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SF 2990

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/27/2020 03:09pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to student literacy; teacher training; requiring literacy incentive aid to be
used for certain purposes; modifying the required uses of compensatory revenue;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 124D.98, by adding a subdivision;
126C.10, subdivision 3.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.98, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Allowed uses for literacy incentive aid. new text end

new text begin Literacy incentive aid must be used
by the school to provide Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS)
training, as soon as practicable. A licensed elementary school teacher who has not already
completed LETRS training must participate in the training, to the extent aid and training
opportunities are available. If additional aid is available after all licensed elementary school
teachers in a school have completed LETRS training, the remaining aid may be used for
any purpose.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.10, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Compensatory education revenue.

(a) The compensatory education revenue
for each building in the district equals the formula allowance minus $839 times the
compensation revenue pupil units computed according to section 126C.05, subdivision 3.
A district's compensatory revenue equals the sum of its compensatory revenue for each
building in the district and the amounts designated under Laws 2015, First Special Session
chapter 3, article 2, section 70, subdivision 8, for fiscal year 2017. Revenue shall be paid
to the district and must be allocated according to section 126C.15, subdivision 2.

(b) When the district contracting with an alternative program under section 124D.69
changes prior to the start of a school year, the compensatory revenue generated by pupils
attending the program shall be paid to the district contracting with the alternative program
for the current school year, and shall not be paid to the district contracting with the alternative
program for the prior school year.

(c) When the fiscal agent district for an area learning center changes prior to the start of
a school year, the compensatory revenue shall be paid to the fiscal agent district for the
current school year, and shall not be paid to the fiscal agent district for the prior school year.

(d) Of the amount of revenue under this subdivision, deleted text begin1.7 percent for fiscal year 2018,
3.5 percent for fiscal year 2019, and for fiscal year 2020 and later,
deleted text end 3.5 percent plus the
percentage change in the formula allowance from fiscal year 2019, must be used fornew text begin: (i)new text end
extended time activities under subdivision 2a, paragraph (c)new text begin; or (ii) Language Essentials
for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) training. The training must be provided to
licensed elementary school principals and teachers who have not already completed LETRS
training. A school must provide LETRS training to teachers based on the grade level the
teacher instructs, with priority given in the following order: kindergarten, first grade, second
grade, and third grade. A school must ensure all licensed teachers in the highest priority
group complete LETRS training before using funding under this subdivision to provide
LETRS training to a teacher in the next priority group. If additional revenue is available
after all licensed kindergarten through third grade teachers in the school have completed
LETRS training, the remaining revenue must be used for any of the acceptable uses for
compensatory education revenue under section 126C.15, subdivision 1.
new text end