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SF 4331

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/17/2020 12:11pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying postsecondary enrollment options; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.09, subdivisions 11, 12; Minnesota Statutes
2019 Supplement, section 124D.09, subdivision 9.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 124D.09, subdivision 9, is
amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Enrollment priority.

(a) A postsecondary institution must give priority to its
postsecondary students when enrolling deleted text beginpupilsdeleted text endnew text begin studentsnew text end in grades 10, 11, and 12 in its courses.
A postsecondary institution may provide information about its programs to deleted text beginadeleted text end secondary
deleted text begin school or to a pupil or parent and it may advertise or otherwise recruit or solicit a secondary
pupil to enroll in its programs on educational and programmatic grounds only except,
notwithstanding other law to the contrary, and for the 2014-2015 through 2019-2020 school
years only, an eligible postsecondary institution may advertise or otherwise recruit or solicit
a secondary pupil residing in a school district with 700 students or more in grades 10, 11,
and 12, to enroll in its programs on educational, programmatic, or financial grounds
deleted text endnew text begin schools,
students, and parents
new text end.

(b) An institution must not enroll secondary deleted text beginpupilsdeleted text endnew text begin studentsnew text end, for postsecondary enrollment
options purposes, in remedial, developmental, or other courses that are not college level
except when a student eligible to participate and enrolled in the graduation incentives
program under section 124D.68 enrolls full time in a middle or early college program. A
middle or early college program must be specifically designed to allow the student to earn
dual high school and college credit with a well-defined pathway to allow the student to earn
a postsecondary degree or credential. In this case, the student must receive developmental
college credit and not college credit for completing remedial or developmental courses.

(c) Once a deleted text beginpupildeleted text endnew text begin studentnew text end has been enrolled in any postsecondary course under this section,
the deleted text beginpupildeleted text endnew text begin studentnew text end must not be displaced by another student.

(d) If a postsecondary institution enrolls a secondary school deleted text beginpupildeleted text endnew text begin studentnew text end in a course
under this section, the postsecondary institution also must enroll in the same course an
otherwise enrolled and qualified postsecondary student who qualifies as a veteran under
section 197.447, and demonstrates to the postsecondary institution's satisfaction that the
institution's established enrollment timelines were not practicable for that student.

(e) A postsecondary institution must allow secondary deleted text beginpupilsdeleted text endnew text begin studentsnew text end to enroll in online
courses under this section consistent with the institution's policy regarding postsecondary
deleted text begin pupildeleted text endnew text begin studentnew text end enrollment in online courses.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.09, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Participation in high school activities.

Enrolling in a course under this section
shall not, by itself, prohibit a pupil from new text beginearning academic recognition or new text endparticipating in
activitiesnew text begin, leadership roles, or national organizationsnew text end sponsored by the pupil's high school.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.09, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Credits; grade point average weighting policy.

(a) A pupil must not audit
a course under this section.

(b) A district shall grant academic credit to a pupil enrolled in a course for secondary
credit if the pupil successfully completes the course. Seven quarter or four semester college
credits equal at least one full year of high school credit. Fewer college credits may be
prorated. A district must also grant academic credit to a pupil enrolled in a course for
postsecondary credit if secondary credit is requested by a pupil. If no comparable course is
offered by the district, the district must, as soon as possible, notify the commissioner, who
shall determine the number of credits that shall be granted to a pupil who successfully
completes a course. If a comparable course is offered by the district, the school board shall
grant a comparable number of credits to the pupil. If there is a dispute between the district
and the pupil regarding the number of credits granted for a particular course, the pupil may
appeal the board's decision to the commissioner. The commissioner's decision regarding
the number of credits shall be final.

(c) A school board must adopt a policy regarding weighted grade point averages for any
high school or dual enrollment course. The policy must state whether the district offers
weighted grades. new text beginFor comparable courses earned from the same postsecondary institution,
a school district must adopt equal grade point policies for concurrent enrollment courses
and other postsecondary enrollment option courses.
new text endA school board must annually publish
on its website a list of courses for which a student may earn a weighted grade.

(d) The secondary credits granted to a pupil must be counted toward the graduation
requirements and subject area requirements of the district. Evidence of successful completion
of each course and secondary credits granted must be included in the pupil's secondary
school record. A pupil shall provide the school with a copy of the pupil's grade in each
course taken for secondary credit under this section. Upon the request of a pupil, the pupil's
secondary school record must also include evidence of successful completion and credits
granted for a course taken for postsecondary credit. In either case, the record must indicate
that the credits were earned at a postsecondary institution.

(e) If a pupil enrolls in a postsecondary institution after leaving secondary school, the
postsecondary institution must award postsecondary credit for any course successfully
completed for secondary credit at that institution. Other postsecondary institutions may
award, after a pupil leaves secondary school, postsecondary credit for any courses
successfully completed under this section. An institution may not charge a pupil for the
award of credit.

(f) The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the
Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota must, and private nonprofit and proprietary
postsecondary institutions should, award postsecondary credit for any successfully completed
courses in a program certified by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships
offered according to an agreement under subdivision 10. Consistent with section 135A.101,
subdivision 3
, all MnSCU institutions must give full credit to a secondary pupil who
completes for postsecondary credit a postsecondary course or program that is part or all of
a goal area or a transfer curriculum at a MnSCU institution when the pupil enrolls in a
MnSCU institution after leaving secondary school. Once one MnSCU institution certifies
as completed a secondary student's postsecondary course or program that is part or all of a
goal area or a transfer curriculum, every MnSCU institution must consider the student's
course or program for that goal area or the transfer curriculum as completed.