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SF 295

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/24/2019 02:32pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education; establishing P-TECH schools; appropriating money; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [124D.093] P-TECH SCHOOLS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin (a) P-TECH schools are established as a public-private
partnership that will prepare students for high-skill jobs of the future in identified growth
industries.
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new text begin (b) The P-TECH school model must deliver five core benefits to students:
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new text begin (1) a rigorous, relevant, and cost-free education in grades 9 to 14, inclusive, focused on
knowledge and skills that students need for science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics (STEM) careers;
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new text begin (2) workplace learning that includes mentoring by industry professionals, worksite visits,
speakers, and internships;
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new text begin (3) intensive, individualized academic support by both secondary and postsecondary
faculty within an extended academic year or school day that enables students to progress
through the program at their own pace;
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new text begin (4) an opportunity to earn an associate's degree; and
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new text begin (5) a commitment to students who complete the program to be first in line for a job with
participating business partners following completion of the program.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Objectives. new text end

new text begin (a) P-TECH schools must accomplish the following:
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new text begin (1) develop programs of study in high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand career areas;
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new text begin (2) align school, college, and community systems in the programs of study developed
under this section;
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new text begin (3) support strong academic performance by program participants;
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new text begin (4) promote informed and appropriate career choices and preparation; and
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new text begin (5) ensure that employers in key technical fields have access to a talented and skilled
workforce.
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new text begin (b) Through the programs of study developed under this section, participating students
must be able to earn college course credit toward an associate's degree. Career pathways
will begin in grade 9 and must include workplace learning, high school, and postsecondary
coursework. These pathways will provide a seamless sequence of study, extending through
two years of postsecondary career and technical education, and culminating in an associate's
degree.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Commissioner of education. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in this section are
appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of education for the purposes of
establishing P-TECH schools.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin P-TECH schools. new text end

new text begin For P-TECH schools under Minnesota Statutes, section
124D.093:
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new text begin 2021
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