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SF 733

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/31/2019 04:07pm

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; providing for professional development to improve reading
instruction; allowing for hiring bonuses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018,
sections 122A.61, by adding a subdivision; 123B.02, by adding a subdivision;
124D.98, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 122A.

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

Section 1.

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


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Reading preparation. new text end

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

Sec. 2.

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

new text begin A school district in the bottom quarter of all school districts in the state in student
performance on the grade 3 reading Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment must grant an
elementary teacher's request for reimbursement for successfully completing training provided
by a Wilson Language Training accredited partner, an International Multisensory Structured
Language Education Council accredited provider, or an Academy of Orton-Gillingham
Practitioners and Educators accredited training program. The school district may use literacy
incentive aid under section 124D.98, or the reserved revenue for staff development under
section 122A.61, or other district resources to reimburse the teacher.
new text end

Sec. 3.

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


new text begin Subd. 14b. new text end

new text begin Hiring bonuses. new text end

new text begin The board may give a hiring bonus to a teacher licensed in
or working in a shortage area as defined in section 122A.06, subdivision 6. For the purposes
of hiring bonuses under this subdivision only, a teacher trained by a Wilson Language
Training accredited partner, an International Multisensory Structured Language Education
Council accredited provider, or an Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
accredited training program is a teacher licensed in or working in a shortage area.
new text end

Sec. 4.

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


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Allowed use. new text end

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