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as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/18/2021 09:24am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; appropriating money for summer education programs;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 126C.10, subdivision 2d; Laws 2019,
First Special Session chapter 11, article 1, section 25, subdivision 2, as amended.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
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 in this section are appropriated
from the general fund to the commissioner of education for the fiscal years designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Community partnerships. new text end

new text begin (a) For grants to school districts and charter schools
to partner with community businesses and organizations, such as local businesses, to develop,
implement, and deliver a summer mentor model or tutoring model for students.
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
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new text begin (b) Grant funds must be used to partner with community businesses and organizations
to deliver mentoring and tutoring programs. Fund uses may include but are not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) contracting with organizations to develop and implement a mentor or tutoring model;
new text end

new text begin (2) transportation to activities and events that align with the mentor model;
new text end

new text begin (3) meal reimbursements at events and off-site locations;
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new text begin (4) neighborhood-based location rentals; and
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new text begin (5) providing child care for students in credit recovery and other noncapital costs
associated with attending.
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new text begin (c) Grants are limited to $100,000 per grant recipient.
new text end

new text begin (d) The department must make all attempts to assure there is equitable distribution of
grant services to entities serving the seven-county metropolitan area and greater Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (e) The department must make all attempts to prioritize grant recipients by number of
historically undeserved students.
new text end

new text begin (f) Eligible grantees include school districts, charter schools, intermediate school districts,
and cooperative units as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 123A.24, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (g) Up to two percent of this appropriation is available for grant administration.
new text end

new text begin (h) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Expand access to tutoring. new text end

new text begin (a) For grants to expand access to tutoring services
including academic enrichment, mental health supports, and other wraparound services for
kindergarten through grade 12 children over the summer.
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Eligible entities must have experience serving youth and include community-based
organizations, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, school districts,
charter schools, nonpublic schools, Tribal Nations and other American Indian organizations,
nonprofit agencies, and for-profit corporations.
new text end

new text begin (c) Grant fund uses may include but are not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) mental health services and supports;
new text end

new text begin (2) social, emotional, and physical health supports;
new text end

new text begin (3) summer learning or enrichment programs; or
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new text begin (4) other activities that are necessary to maintain the operation and continuity of services
in youth development and education, prioritizing the needs of historically underserved
groups.
new text end

new text begin (d) Grant recipients may develop a partnership between a local school district, charter
school, nonpublic school, or any of the organizations listed in paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (e) Grants are limited to $200,000 per grant recipient.
new text end

new text begin (f) The department must make all attempts to assure there is equitable distribution of
grant services to entities serving the seven-county metropolitan area and greater Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (g) The department must make all attempts to prioritize grant recipients by number of
historically undeserved students.
new text end

new text begin (h) Eligible grantees include school districts, charter schools, intermediate school districts,
and cooperative units as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 123A.24, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (i) Up to two percent of this appropriation is available for grant administration.
new text end

new text begin (j) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Expand mental health supports. new text end

new text begin (a) For grants to school districts and charter
schools to expand mental health and well-being supports to youth and adolescents attending
summer learning programs.
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Grant funds must be used to pay summer stipends and benefits for student support
personnel to offer summer school students services and programming, which may include
but are not limited to:
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new text begin (1) one-on-one or group mental health supports;
new text end

new text begin (2) trauma-informed practices;
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new text begin (3) evidence-based social and emotional learning district or school-wide programming;
and
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new text begin (4) other well-being activities like physical activity, mindfulness, and stress-relieving
activities.
new text end

new text begin (c) Grant recipients may partner with community organizations that work with youth to
provide mental health and well-being supports under this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (d) The department must prioritize grant recipients by their number of historically
underserved students.
new text end

new text begin (e) Up to two percent of this appropriation is available for grant administration.
new text end

new text begin (f) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Field trips and hands-on learning. new text end

new text begin (a) For grants to school districts and charter
schools to fund summer field trips for hands-on learning opportunities.
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Grant funds will be allocated to school districts and charter schools based on estimated
average daily membership and concentration of students who are eligible for free and
reduced-price lunches or have been historically underserved.
new text end

new text begin (c) Grant funds must be used pay for the costs of providing field trip opportunities during
the summer. These activities may include but are not limited to transportation, educator
costs and incentives, meal reimbursements, and entry or event fees.
new text end

new text begin (d) Up to two percent of this appropriation is available for grant administration.
new text end

new text begin (e) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Increase adult basic education program funding. new text end

new text begin (a) For additional funding
to strengthen the Adult Basic Education (ABE) programming statewide to ensure access
to, enhance quality of, and increase the ABE programming available.
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Up to two percent of this appropriation is available for grant administration.
new text end

new text begin (c) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Neighborhood programs. new text end

new text begin (a) For grants to schools to bring summer
programming into neighborhoods and apartment buildings and to collaborate and, if
appropriate, contract with community-based organizations, libraries, parks and recreation
departments, tribes and tribal organizations, faith-based organizations, and other similar
learning providers to bring summer learning into the community.
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Grant funds may be for transportation, academic enrichment programming and
associated costs, mental health services, other wraparound services, location rentals, and
meal reimbursements.
new text end

new text begin (c) Grants may be made in amounts up to $100,000.
new text end

new text begin (d) The department must make all attempts to prioritize grant recipients by number of
historically undeserved students.
new text end

new text begin (e) Eligible grantees include school districts, charter schools, intermediate school districts,
and cooperative units as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 123A.24, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (f) Up to two percent of this appropriation is available for grant administration.
new text end

new text begin (g) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Summer preschool for four- and five-year-olds. new text end

new text begin (a) For grants to provide
high-quality early learning opportunities to four- and five-year-olds by providing funds to
be used in a three- or four-star-rated private preschool, a public preschool, or a public
prekindergarten in-person learning program.
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new text begin $
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new text begin 20,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
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new text begin (b)(1) Grant funds of up to $4,800 per enrolled and attending student must be allocated
to children who need additional support, were four or five years old on September 1, 2020,
and have not yet attended kindergarten. Grant funds must be used for applicable program
costs limited to tuition, transportation, food service, and interpreter or multilingual student
support costs.
new text end

new text begin (2) Prioritization for program participation must take into consideration children who
qualify for free and reduced-price lunch and meet at least one of the following eligibility
categories, with the highest priority to children qualifying under multiple categories:
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new text begin (i) children in foster care, under child protection, experiencing homelessness, tribally
enrolled, or children of teenage parents; or
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new text begin (ii) children at risk for or currently receiving supports and services.
new text end

new text begin (c) In order to qualify for a grant, a summer preschool program must: (1) offer a minimum
of six instructional hours per day, for five days per week, for between ten and 12 weeks;
(2) continue to meet school-year standards of school readiness, voluntary prekindergarten,
school readiness plus, Head Start, or three- or four-star Parent Aware rating; and (3) allow
families to participate on a sliding fee scale for services if space permits.
new text end

new text begin (d)(1) Programs that qualify under paragraph (c) may apply for grant funding to the
commissioner, in the form and manner prescribed by the commissioner. The application
must indicate the number of students the program has the capacity to serve. The commissioner
must equitably distribute grant funds across school-based, Head Start, and community
preschool and child care programs.
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new text begin (2) A program that receives grant funds must report student information following the
criteria required under the applicable program type and as determined by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (e) Up to 0.5 percent of this appropriation is available for grant administration.
new text end

new text begin (f) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Summer college for high school graduates. new text end

new text begin (a) For grants to provide students
who graduated in the 2020-2021 school year with secular, college-level academic
programming at a postsecondary institution during the summer of 2021.
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Grant funds must be used to pay for the actual tuition costs of postsecondary
credit-bearing or developmental courses completed by students.
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new text begin (c) Grant funds must be used to reimburse actual tuition costs up to a maximum of $512
per course. Should participation exceed the appropriation, the department shall prorate
reimbursements accordingly.
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new text begin (d) Grant funds must be paid as reimbursements to public institutions of higher education
located in Minnesota in a form and manner determined by the department.
new text end

new text begin (e) Grant funds awarded under this subdivision may be used to reimburse tuition for
courses taken during the summer 2021 period ending August 15, 2021.
new text end

new text begin (f) Up to two percent of this appropriation is reserved for grant and program
administration.
new text end

new text begin (g) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Human Services. new text end

new text begin The sum in this section is appropriated
from the general fund to the commissioner of human services for the fiscal year designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin School-linked mental health. new text end

new text begin (a) For expanding school-linked mental health
grants. The funding will increase access to federal grants for school-linked mental health
services to provide additional outside one-on-one mental health supports to students. These
funds may be awarded to existing school-linked mental health providers through amending
current contracts.
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6,011,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Office of Higher Education. new text end

new text begin The sum in this section is appropriated
from the general fund to the commissioner of higher education for the fiscal year designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Learning acceleration and college readiness initiatives. new text end

new text begin (a) For learning
acceleration and college readiness initiatives and to combat learning loss of historically
underserved students during the summer of 2021.
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,125,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Of this amount, $625,000 is for the summer academic enrichment program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.091.
new text end

new text begin (c) Of this amount, $500,000 is for the intervention for college attendance program under
Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.861.
new text end

new text begin (d) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 126C.10, subdivision 2d, is amended to read:


Subd. 2d.

Declining enrollment revenue.

(a) new text beginFor fiscal year 2021 only, a school district's
declining enrollment revenue equals the greater of zero or the product of: (1) 48.5 percent
of the formula allowance for that year; and (2) the difference between the adjusted pupil
units for the preceding year and the adjusted pupil units for the current year.
new text end

new text begin (b) For fiscal year 2022 and later, new text enda school district's declining enrollment revenue equals
the greater of zero or the product of: (1) 28 percent of the formula allowance for that year
and (2) the difference between the adjusted pupil units for the preceding year and the adjusted
pupil units for the current year.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), for fiscal year 2022 only, prekindergarten pupil units
under section 126C.05, subdivision 1, paragraph (d), must be excluded from the calculation
of declining enrollment revenue.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment for
fiscal year 2021 and later.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 1, section 25, subdivision 2,
as amended by Laws 2020, chapter 116, article 6, section 1, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

General education aid.

For general education aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 126C.13, subdivision 4:

$
7,347,424,000
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 7,509,639,000
deleted text end new text begin 7,459,233,000
new text end
.....
2021

The 2020 appropriation includes $700,383,000 for 2019 and $6,647,041,000 for 2020.

The 2021 appropriation includes $711,885,000 for 2020 and deleted text begin$6,797,754,000deleted text endnew text begin
$6,747,348,000
new text end for 2021.