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SF 3068

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/13/2020 03:23pm

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; appropriating money for the Minnesota GreenStep
Schools program.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
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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.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Minnesota GreenStep Schools program. new text end

new text begin (a) For the Minnesota GreenStep
Schools program to challenge, educate, and provide free, voluntary programs to school
districts and charter schools in efforts to reduce environmental impacts and costs; improve
the health of students, staff, and community; and strengthen environmental education and
STEM career opportunities:
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 270,000
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new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
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new text begin (b) Of the amount in paragraph (a), $140,000 is for a grant to the Minnesota Design
Center at the University of Minnesota to lead the Minnesota GreenStep Schools program.
The center's responsibilities must include continuous improvement through research-based
best practices, coordination of public-private-nonprofit program operation and ongoing
development, and coordination of technical support, evaluation, and recognition for
participating schools.
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new text begin (c) Of the amount in paragraph (a), $130,000 is for the Department of Education. The
department's responsibilities must include administration of the program; integration of the
program with the department's existing work on academic standards, best practices, and
other programs; and training schools and districts to join and advance in the program.
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new text begin (d) The base in fiscal year 2022 is $270,000.
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