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SF 148

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/22/2019 02:42pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education; requiring a school counselor in every school; appropriating
money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 121A.39.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 121A.39, is amended to read:


121A.39 SCHOOL COUNSELORS.

(a) new text beginBeginning in the 2020-2021 school year and later, new text enda school district deleted text beginis strongly
encouraged to have an adequate student-to-counselor ratio for its students beginning in the
2015-2016 school year and later
deleted text endnew text begin must have a school counselor in every district school
building that serves students in any grade from kindergarten through grade 12
new text end.

(b) A school counselor shall assist a student in meeting the requirements for high school
graduation, college and career exploration, and selection, college affordability planning,
and successful transitions into postsecondary education or training.

Sec. 2. new text beginSCHOOL COUNSELORS; APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2020 and $....... in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of education to reimburse school districts for planning, hiring,
and training school counselors under Minnesota Statutes, section 121A.39.
new text end