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SF 2952

2nd Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 05/20/2022 09:31am

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A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying teacher shortage reporting requirements; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 122A.06, subdivision 6; 122A.091, subdivision
5.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 122A.06, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Shortage area.

"Shortage area" means:

(1) licensure fields and economic development regions reported by the commissioner
of education or the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board as experiencing
a teacher shortagenew text begin, including the number of assignments a school district is unable to fill
with a licensed teacher by November 1 of every even-numbered year
new text end; and

(2) economic development regions where there is a shortage of licensed teachers who
reflect the racial or ethnic diversity of students in the region.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 122A.091, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Survey of districts.

(a) The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards
Board must survey the state's school districts and teacher preparation programs and report
to the education committees of the legislature by February 1, 2019, and each odd-numbered
year thereafter, on the status of teacher early retirement patterns, the access to effective and
more diverse teachers who reflect the students under section 120B.35, subdivision 3,
paragraph (b), clause (2), enrolled in a district or school, the teacher shortage, and the
substitute teacher shortage, including patterns and shortages in licensure field areas and the
economic development regions of the state.

(b) The report must also include:

(1) aggregate data on teachers' self-reported race and ethnicity;

(2) data on how districts are making progress in hiring teachers and substitute teachers
in the areas of shortagenew text begin, including the number of teachers hired in the preceding two years,
the number of teachers hired holding a license at each tier level, the number of assignments
the school district was unable to fill with a licensed teacher, and licenses and permissions
for license fields without a board-approved preparation program by economic development
regions
new text end; and

(3) a five-year projection of teacher demand for each district, taking into account the
students under section 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), clause (2), expected to enroll
in the district during that five-year period.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginTEACHER SUPPLY AND DEMAND REPORT.
new text end

new text begin (a) The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board must include in the report
required under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.091, subdivision 5, by February 1, 2023,
the number of teacher openings, by school district, for teachers with licenses in the following
fields:
new text end

new text begin (1) English as a second language;
new text end

new text begin (2) early childhood;
new text end

new text begin (3) special education;
new text end

new text begin (4) career and technical education;
new text end

new text begin (5) science, technology, engineering, arts, and math; and
new text end

new text begin (6) world languages.
new text end

new text begin (b) For each field listed in paragraph (a), the report must also include the number of
teachers hired, by school district, at each license tier level, and the number of teacher
assignments the school district was unable to fill with a licensed teacher.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end