Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

HF 363

1st Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 04/02/2013 03:09pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/04/2013
1st Engrossment Posted on 04/02/2013

Current Version - 1st Engrossment

Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4
1.5 1.6
1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16
2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25

A bill for an act
relating to education; establishing a student services personnel team staffing
grant; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginTITLE.
new text end

new text begin This act may be cited as the "Student Services Personnel Team Assurance Act."
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginSTUDENT SERVICES PERSONNEL TEAM STAFFING GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Grant program established. new text end

new text begin A grant program is established to assist
school districts with caseloads above the established and recognized recommendations
or guidelines of the student service personnel professions in licensed school counseling,
school psychology, school nursing, school social work, and chemical dependency
counseling. Grants must be used to create or maintain student service personnel teams
to address the academic, career, personal, social, and early-onset mental health needs of
the students within that district.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin "Student services personnel team" means a licensed school
counselor, school psychologist, school nurse, school social worker, and chemical
dependency counselor licensed by the Board of Teaching to provide such services.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education shall develop the form
and method for applying for the grants. The commissioner shall develop criteria for
determining the allocation of the grants. This criteria must include priority funding
directed to school districts in which student service personnel teams either (1) do not exist,
(2) need missing or additional positions of a specific student service personnel team to
complete the team, (3) are not normally funded or reimbursed by other sources, or (4) have
caseloads among specific team members in excess of 50 percent of the established and
recognized recommendations or guidelines of the profession.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Grant awards. new text end

new text begin To qualify for a grant, each student services personnel
team member must serve within the scope and practice of the established and recognized
capacity of their respective professions and as defined by the Board of Teaching. Grants
for the student services personnel team shall be used to lower the caseloads for specific
team member areas in order to more effectively provide direct services to kindergarten
through grade 12 students. Grant funding under this section must be matched by new
funding for the student services personnel team from the school district. The school
district must provide the additional funding for a two-year period or repay the grant to the
Department of Education.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Reports. new text end

new text begin School districts that receive grant funds shall report to the
commissioner of education no later than July 31 of each year regarding the impact of the
student services personnel team on the academic, career, personal, social, and early-onset
mental health needs of the students served by the team during the previous academic year.
The Department of Education shall develop the criteria necessary for the reports.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

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.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Student services grants. new text end

new text begin For student services personnel team staffing
grants under section 2:
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 20,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2014
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 20,000,000
new text end
new text begin .....
new text end
new text begin 2015
new text end

new text begin Any balance in the first year does not cancel, but is available in the second year.
new text end