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SF 1582

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/02/2017 09:40am

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; allowing charter schools to change authorizers;amending
Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 124E.10, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 124E.10, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5a. new text end

new text begin Change in authorizer. new text end

new text begin (a) A change in authorizers is allowed if a proposed
authorizer and a charter school in good academic and financial standing and not subject to
notice of nonrenewal or termination of the charter contract under subdivision 4 mutually
agree to enter into a new charter contract after the current charter contract expires. The
proposed authorizer and the school board must jointly submit to the commissioner a written
and signed letter of their intent to enter into a new charter contract. The authorizer that is a
party to the existing contract must inform the proposed authorizer about the fiscal,
operational, and student performance status of the school, including unmet contract outcomes
and other outstanding contractual obligations. The charter contract between the proposed
authorizer and the school must identify and provide a plan to address any outstanding
obligations from the previous contract.
new text end

new text begin (b) The proposed authorizer must submit to the commissioner an affidavit under section
124E.06, subdivision 4, paragraph (a), at least 90 business days before the existing charter
contract expires. The authorizer's affidavit shall be approved or disapproved by the
commissioner under section 124E.06, subdivision 4, paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (c) If the commissioner does not approve a change in authorizer, the school and the
current authorizer may enter into a new contract. If the commissioner does not approve a
change in authorizer and the current authorizer and the school do not enter into a new
contract, the school must be dissolved according to applicable law and the terms of the
current contract.
new text end