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SF 2703

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/29/2018 02:37pm

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; increasing funding for the Sanneh Foundation
programs; appropriating money;amending Laws 2017, First Special Session
chapter 5, article 2, section 57, subdivision 34.

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

Section 1.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 57, subdivision
34, is amended to read:


Subd. 34.

Sanneh Foundation.

(a) For a grant grants to the Sanneh Foundation to
provide all-day, in-school, and before- and after-school academic and behavioral interventions
for low-performing and chronically absent students with a focus on low-income students
and students of color throughout the school year and during the summer to decrease
absenteeism, encourage school engagement, and improve grades and graduation rates.
:

$
1,000,000
.....
2018
$
1,500,000
.....
2019

(b) Funds appropriated in this section must be used to establish and provide services in
schools where the Sanneh Foundation does not currently operate, and must not be used for
programs operating in schools as of June 30, 2017.
Grants must be directed toward programs
for low-performing and chronically absent students with a focus on low-income students
and students of color. The goals of the grants include decreasing absenteeism, encouraging
school engagement, improving grades, and improving graduation rates. The grants may be
used to:

(1) provide all-day, in-school, and before- and after-school academic and behavioral
interventions throughout the school year and during the summer;

(2) enhance career exploration opportunities, including exposure to business activities;
and

(3) develop pathways in cooperation with higher education partners for participants to
pursue careers in education and youth development.

(c) This is a onetime appropriation. Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is
available in the second year.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

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