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SF 2710

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/27/2019 03:27pm

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; modifying board requirements for the Minnesota State
Academies; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 125A.62, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 125A.62, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Governance.

The board of the Minnesota State Academies deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end
govern the State Academy for the Deaf and the State Academy for the Blind. The board
must promote academic standards based on high expectation and an assessment system to
measure academic performance toward the achievement of those standards. The board must
focus on the academies' needs as a whole and deleted text beginnot prefer one school over the otherdeleted text endnew text begin must
support deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and visually impaired students statewide
new text end. The board
of the Minnesota State Academies deleted text beginshall consistdeleted text endnew text begin consistsnew text end of deleted text beginnine personsdeleted text endnew text begin 13 membersnew text end. The
members of the board deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent
of the senate. new text beginAt least new text endone member must be new text beginappointed new text endfrom deleted text beginthe seven-county metropolitan
area, one member must be from greater Minnesota, and one member may be appointed
at-large
deleted text endnew text begin each congressional districtnew text end. The board must be composed of:

(1) one present or former superintendent of an independent school district;

(2) one present or former special education director;

(3) the deleted text begincommissioner of education or the commissioner's designeedeleted text endnew text begin Minnesota Department
of Education specialist for blind and visually impaired students and the department specialist
for deaf and hard of hearing students
new text end;

(4) deleted text beginone memberdeleted text endnew text begin three membersnew text end of the blind new text beginor visually impaired new text endcommunity;

(5) deleted text beginone memberdeleted text endnew text begin four membersnew text end of the deaf new text beginor hard of hearing new text endcommunity;

deleted text begin (6) two members of the general public with business, administrative, or financial
expertise;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end one deleted text beginnonvoting,deleted text end unpaid ex officio member appointed by the site council for the
State Academy for the Deaf; and

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end one deleted text beginnonvoting,deleted text end unpaid ex officio member appointed by the site council for the
State Academy for the Blind.