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SF 3638

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/27/2020 03:08pm

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; appropriating money for trauma-informed school incentive
aid.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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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 sum indicated in this section is
appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of education for the fiscal year
designated.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Trauma-informed school incentive aid. new text end

new text begin (a) For grants to fund trauma-informed
and systematic professional development for all staff who work with students, including all
principals and administrators, to support students with adverse childhood experiences, and
to promote restorative practices and nonexclusionary discipline in schools:
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new text begin $
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new text begin 2021
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new text begin (b) Eligible school sites will receive grant funds in the amount of $40 times the number
of pupils enrolled at the site on October 1 of the previous fiscal year.
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new text begin (c) The commissioner shall select schools to receive grant funds. Preference must be
given to schools within districts with large discipline disparities identified by the Department
of Human Rights.
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new text begin (d) Trauma-informed support program plans and allocation of grant funds must be
negotiated by the school district and the exclusive representative of the teachers. Plans to
implement trauma-informed support programs may include:
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new text begin (1) training in trauma-responsive practices;
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new text begin (2) training about adverse childhood experiences;
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new text begin (3) extra professional development days; or
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new text begin (4) other outreach to students or families who have experienced trauma or adverse
childhood experiences.
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new text begin (e) An assessment of the outcomes of the grant shall be made by the district and exclusive
representative. The assessment must include data on suspensions and expulsions, attendance,
and academic achievement and growth.
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new text begin (f) This is a onetime appropriation.
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