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SF 1787

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/27/2019 03:52pm

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; modifying deadline for making postsecondary enrollment
options information available to students; modifying requirements for postsecondary
enrollment in online courses; modifying calculation of transportation aid for pupils
enrolled in postsecondary enrollment options; appropriating money;amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.09, subdivisions 7, 9, 22.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.09, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Dissemination of information; notification of intent to enroll.

By new text beginthe earlier
of (1) three weeks prior to the date by which a student must register for district courses for
the following school year, or (2)
new text endMarch 1 of each year, a district must provide up-to-date
information on the district's website and in materials that are distributed to parents and
students about the program, including information about enrollment requirements and the
ability to earn postsecondary credit to all pupils in grades 8, 9, 10, and 11. To assist the
district in planning, a pupil deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end inform the district by May 30 of each year of the
pupil's intent to enroll in postsecondary courses during the following school year. A pupil
is bound by notifying or not notifying the district by May 30.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.09, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Enrollment priority.

(a) A postsecondary institution deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end give priority
to its postsecondary students when enrolling deleted text begin10th, 11th, and 12th gradedeleted text end pupilsnew text begin in grades 10,
11, and 12
new text end in its courses. A postsecondary institution may provide information about its
programs to a secondary school or to a pupil or parent and it may advertise or otherwise
recruit or solicit a secondary pupil to enroll in its programs on educational and programmatic
grounds only except, notwithstanding other law to the contrary, and for the 2014-2015
through 2019-2020 school years only, an eligible postsecondary institution may advertise
or otherwise recruit or solicit a secondary pupil residing in a school district with 700 students
or more in grades 10, 11, and 12, to enroll in its programs on educational, programmatic,
or financial grounds.

(b) An institution must not enroll secondary pupils, for postsecondary enrollment options
purposes, in remedial, developmental, or other courses that are not college level except
when a student eligible to participate and enrolled in the graduation incentives program
under section 124D.68 enrolls full time in a middle or early college program. A middle or
early college program must be specifically designed to allow the student to earn dual high
school and college credit with a well-defined pathway to allow the student to earn a
postsecondary degree or credential. In this case, the student deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end receive developmental
college credit and not college credit for completing remedial or developmental courses.

(c) Once a pupil has been enrolled in any postsecondary course under this section, the
pupil deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end not be displaced by another student.

(d) If a postsecondary institution enrolls a secondary school pupil in a course under this
section, the postsecondary institution also must enroll in the same course an otherwise
enrolled and qualified postsecondary student who qualifies as a veteran under section
197.447, and demonstrates to the postsecondary institution's satisfaction that the institution's
established enrollment timelines were not practicable for that student.

new text begin (e) A postsecondary institution must allow secondary pupils to enroll in online courses
under this section consistent with the institution's policy regarding postsecondary pupil
enrollment in online courses.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.09, subdivision 22, is amended to read:


Subd. 22.

Transportation.

(a) A parent or guardian of a pupil enrolled in a course for
secondary credit may apply to the pupil's district of residence for reimbursement for
transporting the pupil between the secondary school in which the pupil is enrolled or the
pupil's home and the postsecondary institution that the pupil attends. The state shall provide
state aid to a district in an amount sufficient to reimburse the parent or guardian for the
necessary transportation costs when the deleted text beginfamily's or guardian's income is at or below the
poverty level, as determined by the federal government
deleted text endnew text begin pupil is eligible for a free or
reduced-price meal
new text end. The reimbursement shall be the pupil's actual cost of transportation or
deleted text begin 15 centsdeleted text endnew text begin the United States Internal Revenue Service business standard mileage ratenew text end per mile
traveled, whichever is less. Reimbursement may not be paid for more than 250 miles per
week. However, if the nearest postsecondary institution is more than 25 miles from the
pupil's resident secondary school, the weekly reimbursement may not exceed the
reimbursement rate per mile times the actual distance between the secondary school or the
pupil's home and the nearest postsecondary institution times ten. The state must pay aid to
the district according to this subdivision.

(b) A parent or guardian of an alternative pupil enrolled in a course for secondary credit
may apply to the pupil's postsecondary institution for reimbursement for transporting the
pupil between the secondary school in which the pupil is enrolled or the pupil's home and
the postsecondary institution in an amount sufficient to reimburse the parent or guardian
for the necessary transportation costs when the deleted text beginfamily's or guardian's income is at or below
the poverty level, as determined by the federal government
deleted text endnew text begin pupil is eligible for a free or
reduced-price meal
new text end. The amount of the reimbursement shall be determined as in paragraph
(a). The state must pay aid to the postsecondary institution according to this subdivision.

new text begin (c) "Necessary transportation costs" under this subdivision means the costs of
transportation in a private vehicle, bus, taxi, or other shared vehicle.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 4. 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 Enrollment options transportation. new text end

new text begin For transportation of pupils attending
postsecondary institutions under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, or for transportation
of pupils attending nonresident districts under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.03:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin .......
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
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new text begin .......
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new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end