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SF 2277

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/31/2017 09:12am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education; enhancing education partnerships; promoting youth
development; establishing an education partnerships coalition fund; requiring a
report; 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.99] EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS COALITION FUND.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Program establishment. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education shall establish
a program supporting a coalition of coordinated, aligned education partnerships as specified
in this section, for a comprehensive network of evidence-based support services designed
to close opportunity gaps by improving educational and developmental outcomes of children
and their families within communities experiencing poverty and impediments to economic
viability.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section the terms defined in this subdivision
have the meanings given them.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Tier 1 grant" means a sustaining grant for the ongoing operation, stability, and
expansion of existing education partnership program locations.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Tier 2 grant" means an implementation grant for expanding activity in education
partnership program locations.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Tier 3 grant" means a community planning grant for initial planning and development
of education partnership program locations including, but not limited to, organizational and
planning functions to identify partners, community supports, and services.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Administration; design. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall establish program
requirements, an application process and timeline for each tier of grants specified in
subdivision 4, criteria for evaluation of applications, and a grant awards process. The
commissioner's process must minimize administrative costs, minimize burdens for applicants
and grant recipients, and provide a framework that permits flexibility in program design
and implementation among grant recipients.
new text end

new text begin (b) To the extent practicable, the commissioner shall design the program to align with
programs implemented or proposed by organizations in Minnesota that:
new text end

new text begin (1) identify and increase the capacity of organizations that are focused on achieving
data-driven, locally controlled positive outcomes for children and youth throughout an entire
neighborhood or geographic area through programs such as Strive Together, Promise
Neighborhood, and the Education Partnerships Coalition members;
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new text begin (2) build a continuum of educational family and community supports with academically
rigorous schools at the center;
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new text begin (3) maximize program efficiencies by integrating programmatic activities and eliminating
administrative barriers;
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new text begin (4) develop local infrastructure needed to sustain and scale up proven and effective
solutions beyond the initial neighborhood or geographic area; and
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new text begin (5) utilize appropriate outcome measures based on unique community needs and interests
and apply rigorous evaluation on a periodic basis to be used to both monitor outcomes and
allow for continuous improvements to systems.
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new text begin (c) The commissioner, in consultation with grant recipients, must:
new text end

new text begin (1) develop and revise core indicators of progress toward outcomes specifying impacts
for each tier identified under subdivision 4;
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new text begin (2) establish a reporting system for grant recipients to measure program outcomes using
data sources and program goals; and
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new text begin (3) evaluate effectiveness based on the core indicators established by each partnership
for each tier.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) A grant recipient's program in the planning, development,
or implementation phase must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) integrated supportive services programming, as specified in paragraph (b), within a
specific community or geographic area for all ages of children and youth and their families
within that area, provided that services may be phased in to all ages over time; and
new text end

new text begin (2) a system for evaluating goals and outcomes as provided under subdivision 3,
paragraph (c).
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new text begin (b) A grant recipient's supportive services programming must address:
new text end

new text begin (1) kindergarten readiness and youth development;
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new text begin (2) grade 3 reading proficiency;
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new text begin (3) high school graduation;
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new text begin (4) postsecondary educational attainment;
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new text begin (5) physical and mental health;
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new text begin (6) development of career skills and readiness;
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new text begin (7) parental engagement and development;
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new text begin (8) community engagement and programmatic alignment; and
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new text begin (9) reduction of remedial education.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Grants. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall award Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 grants to
qualifying recipients.
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new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Legislative report. new text end

new text begin By December 15 of each odd-numbered year, the
commissioner shall submit a report on the education partnership program to the chairs and
ranking minority members of the legislative committees having jurisdiction over kindergarten
through grade 12 education, early childhood education, economic development, and human
services. At a minimum, the report must summarize grantee activities, identify grant
recipients and awards, analyze program performance measures and outcomes, and make
any recommendations for legislative changes.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2017, and subdivision 6 applies
to reports due starting in calendar year 2019.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS COALITION FUND.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Commissioner of education. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in this section are
appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of education for the fiscal years
designated.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Tier 1 grants. new text end

new text begin (a) For education partnership program Tier 1 sustaining grants
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.99:
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,100,000
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new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2018
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,100,000
new text end
new text begin .....
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new text begin 2019
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new text begin (b) Of the amounts in paragraph (a), $2,050,000 each year is for the Northside
Achievement Zone and $2,050,000 each year is for the St. Paul Promise Neighborhood.
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new text begin (c) The base funding for Tier 1 sustaining grants is $4,100,000.
new text end

new text begin (d) This appropriation is available until expended.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Tier 2 implementing grants. new text end

new text begin (a) For Tier 2 implementing grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.99:
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 675,000
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 675,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2019
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new text begin (b) Of the amounts in paragraph (a), $225,000 each year is for the Northfield Healthy
Community Initiative in Northfield; $225,000 is for the Jones Family Foundation for the
Every Hand Joined program in Red Wing; and $225,000 is for the United Way of Central
Minnesota for the Partners for Student Success program.
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new text begin (c) The base for this program includes $225,000 each year for the Northfield Healthy
Community Initiative, the Every Hand Joined program, and the Partner for Student Success
program.
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new text begin (d) This appropriation is available until expended.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Tier 3 community planning grants. new text end

new text begin (a) For Tier 3 community planning grants
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.99:
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2018
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new text begin $
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new text begin 400,000
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new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2019
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new text begin (b) Of this amount, $100,000 each year is for Austin Aspires. The base for Austin Aspires
is $100,000.
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new text begin (c) This appropriation is available until expended.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Administrative cost. new text end

new text begin For department administration costs associated with the
education partnerships program under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.99:
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new text begin $
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new text begin 134,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2018
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 134,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2019
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new text begin Any appropriation in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
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