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SF 1965

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/05/2019 09:00am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; extending the appropriation for a singing-based pilot
program to improve student reading; requiring a report; appropriating money;
amending Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 57,
subdivision 14.

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

Section 1.

Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 57, subdivision
14, is amended to read:


Subd. 14.

Singing-based pilot program to improve student reading.

(a) For a grant
to pilot a research-supported, computer-based educational program that uses singing to
improve the reading ability of students in grades 2 through 5:

$
deleted text begin 500,000
deleted text end new text begin 270,000
new text end
.....
2018
$
0
.....
2019

(b) The commissioner of education shall award a grant to the Rock 'n' Read Project to
implement a research-supported, computer-based educational program that uses singing to
improve the reading ability of students in grades 2 through 5. The grantee shall be responsible
for selecting participating school sites; providing any required hardware and software,
including software licenses, for the duration of the grant period; providing technical support,
training, and staff to install required project hardware and software; providing on-site
professional development and instructional monitoring and support for school staff and
students; administering preintervention and postintervention reading assessments; evaluating
the impact of the intervention; and other project management services as required. To the
extent practicable, the grantee must select participating schools in urban, suburban, and
greater Minnesota, and give priority to schools in which a high proportion of students do
not read proficiently at grade level and are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

(c) By February 15, 2019, the grantee must submit a report detailing expenditures and
outcomes of the grant to the commissioner of education and the chairs and ranking minority
members of the legislative committees with primary jurisdiction over kindergarten through
grade 12 education policy and finance.

(d) This is a onetime appropriation.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 30, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; SINGING-BASED PILOT PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Department of Education. new text end

new text begin The sum indicated in this section is
appropriated from the general fund to the Department of Education in the fiscal year
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Singing-based pilot program to improve student reading. new text end

new text begin (a) For a grant to
continue a research-supported, computer-based educational program that uses singing to
improve the reading ability of students in grades 2 through 5:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 230,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2020
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of education shall award the grant to the Rock 'n' Read Project
to continue the project's activities under Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article
2, section 57, subdivision 14.
new text end

new text begin (c) By February 15, 2021, the grantee must submit a report detailing expenditures and
outcomes of the grant to the commissioner of education 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 2020 does not cancel but is available until June 30, 2021.
new text end