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SF 772

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/11/2019 02:33pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education; appropriating money for dyslexia training for teachers;
requiring a report;proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
122A.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [122A.76] DYSLEXIA TRAINING FOR TEACHERS.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Program. new text end

new text begin A teacher licensed by the Professional Educator Licensing
and Standards Board, whose duties include providing reading instruction to students, may
participate in a dyslexia training program offered by an eligible training provider under
subdivision 2. The commissioner may pay a portion of the tuition, room, board, and travel
costs a teacher incurs in participating in dyslexia training. The teacher reimbursements must
not exceed the amount appropriated for this purpose. In order to be eligible for expense
reimbursement, a teacher must submit a request in the form and manner required by the
commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Eligible training providers. new text end

new text begin An eligible dyslexia training provider must be:
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new text begin (1) a Wilson Language Training accredited partner;
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new text begin (2) accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council;
or
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new text begin (3) an accredited site of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Training information report. new text end

new text begin By February 1 of each year, the commissioner
must report the following information on dyslexia to the legislative committees having
jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education:
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new text begin (1) the number of participating teachers;
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new text begin (2) each school represented by the teachers in the trainings;
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new text begin (3) the amounts expended in the most recent calendar year for tuition, room, board, and
travel costs; and
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new text begin (4) recommendations to improve dyslexia training for teachers.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in this section are
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education in the fiscal year
designated.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Dyslexia training for teachers. new text end

new text begin For dyslexia training for teachers:
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new text begin $
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new text begin 250,000
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new text begin .....
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new text begin 2020
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new text begin $
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new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
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new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end