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SF 777

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 02/23/2012 09:15am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; creating a grant program for targeted family
outreach activities; 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.235] TARGETED FAMILY OUTREACH SERVICES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Grant program established. new text end

new text begin The targeted family outreach services
program is established.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Eligible schools. new text end

new text begin A public school operated by a school district or a charter
school is eligible for a grant under this section if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the school has been designated as one of the state's lowest performing schools by
the commissioner of education;
new text end

new text begin (2) the poverty level of the children attending the school, as measured by the
percentage of children eligible for free or reduced price meals, is more than twice the
state average; or
new text end

new text begin (3) the school has rapidly changing demographics demonstrated by the growth
in the percentage of students in poverty or the percentage of students of color over the
last five years.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Grant amounts. new text end

new text begin A school that qualifies for eligibility under subdivision
2 may apply by itself or as a part of a district application for a grant in the form and
manner specified by the commissioner of education. The commissioner must evaluate
grant applications and award grants of up to $50,000 per year per site to each grant
recipient. The commissioner must ensure that grant awards are geographically distributed
across Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Local match. new text end

new text begin A school that receives a grant under subdivision 3 must
match that grant with at least one dollar of its own funds for every four dollars received
through the grant.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Grant uses. new text end

new text begin A grant recipient must use its grant to contract with a provider
of targeted family outreach services to provide training for school administrators, teachers,
and other pupil support personnel. The provider of targeted family outreach services
must demonstrate that its programs show that all children have the ability to succeed in
school through activities that address the underlying issues of the whole family. Examples
include coaching parents on how to deal with challenging behavior at home or school,
building strong partnerships with other community resources, and working one-on-one in
the classroom with the student.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2011.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginTARGETED FAMILY OUTREACH SERVICE GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2012 and $....... in fiscal year 2013 are appropriated from the
general fund to the commissioner of education for purposes of making targeted family
outreach service grants.
new text end