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as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/07/2017 09:51am

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; providing funding for the Increase Teachers of Color
Act; seeking to double the number of teachers of color and teachers who are
American Indian in Minnesota from four percent to eight percent while ensuring
that by 2020 at least 20 percent of candidates in pathways to becoming a teacher
are of color or are American Indian; requiring a report; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 122A.414, subdivision 2; 122A.70,
subdivision 1; 124D.09, subdivision 10; 136A.1791; Laws 2015, First Special
Session chapter 3, article 2, section 70, subdivision 12, as amended; Laws 2016,
chapter 189, article 25, section 62, subdivision 5.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 122A.414, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Alternative teacher professional pay system.

(a) To participate in this program,
a school district, an intermediate school district consistent with paragraph (d), a school site,
or a charter school must have a world's best workforce plan under section 120B.11 and an
alternative teacher professional pay system agreement under paragraph (b). A charter school
participant also must comply with subdivision 2a.

(b) The alternative teacher professional pay system agreement must:

(1) describe how teachers can achieve career advancement and additional compensation;

(2) describe how the school district, intermediate school district, school site, or charter
school will provide teachers with career advancement options that allow teachers to retain
primary roles in student instruction and facilitate site-focused professional development
that helps other teachers improve their skills;

(3) reform the "steps and lanes" salary schedule, prevent any teacher's compensation
paid before implementing the pay system from being reduced as a result of participating in
this system, base at least 60 percent of any compensation increase on teacher performance
using:

(i) schoolwide student achievement gains under section 120B.35 or locally selected
standardized assessment outcomes, or both;

(ii) measures of student growth and literacy that may include value-added models or
student learning goals, consistent with section 122A.40, subdivision 8, paragraph (b), clause
(9), or 122A.41, subdivision 5, paragraph (b), clause (9), and other measures that include
the academic literacy, oral academic language, and achievement of English learners under
section 122A.40, subdivision 8, paragraph (b), clause (10), or 122A.41, subdivision 5,
paragraph (b), clause (10); and

(iii) an objective evaluation program under section 122A.40, subdivision 8, paragraph
(b), clause (2), or 122A.41, subdivision 5, paragraph (b), clause (2);

(4) provide for participation in job-embedded learning opportunities such as professional
learning communities to improve instructional skills and learning that are aligned with
student needs under section 120B.11, consistent with the staff development plan under
section 122A.60 and led during the school day by trained teacher leaders such as master or
mentor teachers;

(5) allow any teacher in a participating school district, intermediate school district, school
site, or charter school that implements an alternative pay system to participate in that system
without any quota or other limit; and

(6) encourage collaboration rather than competition among teachers.

(c) The alternative teacher professional pay system may:

(1) include a hiring bonus or other added compensation deleted text beginfordeleted text endnew text begin to provide students with
equitable access to
new text end teachers whonew text begin, consistent with section 120B.11, subdivision 2, clause
(3):
new text end

new text begin (i) new text endare identified as effective or highly effective under the local teacher professional
review cycle deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin or, when being considered for hire as first-year teachers, have demonstrated
skills during student teaching for being highly effective at closing achievement gaps;
new text end

new text begin (ii) new text endwork in anew text begin high-need ornew text end hard-to-fill positionnew text begin;new text end or

new text begin (iii) are hired to work new text endin a hard-to-staff school such as a school with a majority of students
whose families meet federal poverty guidelines, a geographically isolated school, or a school
identified by the state as eligible for targeted programs or services for its students; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(2) include incentives for teachers to obtain a master's degree or other advanced
certification new text beginwith at least 18 credits new text endin their content field of licensurenew text begin required for teaching
concurrent enrollment or college in the schools courses
new text end, new text beginor to new text endpursue the training or education
necessary to obtain an additional licensure in shortage areas identified by the district or
charter schooldeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end or

new text begin (3)new text end help fund a deleted text begin"grow your own"deleted text endnew text begin Grow Your Ownnew text end new teacher initiativenew text begin involving
nonlicensed educational professionals, including paraprofessionals and cultural liaisons,
who are of color or who are American Indian
new text end.

(d) An intermediate school district under this subdivision must demonstrate in a form
and manner determined by the commissioner that it uses the aid it receives under this section
for activities identified in the alternative teacher professional pay system agreement.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 122A.70, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Teacher mentoringnew text begin, induction, and retentionnew text end programs.

new text begin(a) new text endSchool
districts are encouraged to develop teacher mentoringnew text begin, induction, and retentionnew text end programs
for teachers new to the profession or district, including teaching residents, new text beginteachers in
high-need fields,
new text endteachers of color, new text beginteachers who are American Indian, new text endteachers with special
needs, or experienced teachers in need of peer coaching.

new text begin (b) Teacher mentoring programs must support districts' teacher evaluation and peer
review processes under sections 122A.40, subdivision 8, and 122A.41, subdivision 5. A
district may use staff development revenue under sections 122A.60 and 122A.61, special
grant programs established by the legislature, or another funding source to pay a stipend of
up to $500 to a mentor.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 124D.09, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Courses according to agreements.

new text begin(a) new text endAn eligible pupil, according to
subdivision 5, may enroll in a nonsectarian course taught by a secondary teacher or a
postsecondary faculty member and offered at a secondary school, or another location,
according to an agreement between a public school board and the governing body of an
eligible public postsecondary system or an eligible private postsecondary institution, as
defined in subdivision 3. All provisions of this section shall apply to a pupil, public school
board, district, and the governing body of a postsecondary institution, except as otherwise
provided.

new text begin (b) To encourage students, especially American Indian students and students of color,
to consider teaching as a profession, participating schools, school districts, and postsecondary
institutions are encouraged to develop and offer an "introduction to teaching" or "introduction
to education" course under this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (c) Grant recipients must annually report to the commissioner in a form and manner
determined by the commissioner on the participation rates of students in courses under
paragraph (b), including the number of students who apply for admission to colleges or
universities with teacher preparation programs.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 136A.1791, is amended to read:


136A.1791 TEACHER SHORTAGE LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) The terms used in this section have the meanings given
them in this subdivision.

(b) "Qualified educational loan" means a government, commercial, or foundation loan
for actual costs paid for tuition and reasonable educational and living expenses related to a
teacher's preparation or further education.

(c) "School district" means an independent school district, special school district,
intermediate district, education district, special education cooperative, service cooperative,
a cooperative center for vocational education, or a charter school located in Minnesota.

(d) "Teacher" means an individual holding a teaching license issued by the licensing
division in the Department of Education on behalf of the Board of Teaching who is employed
by a school district to provide classroom instruction in a teacher shortage area.

(e) "Teacher shortage area" means the licensure fields deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end economic development
regionsnew text begin, and groups underrepresented in the teacher workforce as reported under section
127A.05, subdivision 6,
new text end reported by the commissioner of education as experiencing a teacher
shortage.

(f) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Office of Higher Education unless
indicated otherwise.

Subd. 2.

Program established; administration.

The commissioner shall establish and
administer a teacher shortage loan forgiveness program. A teacher is eligible for the program
if the teacher is teaching in a licensure field deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin with a shortage,new text end in an economic development
region with an identified teacher shortage under subdivision 3new text begin, or identifies as belonging
to an underrepresented group in the teacher workforce as reported under section 127A.05,
subdivision 6,
new text end and complies with the requirements of this section.

Subd. 3.

Use of report on teacher shortage areas.

The commissioner deleted text beginof educationdeleted text end
shall use the teacher supply and demand report to the legislature new text beginunder section 127A.05,
subdivision 6,
new text endto identify the licensure fields deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end economic development regionsnew text begin, and
underrepresented groups
new text end in Minnesota experiencing a teacher shortage.

Subd. 4.

Application for loan forgiveness.

Each applicant for loan forgiveness, according
to rules adopted by the commissioner, shall:

(1) apply for teacher shortage loan forgiveness and promptly submit any additional
information required by the commissioner; and

(2) submit to the commissioner a completed affidavit, prescribed by the commissioner,
affirming the teacher deleted text beginis teaching indeleted text end: (i) new text beginis teaching in new text enda licensure field identified by the
commissioner as experiencing a teacher shortage; deleted text beginordeleted text end (ii) new text beginis teaching in new text endan economic
development region identified by the commissioner as experiencing a teacher shortagenew text begin; or
(iii) identifies as belonging to a group underrepresented in the teacher workforce as reported
under section 127A.05, subdivision 6
new text end.

Subd. 5.

Amount of loan forgiveness.

(a) To the extent funding is available, the annual
amount of teacher shortage loan forgiveness for an approved applicant shall not exceed
deleted text begin $1,000deleted text endnew text begin $2,000new text end or the cumulative balance of the applicant's qualified educational loans,
including principal and interest, whichever amount is less.

(b) Recipients must secure their own qualified educational loans. Teachers who graduate
from an approved teacher preparation program or teachers who add a licensure field,
consistent with the teacher shortage requirements of this section, are eligible to apply for
the loan forgiveness program.

(c) No teacher shall receive more than five annual awards.

Subd. 6.

Disbursement.

(a) The commissioner must make annual disbursements directly
to the participant of the amount for which a participant is eligible, for each year that a
participant is eligible.

(b) Within 60 days of the disbursement date, the participant must provide the
commissioner with verification that the full amount of loan repayment disbursement has
been applied toward the designated loans. A participant that previously received funds under
this section but has not provided the commissioner with such verification is not eligible to
receive additional funds.

Subd. 7.

Penalties.

(a) A teacher who submits a false or misleading application or other
false or misleading information to the commissioner may:

(1) have his or her teaching license suspended or revoked under section 122A.20;

(2) be disciplined by the teacher's employing school district; or

(3) be required by the commissioner to repay the total amount of the loan forgiveness
he or she received under this program, plus interest at a rate established under section
270C.40.

(b) The commissioner must deposit any repayments received under paragraph (a) in the
fund established in subdivision 8.

Subd. 8.

Fund established.

A teacher shortage loan forgiveness repayment fund is
created for depositing money appropriated to or received by the commissioner for the
program. Money deposited in the fund shall not revert to any state fund at the end of any
fiscal year but remains in the loan forgiveness repayment fund and is continuously available
for loan forgiveness under this section.

Subd. 9.

Annual reporting.

By February 1 of each year, the commissioner must report
to the chairs of the deleted text beginK-12deleted text endnew text begin kindergarten through grade 12new text end and higher education committees
of the legislature on the number of individuals who received loan forgiveness under this
section, the licensure areas and economic development regions in which the teachers taught,
new text begin the number of teachers by racial and ethnic group, new text endthe average amount paid to a teacher
participating in the program, and other summary data identified by the commissioner as
outcome indicators.

Subd. 10.

Rulemaking.

The commissioner shall adopt rules under chapter 14 to
administer this section.

Sec. 5.

Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 3, article 2, section 70, subdivision 12,
as amended by Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 25, section 47, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Collaborative urban deleted text begineducatordeleted text endnew text begin and greater Minnesota educators of color
programs
new text end.

new text begin(a) new text endFor the collaborative urban deleted text begineducatordeleted text endnew text begin and greater Minnesota educators of
color
new text end grant deleted text beginprogramdeleted text endnew text begin programs designed to address the wide gap between the demographics
of teachers and students. Grants are awarded to teacher preparation programs to develop,
expand, and maintain targeted recruitment, retention, and induction support directly to
teacher candidates who are of color or who are American Indian in collaboration with local
schools and communities
new text end:

$
780,000
.....
2016
$
1,090,000
.....
2017
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,054,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endGrants shall be awarded in equal amounts: deleted text begin$272,500deleted text endnew text begin $273,000new text end each year is for the
Southeast Asian Teacher program at Concordia University, St. Paul; deleted text begin$272,500deleted text endnew text begin $273,000new text end
each year is for the Collaborative Urban Educator program at the University of St. Thomas;
deleted text begin $272,500deleted text endnew text begin $273,000new text end each year is for the Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching at Hamline
University; deleted text beginand $272,500deleted text endnew text begin $273,000new text end each year is for the East Africa Student to Teacher
program at Augsburg Collegedeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; $273,000 each year is for the Urban Teacher program at
Metropolitan State University; and $689,000 each year is for competitive grants for other
colleges and universities in Minnesota. Grant applications shall be made to the Department
of Education, which shall make award decisions. Grants may be used to provide financial
support to teacher candidates completing licensure programs but are intended to complement
scholarship and stipend programs created by the legislature for the purpose of addressing
the severe shortage of teachers in Minnesota who are of color or who are American Indian.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endAny balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

new text begin (d) new text endEach institution shall prepare for the legislature, by January 15 of each year, a detailed
report regarding the funds usednew text begin to recruit, retain, and induct teacher candidates who are of
color or who are American Indian
new text end. The report must include the new text begintotal new text endnumber of deleted text beginteachers
prepared as well as the diversity for each cohort of teachers produced.
deleted text endnew text begin teacher candidates
of color, broken down by race or ethnic group and by categories including those who: are
recruited to the institution, are newly admitted to the licensure program, are enrolled in the
licensure program, have completed student teaching, have graduated, and are licensed and
newly employed as Minnesota teachers in their licensure field. The total number of teacher
candidates who are of color or who are American Indian at each stage from recruitment to
licensed teaching must also be reported as a percentage of total candidates seeking the same
licensure at the institution.
new text end The report must also include the graduation rate for each cohort
of teacher candidates, the placement rate for each graduating cohort of teacher candidates,
and the retention rate for each graduating cohort of teacher candidates, among other program
outcomes.

new text begin (e) new text endThe base appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and later is deleted text begin$780,000deleted text endnew text begin $2,054,000new text end. Grants
new text begin in fiscal year 2018 new text endshall be awarded in equal amounts: deleted text begin$195,000deleted text end new text begin$273,000 new text endeach year is for
the Southeast Asian Teacher program at Concordia University, St. Paul; deleted text begin$195,000deleted text endnew text begin $273,000new text end
each year is for the Collaborative Urban Educator program at the University of St. Thomas;
deleted text begin $195,000deleted text endnew text begin $273,000new text end each year is for the Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching at Hamline
University; deleted text beginand $195,000deleted text endnew text begin $273,000new text end each year is for the East Africa Student to Teacher
program at Augsburg Collegedeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; $273,000 each year is for the Urban Teacher program at
Metropolitan State University; and $689,000 each year is for competitive grants for other
colleges and universities in Minnesota to develop, expand, and maintain targeted recruitment,
retention, and induction support directly to teacher candidates who are of color or who are
American Indian in collaboration with local schools and communities. For fiscal year 2021
and later, continuing grants shall be awarded only to programs at institutions that demonstrate
success at recruiting, retaining, and inducting teacher candidates who are of color or who
are American Indian, and award amounts for maintenance and expansion of programs shall
be determined by the commissioner based on numbers of candidates supported and funds
available from the base appropriation. Development of new, innovative programs shall
continue to be awarded competitive grants from the total appropriation as determined by
the commissioner, and subsequent funding shall be determined based on the same criteria
for continuing grants.
new text end

new text begin (f) The department shall be allocated no more than five percent of the appropriation
amount for monitoring and administering the grant program.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 25, section 62, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

deleted text beginParaprofessional pathwaydeleted text endnew text begin Expanded Grow Your Own pathwaysnew text end to teacher
licensure.

new text begin(a) new text endFor grants to school districts deleted text beginfordeleted text endnew text begin and charter schools throughout Minnesota
to develop or expand
new text end Grow Your Own new teacher programsnew text begin involving paraprofessionals,
cultural liaisons, other nonlicensed employees, and secondary school students seeking initial
teacher licensure
new text end:

$
1,500,000
.....
2017
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin .......
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin .......
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endThe grants are for deleted text begina first class citydeleted text end school deleted text begindistrict or any other school district withdeleted text endnew text begin
districts where
new text end more than deleted text begin40deleted text endnew text begin 25new text end percent deleted text beginminoritydeleted text endnew text begin of students arenew text end studentsnew text begin of color or who
are American Indian
new text end to provide new text beginfinancial assistance, mentoring, and experiences to enable
persons who are of color or who are American Indian and working or living in the local
community to become teachers. 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. Grants may be used for:
new text end

new text begin (1) new text endtuition scholarships or stipends to eligible deleted text beginemployees fordeleted text endnew text begin teaching assistants or other
nonlicensed employees who are of color or who are American Indian;
new text end

new text begin (2)new text end a nonconventional teacher residency pilot program established under Minnesota
Statutes, section 122A.09, subdivision 10, paragraph (a). The program shall provide tuition
scholarships or stipends to enable education or teaching assistants or other nonlicensed
employees of a first class city school district deleted text beginor any other school district with more than 40
percent minority students
deleted text end who hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or
university and who seek an education license to participate in a Board of Teaching-approved
nonconventional teacher residency program under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.09,
subdivision 10
, paragraph (a). Any funds not awarded by June 1, deleted text begin2017deleted text endnew text begin 2019new text end, may be
reallocated among the remaining districts if the total cost of the program exceeds the original
allocationdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (3) supporting the development of residency programs at any school or district in the
state where at least 25 percent of students are students of color or are American Indian for
prospective teachers of color or who are American Indian who seek an education license
to participate in a Board of Teaching-approved program under Minnesota Statutes, section
122A.09, subdivision 10, paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (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:
new text end

new text begin (1) developing and supporting future teacher clubs focused on encouraging middle and
high school students who are of color or who are American Indian to have experiential
learning, support the success of younger students, and pursue a teaching career; and
new text end

new text begin (2) 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.
new text end

new text begin (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.
new text end

new text begin (e) The department shall be allocated no more than five percent of the appropriation
amount for monitoring and administering the grant program.
new text end

new text begin (f)new text end The base in fiscal year deleted text begin2018deleted text endnew text begin 2020new text end is deleted text begin$1,000,000deleted text endnew text begin $......new text end.

Sec. 7. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

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 for the fiscal years
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin American Indian teacher preparation grants. new text end

new text begin For joint grants to assist
American Indian people to become teachers under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.63:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 600,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 600,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Expanded concurrent enrollment grants. new text end

new text begin 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):
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin .......
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin .......
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end

new text begin The department shall be allocated no more than five percent of the appropriation amount
for monitoring and administering the grant program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Mentoring, induction, and retention incentive program grants for teachers
of color.
new text end

new text begin (a) For the development and expansion of mentoring and induction programs for
teachers of color or who are American Indian under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.70:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin .......
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin .......
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end

new text begin (b) Grant recipients must submit by June 30 of each year after receiving a grant a report
to the Board of Teaching and the commissioner on program efforts that describes mentoring
and induction activities and assesses the impact of these programs on teacher effectiveness
and retention.
new text end

new text begin (c) The department shall be allocated no more than five percent of the appropriation
amount for monitoring and administering the grant program.
new text end

new text begin (d) The base appropriation for fiscal year 2020 and later is $........
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Teacher shortage loan forgiveness. new text end

new text begin For the loan forgiveness program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.1791:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2018
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may use no more than five percent of the appropriation amount to
administer the program under this subdivision. The base appropriation for fiscal year 2019
and later is $2,500,000.
new text end