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SF 3637

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/27/2020 03:07pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education; establishing a short-call substitute teacher pilot program;
requiring a report.

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

Section 1. new text beginSHORT-CALL SUBSTITUTE TEACHER PILOT PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin (a) The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board must approve a request
from a school district or charter school to issue a short-call substitute teacher license to a
candidate if the district or charter school submits an application affirming evidence that:
new text end

new text begin (1) the candidate has the necessary skills and knowledge to work as a short-call substitute
teacher;
new text end

new text begin (2) the candidate has an associate's degree, a professional certification, or five years of
relevant work experience;
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new text begin (3) the district or charter school has consulted with the exclusive representative, if any,
of teachers in the district or charter school regarding the issuance of a short-call substitute
teacher license under this section;
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new text begin (4) the district or charter school has conducted a criminal background check on the
candidate under Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.03; and
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new text begin (5) in the previous school year, the district or charter school was unable to hire enough
licensed short-call substitute teachers.
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new text begin (b) The board must approve the application within 30 days. The board may revoke a
license issued under this section upon finding that a candidate did not meet one or more
requirements in paragraph (a), or based on the results of a background check under Minnesota
Statutes, section 122A.18, subdivision 8.
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new text begin (c) A short-call substitute teacher license issued under this section is limited to the district
or charter school that requested the license.
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new text begin (d) A short-call substitute teacher license issued under this section has a term of two
years and is not renewable unless the candidate meets the requirements of Minnesota Rules,
part 8710.0325.
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new text begin (e) The board must report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
committees having jurisdiction over education policy on the number of districts that requested
short-call substitute teacher licenses under this section, the number of candidates who
received licenses, the number of licenses revoked, and recommendations for rule or statutory
changes to address the shortage of licensed short-call substitute teachers. The board must
submit the report by January 10, 2023, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 3.195.
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new text begin (f) The board's authority to issue licenses under this section expires June 30, 2023.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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