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HF 844

1st Unofficial Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 04/29/2015 04:13pm

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1.1A bill for an act
1.2relating to education; providing funding and policy for early childhood and
1.3family, prekindergarten through grade 12, and adult education, including general
1.4education, education excellence, special education, facilities, technology,
1.5nutrition, libraries, accounting, early childhood, education, self-sufficiency,
1.6lifelong learning, and state agencies; appropriating money;amending Minnesota
1.7Statutes 2014, sections 5A.03; 120B.021, subdivisions 1, 3, 4; 120B.13,
1.8subdivision 4; 120B.30, by adding subdivisions; 120B.36, subdivision 1;
1.9121A.17, subdivisions 3, 5; 122A.09, by adding a subdivision; 122A.18,
1.10subdivision 8; 122A.413, subdivisions 1, 2; 122A.414, subdivisions 1, 1a, 2,
1.112a, 2b, 3; 122A.415; 122A.74; 123B.045, by adding a subdivision; 123B.53,
1.12subdivisions 1, 4; 123B.57; 124D.041, subdivisions 1, 2; 124D.09, subdivisions
1.135, 8; 124D.10, subdivisions 8, 12; 124D.11, subdivisions 1, 5, by adding
1.14subdivisions; 124D.1158, subdivisions 3, 4; 124D.15, subdivisions 3, 5, 12,
1.1515, by adding a subdivision; 124D.16, subdivision 2; 124D.165, subdivision
1.162; 124D.20, subdivision 4a; 124D.4531, subdivision 1; 124D.81; 124D.83,
1.17subdivision 2; 125A.03; 125A.11, subdivision 1; 125A.79, subdivision 1;
1.18126C.01, subdivision 2; 126C.10, subdivisions 1, 2, 2a, 13a, 18; 126C.15,
1.19subdivision 2; 127A.33; 127A.45, subdivision 3; 127A.47, subdivision 7;
1.20129C.30, subdivision 3; 134.355, subdivisions 5, 6, 8, 9, 10; Laws 2013, chapter
1.21116, article 1, section 58, subdivisions 2, as amended, 3, as amended, 4, as
1.22amended, 5, as amended, 6, as amended, 7, as amended, 11, as amended; article
1.233, sections 35, subdivision 2; 37, subdivisions 3, as amended, 4, as amended, 5,
1.24as amended, 20, as amended; article 4, section 9, subdivision 2, as amended;
1.25article 5, section 31, subdivisions 2, as amended, 3, as amended, 4, as amended;
1.26article 6, section 12, subdivisions 2, as amended, 6, as amended; article 7, section
1.2721, subdivisions 2, as amended, 3, as amended, 4, as amended; article 8, section
1.285, subdivisions 3, as amended, 4, as amended, 14, as amended; Laws 2014,
1.29chapter 312, article 16, sections 15; 16, subdivision 7; proposing coding for new
1.30law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 120B; 121A; 123B; 124D; 136D; repealing
1.31Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 123B.59; 123B.591.
1.32BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

2.1ARTICLE 1
2.2GENERAL EDUCATION

2.3    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.041, subdivision 1, is amended to
2.4read:
2.5    Subdivision 1. Agreements. (a) The commissioner may enter into an agreement
2.6with the designated authority from an adjoining state to establish an enrollment options
2.7program between Minnesota and the adjoining state. Any agreement entered into pursuant
2.8to this section must specify the following:
2.9    (1) for students who are not residents of Minnesota, the enrollment options program
2.10applies only to a student whose resident school district borders Minnesota;
2.11    (2) the commissioner must negotiate equal, reciprocal rates with the designated
2.12authority from the adjoining state;
2.13    (3) if the adjoining state sends more students to Minnesota than Minnesota sends to
2.14the adjoining state, the adjoining state must pay the state of Minnesota the rate agreed
2.15upon under clause (2) for the excess number of students sent to Minnesota;
2.16    (4) if Minnesota sends more students to the adjoining state than the adjoining state
2.17sends to Minnesota, the state of Minnesota will pay the adjoining state the rate agreed
2.18upon under clause (2) for the excess number of students sent to the adjoining state;
2.19    (5) the application procedures for the enrollment options program between
2.20Minnesota and the adjoining state;
2.21    (6) the reasons for which an application for the enrollment options program between
2.22Minnesota and the adjoining state may be denied; and
2.23    (7) that a Minnesota school district is not responsible for transportation for any
2.24resident student attending school in an adjoining state under the provisions of this section.
2.25A Minnesota school district may, at its discretion, provide transportation services for
2.26such a student.
2.27    (b) Any agreement entered into pursuant to this section may specify additional
2.28terms relating to any student in need of special education and related services pursuant
2.29to chapter 125A, including early childhood special education services. Any additional
2.30terms must apply equally to both states.
2.31EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2015.

2.32    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.041, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
2.33    Subd. 2. Pupil accounting. (a) Any student from an adjoining state enrolled in
2.34Minnesota pursuant to this section is included in the receiving school district's average
3.1daily membership and pupil units according to section 126C.05 as if the student were
3.2a resident of another Minnesota school district attending the receiving school district
3.3under section 124D.03.
3.4    (b) Any Minnesota resident student enrolled in an adjoining state pursuant to this
3.5section is included in the resident school district's average daily membership and pupil
3.6units according to section 126C.05 as if the student were a resident of the district attending
3.7another Minnesota school district under section 124D.03.
3.8(c) A prekindergarten child from an adjoining state whose family resides at a
3.9Minnesota address as assigned by the United States Postal Service and is receiving early
3.10childhood special education services from a Minnesota school district is considered
3.11enrolled in a Minnesota school district.
3.12EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2015.

3.13    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.4531, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
3.14    Subdivision 1. Career and technical revenue. (a) A district with a career and
3.15technical program approved under this section for the fiscal year in which the levy is
3.16certified is eligible for career and technical revenue equal to 35 37.5 percent of approved
3.17expenditures in the fiscal year in which the levy is certified for the following:
3.18(1) salaries paid to essential, licensed personnel and qualifying nonlicensed
3.19community experts under paragraph (c) providing direct instructional services to students
3.20in that fiscal year, including extended contracts, for services rendered in the district's
3.21approved career and technical education programs, excluding salaries reimbursed by
3.22another school district under clause (2);
3.23(2) amounts paid to another Minnesota school district for salaries of essential,
3.24licensed personnel and qualifying nonlicensed community experts under paragraph (c)
3.25providing direct instructional services to students in that fiscal year for services rendered
3.26in the district's approved career and technical education programs;
3.27(3) contracted services provided by a public or private agency other than a Minnesota
3.28school district or cooperative center under chapter 123A or 136D;
3.29(4) necessary travel between instructional sites by licensed career and technical
3.30education personnel;
3.31(5) necessary travel by licensed career and technical education personnel for
3.32vocational student organization activities held within the state for instructional purposes;
3.33(6) curriculum development activities that are part of a five-year plan for
3.34improvement based on program assessment;
4.1(7) necessary travel by licensed career and technical education personnel for
4.2noncollegiate credit-bearing professional development; and
4.3(8) specialized vocational instructional supplies.
4.4(b) The district must recognize the full amount of this levy as revenue for the fiscal
4.5year in which it is certified.
4.6(c) The amount of the revenue calculated under this subdivision may not exceed
4.7$17,850,000 for taxes payable in 2012, $15,520,000 for taxes payable in 2013, and
4.8$20,657,000 for taxes payable in 2014.
4.9(d) If the estimated revenue exceeds the amount in paragraph (c), the commissioner
4.10must reduce the percentage in paragraph (a) until the estimated revenue no longer exceeds
4.11the limit in paragraph (c).
4.12    (c) Salaries for nonlicensed community experts qualify under paragraph (a), clauses
4.13(1) and (2), only if the district made efforts to obtain acceptable licensed teachers for the
4.14particular course or subject area.
4.15EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
4.16later.

4.17    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.10, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
4.18    Subdivision 1. General education revenue. (a) For fiscal years 2013 and 2014, the
4.19general education revenue for each district equals the sum of the district's basic revenue,
4.20extended time revenue, gifted and talented revenue, small schools revenue, basic skills
4.21revenue, secondary sparsity revenue, elementary sparsity revenue, transportation sparsity
4.22revenue, total operating capital revenue, equity revenue, alternative teacher compensation
4.23revenue, and transition revenue.
4.24(b) For fiscal year 2015 and later, the general education revenue for each district
4.25equals the sum of the district's basic revenue, extended time support revenue, gifted and
4.26talented revenue, declining enrollment revenue, local optional revenue, small schools
4.27revenue, basic skills revenue, secondary sparsity revenue, elementary sparsity revenue,
4.28transportation sparsity revenue, total operating capital revenue, equity revenue, pension
4.29adjustment revenue, and transition revenue.

4.30    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.10, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
4.31    Subd. 2. Basic revenue. For fiscal year 2014, the basic revenue for each district
4.32equals the formula allowance times the adjusted marginal cost pupil units for the school
4.33year. For fiscal year 2015 and later, the basic revenue for each district equals the formula
4.34allowance times the adjusted pupil units for the school year. The formula allowance for
5.1fiscal year 2013 is $5,224. The formula allowance for fiscal year 2014 is $5,302. The
5.2formula allowance for fiscal year 2015 and later is $5,831. The formula allowance for
5.3fiscal year 2016 is $5,889. The formula allowance for fiscal year 2017 and later is $5,948.

5.4    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.10, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:
5.5    Subd. 2a. Extended time support revenue. (a) A school district's extended time
5.6revenue for fiscal year 2014 is equal to the product of $4,601 and the sum of the adjusted
5.7marginal cost pupil units of the district for each pupil in average daily membership in excess
5.8of 1.0 and less than 1.2 according to section 126C.05, subdivision 8. A school district's
5.9extended time support revenue for fiscal year 2015 and later is equal to the product of
5.10$5,017 and the sum of the adjusted pupil units of the district for each pupil in average daily
5.11membership in excess of 1.0 and less than 1.2 according to section 126C.05, subdivision 8.
5.12(b) A school district's extended time support revenue may be used for extended day
5.13programs, extended week programs, summer school, and other programming authorized
5.14under the learning year program. Extended support revenue may also be used by area
5.15learning centers, alternative learning programs, and contract alternative programs for
5.16academic purposes during the school day.

5.17    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.10, subdivision 13a, is amended to read:
5.18    Subd. 13a. Operating capital levy. To obtain operating capital revenue for fiscal
5.19year 2015 and later, a district may levy an amount not more than the product of its operating
5.20capital revenue for the fiscal year times the lesser of one or the ratio of its adjusted net tax
5.21capacity per adjusted marginal cost pupil unit to the operating capital equalizing factor. The
5.22operating capital equalizing factor equals $14,500 for fiscal years 2015 and 2016, $16,332
5.23for fiscal year 2017, $23,905 for fiscal year 2018, and $38,100 for fiscal year 2019 and later.
5.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2016 and
5.25later.

5.26    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.10, subdivision 18, is amended to read:
5.27    Subd. 18. Transportation sparsity revenue allowance. (a) A district's
5.28transportation sparsity allowance equals the greater of zero or the result of the following
5.29computation:
5.30    (i) Multiply the formula allowance according to subdivision 2, by .141.
5.31    (ii) Multiply the result in clause (i) by the district's sparsity index raised to the
5.3226/100 power.
6.1    (iii) Multiply the result in clause (ii) by the district's density index raised to the
6.213/100 power.
6.3    (iv) Multiply the result in clause (iii) by the greater of (1) one or (2) the ratio of the
6.4square mile area of the district to 3,000 raised to the 34/100 power.
6.5    (v) For a district that does not qualify for secondary sparsity revenue under
6.6subdivision 7 or elementary sparsity revenue under subdivision 8, multiply the result in
6.7clause (iv) by the greater of (1) one or (2) the ratio of the square mile area of the district to
6.8525 raised to the 34/100 power.
6.9    (iv) (vi) Multiply the formula allowance according to subdivision 2, by .0466.
6.10    (v) (vii) Subtract the result in clause (iv) (vi) from the result in clause (iii) (v).
6.11    (b) Transportation sparsity revenue is equal to the transportation sparsity allowance
6.12times the adjusted pupil units.
6.13EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2016 and
6.14later.

6.15    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.15, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
6.16    Subd. 2. Building allocation. (a) A district or cooperative must allocate its
6.17compensatory revenue to each school building in the district or cooperative where
6.18the children who have generated the revenue are served unless the school district or
6.19cooperative has received permission under Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 5,
6.20article 1, section 50, to allocate compensatory revenue according to student performance
6.21measures developed by the school board.
6.22    (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a district or cooperative may allocate up to five
6.2350 percent of the amount of compensatory revenue that the district receives to school
6.24sites according to a plan adopted by the school board, and a district or cooperative may
6.25allocate up to an additional five percent of its compensatory revenue for activities under
6.26subdivision 1, clause (10), according to a plan adopted by the school board. The money
6.27reallocated under this paragraph must be spent for the purposes listed in subdivision 1, but
6.28may be spent on students in any grade, including students attending school readiness or
6.29other prekindergarten programs.
6.30    (c) For the purposes of this section and section 126C.05, subdivision 3, "building"
6.31means education site as defined in section 123B.04, subdivision 1.
6.32    (d) Notwithstanding section 123A.26, subdivision 1, compensatory revenue
6.33generated by students served at a cooperative unit shall be paid to the cooperative unit.
6.34    (e) A district or cooperative with school building openings, school building
6.35closings, changes in attendance area boundaries, or other changes in programs or student
7.1demographics between the prior year and the current year may reallocate compensatory
7.2revenue among sites to reflect these changes. A district or cooperative must report to the
7.3department any adjustments it makes according to this paragraph and the department must
7.4use the adjusted compensatory revenue allocations in preparing the report required under
7.5section 123B.76, subdivision 3, paragraph (c).
7.6EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2015.

7.7    Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 129C.30, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
7.8    Subd. 3. General education funding. General education revenue must be paid to
7.9the Crosswinds school as though it were a district. The general education revenue for each
7.10adjusted pupil unit is the state average general education revenue per pupil unit, plus
7.11the referendum equalization aid allowance in the pupil's district of residence, minus an
7.12amount equal to the product of the formula allowance according to section 126C.10,
7.13subdivision 2, times .0466, calculated without declining enrollment, basic skills revenue,
7.14extended time support revenue, pension adjustment revenue, transition revenue, and
7.15transportation sparsity revenue, plus declining enrollment, basic skills revenue, extended
7.16time support revenue, pension adjustment revenue, and transition revenue as though the
7.17school were a school district. The general education revenue for each extended time
7.18support pupil unit equals $4,794.

7.19    Sec. 11. [136D.41] LISTED DISTRICTS MAY FORM INTERMEDIATE
7.20DISTRICT.
7.21Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, two or more of the Independent School
7.22Districts Nos. 108, 110, 111, and 112 of Carver County, Independent School Districts Nos.
7.23716, 717, 719, 720, and 721 of Scott County, and Independent School District No. 2905 of
7.24Le Sueur County, whether or not contiguous, may enter into agreements to accomplish
7.25jointly and cooperatively the acquisition, betterment, construction, maintenance, and
7.26operation of facilities for, and instruction in, special education, career and technical
7.27education, adult basic education, and alternative education. Each school district that
7.28becomes a party to such an agreement is a "participating school district" for purposes
7.29of sections 136D.41 to 136D.49. The agreement may provide for the exercise of these
7.30powers by a joint school board created as set forth in sections 136D.41 to 136D.49.

7.31    Sec. 12. [136D.42] JOINT SCHOOL BOARD; MEMBERS; BYLAWS.
7.32    Subdivision 1. Board. The agreement shall provide for a joint school board
7.33representing the parties to the agreement. The agreement shall specify the name of the
8.1board, the number and manner of election or appointment of its members, their terms and
8.2qualifications, and other necessary and desirable provisions.
8.3    Subd. 2. Bylaws. The board may adopt bylaws specifying the duties and powers of
8.4its officers and the meeting dates of the board, and containing such other provisions as
8.5may be usual and necessary for the efficient conduct of the business of the board.

8.6    Sec. 13. [136D.43] STATUS OF JOINT SCHOOL BOARD.
8.7    Subdivision 1. Public agency. The joint school board shall be a public agency of the
8.8participating school districts and may receive and disburse federal and state funds made
8.9available to it or to the participating school districts.
8.10    Subd. 2. Liability. No participating school district shall have individual liability
8.11for the debts and obligations of the board, nor shall any individual serving as a member
8.12of the board have such liability.
8.13    Subd. 3. Tax exempt. Any properties, real or personal, acquired, owned, leased,
8.14controlled, used, or occupied by the board for its purposes shall be exempt from taxation
8.15by the state or any of its political subdivisions.

8.16    Sec. 14. [136D.44] JOINT BOARD HAS ALL POWERS OF MEMBER
8.17DISTRICTS.
8.18To effectuate the agreement, the joint school board shall have all the powers granted
8.19by law to any or all of the participating school districts.

8.20    Sec. 15. [136D.45] AGREEMENT APPROVAL; NOTICE; PETITION;
8.21REFERENDUM.
8.22    Subdivision 1. Resolution. The agreement shall, before it becomes effective, be
8.23approved by a resolution adopted by the school board of each school district named therein.
8.24    Subd. 2. When effective. Each resolution shall be published once in a newspaper
8.25published in the district, if there is one, or in a newspaper having general circulation in the
8.26district, and shall become effective 30 days after publication, unless within the 30-day
8.27period a petition for referendum on the resolution is filed with the school board, signed by
8.28qualified voters of the school district equal in number to five percent of the number of
8.29voters voting at the last annual school district election. In such case, the resolution shall
8.30not become effective until approved by a majority of the voters voting thereon at a regular
8.31or special election. The agreement may provide conditions under which it shall become
8.32effective even though it may not be approved in all districts.

9.1    Sec. 16. [136D.46] DISTRICT CONTRIBUTIONS, DISBURSEMENTS,
9.2CONTRACTS.
9.3The participating school districts may contribute funds to the board. Disbursements
9.4shall be made by the board in accordance with sections 123B.14, 123B.143, and 123B.147.
9.5The board shall be subject to section 123B.52, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, and 5.

9.6    Sec. 17. [136D.47] TERM OF AGREEMENT.
9.7The agreement shall state the term of its duration and may provide for the method of
9.8termination and distribution of assets after payment of all liabilities of the joint school
9.9board.

9.10    Sec. 18. [136D.48] NON-POSTSECONDARY PROGRAMS; LICENSED
9.11DIRECTION.
9.12The board may also provide any other educational programs or other services
9.13requested by a participating district. However, these programs and services may not be
9.14postsecondary programs or services. Academic offerings shall be provided only under the
9.15direction of properly licensed academic supervisory personnel.

9.16    Sec. 19. [136D.49] OTHER MEMBERSHIP AND POWERS.
9.17In addition to the districts listed in sections 136D.21, 136D.41, 136D.71, and
9.18136D.81, the agreement of an intermediate school district established under this chapter
9.19may provide for the membership of other school districts and cities, counties, and other
9.20governmental units as defined in section 471.59. In addition to the powers listed in
9.21sections 136D.25, 136D.73, and 136D.84, an intermediate school board may provide the
9.22services defined in section 123A.21, subdivisions 7 and 8.

9.23    Sec. 20. COMPENSATORY REVENUE; INTERMEDIATE DISTRICT.
9.24For the 2015-2016 school year only, for an intermediate district formed under
9.25Minnesota Statutes, section 136D.41, the department must calculate compensatory
9.26revenue based on the October 1, 2014, enrollment counts for the South Metro Educational
9.27Cooperative.

9.28    Sec. 21. RECIPROCITY AGREEMENT EXEMPTION; HENDRICKS.
9.29Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 124D.04, subdivision 6, paragraph
9.30(b); 124D.041, subdivision 3, paragraph (b); and 124D.05, subdivision 2a, the provisions
10.1of Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.041 and the agreement shall not apply to Independent
10.2School District No. 402, Hendricks.
10.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for the 2015-2016 school year and
10.4later.

10.5    Sec. 22. SCHOOL DISTRICT LEVY ADJUSTMENTS.
10.6    Subdivision 1. Tax rate adjustment. The commissioner of education must adjust
10.7each school district tax rate established under Minnesota Statutes, chapters 120B to 127A,
10.8by multiplying the rate by the ratio of the statewide total tax capacity for assessment year
10.92014, as it existed prior to the passage of Regular Session 2015, House File No. 848, or
10.10a similarly styled bill passed in a special session to the statewide total tax capacity for
10.11assessment year 2014.
10.12    Subd. 2. Equalizing factors. The commissioner of education must adjust each
10.13school district equalizing factor established under Minnesota Statutes, chapters 120B to
10.14127A, by dividing the equalizing factor by the ratio of the statewide total tax capacity for
10.15assessment year 2014, as it existed prior to the passage of Regular Session 2015, House
10.16File No. 848, or a similarly styled bill passed in a special session, to the statewide total tax
10.17capacity for assessment year 2014.

10.18    Sec. 23. INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 761, OWATONNA PUBLIC
10.19SCHOOLS; REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION.
10.20The referendum revenue authorization for Independent School District No. 761,
10.21Owatonna public schools, shall be set at $1,082.70 per adjusted pupil unit for taxes
10.22payable in 2014 and adjusted thereafter for the annual inflationary increases calculated
10.23under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.17, subdivision 2, paragraph (b), to reflect the
10.24intention of the school board and the understanding of the voters relating to the new
10.25authorization approved by the voters of that school district on November 5, 2013. This
10.26referendum will be applicable for seven years beginning with taxes payable in 2014 unless
10.27otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.
10.28EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

10.29    Sec. 24. APPROPRIATIONS.
10.30    Subdivision 1. Department of Education. The sums indicated in this section are
10.31appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal years
10.32designated.
11.1    Subd. 2. General education aid. For general education aid under Minnesota
11.2Statutes, section 126C.13, subdivision 4:
11.3
$
6,567,318,000
.....
2016
11.4
$
6,645,270,000
.....
2017
11.5The 2016 appropriation includes $622,908,000 for 2015 and $5,944,411,000 for 2016.
11.6The 2017 appropriation includes $632,481,000 for 2016 and $6,012,789,000 for
11.72017.
11.8    Subd. 3. Nonpublic pupil transportation. For nonpublic pupil transportation aid
11.9under Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.92, subdivision 9:
11.10
$
17,488,000
.....
2016
11.11
$
17,464,000
.....
2017
11.12The 2016 appropriation includes $1,816,000 for 2015 and $15,672,000 for 2016.
11.13The 2017 appropriation includes $1,741,000 for 2016 and $15,723,000 for 2017.
11.14    Subd. 4. Nonpublic pupil education aid. For nonpublic pupil education aid under
11.15Minnesota Statutes, sections 123B.40 to 123B.43 and 123B.87:
11.16
$
16,819,000
.....
2016
11.17
$
17,338,000
.....
2017
11.18The 2016 appropriation includes $1,575,000 for 2015 and $15,244,000 for 2016.
11.19The 2017 appropriation includes $1,693,000 for 2016 and $15,645,000 for 2017.
11.20    Subd. 5. Career and technical aid. For career and technical aid under Minnesota
11.21Statutes, section 124D.4531, subdivision 1b:
11.22
$
5,420,000
.....
2016
11.23
$
4,669,000
.....
2017
11.24The 2016 appropriation includes $574,000 for 2015 and $4,846,000 for 2016.
11.25The 2017 appropriation includes $538,000 for 2016 and $4,131,000 for 2017.
11.26    Subd. 6. Abatement revenue. For abatement aid under Minnesota Statutes, section
11.27127A.49:
11.28
$
2,740,000
.....
2016
11.29
$
2,932,000
.....
2017
11.30The 2016 appropriation includes $278,000 for 2015 and $2,462,000 for 2016.
11.31The 2017 appropriation includes $273,000 for 2016 and $2,659,000 for 2017.
11.32    Subd. 7. Consolidation transition. For districts consolidating under Minnesota
11.33Statutes, section 123A.485:
12.1
$
292,000
.....
2016
12.2
$
165,000
.....
2017
12.3The 2016 appropriation includes $22,000 for 2015 and $270,000 for 2016.
12.4The 2017 appropriation includes $30,000 for 2016 and $135,000 for 2017.
12.5    Subd. 8. One-room schoolhouse. For a grant to Independent School District No.
12.6690, Warroad, to operate the Angle Inlet School:
12.7
$
65,000
.....
2016
12.8
$
65,000
.....
2017
12.9    Subd. 9. Enrollment options transportation. For transportation of pupils attending
12.10postsecondary institutions under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, or for transportation
12.11of pupils attending nonresident districts under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.03:
12.12
$
39,000
.....
2016
12.13
$
42,000
.....
2017

12.14ARTICLE 2
12.15EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

12.16    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.13, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
12.17    Subd. 4. Rigorous course taking information; AP, IB, and PSEO. The
12.18commissioner shall submit the following information on rigorous course taking,
12.19disaggregated by student subgroup, school district, and postsecondary institution, to the
12.20education committees of the legislature each year by February 1:
12.21(1) the number of pupils enrolled in postsecondary enrollment options under section
12.22124D.09 , including concurrent enrollment, career and technical education courses offered
12.23as a concurrent enrollment course, advanced placement, and international baccalaureate
12.24courses in each school district;
12.25(2) the number of teachers in each district attending training programs offered by the
12.26college board, International Baccalaureate North America, Inc., or Minnesota concurrent
12.27enrollment programs;
12.28(3) the number of teachers in each district participating in support programs;
12.29(4) recent trends in the field of postsecondary enrollment options under section
12.30124D.09 , including concurrent enrollment, advanced placement, and international
12.31baccalaureate programs;
13.1(5) expenditures for each category in this section and under sections 124D.09 and
13.2124D.091 , including career and technical education courses offered as a concurrent
13.3enrollment course; and
13.4(6) other recommendations for the state program or the postsecondary enrollment
13.5options under section 124D.09, including concurrent enrollment.

13.6    Sec. 2. [121A.395] TITLE.
13.7Sections 121A.395 to 121A.3951 may be cited as the "Student Support Services
13.8Personnel Act."

13.9    Sec. 3. [121A.3951] STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES PERSONNEL GRANT
13.10PROGRAM.
13.11    Subdivision 1. Definitions. For the purposes of sections 121A.395 to 121A.3951,
13.12the following terms have the meanings given them:
13.13(1) "student support services personnel" includes individuals licensed to serve as a
13.14school counselor, school psychologist, school social worker, school nurse, or chemical
13.15dependency counselor in Minnesota; and
13.16(2) "new position" means a student support services personnel full-time or part-time
13.17position not under contract by a school at the start of the 2014-2015 school year.
13.18    Subd. 2. Purpose. The purpose of the student support services personnel grant
13.19program is to:
13.20(1) address shortages of student support services personnel within Minnesota schools;
13.21(2) decrease caseloads for existing student support services personnel to ensure
13.22effective services;
13.23(3) ensure that students receive effective academic guidance and integrated and
13.24comprehensive services to improve kindergarten through grade 12 school outcomes and
13.25career and college readiness;
13.26(4) ensure that student support services personnel serve within the scope and practice
13.27of their training and licensure;
13.28(5) fully integrate learning supports, instruction, and school management within a
13.29comprehensive approach that facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration; and
13.30(6) improve school safety and school climate to support academic success and
13.31career and college readiness.
13.32    Subd. 3. Grant eligibility and application. (a) A school district, charter school,
13.33intermediate school district, or other cooperative unit is eligible to apply for a six-year
13.34grant under this section.
14.1(b) The commissioner of education shall specify the form and manner of the grant
14.2application. In awarding grants, the commissioner must give priority to schools in which
14.3student support services personnel positions do not currently exist. Additional criteria
14.4must include at least the following:
14.5(1) existing student support services personnel caseloads;
14.6(2) school demographics;
14.7(3) Title 1 revenue;
14.8(4) Minnesota student survey data;
14.9(5) graduation rates; and
14.10(6) postsecondary completion rates.
14.11    Subd. 4. Allowed uses; match requirements. A grant under this section must be
14.12used to hire a new position. A school that receives a grant must match the grant with local
14.13funds in each year of the grant. In each of the first four years of the grant, the local match
14.14equals $1 for every $1 awarded in the same year. In years five and six of the grant, the
14.15local match equals $3 for every $1 awarded in the same year. The local match may not
14.16include federal reimbursements attributable to the new position.
14.17    Subd. 5. Report required. By February 1 following any fiscal year in which a grant
14.18was received, a school must submit a written report to the commissioner indicating how
14.19the new positions affected two or more of the following measures:
14.20(1) school climate;
14.21(2) attendance rates;
14.22(3) academic achievement;
14.23(4) career and college readiness; and
14.24(5) postsecondary completion rates.

14.25    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.09, is amended by adding a subdivision
14.26to read:
14.27    Subd. 4a. Teacher preparation program data; report. Each teacher preparation
14.28program must collect valid, reliable, and timely data about outcomes for its teacher
14.29candidates. On an annual basis, each teacher preparation program must publish summary
14.30data on programs' efficacy in an understandable, useful, and readily accessible electronic
14.31format that is available on a Web site hosted by the teacher preparation program. The
14.32summary report at least must include: four-year graduation rates, licensure attainment,
14.33employment rates, and satisfaction rates from teacher candidates collected via a survey.
14.34Additionally, some of the outcomes may be disaggregated by race, including:
14.35(1) graduation rates;
15.1(2) licensure rates;
15.2(3) employment rates; and
15.3(4) teacher candidate satisfaction.
15.4Teacher preparation programs must follow the standard practice determined by
15.5the National Center for Education Statistics by exempting sample cells smaller than ten
15.6people in order to maintain privacy of individual teachers.
15.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
15.8and applies to reports published beginning June 1, 2016.

15.9    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.413, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
15.10    Subdivision 1. Qualifying plan. A district or, intermediate school district, or a
15.11cooperative unit, as defined in section 123A.24, subdivision 2, may develop an educational
15.12improvement plan for the purpose of qualifying for the alternative teacher professional pay
15.13system under section 122A.414. The plan must include measures for improving school
15.14district, intermediate school district, cooperative, school site, teacher, and individual
15.15student performance.
15.16EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
15.17later.

15.18    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.413, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
15.19    Subd. 2. Plan components. The educational improvement plan must be approved
15.20by the school board or governing board and have at least these elements:
15.21(1) assessment and evaluation tools to measure student performance and progress,
15.22including the academic literacy, oral academic language, and achievement of English
15.23learners, among other measures;
15.24(2) performance goals and benchmarks for improvement;
15.25(3) measures of student attendance and completion rates;
15.26(4) a rigorous research and practice-based professional development system, based
15.27on national and state standards of effective teaching practice applicable to all students
15.28including English learners with varied needs under section 124D.59, subdivisions 2 and
15.292a, and consistent with section 122A.60, that is aligned with educational improvement and
15.30designed to achieve ongoing and schoolwide progress and growth in teaching practice;
15.31(5) measures of student, family, and community involvement and satisfaction;
15.32(6) a data system about students and their academic progress that provides parents
15.33and the public with understandable information;
16.1(7) a teacher induction and mentoring program for probationary teachers that
16.2provides continuous learning and sustained teacher support; and
16.3(8) substantial participation by the exclusive representative of the teachers in
16.4developing the plan.
16.5EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
16.6later.

16.7    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.414, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
16.8    Subdivision 1. Restructured pay system. A restructured alternative teacher
16.9professional pay system is established under subdivision 2 to provide incentives to
16.10encourage teachers to improve their knowledge and instructional skills in order to improve
16.11student learning and for school districts, intermediate school districts, cooperative units,
16.12as defined in section 123A.24, subdivision 2, and charter schools to recruit and retain
16.13highly qualified teachers, encourage highly qualified teachers to undertake challenging
16.14assignments, and support teachers' roles in improving students' educational achievement.
16.15EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
16.16later.

16.17    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.414, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:
16.18    Subd. 1a. Transitional planning year. (a) To be eligible to participate in an
16.19alternative teacher professional pay system, a school district, intermediate school district,
16.20or site, at least one school year before it expects to fully implement an alternative pay
16.21system, must:
16.22(1) submit to the department a letter of intent executed by the school district or,
16.23intermediate school district and the exclusive representative of the teachers to complete a
16.24plan preparing for full implementation, consistent with subdivision 2, that may include,
16.25among other activities, training to evaluate teacher performance, a restructured school
16.26day to develop integrated ongoing site-based professional development activities, release
16.27time to develop an alternative pay system agreement, and teacher and staff training on
16.28using multiple data sources; and
16.29(2) agree to use up to two percent of basic revenue for staff development purposes,
16.30consistent with sections 122A.60 and 122A.61, to develop the alternative teacher
16.31professional pay system agreement under this section.
17.1(b) To be eligible to participate in an alternative teacher professional pay system, a
17.2charter school, at least one school year before it expects to fully implement an alternative
17.3pay system, must:
17.4(1) submit to the department a letter of intent executed by the charter school and the
17.5charter school board of directors;
17.6(2) submit the record of a formal vote by the teachers employed at the charter
17.7school indicating at least 70 percent of all teachers agree to implement the alternative
17.8pay system; and
17.9(3) agree to use up to two percent of basic revenue for staff development purposes,
17.10consistent with sections 122A.60 and 122A.61, to develop the alternative teacher
17.11professional pay system.
17.12(c) To be eligible to participate in an alternative teacher professional pay system,
17.13a cooperative, excluding intermediate school districts at least one school year before it
17.14expects to fully implement an alternative pay system, must:
17.15(1) submit to the department a letter of intent executed by the governing board
17.16of the cooperative; and
17.17(2) submit the record of a formal vote by the teachers employed by the cooperative
17.18indicating at least 70 percent of all teachers agree to implement the alternative pay system.
17.19(c) (d) The commissioner may waive the planning year if the commissioner
17.20determines, based on the criteria under subdivision 2, that the school district, intermediate
17.21school district, cooperative, site or charter school is ready to fully implement an alternative
17.22pay system.
17.23EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
17.24later.

17.25    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.414, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
17.26    Subd. 2. Alternative teacher professional pay system. (a) To participate in
17.27this program, a school district, intermediate school district, cooperative, school site, or
17.28charter school must have an educational improvement plan under section 122A.413 and
17.29an alternative teacher professional pay system agreement under paragraph (b). A charter
17.30school participant also must comply with subdivision 2a.
17.31    (b) The alternative teacher professional pay system agreement must:
17.32    (1) describe how teachers can achieve career advancement and additional
17.33compensation;
17.34    (2) describe how the school district, intermediate school district, cooperative,
17.35school site, or charter school will provide teachers with career advancement options that
18.1allow teachers to retain primary roles in student instruction and facilitate site-focused
18.2professional development that helps other teachers improve their skills;
18.3    (3) reform the "steps and lanes" salary schedule, which may include a hiring
18.4bonus or other added compensation for teachers who work in a hard-to-fill position or
18.5hard-to-staff school setting, such as a school with a majority of students whose families
18.6meet federal poverty guidelines, a geographically isolated school, or a school identified by
18.7the state as eligible for targeted programs or services for its students. The salary schedule
18.8must prevent any teacher's compensation paid before implementing the pay system from
18.9being reduced as a result of participating in this system, base at least 60 percent of any
18.10compensation increase on teacher performance using:
18.11    (i) schoolwide student achievement gains under section 120B.35 or locally selected
18.12standardized assessment outcomes, or both;
18.13    (ii) measures of student growth and literacy that may include value-added models
18.14or student learning goals, consistent with section 122A.40, subdivision 8, clause (9), or
18.15122A.41, subdivision 5 , clause (9), and other measures that include the academic literacy,
18.16oral academic language, and achievement of English learners under section 122A.40,
18.17subdivision 8, clause (10), or 122A.41, subdivision 5, clause (10); and
18.18    (iii) an objective evaluation program under section 122A.40, subdivision 8,
18.19paragraph (b), clause (2), or 122A.41, subdivision 5, paragraph (b), clause (2);
18.20    (4) provide for participation in job-embedded learning opportunities such as
18.21professional learning communities to improve instructional skills and learning that are
18.22aligned with student needs under section 122A.413, consistent with the staff development
18.23plan under section 122A.60 and led during the school day by trained teacher leaders
18.24such as master or mentor teachers;
18.25    (5) allow any teacher in a participating school district, intermediate school district,
18.26cooperative, school site, or charter school that implements an alternative pay system to
18.27participate in that system without any quota or other limit; and
18.28    (6) encourage collaboration rather than competition among teachers.
18.29EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
18.30later.

18.31    Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.414, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:
18.32    Subd. 2a. Charter school applications; cooperative applications. (a) For charter
18.33school applications, the board of directors of a charter school that satisfies the conditions
18.34under subdivisions 2 and 2b must submit to the commissioner an application that contains:
19.1(1) an agreement to implement an alternative teacher professional pay system
19.2under this section;
19.3(2) a resolution by the charter school board of directors adopting the agreement; and
19.4(3) the record of a formal vote by the teachers employed at the charter school
19.5indicating that at least 70 percent of all teachers agree to implement the alternative
19.6teacher professional pay system, unless the charter school submits an alternative teacher
19.7professional pay system agreement under this section before the first year of operation.
19.8Alternative compensation revenue for a qualifying charter school must be calculated
19.9under section 126C.10, subdivision 34, paragraphs (a) and (b).
19.10(b) For cooperative unit applications, excluding intermediate school districts, the
19.11governing board of a cooperative unit that satisfies the conditions under subdivisions 2
19.12and 2b must submit to the commissioner an application that contains:
19.13(1) an agreement to implement an alternative teacher professional pay system
19.14under this section;
19.15(2) a resolution by the governing board adopting the agreement; and
19.16(3) the record of a formal vote by the teachers employed at the cooperative unit
19.17indicating that at least 70 percent of all teachers agree to implement the alternative teacher
19.18professional pay system.
19.19EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
19.20later.

19.21    Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.414, subdivision 2b, is amended to read:
19.22    Subd. 2b. Approval process. (a) Consistent with the requirements of this section and
19.23sections 122A.413 and 122A.415, the department must prepare and transmit to interested
19.24school districts, intermediate school districts, cooperatives, school sites, and charter
19.25schools a standard form for applying to participate in the alternative teacher professional
19.26pay system. The commissioner annually must establish three dates as deadlines by which
19.27interested applicants must submit an application to the commissioner under this section.
19.28An interested school district, intermediate school district, cooperative, school site, or
19.29charter school must submit to the commissioner a completed application executed by the
19.30district superintendent and the exclusive bargaining representative of the teachers if the
19.31applicant is a school district, intermediate school district, or school site, or executed by
19.32the charter school board of directors if the applicant is a charter school or executed by
19.33the governing board if the applicant is a cooperative unit. The application must include
19.34the proposed alternative teacher professional pay system agreement under subdivision
19.352. The department must review a completed application within 30 days of the most
20.1recent application deadline and recommend to the commissioner whether to approve or
20.2disapprove the application. The commissioner must approve applications on a first-come,
20.3first-served basis. The applicant's alternative teacher professional pay system agreement
20.4must be legally binding on the applicant and the collective bargaining representative before
20.5the applicant receives alternative compensation revenue. The commissioner must approve
20.6or disapprove an application based on the requirements under subdivisions 2 and 2a.
20.7(b) If the commissioner disapproves an application, the commissioner must give the
20.8applicant timely notice of the specific reasons in detail for disapproving the application.
20.9The applicant may revise and resubmit its application and related documents to the
20.10commissioner within 30 days of receiving notice of the commissioner's disapproval and
20.11the commissioner must approve or disapprove the revised application, consistent with this
20.12subdivision. Applications that are revised and then approved are considered submitted on
20.13the date the applicant initially submitted the application.
20.14EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
20.15later.

20.16    Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.414, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
20.17    Subd. 3. Report; continued funding. (a) Participating districts, intermediate school
20.18districts, cooperatives, school sites, and charter schools must report on the implementation
20.19and effectiveness of the alternative teacher professional pay system, particularly
20.20addressing each requirement under subdivision 2 and make annual recommendations by
20.21June 15 to their school boards. The school board or , board of directors, or governing board
20.22shall transmit a copy of the report with a summary of the findings and recommendations
20.23of the district, intermediate school district, cooperative, school site, or charter school to
20.24the commissioner.
20.25(b) If the commissioner determines that a school district, intermediate school district,
20.26cooperative, school site, or charter school that receives alternative teacher compensation
20.27revenue is not complying with the requirements of this section, the commissioner
20.28may withhold funding from that participant. Before making the determination, the
20.29commissioner must notify the participant of any deficiencies and provide the participant
20.30an opportunity to comply.
20.31EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
20.32later.

21.1    Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.415, is amended to read:
21.2122A.415 ALTERNATIVE COMPENSATION REVENUE.
21.3    Subdivision 1. Revenue amount. (a) A school district, intermediate school district,
21.4cooperative unit as defined in section 123A.24, subdivision 2, school site, or charter
21.5school that meets the conditions of section 122A.414 and submits an application approved
21.6by the commissioner is eligible for alternative teacher compensation revenue.
21.7(b) For school district and intermediate school district applications, the commissioner
21.8must consider only those applications to participate that are submitted jointly by a
21.9district and the exclusive representative of the teachers. The application must contain an
21.10alternative teacher professional pay system agreement that:
21.11(1) implements an alternative teacher professional pay system consistent with
21.12section 122A.414; and
21.13(2) is negotiated and adopted according to the Public Employment Labor Relations
21.14Act under chapter 179A, except that notwithstanding section 179A.20, subdivision 3, a
21.15district may enter into a contract for a term of two or four years.
21.16Alternative teacher compensation revenue for a qualifying school district or site in
21.17which the school board and the exclusive representative of the teachers agree to place
21.18teachers in the district or at the site on the alternative teacher professional pay system equals
21.19$260 times the number of pupils enrolled at the district or site on October 1 of the previous
21.20fiscal year. Alternative teacher compensation revenue for a qualifying intermediate school
21.21district or cooperative must be calculated under subdivision 4, paragraph (a) (b).
21.22(c) For a newly combined or consolidated district, the revenue shall be computed
21.23using the sum of pupils enrolled on October 1 of the previous year in the districts entering
21.24into the combination or consolidation. The commissioner may adjust the revenue computed
21.25for a site using prior year data to reflect changes attributable to school closings, school
21.26openings, or grade level reconfigurations between the prior year and the current year.
21.27(d) The revenue is available only to school districts, intermediate school districts,
21.28cooperatives, school sites, and charter schools that fully implement an alternative teacher
21.29professional pay system by October 1 of the current school year.
21.30    Subd. 3. Revenue timing. (a) Districts, intermediate school districts, cooperatives,
21.31school sites, or charter schools with approved applications must receive alternative
21.32compensation revenue for each school year that the district, intermediate school district,
21.33cooperative, school site, or charter school implements an alternative teacher professional
21.34pay system under this subdivision and section 122A.414. For fiscal year 2007 and later,
21.35A qualifying district, intermediate school district, cooperative, school site, or charter
21.36school that received alternative teacher compensation aid for the previous fiscal year
22.1must receive at least an amount of alternative teacher compensation revenue equal to the
22.2lesser of the amount it received for the previous fiscal year or the amount it qualifies
22.3for under subdivision 1 for the current fiscal year if the district, intermediate school
22.4district, cooperative, school site, or charter school submits a timely application and the
22.5commissioner determines that the district, intermediate school district, cooperative, school
22.6site, or charter school continues to implement an alternative teacher professional pay
22.7system, consistent with its application under this section.
22.8(b) The commissioner shall approve applications that comply with subdivision 1,
22.9and section 122A.414, subdivisions 2, paragraph (b), and 2a, if the applicant is a charter
22.10school or cooperative, in the order in which they are received, select applicants that
22.11qualify for this program, notify school districts, intermediate school districts, cooperatives,
22.12school sites, and charter schools about the program, develop and disseminate application
22.13materials, and carry out other activities needed to implement this section.
22.14(c) For fiscal year 2008 and later, the portion of the state total basic alternative
22.15teacher compensation aid entitlement allocated to charter schools must not exceed the
22.16product of $3,374,000 times the ratio of the state total charter school enrollment for the
22.17previous fiscal year to the state total charter school enrollment for fiscal year 2007.
22.18Additional basic alternative teacher compensation aid may be approved for charter schools
22.19after August 1, not to exceed the charter school limit for the following fiscal year, if
22.20the basic alternative teacher compensation aid entitlement for school districts based on
22.21applications approved by August 1 does not expend the remaining amount under the limit.
22.22    Subd. 4. Basic alternative teacher compensation aid. (a) For fiscal year 2015 and
22.23later, The basic alternative teacher compensation aid for a school with a plan approved
22.24under section 122A.414, subdivision 2b, equals 65 percent of the alternative teacher
22.25compensation revenue under subdivision 1. The basic alternative teacher compensation
22.26aid for an intermediate school district or a charter school with a plan approved under
22.27section 122A.414, subdivisions 2a and 2b, if the recipient is a charter school, equals $260
22.28times the number of pupils enrolled in the school on October 1 of the previous year, or
22.29on October 1 of the current year for a charter school in the first year of operation, times
22.30the ratio of the sum of the alternative teacher compensation aid and alternative teacher
22.31compensation levy for all participating school districts to the maximum alternative teacher
22.32compensation revenue for those districts under subdivision 1.
22.33(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) and subdivision 1, the state total basic alternative
22.34teacher compensation aid entitlement must not exceed $75,636,000 for fiscal year 2015
22.35and later. The commissioner must limit the amount of alternative teacher compensation
22.36aid approved under this section so as not to exceed these limits Basic alternative teacher
23.1compensation aid for an intermediate district or other cooperative unit equals $3,000 times
23.2the number of licensed teachers employed by the intermediate district or cooperative unit
23.3on October 1 of the previous school year.
23.4    Subd. 5. Alternative teacher compensation levy. For fiscal year 2015 and later,
23.5The alternative teacher compensation levy for a district receiving basic alternative teacher
23.6compensation aid equals the product of (1) the difference between the district's alternative
23.7teacher compensation revenue and the district's basic alternative teacher compensation
23.8aid, times (2) the lesser of one or the ratio of the district's adjusted net tax capacity per
23.9adjusted pupil unit to $6,100.
23.10    Subd. 6. Alternative teacher compensation equalization aid. (a) For fiscal year
23.112015 and later, A district's alternative teacher compensation equalization aid equals the
23.12district's alternative teacher compensation revenue minus the district's basic alternative
23.13teacher compensation aid minus the district's alternative teacher compensation levy. If a
23.14district does not levy the entire amount permitted, the alternative teacher compensation
23.15equalization aid must be reduced in proportion to the actual amount levied.
23.16(b) A district's alternative teacher compensation aid equals the sum of the
23.17district's basic alternative teacher compensation aid and the district's alternative teacher
23.18compensation equalization aid.
23.19EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
23.20later.

23.21    Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.74, is amended to read:
23.22122A.74 PRINCIPALS' LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE DEVELOPMENT.
23.23    Subdivision 1. Establishment. (a) The commissioner of education may contract
23.24with the Minnesota State University Mankato or and the regents of the University of
23.25Minnesota to establish a Principals' Leadership Institute to provide licensed principals
23.26and other school leaders in Minnesota with a research-based and professionally evaluated
23.27professional development to school principals program focused on instructional and
23.28organizational leadership by:
23.29(1) creating a network of educational leaders in the educational and business
23.30communities to communicate current and future trends in leadership techniques to help
23.31all Minnesota students learn; and
23.32(2) helping to create a vision for the school that is aligned with the community
23.33and district priorities;
24.1(3) developing strategies to retain highly qualified teachers and ensure that diverse
24.2student populations, including at-risk students, children with disabilities, English learners,
24.3and gifted students, among others, have equal access to these highly qualified teachers; and
24.4(4) providing training to analyze data using culturally competent tools.
24.5(b) The Minnesota Principals' Academy at the University of Minnesota must and
24.6the Institute for Courageous Leadership at Minnesota State University Mankato may
24.7cooperate with participating members of the business community and educational leaders
24.8to provide funding and content for the institute programs.
24.9(c) Participants must agree to attend all sessions of the Principals' Leadership
24.10Institute for four weeks during the academic summer Minnesota Principals' Academy or
24.11the Institute for Courageous Leadership.
24.12(d) (c) The Principals' Leadership Institute Minnesota Principals' Academy must
24.13incorporate program elements offered by leadership programs at the University of
24.14Minnesota and, program elements used by the participating members of the business
24.15community to enhance leadership within their businesses, and current research-based
24.16practices in educational leadership.
24.17    Subd. 2. Method of Selection methods and requirements admission processes.
24.18(a) The board of each school district and charter school in the state may select a licensed
24.19principal or school leader, upon the recommendation of the district's superintendent and or
24.20charter school's board of directors, based on the principal's or school leader's leadership
24.21potential, to attend the institute apply to a program under subdivision (1), paragraph (b).
24.22(b) The school board and the charter school board of directors annually shall
24.23forward its list their lists of recommended participants to the commissioner by February
24.241. In addition
24.25(b) As an alternative to paragraph (a), a principal or school leader may submit an
24.26application by February 1 directly to the commissioner by February 1 administrator of a
24.27program under subdivision (1), paragraph (b).
24.28(c) A committee comprised of the commissioner of education or the commissioner's
24.29designee, the executive directors of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators,
24.30the Minnesota Elementary Principals Association, the Minnesota Association of
24.31Secondary School Principals, the Minnesota Association of Charter Schools, and Charter
24.32School Partners shall recommend applicants to the program administrators under
24.33subdivision 1, paragraph (b). The recommended applicants shall be regionally diverse
24.34and include charter school leaders. The program administrators shall annually select and
24.35notify the applicants under paragraphs (a) and (b) and their recommending organizations
24.36or employers of the applicants admitted to the program. The commissioner shall notify the
25.1school board, the principal candidates, and the University of Minnesota of the principals
25.2selected to participate in the Principals' Leadership Institute each year.
25.3    Subd. 3. Program delivery. A Minnesota Principals' Academy shall be offered
25.4annually in the seven-county metropolitan area and in greater Minnesota. The Minnesota
25.5Principals' Academy in greater Minnesota shall be at one of the designated Centers of
25.6Excellence in cooperation with the department.

25.7    Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 123B.045, is amended by adding a
25.8subdivision to read:
25.9    Subd. 7. Teacher-powered schools; grants. (a) For the purposes of this
25.10subdivision, the following terms have the meanings given to them:
25.11(1) "launch school" means a school newly created under this section;
25.12(2) "conversion school" means a school that is becoming a teacher-powered school
25.13by a teacher vote under this section; and
25.14(3) "teacher-powered school" means a school site in which the teachers comprise the
25.15governance structure of the school, hold autonomies as specified in subdivision 2, and
25.16assume responsibility for the school's success.
25.17(b) The commissioner shall, upon documented approval by the school board and
25.18the exclusive representative of the teachers in that school of a launch or conversion
25.19teacher-powered school, award a grant according to this paragraph:
25.20(1) a planning grant, awarded for one year in advance of the opening of a launch or
25.21conversion school and not to exceed $150,000; and
25.22(2) a start-up grant, awarded for the initial two years of operation and not to exceed
25.23$100,000 per year for a conversion school or $225,000 per year for a launch school.
25.24(c) After 50 percent of the grant funds have been awarded, the commissioner shall
25.25give preference in awarding grants to applicant school districts located in congressional
25.26districts in which no grants have been made.
25.27(d) A school district receiving a grant award under this subdivision must submit an
25.28annual budget to the commissioner along with the documentation of the approval of the
25.29school by the school board and the exclusive representative of the teachers.
25.30(e) A school district receiving a grant award must, annually by September 1 of each
25.31year beginning September 1, 2016, submit a report to the commissioner to be shared with
25.32the legislative committees having jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 finance
25.33and policy regarding the success of teacher-powered schools. Success measures include,
25.34but are not limited to, the state multiple measure, surveys of parental satisfaction, and
25.35other measures as might be relevant to the school's special mission.

26.1    Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.09, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
26.2    Subd. 5. Authorization; notification. Notwithstanding any other law to the
26.3contrary, an 11th or 12th grade pupil enrolled in a school or an American Indian-controlled
26.4tribal contract or grant school eligible for aid under section 124D.83, except a foreign
26.5exchange pupil enrolled in a district under a cultural exchange program, may apply to an
26.6eligible institution, as defined in subdivision 3, to enroll in nonsectarian courses offered by
26.7that postsecondary institution. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, a 9th or 10th
26.8grade pupil enrolled in a district or an American Indian-controlled tribal contract or grant
26.9school eligible for aid under section 124D.83, except a foreign exchange pupil enrolled in
26.10a district under a cultural exchange program, may apply to enroll in nonsectarian courses
26.11offered under subdivision 10, if after all 11th and 12th grade students have applied for a
26.12course, additional students are necessary to offer the course. A 9th or 10th grade pupil's
26.13eligibility to participate in the course is at the discretion of the school district and the
26.14eligible postsecondary institution providing the course offered under subdivision 10. If an
26.15institution accepts a secondary pupil for enrollment under this section, the institution shall
26.16send written notice to the pupil, the pupil's school or school district, and the commissioner
26.17within ten days of acceptance. The notice must indicate the course and hours of enrollment
26.18of that pupil. If the pupil enrolls in a course for postsecondary credit, the institution must
26.19notify the pupil about payment in the customary manner used by the institution.

26.20    Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.09, subdivision 8, is amended to read:
26.21    Subd. 8. Limit on participation. A pupil who first enrolls in grade 9 may not
26.22enroll in postsecondary courses under this section for secondary credit for more than
26.23the equivalent of four academic years. A pupil who first enrolls in grade 10 may not
26.24enroll in postsecondary courses under this section for secondary credit for more than
26.25the equivalent of three academic years. A pupil who first enrolls in grade 11 may not
26.26enroll in postsecondary courses under this section for secondary credit for more than the
26.27equivalent of two academic years. A pupil who first enrolls in grade 12 may not enroll in
26.28postsecondary courses under this section for secondary credit for more than the equivalent
26.29of one academic year. If a pupil in grade 9, 10, 11, or 12 first enrolls in a postsecondary
26.30course for secondary credit during the school year, the time of participation shall be
26.31reduced proportionately. If a pupil is in a learning year or other year-round program and
26.32begins each grade in the summer session, summer sessions shall not be counted against
26.33the time of participation. If a school district determines a pupil is not on track to graduate,
26.34the limit on participation does not apply to that pupil. A pupil who has graduated from
26.35high school cannot participate in a program under this section. A pupil who has completed
27.1course requirements for graduation but who has not received a diploma may participate in
27.2the program under this section.

27.3    Sec. 18. [124D.231] FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS.
27.4    Subdivision 1. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms
27.5have the meanings given them.
27.6(a) "Community organization" means a nonprofit organization that has been in
27.7existence for three years or more and serves persons within the community surrounding
27.8the covered school site on education and other issues.
27.9(b) "Community school consortium" means a group of schools and community
27.10organizations that propose to work together to plan and implement community school
27.11programming.
27.12(c) "Community school programming" means services, activities, and opportunities
27.13described under subdivision 2, paragraph (g).
27.14(d) "High-quality child care or early childhood education programming" means
27.15educational programming for preschool-aged children that is grounded in research,
27.16consistent with best practices in the field, and provided by licensed teachers.
27.17(e) "School site" means a school site at which an applicant has proposed or has been
27.18funded to provide community school programming.
27.19(f) "Site coordinator" is an individual who is responsible for aligning programming
27.20with the needs of the school community identified in the baseline analysis.
27.21    Subd. 2. Full-service community school program. (a) The commissioner shall
27.22provide funding to eligible school sites to plan, implement, and improve full-service
27.23community schools. Eligible school sites must meet one of the following criteria:
27.24(1) the school is on a development plan for continuous improvement under section
27.25120B.35, subdivision 2; or
27.26(2) the school is in a district that has an achievement and integration plan approved
27.27by the commissioner of education under sections 124D.861 and 124D.862.
27.28(b) An eligible school site may receive up to $100,000 annually. School sites
27.29receiving funding under this section shall hire or contract with a partner agency to hire a
27.30site coordinator to coordinate services at each covered school site.
27.31(c) Implementation funding of up to $20,000 must be available for up to one year for
27.32planning for school sites. At the end of this period, the school must submit a full-service
27.33community school plan, pursuant to paragraph (g).
27.34(d) The commissioner shall dispense the funds to schools with significant populations
27.35of students receiving free or reduced-price lunches. Schools with significant homeless and
28.1highly mobile students shall also be a priority. The commissioner must also dispense the
28.2funds in a manner to ensure equity among urban, suburban, and greater Minnesota schools.
28.3(e) A school site must establish a school leadership team responsible for developing
28.4school-specific programming goals, assessing program needs, and overseeing the process
28.5of implementing expanded programming at each covered site. The school leadership team
28.6shall have between 12 to 15 members and shall meet the following requirements:
28.7(1) at least 30 percent of the members are parents and 30 percent of the members
28.8are teachers at the school site and must include the school principal and representatives
28.9from partner agencies; and
28.10(2) the school leadership team must be responsible for overseeing the baseline
28.11analyses under paragraph (f). A school leadership team must have ongoing responsibility
28.12for monitoring the development and implementation of full service community school
28.13operations and programming at the school site and shall issue recommendations to schools
28.14on a regular basis and summarized in an annual report. These reports shall also be made
28.15available to the public at the school site and on school and district Web sites.
28.16(f) School sites must complete a baseline analysis prior to beginning programming
28.17as a full-service community school. The analysis shall include:
28.18(1) a baseline analysis of needs at the school site, led by the school leadership team,
28.19which shall include the following elements:
28.20(i) identification of challenges facing the school;
28.21(ii) analysis of the student body, including:
28.22(A) number and percentage of students with disabilities and needs of these students;
28.23(B) number and percentage of students who are English learners and the needs of
28.24these students;
28.25(C) number of students who are homeless or highly mobile; and
28.26(D) number and percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch and
28.27the needs of these students; and
28.28(iii) analysis of enrollment and retention rates for students with disabilities,
28.29English learners, homeless and highly mobile students, and students receiving free or
28.30reduced-price lunch;
28.31(iv) analysis of suspension and expulsion data, including the justification for such
28.32disciplinary actions and the degree to which particular populations, including, but not
28.33limited to, students of color, students with disabilities, students who are English learners,
28.34and students receiving free or reduced-price lunch are represented among students subject
28.35to such actions;
29.1(v) analysis of school achievement data disaggregated by major demographic
29.2categories, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, English learner status, disability
29.3status, and free or reduced-price lunch status;
29.4(vi) analysis of current parent engagement strategies and their success; and
29.5(vii) evaluation of the need for and availability of wraparound services, including,
29.6but not limited to:
29.7(A) mechanisms for meeting students' social, emotional, and physical health needs,
29.8which may include coordination of existing services as well as the development of new
29.9services based on student needs; and
29.10(B) strategies to create a safe and secure school environment and improve school
29.11climate and discipline, such as implementing a system of positive behavioral supports, and
29.12taking additional steps to eliminate bullying;
29.13(2) a baseline analysis of community assets and a strategic plan for utilizing
29.14and aligning identified assets. This analysis should include, but is not limited to, a
29.15documentation of individuals in the community, faith-based organizations, community and
29.16neighborhood associations, colleges, hospitals, libraries, businesses, and social service
29.17agencies who may be able to provide support and resources; and
29.18(3) a baseline analysis of needs in the community surrounding the school, led by
29.19the school leadership team, including, but not limited to:
29.20(i) the need for high-quality, full-day child care and early childhood education
29.21programs;
29.22(ii) the need for physical and mental health care services for children and adults; and
29.23(iii) the need for job training and other adult education programming.
29.24(g) Each school site receiving funding under this section must establish at least two
29.25of the following types of programming:
29.26(1) early childhood:
29.27(i) early childhood education; and
29.28(ii) child care services;
29.29(2) academic:
29.30(i) academic support and enrichment activities, including expanded learning time;
29.31(ii) summer or after-school enrichment and learning experiences;
29.32(iii) job training, internship opportunities, and career counseling services;
29.33(iv) programs that provide assistance to students who have been truant, suspended,
29.34or expelled; and
29.35(v) specialized instructional support services;
29.36(3) parental involvement:
30.1(i) programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy, including the
30.2Reading First and Early Reading First programs authorized under part B of title I of the
30.3Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, United States Code, title 20, section
30.46361, et seq.;
30.5(ii) parent leadership development activities; and
30.6(iii) parenting education activities;
30.7(4) mental and physical health:
30.8(i) mentoring and other youth development programs, including peer mentoring and
30.9conflict mediation;
30.10(ii) juvenile crime prevention and rehabilitation programs;
30.11(iii) home visitation services by teachers and other professionals;
30.12(iv) developmentally appropriate physical education;
30.13(v) nutrition services;
30.14(vi) primary health and dental care; and
30.15(vii) mental health counseling services;
30.16(5) community involvement:
30.17(i) service and service-learning opportunities;
30.18(ii) adult education, including instruction in English as a second language; and
30.19(iii) homeless prevention services;
30.20(6) positive discipline practices; and
30.21(7) other programming designed to meet school and community needs identified in
30.22the baseline analysis and reflected in the full-service community school plan.
30.23(h) The school leadership team at each school site must develop a full-service
30.24community school plan detailing the steps the school leadership team will take, including:
30.25(1) timely establishment and consistent operation of the school leadership team;
30.26(2) maintenance of attendance records in all programming components;
30.27(3) maintenance of measurable data showing annual participation and the impact
30.28of programming on the participating children and adults;
30.29(4) documentation of meaningful and sustained collaboration between the school
30.30and community stakeholders, including local governmental units, civic engagement
30.31organizations, businesses, and social service providers;
30.32(5) establishment and maintenance of partnerships with institutions, such as
30.33universities, hospitals, museums, or not-for-profit community organizations to further the
30.34development and implementation of community school programming;
30.35(6) ensuring compliance with the district nondiscrimination policy; and
30.36(7) plan for school leadership team development.
31.1    Subd. 3. Full-service community school review. (a) Every three years, a
31.2full-service community school site must submit to the commissioner, and make available
31.3at the school site and online, a report describing efforts to integrate community school
31.4programming at each covered school site and the effect of the transition to a full-service
31.5community school on participating children and adults. This report shall include, but
31.6is not limited to, the following:
31.7(1) an assessment of the effectiveness of the school site in development or
31.8implementing the community school plan;
31.9(2) problems encountered in the design and execution of the community school
31.10plan, including identification of any federal, state, or local statute or regulation impeding
31.11program implementation;
31.12(3) the operation of the school leadership team and its contribution to successful
31.13execution of the community school plan;
31.14(4) recommendations for improving delivery of community school programming
31.15to students and families;
31.16(5) the number and percentage of students receiving community school programming
31.17who had not previously been served;
31.18(6) the number and percentage of nonstudent community members receiving
31.19community school programming who had not previously been served;
31.20(7) improvement in retention among students who receive community school
31.21programming;
31.22(8) improvement in academic achievement among students who receive community
31.23school programming;
31.24(9) changes in student's readiness to enter school, active involvement in learning and
31.25in their community, physical, social and emotional health, and student's relationship with
31.26the school and community environment;
31.27(10) an accounting of anticipated local budget savings, if any, resulting from the
31.28implementation of the program;
31.29(11) improvements to the frequency or depth of families' involvement with their
31.30children's education;
31.31(12) assessment of community stakeholder satisfaction;
31.32(13) assessment of institutional partner satisfaction;
31.33(14) the ability, or anticipated ability, of the school site and partners to continue to
31.34provide services in the absence of future funding under this section;
31.35(15) increases in access to services for students and their families; and
32.1(16) the degree of increased collaboration among participating agencies and private
32.2partners.
32.3(b) Reports submitted under this section shall be evaluated by the commissioner with
32.4respect to the following criteria:
32.5(1) the effectiveness of the school or the community school consortium in
32.6implementing the full-service community school plan, including the degree to which
32.7the school site navigated difficulties encountered in the design and operation of the
32.8full-service community school plan, including identification of any federal, state, or local
32.9statute or regulation impeding program implementation;
32.10(2) the extent to which the project has produced lessons about ways to improve
32.11delivery of community school programming to students;
32.12(3) the degree to which there has been an increase in the number or percentage of
32.13students and nonstudents receiving community school programming;
32.14(4) the degree to which there has been an improvement in retention of students and
32.15improvement in academic achievement among students receiving community school
32.16programming;
32.17(5) local budget savings, if any, resulting from the implementation of the program;
32.18(6) the degree of community stakeholder and institutional partner engagement;
32.19(7) the ability, or anticipated ability, of the school site and partners to continue to
32.20provide services in the absence of future funding under this section;
32.21(8) increases in access to services for students and their families; and
32.22(9) the degree of increased collaboration among participating agencies and private
32.23partners.

32.24    Sec. 19. [124D.501] INNOVATIVE INCUBATOR SERVICE-LEARNING
32.25GRANTS.
32.26    Subdivision 1. Establishment; eligibility criteria; application requirements. (a)
32.27A five-year grant program is established to initiate or expand and strengthen innovative
32.28service-learning opportunities for students in early childhood programs through grade
32.2912 and thereby increase student academic achievement, and help close the academic
32.30achievement gap and the community, college, and career opportunity gaps.
32.31(b) To be eligible to apply for and receive an innovative, incubator service-learning
32.32grant under this section, at least one public school teacher, administrator, or program
32.33staff member and at least one service-learning specialist, service-learning coordinator,
32.34or curriculum specialist employed at a public school, public school program, or school
32.35district must form an authentic student-adult partnership that includes one or more
33.1community-based organizations or government units. The partnership may invite one or
33.2more other individuals or entities, such as postsecondary faculty members or institutions,
33.3parents, other community members, local businesses or business organizations, or
33.4local media representatives to become partners or participate with the partnership,
33.5consistent with this paragraph. Before developing and submitting a grant application to
33.6the department, participating students must work with one or more adults who are part
33.7of the initial partnership to identify an issue, need, or opportunity to pursue through a
33.8service-learning partnership and identify and invite one or more possible partners to
33.9collaborate in developing and submitting a grant application. The employing school
33.10district that is a member of the partnership or the school district of the school or school
33.11program that is a member of the partnership is the fiscal agent for the grant. An eligible
33.12service-learning partnership receiving an innovation service-learning grant must:
33.13(1) include at least a group of enrolled students, two or more school district
33.14employees, and an eligible community-based organization or unit of government; and
33.15(2) assist students to:
33.16(i) actively participate in service-learning experiences that meet identified student
33.17and community needs or opportunities;
33.18(ii) operate collaboratively with service-learning partnership members;
33.19(iii) align service-learning experiences with students' individualized educational
33.20plans and programs;
33.21(iv) apply students' knowledge and skills in their community and help solve
33.22community problems;
33.23(v) foster students' civic engagement; and
33.24(vi) explore and pursue career pathways and achieve college readiness.
33.25An eligible partnership interested in receiving a grant must apply to the commissioner of
33.26education in the form and manner determined by the commissioner. Consistent with this
33.27subdivision, the application must describe how the applicant will: with guidance from
33.28the service-learning partnership, incorporate student-designed and student-led service
33.29learning into the school curriculum or in specific courses or across subject areas; provide
33.30students with instruction and experiences during the school day using service-learning
33.31best practices and an option to supplement their service-learning experiences outside the
33.32school day; align service-learning opportunities with state and local academic standards;
33.33and make implementing service-learning best practices an educational priority. The
33.34application also must indicate how the partnership intends to provide student-designed,
33.35student-led service-learning experiences that meet genuine community needs or develop
33.36genuine community opportunities based on service-learning best practices aligned to
34.1state academic standards. The partnership must work with a district service-learning
34.2specialist or service-learning coordinator or a district curriculum specialist to design a
34.3grant application and implement an approved grant application.
34.4    Subd. 2. Innovation grants. The commissioner of education must award up to
34.5four grants of up to $30,000 each to allow eligible partnerships, equitably distributed
34.6to two recipients within the seven-county metropolitan area and two recipients outside
34.7the seven-county metropolitan area, to provide innovative, incubator service-learning
34.8opportunities to students, consistent with this section. The commissioner may renew
34.9a grant annually as appropriations are available and consistent with the grant criteria
34.10established in this section and other criteria the commissioner may establish for grant
34.11eligibility or for renewing a grant. In order to receive a grant, a partnership must provide a
34.12one-to-one match in funds or in-kind contributions unless the commissioner decides to
34.13waive the match requirement for an applicant serving a high number of students whose
34.14families meet federal poverty guidelines. A partnership grantee must allocate the grant
34.15amount according to its grant application, which must include conveying 50 percent of the
34.16actual grant amount to its community-based organization or unit of government partner or
34.17partners to implement or help defray the direct costs of carrying out the service-learning
34.18strategies and activities described in the partnership's grant application.
34.19    Subd. 3. Evaluation. The commissioner of education must evaluate these
34.20innovative, incubator service-learning initiatives based on the educational and
34.21developmental outcomes of students participating in the service learning and include
34.22summary data on the characteristics and extent of students' participation in service learning,
34.23their development of academic skills or achievements, and their engagement in school,
34.24school attendance, course completion rates, opportunity to develop community, college, or
34.25career connections, and the graduation rates for participating high school-age students.
34.26The commissioner also must evaluate the success of the service-learning grants based on
34.27the community outcomes and community results achieved through student service-learning
34.28experiences and the corresponding student service activities. The commissioner must
34.29transmit an interim progress report on student and community outcomes and results under
34.30this section to the legislative committees with oversight over education by February 15,
34.312019, and a final report to the same legislative committees by February 15, 2021.
34.32EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for fiscal year 2016 and later.

35.1    Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.81, is amended to read:
35.2124D.81 CONTINUATION OF AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION GRANTS
35.3AID.
35.4    Subdivision 1. Grants; Procedures. Each fiscal year the commissioner of education
35.5must make grants to no fewer than six American Indian education programs. At least
35.6three programs must be in urban areas and at least three must be on or near reservations.
35.7The board of a local district, a participating school or a group of boards may develop a
35.8proposal for grants in support of American Indian education programs. Proposals A
35.9school district, charter school, or American Indian-controlled tribal contract or grant
35.10school enrolling at least 20 American Indian students on October 1 of the previous school
35.11year, receiving federal Title 7 funding, and operating an American Indian education
35.12program according to section 124D.74 is eligible for Indian education aid if it meets the
35.13requirements of this section. Programs may provide for contracts for the provision of
35.14program components by nonsectarian nonpublic, community, tribal, charter, or alternative
35.15schools. The commissioner shall prescribe the form and manner of application for grants
35.16aids, and no grant aid shall be made for a proposal program not complying with the
35.17requirements of sections 124D.71 to 124D.82.
35.18    Subd. 2. Plans. Each To qualify for aid, an eligible district, charter school, or
35.19participating tribal contract school submitting a proposal under subdivision 1 must
35.20develop and submit with the proposal a plan for approval by the Indian education director
35.21which that shall:
35.22(a) Identify the measures to be used to meet the requirements of sections 124D.71 to
35.23124D.82 ;
35.24(b) Identify the activities, methods and programs to meet the identified educational
35.25needs of the children to be enrolled in the program;
35.26(c) Describe how district goals and objectives as well as the objectives of sections
35.27124D.71 to 124D.82 are to be achieved;
35.28(d) Demonstrate that required and elective courses as structured do not have a
35.29discriminatory effect within the meaning of section 124D.74, subdivision 5;
35.30(e) Describe how each school program will be organized, staffed, coordinated,
35.31and monitored; and
35.32(f) Project expenditures for programs under sections 124D.71 to 124D.82.
35.33    Subd. 2a. American Indian education aid. (a) The American Indian education
35.34aid for an eligible district or tribal contract school equals the greater of (1) the sum of
35.35$20,000 plus the product of $63 times the difference between the number of American
35.36Indian students enrolled on October 1 of the previous school year and 20; or (2) if the
36.1district or school received a grant under this section for fiscal year 2015, the amount
36.2of the grant for fiscal year 2015.
36.3(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the American Indian education aid must not
36.4exceed the district or tribal contract school's actual expenditure according to the approved
36.5plan under subdivision 2.
36.6    Subd. 3. Additional requirements. Each district receiving a grant aid under this
36.7section must each year conduct a count of American Indian children in the schools
36.8of the district; test for achievement; identify the extent of other educational needs of
36.9the children to be enrolled in the American Indian education program; and classify the
36.10American Indian children by grade, level of educational attainment, age and achievement.
36.11Participating schools must maintain records concerning the needs and achievements of
36.12American Indian children served.
36.13    Subd. 4. Nondiscrimination; testing. In accordance with recognized professional
36.14standards, all testing and evaluation materials and procedures utilized for the identification,
36.15testing, assessment, and classification of American Indian children must be selected and
36.16administered so as not to be racially or culturally discriminatory and must be valid for the
36.17purpose of identifying, testing, assessing, and classifying American Indian children.
36.18    Subd. 5. Records. Participating schools and districts must keep records and afford
36.19access to them as the commissioner finds necessary to ensure that American Indian
36.20education programs are implemented in conformity with sections 124D.71 to 124D.82.
36.21Each school district or participating school must keep accurate, detailed, and separate
36.22revenue and expenditure accounts for pilot American Indian education programs funded
36.23under this section.
36.24    Subd. 6. Money from other sources. A district or participating school providing
36.25American Indian education programs shall be eligible to receive moneys for these programs
36.26from other government agencies and from private sources when the moneys are available.
36.27    Subd. 7. Exceptions. Nothing in sections 124D.71 to 124D.82 shall be construed as
36.28prohibiting a district or school from implementing an American Indian education program
36.29which is not in compliance with sections 124D.71 to 124D.82 if the proposal and plan for
36.30that program is not funded pursuant to this section.
36.31EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2016
36.32and later.

36.33    Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.83, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
36.34    Subd. 2. Revenue amount. An American Indian-controlled tribal contract or
36.35grant school that is located on a reservation within the state and that complies with the
37.1requirements in subdivision 1 is eligible to receive tribal contract or grant school aid.
37.2The amount of aid is derived by:
37.3(1) multiplying the formula allowance under section 126C.10, subdivision 2, less
37.4$170, times the difference between (i) the resident pupil units as defined in section
37.5126C.05, subdivision 6 , in average daily membership, excluding section 126C.05,
37.6subdivision 13
, and (ii) the number of pupils for the current school year, weighted
37.7according to section 126C.05, subdivision 1, receiving benefits under section 123B.42 or
37.8123B.44 or for which the school is receiving reimbursement under section 124D.69;
37.9(2) adding to the result in clause (1) an amount equal to the product of the formula
37.10allowance under section 126C.10, subdivision 2, less $300 times the tribal contract
37.11compensation revenue pupil units;
37.12(3) subtracting from the result in clause (2) the amount of money allotted to the
37.13school by the federal government through Indian School Equalization Program of the
37.14Bureau of Indian Affairs, according to Code of Federal Regulations, title 25, part 39,
37.15subparts A to E, for the basic program as defined by section 39.11, paragraph (b), for
37.16the base rate as applied to kindergarten through twelfth grade, excluding small school
37.17adjustments and additional weighting, but not money allotted through subparts F to L for
37.18contingency funds, school board training, student training, interim maintenance and minor
37.19repair, interim administration cost, prekindergarten, and operation and maintenance, and
37.20the amount of money that is received according to section 124D.69;
37.21(4) dividing the result in clause (3) by the sum of the resident pupil units in average
37.22daily membership, excluding section 126C.05, subdivision 13, plus the tribal contract
37.23compensation revenue pupil units; and
37.24(5) multiplying the sum of the resident pupil units, including section 126C.05,
37.25subdivision 13
, in average daily membership plus the tribal contract compensation revenue
37.26pupil units by the lesser of $1,500 $2,376 or the result in clause (4).
37.27EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2016 and
37.28later.

37.29    Sec. 22. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 3, section 35, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
37.30    Subd. 2. Achievement and integration levy. For fiscal year 2014 only, a district's
37.31achievement and integration levy equals the lesser of the district's achievement and
37.32integration revenue for that year or the amount the district was authorized to levy under
37.33Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 11, article 2, section 49, paragraph (f).
37.34EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

38.1    Sec. 23. Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 16, section 15, is amended to read:
38.2    Sec. 15. TEACHER DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION REVENUE.
38.3    (a) For fiscal year 2015 only, teacher development and evaluation revenue for a
38.4school district, intermediate school district, educational cooperative, education district,
38.5or charter school with any school site that does not have an alternative professional pay
38.6system agreement under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.414, subdivision 2, equals $302
38.7times the number of full-time equivalent teachers employed on October 1 of the previous
38.8school year in each school site without an alternative professional pay system under
38.9Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.414, subdivision 2. Except for charter schools, revenue
38.10under this section must be reserved for teacher development and evaluation activities
38.11consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.40, subdivision 8, or Minnesota Statutes,
38.12section 122A.41, subdivision 5. For the purposes of this section, "teacher" has the
38.13meaning given it in Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.40, subdivision 1, or Minnesota
38.14Statutes, section 122A.41, subdivision 1.
38.15    (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the state total teacher development and
38.16evaluation revenue entitlement must not exceed $10,000,000 $10,022,000 for fiscal year
38.172015. The commissioner must limit the amount of revenue under this section so as not
38.18to exceed this limit.
38.19EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2014.

38.20    Sec. 24. Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 16, section 16, subdivision 7, is amended to
38.21read:
38.22    Subd. 7. Teacher development and evaluation. For teacher development and
38.23evaluation revenue.
38.24
38.25
$
9,000,000
9,020,000
.....
2015
38.26The 2015 appropriation includes $0 for 2014 and $9,000,000 $9,020,000 for 2015.
38.27This is a onetime appropriation and is available until expended the end of fiscal year 2017.

38.28    Sec. 25. AGRICULTURAL EDUCATOR GRANTS.
38.29    Subdivision 1. Grant program established. A grant program is established to
38.30support school districts in paying agricultural education teachers for work over the
38.31summer with high school students in extension programs. Grants must be used to create or
38.32increase the availability of agricultural education teachers for students over the summer.
39.1    Subd. 2. Application. The commissioner of education shall develop the form and
39.2method for applying for the grants. The commissioner shall develop criteria for determining
39.3the allocation of the grants, including appropriate goals for the use of the grants.
39.4    Subd. 3. Grant awards. Grant funding under this section must be matched
39.5by funding from the school district for the agricultural education teacher's summer
39.6employment. Grant funding for each teacher is limited to the one-half share of 30 working
39.7days.
39.8    Subd. 4. Reports. School districts that receive grant funds shall report to the
39.9commissioner of education no later than December 31 of each year regarding the number
39.10of teachers funded by the grant program and the outcomes compared to the goals
39.11established in the grant application. The Department of Education shall develop the
39.12criteria necessary for the reports.

39.13    Sec. 26. CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT WORKING GROUP.
39.14    Subdivision 1. Membership. The commissioner of education shall convene a
39.15working group on concurrent enrollment. Members shall be named by the commissioner
39.16of education and include:
39.17(1) the commissioner of education or the commissioner's designee;
39.18(2) the commissioner of the Office of Higher Education or the commissioner's
39.19designee;
39.20(3) representatives of postsecondary institutions with concurrent enrollment
39.21programs including at least:
39.22(i) one postsecondary faculty member from the University of Minnesota who has
39.23supervised a concurrent enrollment course;
39.24(ii) one postsecondary faculty member from the Minnesota State Colleges and
39.25University system who has supervised a concurrent enrollment course;
39.26(iii) one representative from the University of Minnesota;
39.27(iv) one representative from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system;
39.28(v) one representative from a private college with a concurrent enrollment program;
39.29and
39.30(vi) one postsecondary faculty member from a career and technical college who has
39.31supervised a concurrent enrollment program;
39.32(4) representatives of school districts with concurrent enrollment programs,
39.33including at least one high school administrator, one high school teacher, and one high
39.34school counselor;
40.1(5) one representative of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment
40.2Partnerships;
40.3(6) at least one parent who has or had children participate in a concurrent enrollment
40.4course;
40.5(7) at least one student enrolled in a concurrent enrollment course for the 2015-2016
40.6school year; and
40.7(8) other stakeholders as determined by the commissioner.
40.8The chair must be selected by the members at the first meeting.
40.9    Subd. 2. Responsibilities. (a) The working group shall review:
40.10(1) differences between concurrent enrollment courses and the sponsoring public
40.11postsecondary institution's equivalent course in regard to:
40.12(i) course outline including scope, sequence of content, and methods to be employed;
40.13(ii) final exam;
40.14(iii) grading scale; and
40.15(iv) nature and frequency of exams;
40.16(2) each program's student eligibility requirements, including exceptions to the
40.17requirements and the number of waivers to the requirements given in the past year;
40.18(3) course prerequisites;
40.19(4) all postsecondary institutions, both in-state and out-of-state, that have accepted
40.20or denied transferring courses for college credit;
40.21(5) the frequency with which courses are offered;
40.22(6) the method of charging for delivery of concurrent instruction; and
40.23(7) the compensation and workload of faculty supervisors of concurrent enrollment.
40.24(b) The working group shall make recommendations, including legislative proposals
40.25for improving the consistency of concurrent enrollment programs in regards to the items
40.26in paragraph (a).
40.27(c) Any costs of the working group and preparing the report under subdivision 3 must
40.28be paid for out of the Department of Education and participating public postsecondary
40.29institutions' current operating budgets. Postsecondary institutions must make materials
40.30available for the study as requested by the commissioners of education and the Office of
40.31Higher Education. All intellectual property associated with materials made available for
40.32the study are retained by the institution or professor.
40.33    Subd. 3. Report. The working group must submit a report to the commissioner
40.34of education by January 15, 2016, with their findings and recommendations. The
40.35commissioner must prepare and submit to the education policy and finance committees of
40.36the legislature by February 15, 2016, a written report including the working group report
41.1and summary data on concurrent enrollment courses under Minnesota Statutes, section
41.2124D.09, subdivision 10, consistent with this section.

41.3    Sec. 27. EXAMINING AND DEVELOPING STATEWIDE SWIMMING
41.4RESOURCES.
41.5(a) The commissioner of education must use existing budgetary resources to
41.6inventory and report to the education committees of the legislature by February 1, 2016,
41.7on the extent of existing resources and best practices available for swimming instruction
41.8in Minnesota public schools.
41.9(b) The commissioner of education must establish a work group of interested
41.10stakeholders, including the commissioner or commissioner's designee, the commissioner
41.11of health or the commissioner's designee, and representatives of K-12 physical education
41.12teachers, K-12 school administrators, the Minnesota school boards association, nonprofit
41.13fitness and recreational organizations, public parks and recreation departments, and
41.14other stakeholders, including community members underserved and disproportionately
41.15impacted by the current distribution of swimming resources, interested in swimming
41.16instruction and activities identified by the commissioner of education, to determine
41.17and report to the education committees of the legislature by February 1, 2016, on the
41.18curriculum, resources, personnel, and other costs needed to make swimming instruction
41.19available in all Minnesota public schools for children beginning at an early age. The work
41.20group must consider the substance of the report under paragraph (a) in preparing its report.
41.21EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

41.22    Sec. 28. APPROPRIATIONS.
41.23    Subdivision 1. Department of Education. The sums indicated in this section are
41.24appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal years
41.25designated.
41.26    Subd. 2. Alternative compensation. For alternative teacher compensation aid
41.27under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.415, subdivision 4:
41.28
$
78,331,000
.....
2016
41.29
$
96,864,000
.....
2017
41.30The 2016 appropriation includes $7,766,000 for 2015 and $70,565,000 for 2016.
41.31The 2017 appropriation includes $7,840,000 for 2016 and $89,024,000 for 2017.
41.32    Subd. 3. Achievement and integration aid. For achievement and integration aid
41.33under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.862:
42.1
$
65,539,000
.....
2016
42.2
$
68,745,000
.....
2017
42.3The 2016 appropriation includes $6,382,000 for 2015 and $59,157,000 for 2016.
42.4The 2017 appropriation includes $6,573,000 for 2016 and $62,172,000 for 2017.
42.5    Subd. 4. Literacy incentive aid. For literacy incentive aid under Minnesota
42.6Statutes, section 124D.98:
42.7
$
44,552,000
.....
2016
42.8
$
45,508,000
.....
2017
42.9The 2016 appropriation includes $4,683,000 for 2015 and $39,869,000 for 2016.
42.10The 2017 appropriation includes $4,429,000 for 2016 and $41,079,000 for 2017.
42.11    Subd. 5. Interdistrict desegregation or integration transportation grants. For
42.12interdistrict desegregation or integration transportation grants under Minnesota Statutes,
42.13section 124D.87:
42.14
$
15,023,000
.....
2016
42.15
$
15,825,000
.....
2017
42.16    Subd. 6. Early childhood literacy programs. For early childhood literacy
42.17programs under Minnesota Statutes, section 119A.50, subdivision 3:
42.18
$
6,675,000
.....
2016
42.19
$
6,675,000
.....
2017
42.20Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year. The
42.21base for this program in fiscal year 2018 is $6,375,000.
42.22    Subd. 7. Tribal contract schools. For tribal contract school aid under Minnesota
42.23Statutes, section 124D.83:
42.24
$
3,424,000
.....
2016
42.25
$
3,608,000
.....
2017
42.26The 2016 appropriation includes $204,000 for 2015 and $3,220,000 for 2016.
42.27The 2017 appropriation includes $357,000 for 2016 and $3,251,000 for 2017.
42.28    Subd. 8. Compensatory revenue pilot program. For grants for participation in the
42.29compensatory revenue pilot program under Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 5,
42.30article 1, section 50, as amended by Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 1, section 21:
42.31
$
7,325,000
.....
2016
42.32
$
7,325,000
.....
2017
42.33(a) In fiscal years 2016 and 2017, grants shall be awarded in the following amounts:
42.34$4,730,000 is for a grant to Independent School District No. 11, Anoka-Hennepin;
42.35$240,000 is for a grant to Independent School District No. 286, Brooklyn Center; $660,000
43.1is for a grant to Independent School District No. 279, Osseo; $500,000 is for a grant to
43.2Independent School District No. 281, Robbinsdale; $520,000 is for a grant to Independent
43.3School District No. 535, Rochester; $205,000 is for a grant to Independent School District
43.4No. 833, South Washington; and $470,000 is for a grant to Independent School District No.
43.5241, Albert Lea. If a grant to a specific school district is not awarded, the commissioner
43.6may increase the aid amounts to any of the remaining participating school districts.
43.7(b) The base for this program in fiscal year 2018 and later is $2,325,000. Grants
43.8shall be awarded in the same amount as under Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter
43.911, article 1, section 36: $1,500,000 is for a grant to Independent School District No.
43.1011, Anoka-Hennepin; $75,000 is for a grant to Independent School District No. 286,
43.11Brooklyn Center; $210,000 is for a grant to Independent School District No. 279, Osseo;
43.12$160,000 is for a grant to Independent School District No. 281, Robbinsdale; $165,000 is
43.13for a grant to Independent School District No. 535, Rochester; $65,000 is for a grant to
43.14Independent School District No. 833, South Washington; and $150,000 is for a grant to
43.15Independent School District No. 241, Albert Lea.
43.16(c) The commissioner of education must submit a report by February 15, 2016, to the
43.17education committees of the legislature evaluating the effectiveness of the pilot program.
43.18    Subd. 9. Concurrent enrollment program. For concurrent enrollment programs
43.19under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.091:
43.20
$
$4,000,000
.....
2016
43.21
$
$4,000,000
.....
2017
43.22If the appropriation is insufficient, the commissioner must proportionately reduce
43.23the aid payment to each district.
43.24Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
43.25    Subd. 10. Student support services personnel grants. For student support services
43.26personnel grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 121A.3951:
43.27
$
8,000,000
.....
2016
43.28Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, this appropriation is available
43.29until June 30, 2021. The commissioner may not allot more than $1,580,000 of this
43.30appropriation before July 1, 2016. Any balance remaining after June 30, 2021, shall
43.31cancel to the general fund. $100,000 in fiscal year 2016 only is for administration of the
43.32Student Support Services Personnel Act under Minnesota Statutes, sections 121A.395
43.33to 121A.3951.
43.34    Subd. 11. Success for the future. For American Indian success for the future grants
43.35under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.81:
44.1
$
237,000
.....
2016
44.2
$
0
.....
2017
44.3The 2016 appropriation includes $237,000 for 2015 and $0 for 2016.
44.4    Subd. 12. American Indian education aid. For American Indian education aid
44.5under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.81, subdivision 2a:
44.6
$
3,371,000
.....
2016
44.7
$
3,393,000
.....
2017
44.8    Subd. 13. Collaborative urban educator. For the collaborative urban educator
44.9grant program:
44.10
$
1,090,000
.....
2016
44.11
$
1,090,000
.....
2017
44.12Grants shall be awarded in equal amounts: $272,500 each year is for the Southeast
44.13Asian teacher program at Concordia University, St. Paul; $272,500 each year is for the
44.14collaborative urban educator program at the University of St. Thomas; $272,500 each year
44.15is for the Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching at Hamline University; and $272,500
44.16each year is for the East Africa Student to Teacher program at Augsburg College.
44.17Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
44.18Each institution shall prepare for the legislature, by January 15 of each year, a
44.19detailed report regarding the funds used. The report must include the number of teachers
44.20prepared as well as the diversity for each cohort of teachers produced.
44.21    Subd. 14. ServeMinnesota program. For funding ServeMinnesota programs under
44.22Minnesota Statutes, sections 124D.37 to 124D.45:
44.23
$
900,000
.....
2016
44.24
$
900,000
.....
2017
44.25A grantee organization may provide health and child care coverage to the dependents
44.26of each participant enrolled in a full-time ServeMinnesota program to the extent such
44.27coverage is not otherwise available.
44.28    Subd. 15. Student organizations. For student organizations:
44.29
$
725,000
.....
2016
44.30
$
725,000
.....
2017
44.31$46,000 each year is for student organizations serving health occupations (HOSA).
44.32$100,000 each year is for student organizations serving trade and industry
44.33occupations (Skills USA, secondary and postsecondary).
44.34$95,000 each year is for student organizations serving business occupations (BPA,
44.35secondary and postsecondary).
45.1$193,000 each year is for student organizations serving agriculture occupations
45.2(FFA, PAS).
45.3$142,000 each year is for student organizations serving family and consumer science
45.4occupations (FCCLA).
45.5$109,000 each year is for student organizations serving marketing occupations
45.6(DECA and DECA collegiate).
45.7$40,000 each year is for the Minnesota Foundation for Student Organizations.
45.8Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
45.9    Subd. 16. Museums and Education Centers. For grants to museums and education
45.10centers:
45.11
$
626,000
.....
2016
45.12
$
626,000
.....
2017
45.13(a) $360,000 each year is for the Minnesota Children's Museum. Of this amount,
45.14$100,000 each year is a onetime appropriation.
45.15(b) $125,000 each year is for the Duluth Children's Museum. Of this amount,
45.16$75,000 each year is a onetime appropriation.
45.17(c) $41,000 each year is for the Minnesota Academy of Science.
45.18(d) $75,000 each year is for the Headwaters Science Center. This is a onetime
45.19appropriation.
45.20(e) $75,000 each year is for the Works Museum. This is a onetime appropriation.
45.21Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year. The
45.22base for this appropriation in fiscal year 2018 is $351,000.
45.23    Subd. 17. Teacher development and evaluation. For teacher development and
45.24evaluation revenue:
45.25
$
1,002,000
.....
2016
45.26The 2016 appropriation includes $1,002,000 for 2016 and $0 for 2017. This is a
45.27onetime appropriation and is available in the second year.
45.28    Subd. 18. Starbase MN. For a grant to Starbase MN for rigorous science,
45.29technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program providing students in grades 4 to
45.306 with a multisensory learning experience and a hands-on curriculum in an aerospace
45.31environment using state-of-the-art technology:
45.32
$
500,000
.....
2016
45.33
$
500,000
.....
2017
45.34Any balance in the first year does not cancel and is available in the second year.
45.35    Subd. 19. Recovery program grants. For recovery program grants under
45.36Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.695:
46.1
$
500,000
.....
2016
46.2
$
500,000
.....
2017
46.3Any balance in the first year does not cancel and is available in the second year.
46.4    Subd. 20. STEM grants. For school districts to provide STEM-based courses:
46.5
$
500,000
.....
2016
46.6
$
500,000
.....
2017
46.7The commissioner must determine the form and manner of application and award
46.8criteria. Grant awards are limited to $50,000 per course. Any balance in the first year does
46.9not cancel but is available in the second year of the biennium.
46.10This is a onetime appropriation.
46.11    Subd. 21. Teacher-powered school grants. For grants to teacher-powered schools
46.12under Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.045, subdivision 7:
46.13
$
500,000
.....
2016
46.14
$
500,000
.....
2017
46.15    The base appropriation in fiscal year 2018 is $0. Any balance in the first year does
46.16not cancel but is available in the second year.
46.17    Subd. 22. Full-service community schools. For full-service community schools
46.18under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.231:
46.19
$
500,000
.....
2016
46.20
$
500,000
.....
2017
46.21    This is a onetime appropriation. Any balance in the first year does not cancel but
46.22is available in the second year.
46.23    Subd. 23. Minnesota math corps program. For the Minnesota math corps program
46.24under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.42, subdivision 9:
46.25
$
250,000
.....
2016
46.26
$
250,000
.....
2017
46.27Any unexpended balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the
46.28second year.
46.29    Subd. 24. Agricultural educator grants. For agricultural educator grants under
46.30section 24:
46.31
$
250,000
.....
2016
46.32
$
250,000
.....
2017
46.33This is a onetime appropriation. Any balance in the first year does not cancel, but
46.34is available in the second year.
47.1    Subd. 25. American Indian teacher preparation grants. For joint grants to assist
47.2American Indian people to become teachers under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.63:
47.3
$
230,000
.....
2016
47.4
$
230,000
.....
2017
47.5Of this amount, $80,000 in each year must be reserved for Bemidji State University
47.6and Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake.
47.7    Subd. 26. Excellence in teaching program. For the Board of Teaching to award
47.8excellence in teaching program incentive grants:
47.9
$
200,000
.....
2016
47.10
$
200,000
.....
2017
47.11The Board of Teaching shall award a onetime incentive grant of up to $2,000 to any
47.12Minnesota teacher who achieves National Board Certification after June 30, 2015, as long
47.13as funds are available. The grants must be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
47.14    This is a onetime appropriation. Any balance in the first year does not cancel but
47.15is available in the second year.
47.16    Subd. 27. Robotics and engineering programs. For a grant to InScite to provide
47.17robotics and engineering programs in Minnesota classrooms:
47.18
$
69,000
.....
2016
47.19
$
69,000
.....
2017
47.20The grant must be used for High Tech Kids hands-on engineering education programs
47.21in Minnesota schools for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Any balance in the first
47.22year does not cancel but is available in the second year. This is a onetime appropriation.
47.23    Subd. 28. Innovative service-learning grants. For innovative service-learning
47.24program grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.501:
47.25
$
65,000
.....
2016
47.26
$
65,000
.....
2017
47.27    Any funds not expended in the first fiscal year do not cancel but carry forward to
47.28the second fiscal year. The Department of Education may retain up to $10,000 of this
47.29appropriation to conduct the evaluation under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.501,
47.30subdivision 3.
47.31    Subd. 29. Regional office of career and technical education. For a grant to
47.32the SW/WC Service Cooperative to establish a regional office of career and technical
47.33education:
47.34
$
50,000
.....
2016
47.35
$
50,000
.....
2017
48.1The regional office of career and technical education must:
48.2(1) facilitate the development of highly trained and knowledgeable students who
48.3are equipped with technical and workplace skills needed by regional employers, in
48.4collaborative participation with three or more school districts;
48.5(2) improve access to career and technical education programs for students who
48.6attend sparsely populated rural school districts by developing public/private partnerships
48.7with business and industry leaders and by increasing coordination of high school and
48.8postsecondary program options; and
48.9(3) increase family and student awareness of the availability and benefit of career
48.10and technical education courses and training opportunities.
48.11This is a onetime appropriation.
48.12    Subd. 30. Civic education grants. For grants to the Minnesota Civic Education
48.13Coalition, Kids Voting St. Paul, Learning Law and Democracy Foundation, and YMCA
48.14Youth in Government to provide civic education programs for Minnesota youth age 18
48.15and younger. Civic education is the study of constitutional principles and the democratic
48.16foundation of our national, state, and local institutions, and the study of political processes
48.17and structures of government, grounded in the understanding of constitutional government
48.18under the rule of law.
48.19
$
175,000
.....
2016
48.20
$
175,000
.....
2017
48.21    Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
48.22    Subd. 31. Rural science, technology, engineering, and mathematics experiential
48.23learning pilot project. For a grant to the Lakes Country Service Cooperative:
48.24
$
285,000
.....
2016
48.25The grant must be used to expand career and technical education and science,
48.26technology, engineering, and mathematics coursework to students in multiple districts on
48.27a rotating basis. Eligible uses of the grant include training and curriculum development,
48.28the purchase and maintenance of equipment, and evaluation of the program.
48.29Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
48.30    Subd. 32. Video resource grants. For a grant to the Minnesota Public Television
48.31Association for professional development initiatives to provide prekindergarten through
48.32grade 12 teachers with the necessary skills to effectively incorporate public television
48.33video resources into classroom curriculum and instruction and to integrate regional arts,
48.34culture, and history videos across the curriculum in order to increase student achievement:
48.35
$
100,000
.....
2016
48.36
$
100,000
.....
2017
49.1Public television stations eligible to receive grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
49.2129D.13, shall select teachers throughout the state to participate in training sessions and to
49.3develop model lessons for identifying and integrating videos on regional arts, culture, and
49.4history into prekindergarten through grade 12 curriculum and lesson plans.
49.5This is a onetime appropriation. Any balance in the first year does not cancel but
49.6is available in the second year.
49.7    Subd. 33. Minnesota Council on Economic Education. For a grant to the
49.8Minnesota Council on Economic Education to provide staff development to teachers
49.9for the implementation of the state graduation standards in learning areas relating to
49.10economic education:
49.11
$
100,000
.....
2016
49.12
$
100,000
.....
2017
49.13The commissioner, in consultation with the council, shall develop expected results
49.14of staff development, eligibility criteria for participants, an evaluation procedure, and
49.15guidelines for direct and in-kind contributions by the council.
49.16This is a onetime appropriation. Any balance in the first year does not cancel but
49.17is available in the second year.
49.18    Subd. 34. Minnesota Principals' Program. For grants to the Minnesota Principals'
49.19Program under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.74, to reduce the costs to participants,
49.20broaden programming and accessibility, or expand the curriculum and instructional
49.21elements:
49.22
$
100,000
.....
2016
49.23
$
100,000
.....
2017
49.24This is a onetime appropriation. Any balance in the first year does not cancel but
49.25is available in the second year.
49.26    Subd. 35. Wilderness inquiry. For a grant to wilderness inquiry:
49.27
$
100,000
.....
2016
49.28
$
100,000
.....
2017
49.29    Of this amount, $70,000 in fiscal year 2016 is for a continuation of research
49.30establishing the socioemotional benefits of outdoor engagement leading to improved
49.31academic outcomes.
49.32    Of this amount, $30,000 each year is to facilitate Minnesota teachers' participation
49.33in professional development focused on place-based education that furthers the research.
49.34This is a onetime appropriation.
49.35    Subd. 36. Race 2 Reduce. For grants to support expanded Race 2 Reduce water
49.36conservation programming in Minnesota schools:
50.1
$
81,000
.....
2016
50.2
$
69,000
.....
2017
50.3In the first year, $28,000 is for H2O for Life; $38,000 is for Independent School
50.4District No. 624, White Bear Lake; and $15,000 is for Independent School District
50.5No. 832, Mahtomedi. In the second year, $32,000 is for H2O for Life; $22,000 is for
50.6Independent School District No. 624, White Bear Lake; and $15,000 is for Independent
50.7School District No. 832, Mahtomedi.
50.8Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year. The
50.9base appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and later is $0.
50.10    Subd. 37. Network for the Development of Children of African Descent. For a
50.11grant to the Network for the Development of Children of African Descent:
50.12
$
70,000
.....
2016
50.13
$
70,000
.....
2017
50.14    This amount must be used for family literacy services and the high school
50.15community action research program that helps students earn high school and college credit
50.16while learning community action research skills. A progress report on the activities and
50.17outcomes associated with this grant must be submitted to the commissioner of education
50.18by September 15, 2016, and a final report must be submitted on September 15, 2017.
50.19    This is a onetime appropriation. Any balance in the first year does not cancel but
50.20is available in the second year.
50.21    Subd. 38. Minnesota Learning Resource Center. For a grant to A Chance to
50.22Grow for the Minnesota Learning Resource Center's comprehensive training program
50.23for education professionals charged with helping children in prekindergarten programs
50.24through grade 3 acquire basic reading and math skills:
50.25
$
50,000
.....
2016
50.26
$
50,000
.....
2017
50.27This is a onetime appropriation.
50.28    Subd. 39. We Win Institute planning grant. For a planning grant to the We Win
50.29Institute:
50.30
$
50,000
.....
2016
50.31
$
50,000
.....
2017
50.32The W. Matthew Little Cultural and Educational Excellence Center must be
50.33established to:
50.34(1) develop the academic and social development of marginalized youth;
50.35(2) develop intergenerational leadership skills;
51.1(3) develop pathways for marginalized youth to attend and be successful in
51.2postsecondary education programs; and
51.3(4) develop public-private partnerships that create success for marginalized youth.
51.4The We Win Institute must submit a detailed report to the chairs and ranking minority
51.5members of the legislative committees having primary jurisdiction over early childhood
51.6through grade 12 education by January 18, 2017, on how the funds were used.
51.7This is a onetime appropriation. Any balance in the first year does not cancel but
51.8is available in the second year.
51.9    Subd. 40. Regional career and technical education advisory committee. For a
51.10grant to the SW/WC Service Cooperative for a regional career and technical education
51.11advisory committee:
51.12
$
200,000
.....
2016
51.13
$
200,000
.....
2017
51.14Eligible uses of this grant are:
51.15(1) capital start-up costs for such items as determined by the committee including,
51.16but not limited to, a mobile welding lab, medical equipment and lab, and industrial
51.17kitchen equipment;
51.18(2) informational materials for students, families, and residents of the region that
51.19communicate the relationship between career and technical education programs, labor
51.20market needs, and well-paying employment;
51.21(3) incentive and training grants to develop career and technical education
51.22instructors; and
51.23(4) transportation reimbursement grants to provide equitable opportunities
51.24throughout the region for students to participate in career and technical education.
51.25This is a onetime appropriation.
51.26    Subd. 41. Northwestern Online College in the High School program. For the
51.27Northwestern Online College in the High School program:
51.28
$
50,000
.....
2016
51.29
$
50,000
.....
2017
51.30This is a onetime appropriation. Any balance from the first year may carry forward
51.31into the second year.
51.32    Subd. 42. Education Partnership Pilots. For education partnership pilot grants:
51.33
$
300,000
.....
2016
51.34
$
300,000
.....
2017
51.35Of this amount, $100,000 in each year is for the Northfield Healthy Community
51.36Initiative for a pilot site in Northfield; $100,000 in each year is for the Jones Family
52.1Foundation for a pilot site in Red Wing; and $100,000 in each year is for Independent
52.2School District No. 742, St. Cloud, for a pilot site in St. Cloud. Each partnership pilot
52.3program shall support community collaborations focused on academic achievement and
52.4youth development, use a comprehensive and data-driven approach to increase student
52.5success, and measure outcomes, such as kindergarten readiness, reading proficiency at
52.6third grade, high school graduation, and college and career readiness. By February 15,
52.72016, each partnership pilot grant recipient shall submit to the chairs and ranking minority
52.8members of the legislative committees with primary jurisdiction over kindergarten through
52.9grade 12 education a report describing the activities funded by the grant, changes in
52.10outcome measures attributable to the grant-funded activities, and the recipient's program
52.11plan for the following year.
52.12    This is a onetime appropriation. Any balance from the first year may carry forward
52.13into the second year.
52.14    Subd. 43. Southwest Minnesota State University Special Education Teacher
52.15Education Program. For the Southwest Minnesota State University Special Education
52.16Teacher Education Program to support special education paraprofessionals working
52.17toward licensure in an online program.
52.18
$
195,000
.....
2016
52.19
$
0
.....
2017
52.20Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
52.21This is a onetime appropriation.

52.22ARTICLE 3
52.23STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS

52.24    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.021, subdivision 1, is amended to
52.25read:
52.26    Subdivision 1. Required academic standards. (a) The following subject areas
52.27are required for statewide accountability:
52.28    (1) language arts;
52.29    (2) mathematics;
52.30    (3) science;
52.31    (4) social studies, including history, geography, economics, and government and
52.32citizenship;
52.33    (5) physical education;
52.34    (6) health, for which locally developed academic standards apply; and
53.1    (7) the arts, for which statewide or locally developed academic standards apply, as
53.2determined by the school district. Public elementary and middle schools must offer at least
53.3three and require at least two of the following four arts areas: dance; music; theater; and
53.4visual arts. Public high schools must offer at least three and require at least one of the
53.5following five arts areas: media arts; dance; music; theater; and visual arts.
53.6    (b) For purposes of applicable federal law, the academic standards for language arts,
53.7mathematics, and science apply to all public school students, except the very few students
53.8with extreme cognitive or physical impairments for whom an individualized education
53.9program team has determined that the required academic standards are inappropriate. An
53.10individualized education program team that makes this determination must establish
53.11alternative standards.
53.12(c) The department must adopt the most recent National Association of Sport and
53.13Physical Education kindergarten through grade 12 standards and benchmarks for physical
53.14education as the required physical education academic standards. The department may
53.15modify and adapt the national standards to accommodate state interest. The modification
53.16and adaptations must maintain the purpose and integrity of the national standards. The
53.17department must make available sample assessments for school districts to assess students'
53.18mastery of the physical education standards beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.
53.19    (c) (d) District efforts to develop, implement, or improve instruction or curriculum
53.20as a result of the provisions of this section must be consistent with sections 120B.10,
53.21120B.11 , and 120B.20.

53.22    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.021, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
53.23    Subd. 3. Rulemaking. The commissioner, consistent with the requirements of
53.24this section and section 120B.022, must adopt statewide rules under section 14.389 for
53.25implementing statewide rigorous core academic standards in language arts, mathematics,
53.26science, social studies, physical education, and the arts. After the rules authorized under
53.27this subdivision are initially adopted, the commissioner may not amend or repeal these
53.28rules nor adopt new rules on the same topic without specific legislative authorization. The
53.29academic standards for language arts, mathematics, and the arts must be implemented for
53.30all students beginning in the 2003-2004 school year. The academic standards for science
53.31and social studies must be implemented for all students beginning in the 2005-2006 school
53.32year.

53.33    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.021, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
54.1    Subd. 4. Revisions and reviews required. (a) The commissioner of education must
54.2revise and appropriately embed technology and information literacy standards consistent
54.3with recommendations from school media specialists into the state's academic standards
54.4and graduation requirements and implement a ten-year cycle to review and, consistent
54.5with the review, revise state academic standards and related benchmarks, consistent with
54.6this subdivision. During each ten-year review and revision cycle, the commissioner also
54.7must examine the alignment of each required academic standard and related benchmark
54.8with the knowledge and skills students need for career and college readiness and advanced
54.9work in the particular subject area. The commissioner must include the contributions of
54.10Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities as related to the academic standards
54.11during the review and revision of the required academic standards.
54.12    (b) The commissioner must ensure that the statewide mathematics assessments
54.13administered to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 are aligned with the state academic
54.14standards in mathematics, consistent with section 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph
54.15(b). The commissioner must implement a review of the academic standards and related
54.16benchmarks in mathematics beginning in the 2015-2016 school year and every ten years
54.17thereafter.
54.18(c) The commissioner must implement a review of the academic standards and related
54.19benchmarks in arts beginning in the 2016-2017 school year and every ten years thereafter.
54.20(d) The commissioner must implement a review of the academic standards and
54.21related benchmarks in science beginning in the 2017-2018 school year and every ten
54.22years thereafter.
54.23(e) The commissioner must implement a review of the academic standards and
54.24related benchmarks in language arts beginning in the 2018-2019 school year and every
54.25ten years thereafter.
54.26(f) The commissioner must implement a review of the academic standards and
54.27related benchmarks in social studies beginning in the 2019-2020 school year and every
54.28ten years thereafter.
54.29(g) The commissioner must implement a review of the academic standards and
54.30related benchmarks in physical education beginning in the 2024-2025 school year and
54.31every ten years thereafter.
54.32(g) (h) School districts and charter schools must revise and align local academic
54.33standards and high school graduation requirements in health, world languages, and career
54.34and technical education to require students to complete the revised standards beginning
54.35in a school year determined by the school district or charter school. School districts and
55.1charter schools must formally establish a periodic review cycle for the academic standards
55.2and related benchmarks in health, world languages, and career and technical education.

55.3    Sec. 4. [120B.026] PHYSICAL EDUCATION.
55.4    Subdivision 1. Exclusion from class; recess. A student may be excused from a
55.5physical education class if the student submits written information signed by a physician
55.6stating that physical activity will jeopardize the student's health. A student may be
55.7excused from a physical education class if being excused meets the student's unique and
55.8individualized needs according to the student's individualized education program, federal
55.9504 plan, or individualized health plan. A student may be excused if a parent or guardian
55.10requests an exemption on religious grounds. A student with a disability must be provided
55.11with modifications or adaptations that allow physical education class to meet their needs.
55.12Schools are strongly encouraged not to exclude students in kindergarten through grade
55.135 from recess due to punishment or disciplinary action.
55.14    Subd. 2. Teachers. Physical education must be taught by teachers who are licensed
55.15to teach physical education. A physical education teacher shall be adequately prepared
55.16and regularly participate in professional development activities under section 122A.60.

55.17    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.30, is amended by adding a subdivision
55.18to read:
55.19    Subd. 5. ACT administration to nonpublic pupils. By January 1, 2016, the
55.20Department of Education shall allow up to 100 nonpublic pupils in grades 11 and 12 to
55.21take the ACT exam on state testing dates, choose a testing site, and register 45 days before
55.22the exam's administration. The department shall notify a school district of the number of
55.23nonpublic pupils registered to take the ACT exam at the district's testing sites.

55.24    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.30, is amended by adding a subdivision
55.25to read:
55.26    Subd. 6. Commissioner-ordered suspension of assessments. In the event that it
55.27becomes necessary for the commissioner to order the suspension of assessments under
55.28this section because of service disruptions, technical interruptions, or any other reason
55.29beyond the control of school districts, the commissioner must immediately notify the chair
55.30and ranking member of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over kindergarten
55.31through grade 12 education.

55.32    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.36, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
56.1    Subdivision 1. School performance reports. (a) The commissioner shall report
56.2student academic performance under section 120B.35, subdivision 2; the percentages of
56.3students showing low, medium, and high growth under section 120B.35, subdivision
56.43
, paragraph (b); school safety and student engagement and connection under section
56.5120B.35 , subdivision 3, paragraph (d); rigorous coursework under section 120B.35,
56.6subdivision 3
, paragraph (c); the percentage of students under section 120B.35, subdivision
56.73
, paragraph (b), clause (2), whose progress and performance levels are meeting career
56.8and college readiness benchmarks under sections 120B.30, subdivision 1, and 120B.35,
56.9subdivision 3
, paragraph (e); longitudinal data on the progress of eligible districts in
56.10reducing disparities in students' academic achievement and realizing racial and economic
56.11integration under section 124D.861; the acquisition of English, and where practicable,
56.12native language academic literacy, including oral academic language, and the academic
56.13progress of English learners under section 124D.59, subdivisions 2 and 2a; the weekly
56.14amount of time students in kindergarten through grade 8 are scheduled to spend in physical
56.15education class, the percent of students in kindergarten through grade 12 who receive a
56.16passing grade in physical education, and the number of required physical education credits
56.17high school students must complete to graduate; two separate student-to-teacher ratios that
56.18clearly indicate the definition of teacher consistent with sections 122A.06 and 122A.15
56.19for purposes of determining these ratios; staff characteristics excluding salaries; student
56.20enrollment demographics; district mobility; and extracurricular activities. The report also
56.21must indicate a school's adequate yearly progress status under applicable federal law,
56.22and must not set any designations applicable to high- and low-performing schools due
56.23solely to adequate yearly progress status.
56.24    (b) The commissioner shall develop, annually update, and post on the department
56.25Web site school performance reports.
56.26    (c) The commissioner must make available performance reports by the beginning
56.27of each school year.
56.28    (d) A school or district may appeal its adequate yearly progress status in writing to
56.29the commissioner within 30 days of receiving the notice of its status. The commissioner's
56.30decision to uphold or deny an appeal is final.
56.31    (e) School performance data are nonpublic data under section 13.02, subdivision 9,
56.32until the commissioner publicly releases the data. The commissioner shall annually post
56.33school performance reports to the department's public Web site no later than September 1,
56.34except that in years when the reports reflect new performance standards, the commissioner
56.35shall post the school performance reports no later than October 1.
57.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
57.2and applies to reports for the 2017-2018 school year and later.

57.3    Sec. 8. COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION; ASSESSMENT
57.4RECOMMENDATIONS.
57.5The commissioner of education must research whether the Minnesota Comprehensive
57.6Assessments can be replaced by the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments.
57.7This study shall include assessing the alignment of the MAP to current Minnesota
57.8state standards and whether it would meet federal accountability requirements. The
57.9commissioner must report the recommendations to the committees of the legislature
57.10having jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education by January 15, 2016.

57.11    Sec. 9. MINNESOTA ASSESSMENT SYSTEM DISRUPTIONS; ASSESSMENT
57.12RESULTS.
57.13Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the assessment results for any student
57.14whose scheduled assessment was delayed or canceled as a result of assessment system
57.15interruptions beyond the control of the school district during the 2014-2015 school year
57.16may, at the discretion of the school district, be excluded for the purposes of school and
57.17student indicators of growth and achievement under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.35,
57.18or school performance reports under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.36.

57.19    Sec. 10. REALLOCATION OF MINNESOTA ASSESSMENT SYSTEM
57.20PAYMENT REDUCTIONS.
57.21Following each contract year of the contract for the Minnesota Assessment System,
57.22the commissioner of education shall distribute the amount of the agreed-upon cumulative
57.23payment reduction for the prior contract year to school districts and charter schools
57.24equally on a per pupil basis.

57.25    Sec. 11. MINNESOTA ASSESSMENT SYSTEM CONTRACTOR
57.26PERFORMANCE REPORT.
57.27By February 15, 2016, the commissioner of education shall make a report to the
57.28committees of the legislature having jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12
57.29education describing the performance of the contractor for the Minnesota Assessment
57.30System, including documentation related to any payment reductions agreed to under the
57.31terms of the contract, summary measures of stakeholder satisfaction with the assessment
57.32system, and any other information the commissioner wishes to provide.

58.1    Sec. 12. APPROPRIATIONS.
58.2    Subdivision 1. Department of Education. The sums indicated in this section are
58.3appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal years
58.4designated.
58.5    Subd. 2. Statewide testing and reporting system. For the statewide testing and
58.6reporting system under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.30:
58.7
$
18,865,000
.....
2016
58.8
$
18,553,000
.....
2017
58.9Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
58.10    Subd. 3. Examination fees; teacher training and support programs. (a) For
58.11students' advanced placement and international baccalaureate examination fees under
58.12Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.13, subdivision 3, and the training and related costs
58.13for teachers and other interested educators under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.13,
58.14subdivision 1:
58.15
$
4,500,000
.....
2016
58.16
$
4,500,000
.....
2017
58.17(b) The advanced placement program shall receive 75 percent of the appropriation
58.18each year and the international baccalaureate program shall receive 25 percent of the
58.19appropriation each year. The department, in consultation with representatives of the
58.20advanced placement and international baccalaureate programs selected by the Advanced
58.21Placement Advisory Council and IBMN, respectively, shall determine the amounts of
58.22the expenditures each year for examination fees and training and support programs for
58.23each program.
58.24(c) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.13, subdivision 1, at least
58.25$500,000 each year is for teachers to attend subject matter summer training programs
58.26and follow-up support workshops approved by the advanced placement or international
58.27baccalaureate programs. The amount of the subsidy for each teacher attending an
58.28advanced placement or international baccalaureate summer training program or workshop
58.29shall be the same. The commissioner shall determine the payment process and the amount
58.30of the subsidy.
58.31(d) The commissioner shall pay all examination fees for all students of low-income
58.32families under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.13, subdivision 3, and to the extent
58.33of available appropriations shall also pay examination fees for students sitting for an
58.34advanced placement examination, international baccalaureate examination, or both.
58.35Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
59.1    Subd. 4. ACT administration to nonpublic pupils. For ACT administration to
59.2nonpublic pupils under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.30, subdivision 5:
59.3
$
5,000
.....
2016
59.4
$
0
.....
2017
59.5Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

59.6ARTICLE 4
59.7CHARTER SCHOOLS

59.8    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.10, subdivision 8, is amended to read:
59.9    Subd. 8. Federal, state, and local requirements. (a) A charter school shall meet all
59.10federal, state, and local health and safety requirements applicable to school districts.
59.11    (b) A school must comply with statewide accountability requirements governing
59.12standards and assessments in chapter 120B.
59.13    (c) A school authorized by a school board may be located in any district, unless the
59.14school board of the district of the proposed location disapproves by written resolution.
59.15    (d) A charter school must be nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies,
59.16employment practices, and all other operations. An authorizer may not authorize a charter
59.17school or program that is affiliated with a nonpublic sectarian school or a religious
59.18institution. A charter school student must be released for religious instruction, consistent
59.19with section 120A.22, subdivision 12, clause (3).
59.20    (e) Charter schools must not be used as a method of providing education or
59.21generating revenue for students who are being home-schooled. This paragraph does not
59.22apply to shared time aid under section 126C.19.
59.23    (f) The primary focus of a charter school must be to provide a comprehensive
59.24program of instruction for at least one grade or age group from five through 18 years
59.25of age. Instruction may be provided to people older than 18 years of age. A charter
59.26school may offer a free preschool or prekindergarten that meets high-quality early
59.27learning instructional program standards that are aligned with Minnesota's early learning
59.28standards for children. A charter school with at least 90 percent of enrolled students
59.29that are eligible for special education services and have a primary disability of deafness
59.30or are hard-of-hearing may enroll prekindergarten pupils with a disability under section
59.31126C.05, subdivision 1, paragraph (a).
59.32    (g) A charter school may not charge tuition.
59.33    (h) A charter school is subject to and must comply with chapter 363A and section
59.34121A.04 .
60.1    (i) Once a student is enrolled in the school, the student is considered enrolled in the
60.2school until the student formally withdraws or is expelled under the Pupil Fair Dismissal
60.3Act in sections 121A.40 to 121A.56. A charter school is subject to and must comply with
60.4the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act, sections 121A.40 to 121A.56, and the Minnesota Public
60.5School Fee Law, sections 123B.34 to 123B.39.
60.6    (j) A charter school is subject to the same financial audits, audit procedures, and
60.7audit requirements as a district, except as required under subdivision 6a. Audits must be
60.8conducted in compliance with generally accepted governmental auditing standards, the
60.9federal Single Audit Act, if applicable, and section 6.65. A charter school is subject
60.10to and must comply with sections 15.054; 118A.01; 118A.02; 118A.03; 118A.04;
60.11118A.05 ; 118A.06; 471.38; 471.391; 471.392; and 471.425. The audit must comply with
60.12the requirements of sections 123B.75 to 123B.83, except to the extent deviations are
60.13necessary because of the program at the school. Deviations must be approved by the
60.14commissioner and authorizer. The Department of Education, state auditor, legislative
60.15auditor, or authorizer may conduct financial, program, or compliance audits. A charter
60.16school determined to be in statutory operating debt under sections 123B.81 to 123B.83
60.17must submit a plan under section 123B.81, subdivision 4.
60.18    (k) A charter school is a district for the purposes of tort liability under chapter 466.
60.19    (l) A charter school must comply with chapters 13 and 13D; and sections 120A.22,
60.20subdivision 7
; 121A.75; and 260B.171, subdivisions 3 and 5.
60.21    (m) A charter school is subject to the Pledge of Allegiance requirement under
60.22section 121A.11, subdivision 3.
60.23    (n) A charter school offering online courses or programs must comply with section
60.24124D.095 .
60.25    (o) A charter school and charter school board of directors are subject to chapter 181.
60.26    (p) A charter school must comply with section 120A.22, subdivision 7, governing
60.27the transfer of students' educational records and sections 138.163 and 138.17 governing
60.28the management of local records.
60.29    (q) A charter school that provides early childhood health and developmental
60.30screening must comply with sections 121A.16 to 121A.19.
60.31    (r) A charter school that provides school-sponsored youth athletic activities must
60.32comply with section 121A.38.
60.33    (s) A charter school is subject to and must comply with continuing truant notification
60.34under section 260A.03.
60.35(t) A charter school must develop and implement a teacher evaluation and peer
60.36review process under section 122A.40, subdivision 8, paragraph (b), clauses (2) to
61.1(13). The teacher evaluation process in this paragraph does not create any additional
61.2employment rights for teachers.
61.3(u) A charter school must adopt a policy, plan, budget, and process, consistent with
61.4section 120B.11, to review curriculum, instruction, and student achievement and strive
61.5for the world's best workforce.
61.6(v) A charter school must comply with section 121A.031 governing policies on
61.7prohibited conduct.
61.8(w) A charter school must comply with all pupil transportation requirements in
61.9section 123B.88, subdivision 1. A charter school must not require parents to surrender
61.10their rights to pupil transportation under section 123B.88, subdivision 2.

61.11    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.10, subdivision 12, is amended to read:
61.12    Subd. 12. Pupils with a disability. A charter school must comply with sections
61.13125A.02 , 125A.03 to 125A.24, and 125A.65 and rules relating to the education of pupils
61.14with a disability as though it were a district. A charter school enrolling prekindergarten
61.15pupils with a disability under subdivision 8, paragraph (f), must comply with sections
61.16125A.259 to 125A.48 and rules relating to the interagency early childhood intervention
61.17system as though it were a district.

61.18    Sec. 3. APPROPRIATIONS.
61.19    Subdivision 1. Department of Education. The sums indicated in this section are
61.20appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal years
61.21designated.
61.22    Subd. 2. Charter school building lease aid. For building lease aid under Minnesota
61.23Statutes, section 124D.11, subdivision 4:
61.24
$
66,787,000
.....
2016
61.25
$
73,603,000
.....
2017
61.26The 2016 appropriation includes $6,032,000 for 2015 and $60,755,000 for 2016.
61.27The 2017 appropriation includes $6,750,000 for 2016 and $66,853,000 for 2017.

61.28ARTICLE 5
61.29SPECIAL EDUCATION

61.30    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.11, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
61.31    Subdivision 1. General education revenue. (a) General education revenue must
61.32be paid to a charter school as though it were a district. The general education revenue
62.1for each adjusted pupil unit is the state average general education revenue per pupil unit,
62.2plus the referendum equalization aid allowance in the pupil's district of residence, minus
62.3an amount equal to the product of the formula allowance according to section 126C.10,
62.4subdivision 2
, times .0466, calculated without declining enrollment revenue, local optional
62.5revenue, basic skills revenue, extended time support revenue, pension adjustment revenue,
62.6transition revenue, and transportation sparsity revenue, plus declining enrollment revenue,
62.7basic skills revenue, extended time support revenue, pension adjustment revenue, and
62.8transition revenue as though the school were a school district. The general education
62.9revenue for each extended time support pupil unit equals $4,794.
62.10(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the general education revenue for an eligible
62.11special education charter school as defined in subdivision 5a equals the sum of the
62.12amount determined under paragraph (a) and the school's unreimbursed cost as defined in
62.13subdivision 5a for educating students not eligible for special education services.

62.14    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.11, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
62.15    Subd. 5. Special education aid. (a) Except as provided in subdivision 2, special
62.16education aid must be paid to a charter school according to section 125A.76, as though
62.17it were a school district.
62.18(b) For fiscal year 2015 and later, the special education aid paid to the charter school
62.19shall be adjusted as follows:
62.20(1) if the charter school does not receive general education revenue on behalf of
62.21the student according to subdivision 1, the aid shall be adjusted as provided in section
62.22125A.11 ; or
62.23(2) if the charter school receives general education revenue on behalf of the student
62.24according to subdivision 1, the aid shall be adjusted as provided in section 127A.47,
62.25subdivision 7
, paragraphs (b) to (d) (e).
62.26EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for fiscal year 2016 and later.

62.27    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.11, is amended by adding a subdivision
62.28to read:
62.29    Subd. 5a. Definitions. (a) For purposes of subdivision 5b, the terms in this
62.30subdivision have the meanings given.
62.31(b) "Unreimbursed costs" means the difference between the total cost of educating
62.32students at the school and the total of state and federal aids and grants, excluding aid under
62.33subdivision 1, paragraph (b), and subdivision 5b.
62.34(c) "Eligible special education charter school" means a charter school:
63.1(1) where the percent of students eligible for special education services equals at
63.2least 90 percent of the charter school's total enrollment; and
63.3(2) that submits to the commissioner a preliminary annual budget by June 15 prior
63.4to the start of the fiscal year and a revised budget by January 15 of the current fiscal
63.5year detailing its unreimbursed costs for educating students eligible and not eligible for
63.6special education services.
63.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for fiscal year 2016 and later.

63.8    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.11, is amended by adding a subdivision
63.9to read:
63.10    Subd. 5b. Special education aid for eligible special education charter schools.
63.11(a) Notwithstanding subdivision 5, the special education aid for an eligible special
63.12education charter school equals the sum of the school's special education aid under
63.13subdivision 5, paragraph (a), and the school's approved unreimbursed cost for educating
63.14students eligible for special education services.
63.15(b) The commissioner must review the budget data submitted by an eligible special
63.16education charter school under subdivision 5a and notify the school of the approved
63.17unreimbursed cost to be used for current aid payments within 30 days of receiving the
63.18budget from the school.
63.19(c) For purposes of section 127A.45, subdivision 13, the aid under this subdivision
63.20is not subject to the 97.4 percent current fiscal year special education aid entitlement
63.21provision.
63.22(d) Final aid payments must be calculated using the actual unreimbursed costs as
63.23determined by the department based on year-end financial and student data submitted by
63.24the charter school.
63.25EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for fiscal year 2016 and later.

63.26    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.03, is amended to read:
63.27125A.03 SPECIAL INSTRUCTION FOR CHILDREN WITH A DISABILITY.
63.28(a) As defined in paragraph (b), every district must provide special instruction and
63.29services, either within the district or in another district, for all children with a disability,
63.30including providing required services under Code of Federal Regulations, title 34, section
63.31300.121, paragraph (d), to those children suspended or expelled from school for more than
63.32ten school days in that school year, who are residents of the district and who are disabled
63.33as set forth in section 125A.02. For purposes of state and federal special education laws,
64.1the phrase "special instruction and services" in the state Education Code means a free
64.2and appropriate public education provided to an eligible child with disabilities. "Free
64.3appropriate public education" means special education and related services that:
64.4(1) are provided at public expense, under public supervision and direction, and
64.5without charge;
64.6(2) meet the standards of the state, including the requirements of the Individuals
64.7with Disabilities Education Act, Part B or C;
64.8(3) include an appropriate preschool, elementary school, or secondary school
64.9education; and
64.10(4) are provided to children ages three through 21 in conformity with an
64.11individualized education program that meets the requirements of the Individuals with
64.12Disabilities Education Act, subpart A, sections 300.320 to 300.324, and provided to
64.13infants and toddlers in conformity with an individualized family service plan that meets
64.14the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, subpart A, sections
64.15303.300 to 303.346.
64.16(b) Notwithstanding any age limits in laws to the contrary, special instruction and
64.17services must be provided from birth until July 1 after the child with a disability becomes
64.1821 years old but shall not extend beyond secondary school or its equivalent, except as
64.19provided in section 124D.68, subdivision 2. Local health, education, and social service
64.20agencies must refer children under age five who are known to need or suspected of
64.21needing special instruction and services to the school district. Districts with less than the
64.22minimum number of eligible children with a disability as determined by the commissioner
64.23must cooperate with other districts to maintain a full range of programs for education
64.24and services for children with a disability. This section does not alter the compulsory
64.25attendance requirements of section 120A.22.
64.26(c) At the board's discretion, a school district that participates in a reciprocity
64.27agreement with a neighboring state under section 124D.041 may enroll and provide
64.28special instruction and services to a child from an adjoining state whose family resides
64.29at a Minnesota address as assigned by the United States Postal Service if the district has
64.30completed child identification procedures for that child to determine the child's eligibility
64.31for special education services, and the child has received developmental screening under
64.32sections 121A.16 to 121A.19.
64.33EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2015.

64.34    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.11, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
65.1    Subdivision 1. Nonresident tuition rate; other costs. (a) For fiscal year 2015 and
65.2later, when a school district provides special instruction and services for a pupil with
65.3a disability as defined in section 125A.02 outside the district of residence, excluding
65.4a pupil for whom an adjustment to special education aid is calculated according to
65.5section 127A.47, subdivision 7, paragraphs (b) to (d), special education aid paid to the
65.6resident district must be reduced by an amount equal to (1) the actual cost of providing
65.7special instruction and services to the pupil, including a proportionate amount for special
65.8transportation and unreimbursed building lease and debt service costs for facilities used
65.9primarily for special education, plus (2) the amount of general education revenue and
65.10referendum equalization aid attributable to that pupil, calculated using the resident district's
65.11average general education revenue and referendum equalization aid per adjusted pupil
65.12unit excluding basic skills revenue, elementary sparsity revenue and secondary sparsity
65.13revenue, minus (3) the amount of special education aid for children with a disability
65.14under section 125A.76 received on behalf of that child, minus (4) if the pupil receives
65.15special instruction and services outside the regular classroom for more than 60 percent
65.16of the school day, the amount of general education revenue and referendum equalization
65.17aid, excluding portions attributable to district and school administration, district support
65.18services, operations and maintenance, capital expenditures, and pupil transportation,
65.19attributable to that pupil for the portion of time the pupil receives special instruction
65.20and services outside of the regular classroom, calculated using the resident district's
65.21average general education revenue and referendum equalization aid per adjusted pupil unit
65.22excluding basic skills revenue, elementary sparsity revenue and secondary sparsity revenue
65.23and the serving district's basic skills revenue, elementary sparsity revenue and secondary
65.24sparsity revenue per adjusted pupil unit. Notwithstanding clauses (1) and (4), for pupils
65.25served by a cooperative unit without a fiscal agent school district, the general education
65.26revenue and referendum equalization aid attributable to a pupil must be calculated using
65.27the resident district's average general education revenue and referendum equalization aid
65.28excluding compensatory revenue, elementary sparsity revenue, and secondary sparsity
65.29revenue. Special education aid paid to the district or cooperative providing special
65.30instruction and services for the pupil must be increased by the amount of the reduction in
65.31the aid paid to the resident district. Amounts paid to cooperatives under this subdivision
65.32and section 127A.47, subdivision 7, shall be recognized and reported as revenues and
65.33expenditures on the resident school district's books of account under sections 123B.75
65.34and 123B.76. If the resident district's special education aid is insufficient to make the full
65.35adjustment, the remaining adjustment shall be made to other state aid due to the district.
66.1    (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), when a charter school receiving special education
66.2aid under section 124D.11, subdivision 5b, provides special instruction and services for
66.3a pupil with a disability as defined in section 125A.02, excluding a pupil for whom an
66.4adjustment to special education aid is calculated according to section 127A.46, subdivision
66.57, paragraphs (b) to (e), special education aid paid to the resident district must be reduced
66.6by an amount equal to that calculated under paragraph (a) as if the charter school received
66.7aid under section 124D.11, subdivision 5. Notwithstanding paragraph (a), special education
66.8aid paid to the charter school providing special instruction and services for the pupil must
66.9not be increased by the amount of the reduction in the aid paid to the resident district.
66.10    (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) and section 127A.47, subdivision 7, paragraphs
66.11(b) to (d), a charter school where more than 30 percent of enrolled students receive special
66.12education and related services, a site approved under section 125A.515, an intermediate
66.13district, a special education cooperative, or a school district that served as the applicant
66.14agency for a group of school districts for federal special education aids for fiscal year
66.152006 may apply to the commissioner for authority to charge the resident district an
66.16additional amount to recover any remaining unreimbursed costs of serving pupils with
66.17a disability. The application must include a description of the costs and the calculations
66.18used to determine the unreimbursed portion to be charged to the resident district. Amounts
66.19approved by the commissioner under this paragraph must be included in the tuition billings
66.20or aid adjustments under paragraph (a), or section 127A.47, subdivision 7, paragraphs
66.21(b) to (d), as applicable.
66.22    (c) (d) For purposes of this subdivision and section 127A.47, subdivision 7,
66.23paragraph (b), "general education revenue and referendum equalization aid" means
66.24the sum of the general education revenue according to section 126C.10, subdivision 1,
66.25excluding the local optional levy according to section 126C.10, subdivision 2e, paragraph
66.26(c), plus the referendum equalization aid according to section 126C.17, subdivision 7.
66.27EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for fiscal year 2016 and later.

66.28    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.79, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
66.29    Subdivision 1. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the definitions in this
66.30subdivision apply.
66.31    (a) "Unreimbursed old formula special education expenditures" means:
66.32    (1) old formula special education expenditures for the prior fiscal year; minus
66.33    (2) for fiscal years 2014 and 2015, the sum of the special education aid under section
66.34125A.76, subdivision 5 , for the prior fiscal year and the cross subsidy reduction aid under
67.1section 125A.76, subdivision 2b, and for fiscal year 2016 and later, the special education
67.2initial aid under section 125A.76, subdivision 2a; minus
67.3(3) for fiscal year 2016 and later, the amount of general education revenue, excluding
67.4local optional revenue, plus local optional aid and referendum equalization aid for the
67.5prior fiscal year attributable to pupils receiving special instruction and services outside the
67.6regular classroom for more than 60 percent of the school day for the portion of time the
67.7pupils receive special instruction and services outside the regular classroom, excluding
67.8portions attributable to district and school administration, district support services,
67.9operations and maintenance, capital expenditures, and pupil transportation.
67.10(b) "Unreimbursed nonfederal special education expenditures" means:
67.11(1) nonfederal special education expenditures for the prior fiscal year; minus
67.12(2) special education initial aid under section 125A.76, subdivision 2a; minus
67.13(3) the amount of general education revenue and referendum equalization aid for the
67.14prior fiscal year attributable to pupils receiving special instruction and services outside the
67.15regular classroom for more than 60 percent of the school day for the portion of time the
67.16pupils receive special instruction and services outside of the regular classroom, excluding
67.17portions attributable to district and school administration, district support services,
67.18operations and maintenance, capital expenditures, and pupil transportation.
67.19    (c) "General revenue" for a school district means the sum of the general education
67.20revenue according to section 126C.10, subdivision 1, excluding transportation sparsity
67.21revenue, local optional revenue, and total operating capital revenue. "General revenue"
67.22for a charter school means the sum of the general education revenue according to section
67.23124D.11, subdivision 1 , and transportation revenue according to section 124D.11,
67.24subdivision 2, excluding referendum equalization aid, transportation sparsity revenue, and
67.25operating capital revenue.

67.26    Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 127A.45, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
67.27    Subd. 3. Payment dates and percentages. (a) The commissioner shall pay to a
67.28district on the dates indicated an amount computed as follows: the cumulative amount
67.29guaranteed minus the sum of (1) the district's other district receipts through the current
67.30payment, and (2) the aid and credit payments through the immediately preceding payment.
67.31For purposes of this computation, the payment dates and the cumulative disbursement
67.32percentages are as follows:
67.33
Payment date
Percentage
67.34
Payment 1
July 15:
5.5
67.35
Payment 2
July 30:
8.0
68.1
Payment 3
August 15:
17.5
68.2
Payment 4
August 30:
20.0
68.3
Payment 5
September 15:
22.5
68.4
Payment 6
September 30:
25.0
68.5
Payment 7
October 15:
27.0
68.6
Payment 8
October 30:
30.0
68.7
Payment 9
November 15:
32.5
68.8
Payment 10
November 30:
36.5
68.9
Payment 11
December 15:
42.0
68.10
Payment 12
December 30:
45.0
68.11
Payment 13
January 15:
50.0
68.12
Payment 14
January 30:
54.0
68.13
Payment 15
February 15:
58.0
68.14
Payment 16
February 28:
63.0
68.15
Payment 17
March 15:
68.0
68.16
Payment 18
March 30:
74.0
68.17
Payment 19
April 15:
78.0
68.18
Payment 20
April 30:
85.0
68.19
Payment 21
May 15:
90.0
68.20
Payment 22
May 30:
95.0
68.21
Payment 23
June 20:
100.0
68.22(b) In addition to the amounts paid under paragraph (a), the commissioner shall pay
68.23to a school district or charter school on the dates indicated an amount computed as follows:
68.24
68.25
Payment 3
August 15: the final adjustment for the prior fiscal year for the state paid
property tax credits established in section 273.1392
68.26
68.27
Payment 4
August 30: 30 percent of the final adjustment for the prior fiscal year for
all aid entitlements except state paid property tax credits
68.28
68.29
Payment 6
September 30: 40 percent of the final adjustment for the prior fiscal year
for all aid entitlements except state paid property tax credits
68.30
68.31
Payment 8
October 30: 30 percent of the final adjustment for the prior fiscal year
for all aid entitlements except state paid property tax credits
68.32(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), if the current year aid payment percentage
68.33under subdivision 2, paragraph (d), is less than 90, in addition to the amounts paid under
68.34paragraph (a), the commissioner shall pay to a charter school on the dates indicated an
68.35amount computed as follows:
68.36
68.37
Payment 1
July 15: 75 percent of the final adjustment for the prior fiscal year for
all aid entitlements
68.38
68.39
Payment 8
October 30: 25 percent of the final adjustment for the prior fiscal year
for all aid entitlements
68.40(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), if a charter school is an eligible special education
68.41charter school under section 124D.11, subdivision 5a, in addition to the amounts paid
69.1under paragraph (a), the commissioner shall pay to a charter school on the dates indicated
69.2an amount computed as follows:
69.3
69.4
Payment 1
July 15: 75 percent of the final adjustment for the prior fiscal year for
all aid entitlements
69.5
69.6
Payment 8
October 30: 25 percent of the final adjustment for the prior fiscal year
for all aid entitlements

69.7    Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 127A.47, subdivision 7, is amended to read:
69.8    Subd. 7. Alternative attendance programs. (a) The general education aid and
69.9special education aid for districts must be adjusted for each pupil attending a nonresident
69.10district under sections 123A.05 to 123A.08, 124D.03, 124D.08, and 124D.68. The
69.11adjustments must be made according to this subdivision.
69.12    (b) For purposes of this subdivision, the "unreimbursed cost of providing special
69.13education and services" means the difference between: (1) the actual cost of providing
69.14special instruction and services, including special transportation and unreimbursed building
69.15lease and debt service costs for facilities used primarily for special education, for a pupil
69.16with a disability, as defined in section 125A.02, or a pupil, as defined in section 125A.51,
69.17who is enrolled in a program listed in this subdivision, minus (2) if the pupil receives
69.18special instruction and services outside the regular classroom for more than 60 percent of
69.19the school day, the amount of general education revenue and referendum equalization aid
69.20as defined in section 125A.11, subdivision 1, paragraph (c) (d), attributable to that pupil
69.21for the portion of time the pupil receives special instruction and services outside of the
69.22regular classroom, excluding portions attributable to district and school administration,
69.23district support services, operations and maintenance, capital expenditures, and pupil
69.24transportation, minus (3) special education aid under section 125A.76 attributable to
69.25that pupil, that is received by the district providing special instruction and services. For
69.26purposes of this paragraph, general education revenue and referendum equalization aid
69.27attributable to a pupil must be calculated using the serving district's average general
69.28education revenue and referendum equalization aid per adjusted pupil unit.
69.29(c) For fiscal year 2015 and later, special education aid paid to a resident district
69.30must be reduced by an amount equal to 90 percent of the unreimbursed cost of providing
69.31special education and services.
69.32(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (c), special education aid paid to a resident district
69.33must be reduced by an amount equal to 100 percent of the unreimbursed cost of special
69.34education and services provided to students at an intermediate district, cooperative, or
69.35charter school where the percent of students eligible for special education services is at
69.36least 70 percent of the charter school's total enrollment.
70.1(e) Notwithstanding paragraph (c), special education aid paid to a resident district
70.2must be reduced under paragraph (d) for students at a charter school receiving special
70.3education aid under section 124D.11, subdivision 5b, calculated as if the charter school
70.4received special education aid under section 124D.11, subdivision 5.
70.5    (e) (f) Special education aid paid to the district or cooperative providing special
70.6instruction and services for the pupil, or to the fiscal agent district for a cooperative, must
70.7be increased by the amount of the reduction in the aid paid to the resident district under
70.8paragraphs (c) and (d). If the resident district's special education aid is insufficient to make
70.9the full adjustment under paragraphs (c), (d), and (e), the remaining adjustment shall be
70.10made to other state aids due to the district.
70.11(g) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), general education aid paid to the resident district
70.12of a nonspecial education student for whom an eligible special education charter school
70.13receives general education aid under section 124D.11, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), must
70.14be reduced by an amount equal to the difference between the general education aid
70.15attributable to the student under section 124D.11, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), and the
70.16general education aid that the student would have generated for the charter school under
70.17section 124D.11, subdivision 1, paragraph (a). For purposes of this paragraph, "nonspecial
70.18education student" means a student who does not meet the definition of pupil with a
70.19disability, as defined in section 125A.02 or the definition of a pupil in section 125A.51.
70.20    (f) (h) An area learning center operated by a service cooperative, intermediate
70.21district, education district, or a joint powers cooperative may elect through the action of
70.22the constituent boards to charge the resident district tuition for pupils rather than to have
70.23the general education revenue paid to a fiscal agent school district. Except as provided in
70.24paragraph (e) (f), the district of residence must pay tuition equal to at least 90 and no more
70.25than 100 percent of the district average general education revenue per pupil unit minus
70.26an amount equal to the product of the formula allowance according to section 126C.10,
70.27subdivision 2
, times .0466, calculated without compensatory revenue, local optional
70.28revenue, and transportation sparsity revenue, times the number of pupil units for pupils
70.29attending the area learning center.
70.30EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for fiscal year 2016 and later.

70.31    Sec. 10. APPROPRIATIONS.
70.32    Subdivision 1. Department of Education. The sums indicated in this section are
70.33appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal years
70.34designated.
71.1    Subd. 2. Special education; regular. For special education aid under Minnesota
71.2Statutes, section 125A.75:
71.3
$
1,171,029,000
.....
2016
71.4
$
1,228,842,000
.....
2017
71.5The 2016 appropriation includes $137,932,000 for 2015 and $1,033,097,000 for
71.62016.
71.7The 2017 appropriation includes $145,429,000 for 2016 and $1,083,413,000 for
71.82017.
71.9    Subd. 3. Travel for home-based services. For aid for teacher travel for home-based
71.10services under Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.75, subdivision 1:
71.11
$
361,000
.....
2016
71.12
$
371,000
.....
2017
71.13The 2016 appropriation includes $35,000 for 2015 and $326,000 for 2016.
71.14The 2017 appropriation includes $36,000 for 2016 and $335,000 for 2017.
71.15    Subd. 4. Special education out-of-state tuition. For special education out-of-state
71.16tuition according to Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.79, subdivision 8:
71.17
$
250,000
.....
2016
71.18
$
250,000
.....
2017
71.19    Subd. 5. Aid for children with disabilities. For aid under Minnesota Statutes,
71.20section 125A.75, subdivision 3, for children with disabilities placed in residential facilities
71.21within the district boundaries for whom no district of residence can be determined:
71.22
$
1,406,000
.....
2016
71.23
$
1,629,000
.....
2017
71.24If the appropriation for either year is insufficient, the appropriation for the other
71.25year is available.
71.26    Subd. 6. Court-placed special education revenue. For reimbursing serving school
71.27districts for unreimbursed eligible expenditures attributable to children placed in the serving
71.28school district by court action under Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.79, subdivision 4:
71.29
$
56,000
.....
2016
71.30
$
57,000
.....
2017
71.31    Subd. 7. Training and technical assistance to reduce district use of seclusion and
71.32restraint. For providing school districts with training and technical assistance to reduce
71.33district use of seclusion and restraint on students with complex needs:
72.1
$
100,000
.....
2016
72.2Of this appropriation, $75,000 is available to the commissioner to reimburse school
72.3districts for the cost of hiring experts to provide staff training in reducing district use of
72.4seclusion and restraint on students with complex needs. Of this appropriation, $25,000 is
72.5available to the commissioner for the costs of providing specialized training and assistance
72.6to school districts with a high use of seclusion and restraint on students with complex needs.
72.7The commissioner may contract with experts from intermediate school districts teams or
72.8level four programs to provide the specialized training and technical assistance. Any funds
72.9unexpended in fiscal year 2016 do not cancel but carry forward into the next fiscal year.

72.10ARTICLE 6
72.11FACILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY

72.12    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 123B.53, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
72.13    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) For purposes of this section, the eligible debt service
72.14revenue of a district is defined as follows:
72.15    (1) the amount needed to produce between five and six percent in excess of the
72.16amount needed to meet when due the principal and interest payments on the obligations of
72.17the district for eligible projects according to subdivision 2, including the amounts necessary
72.18for repayment of energy loans according to section 216C.37 or sections 298.292 to 298.298,
72.19debt service loans and, capital loans, and lease purchase payments under section 126C.40,
72.20subdivision 2
, alternative facilities levies under section 123B.59, subdivision 5, paragraph
72.21(a), excluding long-term facilities maintenance levies under section 123B.595, minus
72.22    (2) the amount of debt service excess levy reduction for that school year calculated
72.23according to the procedure established by the commissioner.
72.24    (b) The obligations in this paragraph are excluded from eligible debt service revenue:
72.25    (1) obligations under section 123B.61;
72.26    (2) the part of debt service principal and interest paid from the taconite environmental
72.27protection fund or Douglas J. Johnson economic protection trust, excluding the portion of
72.28taconite payments from the Iron Range school consolidation and cooperatively operated
72.29school account under section 298.28, subdivision 7a;
72.30    (3) obligations issued under Laws 1991, chapter 265, article 5, section 18, as
72.31amended by Laws 1992, chapter 499, article 5, section 24;
72.32    (4) obligations under section 123B.62; and
72.33    (5) obligations equalized under section 123B.535.
73.1    (c) For purposes of this section, if a preexisting school district reorganized under
73.2sections 123A.35 to 123A.43, 123A.46, and 123A.48 is solely responsible for retirement
73.3of the preexisting district's bonded indebtedness, capital loans or debt service loans, debt
73.4service equalization aid must be computed separately for each of the preexisting districts.
73.5    (d) For purposes of this section, the adjusted net tax capacity determined according
73.6to sections 127A.48 and 273.1325 shall be adjusted to include the tax capacity of property
73.7generally exempted from ad valorem taxes under section 272.02, subdivision 64.
73.8EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
73.9later.

73.10    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 123B.53, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
73.11    Subd. 4. Debt service equalization revenue. (a) The debt service equalization
73.12revenue of a district equals the sum of the first tier debt service equalization revenue and
73.13the second tier debt service equalization revenue.
73.14    (b) The first tier debt service equalization revenue of a district equals the greater
73.15of zero or the eligible debt service revenue minus the amount raised by a levy of 15.74
73.16percent times the adjusted net tax capacity of the district minus the second tier debt service
73.17equalization revenue of the district.
73.18    (c) The second tier debt service equalization revenue of a district equals the greater
73.19of zero or the eligible debt service revenue, excluding alternative facilities levies under
73.20section 123B.59, subdivision 5, minus the amount raised by a levy of 26.24 percent times
73.21the adjusted net tax capacity of the district.
73.22EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
73.23later.

73.24    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 123B.57, is amended to read:
73.25123B.57 CAPITAL EXPENDITURE; HEALTH AND SAFETY.
73.26    Subdivision 1. Health and safety revenue application. (a) To receive health
73.27and safety revenue for any fiscal year a district must submit to the commissioner a
73.28capital expenditure health and safety revenue application by the date determined by the
73.29commissioner. The application must include a health and safety budget adopted and
73.30confirmed by the school district board as being consistent with the district's health and
73.31safety policy under subdivision 2. The budget must include the estimated cost of the
73.32program per Uniform Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards (UFARS) finance
73.33code, by fiscal year. Upon approval through the adoption of a resolution by each of an
74.1intermediate district's member school district boards and the approval of the Department
74.2of Education, a school district may include its proportionate share of the costs of health
74.3and safety projects for an intermediate district in its application.
74.4(b) Health and safety projects with an estimated cost of $500,000 or more per
74.5site are not eligible for health and safety revenue. Health and safety projects with an
74.6estimated cost of $500,000 or more per site that meet all other requirements for health and
74.7safety funding, are eligible for alternative facilities bonding and levy revenue according
74.8to section 123B.59. A school board shall not separate portions of a single project into
74.9components to qualify for health and safety revenue, and shall not combine unrelated
74.10projects into a single project to qualify for alternative facilities bonding and levy revenue.
74.11(c) The commissioner of education shall not make eligibility for health and safety
74.12revenue contingent on a district's compliance status, level of program development, or
74.13training. The commissioner shall not mandate additional performance criteria such as
74.14training, certifications, or compliance evaluations as a prerequisite for levy approval.
74.15    Subd. 2. Health and safety policy. To qualify for health and safety revenue, a
74.16school board must adopt a health and safety policy. The policy must include provisions
74.17for implementing a health and safety program that complies with health, safety, and
74.18environmental regulations and best practices including indoor air quality management.
74.19    Subd. 3. Health and safety revenue. A district's health and safety revenue
74.20for a fiscal year equals the district's alternative facilities levy under section 123B.59,
74.21subdivision 5, paragraph (b), plus the greater of zero or:
74.22    (1) the sum of (a) the total approved cost of the district's hazardous substance
74.23plan for fiscal years 1985 through 1989, plus (b) the total approved cost of the district's
74.24health and safety program for fiscal year 1990 through the fiscal year to which the levy
74.25is attributable, excluding expenditures funded with bonds issued under section 123B.59
74.26
or 123B.62, or chapter 475; certificates of indebtedness or capital notes under section
74.27123B.61; levies under section 123B.58, 123B.59, 123B.63, or 126C.40, subdivision 1 or
74.286; and other federal, state, or local revenues, minus
74.29    (2) the sum of (a) the district's total hazardous substance aid and levy for fiscal years
74.301985 through 1989 under sections 124.245 and 275.125, subdivision 11c, plus (b) the
74.31district's health and safety revenue under this subdivision, for years before the fiscal year
74.32to which the levy is attributable.
74.33    Subd. 4. Health and safety levy. To receive health and safety revenue, a district
74.34may levy an amount equal to the district's health and safety revenue as defined in
74.35subdivision 3 multiplied by the lesser of one, or the ratio of the quotient derived by
74.36dividing the adjusted net tax capacity of the district for the year preceding the year the
75.1levy is certified by the adjusted pupil units in the district for the school year to which
75.2the levy is attributable, to $3,165.
75.3    Subd. 5. Health and safety aid. A district's health and safety aid is the difference
75.4between its health and safety revenue and its health and safety levy. If a district does not
75.5levy the entire amount permitted, health and safety aid must be reduced in proportion to
75.6the actual amount levied. Health and safety aid may not be reduced as a result of reducing
75.7a district's health and safety levy according to section 123B.79.
75.8    Subd. 6. Uses of Health and safety revenue capital projects. (a) Health and
75.9safety revenue may be used only for approved capital projects may include expenditures
75.10necessary for the correction of fire and life safety hazards; design, purchase, installation,
75.11maintenance, and inspection of fire protection and alarm equipment; purchase or
75.12construction of appropriate facilities for the storage of combustible and flammable
75.13materials; inventories and facility modifications not related to a remodeling project
75.14to comply with lab safety requirements under section 121A.31; inspection, testing,
75.15repair, removal or encapsulation, and disposal of asbestos-containing building materials;
75.16cleanup and disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls; cleanup and disposal of hazardous and
75.17infectious wastes; cleanup, removal, disposal, and repairs related to storing heating fuel or
75.18transportation fuels such as alcohol, gasoline, fuel oil, and special fuel, as defined in section
75.19296A.01 ; correction of occupational safety and health administration regulated hazards;
75.20indoor air quality inspections, investigations, and testing; mold abatement; upgrades or
75.21replacement of mechanical ventilation systems to meet American Society of Heating,
75.22Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers standards and State Mechanical Code;
75.23design, materials, and installation of local exhaust ventilation systems, including required
75.24make-up air for controlling regulated hazardous substances; correction of Department of
75.25Health Food Code violations; correction of swimming pool hazards excluding depth
75.26correction; playground safety inspections, repair of unsafe outdoor playground equipment,
75.27and the installation of impact surfacing materials; bleacher repair or rebuilding to comply
75.28with the order of a building code inspector under section 326B.112; testing and mitigation
75.29of elevated radon hazards; lead testing; copper in water testing; cleanup after major
75.30weather-related disasters or flooding; reduction of excessive organic and inorganic levels
75.31in wells and capping of abandoned wells; installation and testing of boiler backflow valves
75.32to prevent contamination of potable water; vaccinations, titers, and preventative supplies
75.33for bloodborne pathogen compliance; costs to comply with the Janet B. Johnson Parents'
75.34Right to Know Act; automated external defibrillators and other emergency plan equipment
75.35and supplies specific to the district's emergency action plan; compliance with the National
75.36Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for school generators established by the
76.1United States Environmental Protection Agency; and health, safety, and environmental
76.2management costs associated with implementing the district's health and safety program
76.3including costs to establish and operate safety committees, in school buildings or property
76.4owned or being acquired by the district. Testing and calibration activities are permitted for
76.5existing mechanical ventilation systems at intervals no less than every five years.
76.6(b) For fiscal years 2014 through 2017, a school district must not include expenses
76.7related to emission compliance projects for school generators in its health and safety
76.8revenue capital projects unless it reduces its approved spending on other qualified health
76.9and safety projects by the same amount.
76.10    Subd. 6a. Restrictions on health and safety revenue. Notwithstanding subdivision
76.116, health and safety revenue must not be used:
76.12(1) to finance a lease purchase agreement, installment purchase agreement, or other
76.13deferred payments agreement;
76.14(2) for the construction of new facilities, remodeling of existing facilities, or the
76.15purchase of portable classrooms;
76.16(3) for interest or other financing expenses;
76.17(4) for energy-efficiency projects under section 123B.65, for a building or property
76.18or part of a building or property used for postsecondary instruction or administration or for
76.19a purpose unrelated to elementary and secondary education;
76.20(5) for replacement of building materials or facilities including roof, walls, windows,
76.21internal fixtures and flooring, nonhealth and safety costs associated with demolition of
76.22facilities, structural repair or replacement of facilities due to unsafe conditions, violence
76.23prevention and facility security, ergonomics, or public announcement systems and
76.24emergency communication devices; or
76.25(6) for building and heating, ventilating and air conditioning supplies, maintenance,
76.26and cleaning activities. All assessments, investigations, inventories, and support
76.27equipment not leading to the engineering or construction of a project shall be included in
76.28the health, safety, and environmental management costs in subdivision 8, paragraph (a).
76.29    Subd. 6b. Health and safety projects. (a) Health and safety revenue applications
76.30defined in subdivision 1 must be accompanied by a description of each project for which
76.31funding is being requested. Project descriptions must provide enough detail for an auditor
76.32to determine if the work qualifies for revenue. For projects other than fire and life
76.33safety projects, playground projects, and health, safety, and environmental management
76.34activities, a project description does not need to include itemized details such as material
76.35types, room locations, square feet, names, or license numbers. The commissioner
77.1may request supporting information and shall approve only projects that comply with
77.2subdivisions 6 and 8, as defined by the Department of Education.
77.3(b) Districts may request funding for allowable projects based on self-assessments,
77.4safety committee recommendations, insurance inspections, management assistance
77.5reports, fire marshal orders, or other mandates. Notwithstanding subdivision 1, paragraph
77.6(b), and subdivision 8, paragraph (b), for projects under $500,000, individual project
77.7size for projects authorized by this subdivision is not limited and may include related
77.8work in multiple facilities. Health and safety management costs from subdivision 8 may
77.9be reported as a single project.
77.10(c) All costs directly related to a project shall be reported in the appropriate Uniform
77.11Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards (UFARS) finance code.
77.12(d) For fire and life safety egress and all other projects exceeding $20,000, cited
77.13under the Minnesota Fire Code, a fire marshal plan review is required.
77.14(e) Districts shall update project estimates with actual expenditures for each
77.15fiscal year. If a project's final cost is significantly higher than originally approved, the
77.16commissioner may request additional supporting information.
77.17    Subd. 6c. Appeals process. In the event a district is denied funding approval for
77.18a project the district believes complies with subdivisions 6 and 8, and is not otherwise
77.19excluded, a district may appeal the decision. All such requests must be in writing. The
77.20commissioner shall respond in writing. A written request must contain the following:
77.21project number; description and amount; reason for denial; unresolved questions for
77.22consideration; reasons for reconsideration; and a specific statement of what action the
77.23district is requesting.
77.24    Subd. 7. Proration. In the event that the health and safety aid available for any year
77.25is prorated, a district having its aid prorated may levy an additional amount equal to the
77.26amount not paid by the state due to proration.
77.27    Subd. 8. Health, safety, and environmental management cost. (a) "Health, safety,
77.28and environmental management" is defined in section 123B.56.
77.29(b) A district's cost for health, safety, and environmental management is limited to
77.30the lesser of:
77.31(1) actual cost to implement their plan; or
77.32(2) an amount determined by the commissioner, based on enrollment, building
77.33age, and size.
77.34(c) The department may contract with regional service organizations, private
77.35contractors, Minnesota Safety Council, or state agencies to provide management
77.36assistance to school districts for health and safety capital projects. Management assistance
78.1is the development of written programs for the identification, recognition and control of
78.2hazards, and prioritization and scheduling of district health and safety capital projects. The
78.3commissioner shall not mandate management assistance or exclude private contractors
78.4from the opportunity to provide any health and safety services to school districts.
78.5EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
78.6later.

78.7    Sec. 4. [123B.595] LONG-TERM FACILITIES MAINTENANCE REVENUE.
78.8    Subdivision 1. Long-term facilities maintenance revenue. (a) For fiscal year
78.92017 only, long-term facilities maintenance revenue equals the greater of (1) $193 times
78.10the district's adjusted pupil units times the lesser of one or the ratio of the district's
78.11average building age to 35 years, plus the cost approved by the commissioner for indoor
78.12air quality, fire alarm and suppression, and asbestos abatement projects under section
78.13123B.57, subdivision 6, with an estimated cost of $100,000 or more per site or (2) the
78.14sum of the amount the district would have qualified for under Minnesota Statutes 2014,
78.15section 123B.57, Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 123B.59, and Minnesota Statutes
78.162014, section 123B.591.
78.17(b) For fiscal year 2018 only, long-term facilities maintenance revenue equals the
78.18greater of (1) $292 times the district's adjusted pupil units times the lesser of one or the
78.19ratio of the district's average building age to 35 years, plus the cost approved by the
78.20commissioner for indoor air quality, fire alarm and suppression, and asbestos abatement
78.21projects under section 123B.57, subdivision 6, with an estimated cost of $100,000 or more
78.22per site or (2) the sum of the amount the district would have qualified for under Minnesota
78.23Statutes 2014, section 123B.57, Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 123B.59, and Minnesota
78.24Statutes 2014, section 123B.591.
78.25(c) For fiscal year 2019 and later, long-term facilities maintenance revenue equals
78.26the greater of (1) $380 times the district's adjusted pupil units times the lesser of one or
78.27the ratio of the district's average building age to 35 years, plus the cost approved by the
78.28commissioner for indoor air quality, fire alarm and suppression, and asbestos abatement
78.29projects under section 123B.57, subdivision 6, with an estimated cost of $100,000 or more
78.30per site or (2) the sum of the amount the district would have qualified for under Minnesota
78.31Statutes 2014, section 123B.57, Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 123B.59, and Minnesota
78.32Statutes 2014, section 123B.591.
78.33    Subd. 2. Long-term facilities maintenance revenue for a charter school. (a)
78.34For fiscal year 2017 only, long-term facilities maintenance revenue for a charter school
78.35equals $34 times the adjusted pupil units.
79.1(b) For fiscal year 2018 only, long-term facilities maintenance revenue for a charter
79.2school equals $85 times the adjusted pupil units.
79.3(c) For fiscal year 2019 and later, long-term facilities maintenance revenue for a
79.4charter school equals $132 times the adjusted pupil units.
79.5    Subd. 3. Intermediate districts and other cooperative units. Upon approval
79.6through the adoption of a resolution by each member district school board of an
79.7intermediate district or other cooperative units under section 123A.24, subdivision 2,
79.8and the approval of the commissioner of education, a school district may include in its
79.9authority under this section a proportionate share of the long-term maintenance costs
79.10of the intermediate district or cooperative unit. The cooperative unit may issue bonds
79.11to finance the project costs or levy for the costs, using long-term maintenance revenue
79.12transferred from member districts to make debt service payments or pay project costs.
79.13Authority under this subdivision is in addition to the authority for individual district
79.14projects under subdivision 1.
79.15    Subd. 4. Facilities plans. (a) To qualify for revenue under this section, a school
79.16district or intermediate district, not including a charter school, must have a ten-year facility
79.17plan adopted by the school board and approved by the commissioner. The plan must include
79.18provisions for implementing a health and safety program that complies with health, safety,
79.19and environmental regulations and best practices, including indoor air quality management.
79.20(b) The district must annually update the plan, biennially submit a facility
79.21maintenance plan to the commissioner, and indicate whether the district will issue bonds
79.22to finance the plan or levy for the costs.
79.23    (c) For school districts issuing bonds to finance the plan, the plan must include a
79.24debt service schedule demonstrating that the debt service revenue required to pay the
79.25principal and interest on the bonds each year will not exceed the projected long-term
79.26facilities revenue for that year.
79.27    Subd. 5. Bond authorization. (a) A school district may issue general obligation
79.28bonds under this section to finance facilities plans approved by its board and the
79.29commissioner. Chapter 475, except sections 475.58 and 475.59, must be complied with.
79.30The authority to issue bonds under this section is in addition to any bonding authority
79.31authorized by this chapter or other law. The amount of bonding authority authorized
79.32under this section must be disregarded in calculating the bonding or net debt limits of this
79.33chapter, or any other law other than section 475.53, subdivision 4.
79.34(b) At least 20 days before the earliest of solicitation of bids, the issuance of bonds,
79.35or the final certification of levies under subdivision 6, the district must publish notice
80.1of the intended projects, the amount of the bond issue, and the total amount of district
80.2indebtedness.
80.3(c) The portion of revenue under this section for bonded debt must be recognized
80.4in the debt service fund.
80.5    Subd. 6. Levy authorization. A district may levy for costs related to an approved
80.6plan under subdivision 4 as follows:
80.7(1) if the district has indicated to the commissioner that bonds will be issued, the
80.8district may levy for the principal and interest payments on outstanding bonds issued
80.9under subdivision 5 after reduction for any aid receivable under subdivision 9;
80.10(2) if the district has indicated to the commissioner that the plan will be funded
80.11through levy, the district may levy according to the schedule approved in the plan after
80.12reduction for any aid receivable under subdivision 9; or
80.13    (3) if the debt service revenue for a district required to pay the principal and interest
80.14on bonds issued under subdivision 5 exceeds the district's long-term facilities maintenance
80.15revenue for the same fiscal year, the district's general fund levy must be reduced by the
80.16amount of the excess.
80.17    Subd. 7. Long-term facilities maintenance equalization revenue. (a) For fiscal
80.18year 2017 only, a district's long-term facilities maintenance equalization revenue equals
80.19the lesser of (1) $193 times the adjusted pupil units or (2) the district's revenue under
80.20subdivision 1.
80.21(b) For fiscal year 2018 only, a district's long-term facilities maintenance
80.22equalization revenue equals the lesser of (1) $292 times the adjusted pupil units or (2)
80.23the district's revenue under subdivision 1.
80.24(c) For fiscal year 2019 and later, a district's long-term facilities maintenance
80.25equalization revenue equals the lesser of (1) $380 times the adjusted pupil units or (2)
80.26the district's revenue under subdivision 1.
80.27    Subd. 8. Long-term facilities maintenance equalized levy. For fiscal year 2017
80.28and later, a district's long-term facilities maintenance equalized levy equals the district's
80.29long-term facilities maintenance revenue minus the greater of:
80.30(1) the lesser of the district's long-term facilities maintenance revenue or the amount
80.31of aid the district received for fiscal year 2015 under Minnesota Statutes 2014, section
80.32123B.59, subdivision 6; or
80.33(2) the district's long-term facilities maintenance equalization revenue times the
80.34greater of (i) zero or (ii) one minus the ratio of its adjusted net tax capacity per adjusted
80.35pupil unit in the year preceding the year the levy is certified to 123 percent of the state
81.1average adjusted net tax capacity per adjusted pupil unit in the year preceding the year
81.2the levy is certified.
81.3    Subd. 9. Long-term facilities maintenance equalized aid. For fiscal year 2017
81.4and later, a district's long-term facilities maintenance equalized aid equals its long-term
81.5facilities maintenance revenue minus its long-term facilities maintenance equalized levy
81.6times the ratio of the actual amount levied to the permitted levy.
81.7    Subd. 10. Allowed uses for long-term facilities maintenance revenue. (a) A
81.8district may use revenue under this section for any of the following:
81.9(1) deferred capital expenditures and maintenance projects necessary to prevent
81.10further erosion of facilities;
81.11(2) increasing accessibility of school facilities; or
81.12(3) health and safety capital projects under section 123B.57.
81.13(b) A charter school may use revenue under this section for any purpose related
81.14to the school.
81.15    Subd. 11. Restrictions on long-term facilities maintenance revenue.
81.16Notwithstanding subdivision 11, long-term facilities maintenance revenue may not be used:
81.17(1) for the construction of new facilities, remodeling of existing facilities, or the
81.18purchase of portable classrooms;
81.19(2) to finance a lease purchase agreement, installment purchase agreement, or other
81.20deferred payments agreement;
81.21(3) for energy-efficiency projects under section 123B.65, for a building or property
81.22or part of a building or property used for postsecondary instruction or administration or for
81.23a purpose unrelated to elementary and secondary education; or
81.24(4) for violence prevention and facility security, ergonomics, or emergency
81.25communication devices.
81.26    Subd. 12. Reserve account. The portion of long-term facilities maintenance
81.27revenue not recognized under subdivision 5, paragraph (c), must be maintained in a
81.28reserve account within the general fund.
81.29EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
81.30later.

81.31    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.01, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
81.32    Subd. 2. Adjusted net tax capacity. (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b),
81.33"adjusted net tax capacity" means the net tax capacity of the taxable property of the
81.34district as adjusted by the commissioner of revenue under sections 127A.48 and 273.1325.
81.35The adjusted net tax capacity for any given calendar year must be used to compute levy
82.1limitations for levies certified in the succeeding calendar year and aid for the school year
82.2beginning in the second succeeding calendar year.
82.3(b) For purposes of the long-term maintenance facilities equalization levy under
82.4section 123B.595, subdivision 8, "adjusted net tax capacity" means the value described in
82.5paragraph (a) reduced by 50 percent of the value of class 2a agricultural land determined
82.6under that paragraph before the application of the growth limit under section 127A.48,
82.7subdivision 7.
82.8EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for taxes payable in 2016 and later.

82.9    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 127A.33, is amended to read:
82.10127A.33 SCHOOL ENDOWMENT FUND; APPORTIONMENT.
82.11(a) The commissioner shall apportion the school endowment fund semiannually on
82.12the first Monday in March and September in each year, to districts whose schools have
82.13been in session at least nine months. The apportionment shall be in proportion to each
82.14district's adjusted average daily membership during the preceding year. The apportionment
82.15shall not be paid to a district for pupils for whom tuition is received by the district.
82.16(b) For fiscal year 2016 and later, a district must reserve for school technology
82.17and telecommunications infrastructure, programs, and training an amount equal to the
82.18greater of (1) zero or (2) the total fiscal year apportionment per prior year pupil in adjusted
82.19average daily membership minus $31.62.
82.20EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2015.

82.21    Sec. 7. COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION; 1:1 DEVICE PROGRAM
82.22GUIDELINES.
82.23The commissioner of education must research existing 1:1 device programs in
82.24Minnesota and across the country to determine best practices for Minnesota schools
82.25implementing 1:1 device programs. By February 15, 2016, the commissioner must
82.26develop and publish guidelines to ensure maximum effectiveness of 1:1 device programs
82.27and make a report on the research findings to the committees of the legislature with
82.28jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education.

82.29    Sec. 8. FAIR SCHOOL CRYSTAL TRANSITION.
82.30    Subdivision 1. Student enrollment. A student enrolled in the FAIR School
82.31Crystal during the 2014-2015 school year and a student accepted for enrollment during
82.32the 2015-2016 school year may continue to enroll in the FAIR School Crystal in any
83.1year through the 2019-2020 school year. For the 2015-2016 school year and later, other
83.2students may apply for enrollment under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.03.
83.3    Subd. 2. Compensatory revenue; literacy aid; alternative compensation
83.4revenue. For the 2015-2016 school year only, the Department of Education must calculate
83.5compensatory revenue, literacy aid, and alternative compensation revenue for the FAIR
83.6School Crystal based on the October 1, 2014, enrollment counts.
83.7    Subd. 3. Pupil transportation. The district may transport a pupil enrolled in
83.8the 2014-2015 school year and a pupil accepted for enrollment during the 2015-2016
83.9school year to and from the FAIR School Crystal in succeeding school years regardless
83.10of the pupil's district of residence. Pupil transportation expenses under this section are
83.11reimbursable under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.87.
83.12EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following the date on which
83.13the real and personal property of the FAIR School Crystal in Crystal is conveyed to
83.14Independent School District No. 281, Robbinsdale.

83.15    Sec. 9. FAIR SCHOOL DOWNTOWN TRANSITION.
83.16    Subdivision 1. Student enrollment. A student enrolled in the FAIR School
83.17downtown during the 2014-2015 school year and a student accepted for enrollment during
83.18the 2015-2016 school year may continue to enroll in the FAIR School downtown in any
83.19year through the 2018-2019 school year. For the 2015-2016 school year and later, other
83.20students may apply for enrollment under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.03.
83.21    Subd. 2. Compensatory revenue; literacy aid; alternative compensation
83.22revenue. For the 2015-2016 school year only, the Department of Education must calculate
83.23compensatory revenue, literacy aid, and alternative compensation revenue for the FAIR
83.24School downtown based on the October 1, 2014, enrollment counts.
83.25    Subd. 3. Pupil transportation. The district may transport a pupil enrolled in the
83.262014-2015 school year and a pupil accepted for enrollment during the 2015-2016 school
83.27year to and from the FAIR School downtown in succeeding school years regardless of
83.28the pupil's district of residence. Pupil transportation expenses under this section are
83.29reimbursable under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.87.
83.30EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following the date on which
83.31the real and personal property of the FAIR School downtown in Minneapolis is conveyed
83.32to Special School District No. 1, Minneapolis.

83.33    Sec. 10. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATION PARTNERSHIP.
84.1    Subdivision 1. Request for proposals. The commissioner of education shall issue
84.2a request for proposals no later than July 1, 2015, and award a contract no later than
84.3September 1, 2015, to a provider for the program under subdivision 3.
84.4    Subd. 2. Eligible schools. A school district, intermediate district, or charter school
84.5is eligible to participate in the program under this section, as long as funds are available.
84.6    Subd. 3. Program description; provider duties. (a) The provider must partner
84.7with eligible schools to make available a program to teach information technology skills
84.8and competencies that are essential for career and college readiness. By December 1,
84.92015, the provider must contact each eligible school and indicate how the school can
84.10access program services under this section.
84.11(b) The provider shall recruit up to 200 schools to participate in the program as long
84.12as funds are available. The provider must engage schools on a first-come, first-served
84.13basis, except that no more than half of the total funds available may be used to deliver the
84.14program to schools located in the seven-county metropolitan area.
84.15(c) The provider shall deliver to each participating school:
84.16(1) a research-based information technology curriculum;
84.17(2) online access to the curriculum;
84.18(3) instructional software for classroom and student use;
84.19(4) training for teachers who will be using the curriculum or instructional software;
84.20(5) industry-recognized certification of skills and competencies in a broad array of
84.21information technology-related skill areas; and
84.22(6) project management, deployment, and program support, including, but not
84.23limited to, integration with academic standards under Minnesota Statutes, section
84.24120B.021 or 120B.022.
84.25    Subd. 4. Department support. The Department of Education must make support
84.26available to the provider, including acting as the primary liaison between schools and the
84.27provider and providing direction and oversight, consistent with the purposes of this section.
84.28    Subd. 5. Report required. By February 1, 2018, the provider and commissioner
84.29must jointly develop and deliver to the committees of the legislature with jurisdiction over
84.30kindergarten through grade 12 education, a summary report on program activities and
84.31outcomes, including a description of the number and location of participating schools and
84.32students, and the number and type of certifications earned by students.

84.33    Sec. 11. CANCELLATION OF PREVIOUS BIENNIUM APPROPRIATION.
84.34The appropriation made by Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 16, section 16,
84.35subdivision 5, is canceled.
85.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

85.2    Sec. 12. APPROPRIATIONS.
85.3    Subdivision 1. Department of Education. The sums indicated in this section are
85.4appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal years
85.5designated.
85.6    Subd. 2. Long-term maintenance equalization aid. For long-term maintenance
85.7equalization aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.595:
85.8
$
0
.....
2016
85.9
$
51,848,000
.....
2017
85.10The 2017 appropriation includes $0 for 2016 and $51,848,000 for 2017.
85.11    Subd. 3. Debt service equalization. For debt service aid according to Minnesota
85.12Statutes, section 123B.53, subdivision 6:
85.13
$
20,349,000
.....
2016
85.14
$
22,171,000
.....
2017
85.15The 2016 appropriation includes $2,295,000 for 2015 and $18,054,000 for 2016.
85.16The 2017 appropriation includes $2,005,000 for 2016 and $20,166,000 for 2017.
85.17    Subd. 4. Alternative facilities bonding aid. For alternative facilities bonding aid,
85.18according to Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.59, subdivision 1:
85.19
$
19,287,000
.....
2016
85.20
$
1,928,000
.....
2017
85.21The 2016 appropriation includes $1,928,000 for 2015 and $17,359,000 for 2016.
85.22The 2017 appropriation includes $1,928,000 for 2016 and $0 for 2017.
85.23    Subd. 5. Equity in telecommunications access. For equity in telecommunications
85.24access:
85.25
$
5,250,000
.....
2016
85.26
$
5,250,000
.....
2017
85.27If the appropriation amount is insufficient, the commissioner shall reduce the
85.28reimbursement rate in Minnesota Statutes, section 125B.26, subdivisions 4 and 5, and the
85.29revenue for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 shall be prorated.
85.30Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year. The
85.31base for this program in fiscal year 2018 is $3,750,000.
86.1    Subd. 6. Deferred maintenance aid. For deferred maintenance aid, according to
86.2Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.591, subdivision 4:
86.3
$
3,520,000
.....
2016
86.4
$
345,000
.....
2017
86.5The 2016 appropriation includes $409,000 for 2015 and $3,111,000 for 2016.
86.6The 2017 appropriation includes $345,000 for 2016 and $0 for 2017.
86.7    Subd. 7. Health and safety revenue. For health and safety aid according to
86.8Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.57, subdivision 5:
86.9
$
501,000
.....
2016
86.10
$
48,000
.....
2017
86.11The 2016 appropriation includes $66,000 for 2015 and $435,000 for 2016.
86.12The 2017 appropriation includes $48,000 for 2016 and $0 for 2017.
86.13    Subd. 8. Information technology certification partnership. For an information
86.14technology certification partnership:
86.15
$
500,000
.....
2016
86.16
$
0
.....
2017
86.17This is a onetime appropriation. Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is
86.18available in the second year. Of this appropriation, five percent is for departmental costs
86.19related to providing support for the information technology certification partnership.
86.20    Subd. 9. Innovative Technology Cooperative. For a grant to the Innovative
86.21Technology Cooperative under Minnesota Statutes, section 123A.215, to provide
86.22professional development related to technology:
86.23
$
150,000
.....
2016
86.24
$
150,000
.....
2017
86.25Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year. The base
86.26for this program in fiscal year 2018 is $0.
86.27    Subd. 10. Northwest mobile manufacturing lab. For a grant to the Pine to Prairie
86.28Cooperative Center:
86.29
$
100,000
.....
2016
86.30
$
100,000
.....
2017
86.31The grant must be used to establish a northwest mobile manufacturing lab program,
86.32containing two manufacturing labs and two welding labs, operated by Pine to Prairie
86.33Cooperative Center in collaboration with Northland Community and Technical College.
87.1Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year. The
87.2base for this program in fiscal year 2018 is $0.
87.3    Subd. 11. Anoka-Hennepin School District fabrication lab. For a grant
87.4to Independent School District No. 11, Anoka-Hennepin, to purchase equipment
87.5and software for a fabrication lab at its Secondary Technical Education Program in
87.6collaboration with Anoka Technical College and private program partners.
87.7
$
100,000
.....
2016

87.8    Sec. 13. REPEALER.
87.9Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 123B.59; and 123B.591, are repealed.
87.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
87.11later.

87.12ARTICLE 7
87.13NUTRITION AND ACCOUNTING

87.14    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.1158, subdivision 3, is amended to
87.15read:
87.16    Subd. 3. Program reimbursement. Each school year, the state must reimburse
87.17each participating school 30 cents for each reduced-price breakfast, 55 cents for each
87.18fully paid breakfast served to students in grades 1 2 to 12, and $1.30 for each fully paid
87.19breakfast served to a students in kindergarten student to grade 1.
87.20EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017.

87.21    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.1158, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
87.22    Subd. 4. No fees. A school that receives school breakfast aid under this section
87.23must make breakfast available without charge to all participating students in grades 1 2
87.24to 12 who qualify for free or reduced-price meals and to all students in kindergarten
87.25students to grade 1.
87.26EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017.

87.27    Sec. 3. COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND ACCOUNT TRANSFERS; BARNUM.
87.28Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, on June 30 of each year from 2015 through
87.292018, Independent School District No. 91, Barnum, may transfer any positive account
88.1balances between the reserve accounts for early childhood family education and school
88.2readiness. The annual transfer may only occur after the school board has taken public
88.3testimony on the proposed transfer and has adopted a written resolution authorizing the
88.4transfer.
88.5EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

88.6    Sec. 4. FUND TRANSFER; FISCAL YEARS 2016 AND 2017.
88.7(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.80, subdivision 3, for
88.8fiscal years 2016 and 2017 only, the commissioner must approve a request for a fund
88.9transfer if the transfer does not increase state aid obligations to the district or result in
88.10additional property tax authority for the district. This section does not permit transfers
88.11from the community service fund, the food service fund, or the reserved account for staff
88.12development under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.61.
88.13(b) A school board may approve a fund transfer under paragraph (a) only after
88.14adopting a resolution stating the fund transfer will not diminish instructional opportunities
88.15for students.
88.16EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2015.

88.17    Sec. 5. APPROPRIATIONS.
88.18    Subdivision 1. Department of Education. The sums indicated in this section are
88.19appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal years
88.20designated.
88.21    Subd. 2. School lunch. For school lunch aid according to Minnesota Statutes,
88.22section 124D.111, and Code of Federal Regulations, title 7, section 210.17:
88.23
$
15,661,000
.....
2016
88.24
$
15,818,000
.....
2017
88.25    Subd. 3. School breakfast. For traditional school breakfast aid under Minnesota
88.26Statutes, section 124D.1158:
88.27
$
9,731,000
.....
2016
88.28
$
14,552,000
.....
2017
88.29    Subd. 4. Kindergarten milk. For kindergarten milk aid under Minnesota Statutes,
88.30section 124D.118:
89.1
$
942,000
.....
2016
89.2
$
942,000
.....
2017
89.3    Subd. 5. Summer school service replacement aid. For summer food service
89.4replacement aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.119:
89.5
$
150,000
.....
2016
89.6
$
150,000
.....
2017

89.7ARTICLE 8
89.8LIBRARIES

89.9    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 134.355, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
89.10    Subd. 5. Base aid distribution. Five Thirteen percent of the available aid funds
89.11shall be paid to each system as base aid for basic system services.
89.12EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2015.

89.13    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 134.355, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
89.14    Subd. 6. Adjusted net tax capacity per capita distribution. Twenty-five
89.15Seventeen percent of the available aid funds shall be distributed to regional public library
89.16systems based upon the adjusted net tax capacity per capita for each member county or
89.17participating portion of a county as calculated for the second year preceding the fiscal year
89.18for which aid is provided. Each system's entitlement shall be calculated as follows:
89.19(a) Multiply the adjusted net tax capacity per capita for each county or participating
89.20portion of a county by .0082.
89.21(b) Add sufficient aid funds that are available under this subdivision to raise the
89.22amount of the county or participating portion of a county with the lowest value calculated
89.23according to paragraph (a) to the amount of the county or participating portion of a county
89.24with the next highest value calculated according to paragraph (a). Multiply the amount of
89.25the additional aid funds by the population of the county or participating portion of a county.
89.26(c) Continue the process described in paragraph (b) by adding sufficient aid funds
89.27that are available under this subdivision to the amount of a county or participating portion
89.28of a county with the next highest value calculated in paragraph (a) to raise it and the
89.29amount of counties and participating portions of counties with lower values calculated in
89.30paragraph (a) up to the amount of the county or participating portion of a county with the
89.31next highest value, until reaching an amount where funds available under this subdivision
89.32are no longer sufficient to raise the amount of a county or participating portion of a county
90.1and the amount of counties and participating portions of counties with lower values up to
90.2the amount of the next highest county or participating portion of a county.
90.3(d) If the point is reached using the process in paragraphs (b) and (c) at which the
90.4remaining aid funds under this subdivision are not adequate for raising the amount of a
90.5county or participating portion of a county and all counties and participating portions of
90.6counties with amounts of lower value to the amount of the county or participating portion
90.7of a county with the next highest value, those funds are to be divided on a per capita
90.8basis for all counties or participating portions of counties that received aid funds under
90.9the calculation in paragraphs (b) and (c).
90.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2015.

90.11    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 134.355, subdivision 8, is amended to read:
90.12    Subd. 8. Eligibility. A regional public library system may apply for regional library
90.13telecommunications aid. The aid must be used for data and video access maintenance,
90.14equipment, or installation of telecommunication lines on behalf of itself and member
90.15public libraries. The aid must be used for connections and other eligible nonvoice related
90.16E-rate Program category 1 services. Aid must be used for E-rate Program category 2
90.17services as identified in the Federal Communications Commission's eligible services list
90.18for the current and preceding four funding years, if sufficient funds remain once category
90.191 needs are met in each funding year. To be eligible, a regional public library system must
90.20be officially designated by the commissioner of education as a regional public library
90.21system as defined in section 134.34, subdivision 3, and each of its participating cities and
90.22counties must meet local support levels defined in section 134.34, subdivision 1. A public
90.23library building that receives aid under this section must be open a minimum of 20 hours
90.24per week. Exceptions to the minimum open hours requirement may be granted by the
90.25Department of Education on request of the regional public library system for the following
90.26circumstances: short-term closing for emergency maintenance and repairs following a
90.27natural disaster; in response to exceptional economic circumstances; building repair or
90.28maintenance that requires public services areas to be closed; or to adjust hours of public
90.29service to respond to documented seasonal use patterns.

90.30    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 134.355, subdivision 9, is amended to read:
90.31    Subd. 9. Telecommunications aid. An application for regional library
90.32telecommunications aid must, at a minimum, contain information to document the
90.33following:
91.1    (1) the connections are adequate and employ an open network architecture that
91.2will ensure interconnectivity and interoperability with school districts, postsecondary
91.3education, or other governmental agencies;
91.4    (2) that the connection is established through the most cost-effective means and that
91.5the regional library has explored and coordinated connections through school districts,
91.6postsecondary education, or other governmental agencies;
91.7    (3) that the regional library system has and all member libraries included in the
91.8application have filed or are included in an e-rate application; and
91.9    (4) other information, as determined by the commissioner of education, to ensure
91.10that connections are coordinated, efficient, and cost-effective, take advantage of discounts,
91.11and meet applicable state standards.
91.12    The library system may include costs associated with cooperative arrangements with
91.13postsecondary institutions, school districts, and other governmental agencies.

91.14    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 134.355, subdivision 10, is amended to read:
91.15    Subd. 10. Award of funds. The commissioner of education shall develop an
91.16application and a reporting form and procedures for regional library telecommunications
91.17aid. Aid shall be based on actual costs of, including, but not limited to, connections, as
91.18documented in e-rate funding commitment decision letters for category 1 services and
91.19acceptable documentation for category 2 services and funds available for this purpose.
91.20The commissioner shall make payments directly to the regional public library system.

91.21    Sec. 6. APPROPRIATIONS.
91.22    Subdivision 1. Department of Education. The sums indicated in this section are
91.23appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal years
91.24designated.
91.25    Subd. 2. Regional library basic system support. For regional library basic system
91.26support aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355:
91.27
$
14,920,000
.....
2016
91.28
$
15,070,000
.....
2017
91.29The 2016 appropriation includes $1,357,000 for 2015 and $13,563,000 for 2016.
91.30The 2017 appropriation includes $1,507,000 for 2016 and $13,563,000 for 2017.
91.31    Subd. 3. Regional library telecommunications aid. For regional library
91.32telecommunications aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355:
92.1
$
2,300,000
.....
2016
92.2
$
2,300,000
.....
2017
92.3The 2016 appropriation includes $230,000 for 2015 and $2,070,000 for 2016.
92.4The 2017 appropriation includes $230,000 for 2016 and $2,070,000 for 2017.
92.5    Subd. 4. Multicounty, multitype library systems. For aid under Minnesota
92.6Statutes, sections 134.353 and 134.354, to multicounty, multitype library systems:
92.7
$
1,300,000
.....
2016
92.8
$
1,300,000
.....
2017
92.9The 2016 appropriation includes $130,000 for 2015 and $1,170,000 for 2016.
92.10The 2017 appropriation includes $130,000 for 2016 and $1,170,000 for 2017.
92.11    Subd. 5. Electronic library for Minnesota. For statewide licenses to online
92.12databases selected in cooperation with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education for
92.13school media centers, public libraries, state government agency libraries, and public
92.14or private college or university libraries:
92.15
$
900,000
.....
2016
92.16
$
900,000
.....
2017
92.17Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

92.18ARTICLE 9
92.19EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

92.20    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.15, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
92.21    Subd. 3. Program requirements. (a) A school readiness program provider must:
92.22    (1) assess each child's cognitive and language skills with a comprehensive child
92.23assessment instrument when the child enters and again before the child leaves the program
92.24to improve program planning and implementation, communicate with parents, and
92.25promote kindergarten readiness;
92.26    (2) provide comprehensive program content and intentional instructional practice
92.27aligned with the state early childhood learning guidelines and kindergarten standards and
92.28based on early childhood research and professional practice that is focused on children's
92.29cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills and development and prepares children
92.30for the transition to kindergarten, including early literacy and language skills;
92.31(3) at the option of the school board, offer at least 500 hours per year of program
92.32content and instruction, including 50 summer hours, to each child who is eligible under
92.33subdivision 15, clause (1), except that a program provider may establish a waiting list
93.1consistent with subdivision 16 when funds are not available to serve every child eligible
93.2under subdivision 15, clause (1);
93.3(4) coordinate appropriate kindergarten transition with parents and kindergarten
93.4teachers;
93.5    (4) (5) involve parents in program planning and decision making;
93.6    (5) (6) coordinate with relevant community-based services;
93.7    (6) (7) cooperate with adult basic education programs and other adult literacy
93.8programs;
93.9(7) (8) ensure staff-child ratios of one-to-ten and maximum group size of 20 children
93.10with the first staff required to be a teacher; and
93.11(8) (9) provide high-quality staff development in order to have teachers
93.12knowledgeable in early childhood curriculum content, assessment, native and English
93.13language development programs, and instruction.
93.14(b) In order to receive aid under section 124D.16, a school readiness or preschool
93.15program must ensure that all classroom teachers have a license issued by the Board of
93.16Teaching or special permission by the 2019-2020 school year and later. Employees under
93.17this section who have served as a school readiness or preschool teacher in a school district
93.18for at least two years prior to the 2019-2020 school year are deemed to have completed
93.19their student teaching requirement.
93.20EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for fiscal year 2017 and later.

93.21    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.15, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
93.22    Subd. 5. Services with new or existing providers. A district may contract
93.23with a charter school or community-based organization to provide eligible children
93.24developmentally appropriate services that meet the program requirements in subdivision
93.253. In the alternative, a district may pay tuition or fees to place an eligible child in an
93.26existing program. A district may establish a new program where no existing, reasonably
93.27accessible program meets the program requirements in subdivision 3. Districts must
93.28submit a copy of each contract to the commissioner with the biennial plan. Services may
93.29be provided in a site-based program or in the home of the child or a combination of both.
93.30The district may not restrict participation to district residents.
93.31EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for fiscal year 2017 and later.

93.32    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.15, subdivision 12, is amended to read:
94.1    Subd. 12. Program fees. A district must adopt a sliding fee schedule based on a
94.2family's income but must waive a fee for a participant unable to pay. School districts must
94.3use school readiness aid for eligible children. Children who do not meet the eligibility
94.4requirements in subdivision 15 may participate on a fee-for-service basis. A fee may
94.5not be charged for a four-year-old child eligible under subdivision 15, clause (1), who
94.6is enrolled fewer than 500 hours per year.
94.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for fiscal year 2017 and later.

94.8    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.15, subdivision 15, is amended to read:
94.9    Subd. 15. Eligibility. A child is eligible to participate in a school readiness program
94.10if the child has completed health and developmental screening within 90 days of program
94.11enrollment under sections 121A.16 to 121A.19, and:
94.12(1) is at least three years old on September 1 is at least four years old on September
94.131; or
94.14(2) has completed health and developmental screening within 90 days of program
94.15enrollment under sections 121A.16 to 121A.19; and is at least three years old on
94.16September 1, and has one or more of the following risk factors:
94.17(3) has one or more of the following risk factors:
94.18(i) qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch;
94.19(ii) is an English learner;
94.20(iii) is homeless;
94.21(iv) has an individualized education program (IEP) or an individual interagency
94.22intervention plan (IIIP);
94.23(v) is identified, through health and developmental screenings under sections
94.24121A.16 to 121A.19, with a potential risk factor that may influence learning; or
94.25(vi) is defined as at-risk by the school district.
94.26EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for fiscal year 2017 and later.

94.27    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.15, is amended by adding a subdivision
94.28to read:
94.29    Subd. 16. Waiting list. A program that has eligible children on a waiting list must
94.30give enrollment priority to children eligible under subdivision 15, clause (2).
94.31EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2017
94.32and later.

95.1    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.16, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
95.2    Subd. 2. Amount of aid. (a) A district is eligible to receive school readiness aid
95.3for eligible prekindergarten pupils enrolled in a school readiness program under section
95.4124D.15 if the biennial plan required by section 124D.15, subdivision 3a, has been
95.5approved by the commissioner.
95.6(b) A district must receive school readiness aid equal to:
95.7(1) the number of four-year-old children in the district on October 1 for the previous
95.8school year times the ratio of 50 percent of the total school readiness aid for that year to
95.9the total number of four-year-old children reported to the commissioner for the previous
95.10school year; plus
95.11(2) the number of pupils enrolled in the school district from families eligible for the
95.12free or reduced school lunch program for the previous school year times the ratio of
95.1350 percent of the total school readiness aid for that year to the total number of pupils
95.14in the state from families eligible for the free or reduced school lunch program for the
95.15previous school year.
95.16(c) For fiscal year 2016, the total school readiness aid entitlement equals
95.17$21,058,000. For fiscal year 2017, the total school readiness aid entitlement equals
95.18$74,516,000. For fiscal year 2015 2018 and later, the total school readiness aid entitlement
95.19equals $12,170,000 $74,152,000.
95.20(d) Aid for a district that does not offer the program described under section
95.21124D.15, subdivision 3, must be reduced by 80 percent and the reduction reallocated
95.22among all other districts.
95.23EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2016
95.24and later.

95.25    Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.165, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
95.26    Subd. 2. Family eligibility. (a) For a family to receive an early learning scholarship,
95.27parents or guardians must meet the following eligibility requirements:
95.28(1) have a child three or four years of age on September 1 of the current school year,
95.29who has not yet started kindergarten; and
95.30(2) have income equal to or less than 185 percent of federal poverty level income
95.31in the current calendar year, or be able to document their child's current participation in
95.32the free and reduced-price lunch program or child and adult care food program, National
95.33School Lunch Act, United States Code, title 42, sections 1751 and 1766; the Food
95.34Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, Food and Nutrition Act, United States
95.35Code, title 7, sections 2011-2036; Head Start under the federal Improving Head Start for
96.1School Readiness Act of 2007; Minnesota family investment program under chapter 256J;
96.2child care assistance programs under chapter 119B; the supplemental nutrition assistance
96.3program; or placement in foster care under section 260C.212.
96.4(b) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, a parent under age 21 who
96.5is pursuing a high school or general education equivalency diploma is eligible for an early
96.6learning scholarship if the parent has a child age zero to five years old and meets the
96.7income eligibility guidelines in this subdivision.
96.8(c) Any siblings between the ages zero to five years old of a child who has been
96.9awarded a scholarship under this section must be awarded a scholarship upon request,
96.10provided the sibling attends the same program as long as funds are available.
96.11(d) A child who has received a scholarship under this section must continue to
96.12receive a scholarship each year until that child is eligible for kindergarten under section
96.13120A.20 and as long as funds are available.
96.14(e) Early learning scholarships may not be counted as earned income for the
96.15purposes of medical assistance under chapter 256B, MinnesotaCare under chapter 256L,
96.16Minnesota family investment program under chapter 256J, child care assistance programs
96.17under chapter 119B, or Head Start under the federal Improving Head Start for School
96.18Readiness Act of 2007.
96.19(f) A child from an adjoining state whose family resides at a Minnesota address as
96.20assigned by the United States Postal Service, who has received developmental screening
96.21under sections 121A.16 to 121A.19, who intends to enroll in a Minnesota school district,
96.22and whose family meets the criteria of paragraph (a) is eligible for an early learning
96.23scholarship under this section.
96.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2015.

96.25    Sec. 8. STUDY OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EFFECTIVENESS ON THIRD
96.26GRADE LITERACY.
96.27The Department of Education must study and, using valid student assessment data,
96.28report annually on the effect of public school-provided preschool, public school-provided
96.29all-day kindergarten, Head Start, and any federally- or state-funded early learning
96.30scholarships on the literacy rates of public school third grade students. An initial report shall
96.31be provided on February 1, 2017, and annually thereafter to the chairs and ranking minority
96.32members of committees of the legislature having jurisdiction over early childhood through
96.33grade 12 education. The department must use existing staff and resources for the report.

96.34    Sec. 9. APPROPRIATIONS.
97.1    Subdivision 1. Department of Education. The sums indicated in this section are
97.2appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal years
97.3designated.
97.4    Subd. 2. School readiness. For revenue for school readiness programs under
97.5Minnesota Statutes, sections 124D.15 and 124D.16:
97.6
$
20,170,000
.....
2016
97.7
$
69,170,000
.....
2017
97.8The 2016 appropriation includes $1,217,000 for 2015 and $18,953,000 for 2016.
97.9The 2017 appropriation includes $2,105,000 for 2016 and $67,065,000 for 2017.
97.10    Subd. 3. Early learning scholarships. For the early learning scholarship program
97.11under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.165:
97.12
$
30,384,000
.....
2016
97.13
$
30,384,000
.....
2017
97.14Up to $950,000 each year is for administration of this program.
97.15Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
97.16    Subd. 4. Head Start program. For Head Start programs under Minnesota Statutes,
97.17section 119A.52:
97.18
$
22,100,000
.....
2016
97.19
$
22,100,000
.....
2017
97.20    Subd. 5. Early childhood family education aid. For early childhood family
97.21education aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.135:
97.22
$
27,997,000
.....
2016
97.23
$
28,984,000
.....
2017
97.24The 2016 appropriation includes $2,713,000 for 2015 and $25,284,000 for 2016.
97.25The 2017 appropriation includes $2,809,000 for 2016 and $26,175,000 for 2017.
97.26    Subd. 6. Developmental screening aid. For developmental screening aid under
97.27Minnesota Statutes, sections 121A.17 and 121A.19:
97.28
$
3,363,000
.....
2016
97.29
$
3,369,000
.....
2017
97.30The 2016 appropriation includes $338,000 for 2015 and $3,025,000 for 2016.
97.31The 2017 appropriation includes $336,000 for 2016 and $3,033,000 for 2017.
98.1    Subd. 7. Parent-child home program. For a grant to the parent-child home
98.2program:
98.3
$
500,000
.....
2016
98.4
$
500,000
.....
2017
98.5The grant must be used for an evidence-based and research-validated early childhood
98.6literacy and school readiness program for children ages 16 months to four years at its
98.7existing program locations. The base for fiscal year 2018 and later is $350,000
98.8    Subd. 8. Kindergarten entrance assessment initiative and intervention
98.9program. For the kindergarten entrance assessment initiative and intervention program
98.10under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.162:
98.11
$
281,000
.....
2016
98.12
$
281,000
.....
2017
98.13    Subd. 9. Early childhood programs at tribal schools. For early childhood family
98.14education programs at tribal contract schools under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.83,
98.15subdivision 4:
98.16
$
68,000
.....
2016
98.17
$
68,000
.....
2017
98.18    Subd. 10. Educate parents partnership. For the educate parents partnership
98.19under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.129:
98.20
$
49,000
.....
2016
98.21
$
49,000
.....
2017

98.22ARTICLE 10
98.23PREVENTION

98.24    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 121A.17, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
98.25    Subd. 3. Screening program. (a) A screening program must include at least the
98.26following components: developmental assessments, hearing and vision screening or
98.27referral, immunization review and referral, the child's height and weight, the date of the
98.28child's most recent comprehensive vision examination, if any, identification of risk factors
98.29that may influence learning, an interview with the parent about the child, and referral for
98.30assessment, diagnosis, and treatment when potential needs are identified. The district and
98.31the person performing or supervising the screening must provide a parent or guardian
98.32with clear written notice that the parent or guardian may decline to answer questions
99.1or provide information about family circumstances that might affect development and
99.2identification of risk factors that may influence learning. The notice must state "Early
99.3childhood developmental screening helps a school district identify children who may
99.4benefit from district and community resources available to help in their development.
99.5Early childhood developmental screening includes a vision screening that helps detect
99.6potential eye problems but is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam." The notice
99.7must clearly state that declining to answer questions or provide information does not
99.8prevent the child from being enrolled in kindergarten or first grade if all other screening
99.9components are met. If a parent or guardian is not able to read and comprehend the written
99.10notice, the district and the person performing or supervising the screening must convey
99.11the information in another manner. The notice must also inform the parent or guardian
99.12that a child need not submit to the district screening program if the child's health records
99.13indicate to the school that the child has received comparable developmental screening
99.14performed within the preceding 365 days by a public or private health care organization or
99.15individual health care provider. The notice must be given to a parent or guardian at the
99.16time the district initially provides information to the parent or guardian about screening
99.17and must be given again at the screening location.
99.18(b) All screening components shall be consistent with the standards of the state
99.19commissioner of health for early developmental screening programs. A developmental
99.20screening program must not provide laboratory tests or a physical examination to any
99.21child. The district must request from the public or private health care organization or the
99.22individual health care provider the results of any laboratory test or physical examination
99.23within the 12 months preceding a child's scheduled screening. For the purposes of this
99.24section, "comprehensive vision examination" means a vision examination performed by
99.25an optometrist or ophthalmologist.
99.26(c) If a child is without health coverage, the school district must refer the child to an
99.27appropriate health care provider.
99.28(d) A board may offer additional components such as nutritional, physical and
99.29dental assessments, review of family circumstances that might affect development, blood
99.30pressure, laboratory tests, and health history.
99.31(e) If a statement signed by the child's parent or guardian is submitted to the
99.32administrator or other person having general control and supervision of the school that
99.33the child has not been screened because of conscientiously held beliefs of the parent
99.34or guardian, the screening is not required.

99.35    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 121A.17, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
100.1    Subd. 5. Developmental screening program information. (a) The board must
100.2inform each resident family with a child eligible to participate in the developmental
100.3screening program, and a charter school that provides screening must inform families
100.4that apply for admission to the charter school, about the availability of the program and
100.5the state's requirement that a child receive a developmental screening or provide health
100.6records indicating that the child received a comparable developmental screening from a
100.7public or private health care organization or individual health care provider not later than
100.830 days after the first day of attending kindergarten in a public school. A school district
100.9must inform all resident families with eligible children under age seven, and a charter
100.10school that provides screening must inform families that apply for admission to the charter
100.11school, that their children may receive a developmental screening conducted either by the
100.12school district or by a public or private health care organization or individual health care
100.13provider and that the screening is not required if a statement signed by the child's parent
100.14or guardian is submitted to the administrator or other person having general control and
100.15supervision of the school that the child has not been screened.
100.16(b) A school district that enrolls students from an adjoining state under section
100.17124D.041 may inform a nonresident child whose family resides at a Minnesota address as
100.18assigned by the United States Postal Service about the availability of the developmental
100.19screening program and may provide screening under this section to that child.
100.20EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2016
100.21and later.

100.22    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.20, subdivision 4a, is amended to read:
100.23    Subd. 4a. Youth after-school enrichment revenue. In fiscal year 2003 and
100.24thereafter, Youth after-school enrichment revenue for a district operating a youth
100.25after-school enrichment program under section 124D.19, subdivision 12, equals:
100.26(1) $1.85 $2.37 times the greater of 1,335 or the population of the district, as defined
100.27in section 275.14, not to exceed 10,000; and
100.28(2) $0.43 $0.55 times the population of the district, as defined in section 275.14,
100.29in excess of 10,000. Youth after-school enrichment revenue must be reserved for youth
100.30after-school enrichment programs.
100.31EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2017
100.32and later.

100.33    Sec. 4. AFTER-SCHOOL COMMUNITY LEARNING GRANTS.
101.1    Subdivision 1. Grant program established. A competitive grant program is
101.2established to support community-based organizations, schools, political subdivisions, or
101.3child care centers that service young people in kindergarten through grade 12 after school
101.4or during nonschool hours. Grants must be used to offer a broad array of enrichment
101.5activities that promote positive youth development, including art, music, community
101.6engagement, literacy, technology education, health, agriculture, and recreation programs.
101.7    Subd. 2. Application. The commissioner of education shall develop the form
101.8and method for applying for the grants. The application must include information on
101.9the applicant's outreach to children and youth that qualify for free or reduced-price
101.10lunch and two-year measurable goals and activities linked to research or best practices.
101.11The commissioner shall develop criteria for determining the allocation of the grants and
101.12appropriate goals for the use of the grants including:
101.13(1) increasing access to protective factors that build young people's capacity to
101.14become productive adults, such as connections to a caring adult;
101.15(2) developing children's skills and behaviors necessary to succeed in postsecondary
101.16education and career opportunities; and
101.17(3) encouraging attendance and improving performance in school.
101.18    Subd. 3. Grant awards. To the extent practicable, the selection of applicants
101.19shall result in an equitable distribution of grant awards among geographic areas within
101.20Minnesota, including rural, suburban, and urban communities. The commissioner shall
101.21also give priority to programs that collaborate with and leverage existing community
101.22resources that have demonstrated effectiveness. Applicants selected as grantees are
101.23eligible to receive a two-year grant, contingent upon satisfactory progress toward goals
101.24and objectives and the availability of funds.

101.25    Sec. 5. COMPREHENSIVE VISION EXAMINATION REPORT.
101.26By January 15, 2017, the commissioner must submit to the committees of the
101.27legislature with jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education a report
101.28describing the number and proportion of children in each school district who report having
101.29had a comprehensive vision examination, disaggregated by age at the time of early
101.30childhood developmental screening under Minnesota Statutes, section 121A.17.

101.31    Sec. 6. APPROPRIATION.
101.32    Subdivision 1. Department of Education. The sums indicated in this section are
101.33appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal years
101.34designated.
102.1    Subd. 2. Community education aid. For community education aid under
102.2Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.20:
102.3
$
788,000
.....
2016
102.4
$
777,000
.....
2017
102.5The 2016 appropriation includes $107,000 for 2015 and $681,000 for 2016.
102.6The 2017 appropriation includes $75,000 for 2016 and $702,000 for 2017.
102.7    Subd. 3. Northside Achievement Zone. For a grant to the Northside Achievement
102.8Zone.
102.9
$
650,000
.....
2016
102.10
$
650,000
.....
2017
102.11Funds appropriated in this section are to reduce multigenerational poverty and the
102.12educational achievement gap through increased enrollment of families within the zone,
102.13and may be used for Northside Achievement Zone programming and services consistent
102.14with federal Promise Neighborhood program agreements and requirements.
102.15    Subd. 4. St. Paul Promise Neighborhood. For a grant to the St. Paul Promise
102.16Neighborhood.
102.17
$
650,000
.....
2016
102.18
$
650,000
.....
2017
102.19Funds appropriated in this section are to reduce multigenerational poverty and the
102.20educational achievement gap through increased enrollment of families within the zone,
102.21and may be used for St. Paul Promise Neighborhood programming and services consistent
102.22with federal Promise Neighborhood program agreements and requirements.
102.23    Subd. 5. After-school community learning grants. For after-school community
102.24learning grants under section 1:
102.25
$
500,000
.....
2016
102.26
$
500,000
.....
2017
102.27Up to seven percent of the appropriation in each fiscal year may be used for
102.28administration, evaluation, and technical assistance, including partnering with the
102.29Minnesota Afterschool Network, Ignite Afterschool, and other appropriate entities to
102.30ensure implementation of strategies statewide to ensure the provision of high quality,
102.31research-driven learning opportunities.
102.32This is a onetime appropriation. Any balance in the first year does not cancel, but
102.33is available in the second year.
103.1    Subd. 6. Adults with disabilities program aid. For adults with disabilities
103.2programs under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.56:
103.3
$
710,000
.....
2016
103.4
$
710,000
.....
2017
103.5The 2016 appropriation includes $71,000 for 2015 and $639,000 for 2016.
103.6The 2017 appropriation includes $71,000 for 2016 and $639,000 for 2017.
103.7    Subd. 7. Hearing-impaired adults. For programs for hearing-impaired adults
103.8under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.57:
103.9
$
70,000
.....
2016
103.10
$
70,000
.....
2017
103.11    Subd. 8. School-age care revenue. For extended day aid under Minnesota Statutes,
103.12section 124D.22:
103.13
$
1,000
.....
2016
103.14
$
1,000
.....
2017
103.15The 2016 appropriation includes $0 for 2015 and $1,000 for 2016.
103.16The 2017 appropriation includes $0 for 2016 and $1,000 for 2017.

103.17ARTICLE 11
103.18SELF-SUFFICIENCY AND LIFELONG LEARNING

103.19    Section 1. APPROPRIATIONS.
103.20    Subdivision 1. Department of Education. The sums indicated in this section are
103.21appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal years
103.22designated.
103.23    Subd. 2. Adult basic education aid. For adult basic education aid under Minnesota
103.24Statutes, section 124D.531:
103.25
$
49,118,000
.....
2016
103.26
$
50,592,000
.....
2017
103.27The 2016 appropriation includes $4,782,000 for 2015 and $44,336,000 for 2016.
103.28The 2017 appropriation includes $4,926,000 for 2016 and $45,666,000 for 2017.
103.29    Subd. 3. GED tests. For payment of 60 percent of the costs of GED tests under
103.30Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.55:
103.31
$
125,000
.....
2016
103.32
$
125,000
.....
2017

104.1ARTICLE 12
104.2STATE AGENCIES

104.3    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 5A.03, is amended to read:
104.45A.03 ORGANIZATION APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION.
104.5    Subdivision 1. Placing high school students in Minnesota. (a) An application for
104.6registration as an international student exchange visitor placement organization must be
104.7submitted in the form prescribed by the secretary of state. The application must include:
104.8(1) evidence that the organization meets the standards established by the secretary of
104.9state by rule;
104.10(2) the name, address, and telephone number of the organization, its chief executive
104.11officer, and the person within the organization who has primary responsibility for
104.12supervising placements within the state;
104.13(3) the organization's unified business identification number, if any;
104.14(4) the organization's Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation, United
104.15States Department of State number, if any;
104.16(5) evidence of Council on Standards for International Educational Travel listing, if
104.17any;
104.18(6) whether the organization is exempt from federal income tax; and
104.19(7) a list of the organization's placements in Minnesota for the previous academic
104.20year including the number of students placed, their home countries, the school districts in
104.21which they were placed, and the length of their placements.
104.22(b) The application must be signed by the chief executive officer of the organization
104.23and the person within the organization who has primary responsibility for supervising
104.24placements within Minnesota. If the secretary of state determines that the application is
104.25complete, the secretary of state shall file the application and the applicant is registered.
104.26(c) Organizations that have registered shall inform the secretary of state of any
104.27changes in the information required under paragraph (a), clause (1), within 30 days of the
104.28change. There is no fee to amend a registration.
104.29(d) Registration under this chapter is valid for one year. The registration may be
104.30renewed annually. The fee to renew a registration is $50 per year.
104.31(e) Organizations registering for the first time in Minnesota must pay an initial
104.32registration fee of $150.
104.33(f) Fees collected by the secretary of state under this section must be deposited in the
104.34state treasury and credited to the general fund.
105.1    Subd. 2. Placing Minnesota students in travel abroad programs. (a) A school
105.2district or charter school with enrolled students who participate in a foreign exchange or
105.3study or other travel abroad program under a written agreement between the district or
105.4charter school and the program provider must use a form developed by the Department
105.5of Education to annually report to the department by November 1 the following data
105.6from the previous school year:
105.7(1) the number of Minnesota student deaths that occurred while Minnesota students
105.8were participating in the foreign exchange or study or other travel abroad program and
105.9that resulted from Minnesota students participating in the program;
105.10(2) the number of Minnesota students hospitalized due to accidents and the illnesses
105.11that occurred while Minnesota students were participating in the foreign exchange or study
105.12or other travel abroad program and that resulted from Minnesota students participating
105.13in the program; and
105.14(3) the name and type of the foreign exchange or study or other travel abroad
105.15program and the city or region where the reported death, hospitalization due to accident,
105.16or the illness occurred.
105.17(b) School districts and charter schools must ask but must not require enrolled
105.18eligible students and the parents or guardians of other enrolled students who complete
105.19a foreign exchange or study or other travel abroad program to disclose the information
105.20under paragraph (a).
105.21    (c) When reporting the data under paragraph (a), a school district or charter school
105.22may supplement the data with a brief explanatory statement. The Department of Education
105.23annually must aggregate and publish the reported data on the department Web site in
105.24a format that facilitates public access to the aggregated data and include links to both
105.25the United States Department of State's Consular Information Program that informs the
105.26public of conditions abroad that may affect students' safety and security and the publicly
105.27available reports on sexual assaults and other criminal acts affecting students participating
105.28in a foreign exchange or study or other travel abroad program.
105.29    (d) School districts and charter schools with enrolled students who participate in
105.30foreign exchange or study or other travel abroad programs under a written agreement
105.31between the district or charter school and the program provider are encouraged to adopt
105.32policies supporting the programs and to include program standards in their policies to
105.33ensure students' health and safety.
105.34    (e) To be eligible under this subdivision to provide a foreign exchange or study or
105.35other travel abroad program to Minnesota students enrolled in a school district or charter
105.36school, a program provider annually must register with the secretary of state and provide
106.1the following information on a form developed by the secretary of state: the name,
106.2address, and telephone number of the program provider, its chief executive officer, and
106.3the person within the provider's organization who is primarily responsible for supervising
106.4programs within the state; the program provider's unified business identification number,
106.5if any; whether the program provider is exempt from federal income tax; a list of the
106.6program provider's placements in foreign countries for the previous school year including
106.7the number of Minnesota students placed, where Minnesota students were placed, and
106.8the length of their placement; the terms and limits of the medical and accident insurance
106.9available to cover participating students and the process for filing a claim; and the
106.10signatures of the program provider's chief executive officer and the person primarily
106.11responsible for supervising Minnesota students' placements in foreign countries. If the
106.12secretary of state determines the registration is complete, the secretary of state shall file the
106.13registration and the program provider is registered. Registration with the secretary of state
106.14must not be considered or represented as an endorsement of the program provider by the
106.15secretary of state. The secretary of state annually must publish on its Web site aggregated
106.16data under paragraph (c) received from the Department of Education.
106.17(f) Program providers, annually by August 1, must provide the data required under
106.18paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (3), to the districts and charter schools with enrolled students
106.19participating in the provider's program.
106.20(g) The Department of Education must publish the information it has under
106.21paragraph (c), but it is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the information
106.22provided to it by a school district or charter school. A school district or charter school is
106.23not responsible for omissions in the information provided to it by students and programs.
106.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for the 2015-2016 school year and
106.25later.

106.26    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.18, subdivision 8, is amended to read:
106.27    Subd. 8. Background checks. (a) The Board of Teaching and the commissioner
106.28of education must request a criminal history background check from the superintendent
106.29of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on all applicants for initial licenses under their
106.30jurisdiction. An application for a license under this section must be accompanied by:
106.31(1) an executed criminal history consent form, including fingerprints; and
106.32(2) a money order or cashier's check payable to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
106.33for the fee for conducting the payment to conduct a criminal history background check.
106.34Proceeds from this fee are annually appropriated to the commissioner for costs associated
106.35with processing licensure applications.
107.1(b) The superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension shall perform the
107.2background check required under paragraph (a) by retrieving criminal history data as
107.3defined in section 13.87 and shall also conduct a search of the national criminal records
107.4repository. The superintendent is authorized to exchange fingerprints with the Federal
107.5Bureau of Investigation for purposes of the criminal history check. The superintendent
107.6shall recover the cost to the bureau of a background check through the fee charged to
107.7the applicant under paragraph (a).
107.8(c) The Board of Teaching or the commissioner of education may issue a license
107.9pending completion of a background check under this subdivision, but must notify
107.10the individual that the individual's license may be revoked based on the result of the
107.11background check.

107.12    Sec. 3. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY.
107.13(a) The Board of Teaching shall adopt rules for a process for approving certificates
107.14of advanced professional study. A certificate of advanced professional study is a credential
107.15available only to a teacher with a full license in at least one discipline that allows for
107.16teaching without further waiver or variance when a licensure program in the discipline
107.17does not exist or when a teacher with a full license in the discipline cannot be found. The
107.18certificate of advanced professional study must:
107.19(1) have fewer requirements than the full license in the discipline;
107.20(2) set the specific qualifications required to attain it; and
107.21(3) maintain professional standards for teaching in that discipline.
107.22(b) The rules adopted under paragraph (a) must limit certificates of advanced
107.23professional study to:
107.24(1) disciplines in which at least one geographic area of the state has a demonstrated
107.25shortage of fully licensed teachers; and
107.26(2) emerging disciplines where full licenses or licensure programs do not exist.

107.27    Sec. 4. APPROPRIATIONS; DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
107.28    Subdivision 1. Department of Education. Unless otherwise indicated, the sums
107.29indicated in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the Department of
107.30Education for the fiscal years designated.
107.31    Subd. 2. Department. (a) For the Department of Education:
107.32
$
21,498,000
.....
2016
107.33
$
21,535,000
.....
2017
108.1Of these amounts:
108.2(1) $1,020,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $768,000 in fiscal year 2017 are for the
108.3Board of Teaching;
108.4(2) $228,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $231,000 in fiscal year 2017 are for the Board
108.5of School Administrators;
108.6(3) $1,000,000 each year is for Regional Centers of Excellence under Minnesota
108.7Statutes, section 120B.115;
108.8(4) $500,000 each year is for the School Safety Technical Assistance Center under
108.9Minnesota Statutes, section 127A.052;
108.10(5) $250,000 each year is for the School Finance Division to enhance financial
108.11data analysis;
108.12(6) $20,000 in fiscal year 2016 only is for the commissioner to provide assessment
108.13recommendations; and
108.14(7) $5,000 in fiscal year 2016 only is for costs related to the Concurrent Enrollment
108.15Working Group.
108.16(b) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
108.17(c) None of the amounts appropriated under this subdivision may be used for
108.18Minnesota's Washington, D.C. office.
108.19(d) The expenditures of federal grants and aids as shown in the biennial budget
108.20document and its supplements are approved and appropriated and shall be spent as
108.21indicated.
108.22(e) This appropriation includes funds for information technology project services and
108.23support subject to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 16E.0466. Any ongoing
108.24information technology costs will be incorporated into the service level agreement and
108.25will be paid to the Office of MN.IT Services by the Department of Education under the
108.26rates and mechanism specified in that agreement.
108.27    (f) The agency's base budget in fiscal year 2018 is $21,427,000. The agency's base
108.28budget in fiscal year 2019 is $21,405,000.

108.29    Sec. 5. APPROPRIATIONS; MINNESOTA STATE ACADEMIES.
108.30(a) The sums indicated in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the
108.31Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and the Blind for the fiscal years designated:
108.32
$
12,853,000
.....
2016
108.33
$
12,819,000
.....
2017
108.34(b) Of the amounts appropriated in paragraph (a), $708,000 in fiscal year 2016 and
108.35$490,000 in fiscal year 2017 are for technology enhancements and may be used for:
109.1(1) computer hardware; (2) computer software; (3) connectivity, communications, and
109.2infrastructure; (4) assistive technology; (5) access to electronic books and other online
109.3materials, licenses, and subscriptions; and (6) technology staff and training costs.
109.4(c) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
109.5(d) The agency's budget base in fiscal year 2018 is $12,804,000.
109.6(e) The agency's budget base in fiscal year 2019 is $12,786,000.

109.7    Sec. 6. APPROPRIATIONS; PERPICH CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION.
109.8(a) The sums in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the Perpich
109.9Center for Arts Education for the fiscal years designated:
109.10
$
7,572,000
.....
2016
109.11
$
7,673,000
.....
2017
109.12(b) Of the amounts appropriated in paragraph (a), $700,000 in fiscal year 2016 and
109.13$700,000 in fiscal year 2017 are for continuing and expanding the arts integration networks
109.14and piloting arts-integrated courses and additional rural regions with an online focus.
109.15(c) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

109.16ARTICLE 13
109.17FORECAST ADJUSTMENTS
109.18A. GENERAL EDUCATION

109.19    Section 1. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 1, section 58, subdivision 2, as amended
109.20by Laws 2013, chapter 144, section 7, and Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 15, section
109.2126, is amended to read:
109.22    Subd. 2. General education aid. For general education aid under Minnesota
109.23Statutes, section 126C.13, subdivision 4:
109.24
$
6,851,419,000
.....
2014
109.25
109.26
$
6,464,199,000
6,443,330,000
.....
2015
109.27The 2014 appropriation includes $780,156,000 for 2013 and $6,071,263,000 for
109.282014.
109.29The 2015 appropriation includes $589,095,000 $586,824,000 for 2014 and
109.30$5,875,104,000 $5,856,506,000 for 2015.

109.31    Sec. 2. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 1, section 58, subdivision 3, as amended by
109.32Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 22, section 1, is amended to read:
110.1    Subd. 3. Enrollment options transportation. For transportation of pupils attending
110.2postsecondary institutions under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, or for transportation
110.3of pupils attending nonresident districts under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.03:
110.4
$
37,000
.....
2014
110.5
110.6
$
40,000
36,000
.....
2015

110.7    Sec. 3. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 1, section 58, subdivision 4, as amended by
110.8Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 22, section 2, is amended to read:
110.9    Subd. 4. Abatement revenue. For abatement aid under Minnesota Statutes, section
110.10127A.49 :
110.11
$
2,876,000
.....
2014
110.12
110.13
$
3,103,000
2,796,000
.....
2015
110.14The 2014 appropriation includes $301,000 for 2013 and $2,575,000 for 2014.
110.15The 2015 appropriation includes $286,000 for 2014 and $2,817,000 $2,510,000
110.16for 2015.

110.17    Sec. 4. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 1, section 58, subdivision 5, as amended by
110.18Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 22, section 3, is amended to read:
110.19    Subd. 5. Consolidation transition. For districts consolidating under Minnesota
110.20Statutes, section 123A.485:
110.21
$
585,000
.....
2014
110.22
110.23
$
254,000
263,000
.....
2015
110.24The 2014 appropriation includes $40,000 for 2013 and $545,000 for 2014.
110.25The 2015 appropriation includes $60,000 for 2014 and $194,000 $203,000 for 2015.

110.26    Sec. 5. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 1, section 58, subdivision 6, as amended by
110.27Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 15, section 27, is amended to read:
110.28    Subd. 6. Nonpublic pupil education aid. For nonpublic pupil education aid under
110.29Minnesota Statutes, sections 123B.40 to 123B.43 and 123B.87:
110.30
$
15,867,000
.....
2014
110.31
110.32
$
16,132,000
15,569,000
.....
2015
110.33The 2014 appropriation includes $1,898,000 for 2013 and $13,969,000 for 2014.
111.1The 2015 appropriation includes $1,552,000 $1,394,000 for 2014 and $14,580,000
111.2$14,175,000 for 2015.

111.3    Sec. 6. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 1, section 58, subdivision 7, as amended by
111.4Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 15, section 28, is amended to read:
111.5    Subd. 7. Nonpublic pupil transportation. For nonpublic pupil transportation aid
111.6under Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.92, subdivision 9:
111.7
$
18,500,000
.....
2014
111.8
111.9
$
17,710,000
18,118,000
.....
2015
111.10The 2014 appropriation includes $2,602,000 for 2013 and $15,898,000 for 2014.
111.11The 2015 appropriation includes $1,766,000 for 2014 and $15,944,000 $16,352,000
111.12for 2015.

111.13    Sec. 7. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 1, section 58, subdivision 11, as amended by
111.14Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 22, section 4, is amended to read:
111.15    Subd. 11. Career and technical aid. For career and technical aid under Minnesota
111.16Statutes, section 124D.4531, subdivision 1b:
111.17
$
3,959,000
.....
2014
111.18
111.19
$
5,172,000
5,617,000
.....
2015
111.20The 2014 appropriation includes $0 for 2013 and $3,959,000 for 2014.
111.21The 2015 appropriation includes $439,000 $445,000 for 2014 and $4,733,000
111.22$5,172,000 for 2015.
111.23B. EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

111.24    Sec. 8. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 3, section 37, subdivision 3, as amended by
111.25Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 22, section 5, is amended to read:
111.26    Subd. 3. Achievement and integration aid. For achievement and integration aid
111.27under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.862:
111.28
$
55,609,000
.....
2014
111.29
111.30
$
62,692,000
63,831,000
.....
2015
111.31The 2014 appropriation includes $0 for 2013 and $55,609,000 for 2014.
111.32The 2015 appropriation includes $6,178,000 $6,386,000 for 2014 and $56,514,000
111.33$57,445,000 for 2015.

112.1    Sec. 9. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 3, section 37, subdivision 4, as amended by
112.2Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 22, section 6, is amended to read:
112.3    Subd. 4. Literacy incentive aid. For literacy incentive aid under Minnesota
112.4Statutes, section 124D.98:
112.5
$
50,998,000
.....
2014
112.6
112.7
$
47,458,000
44,839,000
.....
2015
112.8The 2014 appropriation includes $6,607,000 for 2013 and $44,391,000 for 2014.
112.9The 2015 appropriation includes $4,932,000 for 2014 and $42,526,000 $39,907,000
112.10for 2015.

112.11    Sec. 10. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 3, section 37, subdivision 5, as amended by
112.12Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 22, section 7, is amended to read:
112.13    Subd. 5. Interdistrict desegregation or integration transportation grants. For
112.14interdistrict desegregation or integration transportation grants under Minnesota Statutes,
112.15section 124D.87:
112.16
$
13,521,000
.....
2014
112.17
112.18
$
14,248,000
14,261,000
.....
2015

112.19    Sec. 11. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 3, section 37, subdivision 20, as amended by
112.20Laws 2013, chapter 144, section 10, and Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 22, section 9,
112.21is amended to read:
112.22    Subd. 20. Alternative compensation. For alternative teacher compensation aid
112.23under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.415, subdivision 4:
112.24
112.25
$
71,599,000
69,899,000
.....
2015
112.26The 2015 appropriation includes $0 for 2014 and $71,599,000 $69,899,000 for 2015.
112.27C. CHARTER SCHOOLS

112.28    Sec. 12. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 4, section 9, subdivision 2, as amended by
112.29Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 22, section 10, is amended to read:
112.30    Subd. 2. Charter school building lease aid. For building lease aid under Minnesota
112.31Statutes, section 124D.11, subdivision 4:
113.1
$
54,625,000
.....
2014
113.2
113.3
$
58,294,000
59,565,000
.....
2015
113.4The 2014 appropriation includes $6,681,000 for 2013 and $47,944,000 for 2014.
113.5The 2015 appropriation includes $5,327,000 $5,270,000 for 2014 and $52,967,000
113.6$54,295,000 for 2015.
113.7D. SPECIAL PROGRAMS

113.8    Sec. 13. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 5, section 31, subdivision 2, as amended by
113.9Laws 2013, chapter 144, section 14, and Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 22, section
113.1011, is amended to read:
113.11    Subd. 2. Special education; regular. For special education aid under Minnesota
113.12Statutes, section 125A.75:
113.13
$
1,038,465,000
.....
2014
113.14
113.15
$
1,111,641,000
1,109,144,000
.....
2015
113.16The 2014 appropriation includes $118,183,000 for 2013 and $920,282,000 for 2014.
113.17The 2015 appropriation includes $129,549,000 $129,317,000 for 2014 and
113.18$982,092,000 $979,827,000 for 2015.

113.19    Sec. 14. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 5, section 31, subdivision 3, as amended by
113.20Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 22, section 12, is amended to read:
113.21    Subd. 3. Aid for children with disabilities. For aid under Minnesota Statutes,
113.22section 125A.75, subdivision 3, for children with disabilities placed in residential facilities
113.23within the district boundaries for whom no district of residence can be determined:
113.24
$
1,548,000
.....
2014
113.25
113.26
$
1,674,000
1,367,000
.....
2015
113.27If the appropriation for either year is insufficient, the appropriation for the other
113.28year is available.

113.29    Sec. 15. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 5, section 31, subdivision 4, as amended by
113.30Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 22, section 13, is amended to read:
113.31    Subd. 4. Travel for home-based services. For aid for teacher travel for home-based
113.32services under Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.75, subdivision 1:
114.1
$
351,000
.....
2014
114.2
114.3
$
346,000
351,000
.....
2015
114.4The 2014 appropriation includes $45,000 for 2013 and $306,000 for 2014.
114.5The 2015 appropriation includes $33,000 for 2014 and $313,000 $318,000 for 2015.
114.6E. FACILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY

114.7    Sec. 16. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 6, section 12, subdivision 2, as amended by
114.8Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 22, section 15, is amended to read:
114.9    Subd. 2. Health and safety revenue. For health and safety aid according to
114.10Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.57, subdivision 5:
114.11
$
471,000
.....
2014
114.12
114.13
$
651,000
649,000
.....
2015
114.14The 2014 appropriation includes $24,000 for 2013 and $447,000 for 2014.
114.15The 2015 appropriation includes $49,000 for 2014 and $602,000 $600,000 for 2015.

114.16    Sec. 17. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 6, section 12, subdivision 6, as amended by
114.17Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 22, section 18, is amended to read:
114.18    Subd. 6. Deferred maintenance aid. For deferred maintenance aid, according to
114.19Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.591, subdivision 4:
114.20
$
3,877,000
.....
2014
114.21
114.22
$
4,024,000
4,067,000
.....
2015
114.23The 2014 appropriation includes $475,000 for 2013 and $3,402,000 for 2014.
114.24The 2015 appropriation includes $378,000 for 2014 and $3,646,000 $3,689,000
114.25for 2015.
114.26F. NUTRITION AND LIBRARIES

114.27    Sec. 18. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 7, section 21, subdivision 2, as amended by
114.28Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 19, section 5, is amended to read:
114.29    Subd. 2. School lunch. For school lunch aid according to Minnesota Statutes,
114.30section 124D.111, and Code of Federal Regulations, title 7, section 210.17:
114.31
$
12,417,000
.....
2014
114.32
114.33
$
16,185,000
15,506,000
.....
2015

115.1    Sec. 19. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 7, section 21, subdivision 3, as amended by
115.2Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 19, section 6, is amended to read:
115.3    Subd. 3. School breakfast. For traditional school breakfast aid under Minnesota
115.4Statutes, section 124D.1158:
115.5
$
5,308,000
.....
2014
115.6
115.7
$
6,176,000
9,168,000
.....
2015

115.8    Sec. 20. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 7, section 21, subdivision 4, as amended by
115.9Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 22, section 19, is amended to read:
115.10    Subd. 4. Kindergarten milk. For kindergarten milk aid under Minnesota Statutes,
115.11section 124D.118:
115.12
$
992,000
.....
2014
115.13
115.14
$
1,002,000
942,000
.....
2015
115.15G. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, SELF-SUFFICIENCY,
115.16AND LIFELONG LEARNING

115.17    Sec. 21. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 8, section 5, subdivision 3, as amended by
115.18Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 20, section 17, is amended to read:
115.19    Subd. 3. Early childhood family education aid. For early childhood family
115.20education aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.135:
115.21
$
22,797,000
.....
2014
115.22
115.23
$
26,651,000
26,623,000
.....
2015
115.24    The 2014 appropriation includes $3,008,000 for 2013 and $19,789,000 for 2014.
115.25    The 2015 appropriation includes $2,198,000 for 2014 and $24,453,000 $24,425,000
115.26for 2015.

115.27    Sec. 22. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 8, section 5, subdivision 4, as amended by
115.28Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 22, section 23, is amended to read:
115.29    Subd. 4. Health and developmental screening aid. For health and developmental
115.30screening aid under Minnesota Statutes, sections 121A.17 and 121A.19:
115.31
$
3,524,000
.....
2014
115.32
115.33
$
3,330,000
3,390,000
.....
2015
115.34The 2014 appropriation includes $471,000 for 2013 and $3,053,000 for 2014.
116.1The 2015 appropriation includes $339,000 for 2014 and $2,991,000 $3,051,000
116.2for 2015.

116.3    Sec. 23. Laws 2013, chapter 116, article 8, section 5, subdivision 14, as amended by
116.4Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 20, section 20, is amended to read:
116.5    Subd. 14. Adult basic education aid. For adult basic education aid under
116.6Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.531:
116.7
$
48,776,000
.....
2014
116.8
116.9
$
48,415,000
47,750,000
.....
2015
116.10The 2014 appropriation includes $6,278,000 for 2013 and $42,498,000 for 2014.
116.11The 2015 appropriation includes $4,722,000 $4,712,000 for 2014 and $43,693,000
116.12$43,038,000 for 2015.

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