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SF 811

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 04/24/2015 06:48pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; providing funding and policy for early childhood and
family, prekindergarten through grade 12, and adult education, including general
education, education excellence, special education, facilities, technology,
nutrition, libraries, accounting, early childhood, education, self-sufficiency,
lifelong learning, and state agencies; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2014, sections 120A.41; 122A.415, subdivision 1; 124D.1158,
subdivision 3; 124D.15, subdivision 5; 124D.162; 124D.165, subdivision 2;
124D.42, subdivision 8; 124D.59, subdivision 2; 125A.79, subdivision 1;
126C.05, subdivision 1; 126C.10, subdivisions 2, 13a; 127A.41, subdivisions
8, 9; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 124D.15, subdivision 3a; 124D.16,
subdivisions 2, 3, 5.

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

ARTICLE 1

GENERAL EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120A.41, is amended to read:


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

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 though 6, and 1,020 hours of instruction for a student in grades 7 though 12, not
including summer school. The school calendar for all-day kindergarten must include at
least 850 hours of instruction for the school year. new text beginThe school calendar for prekindergarten,
if offered by the district, must include at least 850 hours of instruction for the school year
and at least 200 hours of instruction for the summer.
new text endA 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 commissioner under section 124D.126.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2016-2017 school year and
later.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.415, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Revenue amount.

(a) A school district, intermediate school district,
school site, or charter school that meets the conditions of section 122A.414 and submits an
application approved by the commissioner is eligible for alternative teacher compensation
revenue.

(b) For school district and intermediate school district applications, the commissioner
must consider only those applications to participate that are submitted jointly by a
district and the exclusive representative of the teachers. The application must contain an
alternative teacher professional pay system agreement that:

(1) implements an alternative teacher professional pay system consistent with
section 122A.414; and

(2) is negotiated and adopted according to the Public Employment Labor Relations
Act under chapter 179A, except that notwithstanding section 179A.20, subdivision 3, a
district may enter into a contract for a term of two or four years.

Alternative teacher compensation revenue for a qualifying school district or site in
which the school board and the exclusive representative of the teachers agree to place
teachers in the district or at the site on the alternative teacher professional pay system
equals deleted text begin$260deleted text endnew text begin the alternative teacher compensation allowancenew text end times the number of pupils
enrolled at the district or site on October 1 of the previous fiscal year. new text beginThe alternative
teacher compensation allowance equals $260 for fiscal years 2015 through 2017, $251 for
fiscal year 2018, and $249 for fiscal year 2019 and later.
new text endAlternative teacher compensation
revenue for a qualifying intermediate school district must be calculated under subdivision
4, paragraph (a).

(c) For a newly combined or consolidated district, the revenue shall be computed
using the sum of pupils enrolled on October 1 of the previous year in the districts entering
into the combination or consolidation. The commissioner may adjust the revenue computed
for a site using prior year data to reflect changes attributable to school closings, school
openings, or grade level reconfigurations between the prior year and the current year.

(d) The revenue is available only to school districts, intermediate school districts,
school sites, and charter schools that fully implement an alternative teacher professional
pay system by October 1 of the current school year.

Sec. 3.

new text begin [124D.171] PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Programs authorized. new text end

new text begin A school district may offer a voluntary
prekindergarten program for all four-year-old children.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Program characteristics. new text end

new text begin (a) High-quality, state-funded prekindergarten
must prepare children for kindergarten and meet the state prekindergarten program criteria
which include the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) compensatory instruction that accelerates children's language and literacy skills,
mathematical thinking, and social skills;
new text end

new text begin (2) instructional content and activities that are of sufficient length and intensity to
address learning needs;
new text end

new text begin (3) measurement of each child's cognitive and social skills using a formative
measure when the child enters and again before the child leaves the program, screening
measures such as literacy, and others from the state-approved menu of kindergarten
entrance measures;
new text end

new text begin (4) class size of 20 or fewer children and child-staff ratios of ten-to-one or less;
new text end

new text begin (5) an individualized learning plan for each child created by the family and teacher,
which includes a transition plan to kindergarten;
new text end

new text begin (6) a lead classroom teacher that is an appropriately licensed teacher trained in
child development, language and literacy development, early education instruction, and
native and English language development;
new text end

new text begin (7) prekindergarten instructional staff salaries comparable to the salaries of local
kindergarten through grade 12 instructional staff;
new text end

new text begin (8) community collaboration and planning, including community health and social
service agencies to ensure children have access to comprehensive services;
new text end

new text begin (9) coordination with all relevant school district programs and services, for example,
special education, homeless, and English learners;
new text end

new text begin (10) parent engagement strategies that include culturally and linguistically
responsive activities in prekindergarten through third grade;
new text end

new text begin (11) development and implementation of curriculum, assessment, and instructional
strategies aligned with the state's early learning guidelines and academic standards,
prekindergarten through third grade;
new text end

new text begin (12) inclusion of children with disabilities in the prekindergarten program;
new text end

new text begin (13) coordinated professional development and training for both school district and
community-based early learning providers that is informed by a measure of adult-child
interactions; and
new text end

new text begin (14) a plan for mixed delivery that may include partnerships with child care centers,
family child care programs licensed under section 245A.03 and Head Start programs that
comply with the state prekindergarten program requirements. Plan components include
strategies for recruitment, contracting, and monitoring of fiscal compliance and program
quality.
new text end

new text begin (b) Districts must include their strategy for implementing and measuring the impact
of their state-funded prekindergarten program in their World's Best Workforce Plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), clause (6), for fiscal year 2017, every district
receiving prekindergarten funding under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.05, subdivision
1, must ensure at least 25 percent of classroom teachers have the required license or
special permission, 50 percent for fiscal year 2018, 75 percent for fiscal year 2019, and
100 percent for each classroom by fiscal year 2020 and thereafter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Child eligibility. new text end

new text begin A child may participate in a prekindergarten program if
the child:
new text end

new text begin (1) is not yet in kindergarten and four years old on September 1 of that school year;
new text end

new text begin (2) has completed the early childhood health and development screening under
sections 121A.16 to 121A.19 within 45 days of enrollment; and
new text end

new text begin (3) provides documentation of required immunizations under section 121A.15.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Hours of instruction. new text end

new text begin A school board's annual school calendar for
prekindergarten must meet the minimum hours requirement in section 120A.41.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.59, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

English learner.

(a) "English learner" means a pupil in deleted text beginkindergartendeleted text endnew text begin
prekindergarten
new text end through grade 12 who meets the requirements under subdivision 2a or the
following requirements:

(1) the pupil, as declared by a parent or guardian first learned a language other than
English, comes from a home where the language usually spoken is other than English, or
usually speaks a language other than English; and

(2) the pupil is determined by a valid assessment measuring the pupil's English
language proficiency and by developmentally appropriate measures, which might include
observations, teacher judgment, parent recommendations, or developmentally appropriate
assessment instruments, to lack the necessary English skills to participate fully in
academic classes taught in English.

(b) A pupil enrolled in a Minnesota public school in any grade 4 through 12 who in
the previous school year took a commissioner-provided assessment measuring the pupil's
emerging academic English, shall be counted as an English learner in calculating English
learner pupil units under section 126C.05, subdivision 17, and shall generate state English
learner aid under section 124D.65, subdivision 5, if the pupil scored below the state cutoff
score or is otherwise counted as a nonproficient participant on the assessment measuring
the pupil's emerging academic English, or, in the judgment of the pupil's classroom
teachers, consistent with section 124D.61, clause (1), the pupil is unable to demonstrate
academic language proficiency in English, including oral academic language, sufficient to
successfully and fully participate in the general core curriculum in the regular classroom.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) and (b), a pupil in deleted text beginkindergartendeleted text endnew text begin prekindergartennew text end
through grade 12 shall not be counted as an English learner in calculating English learner
pupil units under section 126C.05, subdivision 17, and shall not generate state English
learner aid under section 124D.65, subdivision 5, if:

(1) the pupil is not enrolled during the current fiscal year in an educational program
for English learners under sections 124D.58 to 124D.64; or

(2) the pupil has generated deleted text beginsixdeleted text endnew text begin sevennew text end or more years of average daily membership in
Minnesota public schools since July 1, 1996.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2017
and later, except that the amendment to paragraph (c), clause (2), is effective for fiscal
year 2016 and later.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.05, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Pupil unit.

Pupil units for each Minnesota resident pupil under the
age of 21 or who meets the requirements of section 120A.20, subdivision 1, paragraph (c),
in average daily membership enrolled in the district of residence, in another district under
sections 123A.05 to 123A.08, 124D.03, 124D.08, or 124D.68; in a charter school under
section 124D.10; or for whom the resident district pays tuition under section 123A.18,
123A.22, 123A.30, 123A.32, 123A.44, 123A.488, 123B.88, subdivision 4, 124D.04,
124D.05, 125A.03 to 125A.24, 125A.51, or 125A.65, shall be counted according to this
subdivision.

(a) A prekindergarten pupil with a disability who is enrolled in a program approved
by the commissioner and has an individualized education program is counted as the ratio
of the number of hours of assessment and education service to 825 times 1.0 with a
minimum average daily membership of 0.28, but not more than 1.0 pupil unit.

(b) A prekindergarten pupil who is assessed but determined not to be disabled is
counted as the ratio of the number of hours of assessment service to 825 times 1.0.

(c) A kindergarten pupil with a disability who is enrolled in a program approved
by the commissioner is counted as the ratio of the number of hours of assessment and
education services required in the fiscal year by the pupil's individualized education
program to 875, but not more than one.

new text begin (d) A prekindergarten pupil who is not included in paragraph (a) or (b) is counted as
0.5 pupil unit if the pupil is enrolled in a free all-day, every day prekindergarten program
available to all prekindergarten pupils at the pupil's school that meets the minimum hours
requirement in section 120A.41 and meets the requirements in section 124D.171.
new text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end A kindergarten pupil who is not included in paragraph (c) is counted as 1.0
pupil unit if the pupil is enrolled in a free all-day, every day kindergarten program available
to all kindergarten pupils at the pupil's school that meets the minimum hours requirement in
section 120A.41, or is counted as .55 pupil unit, if the pupil is not enrolled in a free all-day,
every day kindergarten program available to all kindergarten pupils at the pupil's school.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end A pupil who is in any of grades 1 to 6 is counted as 1.0 pupil unit.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end A pupil who is in any of grades 7 to 12 is counted as 1.2 pupil units.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end A pupil who is in the postsecondary enrollment options program is counted
as 1.2 pupil units.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2017
and later.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.10, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Basic revenue.

deleted text beginFor fiscal year 2014, the basic revenue for each district
equals the formula allowance times the adjusted marginal cost pupil units for the school
year.
deleted text end For fiscal year 2015 and later, 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 2013 is $5,224. The formula allowance for fiscal year 2014 is $5,302.
deleted text end The
formula allowance for fiscal year 2015 deleted text beginand laterdeleted text end is $5,831.new text begin The formula allowance for
fiscal year 2016 is $5,889. The formula allowance for fiscal year 2017 and later is $5,948.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.10, subdivision 13a, is amended to read:


Subd. 13a.

Operating capital levy.

To obtain operating capital revenue for fiscal
year 2015 and later, a district may levy an amount not more than the product of its operating
capital revenue for the fiscal year times the lesser of one or the ratio of its adjusted net tax
capacity per adjusted marginal cost pupil unit to the operating capital equalizing factor. The
operating capital equalizing factor equals $14,500new text begin for fiscal years 2015 and 2016, $19,500
for fiscal year 2017, $20,400 for fiscal year 2018, and $21,750 for fiscal year 2019 and later
new text end.

Sec. 8. 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 6,596,574,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6,798,189,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $622,874,000 for 2015 and $5,973,700,000 for
2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $635,706,000 for 2016 and $6,162,483,000 for
2017.
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 39,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 42,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Abatement revenue. 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 2,740,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,932,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $278,000 for 2015 and $2,462,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $273,000 for 2016 and $2,659,000 for 2017.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Consolidation transition. 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 292,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 165,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $22,000 for 2015 and $270,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $30,000 for 2016 and $135,000 for 2017.
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 16,664,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 17,095,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $1,627,000 for 2015 and $15,037,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $1,670,000 for 2016 and $15,425,000 for 2017.
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 17,840,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 17,634,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $1,791,000 for 2015 and $16,049,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $1,783,000 for 2016 and $15,851,000 for 2017.
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 2016
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 2017
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Compensatory revenue pilot project. new text end

new text begin For grants for participation in the
compensatory revenue pilot program under Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 5,
article 1, section 50:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,325,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,325,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin Of this amount, $1,500,000 in each year is for a grant to Independent School District
No. 11, Anoka-Hennepin; $75,000 in each year is for a grant to Independent School
District No. 286, Brooklyn Center; $210,000 in each year is for a grant to Independent
School District No. 279, Osseo; $160,000 in each year is for a grant to Independent
School District No. 281, Robbinsdale; $165,000 in each year is for a grant to Independent
School District No. 535, Rochester; $65,000 in each year is for a grant to Independent
School District No. 833, South Washington; and $150,000 in each year is for a grant to
Independent School District No. 241, Albert Lea.
new text end

new text begin If a grant to a specific school district is not awarded, the commissioner may increase
the aid amounts to any of the remaining participating school districts.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. 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 5,391,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,765,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $574,000 for 2015 and $4,817,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $535,000 for 2016 and $4,230,000 for 2017.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.42, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Minnesota reading corps program.

(a) A Minnesota reading corps
program is established to provide ServeMinnesota AmeriCorps members with a
data-based problem-solving model of literacy instruction to use in helping to train local
Head Start program providers, other prekindergarten program providers, and staff in
schools with students in kindergarten through grade 3 to evaluate and teach early literacy
skills, including comprehensive, scientifically based reading instruction under section
122A.06, subdivision 4, to children age 3 to grade 3.new text begin Priority shall be given to placing
AmeriCorps members in prekindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade programs in any of
the following: (1) "Focus" or "Priority" schools under the multiple measurements rating;
or (2) federal School Improvement Grant recipients.
new text end

(b) Literacy programs under this subdivision must comply with the provisions
governing literacy program goals and data use under section 119A.50, subdivision 3,
paragraph (b).

(c) The commission must submit a biennial report to the committees of the
legislature with jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education that records and
evaluates program data to determine the efficacy of the programs under this subdivision.

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

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

new text begin For building lease aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.11, subdivision 4:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 65,819,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 73,968,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $5,937,000 for 2015 and $59,882,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $6,653,000 for 2016 and $67,315,000 for 2017.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Achievement and integration aid. new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 65,568,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 70,307,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $6,381,000 for 2015 and $59,187,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $6,576,000 for 2016 and $63,731,000 for 2017.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. 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 44,590,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 45,574,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $4,683,000 for 2015 and $39,907,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $4,434,000 for 2016 and $41,140,000 for 2017.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. 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 15,216,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 16,025,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Success for the future. new text end

new text begin For American Indian success for the future grants
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.81:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,279,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 4,517,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $213,000 for 2015 and $4,066,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $451,000 for 2016 and $4,066,000 for 2017.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

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

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 190,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 190,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. 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 2,212,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,337,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $208,000 for 2015 and $2,004,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $222,000 for 2016 and $2,115,000 for 2017.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Early childhood programs at tribal schools. new text end

new text begin For early childhood family
education programs at tribal contract schools under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.83,
subdivision 4:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 68,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 68,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. 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 21,001,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 21,001,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
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. 11. 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 2016
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 2017
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 IBMN, 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 Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Concurrent enrollment program. new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation is insufficient, the commissioner must proportionately reduce
the aid payment to each district.
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 Collaborative urban educator. new text end

new text begin For the collaborative urban educator
grant program:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 780,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 780,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin $195,000 each year is for the Southeast Asian teacher program at Concordia
University, St. Paul; $175,000 each year is for the collaborative urban educator program
at the University of St. Thomas; $195,000 each year is for the Center for Excellence in
Urban Teaching at Hamline University; and $195,000 each year is for the East Africa
Student to Teacher program at Augsburg College.
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 Each institution shall prepare for the legislature, by January 15 of each year, a
detailed report regarding the funds used. The report must include the number of teachers
prepared as well as the diversity for each cohort of teachers produced.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin ServeMinnesota program. new text end

new text begin 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 2016
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 2017
new text end

new text begin 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. 15. new text end

new text begin Student organizations. new text end

new text begin For student organizations:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 725,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 725,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin $96,000 each year is for student organizations serving health occupations.
new text end

new text begin $43,000 each year is for student organizations serving service occupations.
new text end

new text begin $100,000 each year is for student organizations serving trade and industry
occupations.
new text end

new text begin $95,000 each year is for student organizations serving business occupations.
new text end

new text begin $150,000 each year is for student organizations serving agriculture occupations.
new text end

new text begin $142,000 each year is for student organizations serving family and consumer science
occupations.
new text end

new text begin $109,000 each year is for student organizations serving marketing occupations.
new text end

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

new text begin Early childhood literacy programs. new text end

new text begin 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 9,375,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,375,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
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 Minnesota math corps program. new text end

new text begin 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 250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
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 2017
new text end

new text begin Any unexpended 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 Alternative compensation. 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 78,308,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 77,596,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $7,766,000 for 2015 and $70,542,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $7,837,000 for 2016 and $69,759,000 for 2017.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

new text begin Starbase MN. new text end

new text begin For a grant to Starbase MN for rigorous science,
technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program providing students in grades 4 to
6 with a multisensory learning experience and a hands-on curriculum in an aerospace
environment using state-of-the-art technology:
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 2016
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 2017
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 20. new text end

new text begin Civic education grants. new text end

new text begin For grants to the Minnesota Civic Education
Coalition: Kids Voting St. Paul, Learning Law and Democracy Foundation, and YMCA
Youth in Government to provide civic education programs for Minnesota youth age 18
and younger. Civic education is the study of constitutional principles and the democratic
foundation of our national, state, and local institutions and the study of political processes
and structures of government, grounded in the understanding of constitutional government
under the rule of law:
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 2016
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 2017
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 21. new text end

new text begin Teacher development and evaluation. new text end

new text begin For teacher development and
evaluation revenue:
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 2016
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $1,000,000 for 2015 and $0 for 2016. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available until expended.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 22. 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 500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
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 2017
new text end

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

ARTICLE 3

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.79, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For the purposes of this section, the definitions in this
subdivision apply.

(a) "Unreimbursed old formula special education expenditures" means:

(1) old formula special education expenditures for the prior fiscal year; minus

(2) for fiscal years 2014 and 2015, the sum of the special education aid under section
125A.76, subdivision 5, for the prior fiscal year and the cross subsidy reduction aid under
section 125A.76, subdivision 2b, and for fiscal year 2016 and later, the special education
initial aid under section 125A.76, subdivision 2a; minus

(3) for fiscal year 2016 and later, the amount of general education revenue, excluding
local optional revenue, plus local optional aid and referendum equalization aid for the
prior fiscal year attributable to pupils receiving special instruction and services outside the
regular classroom for more than 60 percent of the school day for the portion of time the
pupils receive special instruction and services outside the regular classroom, excluding
portions attributable to district and school administration, district support services,
operations and maintenance, capital expenditures, and pupil transportation.

(b) "Unreimbursed nonfederal special education expenditures" means:

(1) nonfederal special education expenditures for the prior fiscal year; minus

(2) special education initial aid under section 125A.76, subdivision 2a; minus

(3) the amount of general education revenue and referendum equalization aid for the
prior fiscal year attributable to pupils receiving special instruction and services outside the
regular classroom for more than 60 percent of the school day for the portion of time the
pupils receive special instruction and services outside of the regular classroom, excluding
portions attributable to district and school administration, district support services,
operations and maintenance, capital expenditures, and pupil transportation.

(c) "General revenue" for a school district means the sum of the general education
revenue according to section 126C.10, subdivision 1, new text beginexcluding new text endtransportation sparsity
revenue, local optional revenue, and total operating capital revenue. "General revenue"
for a charter school means the sum of the general education revenue according to section
124D.11, subdivision 1, and transportation revenue according to section 124D.11,
subdivision 2, new text beginexcluding new text endreferendum equalization aid, transportation sparsity revenue, and
operating capital revenue.

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 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 1,184,360,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,247,976,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $138,130,000 for 2015 and $1,046,230,000 for
2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $147,279,000 for 2016 and $1,100,697,000 for
2017.
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 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 1,406,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,629,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin 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 361,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 371,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $35,000 for 2015 and $326,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $36,000 for 2016 and $335,000 for 2017.
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 56,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 57,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
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 according to 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 2016
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 2017
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). new text end

new text begin For
implementation of schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in
schools and districts throughout Minnesota:
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 2016
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 2017
new text end

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

ARTICLE 4

FACILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY

Section 1. 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 Health and safety revenue. new text end

new text begin For health and safety aid according to
Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.57, subdivision 5:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 501,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 470,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $66,000 for 2015 and $435,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $48,000 for 2016 and $422,000 for 2017.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Debt service equalization. new text end

new text begin For debt service aid according to Minnesota
Statutes, section 123B.53, subdivision 6:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 20,268,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 24,667,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $2,295,000 for 2015 and $17,973,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $1,996,000 for 2016 and $22,671,000 for 2017.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Alternative facilities bonding aid. new text end

new text begin For alternative facilities bonding aid,
according to Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.59, subdivision 1:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 19,287,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 19,287,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $1,928,000 for 2015 and $17,359,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $1,928,000 for 2016 and $17,359,000 for 2017.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Equity in telecommunications access. new text end

new text begin For equity in telecommunications
access:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,750,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,750,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation amount is insufficient, the commissioner shall reduce the
reimbursement rate in Minnesota Statutes, section 125B.26, subdivisions 4 and 5, and the
revenue for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 shall be prorated.
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. 6. new text end

new text begin Deferred maintenance aid. new text end

new text begin For deferred maintenance aid, according to
Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.591, subdivision 4:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,494,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,181,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $412,000 for 2015 and $3,082,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $342,000 for 2016 and $2,839,000 for 2017.
new text end

ARTICLE 5

NUTRITION AND ACCOUNTING

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.1158, subdivision 3, is amended to
read:


Subd. 3.

Program reimbursement.

Each school year, the state must reimburse
each participating school 30 cents for each reduced-price breakfast, 55 cents for each fully
paid breakfast served to students in grades deleted text begin1 todeleted text endnew text begin 4 throughnew text end 12, and $1.30 for each fully paid
breakfast served to deleted text begina kindergarten studentdeleted text endnew text begin students in prekindergarten through grade 3new text end.new text begin A
final claim for reimbursement shall be submitted to the commissioner not later than 60
days following the last day of the full month covered by the claim. Claims not submitted
within 60 days following the last day of the full month covered by the claim shall not be
eligible for reimbursement, unless otherwise authorized by the commissioner.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 127A.41, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Appropriation transfers.

(a) If a direct appropriation from the general
fund to the department for any education aid or grant authorized in this chapter and
chapters 122A, 123A, 123B, 124D, 125A, 126C, and 134, excluding appropriations under
sections 124D.135, deleted text begin124D.16,deleted text end 124D.20, 124D.22, 124D.52, 124D.531, 124D.55, and
124D.56, exceeds the amount required, the commissioner may transfer the excess to any
education aid or grant appropriation that is insufficient. However, section 126C.20 applies
to a deficiency in the direct appropriation for general education aid. Excess appropriations
must be allocated proportionately among aids or grants that have insufficient
appropriations. The commissioner of management and budget shall make the necessary
transfers among appropriations according to the determinations of the commissioner. If
the amount of the direct appropriation for the aid or grant plus the amount transferred
according to this subdivision is insufficient, the commissioner shall prorate the available
amount among eligible districts. The state is not obligated for any additional amounts.

(b) Transfers for aids paid under section 127A.45, subdivisions 12, paragraph (a),
12a, paragraph (a), and 13, shall be made during the fiscal year after the fiscal year of the
entitlement. Transfers for aids paid under section 127A.45, subdivisions 11, 12, paragraph
(b)
, and 12a, paragraph (b), shall be made during the fiscal year of the appropriation.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for fiscal year 2017 and later.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 127A.41, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Appropriation transfers for community education programs.

If a direct
appropriation from the general fund to the Department of Education for an education aid
or grant authorized under section 124D.135, deleted text begin124D.16,deleted text end 124D.20, 124D.22, 124D.52,
124D.531, 124D.55, or 124D.56 exceeds the amount required, the commissioner of
education may transfer the excess to any education aid or grant appropriation that is
insufficiently funded under these sections. Excess appropriations shall be allocated
proportionately among aids or grants that have insufficient appropriations. The
commissioner of management and budget shall make the necessary transfers among
appropriations according to the determinations of the commissioner of education. If
the amount of the direct appropriation for the aid or grant plus the amount transferred
according to this subdivision is insufficient, the commissioner shall prorate the available
amount among eligible districts. The state is not obligated for any additional amounts.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for fiscal year 2017 and later.
new text end

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 School lunch. new text end

new text begin For school lunch aid according to 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 15,970,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 16,915,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
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 22,650,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 24,775,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
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 961,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 971,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Summer school service replacement aid. new text end

new text begin For summer 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 2016
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 2017
new text end

ARTICLE 6

LIBRARIES

Section 1. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION; LIBRARY APPROPRIATIONS.
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 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 2016
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 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $1,357,000 for 2015 and $12,213,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $1,357,000 for 2016 and $12,213,000 for 2017.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. 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 2016
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 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $130,000 for 2015 and $1,170,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $130,000 for 2016 and $1,170,000 for 2017.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Electronic library for Minnesota. new text end

new text begin 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 2016
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 2017
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. 5. 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 2016
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 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $230,000 for 2015 and $2,070,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $230,000 for 2016 and $2,070,000 for 2017.
new text end

ARTICLE 7

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.15, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Services with new or existing providers.

A district may contract
with a charter school or community-based organization to provide eligible children
developmentally appropriate services that meet the program requirements in subdivision
3. In the alternative, a district may pay tuition or fees to place an eligible child in an
existing program. A district may establish a new program where no existing, reasonably
accessible program meets the program requirements in subdivision 3. deleted text beginDistricts must
submit a copy of each contract to the commissioner with the biennial plan.
deleted text end Services may
be provided in a site-based program or in the home of the child or a combination of both.
The district may not restrict participation to district residents.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for fiscal year 2017 and later.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.162, is amended to read:


124D.162 KINDERGARTEN READINESS ASSESSMENT.

deleted text begin The commissioner of education may implement a kindergarten readiness assessment
representative of incoming kindergartners. The assessment must be based on the
Department of Education Kindergarten Readiness Assessment at kindergarten entrance
study.
deleted text end new text begin The commissioner of education must provide a process for measuring the
kindergarten readiness of incoming kindergartners. Districts must choose from a menu of
valid and reliable measurement instruments provided by the Department of Education that
are aligned to the state early childhood indicators of progress and kindergarten standards
that are based on the Department of Education Kindergarten Readiness Study and meet
the World's Best Workforce goal of measuring school readiness.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.165, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Family eligibility.

(a) For a family to receive an early learning scholarship,
parents or guardians must meet the following eligibility requirements:

(1) have a child deleted text beginthree or fourdeleted text endnew text begin under the age of fivenew text end years deleted text beginof agedeleted text endnew text begin oldnew text end on September 1 of
the current school year, who has not yet started kindergartennew text begin and is not currently enrolled
in a prekindergarten program under section 124D.171
new text end; and

(2) have income equal to or less than 185 percent of federal poverty level income
in the current calendar year, or be able to document their child's current participation in
the free and reduced-price lunch program or child and adult care food program, National
School Lunch Act, United States Code, title 42, sections 1751 and 1766; the Food
Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, Food and Nutrition Act, United States
Code, title 7, sections 2011-2036; Head Start under the federal Improving Head Start for
School Readiness Act of 2007; Minnesota family investment program under chapter 256J;
child care assistance programs under chapter 119B; the supplemental nutrition assistance
program; or placement in foster care under section 260C.212.

(b) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, a parent under age 21 who
is pursuing a high school or general education equivalency diploma is eligible for an early
learning scholarship if the parent has a child age zero to five years old and meets the
income eligibility guidelines in this subdivision.

(c) Any siblings between the ages zero to five years old of a child who has been
awarded a scholarship under this section must be awarded a scholarship upon request,
provided the sibling attends the same program as long as funds are available.

(d) A child who has received a scholarship under this section must continue to
receive a scholarship each year until that child is eligible for kindergarten under section
120A.20 and as long as funds are available.

(e) Early learning scholarships may not be counted as earned income for the
purposes of medical assistance under chapter 256B, MinnesotaCare under chapter 256L,
Minnesota family investment program under chapter 256J, child care assistance programs
under chapter 119B, or Head Start under the federal Improving Head Start for School
Readiness Act of 2007.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for fiscal year 2017 and later.
new text end

Sec. 4.

new text begin [124D.173] HELP ME GROW.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Purpose. new text end

new text begin The purpose of this section is to develop and implement a
comprehensive, collaborative resource and referral system for children, prenatal through
age eight, and their families.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Establishment and administration. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education shall
provide funding and shall work collaboratively through interagency agreement with the
commissioners of human services and health to implement this section and maintain
annual affiliate status with the Help Me Grow National Center.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin (a) The Help Me Grow program shall facilitate collaboration across
sectors, including child health, early learning and education, and family supports by:
new text end

new text begin (1) providing child health care provider outreach to support early detection,
intervention, and knowledge about local resources;
new text end

new text begin (2) identifying and providing access to detection tools used to identify young
children at risk for developmental and behavioral problems; and
new text end

new text begin (3) linking children and families to appropriate community-based services.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Help Me Grow program shall provide community outreach that includes
support for, and participation in, the Help Me Grow system, including disseminating
information on the system and compiling and maintaining a resource directory that
includes, but is not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) primary and specialty medical care providers;
new text end

new text begin (2) early childhood education and child care programs;
new text end

new text begin (3) developmental disabilities assessment and intervention programs;
new text end

new text begin (4) mental health services;
new text end

new text begin (5) family and social support programs;
new text end

new text begin (6) child advocacy and legal services;
new text end

new text begin (7) public health services and resources; and
new text end

new text begin (8) other appropriate early childhood information.
new text end

new text begin (c) The Help Me Grow program shall develop a centralized access point for parents
and professionals to obtain information, resources, and other support services.
new text end

new text begin (d) The Help Me Grow program shall collect data to increase understanding of all
aspects of the current and ongoing system under this section, including identification of
gaps in service, barriers to finding and receiving appropriate service, and lack of resources.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Review. new text end

new text begin The Department of Education shall annually review the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) outcomes achieved by this system;
new text end

new text begin (2) alignment with overall early childhood goals and objectives; and
new text end

new text begin (3) impacts on young children.
new text end

Sec. 5. 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 readiness. new text end

new text begin For revenue for school readiness programs under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 124D.15 and 124D.16:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 12,170,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,217,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $1,217,000 for 2015 and $10,953,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $1,217,000 for 2016 and $0 for 2017.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Early childhood family education aid. new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 27,751,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 28,707,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $2,713,000 for 2015 and $25,038,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $2,782,000 for 2016 and $25,925,000 for 2017.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Developmental screening aid. new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,358,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,352,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $337,000 for 2015 and $3,021,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $335,000 for 2016 and $3,017,000 for 2017.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Head Start program. new text end

new text begin For Head Start programs under Minnesota Statutes,
section 119A.52:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 20,100,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 39,542,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Educate parents partnership. new text end

new text begin For the educate parents partnership under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.129:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 49,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 49,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Kindergarten entrance assessment initiative and intervention
program.
new text end

new text begin For the kindergarten entrance assessment initiative and intervention program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.162:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,881,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,881,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Early childhood education scholarships. new text end

new text begin For grants to early childhood
education scholarships for public or private early childhood preschool programs for
children ages 3 to 5:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 27,884,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 27,884,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin Up to $950,000 each year is for administration of this program.
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. 9. new text end

new text begin Parent-child home program. new text end

new text begin For a grant to the parent-child home
program:
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 2016
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 2017
new text end

new text begin The grant must be used for an evidence-based and research-validated early childhood
literacy and school readiness program for children ages 16 months to four years at its
existing suburban program location.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Northside Achievement Zone. new text end

new text begin For a grant to the Northside Achievement
Zone.
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,200,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,200,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin Funds appropriated in this section are to reduce multigenerational poverty and the
educational achievement gap through increased enrollment of families within the zone,
and may be used for Northside Achievement Zone programming and services consistent
with federal Promise Neighborhood program agreements and requirements.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin St. Paul Promise Neighborhood. new text end

new text begin For a grant to the St. Paul Promise
Neighborhood.
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,200,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,200,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin Funds appropriated in this section are to reduce multigenerational poverty and the
educational achievement gap through increased enrollment of families within the zone,
and may be used for St. Paul Promise Neighborhood programming and services consistent
with federal Promise Neighborhood program agreements and requirements.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 124D.15, subdivision 3a; and 124D.16,
subdivisions 2, 3, and 5,
new text end new text begin are repealed for fiscal year 2017 and later.
new text end

ARTICLE 8

PREVENTION

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Community education aid. new text end

new text begin For community education aid under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.20:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 765,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 586,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $107,000 for 2015 and $658,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $73,000 for 2016 and $513,000 for 2017.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Adults with disabilities program aid. new text end

new text begin For adults with disabilities
programs under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.56:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 710,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 710,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $71,000 for 2015 and $639,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $71,000 for 2016 and $639,000 for 2017.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Hearing-impaired adults. new text end

new text begin For programs for hearing-impaired adults
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.57:
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 70,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 70,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin School-age care revenue. new text end

new text begin For extended day aid under Minnesota Statutes,
section 124D.22:
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $0 for 2015 and $1,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $0 for 2016 and $1,000 for 2017.
new text end

ARTICLE 9

SELF-SUFFICIENCY AND LIFELONG LEARNING

Section 1. 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 Adult basic education aid. new text end

new text begin For adult basic education aid under Minnesota
Statutes, section 124D.531:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 49,118,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 50,592,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The 2016 appropriation includes $4,782,000 for 2015 and $44,336,000 for 2016.
new text end

new text begin The 2017 appropriation includes $4,926,000 for 2016 and $45,666,000 for 2017.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin GED tests. new text end

new text begin For payment of 60 percent of the costs of GED tests under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.55:
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 125,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
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 2017
new text end

ARTICLE 10

STATE AGENCIES

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Department. new text end

new text begin (a) For the Department of Education:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 27,745,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 27,824,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin Of these amounts:
new text end

new text begin (1) $260,000 each year is for the Minnesota Children's Museum;
new text end

new text begin (2) $41,000 each year is for the Minnesota Academy of Science;
new text end

new text begin (3) $50,000 each year is for the Duluth Children's Museum;
new text end

new text begin (4) $718,000 each year is for the Board of Teaching;
new text end

new text begin (5) $228,000 in fiscal year 2016 and $231,000 in fiscal year 2017 is for the Board of
School Administrators;
new text end

new text begin (6) $25,000 each year is for administration of the Innovative Education Pilot under
Laws 2012, chapter 263, section 1;
new text end

new text begin (7) $4,000,000 each year is for Regional Centers of Excellence under Minnesota
Statutes, section 120B.115;
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new text begin (8) $500,000 each year is for the School Safety Technical Assistance Center under
Minnesota Statutes, section 127A.052;
new text end

new text begin (9) $1,000,000 each year is for activities related to the statewide Help Me Grow
program under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.173; and
new text end

new text begin (10) $250,000 each year is for the School Finance Division to enhance financial
data analysis.
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) None of the amounts appropriated under this subdivision may be used for
Minnesota's Washington, D.C. office.
new text end

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

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

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; MINNESOTA STATE ACADEMIES.
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new text begin The sums indicated in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the
Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and the Blind for the fiscal years designated:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 12,145,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 12,329,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; PERPICH CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION.
new text end

new text begin The sums in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the Perpich
Center for Arts Education for the fiscal years designated:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,372,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,473,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
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