as introduced - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to education; including a mental health 1.3 community representative on a community transition 1.4 team; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 1.5 125A.22. 1.6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.7 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 125A.22, is 1.8 amended to read: 1.9 125A.22 [COMMUNITY TRANSITION INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE.] 1.10 A district, group of districts, or special education 1.11 cooperative, in cooperation with the county or counties in which 1.12 the district or cooperative is located, must establish a 1.13 community transition interagency committee for youth with 1.14 disabilities, beginning at grade 9 or age equivalent, and their 1.15 families. Members of the committee must consist of 1.16 representatives from special education, vocational and regular 1.17 education, community education, postsecondary education and 1.18 training institutions, the mental health community, adults with 1.19 disabilities who have received transition services if such 1.20 persons are available, parents of youth with disabilities, local 1.21 business or industry, rehabilitation services, county social 1.22 services, health agencies, and additional public or private 1.23 adult service providers as appropriate. The committee must 1.24 elect a chair and must meet regularly. The committee must: 1.25 (1) identify current services, programs, and funding 2.1 sources provided within the community for secondary and 2.2 postsecondary aged youth with disabilities and their families; 2.3 (2) facilitate the development of multiagency teams to 2.4 address present and future transition needs of individual 2.5 students on their individual education plans; 2.6 (3) develop a community plan to include mission, goals, and 2.7 objectives, and an implementation plan to assure that transition 2.8 needs of individuals with disabilities are met; 2.9 (4) recommend changes or improvements in the community 2.10 system of transition services; 2.11 (5) exchange agency information such as appropriate data, 2.12 effectiveness studies, special projects, exemplary programs, and 2.13 creative funding of programs; and 2.14 (6) following procedures determined by the commissioner, 2.15 prepare a yearly summary assessing the progress of transition 2.16 services in the community including follow-up of individuals 2.17 with disabilities who were provided transition services to 2.18 determine postschool outcomes. The summary must be disseminated 2.19 to all adult services agencies involved in the planning and to 2.20 the commissioner by October 1 of each year. 2.21 [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 2.22 following final enactment.