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SF 960

1st Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 04/20/2021 02:25pm

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 2.1 2.2 2.3
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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 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10
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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
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3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 4.1 4.2
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9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 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 11.1 11.2
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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 16.33 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 17.32 17.33 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 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
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28.29 28.30 28.31 28.32 28.33 28.34 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
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31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 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 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
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
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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 37.32 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 39.32 39.33 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 40.32 40.33 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
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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 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 44.30 44.31 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 45.31 45.32 45.33 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 46.31 46.32 46.33 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 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 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
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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 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
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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 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
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69.27 69.28 69.29 69.30 69.31 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 70.32 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 71.30 71.31 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
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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 80.31 80.32 80.33 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 81.32
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A bill for an act
relating to education and education finance; general education; education
excellence; teachers; special education; health and safety; facilities, fund transfers,
and accounting; nutrition and libraries; early childhood; community education and
lifelong learning; state agencies; and forecast; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020,
sections 12.21, subdivision 3; 43A.08, subdivisions 1, 1a; 120A.35; 120A.40;
120A.41; 120A.414; 120A.42; 120B.021, subdivision 4; 120B.11, subdivisions
1, 1a; 120B.132, subdivisions 1, 3; 121A.04, subdivision 4; 121A.21; 121A.45,
by adding a subdivision; 121A.53, subdivision 2; 121A.55; 121A.61, subdivision
3; 121A.64; 122A.06, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 122A.092, by adding
a subdivision; 122A.181, subdivisions 1, 3; 122A.40, subdivisions 3, 10; 122A.41,
subdivision 14a, by adding a subdivision; 122A.416; 122A.61, subdivision 1;
122A.635, subdivisions 1, 2; 122A.70; 122A.76; 123A.05, subdivision 1; 123A.30,
subdivision 6; 123B.10, by adding a subdivision; 123B.44, subdivisions 1, 5, 6;
123B.595, subdivision 3; 123B.86, subdivision 3; 124D.05, subdivision 3; 124D.09,
subdivisions 5a, 7, 9, 11, 12, 22; 124D.111; 124D.12; 124D.121; 124D.122;
124D.126, subdivision 1; 124D.127; 124D.19, subdivision 2; 124D.20, subdivisions
3, 7, 8; 124D.531, subdivision 1; 124E.05, subdivisions 5, 6; 126C.01, subdivision
8; 126C.05, subdivision 8; 126C.10, subdivisions 2a, 18a; 126C.15, subdivisions
1, 5; 126C.17, subdivision 6; 126C.40, subdivision 1; 126C.44; 127A.49,
subdivision 3; 128C.01, subdivision 4; 134.355, subdivisions 5, 6, 7; 297A.70,
subdivision 2; 352.01, subdivision 2a; 354.05, subdivision 2; 469.176, subdivision
2; 609A.03, subdivision 7a; Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2,
section 52; Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 1, section 25,
subdivisions 2, as amended, 3, as amended, 4, as amended, 6, as amended, 7, as
amended, 9, as amended; article 2, section 33, subdivisions 2, as amended, 3, as
amended, 5, as amended, 6, as amended, 16, as amended; article 3, section 23,
subdivision 3, as amended; article 4, section 11, subdivisions 2, as amended, 3, as
amended, 4, as amended, 5, as amended; article 6, section 7, subdivisions 2, as
amended, 3, as amended; article 7, section 1, subdivisions 2, as amended, 3, as
amended, 4, as amended; article 8, section 13, subdivisions 5, as amended, 14, as
amended; article 9, section 3, subdivision 2, as amended; article 10, section 5,
subdivision 2, as amended; Laws 2020, chapter 116, article 3, section 8; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 121A; 122A; 124D; 127A;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 124D.8957, subdivision 30; 129C.10,
subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 3a, 3b, 4, 4a, 6, 7, 8; 129C.105; 129C.15; 129C.20; 129C.25;
129C.26; 129C.27; Minnesota Rules, parts 3500.1000; 3600.0010, subparts 1, 2,
2a, 2b, 3, 6; 3600.0020; 3600.0030, subparts 1, 2, 4, 6; 3600.0045, subparts 1, 2;
3600.0055; 3600.0065; 3600.0075; 3600.0085.

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

ARTICLE 1

GENERAL EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 123A.05, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Governance.

(a) A district may establish an area learning center,
alternative learning program, or contract alternative in accordance with sections 124D.68,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (d), and 124D.69.

(b) An area learning center is encouraged to cooperate with a service cooperative, an
intermediate school district, a local education and employment transitions partnership, public
and private secondary and postsecondary institutions, public agencies, businesses, and
foundations. deleted text beginExcept for a district located in a city of the first class,deleted text end An area learning center
deleted text begin mustdeleted text end new text beginis encouraged, but not required, to new text endbe established in cooperation with other districts
and deleted text beginmustdeleted text end new text beginmay new text endserve the geographic area of at least two districts. An area learning center
must provide comprehensive educational services to enrolled secondary students throughout
the year, including a daytime school within a school or separate site for both high school
and middle school level students.

(c) An alternative learning program may serve the students of one or more districts, may
designate which grades are served, and may make program hours and a calendar optional.

(d) A contract alternative is an alternative learning program operated by a private
organization that has contracted with a school district to provide educational services for
students under section 124D.68, subdivision 2.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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 each year upon formal request by a
specific date by or on behalf of a nonpublic schoolnew text begin elementary ornew text end secondary pupil enrolled
in a nonpublic school located in that district or areanew text begin or an elementary or secondary pupil
enrolled in an American Indian-controlled tribal contract or grant school
new text end, deleted text beginthe same specificdeleted text end
guidance and counseling services deleted text beginas are provided for public school secondary pupils by the
district where the nonpublic school is located
deleted 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 2022 and later.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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 in each nonpublic 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 nonpublic school who
request these services and who are enrolled as of September 15 of the current school year.
new text end The allotment for guidance and counseling services for the secondary pupils in each
nonpublic school 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 who 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 2022 and later.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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 2022 and later.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 126C.01, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Shared time pupils.

"Shared time pupils" means those pupils whonew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end attend public school programs for part of the regular school daynew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (2) attend public school career and technical education programs offered for secondary
credit outside of the regular school day;
new text end

and who otherwise fulfill the requirements of section 120A.22 by attendance at a nonpublic
school.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2021-2022 school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 126C.10, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

Extended time revenue.

(a) A school district's extended time revenue is equal
to the product of $5,117 and the sum of the adjusted pupil units of the district for each pupil
in average daily membership in excess of 1.0 and less than 1.2 according to section 126C.05,
subdivision 8
.

(b) Extended time revenue for pupils placed in an on-site education program at the Prairie
Lakes Education Center or the Lake Park School, located within the borders of Independent
School District No. 347, Willmar, for instruction provided after the end of the preceding
regular school year and before the beginning of the following regular school year equals
membership hours divided by the minimum annual instructional hours in section 126C.05,
subdivision 15, not to exceed 0.20, times the pupil unit weighting in section 126C.05,
subdivision 1, times $5,117.

(c) new text beginA school district qualifies for extended time revenue for every pupil placed in a
children's residential facility, whether the education services are provided on-site or off-site
for instruction provided after the end of the preceding regular school year and before the
beginning of the following regular school year. Extended time revenue under this paragraph
equals total membership hours in summer instruction divided by the minimum annual
instructional hours in section 126C.05, subdivision 15, not to exceed 0.20, times the pupil
unit weighting in section 126C.05, subdivision 1, times $5,117.
new text end

new text begin (d) For purposes of this subdivision, "children's residential facility" means a residential
facility for children, including a psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF), licensed
by the Department of Human Services or the Department of Corrections and subject to
Minnesota Rules, chapter 2960, or an inpatient hospitalization that includes mental health
services.
new text end

new text begin (e) new text endA school district's extended time revenue may be used for extended day programs,
extended week programs, summer school, vacation break academies such as spring break
academies and summer term academies, and other programming authorized under the
learning year program.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2022 and later.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 126C.10, subdivision 18a, is amended to read:


Subd. 18a.

Pupil transportation adjustment.

(a) An independent, common, or special
school district's transportation sparsity revenue under subdivision 18 is increased by the
greater of zero or deleted text begin18.2deleted text endnew text begin 70new text end percent of the difference between:

(1) the lesser of the district's total cost for regular and excess pupil transportation under
section 123B.92, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), including depreciation, for the previous fiscal
year or 105 percent of the district's total cost for the second previous fiscal year; and

(2) the sum of:

(i) 4.66 percent of the district's basic revenue for the previous fiscal year;

(ii) transportation sparsity revenue under subdivision 18 for the previous fiscal year;

(iii) the district's charter school transportation adjustment for the previous fiscal year;
and

(iv) the district's reimbursement for transportation provided under section 123B.92,
subdivision 1, paragraph (b), clause (1), item (vi).

(b) A charter school's pupil transportation adjustment equals the school district per pupil
adjustment under paragraph (a).

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2022 and later.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 126C.15, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Use of revenue.

The basic skills revenue under section 126C.10,
subdivision 4
, must be reserved and used to meet the educational needs of pupils who enroll
under-prepared to learn and whose progress toward meeting state or local content or
performance standards is below the level that is appropriate for learners of their age. Basic
skills revenue may also be used for programs designed to prepare children and their families
for entry into school whether the student first enrolls in kindergarten or first grade. Any of
the following may be provided to meet these learners' needs:

(1) direct instructional services under the assurance of mastery program according to
section 124D.66;

(2) remedial instruction in reading, language arts, mathematics, other content areas, or
study skills to improve the achievement level of these learners;

(3) additional teachers and teacher aides to provide more individualized instruction to
these learners through individual tutoring, lower instructor-to-learner ratios, or team teaching;

(4) a longer school day or week during the regular school year deleted text beginor through a summer
program that may be offered directly by the site or under a performance-based contract with
a community-based organization
deleted text end;

(5) comprehensive and ongoing staff development consistent with district and site plans
according to section 122A.60 and to implement plans under section 120B.12, subdivision
4a, for teachers, teacher aides, principals, and other personnel to improve their ability to
identify the needs of these learners and provide appropriate remediation, intervention,
accommodations, or modifications;

(6) instructional materials, digital learning, and technology appropriate for meeting the
individual needs of these learners;

(7) programs to reduce truancy, encourage completion of high school, enhance
self-concept, provide health services, provide nutrition services, provide a safe and secure
learning environment, provide coordination for pupils receiving services from other
governmental agencies, provide psychological services to determine the level of social,
emotional, cognitive, and intellectual development, and provide counseling services, guidance
services, and social work services;

(8) bilingual programs, bicultural programs, and programs for English learners;

deleted text begin (9) all-day kindergarten;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (10)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end early education programs, parent-training programs, school readiness programs,
deleted text begin kindergartendeleted text endnew text begin voluntary prekindergarten and school readiness plusnew text end programs for four-year-olds,
voluntary home visits under section 124D.13, subdivision 4, and other outreach efforts
designed to prepare children for kindergarten;

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (10)new text end extended school day and extended school year programsnew text begin, including summer
programs that may be offered directly by the site or under a performance-based contract
with a community-based organization
new text end; and

deleted text begin (12)deleted text endnew text begin (11)new text end substantial parent involvement in developing and implementing remedial
education or intervention plans for a learner, including learning contracts between the school,
the learner, and the parent that establish achievement goals and responsibilities of the learner
and the learner's parent or guardian.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2022 and later.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 126C.15, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Annual expenditure report.

Each year a district that receives basic skills
revenue must submit a report identifying the expenditures it incurred to meet the needs of
eligible learners under subdivision 1. The report must conform to uniform financial and
reporting standards established for this purposenew text begin and provide a breakdown by functional
area
new text end. Using valid and reliable data and measurement criteria, the report also must determine
whether increased expenditures raised student achievement levels.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2022 and later.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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 levy and the second tier referendum
equalization levy.

(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 $567,000.new text begin For fiscal year 2023 and later,
a district's first tier referendum equalization levy must not exceed the amount raised by a
tax rate of 0.04 percent times the referendum market value of the district times the ratio of
the district's first tier referendum equalization allowance to $460.
new 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 $290,000.new text begin For fiscal year 2023 and later,
a district's second tier referendum equalization levy must not exceed the amount raised by
a tax rate of 0.09 percent times the referendum market value of the district times the ratio
of the district's second tier referendum equalization allowance to 25 percent of the formula
allowance, minus the sum of $300 and the district's first tier referendum equalization
allowance.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for taxes payable in 2022 and later.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 127A.49, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Excess tax increment.

(a) If a return of excess tax increment is made to a
district pursuant to sections 469.176, subdivision 2, and 469.177, subdivision 9, or upon
decertification of a tax increment district, the school district's aid and levy limitations must
be adjusted for the fiscal year in which the excess tax increment is paid under the provisions
of this subdivision.

(b) An amount must be subtracted from the district's aid for the current fiscal year equal
to the product of:

(1) the amount of the payment of excess tax increment to the districtnew text begin in the preceding
year
new text end, times

(2) the ratio of:

(i) the sum of the amounts of the district's certified levy deleted text beginfor the fiscal year in which the
excess tax increment is paid
deleted text endnew text begin in the third preceding yearnew text end according to the following:

(A) section 123B.57, if the district received health and safety aid according to that section
for the second preceding year;

(B) section 124D.20, if the district received aid for community education programs
according to that section for the second preceding year;

(C) section 124D.135, subdivision 3, if the district received early childhood family
education aid according to section 124D.135 for the second preceding year;

(D) section 126C.17, subdivision 6, if the district received referendum equalization aid
according to that section for the second preceding year;

(E) section 126C.10, subdivision 13a, if the district received operating capital aid
according to section 126C.10, subdivision 13b, in the second preceding year;

(F) section 126C.10, subdivision 29, if the district received equity aid according to
section 126C.10, subdivision 30, in the second preceding year;

(G) section 126C.10, subdivision 32, if the district received transition aid according to
section 126C.10, subdivision 33, in the second preceding year;

(H) section 123B.53, subdivision 5, if the district received debt service equalization aid
according to section 123B.53, subdivision 6, in the second preceding year;

(I) section 123B.535, subdivision 4, if the district received natural disaster debt service
equalization aid according to section 123B.535, subdivision 5, in the second preceding year;

(J) section 124D.22, subdivision 3, if the district received school-age care aid according
to section 124D.22, subdivision 4, in the second preceding year; and

(K) section 122A.415, subdivision 5, if the district received alternative teacher
compensation equalization aid according to section 122A.415, subdivision 6, paragraph (a),
in the second preceding year; to

(ii) the total amount of the district's certified levy deleted text beginfor the fiscaldeleted text endnew text begin in the third precedingnew text end
year, plus or minus auditor's adjustments.

(c) An amount must be subtracted from the school district's levy limitation for the next
levy certified equal to the difference between:

(1) the amount of the distribution of excess increment; and

(2) the amount subtracted from aid pursuant to clause (a).

If the aid and levy reductions required by this subdivision cannot be made to the aid for
the fiscal year specified or to the levy specified, the reductions must be made from aid for
subsequent fiscal years, and from subsequent levies. The school district must use the payment
of excess tax increment to replace the aid and levy revenue reduced under this subdivision.

(d) This subdivision applies only to the total amount of excess increments received by
a district for a calendar year that exceeds $25,000.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2022 and later.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 469.176, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Excess increments.

(a) The authority shall annually determine the amount of
excess increments for a district, if any. This determination must be based on the tax increment
financing plan in effect on December 31 of the year and the increments and other revenues
received as of December 31 of the year. The authority must spend or return the excess
increments under paragraph (c) within nine months after the end of the year.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, "excess increments" equals the excess of:

(1) total increments collected from the district since its certification, reduced by any
excess increments paid under paragraph (c), clause (4), for a prior year, over

(2) the total costs authorized by the tax increment financing plan to be paid with
increments from the district, reduced, but not below zero, by the sum of:

(i) the amounts of those authorized costs that have been paid from sources other than
tax increments from the district;

(ii) revenues, other than tax increments from the district, that are dedicated for or
otherwise required to be used to pay those authorized costs and that the authority has received
and that are not included in item (i);

(iii) the amount of principal and interest obligations due on outstanding bonds after
December 31 of the year and not prepaid under paragraph (c) in a prior year; and

(iv) increased by the sum of the transfers of increments made under section 469.1763,
subdivision 6
, to reduce deficits in other districts made by December 31 of the year.

(c) The authority shall use excess increment only to do one or more of the following:

(1) prepay any outstanding bonds;

(2) discharge the pledge of tax increment for any outstanding bonds;

(3) pay into an escrow account dedicated to the payment of any outstanding bonds; or

(4) return the excess amount to the county auditor who shall distribute the excess amount
to the city or town, county, and school district in which the tax increment financing district
is located in direct proportion to their respective local tax rates.

(d) For purposes of a district for which the request for certification was made prior to
August 1, 1979, excess increments equal the amount of increments on hand on December
31, less the principal and interest obligations due on outstanding bonds or advances,
qualifying under subdivision 1c, clauses (1), (2), (4), and (5), after December 31 of the year
and not prepaid under paragraph (c).

(e) The county auditor mustnew text begin, prior to February 1 of each year,new text end report to the commissioner
of education the amount of any excess tax increment distributed to a school district deleted text beginwithin
30 days of the distribution
deleted text endnew text begin for the preceding taxable yearnew text end.

(f) For purposes of this subdivision, "outstanding bonds" means bonds which are secured
by increments from the district.

(g) The state auditor may exempt an authority from reporting the amounts calculated
under this subdivision for a calendar year, if the authority certifies to the auditor in its report
that the total amount authorized by the tax increment plan to be paid with increments from
the district exceeds the sum of the total increments collected for the district for all years by
20 percent.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2022 and later.
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 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 7,411,499,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,443,774,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin The 2022 appropriation includes $717,326,000 for 2021 and $6,694,173,000 for 2022.
new text end

new text begin The 2023 appropriation includes $717,081,000 for 2022 and $6,726,693,000 for 2023.
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 12,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 13,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
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 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,558,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin The 2022 appropriation includes $269,000 for 2021 and $2,628,000 for 2022.
new text end

new text begin The 2023 appropriation includes $291,000 for 2022 and $3,267,000 for 2023.
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 309,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 373,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin The 2022 appropriation includes $30,000 for 2021 and $279,000 for 2022.
new text end

new text begin The 2023 appropriation includes $31,000 for 2022 and $342,000 for 2023.
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 18,460,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 19,062,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin The 2022 appropriation includes $1,903,000 for 2021 and $16,557,000 for 2022.
new text end

new text begin The 2023 appropriation includes $1,839,000 for 2022 and $17,223,000 for 2023.
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 19,344,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 19,084,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin The 2022 appropriation includes $1,910,000 for 2021 and $17,434,000 for 2022.
new text end

new text begin The 2023 appropriation includes $1,937,000 for 2022 and $17,147,000 for 2023.
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 2022
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 2023
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 2,668,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,279,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin The 2022 appropriation includes $323,000 for 2021 and $2,345,000 for 2022.
new text end

new text begin The 2023 appropriation includes $260,000 for 2022 and $2,019,000 for 2023.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Pregnant and parenting pupil transportation reimbursement. new text end

new text begin (a) To
reimburse districts for transporting pregnant or parenting pupils under Minnesota Statutes,
section 123B.92, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), clause (1), item (vi):
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 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 55,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin (b) To receive reimbursement, districts must apply using the form and manner of
application prescribed by the commissioner. If the appropriation is insufficient, the
commissioner must prorate the amount paid to districts seeking reimbursement.
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 2024 and later is $55,000.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Minnesota classroom support aid. new text end

new text begin (a) For providing onetime aid to school
districts, charter schools, intermediate school districts, and the Minnesota State Academies
for Minnesota classroom support aid:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 60,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
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 2023
new text end

new text begin (b) Of the amount in paragraph (a), the commissioner must allocate $2,000,000 to the
four intermediate school districts and the Minnesota State Academies. The commissioner
must directly distribute $400,000 to each intermediate school district and $400,000 to the
Minnesota State Academies.
new text end

new text begin (c) Of the amount in paragraph (a), the commissioner must allocate the remainder of the
appropriation to school districts and charter schools in an amount equal to $58,000,000
multiplied by the ratio of an eligible school district or charter school's fiscal year 2020
average daily membership divided by the total fiscal year 2020 average daily membership
of all school districts and charter schools. The aid for a school district or charter school that
received $5,000 per pupil or more of federal COVID-19 revenue must not exceed the lesser
of the amount calculated under this paragraph or $1,000,000. Federal COVID-19 revenue
per pupil for each school district or charter school equals:
new text end

new text begin (1) the sum of a school district or charter school's Elementary and Secondary School
Emergency Relief formula-based allocation received under:
new text end

new text begin (i) the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Public Law 116-136;
new text end

new text begin (ii) the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, division M, Coronavirus Response and
Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, Public Law 116-260; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Public Law 117-2; and
new text end

new text begin (2) divided by the school district or charter school's fiscal year 2020 average daily
membership.
new text end

new text begin (d) One hundred percent of the aid under this section must be paid in the current year.
new text end

new text begin (e) This appropriation is available until June 30, 2023. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 120A.35, is amended to read:


120A.35 ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL FOR RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE.

Reasonable efforts must be made by a school district to accommodate any pupil who
wishes to be excused from a curricular activity for a religious observance.new text begin A school board
must provide annual notice to parents of the school district's policy relating to a pupil's
absence from school for religious observance.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2021-2022 school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 120A.40, is amended to read:


120A.40 SCHOOL CALENDAR.

(a) Except for learning programs during summerdeleted text begin, flexible learning year programs
authorized under sections 124D.12 to 124D.127,
deleted text end and learning year programs under section
124D.128, a district must not commence an elementary or secondary school year before
Labor Day, except as provided under paragraph (b). Days devoted to teachers' workshops
may be held before Labor Day. Districts that enter into cooperative agreements are
encouraged to adopt similar school calendars.

(b) A district may begin the school year on any day before Labor Day:

(1) to accommodate a construction or remodeling project of $400,000 or more affecting
a district school facility;

(2) if the district has an agreement under section 123A.30, 123A.32, or 123A.35 with a
district that qualifies under clause (1); or

(3) if the district agrees to the same schedule with a school district in an adjoining state.

new text begin (c) A school board may consider the community's religious observance when adopting
an annual school calendar.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2021-2022 school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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 end new text beginschool board new text endunder 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 deleted text beginup to five days of
instruction provided through online instruction due to inclement weather. The inclement
weather
deleted text end new text beginan unlimited number of days of instruction provided through distance learning due
to weather or a health or natural disaster emergency. The distance learning
new text endplans must be
developed according to section 120A.414.

new text begin (c) Hours of instruction include all learning opportunities and services designed to
support a student to be prepared to succeed and lead by having the knowledge and skills to
learn, engage civically, and lead meaningful lives, through implementation of evidence-based
practices, quality instruction, and personalized learning supports. Such opportunities and
services include but are not limited to blended learning, distance learning, project-based
learning, work-based learning, service learning, supervised internships, and in-person
learning in a school building.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2021-2022 school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 120A.414, is amended to read:


120A.414 deleted text beginE-LEARNINGdeleted text end new text beginDISTANCE LEARNING new text endDAYS.

Subdivision 1.

Days.

deleted text begin"E-learning day"deleted text end new text begin"Distance learning day" new text endmeans a school day
where a school offers full access to online instruction provided by students' individual
teachers due to deleted text begininclementdeleted text end weathernew text begin or a health or natural disaster emergency as determined
by the school board or superintendent
new text end. A school district or charter school that chooses to
have deleted text begine-learningdeleted text end new text begindistance learning new text enddays may have deleted text beginup to five e-learningdeleted text end new text beginan unlimited number
of distance learning
new text enddays in one school year. deleted text beginAn e-learningdeleted text end new text beginA distance learning new text endday is counted
as a day of instruction and included in the hours of instruction under section 120A.41.

Subd. 2.

Plan.

A school board may new text beginuse its 2020-2021 school year distance learning plan
or may
new text endadopt deleted text beginan e-learningdeleted text end new text begina distance learning new text endday plan after consulting with the exclusive
representative of the teachers. A charter school may adopt deleted text beginan e-learningdeleted text end new text begina distance learning
new text end day plan after consulting with its teachers. The plan must include accommodations for
students without Internet access at home and for digital device access for families without
the technology or an insufficient amount of technology for the number of children in the
household. A school's deleted text begine-learningdeleted text end new text begindistance learning new text endday plan must provide accessible options
for students with disabilities under chapter 125A.

Subd. 3.

Annual notice.

A school district or charter school must notify parents and
students of the deleted text begine-learningdeleted text end new text begindistance learning new text endday plan at the beginning of the school year.

Subd. 4.

Daily notice.

On deleted text beginan e-learningdeleted text end new text begina distance learning new text endday declared by the school,
a school district or charter school must notify parents and students at least two hours prior
to the normal school start time that students need to follow the deleted text begine-learningdeleted text end new text begindistance learning
new text end day plan for that day.

Subd. 5.

Teacher access.

Each student's teacher must be accessible both online and by
telephone during normal school hours on deleted text beginan e-learningdeleted text end new text begina distance learning new text endday to assist
students and parents.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2021-2022 school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 120A.42, is amended to read:


120A.42 CONDUCT OF SCHOOL ON CERTAIN HOLIDAYS.

(a) The governing body of any district may contract with any of the teachers of the
district for the conduct of schools, and may conduct schools, on either, or any, of the
following holidays, provided that a clause to this effect is inserted in the teacher's contract:
Martin Luther King's birthday, Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays, Columbus Day and
Veterans' Day. On Martin Luther King's birthday, Washington's birthday, Lincoln's birthday,
and Veterans' Day at least one hour of the school program must be devoted to a patriotic
observance of the day.

(b) A district may conduct a school program to honor Constitution Day and Citizenship
Day by providing opportunities for students to learn about the principles of American
democracy, the American system of government, American citizens' rights and
responsibilities, American history, and American geography, symbols, and holidays. Among
other activities under this paragraph, districts may administer to students the test questions
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services officers pose to applicants for
naturalization.

new text begin (c) Upon request of a group or organization identified as a patriotic society in United
States Code, title 36, formed to serve students under the age of 21, a school district must
include the group or organization in the school program identified in paragraph (a) or (b),
or provide a representative of a patriotic society an opportunity each school year to speak
for a reasonable amount of time to students during the school day.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 120B.021, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Revisions and reviews required.

(a) The commissioner of education must
revise and appropriately embed technology and information literacy standards consistent
with recommendations from school media specialists into the state's academic standards
and graduation requirements and implement a ten-year cycle to review and, consistent with
the review, revise state academic standards and related benchmarks, consistent with this
subdivision. During each ten-year review and revision cycle, the commissioner also must
examine the alignment of each required academic standard and related benchmark with the
knowledge and skills students need for career and college readiness and advanced work in
the particular subject area. The commissioner must include the contributions of Minnesota
American Indian tribes and communities as related to the academic standards during the
review and revision of the required academic standards.

(b) The commissioner must ensure that the statewide mathematics assessments
administered to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 are aligned with the state academic
standards in mathematics, consistent with section 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (b).
The commissioner must implement a review of the academic standards and related
benchmarks in mathematics beginning in the 2021-2022 school year and every ten years
thereafter.

(c) The commissioner must implement a review of the academic standards and related
benchmarks in arts beginning in the 2017-2018 school year and every ten years thereafter.

(d) The commissioner must implement a review of the academic standards and related
benchmarks in science beginning in the 2018-2019 school year and every ten years thereafter.

(e) The commissioner must implement a review of the academic standards and related
benchmarks in language arts beginning in the 2019-2020 school year and every ten years
thereafter.

(f) The commissioner must implement a review of the academic standards and related
benchmarks in social studies beginning in the 2020-2021 school year and every ten years
thereafter.

(g) The commissioner must implement a review of the academic standards and related
benchmarks in physical education beginning in the deleted text begin2022-2023deleted text endnew text begin 2026-2027new text end school year and
every ten years thereafter.

(h) School districts and charter schools must revise and align local academic standards
and high school graduation requirements in health, world languages, and career and technical
education to require students to complete the revised standards beginning in a school year
determined by the school district or charter school. School districts and charter schools must
formally establish a periodic review cycle for the academic standards and related benchmarks
in health, world languages, and career and technical education.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 120B.11, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For the purposes of this section and section 120B.10, the
following terms have the meanings given them.

(a) "Instruction" means methods of providing learning experiences that enable a student
to meet state and district academic standards and graduation requirements including applied
and experiential learning.

(b) "Curriculum" means district or school adopted programs and written plans for
providing students with learning experiences that lead to expected knowledge and skills
and career and college readiness.

(c) "World's best workforce" means striving to: meet school readiness goals; have all
third grade students achieve grade-level literacy; close the academic achievement gap among
all racial and ethnic groups of students and between students living in poverty and students
not living in poverty; have all students attain career and college readiness before graduating
from high school; and have all students graduate from high school.

(d) "Experiential learning" means learning for students that includes career exploration
through a specific class or course or through work-based experiences such as job shadowing,
mentoring, entrepreneurship, service learning, volunteering, internships, other cooperative
work experience, youth apprenticeship, or employment.

new text begin (e) "On track for graduation" means that at the end of grade 9, a student has earned at
least five credits and has received no more than one failing grade in a semester in a course
in language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies. A student is off track for graduation
if the student fails to meet either of these criteria.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 120B.11, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Performance measures.

new text begin(a) new text endMeasures to determine school district and school
site progress in striving to create the world's best workforce must include at least:

(1) the size of the academic achievement gap, rigorous course taking under section
120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (c), clause (2), new text beginparticipation in honors or gifted and
talented programming,
new text endand enrichment experiences by student subgroup;

(2) student performance on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments;

(3) high school graduation rates; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(4) career and college readiness under section 120B.30, subdivision 1deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (5) the number and percentage of students, by student subgroup, who are on track for
graduation.
new text end

new text begin (b) Performance measures under this subdivision must be reported for all student
subgroups identified in section 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), clause (2).
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 120B.132, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment; eligibility.

new text begin(a) new text endA program is established to raise
kindergarten through grade 12 academic achievement through increased student participation
in preadvanced placement, advanced placement, and international baccalaureate programs,
consistent with section 120B.13. Schools and charter schools eligible to participate under
this sectiondeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) must have a three-year plan approved by the local school board to establish a new
international baccalaureate program leading to international baccalaureate authorization,
expand an existing program that leads to international baccalaureate authorization, or expand
an existing authorized international baccalaureate program; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) must have a three-year plan approved by the local school board to create a new or
expand an existing program to implement the college board advanced placement courses
and exams or preadvanced placement initiative; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text end must propose to further raise students' academic achievement by:

deleted text begin (i)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end increasing the availability of and all students' access to advanced placement or
international baccalaureate courses or programs;

deleted text begin (ii)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end expanding the breadth of advanced placement or international baccalaureate
courses or programs that are available to students;

deleted text begin (iii)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end increasing the number and the diversity of the students who participate in
advanced placement or international baccalaureate courses or programs and succeed;

deleted text begin (iv)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end providing low-income and other disadvantaged students with increased access
to advanced placement or international baccalaureate courses and programs; or

deleted text begin (v)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end increasing the number of high school students, including low-income and other
disadvantaged students, who receive college credit by successfully completing advanced
placement or international baccalaureate courses or programs and achieving satisfactory
scores on related exams.

new text begin (b) Within 90 days of receiving a grant under this section, a school district or charter
school must:
new text end

new text begin (1) adopt a three-year plan approved by the local school board to establish a new
international baccalaureate program leading to international baccalaureate authorization,
expand an existing program that leads to international baccalaureate authorization, or expand
an existing authorized international baccalaureate program; or
new text end

new text begin (2) adopt a three-year plan approved by the local school board to create a new or expand
an existing program to implement the college board advanced placement courses and exams
or preadvanced placement initiative.
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 2020, section 120B.132, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Funding; permissible funding uses.

(a) The commissioner shall award grants
to applicant school districts and charter schools that meet the requirements of subdivisions
1 and 2. The commissioner must award grants on an equitable geographical basis to the
extent feasible and consistent with this section. Grant awards must not exceed deleted text beginthe lesser of:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) $85 times the number of pupils enrolled at the participating sites on October 1 of the
previous fiscal year;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) the approved supplemental expenditures based on the budget submitted under
subdivision 2. For charter schools in their first year of operation, the maximum funding
award must be calculated using the number of pupils enrolled on October 1 of the current
fiscal year. The commissioner may adjust the maximum funding award computed using
prior year data for changes in enrollment attributable to school closings, school openings,
grade level reconfigurations, or school district reorganizations between the prior fiscal year
and the current fiscal year; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text end $150,000 per district or charter school.

(b) School districts and charter schools that submit an application and receive funding
under this section must use the funding, consistent with the application, to:

(1) provide teacher training and instruction to more effectively serve students, including
low-income and other disadvantaged students, who participate in preadvanced placement,
advanced placement, or international baccalaureate courses or programs;

(2) further develop preadvanced placement, advanced placement, or international
baccalaureate courses or programs;

(3) improve the transition between grade levels to better prepare students, including
low-income and other disadvantaged students, for succeeding in preadvanced placement,
advanced placement, or international baccalaureate courses or programs;

(4) purchase books and supplies;

(5) pay course or program fees;

(6) increase students' participation in and success with preadvanced placement, advanced
placement, or international baccalaureate courses or programs;

(7) expand students' access to preadvanced placement, advanced placement, or
international baccalaureate courses or programs through online learning;

(8) hire appropriately licensed personnel to teach additional advanced placement or
international baccalaureate courses or programs; or

(9) engage in other activities to expand low-income or disadvantaged students' access
to, participation in, and success with preadvanced placement, advanced placement, or
international baccalaureate courses or programs. Other activities may include but are not
limited to preparing and disseminating promotional materials to low-income and other
disadvantaged students and their families.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 121A.04, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Provision of separate teams.

When an equal opportunity to participate in the
elementary or secondary school level athletic program of an educational institution or public
service is not provided to members of a sex whose overall athletic opportunities have
previously been limited, that educational institution or public service shall, where there is
demonstrated interest, provide separate teams for members of the excluded sex in sports
which it determines will provide members of that excluded sex with an equal opportunity
to participate in its athletic program and which will attempt to accommodate their
demonstrated interests.new text begin A public elementary or secondary school, or a school that is a member
of the Minnesota State High School League, that permits a person whose sex is male to
participate in interscholastic or intramural athletics that are designed for women or girls, is
in violation of this section. Nothing in this section may be construed to invalidate a court
order.
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. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 121A.45, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Dismissal of students in kindergarten through grade three. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding
subdivision 2, a pupil in kindergarten through grade 3 may only be dismissed in
circumstances where the child poses a safety threat to the child or others.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 121A.55, is amended to read:


121A.55 POLICIES TO BE ESTABLISHED.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Written discipline policies; area learning centers; removal of
students.
new text end

(a) The commissioner of education shall promulgate guidelines to assist each
school board. Each school board shall establish uniform criteria for dismissal and adopt
written policies and rules to effectuate the purposes of sections 121A.40 to 121A.56. The
policies shall emphasize preventing dismissals through early detection of problems and
shall be designed to address students' inappropriate behavior from recurring. The policies
shall recognize the continuing responsibility of the school for the education of the pupil
during the dismissal period. The alternative educational services, if the pupil wishes to take
advantage of them, must be adequate to allow the pupil to make progress towards meeting
the graduation standards adopted under section 120B.02 and help prepare the pupil for
readmission.

(b) An area learning center under section 123A.05 may not prohibit an expelled or
excluded pupil from enrolling solely because a district expelled or excluded the pupil. The
board of the area learning center may use the provisions of the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act to
exclude a pupil or to require an admission plan.

(c) Each school district shall develop a policy and report it to the commissioner on the
appropriate use of peace officers and crisis teams to remove students who have an
individualized education program from school grounds.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Annual discipline policy review; stakeholder group. new text end

new text begin (a) A school board must
annually convene stakeholders to review the district's discipline policy. The stakeholder
group must consist of at least 25 percent parents or guardians of current students and at least
25 percent of current students. Other stakeholders may include other community members
and relevant school staff. The school board may assign the duty to review the discipline
policy to an existing school or site council that has the same percentage of parents and
students as required of the stakeholder group.
new text end

new text begin (b) The stakeholder group may make recommendations to the school board regarding
changes to the discipline policy. The stakeholder group must have access to data on discipline
incidents the district reports to the Department of Education and the Office for Civil Rights.
Any data that includes identifiable student information must be excluded from the data
provided to the stakeholder group.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Parent, guardian, or student review of suspensions. new text end

new text begin The district's discipline
policy must provide a process for a parent, guardian, or student age 18 or older to request
review of an imposed suspension.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 122A.06, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Comprehensive, scientifically based reading instruction.

(a) "Comprehensive,
scientifically based reading instruction" includes a program or collection of instructional
practices that is based on valid, replicable evidence showing that when these programs or
practices are used, students can be expected to achieve, at a minimum, satisfactory reading
progress. The program or collection of practices must include, at a minimum, effectivedeleted text begin,
balanced
deleted text end instruction in all five areas of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency,
vocabulary development, and reading comprehension.

Comprehensive, scientifically based reading instruction also includes and integrates
instructional strategies for continuously assessing, evaluating, and communicating the
student's reading progress and needs in order to design and implement ongoing interventions
so that students of all ages and proficiency levels can read and comprehend text, write, and
apply higher level thinking skills. For English learners developing literacy skills, districts
are encouraged to use strategies that teach reading and writing in the students' native language
and English at the same time.

(b) "Fluency" is the ability of students to read text with speed, accuracy, and proper
expression.

(c) "Phonemic awareness" is the ability of students to notice, think about, and manipulate
individual sounds in spoken syllables and words.

(d) "Phonics" is the understanding that there are systematic and predictable relationships
between written letters and spoken words. Phonics instruction is a way of teaching reading
that stresses learning how letters correspond to sounds and how to apply this knowledge in
reading and spelling.

(e) "Reading comprehension" is an active process that requires intentional thinking
during which meaning is constructed through interactions between text and reader.
Comprehension skills are taught explicitly by demonstrating, explaining, modeling, and
implementing specific cognitive strategies to help beginning readers derive meaning through
intentional, problem-solving thinking processes.

(f) "Vocabulary development" is the process of teaching vocabulary both directly and
indirectly, with repetition and multiple exposures to vocabulary items. Learning in rich
contexts, incidental learning, and use of computer technology enhance the acquiring of
vocabulary.

(g) Nothing in this subdivision limits the authority of a school district to select a school's
reading program or curriculum.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 123B.86, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Board control.

new text begin(a) new text endWhen transportation is provided, the scheduling of routes,
manner and method of transportation, control and discipline of school children and any
other matter relating thereto shall be within the sole discretion, control and management of
the board.

new text begin (b) A school board and a nonpublic school may mutually agree to a written plan for the
board to provide nonpublic pupil transportation to nonpublic students.
new text end

new text begin (1) A school board that provides pupil transportation through its employees may transport
nonpublic pupils according to the plan and retain the nonpublic pupil transportation aid
attributable to that plan. A nonpublic school may make a payment to the school district to
cover additional transportation services agreed to in the written plan for nonpublic pupil
transportation services not required under sections 123B.84 to 123B.87.
new text end

new text begin (2) A school board that contracts for pupil transportation services may enter into a
contractual arrangement with a school bus contractor according to the written plan adopted
by the school board and the nonpublic school to transport nonpublic pupils and retain the
nonpublic pupil transportation aid attributable to that plan for purposes of paying the school
bus contractor. A nonpublic school may make a payment to the school district to cover
additional transportation services agreed to in the written plan for nonpublic pupil
transportation services included in the contract that are not required under sections 123B.84
to 123B.87.
new text end

new text begin (c) The school district must report the number of nonpublic pupils transported and the
nonpublic pupil transportation expenditures incurred under paragraph (b) in the form and
manner specified by the commissioner.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 124D.09, subdivision 5a, is amended to read:


Subd. 5a.

Authorization; career or technical education.

A 10th, 11th, or 12th 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 enroll in a career or technical education course
offered by a Minnesota state college or university. A 10th grade pupil applying for enrollment
in a career or technical education course under this subdivision must have received a passing
score on the 8th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment in reading as a condition of
enrollment. A current 10th grade pupil who did not take the 8th grade Minnesota
Comprehensive Assessment in reading may substitute another reading assessment accepted
by the enrolling postsecondary institution. A secondary pupil may enroll in the pupil's first
postsecondary options enrollment course under this subdivision. A student who is refused
enrollment by a Minnesota state college or university under this subdivision may apply to
an eligible institution offering a career or technical education course. new text beginA 10th grade student
who qualifies to enroll in a career or technical education course under this subdivision may
enroll in more than one career or technical education course in their first semester of their
10th grade school year.
new text endThe postsecondary institution must give priority to its students
according to subdivision 9. If a secondary student 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 secondary
credit at that institution, not to exceed the limits in subdivision 8. A "career or technical
course" is a course that is part of a career and technical education program that provides
individuals with coherent, rigorous content aligned with academic standards and relevant
technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in current
and emerging professions and provide technical skill proficiency, an industry recognized
credential, and a certificate, a diploma, or an associate degree.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 124D.09, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Dissemination of information; notification of intent to enroll.

By the 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) March 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 must 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 The May 30 deadline does not apply
if the district does not meet the requirements for dissemination of information under this
subdivision.
new text end

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 124D.09, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Enrollment priority.

(a) A postsecondary institution must give priority to its
postsecondary students when enrolling pupils in grades 10, 11, and 12 in its courses. A
postsecondary institution may provide information about its programs to a secondary school
or to a pupil deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin, new text end parent deleted text beginand it may advertise or otherwise recruit or solicit a secondary pupil
to enroll in its programs
deleted text endnew text begin, or guardiannew text end on educational deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end programmaticnew text begin, and financial new text end
grounds deleted text beginonly 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
deleted text end.

(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 must 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 must 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.

(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.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 124D.09, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Participation in high school activities.

Enrolling in a course under this section
shall not, by itself, prohibit a pupil from participating in activities sponsored by the pupil's
high schoolnew text begin, leadership roles, or participating in national organizations sponsored by the
pupil's high school
new text end.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 124D.09, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Credits; grade point average weighting policy.

(a) A pupil must not audit
a course under this section.

(b) A district shall grant academic credit to a pupil enrolled in a course for secondary
credit if the pupil successfully completes the course. Seven quarter or four semester college
credits equal at least one full year of high school credit. Fewer college credits may be
prorated. A district must also grant academic credit to a pupil enrolled in a course for
postsecondary credit if secondary credit is requested by a pupil. If no comparable course is
offered by the district, the district must, as soon as possible, notify the commissioner, who
shall determine the number of credits that shall be granted to a pupil who successfully
completes a course. If a comparable course is offered by the district, the school board shall
grant a comparable number of credits to the pupil. If there is a dispute between the district
and the pupil regarding the number of credits granted for a particular course, the pupil may
appeal the board's decision to the commissioner. The commissioner's decision regarding
the number of credits shall be final.

(c) A school board must adopt a policy regarding weighted grade point averages for any
high school or dual enrollment course. new text beginThe board must adopt an identical policy regarding
weighted grade point averages for credits earned through postsecondary enrollment options
coursework as it gives to credits earned through comparable concurrent enrollment
coursework.
new text endThe policy must state whether the district offers weighted grades. A school
board must annually publish on its website a list of courses for which a student may earn a
weighted grade.

(d) The secondary credits granted to a pupil must be counted toward the graduation
requirements and subject area requirements of the district. Evidence of successful completion
of each course and secondary credits granted must be included in the pupil's secondary
school record. A pupil shall provide the school with a copy of the pupil's grade in each
course taken for secondary credit under this section. Upon the request of a pupil, the pupil's
secondary school record must also include evidence of successful completion and credits
granted for a course taken for postsecondary credit. In either case, the record must indicate
that the credits were earned at a postsecondary institution.

(e) If a pupil enrolls in a postsecondary institution after leaving secondary school, the
postsecondary institution must award postsecondary credit for any course successfully
completed for secondary credit at that institution. Other postsecondary institutions may
award, after a pupil leaves secondary school, postsecondary credit for any courses
successfully completed under this section. An institution may not charge a pupil for the
award of credit.

(f) The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the
Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota must, and private nonprofit and proprietary
postsecondary institutions should, award postsecondary credit for any successfully completed
courses in a program certified by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships
offered according to an agreement under subdivision 10. Consistent with section 135A.101,
subdivision 3
, all MnSCU institutions must give full credit to a secondary pupil who
completes for postsecondary credit a postsecondary course or program that is part or all of
a goal area or a transfer curriculum at a MnSCU institution when the pupil enrolls in a
MnSCU institution after leaving secondary school. Once one MnSCU institution certifies
as completed a secondary student's postsecondary course or program that is part or all of a
goal area or a transfer curriculum, every MnSCU institution must consider the student's
course or program for that goal area or the transfer curriculum as completed.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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 guardiannew text begin, or district,new text end
for the necessary transportation costs when the family's or guardian's income is at or below
the poverty level, as determined by the federal government. The reimbursement shall be
the pupil's new text beginor district's new text endactual 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.new text begin A district that is reimbursed for transporting an eligible pupil under this
subdivision must not charge any pupil for transportation to or from a postsecondary
institution.
new text end

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

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2022 and later.
new text end

Sec. 22.

new text begin [124D.097] DISTANCE LEARNING OPTION.
new text end

new text begin A school district may offer a full distance learning option to its enrolled resident students.
A distance learning option may be part of a school's curriculum offerings. A student may
complete all of the educational expectations and graduation requirements according to
section 120B.02 through distance learning. A school district that offers distance learning is
not an online learning provider and is not subject to Department of Education approval
under section 124D.095. A school district may assign a student who is participating in full
distance learning to a building for purposes of determining compensatory revenue pupil
units under section 126C.05, subdivision 3, and free and reduced-price meal eligibility under
section 126C.05, subdivision 16.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2021-2022 school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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 2021-2022 school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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 end
new text begin school board new text endthat 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 2021-2022 school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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 2021-2022 school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 124D.126, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Powers and duties.

The commissioner must:

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

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end cooperate with and provide supervision of flexible learning year programs to
determine compliance with the provisions of sections 124D.12 to 124D.127deleted text begin, the
commissioner's standards and qualifications, and the proposed program as submitted and
approved
deleted text end;

deleted text begin (3)deleted text end new text begin(2) new text endprovide any necessary adjustments of deleted text begin(a)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end attendance and membership
computations and deleted text begin(b)deleted text endnew text begin (ii)new text end the dates and percentages of apportionment of state aids; and

deleted text begin (4)deleted text end new text begin(3) new text endconsistent 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 2021-2022 school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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 2021-2022 school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 28.

new text begin [124D.4536] RURAL CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
CONSORTIUM GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin (a) "Rural career and technical education (CTE) consortium"
means a voluntary collaboration of at least one greater Minnesota 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 end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin (a) A rural CTE consortium shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) focus on the development of courses and programs that encourage collaboration
between two or more school districts;
new text end

new text begin (2) develop new career and technical programs that focus on the industry sectors that
fuel the rural regional economy;
new text end

new text begin (3) facilitate the development of highly trained and knowledgeable students who are
equipped with technical and workplace skills needed by regional employers;
new text end

new text begin (4) improve access to career and technical education programs for students who attend
sparsely populated rural school districts by developing public and private partnerships with
business and industry leaders and by increasing coordination of high school and
postsecondary program options;
new text end

new text begin (5) increase family and student awareness of the availability and benefit of career and
technical education courses and training opportunities; and
new text end

new text begin (6) provide capital start-up costs for items, including but not limited to a mobile welding
lab, medical equipment and lab, and industrial kitchen equipment.
new text end

new text begin (b) In addition to the requirements in paragraph (a), a rural CTE consortium may:
new text end

new text begin (1) address the teacher shortage crisis in career and technical education through incentive
funding and training programs; and
new text end

new text begin (2) provide transportation reimbursement grants to provide equitable opportunities
throughout the region for students to participate in career and technical education.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Rural career and technical education advisory committee. new text end

new text begin In order to be
eligible for a grant under this section, a greater Minnesota service cooperative must establish
a rural career and technical education advisory committee to advise the cooperative on the
administration of the rural CTE consortium.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Private funding. new text end

new text begin A rural CTE consortium may receive other sources of funds
to supplement state funding. All funds received shall be administered by the service
cooperative that is a member of the consortium.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Reporting requirements. new text end

new text begin By January 15 of each year, a rural CTE consortium
receiving funding under this section must submit an annual report on the progress of its
activities to the commissioner of education and the chairs and ranking minority members
of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over secondary and postsecondary education.
The annual report must contain a financial report for the preceding fiscal year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Grant awards. new text end

new text begin The Minnesota Service Cooperatives may consult with the
commissioner to award grants to any rural CTE consortium that qualifies under this section.
new text end

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 124E.05, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Review by commissioner.

(a) The commissioner shall review an authorizer's
performance every five years in a manner and form determined by the commissioner, subject
to paragraphs (b) and (c), and may review an authorizer's performance more frequently at
the commissioner's own initiative or at the request of a charter school operator, charter
school board member, or other interested party. The commissioner, after completing the
review, shall transmit a report with findings to the authorizer.

(b) Consistent with this subdivision, the commissioner must:

(1) use criteria appropriate to the authorizer and the schools it charters to review the
authorizer's performance; and

(2) consult with authorizers, charter school operators, and other charter school
stakeholders in developing review criteria under this paragraph.

(c) The commissioner's form must use existing department data on the authorizer to
minimize duplicate reporting to the extent practicable. When reviewing an authorizer's
performance under this subdivision, the commissioner must not:

(1) fail to credit;

(2) withhold points; or

(3) otherwise penalize an authorizer for failing to charter additional schools or for the
absence of complaints against the authorizer's current portfolio of charter schools.

new text begin (d) An authorizer that is a school district that submitted a written promise under
subdivision 4, paragraph (b), may submit a new written promise to comply with the
requirements to the commissioner as part of the review process.
new text end

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 124E.05, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Corrective action.

(a) If, consistent with this chapter, the commissioner finds
that an authorizer has not met the requirements of this chapter, the commissioner may subject
the authorizer to new text begina new text endcorrective actionnew text begin plannew text end, which may deleted text begininclude terminating the contract with
the charter school board of directors of a school it chartered.
deleted text endnew text begin last no longer than 130 business
days. The commissioner may prohibit an authorizer on a corrective plan from accepting a
transfer application from a charter school and an application to establish a charter school.
new text end

new text begin (b)new text end The commissioner must notify the authorizer in writing deleted text beginofdeleted text endnew text begin that the authorizer has
been placed on a corrective plan. The notice must include
new text end any findings that may subject the
authorizer to corrective action new text beginat the conclusion of the corrective plan new text endand the authorizer
then has 15 business days to request an informal hearing before the commissioner takes
corrective action. new text beginThe commissioner must hold an informal hearing within 15 days of the
request. If the issues identified as the basis for the corrective action are not resolved at the
informal hearing, the authorizer must make the requested improvements and notify the
commissioner of the improvements within 45 business days. Within 20 business days, the
commissioner must review the changes and notify the authorizer of any remaining issues
to be resolved. An authorizer must address the remaining issues as directed by the
commissioner within 20 business days. Within 15 business days, the commissioner must
review the changes and notify the authorizer whether all issues in the corrective plan have
been resolved.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endIf the commissioner terminates deleted text begina contract between an authorizer and a charter school
under this paragraph
deleted text endnew text begin the authorizer's ability to charter a schoolnew text end, the commissioner deleted text beginmaydeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end
assist the new text beginaffected new text endcharter school in acquiring a new authorizer.new text begin A charter school board of
directors may submit to the commissioner a request to transfer to a new authorizer without
the approval or consent of the current authorizer if that authorizer has been under a corrective
action plan for more than 130 business days.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end The commissioner may at any time take corrective action against an authorizer,
including terminating an authorizer's ability to charter a schoolnew text begin, terminating a contract with
a charter school, and other appropriate sanctions
new text end for:

(1) failing to demonstrate the criteria under subdivision 3 under which the commissioner
approved the authorizer;

(2) violating a term of the chartering contract between the authorizer and the charter
school board of directors;

(3) unsatisfactory performance as an approved authorizer; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(4) any good cause shown that gives the commissioner a legally sufficient reason to take
corrective action against an authorizerdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (5) failing to meet the terms of a corrective action plan by the specified deadline.
new text end

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 126C.05, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Average daily membership.

(a) Membership for pupils in grades kindergarten
through 12 and for prekindergarten pupils with disabilities shall mean the number of pupils
on the current roll of the school, counted from the date of entry until withdrawal. The date
of withdrawal shall mean the day the pupil permanently leaves the school or the date it is
officially known that the pupil has left or has been legally excused. However, a pupil,
regardless of age, who has been absent from school for 15 consecutive school days during
the regular school year or for five consecutive school days during summer school or
intersession classes of flexible school year programs without receiving instruction in the
home or hospital shall be dropped from the roll and classified as withdrawn. Nothing in this
section shall be construed as waiving the compulsory attendance provisions cited in section
120A.22. Average daily membership equals the sum for all pupils of the number of days
of the school year each pupil is enrolled in the district's schools divided by the number of
days the schools are in sessionnew text begin, are providing distance learning under section 124D.097,new text end or
are providing deleted text begine-learningdeleted text end new text begindistance learning new text enddays deleted text begindue to inclement weatherdeleted text endnew text begin under section
120A.414
new text end. Days of summer school or intersession classes of flexible school year programs
are only included in the computation of membership for pupils with a disability not
appropriately served primarily in the regular classroom. A student must not be counted as
more than 1.2 pupils in average daily membership under this section and section 126C.10,
subdivision 2a
, paragraph (b). When the initial total average daily membership exceeds 1.2
for a pupil enrolled in more than one school district during the fiscal year, each district's
average daily membership must be reduced proportionately.

(b) A student must not be counted as more than one pupil in average daily membership
except for purposes of section 126C.10, subdivision 2a.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2021-2022 school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 32.

new text begin [127A.20] EVIDENCE-BASED EDUCATION GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Purpose and applicability. new text end

new text begin The purpose of this section is to create a
process to describe, measure, and report on the effectiveness of any prekindergarten through
grade 12 education program funded in whole or in part through funds appropriated by the
legislature to the commissioner of education for grants to organizations. The evidence-based
evaluation required by this section applies to all grants awarded by the commissioner of
education on or after July 1, 2022.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Goals. new text end

new text begin Each applicant for a grant awarded by the commissioner of education
must include in the grant application a statement of the goals of the education program and
grant funds. To the extent practicable, the goals must be aligned to the state of Minnesota's
world's best workforce and the federally required Every Student Succeeds Act accountability
systems.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Strategies and data. new text end

new text begin Each applicant must include in the grant application a
description of the strategies that will be used to meet the goals specified in the application.
The applicant must also include a plan to collect data to measure the effectiveness of the
strategies outlined in the grant application.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Reporting. new text end

new text begin Within 180 days of the end of the grant period, each grant recipient
must compile a report that describes the data that was collected and evaluate the effectiveness
of the strategies. The evidence-based report may identify or propose alternative strategies
based on the results of the data. The report must be submitted to the commissioner of
education and to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees
with jurisdiction over prekindergarten through grade 12 education. The report must be filed
with the Legislative Reference Library according to section 3.195.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Grant defined. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, "grant" means money appropriated
from the state general fund to the commissioner of education for distribution to the grant
recipients.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 33.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 52, is amended to
read:


Sec. 52. new text beginEDUCATION new text endINNOVATION deleted text beginRESEARCH ZONES PILOTdeleted text endnew text begin ZONEnew text end
PROGRAM.

Subdivision 1.

Establishment; requirements for participation; deleted text beginresearchdeleted text endnew text begin innovationnew text end
zone plans.

(a) The innovation deleted text beginresearchdeleted text end zone deleted text beginpilotdeleted text end program is established to improve student
and school outcomes consistent with the world's best workforce requirements under
Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.11. Innovation zone partnerships allow school districts
and charter schools to research and implement innovative education programming models
designed to better prepare students for the world of the 21st century.

(b) One or more school districts or charter schools may join together to form an innovation
zone partnership. The partnership may include other nonschool partners, including
postsecondary institutions, other units of local government, nonprofit organizations, and
for-profit organizations. An innovation zone plan must be collaboratively developed in
concert with the school's instructional staff.

(c) An innovation deleted text beginresearchdeleted text end zone partnership deleted text beginmust research anddeleted text end new text beginmay new text endimplement innovative
education programs and models that deleted text beginare based on proposed hypotheses. An innovation zone
plan may include an emerging practice not yet supported by peer-reviewed research.
Examples of innovation zone research
deleted text end may include, but are not limited to:

(1) personalized learning, allowing students to excel at their own pace and according to
their interests, aspirations, and unique needs;

(2) the use of competency outcomes rather than seat time and course completion to fulfill
standards, credits, and other graduation requirements;

(3) multidisciplinary, real-world, inquiry-based, and student-directed models designed
to make learning more engaging and relevant, including documenting and validating learning
that takes place beyond the school day and school walls;

(4) models of instruction designed to close the achievement gap, including new models
for age three to grade 3 models, English as a second language models, early identification
and prevention of mental health issues, and others;

(5) new partnerships between secondary schools and postsecondary institutions,
employers, or career training institutions enabling students to complete industry certifications,
postsecondary education credits, and other credentials;

(6) new methods of collaborative leadership including the expansion of schools where
teachers have larger professional roles;

(7) new ways to enhance parental and community involvement in learning;

(8) new models of professional development for educators, including embedded
professional development; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(9) new models in other areas such as whole child instruction, social-emotional skill
development, technology-based or blended learning, parent and community involvement,
professional development and mentoring, and models that increase the return on investmentdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (10) new models of evaluation, assessment, and accountability using multiple indicators
including models that demonstrate alternative ways to validate students' academic attainment
that have predictive validity to the state tests, but also include other variables such as problem
solving, creativity, analytical thinking, collaboration, respecting others, global understanding,
postgraduation student performance, and other information;
new text end

new text begin (11) improving teacher and principal mentoring and evaluation;
new text end

new text begin (12) granting a high school diploma to a student who meets the graduation requirements
under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.02, subdivision 2, who demonstrates preparation
for postsecondary education or a career consistent with the world's best workforce goals
under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.11, and who meets the following requirements:
new text end

new text begin (i) completes four years of high school; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) completes at least one year of postsecondary education at a two- or four-year college
or university through concurrent enrollment, advanced placement, or international
baccalaureate courses; or
new text end

new text begin (iii) completes a career certification up to the apprenticeship program level if one is
required for that certification;
new text end

new text begin (13) using the provisions in Minnesota Statutes, sections 124D.085, governing experiential
and applied learning opportunities; 124D.52, subdivision 9, governing standard adult high
school diploma requirements; and 126C.05, subdivision 15, paragraph (b), item (i), governing
the use of independent study;
new text end

new text begin (14) allow a student in grade 10, 11, or 12 to participate in career and technical programs
after school, on weekends, and during school breaks, including summers, and be included
in the average daily membership up to one. The classes must generate both high school and
postsecondary credit and lead to either a career certification, technical college degree, or
an apprenticeship program;
new text end

new text begin (15) methods to initiate prevention models to reduce student needs for special education
and to reduce teacher time devoted to the required special education documentation; or
new text end

new text begin (16) other innovations as determined by the local boards.
new text end

(d) An innovation zone plan submitted to the commissioner must describe:

(1) how the plan will improve student and school outcomes consistent with the world's
best workforce requirements under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.11;

(2) the role of each partner in the zone;

deleted text begin (3) the research methodology used for each proposed action in the plan;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end the exemptions from statutes and rules in subdivision 2 that the deleted text beginresearchdeleted text endnew text begin innovationnew text end
zone partnership will use;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end a description of how teachers and other educational staff from the affected school
sites will be included in the planning and implementation process;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end a detailed description of expected outcomes and graduation standards;

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end a timeline for implementing the plan and assessing the outcomes; and

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end how results of the plan will be disseminated.

The governing board for each partner must approve the innovation zone plan.

(e) Upon unanimous approval of the initial innovation zone partners deleted text beginand approval of the
commissioner of education
deleted text end, the innovation zone partnership may extend membership to
other partners. A new partner's membership is effective 30 days after the innovation zone
partnership notifies the commissioner of the proposed change in membership deleted text beginunless the
commissioner disapproves the new partner's membership
deleted text endnew text begin and updates their plannew text end.

(f) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, a school district or charter school
participating in an innovation zone partnership under this section continues to receive all
revenue and maintains its taxation authority in the same manner as before its participation
in the innovation zone partnership. The innovation zone school district and charter school
partners remain organized and governed by their respective school boards with general
powers under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 123B or 124E, and remain subject to any
employment agreements under Minnesota Statutes, chapters 122A and 179A. School district
and charter school employees participating in an innovation zone partnership remain
employees of their respective school district or charter school.

(g) An innovation zone partnership may submit its plan at any time to the commissioner
in the form and manner specified by the commissioner. deleted text beginThe commissioner must approve
or reject the plan after reviewing the recommendation of the Innovation Research Zone
Advisory Panel. An initial innovation zone plan that has been rejected by the commissioner
may be resubmitted to the commissioner after the innovation zone partnership has modified
the plan to meet each individually identified objection.
deleted text end

new text begin (h) An innovation zone plan must not cause an increase in state aid or levies for partners.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Exemptions from laws and rules.

(a) Notwithstanding any other law to the
contrary, an innovation zone partner with deleted text beginan approveddeleted text end new text begina new text endplan new text beginfiled with the commissioner
new text end is exempt from each of the following state education laws and rules specifically identified
in its plan:

(1) any law or rule from which a district-created, site-governed school under Minnesota
Statutes, section 123B.045, is exempt;

(2) any statute or rule from which the commissioner has exempted another district or
charter school, as identified in the list published on the Department of Education's Web site
under subdivision 4, paragraph (b);

(3) online learning program approval under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.095,
subdivision 7
, if the school district or charter school offers a course or program online
combined with direct access to a teacher for a portion of that course or program;

(4) restrictions on extended time revenue under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.10,
subdivision 2a
, for a student who meets the criteria of Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.68,
subdivision 2
; and

(5) any required hours of instruction in any class or subject area for a student who is
meeting all competencies consistent with the graduation standards described in the innovation
zone plan.

(b) The exemptions under this subdivision must not be construed as exempting an
innovation zone partner from the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessmentsnew text begin or as increasing
any state aid or levy
new text end.

deleted text begin Subd. 3. deleted text end

deleted text begin Innovation Research Zone Advisory Panel. deleted text end

deleted text begin (a) The commissioner must
establish and convene an Innovation Research Zone Advisory Panel to review all innovation
zone plans submitted for approval.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) The panel must be composed of nine members. One member must be appointed by
each of the following organizations: Educators for Excellence, Education Minnesota,
Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals, Minnesota Elementary School
Principals' Association, Minnesota Association of School Administrators, Minnesota School
Boards Association, Minnesota Association of Charter Schools, and the Office of Higher
Education. The commissioner must appoint one member with expertise in evaluation and
research.
deleted text end

Subd. 4.

Commissioner deleted text beginapprovaldeleted text endnew text begin; dutiesnew text end.

(a) deleted text beginUpon recommendation of the Innovation
Research Zone Advisory Panel, the commissioner may approve up to three innovation zone
plans in the seven-county metropolitan area and up to three in greater Minnesota.
deleted text end If an
innovation zone partnership fails to implement its innovation zone plan as described in its
application and according to the stated timeline, deleted text beginupon recommendation of the Innovation
Research Zone Advisory Panel,
deleted text end the commissioner deleted text beginmustdeleted text endnew text begin maynew text end alert the partnership members
and provide the opportunity to remediate. If implementation continues to fail, the
commissioner deleted text beginmustdeleted text endnew text begin maynew text end suspend or terminate the innovation zone plan.

(b) The commissioner must publish a list of the exemptions the commissioner has granted
to a district or charter school on the Department of Education's Web site by July 1, 2017.
The list must be updated annually.

Subd. 5.

Project evaluation, dissemination, and report to legislature.

Each deleted text beginresearchdeleted text endnew text begin
innovation
new text end zone partnership must submit project data to the commissioner in the form and
manner deleted text beginprovided for in the approved applicationdeleted text endnew text begin specified by the commissionernew text end. At least
once every two years, the commissioner deleted text beginmustdeleted text endnew text begin maynew text end analyze each innovation zone's progress
in realizing the objectives of the innovation zone partnership's plan. deleted text beginThe commissioner mustdeleted text end
new text begin To the extent practicable, and using existing resources, the commissioner may new text endsummarize
and categorize innovation zone plans and submit a report to the legislative committees
having jurisdiction over education by February 1 of each odd-numbered year in accordance
with Minnesota Statutes, section 3.195.

Sec. 34. new text beginACADEMIC STANDARDS REVIEW SUSPENSION.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.021, the commissioner of education
must suspend any ongoing review or revision of academic standards, or implementation of
revised academic standards under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.021, until June 1, 2023.
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. 35. new text beginDIGITAL WELL-BEING GRANT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Findings; grant. new text end

new text begin (a) The legislature finds that the negative effects of
screen overuse and misuse impact the healthy development of young people. Research
supports a growing amount of evidence on the effects of screen overuse and misuse on the
following dimensions of well-being:
new text end

new text begin (1) physically, including sleep disturbances, eye strain, headaches, obesity, back and
neck pain, and physiological changes in the brain;
new text end

new text begin (2) mentally, including depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and addictive tendencies;
new text end

new text begin (3) socially, including loneliness, social upward mobility comparison, nomophobia,
sexting, cyberbullying, unfiltered access to pornography, and diminished social and
interpersonal skills;
new text end

new text begin (4) emotionally, including emotional dysregulation, decreased ability to express empathy,
and lowered self-esteem; and
new text end

new text begin (5) cognitive distraction, including diminished academic performance, decreased working
memory, decrease in cognitive capacity and functioning, and increase in ADHD.
new text end

new text begin (b) The effects of screen overuse and misuse impact every generation, gender, race, and
social class. Technology poses a greater detriment to underserved populations on social
mobility comparisons, academic achievement, distraction by devices in the learning
environment, compromised use of technology as a learning tool, reduced social and emotional
learning skills, and lower levels of learning motivation and self-confidence.
new text end

new text begin (c) The negative effects of social media on young people include sleep disruption,
increased cyberbullying and rumor spreading, increased depression and anxiety, declines
in life satisfaction, loss of interest in daily activities with peers, increased tendency to send
sexualized images, suicidal ideation, self-harming, and obesity.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner of education must award a grant to LiveMore ScreenLess, a
Minnesota-based organization that collaborates with communities to promote digital
well-being. LiveMore ScreenLess must use the grant funds as described in subdivisions 2
to 5.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Digital well-being resource hub. new text end

new text begin The grant to LiveMore ScreenLess must be
used to support the development of a library of resources for young people, parents, schools,
after-school programs, and community-based organizations to serve Minnesota as the
premiere resource for promoting digital well-being.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Network of organizations. new text end

new text begin LiveMore ScreenLess must identify key local and
national organizations focused on particular aspects of healthy screen use and healthy youth
development, including the issues of cyberbullying, suicide prevention, mental health,
antipornography, mindfulness, and social and emotional learning, in order to create a robust
network for addressing digital well-being. LiveMore ScreenLess must collaborate, coordinate,
and build upon Minnesota organizations and resources to address the effects of screen
overuse and misuse with other advocates of young people.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Train-the-trainer series. new text end

new text begin LiveMore ScreenLess must implement the digital
well-being train-the-trainer series for all Minnesotans serving and advocating for young
people in Minnesota, including youth development and leadership organizations, schools,
community-based organizations, government sectors, and other related agencies.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Peer-to-peer training development. new text end

new text begin LiveMore ScreenLess must deliver
peer-to-peer training to develop young people as mentors and leaders to advocate and
promote digital well-being among their peers and younger students.
new text end

Sec. 36. new text beginEDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNTS FOR STUDENTS ACT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Title. new text end

new text begin This act will be known as the "Education Savings Accounts for
Students Act."
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the
meanings given them.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of education.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Department" means the Department of Education.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Educational service provider" means an eligible school, tutor, or other person or
organization that provides education-related services and products to participating students.
The eligible student's parent shall not be an educational service provider for that student.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Eligible school" means a nonpublic school where a student can fulfill compulsory
education requirements and that is recognized by the commissioner or accredited by an
accrediting agency recognized by the Minnesota Nonpublic Education Council under
Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.445, paragraph (a). An eligible school does not include
a home school under Minnesota Statutes, sections 120A.22, subdivision 4, and 120A.24.
new text end

new text begin (f) "Eligible student" means any student who resides in Minnesota and who attended a
public school or a public charter school during the semester preceding participation in the
program.
new text end

new text begin (g) "Parent" means a resident of this state who is a parent, legal guardian, custodian, or
other person with the authority to act on behalf of the eligible student.
new text end

new text begin (h) "Postsecondary institution" means a college or university accredited by a state,
regional, or national accrediting organization.
new text end

new text begin (i) "Program" means a program to implement education savings accounts (ESAs).
new text end

new text begin (j) "Tutor" means a person who (1) is certified or licensed by a state, regional, or national
certification or licensing organization to teach, (2) has earned a valid teacher's license, or
(3) has experience teaching at a postsecondary institution.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Education savings account (ESA) program. new text end

new text begin (a) An eligible student qualifies
to participate in the program if the student's parent signs an agreement:
new text end

new text begin (1) to arrange for the provision of organized, appropriate educational services with
measurable goals to the participating student in at least the subjects of reading, writing,
mathematics, social studies, and science; and
new text end

new text begin (2) to not enroll the participating student in a public school or a public charter school
for as long as the student is participating in the program.
new text end

new text begin (b) A parent shall use the funds deposited in a participating student's ESA for any of the
following qualifying expenses to educate the student using any of the methods or combination
of methods in this paragraph that meet the requirement in paragraph (a), clause (1):
new text end

new text begin (1) tuition and fees at an eligible school;
new text end

new text begin (2) payment to a tutor;
new text end

new text begin (3) payment for purchase of curriculum, including any textbooks and supplemental
materials required by the curriculum;
new text end

new text begin (4) fees for transportation to and from an educational service provider paid to a
fee-for-service transportation provider;
new text end

new text begin (5) tuition and fees for online learning programs or courses;
new text end

new text begin (6) fees for nationally standardized norm-referenced achievement tests, including alternate
assessments, and fees for advanced placement examinations or similar courses and any
examinations related to college or university admission;
new text end

new text begin (7) educational services or therapies from a licensed or certified practitioner or provider,
including licensed or certified paraprofessionals or educational aides;
new text end

new text begin (8) services provided by a public school, including individual classes and extracurricular
programs;
new text end

new text begin (9) tuition, fees, and textbooks at a postsecondary institution;
new text end

new text begin (10) no more than $300 in annual consumable school supplies necessary for the student's
education; or
new text end

new text begin (11) computer hardware and software and other technological devices if an eligible
school, tutor, educational service provider, or licensed medical professional verifies in
writing that these items are necessary for the student to meet annual, measurable goals.
new text end

new text begin (c) Neither a participating student nor anyone on the student's behalf may receive cash
or cash-equivalent items, such as gift cards or store credit, from refunds or rebates from a
provider of services or products in this program. Refunds or rebates shall be credited directly
to the participating student's ESA. The funds in an ESA may only be used for
education-related purposes. Eligible schools, postsecondary institutions, and educational
service providers that serve participating students shall provide parents with a receipt for
all qualifying expenses.
new text end

new text begin (d) Payment for educational services through an ESA shall not preclude parents from
paying for educational services using non-ESA funds.
new text end

new text begin (e) For purposes of continuity of educational attainment, students who enroll in the
program shall remain eligible to receive monthly ESA payments until the participating
student returns to a public school, graduates from high school, or completes the school year
in which the student reaches the age of 21, whichever occurs first.
new text end

new text begin (f) Any funds remaining in a student's ESA upon graduation from high school may be
used to attend or take courses from a postsecondary institution, with qualifying expenses
subject to the applicable conditions in paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (g) Upon the participating student's graduation from a postsecondary institution or after
any period of four consecutive years after graduation from high school that the student is
not enrolled in a postsecondary institution, the participating student's ESA shall be closed
and any remaining funds shall be returned to the state general fund.
new text end

new text begin (h) A participating student shall be allowed to return to the resident school district at
any time after enrolling in the program, according to rules adopted by the commissioner
providing for the least disruptive process for doing so. Upon a participating student's return
to the resident school district, the student's ESA shall be closed and any remaining funds
shall be returned to the state general fund.
new text end

new text begin (i) The commissioner shall begin accepting applications for the program on July 1, 2022.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Funding. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall determine the amount to be deposited in
each student's ESA on a first-come, first-served basis. The commissioner shall calculate the
following to determine the ESA amount: the statewide average general education aid per
adjusted pupil unit.
new text end

new text begin (b) The information in paragraph (a) must be provided by the school in the form required
by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin District aid adjustment. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall make a onetime adjustment
to a serving school district's general education aid in the fiscal year following a participating
student's withdrawal from the district. The commissioner shall increase the district's general
education aid for each participating student who withdrew from the district by an amount
equal to ten percent of the statewide average general education revenue per adjusted pupil
unit for the previous fiscal year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Administration. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner shall create a standard form that parents
of students may submit to establish the student's eligibility for an ESA. The commissioner
shall ensure that the application is readily available to interested families through various
sources, including the department's website, and a copy of procedural safeguards annually
given to parents.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall provide parents of participating students with a written
explanation of the allowable uses of ESAs, the responsibilities of parents, and the duties of
the commissioner. The information shall also be made available on the department's website.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner shall annually notify all students who are eligible to participate
of the existence of the program and shall ensure that low-income families are made aware
of their potential eligibility.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner may deduct up to three percent from appropriations made to fund
ESAs to cover the costs of overseeing and administering the program.
new text end

new text begin (e) The commissioner shall make payments to the ESAs of participating students on a
monthly basis unless there is evidence of misuse of the ESA pursuant to this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (f) The commissioner shall make a determination of eligibility and shall approve the
application within 45 business days of receiving an application for participation in the
program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin ESA establishment. new text end

new text begin (a) To ensure that funds are spent appropriately, the
commissioner shall adopt rules and policies necessary for the administration of the program,
including the auditing of ESAs, and shall conduct or contract for random audits throughout
the year.
new text end

new text begin (b) Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, the commissioner shall issue ESA cards
to parents making expenditures under this section on behalf of a participating student. ESA
cards shall be issued to parents upon enrollment in the program and shall expire when the
participating student's ESA is closed, except for the periodic expiration and replacement of
cards in the normal course of business. All unexpended amounts shall remain in the student's
ESA and be combined with the following year's allocation of ESA funds, subject to
subdivision 3, paragraphs (f) and (g).
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner, taking into consideration requests from the parents of participating
students, shall use merchant category classification (MCC) codes, or a similar system as
practicable and consistent with current technology, to identify categories of providers that
provide services and products consistent with subdivision 3, paragraph (b). The commissioner
shall make a list of blocked and unblocked MCC codes publicly available for purposes of
the program.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner shall adopt a process for removing educational service providers
that defraud parents and for referring cases of fraud to law enforcement.
new text end

new text begin (e) The commissioner shall establish or contract for the establishment of an online,
anonymous fraud-reporting service and an anonymous telephone hotline for fraud reporting.
new text end

new text begin (f) The commissioner shall adopt rules implementing policies on misspending of ESA
funds.
new text end

new text begin (g) Any amount not spent in the allowable categories pursuant to the agreement will
cause the ESA card to be temporarily suspended and the parent contacted within five business
days by United States mail at the parent's home address explaining the suspension, detailing
the violation, and requesting the parent to:
new text end

new text begin (1) provide additional documentation within 15 business days justifying the expenditure;
or
new text end

new text begin (2) repay the misspent amount within 15 business days.
new text end

new text begin (h) If the parent does not provide sufficient documentation and refuses to repay the
amount, the commissioner shall begin the removal process and shall seek to recover the
misspent funds using administrative measures or other appropriate measures, including
referral to collections, seeking a civil judgment, or referral to law enforcement.
new text end

new text begin (i) If the parent repays the amount within the requested time frame, then the offense will
be recorded and held in the parent's file.
new text end

new text begin (j) Three offenses within a consecutive three-year period shall disqualify the student
from participating in the program.
new text end

new text begin (k) If the commissioner determines that a parent has failed to comply with the terms of
the agreement as specified in subdivision 3, the commissioner shall suspend the participating
student's ESA. The commissioner shall notify the parent in writing within five business
days that the ESA has been suspended and that no further transactions will be allowed or
disbursements made. The notification shall specify the reason for the suspension and state
that the parent has 21 business days to respond and take corrective action.
new text end

new text begin (l) If the parent fails to respond to the commissioner, furnish reasonable and necessary
information, or make a report that may be required for reinstatement within the 21-day
period, the commissioner may remove the participating student from the program.
new text end

new text begin (m) The decision of the commissioner under this section is subject to judicial review
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 14.63 to 14.69. The decision of the commissioner is
stayed pending an appeal.
new text end

new text begin (n) The commissioner shall refer cases of substantial misuse of funds to law enforcement
agencies for investigation if evidence of fraudulent intent and use of an ESA is obtained.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Scope. new text end

new text begin An eligible nonpublic school is autonomous and not an agent of the
state or federal government, and therefore:
new text end

new text begin (1) the commissioner, department, or any other government agency shall not in any way
regulate the educational program of a nonpublic school or educational service provider that
accepts funds from the parent of a participating student;
new text end

new text begin (2) the creation of the program does not expand the regulatory authority of the state, its
officers, or any school district to impose any additional regulation of nonpublic schools or
educational service providers beyond those necessary to enforce the requirements of the
program; and
new text end

new text begin (3) eligible schools and educational service providers shall be given the maximum
freedom to provide for the educational needs of their students without governmental control.
No eligible school or educational service provider shall be required to alter its creed,
practices, admission policies, or curriculum in order to accept participating students.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Severability. new text end

new text begin If any provision of this law or its application is found to be
unconstitutional and void, the remaining provisions or applications of this law that can be
given effect without the invalid provision or application are valid.
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 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 83,930,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 83,228,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin The 2022 appropriation includes $8,868,000 for 2021 and $75,062,000 for 2022.
new text end

new text begin The 2023 appropriation includes $8,340,000 for 2022 and $74,888,000 for 2023.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. 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 12,319,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,822,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
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 45,103,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 45,964,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin The 2022 appropriation includes $4,463,000 for 2021 and $40,640,000 for 2022.
new text end

new text begin The 2023 appropriation includes $4,515,000 for 2022 and $41,449,000 for 2023.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Tribal contract school aid. 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 2,634,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,936,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin The 2022 appropriation includes $240,000 for 2021 and $2,394,000 for 2022.
new text end

new text begin The 2023 appropriation includes $266,000 for 2022 and $2,670,000 for 2023.
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 11,358,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 11,774,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin The 2022 appropriation includes $1,102,000 for 2021 and $10,256,000 for 2022.
new text end

new text begin The 2023 appropriation includes $1,139,000 for 2022 and $10,635,000 for 2023.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. 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 2022
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 2023
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. 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 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 7,950,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,950,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin (b) Up to $7,950,000 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 Subd. 9. 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 2022
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 2023
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. 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 2022
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 2023
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 460,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
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 2023
new text end

new text begin (b) $269,000 each year is for the Minnesota Children's Museum.
new text end

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

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

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

new text begin (f) $50,000 each year is for the Headwaters Science Center.
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 Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Starbase MN. new text end

new text begin (a) For a grant to Starbase MN for a rigorous science,
technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program providing students in grades 4 through
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 2022
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 2023
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. 13. new text end

new text begin Recovery program grants. new text end

new text begin (a) 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 2022
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 2023
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. 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 2022
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 2023
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) The Principals Academy must provide participating principals and school leaders
with information on, or instruction in, the language essentials for teachers of reading and
spelling program and other comprehensive, scientifically based reading instruction as defined
in Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.06.
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. 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 93,242,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 99,545,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin The 2022 appropriation includes $8,617,000 for 2021 and $84,625,000 for 2022.
new text end

new text begin The 2023 appropriation includes $9,402,000 for 2022 and $90,143,000 for 2023.
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 (a) 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 9,692,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,692,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
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 base for fiscal year 2024 and later is $10,892,000.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 17. 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 2022
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 2023
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. 18. 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 2022
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 2023
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 must consider grant applications from schools located in greater
Minnesota and from schools located in the seven-county metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 19. new text end

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

new text begin (a) To the Minnesota
Service Cooperatives for rural career and technical education consortium grants under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.4536:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin (b) If the appropriation in the first year is insufficient, the 2023 appropriation is available.
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 Concurrent enrollment aid. new text end

new text begin (a) For concurrent enrollment aid 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 2022
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 2023
new text end

new text begin (b) If the appropriation is insufficient, the commissioner must proportionately reduce
the aid payment to each school 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. 21. 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 791,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 791,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin (b) The amounts in this subdivision are for grants to a public-private partnership that
includes Independent School District No. 535, Rochester.
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 2024 and later is $791,000 for a public-private partnership
that includes Independent School District No. 535, Rochester.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 22. new text end

new text begin College entrance examination reimbursement. new text end

new text begin (a) 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 1,011,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,011,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 23. new text end

new text begin Minnesota Independence College and Community. new text end

new text begin (a) For transfer to the
Office of Higher Education for grants to Minnesota Independence College and Community
for tuition reduction and institutional support:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 625,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 625,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
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. 24. new text end

new text begin Sanneh Foundation. new text end

new text begin (a) For grants to the Sanneh Foundation for purposes
of paragraph (b):
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 2022
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 2023
new text end

new text begin (b) The grants to the Sanneh Foundation must be directed toward 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) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year. The
base for fiscal year 2024 and later is $0.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 25. new text end

new text begin Digital well-being. new text end

new text begin (a) For a grant to LiveMore ScreenLess to promote digital
well-being:
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 2022
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 2023
new text end

new text begin (b) Prior to receiving funds under this subdivision, LiveMore ScreenLess must submit
a proposed budget and timeline for expenditure of grant funds to the commissioner. LiveMore
ScreenLess must submit regular progress reports in a form and manner determined by the
commissioner in each year of the grant, which may include financial reconciliation of
expenditures made by LiveMore ScreenLess.
new text end

new text begin (c) By January 15 of each year, LiveMore ScreenLess must submit a report detailing
expenditures, activities, and outcomes to the commissioner and the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative committees with primary jurisdiction over kindergarten
through grade 12 education policy and finance.
new text end

new text begin (d) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year. The
base for fiscal year 2024 and later is $0.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 26. new text end

new text begin Education savings accounts. new text end

new text begin (a) For education savings accounts development
and funding:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,245,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 74,186,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
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. 27. 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 Minnesota:
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 2022
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 2023
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 Minnesota. The program must supplement and enhance an
existing program and may provide individual instruction, sectional ensembles, and other
group activities, workshops, and early childhood music activities. The MacPhail Center
must design its program in consultation with the Department of Education arts education
specialist under Minnesota Statutes, section 127A.155. The grants may be used by the
MacPhail Center for employee costs and for any related travel costs.
new text end

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

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

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

Sec. 38. new text beginREVISOR INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin (a) The revisor of statutes shall codify section 33 as Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.901.
new text end

new text begin (b) The revisor of statutes shall renumber each section of Minnesota Statutes listed in
column A with the number listed in column B. The revisor shall also make necessary
cross-reference changes consistent with the renumbering. The revisor shall also make any
technical language and other changes necessitated by the renumbering and cross-reference
changes in this act.
new text end

new text begin Column A
new text end
new text begin Column B
new text end

new text begin General Requirements Statewide Assessments
new text end

new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1a, paragraph (h)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (q)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 2
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1a, paragraph (g)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 3
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1b
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 4
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (n)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 5, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 5, paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1a, paragraph (e)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 6, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 2, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 6, paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 2, paragraph (b),
clauses (1) and (2)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 6, paragraph (c)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 2
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 6, paragraph (d)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 4
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 7
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 5
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 8
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 6
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 9
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (e)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 10
new text end

new text begin General Requirements Test Design
new text end

new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1a, paragraph (a),
clauses (1) to (5)
new text end
new text begin 120B.301, subdivision 1
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 120B.301, subdivision 2
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 120B.301, subdivision 3, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (n)
new text end
new text begin 120B.301, subdivision 3, paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1a, paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 120B.301, subdivision 3, paragraph (c)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1a, paragraph (c),
clauses (1) and (2)
new text end
new text begin 120B.301, subdivision 3, paragraph (d)
new text end

new text begin Assessment Graduation Requirements
new text end

new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (c),
clauses (1) and (2)
new text end
new text begin 120B.304, subdivision 1
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (d)
new text end
new text begin 120B.304, subdivision 2
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (i)
new text end
new text begin 120B.304, subdivision 3
new text end

new text begin Assessment Reporting Requirements
new text end

new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1a, paragraph (f),
clauses (1) to (3)
new text end
new text begin 120B.305, subdivision 1
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1a, paragraph (d),
clauses (1) to (4)
new text end
new text begin 120B.305, subdivision 2, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (m)
new text end
new text begin 120B.305, subdivision 2, paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (n)
new text end
new text begin 120B.305, subdivision 2, paragraph (c)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (o),
clauses (1) to (4)
new text end
new text begin 120B.305, subdivision 3, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 3
new text end
new text begin 120B.305, subdivision 3, paragraph (b)
new text end

new text begin District Assessment Requirements
new text end

new text begin 120B.301, paragraphs (a) to (c)
new text end
new text begin 120B.306, subdivision 1
new text end
new text begin 120B.304, paragraphs (a) and (b)
new text end
new text begin 120B.306, subdivision 2
new text end

new text begin College and Career Readiness
new text end

new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (p)
new text end
new text begin 120B.307, subdivision 1
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (d)
new text end
new text begin 120B.307, subdivision 2
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (f)
new text end
new text begin 120B.307, subdivision 3
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (g)
new text end
new text begin 120B.307, subdivision 4, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (h)
new text end
new text begin 120B.307, subdivision 4, paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (j)
new text end
new text begin 120B.307, subdivision 4, paragraph (c)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (k)
new text end
new text begin 120B.307, subdivision 4, paragraph (d)
new text end
new text begin 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (l)
new text end
new text begin 120B.307, subdivision 4, paragraph (e)
new text end

Sec. 39. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

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

ARTICLE 3

TEACHERS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 121A.53, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Report.

(a) The school board must include state student identification numbers
of affected pupils on all dismissal and other disciplinary reports required by the department.
The department must report annually to the commissioner summary data on the number of
dismissals and physical assaults of district employees by a student by age, grade, gender,
race, and special education status of the affected pupils. All dismissal and other disciplinary
reports must be submitted through the department electronic reporting system.

(b) The commissioner must aggregate the district data reported under this section and
include the aggregated data, including aggregated data on physical assaults of a district
employee by a student, in the annual school performance reports under section 120B.36.

new text begin (c) A teacher that is physically assaulted by a student must receive a copy of the report
to the commissioner submitted according to subdivision 1.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 121A.61, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Policy components.

The policy must include at least the following components:

(a) rules governing student conduct and procedures for informing students of the rules;

(b) the grounds for removal of a student from a class;

(c) the authority of the classroom teacher to remove students from the classroom pursuant
to procedures and rules established in the district's policy;

(d) the procedures for removal of a student from a class by a teacher, school administrator,
or other school district employee;

(e) the period of time for which a student may be removed from a class, which may not
exceed five class periods for a violation of a rule of conduct;

(f) provisions relating to the responsibility for and custody of a student removed from
a class;

(g) the procedures for return of a student to the specified class from which the student
has been removed;

(h) the procedures for notifying a student and the student's parents or guardian of
violations of the rules of conduct and of resulting disciplinary actions;

(i) any procedures determined appropriate for encouraging early involvement of parents
or guardians in attempts to improve a student's behavior;

(j) any procedures determined appropriate for encouraging early detection of behavioral
problems;

(k) any procedures determined appropriate for referring a student in need of special
education services to those services;

(l) the procedures for consideration of whether there is a need for a further assessment
or of whether there is a need for a review of the adequacy of a current individualized
education program of a student with a disability who is removed from class;

(m) procedures for detecting and addressing chemical abuse problems of a student while
on the school premises;

(n) the minimum consequences for violations of the code of conduct;

(o) procedures for immediate and appropriate interventions tied to violations of the code;

(p) a provision that states that a teacher, school employee, school bus driver, or other
agent of a district may use reasonable force in compliance with section 121A.582 and other
laws;

(q) an agreement regarding procedures to coordinate crisis services to the extent funds
are available with the county board responsible for implementing sections 245.487 to
245.4889 for students with a serious emotional disturbance or other students who have an
individualized education program whose behavior may be addressed by crisis intervention;
and

(r) a provision that states a student must be removed from class immediately if the student
engages in assault or violent behavior. For purposes of this paragraph, "assault" has the
meaning given it in section 609.02, subdivision 10. The removal shall be for a period of
time deemed appropriate by the principal, in consultation with the teacher.new text begin The principal
must remove the student from class for at least three school days following the day of the
incident. A student may only return to the class from which they were removed after the
student has been given assistance to prevent the inappropriate behavior from recurring.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 121A.64, is amended to read:


121A.64 NOTIFICATION; TEACHERS'new text begin AND PARAPROFESSIONALS'new text end
LEGITIMATE EDUCATIONAL INTEREST.

(a) A classroom teacher has a legitimate educational interest in knowing which students
placed in the teacher's classroom have a history of violent behavior, including any
documented physical assault of a district employee by the student, and must be notified
before such students are placed in the teacher's classroom.

new text begin (b) A paraprofessional assigned to work alone or on a regular basis with a student with
a disability has a legitimate educational interest in knowing whether the student has a history
of violent behavior, including any documented physical assault of a district employee by
the student, and must be notified before being assigned to work with the student.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end Representatives of the school board and the exclusive representative of the teachers
shall discuss issues related to the model policy on student records adopted under Laws 1999,
chapter 241, article 9, section 50, and any modifications adopted under Laws 2003, First
Special Session chapter 9, for notifying classroom teachers and other school district
employees having a legitimate educational interest in knowing about students with a history
of violent behavior, including any documented physical assault of a district employee by
students placed in classrooms. The representatives of the school board and the exclusive
representative of the teachers also may discuss the need for intervention services or conflict
resolution or training for staff related to placing students with a history of violent behavior
in teachers' classrooms.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 122A.06, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Professional license. new text end

new text begin A "professional license" means a Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3,
or Tier 4 teacher license issued by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board
in accordance with sections 122A.18 to 122A.184.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 122A.092, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Agreements with out-of-state program providers. new text end

new text begin The Professional Educator
Licensing and Standards Board must encourage Minnesota teacher preparation providers
to develop teacher preparation programs in licensure areas where no teacher preparation
program exists in Minnesota. The board must encourage these programs to have at least 80
percent of the required coursework available online. If an in-state approved teacher
preparation program is not established for a teacher licensure area, the board must identify
one or more out-of-state programs with national accreditation. The board is encouraged to
identify out-of-state programs that have a majority of required coursework online and post
program information on the board's website of approved licensure programs.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 122A.181, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Application requirements.

The Professional Educator Licensing and
Standards Board must approve a request from a district or charter school to issue a Tier 1
license in a specified content area to a candidate if:

(1) the candidate meets the professional requirement in subdivision 2;

(2) the district or charter school affirms that the candidate has the necessary skills and
knowledge to teach in the specified content area; and

(3) the district or charter school demonstrates thatdeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (i)deleted text end a criminal background check under section 122A.18, subdivision 8, has been completed
on the candidatedeleted text begin; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (ii) the district or charter school has posted the teacher position but was unable to hire
an acceptable teacher with a Tier 2, 3, or 4 license for the position
deleted 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. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 122A.181, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Term of license and renewal.

(a) The Professional Educator Licensing and
Standards Board must issue an initial Tier 1 license for a term of one year. A Tier 1 license
may be renewed subject to paragraphs (b) and (c). The board may submit written comments
to the district or charter school that requested the renewal regarding the candidate.

(b) The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board must renew a Tier 1
license if:

deleted text begin (1) the district or charter school requesting the renewal demonstrates that it has posted
the teacher position but was unable to hire an acceptable teacher with a Tier 2, 3, or 4 license
for the position;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end the teacher holding the Tier 1 license took a content examination in accordance
with section 122A.185 and submitted the examination results to the teacher's employing
district or charter school within one year of the board approving the request for the initial
Tier 1 license;

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end the teacher holding the Tier 1 license participated in cultural competency training
consistent with section 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (q), within one year of the board
approving the request for the initial Tier 1 license; and

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end the teacher holding the Tier 1 license met the mental illness training renewal
requirement under section 122A.187, subdivision 6.

The requirement in clause deleted text begin(2)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end does not apply to a teacher that teaches a class in a career
and technical education or career pathways course of study.

(c) A Tier 1 license must not be renewed more than three times, unless the requesting
district or charter school can show good cause for additional renewals. A Tier 1 license
issued to teach (1) a class or course in a career and technical education or career pathway
course of study or (2) in a shortage area, as defined in section 122A.06, subdivision 6, may
be renewed without limitation.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 122A.40, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Hiring, dismissing.

new text begin(a) new text endSchool boards must hire or dismiss teachers at duly
called meetings. Where a husband and wife, brother and sister, or two brothers or sisters,
constitute a quorum, no contract employing a teacher shall be made or authorized except
upon the unanimous vote of the full board. A teacher related by blood or marriage, within
the fourth degree, computed by the civil law, to a board member shall not be employed
except by a unanimous vote of the full board. The initial employment of the teacher in the
district must be by written contract, signed by the teacher and by the chair and clerk. All
subsequent employment of the teacher in the district must be by written contract, signed by
the teacher and by the chair and clerk, except where there is a master agreement covering
the employment of the teacher. Contracts for teaching or supervision of teaching can be
made only with qualified teachers. A teacher shall not be required to reside within the
employing district as a condition to teaching employment or continued teaching employment.

new text begin (b) A school district must not give preference in the hiring or dismissal of a teacher
based on the teacher's seniority.
new text end

new text begin (c) A school district must report all new teacher hires and terminations, including layoffs,
by race and ethnicity annually to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.
The report must not include data that would personally identify individuals.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for collective bargaining agreements
entered into on or after July 1, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 122A.40, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Negotiated unrequested leave of absence.

new text begin(a) new text endThe school board and the
exclusive bargaining representative of the teachers must negotiate a plan providing for
unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits for as many teachers as may
be necessary because of discontinuance of position, lack of pupils, financial limitations, or
merger of classes caused by consolidation of districts.

new text begin (b) The plan for unrequested leave of absence must not require the school board to place
a teacher on unrequested leave of absence first based on their tier of licensure.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for collective bargaining agreements
entered into on or after July 1, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 122A.41, subdivision 14a, is amended to read:


Subd. 14a.

Negotiated unrequested leave of absence.

new text begin(a) new text endThe school board and the
exclusive bargaining representative of the teachers must negotiate a plan providing for
unrequested leave of absence without pay or fringe benefits for as many teachers as may
be necessary because of discontinuance of position, lack of pupils, financial limitations, or
merger of classes caused by consolidation of districts.

new text begin (b) The plan for unrequested leave of absence must not require the school board to place
a teacher on unrequested leave of absence first based on their tier of licensure.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for collective bargaining agreements
entered into on or after July 1, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 122A.41, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin Hiring and dismissal. new text end

new text begin (a) A school district must not give preference in the
hiring or dismissal of a teacher based on the teacher's seniority.
new text end

new text begin (b) A school district must report all new teacher hires and terminations, including layoffs,
by race and ethnicity annually to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.
The report must not include data that would personally identify individuals.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for collective bargaining agreements
entered into on or after July 1, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 12.

new text begin [122A.59] COME TEACH IN MINNESOTA HIRING BONUSES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Purpose. new text end

new text begin This section establishes a program to support districts and
schools recruiting and offering hiring bonuses for licensed teachers who are American
Indian or a person of color from another state or country in order to meet staffing needs in
shortage areas in economic development regions in Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Eligibility. new text end

new text begin A district or school must verify that the hiring bonus is given to
teachers licensed in another state who:
new text end

new text begin (1) qualify for a Tier 3 or Tier 4 Minnesota license;
new text end

new text begin (2) have moved to the economic development region in Minnesota where they were
hired; and
new text end

new text begin (3) belong to a racial or ethnic group that is underrepresented among teachers compared
to students in the district or school under section 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (b),
clause (2).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Bonus amount. new text end

new text begin A district or school may offer a signing and retention bonus
of a minimum of $2,500 and a maximum of $5,000 to a teacher who meets the eligibility
requirements. A teacher who meets eligibility requirements and meets a licensure shortage
area in the economic development region of the state where the school is located may be
offered a signing bonus of a minimum of $4,000 and a maximum of $8,000. A teacher must
be paid half of the bonus when starting employment and half after completing four years
of service in the hiring district or school if they have demonstrated teaching effectiveness
and are not on a professional improvement plan under section 122A.40, subdivision 8,
paragraph (b), clause (12) or (13), or are being considered for termination under section
122A.40, subdivision 9. A teacher who does not complete their first school year upon
receiving a hiring bonus must repay the hiring bonus. The maximum bonus amounts listed
in this section are only for purposes of reimbursement under subdivision 4. A district may
include a signing and retention bonus in its achievement and integration plan under section
124D.861, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Administration. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must establish a process for districts or
schools to seek reimbursement for hiring bonuses given to teachers in shortage areas moving
to and working in Minnesota schools experiencing specific shortages. The commissioner
must provide guidance for districts to seek repayment of a hiring bonus from a teacher who
does not complete their first year of employment. The department may conduct a pilot
program with a small number of teachers during the 2022-2023 biennium to establish
feasibility. The department must submit a report by December 1, 2022, to the chairs and
ranking minority members of the legislative committees having jurisdiction over K-12
education detailing the effectiveness of the program and recommendations for improvement
in future years.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section applies to teacher contracts entered into on or after
July 1, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 122A.61, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Staff development revenue.

new text begin(a) new text endA district is required to reserve an amount
equal to at least two percent of the basic revenue under section 126C.10, subdivision 2, for:

(1) teacher development and evaluation under section 122A.40, subdivision 8, or 122A.41,
subdivision 5
;

(2) principal development and evaluation under section 123B.147, subdivision 3;

(3) professional development under section 122A.60; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(4) in-service education for programs under section 120B.22, subdivision 2deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (5) teacher mentorship under section 122A.70, subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endTo the extent extra funds remain, staff development revenue may be used for staff
development plans, including plans for challenging instructional activities and experiences
under section 122A.60, and for curriculum development and programs, other in-service
education, deleted text beginteachers' mentoring under section 122A.70 and evaluation,deleted text end teachers' workshops,
teacher conferences, the cost of substitute teachers for staff development purposes, preservice
and in-service education for special education professionals and paraprofessionals, and
other related costs for staff development efforts.

new text begin (c)new text end A district may annually waive the requirement to reserve their basic revenue under
this section if a majority vote of the licensed teachers in the district and a majority vote of
the school board agree to a resolution to waive the requirement. A district in statutory
operating debt is exempt from reserving basic revenue according to this section. Districts
may expend an additional amount of unreserved revenue for staff development based on
their needs.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 122A.635, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards
Board must award competitive grants to increase the number of teacher candidates of color
or who are American Indian, and meet the requirements for a Tier new text begin1, 2, or new text end3 license under
sectionnew text begin 122A.181, 122A.182, ornew text end 122A.183. Eligibility for a grant under this section is limited
to deleted text beginpublic or private higher education institutions that offer adeleted text end teacher preparation deleted text beginprogram
approved by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board
deleted text endnew text begin programs, including
alternative teacher preparation programs, located in Minnesota
new text end.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 122A.635, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Competitive grants.

(a) The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards
Board must award competitive grants under this section based on the following criteria:

(1) the numbernew text begin or percentagenew text end of teacher candidates being supported in the program who
are of color or who are American Indian;

(2) program outcomes, including graduation or program completion rates, licensure
rates, and placement rates and, for each outcome measure, the number of those teacher
candidates of color or who are American Indian; and

(3) the percent of racially and ethnically diverse teacher candidates enrolled in the
institution compared to:

(i) the total percent of students of color and American Indian students enrolled at the
institution, regardless of major; and

(ii) the percent of underrepresented racially and ethnically diverse teachers in the
economic development region of the state where the institution is located and where a
shortage of diverse teachers exists, as reported under section 122A.091, subdivision 5.

deleted text begin (b) The board must give priority in awarding grants under this section to institutions that
received grants under Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 57,
subdivision 27, and have demonstrated continuing success at recruiting, retaining, graduating,
and inducting teacher candidates of color or who are American Indian. If the board awards
a competitive grant based on the criteria in paragraph (a) to a program that has not previously
received funding, the board must thereafter give priority to the program equivalent to other
programs given priority under this paragraph.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end The board must determine award amounts for maintenance and expansion of
programs based on the number of candidates supported by an applicant program, sustaining
support for those candidates, and funds available.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 122A.70, is amended to read:


122A.70 TEACHER MENTORSHIP AND RETENTION OF EFFECTIVE
TEACHERS.

Subdivision 1.

Teacher mentoring, induction, and retention programs.

(a) School
districts deleted text beginare encouraged todeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end develop teacher mentoring programs for teachers new to
the profession or district, including teaching residents, teachers of color, teachers who are
American Indian, teachers in license shortage areas, teachers with special needs, or
experienced teachers in need of peer coaching.

(b) Teacher mentoring programs must be included in or aligned with districts' teacher
evaluation and peer review processes under sections 122A.40, subdivision 8, and 122A.41,
subdivision 5. A district may use staff development revenue under section 122A.61, special
grant programs established by the legislature, or another funding source to pay a stipend to
a mentor who may be a current or former teacher who has taught at least three years and is
not on an improvement plan. Other initiatives using such funds or funds available under
sections 124D.861 and 124D.862 may include:

(1) additional stipends as incentives to mentors of color or who are American Indian;

(2) financial supports for professional learning community affinity groups across schools
within and between districts for teachers from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to
come together throughout the school year. For purposes of this section, "affinity groups"
are groups of educators who share a common racial or ethnic identity in society as persons
of color or who are American Indian;

(3) programs for induction aligned with the district or school mentorship program during
the first three years of teaching, especially for teachers from underrepresented racial and
ethnic groups; or

(4) grants supporting licensed and nonlicensed educator participation in professional
development, such as workshops and graduate courses, related to increasing student
achievement for students of color and American Indian students in order to close opportunity
and achievement gaps.

(c) A school or district that receives a grant must negotiate additional retention strategies
or protection from unrequested leave of absences in the beginning years of employment for
teachers of color and teachers who are American Indian. Retention strategies may include
providing financial incentives for teachers of color and teachers who are American Indian
to work in the school or district for at least five years and placing American Indian educators
at sites with other American Indian educators and educators of color at sites with other
educators of color to reduce isolation and increase opportunity for collegial support.

Subd. 2.

deleted text beginApplicationsdeleted text endnew text begin Board grantsnew text end.

The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards
Board must make new text begingrant new text endapplication forms available to sites interested in developing or
expanding a mentorship program. A school district; a group of school districts; a coalition
of districts, teachers, and teacher education institutions; or a coalition of schools, teachers,
or nonlicensed educators may apply for a program grant. The Professional Educator Licensing
and Standards Board, in consultation with the teacher mentoring task force, must approve
or disapprove the applications. To the extent possible, the approved applications must reflect
effective mentoring, professional development, and retention components, and be
geographically distributed throughout the state. The Professional Educator Licensing and
Standards Board must encourage the selected sites to consider the use of its assessment
procedures.

Subd. 3.

Criteria for selection.

At a minimum, applicants new text beginfor grants under subdivision
2
new text endmust express commitment to:

(1) allow staff participation;

(2) assess skills of both beginning and mentor teachers;

(3) provide appropriate in-service to needs identified in the assessment;

(4) provide leadership to the effort;

(5) cooperate with higher education institutions;

(6) provide facilities and other resources;

(7) share findings, materials, and techniques with other school districts; and

(8) retain teachers of color and teachers who are American Indian.

Subd. 4.

Additional funding.

new text beginGrant new text endapplicants deleted text beginare required todeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end seek additional
funding and assistance from sources such as school districts, postsecondary institutions,
foundations, and the private sector.

Subd. 5.

Program implementation.

New and expanding mentorship sites that deleted text beginare fundeddeleted text endnew text begin
receive a board grant under subdivision 2
new text end to design, develop, implement, and evaluate their
program must participate in activities that support program development and implementation.
deleted text begin The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board must provide resources and
assistance to support new sites in their program efforts. These activities and services may
include, but are not limited to: planning, planning guides, media, training, conferences,
institutes, and regional and statewide networking meetings. Nonfunded schools or districts
interested in getting started may participate. Fees may be charged for meals, materials, and
the like.
deleted text end

Subd. 6.

Report.

By June 30 of each year after receiving a grant, recipients must submit
a report to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board on program efforts
that describes mentoring and induction activities and assesses the impact of these programs
on teacher effectiveness and retention.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 122A.76, is amended to read:


122A.76 deleted text beginSTATEWIDEdeleted text end CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT TEACHER deleted text beginTRAINING
PROGRAM
deleted text endnew text begin PARTNERSHIPnew text end.

Subdivision 1.

Definition.

(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the
meanings given them.

(b) deleted text begin"Northwest Regional Partnership"deleted text end new text begin"Concurrent Enrollment Teacher Partnership"
new text end means a voluntary association of the Lakes Country Service Cooperative, the Northwest
Service Cooperative, deleted text beginanddeleted text end new text beginthe Metropolitan Education Cooperative Service Unit, new text endMinnesota
State University-Moorheadnew text begin, and other interested Minnesota state colleges and universitiesnew text end
that deleted text beginworksdeleted text end new text beginwork new text endtogether to provide coordinated higher learning opportunities for teachers.

(c) deleted text begin"State Partnership" means a voluntary association of the Northwest Regional
Partnership and the Metropolitan Educational Cooperative Service Unit.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end "Eligible postsecondary institution" means a public or private postsecondary institution
that awards graduate credits.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin(d) new text end"Eligible teacher" means a licensed teacher of deleted text beginsecondary schooldeleted text end courses for
postsecondary credit.

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Fiscal host. new text end

new text begin Lakes Country Service Cooperative is the fiscal host for the
Concurrent Enrollment Teacher Partnership.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Establishment.

(a) deleted text beginLakes Country Service Cooperative, in consultation with
the Northwest Service Cooperative,
deleted text end new text beginThe Concurrent Enrollment Teacher Partnership new text endmay
develop a continuing education program to allow eligible teachers to attain the requisite
graduate credits necessary to be qualified to teach deleted text beginsecondary schooldeleted text end courses for postsecondary
credit.

(b) deleted text beginIf established, the State Partnershipdeleted text end new text beginThe Concurrent Enrollment Teacher Partnership
new text end must contract with one or more eligible postsecondary institutions to establish a deleted text begincontinuing
education credit
deleted text end program to allow eligible teachers to attain sufficient graduate credits to
qualify to teach deleted text beginsecondary schooldeleted text end courses for postsecondary credit. Members of the deleted text beginStatedeleted text end
new text begin Concurrent Enrollment Teacher new text endPartnership must work to eliminate duplication of service
and develop the deleted text begincontinuing education creditdeleted text end program efficiently and cost-effectively.

Subd. 3.

Curriculum development.

The deleted text begincontinuing educationdeleted text end program must use flexible
delivery models, such as an online education curriculum, that allow eligible secondary
school teachers to attain graduate credit at a reduced credit rate. Information about the
curriculum, including course length and course requirements, must be posted on the website
of the eligible institution offering the course at least two weeks before eligible teachers are
required to register for courses deleted text beginin the continuing education programdeleted text end.

Subd. 4.

Funding for course new text beginparticipation; course new text enddevelopment; deleted text beginscholarships;
stipends
deleted text endnew text begin participation incentivesnew text end.

(a) Lakes Country Service Cooperative, in consultation
with the other members of the deleted text beginNorthwest Regionaldeleted text end new text beginConcurrent Enrollment Teacher
new text end Partnership, deleted text beginshall:deleted text endnew text begin must
new text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end provide funding for deleted text begincourse developmentdeleted text end new text begineligible teachers to participate in the program
new text end for up to 18 credits in applicable postsecondary subject areasdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (2) provide scholarships for eligible teachers to enroll in the continuing education
program; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) develop criteria for awarding educator stipends on a per-credit basis to incentivize
participation in the continuing education program.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) If established, the State Partnership must:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) provide funding for course development for up to 18 credits in applicable
postsecondary subject areas;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) provide scholarships for eligible teachers to enroll in the continuing education
program; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) develop criteria for awarding educator stipends on a per-credit basis to incentivize
participation in the continuing education program.
deleted text end

new text begin (b) The Concurrent Enrollment Teacher Partnership may:
new text end

new text begin (1) provide funding for course development in applicable postsecondary subject areas;
new text end

new text begin (2) work with school districts to develop incentives for teachers to participate in the
program; and
new text end

new text begin (3) enroll college faculty, as space permits, and provide financial assistance if state aid
remains available.
new text end

Subd. 5.

Private funding.

The partnerships may receive private resources to supplement
the available public money. deleted text beginAll money received in fiscal year 2017 shall be administered
by the Lakes Country Service Cooperative. All money received in fiscal year 2018 and later
shall be administered by the State Partnership.
deleted text end

Subd. 6.

Report required.

deleted text begin (a) The Northwest Regional Partnership must submit a report
by January 15, 2018, on the progress of its activities to the legislature, commissioner of
education, and Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The
report shall contain a financial report for the preceding year.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) If established, the Statedeleted text end new text beginThe Concurrent Enrollment Teacher new text endPartnership must submit
an annual joint report to the legislature and the Office of Higher Education by January 15
of each year on the progress of its activities. The report must include the number of teachers
participating in the program, the geographic location of the teachers, the number of credits
earned, and the subject areas of the courses in which participants earned credit. The report
must include a financial report for the preceding year.

Sec. 18.

new text begin [122A.85] TEACHER AND CLASSROOM SAFETY CODED ELSEWHERE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Scope. new text end

new text begin The sections referred to in subdivisions 2 to 5 are codified outside
this section. Those sections include many but not all the sections governing teacher and
classroom safety.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Dismissal and disciplinary report to the commissioner. new text end

new text begin A teacher who was
physically assaulted by a student must receive a copy of the report to the commissioner
under section 121A.53.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Discipline and removal of students from class. new text end

new text begin A student must be removed
from class immediately if the student engages in assault or violent behavior under section
121A.61.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Teachers' and paraprofessionals' legitimate educational interest. new text end

new text begin (a) A
teacher has a legitimate educational interest in knowing which students placed in their
classroom have a history of violent behavior and must be notified before such students are
placed in their classroom under section 121A.64.
new text end

new text begin (b) A paraprofessional has a legitimate educational interest in knowing whether a student
with a disability that the paraprofessional works with alone or on a regular basis has a history
of violent behavior and must be notified before being assigned to work with the student
under section 121A.64.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin General control of school and classroom. new text end

new text begin A teacher of record must have the
general control and government of a school and classroom and a teacher may remove violent
or disruptive students from class as provided under section 122A.42.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Notice of rights and responsibilities. new text end

new text begin At least once each school year, in the
form and manner determined by the charter school or school district, a teacher and
administrator must be informed of their rights and responsibilities under these statutes and
related school or district policies.
new text end

Sec. 19. new text beginPROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR LICENSING AND STANDARDS BOARD.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the Professional Educator Licensing and
Standards Board must extend by six months any calendar year 2021 deadline for completion
of license renewal requirements because of interruptions due to COVID-19 for licenses
under their jurisdiction.
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. 20. new text beginSHORT-CALL SUBSTITUTE TEACHER PILOT.
new text end

new text begin (a) A school district may employ a person who meets the professional requirements of
Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.181, subdivision 2, paragraph (b), as a short-call substitute
teacher in any content area, not only career and technical education, notwithstanding any
licensing requirements in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 122A. A school district must request
a background check in accordance with section 123B.03 on a short-call substitute teacher
employed under this section. Each assignment to replace a teacher of record must last no
longer than 15 consecutive school days.
new text end

new text begin (b) A district must report to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board
all persons it employs under this section and affirm that each person meets the professional
requirements for a short-call substitute teacher.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2020-2021, 2021-2022, and
2022-2023 school years only.
new text end

Sec. 21. 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 The sums indicated in this section are
appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of education for the fiscal years
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

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

new text begin (a) For the
concurrent enrollment teacher partnership under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.76:
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 2022
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 2023
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. 3. 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 4,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
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 2023
new text end

new text begin (b) The grants are for school districts with more than 30 percent minority students for
a Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board-approved nonconventional teacher
residency pilot program or alternative teacher preparation program. 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 or an alternative teacher preparation program. School districts that receive
funds under this subdivision are strongly encouraged to recruit candidates of color and
American Indian candidates to participate in the Grow Your Own new teacher programs.
Districts or schools providing financial support may require a commitment as determined
by the district to teach in the district or school for a reasonable amount of time that does
not exceed five years.
new text end

new text begin (c) School districts and charter schools may also 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 who are American Indian, and an
assessment of program effectiveness, including participant feedback, areas for improvement,
the percentage of participants continuing to pursue teacher licensure, and the number of
participants hired in the school or district as teachers after completing preparation programs.
new text end

new text begin (e) The department may retain up to $120,000 of the appropriation amount in each fiscal
year 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. 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 2022
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 2023
new text end

new text begin (b) The department may retain up to $18,750 of the appropriation amount in each fiscal
year to monitor and administer the grant program.
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 Alternative teacher compensation aid. new text end

new text begin (a) 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 88,617,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 88,518,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin (b) The 2022 appropriation includes $8,877,000 for 2021 and $79,740,000 for 2022.
new text end

new text begin (c) The 2023 appropriation includes $8,859,000 for 2022 and $79,659,000 for 2023.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. 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 250,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
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 2023
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. 7. new text end

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

new text begin (a) 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 2022
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 2023
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. 8. new text end

new text begin Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling grant. new text end

new text begin (a) For
grants to licensed teachers to complete the Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading
and Spelling (LETRS) program:
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 2022
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 2023
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 Come Teach in Minnesota hiring bonuses. new text end

new text begin (a) For the Come Teach in
Minnesota hiring bonuses pilot program under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.59:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 350,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 350,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin (b) The department may use up to $35,000 of the appropriation amount to develop and
administer the program under this subdivision.
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. 10. new text end

new text begin Black Men Teach Twin Cities grant new text end

new text begin (a) For transfer to the Office of Higher
Education for a grant to Black Men Teach Twin Cities to establish partnerships with eight
school district elementary schools or elementary charter schools with a goal of increasing
the number of black male teachers to 20 percent of the employees at each school site:
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 2022
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 2023
new text end

new text begin (b) Any balance does not cancel but is available until June 30, 2024. The base for fiscal
year 2024 and later is $0.
new text end

new text begin (c) The grant recipient must provide a detailed report to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees having jurisdiction over higher education and
kindergarten through grade 12 education by January 15 of each year until 2025 describing
how the grant funds were used. The report must describe the progress made toward the goal
of increasing the number of black male teachers at each school site and strategies used.
new text end

Sec. 22. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS; PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR LICENSING AND
STANDARDS BOARD.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board. new text end

new text begin The sums
indicated in this section are appropriated from the general fund to the Professional Educator
Licensing and Standards Board for the fiscal years designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Mentoring, induction, and retention incentive program grants. new text end

new text begin (a) For the
development and expansion of mentoring, induction, and retention programs designed for
teachers of color or American Indian teachers under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.70:
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 2022
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 2023
new text end

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

new text begin (c) For fiscal year 2024 and later, the base for grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
122A.70 is $2,000,000.
new text end

new text begin (d) The board may retain up to $60,000 of the appropriation amount in each fiscal year
to monitor and administer the grant program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Teacher recruitment marketing campaign. new text end

new text begin (a) For developing two contracts
to develop and implement an outreach and marketing campaign under this subdivision:
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 2022
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 2023
new text end

new text begin (b) The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board must issue a request for
proposals to develop and implement an outreach and marketing campaign to elevate the
profession and recruit teachers, especially teachers of color and American Indian teachers.
Outreach efforts should include and support current and former Teacher of the Year finalists
interested in being recruitment fellows to encourage prospective educators throughout the
state.
new text end

new text begin (c) The outreach and marketing campaign must focus on making the following individuals
become interested in teaching in Minnesota public schools:
new text end

new text begin (1) high school and college students of color or American Indian students who have not
chosen a career path; or
new text end

new text begin (2) adults from racial or ethnic groups underrepresented in the teacher workforce who
may be seeking to change careers.
new text end

new text begin (d) The board must award two $250,000 grants each year to firms or organizations that
demonstrate capacity to reach wide and varied audiences of prospective teachers based on
a work plan with quarterly deliverables. Preferences should be given to firms or organizations
that are led by people of color and that have people of color working on the campaign with
a proven record of success. The grant recipients must recognize current pathways or programs
to become a teacher and must partner with educators, schools, institutions, and racially
diverse communities. The grant recipients are encouraged to provide in-kind contributions
or seek funds from nonstate sources to supplement the grant award.
new text end

new text begin (e) The board may use no more than $15,000 of the appropriation amount in each fiscal
year to administer the program under this subdivision, and may have an interagency
agreement with the Department of Education including transfer of funds to help administer
the 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. 4. new text end

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

new text begin (a)
For collaborative urban and greater Minnesota educators of color grants under Minnesota
Statutes, section 122A.635:
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 2022
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 2023
new text end

new text begin (b) The board may retain up to $30,000 of the appropriation amount in each fiscal year
to monitor and administer the grant program and a portion of these funds may be transferred
to the Office of Higher Education as determined by the executive director of the board and
the commissioner to support the administration of the program.
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

Sec. 23. new text beginREVISOR INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes shall codify Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article
2, section 51, as Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.77.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 121A.21, is amended to read:


121A.21 SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Requirements. new text end

(a) Every school board must provide services to promote
the health of its pupils.

(b) The board of a district with 1,000 pupils or more in average daily membership in
early childhood family education, preschool disabled, elementary, and secondary programs
must comply with the requirements of this paragraph. It may use one or a combination of
the following methods:

(1) employ personnel, including at least one full-time equivalent licensed school nurse;

(2) contract with a public or private health organization or another public agency for
personnel during the regular school year, determined appropriate by the board, who are
currently licensed under chapter 148 and who are certified public health nurses; or

(3) enter into another arrangement approved by the commissioner.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the
meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Clinical nursing provider" means an agency or nurse that renders clinical nursing
services or their designee.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Clinical nursing services" means specific health care services, based on a physician's
or advanced practice nurse's orders, as provided by a registered nurse or licensed practical
nurse with specialized pediatric training who either attends to the pupil directly or supervises
the work of their designee.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Pupil who is medically fragile" means a school-aged child who has a life-threatening
medical condition, and as a result of such condition, requires individualized and continuous
clinical nursing services.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Clinical nursing services at school. new text end

new text begin (a) Maintaining a continuity of care for
students who are medically fragile is necessary for those pupils' safety, creates a safer
environment at school and during transportation, and fosters learning and inclusion.
new text end

new text begin (b) A pupil who is medically fragile who requires clinical nursing services must receive
services and care needed to meet the child's clinical nursing service needs while attending
school or during transportation to and from school. The school and the parent or legal
guardian are encouraged to consult and collaborate with the pupil's treating or ordering
provider about services and care needed to meet the pupil's clinical nursing service needs
in the school. If the school and the parent or legal guardian do not agree about the service
and care needed to meet the child's clinical nursing service needs while attending school or
during transportation to and from school, the school and the parent or legal guardian must
contact the pupil's licensed care provider to attempt to mutually consult and clarify the
medical orders outlined in the plan of care. The objective of the consultation is to review
and revise, as necessary, the services proposed by the school to ensure the proposed services
are sufficient to meet the student's needs.
new text end

new text begin (c) If a pupil who is medically fragile requires clinical nursing services care at school
or during transportation to and from school, the school and the parent or legal guardian must
meet to discuss options for arranging for clinical nursing services during school. Options
may include but are not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) the pupil's clinical nursing provider in the home provides clinical nursing services
to the pupil at school and during transportation to and from school;
new text end

new text begin (2) the school contracts with the pupil's existing clinical nursing provider to provide
clinical nursing services to the pupil at school and during transportation to and from school;
and
new text end

new text begin (3) the school arranges for clinical nursing services for the pupil at school and during
transportation to and from school, either by school staff or a contract with another clinical
nursing services provider.
new text end

new text begin (d) When considering options for arranging for clinical nursing services, the school and
the parents or legal guardians shall take into account the following factors:
new text end

new text begin (1) the ability of a clinical nursing provider to provide the specific clinical nursing
services the pupil requires;
new text end

new text begin (2) the familiarity of the clinical nursing provider with the pupil's specific clinical nursing
services needs and any training that may be required; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the impact of the selection of a clinical nursing provider on the availability of clinical
nursing services to the pupil at home.
new text end

new text begin The meeting and decision between the school and parents or legal guardians may take place
during individualized education plan team meetings under the Individuals with Disabilities
in Education Act or meetings required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, if applicable,
and, if applicable, the dispute resolution processes available under either act are available
to the school and to the parents or legal guardian.
new text end

new text begin (e) For the purposes of this subdivision, the school district and nurse or clinical nursing
service provider must enter into agreements as necessary to establish mutual expectations
of the nurse's or provider's conduct in the school environment, including confidentiality
agreements, who they are designated to report to in the school environment, supervision,
and the nurse's or provider's authority within the school environment.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginSPECIAL EDUCATION RECOVERY SERVICES AND SUPPORTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Special education recovery. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education, school
districts, and charter schools must collaborate with families of students with disabilities as
provided in this section to address the impact of disruptions to in-person instruction on
students' access to a free appropriate public education due to COVID-19.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Special education services and supports. new text end

new text begin (a) A school district or charter school
that serves one or more students with disabilities must invite the parents of a student with
a disability to a meeting of each individualized education program (IEP) team as soon as
practicable, to determine whether special education services and supports are necessary to
address lack of progress on IEP goals or in the general education curriculum or loss of
learning or skills due to disruptions due to COVID-19. The services and supports may
include but are not limited to extended school year services, additional IEP services,
compensatory services, or other appropriate services. This meeting may occur in an annual
or other regularly scheduled IEP meeting. If the IEP team determines that the services and
supports are necessary, the team shall determine what services and supports are appropriate
for the student and when and how those services should be provided, in accordance with
relevant guidance from the Minnesota Department of Education and the United States
Department of Education. The services and supports must be included in the IEP of the
student. A district or charter school must report to the commissioner, in the form and manner
determined by the commissioner, the services and supports provided to students with
disabilities under this section, including the cost of providing the services.
new text end

new text begin (b) In determining whether a student is eligible for services and supports described in
paragraph (a), and what services and supports are appropriate for the student, the IEP team
must consider, in conjunction with any other considerations advised by guidance from the
Minnesota Department of Education or the United States Department of Education:
new text end

new text begin (1) services and supports provided to the student before the disruptions to in-person
instruction due to COVID-19;
new text end

new text begin (2) the ability of the student to access services and supports;
new text end

new text begin (3) the student's progress toward IEP goals, including the goals in the IEP in effect before
disruptions to in-person instruction related to COVID-19, and progress in the general
education curriculum;
new text end

new text begin (4) the student's regression or lost skills resulting from disruptions to instruction;
new text end

new text begin (5) other significant influences on the student's ability to participate in and benefit from
instruction as a result of COVID-19, including family loss, changed family circumstances,
other trauma, and illness; and
new text end

new text begin (6) the types of services and supports that would benefit the student and improve the
student's ability to benefit from school, including academic supports, behavioral supports,
mental health supports, related services, and other services and supports.
new text end

new text begin (c) When considering how and when the services and supports described in paragraph
(a) should be provided, the IEP team must take into account the timing and delivery method
most appropriate for the student, such as time of day, day of the week, or time of year; and
the availability of other services accessible to the student to address learning loss. The IEP
team may determine that providers in addition to school district or charter school staff are
most appropriate to provide the services and supports described in paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (d) A school district or charter school must make available the services and supports
included in an IEP, as described in paragraph (a), until the IEP team determines that services
and supports are no longer necessary to address lack of progress on IEP goals or in the
general education curriculum or loss of learning or skills due to disruptions due to COVID-19.
new text end

new text begin (e) A school district or charter school may use federal funds to comply with this section.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginREPORT ON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES REIMBURSEMENT.
new text end

new text begin The commissioners of education and human services shall consult with stakeholders to
identify strategies to streamline access and reimbursement for behavioral health services
for children with an individualized education program or an individualized family service
plan who are enrolled in medical assistance and, whenever possible, avoid duplication of
services and procedures. The commissioners shall identify strategies to reduce administrative
burden for schools while ensuring continuity of care for student's accessing services when
not in school and shall review models in other states. The commissioners shall provide an
update, including any recommendations for statutory changes, to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the committees with jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12
education and human services by November 1, 2021.
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 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 1,821,955,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,942,616,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin The 2022 appropriation includes $215,125,000 for 2021 and $1,606,830,000 for 2022.
new text end

new text begin The 2023 appropriation includes $226,195,000 for 2022 and $1,716,421,000 for 2023.
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 1,818,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,010,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
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 465,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 512,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin The 2022 appropriation includes $23,000 for 2021 and $442,000 for 2022.
new text end

new text begin The 2023 appropriation includes $49,000 for 2022 and $463,000 for 2023.
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 24,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
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 2023
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 2022
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 2023
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Clinical nursing services guidance. new text end

new text begin For the commissioner to develop guidance
for school districts on arranging for and accommodating clinical nursing services at school
under Minnesota Statutes, section 121A.21:
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 2022
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 2023
new text end

new text begin This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

ARTICLE 5

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Section 1.

new text begin [121A.24] SEIZURE TRAINING AND ACTION PLAN.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Seizure action plan. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, "seizure action
plan" means a written individualized health plan designed to acknowledge and prepare for
the health care needs of a student with a seizure disorder diagnosed by the student's treating
licensed health care provider.
new text end

new text begin (b) The requirements of this subdivision apply to a school district or charter school where
an enrolled student's parent or guardian has notified the school district or charter school that
the student has a diagnosed seizure disorder and has seizure rescue medication or medication
prescribed by the student's licensed health care provider to treat seizure disorder symptoms
approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The parent or guardian of a
student with a diagnosed seizure disorder must collaborate with school personnel to
implement the seizure action plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) A seizure action plan must:
new text end

new text begin (1) identify at least one employee at each school site who is on duty during the entire
school day and can administer or assist with the administration of seizure rescue medication
or medication prescribed to treat seizure disorder symptoms approved by the United States
Food and Drug Administration;
new text end

new text begin (2) require training on seizure medications for an employee identified under clause (1),
recognition of signs and symptoms of seizures, and appropriate steps to respond to seizures;
and
new text end

new text begin (3) be filed in the office of the school principal or licensed school nurse or, in the absence
of a licensed school nurse, a professional nurse or designated individual.
new text end

new text begin (d) A school district or charter school employee or volunteer responsible for the
supervision or care of a student with a diagnosed seizure disorder must be given notice and
a copy of the seizure action plan, the name of the employee identified under paragraph (c),
clause (1), and the method by which the trained school employee may be contacted in an
emergency.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Training requirements. new text end

new text begin A school district or charter school must provide all
licensed school nurses or, in the absence of a licensed school nurse, a professional nurse or
designated individual, and other school staff working with students with self-study materials
on seizure disorder signs, symptoms, medications, and appropriate responses.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Department of Health. new text end

new text begin A school district or charter school may consult with
the commissioner of health regarding training resources to comply with the requirements
of this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2022-2023 school year and later.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [121A.336] NOTIFICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS.
new text end

new text begin Upon notification by the Department of Health or Pollution Control Agency to 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. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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
deleted text endnew text begin For fiscal year 2022 and fiscal year 2023, the safe schools revenue for a school district
equals $37 times
new text end the district's adjusted pupil units for the school year. new text beginFor fiscal year 2024
and later, the safe schools revenue for a school district equals $46 times the district's adjusted
pupil units for the school year.
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 2022, a district's safe schools levy equals
$36 times the district's adjusted pupil units for the school year.
new text end

new text begin (b) To obtain safe schools revenue for fiscal year 2023 and later, a district may levy an
amount not more than $37 times the district's adjusted pupil units for the school year, times
the lesser of one or the ratio of its adjusted net tax capacity per adjusted pupil unit to the
safe schools equalizing factor. The safe schools equalizing factor equals 60 percent of the
state average net tax capacity per adjusted pupil unit for all school districts.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Safe schools aid. new text end

new text begin (a) Basic safe schools aid equals safe schools revenue minus
the permitted safe schools levy.
new text end

new text begin (b) Safe schools equalization aid equals the safe schools revenue minus the basic safe
schools aid minus the safe schools levy. If a school district does not levy the entire amount
permitted, the safe schools equalization aid must be reduced in proportion to the actual
amount levied.
new text end

new text begin (c) For fiscal year 2022, a district's safe schools aid equals basic safe schools aid. For
fiscal year 2023 and later, a district's safe schools aid equals basic safe schools aid plus safe
schools equalization aid.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Cooperative safe schools revenue. new text end

new text begin In addition to the amounts in subdivision
1, the cooperative safe schools revenue for a school district that is a member of a cooperative
unit that enrolls students equals the district's adjusted pupil units for the school year, times
$16 for fiscal year 2022, $20 for fiscal year 2023, and $26 for fiscal year 2024 and later.
Revenue raised under this subdivision must be transferred to the cooperative unit and be
reserved and used only for costs associated with safe schools activities authorized under
subdivision 10. For purposes of this section, "cooperative unit" has the meaning given under
section 123A.24, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Cooperative safe schools levy. new text end

new text begin (a) For fiscal year 2022, the cooperative safe
schools levy for a school district that is a member of an intermediate district may not exceed
$15 times the adjusted pupil units of the member district. The cooperative safe schools levy
authority is in addition to a district's safe schools levy authority under subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (b) For fiscal year 2023 and later, the cooperative safe schools levy for a school district
that is a member of a cooperative unit that enrolls students may not exceed $20 times the
adjusted pupil units of the member district times the lesser of one or the ratio of its adjusted
net tax capacity per adjusted pupil unit to the safe schools equalizing factor. The cooperative
safe schools levy authority is in addition to a district's safe schools levy authority under
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Cooperative safe schools aid. new text end

new text begin (a) Basic cooperative safe schools aid equals
cooperative safe schools revenue minus the permitted cooperative safe schools levy.
new text end

new text begin (b) Cooperative safe schools equalization aid equals cooperative safe schools revenue
minus basic cooperative safe schools aid minus the cooperative safe schools levy. If a school
district does not levy the entire amount permitted, the cooperative safe schools equalization
aid must be reduced in proportion to the actual amount levied.
new text end

new text begin (c) For fiscal year 2022, the cooperative safe schools aid for a school district that is a
member of a cooperative unit that enrolls students equals basic cooperative safe schools
aid. For fiscal year 2023 and later, the cooperative safe schools aid for a school district that
is a member of a cooperative unit that enrolls students equals basic cooperative safe schools
aid plus cooperative safe schools equalization aid.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Safe schools aid for charter schools. new text end

new text begin (a) For fiscal year 2022 and fiscal year
2023, safe schools aid for a charter school equals $37 times the adjusted pupil units for the
school year. For fiscal year 2024 and later, safe schools aid for a charter school equals $46
times the adjusted pupil units for the school year.
new text end

new text begin (b) Safe schools aid must be reserved and used only for costs associated with safe schools
activities authorized under subdivision 10.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Safe schools aid for nonpublic schools. new text end

new text begin (a) For fiscal year 2022 and fiscal
year 2023, safe schools aid for a nonpublic school, excluding a home school, equals $37
times enrollment for the school year. For fiscal year 2024 and later, safe schools aid for a
nonpublic school, excluding a home school, equals $46 times enrollment for the school
year.
new text end

new text begin (b) Safe schools aid must be reserved and used only for costs associated with safe schools
activities authorized under subdivision 10.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Safe schools aid for American Indian tribal contract or grant schools. new text end

new text begin (a)
For fiscal year 2022 and fiscal year 2023, safe schools aid for an American Indian tribal
contract or grant school equals $37 times enrollment for the school year. For fiscal year
2024 and later, safe schools aid for an American Indian tribal contract or grant school equals
$46 times enrollment for the school year.
new text end

new text begin (b) Safe schools aid must be reserved and used only for costs associated with safe schools
activities authorized under subdivision 10.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

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

deleted text beginThe proceeds of the levydeleted text endnew text begin (a) For fiscal year
2021 and later, safe schools revenue
new 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; or
new text end

new text begin (10) to pay for the costs of enhancing cybersecurity in the district's information systemnew text end.

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

(c) deleted text beginA school district that is a member of an intermediate school district may include in
its authority under this section the costs associated with safe schools activities authorized
under paragraph (a) for intermediate school district programs. This authority must not exceed
$15 times the adjusted pupil units of the member districts. This authority is in addition to
any other authority authorized under this section. Revenue raised under this paragraph must
be transferred to the intermediate school district.
deleted text endnew text begin A school district, charter school, or
cooperative unit receiving revenue under this section must annually report safe schools
expenditures to the commissioner, in the form and manner specified by the commissioner.
The report must conform to uniform financial and reporting standards established for this
purpose and provide a breakdown by functional area.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2022 and later,
except that subdivision 10 is effective the day following final enactment.
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 Safe schools aid. new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,489,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 6,935,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin The fiscal year 2022 appropriation includes $0 for 2021 and $9,489,000 for 2022. The
fiscal year 2023 appropriation includes $1,055,000 for 2022 and $5,880,000 for 2023.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. 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 265,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
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, 2023, 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, 2023.
new text end

ARTICLE 6

FACILITIES, FUND TRANSFERS, & ACCOUNTING

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 123B.10, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Consulting fees. new text end

new text begin The board must also publish at the same time and in a
conspicuous place on the district's official website a summary of actual expenditures by
vendor which exceed $25,000 for the prior fiscal year for consulting fees for professional
services, consistent with the Uniform Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards Object
Code 305. The summary must include a notice that the district must provide more detailed
information upon request.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 123B.595, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Intermediate districts and other cooperative units.

new text begin(a) new text endUpon approval through
the adoption of a resolution by each member district school board of an intermediate district
or other cooperative deleted text beginunitsdeleted text endnew text begin unitnew text end under section 123A.24, subdivision 2, new text beginor a joint powers
district under section 471.59,
new text endand the approval of the commissioner of education, a school
district may include in its authority under this section a proportionate share of the long-term
maintenance costs of the intermediate district deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end cooperative unitnew text begin, or joint powers districtnew text end.
The cooperative unit new text beginor joint powers district new text endmay issue bonds to finance the project costs
or levy for the costsdeleted text begin,deleted text end using long-term maintenance revenue transferred from member districts
to make debt service payments or pay project costsnew text begin or, for leased facilities, pay the portion
of lease costs attributable to the amortized cost of long-term facilities maintenance projects
completed by the landlord
new text end. Authority under this subdivision is in addition to the authority
for individual district projects under subdivision 1.

new text begin (b) The resolution adopted under paragraph (a) may specify which member districts will
share the project costs under this subdivision, except that debt service payments for bonds
issued by a cooperative unit or joint powers district to finance long-term maintenance project
costs must be the responsibility of all member districts.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2023 and later.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 126C.40, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

To lease building or land.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(h) A school district that is a member of an intermediate school districtnew text begin or other
cooperative unit under section 123A.24, subdivision 2, or a joint powers district under
section 471.59
new text end may include in its authority under this section the costs associated with leases
of administrative and classroom space for deleted text beginintermediate school districtdeleted text end programsnew text begin of the
intermediate school district or other cooperative unit under section 123A.24, subdivision
2, or joint powers district under section 471.59
new text end. This authority must not exceed $65 times
the adjusted pupil units of the member districts. This authority is in addition to any other
authority authorized under this section.new text begin The intermediate school district, other cooperative
unit, or joint powers district may specify which member districts will levy for lease costs
under this paragraph.
new text end

(i) In addition to the allowable capital levies in paragraph (a), for taxes payable in 2012
to 2023, a district that is a member of the "Technology and Information Education Systems"
data processing joint board, that finds it economically advantageous to enter into a lease
agreement to finance improvements to a building and land for a group of school districts
or special school districts for staff development purposes, may levy for its portion of lease
costs attributed to the district within the total levy limit in paragraph (e). The total levy
authority under this paragraph shall not exceed $632,000.

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

new text begin (k) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a district may levy under this subdivision for the
district's proportionate share of deferred maintenance expenditures for a district-owned
building or site leased to a cooperative unit under section 123A.24, subdivision 2, or a joint
powers district under section 471.59 for any instructional purposes or for school storage.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2023 and later.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Laws 2020, chapter 116, article 3, section 8, is amended to read:


Sec. 8. FUND TRANSFERSdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin FORnew text end FISCAL YEARS 2020 AND 2021 ONLYnew text begin;
REVENUE REDIRECTION FISCAL YEAR 2021 ONLY
new text end.

Subdivision 1.

Fund and account transfers allowed.

Notwithstanding Minnesota
Statutes, section 123B.80, subdivision 3, for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 only, a school
district, charter school, or cooperative unit may transfer any funds not already assigned to
or encumbered by staff salary and benefits, or otherwise encumbered by federal law, from
any accounts or operating fund to the undesignated balance in any other operating fund.

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Redirected revenue uses. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, for fiscal
year 2021 only, a school district may redirect any reserved or restricted revenue to another
use upon adoption of a written resolution of the school board. This authority applies to any
funds not already assigned to or encumbered by staff salary and benefits, or otherwise
encumbered by federal law.
new text end

Subd. 2.

No aid or levy effect.

A fund deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin transfer,new text end account transfernew text begin, or redirection of
revenue
new text end is allowed under this section if the transfer new text beginor revenue redirection new text enddoes not increase
state aid obligations to the district or school, or result in additional property tax authority
for the district. new text beginRedirected revenue, new text enda fund new text begintransfer, new text endor new text beginan new text endaccount transfer is limited to the
operating funds and accounts of a school district, charter school, or cooperative unit.

Subd. 3.

Board approval required; reporting; audit trail.

new text begin(a) new text endA fund or account
transfer under this section for fiscal year 2020 is effective June 30, 2020, and a fund or
account transfer under this section for fiscal year 2021 is effective June 30, 2021. The school
board must approve any fund or account transfer before the reporting deadline for the
respective fiscal year.

new text begin (b) A school board that redirects reserved or restricted revenue or uses revenue for a
different purpose than the specific purposes listed in statute for that revenue must adopt a
written resolution outlining the purpose for, and specifying the amount of, funds that are
redirected.
new text end

new text begin (c)new text end A school district, charter school, or cooperative unit must maintain accounting records
for the purposes of this section that are sufficient to document deleted text beginbothdeleted text end the specific funds
transferrednew text begin or redirectednew text end and use of those funds. The accounting records are subject to auditor
review. Any execution of flexibility must not interfere with or jeopardize funding per federal
requirements. Any transfernew text begin or redirection of fundsnew text end must not interfere with the equitable
delivery of distance learning or social distancing models.

Subd. 4.

Commissioner's guidance.

The commissioner must prepare and post to the
department's website a document providing guidance on the process for approval of fund
and account balance transfers authorized under this section.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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 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 25,001,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 24,286,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin The 2022 appropriation includes $2,588,000 for 2021 and $22,413,000 for 2022.
new text end

new text begin The 2023 appropriation includes $2,490,000 for 2022 and $21,796,000 for 2023.
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 108,468,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 110,899,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin The 2022 appropriation includes $10,660,000 for 2021 and $97,808,000 for 2022.
new text end

new text begin The 2023 appropriation includes $10,867,000 for 2022 and $100,032,000 for 2023.
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 3,750,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
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 2023
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 2022 and 2023 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 Maximum effort loan aid. new text end

new text begin For aid payments to schools under Minnesota
Statutes, section 477A.09.
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 3,288,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
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 2023
new text end

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

ARTICLE 7

NUTRITION AND LIBRARIES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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 or otherwise
ostracizing the student.
new text end

new text begin (c) The policy must address whether the participant uses a collections agency to collect
unpaid school meals debt.
new text end

new text begin (d) The policy must ensure that once a participant has placed a meal on a tray or otherwise
served the meal to a student, the meal may not be subsequently withdrawn from the student
by the cashier or other school official, whether or not the student has an outstanding meals
balance.
new text end

new text begin (e) The policy must ensure that a student who has been determined eligible for free and
reduced-price lunch must always be served a reimbursable meal even if the student has an
outstanding debt.
new text end

new text begin (f) If a school contracts with a third party for its meal services, it must provide the vendor
with its school meals policy. Any contract between the school and a third-party provider
entered into or modified after July 1, 2021, must ensure that the third-party provider adheres
to the participant's school meals policy.
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 chargenew text begin and must not deny a school lunchnew text end to all participating
students who qualify for free or reduced-price mealsnew text begin, whether or not that student has an
outstanding balance in the student's meals account attributable to a la carte purchases or for
any other reason
new text end.

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Respectful treatment. new text end

new text begin(a) new text endThe participant must also new text beginprovide meals to students
in a respectful manner according to the policy adopted under subdivision 1. The participant
must
new text endensure that any reminders for payment of outstanding student meal balances do not
demean or stigmatize any child participating in the school lunch programdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin, including but
not limited to dumping meals, withdrawing a meal that has been served, announcing or
listing students' names publicly, or affixing stickers, stamps, or pins. The participant must
not impose any other restriction prohibited under section 123B.37 due to unpaid student
meal balances. The participant must not limit a student's participation in any school activities,
graduation ceremonies, field trips, athletics, activity clubs, or other extracurricular activities
or access to materials, technology, or other items provided to students due to an unpaid
student meal balance.
new text end

new text begin (b) If the commissioner or the commissioner's designee determines a participant has
violated the requirement to provide meals to participating students in a respectful manner,
the commissioner or the commissioner's designee must send a letter of noncompliance to
the participant. The participant is required to respond and, if applicable, remedy the practice
within 60 days.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 134.355, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Base aid distribution.

deleted text beginFivedeleted text endnew text begin Fifteennew text end percent of the available aid funds shall be
paid to each system as base aid for basic system services.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for state aid for fiscal year 2022 and
later.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 134.355, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Adjusted net tax capacity per capita distribution.

deleted text beginTwenty-fivedeleted text endnew text begin Fifteennew text end percent
of the available aid funds shall be distributed to regional public library systems based upon
the adjusted net tax capacity per capita for each member county or participating portion of
a county as calculated for the deleted text beginseconddeleted text endnew text begin thirdnew text end year preceding the fiscal year for which aid is
provided. Each system's entitlement shall be calculated as follows:

deleted text begin (a)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end multiply the adjusted net tax capacity per capita for each county or participating
portion of a county by .0082deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end add sufficient aid funds that are available under this subdivision to raise the
amount of the county or participating portion of a county with the lowest value calculated
according to deleted text beginparagraph (a)deleted text endnew text begin clause (1)new text end to the amount of the county or participating portion
of a county with the next highest value calculated according to deleted text beginparagraph (a)deleted text endnew text begin clause (1)new text end.
Multiply the amount of the additional aid funds by the population of the county or
participating portion of a countydeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end continue the process described in deleted text beginparagraph (b)deleted text endnew text begin clause (2)new text end by adding sufficient
aid funds that are available under this subdivision to the amount of a county or participating
portion of a county with the next highest value calculated in deleted text beginparagraph (a)deleted text endnew text begin clause (1)new text end to raise
it and the amount of counties and participating portions of counties with lower values
calculated in deleted text beginparagraph (a)deleted text endnew text begin clause (1)new text end up to the amount of the county or participating portion
of a county with the next highest value, until reaching an amount where funds available
under this subdivision are no longer sufficient to raise the amount of a county or participating
portion of a county and the amount of counties and participating portions of counties with
lower values up to the amount of the next highest county or participating portion of a countydeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
and
new text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end if the point is reached using the process in deleted text beginparagraphs (b) and (c)deleted text endnew text begin clauses (2) and
(3)
new text end at which the remaining aid funds under this subdivision are not adequate for raising the
amount of a county or participating portion of a county and all counties and participating
portions of counties with amounts of lower value to the amount of the county or participating
portion of a county with the next highest value, those funds are to be divided on a per capita
basis for all counties or participating portions of counties that received aid funds under the
calculation in deleted text beginparagraphs (b) and (c)deleted text endnew text begin clauses (2) and (3)new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for state aid for fiscal year 2022 and
later.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 134.355, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Population determination.

new text beginA regional public library system's new text endpopulation deleted text beginshall
be determined according to
deleted text endnew text begin must be calculated using the most recent estimate available
under
new text end section 477A.011, subdivision 3new text begin, at the time the aid amounts are calculated, which
must be by April 1 in the year the calculation is made
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for state aid for fiscal year 2022 and
later.
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. Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
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 16,635,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 16,917,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
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 11,745,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 12,090,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
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 656,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 658,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Summer school food service replacement. 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 2022
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 2023
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 15,010,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15,170,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin The 2022 appropriation includes $1,357,000 for 2021 and $13,653,000 for 2022.
new text end

new text begin The 2023 appropriation includes $1,517,000 for 2022 and $13,653,000 for 2023.
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 2022
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 2023
new text end

new text begin The 2022 appropriation includes $130,000 for 2021 and $1,170,000 for 2022.
new text end

new text begin The 2023 appropriation includes $130,000 for 2022 and $1,170,000 for 2023.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. 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 2022
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 2023
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Regional library telecommunications. 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 2022
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 2023
new text end

new text begin The 2022 appropriation includes $230,000 for 2021 and $2,070,000 for 2022.
new text end

new text begin The 2023 appropriation includes $230,000 for 2022 and $2,070,000,000 for 2023.
new text end

ARTICLE 8

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Section 1.

new text begin [124D.166] LIMIT ON SCREEN TIME FOR CHILDREN IN PRESCHOOL
AND KINDERGARTEN.
new text end

new text begin A child in a publicly funded preschool or kindergarten program may not use an
individual-use screen, such as a tablet, smartphone, or other digital media, without
engagement from a teacher or other students. This section does not apply to a child for
whom the school has an individualized family service plan or an individualized education
program in effect.
new text end

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 readiness. new text end

new text begin (a) 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 33,683,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 33,683,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin (b) The 2022 appropriation includes $3,368,000 for 2021 and $30,315,000 for 2022.
new text end

new text begin (c) The 2023 appropriation includes $3,368,000 for 2022 and $30,315,000 for 2023.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Early learning scholarships. new text end

new text begin (a) For the early learning scholarship program
under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.165:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 70,709,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 70,709,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin (b) This appropriation is subject to the requirements under Minnesota Statutes, section
124D.165, subdivision 6.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. 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 25,100,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 25,100,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

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

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 33,772,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 34,055,00