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SF 285

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 02/23/2012 08:37am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; removing five-year limit on service for limited
English proficiency funding; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section
124D.59, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.59, subdivision 2, is amended to
read:


Subd. 2.

Pupil of limited English proficiency.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for fiscal years 2012 and later.
new text end