports by:

(1) providing child health care provider outreach to support early detection,
intervention, and knowledge about local resources;

(2) identifying and providing access to detection tools used to identify young
children at risk for developmental and behavioral problems; and

(3) linking children and families to appropriate community-based services.

(b) The Help Me Grow program shall provide community outreach that includes
support for, and participation in, the Help Me Grow system, including disseminating
information on the system and compiling and maintaining a resource directory that
includes, but is not limited to:

(1) primary and specialty medical care providers;

(2) early childhood education and child care programs;

(3) developmental disabilities assessment and intervention programs;

(4) mental health services;

(5) family and social support programs;

(6) child advocacy and legal services;

(7) public health services and resources; and

(8) other appropriate early childhood information.

(c) The Help Me Grow program shall develop a centralized access point for parents
and professionals to obtain information, resources, and other support services.

(d) The Help Me Grow program shall collect data to increase understanding of all
aspects of the current and ongoing system under this section, including identification of
gaps in service, barriers to finding and receiving appropriate service, and lack of resources.

Subd. 4.

Review.

The Department of Education shall annually review the following:

(1) outcomes achieved by this system;

(2) alignment with overall early childhood goals and objectives; and

(3) impacts on young children.

Sec. 5. APPROPRIATIONS.

Subdivision 1.

Department of Education.

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

Subd. 2.

School readiness.

For revenue for school readiness programs under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 124D.15 and 124D.16:

$
12,170,000
.....
2016
$
1,217,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $1,217,000 for 2015 and $10,953,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $1,217,000 for 2016 and $0 for 2017.

Subd. 3.

Early childhood family education aid.

For early childhood family
education aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.135:

$
27,751,000
.....
2016
$
28,707,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $2,713,000 for 2015 and $25,038,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $2,782,000 for 2016 and $25,925,000 for 2017.

Subd. 4.

Developmental screening aid.

For developmental screening aid under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 121A.17 and 121A.19:

$
3,358,000
.....
2016
$
3,352,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $337,000 for 2015 and $3,021,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $335,000 for 2016 and $3,017,000 for 2017.

Subd. 5.

Head Start program.

For Head Start programs under Minnesota Statutes,
section 119A.52:

$
20,100,000
.....
2016
$
39,542,000
.....
2017

Subd. 6.

Educate parents partnership.

For the educate parents partnership under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.129:

$
49,000
.....
2016
$
49,000
.....
2017

Subd. 7.

Kindergarten entrance assessment initiative and intervention
program.

For the kindergarten entrance assessment initiative and intervention program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.162:

$
1,881,000
.....
2016
$
1,881,000
.....
2017

Subd. 8.

Early childhood education scholarships.

For grants to early childhood
education scholarships for public or private early childhood preschool programs for
children ages 3 to 5:

$
27,884,000
.....
2016
$
27,884,000
.....
2017

Up to $950,000 each year is for administration of this program.

Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

Subd. 9.

Parent-child home program.

For a grant to the parent-child home
program:

$
250,000
.....
2016
$
250,000
.....
2017

The grant must be used for an evidence-based and research-validated early childhood
literacy and school readiness program for children ages 16 months to four years at its
existing suburban program location.

Subd. 10.

Northside Achievement Zone.

For a grant to the Northside Achievement
Zone.

$
1,200,000
.....
2016
$
1,200,000
.....
2017

Funds appropriated in this section are to reduce multigenerational poverty and the
educational achievement gap through increased enrollment of families within the zone,
and may be used for Northside Achievement Zone programming and services consistent
with federal Promise Neighborhood program agreements and requirements.

Subd. 11.

St. Paul Promise Neighborhood.

For a grant to the St. Paul Promise
Neighborhood.

$
1,200,000
.....
2016
$
1,200,000
.....
2017

Funds appropriated in this section are to reduce multigenerational poverty and the
educational achievement gap through increased enrollment of families within the zone,
and may be used for St. Paul Promise Neighborhood programming and services consistent
with federal Promise Neighborhood program agreements and requirements.

Sec. 6. REPEALER.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 124D.15, subdivision 3a; and 124D.16,
subdivisions 2, 3, and 5,
are repealed for fiscal year 2017 and later.

ARTICLE 8

PREVENTION

Section 1. APPROPRIATION.

Subdivision 1.

Department of Education.

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

Subd. 2.

Community education aid.

For community education aid under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.20:

$
765,000
.....
2016
$
586,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $107,000 for 2015 and $658,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $73,000 for 2016 and $513,000 for 2017.

Subd. 3.

Adults with disabilities program aid.

For adults with disabilities
programs under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.56:

$
710,000
.....
2016
$
710,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $71,000 for 2015 and $639,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $71,000 for 2016 and $639,000 for 2017.

Subd. 4.

Hearing-impaired adults.

For programs for hearing-impaired adults
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.57:

$
70,000
.....
2016
$
70,000
.....
2017

Subd. 5.

School-age care revenue.

For extended day aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.22:

$
1,000
.....
2016
$
1,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $0 for 2015 and $1,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $0 for 2016 and $1,000 for 2017.

ARTICLE 9

SELF-SUFFICIENCY AND LIFELONG LEARNING

Section 1. APPROPRIATIONS.

Subdivision 1.

Department of Education.

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

Subd. 2.

Adult basic education aid.

For adult basic education aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.531:

$
49,118,000
.....
2016
$
50,592,000
.....
2017

The 2016 appropriation includes $4,782,000 for 2015 and $44,336,000 for 2016.

The 2017 appropriation includes $4,926,000 for 2016 and $45,666,000 for 2017.

Subd. 3.

GED tests.

For payment of 60 percent of the costs of GED tests under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.55:

$
125,000
.....
2016
$
125,000
.....
2017

ARTICLE 10

STATE AGENCIES

Section 1. APPROPRIATIONS; DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Subdivision 1.

Department of Education.

Unless otherwise indicated, the sums
indicated in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the Department of
Education for the fiscal years designated.

Subd. 2.

Department.

(a) For the Department of Education:

$
27,745,000
.....
2016
$
27,824,000
.....
2017

Of these amounts:

(1) $260,000 each year is for the Minnesota Children's Museum;

(2) $41,000 each year is for the Minnesota Academy of Science;

(3) $50,000 each year is for the Duluth Children's Museum;

(4) $718,000 each year is for the Board of Teaching;

(5) $228,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $231,000 in fiscal year 2017 is for the Board of
School Administrators;

(6) $25,000 each year is for administration of the Innovative Education Pilot under
Laws 2012, chapter 263, section 1;

(7) $4,000,000 each year is for Regional Centers of Excellence under Minnesota
Statutes, section 120B.115;

(8) $500,000 each year is for the School Safety Technical Assistance Center under
Minnesota Statutes, section 127A.052;

(9) $1,000,000 each year is for activities related to the statewide Help Me Grow
program under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.173; and

(10) $250,000 each year is for the School Finance Division to enhance financial
data analysis.

(b) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

(c) None of the amounts appropriated under this subdivision may be used for
Minnesota's Washington, D.C. office.

(d) The expenditures of federal grants and aids as shown in the biennial budget
document and its supplements are approved and appropriated and shall be spent as
indicated.

(e) This appropriation includes funds for information technology project services and
support subject to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 16E.0466. Any ongoing
information technology costs will be incorporated into the service level agreement and
will be paid to the Office of MN.IT Services by the Department of Education under the
rates and mechanism specified in that agreement.

Sec. 2. APPROPRIATIONS; MINNESOTA STATE ACADEMIES.

The sums indicated in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the
Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and the Blind for the fiscal years designated:

$
12,145,000
.....
2016
$
12,329,000
.....
2017

Sec. 3. APPROPRIATIONS; PERPICH CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION.

The sums in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the Perpich
Center for Arts Education for the fiscal years designated:

$
7,372,000
.....
2016
$
7,473,000
.....
2017

Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

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2.34 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 3.35 3.36 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 6.32
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 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 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 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 10.17 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 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 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 12.10 12.11 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 12.30 12.31 12.32 12.33 12.34 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 13.33 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 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 15.18 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 15.34 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 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
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 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 19.29 19.30 19.31 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 20.14 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 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 21.16 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 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 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 23.31 23.32 23.33 23.34 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 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 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 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 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 27.17 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 28.14 28.15
28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20
28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24 28.25 28.26

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