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SF 3631

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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A bill for an act
relating to education; providing for prekindergarten through grade 12 education,
including general education, education excellence, and state agencies;
appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 122A.40,
subdivision 8; 122A.72, by adding a subdivision; 124D.04, subdivisions 3, 6,
8, 9; 124D.05, by adding a subdivision; 125A.76, by adding a subdivision;
126C.10, subdivision 31, by adding a subdivision; 127A.45, subdivision 16;
Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 7, section 4; Laws 2007, First Special Session
chapter 2, article 1, section 11, subdivisions 1, 2, 6; proposing coding for new
law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 120B; 122A; 124D; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2006, section 127A.45, subdivision 7a; Laws 2007, First Special Session
chapter 2, article 1, section 11, subdivisions 3, 4.

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

ARTICLE 1

GENERAL EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 122A.40, subdivision 8, is amended to
read:


Subd. 8.

deleted text beginPeerdeleted text end Review for continuing contract teachers.

new text begin (a) A school board and
an exclusive representative of the teachers in the district shall develop an annual review
process and evaluation for all continuing contract teachers through joint agreement. The
annual review process and evaluation must be aligned to best instructional practices in
teaching and learning. A school board and exclusive representatives of the teachers must
use section 122A.413, subdivision 2, as the review for continuing contract teachers if the
plan has been approved by the commissioner of education.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endA school board and an exclusive representative of the teachers in the district shall
develop a peer review process for continuing contract teachers through joint agreement.new text begin
Peer review for continuing contract teachers may be used to meet the requirements in
paragraph (a).
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.04, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Pupils in adjoining states.

new text beginExcept as provided under an agreement with
an adjoining state under section 124D.041,
new text enda non-Minnesota pupil who resides in an
adjoining state in a district that borders Minnesota may enroll in a Minnesota district if
either the board of the district in which the pupil resides or state in which the pupil resides
pays tuition to the district in which the pupil is enrolled.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.04, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Tuition payments.

new text begin(a) new text endIn each odd-numbered year, before March 1, the
commissioner must agree to rates of tuition for Minnesota elementary and secondary
pupils attending in other states for the next two fiscal years when the other state agrees to
negotiate tuition rates. The commissioner must negotiate equal, reciprocal rates with the
designated authority in each state for pupils who reside in an adjoining state and enroll in
a Minnesota district. The rates must be at least equal to the tuition specified in section
124D.05, subdivision 1. If the other state does not agree to negotiate a general tuition rate,
a Minnesota school district may negotiate a tuition rate with the school district in the other
state that sends a pupil to or receives a pupil from the Minnesota school district. The
tuition rate for a pupil with a disability must be equal to the actual cost of instruction and
services provided. The resident district of a Minnesota pupil attending in another state
under this section must pay the amount of tuition agreed upon in this section to the district
of attendance, prorated on the basis of the proportion of the school year attended.

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) and subdivision 9, if an agreement is reached
between the state of Minnesota and an adjoining state pursuant to section 124D.041,
the provisions of section 124D.041 and the agreement shall apply to all enrollment
transfers between Minnesota and the adjoining state, and provisions of paragraph (a)
and subdivision 9 shall not apply.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.04, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Effective if reciprocal.

This section is effective with respect to deleted text beginSouth
Dakota upon enactment of provisions by South Dakota that the commissioner determines
are essentially similar to the provisions for Minnesota pupils in this section. This section
is effective with respect to
deleted text end any deleted text beginotherdeleted text end bordering state upon enactment of provisions by the
bordering state that the commissioner determines are essentially similar to the provisions
for Minnesota pupils in this section.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.04, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Appeal to the commissioner.

If a Minnesota school district cannot agree
with an adjoining state on a tuition rate for a Minnesota student attending school in that
state and that state has met the requirements in subdivision 8, then the student's parent or
guardian may request that the commissioner deleted text beginagree ondeleted text endnew text begin setnew text end a tuition rate for the student. The
Minnesota district must pay the amount of tuition the commissioner deleted text beginagrees upondeleted text endnew text begin setsnew text end.

Sec. 6.

new text begin [124D.041] RECIPROCITY WITH ADJOINING STATES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Agreements. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner may enter into an agreement
with the designated authority from an adjoining state to establish an enrollment options
program between Minnesota and the adjoining state. Any agreement entered into pursuant
to this section must specify the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) for students who are not residents of Minnesota, the enrollment options program
applies only to a student whose resident school district borders Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (2) the commissioner must negotiate equal, reciprocal rates with the designated
authority from the adjoining state;
new text end

new text begin (3) if the adjoining state sends more students to Minnesota than Minnesota sends to
the adjoining state, the adjoining state must pay the state of Minnesota the rate agreed
upon under clause (2) for the excess number of students sent to Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (4) if Minnesota sends more students to the adjoining state than the adjoining state
sends to Minnesota, the state of Minnesota will pay the adjoining state the rate agreed
upon under clause (2) for the excess number of students sent to the adjoining state;
new text end

new text begin (5) the application procedures for the enrollment options program between
Minnesota and the adjoining state;
new text end

new text begin (6) the reasons for which an application for the enrollment options program between
Minnesota and the adjoining may be denied; and
new text end

new text begin (7) that a Minnesota school district is not responsible for transportation for any
resident student attending school in an adjoining state under the provisions of this section.
A Minnesota school district may, at its discretion, provide transportation services for
such a student.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any agreement entered into pursuant to this section may specify additional terms
relating to any student in need of special education and related services pursuant to chapter
125A. Any additional terms must apply equally to both states.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Pupil accounting. new text end

new text begin (a) Any student from an adjoining state enrolled in
Minnesota pursuant to this section is included in the receiving school district's average
daily membership and pupil units according to section 126C.05 as if the student were
a resident of another Minnesota school district attending the receiving school district
under section 124D.03.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any Minnesota resident student enrolled in an adjoining state pursuant to this
section is included in the resident school district's average daily membership and pupil
units according to section 126C.05 as if the student were a resident of the district attending
another Minnesota school district under section 124D.03.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Procedures. new text end

new text begin (a) The Department of Education must establish procedures
relating to the application process, the collection or payment of funds under the provisions
of any agreement established pursuant to this section, and the collection of data necessary
to implement any agreement established pursuant to this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding sections 124A.04 and 124A.05, if an agreement is established
between Minnesota and an adjoining state pursuant to this section, the provisions of this
section and the agreement shall apply to all enrollment transfers between Minnesota and
the adjoining state, and provisions of sections 124D.04 and 124D.05 to the contrary,
including provisions relating to tuition payments, shall not apply.
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), any payments to adjoining states under this
section shall be made according to section 127A.45, subdivision 16.
new text end

new text begin (d) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), sections 124D.04, subdivision 6, paragraph (b),
and 124D.05, subdivision 2a, the provisions of this section and the agreement shall not
apply to enrollment transfers between Minnesota and a school district in an adjoining state
enrolling fewer than 150 pupils that is exempted from participation in the program under
the laws of the adjoining state.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 124D.05, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Exception. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding subdivisions 1 and 2, if an agreement
is reached between the state of Minnesota and an adjoining state pursuant to section
124D.041, the provisions of section 124D.041 and the agreement shall apply to all
enrollment transfers between Minnesota and the adjoining state, and provisions of
subdivisions 1 and 2 to the contrary, including provisions relating to tuition payments,
shall not apply.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 125A.76, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4a. new text end

new text begin Adjustments for tuition reciprocity with adjoining states. new text end

new text begin (a) If an
agreement is reached between the state of Minnesota and an adjoining state pursuant to
section 124D.041 that requires a special education tuition payment from the state of
Minnesota to the adjoining state, the tuition payment shall be made from the special
education aid appropriation for that year, and the state total special education aid under
subdivision 4 shall be reduced by the amount of the payment.
new text end

new text begin (b) If an agreement is reached between the state of Minnesota and an adjoining state
pursuant to section 124D.041 that requires a special education tuition payment from
an adjoining state to the state of Minnesota, the special education aid appropriation for
that year and the state total special education aid under subdivision 4 shall be increased
by the amount of the payment.
new text end

new text begin (c) If an agreement is reached between the state of Minnesota and an adjoining state
pursuant to section 124D.041 that requires special education tuition payments to be made
between the two states and not between districts in the two states, the special education aid
for a Minnesota school district serving a student with a disability from the adjoining state
shall be calculated according to section 127A.47, subdivision 7, except that no reduction
shall be made in the special education aid paid to the resident district.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, subdivision 31, is amended to read:


Subd. 31.

Transition revenue.

(a) A district's transition allowance equals the
greater of zero or the product of the ratio of the number of adjusted marginal cost pupil
units the district would have counted for fiscal year 2004 under Minnesota Statutes 2002
to the district's adjusted marginal cost pupil units for fiscal year 2004, times the difference
between: (1) the lesser of the district's general education revenue per adjusted marginal
cost pupil unit for fiscal year 2003 or the amount of general education revenue the district
would have received per adjusted marginal cost pupil unit for fiscal year 2004 according
to Minnesota Statutes 2002, and (2) the district's general education revenue for fiscal year
2004 excluding transition revenue divided by the number of adjusted marginal cost pupil
units the district would have counted for fiscal year 2004 under Minnesota Statutes 2002.

(b) A district's transition revenue for fiscal deleted text beginyeardeleted text endnew text begin yearsnew text end 2006 deleted text beginand laterdeleted text endnew text begin through 2009new text end
equals the sum of the product of the district's transition allowance times the district's
adjusted marginal cost pupil units plus the district's transition for prekindergarten revenue
under subdivision 31a.

new text begin (c) A district's transition revenue for fiscal year 2010 and later equals the sum of
the product of the district's transition allowance times the district's adjusted marginal cost
pupil units plus the district's transition for prekindergarten revenue under subdivision 31a
plus the district's transition for tuition reciprocity revenue under subdivision 31c.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 126C.10, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 31c. new text end

new text begin Transition for tuition reciprocity revenue. new text end

new text begin For the first year that a
tuition reciprocity agreement with an adjoining state is in effect under section 124D.041
and later, a school district's transition for tuition reciprocity revenue equals the greater of
zero or the difference between the sum of the general education revenue and net tuition
revenue the district would have received for pupils enrolled under section 124D.041 for
the first year the agreement is in effect if the agreement had not been in effect, and the
sum of the district's general education revenue and net tuition revenue for the first year
the agreement is in effect.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 127A.45, subdivision 16, is amended to read:


Subd. 16.

Payments to third parties.

Notwithstanding subdivision 3, the current
year aid payment percentage of the amounts under section 123A.26, subdivision 3new text begin and
section 124D.041
new text end, shall be paid in equal installments on August 30, December 30, and
March 30, with a final adjustment payment on October 30 of the next fiscal year of the
remaining amount.

Sec. 12.

Laws 2007, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 11, subdivision
1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
deleted text begin 584,000deleted text endnew text begin 148,000new text end

The appropriations in this section are from
the general fund. The amounts that may be
spent for each purpose are specified in the
following subdivisions.

Sec. 13.

Laws 2007, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 11, subdivision
2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Independent School District No. 239,
Rushford-Peterson

(a)

Flood Enrollment Impact Aid

89,000

The commissioner of education shall pay to
the school district flood enrollment impact
aid equal to $5,394 times the number of
pupils lost as a result of the floods of August
2007. The district must provide to the
commissioner of education documentation
of the number of pupils in average daily
membership lost as a result of the flood.

(b)

deleted text beginDisaster Relief Facilities Grant
deleted text end

deleted text begin 250,000deleted text end

deleted text begin For facilities cleanup, repair, and replacement
costs related to the floods of August 2007 not
covered by the district's insurance settlement
or through Federal Emergency Management
Agency payments. The commissioner of
education may request the school district
to provide necessary information before
awarding a grant.
deleted text end

deleted text begin(c)deleted text end

Pupil Transportation Aid

40,000

For increased costs associated with
transporting students as a result of the floods
of August 2007.

Sec. 14.

Laws 2007, First Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 11, subdivision
6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Disaster Relief Facilities Grants to
Other Districts

deleted text begin90,000deleted text endnew text begin14,000new text end

For facilities cleanup, repair, and replacement
costs related to the floods of August 2007 not
covered by the district's insurance settlement
or through Federal Emergency Management
Agency payments. The commissioner of
education may request the school district
to provide necessary information before
awarding a grant. School districts not
included in subdivisions 2 to 5 must be given
priority in the allocation of this appropriation.

Sec. 15. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in this section are
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal years
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Independent School District No. 239, Rushford-Peterson. new text end

new text begin For school
district flood enrollment impact aid and aid for increased costs of transporting students
equal to $7,152 times the number of pupils lost as a result of the floods of August 2007.
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 158,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin The base appropriation for fiscal year 2010 is $158,000. The base appropriation for
later years is zero.
new text end

new text begin The district must provide to the commissioner of education documentation of the
number of pupils in average daily membership lost as a result of the flood.
new text end

new text begin Up to $40,000 is for increased costs associated with transporting students as a result
of the floods of August 2007.
new text end

Sec. 16. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 127A.45, subdivision 7a, new text end new text begin and new text end

new text begin Laws 2007, First
Special Session chapter 2, article 1, section 11, subdivisions 3, and 4,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

Section 1.

new text begin [120B.17] MINNESOTA VIRTUAL EDUCATION PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Program. new text end

new text begin A state of Minnesota virtual education program is
established for teachers and students to improve and enhance teacher instruction and
student learning through integration of technology and online learning. The commissioner
of education shall establish the program and develop a selection of online courses for
students and lesson plans for teachers. The online student courses shall be established
for grades 6 through 12.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Scope and requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) The student courses and teacher lesson plans
shall be developed by department staff, content experts, licensed Minnesota teachers,
licensed administrators, and business representatives. The courses must be aligned to
the Minnesota academic standards established in Minnesota Rules, chapter 3501. The
commissioner of education, in working with qualified individuals, must establish at
least ten student courses and teacher lesson plans that will be available to students and
teachers no later than the 2009-2010 school year. The commissioner must give priority
in the development of courses and lesson plans to science, technology, engineering,
mathematics, and advanced courses. The courses available to students must be monitored
and delivered by licensed Minnesota teachers under section 122A.16
new text end

new text begin (b) School districts and charter schools participating in the program must:
new text end

new text begin (1) submit a letter of intent to the commissioner of education;
new text end

new text begin (2) allow students to participate in the program;
new text end

new text begin (3) train teachers to monitor and deliver courses;
new text end

new text begin (4) allow students to receive graduation credit, if appropriate, for successful
completion of the courses;
new text end

new text begin (5) issue grades to students enrolled in the online courses; and
new text end

new text begin (6) report progress to the department on student participation and completion rates.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education must submit a report to the chairs
of the house of representatives and senate education committees by October 1, 2010,
assessing the progress and development of the program.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [122A.245] MINNESOTA TEACH PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Scope and requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) As an alternative to postsecondary
teacher preparation programs, a teacher training program is established for qualified
professionals to acquire an entrance license. Program providers, approved by the Board
of Teaching under subdivision 3, may offer the program in the instructional fields of
science, mathematics, world languages, English as a second language, special education,
and other teacher shortage areas.
new text end

new text begin (b) To participate in the teacher training program, the teacher applicant must:
new text end

new text begin (1) have, at a minimum, a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year
postsecondary institution;
new text end

new text begin (2) have an undergraduate major or postbaccalaureate degree in the subject to be
taught or in an equivalent or related subject area in which the applicant is seeking licensure;
new text end

new text begin (3) pass a skills examination in reading, writing, and mathematics required under
section 122A.18;
new text end

new text begin (4) pass the Praxis II subject assessment for each subject area to be taught;
new text end

new text begin (5) have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for a
bachelor's degree;
new text end

new text begin (6) show experience related to the subject to be taught; and
new text end

new text begin (7) show a district offer for employment as a teacher contingent on participating in
an approved program described in subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Program. new text end

new text begin A teacher training program under this section is one year in
duration and must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) a preinduction preparation program that includes classroom management
techniques and on-site classroom observation that is completed before the candidate is
employed in the classroom;
new text end

new text begin (2) rigorous training that includes instruction in standards of effective practice
and essential skills that include curriculum, instructional strategies, and classroom
management presented after school or on Saturdays throughout the year leading to a
teaching license and up to 15 graduate credits toward a master's degree in education;
new text end

new text begin (3) on-the-job mentoring, supervision, and evaluation arranged by the employing
district that includes mentoring or a teacher induction program provided by both an
experienced teacher licensed in the subject to be taught by the applicant and a supervisor
affiliated with the postsecondary institution that provides training to the teacher applicant;
new text end

new text begin (4) three evaluations by an evaluation team composed of the mentor, the supervisor,
the principal, and a training program member that include at least three classroom
observations where the third evaluation contains the team's recommendation for licensure
and where a written report of each evaluation is prepared; and
new text end

new text begin (5) a one-week intensive workshop that includes analysis and reflection of the first
year of teaching after completing the school year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Program approval. new text end

new text begin An interested Minnesota public or private
postsecondary institution must submit program proposals to the Board of Teaching for
approval. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the Board of Teaching must develop
criteria for approving teacher training programs under this section after considering the
recommendations of an advisory group appointed by the Board of Teaching composed of,
at a minimum, the commissioner of education or designee and representatives of school
superintendents, principals, teachers, and postsecondary institutions, including those
offering degrees in teaching preparation. School districts are eligible to hire professionals
under this training program if they participate in the teacher selection process for entrance
into the program. Applicants must directly apply to the approved program. The Minnesota
Department of Education is responsible for implementing the program with approved
program providers after approval from the Board of Teaching is granted.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Eligibility license. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the Board of
Teaching must issue to an applicant who successfully meets the criteria under subdivision
1, paragraph (b), a one-year eligibility license to teach at the employing district under
subdivision 1, paragraph (b), clause (7). During the one-year eligibility period, the
employing district must assign a mentor under subdivision 2, clause (3). The applicant
teacher and teacher mentor must meet at least weekly throughout the school year on
classroom and instructional issues.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Standard entrance license. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the
Board of Teaching must issue a standard entrance license to a training program licensee
who successfully completes the program under subdivision 2, successfully teaches in a
classroom for one complete school year, successfully passes the Praxis II principles of
learning and teaching, receives a positive recommendation from the applicant's evaluation
team, and who applies to the Board of Teaching for such license.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Qualified teacher. new text end

new text begin A person with a valid eligibility license under
subdivision 5 is a qualified teacher under section 122A.16.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [122A.635] U TEACH PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Scope and requirements. new text end

new text begin A grant program is established to
recruit, encourage, and provide courses for highly qualified undergraduate students
enrolled in mathematics or science departments that have an interest in entering the
teaching profession. Participating postsecondary institutions must use grant funds to
recruit students enrolled in mathematics or science departments and offer these students
courses in the college of education program. Postsecondary institutions may offer up to
six courses tuition-free to participating students.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Program approval. new text end

new text begin An interested Minnesota public or private
postsecondary institution must submit a proposal in the form and manner prescribed by
the commissioner to the Department of Education for approval. Applications must be
approved no later than October 1, 2008.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 122A.72, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Teacher institute functions. new text end

new text begin A teacher institute shall perform functions
according to this subdivision. The teacher institute shall assist teachers in providing
advanced training during the summer months to licensed mathematics and science
teachers in the areas of content knowledge and effective instruction practices. The teacher
may be eligible for graduate-level credits upon successful completion of the institute. The
application process and criteria for admission to the teacher institute shall be established
by the commissioner of education.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2008-2009 school year and
later.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

new text begin The sums indicated in this section are
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal years
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Minnesota virtual education program. new text end

new text begin To develop and administer the
Minnesota virtual education program under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.17:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin The base appropriation for 2010 and later is $1,000,000.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Teach. new text end

new text begin To develop and administer the Minnesota Teach
program under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.245:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin The fiscal year 2009 amount is for the department to develop the program.
new text end

new text begin The base appropriation for fiscal year 2010 and later is $1,750,000. Of this amount,
$250,000 is to administer the program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin U Teach program. new text end

new text begin To provide grant funds for the U Teach program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.635:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin The base appropriation for fiscal year 2010 and later is $250,000.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Principal's leadership institute. new text end

new text begin For the principal's leadership institute
under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.74:
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 2009
new text end

new text begin The base appropriation for fiscal year 2010 and later is $400,000.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Mathematics and science teacher centers and institutes. new text end

new text begin For
mathematics and science teacher centers and institutes:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,700,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2009
new text end

new text begin $250,000 is for the Department of Education to administer the program.
new text end

new text begin The base appropriation for fiscal year 2010 and later is $2,700,000. Of this amount
$250,000 is for the Department of Education to administer the program.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

STATE AGENCIES

Section 1.

Laws 2007, chapter 146, article 7, section 4, is amended to read:


Sec. 4. APPROPRIATIONS; DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Subdivision 1.

Department of Education.

Unless otherwise indicated, the sums
indicated in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the Department of
Education for the fiscal years designated.

Subd. 2.

Department.

(a) For the Department of Education:

$
22,169,000
.....
2008
$
deleted text begin 22,653,000
deleted text end new text begin 21,761,000
new text end
.....
2009

Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

(b) $7,000 in fiscal year 2008 is for GRAD test rulemaking.

(c) $7,000 in fiscal year 2008 is for rulemaking under section 3.

(d) $40,000 each year is for an early hearing loss intervention coordinator under
Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.63, subdivision 5. If the department expends federal
funds to employ a hearing loss coordinator under Minnesota Statutes, section 125.63,
subdivision 5
, then the appropriation under this paragraph is reallocated for purposes of
employing a world languages coordinator.

(e) $260,000 each year is for the Minnesota Children's Museum.

(f) $41,000 each year is for the Minnesota Academy of Science.

(g) $619,000 in fiscal year 2008 and deleted text begin$632,000deleted text endnew text begin $607,000new text end in fiscal year 2009 are
for the Board of Teaching.

(h) $163,000 in fiscal year 2008 and deleted text begin$171,000deleted text endnew text begin $164,000new text end in fiscal year 2009 are
for the Board of School Administrators.

(i) $50,000 each year is for the Duluth Children's Museum.

(j) The expenditures of federal grants and aids as shown in the biennial budget
document and its supplements are approved and appropriated and shall be spent as
indicated.

(k) None of the amounts appropriated under this subdivision may be used for
Minnesota's Washington, D.C., office.