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Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

SF 7

2nd Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/30/2019 01:02pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6
2.7 2.8
2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 3.1 3.2
3.3
3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20
3.21
3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12
4.13
4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 5.1 5.2 5.3
5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23
5.24
5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9
6.10
6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17
6.18
6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18
7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 7.33 7.34 8.1 8.2 8.3
8.4 8.5
8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15
8.16
8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 8.33 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12
9.13
9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4
10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29
10.30
10.31 10.32 10.33 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16
11.17
11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23
11.24
11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28 11.29 11.30 11.31 11.32 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14
12.15
12.16 12.17 12.18 12.19 12.20 12.21 12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29 12.30 12.31 12.32 12.33 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 13.10 13.11 13.12
13.13
13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19 14.20 14.21 14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25 14.26
14.27
14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29
15.30
16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24
16.25
16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6
17.7
17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17
17.18
17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 18.1 18.2
18.3
18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21
18.22
18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31
19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6
19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14
19.15 19.16
19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21
19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28 20.29 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12 21.13 21.14 21.15 21.16 21.17 21.18 21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22
21.23
21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29 21.30 21.31 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22 22.23 22.24 22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28 22.29 22.30 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9 23.10
23.11 23.12 23.13
23.14 23.15
23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25 23.26 23.27 23.28 23.29
23.30
24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22 24.23 24.24 24.25 24.26 24.27
24.28 24.29 24.30 24.31 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 25.9 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16
25.17 25.18 25.19 25.20 25.21 25.22 25.23 25.24 25.25 25.26 25.27 25.28 25.29 25.30 25.31 25.32 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21 26.22 26.23 26.24 26.25 26.26 26.27 26.28 26.29 26.30 26.31 26.32 26.33 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.8 27.9 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15 27.16 27.17 27.18 27.19 27.20 27.21
27.22 27.23 27.24 27.25 27.26 27.27 27.28
27.29 27.30 27.31 27.32 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 28.8 28.9 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20 28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24 28.25 28.26 28.27 28.28 28.29 28.30 28.31 28.32 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16 29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 29.22 29.23 29.24 29.25 29.26 29.27 29.28 29.29 29.30 29.31 29.32 29.33 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7 30.8 30.9 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13 30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17 30.18 30.19 30.20 30.21 30.22 30.23 30.24 30.25 30.26 30.27 30.28 30.29 30.30 30.31 30.32 30.33 30.34 30.35 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6 31.7 31.8 31.9 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 31.31 31.32 31.33 31.34 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 32.9 32.10 32.11 32.12 32.13 32.14 32.15 32.16 32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22 32.23 32.24 32.25 32.26 32.27 32.28 32.29 32.30 32.31 32.32
33.1 33.2
33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.7 33.8 33.9 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17 33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26
33.27 33.28
33.29 33.30 33.31 33.32 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 34.32 34.33 34.34 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8 35.9 35.10 35.11 35.12 35.13 35.14 35.15 35.16 35.17 35.18 35.19 35.20 35.21 35.22 35.23 35.24 35.25 35.26 35.27 35.28 35.29 35.30 35.31 35.32 35.33 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17 36.18 36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22 36.23 36.24 36.25 36.26 36.27 36.28 36.29 36.30 36.31 36.32
37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30 37.31 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15
38.16
38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23
38.24 38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28 38.29 38.30 38.31 39.1 39.2
39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17
39.18
39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 39.30 39.31
40.1
40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10 40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18 40.19 40.20
40.21
40.22 40.23 40.24 40.25
40.26
40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 40.31
41.1
41.2 41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7 41.8 41.9 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23 41.24 41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 41.30 41.31 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24 42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28
42.29
43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13
43.14
43.15 43.16 43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20
43.21
43.22 43.23 43.24 43.25 43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32
44.1
44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 44.7 44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16
44.17
44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22 44.23
44.24
44.25 44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 45.1 45.2
45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9 45.10 45.11 45.12 45.13 45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21 45.22 45.23 45.24
45.25 45.26 45.27 45.28 45.29 45.30 46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6 46.7 46.8 46.9 46.10 46.11 46.12
46.13 46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17 46.18 46.19 46.20 46.21 46.22 46.23 46.24 46.25 46.26
46.27 46.28 46.29 46.30
47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4
47.5 47.6 47.7 47.8 47.9 47.10 47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15
47.16 47.17 47.18 47.19 47.20 47.21 47.22 47.23 47.24 47.25 47.26 47.27 47.28
47.29 47.30 47.31 47.32 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5
48.6 48.7 48.8 48.10 48.9 48.11 48.12 48.13
48.14 48.15 48.16 48.17 48.18 48.19 48.20 48.21 48.22
48.23 48.24 48.25 48.26 48.27 48.28 48.29 48.30 48.31 49.1 49.2
49.3 49.4 49.5 49.6 49.7 49.8 49.9 49.10 49.11 49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17 49.18 49.19 49.20 49.21 49.22 49.23 49.24 49.25 49.26 49.27
49.28 49.29 49.30 49.31 49.32 49.33 50.1 50.2 50.3
50.4
50.5 50.6 50.7 50.8 50.9 50.10
50.11 50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16 50.17 50.18 50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23 50.24 50.25 50.26 50.27 50.28 50.29 51.1 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.6 51.7 51.8 51.9 51.10 51.11 51.12 51.13 51.14 51.15 51.16 51.17 51.18 51.19 51.20 51.21 51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26 51.27 51.28 51.29 51.30 51.31 51.32 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11 52.12 52.13 52.14 52.15 52.16
52.17
52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23 52.24
52.25 52.26 52.27 52.28 52.29 52.30 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24 53.25 53.26 53.27 53.28 53.29 53.30 53.31 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 54.10 54.11 54.12 54.13 54.14 54.15 54.16 54.17 54.18 54.19 54.20 54.21 54.22 54.23 54.24 54.25 54.26 54.27 54.28 54.29 54.30 55.1 55.2 55.3 55.4 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.8 55.9 55.10 55.11 55.12 55.13 55.14 55.15 55.16 55.17 55.18 55.19 55.20 55.21 55.22 55.23 55.24 55.25 55.26 55.27 55.28 55.29 55.30 56.1 56.2 56.3 56.4 56.5 56.6 56.7 56.8 56.9 56.10 56.11 56.12 56.13 56.14 56.15 56.16 56.17 56.18 56.19 56.20 56.21 56.22 56.23 56.24 56.25 56.26 56.27 56.28 56.29 56.30 56.31 56.32 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.7 57.8 57.9 57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13 57.14 57.15 57.16 57.17 57.18 57.19 57.20 57.21 57.22 57.23 57.24 57.25 57.26 57.27 57.28 57.29 57.30 57.31 57.32 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8 58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14 58.15 58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20 58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25 58.26 58.27 58.28 58.29 58.30 58.31 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21 59.22 59.23 59.24 59.25 59.26 59.27 59.28 59.29 59.30 59.31 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 60.5 60.6 60.7 60.8 60.9 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14 60.15 60.16 60.17 60.18 60.19 60.20 60.21 60.22 60.23 60.24 60.25 60.26 60.27 60.28 60.29 60.30 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 61.6 61.7 61.8 61.9 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13
61.14 61.15 61.16 61.17 61.18 61.19
61.20 61.21
61.22 61.23
61.24 61.25 61.26 61.27 61.28 61.29 61.30 62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.10 62.11 62.12 62.13 62.14 62.15 62.16 62.17 62.18 62.19 62.20 62.21 62.22
62.23
62.24 62.25 62.26 62.27 62.28
63.1 63.2 63.3 63.4 63.5 63.6 63.7 63.8 63.9
63.10
63.11 63.12 63.13 63.14 63.15 63.16 63.17 63.18 63.19 63.20 63.21 63.22 63.23 63.24 63.25 63.26 63.27 63.28 63.29 63.30 63.31 63.32 63.33 64.1 64.2 64.3 64.4 64.5 64.6 64.7 64.8 64.9 64.10 64.11 64.12
64.13
64.14 64.15 64.16 64.17 64.18 64.19 64.20 64.21 64.22 64.23 64.24 64.25 64.26 64.27 64.28 65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6
65.7 65.8 65.9 65.10 65.11 65.12 65.13 65.14 65.15 65.16 65.17 65.18 65.19 65.20 65.21 65.22 65.23 65.24
65.25 65.26 65.27 65.28 65.29 65.30 65.31 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 66.6 66.7 66.8 66.9 66.10 66.11 66.12 66.13 66.14 66.15 66.16 66.17 66.18 66.19 66.20 66.21 66.22 66.23 66.24 66.25 66.26 66.27 66.28 66.29 66.30 66.31 66.32 66.33 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7 67.8 67.9 67.10 67.11 67.12 67.13 67.14 67.15 67.16 67.17 67.18 67.19 67.20 67.21 67.22 67.23 67.24
67.25 67.26 67.27 67.28 67.29 67.30 67.31 67.32 67.33 68.1 68.2 68.3
68.4 68.5 68.6 68.7 68.8 68.9 68.10
68.11 68.12 68.13 68.14 68.15 68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19
68.20 68.21 68.22 68.23 68.24 68.25 68.26 68.27 68.28 68.29 68.30 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7 69.8 69.9 69.10 69.11
69.12 69.13 69.14 69.15
69.16 69.17 69.18 69.19 69.20 69.21 69.22 69.23
69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27 69.28 69.29 69.30 69.31 69.32 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7 70.8 70.9 70.10 70.11 70.12
70.13 70.14 70.15 70.16 70.17 70.18 70.19 70.20 70.21 70.22 70.23 70.24 70.25 70.26 70.27 70.28 70.29 70.30 70.31 71.1 71.2 71.3 71.4 71.5
71.6 71.7 71.8 71.9 71.10 71.11 71.12 71.13 71.14 71.15 71.16 71.17 71.18 71.19 71.20 71.21 71.22 71.23 71.24 71.25 71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29
72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 72.5 72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9 72.10 72.11 72.12
72.13 72.14 72.15 72.16 72.17 72.18 72.19
72.20 72.21 72.22 72.23 72.24 72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28 72.29 72.30 72.31 73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4
73.5
73.6 73.7 73.8 73.10 73.9 73.11 73.12 73.13
73.14 73.15 73.16 73.17 73.18 73.19
73.20 73.21 73.22 73.23 73.24 73.25 73.26 73.27 73.28 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7 74.8 74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12 74.13 74.14 74.15 74.16 74.17 74.18 74.19 74.20 74.21 74.22 74.23 74.24 74.25 74.26 74.27 74.28 74.29 74.30 74.31 74.32 74.33 75.1 75.2 75.3 75.4 75.5 75.6 75.7 75.8 75.9 75.10 75.11 75.12 75.13 75.14 75.15 75.16 75.17 75.18 75.19 75.20 75.21 75.22 75.23 75.24 75.25 75.26 75.27 75.28 75.29 75.30 75.31 75.32 75.33 76.1 76.2 76.3 76.4 76.5 76.6 76.7 76.8 76.9 76.10 76.11 76.12 76.13 76.14 76.15 76.16 76.17 76.18 76.19 76.20 76.21 76.22 76.23 76.24 76.25 76.26 76.27 76.28 76.29 76.30 76.31 77.1 77.2 77.3 77.4 77.5 77.6 77.7 77.8
77.9 77.10 77.11 77.12
77.13 77.14
77.15 77.16 77.17 77.18 77.19 77.20 77.21 77.22 77.23 77.24 77.25 77.26 77.27 77.28 77.29 77.30 77.31 78.1 78.2 78.3 78.4 78.5 78.6 78.7 78.8 78.9 78.10 78.11 78.12 78.13 78.14 78.15 78.16 78.17 78.18 78.19 78.20 78.21 78.22 78.23 78.24 78.25 78.26 78.27 78.28 78.29 78.30 78.31 78.32 78.33 79.1 79.2 79.3 79.4 79.5 79.6 79.7 79.8 79.9 79.10 79.11 79.12 79.13 79.14 79.15 79.16 79.17 79.18 79.19 79.20 79.21 79.22 79.23 79.24 79.25 79.26 79.27
79.28 79.29 79.30 79.31 79.32 80.1 80.2 80.3 80.4 80.5 80.6 80.7 80.8
80.9 80.10 80.11 80.12 80.13 80.14 80.15 80.16 80.17 80.18 80.19 80.20
80.21 80.22 80.23 80.24 80.25 80.26 80.27 80.28 80.29 80.30 81.1 81.2 81.3 81.4 81.5 81.6 81.7 81.8 81.9 81.10 81.11 81.12 81.13 81.14 81.15 81.16 81.17 81.18 81.19 81.20 81.21 81.22
81.23 81.24
81.25 81.26 81.27 81.28 81.29 81.30 81.31 82.1 82.2 82.3 82.4 82.5 82.6 82.7 82.8 82.9
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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; providing funding for prekindergarten through grade
12 education including general education, education excellence, special education,
teachers, school safety, facilities and technology, nutrition, libraries, early childhood
and family support, community education, self-sufficiency and lifelong learning,
and state agencies; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018,
sections 120A.20, subdivision 2; 120A.41; 120B.02, by adding a subdivision;
120B.024, subdivision 1; 120B.125; 120B.21; 120B.30, subdivisions 1, 3; 120B.35,
subdivision 3; 120B.36, subdivision 1; 121A.035, by adding a subdivision;
121A.335, subdivisions 3, 5; 122A.07, by adding a subdivision; 122A.09,
subdivision 2; 122A.092, subdivision 5; 122A.14, subdivision 9; 122A.18,
subdivision 8; 122A.182, subdivision 1; 122A.187, subdivision 5; 122A.20,
subdivision 1; 122A.21, subdivision 1; 122A.30; 122A.61, by adding a subdivision;
122A.63, subdivisions 1, 4, 5, 6, by adding a subdivision; 123B.02, by adding a
subdivision; 123B.06; 123B.41, subdivisions 2, 5; 123B.42, subdivision 3; 123B.44,
subdivisions 1, 5, 6; 123B.49, subdivision 4; 123B.52, subdivision 6; 123B.61;
124D.09, subdivisions 3, 4, 5b, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 22; 124D.091, subdivision 3;
124D.111; 124D.12; 124D.121; 124D.122; 124D.126, subdivision 1; 124D.127;
124D.151, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 124D.162; 124D.165,
subdivisions 2, 3, 4, by adding subdivisions; 124D.19, subdivision 2; 124D.20,
subdivisions 8, 10; 124D.34, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12; 124D.531, subdivision
1; 124D.78, subdivision 2; 124D.862, subdivision 1; 124D.98, by adding
subdivisions; 124D.99, subdivision 3; 124E.03, subdivision 2; 124E.20, subdivision
1; 125A.08; 125A.091, subdivisions 3a, 7; 125A.71, subdivision 1; 125B.26,
subdivisions 4, 5; 126C.10, subdivisions 2, 2e, 24; 126C.17, subdivisions 1, 2, 5,
6, 7, 7a; 126C.19, subdivision 4; 126C.44; 127A.45, subdivisions 11, 16; 128C.03;
128C.20; 136A.1276, subdivision 2; 205A.07, subdivision 2; 299F.30, subdivisions
1, 2; 471.59, subdivision 1; 475.58, subdivision 4; 475.59, subdivision 1; 626.556,
subdivisions 2, 3b; Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 25, section 62, subdivisions
4, 15; Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, section 19, subdivisions
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9; article 2, sections 55, subdivisions 1, 6; 57, subdivisions 2, 3, 4,
5, 6, 14, 21, 26; article 4, section 12, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5; article 5, section 14,
subdivisions 2, 3; article 6, section 3, subdivisions 2, 3, 4; article 8, section 10,
subdivisions 3, 4, 5a, 6, 12; article 9, section 2, subdivision 2; article 10, section
6, subdivision 2; article 11, sections 8, as amended; 9, subdivision 2; 12; Laws
2018, chapter 211, article 21, section 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapters 120B; 121A; 122A; 123B; 124D; 245; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2018, sections 120B.299; 122A.09, subdivision 1; 122A.175; 122A.63,
subdivisions 7, 8; 123A.26, subdivision 3; 125A.75, subdivision 9; 126C.16,
subdivisions 1, 3; 126C.17, subdivision 9a; 127A.14; 128C.02, subdivision 6;
Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 25, section 62, subdivision 16; Laws 2017, First
Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 57, subdivision 15; article 11, section
4; Minnesota Rules, parts 3500.1000; 8710.2100, subparts 1, 2.

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

ARTICLE 1

GENERAL EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 program 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, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.41, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Textbook.

(a) "Textbook" means any book or book substitute, including
electronic books as well as other printed materials delivered electronically, which a pupil
uses as a text or text substitute in a particular class or program in the school regularly
attended and a copy of which is expected to be available for the individual use of each pupil
in this class or program. Textbook includes an online book with an annual subscription cost.new text begin
Textbook includes a teacher's edition, teacher's guide, or other materials that accompany a
textbook that a pupil uses when the teacher's edition, teacher's guide, or other teacher
materials are packaged physically or electronically with textbooks for student use.
new text end

(b) For purposes of calculating the annual nonpublic pupil aid entitlement for textbooks,
the term shall be limited to books, workbooks, or manuals, whether bound or in loose-leaf
form, as well as electronic books and other printed materials delivered electronically,
intended for use as a principal source of study material for a given class or a group of
students.

(c) For purposes of sections 123B.40 to 123B.48, the terms "textbook" and "software
or other educational technology" include only such secular, neutral, and nonideological
materials as are available, used by, or of benefit to Minnesota public school pupils.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.41, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Individualized instructional or cooperative learning materials.

new text begin(a)
new text end "Individualized instructional or cooperative learning materials" means educational materials
which:

deleted text begin (a)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end are designed primarily for individual pupil use or use by pupils in a cooperative
learning group in a particular class or program in the school the pupil regularly attendsnew text begin,
including teacher materials that accompany materials that a pupil uses
new text end;

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end are secular, neutral, nonideological and not capable of diversion for religious
use; and

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end are available, used by, or of benefit to Minnesota public school pupils.

new text begin (b) new text endSubject to the requirements in deleted text beginclauses (a), (b), and (c)deleted text endnew text begin paragraph (a)new text end, "individualized
instructional or cooperative learning materials" include, but are not limited to, the following
if they do not fall within the definition of "textbook" in subdivision 2: published materials;
periodicals; documents; pamphlets; photographs; reproductions; pictorial or graphic works;
prerecorded video programs; prerecorded tapes, cassettes and other sound recordings;
manipulative materials; desk charts; games; study prints and pictures; desk maps; models;
learning kits; blocks or cubes; flash cards; individualized multimedia systems; prepared
instructional computer software programs; choral and band sheet music; electronic books
and other printed materials delivered electronically; and CD-Rom.

new text begin (c) new text end"Individualized instructional or cooperative learning materials" do not include
instructional equipment, instructional hardware, or ordinary daily consumable classroom
supplies.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.42, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Cost; limitation.

(a) The cost per pupil of the textbooks, individualized
instructional or cooperative learning materials, software or other educational technology,
and standardized tests provided for in this section for each school year must not exceed the
statewide average expenditure per pupil, adjusted pursuant to deleted text beginclausedeleted text endnew text begin paragraphnew text end (b), by the
Minnesota public elementary and secondary schools for textbooks, individualized
instructional materials and standardized tests as computed and established by the department
by February 1 of the preceding school year from the most recent public school year data
then available.

(b) The cost computed in deleted text beginclausedeleted text endnew text begin paragraphnew text end (a) shall be increased by an inflation
adjustment equal to the percent of increase in the formula allowance, pursuant to section
126C.10, subdivision 2, from the second preceding school year to the current school year.
deleted text begin Notwithstanding the amount of the formula allowance for fiscal years 2015 and 2016 in
section 126C.10, subdivision 2, the commissioner shall use the amount of the formula
allowance for the current year minus $414 in determining the inflation adjustment for fiscal
years 2015 and 2016.
deleted text end

(c) The commissioner shall allot to the districts or intermediary service areas the total
cost for each school year of providing or loaning the textbooks, individualized instructional
or cooperative learning materials, software or other educational technology, and standardized
tests for the pupils in each nonpublic school. The allotment shall not exceed the product of
the statewide average expenditure per pupil, according to deleted text beginclausedeleted text endnew text begin paragraphnew text end (a), adjusted
pursuant to deleted text beginclausedeleted text endnew text begin paragraphnew text end (b), multiplied by the number of nonpublic school pupils who
make requests pursuant to this section and who are enrolled as of September 15 of the current
school year.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.44, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Provided services.

The commissioner of education shall promulgate
rules under the provisions of chapter 14 requiring each district or other intermediary service
area: (a) to provide each year upon formal request by a specific date by or on behalf of a
nonpublic school pupil enrolled in a nonpublic school located in that district or area, the
same specific health services as are provided for public school pupils by the district where
the nonpublic school is located; and (b) to provide new text beginguidance and counseling services new text endeach
year upon formal request by a specific date by or on behalf of a nonpublic school secondary
pupil enrolled in a nonpublic school located in that district or areadeleted text begin, the same specific guidance
and counseling services as are provided for public school secondary pupils by the district
where the nonpublic school is located
deleted text endnew text begin or an elementary or secondary pupil enrolled in an
American-Indian-controlled tribal contract or grant school
new text end. The district where the nonpublic
school is located must provide the necessary transportation within the district boundaries
between the nonpublic school and a public school or neutral site for nonpublic school pupils
who are provided pupil support services under this section if the district elects to provide
pupil support services at a site other than the nonpublic school. Each request for pupil
support services must set forth the guidance and counseling or health services requested by
or on behalf of all eligible nonpublic school pupils enrolled in a given nonpublic school.
No district or intermediary service area must not expend an amount for these pupil support
services which exceeds the amount allotted to it under this section.

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. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.44, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Guidance and counseling services; allotment.

Each school year the
commissioner shall allot to the school districts or intermediary service areas for the provision
of guidance and counseling services pursuant to this section the actual cost of the services
provided for the pupils in each respective nonpublic school for that school year. new text beginThe allotment
for guidance and counseling services for the elementary pupils enrolled in an
American-Indian-controlled tribal contract or grant school must not exceed the average
expenditure per public school elementary pupil for these services by those Minnesota public
schools that provide these services to their elementary pupils, multiplied by the number of
elementary pupils in that particular American-Indian-controlled tribal contract or grant
school who request these services and who are enrolled as of September 15 of the current
school year.
new text endThe allotment for guidance and counseling services for the secondary pupils
in each nonpublic school new text beginand American-Indian-controlled tribal contract or grant school
new text end must not exceed the average expenditure per public school secondary pupil for these services
by those Minnesota public schools deleted text beginwhichdeleted text endnew text begin thatnew text end provide these services to their secondary
pupils, multiplied by the number of secondary pupils in that particular nonpublic school
new text begin and American-Indian-controlled tribal contract or grant school new text endwho request these services
and who are enrolled as of September 15 of the current school year.

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. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.44, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Computation of maximum allotments.

For purposes of computing maximum
allotments for each school year pursuant to this section, the average public school expenditure
per pupil for health services and the average public school expenditure per new text beginelementary and
new text end secondary pupil for guidance and counseling services shall be computed and established
by the department by February 1 of the preceding school year from the most recent public
school year data then available.

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. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.49, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Board control of extracurricular activities.

(a) The board deleted text beginmaydeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end take
charge of and control all extracurricular activities of the teachers and children of the public
schools in the district. Extracurricular activities means all direct and personal services for
pupils for their enjoyment that are managed and operated under the guidance of an adult or
staff member. The board shall allow all resident pupils receiving instruction in a home
school as defined in section 123B.36, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), to be eligible to fully
participate in extracurricular activities on the same basis as public school students.

(b) Extracurricular activities have all of the following characteristics:

(1) they are not offered for school credit nor required for graduation;

(2) they are generally conducted outside school hours, or if partly during school hours,
at times agreed by the participants, and approved by school authorities;

(3) the content of the activities is determined primarily by the pupil participants under
the guidance of a staff member or other adult.

deleted text begin (c) If the board does not take charge of and control extracurricular activities, these
activities shall be self-sustaining with all expenses, except direct salary costs and indirect
costs of the use of school facilities, met by dues, admissions, or other student fund-raising
events. The general fund must reflect only those salaries directly related to and readily
identified with the activity and paid by public funds. Other revenues and expenditures for
extra curricular activities must be recorded according to the Manual for Activity Fund
Accounting. Extracurricular activities not under board control must have an annual financial
audit and must also be audited annually for compliance with this section.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d) If the board takes charge of and controls extracurricular activities,deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end Any or all
costs of these activities may be provided from school revenues and all revenues and
expenditures for these activities shall be recorded in the same manner as other revenues and
expenditures of the district.

deleted text begin (e) If the board takes charge of and controls extracurricular activities,deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end The teachers
or pupils in the district must not participate in such activity, nor shall the school name or
any allied name be used in connection therewith, except by consent and direction of the
board.

new text begin (e) A school district must reserve revenue raised for extracurricular activities and spend
the revenue only for extracurricular activities.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.09, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Alternative pupil.

new text begin(a) new text end"Alternative pupil" means deleted text beginandeleted text endnew text begin a 10th,new text end 11thnew text begin,new text end or 12th grade
studentnew text begin, subject to paragraph (b), who isnew text end not enrolled in a public school districtdeleted text begin, and includesdeleted text endnew text begin.
Alternative pupil includes
new text end students attending nonpublic schools and students who are home
schooled. 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 deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end 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 (b) A 10th grade student qualifies as an alternative pupil if the student: (1) is enrolled
in a career or technical education course offered by an eligible institution; and (2) received
a passing score on the 8th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment, or another reading
assessment accepted by the enrolling postsecondary institution. A career or technical
education course must meet the requirements under subdivision 5a. If an alternative pupil
in 10th grade receives a grade of "C" or better in the career or technical education course
taken under this subdivision, the postsecondary institution must allow the student to take
additional postsecondary courses for credit at that institution, not to exceed the limits in
subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for applications submitted on or after
July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.09, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Dissemination of information; notification of intent to enroll.

By new text beginthe earlier
of (1) three weeks prior to the date by which a student must register for district courses for
the following school year, or (2)
new text endMarch 1 of each year, a district must provide up-to-date
information on the district's website and in materials that are distributed to parents and
students about the program, including information about enrollment requirements and the
ability to earn postsecondary credit to all pupils in grades 8, 9, 10, and 11. To assist the
district in planning, a pupil deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end inform the district by May 30 of each year of the
pupil's intent to enroll in postsecondary courses during the following school year. A pupil
is bound by notifying or not notifying the district by May 30.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.09, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Enrollment priority.

(a) A postsecondary institution deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end give priority
to its postsecondary students when enrolling deleted text begin10th, 11th, and 12th gradedeleted text end pupilsnew text begin in grades 10,
11, and 12
new text end in its courses. A postsecondary institution may provide information about its
programs to a secondary school or to a pupil or parent and it may advertise or otherwise
recruit or solicit a secondary pupil to enroll in its programs on educational and programmatic
grounds only except, notwithstanding other law to the contrary, and for the 2014-2015
through 2019-2020 school years only, an eligible postsecondary institution may advertise
or otherwise recruit or solicit a secondary pupil residing in a school district with 700 students
or more in grades 10, 11, and 12, to enroll in its programs on educational, programmatic,
or financial grounds.

(b) An institution must not enroll secondary pupils, for postsecondary enrollment options
purposes, in remedial, developmental, or other courses that are not college level except
when a student eligible to participate and enrolled in the graduation incentives program
under section 124D.68 enrolls full time in a middle or early college program. A middle or
early college program must be specifically designed to allow the student to earn dual high
school and college credit with a well-defined pathway to allow the student to earn a
postsecondary degree or credential. In this case, the student deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end receive developmental
college credit and not college credit for completing remedial or developmental courses.

(c) Once a pupil has been enrolled in any postsecondary course under this section, the
pupil deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end not be displaced by another student.

(d) If a postsecondary institution enrolls a secondary school pupil in a course under this
section, the postsecondary institution also must enroll in the same course an otherwise
enrolled and qualified postsecondary student who qualifies as a veteran under section
197.447, and demonstrates to the postsecondary institution's satisfaction that the institution's
established enrollment timelines were not practicable for that student.

new text begin (e) A postsecondary institution must allow secondary pupils to enroll in online courses
under this section consistent with the institution's policy regarding postsecondary pupil
enrollment in online courses.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.09, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Courses according to agreements.

(a) An eligible pupil, according to
subdivision 5, may enroll in a nonsectarian course taught by a secondary teacher or a
postsecondary faculty member and offered at a secondary school, or another location,
according to an agreement between a public school board and the governing body of an
eligible public postsecondary system or an eligible private postsecondary institution, as
defined in subdivision 3. All provisions of this section deleted text beginshalldeleted text end apply to a pupil, public school
board, district, and the governing body of a postsecondary institution, except as otherwise
provided.

(b) To encourage students, especially American Indian students and students of color,
to consider teaching as a profession, participating schools, school districts, and postsecondary
institutions are encouraged to develop and offer an "Introduction to Teaching" or
"Introduction to Education" course under this subdivision. deleted text beginAn institution that receives adeleted text endnew text begin For
the purpose of applying for grants under this paragraph, "eligible institution" includes schools
and districts that partner with an accredited college or university in addition to postsecondary
institutions identified in subdivision 3, paragraph (a).
new text end Grant deleted text beginto develop a coursedeleted text endnew text begin recipientsnew text end
under this paragraph must annually report to the commissioner in a form and manner
determined by the commissioner on the participation rates of students in courses under this
paragraph, including the number of students who apply for admission to colleges or
universities with teacher preparation programsnew text begin and the number of students of color and
American Indian students who earned postsecondary credit
new text end.new text begin Grant recipients must also
describe recruiting efforts intended to ensure that the percentage of participating students
who are of color or American Indian meets or exceeds the overall percentage of students
of color or American Indian students in the school.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 deleted text beginfamily's or guardian's income is at or below the
poverty level, as determined by the federal government
deleted text endnew text begin pupil is eligible for a free or
reduced-price meal
new text end. The reimbursement shall be the pupil's actual cost of transportation or
15 cents 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 deleted text beginfamily's or guardian's income is at or below
the poverty level, as determined by the federal government
deleted text endnew text begin pupil is eligible for a free or
reduced-price meal
new text end. 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 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 allowancenew text begin and first tier local optional aid allowancenew text end in 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 for fiscal year 2021 and later.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.10, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Basic revenue.

The basic revenue for each district equals the formula allowance
times the adjusted pupil units for the school year. deleted text beginThe formula allowance for fiscal year
2017 is $6,067. The formula allowance for fiscal year 2018 is $6,188.
deleted text end The formula allowance
for fiscal year 2019 deleted text beginand laterdeleted text end is $6,312.new text begin The formula allowance for fiscal year 2020 is $6,343
The formula allowance for fiscal year 2021 and later is $6,375.
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. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.10, subdivision 2e, is amended to read:


Subd. 2e.

Local optional revenue.

(a) new text beginFor fiscal year 2020, 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 2021 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 2020, 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 begin For fiscal year 2021 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 end The local optional deleted text beginrevenuedeleted text end 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 deleted text beginlessdeleted text endnew text begin minusnew text end 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, its aid must 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 2021 and later.
new text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 revenuenew text begin and first tier local optional revenuenew text end per
adjusted pupil unit for that year andnew text begin the sum ofnew text end the district's referendum revenuenew text begin and first
tier local optional revenue
new text end per 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 endnew text begin andnew text end (c)deleted text begin, and (d)deleted text end multiplied by 1.25.

deleted text begin (f) For fiscal years 2017, 2018, and 2019 for a school district not included in paragraph
(e), a district's equity revenue equals the amount computed in paragraphs (b), (c), and (d)
multiplied by 1.16.
deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end 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
and
new 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 2021 and later.
new text end

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.17, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Referendum allowance.

(a) A district's initial referendum allowancenew text begin for
fiscal year 2021 and later
new text end equals 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 2018, 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, 2019;
new text end

new text begin (5) subtract from the result in clause (4) any allowances expiring in fiscal year 2016,
2017, 2018, 2019, or 2020;
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, 2019new text end, minus any
allowances expiring in fiscal year deleted text begin2016deleted text endnew text begin 2021new text end or later,new text begin plus any inflation adjustments for
fiscal year 2021 and later approved by the voters prior to July 1, 2019,
new text end provided 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 2021 and later.
new text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 2021new text end and later, a district's referendum allowance must not exceed deleted text beginthe annual
inflationary increase as calculated under paragraph (b) times
deleted text end the deleted text begingreatestdeleted text endnew text begin greaternew text end of:

(1) deleted text begin$1,845deleted text endnew text begin the product of the annual inflationary increase as calculated under paragraph
(b), and $2,079.50, minus $300
new text end;

(2) new text beginthe product of the annual inflationary increase as calculated under paragraph (b),
and
new text endthe 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;

(3) deleted text beginthe 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
deleted text enddeleted text begin 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
deleted text endnew text begin for a newly reorganized
district created on July 1, 2020, the referendum revenue authority for each reorganizing
district in the year preceding reorganization divided by its adjusted pupil units for the year
preceding reorganization, minus $300
new text end; or

(4) for a newly reorganized district created after July 1, deleted text begin2013deleted text endnew text begin 2021new text end, 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 2022new 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 deleted text beginStandardsdeleted text endnew text begin Statisticsnew text end, for the
current fiscal year to fiscal year deleted text begin2015. For fiscal year 2016 and later, for purposes of
paragraph (a), clause (3), the inflationary increase equals one-fourth of the percentage
increase in the formula allowance for that year compared with the formula allowance for
fiscal year 2015
deleted text endnew text begin 2021new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2021 and later.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 2021 and later.
new text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 2021 and later.
new text end

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 first, second, or third 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 exceednew text begin: (1)new text end 25 percent of the formula allowancenew text begin minus $300;new text end times new text begin(2)
new text end the 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 2021 and later.
new text end

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 levynew text begin or first tier local optional levynew text end amount 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 aidnew text begin and the first tier local optional aidnew text end after 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 2021 and later.
new text end

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.19, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Location of services.

(a) Public school programs that provide instruction in
core curriculum may be provided to shared time pupils only at a public school buildingnew text begin,
except that digital learning as defined in section 124D.095, subdivision 2, paragraph (a),
may be provided to shared time pupils at any suitable location
new text end. Public school programs,
excluding programs that provide instruction in core curriculum, may be provided to shared
time pupils at a public school building, a neutral site, the nonpublic school, or any other
suitable location. Guidance and counseling and diagnostic and health services required
under sections 125A.03 to 125A.24 and 125A.65 may be provided at a nonpublic school
building. As used in this subdivision, "diagnostic services" means speech, hearing, vision,
psychological, medical and dental diagnostic services and "health services" means physician,
nursing or optometric services provided to pupils in the field of physical and mental health.

(b) For those children with a disability under sections 125A.03 to 125A.24 who attend
nonpublic school at their parent's choice, a school district may provide special instruction
and services at the nonpublic school building, a public school, or at a neutral site other than
a nonpublic school as defined in section 123B.41, subdivision 13. The school district shall
determine the location at which to provide services on a student-by-student basis, consistent
with federal law.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 127A.45, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Payment percentage for reimbursement aids.

One hundred percent of the
aid for the previous fiscal year must be paid in the current year for the following aids:
telecommunications/Internet access equity deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin aidnew text end according to section 125B.26, special
education special pupil aid according to section 125A.75, subdivision 3, deleted text beginaid for litigation
costs according to section 125A.75, subdivision 9,
deleted text end aid for court-placed special education
expenses according to section 125A.79, subdivision 4, and aid for special education
out-of-state tuition according to section 125A.79, subdivision 8, and shared time aid
according to section 126C.01, subdivision 7.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 127A.45, subdivision 16, is amended to read:


Subd. 16.

Payments to third parties.

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

Sec. 27. new text beginBRECKENRIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT; POSTSECONDARY
ENROLLMENT OPTIONS.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, subdivision 3, Independent School
District No. 846, Breckenridge, may enter into an agreement under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.09, subdivision 10, with a higher education institution located outside of the
state of Minnesota but within four miles of the high school. The higher education institution
is an eligible institution only for the purposes of providing a postsecondary enrollment
options program under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 28. new text beginKARLSTAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL; SPARSITY AID.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding the distance requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.10,
subdivision 6, paragraph (f), Karlstad Elementary School in Independent School District
No. 2358, Tri-County, is eligible to generate elementary sparsity aid for fiscal year 2020
and 2021 only.
new text end

Sec. 29. new text beginPUPIL TRANSPORTATION WORKING GROUP.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin (a) A working group on pupil transportation shall review pupil
transportation and transportation efficiencies in Minnesota, consult with stakeholders, and
submit a written report to the legislature recommending policy and formula changes. The
pupil transportation working group must examine and consider:
new text end

new text begin (1) how school districts, charter schools, intermediate school districts, special education
cooperatives, education districts, and service cooperatives deliver pupil transportation
services and the costs associated with each model;
new text end

new text begin (2) relevant state laws and rules;
new text end

new text begin (3) trends in pupil transportation services;
new text end

new text begin (4) strategies or programs that would be effective in funding necessary pupil
transportation services; and
new text end

new text begin (5) the effect of the elimination of categorical funding for pupil transportation services.
new text end

new text begin (b) In making its recommendations, the pupil transportation working group must consider
a ten-year strategic plan informed by the policy findings in paragraph (a) to help make pupil
transportation funding more fair.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Members. new text end

new text begin (a) By June 1, 2019, the executive director of each of the following
organizations must appoint one representative of that organization to serve as a member of
the working group:
new text end

new text begin (1) the Minnesota School Boards Association;
new text end

new text begin (2) the Minnesota Association of Charter Schools;
new text end

new text begin (3) Education Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (4) the Minnesota Rural Education Association;
new text end

new text begin (5) the Association of Metropolitan School Districts;
new text end

new text begin (6) the Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation;
new text end

new text begin (7) the Minnesota School Bus Operators Association;
new text end

new text begin (8) the Minnesota Association of School Administrators;
new text end

new text begin (9) the Minnesota Association of School Business Officials;
new text end

new text begin (10) Schools for Equity in Education;
new text end

new text begin (11) Service Employees International Union Local 284;
new text end

new text begin (12) the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals;
new text end

new text begin (13) the Minnesota Administrators of Special Education; and
new text end

new text begin (14) the Minnesota Transportation Alliance.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of education must solicit applications for membership in the
working group. By June 25, 2019, the commissioner must designate from the applicants
the following to serve as members of the working group:
new text end

new text begin (1) a representative from an intermediate school district;
new text end

new text begin (2) a representative from a special education cooperative, education district, or service
cooperative;
new text end

new text begin (3) a representative from a school district in a city of the first class;
new text end

new text begin (4) a representative from a school district in a first tier suburb;
new text end

new text begin (5) a representative from a rural school district; and
new text end

new text begin (6) a representative from a statewide nonprofit advocacy organization serving students
with disabilities and their parents.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Meetings. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education, or the commissioner's designee,
must convene the first meeting of the working group no later than July 15, 2019. The working
group must select a chair or cochairs from among its members at the first meeting. The
working group must meet periodically. Meetings of the working group must be open to the
public.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Compensation. new text end

new text begin Working group members shall not be reimbursed for expenses
or receive per diem payments for serving on the working group.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Administrative support. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education must provide technical
and administrative assistance and meeting space to the working group upon request.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin (a) By January 15, 2020, the working group must submit a report
providing its findings and recommendations to the chairs and ranking minority members
of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education.
new text end

new text begin (b) The legislature convening in January 2020 is encouraged to convene a legislative
study group to review the recommendations and ten-year strategic plan to develop its own
recommendations for legislative changes, as necessary.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin The working group expires on January 16, 2020, unless extended
by law.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 30. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin General education aid. new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,274,565,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,344,480,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $700,383,000 for 2019 and $6,574,182,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $703,176,000 for 2020 and $6,641,304,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Enrollment options transportation. new text end

new text begin 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:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,775,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,815,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Abatement aid. new text end

new text begin For abatement aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 127A.49:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,897,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,971,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $274,000 for 2019 and $2,623,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $291,000 for 2020 and $2,680,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Consolidation transition aid. new text end

new text begin For districts consolidating under Minnesota
Statutes, section 123A.485:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 0
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 270,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $0 for 2019 and $0 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $0 for 2020 and $270,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Nonpublic pupil education aid. new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 18,150,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 18,729,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $1,806,000 for 2019 and $16,344,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $1,816,000 for 2020 and $16,913,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Nonpublic pupil transportation. new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 19,220,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 19,179,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $1,961,000 for 2019 and $17,259,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $1,917,000 for 2020 and $17,262,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin One-room schoolhouse. new text end

new text begin For a grant to Independent School District No. 690,
Warroad, to operate the Angle Inlet School:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 65,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 65,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Career and technical aid. new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,751,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,321,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $422,000 for 2019 and $3,329,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $369,000 for 2020 and $2,952,000 for 2021.
new text end

Sec. 31. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 123A.26, subdivision 3; 125A.75, subdivision 9;
126C.16, subdivisions 1 and 3; 126C.17, subdivision 9a; and 127A.14,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120A.41, is amended to read:


120A.41 LENGTH OF SCHOOL YEAR; HOURS OF INSTRUCTION.

(a) A school board's annual school calendar must include at least 425 hours of instruction
for a kindergarten student without a disability, 935 hours of instruction for a student in
grades 1 through 6, and 1,020 hours of instruction for a student in grades 7 through 12, not
including summer school. The school calendar for all-day kindergarten must include at least
850 hours of instruction for the school year. The school calendar for a prekindergarten
student under section 124D.151, if offered by the district, must include at least 350 hours
of instruction for the school year. A school board's annual calendar must include at least
165 days of instruction for a student in grades 1 through 11 unless a four-day week schedule
has been approved by the deleted text begincommissionerdeleted text endnew text begin school boardnew text end under section deleted text begin124D.126deleted text endnew text begin 124D.122new text end.

(b) A school board's annual school calendar may include plans for up to five days of
instruction provided through online instruction due to inclement weather. The inclement
weather plans must be developed according to section 120A.414.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Competency-based education. new text end

new text begin (a) A school district or charter school may
adopt a locally developed competency-based education plan to allow students to meet
academic standards, earn credits, and advance to higher levels of learning by demonstrating
mastery of required state standards, regardless of the time or pace of learning. The local
plan may be implemented in individual school sites within a school district or districtwide.
Competency-based education is designed to improve educational outcomes for students by
advancing their mastery of concepts and skills.
new text end

new text begin (b) A school district or charter school that adopts a competency-based education plan
must include a description of the following in its long-term strategic plan under section
120B.11 or annual public report under section 124E.16 and post on the website:
new text end

new text begin (1) how the plan's components align with required state standards and the goals included
in its world's best workforce plan under section 120B.11;
new text end

new text begin (2) how competencies include explicit and measurable student learning objectives;
new text end

new text begin (3) how students master competencies along a personalized and flexible pathway. A
student may demonstrate their mastery of competencies through their successful performance
of the competencies, application of the competencies, or both;
new text end

new text begin (4) how local assessments are used to personalize learning experiences for a student;
and
new text end

new text begin (5) how students receive timely and personalized support based on their individual
learning needs.
new text end

new text begin (c) A school district or charter school with a competency-based education plan must
administer the required statewide assessments to all of its students in the appropriate grade
levels consistent with section 120B.30.
new text end

new text begin (d) Average daily membership for a student participating in a competency-based education
is subject to the limits under section 126C.05, subdivision 8.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.024, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Graduation requirements.

Students beginning 9th grade in the 2011-2012
school year and later must successfully complete the following high school level credits for
graduation:

(1) four credits of language arts sufficient to satisfy all of the academic standards in
English language arts;

(2) three credits of mathematics, including an algebra II credit or its equivalent, sufficient
to satisfy all of the academic standards in mathematics;

(3) an algebra I credit by the end of 8th grade sufficient to satisfy all of the 8th grade
standards in mathematics;

(4) three credits of science, including at least one credit of biology, one credit of chemistry
or physics, and one elective credit of science. The combination of credits under this clause
must be sufficient to satisfy (i) all of the academic standards in either chemistry or physics
and (ii) all other academic standards in science;

(5) three and one-half credits of social studies, encompassing at least United States
history, geography, new text begincivics, new text endgovernment and citizenship, world history, and economics
sufficient to satisfy all of the academic standards in social studies;

(6) one credit of the arts sufficient to satisfy all of the state or local academic standards
in the arts; and

(7) a minimum of seven elective credits.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.125, is amended to read:


120B.125 PLANNING FOR STUDENTS' SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION TO
POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT; PERSONAL LEARNING
PLANS.

(a) Consistent with sections 120B.13, 120B.131, 120B.132, 120B.14, 120B.15, 120B.30,
subdivision 1
, paragraph (c), 125A.08, and other related sections, school districts, beginning
in the 2013-2014 school year, must assist all students by no later than grade 9 to explore
their educational, college, and career interests, aptitudes, and aspirations and develop a plan
for a smooth and successful transition to postsecondary education or employment. All
students' plans must:

(1) provide a comprehensive plan to prepare for and complete a career and college ready
curriculum by meeting state and local academic standards and developing career and
employment-related skills such as team work, collaboration, creativity, communication,
critical thinking, and good work habits;

(2) emphasize academic rigor and high expectations and inform the student, and the
student's parent or guardian if the student is a minor, of the student's achievement level
score on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments that are administered during high
school;

(3) help students identify interests, aptitudes, aspirations, and personal learning styles
that may affect their career and college ready goals and postsecondary education and
employment choices;

(4) set appropriate career and college ready goals with timelines that identify effective
means for achieving those goals;

(5) help students access education and career optionsnew text begin, including armed forces career
options
new text end;

(6) integrate strong academic content into career-focused courses and applied and
experiential learning opportunities and integrate relevant career-focused courses and applied
and experiential learning opportunities into strong academic content;

(7) help identify and access appropriate counseling and other supports and assistance
that enable students to complete required coursework, prepare for postsecondary education
and careers, and obtain information about postsecondary education costs and eligibility for
financial aid and scholarship;

(8) help identify collaborative partnerships among prekindergarten through grade 12
schools, postsecondary institutions, economic development agencies, and local and regional
employers that support students' transition to postsecondary education and employment and
provide students with applied and experiential learning opportunities; and

(9) be reviewed and revised at least annually by the student, the student's parent or
guardian, and the school or district to ensure that the student's course-taking schedule keeps
the student making adequate progress to meet state and local academic standards and high
school graduation requirements and with a reasonable chance to succeed with employment
or postsecondary education without the need to first complete remedial course work.

(b) A school district may develop grade-level curricula or provide instruction that
introduces students to various careers, but must not require any curriculum, instruction, or
employment-related activity that obligates an elementary or secondary student to involuntarily
select or pursue a career, career interest, employment goals, or related job training.

(c) Educators must possess the knowledge and skills to effectively teach all English
learners in their classrooms. School districts must provide appropriate curriculum, targeted
materials, professional development opportunities for educators, and sufficient resources
to enable English learners to become career and college ready.

(d) When assisting students in developing a plan for a smooth and successful transition
to postsecondary education and employment, districts must recognize the unique possibilities
of each student and ensure that the contents of each student's plan reflect the student's unique
talents, skills, and abilities as the student grows, develops, and learns.

(e) If a student with a disability has an individualized education program (IEP) or
standardized written plan that meets the plan components of this section, the IEP satisfies
the requirement and no additional transition plan is needed.

(f) Students who do not meet or exceed Minnesota academic standards, as measured by
the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments that are administered during high school, shall
be informed that admission to a public school is free and available to any resident under 21
years of age or who meets the requirements of section 120A.20, subdivision 1, paragraph
(c). A student's plan under this section shall continue while the student is enrolled.

new text begin (g) A school district must provide military recruiters and representatives of organizations
promoting careers in the skilled trades and manufacturing the same access to secondary
school students as the district provides to institutions of higher education or to prospective
employers of students.
new text end

new text begin (h) School districts are encouraged to sponsor an armed forces career opportunity day
each school year prior to the third Thursday of November. A school district that sponsors
an armed forces career opportunity day must extend invitations to recruiters from each
branch of the United States armed forces and allow the recruiters to make presentations to
all interested secondary school students.
new text end

Sec. 5.

new text begin [120B.126] CONSTRUCTION AND SKILLED TRADES COUNSELING.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education must collaborate with the commissioner of labor and
industry to incorporate construction and skilled trades into career counseling services for
middle and high school aged students. Career advisement should identify high-growth,
in-demand skilled trades and include information on various career paths and associated
jobs, the salary profiles of those jobs, and the credentials and other training desired by
employers for those jobs.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.30, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Statewide testing.

(a) The commissioner, with advice from experts with
appropriate technical qualifications and experience and stakeholders, consistent with
subdivision 1a, deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end include in the comprehensive assessment system, for each grade
level to be tested, state-constructed tests developed as computer-adaptive reading and
mathematics assessments for students that are aligned with the state's required academic
standards under section 120B.021, include multiple choice questions, and are administered
annually to all students in grades 3 through 8. State-developed high school tests aligned
with the state's required academic standards under section 120B.021 and administered to
all high school students in a subject other than writing must include multiple choice questions.
The commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end establish deleted text beginone or more months during which schools shall
administer the tests to students
deleted text endnew text begin a testing period as late as possiblenew text end each school yeardeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin during
which schools must administer the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments to students. The
commissioner must publish the testing schedule at least two years before the beginning of
the testing period.
new text end

deleted text begin (1) Students enrolled in grade 8 through the 2009-2010 school year are eligible to be
assessed under (i) the graduation-required assessment for diploma in reading, mathematics,
or writing under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraphs (c),
clauses (1) and (2), and (d), (ii) the WorkKeys job skills assessment, (iii) the Compass
college placement test, (iv) the ACT assessment for college admission, (v) a nationally
recognized armed services vocational aptitude test.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) Students enrolled in grade 8 in the 2010-2011 or 2011-2012 school year are eligible
to be assessed under (i) the graduation-required assessment for diploma in reading,
mathematics, or writing under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 120B.30, subdivision 1,
paragraph (c), clauses (1) and (2), (ii) the WorkKeys job skills assessment, (iii) the Compass
college placement test, (iv) the ACT assessment for college admission, (v) a nationally
recognized armed services vocational aptitude test.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) For students under clause (1) or (2), a school district may substitute a score from an
alternative, equivalent assessment to satisfy the requirements of this paragraph.
deleted text end

(b) The state assessment system must be aligned to the most recent revision of academic
standards as described in section 120B.023 in the following manner:

(1) mathematics;

(i) grades 3 through 8 beginning in the 2010-2011 school year; and

(ii) high school level beginning in the 2013-2014 school year;

(2) science; grades 5 and 8 and at the high school level beginning in the 2011-2012
school year; and

(3) language arts and reading; grades 3 through 8 and high school level beginning in the
2012-2013 school year.

(c) For students enrolled in grade 8 in the 2012-2013 school year and later, students'
state graduation requirements, based on a longitudinal, systematic approach to student
education and career planning, assessment, instructional support, and evaluation, include
the following:

(1) achievement and career and college readiness in mathematics, reading, and writing,
consistent with paragraph (k) and to the extent available, to monitor students' continuous
development of and growth in requisite knowledge and skills; analyze students' progress
and performance levels, identifying students' academic strengths and diagnosing areas where
students require curriculum or instructional adjustments, targeted interventions, or
remediation; and, based on analysis of students' progress and performance data, determine
students' learning and instructional needs and the instructional tools and best practices that
support academic rigor for the student; and

(2) consistent with this paragraph and section 120B.125, age-appropriate exploration
and planning activities and career assessments to encourage students to identify personally
relevant career interests and aptitudes and help students and their families develop a regularly
reexamined transition plan for postsecondary education or employment without need for
postsecondary remediation.

Based on appropriate state guidelines, students with an individualized education program
may satisfy state graduation requirements by achieving an individual score on the
state-identified alternative assessments.

(d) Expectations of schools, districts, and the state for career or college readiness under
this subdivision must be comparable in rigor, clarity of purpose, and rates of student
completion.

A student under paragraph (c), clause (1), must receive targeted, relevant, academically
rigorous, and resourced instruction, which may include a targeted instruction and intervention
plan focused on improving the student's knowledge and skills in core subjects so that the
student has a reasonable chance to succeed in a career or college without need for
postsecondary remediation. Consistent with sections 120B.13, 124D.09, 124D.091, 124D.49,
and related sections, an enrolling school or district must actively encourage a student in
grade 11 or 12 who is identified as academically ready for a career or college to participate
in courses and programs awarding college credit to high school students. Students are not
required to achieve a specified score or level of proficiency on an assessment under this
subdivision to graduate from high school.

(e) Though not a high school graduation requirement, students are encouraged to
participate in a nationally recognized college entrance exam. To the extent state funding
for college entrance exam fees is available, a district must pay the cost, one time, for an
interested student in grade 11 or 12 who is eligible for a free or reduced-price meal, to take
a nationally recognized college entrance exam before graduating. A student must be able
to take the exam under this paragraph at the student's high school during the school day and
at any one of the multiple exam administrations available to students in the district. A district
may administer the ACT or SAT or both the ACT and SAT to comply with this paragraph.
If the district administers only one of these two tests and a free or reduced-price meal eligible
student opts not to take that test and chooses instead to take the other of the two tests, the
student may take the other test at a different time or location and remains eligible for the
examination fee reimbursement. Notwithstanding sections 123B.34 to 123B.39, a school
district may require a student that is not eligible for a free or reduced-price meal to pay the
cost of taking a nationally recognized college entrance exam. The district must waive the
cost for a student unable to pay.

(f) The commissioner and the chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
must collaborate in aligning instruction and assessments for adult basic education students
and English learners to provide the students with diagnostic information about any targeted
interventions, accommodations, modifications, and supports they need so that assessments
and other performance measures are accessible to them and they may seek postsecondary
education or employment without need for postsecondary remediation. When administering
formative or summative assessments used to measure the academic progress, including the
oral academic development, of English learners and inform their instruction, schools must
ensure that the assessments are accessible to the students and students have the modifications
and supports they need to sufficiently understand the assessments.

(g) Districts and schools, on an annual basis, must use career exploration elements to
help students, beginning no later than grade 9, and their families explore and plan for
postsecondary education or careers based on the students' interests, aptitudes, and aspirations.
Districts and schools must use timely regional labor market information and partnerships,
among other resources, to help students and their families successfully develop, pursue,
review, and revise an individualized plan for postsecondary education or a career. This
process must help increase students' engagement in and connection to school, improve
students' knowledge and skills, and deepen students' understanding of career pathways as
a sequence of academic and career courses that lead to an industry-recognized credential,
an associate's degree, or a bachelor's degree and are available to all students, whatever their
interests and career goals.

(h) A student who demonstrates attainment of required state academic standards, which
include career and college readiness benchmarks, on high school assessments under
subdivision 1a is academically ready for a career or college and is encouraged to participate
in courses awarding college credit to high school students. Such courses and programs may
include sequential courses of study within broad career areas and technical skill assessments
that extend beyond course grades.

(i) As appropriate, students through grade 12 must continue to participate in targeted
instruction, intervention, or remediation and be encouraged to participate in courses awarding
college credit to high school students.

(j) In developing, supporting, and improving students' academic readiness for a career
or college, schools, districts, and the state must have a continuum of empirically derived,
clearly defined benchmarks focused on students' attainment of knowledge and skills so that
students, their parents, and teachers know how well students must perform to have a
reasonable chance to succeed in a career or college without need for postsecondary
remediation. The commissioner, in consultation with local school officials and educators,
and Minnesota's public postsecondary institutions must ensure that the foundational
knowledge and skills for students' successful performance in postsecondary employment
or education and an articulated series of possible targeted interventions are clearly identified
and satisfy Minnesota's postsecondary admissions requirements.

(k) For students in grade 8 in the 2012-2013 school year and later, a school, district, or
charter school must record on the high school transcript a student's progress toward career
and college readiness, and for other students as soon as practicable.

(l) The school board granting students their diplomas may formally decide to include a
notation of high achievement on the high school diplomas of those graduating seniors who,
according to established school board criteria, demonstrate exemplary academic achievement
during high school.

(m) The 3rd through 8th grade computer-adaptive assessment results and high school
test results deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be available to districts for diagnostic purposes affecting student
learning and district instruction and curriculum, and for establishing educational
accountability. deleted text beginThe commissioner must establish empirically derived benchmarks on adaptive
assessments in grades 3 through 8.
deleted text end The commissioner, in consultation with the chancellor
of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, must establish empirically derived
benchmarks on the high school tests that reveal a trajectory toward career and college
readiness consistent with section 136F.302, subdivision 1a. The commissioner must
disseminate to the public the deleted text begincomputer-adaptive assessments anddeleted text end high school test results
upon receiving those results.

(n) The grades 3 through 8 computer-adaptive assessments and high school tests must
be aligned with state academic standards. The commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end determine the testing
process and the order of administration. The statewide results deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be aggregated at
the site and district level, consistent with subdivision 1a.

(o) The commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end include the following components in the statewide
public reporting system:

(1) uniform statewide computer-adaptive assessments of all students in grades 3 through
8 and testing at the high school levels that provides appropriate, technically sound
accommodations or alternate assessments;

(2) educational indicators that can be aggregated and compared across school districts
and across time on a statewide basis, including average daily attendance, high school
graduation rates, and high school drop-out rates by age and grade level;

(3) state results on the American College Test; and

(4) state results from participation in the National Assessment of Educational Progress
so that the state can benchmark its performance against the nation and other states, and,
where possible, against other countries, and contribute to the national effort to monitor
achievement.

(p) For purposes of statewide accountability, "career and college ready" means a high
school graduate has the knowledge, skills, and competencies to successfully pursue a career
pathway, including postsecondary credit leading to a degree, diploma, certificate, or
industry-recognized credential and employment. Students who are career and college ready
are able to successfully complete credit-bearing coursework at a two- or four-year college
or university or other credit-bearing postsecondary program without need for remediation.

(q) For purposes of statewide accountability, "cultural competence," "cultural
competency," or "culturally competent" means the ability of families and educators to
interact effectively with people of different cultures, native languages, and socioeconomic
backgrounds.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Paragraph (a) is effective for testing calendars in the 2021-2022
school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.30, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Reporting.

new text begin(a) new text endThe commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endreport test results publicly and to
stakeholders, including the performance achievement levels developed from students'
unweighted test scores in each tested subject and a listing of demographic factors that
strongly correlate with student performance, including student homelessness, as data are
available, among other factors. The test results must not include personally identifiable
information as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 34, section 99.3. The
commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endalso report data that compares performance results among school
sites, school districts, Minnesota and other states, and Minnesota and other nations.

new text begin (b) new text endThe commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text enddisseminate to schools and school districts a more
comprehensive report containing testing information that meets local needs for evaluating
instruction and curriculum. The commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text enddisseminate to charter school
authorizers a more comprehensive report containing testing information that contains
anonymized data where cell count data are sufficient to protect student identity and that
meets the authorizer's needs in fulfilling its obligations under chapter 124E.

new text begin (c) A school district must disseminate the individual student performance data and
achievement report required under section 120B.30, subdivision 1a, paragraph (d), clause
(1), to the parent and teacher of each student no more than 30 days after the district has
administered the test to a student. The district must notify the parent and teacher that the
data and report are preliminary and subject to validation.
new text end

new text begin (d) A school district must disseminate a testing report to the teacher and to the parent
of each student before the beginning of the following school year. The testing report must:
new text end

new text begin (1) identify the student's achievement level in each content area; and
new text end

new text begin (2) track the student's performance history.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) are effective for the 2019-2020 school
year and later. Paragraph (d) is effective for the 2020-2021 school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.35, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

State growth target; other state measures.

(a)(1) The state's educational
assessment system measuring individual students' educational growth is based on indicators
of achievement growth that show an individual student's prior achievement. Indicators of
achievement and prior achievement must be based on highly reliable statewide or districtwide
assessments.

(2) For purposes of paragraphs (b), (c), and (d), the commissioner must analyze and
report separate categories of information using the student categories identified under the
federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as most recently reauthorized, and, in
addition to "other" for each race and ethnicity, and the Karen community, seven of the most
populous Asian and Pacific Islander groups, three of the most populous Native groups,
seven of the most populous Hispanic/Latino groups, and five of the most populous Black
and African Heritage groups as determined by the total Minnesota population based on the
most recent American Community Survey; English learners under section 124D.59; home
language; free or reduced-price lunch; and all students enrolled in a Minnesota public school
who are currently or were previously in foster care, except that such disaggregation and
cross tabulation is not required if the number of students in a category is insufficient to yield
statistically reliable information or the results would reveal personally identifiable information
about an individual student.

(b) The commissioner, in consultation with a stakeholder group that includes assessment
and evaluation directors, district staff, experts in culturally responsive teaching, and
researchers, must implement a new text begingrowth new text endmodel deleted text beginthat uses a value-added growth indicator anddeleted text end
new text begin that compares the difference in students' achievement scores over time, and new text endincludes criteria
for identifying schools and school districts that demonstrate deleted text beginmedium and high growth under
section 120B.299, subdivisions 8 and 9, and may recommend other value-added measures
under section 120B.299, subdivision 3
deleted text endnew text begin academic progressnew text end. The model may be used to advance
educators' professional development and replicate programs that succeed in meeting students'
diverse learning needs. Data on individual teachers generated under the model are personnel
data under section 13.43. The model must allow users to:

(1) report student growth consistent with this paragraph; and

(2) for all student categories, report and compare aggregated and disaggregated state
student growth and, under section 120B.11, subdivision 2, clause (2), student learning and
outcome data using the student categories identified under the federal Elementary and
Secondary Education Act, as most recently reauthorized, and other student categories under
paragraph (a), clause (2).

The commissioner must report measures of student growth and, under section 120B.11,
subdivision 2
, clause (2), student learning and outcome data, consistent with this paragraph,
including the English language development, academic progress, and oral academic
development of English learners and their native language development if the native language
is used as a language of instruction, and include data on all pupils enrolled in a Minnesota
public school course or program who are currently or were previously counted as an English
learner under section 124D.59.

(c) When reporting student performance under section 120B.36, subdivision 1, the
commissioner annually, beginning July 1, 2011, must report two core measures indicating
the extent to which current high school graduates are being prepared for postsecondary
academic and career opportunities:

(1) a preparation measure indicating the number and percentage of high school graduates
in the most recent school year who completed course work important to preparing them for
postsecondary academic and career opportunities, consistent with the core academic subjects
required for admission to Minnesota's public colleges and universities as determined by the
Office of Higher Education under chapter 136A; and

(2) a rigorous coursework measure indicating the number and percentage of high school
graduates in the most recent school year who successfully completed one or more
college-level advanced placement, international baccalaureate, postsecondary enrollment
options including concurrent enrollment, other rigorous courses of study under section
120B.021, subdivision 1a, or industry certification courses or programs.

When reporting the core measures under clauses (1) and (2), the commissioner must also
analyze and report separate categories of information using the student categories identified
under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as most recently reauthorized,
and other student categories under paragraph (a), clause (2).

(d) When reporting student performance under section 120B.36, subdivision 1, the
commissioner annually, beginning July 1, 2014, must report summary data on school safety
and students' engagement and connection at school, consistent with the student categories
identified under paragraph (a), clause (2). The summary data under this paragraph are
separate from and must not be used for any purpose related to measuring or evaluating the
performance of classroom teachers. The commissioner, in consultation with qualified experts
on student engagement and connection and classroom teachers, must identify highly reliable
variables that generate summary data under this paragraph. The summary data may be used
at school, district, and state levels only. Any data on individuals received, collected, or
created that are used to generate the summary data under this paragraph are nonpublic data
under section 13.02, subdivision 9.

(e) For purposes of statewide educational accountability, the commissioner must identify
and report measures that demonstrate the success of learning year program providers under
sections 123A.05 and 124D.68, among other such providers, in improving students'
graduation outcomes. The commissioner, beginning July 1, 2015, must annually report
summary data on:

(1) the four- and six-year graduation rates of students under this paragraph;

(2) the percent of students under this paragraph whose progress and performance levels
are meeting career and college readiness benchmarks under section 120B.30, subdivision
1; and

(3) the success that learning year program providers experience in:

(i) identifying at-risk and off-track student populations by grade;

(ii) providing successful prevention and intervention strategies for at-risk students;

(iii) providing successful recuperative and recovery or reenrollment strategies for off-track
students; and

(iv) improving the graduation outcomes of at-risk and off-track students.

The commissioner may include in the annual report summary data on other education
providers serving a majority of students eligible to participate in a learning year program.

(f) The commissioner, in consultation with recognized experts with knowledge and
experience in assessing the language proficiency and academic performance of all English
learners enrolled in a Minnesota public school course or program who are currently or were
previously counted as an English learner under section 124D.59, must identify and report
appropriate and effective measures to improve current categories of language difficulty and
assessments, and monitor and report data on students' English proficiency levels, program
placement, and academic language development, including oral academic language.

(g) When reporting four- and six-year graduation rates, the commissioner or school
district must disaggregate the data by student categories according to paragraph (a), clause
(2).

(h) A school district must inform parents and guardians that volunteering information
on student categories not required by the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and
Secondary Education Act is optional and will not violate the privacy of students or their
families, parents, or guardians. The notice must state the purpose for collecting the student
data.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.36, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

School performance reports and public reporting.

(a) The commissioner
shall reportnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end student academic performance data under section 120B.35, subdivisions 2 and 3;

deleted text begin the percentages of students showing low, medium, and high growth under section
120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (b)
deleted text endnew text begin (2) academic progress consistent with federal
expectations
new text end;

new text begin (3)new text end school safety and student engagement and connection under section 120B.35,
subdivision 3, paragraph (d);

new text begin (4)new text end rigorous coursework under section 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (c);

new text begin (5)new text end the percentage of students under section 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), clause
(2), whose progress and performance levels are meeting career and college readiness
benchmarks under sections 120B.30, subdivision 1, and 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph
(e);

new text begin (6)new text end longitudinal data on the progress of eligible districts in reducing disparities in students'
academic achievement and realizing racial and economic integration under section 124D.861;

new text begin (7)new text end the acquisition of English, and where practicable, native language academic literacy,
including oral academic language, and the academic progress of all English learners enrolled
in a Minnesota public school course or program who are currently or were previously counted
as English learners under section 124D.59;

new text begin (8) the percentage of students who graduated in the previous school year who correctly
answered at least 30 of 50 civics test questions in accordance with section 120B.02,
subdivision 3;
new text end

new text begin (9)new text end two separate student-to-teacher ratios that clearly indicate the definition of teacher
consistent with sections 122A.06 and 122A.15 for purposes of determining these ratios;

new text begin (10)new text end staff characteristics excluding salaries;

new text begin (11)new text end student enrollment demographics;

new text begin (12)new text end foster care status, including all students enrolled in a Minnesota public school course
or program who are currently or were previously in foster care, student homelessness, and
district mobility; and

new text begin (13)new text end extracurricular activities.

(b) The school performance report for a school site and a school district must include
school performance reporting information and calculate proficiency rates as required by the
most recently reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

(c) The commissioner shall develop, annually update, and post on the department website
school performance reports consistent with paragraph (a) and section 120B.11.

(d) The commissioner must make available performance reports by the beginning of
each school year.

(e) A school or district may appeal its results in a form and manner determined by the
commissioner and consistent with federal law. The commissioner's decision to uphold or
deny an appeal is final.

(f) School performance data are nonpublic data under section 13.02, subdivision 9, until
the commissioner publicly releases the data. The commissioner shall annually post school
performance reports to the department's public website no later than September 1, except
that in years when the reports reflect new performance standards, the commissioner shall
post the school performance reports no later than October 1.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 10.

new text begin [121A.223] POSSESSION AND USE OF SUNSCREEN.
new text end

new text begin A school district must allow a student to possess and apply a topical sunscreen product
during the school day, while on school property, or at a school-sponsored event without a
prescription, physician's note, or other documentation from a licensed health care
professional. A school district may adopt a policy related to student possession and use of
sunscreen consistent with this section. Nothing in this section requires school personnel to
provide sunscreen or assist students in applying sunscreen.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.06, is amended to read:


123B.06 EVALUATION OF PUPIL GROWTH AND PROGRESS; PERMANENT
RECORDS.

Each school district shall provide deleted text begina testingdeleted text end new text beginan assessment new text endprogram for the purpose of
measuring pupil growth and for curriculum evaluation, as well as a system for grading and
making reports to parents. Each district shall develop an appropriate program of pupil
progress and promotion new text beginthat may include competency-based education as described in
section 120B.02, subdivision 1a,
new text endfor its elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Each
district shall keep accurate and complete individual, permanent, cumulative personal records
for all pupils.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.09, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Definitions.

For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings
given to them.

(a) "Eligible institution" means a Minnesota public postsecondary institution, a private,
nonprofit two-year trade and technical school granting associate degrees, an opportunities
industrialization center accredited by deleted text beginthe North Central Association of Colleges and Schoolsdeleted text endnew text begin
an accreditor recognized by the United States Department of Education
new text end, or a private,
residential, two-year or four-year, liberal arts, degree-granting college or university located
in Minnesota.

(b) "Course" means a course or program.

(c) "Concurrent enrollment" means nonsectarian courses in which an eligible pupil under
subdivision 5 or 5b enrolls to earn both secondary and postsecondary credits, are taught by
a secondary teacher or a postsecondary faculty member, and are offered at a high school
for which the district is eligible to receive concurrent enrollment program aid under section
124D.091.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.09, subdivision 5b, is amended to read:


Subd. 5b.

Authorization; 9th or 10th grade pupil.

Notwithstanding any other law to
the contrary, a 9th or 10th grade pupil enrolled in a district or an American Indian-controlled
tribal contract or grant school eligible for aid under section 124D.83, except a foreign
exchange pupil enrolled in a district under a cultural exchange program, may apply to enroll
in nonsectarian courses offered under subdivision 10, if:

(1) the school district and the eligible postsecondary institution providing the course
agree to the student's enrollment; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(2) the course is a world language course currently available to 11th and 12th grade
students, and consistent with section 120B.022 governing world language standards,
certificates, and sealsnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (3) the course is offered as part of a commissioner-approved P-TECH school under
section 124D.093
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.09, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Limit on participation.

new text begin(a) new text endA pupil who first enrolls in grade 9 may not enroll
in postsecondary courses under this section for secondary credit for more than the equivalent
of four academic years. A pupil who first enrolls in grade 10 may not enroll in postsecondary
courses under this section for secondary credit for more than the equivalent of three academic
years. A pupil who first enrolls in grade 11 may not enroll in postsecondary courses under
this section for secondary credit for more than the equivalent of two academic years. A
pupil who first enrolls in grade 12 may not enroll in postsecondary courses under this section
for secondary credit for more than the equivalent of one academic year. If a pupil in grade
9, 10, 11, or 12 first enrolls in a postsecondary course for secondary credit during the school
year, the time of participation shall be reduced proportionately. If a pupil is in a learning
year or other year-round program and begins each grade in the summer session, summer
sessions shall not be counted against the time of participation. If a school district determines
a pupil is not on track to graduate, the limit on participation does not apply to that pupil. A
pupil who has graduated from high school cannot participate in a program under this section.

new text begin (b) new text endA pupil who has completed course requirements for graduation but who has not
received a diploma may participate in the program under this section.

new text begin (c) Subdivision 8, paragraph (a), does not apply to pupils enrolled in a P-TECH school
under section 124D.093.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.09, subdivision 14, is amended to read:


Subd. 14.

Grants and financial aid prohibited.

A pupil enrolled in a postsecondary
course for secondary credit is not eligible for any state student financial aid under chapter
136Anew text begin for that coursenew text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.091, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Aid.

An eligible district shall receive $150 per pupil enrolled in a concurrent
enrollment coursenew text begin, including a P-TECH school under section 124D.093new text end. The money must
be used to defray the cost of delivering the course at the high school. The commissioner
deleted text begin shalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endestablish application procedures and deadlines for receipt of aid payments.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 17.

new text begin [124D.093] P-TECH SCHOOLS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin (a) P-TECH schools are established as a public-private
partnership that will prepare students for high-skill jobs of the future in identified growth
industries.
new text end

new text begin (b) The P-TECH school model must deliver five core benefits to students:
new text end

new text begin (1) a rigorous, relevant, and cost-free education in grades 9 to 14, inclusive, focused on
knowledge and skills that students need for science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics (STEM) careers;
new text end

new text begin (2) workplace learning that includes mentoring by industry professionals, worksite visits,
speakers, and internships;
new text end

new text begin (3) intensive, individualized academic support by both secondary and postsecondary
faculty within an academic year or school day that enables students to progress through the
program at their own pace;
new text end

new text begin (4) an opportunity to earn an associate's degree; and
new text end

new text begin (5) a commitment to students who complete the program to be first in line for a job with
participating business partners following completion of the program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Objectives. new text end

new text begin (a) P-TECH schools must accomplish the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) develop programs of study in high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand career areas;
new text end

new text begin (2) align school, college, and community systems in the programs of study developed
under this section;
new text end

new text begin (3) support strong academic performance by program participants;
new text end

new text begin (4) promote informed and appropriate career choices and preparation; and
new text end

new text begin (5) ensure that employers in key technical fields have access to a talented and skilled
workforce.
new text end

new text begin (b) Through the programs of study developed under this section, participating students
must be able to earn college course credit toward an associate's degree. Career pathways
will begin in grade 9 and must include workplace learning, high school, and postsecondary
coursework. These pathways will provide a seamless sequence of study, extending through
two years of postsecondary career and technical education, and culminating in an associate's
degree.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Application process. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must determine the form and manner
of application for a school to be designated a P-TECH school. The application must contain
at least the following information:
new text end

new text begin (1) the written agreement between a public school, a higher education institution under
section 124D.09, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), and a business partner to jointly develop and
support a P-TECH school;
new text end

new text begin (2) a proposed school design consistent with subdivisions 1 and 2;
new text end

new text begin (3) a description of how the P-TECH school supports the needs of the economic
development region in which the P-TECH school is to be located;
new text end

new text begin (4) a description of the facilities to be used by the P-TECH school;
new text end

new text begin (5) a description of proposed budgets, curriculum, transportation plans, and other
operating procedures for the P-TECH school;
new text end

new text begin (6) the process by which students will be enrolled in the P-TECH school;
new text end

new text begin (7) the qualifications required for individuals employed in the P-TECH school; and
new text end

new text begin (8) any additional information that the commissioner requires.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Approval process. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of education must appoint an advisory
committee to review the applications and to recommend approval for those applications
that meet the requirements of this section. The commissioner of education has final authority
over application approvals.
new text end

new text begin (b) To the extent practicable, the commissioner must ensure an equitable geographic
distribution of approved P-TECH schools.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner must first begin approving applications for a P-TECH school
enrolling students in the 2020-2021 school year or later.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin P-TECH support grants. new text end

new text begin When an appropriation is available, each P-TECH
school is eligible for a grant to support start-up and ongoing program costs, which may
include, but are not limited to, recruitment, student support, program materials, and P-TECH
school liaisons. An approved P-TECH school is eligible to receive a grant to support start-up
costs the year before first enrolling P-TECH students.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.12, is amended to read:


124D.12 PURPOSE OF FLEXIBLE LEARNING YEAR PROGRAMS.

Sections 124D.12 to 124D.127 authorize districts to evaluate, plan and employ the use
of flexible learning year programs. It is anticipated that the open selection of the type of
flexible learning year operation from a variety of alternatives will allow each district seeking
to utilize this concept to suitably fulfill the educational needs of its pupils. These alternatives
must include, but not be limited to, various 45-15 plans, four-quarter plans, quinmester
plans, extended learning year plans, and flexible all-year plans. deleted text beginA school district with an
approved four-day week plan in the 2014-2015 school year may continue under a four-day
week plan through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Future approvals are contingent
upon meeting the school district's performance goals established in the district's plan under
section 120B.11. The commissioner must give a school district one school year's notice
before revoking approval of its flexible learning year program.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.121, is amended to read:


124D.121 DEFINITION OF FLEXIBLE LEARNING YEAR PROGRAM.

"Flexible learning year program" means any district plan approved by the deleted text begincommissionerdeleted text endnew text begin
school board
new text end that utilizes buildings and facilities during the entire year or that provides
forms of optional scheduling of pupils and personnel during the learning year in elementary
and secondary schools or residential facilities for children with a disability.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.122, is amended to read:


124D.122 ESTABLISHMENT OF FLEXIBLE LEARNING YEAR PROGRAM.

The board of any district or a consortium of districtsdeleted text begin, with the approval of the
commissioner,
deleted text end may establish and operate a flexible learning year program in one or more
of the day or residential facilities for children with a disability within the district. Consortiums
may use a single deleted text beginapplication anddeleted text end evaluation process, though results, public hearings, and
board approvals must be obtained for each district as required under appropriate sections.
deleted text begin The commissioner must approve or disapprove of a flexible learning year application within
45 business days of receiving the application. If the commissioner disapproves the
application, the commissioner must give the district or consortium detailed reasons for the
disapproval.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.126, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Powers and duties.

The commissioner must:

(1) deleted text beginpromulgate rules necessary to the operation of sections 124D.12 to 124D.127;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) cooperate with and provide supervision of flexible learning year programs to
determine compliance with the provisions of sections 124D.12 to 124D.127, the
commissioner's standards and qualifications, and the proposed program as submitted and
approved;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text end provide any necessary adjustments of (a) attendance and membership computations
and (b) the dates and percentages of apportionment of state aids; and

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end consistent with the definition of "average daily membership" in section 126C.05,
subdivision 8
, furnish the board of a district implementing a flexible learning year program
with a formula for computing average daily membership. This formula must be computed
so that tax levies to be made by the district, state aids to be received by the district, and any
and all other formulas based upon average daily membership are not affected solely as a
result of adopting this plan of instruction.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.127, is amended to read:


124D.127 TERMINATION OF FLEXIBLE LEARNING YEAR PROGRAM.

The board of any districtdeleted text begin, with the approval of the commissioner of education,deleted text end may
terminate a flexible learning year program in one or more of the day or residential facilities
for children with a disability within the district. This section shall not be construed to permit
an exception to section 120A.22, 127A.41, subdivision 7, or 127A.43.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.34, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Creation of foundation.

There is created the Minnesota Foundation for Student
Organizations. The purpose of the foundation is to promote deleted text beginvocationaldeleted text end new text begincareer and technical
new text end student organizations and applied leadership opportunities in Minnesota public and nonpublic
schools through public-private partnerships. The foundation is a nonprofit organization.
The board of directors of the foundation and activities of the foundation are under the
direction of the commissioner of education.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.34, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Board of directors.

The board of directors of the Minnesota Foundation for
Student Organizations consists of:

(1) seven members appointed by the board of directors of the deleted text beginschool-to-workdeleted text end new text begincareer and
technical
new text endstudent organizations and chosen so that each represents one of the following
career areas: agriculture, family and consumer sciences, service occupations, health
occupations, marketing, business, and technical/industrial;

(2) seven members from business, industry, and labor appointed by the governor to
staggered terms and chosen so that each represents one of the following career areas:
agriculture, family and consumer sciences, service occupations, health occupations,
marketing, business, and technical/industrial;

(3) five students or alumni of deleted text beginschool-to-workdeleted text end new text begincareer and technical new text endstudent organizations
representing diverse career areas, three from secondary student organizations, and two from
postsecondary student organizations. The students or alumni shall be appointed by the
criteria and process agreed upon by the executive directors of the deleted text beginstudent-to-workdeleted text end new text begincareer
and technical
new text endorganizations; and

(4) four members from education appointed by the governor to staggered terms and
chosen so that each represents one of the following groups: school district level
administrators, secondary school administrators, middle school administrators, and
postsecondary administrators.

Executive directors of deleted text beginvocationaldeleted text end new text begincareer and technical new text endeducation student organizations
are ex officio, nonvoting members of the board.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.34, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Foundation programs.

The foundation shall advance applied leadership and
intracurricular deleted text beginvocationaldeleted text end new text begincareer and technical new text endlearning experiences for students. These may
include, but are not limited to:

(1) recognition programs and awards for students demonstrating excellence in applied
leadership;

(2) summer programs for student leadership, career development, applied academics,
and mentorship programs with business and industry;

(3) recognition programs for teachers, administrators, and others who make outstanding
contributions to deleted text beginschool-to-workdeleted text end new text begincareer and technical new text endprograms;

(4) outreach programs to increase the involvement of urban and suburban students;

(5) organized challenges requiring cooperation and competition for secondary and
postsecondary students;

(6) assistance and training to community teams to increase career awareness and
empowerment of youth as community leaders; and

(7) assessment and activities in order to plan for and implement continuous improvement.

To the extent possible, the foundation shall make these programs available to students
in all parts of the state.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.34, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Powers and duties.

The foundation may:

(1) identify and plan common goals and priorities for the various deleted text beginschool-to-workdeleted text end new text begincareer
and technical
new text endstudent organizations in Minnesota;

(2) publish brochures or booklets relating to the purposes of the foundation and collect
reasonable fees for the publications;

(3) seek and receive public and private money, grants, and in-kind services and goods
from nonstate sources for the purposes of the foundation, without complying with section
16A.013, subdivision 1;

(4) contract with consultants on behalf of the deleted text beginschool-to-workdeleted text end new text begincareer and technical new text endstudent
organizations;

(5) plan, implement, and expend money for awards and other forms of recognition for
deleted text begin school-to-workdeleted text end new text begincareer and technical new text endstudent programs; and

(6) identifying an appropriate name for the foundation.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.34, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Public funding.

The state shall identify and secure appropriate funding for the
basic staffing of the foundation and individual student deleted text beginschool-to-workdeleted text end new text begincareer and technical
new text end student organizations at the state level.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.34, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Student organizations.

Individual boards of deleted text beginvocationaldeleted text end new text begincareer and technical
new text end education student organizations shall continue their operations in accordance with section
124D.355 and applicable federal law.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.78, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Resolution of concurrence.

Prior to March 1, the school board or American
Indian school must submit to the department a copy of a resolution adopted by the American
Indian education parent advisory committee. The copy must be signed by the chair of the
committee and must state whether the committee concurs with the educational programs
for American Indian students offered by the school board or American Indian school. If the
committee does not concur with the educational programs, the reasons for nonconcurrence
and recommendations shall be submitted new text begindirectly to the school board new text endwith the resolution.
By resolution, the board must respond in writing within 60 days, in cases of nonconcurrence,
to each recommendation made by the committee and state its reasons for not implementing
the recommendations.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.862, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Initial achievement and integration revenue.

(a) An eligible district's
initial achievement and integration revenue equals the lesser of 100.3 percent of the district's
expenditures under the budget approved by the commissioner under section 124D.861,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (c), excluding expenditures used to generate incentive revenue
under subdivision 2, or the sum of (1) $350 times the district's adjusted pupil units for that
year times the ratio of the district's enrollment of protected students for the previous school
year to total enrollment for the previous school year and (2) the greater of zero or 66 percent
of the difference between the district's integration revenue for fiscal year 2013 and the
district's integration revenue for fiscal year 2014 under clause (1).

(b) In each year, new text beginan amount equal to new text end0.3 percent of each district's initial achievement
and integration revenue new text beginfor the second prior fiscal year new text endis transferred to the department for
the oversight and accountability activities required under this section and section 124D.861.

Sec. 31.

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


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Medium and high growth. new text end

new text begin (a) The definitions in this subdivision apply to this
section.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Medium growth" is an assessment score within one-half standard deviation above
or below the average year-two assessment scores for students with similar year-one
assessment scores.
new text end

new text begin (c) "High growth" is an assessment score one-half standard deviation or more above the
average year-two assessment scores for students with similar year-one assessment scores.
new text end

Sec. 32.

Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 25, section 62, subdivision 15, is amended to
read:


Subd. 15.

Certificate incentive funding.

new text begin(a) new text endFor the certificate incentive program:

$
deleted text begin 1,000,000 deleted text end new text begin
139,000
new text end
.....
2017

new text begin (b) new text endThis is a onetime appropriation. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2019.new text begin
$861,000 of the initial fiscal year 2017 appropriation is canceled to the general fund on June
29, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 33.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 55, subdivision 1,
is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definition.

new text begin(a) new text end"Rural career and technical education (CTE) consortium"
means a voluntary collaboration of deleted text beginadeleted text endnew text begin at least onenew text end service cooperative and other regional
public and private partners, including school districts and higher education institutions, that
work together to provide career and technical education opportunities within the service
cooperative's multicounty service area.

new text begin (b) A consortium that includes more than one service cooperative must designate one
service cooperative to serve as fiscal host for the consortium.
new text end

Sec. 34.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 55, subdivision 6,
is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Grant recipients.

For fiscal years 2018 and 2019, the commissioner shall award
a two-year grant to the consortium that is a collaboration of the Southwest/West Central
Service Cooperative (SWWC), Southwest Minnesota State University, Minnesota West
Community and Technical College, Ridgewater College, and other regional public and
private partners. For fiscal years 2020 and 2021, the commissioner shall award a two-year
grant to an applicant consortium that includes new text beginat least one of new text endthe South Central Service
Cooperative or Southeast Service Cooperative and a two-year grant to an applicant
consortium that includes new text beginat least one of new text endthe Northwest Service Cooperative or Northeast
Service Cooperative.

Sec. 35.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 57, subdivision 14,
is amended to read:


Subd. 14.

Singing-based pilot program to improve student reading.

(a) For a grant
to pilot a research-supported, computer-based educational program that uses singing to
improve the reading ability of students in grades 2 through 5:

$
deleted text begin 500,000 deleted text end new text begin 270,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
0
.....
2019

(b) The commissioner of education shall award a grant to the Rock 'n' Read Project to
implement a research-supported, computer-based educational program that uses singing to
improve the reading ability of students in grades 2 through 5. The grantee shall be responsible
for selecting participating school sites; providing any required hardware and software,
including software licenses, for the duration of the grant period; providing technical support,
training, and staff to install required project hardware and software; providing on-site
professional development and instructional monitoring and support for school staff and
students; administering preintervention and postintervention reading assessments; evaluating
the impact of the intervention; and other project management services as required. To the
extent practicable, the grantee must select participating schools in urban, suburban, and
greater Minnesota, and give priority to schools in which a high proportion of students do
not read proficiently at grade level and are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

(c) By February 15, 2019, the grantee must submit a report detailing expenditures and
outcomes of the grant to the commissioner of education and the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees with primary jurisdiction over kindergarten through
grade 12 education policy and finance.

(d) This is a onetime appropriation.new text begin $230,000 of the initial fiscal year 2018 appropriation
is canceled to the general fund on June 30, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 36. new text beginCOLLABORATIVE SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin An intensive summer school program for students in grades 5 through 8 is established
in six school districts. The school districts of Ely, Independent School District No. 696; St.
Louis County, Independent School District No. 2142; Mesabi East, Independent School
District No. 2711; Mountain Iron-Buhl, Independent School District No. 712; Chisholm,
Independent School District No. 695; and Hibbing, Independent School District No. 701;
must collaborate to provide a summer school program that includes vocational, academic,
fine arts, and recreational programming in each of the school districts over a three-week
period spread throughout the summer, as long as appropriated grant funds are available.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 37. new text beginCURSIVE HANDWRITING.
new text end

new text begin As part of the English language arts standards review during the 2019-2020 school year,
the commissioner of education must develop an elementary English language arts model
curriculum that is designed to enable students to develop legible cursive handwriting skills
by the end of grade 5. The commissioner must include instructional materials in the model
curriculum.
new text end

Sec. 38. new text beginMINNESOTA READS ACTION COUNCIL.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education may establish the
Minnesota Reads action council.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin The Minnesota Reads action council must consist of 26 public
members.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Public members. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must appoint, in the manner provided
in Minnesota Statutes, section 15.0597, 26 public members, including the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) two early childhood teachers;
new text end

new text begin (2) three reading specialists;
new text end

new text begin (3) two adult basic education literacy teachers;
new text end

new text begin (4) one licensed school media specialist;
new text end

new text begin (5) one school board member;
new text end

new text begin (6) one member representing public libraries;
new text end

new text begin (7) two literacy researchers;
new text end

new text begin (8) one member representing Minnesota teacher preparation programs;
new text end

new text begin (9) one member representing the Minnesota Parent Teacher Association;
new text end

new text begin (10) one member representing public health;
new text end

new text begin (11) one member representing Decoding Dyslexia;
new text end

new text begin (12) two school administrators;
new text end

new text begin (13) two parents or guardians of elementary-aged children;
new text end

new text begin (14) two students;
new text end

new text begin (15) one member representing the Minnesota Literacy Council;
new text end

new text begin (16) one member representing Minnesota Reading Corps; and
new text end

new text begin (17) two members representing Minnesota businesses.
new text end

new text begin (b) Council membership must include, where possible, representation that is racially,
culturally, linguistically, geographically, and economically diverse.
new text end

new text begin (c) The first appointments must be made by August 15, 2019.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Term. new text end

new text begin Members of the council must serve until the council's expiration.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Administration. new text end

new text begin The commissioner or the commissioner's designee must
provide meeting space and administrative services for the council. The Department of
Education dyslexia specialist must provide technical assistance to the action council on
request. The commissioner or the commissioner's designee must convene the first meeting
of the council no later than September 15, 2019.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Chairs. new text end

new text begin At the council's first meeting, the members must elect a chair and a
vice-chair whose duties shall be established by the council. The council's chair must be a
member with substantial professional and academic expertise in literacy pedagogy or
research.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Meeting. new text end

new text begin The council must meet periodically.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin No compensation; expenses. new text end

new text begin Public members of the council serve without
compensation but are eligible for reimbursement for expenses consistent with Minnesota
Statutes, section 15.059, subdivision 6.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The council must consult with and advise the commissioner on matters
related to the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs designed to increase
the reading proficiency of children and adults, including early childhood programs, programs
for school-age children, and programs for adult learners. The council must advise the
commissioner on strategies to (1) meet or exceed a 90 percent rate of reading proficiency
on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments no later than 2025, and (2) meet the
legislature's goal of every student reading at or above grade level no later than the end of
grade 3 under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.12.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin (a) By February 15, 2020, the council must submit to the chairs and
ranking minority members of the committees of the senate and the house of representatives
with primary jurisdiction over prekindergarten through grade 12 education a report
containing:
new text end

new text begin (1) the council's rigorous assessment of the state's literacy programs for children and
adults;
new text end

new text begin (2) the council's rigorous assessment of the state's literacy outcomes for children and
adults;
new text end

new text begin (3) recommendations for legislative action, with draft legislation to implement the
recommendations; and
new text end

new text begin (4) a plan for a strategic statewide campaign to eliminate child and adult illiteracy.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Department of Education must publish the report on the department's website.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Agency coordination. new text end

new text begin The council must consult with other state agencies and
organizations with an interest in child and adult literacy and advise the commissioner on
strategies to better coordinate state literacy programs and resources.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Open meetings. new text end

new text begin The council is subject to the requirements of Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 13D.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin The council expires on February 16, 2020.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 39. new text beginREPORT ON THE SAFETY OF YOUTH IN SKILLED TRADES.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of labor and industry must study ways to allow for the safety of
middle and high school aged students who receive hands-on training in skilled trades,
including on location at construction sites. The report must identify safety precautions that
should be undertaken, including proposed legislation, if any. The commissioner must report
to the chairs and ranking minority members of legislative committees with jurisdiction over
labor and industry and kindergarten through grade 12 by January 15, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 40. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Achievement and integration aid. new text end

new text begin For achievement and integration aid under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.862:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 80,201,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 83,003,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $7,059,000 for 2019 and $73,142,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $8,091,000 for 2020 and $74,912,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Literacy incentive aid. new text end

new text begin For literacy incentive aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.98:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 45,304,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 45,442,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $4,582,000 for 2019 and $40,722,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $4,524,000 for 2020 and $40,918,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Interdistrict desegregation or integration transportation grants. new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 13,874,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,589,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Tribal contract schools. new text end

new text begin For tribal contract school aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.83:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,825,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,779,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $299,000 for 2019 and $1,526,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $169,000 for 2020 and $1,610,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin American Indian education aid. new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,515,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,673,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $960,000 for 2019 and $8,555,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $950,000 for 2020 and $8,723,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Early childhood literacy programs. new text end

new text begin (a) For early childhood literacy programs
under Minnesota Statutes, section 119A.50, subdivision 3:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,953,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,953,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Up to $7,953,000 each year is for leveraging federal and private funding to support
AmeriCorps members serving in the Minnesota reading corps program established by
ServeMinnesota, including costs associated with training and teaching early literacy skills
to children ages three through grade 3 and evaluating the impact of the program under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 124D.38, subdivision 2, and 124D.42, subdivision 6.
new text end

new text begin (c) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin (d) The base for fiscal year 2022 is $8,106,000.
new text end

new text begin (e) The base for fiscal year 2023 and later is $8,103,000.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Concurrent enrollment program. new text end

new text begin (a) For concurrent enrollment programs
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.091:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) If the appropriation is insufficient, the commissioner must proportionately reduce
the aid payment to each district.
new text end

new text begin (c) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin ServeMinnesota program. new text end

new text begin (a) For funding ServeMinnesota programs under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 124D.37 to 124D.45:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 900,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 900,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) A grantee organization may provide health and child care coverage to the dependents
of each participant enrolled in a full-time ServeMinnesota program to the extent such
coverage is not otherwise available.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Student organizations. new text end

new text begin (a) For student organizations:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 768,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 768,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) $46,000 each year is for student organizations serving health occupations (HOSA).
new text end

new text begin (c) $100,000 each year is for student organizations serving trade and industry occupations
(Skills USA, secondary and postsecondary).
new text end

new text begin (d) $95,000 each year is for student organizations serving business occupations (BPA,
secondary and postsecondary).
new text end

new text begin (e) $193,000 each year is for student organizations serving agriculture occupations (FFA,
PAS).
new text end

new text begin (f) $185,000 each year is for student organizations serving family and consumer science
occupations (FCCLA). Notwithstanding Minnesota Rules, part 3505.1000, subparts 28 and
31, the student organizations serving FCCLA shall continue to serve students younger than
grade 9.
new text end

new text begin (g) $109,000 each year is for student organizations serving marketing occupations (DECA
and DECA collegiate).
new text end

new text begin (h) $40,000 each year is for the Minnesota Foundation for Student Organizations.
new text end

new text begin (i) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Museums and education centers. new text end

new text begin (a) For grants to museums and education
centers:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 491,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 491,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

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

new text begin (c) $50,000 each year is for the Duluth Children's Museum.
new text end

new text begin (d) $41,000 each year is for the Minnesota Academy of Science.
new text end

new text begin (e) $50,000 each year is for the Headwaters Science Center.
new text end

new text begin (f) $31,000 in fiscal years 2020 and 2021 only is for the Judy Garland Museum for the
Children's Discovery Museum of Grand Rapids.
new text end

new text begin (g) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin (h) The base for fiscal year 2022 is $460,000.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Recovery program grants. new text end

new text begin For recovery program grants under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.695:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 750,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 750,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Minnesota math corps program. new text end

new text begin (a) For the Minnesota math corps program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.42, subdivision 9:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) The base for fiscal year 2022 is $650,000. Any balance in the first year does not
cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Principals Academy. new text end

new text begin (a) For grants to the University of Minnesota
College of Education and Human Development for the operation of the Minnesota Principals
Academy:
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 2020
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 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Of these amounts, $50,000 must be used to pay the costs of attendance for principals
and school leaders from schools identified for intervention under the state's accountability
system as implemented to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. To the
extent funds are available, the Department of Education is encouraged to use up to $200,000
of federal Title II funds to support additional participation in the Principals Academy by
principals and school leaders from schools identified for intervention under the state's
accountability system as implemented to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds
Act.
new text end

new text begin (c) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Charter school building lease aid. new text end

new text begin For building lease aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124E.22:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 85,279,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 90,843,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $8,021,000 for 2019 and $77,258,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $8,584,000 for 2020 and $82,259,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin Statewide testing and reporting system. new text end

new text begin For the statewide testing and
reporting system under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.30:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10,892,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10,892,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 17. new text end

new text begin College entrance examination reimbursement. new text end

new text begin To reimburse districts for
students who qualify under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph
(e), for payment of their college entrance examination fee:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,511,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,511,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The commissioner must reimburse school districts for the costs for free or reduced-price
meal eligible students who take the ACT or SAT test under Minnesota Statutes, section
120B.30, subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 18. new text end

new text begin Examination fees; teacher training and support programs. new text end

new text begin (a) For students'
advanced placement and international baccalaureate examination fees under Minnesota
Statutes, section 120B.13, subdivision 3, and the training and related costs for teachers and
other interested educators under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.13, subdivision 1:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) The advanced placement program shall receive 75 percent of the appropriation each
year and the international baccalaureate program shall receive 25 percent of the appropriation
each year. The department, in consultation with representatives of the advanced placement
and international baccalaureate programs selected by the Advanced Placement Advisory
Council and International Baccalaureate Minnesota, respectively, shall determine the amounts
of the expenditures each year for examination fees and training and support programs for
each program.
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.13, subdivision 1, at least $500,000
each year is for teachers to attend subject matter summer training programs and follow-up
support workshops approved by the advanced placement or international baccalaureate
programs. The amount of the subsidy for each teacher attending an advanced placement or
international baccalaureate summer training program or workshop shall be the same. The
commissioner shall determine the payment process and the amount of the subsidy.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner shall pay all examination fees for all students of low-income
families under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.13, subdivision 3, and to the extent of
available appropriations, shall also pay examination fees for students sitting for an advanced
placement examination, international baccalaureate examination, or both.
new text end

new text begin (e) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

new text begin Grants to increase science, technology, engineering, and math course
offerings.
new text end

new text begin (a) For grants to schools to encourage low-income and other underserved students
to participate in advanced placement and international baccalaureate programs according
to Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.132:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 20. new text end

new text begin Rural career and technical education consortium. new text end

new text begin (a) For rural career and
technical education consortium grants:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) If the appropriation in the first year is insufficient, the 2021 appropriation is available.
new text end

new text begin (c) The base for fiscal year 2022 is $0.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 21. 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 100,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 100,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) The MacPhail Center must use the grants received 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, 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 grant may be used by the MacPhail Center for costs related to delivering online access
to music education including employee costs, program evaluation, and technology expenses.
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 of each year, the MacPhail Center must 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 for calendar years 2020 and
later, a detailed list of expenditures for the previous year.
new text end

new text begin (e) The base in fiscal year 2024 is $0.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 22. new text end

new text begin ServeMinnesota programs at tribal contract and grant schools. new text end

new text begin (a) For
grants to ServeMinnesota to enhance reading and math corps programming at American
Indian-controlled tribal contract and grant schools eligible for aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.83:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 208,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 208,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Any balance in the first year does not cancel, but is available in the second year. The
base in fiscal year 2022 is $0.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 23. new text end

new text begin Educational stability for students living in foster care. new text end

new text begin For a pilot project
to promote educational stability for students living in foster care under Laws 2017, First
Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 54:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 0
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Up to five percent of the appropriation may be used for state and local administrative costs
such as reporting, technical support, and establishing a title IV-E reimbursement claiming
process. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 24. new text end

new text begin P-TECH schools. new text end

new text begin (a) For P-TECH support grants under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.093, subdivision 5:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Grants must not exceed $500,000 per P-TECH school, per fiscal year.
new text end

new text begin (c) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 25. new text end

new text begin Sanneh Foundation. new text end

new text begin (a) For a grant to the Sanneh Foundation:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) The grant must be used for programs for low-performing and chronically absent
students with a focus on low-income students and students of color. The goals of the grants
include decreasing absenteeism, encouraging school engagement, improving grades, and
improving graduation rates. The grants may be used to:
new text end

new text begin (1) provide all-day, in-school academic and behavioral interventions and social and
emotional learning throughout the school year;
new text end

new text begin (2) provide year-round, out-of-school behavioral, social, and emotional learning
interventions and enrichment activities;
new text end

new text begin (3) enhance career exploration opportunities, including exposure to businesses and
business activities; and
new text end

new text begin (4) develop pathways in cooperation with business higher education partners for
participants to pursue careers in education and youth development.
new text end

new text begin (c) The base for fiscal year 2022 is $0.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 26. new text end

new text begin Collaborative summer intensive program. new text end

new text begin (a) For the collaborative summer
intensive program:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 802,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end

new text begin (b) The six collaborating school districts must provide matching funds equal to the grant
amount. The matching funds may be in cash or in-kind contributions.
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 27. new text end

new text begin Vocational enrichment grant. new text end

new text begin (a) For a vocational enrichment grant to
Independent School District No. 252, Fairmont:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 87,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end

new text begin (b) The grant must be used for a vocational enrichment program that operates outside
of the regular school day, including over weekends or the summer, to provide instruction
in vocational courses, including courses in welding and construction trades.
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 28. new text end

new text begin Race 2 Reduce. new text end

new text begin (a) For grants to support Race 2 Reduce water conservation
programming in Minnesota schools:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 50,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 50,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) In each fiscal year, $10,000 is for H2O for Life to provide project management and
support, Minnesota GreenCorps member hosting, curriculum development and classroom
instruction assistance, school outreach, and community volunteer training.
new text end

new text begin (c) In each fiscal year, $30,000 is for Independent School District No. 624, White Bear
Lake, for Race 2 Reduce curriculum development, teacher in-service training, service
learning activities, and community public awareness events.
new text end

new text begin (d) In each fiscal year, $10,000 is for competitive grants to schools to implement the
water conservation curriculum and co-develop the central platform. Minnesota school
districts or charter schools may apply to the commissioner in the form and manner determined
by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (e) The base in fiscal year 2022 is $0.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 29. new text end

new text begin Construction and skilled trades counseling and report. new text end

new text begin (a) For transfer to
the commissioner of labor and industry for staff collaboration with the Department of
Education on construction and skilled trades counseling under Minnesota Statutes, section
120B.126:
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 2020
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 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) $100,000 in fiscal year 2020 is for a report on the safety of youth in skilled trades.
new text end

new text begin (c) The base in fiscal year 2022 is $0.
new text end

Sec. 41. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.299, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Minnesota Rules, part 3500.1000, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin (c) 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 (d) new text end new text begin Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 57, subdivision 15, new text end new text begin is
repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Paragraphs (b), (c), and (d) are effective the day following final
enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

TEACHERS

Section 1.

new text begin [122A.051] CODE OF ETHICS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Scope. new text end

new text begin Each teacher, upon entering the teaching profession, assumes a
number of obligations, one of which is to adhere to a set of principles that defines professional
conduct. These principles are reflected in the code of ethics, which sets forth to the education
profession and the public it serves standards of professional conduct. This code applies to
all persons licensed according to rules established by the Professional Educator Licensing
and Standards Board.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Standards of professional conduct. new text end

new text begin (a) A teacher must provide professional
education services in a nondiscriminatory manner, including not discriminating on the basis
of political, ideological, or religious beliefs.
new text end

new text begin (b) A teacher must make a reasonable effort to protect students from conditions harmful
to health and safety.
new text end

new text begin (c) In accordance with state and federal laws, a teacher must disclose confidential
information about individuals only when a compelling professional purpose is served or
when required by law.
new text end

new text begin (d) A teacher must take reasonable disciplinary action in exercising the authority to
provide an atmosphere conductive to learning.
new text end

new text begin (e) A teacher must not use professional relationships with students, parents, and
colleagues to personal advantage.
new text end

new text begin (f) A teacher must delegate authority for teaching responsibilities only to licensed
personnel or as otherwise provided by law.
new text end

new text begin (g) A teacher must not deliberately suppress or distort subject matter.
new text end

new text begin (h) A teacher must not knowingly falsify or misrepresent records or facts relating to that
teacher's own qualifications or to other teachers' qualifications.
new text end

new text begin (i) A teacher must not knowingly make false or malicious statements about students or
colleagues.
new text end

new text begin (j) A teacher must accept a contract for a teaching position that requires licensing only
if properly or provisionally licensed for that position.
new text end

new text begin (k) A teacher must not engage in any sexual conduct or contact with a student.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.07, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Public employer compensation reduction prohibited. new text end

new text begin The public employer
of a member shall not reduce the member's compensation or benefits because of the member's
absence from employment when engaging in the business of the board.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.09, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Advise members of profession.

new text begin(a) new text endThe Professional Educator Licensing and
Standards Board must act in an advisory capacity to members of the profession in matters
of interpretation of the code of ethicsnew text begin in section 122A.051new text end.

new text begin (b) The board must develop a process for a school district or charter school to receive
a written complaint about a teacher under the code of ethics and forward the complaint to
the board. A school board must inform parents and guardians of students in the school
district or charter school of their ability to submit a complaint to the school board under
this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.092, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Reading strategies.

(a) deleted text beginAll colleges and universitiesdeleted text end new text beginA teacher preparation
program
new text end approved by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board to prepare
persons for classroom teacher licensure must include in their teacher preparation programs
research-based best practices in reading, consistent with section 122A.06, subdivision 4,
that enables the licensure candidate to teach reading in the candidate's content areas. Teacher
candidates must be instructed in using students' native languages as a resource in creating
effective differentiated instructional strategies for English learners developing literacy skills.
These colleges and universities also must prepare early childhood and elementary teacher
candidates for Tier 3 and Tier 4 teaching licenses under sections 122A.183 and 122A.184,
respectively, for the portion of the examination under section 122A.185, subdivision 1,
paragraph (c), covering assessment of reading instruction.

(b) Board-approved teacher preparation programs for teachers of elementary education
must require instruction in applying comprehensive, deleted text beginscientifically baseddeleted text endnew text begin evidence-basednew text end,
and deleted text beginbalanceddeleted text endnew text begin structurednew text end reading instruction programs that:

(1) teach students to read using foundational knowledge, practices, and strategies
consistent with section 122A.06, subdivision 4, so that all students achieve continuous
progress in reading; and

(2) teach specialized instruction in reading strategies, interventions, and remediations
that enable students of all ages and proficiency levels to become proficient readers.

new text begin (c) Board-approved teacher preparation programs for teachers of elementary education,
early childhood education, special education, and reading intervention must include
instruction on dyslexia, as defined in section 125A.01, subdivision 2. Teacher preparation
programs may consult with the Department of Education, including the dyslexia specialist
under section 120B.122, to develop instruction under this paragraph. Instruction on dyslexia
must be modeled on practice standards of the International Dyslexia Association, and must
address:
new text end

new text begin (1) the nature and symptoms of dyslexia;
new text end

new text begin (2) resources available for students who show characteristics of dyslexia;
new text end

new text begin (3) evidence-based instructional strategies for students who show characteristics of
dyslexia, including the structured literacy approach; and
new text end

new text begin (4) outcomes of intervention and lack of intervention for students who show
characteristics of dyslexia.
new text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end Nothing in this section limits the authority of a school district to select a school's
reading program or curriculum.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.182, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirements.

(a) The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards
Board must approve a request from a district or charter school to issue a Tier 2 license in a
specified content area to a candidate if:

(1) the candidate meets the educational or professional requirements in paragraph (b)
or (c);

(2) the candidate:

(i) has completed the coursework required under subdivision 2;

(ii) is enrolled in a Minnesota-approved teacher preparation programnew text begin or a state-approved
teacher preparation program if no licensure program exists in Minnesota
new text end; or

(iii) has a master's degree in the specified content area; and

(3) the district or charter school demonstrates that a criminal background check under
section 122A.18, subdivision 8, has been completed on the candidate.

(b) A candidate for a Tier 2 license must have a bachelor's degree to teach a class outside
a career and technical education or career pathways course of study.

(c) A candidate for a Tier 2 license must have one of the following credentials in a
relevant content area to teach a class or course in a career and technical education or career
pathways course of study:

(1) an associate's degree;

(2) a professional certification; or

(3) five years of relevant work experience.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.187, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Reading preparation.

new text begin(a) new text endThe Professional Educator Licensing and Standards
Board must adopt rules that require deleted text beginalldeleted text end new text beginearly childhood through grade 8new text end licensed teachers
who are renewing a Tier 3 or Tier 4 teaching license under sections 122A.183 and 122A.184,
respectively, to include in the renewal requirements further reading preparation, consistent
with section 122A.06, subdivision 4.

new text begin (b) The reading preparation under this subdivision must include training to enable a
teacher to:
new text end

new text begin (1) understand dyslexia as defined in section 125A.01, subdivision 2, and recognize
dyslexia characteristics in students; and
new text end

new text begin (2) identify and access Department of Education personnel and professional resources
using dyslexia best practices in each license renewal period that are evidence-based.
new text end

new text begin (c) The Department of Education must provide guidance on evidence-based approaches
and best practices for trainings.
new text end

new text begin (d) new text endThe rules new text beginadopted under this subdivision new text enddo not take effect until they are approved
by law. Teachers who do not provide direct instruction including, at least, counselors, school
psychologists, school nurses, school social workers, audiovisual directors and coordinators,
and recreation personnel are exempt from this deleted text beginsectiondeleted text endnew text begin subdivisionnew text end.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.20, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Grounds for revocation, suspension, or denial.

(a) The Professional
Educator Licensing and Standards Board or Board of School Administrators, whichever
has jurisdiction over a teacher's licensure, may, on the written complaint of the school board
employing a teacher, a teacher organization, or any other interested person, refuse to issue,
refuse to renew, suspend, or revoke a teacher's license to teach for any of the following
causes:

(1) immoral character or conduct;

(2) failure, without justifiable cause, to teach for the term of the teacher's contract;

(3) gross inefficiency or willful neglect of duty;

(4) failure to meet licensure requirements; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(5) fraud or misrepresentation in obtaining a licensedeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (6) intentional and inappropriate patting, touching, pinching, or other physical contact
with a student that is sexually motivated.
new text end

The written complaint must specify the nature and character of the charges.

(b) The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board or Board of School
Administrators, whichever has jurisdiction over a teacher's licensure, deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end refuse to
issue, refuse to renew, or automatically revoke a teacher's license to teach without the right
to a hearing upon receiving a certified copy of a conviction showing that the teacher has
been convicted of child abuse, as defined in section 609.185, sex trafficking in the first
degree under section 609.322, subdivision 1, sex trafficking in the second degree under
section 609.322, subdivision 1a, engaging in hiring, or agreeing to hire a minor to engage
in prostitution under section 609.324, subdivision 1, sexual abuse under section 609.342,
609.343, 609.344, 609.345, 609.3451, subdivision 3, or 617.23, subdivision 3, solicitation
of children to engage in sexual conduct or communication of sexually explicit materials to
children under section 609.352, interference with privacy under section 609.746 or stalking
under section 609.749 and the victim was a minor, using minors in a sexual performance
under section 617.246, possessing pornographic works involving a minor under section
617.247, or any other offense not listed in this paragraph that requires the person to register
as a predatory offender under section 243.166, or a crime under a similar law of another
state or the United States. The board shall send notice of this licensing action to the district
in which the teacher is currently employed.

(c) A person whose license to teach has been revoked, not issued, or not renewed under
paragraph (b), may petition the board to reconsider the licensing action if the person's
conviction for child abuse or sexual abuse is reversed by a final decision of the court of
appeals or the supreme court or if the person has received a pardon for the offense. The
petitioner shall attach a certified copy of the appellate court's final decision or the pardon
to the petition. Upon receiving the petition and its attachment, the board shall schedule and
hold a disciplinary hearing on the matter under section 214.10, subdivision 2, unless the
petitioner waives the right to a hearing. If the board finds that, notwithstanding the reversal
of the petitioner's criminal conviction or the issuance of a pardon, the petitioner is disqualified
from teaching under paragraph (a), clause (1), the board shall affirm its previous licensing
action. If the board finds that the petitioner is not disqualified from teaching under paragraph
(a), clause (1), it shall reverse its previous licensing action.

(d) new text beginThe Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board or Board of School
Administrators, whichever has jurisdiction over a teacher's licensure, must refuse to issue,
refuse to renew, or automatically revoke a teacher's license if the teacher has engaged in
sexual penetration as defined in section 609.321, subdivision 11, with a student enrolled in
a school where the teacher works or volunteers.
new text end

new text begin (e) new text endFor purposes of this subdivision, the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards
Board is delegated the authority to suspend or revoke coaching licenses.

new text begin (f) Section 122A.188 does not apply to a decision by the board to refuse to issue, refuse
to renew, or revoke a license under this subdivision. A person whose license has been
revoked, not issued, or not renewed under this subdivision may appeal the decision by filing
a written request with the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board or the Board
of School Administrators, as appropriate, within 30 days of notice of the licensing action.
The board must then initiate a contested case under the Administrative Procedure Act,
sections 14.001 to 14.69.
new text end

new text begin (g) The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board or Board of School
Administrators, whichever has jurisdiction over a teacher's licensure, may suspend a teacher's
license pending an investigation into a report of conduct that would be grounds for revocation
under paragraph (b) or (d). The teacher's license is suspended until the licensing board
completes its disciplinary investigation and determines whether disciplinary action is
necessary.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.30, is amended to read:


122A.30 EXEMPTION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
INSTRUCTORS.

deleted text begin (a)deleted text end Notwithstanding section 122A.15, subdivision 1, and upon approval of the local
employer school board, a person who teaches in a deleted text beginpart-timedeleted text end vocational or career and technical
education programnew text begin and demonstrates occupational competency based on work experience
in business or industry
new text end is exempt from a license requirement. Nothing in this section shall
exclude licensed career and technical educators from the definition of "teacher" in section
122A.40, 122A.41, or 179A.03.

deleted text begin (b) This section expires June 30, 2020. After this section expires, persons who teach in
a part-time vocational or career and technical education program may apply for a teaching
license provided in sections 122A.18 to 122A.184.
deleted text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.61, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Reading preparation. new text end

new text begin A school district may use the revenue reserved under
subdivision 1 for grants to teachers to take courses from accredited providers. The providers
must be a Wilson Language Training accredited partner, accredited by the International
Multisensory Structured Language Education Council, or an Academy of Orton-Gillingham
Practitioners and Educators accredited training program.
new text end

Sec. 10.

new text begin [122A.615] READING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BY
ACCREDITED PROVIDERS.
new text end

new text begin A school district may grant an elementary teacher's request for reimbursement for
successfully completing training provided by a Wilson Language Training accredited partner,
an International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council accredited provider,
or an Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators accredited training program.
The school district may use literacy incentive aid under section 124D.98, or the reserved
revenue for staff development under section 122A.61, or other district resources to reimburse
the teacher.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 begin andnew text end student deleted text beginscholarships, and student loansdeleted text endnew text begin grantsnew text end.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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, 2019.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of recruitment, the grantees or their partner contracted institutions must
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. 16.

new text begin [122A.76] LITERACY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR
TEACHERS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Program. new text end

new text begin A teacher licensed by the Professional Educator Licensing
and Standards Board, whose duties include providing instruction to students, may participate
in a literacy professional development program offered by an eligible training provider
under subdivision 2. An online or in-person training program offered by an eligible training
provider qualifies for reimbursement. The commissioner may pay a portion of the tuition,
room, board, and travel costs a teacher incurs in participating in literacy professional
development. The teacher reimbursements must not exceed the amount appropriated for
this purpose. In order to be eligible for expense reimbursement, a teacher must submit a
request in the form and manner required by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Eligible training providers. new text end

new text begin An eligible training provider must be:
new text end

new text begin (1) a Wilson Language Training accredited partner;
new text end

new text begin (2) accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council;
or
new text end

new text begin (3) an accredited site of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Training information report. new text end

new text begin By February 1 of each year, the commissioner
must report the following information to the legislative committees having jurisdiction over
kindergarten through grade 12 education:
new text end

new text begin (1) the number of participating teachers;
new text end

new text begin (2) each school represented by the teachers in the trainings;
new text end

new text begin (3) the amounts expended in the most recent calendar year for tuition, room, board, and
travel costs; and
new text end

new text begin (4) recommendations to improve training for teachers.
new text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.02, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 14b. new text end

new text begin Hiring bonuses. new text end

new text begin The board may give a hiring bonus to a teacher licensed in
or working in a shortage area as defined in section 122A.06, subdivision 6. For the purposes
of hiring bonuses under this subdivision only, a teacher trained by a Wilson Language
Training accredited partner, an International Multisensory Structured Language Education
Council accredited provider, or an Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
accredited training program is a teacher licensed in or working in a shortage area. The school
board must establish criteria for the repayment of a hiring bonus if the employee does not
complete two years of teaching in the district after receiving the bonus. The board must
decide if the bonus is a onetime bonus or an ongoing bonus included in the teacher's salary
as long as they teach in the district.
new text end

Sec. 18.

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


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Allowed use. new text end

new text begin A school may use literacy incentive aid under this section for
staff development by accredited providers or any other school-related purpose. The providers
must be a Wilson Language Training accredited partner, accredited by the International
Multisensory Structured Language Education Council, or an Academy of Orton-Gillingham
Practitioners and Educators accredited training program.
new text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 136A.1276, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Establishment; eligibility.

(a) The commissioner, in consultation with the
Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board, must establish and administer a
program annually awarding grants to eligible alternative teacher preparation programs
consistent with this section.

(b) To be eligible to receive a grant, an alternative teacher preparation program must
certify that it:

(1) is working to fill Minnesota's teacher shortage areas; and

(2) is a school district, charter school, or nonprofit corporation organized under chapter
317A or under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 for an
education-related purpose that has been operating continuously for at least three years in
Minnesota or any other state.

(c) The commissioner must give priority to applicants based in Minnesota when awarding
grants under this section.

new text begin (d) The commissioner may award a grant to an alternative teacher preparation program
that has previously received a grant under this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 25, section 62, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Northwest Regional Partnership concurrent enrollment program.

new text begin(a) new text endFor
a grant to the Lakes Country Service Cooperative to operate a continuing education program:

$
deleted text begin 3,000,000 deleted text end new text begin
1,500,000
new text end
.....
2017

new text begin (b) new text endThis is a onetime appropriation. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2019.new text begin
$1,500,000 of the initial fiscal year 2017 appropriation is canceled to the general fund on
June 29, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 21. new text beginREPORT; TEACHER PREPARATION DEVELOPMENT.
new text end

new text begin No later than January 15, 2021, the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards
Board must provide a preliminary report to the members of the senate and house of
representatives committees with jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education
and higher education on teacher preparation development under Minnesota Statutes, section
122A.092, subdivision 5, paragraph (c).
new text end

Sec. 22. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Literacy professional development for teachers. new text end

new text begin For literacy professional
development for teachers under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.76:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Curriculum best practices sharing. new text end

new text begin (a) For a grant to Intermediate School
District No. 287 for the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum to provide
sample curricula aligned to the state academic standards for teachers throughout the state:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) The Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative curriculum must post sample curricula
to its website as an open resource. The website must include a feedback mechanism for
teachers to provide comments and ratings on the sample curricula.
new text end

new text begin (c) The Department of Education's website must contain a link to the Minnesota
Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum website with the sample curricula. The website
must indicate that the selected curricula are examples aligned to appropriate standards and
benchmarks, but the examples are not considered endorsements by the department. The first
shared curricula must be posted by January 1, 2020.
new text end

new text begin (d) The base for fiscal year 2024 is $0.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Expanded concurrent enrollment grants. new text end

new text begin (a) For grants to institutions offering
"Introduction to Teaching" or "Introduction to Education" college in the schools courses
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, subdivision 10, paragraph (b):
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 375,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 375,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) The department may retain up to five percent of the appropriation amount to monitor
and administer the grant program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Paraprofessional pathway to teacher licensure. new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Grants are for school districts and charter schools for a nonconventional teacher
residency pilot program approved by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards
Board. The program must provide tuition scholarships or stipends to enable school district
employees or community members affiliated with a school district who seek an education
license to participate in a nonconventional teacher preparation program. School districts
that receive funds under this subdivision must ensure a majority of candidates are of color
or American Indian to participate in the Grow Your Own new teacher programs. School
districts or charter 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.
new text end

new text begin (c) School districts and charter schools may apply for grants to develop innovative,
expanded Grow Your Own programs that 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 end

new text begin (d) 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 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.
new text end

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

new text begin (f) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Alternative teacher compensation aid. new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 89,196,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 88,841,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $8,974,000 for 2019 and $80,222,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $8,913,000 for 2020 and $79,928,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Collaborative urban and greater Minnesota educators of color program
grants.
new text end

new text begin (a) For collaborative urban and greater Minnesota educators of color program grants:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) By January 15 of each year, each institution shall prepare for the legislature a detailed
report regarding the funds used to recruit, retain, and induct teacher candidates who are of
color or who are American Indian. The report must include the total number of teacher
candidates of color disaggregated by race or ethnic group, who are recruited to the institution,
are newly admitted to the licensure program, are enrolled in the licensure program, have
completed student teaching, have graduated, and are licensed and newly employed as
Minnesota teachers in their licensure field. The total number of teacher candidates who are
of color or American Indian at each stage from recruitment to licensed teaching must be
reported as a percentage of total candidates seeking the same licensure at the institution.
The report must include the graduation rate for each cohort of teacher candidates, the
placement rate for each graduating cohort of teacher candidates, and the retention rate for
each graduating cohort of teacher candidates, among other program outcomes.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner must award all collaborative urban educator grants through a
competitive grant process. The competitive process must award grants based on program
benchmarks, including licensure rates, participation rates, on-time graduation rates, and a
score of "B" or higher in the most recent National Council on Teacher Quality program
grade for early reading instruction. Grants must only be awarded to teacher preparation
programs approved by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board, including
alternative teacher preparation programs.
new text end

new text begin (d) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Agricultural educator grants. new text end

new text begin (a) For agricultural educator grants under Laws
2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 51:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 275,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 275,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin American Indian teacher preparation grants. new text end

new text begin For joint grants to assist people
who are American Indian to become teachers under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.63:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 460,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 460,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Statewide concurrent enrollment teacher training program. new text end

new text begin (a) For the
statewide concurrent enrollment teacher training program under Laws 2016, chapter 189,
article 25, section 58, as amended:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 375,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 375,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Alternative teacher preparation grant program. new text end

new text begin (a) For transfer to the
commissioner of the Office of Higher Education for alternative teacher preparation program
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section 136A.1276:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 0
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

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

new text begin (c) The commissioner may use no more than three percent of this appropriation to
administer the program under this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (d) A grant recipient must submit a report to the commissioner and Professional Educator
Licensing and Standards Board by January 31, 2020, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes,
section 136A.1276, subdivision 4.
new text end

Sec. 23. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 122A.09, subdivision 1; and 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 Minnesota Rules, part 8710.2100, subparts 1 and 2, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 125A.08, is amended to read:


125A.08 INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAMS.

(a) At the beginning of each school year, each school district shall have in effect, for
each child with a disability, an individualized education program.

(b) As defined in this section, every district must ensure the following:

(1) all students with disabilities are provided the special instruction and services which
are appropriate to their needs. Where the individualized education program team has
determined appropriate goals and objectives based on the student's needs, including the
extent to which the student can be included in the least restrictive environment, and where
there are essentially equivalent and effective instruction, related services, or assistive
technology devices available to meet the student's needs, cost to the district may be among
the factors considered by the team in choosing how to provide the appropriate services,
instruction, or devices that are to be made part of the student's individualized education
program. The individualized education program team shall consider and may authorize
services covered by medical assistance according to section 256B.0625, subdivision 26.
Before a school district evaluation team makes a determination of other health disability
under Minnesota Rules, part 3525.1335, subparts 1 and 2, item A, subitem (1), the evaluation
team must seek written documentation of the student's medically diagnosed chronic or acute
health condition signed by a licensed physician or a licensed health care provider acting
within the scope of the provider's practice. The student's needs and the special education
instruction and services to be provided must be agreed upon through the development of
an individualized education program. The program must address the student's need to develop
skills to live and work as independently as possible within the community. The individualized
education program team must consider positive behavioral interventions, strategies, and
supports that address behavior needs for children. During grade 9, the program must address
the student's needs for transition from secondary services to postsecondary education and
training, employment, community participation, recreation, and leisure and home living. In
developing the program, districts must inform parents of the full range of transitional goals
and related services that should be considered. The program must include a statement of
the needed transition services, including a statement of the interagency responsibilities or
linkages or both before secondary services are concluded. If the individualized education
program meets the plan components in section 120B.125, the individualized education
program satisfies the requirement and no additional transition plan is neededdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin. The
individualized education program may report the student's performance on general state or
districtwide assessments related to the student's educational needs;
new text end

(2) children with a disability under age five and their families are provided special
instruction and services appropriate to the child's level of functioning and needs;

(3) children with a disability and their parents or guardians are guaranteed procedural
safeguards and the right to participate in decisions involving identification, assessment
including assistive technology assessment, and educational placement of children with a
disability;

(4) eligibility and needs of children with a disability are determined by an initial
evaluation or reevaluation, which may be completed using existing data under United States
Code, title 20, section 33, et seq.;

(5) to the maximum extent appropriate, children with a disability, including those in
public or private institutions or other care facilities, are educated with children who are not
disabled, and that special classes, separate schooling, or other removal of children with a
disability from the regular educational environment occurs only when and to the extent that
the nature or severity of the disability is such that education in regular classes with the use
of supplementary services cannot be achieved satisfactorily;

(6) in accordance with recognized professional standards, testing and evaluation materials,
and procedures used for the purposes of classification and placement of children with a
disability are selected and administered so as not to be racially or culturally discriminatory;
and

(7) the rights of the child are protected when the parents or guardians are not known or
not available, or the child is a ward of the state.

(c) For all paraprofessionals employed to work in programs whose role in part is to
provide direct support to students with disabilities, the school board in each district shall
ensure that:

(1) before or beginning at the time of employment, each paraprofessional must develop
sufficient knowledge and skills in emergency procedures, building orientation, roles and
responsibilities, confidentiality, vulnerability, and reportability, among other things, to begin
meeting the needs, especially disability-specific and behavioral needs, of the students with
whom the paraprofessional works;

(2) annual training opportunities are required to enable the paraprofessional to continue
to further develop the knowledge and skills that are specific to the students with whom the
paraprofessional works, including understanding disabilities, the unique and individual
needs of each student according to the student's disability and how the disability affects the
student's education and behavior, following lesson plans, and implementing follow-up
instructional procedures and activities; and

(3) a districtwide process obligates each paraprofessional to work under the ongoing
direction of a licensed teacher and, where appropriate and possible, the supervision of a
school nurse.

new text begin (d) A school district may conduct a functional behavior assessment as defined in
Minnesota Rules, part 3525.0210, subpart 22, as a stand-alone evaluation without conducting
a comprehensive evaluation of the student. A parent may request a school district to conduct
a comprehensive evaluation.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 125A.091, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Additional requirements for prior written notice.

In addition to federal law
requirements, a prior written notice shall:

(1) inform the parent that except for the initial placement of a child in special education,
the school district will proceed with its proposal for the child's placement or for providing
special education services unless the child's parent notifies the district of an objection within
14 days of when the district sends the prior written notice to the parent; and

(2) state that a parent who objects to a proposal or refusal in the prior written notice
maynew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (i)new text end request a conciliation conference under subdivision 7 deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end another alternative dispute
resolution procedure under subdivision 8 or 9new text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (ii) identify the specific part of the proposal or refusal the parent objects to and request
a meeting of the individualized education program team
new text end.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 125A.091, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Conciliation conference.

A parent must have an opportunity to new text beginrequest a
meeting with appropriate members of the individualized education program team or
new text endmeet
with appropriate district staff in at least one conciliation conference if the parent objects to
any proposal of which the parent receives notice under subdivision 3a. A district must hold
a conciliation conference within ten calendar days from the date the district receives a
parent's deleted text beginobjection to a proposal or refusal in the prior written noticedeleted text endnew text begin request for a conciliation
conference
new text end. Except as provided in this section, all discussions held during a conciliation
conference are confidential and are not admissible in a due process hearing. Within five
school days after the final conciliation conference, the district must prepare and provide to
the parent a conciliation conference memorandum that describes the district's final proposed
offer of service. This memorandum is admissible in evidence in any subsequent proceeding.

Sec. 4. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Special education; regular. new text end

new text begin For special education aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 125A.75:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,592,153,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,706,195,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $184,363,000 for 2019 and $1,407,790,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $198,176,000 for 2020 and $1,508,019,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Aid for children with disabilities. new text end

new text begin (a) 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:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,382,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,564,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) If the appropriation for either year is insufficient, the appropriation for the other year
is available.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Travel for home-based services. new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 422,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 442,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $40,000 for 2019 and $382,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $42,000 for 2020 and $400,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Court-placed special education revenue. new text end

new text begin 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:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 31,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 32,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Special education out-of-state tuition. new text end

new text begin For special education out-of-state
tuition under Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.79, subdivision 8:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

ARTICLE 5

SCHOOL SAFETY

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.21, is amended to read:


120B.21 MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION.

School districts and charter schools are encouraged to provide mental health instruction
for students in grades deleted text begin6deleted text end new text begin4 new text endthrough 12 aligned with local health standards and integrated into
existing programs, curriculum, or the general school environment of a district or charter
school. The commissioner, in consultation with deleted text beginthe commissioner of human services anddeleted text end new text begina
new text end mental health deleted text beginorganizationsdeleted text endnew text begin organizationnew text end, deleted text beginis encouraged todeleted text end new text beginmust, by July 1, 2020, and July
1 of each even-numbered year thereafter,
new text endprovide districts and charter schools withnew text begin resources
gathered by Minnesota mental health advocates, including
new text end:

(1) age-appropriate model learning activities for grades deleted text begin6deleted text end new text begin4 new text endthrough 12 that encompass
the mental health components of the National Health Education Standards and the
benchmarks developed by the department's quality teaching network in health and best
practices in mental health education; and

(2) a directory of resources for planning and implementing age-appropriate mental health
curriculum and instruction in grades deleted text begin6deleted text endnew text begin 4new text end through 12new text begin that includes resources on suicide and
self-harm prevention
new text end.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 121A.035, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin School floor plans. new text end

new text begin A school district and charter school must provide the law
enforcement agency or other emergency management officials servicing the school district
or charter school with a school floor plan or map that shows doors, windows, stairways,
room numbers, and other information useful to first responders in crisis situations.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [121A.35] SAFETY ASSESSMENT POLICY.
new text end

new text begin A school board and a charter school must adopt a safety assessment policy that establishes
a process for the assessment of and intervention with students whose behavior may pose a
threat to the safety of school staff or students. The policy must be consistent with the
Minnesota school safety center's recommendations. The policy must include procedures for
parent notification and student referrals as appropriate. Nothing in this section precludes
school personnel from acting immediately to address an imminent threat.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 end new text begin(2) new text endpurchase 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 end new text begin(3) new text endprepay special assessments.

new text begin (b)new text end The 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 revenue new text beginand safe
schools revenue
new text endor 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 end The 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 endIf 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, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 a safety assessment policy consistent with section
121A.35.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 2020 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 2020 and later, a district's safe schools
levy equals the sum of its initial safe schools levy and its intermediate safe schools levy.
new text end

new text begin (b) For fiscal year 2020 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 2020 and later, the intermediate 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 For fiscal year 2020 and 2021, a district's safe schools aid
equals the greater of (1) $32,000 minus the permitted levy under subdivision 2, paragraph
(b), or (2) $38 times the district's adjusted pupil units for the school year. For fiscal year
2022 and later, a district's safe schools aid equals zero.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3a. new text end

new text begin Intermediate district revenue transfer. new text end

new text begin Revenue raised under subdivision
2, paragraph (c), must be transferred to the intermediate school district 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).
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 2020 and 2021,
safe schools revenue for a charter school equals $38 times the adjusted pupil units for the
school year. For fiscal year 2022 and later, safe schools revenue for a charter school equals
zero.
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, 2019.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

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

new text begin(a) new text endThe 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.

deleted text begin (c) A 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 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 for fiscal year 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 7.

new text begin [245.4901] SCHOOL-LINKED MENTAL HEALTH GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of human services shall establish a
school-linked mental health grant program to provide early identification and intervention
for students with mental health needs and to build the capacity of schools to support students
with mental health needs in the classroom.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Eligible applicants. new text end

new text begin An eligible applicant for school-linked mental health grants
is an entity that is:
new text end

new text begin (1) certified under Minnesota Rules, parts 9520.0750 to 9520.0870;
new text end

new text begin (2) a community mental health center under section 256B.0625, subdivision 5;
new text end

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

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

new text begin (5) enrolled in medical assistance as a mental health or substance use disorder provider
agency and employs at least two full-time equivalent mental health professionals as defined
in section 245.4871, subdivision 27, clauses (1) to (6), or two 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

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Allowable grant activities and related expenses. new text end

new text begin (a) Allowable grant activities
and related expenses may include but are not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) identifying and diagnosing mental health conditions of students;
new text end

new text begin (2) delivering mental health treatment and services to students and their families,
including via telemedicine consistent with section 256B.0625, subdivision 3b;
new text end

new text begin (3) supporting families in meeting their child's needs, including navigating health care,
social service, and juvenile justice systems;
new text end

new text begin (4) providing transportation for students receiving school-linked mental health services
when school is not in session;
new text end

new text begin (5) building the capacity of schools to meet the needs of students with mental health
concerns, including school staff development activities for licensed and nonlicensed staff;
and
new text end

new text begin (6) purchasing equipment, connection charges, on-site coordination, set-up fees, and
site fees in order to deliver school-linked mental health services via telemedicine.
new text end

new text begin (b) Grantees shall obtain all available third-party reimbursement sources as a condition
of receiving a grant. For purposes of this grant program, a third-party reimbursement source
excludes a public school as defined in section 120A.20, subdivision 1. Grantees shall serve
students regardless of health coverage status or ability to pay.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Data collection and outcome measurement. new text end

new text begin Grantees shall provide data to
the commissioner for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of the school-linked mental
health grant program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Specialized grants. new text end

new text begin (a) Specialized grants must be made available to eligible
applicants under subdivision 2, serving a public school program that provides instruction
to students in a setting of federal instructional level 4 or higher. Specialized grants must
first be awarded to providers working in conjunction with school programs that received a
grant under Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 25, section 62, subdivision 2, and Laws 2017,
First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 56. Additional specialized grants may be
made available to eligible applicants under subdivision 2, who cooperate with programs
operated by:
new text end

new text begin (1) a school district or charter school; or
new text end

new text begin (2) a special education cooperative or other cooperative unit under section 123A.24,
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (b) In addition to allowable grant expenses under subdivision 3, grant funds awarded
under this subdivision may be used to develop innovative therapeutic teaching models.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 299F.30, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Duties of fire marshal.

Consistent with sections 121A.035, 121A.037,
and this section, it deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end the duty of the state fire marshal, deputies and assistants, to
require public and private schools and educational institutions to have at least five fire drills
each school yearnew text begin, including at least four drills as provided under subdivision 2, paragraph
(a),
new text end and to keep all doors and exits unlocked from the inside of the building during school
hours.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 299F.30, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Fire drill.

new text begin(a) new text endEach superintendent, principal, or other person in charge of a
public or private school, educational institution, children's home or orphanage housing 20
or more students or other persons, deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end instruct and train such students or other persons
to quickly and expeditiously quit the premises in case of fire or other emergency by means
of drills or rapid dismissals while such school, institution, home, or orphanage is in operation.

new text begin (b) In addition to the drills required under paragraph (a), a public or private school or
educational institution may implement an alternative fire drill that does not require students
or other persons to quit the premises. A school or educational institution choosing to develop
and implement nonevacuating fire drill protocols must work in partnership with the local
fire chief or the fire chief's designee and chief law enforcement officers or their designee.
new text end

new text begin (c)new text end Records of deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin firenew text end drills deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be posted so that such records are available for
review by the state fire marshal at all times and deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end include the new text begintype of drill conducted,
nonevacuation or evacuation, and
new text enddrill date and the time required to evacuate the buildingnew text begin,
if the drill required an evacuation
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 626.556, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Definitions.

As used in this section, the following terms have the meanings
given them unless the specific content indicates otherwise:

(a) "Accidental" means a sudden, not reasonably foreseeable, and unexpected occurrence
or event which:

(1) is not likely to occur and could not have been prevented by exercise of due care; and

(2) if occurring while a child is receiving services from a facility, happens when the
facility and the employee or person providing services in the facility are in compliance with
the laws and rules relevant to the occurrence or event.

(b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of human services.

(c) "Facility" means:

(1) a licensed or unlicensed day care facility, certified license-exempt child care center,
residential facility, agency, hospital, sanitarium, or other facility or institution required to
be licensed under sections 144.50 to 144.58, 241.021, or 245A.01 to 245A.16, or chapter
144H, 245D, or 245H;

(2) a school as defined in section 120A.05, subdivisions 9, 11, and 13; and chapter 124E;
or

(3) a nonlicensed personal care provider organization as defined in section 256B.0625,
subdivision 19a
.

(d) "Family assessment" means a comprehensive assessment of child safety, risk of
subsequent child maltreatment, and family strengths and needs that is applied to a child
maltreatment report that does not allege sexual abuse or substantial child endangerment.
Family assessment does not include a determination as to whether child maltreatment
occurred but does determine the need for services to address the safety of family members
and the risk of subsequent maltreatment.

(e) "Investigation" means fact gathering related to the current safety of a child and the
risk of subsequent maltreatment that determines whether child maltreatment occurred and
whether child protective services are needed. An investigation must be used when reports
involve sexual abuse or substantial child endangerment, and for reports of maltreatment in
facilities required to be licensed or certified under chapter 245A, 245D, or 245H; under
sections 144.50 to 144.58 and 241.021; in a school as defined in section 120A.05,
subdivisions 9
, 11, and 13, and chapter 124E; or in a nonlicensed personal care provider
association as defined in section 256B.0625, subdivision 19a.

(f) "Mental injury" means an injury to the psychological capacity or emotional stability
of a child as evidenced by an observable or substantial impairment in the child's ability to
function within a normal range of performance and behavior with due regard to the child's
culture.

(g) "Neglect" means the commission or omission of any of the acts specified under
clauses (1) to (9), other than by accidental means:

(1) failure by a person responsible for a child's care to supply a child with necessary
food, clothing, shelter, health, medical, or other care required for the child's physical or
mental health when reasonably able to do so;

(2) failure to protect a child from conditions or actions that seriously endanger the child's
physical or mental health when reasonably able to do so, including a growth delay, which
may be referred to as a failure to thrive, that has been diagnosed by a physician and is due
to parental neglect;

(3) failure to provide for necessary supervision or child care arrangements appropriate
for a child after considering factors as the child's age, mental ability, physical condition,
length of absence, or environment, when the child is unable to care for the child's own basic
needs or safety, or the basic needs or safety of another child in their care;

(4) failure to ensure that the child is educated as defined in sections 120A.22 and
260C.163, subdivision 11, which does not include a parent's refusal to provide the parent's
child with sympathomimetic medications, consistent with section 125A.091, subdivision
5
;

(5) nothing in this section shall be construed to mean that a child is neglected solely
because the child's parent, guardian, or other person responsible for the child's care in good
faith selects and depends upon spiritual means or prayer for treatment or care of disease or
remedial care of the child in lieu of medical care; except that a parent, guardian, or caretaker,
or a person mandated to report pursuant to subdivision 3, has a duty to report if a lack of
medical care may cause serious danger to the child's health. This section does not impose
upon persons, not otherwise legally responsible for providing a child with necessary food,
clothing, shelter, education, or medical care, a duty to provide that care;

(6) prenatal exposure to a controlled substance, as defined in section 253B.02, subdivision
2, used by the mother for a nonmedical purpose, as evidenced by withdrawal symptoms in
the child at birth, results of a toxicology test performed on the mother at delivery or the
child at birth, medical effects or developmental delays during the child's first year of life
that medically indicate prenatal exposure to a controlled substance, or the presence of a
fetal alcohol spectrum disorder;

(7) "medical neglect" as defined in section 260C.007, subdivision 6, clause (5);

(8) chronic and severe use of alcohol or a controlled substance by a parent or person
responsible for the care of the child that adversely affects the child's basic needs and safety;
or

(9) emotional harm from a pattern of behavior which contributes to impaired emotional
functioning of the child which may be demonstrated by a substantial and observable effect
in the child's behavior, emotional response, or cognition that is not within the normal range
for the child's age and stage of development, with due regard to the child's culture.

(h) "Nonmaltreatment mistake" means:

(1) at the time of the incident, the individual was performing duties identified in the
center's child care program plan required under Minnesota Rules, part 9503.0045;

(2) the individual has not been determined responsible for a similar incident that resulted
in a finding of maltreatment for at least seven years;

(3) the individual has not been determined to have committed a similar nonmaltreatment
mistake under this paragraph for at least four years;

(4) any injury to a child resulting from the incident, if treated, is treated only with
remedies that are available over the counter, whether ordered by a medical professional or
not; and

(5) except for the period when the incident occurred, the facility and the individual
providing services were both in compliance with all licensing requirements relevant to the
incident.

This definition only applies to child care centers licensed under Minnesota Rules, chapter
9503. If clauses (1) to (5) apply, rather than making a determination of substantiated
maltreatment by the individual, the commissioner of human services shall determine that a
nonmaltreatment mistake was made by the individual.

(i) "Operator" means an operator or agency as defined in section 245A.02.

(j) "Person responsible for the child's care" means (1) an individual functioning within
the family unit and having responsibilities for the care of the child such as a parent, guardian,
or other person having similar care responsibilities, or (2) an individual functioning outside
the family unit and having responsibilities for the care of the child such as a teacher, school
administrator, other school employees or agents, or other lawful custodian of a child having
either full-time or short-term care responsibilities including, but not limited to, day care,
babysitting whether paid or unpaid, counseling, teaching, and coaching.

(k) "Physical abuse" means any physical injury, mental injury, or threatened injury,
inflicted by a person responsible for the child's care on a child other than by accidental
means, or any physical or mental injury that cannot reasonably be explained by the child's
history of injuries, or any aversive or deprivation procedures, or regulated interventions,
that have not been authorized under section 125A.0942 or 245.825.

Abuse does not include reasonable and moderate physical discipline of a child
administered by a parent or legal guardian which does not result in an injury. Abuse does
not include the use of reasonable force by a teacher, principal, or school employee as allowed
by section 121A.582. Actions which are not reasonable and moderate include, but are not
limited to, any of the following:

(1) throwing, kicking, burning, biting, or cutting a child;

(2) striking a child with a closed fist;

(3) shaking a child under age three;

(4) striking or other actions which result in any nonaccidental injury to a child under 18
months of age;

(5) unreasonable interference with a child's breathing;

(6) threatening a child with a weapon, as defined in section 609.02, subdivision 6;

(7) striking a child under age one on the face or head;

(8) striking a child who is at least age one but under age four on the face or head, which
results in an injury;

(9) purposely giving a child poison, alcohol, or dangerous, harmful, or controlled
substances which were not prescribed for the child by a practitioner, in order to control or
punish the child; or other substances that substantially affect the child's behavior, motor
coordination, or judgment or that results in sickness or internal injury, or subjects the child
to medical procedures that would be unnecessary if the child were not exposed to the
substances;

(10) unreasonable physical confinement or restraint not permitted under section 609.379,
including but not limited to tying, caging, or chaining; or

(11) in a school facility or school zone, an act by a person responsible for the child's
care that is a violation under section 121A.58.

(l) "Practice of social services," for the purposes of subdivision 3, includes but is not
limited to employee assistance counseling and the provision of guardian ad litem and
parenting time expeditor services.

(m) "Report" means any communication received by the local welfare agency, police
department, county sheriff, or agency responsible for child protection pursuant to this section
that describes neglect or physical or sexual abuse of a child and contains sufficient content
to identify the child and any person believed to be responsible for the neglect or abuse, if
known.

(n) "Sexual abuse" means the subjection of a child by a person responsible for the child's
care, by a person who has a significant relationship to the child, as defined in section 609.341,
or by a person in a position of authority, as defined in section 609.341, subdivision 10, to
any act which constitutes a violation of section 609.342 (criminal sexual conduct in the first
degree), 609.343 (criminal sexual conduct in the second degree), 609.344 (criminal sexual
conduct in the third degree), 609.345 (criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree), deleted text beginordeleted text end
609.3451 (criminal sexual conduct in the fifth degree)new text begin, or 609.352 (solicitation of children
to engage in sexual conduct; communication of sexually explicit materials to children)
new text end.
Sexual abuse also includes any act which involves a minor which constitutes a violation of
prostitution offenses under sections 609.321 to 609.324 or 617.246. Effective May 29, 2017,
sexual abuse includes all reports of known or suspected child sex trafficking involving a
child who is identified as a victim of sex trafficking. Sexual abuse includes child sex
trafficking as defined in section 609.321, subdivisions 7a and 7b. Sexual abuse includes
threatened sexual abuse which includes the status of a parent or household member who
has committed a violation which requires registration as an offender under section 243.166,
subdivision 1b, paragraph (a) or (b), or required registration under section 243.166,
subdivision 1b, paragraph (a) or (b).

(o) "Substantial child endangerment" means a person responsible for a child's care, by
act or omission, commits or attempts to commit an act against a child under their care that
constitutes any of the following:

(1) egregious harm as defined in section 260C.007, subdivision 14;

(2) abandonment under section 260C.301, subdivision 2;

(3) neglect as defined in paragraph (g), clause (2), that substantially endangers the child's
physical or mental health, including a growth delay, which may be referred to as failure to
thrive, that has been diagnosed by a physician and is due to parental neglect;

(4) murder in the first, second, or third degree under section 609.185, 609.19, or 609.195;

(5) manslaughter in the first or second degree under section 609.20 or 609.205;

(6) assault in the first, second, or third degree under section 609.221, 609.222, or 609.223;

(7) solicitation, inducement, and promotion of prostitution under section 609.322;

(8) criminal sexual conduct under sections 609.342 to 609.3451;

(9) solicitation of children to engage in sexual conduct under section 609.352;

(10) malicious punishment or neglect or endangerment of a child under section 609.377
or 609.378;

(11) use of a minor in sexual performance under section 617.246; or

(12) parental behavior, status, or condition which mandates that the county attorney file
a termination of parental rights petition under section 260C.503, subdivision 2.

(p) "Threatened injury" means a statement, overt act, condition, or status that represents
a substantial risk of physical or sexual abuse or mental injury. Threatened injury includes,
but is not limited to, exposing a child to a person responsible for the child's care, as defined
in paragraph (j), clause (1), who has:

(1) subjected a child to, or failed to protect a child from, an overt act or condition that
constitutes egregious harm, as defined in section 260C.007, subdivision 14, or a similar law
of another jurisdiction;

(2) been found to be palpably unfit under section 260C.301, subdivision 1, paragraph
(b), clause (4), or a similar law of another jurisdiction;

(3) committed an act that has resulted in an involuntary termination of parental rights
under section 260C.301, or a similar law of another jurisdiction; or

(4) committed an act that has resulted in the involuntary transfer of permanent legal and
physical custody of a child to a relative under Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 260C.201,
subdivision 11, paragraph (d), clause (1), section 260C.515, subdivision 4, or a similar law
of another jurisdiction.

A child is the subject of a report of threatened injury when the responsible social services
agency receives birth match data under paragraph (q) from the Department of Human
Services.

(q) Upon receiving data under section 144.225, subdivision 2b, contained in a birth
record or recognition of parentage identifying a child who is subject to threatened injury
under paragraph (p), the Department of Human Services shall send the data to the responsible
social services agency. The data is known as "birth match" data. Unless the responsible
social services agency has already begun an investigation or assessment of the report due
to the birth of the child or execution of the recognition of parentage and the parent's previous
history with child protection, the agency shall accept the birth match data as a report under
this section. The agency may use either a family assessment or investigation to determine
whether the child is safe. All of the provisions of this section apply. If the child is determined
to be safe, the agency shall consult with the county attorney to determine the appropriateness
of filing a petition alleging the child is in need of protection or services under section
260C.007, subdivision 6, clause (16), in order to deliver needed services. If the child is
determined not to be safe, the agency and the county attorney shall take appropriate action
as required under section 260C.503, subdivision 2.

(r) Persons who conduct assessments or investigations under this section shall take into
account accepted child-rearing practices of the culture in which a child participates and
accepted teacher discipline practices, which are not injurious to the child's health, welfare,
and safety.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 626.556, subdivision 3b, is amended to read:


Subd. 3b.

Agency responsible for assessing or investigating reports of
maltreatment.

The Department of Education is the agency responsible for assessing or
investigating allegations of child maltreatment in schools as defined in section 120A.05,
subdivisions 9, 11, and 13
; and chapter 124E.new text begin The Department of Education's responsibility
to assess and investigate includes allegations of maltreatment involving students 18 to 21
years of age, including students receiving special education services, up to and until
graduation and the issuance of a secondary or high school diploma.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

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

new text begin (a) For a grant to a
nationally-recognized provider of evidence-based online training on suicide prevention and
engagement of students experiencing mental distress:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 480,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end

new text begin (b) Training funded by the grant must be accessible to teachers in every school district,
charter school, intermediate school district, service cooperative, and tribal school in
Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (c) The grant recipient must report to the commissioner of education the number of
teachers completing the online training, average length of time to complete training, and
length of average stay using the online training. The commissioner must survey online
training users to determine their perception of the online training. By January 8, 2021, the
commissioner must report the grant recipient's information and the survey results to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees having jurisdiction over
kindergarten through grade 12 education.
new text end

new text begin (d) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2021.
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 safe schools aid under Minnesota Statutes, section
126C.44:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 37,097,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 37,426,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) One hundred percent of the aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.44, must be
paid in the current year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin School-linked mental health grants. new text end

new text begin (a) For transfer to the commissioner of
human services for school-linked mental health grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
245.4901, subdivisions 1 to 5:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Any balance in the first year is available in the second year. The base for fiscal year
2022 is $2,500,000. The base for fiscal year 2024 is $0.
new text end

ARTICLE 6

FACILITIES, FUND TRANSFERS, AND ACCOUNTING

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 121A.335, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Frequency of testing.

new text begin(a) new text endThe plan under subdivision 2 must include a testing
schedule for every building serving prekindergarten through grade 12 students. The schedule
must require that each building be tested at least once every five years. A school district new text beginor
charter school
new text endmust begin testing school buildings by July 1, 2018, and complete testing of
all buildings that serve students within five years.

new text begin (b) A school district or charter school that finds lead at a specific location providing
cooking or drinking water within a facility must formulate, make publicly available, and
implement a plan that is consistent with established guidelines and recommendations to
ensure that student exposure to lead is minimized. This includes, when a school district or
charter school finds the presence of lead at a level where action should be taken as set by
the guidance in any water source that can provide cooking or drinking water, immediately
shutting off the water source or making it unavailable until the hazard has been minimized.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 121A.335, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Reporting.

A school district new text beginor charter school new text endthat has tested its buildings for
the presence of lead shall make the results of the testing available to the public for review
and must notify parents of the availability of the information.new text begin School districts and charter
schools must follow the actions outlined in guidance from the commissioners of health and
education. If a test conducted under subdivision 3, paragraph (a), reveals the presence of
lead above a level where action should be taken as set by the guidance, the school district
or charter must, within 30 days of receiving the test result, either remediate the presence of
lead to below the level set in guidance, verified by retest, or directly notify parents of the
test result. The school district or charter school must make the water source unavailable
until the hazard has been minimized.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [121A.337] NOTIFICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS.
new text end

new text begin If the Department of Health or Pollution Control Agency notifies a school district, charter
school, or nonpublic school of environmental hazards that may affect the health of students
or school staff, the school must notify school staff, students, and parents of the hazards as
soon as practicable. The notice must include direction on how to obtain additional information
about the hazard, including any actions that may reduce potential harm to those affected by
the hazard.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.52, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Disposing of surplus school computers.

new text begin(a) new text endNotwithstanding section 471.345,
governing school district contracts made upon sealed bid or otherwise complying with the
requirements for competitive bidding, other provisions of this section governing school
district contracts, or other law to the contrary, a school district under this subdivision may
dispose ofnew text begin school computers, including a tablet device.
new text end

new text begin (b) A school district may dispose ofnew text end a surplus school computer and related equipment
if the district disposes of the surplus property by conveying the property and title to:

(1) another school district;

(2) the state Department of Corrections;

(3) the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; or

(4) the family of a student residing in the district whose total family income meets the
federal definition of poverty.

new text begin (c) If surplus school computers are not disposed of under paragraph (b), upon adoption
of a written resolution of the school board, when updating or replacing school computers,
including tablet devices, used primarily by students, a school district may sell or give used
computers or tablets to qualifying students at the price specified in the written resolution.
A student is eligible to apply to the school board for a computer or tablet under this
subdivision if the student is currently enrolled in the school and intends to enroll in the
school in the year following the receipt of the computer or tablet. If more students apply
for computers or tablets than are available, the school must first qualify students whose
families are eligible for free or reduced-price meals, and then dispose of the remaining
computers or tablets by lottery.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 5.

new text begin [123B.651] ENERGY USE REDUCTION AND REPORTING FOR PUBLIC
SCHOOLS.
new text end

new text begin Beginning October 1, 2019, each public school or school district reporting on behalf of
a public school must enter and maintain monthly utility consumption data into the Minnesota
B3 benchmarking program for all buildings under its custodial control. Reporting by a third
party, including automatic reporting by an electric or gas utility, may be used to meet this
requirement. A school or school district must not be penalized for failure to comply with
this section.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 2020 and later.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 125B.26, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Telecommunications/Internet access services for nonpublic schools.

(a)
Districts shall provide each year upon formal request by or on behalf of a nonpublic school,
not including home schools, located in that district or area, ongoing or recurring
telecommunications access services to the nonpublic school either through existing district
providers or through separate providers.

(b) The amount of district aid for telecommunications access services for each nonpublic
school under this subdivision equals the lesser of:

(1) deleted text begin90 percent ofdeleted text end the nonpublic school's approved cost for the previous fiscal year
according to subdivision 1 deleted text beginexceeding $10 for fiscal year 2006 and later times the number
of weighted pupils enrolled at the nonpublic school as of October 1 of the previous school
year
deleted text end; or

(2) the product of the district's aid per pupil unit according to subdivision 4 times the
number of weighted pupils enrolled at the nonpublic school as of October 1 of the previous
school year.

(c) For purposes of this subdivision, nonpublic school pupils shall be weighted by grade
level using the weighting factors defined in section 126C.05, subdivision 1.

(d) Each year, a district providing services under paragraph (a) may claim up to five
percent of the aid determined in paragraph (b) for costs of administering this subdivision.
No district may expend an amount for these telecommunications access services which
exceeds the amount allocated under this subdivision. The nonpublic school is responsible
for the Internet access costs not covered by this section.

(e) At the request of a nonpublic school, districts may allocate the amount determined
in paragraph (b) directly to the nonpublic school to pay for or offset the nonpublic school's
costs for telecommunications access services; however, the amount allocated directly to the
nonpublic school may not exceed the actual amount of the school's ongoing or recurring
telecommunications access costs.

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. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end 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 deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end post a sample ballot in each polling place on election
day.

new text begin (b) For a school district general or special election held to authorize the issuance of
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), must 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,
2019.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 471.59, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Agreement.

new text begin(a) new text endTwo or more governmental units, by agreement entered
into through action of their governing bodies, may jointly or cooperatively exercise any
power common to the contracting parties or any similar powers, including those which are
the same except for the territorial limits within which they may be exercised. The agreement
may provide for the exercise of such powers by one or more of the participating governmental
units on behalf of the other participating units.

new text begin (b)new text end The term "governmental unit" as used in this section includes every city, county,
town, school district, new text beginservice cooperative under section 123A.21, charter school under
chapter 124E,
new text end independent nonprofit firefighting corporation, other political subdivision of
this or another state, another state, federally recognized Indian tribe, the University of
Minnesota, the Minnesota Historical Society, nonprofit hospitals licensed under sections
144.50 to 144.56, rehabilitation facilities and extended employment providers that are
certified by the commissioner of employment and economic development, day and supported
employment services licensed under chapter 245D, and any agency of the state of Minnesota
or the United States, and includes any instrumentality of a governmental unit. For the purpose
of this section, an instrumentality of a governmental unit means an instrumentality having
independent policy-making and appropriating authority.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 endnew text begin mustnew 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 endnew text begin mustnew 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. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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,
2019.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text beginFUND TRANSFERS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Truman. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.79,
123B.80, or 124D.135, on June 30, 2019, Independent School District No. 458, Truman,
may permanently transfer up to $65,000 from the early childhood and family education
reserve account in the community service fund to the undesignated general fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.79, 123B.80, or 124D.16, on June
30, 2019, Independent School District No. 458, Truman, may permanently transfer up to
$45,000 from the school readiness reserve account in the community service fund to the
undesignated general fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Minnetonka. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.79, 123B.80,
or 124D.20, subdivision 10, on June 30, 2019, Independent School District No. 276,
Minnetonka, may permanently transfer up to $3,300,000 from its community education
reserve fund balance to its reserved for operating capital account in the general fund. The
transferred funds must be used only to design, construct, furnish, and equip an early childhood
or community education classroom addition.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Hopkins. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.79, 123B.80,
or 124D.20, subdivision 10, on June 30, 2019, Independent School District No. 270, Hopkins,
may permanently transfer up to $500,000 from its community education reserve fund balance
to its reserved for operating capital account in the general fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) The transfer funds must be used only to design, construct, furnish, and equip an early
childhood classroom addition.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

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 Debt service equalization aid. new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 20,684,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 20,363,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $2,292,000 for 2019 and $18,392,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $2,043,000 for 2020 and $18,320,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Long-term facilities maintenance equalized aid. new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 105,144,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 107,850,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $10,464,000 for 2019 and $94,680,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $10,520,000 for 2020 and $97,330,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Equity in telecommunications access. new text end

new text begin (a) For equity in telecommunications
access:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) 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 2020 and 2021 shall be prorated.
new text end

new text begin (c) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Early repayment aid incentive. new text end

new text begin (a) For incentive grants for a district that
repays the full outstanding original principal on its capital loan by November 30, 2016,
under Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 11, article 4, section 8, as amended by Laws
2016, chapter 189, article 30, section 22:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,350,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,350,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) Of this amount, $150,000 is for a grant to Independent School District No. 36,
Kelliher; $180,000 is for a grant to Independent School District No. 95, Cromwell; $495,000
is for a grant to Independent School District No. 299, Caledonia; $220,000 is for a grant to
Independent School District No. 306, Laporte; $150,000 is for a grant to Independent School
District No. 362, Littlefork; $650,000 is for a grant to Independent School District No. 682,
Roseau; and $505,000 is for a grant to Independent School District No. 2580, East Central.
new text end

new text begin (c) The grant may be used for any school-related purpose.
new text end

new text begin (d) The base for fiscal year 2022 is $0.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Maximum effort loan aid. new text end

new text begin (a) For aid payments to schools with outstanding
capital loans under Minnesota Statutes, section 477A.09.
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,291,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,291,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) The base for fiscal year 2022 is $3,291,000 and the base for fiscal year 2023 is $0.
new text end

ARTICLE 7

NUTRITION AND LIBRARIES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.111, is amended to read:


124D.111 new text beginSCHOOL MEALS POLICIES; new text endLUNCH AID; FOOD SERVICE
ACCOUNTING.

Subdivision 1.

School deleted text beginlunch aid computationdeleted text endnew text begin meals policiesnew text end.

new text begin (a) Each Minnesota
participant in the national school lunch program must adopt and post to its website, or the
website of the organization where the meal is served, a school meals policy.
new text end

new text begin (b) The policy must be in writing and clearly communicate student meal charges when
payment cannot be collected at the point of service. The policy must be reasonable and
well-defined and maintain the dignity of students by prohibiting lunch shaming.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin School lunch aid amounts. new text end

Each school year, the state must pay participants
in the national school lunch program the amount of 12.5 cents for each full paid and free
student lunch and 52.5 cents for each reduced-price lunch served to students.

Subd. 2.

Application.

A school district, charter school, nonpublic school, or other
participant in the national school lunch program shall apply to the department for this
payment on forms provided by the department.

Subd. 2a.

Federal Child and Adult Care Food Program; criteria and notice.

The
commissioner must post on the department's website eligibility criteria and application
information for nonprofit organizations interested in applying to the commissioner for
approval as a multisite sponsoring organization under the federal Child and Adult Care
Food Program. The posted criteria and information must inform interested nonprofit
organizations about:

(1) the criteria the commissioner uses to approve or disapprove an application, including
how an applicant demonstrates financial viability for the Minnesota program, among other
criteria;

(2) the commissioner's process and time line for notifying an applicant when its
application is approved or disapproved and, if the application is disapproved, the explanation
the commissioner provides to the applicant; and

(3) any appeal or other recourse available to a disapproved applicant.

Subd. 3.

School food service fund.

(a) The expenses described in this subdivision must
be recorded as provided in this subdivision.

(b) In each district, the expenses for a school food service program for pupils must be
attributed to a school food service fund. Under a food service program, the school food
service may prepare or serve milk, meals, or snacks in connection with school or community
service activities.

(c) Revenues and expenditures for food service activities must be recorded in the food
service fund. The costs of processing applications, accounting for meals, preparing and
serving food, providing kitchen custodial services, and other expenses involving the preparing
of meals or the kitchen section of the lunchroom may be charged to the food service fund
or to the general fund of the district. The costs of lunchroom supervision, lunchroom custodial
services, lunchroom utilities, and other administrative costs of the food service program
must be charged to the general fund.

That portion of superintendent and fiscal manager costs that can be documented as
attributable to the food service program may be charged to the food service fund provided
that the school district does not employ or contract with a food service director or other
individual who manages the food service program, or food service management company.
If the cost of the superintendent or fiscal manager is charged to the food service fund, the
charge must be at a wage rate not to exceed the statewide average for food service directors
as determined by the department.

(d) Capital expenditures for the purchase of food service equipment must be made from
the general fund and not the food service fund, unless the restricted balance in the food
service fund at the end of the last fiscal year is greater than the cost of the equipment to be
purchased.

(e) If the condition set out in paragraph (d) applies, the equipment may be purchased
from the food service fund.

(f) If a deficit in the food service fund exists at the end of a fiscal year, and the deficit
is not eliminated by revenues from food service operations in the next fiscal year, then the
deficit must be eliminated by a permanent fund transfer from the general fund at the end of
that second fiscal year. However, if a district contracts with a food service management
company during the period in which the deficit has accrued, the deficit must be eliminated
by a payment from the food service management company.

(g) Notwithstanding paragraph (f), a district may incur a deficit in the food service fund
for up to three years without making the permanent transfer if the district submits to the
commissioner by January 1 of the second fiscal year a plan for eliminating that deficit at
the end of the third fiscal year.

(h) If a surplus in the food service fund exists at the end of a fiscal year for three
successive years, a district may recode for that fiscal year the costs of lunchroom supervision,
lunchroom custodial services, lunchroom utilities, and other administrative costs of the food
service program charged to the general fund according to paragraph (c) and charge those
costs to the food service fund in a total amount not to exceed the amount of surplus in the
food service fund.

Subd. 4.

No fees.

A participant that receives school lunch aid under this section must
make lunch available without charge to all participating students who qualify for free or
reduced-price meals. The participant must also ensure that any reminders for payment of
outstanding student meal balances do not demean or stigmatize any child participating in
the school lunch program.

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin School lunch. new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 16,215,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 16,484,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin School breakfast. new text end

new text begin For traditional school breakfast aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.1158:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 11,073,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 11,534,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Kindergarten milk. new text end

new text begin For kindergarten milk aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.118:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 691,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 691,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Summer school food service replacement aid. new text end

new text begin For summer school food service
replacement aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.119:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 150,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 150,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Basic system support. new text end

new text begin For basic system support aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 134.355:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 13,570,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 13,570,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $1,357,000 for 2019 and $12,213,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $1,357,000 for 2020 and $12,213,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Multicounty, multitype library systems. new text end

new text begin For aid under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 134.353 and 134.354, to multicounty, multitype library systems:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,300,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,300,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin The 2020 appropriation includes $130,000 for 2019 and $1,170,000 for 2020.
new text end

new text begin The 2021 appropriation includes $130,000 for 2020 and $1,170,000 for 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Electronic library for Minnesota. new text end

new text begin (a) For statewide licenses to online databases
selected in cooperation with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education for school media
centers, public libraries, state government agency libraries, and public or private college or
university libraries:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 900,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 900,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Regional library telecommunications aid. new text end

new text begin For regional library
telecommunications aid under Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,300,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end