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SF 747

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/31/2019 04:14pm

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 finance; establishing grant programs for career and technical
education needs; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginCAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION EQUIPMENT GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Grant program established. new text end

new text begin A grant program is established to support
school districts in providing career and technical education programs. Grants must be used
to purchase equipment for career and technical education classes.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education shall develop the form and method
for applying for the grants. The commissioner shall develop criteria for determining the
allocation of the grants to achieve an equitable distribution based on need.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Grant awards. new text end

new text begin Grant funding under this section must be split equally between
school districts with any portion of their territory within the seven-county metropolitan area
and all other school districts.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Reports. new text end

new text begin (a) School districts that receive grant funds shall report to the
commissioner of education no later than November 1 of each year following the grant receipt
regarding equipment that was purchased with grant program funds.
new text end

new text begin (b) By February 1, 2021, the Department of Education shall submit an interim report on
the program to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade
12 policy and finance. The interim report must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) the method and accompanying rationale for how need was determined; and
new text end

new text begin (2) which districts received money in the first year of the program and for what purpose
the grants were used.
new text end

new text begin (c) By February 1, 2022, the Department of Education must submit a final report on the
program to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12
policy and finance. The final report must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) any changes to the method for how need was determined;
new text end

new text begin (2) which districts received money in the first year of the program and for what purpose
the grants were used;
new text end

new text begin (3) the ongoing necessity of the grant program; and
new text end

new text begin (4) any recommended changes to the program if it continues.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginCAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION STAFFING GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Grant program established. new text end

new text begin A grant program is established to support
school districts in providing career and technical education programs. Grants must be used
to hire instructional staff for career and technical education classes.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education shall develop the form and method
for applying for the grants. The commissioner shall develop criteria for determining the
allocation of the grants to achieve an equitable distribution based on need.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Grant awards. new text end

new text begin Grant funding under this section must be split equally between
school districts with any portion of their territory within the seven-county metropolitan area
and all other school districts.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Reports. new text end

new text begin (a) School districts that receive grant funds shall report to the
commissioner of education no later than November 1 of each year following the grant receipt
regarding new staff that were hired with grant program funds.
new text end

new text begin (b) By February 1, 2021, the Department of Education shall submit an interim report on
the program to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade
12 policy and finance. The interim report must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) the method and accompanying rationale for how need was determined; and
new text end

new text begin (2) which districts received money in the first year of the program and for what purpose
the grants were used.
new text end

new text begin (c) By February 1, 2022, the Department of Education shall submit a final report on the
program to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12
policy and finance. The final report must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) any changes to the method for how need was determined;
new text end

new text begin (2) which districts received money in the first year of the program and for what purpose
the grants were used;
new text end

new text begin (3) the ongoing necessity of the grant program; and
new text end

new text begin (4) any recommended changes to the program if it continues.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginCAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION INNOVATION GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Grant program established. new text end

new text begin A grant program is established to support
school districts in providing career and technical education programs. Grants must be used
to innovate delivery methods of career and technical education programs.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education shall develop the form and method
for applying for the grants. The commissioner shall develop criteria for determining the
allocation of the grants to achieve an equitable distribution based on need.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Grant awards. new text end

new text begin Grant funding under this section must be split equally between
school districts with any portion of their territory within the seven-county metropolitan area
and all other school districts.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Reports. new text end

new text begin (a) School districts that receive grant funds shall report to the
commissioner of education no later than November 1 of each year following the grant receipt
regarding the innovations that were implemented with grant program funds.
new text end

new text begin (b) By February 1, 2021, the Department of Education shall submit an interim report on
the program to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade
12 policy and finance. The interim report must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) the method and accompanying rationale for how need was determined; and
new text end

new text begin (2) which districts received money in the first year of the program and for what purpose
the grants were used.
new text end

new text begin (c) By February 1, 2022, the Department of Education shall submit a final report on the
program to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12
policy and finance. The final report must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) any changes to the method for how need was determined;
new text end

new text begin (2) which districts received money in the first year of the program and for what purpose
the grants were used;
new text end

new text begin (3) the ongoing necessity of the grant program; and
new text end

new text begin (4) any recommended changes to the program if it continues.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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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 Equipment grants. new text end

new text begin For career and technical education equipment grants under
section 1:
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 10,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Staffing grants. new text end

new text begin For career and technical education staffing grants under section
2:
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 2020
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 2021
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Innovation grants. new text end

new text begin For career and technical education innovation grants under
section 3:
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 2020
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 2021
new text end