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SF 3255

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/23/2018 02:46pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; education finance; substance misuse prevention; providing
a grant for substance misuse prevention instruction; requiring a report; appropriating
money;amending Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 120B.021,
subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 120B.021, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Required academic standards.

(a) The following subject areas are
required for statewide accountability:

(1) language arts;

(2) mathematics;

(3) science;

(4) social studies, including history, geography, economics, and government and
citizenship that includes civics consistent with section 120B.02, subdivision 3;

(5) physical education;

(6) health, for which locally developed academic standards applynew text begin, consistent with
paragraph (e)
new text end; and

(7) the arts, for which statewide or locally developed academic standards apply, as
determined by the school district. Public elementary and middle schools must offer at least
three and require at least two of the following four arts areas: dance; music; theater; and
visual arts. Public high schools must offer at least three and require at least one of the
following five arts areas: media arts; dance; music; theater; and visual arts.

(b) For purposes of applicable federal law, the academic standards for language arts,
mathematics, and science apply to all public school students, except the very few students
with extreme cognitive or physical impairments for whom an individualized education
program team has determined that the required academic standards are inappropriate. An
individualized education program team that makes this determination must establish
alternative standards.

(c) The department must adopt the most recent SHAPE America (Society of Health and
Physical Educators) kindergarten through grade 12 standards and benchmarks for physical
education as the required physical education academic standards. The department may
modify and adapt the national standards to accommodate state interest. The modification
and adaptations must maintain the purpose and integrity of the national standards. The
department must make available sample assessments, which school districts may use as an
alternative to local assessments, to assess students' mastery of the physical education
standards beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.

(d) A school district may include child sexual abuse prevention instruction in a health
curriculum, consistent with paragraph (a), clause (6). Child sexual abuse prevention
instruction may include age-appropriate instruction on recognizing sexual abuse and assault,
boundary violations, and ways offenders groom or desensitize victims, as well as strategies
to promote disclosure, reduce self-blame, and mobilize bystanders. A school district may
provide instruction under this paragraph in a variety of ways, including at an annual assembly
or classroom presentation. A school district may also provide parents information on the
warning signs of child sexual abuse and available resources.

new text begin (e) A school district must include instruction in a health curriculum for students in grades
5, 6, 8, 10, and 12 on substance misuse prevention, including opioids, controlled substances
as defined in section 152.01, subdivision 4, prescription and nonprescription medications,
and illegal drugs. A school district is not required to use a specific methodology or
curriculum.
new text end

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end District efforts to develop, implement, or improve instruction or curriculum as a
result of the provisions of this section must be consistent with sections 120B.10, 120B.11,
and 120B.20.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2019-2020 school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [120B.215] SUBSTANCE MISUSE PREVENTION.
new text end

new text begin (a) This section may be cited as "Jake's Law."
new text end

new text begin (b) School districts and charter schools are encouraged to provide substance misuse
prevention instruction for students in grades 5 through 12 integrated into existing programs,
curriculum, or the general school environment of a district or charter school. The
commissioner of education, in consultation with the director of the Alcohol and Other Drug
Abuse Section under section 254A.03 and substance misuse prevention and treatment
organizations, must, upon request, provide districts and charter schools with:
new text end

new text begin (1) information regarding substance misuse prevention services; and
new text end

new text begin (2) assistance in using Minnesota student survey results to inform prevention programs.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Commissioner of education. new text end

new text begin The sum indicated in this section is
appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of education for the fiscal year
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin For Jake's Sake Foundation. new text end

new text begin (a) For a grant to the For Jake's Sake Foundation
to collaborate with school districts throughout Minnesota to integrate evidence-based
substance misuse prevention instruction on the dangers of substance misuse, particularly
the use of opioids, into school district programs and curricula, including health education
curricula:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 400,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end

new text begin (b) Funds appropriated in this subdivision are to:
new text end

new text begin (1) identify effective substance misuse prevention tools and strategies, including
innovative uses of technology and media;
new text end

new text begin (2) develop and promote a comprehensive substance misuse prevention curriculum for
students in grades 5 through 12 that educates students and families about the dangers of
substance misuse;
new text end

new text begin (3) integrate substance misuse prevention into curricula across subject areas;
new text end

new text begin (4) train school district teachers, athletic coaches, and other school staff in effective
substance misuse prevention strategies; and
new text end

new text begin (5) collaborate with school districts to evaluate the effectiveness of districts' substance
misuse prevention efforts.
new text end

new text begin (c) By February 15, 2019, the grantee must submit a report detailing expenditures and
outcomes of the grant to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
committees with primary jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education policy
and finance. The report must identify the school districts that have implemented or plan to
implement the substance misuse prevention curriculum.
new text end

new text begin (d) The department may retain up to five percent of the appropriation amount to
administer the grant program and assist school districts with implementation of substance
misuse prevention instruction.
new text end