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SF 2628

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/25/2019 04:32pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying requirements for school performance reports;
establishing an advisory task force; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2018, section 120B.36, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.36, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

School performance reports and public reporting.

(a) The commissioner
deleted text begin shalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end report student academic performance data under section 120B.35, subdivisions
2
and 3; the percentages of students showing low, medium, and high growth under section
120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (b); school safety and student engagement and connection
under section 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (d); rigorous coursework under section
120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (c); the percentage of students under section 120B.35,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (b), clause (2), whose progress and performance levels are meeting
career and college readiness benchmarks under sections 120B.30, subdivision 1, and 120B.35,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (e); longitudinal data on the progress of eligible districts in reducing
disparities in students' academic achievement and realizing racial and economic integration
under section 124D.861; the acquisition of English, and where practicable, native language
academic literacy, including oral academic language, and the academic progress of all
English learners enrolled in a Minnesota public school course or program who are currently
or were previously counted as English learners under section 124D.59; two separate
student-to-teacher ratios that clearly indicate the definition of teacher consistent with sections
122A.06 and 122A.15 for purposes of determining these ratios; staff characteristics excluding
salaries; student enrollment demographics; foster care status, including all students enrolled
in a Minnesota public school course or program who are currently or were previously in
foster care, student homelessness, and district mobility; and extracurricular activities.

(b) The school performance report for a school site and a school district must include
school performance reporting information and calculate proficiency rates as required by the
most recently reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

new text begin (c) The school performance report must be written in plain language and in a format
accessible to persons with disabilities. The commissioner is encouraged to provide the
performance report in a non-English language spoken by a substantial number of students
and families at the school site and school district consistent with section 15.441, subdivision
2.
new text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end The commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end develop, annually update, and post on the department
website school performance reports consistent with paragraph (a) and section 120B.11.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end The commissioner must make available performance reports by the beginning of
each school year.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end A school or district may appeal its results in a form and manner determined by
the commissioner and consistent with federal law. The commissioner's decision to uphold
or deny an appeal is final.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end School performance data are nonpublic data under section 13.02, subdivision 9,
until the commissioner publicly releases the data. The commissioner shall annually post
school performance reports to the department's public website no later than September 1,
except that in years when the reports reflect new performance standards, the commissioner
shall post the school performance reports no later than October 1.

Sec. 2. new text beginSCHOOL PERFORMANCE REPORT TASK FORCE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Task force established; membership. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education
must appoint an advisory task force to advise the commissioner on how to improve the
accessibility and functionality of the school performance reports required under Minnesota
Statutes, section 120B.36. The advisory task force must include at least five members. At
least half of the task force must consist of parents or guardians of children participating or
enrolled in a prekindergarten program or students in grades kindergarten through grade 12.
The commissioner must, in appointing members of the task force, give preference to the
parents or guardians of students enrolled in a school that receives funds under Title I, Part
A, of the most recently reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The advisory task force must make recommendations to the
commissioner regarding third-party vendors, the development of the school reports, and
inclusion of information on school performance reports.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Governing rules. new text end

new text begin Meetings of the advisory task force are subject to Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 13D. The task force is otherwise subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
15.059, subdivision 6.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
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 commissioner of education for the fiscal years
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin School performance report. new text end

new text begin (a) For the development of school performance
reports in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.36, subdivision 1, paragraph
(d):
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 2020
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 0
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

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

new text begin (c) The commissioner of education must use funds under this subdivision to improve
the online reporting of school performance reports, including expanding accessibility to
persons with disabilities and non-English speakers. The commissioner of education may
contract with a third-party vendor to improve the school performance reports.
new text end