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HF 393

1st Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/21/2013 08:33am

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 02/06/2013
1st Engrossment Posted on 03/04/2013

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; authorizing compensatory revenue to be spent
on early education efforts, including parental outreach; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2012, section 126C.15, subdivisions 1, 2.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.15, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Use of revenue.

The basic skills revenue under section 126C.10,
subdivision 4
, must be reserved and used to meet the educational needs of pupils who
enroll under-prepared to learn and whose progress toward meeting state or local content
or performance standards is below the level that is appropriate for learners of their age.
new text beginBasic skills revenue may also be used for programs designed to prepare children and their
families for entry into school whether the student first enrolls in kindergarten or first grade.
new text endAny of the following may be provided to meet these learners' needs:

(1) direct instructional services under the assurance of mastery program according
to section 124D.66;

(2) remedial instruction in reading, language arts, mathematics, other content areas,
or study skills to improve the achievement level of these learners;

(3) additional teachers and teacher aides to provide more individualized instruction
to these learners through individual tutoring, lower instructor-to-learner ratios, or team

(4) a longer school day or week during the regular school year or through a summer
program that may be offered directly by the site or under a performance-based contract
with a community-based organization;

(5) comprehensive and ongoing staff development consistent with district and site
plans according to section 122A.60, for teachers, teacher aides, principals, and other
personnel to improve their ability to identify the needs of these learners and provide
appropriate remediation, intervention, accommodations, or modifications;

(6) instructional materials, digital learning, and technology appropriate for meeting
the individual needs of these learners;

(7) programs to reduce truancy, encourage completion of high school, enhance
self-concept, provide health services, provide nutrition services, provide a safe and secure
learning environment, provide coordination for pupils receiving services from other
governmental agencies, provide psychological services to determine the level of social,
emotional, cognitive, and intellectual development, and provide counseling services,
guidance services, and social work services;

(8) bilingual programs, bicultural programs, and programs for English learners;

(9) all day kindergarten;

(10) new text beginearly education programs, parent-training programs, school readiness programs,
kindergarten programs for four-year-olds, voluntary home visits under section 124D.13,
subdivision 4, and other outreach efforts designed to prepare children for kindergarten;
new text end

new text begin (11) new text endextended school day and extended school year programs; and

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end substantial parent involvement in developing and implementing remedial
education or intervention plans for a learner, including learning contracts between the
school, the learner, and the parent that establish achievement goals and responsibilities of
the learner and the learner's parent or guardian.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2014
and later.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.15, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Building allocation.

(a) A district or cooperative must allocate its
compensatory revenue to each school building in the district or cooperative where
the children who have generated the revenue are served unless the school district or
cooperative has received permission under Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 5,
article 1, section 50, to allocate compensatory revenue according to student performance
measures developed by the school board.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a district or cooperative may allocate up to
five percent of the amount of compensatory revenue that the district receives to school
sites according to a plan adopted by the school boardnew text begin, and a district or cooperative may
allocate up to an additional five percent of its compensatory revenue for activities under
subdivision 1, clause (10), according to a plan adopted by the school board
new text end. The money
reallocated under this paragraph must be spent for the purposes listed in subdivision 1, but
may be spent on students in any grade, including students attending school readiness or
other prekindergarten programs.

(c) For the purposes of this section and section 126C.05, subdivision 3, "building"
means education site as defined in section 123B.04, subdivision 1.

(d) Notwithstanding section 123A.26, subdivision 1, compensatory revenue
generated by students served at a cooperative unit shall be paid to the cooperative unit.

(e) A district or cooperative with school building openings, school building
closings, changes in attendance area boundaries, or other changes in programs or student
demographics between the prior year and the current year may reallocate compensatory
revenue among sites to reflect these changes. A district or cooperative must report to the
department any adjustments it makes according to this paragraph and the department must
use the adjusted compensatory revenue allocations in preparing the report required under
section 123B.76, subdivision 3, paragraph (c).

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2014
and later.
new text end