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SF 3928

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 07/23/2018 03:16pm

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

Current Version - 1st Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; providing funding for prekindergarten through grade
12 education, including school safety, general education, education excellence,
teachers, special education, facilities and technology, libraries, early education,
and state agencies; making forecast adjustments; appropriating money;amending
Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 120A.20, subdivision 2; 122A.63, subdivisions
1, 4, 5, 6, by adding a subdivision; 123B.595, by adding a subdivision; 123B.61;
124D.09, subdivisions 4, 22; 124D.151, subdivisions 2, 3; 124E.20, subdivision
1; 125B.26, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 126C.10, subdivisions 2e, 24;
126C.17, subdivisions 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 7a; 126C.40, subdivision 1; 126C.44; 205A.07,
subdivision 2; 475.58, subdivision 4; Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, sections
122A.187, by adding a subdivision; 123B.03, subdivision 1; 124D.151, subdivisions
5, 6; 124D.68, subdivision 2; 124E.03, subdivision 2; 475.59, subdivision 1; Laws
2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 19, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 9; article 2, sections 56; 57, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 21, 22, 23, 26, 34;
article 4, section 12, subdivisions 2, as amended, 3, 4, 5; article 5, section 14,
subdivisions 2, 3, 4; article 6, section 3, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; article 8, sections 9,
subdivision 6; 10, subdivisions 5a, 6, 12; article 9, section 2, subdivision 2; article
10, section 6, subdivision 2; article 11, sections 9, subdivision 2; 12; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 120B; 123B; 124D; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 122A.63, subdivisions 7, 8; 126C.16,
subdivisions 1, 3; 126C.17, subdivision 9a; Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 25,
section 62, subdivision 16.

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

ARTICLE 1

SCHOOL SAFETY

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 123B.61, is amended to read:


123B.61 PURCHASE OF CERTAIN EQUIPMENT.

new text begin (a) new text endThe board of a district may issue general obligation certificates of indebtedness or
capital notes subject to the district debt limits to:

deleted text begin (a)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end purchase vehicles, computers, telephone systems, cable equipment, photocopy
and office equipment, technological equipment for instruction, new text beginpublic announcement systems,
emergency communications devices, other equipment related to violence prevention and
facility security,
new text endand other capital equipment having an expected useful life at least as long
as the terms of the certificates or notes;

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end purchase computer hardware and software, without regard to its expected useful
life, whether bundled with machinery or equipment or unbundled, together with application
development services and training related to the use of the computer; and

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end prepay special assessments.

new text begin (b) new text endThe certificates or notes must be payable in not more than ten years and must be
issued on the terms and in the manner determined by the board, except that certificates or
notes issued to prepay special assessments must be payable in not more than 20 years. The
certificates or notes may be issued by resolution and without the requirement for an election.
The certificates or notes are general obligation bonds for purposes of section 126C.55.

new text begin (c) new text endA tax levy must be made for the payment of the principal and interest on the
certificates or notes, in accordance with section 475.61, as in the case of bonds. The sum
of the tax levies under this section and section 123B.62 for each year must not exceed the
lesser new text beginof the sum new text endof the amount of the district's total operating capital revenuenew text begin and safe
schools revenue
new text end or the sum of the district's levy in the general and community service funds
excluding the adjustments under this section for the year preceding the year the initial debt
service levies are certified.

new text begin (d) new text endThe district's general fund levy for each year must be reduced by the sum ofnew text begin:
new text end

(1) the amount of the tax levies for debt service certified for each year for payment of
the principal and interest on the certificates or notes issued under this section as required
by section 475.61deleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

(2) the amount of the tax levies for debt service certified for each year for payment of
the principal and interest on bonds issued under section 123B.62deleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end and

(3) any excess amount in the debt redemption fund used to retire bonds, certificates, or
notes issued under this section or section 123B.62 after April 1, 1997, other than amounts
used to pay capitalized interest.

new text begin (e)new text end If the district's general fund levy is less than the amount of the reduction, the balance
shall be deducted first from the district's community service fund levy, and next from the
district's general fund or community service fund levies for the following year.

new text begin (f)new text end A district using an excess amount in the debt redemption fund to retire the certificates
or notes shall report the amount used for this purpose to the commissioner by July 15 of the
following fiscal year. A district having an outstanding capital loan under section 126C.69
or an outstanding debt service loan under section 126C.68 must not use an excess amount
in the debt redemption fund to retire the certificates or notes.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 126C.44, is amended to read:


126C.44 SAFE SCHOOLS deleted text beginLEVYdeleted text endnew text begin REVENUEnew text end.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Safe schools revenue. new text end

deleted text begin (a) Each district may make a levy on all taxable
property located within the district for the purposes specified in this section. The maximum
amount which may be levied for all costs under this section shall be equal to $36 multiplied
by the district's adjusted pupil units for the school year.
deleted text end new text begin For fiscal year 2019 and later, safe
schools revenue for a school district equals the sum of its safe schools levy and its safe
schools aid.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Safe schools levy. new text end

new text begin (a) For fiscal year 2019 and later, a district's safe schools
levy equals the sum of its initial safe schools levy and its cooperative safe schools levy.
new text end

new text begin (b) For fiscal year 2019 and later, the initial safe schools levy for a district equals $36
times the district's adjusted pupil units for the school year.
new text end

new text begin (c) For fiscal year 2019 and later, the cooperative safe schools levy for a school district
that is a member of an intermediate school district equals $15 times the district's adjusted
pupil units for the school year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Safe schools aid. new text end

new text begin (a) For fiscal year 2019 and later, a district's safe schools aid
equals the sum of its initial safe schools aid and its cooperative safe schools aid.
new text end

new text begin (b) For fiscal year 2019 and later, the initial safe schools aid for a district equals the
greater of (1) $25,000 minus the permitted levy under subdivision 2, paragraph (b), or (2)
$3.65 times the district's adjusted pupil units for the school year.
new text end

new text begin (c) For fiscal year 2019 only, the cooperative safe schools aid for a school district that
is a member of a cooperative unit other than an intermediate district that enrolls students
equals $7.50 times the district's adjusted pupil units for the school year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3a. new text end

new text begin Intermediate district and cooperative unit revenue transfer. new text end

new text begin Revenue
raised under subdivision 2, paragraph (c), and subdivision 3, paragraph (c), must be
transferred to the intermediate school district or other cooperative unit of which the district
is a member and used only for costs associated with safe schools activities authorized under
subdivision 5, paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (10). If the district is a member of more than
one cooperative unit that enrolls students, the revenue must be allocated among the
cooperative units.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Safe schools revenue for a charter school. new text end

new text begin (a) For fiscal year 2019 and later,
safe schools revenue for a charter school equals $3.65 times the adjusted pupil units for the
school year.
new text end

new text begin (b) The revenue must be reserved and used only for costs associated with safe schools
activities authorized under subdivision 5, paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (10), or for building
lease expenses not funded by charter school building lease aid that are attributable to facility
security enhancements made by the landlord after March 1, 2018.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4a. new text end

new text begin Fiscal year 2019 additional safe schools revenue. new text end

new text begin (a) For fiscal year 2019
only, safe schools aid for a school district under subdivision 3 is increased by an amount
equal to $16.23 times the district's adjusted pupil units for the school year.
new text end

new text begin (b) For fiscal year 2019 only, safe schools revenue for a charter school under subdivision
4 is increased by an amount equal to $16.23 times the charter school's adjusted pupil units
for the school year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Uses of safe schools revenue. new text end

The deleted text beginproceeds of the levydeleted text endnew text begin revenuenew text end must be reserved
and used for directly funding the following purposes or for reimbursing the cities and
counties who contract with the district for the following purposes:

(1) to pay the costs incurred for the salaries, benefits, and transportation costs of peace
officers and sheriffs for liaison in services in the district's schools;

(2) to pay the costs for a drug abuse prevention program as defined in section 609.101,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (e), in the elementary schools;

(3) to pay the costs for a gang resistance education training curriculum in the district's
schools;

(4) to pay the costs for security in the district's schools and on school property;

(5) to pay the costs for other crime prevention, drug abuse, student and staff safety,
voluntary opt-in suicide prevention tools, and violence prevention measures taken by the
school district;

(6) to pay costs for licensed school counselors, licensed school nurses, licensed school
social workers, licensed school psychologists, and licensed alcohol and chemical dependency
counselors to help provide early responses to problems;

(7) to pay for facility security enhancements including laminated glass, public
announcement systems, emergency communications devices, and equipment and facility
modifications related to violence prevention and facility security;

(8) to pay for costs associated with improving the school climate; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(9) to pay costs for colocating and collaborating with mental health professionals who
are not district employees or contractorsnew text begin or for school-linked mental health services delivered
by telemedicine;
new text end

new text begin (10) to pay the costs of enhancing cybersecurity in the district's information systems; or
new text end

new text begin (11) by board resolution, to transfer money into the debt redemption fund to pay the
amounts needed to meet, when due, principal and interest payments on obligations issued
under sections 123B.61 and 123B.62 for purposes included in clause (7)
new text end.

(b) For expenditures under paragraph (a), clause (1), the district must initially attempt
to contract for services to be provided by peace officers or sheriffs with the police department
of each city or the sheriff's department of the county within the district containing the school
receiving the services. If a local police department or a county sheriff's department does
not wish to provide the necessary services, the district may contract for these services with
any other police or sheriff's department located entirely or partially within the school district's
boundaries.

(c) deleted text beginA school district that is a member of an intermediate school district may include in
its authority under this section the costs associated with safe schools activities authorized
under paragraph (a) for intermediate school district programs. This authority must not exceed
$15 times the adjusted pupil units of the member districts. This authority is in addition to
any other authority authorized under this section. Revenue raised under this paragraph must
be transferred to the intermediate school district.
deleted text endnew text begin Notwithstanding paragraph (a), safe schools
aid for a school district and safe schools revenue for a charter school must not be used for
the purpose under paragraph (a), clause (8).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By January 15 of each year, the commissioner of education must deliver
to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over kindergarten through grade 12 education a report detailing district-level expenditures
of safe schools revenue for the prior fiscal year for each of the authorized purposes under
subdivision 5.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2019 and later.
new text end

Sec. 3.

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 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
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end

(b) Funds appropriated deleted text beginin this sectiondeleted text endnew text begin for fiscal year 2018new text end 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, 2017new text begin. Funds appropriated
for fiscal year 2019 may be used to provide services under paragraph (a) in any school
new text end.

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

Sec. 4. new text beginTRANSFER OF UNSPENT CONSOLIDATION TRANSITION AID FOR
INCENTIVE GRANTS FOR CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 123A.485, if no school district is eligible
for a consolidation transition aid entitlement for fiscal year 2019, the consolidation transition
aid appropriation for fiscal year 2019 in article 9, section 2, of this act is transferred to the
commissioner of education for additional incentive grants for character development
education under article 1, section 4, subdivision 3, of this act. This is a onetime transfer for
fiscal year 2019 only.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
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 year
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Safe schools revenue. new text end

new text begin For safe schools revenue under Minnesota Statutes,
section 126C.44, subdivision 1:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 19,814,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Incentive grants for character development education. new text end

new text begin (a) For incentive
grants to public schools and charter schools that offer the Congressional Medal of Honor
character development program:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 455,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must award grants to public schools and charter schools that
demonstrate use of the Congressional Medal of Honor character development program. The
commissioner must allocate the appropriation proportionally among the public schools and
charter schools that apply, not to exceed $5,000 per school per fiscal year. If the entire
appropriation is not expended in fiscal year 2019, the commissioner must award additional
grants in fiscal years 2020 and 2021. The grant award may be used for any school-related
purpose consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.232.
new text end

new text begin (c) This is a onetime appropriation. The appropriation is available until June 30, 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Suicide prevention training for teachers. new text end

new text begin (a) For a grant to Kognito to offer
evidence-based online training for teachers on suicide prevention and engaging students
experiencing mental distress:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 273,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end

new text begin (b) Training funded under this subdivision must be accessible to teachers in every school
district, charter school, intermediate school district, service cooperative, and tribal school
in Minnesota. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

GENERAL EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 124D.09, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Alternative pupil.

new text begin(a) new text end"Alternative pupil" means an 11th or 12th grade student
not enrolled in a public school district, and includes students attending nonpublic schools
and students who are home schooled.

new text begin (b) "Alternative pupil" includes a 10th grade student who:
new text end

new text begin (1) is not enrolled in a public school district, including a student attending a nonpublic
school or who is home schooled;
new text end

new text begin (2) is applying to enroll in a career or technical education course offered by a Minnesota
state college or university; and
new text end

new text begin (3) has received a passing score on the 8th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment,
or if the student did not take the 8th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment in reading,
another reading assessment accepted by the enrolling postsecondary institution.
new text end

new text begin The alternative 10th grade pupil's enrollment in courses is subject to the same conditions
and restrictions as applies to all other 10th grade students under this section.
new text end

new text begin (c)new text end An alternative pupil is considered a pupil for purposes of this section only. An
alternative pupil must register with the commissioner of education before participating in
the postsecondary enrollment options program. The commissioner shall prescribe the form
and manner of the registration, in consultation with the Nonpublic Education Council under
section 123B.445, and may request any necessary information from the alternative pupil.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for fiscal year 2019 and later.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 124D.09, subdivision 22, is amended to read:


Subd. 22.

Transportation.

(a) A parent or guardian of a pupil enrolled in a course for
secondary credit may apply to the pupil's district of residence for reimbursement for
transporting the pupil between the secondary school in which the pupil is enrolled or the
pupil's home and the postsecondary institution that the pupil attends. The state shall provide
state aid to a district in an amount sufficient to reimburse the parent or guardian for the
necessary transportation costs when the family's or guardian's income is at or below the
poverty level, as determined by the federal government. The reimbursement shall be the
pupil's actual cost of transportation or deleted text begin15 centsdeleted text endnew text begin the United States Internal Revenue Service
business standard mileage rate
new text end per mile traveled, whichever is less. Reimbursement may
not be paid for more than 250 miles per week. However, if the nearest postsecondary
institution is more than 25 miles from the pupil's resident secondary school, the weekly
reimbursement may not exceed the reimbursement rate per mile times the actual distance
between the secondary school or the pupil's home and the nearest postsecondary institution
times ten. The state must pay aid to the district according to this subdivision.

(b) A parent or guardian of an alternative pupil enrolled in a course for secondary credit
may apply to the pupil's postsecondary institution for reimbursement for transporting the
pupil between the secondary school in which the pupil is enrolled or the pupil's home and
the postsecondary institution in an amount sufficient to reimburse the parent or guardian
for the necessary transportation costs when the family's or guardian's income is at or below
the poverty level, as determined by the federal government. The amount of the reimbursement
shall be determined as in paragraph (a). The state must pay aid to the postsecondary institution
according to this subdivision.

new text begin (c) "Necessary transportation costs" under this subdivision includes the costs of
transportation in a private vehicle, bus, taxi, or other shared vehicle.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for fiscal year 2019 and later.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 124D.68, subdivision 2, is amended
to read:


Subd. 2.

Eligible pupils.

(a) A pupil under the age of 21 or who meets the requirements
of section 120A.20, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), is eligible to participate in the graduation
incentives program, if the pupil:

(1) performs substantially below the performance level for pupils of the same age in a
locally determined achievement test;

(2) is behind in satisfactorily completing coursework or obtaining credits for graduation;

(3) is pregnant or is a parent;

(4) has been assessed as chemically dependent;

(5) has been excluded or expelled according to sections 121A.40 to 121A.56;

(6) has been referred by a school district for enrollment in an eligible program or a
program pursuant to section 124D.69;

(7) is a victim of physical or sexual abuse;

(8) has experienced mental health problems;

(9) has experienced homelessness sometime within six months before requesting a
transfer to an eligible program;

(10) speaks English as a second language or is an English learner; or

(11) has withdrawn from school or has been chronically truant; or

(12) is being treated in a hospital in the seven-county metropolitan area for cancer or
other life threatening illness or is the sibling of an eligible pupil who is being currently
treated, and resides with the pupil's family at least 60 miles beyond the outside boundary
of the seven-county metropolitan area.

(b) For fiscal deleted text beginyears 2017 and 2018deleted text endnew text begin year 2019new text end only, a pupil otherwise qualifying under
paragraph (a) who is at least 21 years of age and not yet 22 years of age, is an English learner
with an interrupted formal education according to section 124D.59, subdivision 2a, and was
in an early middle college program during the previous school year is eligible to participate
in the graduation incentives program under section 124D.68 and in concurrent enrollment
courses offered under section 124D.09, subdivision 10, and is funded in the same manner
as other pupils under this section.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 124E.20, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Revenue calculation.

(a) General education revenue must be paid to a
charter school as though it were a district. The general education revenue for each adjusted
pupil unit is the state average general education revenue per pupil unit, plus the referendum
equalization aid allowance new text beginand first tier local optional aid allowance new text endin the pupil's district
of residence, minus an amount equal to the product of the formula allowance according to
section 126C.10, subdivision 2, times .0466, calculated without declining enrollment revenue,
local optional revenue, basic skills revenue, extended time revenue, pension adjustment
revenue, transition revenue, and transportation sparsity revenue, plus declining enrollment
revenue, basic skills revenue, pension adjustment revenue, and transition revenue as though
the school were a school district.

(b) For a charter school operating an extended day, extended week, or summer program,
the general education revenue in paragraph (a) is increased by an amount equal to 25 percent
of the statewide average extended time revenue per adjusted pupil unit.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the general education revenue for an eligible special
education charter school as defined in section 124E.21, subdivision 2, equals the sum of
the amount determined under paragraph (a) and the school's unreimbursed cost as defined
in section 124E.21, subdivision 2, for educating students not eligible for special education
services.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 126C.10, subdivision 2e, is amended to read:


Subd. 2e.

Local optional revenue.

(a) new text beginFor fiscal year 2019, new text endlocal optional revenue for
a school district equals $424 times the adjusted pupil units of the district for that school
year.new text begin For fiscal year 2020 and later, local optional revenue for a school district equals the
sum of the district's first tier local optional revenue and second tier local optional revenue.
A district's first tier local optional revenue equals $300 times the adjusted pupil units of the
district for that school year. A district's second tier local optional revenue equals $424 times
the adjusted pupil units of the district for that school year.
new text end

(b) new text beginFor fiscal year 2019, new text enda district's local optional levy equals its local optional revenue
times the lesser of one or the ratio of its referendum market value per resident pupil unit to
$510,000. new text beginFor fiscal year 2020 and later, a district's local optional levy equals the sum of
the first tier local optional levy and the second tier local optional levy. A district's first tier
local optional levy equals the district's first tier local optional revenue times the lesser of
one or the ratio of the district's referendum market value per resident pupil unit to $880,000.
A district's second tier local optional levy equals the district's second tier local optional
revenue times the lesser of one or the ratio of the district's referendum market value per
resident pupil unit to $510,000.
new text endThe local optional revenue levy must be spread on referendum
market value. A district may levy less than the permitted amount.

(c) A district's local optional aid equals its local optional revenue less its local optional
levydeleted text begin, times the ratio of the actual amount levied to the permitted levydeleted text end.new text begin If a district's actual
levy for first or second tier local optional revenue is less than its maximum levy limit for
that tier, aid shall be proportionately reduced.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 126C.10, subdivision 24, is amended to read:


Subd. 24.

Equity revenue.

(a) A school district qualifies for equity revenue if:

(1) the school district's adjusted pupil unit amount of basic revenue, transition revenue,
new text begin first tier local optional revenue, new text endand referendum revenue is less than the value of the school
district at or immediately above the 95th percentile of school districts in its equity region
for those revenue categories; and

(2) the school district's administrative offices are not located in a city of the first class
on July 1, 1999.

(b) Equity revenue deleted text beginfor a qualifying district that receives referendum revenue under
section 126C.17, subdivision 4,
deleted text end equals the product of (1) the district's adjusted pupil units
for that year; times (2) the sum of (i) $14, plus (ii) $80, times the school district's equity
index computed under subdivision 27.

deleted text begin (c) Equity revenue for a qualifying district that does not receive referendum revenue
under section 126C.17, subdivision 4, equals the product of the district's adjusted pupil units
for that year times $14.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end A school district's equity revenue is increased by the greater of zero or an amount
equal to the district's adjusted pupil units times the difference between ten percent of the
statewide average amount of referendum revenue new text beginand first tier local optional revenue new text endper
adjusted pupil unit for that year and new text beginthe sum of new text endthe district's referendum revenue new text beginand first
tier local optional revenue
new text endper adjusted pupil unit. A school district's revenue under this
paragraph must not exceed $100,000 for that year.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end A school district's equity revenue for a school district located in the metro equity
region equals the amount computed in paragraphs (b)deleted text begin,deleted text end new text beginand new text end(c)deleted text begin, and (d)deleted text end multiplied by 1.25.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end For fiscal years 2017, 2018, and 2019 for a school district not included in paragraph
deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end, a district's equity revenue equals the amount computed in paragraphs (b)deleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin andnew text end (c)deleted text begin,
and (d)
deleted text end multiplied by 1.16. For fiscal year 2020 and later for a school district not included
in paragraph deleted text begin(e)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end, a district's equity revenue equals the amount computed in paragraphs
(b)deleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin andnew text end (c)deleted text begin, and (d)deleted text end multiplied by 1.25.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end A school district's additional equity revenue equals $50 times its adjusted pupil
units.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 126C.17, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Referendum allowance.

(a) A district's initial referendum allowance new text beginfor
fiscal year 2020 and later
new text endequals the result of the following calculations:

deleted text begin (1) multiply the referendum allowance the district would have received for fiscal year
2015 under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.17, subdivision 1, based on elections
held before July 1, 2013, by the resident marginal cost pupil units the district would have
counted for fiscal year 2015 under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.05;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) add to the result of clause (1) the adjustment the district would have received under
Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 127A.47, subdivision 7, paragraphs (a), (b), and (c), based
on elections held before July 1, 2013;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) divide the result of clause (2) by the district's adjusted pupil units for fiscal year
2015;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) add to the result of clause (3) any additional referendum allowance per adjusted pupil
unit authorized by elections held between July 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) add to the result in clause (4) any additional referendum allowance resulting from
inflation adjustments approved by the voters prior to January 1, 2014;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6) subtract from the result of clause (5), the sum of a district's actual local optional levy
and local optional aid under section 126C.10, subdivision 2e, divided by the adjusted pupil
units of the district for that school year; and
deleted text end

new text begin (1) subtract $424 from the district's allowance under Minnesota Statutes 2016, section
126C.17, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (5);
new text end

new text begin (2) if the result of clause (1) is less than zero, set the allowance to zero;
new text end

new text begin (3) add to the result in clause (2) any new referendum allowance authorized between
July 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013, under Minnesota Statutes 2013, section 126C.17,
subdivision 9a;
new text end

new text begin (4) add to the result in clause (3) any additional referendum allowance per adjusted pupil
unit authorized between January 1, 2014, and June 30, 2018;
new text end

new text begin (5) subtract from the result in clause (4) any allowances expiring in fiscal year 2016,
2017, 2018, or 2019;
new text end

new text begin (6) subtract $300 from the result in clause (5); and
new text end

(7) if the result of clause (6) is less than zero, set the allowance to zero.

(b) A district's referendum allowance equals the sum of the district's initial referendum
allowance, plus any new referendum allowance authorized deleted text beginbetween July 1, 2013, and
December 31, 2013, under subdivision 9a, plus any additional referendum allowance per
adjusted pupil unit authorized after December 31, 2013,
deleted text endnew text begin after July 1, 2018,new text end minus any
allowances expiring in fiscal year deleted text begin2016deleted text endnew text begin 2020new text end or later, new text beginplus any inflation adjustments for
fiscal year 2020 and later approved by the voters prior to July 1, 2018,
new text endprovided that the
allowance may not be less than zero. deleted text beginFor a district with more than one referendum allowance
for fiscal year 2015 under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.17, the allowance calculated
under paragraph (a), clause (3), must be divided into components such that the same
percentage of the district's allowance expires at the same time as the old allowances would
have expired under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.17.
deleted text end For a district with more than
one allowance for fiscal year 2015 that expires in the same year, the reduction under
paragraph (a), deleted text beginclausedeleted text endnew text begin clauses (1) andnew text end (6), deleted text beginto offset local optional revenuedeleted text end shall be made first
from any allowances that do not have an inflation adjustment approved by the voters.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 126C.17, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Referendum allowance limit.

(a) Notwithstanding subdivision 1, for fiscal
year deleted text begin2015deleted text endnew text begin 2020new text end and later, a district's referendum allowance must not exceed the annual
inflationary increase as calculated under paragraph (b) times the deleted text begingreatestdeleted text endnew text begin greaternew text end of:

(1) deleted text begin$1,845deleted text endnew text begin $1,712.53new text end;

(2) the sum of the referendum revenue the district would have received for fiscal year
2015 under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.17, subdivision 4, based on elections
held before July 1, 2013, and the adjustment the district would have received under Minnesota
Statutes 2012, section 127A.47, subdivision 7, paragraphs (a), (b), and (c), based on elections
held before July 1, 2013, divided by the district's adjusted pupil units for fiscal year 2015new text begin,
minus $300
new text end;new text begin or
new text end

deleted text begin (3) the product of the referendum allowance limit the district would have received for
fiscal year 2015 under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.17, subdivision 2, and the
resident marginal cost pupil units the district would have received for fiscal year 2015 under
Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.05, subdivision 6, plus the adjustment the district
would have received under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 127A.47, subdivision 7,
paragraphs (a), (b), and (c), based on elections held before July 1, 2013, divided by the
district's adjusted pupil units for fiscal year 2015; minus $424; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end for a newly reorganized district created after July 1, 2013, the referendum revenue
authority for each reorganizing district in the year preceding reorganization divided by its
adjusted pupil units for the year preceding reorganization.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, for fiscal year deleted text begin2016deleted text endnew text begin 2021new text end and later, "inflationary
increase" means one plus the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for urban
consumers, as prepared by the United States Bureau of Labor Standards, for the current
fiscal year to fiscal year deleted text begin2015deleted text endnew text begin 2020new text end. deleted text beginFor fiscal year 2016 and later, for purposes of paragraph
(a), clause (3), the inflationary increase equals one-fourth of the percentage
deleted text enddeleted text beginincrease in the
formula allowance for that year compared with the formula allowance for fiscal year 2015.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 126C.17, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Referendum equalization revenue.

(a) A district's referendum equalization
revenue equals the sum of the first tier referendum equalization revenue and the second tier
referendum equalization revenuedeleted text begin, and the third tier referendum equalization revenuedeleted text end.

(b) A district's first tier referendum equalization revenue equals the district's first tier
referendum equalization allowance times the district's adjusted pupil units for that year.

(c) A district's first tier referendum equalization allowance equals the lesser of the
district's referendum allowance under subdivision 1 or deleted text begin$300deleted text endnew text begin $460new text end.

(d) A district's second tier referendum equalization revenue equals the district's second
tier referendum equalization allowance times the district's adjusted pupil units for that year.

(e) A district's second tier referendum equalization allowance equals the lesser of the
district's referendum allowance under subdivision 1 or deleted text begin$760, minus the district's first tier
referendum equalization allowance.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (f) A district's third tier referendum equalization revenue equals the district's third tier
referendum equalization allowance times the district's adjusted pupil units for that year.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (g) A district's third tier referendum equalization allowance equals the lesser of the
district's referendum allowance under subdivision 1 or
deleted text end 25 percent of the formula allowance,
minus the sum of new text begin$300 and new text endthe district's first tier referendum equalization allowance deleted text beginand
second tier referendum equalization allowance
deleted text end.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end Notwithstanding paragraph deleted text begin(g)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end, the deleted text beginthirddeleted text endnew text begin secondnew text end tier referendum allowance
for a district qualifying for secondary sparsity revenue under section 126C.10, subdivision
7
, or elementary sparsity revenue under section 126C.10, subdivision 8, equals the district's
referendum allowance under subdivision 1 minus the deleted text beginsum of thedeleted text end district's first tier referendum
equalization allowance deleted text beginand second tier referendum equalization allowancedeleted text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 126C.17, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Referendum equalization levy.

(a) A district's referendum equalization levy
equals the sum of the first tier referendum equalization levydeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin andnew text end the second tier referendum
equalization levydeleted text begin, and the third tier referendum equalization levydeleted text end.

(b) A district's first tier referendum equalization levy equals the district's first tier
referendum equalization revenue times the lesser of one or the ratio of the district's
referendum market value per resident pupil unit to deleted text begin$880,000deleted text endnew text begin $510,000new text end.

(c) A district's second tier referendum equalization levy equals the district's second tier
referendum equalization revenue times the lesser of one or the ratio of the district's
referendum market value per resident pupil unit to deleted text begin$510,000deleted text endnew text begin $290,000new text end.

deleted text begin (d) A district's third tier referendum equalization levy equals the district's third tier
referendum equalization revenue times the lesser of one or the ratio of the district's
referendum market value per resident pupil unit to $290,000.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 126C.17, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Referendum equalization aid.

(a) A district's referendum equalization aid
equals the difference between its referendum equalization revenue and levy.

(b) If a district's actual levy for firstdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin ornew text end seconddeleted text begin, or thirddeleted text end tier referendum equalization
revenue is less than its maximum levy limit for that tier, aid shall be proportionately reduced.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the referendum equalization aid for a districtdeleted text begin, where
the referendum equalization aid under paragraph (a) exceeds 90 percent of the referendum
revenue,
deleted text end must not exceed new text begin(1) the difference between new text end25 percent of the formula allowance
new text begin and $300 new text endtimes new text begin(2) new text endthe district's adjusted pupil units. A district's referendum levy is increased
by the amount of any reduction in referendum aid under this paragraph.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 126C.17, subdivision 7a, is amended to read:


Subd. 7a.

Referendum tax base replacement aid.

For each school district that had a
referendum allowance for fiscal year 2002 exceeding $415, for each separately authorized
referendum levy, the commissioner of revenue, in consultation with the commissioner of
education, shall certify the amount of the referendum levy in taxes payable year 2001
attributable to the portion of the referendum allowance exceeding $415 levied against
property classified as class 2, noncommercial 4c(1), or 4c(4), under section 273.13, excluding
the portion of the tax paid by the portion of class 2a property consisting of the house, garage,
and surrounding one acre of land. The resulting amount must be used to reduce the district's
referendum levy new text beginor first tier local optional levy new text endamount otherwise determined, and must be
paid to the district each year that the referendum new text beginor first tier local optional new text endauthority remains
in effect, is renewed, or new referendum authority is approved. The aid payable under this
subdivision must be subtracted from the district's referendum equalization aid under
subdivision 7. The referendum equalization aid new text beginand the first tier local optional aid new text endafter the
subtraction must not be less than zero.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 19, subdivision 2,
is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

General education aid.

For general education aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 126C.13, subdivision 4:

$
deleted text begin 7,032,051,000 deleted text end new text begin
7,078,769,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 7,227,809,000
deleted text end new text begin 7,239,247,000
new text end
.....
2019

The 2018 appropriation includes $686,828,000 for 2017 and deleted text begin$6,345,223,000deleted text endnew text begin
$6,391,941,000
new text end for 2018.

The 2019 appropriation includes deleted text begin$705,024,000deleted text endnew text begin $683,110,000new text end for 2018 and
deleted text begin $6,522,785,000deleted text endnew text begin $6,556,137,000new text end for 2019.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 19, subdivision 3,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Enrollment options transportation.

For transportation of pupils attending
postsecondary institutions under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, or for transportation
of pupils attending nonresident districts under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.03:

$
deleted text begin 29,000
deleted text end new text begin 25,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 31,000
deleted text end new text begin 29,000
new text end
.....
2019

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 15. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 126C.17, subdivision 9a, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 126C.16, subdivisions 1 and 3, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Paragraph (a) is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2020 and
later. Paragraph (b) is effective July 1, 2018.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

Section 1.

new text begin [120B.25] ACADEMIC BALANCE POLICY.
new text end

new text begin A school board must adopt a written academic balance policy. At a minimum, the policy
must prohibit discrimination against students on the basis of political, ideological, or religious
beliefs. A student must not be required to publicly identify their personal beliefs, views,
and values for the purpose of academic credit, classroom, or extracurricular participation.
The policy must include reporting procedures and appropriate disciplinary actions for policy
violations. The disciplinary actions must conform with collective bargaining agreements
and sections 121A.41 to 121A.56. A district must post the policy on the district's Web site
during the 2018-2019 school year, provide a copy to each district employee, and include
the policy in subsequent editions of the student handbook.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2018-2019 school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 122A.63, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

(a) A grant program is established to assist American
Indian people to become teachers and to provide additional education for American Indian
teachers. The commissioner may award a joint grant to each of the following:

(1) the Duluth campus of the University of Minnesota and Independent School District
No. 709, Duluth;

(2) Bemidji State University and Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake;

(3) Moorhead State University and one of the school districts located within the White
Earth Reservation; and

(4) Augsburg College, Independent School District No. 625, St. Paul, and Special School
District No. 1, Minneapolis.

(b) If additional funds are available, the commissioner may award additional joint grants
to other postsecondary institutions and school districts.

new text begin (c) Grantees may enter into contracts with tribal, technical, and community colleges and
four-year postsecondary institutions to identify and provide grants to students at those
institutions interested in the field of education. Each grantee is eligible to and may contract
with partner institutions to provide professional development and supplemental services to
a tribal, technical, or community college or four-year postsecondary institution, including
identification of prospective students, provision of instructional supplies and materials, and
provision of grant money to students. A contract with a tribal, technical, or community
college or four-year postsecondary institution includes coordination of student identification,
professional development, and mentorship services.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 122A.63, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Grant amount.

The commissioner may award a joint grant in the amount it
determines to be appropriate. The grant shall include money for the postsecondary institution,
school district, new text beginand new text endstudent deleted text beginscholarships, and student loansdeleted text endnew text begin grantsnew text end.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 122A.63, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Information to student applicants.

At the time a student applies for a
deleted text begin scholarship and loandeleted text endnew text begin grantnew text end, the student shall be provided information about the fields of
licensure needed by school districts in the part of the state within which the district receiving
the joint grant is located. The information shall be acquired and periodically updated by the
recipients of the joint grantnew text begin and their contracted partner institutionsnew text end. Information provided
to students shall clearly state that scholarship and loan decisions are not based upon the
field of licensure selected by the student.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 122A.63, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Eligibility for deleted text beginscholarships and loansdeleted text endnew text begin student grantsnew text end.

The following Indian
people are eligible for deleted text beginscholarshipsdeleted text endnew text begin student grantsnew text end:

new text begin (1) a student having origins in any of the original peoples of North America and
maintaining cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition;
new text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end a student, including a teacher aide employed by a district receiving a joint grantnew text begin
or their contracted partner school
new text end, who intends to become a teacher new text beginor who is interested in
the field of education
new text endand who is enrolled in a postsecondary institution new text beginor their contracted
partner institutions
new text endreceiving a joint grant;

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end a licensed employee of a district receiving a joint grantnew text begin or a contracted partner
school
new text end, who is enrolled in a master of education program; and

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end a student who, after applying for federal and state financial aid and an Indian
scholarship according to section 136A.126, has financial needs that remain unmet. Financial
need shall be determined according to the congressional methodology for needs determination
or as otherwise set in federal law.

deleted text begin A person who has actual living expenses in addition to those addressed by the
congressional methodology for needs determination, or as otherwise set in federal law, may
receive a loan according to criteria established by the commissioner. A contract shall be
executed between the state and the student for the amount and terms of the loan.
deleted text end new text begin Priority
shall be given to a student who is tribally enrolled and then to first- and second-generation
descendants.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 122A.63, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Eligible programming. new text end

new text begin (a) The grantee institutions and the contracted partner
institutions may provide grants to students progressing toward educational goals in any area
of teacher licensure, including an associate of arts, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree
in the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) any educational certification necessary for employment;
new text end

new text begin (2) early childhood family education or prekindergarten licensure;
new text end

new text begin (3) elementary and secondary education;
new text end

new text begin (4) school administration; or
new text end

new text begin (5) any educational program that provides services to American Indian students in
prekindergarten through grade 12.
new text end

new text begin The grantee institutions and the contracted partner institutions must give priority to grants
for students progressing towards an associate of arts or a bachelor's degree. Students
progressing towards a master's or doctoral degree may be awarded a grant if they were
enrolled in the degree granting program before May 1, 2018.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of recruitment, the grantees or their partner contracted institutions shall
agree to work with their respective organizations to hire an American Indian work-study
student or other American Indian staff to conduct initial information queries and to contact
persons working in schools to provide programming regarding education professions to a
high school student who may be interested in education as a profession.
new text end

new text begin (c) At least 80 percent of the grants awarded under this section must be used for student
grants. No more than 20 percent of the grants awarded under this section may be used for
recruitment or administration of the student grants.
new text end

Sec. 7.

new text begin [123B.022] PROHIBITING SCHOOL EMPLOYEES FROM USING PUBLIC
RESOURCES FOR ADVOCACY; ENDORSING TIMELY AND CURRENT
FACTUAL INFORMATION.
new text end

new text begin (a) A school board must adopt and implement a districtwide policy that prohibits district
employees from using district funds or other publicly funded district resources, including
time, materials, equipment, facilities, social media, and communication technologies, among
other resources, to advocate for electing or defeating a candidate, or passing or defeating a
ballot question. The policy must apply when the employee performs the duties assigned to
the employee under the employee's employment contract with the district, and includes the
periods when the employee represents the district in an official capacity, among other duties.
The policy must not apply when an employee disseminates factual information consistent
with the employee's contractual duties.
new text end

new text begin (b) The school board must provide the district's electorate with timely factual information
about a pending ballot question.
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. 8.

new text begin [124D.5222] ADULT BASIC EDUCATION AID FOR COMMUNITY-BASED
PROVIDERS.
new text end

new text begin (a) The International Education Center, the American Indian Opportunities
Industrialization Center, and the Minnesota Office of Communication Service for the Deaf
are eligible for additional adult basic education aid for fiscal year 2019 only.
new text end

new text begin (b) The additional aid for each eligible organization equals $400,000 times the ratio of
(1) the number of students served for the previous fiscal year by the organization to (2) the
sum of the number of students served for the previous fiscal year by all eligible organizations.
new text end

new text begin (c) The additional aid under this section must be paid in the same form and manner as
the aid under section 124D.531.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for fiscal year 2019 only.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 124E.03, subdivision 2, is amended
to read:


Subd. 2.

Certain federal, state, and local requirements.

(a) A charter school shall
meet all federal, state, and local health and safety requirements applicable to school districts.

(b) A school must comply with statewide accountability requirements governing standards
and assessments in chapter 120B.

(c) A charter school must comply with the Minnesota Public School Fee Law, sections
123B.34 to 123B.39.

(d) A charter school is a district for the purposes of tort liability under chapter 466.

(e) A charter school must comply with the Pledge of Allegiance requirement under
section 121A.11, subdivision 3.

(f) A charter school and charter school board of directors must comply with chapter 181
governing requirements for employment.

(g) A charter school must comply with continuing truant notification under section
260A.03.

(h) A charter school must develop and implement a teacher evaluation and peer review
process under section 122A.40, subdivision 8, paragraph (b), clauses (2) to (13), and place
students in classrooms in accordance with section 122A.40, subdivision 8, paragraph (d).
The teacher evaluation process in this paragraph does not create any additional employment
rights for teachers.

(i) A charter school must adopt a policy, plan, budget, and process, consistent with
section 120B.11, to review curriculum, instruction, and student achievement and strive for
the world's best workforce.

(j) A charter school is subject to and must comply with the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act,
sections 121A.40 to 121A.56.

new text begin (k) A charter school must adopt an academic balance policy under section 120B.25.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2018-2019 school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 57, subdivision 12,
is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Museums and education centers.

For grants to museums and education
centers:

$
460,000
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 460,000 deleted text end new text begin
507,000
new text end
.....
2019

(a) $319,000 each year is for the Minnesota Children's Museum. Of the amount in this
paragraph, $50,000 in each year is for the Minnesota Children's Museum, Rochester.

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

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

(d) $50,000 each year is for the Headwaters Science Center.

new text begin (e) $47,000 in fiscal year 2019 only is for the Judy Garland Museum for the Children's
Discovery Museum of Grand Rapids.
new text end

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

new text begin The base in fiscal year 2020 is $460,000.
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. 11.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 57, subdivision 22,
is amended to read:


Subd. 22.

Race 2 Reduce.

(a) For grants to support expanded Race 2 Reduce water
conservation programming in Minnesota schools:

$
307,000
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 0
deleted text end new text begin 100,000
new text end
.....
2019

(b) new text beginFor fiscal year 2018, new text end$143,000 is for H2O for Life; $98,000 is for Independent School
District No. 624, White Bear Lake; and $66,000 is for Independent School District No. 832,
Mahtomedi.

(c) new text beginFor fiscal year 2019, $57,000 is for H2O for Life, and $43,000 is for Independent
School District No. 624, White Bear Lake.
new text end

deleted text begin The appropriation is available until June 30, 2019.deleted text endnew text begin (d) Any balance in the first year does
not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end The base for fiscal year 2020 is $0.

Sec. 12.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 57, subdivision 23,
is amended to read:


Subd. 23.

deleted text beginParaprofessional pathwaydeleted text endnew text begin Grow Your Own Pathwaysnew text end to teacher licensure.

(a) For grants to school districts for Grow Your Own new teacher programs:

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

(b) The grants new text beginin paragraph (a) new text endare for school districts deleted text beginwith more than 30 percent minoritydeleted text endnew text begin
and charter schools where at least 30 percent of the school district's or charter school's
students served are
new text end students new text beginof color or American Indian students.
new text end

new text begin (c) $900,000 of the fiscal year 2019 appropriation is new text endfor deleted text begina Board of Teaching-approveddeleted text endnew text begin
established and effective Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board-approved
new text end
nonconventional teacher residency pilot deleted text beginprogramdeleted text endnew text begin programsnew text end. The program must provide
tuition scholarships or stipends to enable school district new text beginand charter school new text endemployees or
community members affiliated with a school district new text beginor charter school new text endwho seek an education
license to participate in a nonconventional teacher preparation program. School districts
new text begin and charter schools new text endthat receive funds under this subdivision are strongly encouraged to
recruit candidates of color and American Indian candidates to participate in the Grow Your
Own new teacher programs. Districts or schools providing financial support may require a
commitment as determined by the district to teach in the district or school for a reasonable
amount of time that does not exceed five years.

deleted text begin (c) School districts and charter schools may also apply for grants to develop deleted text end new text begin (d) $600,000
of the fiscal year 2019 appropriation is for grants to provide financial assistance, mentoring,
and experiences to enable persons who are of color or who are American Indian, and who
work or live in the local community, to become teachers. Districts or schools providing
financial support may require a commitment as determined by the district or school to teach
in the district or school for a reasonable amount of time that does not exceed five years.
Grants may be used for:
new text end

new text begin (1) tuition scholarships or stipends to eligible teaching assistants, cultural liaisons, or
other nonlicensed employees who are of color or who are American Indian and who are
enrolled in any teacher preparation program approved by the Professional Educator Licensing
and Standards Board;
new text end

new text begin (2) supporting the development of innovative residency programs for persons of color
and American Indians seeking an education license through a school-based, board-approved
program; and
new text end

new text begin (3) developingnew text end innovative expanded Grow Your Own programs thatnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (i)new text end encourage secondary school students to pursue teaching, including developing and
offering dual-credit postsecondary course options in schools for "Introduction to Teaching"
or "Introduction to Education" courses consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09,
subdivision 10
new text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) support future teacher clubs involving middle and high school students who are of
color or who are American Indian to provide experiential learning, support the success of
younger students, and pursue teaching careers
new text end.

new text begin (e) A school district must apply for grants under this subdivision in the form and manner
specified by the commissioner. Each year, the commissioner must review all grant
applications by September 15 and notify grant recipients of the amount of their grant by
September 30.
new text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end Programs must annually report to the commissioner by the date determined by
the commissioner on their activities under this section, including the number of participants,
the percentage of participants who are of color or who are American Indian, and an
assessment of program effectiveness, including participant feedback, areas for improvement,
the percentage of participants continuing to pursue teacher licensure, and the number of
participants hired in the school or district as teachers after completing preparation programs.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end The department may retain up to three percent of the appropriation amount to
monitor and administer the grant program.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end Any balance in deleted text beginthe firstdeleted text endnew text begin fiscalnew text end year new text begin2018 new text enddoes not cancel but is available in deleted text beginthe
second
deleted text endnew text begin fiscal new text end yearnew text begin 2019new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 13. 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 sum indicated in this section is
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal year
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Online access to music education. new text end

new text begin (a) For a grant to the MacPhail Center for
Music to broaden access to music education in rural Minnesota:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 125,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end

new text begin (b) The MacPhail Center must use the grant under paragraph (a) to broaden access to
music education in rural Minnesota. The program must supplement and enhance an existing
program and may provide individual instruction, sectional ensembles, and other group
activities, workshops, and early childhood music activities. The MacPhail Center must
design its program in consultation with music educators who teach in rural Minnesota. The
grants may be used by the MacPhail Center for employee costs and for any related travel
costs.
new text end

new text begin (c) Upon request from a school's music educator, the MacPhail Center may enter into
an agreement with the school to provide a program according to paragraph (b). In an early
childhood setting, the MacPhail Center may provide a program upon a request initiated by
an early childhood educator.
new text end

new text begin (d) By January 15, 2020, the MacPhail Center shall prepare and submit a report to the
legislature describing the online programs offered, program outcomes, the students served,
an estimate of the unmet need for music education, and a detailed list of expenditures for
the previous fiscal year.
new text end

new text begin (e) This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Academic balance policy review. new text end

new text begin (a) For the commissioner of education to
conduct a review of academic balance policies under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.25.
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 25,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must review a sample of policies adopted by school districts and
charter schools for compliance with the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.25,
and may make recommendations to the legislative committees having jurisdiction over early
childhood through grade 12 education by January 18, 2019, regarding any necessary statutory
changes.
new text end

new text begin (c) This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

Sec. 14. new text beginREVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes shall codify Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article
2, section 57, subdivision 23, as amended, in the next publication of Minnesota Statutes.
new text end

Sec. 15. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 122A.63, subdivisions 7 and 8, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 25, section 62, subdivision 16, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Paragraph (a) is effective July 1, 2018. Paragraph (b) is effective
June 30, 2018.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

TEACHERS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 122A.187, is amended by adding
a subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Background check. new text end

new text begin The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board
must request a criminal history background check from the superintendent of the Bureau
of Criminal Apprehension on a licensed teacher applying for a renewal license who has not
had a background check within the preceding five years. The board may request payment
from the teacher renewing their license in an amount equal to $15.
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. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 123B.03, subdivision 1, is amended
to read:


Subdivision 1.

Background check required.

(a) A school hiring authority deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end
request a criminal history background check from the superintendent of the Bureau of
Criminal Apprehension on all individuals who are offered employment in a school and on
all individuals, except enrolled student volunteers, who are offered the opportunity to provide
athletic coaching services or other extracurricular academic coaching services to a school,
regardless of whether any compensation is paid. In order for an individual to be eligible for
employment or to provide the services, the individual must provide an executed criminal
history consent form and a money order or check payable to either the Bureau of Criminal
Apprehension or the school hiring authority, at the discretion of the school hiring authority,
in an amount equal to the actual cost to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the school
district of conducting the criminal history background check. A school hiring authority
deciding to receive payment may, at its discretion, accept payment in the form of a negotiable
instrument other than a money order or check and shall pay the superintendent of the Bureau
of Criminal Apprehension directly to conduct the background check. The superintendent
of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension shall conduct the background check by retrieving
criminal history data as defined in section 13.87. A school hiring authority, at its discretion,
may decide not to request a criminal history background check on an individual who holds
an initial entrance license issued by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards
Board or the commissioner of education within the 12 months preceding an offer of
employment.

(b) A school hiring authority may use the results of a criminal background check
conducted at the request of another school hiring authority if:

(1) the results of the criminal background check are on file with the other school hiring
authority or otherwise accessible;

(2) the other school hiring authority conducted a criminal background check within the
previous 12 months;

(3) the individual who is the subject of the criminal background check executes a written
consent form giving a school hiring authority access to the results of the check; and

(4) there is no reason to believe that the individual has committed an act subsequent to
the check that would disqualify the individual for employment.

(c) A school hiring authority may, at its discretion, request a criminal history background
check from the superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on any individual
who seeks to enter a school or its grounds for the purpose of serving as a school volunteer
or working as an independent contractor or student employee. In order for an individual to
enter a school or its grounds under this paragraph when the school hiring authority decides
to request a criminal history background check on the individual, the individual first must
provide an executed criminal history consent form and a money order, check, or other
negotiable instrument payable to the school district in an amount equal to the actual cost to
the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the school district of conducting the criminal
history background check. Notwithstanding section 299C.62, subdivision 1, the cost of the
criminal history background check under this paragraph is the responsibility of the individual
unless a school hiring authority decides to pay the costs of conducting a background check
under this paragraph. If the school hiring authority pays the costs, the individual who is the
subject of the background check need not pay for it.

new text begin (d) In addition to the initial background check required for all individuals offered
employment in accordance with paragraph (a), a school hiring authority must request a new
criminal history background check from the superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal
Apprehension on all employees every three years. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary,
in order for an individual to be eligible for continued employment, an individual must
provide an executed criminal history consent form and a money order or check payable to
the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board in an amount equal to $15. For
employees licensed by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board, the consent
form must include authorization for the school hiring authority to share the results of the
criminal history background check with the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards
Board. A school hiring authority deciding to receive payment may, at its discretion, accept
payment in the form of a negotiable instrument other than a money order or check and shall
send payment to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board for deposit into
the educator licensure background check account in the special revenue fund to conduct the
background check. The school hiring authority must submit the results of the criminal history
background check of a licensed teacher to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards
Board. A school bus driver, who has had a criminal history background check under section
171.3215 and has had their existing bus driver's endorsement renewed, is exempt from this
requirement. A school hiring authority, at its discretion, may decide not to request a criminal
history background check on an employee who provides the hiring authority with a copy
of the results of a criminal history background check conducted within the previous 36
months. A school hiring authority may, at its discretion, decide to pay the costs of conducting
a background check under this paragraph.
new text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end For all nonstate residents who are offered employment in a school, a school hiring
authority shall request a criminal history background check on such individuals from the
superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and from the government agency
performing the same function in the resident state or, if no government entity performs the
same function in the resident state, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Such individuals
must provide an executed criminal history consent form and a money order, check, or other
negotiable instrument payable to the school hiring authority in an amount equal to the actual
cost to the government agencies and the school district of conducting the criminal history
background check. Notwithstanding section 299C.62, subdivision 1, the cost of the criminal
history background check under this paragraph is the responsibility of the individual.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end At the beginning of each school year or when a student enrolls, a school hiring
authority must notify parents and guardians about the school hiring authority's policy
requiring a criminal history background check on employees and other individuals who
provide services to the school, and identify those positions subject to a background check
and the extent of the hiring authority's discretion in requiring a background check. The
school hiring authority may include the notice in the student handbook, a school policy
guide, or other similar communication. Nothing in this paragraph affects a school hiring
authority's ability to request a criminal history background check on an individual under
paragraph (c).

Sec. 3. new text beginTRANSFER OF UNSPENT BACKGROUND CHECK FEES IN EDUCATOR
LICENSURE BACKGROUND CHECK ACCOUNT.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 299C.10, subdivision 4, for background
check fees collected under Minnesota Statutes, sections 122A.87, subdivision 7, and 123B.03
subdivision 1, paragraph (d), the commissioner of education must provide payment as
authorized in Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.175, subdivision 2, for the actual processing
costs incurred, including up to one additional full-time equivalent staff at the Professional
Educator Licensing and Standards Board and up to three additional full-time equivalent
staff at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. By June 30 of each year, all unspent funds,
estimated at $452,000, must be transferred by the commissioner of management and budget
from the educator licensure background check account in the special revenue fund to the
general fund. This transfer is only for fiscal year 2019 through fiscal year 2021.
new text end

ARTICLE 5

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 120A.20, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Education, residence, and transportation of homeless.

(a) Notwithstanding
subdivision 1, a district must not deny free admission to a homeless pupil solely because
the district cannot determine that the pupil is a resident of the district.

(b) The school district of residence for a homeless pupil shall be the school district in
which the parent or legal guardian resides, unless: (1) parental rights have been terminated
by court order; (2) the parent or guardian is not living within the state; or (3) the parent or
guardian having legal custody of the child is an inmate of a Minnesota correctional facility
or is a resident of a halfway house under the supervision of the commissioner of corrections.
If any of clauses (1) to (3) apply, the school district of residence shall be the school district
in which the pupil resided when the qualifying event occurred. If no other district of residence
can be established, the school district of residence shall be the school district in which the
pupil currently resides. If there is a dispute between school districts regarding residency,
the district of residence is the district designated by the commissioner of education.

(c) new text beginExcept as provided in paragraph (d), new text endthe serving district is responsible for transporting
a homeless pupil to and from the pupil's district of residence. The district may transport
from a permanent home in another district but only through the end of the academic school
year. When a pupil is enrolled in a charter school, the district or school that provides
transportation for other pupils enrolled in the charter school is responsible for providing
transportation. When a homeless student with or without an individualized education program
attends a public school other than an independent or special school district or charter school,
the district of residence is responsible for transportation.

new text begin (d) For a homeless pupil with an individualized education plan enrolled in a program
authorized by an intermediate school district, special education cooperative, service
cooperative, or education district, the serving district at the time of the pupil's enrollment
in the program remains responsible for transporting that pupil for the remainder of the school
year, unless the initial serving district and the current serving district mutually agree that
the current serving district is responsible for transporting the homeless pupil.
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. 2.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 56, is amended to
read:


Sec. 56. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT MENTAL HEALTH
INNOVATION GRANT PROGRAM; APPROPRIATION.

(a) $2,450,000 in fiscal year 2018 and $2,450,000 in fiscal year 2019 are appropriated
from the general fund to the commissioner of human services for a grant program to fund
innovative projects to improve mental health outcomes for youth attending a qualifying
school unit.

(b) A "qualifying school unit" means an intermediate district organized under Minnesota
Statutes, section 136D.01, or a service cooperative organized under Minnesota Statutes,
section 123A.21, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (2), that provides instruction to students
in a setting of federal instructional level 4 or higher. Grants under paragraph (a) must be
awarded to eligible applicants such that the services are proportionately provided among
qualifying school units. The commissioner shall calculate the share of the appropriation to
be used in each qualifying school unit by dividing the qualifying school unit's average daily
membership in a setting of federal instructional level 4 or higher for fiscal year 2016 by the
total average daily membership in a setting of federal instructional level 4 or higher for the
same year for all qualifying school units.

(c) An eligible applicant is an entity that has demonstrated capacity to serve the youth
identified in paragraph (a) and that is:

(1) certified under Minnesota Rules, parts 9520.0750 to 9520.0870;

(2) a community mental health center under Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.0625,
subdivision 5
;

(3) an Indian health service facility or facility owned and operated by a tribe or tribal
organization operating under United States Code, title 25, section 5321; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(4) a provider of children's therapeutic services and supports as defined in Minnesota
Statutes, section 256B.0943deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (5) enrolled in medical assistance as a mental health or substance use disorder provider
agency and must employ at least two full-time equivalent mental health professionals as
defined in section 245.4871, subdivision 27, clauses (1) to (6), or alcohol and drug counselors
licensed or exempt from licensure under chapter 148F who are qualified to provide clinical
services to children and families.
new text end

(d) An eligible applicant must employ or contract with at least two licensed mental health
professionals as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 245.4871, subdivision 27, clauses
(1) to (6), who have formal training in evidence-based practices.

(e) A qualifying school unit must submit an application to the commissioner in the form
and manner specified by the commissioner. The commissioner may approve an application
that describes models for innovative projects to serve the needs of the schools and students.
The commissioner may provide technical assistance to the qualifying school unit. The
commissioner shall then solicit grant project proposals and award grant funding to the
eligible applicants whose project proposals best meet the requirements of this section and
most closely adhere to the models created by the intermediate districts and service
cooperatives.

(f) To receive grant funding, an eligible applicant must obtain a letter of support for the
applicant's grant project proposal from each qualifying school unit the eligible applicant is
proposing to serve. An eligible applicant must also demonstrate the following:

(1) the ability to seek third-party reimbursement for services;

(2) the ability to report data and outcomes as required by the commissioner; and

(3) the existence of partnerships with counties, tribes, substance use disorder providers,
and mental health service providers, including providers of mobile crisis services.

(g) Grantees shall obtain all available third-party reimbursement sources as a condition
of receiving grant funds. For purposes of this grant program, a third-party reimbursement
source does not include a public school as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 120A.20,
subdivision 1
.

(h) The base budget for this program is $0. This appropriation is available until June 30,
2020.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginTRANSFER OF UNSPENT DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION LITIGATION
FUNDS FOR MONTICELLO SPECIAL EDUCATION AID.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education must transfer any funds remaining unspent as of June
30, 2018, estimated at $800,000, from the amount appropriated for fiscal year 2018 to the
Department of Education for legal fees and costs associated with litigation under Laws
2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 11, section 9, subdivision 2, paragraph (a),
clause (8), to increase special education aid payments to Independent School District No.
882, Monticello, in an equal amount for fiscal year 2019. This is a onetime transfer.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

ARTICLE 6

FACILITIES, TECHNOLOGY, AND LIBRARIES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 123B.595, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Allocation from districts participating in agreements for secondary
education or interdistrict cooperation.
new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, a district with revenue
authority under subdivision 1 for indoor air quality, fire alarm and suppression, and asbestos
abatement projects under section 123B.57, subdivision 6, with an estimated cost of $100,000
or more per site and that participates in an agreement under section 123A.30 or 123A.32
may allocate the revenue authority among participating districts.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 125B.26, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

District aid.

deleted text beginFor fiscal year 2006 and later,deleted text end A district, charter school, or
intermediate school district's Internet access equity aid equals the district, charter school,
or intermediate school district's approved cost for the previous fiscal year according to
subdivision 1 deleted text beginexceeding $16 times the district's adjusted pupil units for the previous fiscal
year or no reduction if the district is part of an organized telecommunications access cluster
deleted text end.
Equity aid must be distributed to the telecommunications access cluster for districts, charter
schools, or intermediate school districts that are members of the cluster or to individual
districts, charter schools, or intermediate school districts not part of a telecommunications
access cluster.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2019 and later.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 125B.26, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 4a. new text end

new text begin Additional telecommunications equity access aid. new text end

new text begin A school district or charter
school is eligible for additional telecommunications equity access aid equal to the greater
of zero or:
new text end

new text begin (1) the district's approved costs under subdivision 1 minus the district's aid under
subdivision 4; minus
new text end

new text begin (2) $7 times the adjusted pupil units.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2019 and later.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 126C.40, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

To lease building or land.

(a) When an independent or a special school
district or a group of independent or special school districts finds it economically
advantageous to rent or lease a building or land for any instructional purposes or for school
storage or furniture repair, and it determines that the operating capital revenue authorized
under section 126C.10, subdivision 13, is insufficient for this purpose, it may apply to the
commissioner for permission to make an additional capital expenditure levy for this purpose.
An application for permission to levy under this subdivision must contain financial
justification for the proposed levy, the terms and conditions of the proposed lease, and a
description of the space to be leased and its proposed use.

(b) The criteria for approval of applications to levy under this subdivision must include:
the reasonableness of the price, the appropriateness of the space to the proposed activity,
the feasibility of transporting pupils to the leased building or land, conformity of the lease
to the laws and rules of the state of Minnesota, and the appropriateness of the proposed
lease to the space needs and the financial condition of the district. The commissioner must
not authorize a levy under this subdivision in an amount greater than the cost to the district
of renting or leasing a building or land for approved purposes. The proceeds of this levy
must not be used for custodial or other maintenance services. A district may not levy under
this subdivision for the purpose of leasing or renting a district-owned building or site to
itself.

(c) For agreements finalized after July 1, 1997, a district may not levy under this
subdivision for the purpose of leasing: (1) a newly constructed building used primarily for
regular kindergarten, elementary, or secondary instruction; or (2) a newly constructed
building addition or additions used primarily for regular kindergarten, elementary, or
secondary instruction that contains more than 20 percent of the square footage of the
previously existing building.

(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), a district may levy under this subdivision for the
purpose of leasing or renting a district-owned building or site to itself only if the amount is
needed by the district to make payments required by a lease purchase agreement, installment
purchase agreement, or other deferred payments agreement authorized by law, and the levy
meets the requirements of paragraph (c). A levy authorized for a district by the commissioner
under this paragraph may be in the amount needed by the district to make payments required
by a lease purchase agreement, installment purchase agreement, or other deferred payments
agreement authorized by law, provided that any agreement include a provision giving the
school districts the right to terminate the agreement annually without penalty.

(e) The total levy under this subdivision for a district for any year must not exceed $212
times the adjusted pupil units for the fiscal year to which the levy is attributable.

(f) For agreements for which a review and comment have been submitted to the
Department of Education after April 1, 1998, the term "instructional purpose" as used in
this subdivision excludes expenditures on stadiums.

(g) The commissioner of education may authorize a school district to exceed the limit
in paragraph (e) if the school district petitions the commissioner for approval. The
commissioner shall grant approval to a school district to exceed the limit in paragraph (e)
for not more than five years if the district meets the following criteria:

(1) the school district has been experiencing pupil enrollment growth in the preceding
five years;

(2) the purpose of the increased levy is in the long-term public interest;

(3) the purpose of the increased levy promotes colocation of government services; and

(4) the purpose of the increased levy is in the long-term interest of the district by avoiding
over construction of school facilities.

(h) A school district that is a member of an intermediate school district may include in
its authority under this section the costs associated with leases of administrative and
classroom space for intermediate school district programs. This authority must not exceed
$65 times the adjusted pupil units of the member districts. This authority is in addition to
any other authority authorized under this section.

(i) In addition to the allowable capital levies in paragraph (a), for taxes payable in deleted text begin2012deleted text endnew text begin
2019
new text end to 2023, anew text begin schoolnew text end district that deleted text beginisdeleted text end new text beginwas new text enda member of the "Technology and Information
deleted text begin Education Systemsdeleted text endnew text begin Educational Servicesnew text end" data processing joint boarddeleted text begin, that finds it
economically advantageous to enter into a lease agreement to finance improvements to a
building and land for a group of school districts or special school districts for staff
development purposes,
deleted text end new text beginduring any period of time from when the building lease purchase
agreement was entered into in calendar year 2012 through the dissolution of the Technology
and Information Educational Services joint powers board
new text endmay levy for its portion of lease
costs attributed to the district within the total levy limit in paragraph (e). The totalnew text begin annualnew text end
levy authority under this paragraph shall not exceednew text begin the lesser ofnew text end $632,000new text begin or the remaining
lease purchase amounts owed on the facility
new text end.

(j) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a district may levy under this subdivision for the
purpose of leasing administrative space if the district can demonstrate to the satisfaction of
the commissioner that the lease cost for the administrative space is no greater than the lease
cost for instructional space that the district would otherwise lease. The commissioner must
deny this levy authority unless the district passes a resolution stating its intent to lease
instructional space under this section if the commissioner does not grant authority under
this paragraph. The resolution must also certify that the lease cost for administrative space
under this paragraph is no greater than the lease cost for the district's proposed instructional
lease.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 205A.07, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Sample ballot, posting.

new text begin(a) new text endFor every school district primary, general, or special
election, the school district clerk shall at least four days before the primary, general, or
special election, post a sample ballot in the administrative offices of the school district for
public inspection, and shall post a sample ballot in each polling place on election day.

new text begin (b) For a school district general or special election to issue bonds to finance a capital
project requiring review and comment under section 123B.71, the summary of the
commissioner's review and comment and supplemental information required under section
123B.71, subdivision 12, paragraph (a), shall be posted in the same manner as the sample
ballot under paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for elections held on or after August 1,
2018.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 475.58, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Proper use of bond proceeds.

The proceeds of obligations issued after approval
of the electors under this section deleted text beginmaydeleted text end new text beginmustnew text end only be spent: (1) for the purposes stated in the
ballot language; or (2) to pay, redeem, or defease obligations and interest, penalties,
premiums, and costs of issuance of the obligations. The proceeds deleted text beginmaydeleted text end new text beginmustnew text end not be spent
for a different purpose or for an expansion of the original purpose without the approval by
a majority of the electors voting on the question of changing or expanding the purpose of
the obligations.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 475.59, subdivision 1, is amended
to read:


Subdivision 1.

Generally; notice.

new text begin(a) new text endWhen the governing body of a municipality resolves
to issue bonds for any purpose requiring the approval of the electors, it shall provide for
submission of the proposition of their issuance at a general or special election or town or
school district meeting. Notice of such election or meeting shall be given in the manner
required by law and shall state the maximum amount and the purpose of the proposed issue.

new text begin (b)new text end In any school district, the school board or board of education may, according to its
judgment and discretion, submit as a single ballot question or as two or more separate
questions in the notice of election and ballots the proposition of their issuance for any one
or more of the following, stated conjunctively or in the alternative: acquisition or enlargement
of sites, acquisition, betterment, erection, furnishing, equipping of one or more new
schoolhouses, remodeling, repairing, improving, adding to, betterment, furnishing, equipping
of one or more existing schoolhouses.new text begin The ballot question or questions submitted by a school
board must state the name of the plan or plans being proposed by the district as submitted
to the commissioner of education for review and comment under section 123B.71.
new text end

new text begin (c)new text end In any city, town, or county, the governing body may, according to its judgment and
discretion, submit as a single ballot question or as two or more separate questions in the
notice of election and ballots the proposition of their issuance, stated conjunctively or in
the alternative, for the acquisition, construction, or improvement of any facilities at one or
more locations.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for elections held on or after August 1,
2018.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 5, section 14, subdivision 4, is
amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Equity in telecommunications accessnew text begin aidnew text end.

For equity in telecommunications
accessnew text begin aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 125B.26, subdivision 4new text end:

$
3,750,000
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 3,750,000 deleted text end new text begin
3,950,000
new text end
.....
2019

If the appropriation amount is insufficient, the commissioner shall reduce the
reimbursement rate in Minnesota Statutes, section 125B.26, subdivisions 4 and 5, and the
revenue for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 shall be prorated.

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

Sec. 9. new text beginCANCELLATION OF UNSPENT REGIONAL LIBRARIES
TELECOMMUNICATIONS AID.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education must cancel any unspent regional libraries
telecommunications aid for fiscal years 2018 and 2019, estimated at $350,000, to the general
fund on June 30, 2019. Any amount reduced under this section must be reduced from the
fiscal year 2019 current year aid payment under Minnesota Statutes, section 127A.45,
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 10. 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 sum indicated in this section is
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education for the fiscal year
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Additional telecommunications equity access aid. new text end

new text begin For additional
telecommunications equity access aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 125B.26, subdivision
4a:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 240,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2019
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation amount is insufficient, the commissioner shall reduce the reimbursement
rate in Minnesota Statutes, section 125B.26, subdivision 4a, and the revenue for fiscal year
2019 shall be prorated.
new text end

ARTICLE 7

EARLY EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 124D.151, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Program requirements.

(a) A voluntary prekindergarten program provider
must:

(1) provide instruction through play-based learning to foster children's social and
emotional development, cognitive development, physical and motor development, and
language and literacy skills, including the native language and literacy skills of English
learners, to the extent practicable;

(2) measure each child's cognitive and social skills using a formative measure aligned
to the state's early learning standards when the child enters and again before the child leaves
the program, screening and progress monitoring measures, and deleted text beginothersdeleted text endnew text begin other age-appropriate
versions
new text end from the state-approved menu of kindergarten entry profile measures;

(3) provide comprehensive program content including the implementation of curriculum,
assessment, and instructional strategies aligned with the state early learning standards, and
kindergarten through grade 3 academic standards;

(4) provide instructional content and activities that are of sufficient length and intensity
to address learning needs including offering a program with at least 350 hours of instruction
per school year for a prekindergarten student;

(5) provide voluntary prekindergarten instructional staff salaries comparable to the
salaries of local kindergarten through grade 12 instructional staff;

(6) coordinate appropriate kindergarten transition with families, community-based
prekindergarten programs, and school district kindergarten programs;

(7) involve parents in program planning and transition planning by implementing parent
engagement strategies that include culturally and linguistically responsive activities in
prekindergarten through third grade that are aligned with early childhood family education
under section 124D.13;

(8) coordinate with relevant community-based services, including health and social
service agencies, to ensure children have access to comprehensive services;

(9) coordinate with all relevant school district programs and services including early
childhood special education, homeless students, and English learners;

(10) ensure staff-to-child ratios of one-to-ten and a maximum group size of 20 children;

(11) provide high-quality coordinated professional development, training, and coaching
for both school district and community-based early learning providers that is informed by
a measure of adult-child interactions and enables teachers to be highly knowledgeable in
early childhood curriculum content, assessment, native and English language development
programs, and instruction; and

(12) implement strategies that support the alignment of professional development,
instruction, assessments, and prekindergarten through grade 3 curricula.

(b) A voluntary prekindergarten program must have teachers knowledgeable in early
childhood curriculum content, assessment, native and English language programs, and
instruction.

(c) Districts and charter schools must include their strategy for implementing and
measuring the impact of their voluntary prekindergarten program under section 120B.11
and provide results in their world's best workforce annual summary to the commissioner of
education.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 124D.151, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Mixed delivery of services.

new text begin(a) new text endA district or charter school may contract with
a charter school, Head Start or child care centers, family child care programs licensed under
section 245A.03, or a community-based organization to provide eligible children with
developmentally appropriate services that meet the program requirements in subdivision 2.
Components of a mixed-delivery plan include strategies for recruitment, contracting, and
monitoring of fiscal compliance and program quality.

new text begin (b) For fiscal year 2020 and later, for any district or charter school serving more children
under this section than in fiscal year 2019, the district or charter school must contract with
a three- or four-star Parent Aware rated program operated by a charter school, Head Start,
child care center, licensed family child care, or community-based organization for at least
40 percent of the spaces for the additional eligible children.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 124D.151, subdivision 5, is amended
to read:


Subd. 5.

Application process; priority for high poverty schools.

(a) deleted text beginTo qualify for
program approval for fiscal year 2017, a district or charter school must submit an application
to the commissioner by July 1, 2016.
deleted text end To qualify for program approval deleted text beginfor fiscal year 2018
and later,
deleted text end a district or charter school must submit an application to the commissioner by
January 30 of the fiscal year prior to the fiscal year in which the program will be
implemented. The application must include:

(1) a description of the proposed program, including the number of hours per week the
program will be offered at each school site or mixed-delivery location;

(2) an estimate of the number of eligible children to be served in the program at each
school site or mixed-delivery location; and

(3) a statement of assurances signed by the superintendent or charter school director that
the proposed program meets the requirements of subdivision 2.

(b) The commissioner must review all applications submitted deleted text beginfor fiscal year 2017 by
August 1, 2016, and must review all applications submitted for fiscal year 2018 and later
deleted text end
by March 1 of the fiscal year in which the applications are received and determine whether
each application meets the requirements of paragraph (a).

(c) The commissioner must divide all applications for new or expanded voluntary
prekindergarten programs under this section meeting the requirements of paragraph (a) and
school readiness plus programs into four groups as follows: the Minneapolis and St. Paul
school districts; other school districts located in the metropolitan equity region as defined
in section 126C.10, subdivision 28; school districts located in the rural equity region as
defined in section 126C.10, subdivision 28; and charter schools. Within each group, the
applications must be ordered by rank using a sliding scale based on the following criteria:

(1) concentration of kindergarten students eligible for free or reduced-price lunches by
school site on October 1 of the previous school year. A school site may contract to partner
with a community-based provider or Head Start under subdivision 3 or establish an early
childhood center and use the concentration of kindergarten students eligible for free or
reduced-price meals from a specific school site as long as those eligible children are
prioritized and guaranteed services at the mixed-delivery site or early education center. For
school district programs to be operated at locations that do not have free and reduced-price
lunch concentration data for kindergarten programs for October 1 of the previous school
year, including mixed-delivery programs, the school district average concentration of
kindergarten students eligible for free or reduced-price lunches must be used for the rank
ordering;

(2) presence or absence of a three- or four-star Parent Aware rated program within the
school district or close proximity of the district. School sites with the highest concentration
of kindergarten students eligible for free or reduced-price lunches that do not have a three-
or four-star Parent Aware program within the district or close proximity of the district shall
receive the highest priority, and school sites with the lowest concentration of kindergarten
students eligible for free or reduced-price lunches that have a three- or four-star Parent
Aware rated program within the district or close proximity of the district shall receive the
lowest priority; and

(3) whether the district has implemented a mixed delivery system.

(d) The limit on participation for the programs as specified in subdivision 6 must initially
be allocated among the four groups based on each group's percentage share of the statewide
kindergarten enrollment on October 1 of the previous school year. Within each group, the
participation limit for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 must first be allocated to school sites
approved for aid in the previous year to ensure that those sites are funded for the same
number of participants as approved for the previous year. The remainder of the participation
limit for each group must be allocated among school sites in priority order until that region's
share of the participation limit is reached. If the participation limit is not reached for all
groups, the remaining amount must be allocated to the highest priority school sites, as
designated under this section, not funded in the initial allocation on a statewide basis. For
fiscal year 2020 and later, the participation limit must first be allocated to school sites
approved for aid in fiscal year 2017, and then to school sites approved for aid in fiscal year
2018 based on the statewide rankings under paragraph (c).

(e) Once a school site or a mixed delivery site under subdivision 3 is approved for aid
under this subdivision, it shall remain eligible for aid if it continues to meet program
requirements, regardless of changes in the concentration of students eligible for free or
reduced-price lunches.

(f) If the total number of participants approved based on applications submitted under
paragraph (a) is less than the participation limit under subdivision 6, the commissioner must
notify all school districts and charter schools of the amount that remains available within
30 days of the initial application deadline under paragraph (a), and complete a second round
of allocations based on applications received within 60 days of the initial application deadline.

(g) Procedures for approving applications submitted under paragraph (f) shall be the
same as specified in paragraphs (a) to (d), except that the allocations shall be made to the
highest priority school sites not funded in the initial allocation on a statewide basis.

new text begin (h) For fiscal year 2020 and later, the commissioner may waive the mixed-delivery
requirements under subdivisions 3 and 6 for an otherwise qualified applicant that provides
documented evidence that the school district or charter school was unable to provide a
mixed-delivery program because of the unavailability of providers willing to contract with
the school district or charter school or other factors beyond their control.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 124D.151, subdivision 6, is amended
to read:


Subd. 6.

Participation limits.

(a) Notwithstanding section 126C.05, subdivision 1,
paragraph (d), the pupil units for a voluntary prekindergarten program for an eligible school
district or charter school must not exceed 60 percent of the kindergarten pupil units for that
school district or charter school under section 126C.05, subdivision 1, paragraph (e).

deleted text begin (b) In reviewing applications under subdivision 5, the commissioner must limit the
estimated state aid entitlement approved under this section to $27,092,000 for fiscal year
2017. If the actual state aid entitlement based on final data exceeds the limit in any year,
the aid of the participating districts must be prorated so as not to exceed the limit.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end The commissioner must limit the total number of funded participants in the
voluntary prekindergarten program under this section to not more than 3,160.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end Notwithstanding paragraph deleted text begin(c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end, the commissioner must limit the total number
of participants in the voluntary prekindergarten and school readiness plus programs to not
more than 6,160 participants for fiscal year 2018 and 7,160 participants for fiscal year 2019.

new text begin (d) For fiscal year 2020 and later, at least 40 percent of the number of program
participants served under this section in excess of 3,160 participants must be served through
a mixed delivery of services according to subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 8, section 9, subdivision 6, is
amended to read:


Subd. 6.

No supplanting.

For a site first qualifying in fiscal year 2018 or deleted text begin2019deleted text endnew text begin laternew text end,deleted text begin
mixed delivery revenue, including
deleted text end voluntary prekindergarten and school readiness plus
program revenuedeleted text begin,deleted text end must be used to supplement not supplant existing state, federal, and local
revenue for prekindergarten activities.

ARTICLE 8

STATE AGENCIES

Section 1.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 11, section 9, subdivision
2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Department.

(a) For the Department of Education:

$
27,158,000
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 24,874,000 deleted text end new text begin
24,488,000
new text end
.....
2019

Of these amounts:

(1) $231,000 each year is for the Board of School Administrators, and beginning in fiscal
year 2020, the amount indicated is from the educator licensure account in the special revenue
fund;

(2) $1,000,000 each year is for regional centers of excellence under Minnesota Statutes,
section 120B.115;

(3) $500,000 each year is for the school safety technical assistance center under Minnesota
Statutes, section 127A.052;

(4) $250,000 each year is for the School Finance Division to enhance financial data
analysis;

(5) $720,000 each year is for implementing Minnesota's Learning for English Academic
Proficiency and Success Act under Laws 2014, chapter 272, article 1, as amended;

(6) $2,750,000 in fiscal year 2018 and $500,000 in fiscal year 2019 are for the Department
of Education's mainframe update;

(7) $123,000 each year is for a dyslexia specialist; and

(8) $2,000,000 each year is for legal fees and costs associated with litigation.

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

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

(d) 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.

(e) This appropriation includes funds for information technology project services and
support subject to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, section 16E.0466. Any ongoing
information technology costs will be incorporated into the service level agreement and will
be paid to the Office of MN.IT Services by the Department of Education under the rates
and mechanism specified in that agreement.

(f) The agency's base is deleted text begin$22,054,000deleted text endnew text begin $22,014,000new text end for fiscal year 2020 and $21,965,000
for 2021.

Sec. 2.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 11, section 12, is amended to
read:


Sec. 12. APPROPRIATIONS; PERPICH CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION.

(a) The sums in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the Perpich Center
for Arts Education for the fiscal years designated:

$
deleted text begin 8,173,000
deleted text end new text begin 7,573,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 6,973,000
deleted text end new text begin 6,848,000
new text end
.....
2019

(b) Of the amounts appropriated in paragraph (a), $370,000 is for fiscal deleted text beginyearsdeleted text endnew text begin yearnew text end 2018
or 2019 only for arts integration and Turnaround Arts programs.

(c) deleted text begin$1,200,000deleted text endnew text begin $600,000new text end in fiscal year 2018 is for severance payments related to the
closure of Crosswinds school and is available until June 30, 2019.

new text begin (d) The base in fiscal year 2020 is $6,973,000.
new text end

ARTICLE 9

FORECAST ADJUSTMENTS

A. GENERAL EDUCATION

Section 1.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 19, subdivision
4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Abatement aid.

For abatement aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 127A.49:

$
deleted text begin 2,374,000
deleted text end new text begin 2,584,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 2,163,000
deleted text end new text begin 3,218,000
new text end
.....
2019

The 2018 appropriation includes $262,000 for 2017 and deleted text begin$2,112,000deleted text endnew text begin $2,322,000new text end for
2018.

The 2019 appropriation includes deleted text begin$234,000deleted text endnew text begin $258,000new text end for 2018 and deleted text begin$1,929,000deleted text endnew text begin $2,960,000new text end
for 2019.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 19, subdivision 5, is
amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Consolidation transition aid.

For districts consolidating under Minnesota
Statutes, section 123A.485:

$
deleted text begin 185,000
deleted text end new text begin 0
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 382,000
deleted text end new text begin 270,000
new text end
.....
2019

The 2018 appropriation includes $0 for 2017 and deleted text begin$185,000deleted text endnew text begin $0new text end for 2018.

The 2019 appropriation includes deleted text begin$20,000deleted text endnew text begin $0new text end for 2018 and deleted text begin$362,000deleted text endnew text begin $270,000new text end for 2019.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 19, subdivision 6, is
amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Nonpublic pupil education aid.

For nonpublic pupil education aid under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 123B.40 to 123B.43 and 123B.87:

$
deleted text begin 18,197,000
deleted text end new text begin 17,779,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 19,225,000
deleted text end new text begin 17,910,000
new text end
.....
2019

The 2018 appropriation includes $1,687,000 for 2017 and deleted text begin$16,510,000deleted text endnew text begin $16,092,000new text end for
2018.

The 2019 appropriation includes deleted text begin$1,834,000deleted text endnew text begin $1,787,000new text end for 2018 and deleted text begin$17,391,000deleted text endnew text begin
$16,123,000
new text end for 2019.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 19, subdivision 7, is
amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Nonpublic pupil transportation.

For nonpublic pupil transportation aid under
Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.92, subdivision 9:

$
deleted text begin 18,372,000
deleted text end new text begin 17,549,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 18,541,000
deleted text end new text begin 18,309,000
new text end
.....
2019

The 2018 appropriation includes $1,835,000 for 2017 and deleted text begin$16,537,000deleted text endnew text begin $15,714,000new text end for
2018.

The 2019 appropriation includes deleted text begin$1,837,000deleted text endnew text begin $1,745,000new text end for 2018 and deleted text begin$16,704,000deleted text endnew text begin
$16,564,000
new text end for 2019.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 19, subdivision 9, is
amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Career and technical aid.

For career and technical aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.4531, subdivision 1b:

$
deleted text begin 4,561,000
deleted text end new text begin 4,757,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 4,125,000
deleted text end new text begin 4,384,000
new text end
.....
2019

The 2018 appropriation includes $476,000 for 2017 and deleted text begin$4,085,000deleted text endnew text begin $4,281,000new text end for
2018.

The 2019 appropriation includes deleted text begin$453,000deleted text endnew text begin $475,000new text end for 2018 and deleted text begin$3,672,000deleted text endnew text begin $3,909,000new text end
for 2019.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

B. EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

Sec. 6.

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


Subd. 2.

Achievement and integration aid.

For achievement and integration aid under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.862:

$
deleted text begin 71,249,000
deleted text end new text begin 71,693,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 73,267,000
deleted text end new text begin 73,926,000
new text end
.....
2019

The 2018 appropriation includes $6,725,000 for 2017 and deleted text begin$64,524,000deleted text endnew text begin $64,968,000new text end for
2018.

The 2019 appropriation includes deleted text begin$7,169,000deleted text endnew text begin $7,218,000new text end for 2018 and deleted text begin$66,098,000deleted text endnew text begin
$66,708,000
new text end for 2019.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 57, subdivision 3, is
amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Literacy incentive aid.

For literacy incentive aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.98:

$
deleted text begin 47,264,000
deleted text end new text begin 46,517,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 47,763,000
deleted text end new text begin 46,188,000
new text end
.....
2019

The 2018 appropriation includes $4,597,000 for 2017 and deleted text begin$42,667,000deleted text endnew text begin $41,920,000new text end for
2018.

The 2019 appropriation includes deleted text begin$4,740,000deleted text endnew text begin $4,657,000new text end for 2018 and deleted text begin$43,023,000deleted text endnew text begin
$41,531,000
new text end for 2019.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 57, subdivision 4, is
amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Interdistrict desegregation or integration transportation grants.

For
interdistrict desegregation or integration transportation grants under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.87:

$
deleted text begin 13,337,000
deleted text end new text begin 14,328,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 14,075,000
deleted text end new text begin 15,065,000
new text end
.....
2019

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 9.

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


Subd. 5.

Tribal contract schools.

For tribal contract school aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.83:

$
deleted text begin 3,623,000
deleted text end new text begin 2,954,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 4,018,000
deleted text end new text begin 3,381,000
new text end
.....
2019

The 2018 appropriation includes $323,000 for 2017 and deleted text begin$3,300,000deleted text endnew text begin $2,631,000new text end for
2018.

The 2019 appropriation includes deleted text begin$366,000deleted text endnew text begin $292,000new text end for 2018 and deleted text begin$3,652,000deleted text endnew text begin $3,089,000new text end
for 2019.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 57, subdivision 6,
is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

American Indian education aid.

For American Indian education aid under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.81, subdivision 2a:

$
9,244,000
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 9,464,000
deleted text end new text begin 9,409,000
new text end
.....
2019

The 2018 appropriation includes $886,000 for 2017 and $8,358,000 for 2018.

The 2019 appropriation includes $928,000 for 2018 and deleted text begin$8,536,000deleted text endnew text begin $8,481,000new text end for
2019.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 57, subdivision 21,
is amended to read:


Subd. 21.

Charter school building lease aid.

For building lease aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124E.22:

$
deleted text begin 73,341,000
deleted text end new text begin 73,334,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 78,802,000
deleted text end new text begin 79,098,000
new text end
.....
2019

The 2018 appropriation includes $6,850,000 for 2017 and deleted text begin$66,491,000deleted text endnew text begin $66,484,000new text end for
2018.

The 2019 appropriation includes $7,387,000 for 2018 and deleted text begin$71,415,000deleted text endnew text begin $71,711,000new text end for
2019.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 57, subdivision 26,
is amended to read:


Subd. 26.

Alternative teacher compensation aid.

For alternative teacher compensation
aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.415, subdivision 4:

$
deleted text begin 89,863,000
deleted text end new text begin 90,131,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 89,623,000
deleted text end new text begin 89,789,000
new text end
.....
2019

The 2018 appropriation includes $8,917,000 for 2017 and deleted text begin$80,946,000deleted text endnew text begin $81,214,000new text end for
2018.

The 2019 appropriation includes deleted text begin$8,994,000deleted text endnew text begin $9,023,000new text end for 2018 and deleted text begin$80,629,000deleted text endnew text begin
$80,766,000
new text end for 2019.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

C. SPECIAL EDUCATION

Sec. 13.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 4, section 12, subdivision 2,
as amended by Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 7, section 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Special education; regular.

For special education aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 125A.75:

$
deleted text begin 1,341,161,000
deleted text end new text begin 1,366,903,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 1,426,827,000
deleted text end new text begin 1,467,921,000
new text end
.....
2019

The 2018 appropriation includes $156,403,000 for 2017 and deleted text begin$1,184,758,000deleted text endnew text begin
$1,210,500,000
new text end for 2018.

The 2019 appropriation includes deleted text begin$166,667,000deleted text endnew text begin $170,291,000new text end for 2018 and
deleted text begin $1,260,160,000deleted text endnew text begin $1,297,630,000new text end for 2019.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 4, section 12, subdivision 3,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Aid for children with disabilities.

For aid under Minnesota Statutes, section
125A.75, subdivision 3, for children with disabilities placed in residential facilities within
the district boundaries for whom no district of residence can be determined:

$
deleted text begin 1,597,000
deleted text end new text begin 1,022,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 1,830,000
deleted text end new text begin 1,204,000
new text end
.....
2019

If the appropriation for either year is insufficient, the appropriation for the other year is
available.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 4, section 12, subdivision 4,
is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Travel for home-based services.

For aid for teacher travel for home-based
services under Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.75, subdivision 1:

$
deleted text begin 508,000
deleted text end new text begin 412,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 532,000
deleted text end new text begin 421,000
new text end
.....
2019

The 2018 appropriation includes $48,000 for 2017 and deleted text begin$460,000deleted text endnew text begin $364,000new text end for 2018.

The 2019 appropriation includes deleted text begin$51,000deleted text endnew text begin $40,000new text end for 2018 and deleted text begin$481,000deleted text endnew text begin $381,000new text end for
2019.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 4, section 12, subdivision 5,
is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Court-placed special education revenue.

For reimbursing serving school
districts for unreimbursed eligible expenditures attributable to children placed in the serving
school district by court action under Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.79, subdivision 4:

$
deleted text begin 46,000
deleted text end new text begin 40,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 47,000
deleted text end new text begin 41,000
new text end
.....
2019

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

D. FACILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY

Sec. 17.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 5, section 14, subdivision 2,
is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Debt service equalization aid.

For debt service equalization aid under
Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.53, subdivision 6:

$
24,908,000
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 22,360,000
deleted text end new text begin 23,137,000
new text end
.....
2019

The 2018 appropriation includes $2,324,000 for 2017 and $22,584,000 for 2018.

The 2019 appropriation includes $2,509,000 for 2018 and deleted text begin$19,851,000deleted text endnew text begin $20,628,000new text end for
2019.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 18.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 5, section 14, subdivision 3,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Long-term facilities maintenance equalized aid.

For long-term facilities
maintenance equalized aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.595, subdivision 9:

$
deleted text begin 80,179,000
deleted text end new text begin 81,053,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 103,460,000
deleted text end new text begin 102,374,000
new text end
.....
2019

The 2018 appropriation includes $5,815,000 for 2017 and deleted text begin$74,364,000deleted text endnew text begin $75,238,000new text end for
2018.

The 2019 appropriation includes deleted text begin$8,262,000deleted text endnew text begin $8,359,000new text end for 2018 and deleted text begin$95,198,000deleted text endnew text begin
$94,015,000
new text end for 2019.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

E. NUTRITION

Sec. 19.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 6, section 3, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

School lunch.

For school lunch aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.111,
and Code of Federal Regulations, title 7, section 210.17:

$
deleted text begin 16,721,000
deleted text end new text begin 16,143,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 17,223,000
deleted text end new text begin 16,477,000
new text end
.....
2019

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 6, section 3, subdivision 3, is
amended to read:


Subd. 3.

School breakfast.

For traditional school breakfast aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.1158:

$
deleted text begin 10,601,000
deleted text end new text begin 10,474,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 11,359,000
deleted text end new text begin 11,282,000
new text end
.....
2019

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 21.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 6, section 3, subdivision 4, is
amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Kindergarten milk.

For kindergarten milk aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.118:

$
deleted text begin 758,000
deleted text end new text begin 734,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 758,000
deleted text end new text begin 734,000
new text end
.....
2019

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

F. EARLY CHILDHOOD AND FAMILY SUPPORT

Sec. 22.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 8, section 10, subdivision 5a,
is amended to read:


Subd. 5a.

Early childhood family education aid.

For early childhood family education
aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.135:

$
deleted text begin 30,405,000
deleted text end new text begin 29,760,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 31,977,000
deleted text end new text begin 30,870,000
new text end
.....
2019

The 2018 appropriation includes $2,904,000 for 2017 and deleted text begin$27,501,000deleted text endnew text begin $26,856,000new text end for
2018.

The 2019 appropriation includes deleted text begin$3,055,000deleted text endnew text begin $2,983,000new text end for 2018 and deleted text begin$28,922,000deleted text endnew text begin
$27,887,000
new text end for 2019.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 23.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 8, section 10, subdivision 6,
is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Developmental screening aid.

For developmental screening aid under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 121A.17 and 121A.19:

$
deleted text begin 3,606,000
deleted text end new text begin 3,663,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 3,629,000
deleted text end new text begin 3,688,000
new text end
.....
2019

The 2018 appropriation includes $358,000 for 2017 and deleted text begin$3,248,000deleted text endnew text begin $3,305,000new text end for
2018.

The 2019 appropriation includes deleted text begin$360,000deleted text endnew text begin $367,000new text end for 2018 and deleted text begin$3,269,000deleted text endnew text begin $3,321,000new text end
for 2019.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

Sec. 24.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 8, section 10, subdivision 12,
is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Home visiting aid.

For home visiting aid under Minnesota Statutes, section
124D.135:

$
deleted text begin 527,000
deleted text end new text begin 503,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 571,000
deleted text end new text begin 525,000
new text end
.....
2019

The 2018 appropriation includes $0 for 2017 and deleted text begin$527,000deleted text endnew text begin $503,000new text end for 2018.

The 2019 appropriation includes deleted text begin$58,000deleted text endnew text begin $55,000new text end for 2018 and deleted text begin$513,000deleted text endnew text begin $470,000new text end for
2019.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

G. COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND PREVENTION

Sec. 25.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 9, section 2, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Community education aid.

For community education aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.20:

$
deleted text begin 483,000
deleted text end new text begin 477,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 393,000
deleted text end new text begin 410,000
new text end
.....
2019

The 2018 appropriation includes $53,000 for 2017 and deleted text begin$430,000deleted text endnew text begin $424,000new text end for 2018.

The 2019 appropriation includes $47,000 for 2018 and deleted text begin$346,000deleted text endnew text begin $363,000new text end for 2019.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

H. SELF-SUFFICIENCY AND LIFELONG LEARNING

Sec. 26.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 10, section 6, subdivision 2,
is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Adult basic education aid.

For adult basic education aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.531:

$
deleted text begin 50,010,000
deleted text end new text begin 48,708,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
deleted text begin 51,497,000
deleted text end new text begin 50,109,000
new text end
.....
2019

The 2018 appropriation includes $4,881,000 for 2017 and deleted text begin$45,129,000deleted text endnew text begin $43,827,000new text end for
2018.

The 2019 appropriation includes deleted text begin$5,014,000deleted text endnew text begin $4,869,000new text end for 2018 and deleted text begin$46,483,000deleted text endnew text begin
$45,240,000
new text end for 2019.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2018.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: S3928-1

122A.63 GRANTS TO PREPARE INDIAN TEACHERS.

Subd. 7.

Loan forgiveness.

The loan may be forgiven if the recipient is employed as a teacher, as defined in section 122A.40 or 122A.41, in an eligible school or program in Minnesota. One-fourth of the principal of the outstanding loan amount shall be forgiven for each year of eligible employment, or a pro rata amount for eligible employment during part of a school year, part-time employment as a substitute teacher, or other eligible part-time teaching. Loans for $2,500 or less may be forgiven at the rate of up to $1,250 per year. The following schools and programs are eligible for the purposes of loan forgiveness:

(1) a school or program operated by a school district;

(2) a tribal contract school eligible to receive aid according to section 124D.83;

(3) a Head Start program;

(4) an early childhood family education program;

(5) a program providing educational services to children who have not entered kindergarten; or

(6) a program providing educational enrichment services to American Indian students in grades kindergarten through 12.

If a person has an outstanding loan obtained through this program, the duty to make payments of principal and interest may be deferred during any time period the person is enrolled at least one-half time in an advanced degree program in a field that leads to employment by a school district. To defer loan obligations, the person shall provide written notification to the commissioner of education and the recipients of the joint grant that originally authorized the loan. Upon approval by the commissioner and the joint grant recipients, payments shall be deferred.

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education shall approve the loan forgiveness program, loan deferral, and procedures to administer the program.

Subd. 8.

Revolving fund.

The Indian teacher preparation loan repayment revolving account is established in the state treasury. Any amounts repaid or contributed by a teacher who received a scholarship or loan under this program shall be deposited in the account. All money in the account is annually appropriated to the commissioner of education and shall be used to enable Indian students to participate in the program.

126C.16 REFERENDUM AND DESEGREGATION REVENUE CONVERSION.

Subdivision 1.

Revenue conversion.

Except as provided under subdivision 3, the referendum authority under section 126C.17 of a district must be converted by the department according to this section.

Subd. 3.

Per pupil revenue conversion.

(a) The department must convert each district's referendum revenue authority for fiscal year 2002 and later years to an allowance per pupil unit as follows: the revenue allowance equals the amount determined by dividing the district's maximum revenue under section 126C.17, for fiscal year 2001 by the district's 2000-2001 resident marginal cost pupil units. A district's maximum revenue for all later years for which the revenue is authorized equals the revenue allowance times the district's resident marginal cost pupil units for that year.

(b) The referendum allowance reduction must be applied first to the authority with the earliest expiration date.

126C.17 REFERENDUM REVENUE.

Subd. 9a.

Board-approved referendum allowance.

Notwithstanding subdivision 9, a school district may convert up to $300 per adjusted pupil unit of referendum authority from voter approved to board approved by a board vote. A district with less than $300 per adjusted pupil unit of referendum authority after the local optional revenue subtraction under subdivision 1 may authorize new referendum authority up to the difference between $300 per adjusted pupil unit and the district's referendum authority. The board may authorize this levy for up to five years and may subsequently reauthorize that authority in increments of up to five years.

Repealed Minnesota Session Laws: S3928-1

Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 25, section 62, subdivision 16

Sec. 62. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.new text end

new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin Grants for vision therapy pilot project. new text end

new text begin (a) For a grant to Independent School District No. 12, Centennial, to implement a neuro-optometric vision therapy pilot project: new text end

new text begin $ new text end new text begin 200,000 new text end new text begin ..... new text end new text begin 2017 new text end

new text begin This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2019. new text end

new text begin (b) In each year of the pilot project, second and third grade students identified by a set of criteria created by the district shall be admitted into the pilot study. Identified students shall have a comprehensive eye examination with written standard requirements of testing. Students identified with a diagnosis of convergence insufficiency must undergo a vision efficiency evaluation by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist trained in the evaluation of learning-related vision problems. The results of this examination shall determine whether a student will qualify for neuro-optometric vision therapy funded by the grant. The parent or guardian of a student who qualifies for the pilot program under this paragraph may submit a written notification to the school opting the student out of the program. The district must establish guidelines to provide quality standards and measures to ensure an appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan that is consistent with the convergence insufficiency treatment trial study. new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner of education must provide for an evaluation of the pilot project and make a report to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education policy and finance by January 15, 2020. new text end