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SF 3340

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/20/2020 02:47pm

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; authorizing a grant for Independent School District
No. 271, Bloomington, for an integrated special education information system;
appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginINTEGRATED SPECIAL EDUCATION INFORMATION SYSTEM
PILOT GRANT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Pilot project purpose. new text end

new text begin The purpose of the integrated special education
information system pilot project is to develop and implement a more efficient special
education information system that provides accurate and measurable data to achieve better
results for students and school staff.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin System components. new text end

new text begin The integrated special education information system
developed under this section must contain all of the individualized education program
information for each student, integrate third-party billing information, reduce staff time
necessary to prepare and input data, eliminate duplicate entries of the same information,
improve the availability of special education information, increase the reliability of special
education data, and automate reporting for students, school staff, and the state.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Replicability. new text end

new text begin The system designed under this section must be replicable by
other school districts and charter schools. By January 15, 2023, Independent School District
No. 271, Bloomington, must make the design of the special education information system
developed under this section available to the commissioner of education and, as requested,
to other school districts and charter schools interested in pursuing a similar system.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By January 15 of each year, Independent School District No. 271,
Bloomington, must prepare and submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members
of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over K-12 education documenting the progress
of developing the integrated special education information system, detailing the grant
expenditures, listing the cost savings to the school district of the information system,
cataloguing the time savings to the district's special education staff, and assessing the reaction
to the system by school staff, students, and parents.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; INTEGRATED SPECIAL EDUCATION
INFORMATION SYSTEM PILOT.
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 for the fiscal year
designated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Integrated special education information system. new text end

new text begin (a) For a grant to
Independent School District No. 271, Bloomington, for a pilot project to create an integrated
special education information system according to section 1:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 8,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

new text begin (b) This appropriation does not cancel but is available until June 30, 2023.
new text end