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1st Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/19/2015 11:14am

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A bill for an act
relating to education; providing for concurrent enrollment; appropriating money;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 120B.13, subdivision 4; 124D.09,
subdivisions 5, 8, by adding subdivisions; 124D.091, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.13, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Rigorous course taking information; AP, IB, and PSEO.

The
commissioner shall submit the following information on rigorous course takingnew text begin,
disaggregated by student subgroup, school district, and postsecondary institution,
new text end to the
education committees of the legislature each year by February 1:

(1) the number of pupils enrolled in postsecondary enrollment options under section
124D.09, including concurrent enrollment, new text begincareer and technical education courses offered
as a concurrent enrollment course,
new text endadvanced placement, and international baccalaureate
courses in each school district;

(2) the number of teachers in each district attending training programs offered by the
college board, International Baccalaureate North America, Inc., or Minnesota concurrent
enrollment programs;

(3) the number of teachers in each district participating in support programs;

(4) recent trends in the field of postsecondary enrollment options under section
124D.09, including concurrent enrollment, advanced placement, and international
baccalaureate programs;

(5) expenditures for each category in this section and under sections 124D.09 and
124D.091new text begin, including career and technical education courses offered as a concurrent
enrollment course
new text end
; and

(6) other recommendations for the state program or the postsecondary enrollment
options under section 124D.09, including concurrent enrollment.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.09, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Authorization; notification.

Notwithstanding any other law to the
contrary, an 11th or 12th grade pupil enrolled in a school or an American Indian-controlled
tribal contract or grant school eligible for aid under section 124D.83, except a foreign
exchange pupil enrolled in a district under a cultural exchange program, may apply to an
eligible institution, as defined in subdivision 3, to enroll in nonsectarian courses offered by
that postsecondary institution. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, a 9th or 10th
grade pupil enrolled in a district or an American Indian-controlled tribal contract or grant
school eligible for aid under section 124D.83, except a foreign exchange pupil enrolled in
a district under a cultural exchange program, may apply to enroll in nonsectarian courses
offered under subdivision 10deleted text begin, if after all 11th and 12th grade students have applied for a
course, additional students are necessary to offer the course
deleted text end. new text beginA 9th or 10th grade pupil's
eligibility to participate in the course is at the discretion of the school district and the
eligible postsecondary institution providing the course offered under subdivision 10.
new text endIf an
institution accepts a secondary pupil for enrollment under this section, the institution shall
send written notice to the pupil, the pupil's school or school district, and the commissioner
within ten days of acceptance. The notice must indicate the course and hours of enrollment
of that pupil. If the pupil enrolls in a course for postsecondary credit, the institution must
notify the pupil about payment in the customary manner used by the institution.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.09, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Limit on participation.

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

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.09, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 10a. new text end

new text begin Concurrent enrollment participant survey. new text end

new text begin (a) Postsecondary
institutions offering courses taught by the secondary teacher according to subdivision 10,
must conduct a one-year and a five-year follow-up survey of the students that successfully
completed the course. The survey results must be reported by August 1 of each year to
the commissioners of the Office of Higher Education and the Department of Education.
The commissioners must report by December 1 of each year the survey findings to the
committees of the legislature having jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12
education and higher education.
new text end

new text begin (b) The one-year survey, given to participants one year after successfully completing
the course, must include at least the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) what are their future education plans, including the highest degree or certification
planned;
new text end

new text begin (2) whether they are enrolled or plan to enroll in a Minnesota postsecondary
institution, either public or private;
new text end

new text begin (3) the number of credits accepted or denied by postsecondary institutions;
new text end

new text begin (4) the college or university attended;
new text end

new text begin (5) the participant's satisfaction level with the concurrent enrollment program;
new text end

new text begin (6) the participant's demographics, such as gender, parent education level,
qualification for free or reduced-price lunch in high school, Pell grant qualification and
ethnicity; and
new text end

new text begin (7) a place for participants to provide comments.
new text end

new text begin (c) The five-year survey, given to participants five years after successfully
completing the course must include the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) the number of credits accepted or denied by postsecondary institutions;
new text end

new text begin (2) whether the credits earned through concurrent enrollment courses reduced the
cost of their postsecondary education;
new text end

new text begin (3) details of their undergraduate experience, such as studying abroad, an enriched
undergraduate academic experience, internship participation, either anticipated or
completed, double major, double minor;
new text end

new text begin (4) degree completion or anticipated completion and academic area of the degree;
new text end

new text begin (5) the amount of time to degree completion;
new text end

new text begin (6) plans to attend graduate school;
new text end

new text begin (7) average college grade point average;
new text end

new text begin (8) rating of overall concurrent enrollment experience; and
new text end

new text begin (9) a place for participants to provide comments.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.09, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 10b. new text end

new text begin Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Board; membership; duties. new text end

new text begin (a)
A postsecondary institution offering courses taught by the secondary teacher according
to subdivision 10, must establish an advisory board. The purpose of the advisory board
is to engage stakeholders in concurrent enrollment decisions. The duties of the board
must include the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) providing strategic advice and input relating to concurrent enrollment issues;
new text end

new text begin (2) recommend and review proposals for concurrent enrollment course offerings;
new text end

new text begin (3) serve as a coordinating entity between secondary education and postsecondary
institutions; and
new text end

new text begin (4) increase the understanding and collaboration among concurrent enrollment
partners, stakeholders, the legislature, and the public.
new text end

new text begin (b) The advisory board at each institution must consist of 16 members in addition
to a concurrent enrollment faculty coordinator who shall serve as the chair and convene
the meetings. Advisory board members must serve three-year staggered terms. Advisory
board members, appointed by the postsecondary institution, must be balanced based on
geography, school size, and include representatives from the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) postsecondary faculty members;
new text end

new text begin (2) school superintendents;
new text end

new text begin (3) high school principals;
new text end

new text begin (4) concurrent enrollment teachers;
new text end

new text begin (5) high school counselors;
new text end

new text begin (6) charter school administrators;
new text end

new text begin (7) school board members;
new text end

new text begin (8) secondary academic administrators;
new text end

new text begin (9) parents; and
new text end

new text begin (10) other local organizations.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.091, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Accreditation.

To establish a uniform standard by which
concurrent enrollment courses and professional development activities may be measured,
postsecondary institutions deleted text beginare encouraged to apply for accreditation bydeleted text end new text beginmust adopt and
implement
new text endthe National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment deleted text beginPartnershipdeleted text endnew text begin Partnership's
program standards and required evidence for accreditation by the 2020-2021 school year
and later
new text end.

Sec. 7. new text beginOFFICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION; APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Office of Higher Education. new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Concurrent enrollment courses. new text end

new text begin For postsecondary institutions to
develop new concurrent enrollment courses under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09,
subdivision 10, that satisfy the elective standard for career and technical education.
new text end

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

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

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Concurrent enrollment expansion grants. new text end

new text begin For grants to postsecondary
institutions currently sponsoring a concurrent enrollment course to expand existing
programs:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 150,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 150,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall determine the application process and the grant amounts.
The commissioner must give preference to expanding programs that are at capacity. Any
balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Concurrent enrollment program. new text end

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

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,000,000
new text end
new text begin .......
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,000,000
new text end
new text begin .......
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin If the appropriation is insufficient, the commissioner must proportionately reduce
the aid payment to each district. 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 Dual-credit program information grants. new text end

new text begin For grants to community
organizations to disseminate information to students and their families about dual-credit
opportunities in high school.
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 2016
new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall give priority in awarding grants that are targeted to diverse
ethnic, racial, and geographic groups in Minnesota. The commissioner must consider
awarding grants to applicant organizations which demonstrate previous successful
outreach experience to diverse groups. The commissioner shall determine the application
process and the grant amounts.
new text end

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

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Concurrent enrollment start-up grants. new text end

new text begin For grants to school districts
to develop concurrent enrollment courses under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09,
subdivision 10, that satisfy the elective standard for career and technical education.
new text end

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

new text begin The commissioner shall determine the application process and the grant amounts. 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 Concurrent enrollment teacher training. new text end

new text begin For school districts to
send teachers to training programs and follow-up workshops provided by an eligible
postsecondary institution for courses offered under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09,
subdivision 10.
new text end

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

new text begin The commissioner shall determine the payment process and the amount of the subsidy.
Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Concurrent enrollment teacher qualification. new text end

new text begin For teacher coursework,
prior learning assessments, and training necessary to be qualified to teach college courses
through concurrent enrollment:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2016
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 500,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2017
new text end

new text begin A school district may apply to the commissioner for a grant on behalf of a teacher for
coursework, prior learning assessments, and training necessary to teach college courses
offered through concurrent enrollment. The commissioner shall determine the payment
process and the amount of the subsidy. Any balance in the first year does not cancel but
is available in the second year.
new text end