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SF 149

as introduced - 91st Legislature, 2020 1st Special Session (2019 - 2020) Posted on 06/20/2020 10:26am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to education; amending eligibility for the collaborative urban and greater
Minnesota educators of color grant program; providing for hiring bonuses;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.02, by
adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 122A.635,
subdivision 1; Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 3, sections 22,
subdivision 2; 23, subdivisions 2, 6, as amended.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 122A.635, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards
Board must award competitive grants to increase the number of teacher candidates of color
or who are American Indian, and meet the requirements for a Tier 3 license under section
122A.183. Eligibility for a grant under this section is limited to deleted text beginpublic or private higher
education institutions that offer a
deleted text end teacher preparation program new text beginproviders new text endapproved by the
Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 14b. new text end

new text begin Hiring bonuses. new text end

new text begin A school board may give a new employee a hiring bonus,
including but not limited to a teacher licensed or working in a shortage area as defined in
section 122A.06, subdivision 6. A school board must establish criteria for the repayment
of a hiring bonus if the employee does not complete two years of teaching in the district.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 3, section 22, subdivision 2,
is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Collaborative urban and greater Minnesota educators of color grants.

(a)
For the collaborative urban and greater Minnesota educators of color grants under Minnesota
Statutes, section 122A.635:

$
1,099,000
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 1,000,000 deleted text end new text begin
2,000,000
new text end
.....
2021

(b) The board may retain up to three percent of the appropriation amount to monitor and
administer the grant program and a portion of these funds may be transferred to the Office
of Higher Education as determined by the executive director of the board and commissioner
to support the administration of the program.

(c) The base for fiscal year 2022 new text beginand later new text endis deleted text begin$1,000,000 and the base for fiscal year 2023
is $1,000,000
deleted text endnew text begin $2,000,000new text end.

Sec. 4.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 3, section 23, subdivision 2,
is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Expanded concurrent enrollment grants.

(a) For grants to institutions offering
"Introduction to Teaching" or "Introduction to Education" college in the schools courses
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, subdivision 10, paragraph (b):

$
375,000
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 375,000 deleted text end new text begin
750,000
new text end
.....
2021

(b) The department may retain up to five percent of the appropriation amount to monitor
and administer the grant program.

(c) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.new text begin The
base for fiscal year 2022 and later is $750,000.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 3, section 23, subdivision 6,
as amended by Laws 2020, chapter 83, article 1, section 101, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Paraprofessional pathway to teacher licensure.

(a) For grants to school
districts for Grow Your Own new teacher programs:

$
1,500,000
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 1,500,000 deleted text end new text begin
3,000,000
new text end
.....
2021

(b) The grants are for school districts with more than 30 percent minority students for
a Board of Teaching-approved nonconventional teacher residency pilot program. The
program must provide tuition scholarships or stipends to enable school district employees
or community members affiliated with a school district who seek an education license to
participate in a nonconventional teacher preparation program. School districts that receive
funds under this subdivision are strongly encouraged to recruit candidates of color and
American Indian candidates to participate in the Grow Your Own new teacher programs.
Districts or schools providing financial support may require a commitment as determined
by the district to teach in the district or school for a reasonable amount of time that does
not exceed five years.

(c) School districts and charter schools may also apply for grants to develop innovative
expanded Grow Your Own programs that encourage secondary school students to pursue
teaching, including developing and offering dual-credit postsecondary course options in
schools for "Introduction to Teaching" or "Introduction to Education" courses consistent
with Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, subdivision 10.

(d) Programs must annually report to the commissioner by the date determined by the
commissioner on their activities under this section, including the number of participants,
the percentage of participants who are of color or who are American Indian, and an
assessment of program effectiveness, including participant feedback, areas for improvement,
the percentage of participants continuing to pursue teacher licensure, and the number of
participants hired in the school or district as teachers after completing preparation programs.

(e) The department may retain up to three percent of the appropriation amount to monitor
and administer the grant program.

(f) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.new text begin The
base for fiscal year 2022 and later is $3,000,000.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

new text begin The sum indicated in this section is
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal year
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin African American Registry. new text end

new text begin (a) For a grant to the African American Registry:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) The African American Registry must use grant funds to develop a readability level
system and integrate the system into the Teachers' Forum in order to help teachers and
teacher candidates improve reading literacy comprehension. The African American Registry
must allow Minnesota teacher preparation institutions and K-12 schools to use the reading
maturity metrics in the readability level system. By January 15, 2022, the African American
Registry must submit to the legislature a detailed report documenting how the grant funds
were used. The base in fiscal year 2022 is $0.
new text end