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Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

SF 1495

2nd Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 09/15/2015 01:08pm

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

Current Version - 2nd 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 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33
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 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13
3.14
3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.34 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13
4.14 4.15
4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11
5.12 5.13
5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 5.34 5.35 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20
6.21 6.22
6.23 6.24
6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 6.33 6.34
7.1
7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11
7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 7.33 7.34 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12
8.13
8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 8.33 8.34 8.35 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4
9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34 9.35 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 10.32 10.33 10.34
10.35
11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26
11.27 11.28
11.29 11.30 11.31 11.32 11.33 11.34 11.35 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 12.16 12.17 12.18 12.19
12.20 12.21
12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29 12.30 12.31 12.32 12.33 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8
13.9 13.10
13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 13.33 13.34 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19 14.20 14.21 14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25 14.26
14.27 14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 14.32 14.33 14.34 14.35 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29 15.30 15.31 15.32 15.33 15.34 15.35 15.36 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 16.33 16.34 16.35 16.36 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 17.32 17.33 17.34 17.35 17.36 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 18.33 18.34 18.35 18.36 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 19.33 19.34 19.35 19.36 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28 20.29 20.30 20.31 20.32 20.33 20.34 20.35
21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12 21.13 21.14 21.15 21.16 21.17 21.18 21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29 21.30 21.31 21.32 21.33 21.34 21.35 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22 22.23 22.24 22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28 22.29 22.30 22.31 22.32 22.33 22.34 22.35 22.36 23.1 23.2
23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9 23.10 23.11
23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25 23.26 23.27 23.28 23.29 23.30 23.31 23.32 23.33 23.34 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18
24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22 24.23 24.24 24.25 24.26 24.27 24.28
24.29 24.30 24.31 24.32 24.33 24.34 25.1 25.2
25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 25.9 25.10 25.11 25.12
25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16
25.17 25.18 25.19 25.20 25.21 25.22 25.23 25.24 25.25 25.26 25.27 25.28 25.29 25.30 25.31 25.32 25.33 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21 26.22 26.23 26.24 26.25 26.26 26.27 26.28 26.29 26.30 26.31 26.32 26.33 26.34 26.35 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.8 27.9 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15 27.16 27.17 27.18 27.19 27.20 27.21 27.22 27.23 27.24 27.25 27.26 27.27 27.28 27.29 27.30 27.31 27.32 27.33 27.34 27.35 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 28.8 28.9 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20 28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24 28.25 28.26 28.27 28.28 28.29 28.30 28.31 28.32
28.33 28.34 28.35 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9
29.10
29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16 29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 29.22 29.23 29.24 29.25 29.26 29.27 29.28 29.29 29.30 29.31 29.32 29.33 29.34 29.35 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7 30.8 30.9 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13 30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17 30.18 30.19 30.20 30.21 30.22 30.23 30.24 30.25 30.26 30.27 30.28 30.29 30.30 30.31 30.32 30.33 30.34 30.35 30.36 31.1 31.2
31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6 31.7 31.8
31.9 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 31.31 31.32 31.33 31.34 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 32.9 32.10 32.11 32.12 32.13 32.14 32.15 32.16
32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22 32.23 32.24 32.25 32.26 32.27 32.28 32.29 32.30 32.31 32.32 32.33 32.34 32.35 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4
33.5 33.6
33.7 33.8 33.9 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17 33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26 33.27 33.28 33.29 33.30 33.31 33.32 33.33 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 34.32 34.33 34.34 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8 35.9 35.10 35.11 35.12 35.13 35.14 35.15 35.16 35.17 35.18 35.19 35.20 35.21 35.22 35.23
35.24
35.25 35.26 35.27 35.28 35.29 35.30 35.31 35.32 35.33 35.34 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15
36.16
36.17 36.18 36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22 36.23 36.24
36.25 36.26 36.27 36.28 36.29 36.30 36.31 36.32 36.33
37.1 37.2
37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30 37.31 37.32 37.33 37.34 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16 38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28 38.29 38.30 38.31 38.32 38.33 38.34 38.35 38.36 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14
39.15 39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 39.30 39.31 39.32 39.33 39.34 39.35 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10 40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18 40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23 40.24 40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 40.31 40.32 40.33 40.34 40.35 40.36 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7 41.8 41.9 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23 41.24
41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 41.30 41.31 41.32 41.33 41.34 41.35 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4
42.5 42.6
42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24
42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30 42.31 42.32 42.33 42.34 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14
43.15 43.16 43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20 43.21 43.22 43.23 43.24 43.25 43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32 43.33 43.34 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5
44.6 44.7 44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22 44.23 44.24 44.25 44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 44.31 44.32 44.33 44.34 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9 45.10 45.11 45.12 45.13 45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21 45.22 45.23 45.24 45.25 45.26 45.27 45.28 45.29 45.30 45.31 45.32 45.33 45.34 45.35 45.36 46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6 46.7 46.8 46.9 46.10 46.11 46.12 46.13 46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17 46.18 46.19 46.20 46.21 46.22 46.23 46.24 46.25 46.26 46.27 46.28 46.29 46.30 46.31 46.32 46.33 46.34 46.35 46.36 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6 47.7 47.8 47.9 47.10 47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15 47.16 47.17 47.18 47.19 47.20
47.21 47.22 47.23 47.24 47.25 47.26 47.27 47.28 47.29 47.30 47.31 47.32 47.33 47.34 47.35 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 48.11 48.12 48.13 48.14 48.15 48.16 48.17 48.18 48.19 48.20 48.21 48.22 48.23 48.24 48.25 48.26 48.27 48.28 48.29 48.30 48.31 48.32 48.33 48.34 48.35 48.36 49.1 49.2 49.3 49.4 49.5 49.6 49.7 49.8 49.9 49.10 49.11 49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17 49.18 49.19 49.20 49.21 49.22 49.23 49.24 49.25 49.26 49.27 49.28 49.29 49.30 49.31 49.32 49.33 49.34 49.35 49.36 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5 50.6 50.7 50.8 50.9 50.10 50.11 50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16 50.17 50.18 50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23 50.24 50.25 50.26 50.27 50.28 50.29 50.30 50.31 50.32 50.33 50.34 50.35 50.36 51.1 51.2 51.3
51.4 51.5 51.6 51.7 51.8 51.9 51.10 51.11 51.12 51.13 51.14 51.15 51.16 51.17 51.18 51.19 51.20 51.21 51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26 51.27 51.28 51.29 51.30 51.31 51.32 51.33 51.34 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11 52.12 52.13 52.14 52.15 52.16 52.17 52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23 52.24 52.25 52.26 52.27 52.28 52.29 52.30 52.31 52.32 52.33 52.34 52.35 52.36 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5
53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24 53.25 53.26 53.27 53.28 53.29 53.30 53.31 53.32 53.33 53.34 53.35 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 54.10 54.11 54.12 54.13 54.14 54.15 54.16 54.17 54.18 54.19 54.20 54.21 54.22 54.23 54.24 54.25 54.26 54.27 54.28 54.29 54.30
54.31 54.32 54.33 54.34 54.35 55.1 55.2 55.3 55.4 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.8 55.9 55.10 55.11 55.12 55.13 55.14 55.15 55.16 55.17 55.18 55.19 55.20 55.21 55.22 55.23 55.24 55.25 55.26 55.27 55.28 55.29 55.30 55.31 55.32 55.33 55.34 55.35 55.36 56.1 56.2 56.3 56.4 56.5 56.6 56.7 56.8 56.9 56.10 56.11 56.12 56.13 56.14 56.15 56.16
56.17 56.18
56.19 56.20 56.21 56.22
56.23
56.24 56.25 56.26 56.27 56.28 56.29 56.30 56.31 56.32 56.33 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.4
57.5 57.6 57.7 57.8 57.9 57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13 57.14 57.15 57.16 57.17 57.18
57.19 57.20 57.21 57.22 57.23 57.24
57.25 57.26 57.27 57.28 57.29 57.30 57.31
57.32 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8 58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14
58.15 58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20
58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25 58.26 58.27
58.28 58.29 58.30 58.31 58.32 58.33 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4
59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10
59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16
59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21
59.22 59.23 59.24 59.25 59.26 59.27 59.28 59.29 59.30 59.31 59.32 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 60.5 60.6 60.7 60.8 60.9 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14 60.15
60.16 60.17 60.18 60.19 60.20 60.21 60.22 60.23 60.24 60.25 60.26
60.27 60.28 60.29 60.30 60.31 60.32 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 61.6 61.7 61.8 61.9 61.10
61.11 61.12 61.13 61.14 61.15
61.16 61.17 61.18 61.19 61.20 61.21 61.22
61.23 61.24 61.25 61.26 61.27 61.28 61.29 61.30
62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.10 62.11 62.12 62.13 62.14 62.15
62.16 62.17 62.18 62.19 62.20 62.21 62.22 62.23 62.24 62.25 62.26 62.27 62.28 62.29 62.30 62.31 62.32 62.33 62.34 62.35 63.1 63.2 63.3 63.4 63.5 63.6 63.7 63.8 63.9 63.10 63.11 63.12 63.13 63.14 63.15 63.16 63.17 63.18 63.19 63.20 63.21 63.22 63.23 63.24 63.25
63.26 63.27 63.28 63.29 63.30 63.31 63.32 63.33 63.34 63.35 64.1 64.2
64.3 64.4 64.5 64.6 64.7 64.8 64.9
64.10 64.11 64.12 64.13 64.14 64.15 64.16 64.17 64.18 64.19 64.20 64.21 64.22 64.23 64.24 64.25 64.26 64.27 64.28 64.29 64.30 64.31 64.32 64.33 64.34 65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6 65.7 65.8 65.9 65.10
65.11 65.12 65.13 65.14 65.15 65.16 65.17 65.18 65.19 65.20 65.21 65.22 65.23 65.24 65.25 65.26 65.27 65.28 65.29 65.30 65.31
65.32
66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 66.6 66.7 66.8 66.9 66.10 66.11 66.12 66.13
66.14 66.15 66.16 66.17 66.18 66.19 66.20 66.21 66.22 66.23 66.24 66.25 66.26 66.27 66.28 66.29 66.30 66.31 66.32 66.33 66.34 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7 67.8 67.9 67.10 67.11 67.12 67.13 67.14 67.15 67.16 67.17 67.18 67.19 67.20
67.21
67.22 67.23 67.24 67.25 67.26 67.27 67.28 67.29 67.30 67.31 67.32 67.33 67.34 68.1 68.2 68.3
68.4
68.5 68.6 68.7 68.8
68.9
68.10 68.11 68.12 68.13 68.14 68.15 68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19 68.20 68.21 68.22 68.23
68.24
68.25 68.26 68.27 68.28 68.29 68.30 68.31 68.32 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7
69.8 69.9 69.10 69.11 69.12 69.13 69.14 69.15 69.16 69.17 69.18 69.19
69.20 69.21 69.22 69.23 69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27 69.28
69.29 69.30 69.31 69.32
70.1 70.2
70.3 70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7 70.8 70.9 70.10 70.11 70.12 70.13 70.14 70.15 70.16 70.17 70.18 70.19 70.20 70.21 70.22
70.23 70.24 70.25 70.26
70.27 70.28 70.29 70.30 70.31 70.32
71.1 71.2 71.3 71.4 71.5 71.6 71.7 71.8
71.9 71.10 71.11 71.12 71.13 71.14 71.15 71.16 71.17 71.18 71.19 71.20 71.21 71.22 71.23 71.24 71.25
71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29 71.30 71.31 71.32 71.33 72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 72.5 72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9 72.10 72.11 72.12 72.13 72.14 72.15 72.16 72.17 72.18 72.19 72.20 72.21 72.22 72.23 72.24 72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28 72.29 72.30 72.31 72.32
72.33 72.34 73.1 73.2 73.3
73.4 73.5 73.6 73.7 73.8 73.9 73.10 73.11 73.12 73.13 73.14 73.15 73.16 73.17 73.18 73.19 73.20 73.21 73.22 73.23 73.24 73.25 73.26 73.27 73.28 73.29 73.30 73.31 73.32 73.33 73.34 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7 74.8 74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12 74.13 74.14
74.15 74.16 74.17 74.18 74.19 74.20 74.21 74.22 74.23 74.24 74.25 74.26 74.27 74.28 74.29 74.30 74.31 74.32 74.33 74.34 75.1 75.2 75.3 75.4 75.5 75.6 75.7 75.8 75.9 75.10 75.11 75.12 75.13 75.14 75.15 75.16
75.17 75.18 75.19 75.20 75.21 75.22 75.23 75.24 75.25 75.26 75.27 75.28 75.29 75.30 75.31 75.32 75.33 75.34 75.35 76.1 76.2 76.3 76.4 76.5 76.6 76.7 76.8 76.9 76.10 76.11
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88.23 88.24 88.25 88.26 88.27 88.28 88.29 88.30 88.31 88.32 88.33 88.34 88.35 89.1 89.2 89.3 89.4 89.5 89.6 89.7 89.8 89.9 89.10 89.11 89.12 89.13 89.14 89.15 89.16 89.17 89.18 89.19 89.20 89.21 89.22 89.23 89.24 89.25 89.26 89.27 89.28 89.29 89.30 89.31 89.32 89.33
89.34 90.1 90.2 90.3 90.4 90.5 90.6 90.7 90.8
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90.32 91.1 91.2 91.3 91.4 91.5 91.6 91.7 91.8 91.9 91.10 91.11 91.12 91.13 91.14 91.15 91.16 91.17 91.18 91.19 91.20 91.21 91.22 91.23 91.24 91.25 91.26 91.27 91.28 91.29 91.30 91.31 91.32 91.33
91.34 92.1 92.2 92.3 92.4 92.5 92.6 92.7 92.8 92.9 92.10 92.11 92.12 92.13 92.14 92.15 92.16 92.17 92.18 92.19 92.20 92.21 92.22 92.23 92.24 92.25 92.26 92.27 92.28 92.29 92.30 92.31 92.32 92.33 92.34 92.35 93.1 93.2 93.3 93.4 93.5 93.6 93.7 93.8 93.9
93.10
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96.4 96.5 96.6 96.7 96.8 96.9 96.10 96.11 96.12 96.13 96.14 96.15 96.16 96.17 96.18 96.19 96.20 96.21 96.22 96.23 96.24 96.25 96.26 96.27 96.28 96.29 96.30 96.31 96.32 96.33 96.34 96.35 97.1 97.2 97.3 97.4 97.5 97.6 97.7 97.8 97.9
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97.33
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98.7 98.8 98.9 98.10 98.11 98.12 98.13
98.14 98.15
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99.8 99.9 99.10 99.11 99.12 99.13 99.14 99.15 99.16 99.17 99.18 99.19 99.20 99.21 99.22 99.23 99.24 99.25 99.26 99.27 99.28 99.29
99.30 99.31 99.32 99.33 100.1 100.2 100.3 100.4 100.5 100.6 100.7 100.8 100.9 100.10 100.11 100.12 100.13 100.14
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100.32 100.33 100.34 101.1 101.2 101.3 101.4 101.5
101.6 101.7 101.8 101.9 101.10 101.11 101.12 101.13
101.14 101.15 101.16 101.17 101.18 101.19 101.20 101.21 101.22 101.23 101.24 101.25 101.26 101.27
101.28 101.29 101.30 101.31 101.32 101.33 102.1 102.2 102.3
102.4 102.5 102.6 102.7 102.8 102.9
102.10 102.11 102.12 102.13 102.14 102.15 102.16 102.17 102.18 102.19 102.20 102.21 102.22 102.23 102.24 102.25 102.26 102.27 102.28 102.29 102.30 102.31 102.32 102.33 102.34 103.1 103.2 103.3 103.4
103.5 103.6
103.7 103.8 103.9 103.10 103.11 103.12 103.13 103.14 103.15 103.16 103.17 103.18 103.19 103.20 103.21 103.22 103.23 103.24 103.25 103.26 103.27 103.28 103.29
103.30 103.31 103.32 104.1 104.2 104.3 104.4 104.5 104.6 104.7 104.8 104.9 104.10 104.11 104.12 104.13 104.14 104.15 104.16 104.17 104.18 104.19 104.20 104.21 104.22 104.23 104.24 104.25 104.26 104.27 104.28 104.29 104.30 104.31 104.32 104.33 104.34 104.35 104.36 105.1 105.2 105.3 105.4 105.5 105.6 105.7 105.8 105.9 105.10 105.11 105.12 105.13 105.14 105.15 105.16 105.17 105.18 105.19 105.20 105.21 105.22 105.23 105.24 105.25 105.26 105.27 105.28 105.29 105.30 105.31 105.32 105.33 105.34 105.35 106.1 106.2 106.3 106.4 106.5 106.6 106.7 106.8 106.9 106.10 106.11 106.12 106.13 106.14 106.15 106.16 106.17 106.18 106.19 106.20 106.21 106.22 106.23 106.24 106.25 106.26 106.27 106.28 106.29 106.30 106.31 106.32 106.33 106.34 106.35 106.36 107.1 107.2 107.3 107.4 107.5 107.6 107.7 107.8 107.9 107.10 107.11 107.12
107.13 107.14 107.15 107.16 107.17 107.18 107.19 107.20 107.21 107.22 107.23 107.24 107.25 107.26 107.27 107.28 107.29 107.30 107.31 107.32 107.33 107.34 107.35 108.1 108.2 108.3 108.4 108.5 108.6 108.7 108.8 108.9 108.10 108.11 108.12 108.13 108.14 108.15 108.16 108.17 108.18 108.19 108.20 108.21 108.22 108.23 108.24 108.25 108.26 108.27 108.28 108.29 108.30 108.31 108.32 108.33 108.34 108.35 108.36 109.1 109.2 109.3 109.4 109.5 109.6 109.7 109.8 109.9 109.10 109.11 109.12 109.13 109.14 109.15 109.16 109.17 109.18 109.19 109.20 109.21 109.22 109.23 109.24 109.25 109.26 109.27 109.28 109.29 109.30 109.31 109.32 109.33 109.34 109.35 109.36 110.1 110.2 110.3 110.4 110.5 110.6 110.7 110.8 110.9 110.10 110.11 110.12 110.13 110.14 110.15 110.16 110.17 110.18 110.19 110.20 110.21 110.22 110.23 110.24 110.25 110.26 110.27 110.28 110.29 110.30 110.31 110.32 110.33 110.34 110.35
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114.26 114.27 114.28 114.29 114.30 114.31 114.32 114.33 114.34 114.35 115.1 115.2 115.3 115.4 115.5 115.6 115.7 115.8 115.9 115.10 115.11 115.12 115.13 115.14 115.15 115.16 115.17 115.18 115.19 115.20 115.21 115.22 115.23 115.24 115.25 115.26 115.27 115.28 115.29 115.30 115.31 115.32 115.33 115.34 115.35 115.36 115.37 115.38 115.39 115.40 115.41 115.42 115.43 115.44 116.1 116.2 116.3 116.4 116.5 116.6 116.7 116.8 116.9 116.10 116.11 116.12 116.13 116.14 116.15 116.16 116.17 116.18 116.19 116.20 116.21 116.22 116.23 116.24 116.25 116.26 116.27 116.28 116.29 116.30 116.31 116.32 116.33 116.34 116.35 116.36 116.37 116.38 116.39 116.40 116.41 116.42 116.43 116.44 117.1 117.2 117.3 117.4 117.5 117.6 117.7 117.8 117.9 117.10 117.11 117.12 117.13 117.14 117.15 117.16 117.17 117.18 117.19 117.20 117.21 117.22 117.23 117.24 117.25 117.26 117.27 117.28 117.29

A bill for an act
relating to education; providing for policy for early childhood and kindergarten
through grade 12 education, including general education, education excellence,
special education, facilities and technology, early childhood education, libraries,
and state agencies;amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 13.32,
subdivision 5; 120A.41; 120B.021, subdivision 4; 120B.022, subdivisions 1a,
1b; 120B.024, subdivision 2; 120B.11, subdivision 2; 120B.12, subdivisions
2, 4a; 120B.125; 120B.30, subdivisions 1, 1a, 3, 4, by adding subdivisions;
120B.31, subdivision 2; 121A.46, by adding subdivisions; 121A.53, subdivision
1; 121A.575; 121A.61, subdivision 3; 121A.67, by adding a subdivision;
122A.09, subdivision 4; 122A.14, subdivision 3; 122A.18, subdivision 2, by
adding a subdivision; 122A.20, subdivision 1; 122A.21, subdivision 2; 122A.23;
122A.245, subdivisions 1, 7; 122A.30; 122A.31, subdivisions 1, 2; 122A.40,
subdivision 8; 122A.41, subdivision 5; 122A.414, subdivision 3; 122A.60,
subdivision 4; 122A.69; 123A.24, subdivision 1; 123B.77, subdivision 3;
123B.88, subdivision 1; 124D.09, subdivisions 5, 5a, 9; 124D.10, subdivisions 1,
3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, by adding a subdivision; 124D.11, subdivision 9; 124D.121;
124D.122; 124D.126, subdivision 1; 124D.127; 124D.128, subdivision 1;
124D.165, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, by adding subdivisions; 124D.72; 124D.73,
subdivisions 3, 4, by adding a subdivision; 124D.74, subdivisions 1, 6;
124D.75, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 9; 124D.76; 124D.78; 124D.79, subdivisions 1,
2; 124D.791, subdivision 4; 124D.98; 125A.01; 125A.023, subdivisions 3, 4;
125A.027; 125A.08; 125A.085; 125A.21; 125A.28; 125A.63, subdivisions 2, 3,
4, 5; 125A.75, subdivision 9; 125A.76, subdivisions 1, 2c; 125B.26, subdivision
2; 126C.10, subdivision 13a; 126C.13, subdivisions 3a, 4; 126C.15, subdivision
1; 126C.17, subdivisions 1, 2; 126C.48, subdivision 8; 127A.05, subdivision
6, by adding a subdivision; 127A.353, subdivision 2; 127A.49, subdivision
1; 127A.70, subdivision 1; Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 16, section 15;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 120B; 125A;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 120B.128; 120B.35, subdivision
5; 125A.63, subdivision 1; 126C.12, subdivision 6; 126C.41, subdivision 1;
Minnesota Rules, part 3500.1000.

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

ARTICLE 1

GENERAL EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.10, subdivision 13a, is amended to
read:


Subd. 13a.

Operating capital levy.

To obtain operating capital revenue for fiscal
year 2015 and later, a district may levy an amount not more than the product of its
operating capital revenue for the fiscal year times the lesser of one or the ratio of its
adjusted net tax capacity per adjusted deleted text beginmarginal costdeleted text end pupil unit to the operating capital
equalizing factor. The operating capital equalizing factor equals $14,500.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment for
fiscal year 2015 and later.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.13, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Student achievement rate.

The commissioner must establish the student
achievement rate by deleted text beginJuly 1deleted text endnew text begin September 30new text end of each year for levies payable in the following
year. The student achievement rate must be a rate, rounded up to the nearest hundredth of
a percent, that, when applied to the adjusted net tax capacity for all districts, raises the
amount specified in this subdivision. The student achievement rate must be the rate that
raises $20,000,000 for fiscal year 2015 and later years. The student achievement rate may
not be changed due to changes or corrections made to a district's adjusted net tax capacity
after the rate has been established.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.13, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

General education aid.

deleted text begin (a) For fiscal years 2013 and 2014 only, a district's
general education aid is the sum of the following amounts:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) general education revenue, excluding equity revenue, total operating capital
revenue, alternative teacher compensation revenue, and transition revenue;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) operating capital aid under section 126C.10, subdivision 13b;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) equity aid under section 126C.10, subdivision 30;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) alternative teacher compensation aid under section 126C.10, subdivision 36;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) transition aid under section 126C.10, subdivision 33;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (6) shared time aid under section 126C.01, subdivision 7;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (7) referendum aid under section 126C.17, subdivisions 7 and 7a; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (8) online learning aid according to section 124D.096.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end For fiscal year 2015 and later, a district's general education aid equals:

(1) general education revenue, excluding operating capital revenue, equity revenue,
local optional revenue, and transition revenue, minus the student achievement levy,
multiplied times the ratio of the actual amount of student achievement levy levied to the
permitted student achievement levy; plus

new text begin (2) operating capital aid under section 126C.10, subdivision 13b;
new text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end equity aid under section 126C.10, subdivision 30; plus

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end transition aid under section 126C.10, subdivision 33; plus

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end shared time aid under section 126C.10, subdivision 7; plus

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end referendum aid under section 126C.17, subdivisions 7 and 7a; plus

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end online learning aid under section 124D.096; plus

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end local optional aid according to section 126C.10, subdivision 2d, paragraph (d).

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for fiscal year 2015 and later.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.17, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Referendum allowance.

(a) A district's initial referendum allowance
equals the result of the following calculations:

(1) multiply the referendum allowance the district would have received for fiscal
year 2015 under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.17, subdivision 1, based on
elections held before July 1, 2013, by the resident marginal cost pupil units the district
would have counted for fiscal year 2015 under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.05;

(2) add to the result of clause (1) the adjustment the district would have received
under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 127A.47, subdivision 7, paragraphs (a), (b), and
(c), based on elections held before July 1, 2013;

(3) divide the result of clause (2) by the district's adjusted pupil units for fiscal
year 2015;

(4) add to the result of clause (3) any additional referendum allowance per adjusted
pupil unit authorized by elections held between July 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013;

(5) add to the result in clause (4) any additional referendum allowance resulting from
inflation adjustments approved by the voters prior to January 1, 2014;

(6) subtract from the result of clause (5), the sum of a district's actual local optional
levy and local optional aid under section 126C.10, subdivision 2e, divided by the adjusted
pupil units of the district for that school year; and

(7) if the result of clause (6) is less than zero, set the allowance to zero.

(b) A district's referendum allowance equals the sum of the district's initial
referendum allowance, new text beginplus any new referendum allowance authorized between July 1,
2013, and December 31, 2013, under subdivision 9a,
new text endplus any additional referendum
allowance per adjusted pupil unit authorized after December 31, 2013, minus any
allowances expiring in fiscal year 2016 or later, provided that the allowance may not be
less than zero. For a district with more than one referendum allowance for fiscal year
2015 under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.17, the allowance calculated under
paragraph (a), clause (3), must be divided into components such that the same percentage
of the district's allowance expires at the same time as the old allowances would have
expired under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.17. For a district with more than one
allowance for fiscal year 2015 that expires in the same year, the reduction under paragraph
(a), clause (6), to offset local optional revenue shall be made first from any allowances that
do not have an inflation adjustment approved by the voters.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment for
fiscal year 2015 and later.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.17, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Referendum allowance limit.

(a) Notwithstanding subdivision 1, for
fiscal year 2015 and later, a district's referendum allowance must not exceed the annual
inflationary increase as calculated under paragraph (b) times the greatest of:

(1) $1,845;

(2) the sum of the referendum revenue the district would have received for fiscal
year 2015 under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.17, subdivision 4, based on
elections held before July 1, 2013, and the adjustment the district would have received
under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 127A.47, subdivision 7, paragraphs (a), (b), and
(c), based on elections held before July 1, 2013, divided by the district's adjusted pupil
units for fiscal year 2015;

(3) the product of the referendum allowance limit the district would have received
for fiscal year 2015 under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.17, subdivision 2, and
the resident marginal cost pupil units the district would have received for fiscal year 2015
under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 126C.05, subdivision 6, plus the adjustment the
district would have received under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 127A.47, subdivision
7
, paragraphs (a), (b), and (c), based on elections held before July 1, 2013, divided by
the district's adjusted pupil units for fiscal year 2015; minus $424 deleted text beginfor a district receiving
local optional revenue under section 126C.10, subdivision 2d, paragraph (a), minus
$212 for a district receiving local optional revenue under section 126C.10, subdivision
2d
, paragraph (b)
deleted text end; or

(4) for a newly reorganized district created after July 1, 2013, the referendum
revenue authority for each reorganizing district in the year preceding reorganization
divided by its adjusted pupil units for the year preceding reorganization.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, for fiscal year 2016 and later, "inflationary
increase" means one plus the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for urban
consumers, as prepared by the United States Bureau of Labor Standards, for the current
fiscal year to fiscal year 2015. For fiscal year 2016 and later, for purposes of paragraph (a),
clause (3), the inflationary increase equals one-fourth of the percentage increase in the
formula allowance for that year compared with the formula allowance for fiscal year 2015.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment for
fiscal year 2015 and later.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.48, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Taconite payment and other reductions.

(1) Reductions in levies
pursuant to subdivision 1 must be made prior to the reductions in clause (2).

(2) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, districts that have revenue
pursuant to sections 298.018; 298.225; 298.24 to 298.28, except an amount distributed
under sections 298.26; 298.28, subdivision 4, paragraphs (c), clause (ii), and (d); 298.34 to
298.39; 298.391 to 298.396; 298.405; 477A.15; and any law imposing a tax upon severed
mineral values must reduce the levies authorized by this chapter and chapters 120B, 122A,
123A, 123B, 124A, 124D, 125A, and 127Anew text begin, excluding the student achievement levy
under section 126C.13, subdivision 3b,
new text end by 95 percent of the sum of the previous year's
revenue specified under this clause and the amount attributable to the same production
year distributed to the cities and townships within the school district under section 298.28,
subdivision 2
, paragraph (c).

(3) The amount of any voter approved referendum, facilities down payment, and
debt levies shall not be reduced by more than 50 percent under this subdivision, except
that payments under section 298.28, subdivision 7a, may reduce the debt service levy by
more than 50 percent. In administering this paragraph, the commissioner shall first reduce
the nonvoter approved levies of a district; then, if any payments, severed mineral value
tax revenue or recognized revenue under paragraph (2) remains, the commissioner shall
reduce any voter approved referendum levies authorized under section 126C.17; then, if
any payments, severed mineral value tax revenue or recognized revenue under paragraph
(2) remains, the commissioner shall reduce any voter approved facilities down payment
levies authorized under section 123B.63 and then, if any payments, severed mineral value
tax revenue or recognized revenue under paragraph (2) remains, the commissioner shall
reduce any voter approved debt levies.

(4) Before computing the reduction pursuant to this subdivision of the health and
safety levy authorized by sections 123B.57 and 126C.40, subdivision 5, the commissioner
shall ascertain from each affected school district the amount it proposes to levy under
each section or subdivision. The reduction shall be computed on the basis of the amount
so ascertained.

(5) To the extent the levy reduction calculated under paragraph (2) exceeds the
limitation in paragraph (3), an amount equal to the excess must be distributed from the
school district's distribution under sections 298.225, 298.28, and 477A.15 in the following
year to the cities and townships within the school district in the proportion that their
taxable net tax capacity within the school district bears to the taxable net tax capacity of
the school district for property taxes payable in the year prior to distribution. No city or
township shall receive a distribution greater than its levy for taxes payable in the year prior
to distribution. The commissioner of revenue shall certify the distributions of cities and
towns under this paragraph to the county auditor by September 30 of the year preceding
distribution. The county auditor shall reduce the proposed and final levies of cities and
towns receiving distributions by the amount of their distribution. Distributions to the cities
and towns shall be made at the times provided under section 298.27.

Sec. 7. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.41, subdivision 1, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 13.32, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Directory information.

Information designated as directory information
pursuant to the provisions of United States Code, title 20, section 1232g and Code of
Federal Regulations, title 34, section 99.37 which are in effect on January deleted text begin1, 2007deleted text end new text begin3,
2012
new text end, is public data on individualsnew text begin, to the extent required under federal lawnew text end. When
conducting the directory information designation and notice process required by federal
law, an educational agency or institution shall give parents and students notice of the
right to refuse to let the agency or institution designate any or all data about the student
as directory information. This notice may be given by any means reasonably likely to
inform the parents and students of the right.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120A.41, is amended to read:


120A.41 LENGTH OF SCHOOL YEAR; HOURS OF INSTRUCTION.

A school board's annual school calendar must include at least 425 hours of
instruction for a kindergarten student without a disability, 935 hours of instruction for a
student in grades 1 though 6, and 1,020 hours of instruction for a student in grades 7
though 12, not including summer school. The school calendar for all-day kindergarten
must include at least 850 hours of instruction for the school year. A school board's annual
calendar must include at least 165 days of instruction for a student in grades 1 through
11 unless a four-day week schedule has been approved by the deleted text begincommissionerdeleted text endnew text begin boardnew text end under
section deleted text begin124D.126deleted text endnew text begin 124D.122new text end.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.021, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Revisions and reviews required.

(a) The commissioner of education must
revise and appropriately embed technology and information literacy standards consistent
with recommendations from school media specialists into the state's academic standards
and graduation requirements and implement a ten-year cycle to review and, consistent
with the review, revise state academic standards and related benchmarks, consistent with
this subdivision. During each ten-year review and revision cycle, the commissioner also
must examine the alignment of each required academic standard and related benchmark
with the knowledge and skills students need for career and college readiness and advanced
work in the particular subject area. The commissioner must include the contributions of
Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities as related to the academic standards
during the review and revision of the required academic standards.

(b) The commissioner must ensure that the statewide mathematics assessments
administered to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 are aligned with the state academic
standards in mathematics, consistent with section 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph
(b). The commissioner must implement a review of the academic standards and related
benchmarks in mathematics beginning in the deleted text begin2015-2016deleted text endnew text begin 2020-2021new text end school year and
every ten years thereafter.

(c) The commissioner must implement a review of the academic standards and related
benchmarks in arts beginning in the 2016-2017 school year and every ten years thereafter.

(d) The commissioner must implement a review of the academic standards and
related benchmarks in science beginning in the 2017-2018 school year and every ten
years thereafter.

(e) The commissioner must implement a review of the academic standards and
related benchmarks in language arts beginning in the 2018-2019 school year and every
ten years thereafter.

(f) The commissioner must implement a review of the academic standards and
related benchmarks in social studies beginning in the 2019-2020 school year and every
ten years thereafter.

(g) School districts and charter schools must revise and align local academic
standards and high school graduation requirements in health, world languages, and career
and technical education to require students to complete the revised standards beginning
in a school year determined by the school district or charter school. School districts and
charter schools must formally establish a periodic review cycle for the academic standards
and related benchmarks in health, world languages, and career and technical education.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.022, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Foreign language and culture; proficiency certificates.

(a) World
languages teachers and other school staff should develop and implement world languages
programs that acknowledge and reinforce the language proficiency and cultural awareness
that non-English language speakers already possess, and encourage students' proficiency
in multiple world languages. Programs under this section must encompass indigenous
American Indian languages and cultures, among other world languages and cultures. The
department shall consult with postsecondary institutions in developing related professional
development opportunities for purposes of this section.

(b) Any Minnesota public, charter, or nonpublic school may award Minnesota
World Language Proficiency Certificates deleted text beginor Minnesota World Language Proficiency High
Achievement Certificates,
deleted text end consistent with this subdivision.

(c) The Minnesota World Language Proficiency Certificate recognizes students who
demonstrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing language skills at the American
Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages' Intermediate-Low level on a valid and
reliable assessment tool. deleted text beginFor languages listed as Category 3 by the United States Foreign
Service Institute or Category 4 by the United States Defense Language Institute, the
standard is Intermediate-Low for listening and speaking and Novice-High for reading
and writing.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d) The Minnesota World Language Proficiency High Achievement Certificate
recognizes students who demonstrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing language
skills at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages' Pre-Advanced level
for K-12 learners on a valid and reliable assessment tool. For languages listed as Category
3 by the United States Foreign Service Institute or Category 4 by the United States
Defense Language Institute, the standard is Pre-Advanced for listening and speaking and
Intermediate-Mid for reading and writing.
deleted text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.022, subdivision 1b, is amended to read:


Subd. 1b.

State bilingual and multilingual seals.

(a) Consistent with efforts to
strive for the world's best workforce under sections 120B.11 and 124D.10, subdivision 8,
paragraph (u), and close the academic achievement and opportunity gap under sections
124D.861 and 124D.862, voluntary state bilingual and multilingual seals are established
to recognize high school deleted text begingraduatesdeleted text endnew text begin studentsnew text end who demonstrate deleted text beginlevel 3deleted text endnew text begin an advanced-low
level or an intermediate-high level of
new text end functional deleted text beginnativedeleted text end proficiency in listening, speaking,
reading, and writing on either deleted text beginthe Foreign Services Institute languagedeleted text endnew text begin assessments aligned
with American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages' (ACTFL)
new text end proficiency
deleted text begintestsdeleted text endnew text begin guidelinesnew text end or on equivalent valid and reliable assessments in one or more languages
in addition to English. American Sign Language is a language other than English for
purposes of this subdivision and a world language for purposes of subdivision 1a.

(b) In addition to paragraph (a), to be eligible to receive a seal:

(1) students must satisfactorily complete all required English language arts credits;
and

(2) students deleted text beginwhose primary language is other than Englishdeleted text end must demonstrate mastery
of Minnesota's English language proficiency standards.

(c) Consistent with this subdivision, a high school graduate who demonstrates new text beginan
intermediate-high ACTFL level of
new text endfunctional deleted text beginnativedeleted text end proficiency in one language in
addition to English is eligible to receive the state bilingual new text begingold new text endseal. A high school
graduate who demonstrates new text beginan intermediate-high ACTFL level of new text endfunctional native
proficiency in more than one language in addition to English is eligible to receive the
state multilingual new text begingold new text endseal.new text begin A high school graduate who demonstrates an advanced-low
ACTFL level of functional proficiency in one language in addition to English is eligible
to receive the state bilingual platinum seal. A high school graduate who demonstrates
an advanced-low ACTFL level of functional proficiency in more than one language in
addition to English is eligible to receive the state multilingual platinum seal.
new text end

(d) School districts and charter schoolsdeleted text begin, in consultation with regional centers of
excellence under section 120B.115, must
deleted text endnew text begin maynew text end give students periodic opportunities to
demonstrate their level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in a
language in addition to English. Where valid and reliable assessments are unavailable, a
school district or charter school may rely on deleted text begina licensed foreign language immersion teacher
or a nonlicensed community expert under section 122A.25
deleted text endnew text begin evaluators trained in assessing
under ACTFL proficiency guidelines
new text end to assess a student's level of foreign, heritage, or
indigenous language proficiency under this section. School districts and charter schools
must maintain appropriate records to identify high school graduates eligible to receive the
state bilingual or multilingual deleted text beginsealdeleted text endnew text begin gold and platinum sealsnew text end. The school district or charter
school must affix the appropriate seal to the transcript of each high school graduate who
meets the requirements of this subdivision and may affix the seal to the student's diploma. A
school district or charter school must not charge the high school graduate a fee for this seal.

(e) A school district or charter school may award elective course credits in world
languages to a student who demonstrates the requisite proficiency in a language other
than English under this section.

(f) A school district or charter school may award community service credit to a
student who demonstrates deleted text beginlevel 3deleted text endnew text begin an intermediate-high or advanced-low ACTFL level of
new text endfunctional deleted text beginnativedeleted text end proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in a language
other than English and who participates in community service activities that are integrated
into the curriculum, involve the participation of teachers, and support biliteracy in the
school or local community.

(g) deleted text beginThe commissioner must develop a Web page for the electronic delivery of these
seals.
deleted text end The commissioner must list on the Web page those assessments that are deleted text beginequivalent
to the Foreign Services Institute language
deleted text endnew text begin aligned to ACTFLnew text end proficiency deleted text begintestsdeleted text endnew text begin guidelinesnew text end.

(h) new text beginBy August 1, 2015, new text endthe colleges and universities of the Minnesota State Colleges
and Universities system must deleted text beginaward foreign language credits to a student who receives a
state bilingual seal or a state multilingual seal under this subdivision and may
deleted text end new text beginestablish
criteria to translate the seals into college credits based on the World Language course
equivalencies identified by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities faculty and
staff and, upon request from an enrolled student, the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities may
new text endaward foreign language credits to a student who receives a Minnesota
World Language Proficiency Certificate deleted text beginor a Minnesota World Language Proficiency
High Achievement Certificate
deleted text end under subdivision 1a.new text begin Students enrolled in a Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities institution must request college credits for their seal or
proficiency certificate within three academic years after graduating from high school. The
University of Minnesota is encouraged to award students foreign language academic
credits consistent with this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.024, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Credit equivalencies.

(a) A one-half credit of economics taught in a
school's agriculture education or business department may fulfill a one-half credit in
social studies under subdivision 1, clause (5), if the credit is sufficient to satisfy all of the
academic standards in economics.

(b) An agriculture science or career and technical education credit may fulfill deleted text beginthe
credit in chemistry or physics or
deleted text end the elective science credit required under subdivision 1,
clause (4), if the credit meets the state deleted text beginchemistry or physics, or district biologydeleted text endnew text begin physical
science, life science, earth and space science, chemistry, or physics
new text end academic standards or
a combination of these academic standards as approved by the district. new text beginAn agriculture or
career and technical education credit may fulfill the credit in chemistry or physics required
under subdivision 1, clause (4), if the credit meets the state chemistry or physics academic
standards as approved by the district.
new text endA student must satisfy either all of the chemistry
academic standards or all of the physics academic standards prior to graduation. An
agriculture science or career and technical education credit may not fulfill the required
biology credit under subdivision 1, clause (4).

(c) A career and technical education credit may fulfill a mathematics or arts credit
requirement under subdivision 1, clause (2) or (6).

(d) An agriculture education teacher is not required to meet the requirements of
Minnesota Rules, part 3505.1150, subpart 1, item B, to meet the credit equivalency
requirements of paragraph (b) above.

new text begin (e) A computer science credit may fulfill a mathematics credit requirement under
subdivision 1, clause (2), if the credit meets state academic standards in mathematics.
new text end

new text begin (f) A Project Lead the Way credit may fulfill a science or mathematics credit
requirement under subdivision 1, clause (2) or (4), if the credit meets the state academic
standards in science or mathematics.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2015-2016 school year and
later.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.11, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Adopting plans and budgets.

A school board, at a public meeting, shall
adopt a comprehensive, long-term strategic plan to support and improve teaching and
learning that is aligned with creating the world's best workforce and includes:

(1) clearly defined district and school site goals and benchmarks for instruction and
student achievement for all student subgroups identified in section 120B.35, subdivision 3,
paragraph (b), clause (2);

(2) a process for assessing and evaluating each student's progress toward meeting
state and local academic standards and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of
instruction in pursuit of student and school success and curriculum affecting students'
progress and growth toward career and college readinessnew text begin, including the career and college
readiness composite scores under section 120B.30, subdivision 3, paragraph (c),
new text end and
leading to the world's best workforce;

new text begin (3) a process for determining grade promotion or retention that supports each
student's progress and growth toward career and college readiness;
new text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end a system to periodically review and evaluate the effectiveness of all
instruction and curriculum, taking into account strategies and best practices, student
outcomes, school principal evaluations under section 123B.147, subdivision 3, and teacher
evaluations under section 122A.40, subdivision 8, or 122A.41, subdivision 5;

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end strategies for improving instruction, curriculum, and student achievement,
including the English and, where practicable, the native language development and the
academic achievement of English learners;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end education effectiveness practices that integrate high-quality instruction,
rigorous curriculum, technology, and a collaborative professional culture that develops
and supports teacher quality, performance, and effectiveness; and

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end an annual budget for continuing to implement the district plan.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for plans adopted on or after July
1, 2015.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.12, subdivision 4a, is amended to read:


Subd. 4a.

Local literacy plan.

new text begin(a) new text endConsistent with this section, a school district
must adopt a local literacy plan to have every child reading at or above grade level no
later than the end of grade 3, including English learners. The plan mustnew text begin be consistent with
section 122A.06, subdivision 4, and
new text end include new text beginthe following:
new text end

new text begin (1) new text enda process to assess students' level of reading proficiencydeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin and data to support the
effectiveness of an assessment used to screen and identify a student's level of reading
proficiency;
new text end

new text begin (2) a process tonew text end notify and involve parentsdeleted text begin, intervene withdeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (3) a description of how schools in the district will determine the proper reading
intervention strategy for a student and the process for intensifying or modifying the
reading strategy in order to obtain measurable reading progress;
new text end

new text begin (4) evidence-based intervention methods fornew text end students who are not reading at or
above grade leveldeleted text begin, and identify and meetdeleted text endnew text begin and progress-monitoring to provide information
on the effectiveness of the intervention;
new text end

new text begin (5) identification ofnew text end staff development needsnew text begin, including a program to meet those
needs; and
new text end

new text begin (6) a description of how schools in the district will provide explicit and systematic
instruction in basic phonology and language decoding skills
new text end.

new text begin (b) new text endThe district must post its literacy plan on the official school district Web site.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2015-2016 school year and
later.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.125, is amended to read:


120B.125 PLANNING FOR STUDENTS' SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION
TO POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT; PERSONAL
LEARNING PLANS.

(a) Consistent with sections deleted text begin120B.128,deleted text end 120B.13, 120B.131, 120B.132, 120B.14,
120B.15, 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), 125A.08, and other related sections,
school districts, beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, must assist all students by no
later than grade 9 to explore their educational, college, and career interests, aptitudes, and
aspirations and develop a plan for a smooth and successful transition to postsecondary
education or employment. All students' plans must:

(1) provide a comprehensive plan to prepare for and complete a career and college
ready curriculum by meeting state and local academic standards and developing career and
employment-related skills such as team work, collaboration, creativity, communication,
critical thinking, and good work habits;

(2) emphasize academic rigor and high expectations;

(3) help students identify interests, aptitudes, aspirations, and personal learning
styles that may affect their career and college ready goals and postsecondary education
and employment choices;

(4) set appropriate career and college ready goals with timelines that identify
effective means for achieving those goals;

(5) help students access education and career options;

(6) integrate strong academic content into career-focused courses and applied and
experiential learning opportunities and integrate relevant career-focused courses and
applied and experiential learning opportunities into strong academic content;

(7) help identify and access appropriate counseling and other supports and assistance
that enable students to complete required coursework, prepare for postsecondary education
and careers, and obtain information about postsecondary education costs and eligibility
for financial aid and scholarship;

(8) help identify collaborative partnerships among prekindergarten through grade
12 schools, postsecondary institutions, economic development agencies, and local and
regional employers that support students' transition to postsecondary education and
employment and provide students with applied and experiential learning opportunities; and

(9) be reviewed and revised at least annually by the student, the student's parent or
guardian, and the school or district to ensure that the student's course-taking schedule keeps
the student making adequate progress to meet state and local academic standards and high
school graduation requirements and with a reasonable chance to succeed with employment
or postsecondary education without the need to first complete remedial course work.

(b) A school district may develop grade-level curricula or provide instruction that
introduces students to various careers, but must not require any curriculum, instruction,
or employment-related activity that obligates an elementary or secondary student to
involuntarily select or pursue a career, career interest, employment goals, or related job
training.

(c) Educators must possess the knowledge and skills to effectively teach all English
learners in their classrooms. School districts must provide appropriate curriculum,
targeted materials, professional development opportunities for educators, and sufficient
resources to enable English learners to become career and college ready.

(d) When assisting students in developing a plan for a smooth and successful
transition to postsecondary education and employment, districts must recognize the unique
possibilities of each student and ensure that the contents of each student's plan reflect the
student's unique talents, skills, and abilities as the student grows, develops, and learns.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.30, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Statewide testing.

(a) The commissioner, with advice from experts
with appropriate technical qualifications and experience and stakeholders, consistent with
subdivision 1a, shall include in the comprehensive assessment system, for each grade
level to be tested, state-constructed tests deleted text begindeveloped as computer-adaptive reading and
mathematics assessments for students that are
deleted text end aligned with the state's required academic
standards under section 120B.021, include multiple choice questions, and are administered
annually to all studentsnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end in new text beginmathematics new text endgrades 3 through deleted text begin7.deleted text endnew text begin 8 and 11;
new text end

new text begin (2) in reading, grades 3 through 8, and 10; and
new text end

new text begin (3) in science, grades 5, 8, and once in high school. The high school test shall
assess the life science standards.
new text end

new text begin Assessments under this section must comply with the requirements under the federal
No Child Left Behind flexibility waiver.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text enddeleted text beginReading and mathematics assessments for all students in grade 8 must be aligned
with the state's required reading and mathematics standards, be administered annually,
and include multiple choice questions. State-developed high school tests aligned with the
state's required academic standards under section 120B.021 and administered to all high
school students in a subject other than writing must include multiple choice questions.
deleted text end The
commissioner shall establish one or more months during which schools shall administer
the tests to students each school year.new text begin The commissioner shall determine the testing
process and order of administration.
new text end

new text begin (c) The state assessment system must be aligned to the most recent version of
academic standards as described in section 120B.023 three school years from the effective
date of the academic standards rule. The commissioner must not develop statewide
assessments for academic standards in social studies, health and physical education, and
the arts.
new text end

new text begin (d) For purposes of conforming with existing federal educational accountability
requirements, the commissioner must develop and implement computer-adaptive reading
and mathematics assessments for grades 3 through 8 and high school reading and
mathematics tests aligned with state academic standards, and science assessments under
paragraph (a), clause (2), that districts and sites must use to monitor student growth toward
achieving those standards. The commissioner must provide a school district with paper
statewide assessments to administer to its students, if requested by the school district.
new text end

new text begin (e) The commissioner must ensure that for annual computer-adaptive assessments:
new text end

new text begin (1) individual student performance data and achievement reports are available
within three school days of when students take an assessment except in a year when an
assessment reflects new performance standards;
new text end

new text begin (2) growth information is available for each student from the student's first
assessment to each proximate assessment using a constant measurement scale;
new text end

new text begin (3) parents, teachers, and school administrators are able to use elementary and
middle school student performance data to project students' secondary and postsecondary
achievement; and
new text end

new text begin (4) useful diagnostic information about areas of students' academic strengths and
weaknesses is available to teachers and school administrators for improving student
instruction and indicating the specific skills and concepts that should be introduced and
developed for students at given performance levels, organized by strands within subject
areas, and aligned to state academic standards.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 1c. new text end

new text begin Assessment graduation requirements. new text end

deleted text begin(1)deleted text endnew text begin (a)new text end Students enrolled in
grade 8 through the 2009-2010 school year are eligible to be assessed under deleted text begin(i)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end the
graduation-required assessment for diploma in reading, mathematics, or writing under
Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraphs (c), clauses (1) and
(2), and (d), deleted text begin(ii)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end the WorkKeys job skills assessment, deleted text begin(iii)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end the Compass college
placement test, deleted text begin(iv)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end the ACT assessment for college admission, or deleted text begin(v)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end a nationally
recognized armed services vocational aptitude test.

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end Students enrolled in grade 8 in the 2010-2011 or 2011-2012 school year
are eligible to be assessed under deleted text begin(i)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end the graduation-required assessment for diploma
in reading, mathematics, or writing under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 120B.30,
subdivision 1
, paragraph (c), clauses (1) and (2), deleted text begin(ii)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end the WorkKeys job skills
assessment, deleted text begin(iii)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end the Compass college placement test, deleted text begin(iv)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end the ACT assessment for
college admission, or deleted text begin(v)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end a nationally recognized armed services vocational aptitude test.

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end For students under deleted text beginclause (1) or (2)deleted text endnew text begin paragraph (a) or (b)new text end, a school district may
substitute a score from an alternative, equivalent assessment to satisfy the requirements of
this paragraph.

deleted text begin (b) The state assessment system must be aligned to the most recent revision of
academic standards as described in section 120B.023 in the following manner:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) mathematics;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (i) grades 3 through 8 beginning in the 2010-2011 school year; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (ii) high school level beginning in the 2013-2014 school year;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) science; grades 5 and 8 and at the high school level beginning in the 2011-2012
school year; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) language arts and reading; grades 3 through 8 and high school level beginning in
the 2012-2013 school year.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end For students enrolled in grade 8 in the 2012-2013 school year and later,
students' state graduation requirements, based on a longitudinal, systematic approach to
student education and career planning, assessment, instructional support, and evaluation,
include the following:

(1) deleted text begindemonstrate understanding of required academic standardsdeleted text endnew text begin participationnew text end on a
nationally normed college entrance examnew text begin, in grade 11new text end;

deleted text begin (2) achievement and career and college readiness tests in mathematics, reading, and
writing, consistent with paragraph (e) and to the extent available, to monitor students'
continuous development of and growth in requisite knowledge and skills; analyze
students' progress and performance levels, identifying students' academic strengths and
diagnosing areas where students require curriculum or instructional adjustments, targeted
interventions, or remediation; and, based on analysis of students' progress and performance
data, determine students' learning and instructional needs and the instructional tools and
best practices that support academic rigor for the student; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end consistent with this paragraph and section 120B.125, age-appropriate
exploration and planning activities and career assessments to encourage students to identify
personally relevant career interests and aptitudes and help students and their families
develop a regularly reexamined transition plan for postsecondary education or employment
without need for postsecondary remediation. new text beginDistricts and schools, on an annual basis,
must use the career exploration elements to help students, beginning no later than grade 9,
and their families explore and plan for postsecondary education or careers based on the
students' interests, aptitudes, and aspirations. Districts and schools must use timely regional
labor market information and partnerships, among other resources, to help students and
their families successfully develop, pursue, review, and revise an individualized plan for
postsecondary education or a career. This process must help increase students' engagement
in and connection to school, improve students' knowledge and skills, and deepen students'
understanding of career pathways as a sequence of academic and career courses that lead
to an industry-recognized credential, an associate's degree, or a bachelor's degree and are
available to all students, whatever their interests and career goals.
new text end

new text begin (e) new text endBased on appropriate state guidelines, students with an individualized education
program may satisfy state graduation requirements by achieving an individual score on
the state-identified alternative assessments.

deleted text begin Expectations of schools, districts, and the state for career or college readiness under this
subdivision must be comparable in rigor, clarity of purpose, and rates of student completion.
deleted text end

new text begin (f)new text end A new text beginhigh school new text endstudent deleted text beginunder clause (2)deleted text endnew text begin not yet ready for career and collegenew text end must
receive targeted, relevant, academically rigorous, and resourced instruction, which may
include a targeted instruction and intervention plan focused on improving the student's
knowledge and skills in core subjects so that the student has a reasonable chance to succeed
in a career or college without need for postsecondary remediation. Consistent with sections
120B.13, 124D.09, 124D.091, 124D.49, and related sections, an enrolling school or district
must actively encourage a student in grade 11 or 12 who is identified as academically
ready for a career or college to participate in courses and programs awarding college credit
to high school students. deleted text beginStudents are not required to achieve a specified score or level of
proficiency on an assessment under this subdivision to graduate from high school.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end To improve the secondary and postsecondary outcomes of all students, the
alignment between secondary and postsecondary education programs and Minnesota's
workforce needs, and the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of secondary and postsecondary
programs, the commissioner, after consulting with the chancellor of the Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities and using a request for proposal process, shall contract for
deleted text begina series ofdeleted text end assessments that are consistent with this subdivisiondeleted text begin, aligned with state
academic standards,
deleted text end and include career and college readiness benchmarks. deleted text beginMathematics,
reading, and writing assessments for students in grades 8 and 10 must be predictive of a
nationally normed assessment for career and college readiness. This nationally recognized
assessment must be a college entrance exam and given to students in grade 11. This
series of assessments must include a college placement diagnostic exam and contain
career exploration elements.
deleted text end The commissioner and the chancellor of the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities must collaborate in aligning instruction and assessments
for adult basic education students and English learners to provide the students with
diagnostic information about any targeted interventions, accommodations, modifications,
and supports they need so that assessments and other performance measures are accessible
to them and they may seek postsecondary education or employment without need for
postsecondary remediation. When administering formative or summative assessments
used to measure the academic progress, including the oral academic development, of
English learners and inform their instruction, schools must ensure that the assessments are
accessible to the students and students have the modifications and supports they need to
sufficiently understand the assessments.

deleted text begin (l) Districts and schools, on an annual basis, must use the career exploration
elements in these assessments to help students, beginning no later than grade 9, and their
families explore and plan for postsecondary education or careers based on the students'
interests, aptitudes, and aspirations. Districts and schools must use timely regional labor
market information and partnerships, among other resources, to help students and their
families successfully develop, pursue, review, and revise an individualized plan for
postsecondary education or a career. This process must help increase students' engagement
in and connection to school, improve students' knowledge and skills, and deepen students'
understanding of career pathways as a sequence of academic and career courses that lead
to an industry-recognized credential, an associate's degree, or a bachelor's degree and are
available to all students, whatever their interests and career goals.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) Students in grade 10 or 11 not yet academically ready for a career or college based
on their growth in academic achievement between grades 8 and 10 must take the college
placement diagnostic exam before taking the college entrance exam under clause (3).
Students, their families, the school, and the district can then use the results of the college
placement diagnostic exam for targeted instruction, intervention, or remediation and
improve students' knowledge and skills in core subjects sufficient for a student to graduate
and have a reasonable chance to succeed in a career or college without remediation.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) All students except those eligible for alternative assessments must be given the
college entrance part of these assessments in grade 11. A student under this clause who
demonstrates attainment of required state academic standards, which include career and
college readiness benchmarks, on these assessments is academically ready for a career or
college and is encouraged to participate in courses awarding college credit to high school
students. Such courses and programs may include sequential courses of study within
broad career areas and technical skill assessments that extend beyond course grades.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end As appropriate, students through grade 12 must continue to participate in
targeted instruction, intervention, or remediation and be encouraged to participate in
courses awarding college credit to high school students.

deleted text begin (5) A study to determine the alignment between these assessments and state
academic standards under this chapter must be conducted. Where alignment exists, the
commissioner must seek federal approval to, and immediately upon receiving approval,
replace the federally required assessments referenced under subdivision 1a and section
120B.35, subdivision 2, with assessments under this paragraph.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e) In developing, supporting, and improving students' academic readiness for a
career or college, schools, districts, and the state must have a continuum of empirically
derived, clearly defined benchmarks focused on students' attainment of knowledge and
skills so that students, their parents, and teachers know how well students must perform to
have a reasonable chance to succeed in a career or college without need for postsecondary
remediation. The commissioner, in consultation with local school officials and educators,
and Minnesota's public postsecondary institutions must ensure that the foundational
knowledge and skills for students' successful performance in postsecondary employment
or education and an articulated series of possible targeted interventions are clearly
identified and satisfy Minnesota's postsecondary admissions requirements.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end For students in grade 8 in the 2012-2013 school year and later, a school,
district, or charter school must record on the high school transcript a student's progress
toward career and college readiness, and for other students as soon as practicable.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (j)new text end The school board granting students their diplomas may formally decide to
include a notation of high achievement on the high school diplomas of those graduating
seniors who, according to established school board criteria, demonstrate exemplary
academic achievement during high school.

deleted text begin (h) The 3rd through 7th grade computer-adaptive assessment results and grade 8
and high school test results shall be available to districts for diagnostic purposes affecting
student learning and district instruction and curriculum, and for establishing educational
accountability. The commissioner must establish empirically derived benchmarks on
adaptive assessments in grades 3 through 7 that reveal a trajectory toward career and
college readiness. The commissioner must disseminate to the public the computer-adaptive
assessments, grade 8, and high school test results upon receiving those results.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (i) The grades 3 through 7 computer-adaptive assessments and grade 8 and high
school tests must be aligned with state academic standards. The commissioner shall
determine the testing process and the order of administration. The statewide results shall
be aggregated at the site and district level, consistent with subdivision 1a.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (j) The commissioner shall include the following components in the statewide
public reporting system:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) uniform statewide computer-adaptive assessments of all students in grades 3
through 7 and testing at the grade 8 and high school levels that provides appropriate,
technically sound accommodations or alternate assessments;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) educational indicators that can be aggregated and compared across school
districts and across time on a statewide basis, including average daily attendance, high
school graduation rates, and high school drop-out rates by age and grade level;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) state results on the American College Test; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) state results from participation in the National Assessment of Educational
Progress so that the state can benchmark its performance against the nation and other
states, and, where possible, against other countries, and contribute to the national effort
to monitor achievement.
deleted text end

(k) For purposes of statewide accountability, "career and college ready" means a
high school graduate has the knowledge, skills, and competencies to successfully pursue a
career pathway, including postsecondary credit leading to a degree, diploma, certificate, or
industry-recognized credential and employment. Students who are career and college ready
are able to successfully complete credit-bearing coursework at a two- or four-year college
or university or other credit-bearing postsecondary program without need for remediation.

deleted text begin (l) For purposes of statewide accountability, "cultural competence," "cultural
competency," or "culturally competent" means the ability and will to interact effectively
with people of different cultures, native languages, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
deleted text end

new text begin (l) Students are not required to achieve a specific score or level of proficiency on an
assessment under this subdivision to graduate from high school.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.30, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Statewide and local assessments; results.

(a) For purposes of this
section, the following definitions have the meanings given them.

(1) "Computer-adaptive assessments" means fully adaptive assessments.

(2) "Fully adaptive assessments" include test items that are on-grade level and items
that may be above or below a student's grade level.

(3) "On-grade level" test items contain subject area content that is aligned to state
academic standards for the grade level of the student taking the assessment.

(4) "Above-grade level" test items contain subject area content that is above the
grade level of the student taking the assessment and is considered aligned with state
academic standards to the extent it is aligned with content represented in state academic
standards above the grade level of the student taking the assessment. Notwithstanding
the student's grade level, administering above-grade level test items to a student does not
violate the requirement that state assessments must be aligned with state standards.

(5) "Below-grade level" test items contain subject area content that is below the
grade level of the student taking the test and is considered aligned with state academic
standards to the extent it is aligned with content represented in state academic standards
below the student's current grade level. Notwithstanding the student's grade level,
administering below-grade level test items to a student does not violate the requirement
that state assessments must be aligned with state standards.

new text begin (6) For purposes of statewide accountability, "cultural competence," "cultural
competency," or "culturally competent" means the ability and will to interact effectively
with people of diverse cultures, native languages, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
new text end

deleted text begin (b) The commissioner must use fully adaptive mathematics and reading assessments
for grades 3 through 7 beginning in the 2015-2016 school year and later.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) For purposes of conforming with existing federal educational accountability
requirements, the commissioner must develop and implement computer-adaptive reading
and mathematics assessments for grades 3 through 7, state-developed grade 8 and high
school reading and mathematics tests aligned with state academic standards, and science
assessments under clause (2) that districts and sites must use to monitor student growth
toward achieving those standards. The commissioner must not develop statewide
assessments for academic standards in social studies, health and physical education, and
the arts. The commissioner must require:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) annual computer-adaptive reading and mathematics assessments in grades 3
through 7, and grade 8 and high school reading and mathematics tests; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) annual science assessments in one grade in the grades 3 through 5 span, the
grades 6 through 8 span, and a life sciences assessment in the grades 9 through 12 span,
and the commissioner must not require students to achieve a passing score on high school
science assessments as a condition of receiving a high school diploma.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d) The commissioner must ensure that for annual computer-adaptive assessments:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) individual student performance data and achievement reports are available
within three school days of when students take an assessment except in a year when an
assessment reflects new performance standards;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) growth information is available for each student from the student's first
assessment to each proximate assessment using a constant measurement scale;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) parents, teachers, and school administrators are able to use elementary and
middle school student performance data to project students' secondary and postsecondary
achievement; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) useful diagnostic information about areas of students' academic strengths and
weaknesses is available to teachers and school administrators for improving student
instruction and indicating the specific skills and concepts that should be introduced and
developed for students at given performance levels, organized by strands within subject
areas, and aligned to state academic standards.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end The commissioner must ensure that all state tests administered to elementary
and secondary students measure students' academic knowledge and skills and not students'
values, attitudes, and beliefs.

deleted text begin (f) Reporting of state assessment results must:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) provide timely, useful, and understandable information on the performance of
individual students, schools, school districts, and the state;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) include a growth indicator of student achievement; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) determine whether students have met the state's academic standards.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end Consistent with applicable federal law, the commissioner must include
appropriate, technically sound accommodations or alternative assessments for the very
few students with disabilities for whom statewide assessments are inappropriate and
for English learners.

deleted text begin (h) A school, school district, and charter school must administer statewide
assessments under this section, as the assessments become available, to evaluate student
progress toward career and college readiness in the context of the state's academic
standards. A school, school district, or charter school may use a student's performance
on a statewide assessment as one of multiple criteria to determine grade promotion or
retention. A school, school district, or charter school may use a high school student's
performance on a statewide assessment as a percentage of the student's final grade in a
course, or place a student's assessment score on the student's transcript.
deleted text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.30, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 1b. new text end

new text begin Special and extenuating circumstances. new text end

new text begin The Department of Education
shall develop a list of circumstances in which a student may be unable to test. The list
shall include but not be limited to: students transferring to Minnesota from another state,
students transferring from nonpublic to public school, students hospitalized, and parental
opting out of the student's testing. Students unable to participate in statewide assessment
due to a circumstance on the list authorized under this subdivision shall not be penalized
for missing the opportunity to take a test.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.30, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Reporting.

new text begin(a) new text endThe commissioner shall report test results publicly and
to stakeholders, including the performance achievement levels developed from students'
unweighted test scores in each tested subject and a listing of demographic factors that
strongly correlate with student performance. The test results must not include personally
identifiable information as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 34, section 99.3.
The commissioner shall also report data that compares performance results among school
sites, school districts, Minnesota and other states, and Minnesota and other nations. The
commissioner shall disseminate to schools and school districts a more comprehensive
report containing testing information that meets local needs for evaluating instruction and
curriculum. The commissioner shall disseminate to charter school authorizers a more
comprehensive report containing testing information that contains anonymized data where
cell count data are sufficient to protect student identity and that meets the authorizer's
needs in fulfilling its obligations under section 124D.10.

new text begin (b) Reporting of state assessment results must:
new text end

new text begin (1) provide timely, useful, and understandable information on the performance of
individual students, schools, school districts, and the state;
new text end

new text begin (2) include a growth indicator of student achievement; and
new text end

new text begin (3) determine whether students have met the state's academic standards.
new text end

new text begin (c) The grade 3 through 7 computer-adaptive assessment results and grade 8 and
high school test results shall be available to districts for diagnostic purposes affecting
student learning and district instruction and curriculum, and for establishing educational
accountability. The commissioner must establish empirically derived benchmarks on
adaptive assessments in grades 3 through 7 that reveal a trajectory toward career and
college readiness. The commissioner shall establish composite career and college-ready
scores in grades 5, 8, and high school. The composite scores shall predict performance on
a college entrance exam. The commissioner must disseminate to the public test results
upon receiving those results.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner shall include the following components in the statewide
public reporting system:
new text end

new text begin (1) uniform statewide computer-adaptive assessments of all students in grades
3 through 8 and high school levels that provide appropriate, technically sound
accommodations or alternate assessments;
new text end

new text begin (2) educational indicators that can be aggregated and compared across school
districts and across time on a statewide basis, including average daily attendance, high
school graduation rates, and high school drop-out rates by age and grade level;
new text end

new text begin (3) state results on the ACT; and
new text end

new text begin (4) state results from participation in the National Assessment of Educational
Progress so that the state can benchmark its performance against the nation and other
states, and, where possible, against other countries, and contribute to the national effort
to monitor achievement.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.30, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 3a. new text end

new text begin Administration and usage. new text end

new text begin A school, school district, and charter school
must administer statewide assessments under this section, as the assessments become
available, to evaluate student progress toward career and college readiness in the context
of the state's academic standards. A school, school district, or charter school may use a
student's performance on a statewide assessment as one of multiple criteria to determine
grade promotion or retention. A school, school district, or charter school may use a high
school student's performance on a statewide assessment as a percentage of the student's
final grade in a course, or place a student's assessment score on the student's transcript.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.30, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Access to tests.

Consistent with section 13.34, the commissioner must
adopt and publish a policy to provide public and parental access for review of deleted text beginbasic
skills tests,
deleted text end Minnesota deleted text beginComprehensive Assessments, or any other such statewide test
and assessment
deleted text endnew text begin developed assessmentsnew text end which would not compromise the objectivity or
fairness of the testing or examination process. Upon receiving a written request, the
commissioner must make available to parents or guardians a copy of their student's actual
responses to the test questions for their review.

Sec. 16.

new text begin [120B.301] LIMIT ON STANDARDIZED TESTING.
new text end

new text begin For students in grades 1 through 6, the total amount of time spent on standardized
assessments, either locally adopted or statewide, must not exceed 19 hours during a school
year. For students in grades 7 through 12, the total amount of time spent on standardized
assessments, either locally adopted or statewide, must not exceed 20 hours during a school
year. For the purposes of this section, international baccalaureate and advanced placement
exams are not considered standardized assessments. A district may be exempt from this
requirement if the district, in consultation with the exclusive representative of the teachers,
includes the reasons for exceeding the requirement in the report required under section
120B.11, subdivision 5.
new text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.31, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Statewide testing.

Each school year, all school districts shall give a
uniform statewide test to students at specified grades to provide information on the status,
needs and performance of Minnesota studentsnew text begin, consistent with section 120B.30new text end.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.09, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

License and rules.

(a) The board must adopt rules to license public school
teachers and interns subject to chapter 14.

(b) The board must deleted text beginadopt rules requiring a persondeleted text end new text beginrequire all candidates for teacher
licensure
new text endto deleted text beginpassdeleted text end new text begindemonstrate new text enda new text beginpassing score on a board-adopted new text endskills examination
in reading, writing, and mathematics deleted text beginor attain either a composite score composed of
the average of the scores in English and writing, reading, and mathematics on the ACT
Plus Writing recommended by the board, or an equivalent composite score composed
of the average of the scores in critical reading, mathematics, and writing on the SAT
recommended by the board
deleted text end, as a requirement for initial teacher licensure, except that the
board may issue up to deleted text begintwodeleted text end new text beginfour new text endtemporary, one-year teaching licenses to an otherwise
qualified candidate who has not yet passed the new text beginboard-adopted new text endskills exam deleted text beginor attained the
requisite composite score on the ACT Plus Writing or SAT
deleted text end. deleted text beginSuch rulesdeleted text end new text beginThe board new text endmust
require college and universities offering a board-approved teacher preparation program
to provide remedial assistance to persons who did not achieve a qualifying score on the
new text beginboard-adopted new text endskills examination deleted text beginor attain the requisite composite score on the ACT Plus
Writing or SAT
deleted text end, including those for whom English is a second language. The requirement
to pass a new text beginboard-adopted new text endreading, writing, and mathematics skills examination deleted text beginor attain the
requisite composite score on the ACT Plus Writing or SAT
deleted text end does not apply to nonnative
English speakers, as verified by qualified Minnesota school district personnel or Minnesota
higher education faculty, who, after meeting the content and pedagogy requirements
under this subdivision, apply for a teaching license to provide direct instruction in their
native language or world language instruction under section 120B.022, subdivision 1. deleted text beginA
teacher candidate's official ACT Plus Writing or SAT composite score report to the board
must not be more than ten years old at the time of licensure
deleted text endnew text begin The Board of Teaching and
the entity administering the content, pedagogy, and skills examinations must allow any
individual who produces documentation of a disability in the form of an evaluation, 504
plan, or individual education program (IEP) to receive the same testing accommodations
on the content, pedagogy, and skills examinations that the applicant received during their
secondary or postsecondary education
new text end.

(c) The board must adopt rules to approve teacher preparation programs. The board,
upon the request of a postsecondary student preparing for teacher licensure or a licensed
graduate of a teacher preparation program, shall assist in resolving a dispute between the
person and a postsecondary institution providing a teacher preparation program when the
dispute involves an institution's recommendation for licensure affecting the person or the
person's credentials. At the board's discretion, assistance may include the application
of chapter 14.

(d) The board must provide the leadership and adopt rules for the redesign of teacher
education programs to implement a research based, results-oriented curriculum that
focuses on the skills teachers need in order to be effective. The board shall implement new
systems of teacher preparation program evaluation to assure program effectiveness based
on proficiency of graduates in demonstrating attainment of program outcomes. Teacher
preparation programs including alternative teacher preparation programs under section
122A.245, among other programs, must include a content-specific, board-approved,
performance-based assessment that measures teacher candidates in three areas: planning
for instruction and assessment; engaging students and supporting learning; and assessing
student learning. The board's redesign rules must include creating flexible, specialized
teaching licenses, credentials, and other endorsement forms to increase students'
participation in language immersion programs, world language instruction, career
development opportunities, work-based learning, early college courses and careers, career
and technical programs, Montessori schools, and project and place-based learning, among
other career and college ready learning offerings.

(e) The board must adopt rules requiring candidates for initial licenses to pass an
examination of general pedagogical knowledge and examinations of licensure-specific
teaching skills. The rules shall be effective by September 1, 2001. The rules under this
paragraph also must require candidates for initial licenses to teach prekindergarten or
elementary students to pass, as part of the examination of licensure-specific teaching
skills, test items assessing the candidates' knowledge, skill, and ability in comprehensive,
scientifically based reading instruction under section 122A.06, subdivision 4, and their
knowledge and understanding of the foundations of reading development, the development
of reading comprehension, and reading assessment and instruction, and their ability to
integrate that knowledge and understanding.

(f) The board must adopt rules requiring teacher educators to work directly with
elementary or secondary school teachers in elementary or secondary schools to obtain
periodic exposure to the elementary or secondary teaching environment.

(g) The board must grant licenses to interns and to candidates for initial licenses
based on appropriate professional competencies that are aligned with the board's licensing
system and students' diverse learning needs. All teacher candidates must have preparation
in English language development and content instruction for English learners in order to be
able to effectively instruct the English learners in their classrooms. The board must include
these licenses in a statewide differentiated licensing system that creates new leadership
roles for successful experienced teachers premised on a collaborative professional culture
dedicated to meeting students' diverse learning needs in the 21st century, recognizes the
importance of cultural and linguistic competencies, including the ability to teach and
communicate in culturally competent and aware ways, and formalizes mentoring and
induction for newly licensed teachers provided through a teacher support framework.

(h) The board must design and implement an assessment system which requires a
candidate for an initial license and first continuing license to demonstrate the abilities
necessary to perform selected, representative teaching tasks at appropriate levels.

(i) The board must receive recommendations from local committees as established
by the board for the renewal of teaching licenses. The board must require licensed teachers
who are renewing a continuing license to include in the renewal requirements further
preparation in English language development and specially designed content instruction
in English for English learners.

(j) The board must grant life licenses to those who qualify according to requirements
established by the board, and suspend or revoke licenses pursuant to sections 122A.20 and
214.10. The board must not establish any expiration date for application for life licenses.

(k) The board must adopt rules that require all licensed teachers who are renewing
their continuing license to include in their renewal requirements further preparation in
the areas of using positive behavior interventions and in accommodating, modifying, and
adapting curricula, materials, and strategies to appropriately meet the needs of individual
students and ensure adequate progress toward the state's graduation rule.

(l) In adopting rules to license public school teachers who provide health-related
services for disabled children, the board shall adopt rules consistent with license or
registration requirements of the commissioner of health and the health-related boards who
license personnel who perform similar services outside of the school.

(m) The board must adopt rules that require all licensed teachers who are renewing
their continuing license to include in their renewal requirements further reading
preparation, consistent with section 122A.06, subdivision 4. The rules do not take effect
until they are approved by law. Teachers who do not provide direct instruction including, at
least, counselors, school psychologists, school nurses, school social workers, audiovisual
directors and coordinators, and recreation personnel are exempt from this section.

(n) The board must adopt rules that require all licensed teachers who are renewing
their continuing license to include in their renewal requirements further preparation,
first, in understanding the key warning signs of early-onset mental illness in children
and adolescents and then, during subsequent licensure renewal periods, preparation may
include providing a more in-depth understanding of students' mental illness trauma,
accommodations for students' mental illness, parents' role in addressing students' mental
illness, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, autism, the requirements of section 125A.0942
governing restrictive procedures, and de-escalation methods, among other similar topics.

new text begin (o) To license applicants under sections 122A.23 and 122A.245, the board must
consider: a teaching license from another state in a similar content field; completion of a
state-approved teacher preparation program; teaching experience as the teacher of record
in a similar licensure field; depth of content knowledge; depth of content methods or
general pedagogy; subject-specific professional development and contribution to the field;
and classroom performance as measured by student growth on normed assessments or
documented effectiveness on evaluations. The board must require an applicant that does
not have student teaching experience or specific methods coursework to have a minimum
of two years of teaching experience in a same or similar licensure field.
new text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.14, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Rules for continuing education requirements.

The board shall
adopt rules establishing continuing education requirements that promote continuous
improvement and acquisition of new and relevant skills by school administrators.
Continuing education programs, among other things, must provide school administrators
with information and training about building coherent and effective English learner
strategies that include relevant professional development, accountability for student
progress, students' access to the general curriculum, and sufficient staff capacity to effect
these strategies. deleted text beginA retired school principal who serves as a substitute principal or assistant
principal for the same person on a day-to-day basis for no more than 15 consecutive
school days is not subject to continuing education requirements as a condition of serving
as a substitute principal or assistant principal.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.18, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Teacher and support personnel qualifications.

(a) The Board of Teaching
must issue licenses under its jurisdiction to persons the board finds to be qualified and
competent for their respective positionsnew text begin, including those meeting the standards adopted
under section 122A.09, subdivision 4, paragraph (o)
new text end.

(b) The board must require a deleted text beginperson to pass andeleted text end new text begincandidate for teacher licensure to
demonstrate a passing score on a board-adopted
new text endexamination of skills in reading, writing,
and mathematics deleted text beginor attain either a composite score composed of the average of the scores
in English and writing, reading, and mathematics on the ACT Plus Writing recommended
by the board, or an equivalent composite score composed of the average of the scores
in critical reading, mathematics, and writing on the SAT recommended by the board
deleted text end,
before being granted an initial teaching license to provide direct instruction to pupils in
prekindergarten, elementary, secondary, or special education programs, except that the
board may issue up to deleted text begintwodeleted text end new text beginfour new text endtemporary, one-year teaching licenses to an otherwise
qualified candidate who has not yet passed deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begina board-adopted new text endskills exam deleted text beginor attained
the requisite composite score on the ACT Plus Writing or SAT
deleted text end. The board must require
colleges and universities offering a board approved teacher preparation program to make
available upon request remedial assistance that includes a formal diagnostic component
to persons enrolled in their institution who did not achieve a qualifying score on deleted text beginthe
deleted text endnew text begina board-adopted new text endskills examination deleted text beginor attain the requisite composite ACT Plus Writing
or SAT score
deleted text end, including those for whom English is a second language. The colleges and
universities must make available assistance in the specific academic areas of candidates'
deficiency. School districts may make available upon request similar, appropriate, and
timely remedial assistance that includes a formal diagnostic component to those persons
employed by the district who completed their teacher education program, who did not
achieve a qualifying score on deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begina board-adopted new text endskills examination, deleted text beginor attain the requisite
composite ACT Plus Writing or SAT score,
deleted text end and who received a temporary license to teach
in Minnesota. The Board of Teaching shall report annually to the education committees of
the legislature on the total number of teacher candidates during the most recent school
year taking deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begina board-adopted new text endskills examination, the number who achieve a qualifying
score on the examination, the number who do not achieve a qualifying score on the
examination, deleted text beginthe distribution of all candidates' scores, the number of candidates who have
taken the examination at least once before, and the number of candidates who have taken
the examination at least once before and achieve a qualifying score,
deleted text end and the candidates
who deleted text beginhave not attained the requisite composite ACT Plus Writing or SAT score ordeleted text end have
not passed a content or pedagogy exam, disaggregated by categories of race, ethnicity,
and eligibility for financial aid.

(c) The Board of Teaching must grant continuing licenses only to those persons who
have met board criteria for granting a continuing license, which includes passing deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begina
board-adopted
new text endskills examination in reading, writing, and mathematics deleted text beginor attaining the
requisite composite ACT Plus Writing or SAT score consistent with paragraph (b)
deleted text end, and the
exceptions in section 122A.09, subdivision 4, paragraph (b), that are consistent with this
paragraph. The requirement to pass a new text beginboard-adopted new text endreading, writing, and mathematics
skills examination, deleted text beginor attain the requisite composite score on the ACT Plus Writing or SAT
deleted text enddoes not apply to nonnative English speakers, as verified by qualified Minnesota school
district personnel or Minnesota higher education faculty, who, after meeting the content and
pedagogy requirements under this subdivision, apply for a teaching license to provide direct
instruction in their native language or world language instruction under section 120B.022,
subdivision 1
. deleted text beginA teacher candidate's official ACT Plus Writing or SAT composite score
report to the board must not be more than ten years old at the time of licensure.
deleted text end

(d) All colleges and universities approved by the board of teaching to prepare persons
for teacher licensure must include in their teacher preparation programs a common core
of teaching knowledge and skills to be acquired by all persons recommended for teacher
licensure. Among other requirements, teacher candidates must demonstrate the knowledge
and skills needed to provide appropriate instruction to English learners to support and
accelerate their academic literacy, including oral academic language, and achievement in
content areas in a regular classroom setting. This common core shall meet the standards
developed by the interstate new teacher assessment and support consortium in its 1992
"model standards for beginning teacher licensing and development." Amendments to
standards adopted under this paragraph are covered by chapter 14. The board of teaching
shall report annually to the education committees of the legislature on the performance
of teacher candidates on common core assessments of knowledge and skills under this
paragraph during the most recent school year.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.18, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 4a. new text end

new text begin Limited provisional licenses. new text end

new text begin The board may grant two-year provisional
licenses to a licensure candidate in a field in which they were not previously licensed or in a
field in which a shortage of licensed teachers exists. A shortage is defined as an inadequate
supply of licensed personnel in a given licensure area as determined by the commissioner.
new text end

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.20, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Grounds for revocation, suspension, or denial.

(a) The Board of
Teaching or Board of School Administrators, whichever has jurisdiction over a teacher's
licensure, may, on the written complaint of the school board employing a teacher, a teacher
organization, or any other interested person, refuse to issue, refuse to renew, suspend, or
revoke a teacher's license to teach for any of the following causes:

(1) immoral character or conduct;

(2) failure, without justifiable cause, to teach for the term of the teacher's contract;

(3) gross inefficiency or willful neglect of duty;

(4) failure to meet licensure requirements; or

(5) fraud or misrepresentation in obtaining a license.

The written complaint must specify the nature and character of the charges.

(b) The Board of Teaching or Board of School Administrators, whichever
has jurisdiction over a teacher's licensure, shall refuse to issue, refuse to renew, or
automatically revoke a teacher's license to teach without the right to a hearing upon
receiving a certified copy of a conviction showing that the teacher has been convicted
of child abuse, as defined in section 609.185, new text beginsex trafficking in the first degree under
section 609.322, subdivision 1, engaging in hiring, or agreeing to hire a minor to engage
in prostitution under section 609.324, subdivision 1,
new text endsexual abuse under section 609.342,
609.343, 609.344, 609.345, 609.3451, subdivision 3, or 617.23, subdivision 3, new text beginsolicitation
of children to engage in sexual conduct or communication of sexually explicit materials
to children under section 609.352, interference with privacy under section 609.746 or
stalking under section 609.749 and the victim was a minor,
new text endusing minors in a sexual
performance under section 617.246, deleted text beginordeleted text end possessing pornographic works involving a minor
under section 617.247, new text beginor any other offense not listed in this paragraph that requires the
person to register as a predatory offender under section 243.166,
new text endor new text begina crime new text endunder a similar
law of another state or the United States. The board shall send notice of this licensing
action to the district in which the teacher is currently employed.

(c) A person whose license to teach has been revoked, not issued, or not renewed
under paragraph (b), may petition the board to reconsider the licensing action if the
person's conviction for child abuse or sexual abuse is reversed by a final decision of the
Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court or if the person has received a pardon for the
offense. The petitioner shall attach a certified copy of the appellate court's final decision or
the pardon to the petition. Upon receiving the petition and its attachment, the board shall
schedule and hold a disciplinary hearing on the matter under section 214.10, subdivision 2,
unless the petitioner waives the right to a hearing. If the board finds that, notwithstanding
the reversal of the petitioner's criminal conviction or the issuance of a pardon, the
petitioner is disqualified from teaching under paragraph (a), clause (1), the board shall
affirm its previous licensing action. If the board finds that the petitioner is not disqualified
from teaching under paragraph (a), clause (1), it shall reverse its previous licensing action.

(d) For purposes of this subdivision, the Board of Teaching is delegated the authority
to suspend or revoke coaching licenses.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.21, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Licensure via portfolio.

(a) An eligible candidate may use licensure
via portfolio to obtain an initial licensure or to add a licensure field, consistent with deleted text beginthe
deleted text endapplicable Board of Teaching licensure rules.

(b) A candidate for initial licensure must submit to the deleted text beginEducator Licensing Division
at the department
deleted text endnew text begin Board of Teachingnew text end one portfolio demonstrating pedagogical competence
and one portfolio demonstrating content competence.

(c) A candidate seeking to add a licensure field must submit to the deleted text beginEducator
Licensing Division at the department
deleted text endnew text begin Board of Teachingnew text end one portfolio demonstrating
content competence.

new text begin (d) The Board of Teaching must approve or disapprove candidates' portfolios under
paragraph (b) or (c) within 90 calendar days after receiving the portfolio. If the portfolio is
not approved, the board must immediately inform the candidate how to revise the portfolio
to successfully demonstrate the requisite competence. The candidate may resubmit a
revised portfolio within 90 calendar days of receiving notification from the board and the
board must approve or disapprove the portfolio within 60 calendar days of receiving it.
new text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end A candidate must pay to the executive secretary of the Board of Teaching a
$300 fee for the first portfolio submitted for review and a $200 fee for any portfolio
submitted subsequently. The fees must be paid to the executive secretary of the Board of
Teaching. The revenue generated from the fee must be deposited in an education licensure
portfolio account in the special revenue fund. The fees set by the Board of Teaching are
nonrefundable for applicants not qualifying for a license. The Board of Teaching may
waive or reduce fees for candidates based on financial need.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to all portfolios submitted to the Board of Teaching after that date.
new text end

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.23, is amended to read:


122A.23 APPLICANTS TRAINED IN OTHER STATES.

Subdivision 1.

Preparation equivalency.

When a license to teach is authorized to
be issued to any holder of a diploma or a degree of a Minnesota state university, or of the
University of Minnesota, or of a liberal arts university, or a technical training institution,
such license may also, in the discretion of the Board of Teaching or the commissioner of
education, whichever has jurisdiction, be issued to any holder of a diploma or a degree
of a teacher training institution of equivalent rank and standing of any other state. The
diploma or degree must be granted by virtue of completing a course in teacher preparation
essentially equivalent in content to that required by such Minnesota state university or the
University of Minnesota or a liberal arts university in Minnesota or a technical training
institution as preliminary to the granting of a diploma or a degree of the same rank and
class. For purposes of granting a Minnesota teaching license to a person who receives a
diploma or degree from a state-accredited, out-of-state teacher training program leading to
licensure, the Board of Teaching must deleted text beginestablishdeleted text end new text beginpublish established new text endcriteria and streamlined
procedures new text beginby January 1, 2016, new text endto recognize the experience and professional credentials of
the person holding the out-of-state diploma or degree and allow that person to demonstrate
to the board the person's qualifications for receiving a Minnesota teaching license based
on performance measures the board adopts new text beginby January 1, 2016, new text endunder this section.

Subd. 2.

Applicants licensed in other states.

(a) Subject to the requirements of
sections 122A.18, subdivision 8, and 123B.03, the Board of Teaching must issue a teaching
license or a temporary teaching license under paragraphs (b) to (e) to an applicant who holds
at least a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and holds
or held a similar out-of-state teaching license that requires the applicant to successfully
complete a teacher preparation program approved by the issuing state, which includes
field-specific teaching methods and student teaching or essentially equivalent experience.

(b) The Board of Teaching must issue a teaching license to an applicant who:

(1) successfully completed all exams and human relations preparation components
required by the Board of Teaching; and

(2) holds or held an out-of-state teaching license to teach the same content field and
grade levels if the scope of the out-of-state license is no more than two grade levels less
than a similar Minnesota license.

(c) The Board of Teaching, consistent with board rules and paragraph (h), must issue
up to deleted text beginthreedeleted text end new text beginfournew text end one-year temporary teaching licenses to an applicant who holds or held
an out-of-state teaching license to teach the same content field and grade levels, where
the scope of the out-of-state license is no more than two grade levels less than a similar
Minnesota license, but has not successfully completed all exams and human relations
preparation components required by the Board of Teaching.

(d) The Board of Teaching, consistent with board rules, must issue up to deleted text beginthreedeleted text end new text beginfour
new text endone-year temporary teaching licenses to an applicant who:

(1) successfully completed all exams and human relations preparation components
required by the Board of Teaching; and

(2) holds or held an out-of-state teaching license to teach the same content field
and grade levels, where the scope of the out-of-state license is no more than two grade
levels less than a similar Minnesota license, but has not completed field-specific teaching
methods or student teaching or equivalent experience.

The applicant may complete field-specific teaching methods and student teaching
or equivalent experience by successfully participating in a one-year school district
mentorship program consistent with board-adopted standards of effective practice and
Minnesota graduation requirements.

(e) The Board of Teaching must issue a deleted text begintemporarydeleted text end new text beginrestricted new text endteaching license deleted text beginfor
a term of up to three years
deleted text end only in the content field or grade levels specified in the
out-of-state license to an applicant who:

(1) successfully completed all exams and human relations preparation components
required by the Board of Teaching; and

(2) holds or held an out-of-state teaching license where the out-of-state license is
more limited in the content field or grade levels than a similar Minnesota license.

(f) The Board of Teaching deleted text beginmust not issue to an applicant more than three one-year
temporary teaching licenses under this subdivision
deleted text endnew text begin may issue a two-year limited
provisional license to an applicant under this subdivision to teach in a shortage area,
consistent with section 122A.18, subdivision 4a
new text end.

(g) The Board of Teaching must not issue a license under this subdivision if the
applicant has not attained the additional degrees, credentials, or licenses required in a
particular licensure field.

(h) The Board of Teaching must require an applicant for a teaching license or
a temporary teaching license under this subdivision to pass a new text beginboard-adopted new text endskills
examination in reading, writing, and mathematics deleted text beginor demonstrate, consistent with section
122A.09, subdivision 4, the applicant's attainment of either the requisite composite ACT
Plus Writing or SAT score
deleted text end before the board issues the license unless, notwithstanding
other provisions of this subdivision, an applicable board-approved National Association of
State Directors of Teacher Education interstate reciprocity agreement exists to allow fully
certified teachers from other states to transfer their certification to Minnesota.

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Teacher licensure agreements with adjoining states. new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding
any other law to the contrary, the Board of Teaching must enter into National Association of
State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) interstate agreements
for teacher licensure to allow fully certified teachers from adjoining states to transfer
their certification to Minnesota. The board must enter into these interstate agreements
only after determining that the rigor of the teacher licensure or certification requirements
in the adjoining state is commensurate with the rigor of Minnesota's teacher licensure
requirements. The board may limit an interstate agreement to particular content fields or
grade levels based on established priorities or identified shortages. This subdivision does
not apply to out-of-state applicants holding only a provisional teaching license.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Board of Teaching must work with designated authorities in adjoining states
to establish interstate teacher licensure agreements under this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.245, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirements.

(a) To improve academic excellence, improve ethnic
and cultural diversity in the classroom, and close the academic achievement gap, the
Board of Teaching must approve qualified teacher preparation programs under this section
that are a means to acquire a two-year limited-term license, which the board may renew
one time for an additional one-year term, and to prepare for acquiring a standard license.
The following entities are eligible to participate under this section:

(1) a school district deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end charter schoolnew text begin, or nonprofit corporation organized under
chapter 317A for an education-related purpose
new text end that forms a partnership with a college or
university that has a board-approved alternative teacher preparation program; or

(2) a school district or charter school, after consulting with a college or university
with a board-approved teacher preparation program, that forms a partnership with a
nonprofit corporation organized under chapter 317A for an education-related purpose that
has a board-approved teacher preparation program.

(b) Before deleted text beginparticipating in this programdeleted text endnew text begin becoming a teacher of recordnew text end, a candidate
must:

(1) have a bachelor's degree with a 3.0 or higher grade point average unless the
board waives the grade point average requirement based on board-adopted criterianew text begin adopted
by January 1, 2016
new text end;

(2) deleted text beginpass thedeleted text end new text begindemonstrate a passing score on a board-approved new text endreading, writing, and
mathematics skills examination under section 122A.09, subdivision 4, paragraph (b); and

(3) obtain qualifying scores on applicable board-approved rigorous content area and
pedagogy examinations under section 122A.09, subdivision 4, paragraph (e).

(c) The Board of Teaching must issue a two-year limited-term license to a person
who enrolls in an alternative teacher preparation program.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.245, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Standard license.

The Board of Teaching must issue a standard license
to an otherwise qualified teacher candidate under this section who successfully performs
throughout a program under this section, deleted text beginsuccessfully completes all requireddeleted text end new text beginobtains
qualifying scores on applicable board-approved rigorous
new text endskills, pedagogy, and content
area examinations under section 122A.09, subdivision 4, paragraphs (a) and (e), and is
recommended for licensure under subdivision 5 or successfully demonstrates to the board
qualifications for licensure under subdivision 6.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.30, is amended to read:


122A.30 EXEMPTION FOR TECHNICAL deleted text beginCOLLEGEdeleted text endnew text begin EDUCATION
new text endINSTRUCTORS.

new text begin (a) new text endNotwithstanding section 122A.15, subdivision 1,new text begin and upon approval of the local
employer school board,
new text end a person who teaches in a part-time vocational new text beginor career and
new text endtechnical education program deleted text beginnot more than 61 hours per fiscal yeardeleted text end is exempt from a
license requirement. new text beginNothing in this section shall exclude licensed career and technical
educators from the definition of "teacher" in section 122A.40, 122A.41, or 179A.03.
new text end

new text begin (b) This section expires June 30, 2020.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to all technical education instructors hired after that date.
new text end

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.40, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Development, evaluation, and peer coaching for continuing contract
teachers.

(a) To improve student learning and success, a school board and an exclusive
representative of the teachers in the district, consistent with paragraph (b), may develop
a teacher evaluation and peer review process for probationary and continuing contract
teachers through joint agreement. If a school board and the exclusive representative of the
teachers do not agree to an annual teacher evaluation and peer review process, then the
school board and the exclusive representative of the teachers must implement the state
teacher evaluation plan under paragraph (c). The process must include having trained
observers serve as peer coaches or having teachers participate in professional learning
communities, consistent with paragraph (b).

(b) To develop, improve, and support qualified teachers and effective teaching
practices and improve student learning and success, the annual evaluation process for
teachers:

(1) must, for probationary teachers, provide for all evaluations required under
subdivision 5;

(2) must establish a three-year professional review cycle for each teacher that
includes an individual growth and development plan, a peer review process, and at least
one summative evaluation performed by a qualified and trained evaluator such as a school
administrator. For the years when a tenured teacher is not evaluated by a qualified and
trained evaluator, the teacher must be evaluated by a peer review;

(3) must be based on professional teaching standards established in rule;

(4) must coordinate staff development activities under sections 122A.60 and
122A.61 with this evaluation process and teachers' evaluation outcomes;

(5) may provide time during the school day and school year for peer coaching and
teacher collaboration;

(6) may include job-embedded learning opportunities such as professional learning
communities;

(7) may include mentoring and induction programs;

(8) must include an option for teachers to develop and present a portfolio
demonstrating evidence of reflection and professional growth, consistent with section
122A.18, subdivision 4, paragraph (b), and include teachers' own performance assessment
based on student work samples and examples of teachers' work, which may include video
among other activities for the summative evaluation;

(9) must use data from valid and reliable assessments aligned to state and local
academic standards and must use state and local measures of student growth and literacy
that may include value-added models or student learning goals to determine 35 percent of
teacher evaluation results;

(10) must use longitudinal data on student engagement and connection, and other
student outcome measures explicitly aligned with the elements of curriculum for which
teachers are responsible, including academic literacy, oral academic language, and
achievement of content areas of English learners;

(11) must require qualified and trained evaluators such as school administrators to
perform summative evaluations and ensure school districts and charter schools provide for
effective evaluator training specific to teacher development and evaluation;

(12) must give teachers not meeting professional teaching standards under clauses
(3) through (11) support to improve through a teacher improvement process that includes
established goals and timelines; and

(13) must discipline a teacher for not making adequate progress in the teacher
improvement process under clause (12) that may include a last chance warning,
termination, discharge, nonrenewal, transfer to a different position, a leave of absence, or
other discipline a school administrator determines is appropriate.

Data on individual teachers generated under this subdivision are personnel data
under section 13.43. The observation and interview notes of peer coaches may only be
disclosed to other school officials with the consent of the teacher being coached.

(c) The department, in consultation with parents who may represent parent
organizations and teacher and administrator representatives appointed by their respective
organizations, representing the Board of Teaching, the Minnesota Association of School
Administrators, the Minnesota School Boards Association, the Minnesota Elementary
and Secondary Principals Associations, Education Minnesota, and representatives of
the Minnesota Assessment Group, the Minnesota Business Partnership, the Minnesota
Chamber of Commerce, and Minnesota postsecondary institutions with research expertise
in teacher evaluation, must create and publish a teacher evaluation process that complies
with the requirements in paragraph (b) and applies to all teachers under this section and
section 122A.41 for whom no agreement exists under paragraph (a) for an annual teacher
evaluation and peer review process. The teacher evaluation process created under this
subdivision does not create additional due process rights for probationary teachers under
subdivision 5.

new text begin (d) Consistent with the measures of teacher effectiveness under this subdivision:
new text end

new text begin (1) for students in kindergarten through grade 4, a school administrator must not
place or approve the placement of a student in the classroom of a teacher who is in the
improvement process referenced in paragraph (b), clause (12), or has not had a summative
evaluation if, in the prior year, that student was in the classroom of a teacher who received
discipline pursuant to paragraph (b), clause (13), unless no other teacher at the school
teaches that grade; and
new text end

new text begin (2) for students in grades 5 through 12, a school administrator must not place
or approve the placement of a student in the classroom of a teacher who is in the
improvement process referenced in paragraph (b), clause (12), or has not had a summative
evaluation if, in the prior year, that student was in the classroom of a teacher who received
discipline pursuant to paragraph (b), clause (13), unless no other teacher at the school
teaches that subject area and grade.
new text end

new text begin All data created and used under this paragraph retains its classification under chapter 13.
new text end

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.41, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Development, evaluation, and peer coaching for continuing contract
teachers.

(a) To improve student learning and success, a school board and an exclusive
representative of the teachers in the district, consistent with paragraph (b), may develop an
annual teacher evaluation and peer review process for probationary and nonprobationary
teachers through joint agreement. If a school board and the exclusive representative of
the teachers in the district do not agree to an annual teacher evaluation and peer review
process, then the school board and the exclusive representative of the teachers must
implement the state teacher evaluation plan developed under paragraph (c). The process
must include having trained observers serve as peer coaches or having teachers participate
in professional learning communities, consistent with paragraph (b).

(b) To develop, improve, and support qualified teachers and effective teaching
practices and improve student learning and success, the annual evaluation process for
teachers:

(1) must, for probationary teachers, provide for all evaluations required under
subdivision 2;

(2) must establish a three-year professional review cycle for each teacher that
includes an individual growth and development plan, a peer review process, and at least
one summative evaluation performed by a qualified and trained evaluator such as a school
administrator;

(3) must be based on professional teaching standards established in rule;

(4) must coordinate staff development activities under sections 122A.60 and
122A.61 with this evaluation process and teachers' evaluation outcomes;

(5) may provide time during the school day and school year for peer coaching and
teacher collaboration;

(6) may include job-embedded learning opportunities such as professional learning
communities;

(7) may include mentoring and induction programs;

(8) must include an option for teachers to develop and present a portfolio
demonstrating evidence of reflection and professional growth, consistent with section
122A.18, subdivision 4, paragraph (b), and include teachers' own performance assessment
based on student work samples and examples of teachers' work, which may include video
among other activities for the summative evaluation;

(9) must use data from valid and reliable assessments aligned to state and local
academic standards and must use state and local measures of student growth and literacy
that may include value-added models or student learning goals to determine 35 percent of
teacher evaluation results;

(10) must use longitudinal data on student engagement and connection and other
student outcome measures explicitly aligned with the elements of curriculum for which
teachers are responsible, including academic literacy, oral academic language, and
achievement of English learners;

(11) must require qualified and trained evaluators such as school administrators to
perform summative evaluations and ensure school districts and charter schools provide for
effective evaluator training specific to teacher development and evaluation;

(12) must give teachers not meeting professional teaching standards under clauses
(3) through (11) support to improve through a teacher improvement process that includes
established goals and timelines; and

(13) must discipline a teacher for not making adequate progress in the teacher
improvement process under clause (12) that may include a last chance warning,
termination, discharge, nonrenewal, transfer to a different position, a leave of absence, or
other discipline a school administrator determines is appropriate.

Data on individual teachers generated under this subdivision are personnel data
under section 13.43. The observation and interview notes of peer coaches may only be
disclosed to other school officials with the consent of the teacher being coached.

(c) The department, in consultation with parents who may represent parent
organizations and teacher and administrator representatives appointed by their respective
organizations, representing the Board of Teaching, the Minnesota Association of School
Administrators, the Minnesota School Boards Association, the Minnesota Elementary
and Secondary Principals Associations, Education Minnesota, and representatives of
the Minnesota Assessment Group, the Minnesota Business Partnership, the Minnesota
Chamber of Commerce, and Minnesota postsecondary institutions with research expertise
in teacher evaluation, must create and publish a teacher evaluation process that complies
with the requirements in paragraph (b) and applies to all teachers under this section and
section 122A.40 for whom no agreement exists under paragraph (a) for an annual teacher
evaluation and peer review process. The teacher evaluation process created under this
subdivision does not create additional due process rights for probationary teachers under
subdivision 2.

new text begin (d) Consistent with the measures of teacher effectiveness under this subdivision:
new text end

new text begin (1) for students in kindergarten through grade 4, a school administrator must not
place or approve the placement of a student in the classroom of a teacher who is in the
improvement process referenced in paragraph (b), clause (12), or has not had a summative
evaluation if, in the prior year, that student was in the classroom of a teacher who received
discipline pursuant to paragraph (b), clause (13), unless no other teacher at the school
teaches that grade; and
new text end

new text begin (2) for students in grades 5 through 12, a school administrator must not place
or approve the placement of a student in the classroom of a teacher who is in the
improvement process referenced in paragraph (b), clause (12), or has not had a summative
evaluation if, in the prior year, that student was in the classroom of a teacher who received
discipline pursuant to paragraph (b), clause (13), unless no other teacher at the school
teaches that subject area and grade.
new text end

new text begin All data created and used under this paragraph retains its classification under chapter 13.
new text end

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.69, is amended to read:


122A.69 PRACTICE OR STUDENT TEACHERS.

The Board new text beginof Teaching new text endmay, by agreements with teacher deleted text beginpreparingdeleted text end new text beginpreparation
new text endinstitutions, arrange for classroom experience in the district for practice or student
teachers who have completed deleted text beginnot less thandeleted text end new text beginat least new text endtwo years of an approved teacher
deleted text begineducationdeleted text end new text beginpreparation new text endprogram. Such practice new text beginand student new text endteachers must be deleted text beginprovided with
appropriate supervision
deleted text end new text beginappropriately supervised new text endby a fully qualified teacher under rules
deleted text beginpromulgateddeleted text endnew text begin adoptednew text end by the board. new text beginA practice or student teacher must be placed with a
cooperating licensed teacher who has at least three years of teaching experience and is not
in the improvement process under section 122A.40, subdivision 8, paragraph (b), clause
(12), or section 122A.41, subdivision 5, paragraph (b), clause (12).
new text endPractice new text beginand student
new text endteachers are deleted text begindeemeddeleted text end employees of the school district in which they are rendering services
for purposes of workers' compensation; liability insurance, if provided for other district
employees deleted text beginin accordance withdeleted text end new text beginunder new text endsection 123B.23; and legal counsel deleted text beginin accordance
with the provisions of
deleted text endnew text begin undernew text end section 123B.25.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2015-2016 school year and
later.
new text end

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.09, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Authorization; notification.

Notwithstanding any other law to the
contrary, an 11th or 12th grade pupil enrolled in a school or an American Indian-controlled
tribal contract or grant school eligible for aid under section 124D.83, except a foreign
exchange pupil enrolled in a district under a cultural exchange program, may apply to an
eligible institution, as defined in subdivision 3, to enroll in nonsectarian courses offered by
that postsecondary institution. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, a 9th or 10th
grade pupil enrolled in a district or an American Indian-controlled tribal contract or grant
school eligible for aid under section 124D.83, except a foreign exchange pupil enrolled in
a district under a cultural exchange program, may apply to enroll in nonsectarian courses
offered under subdivision 10, if new text begin(1) new text endafter all 11th and 12th grade students have applied
for a course, additional students are necessary to offer the coursenew text begin or (2) the course is a
world language course
new text end. If an institution accepts a secondary pupil for enrollment under
this section, the institution shall send written notice to the pupil, the pupil's school or
school district, and the commissioner within ten days of acceptance. The notice must
indicate the course and hours of enrollment of that pupil. If the pupil enrolls in a course for
postsecondary credit, the institution must notify the pupil about payment in the customary
manner used by the institution.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.09, subdivision 5a, is amended to read:


Subd. 5a.

Authorization; career or technical education.

A 10th, 11th, or 12th
grade pupil enrolled in a district or an American Indian-controlled tribal contract or grant
school eligible for aid under section 124D.83, except a foreign exchange pupil enrolled in
a district under a cultural exchange program, may enroll in a career or technical education
course offered by a Minnesota state college or university. A 10th grade pupil applying
for enrollment in a career or technical education course under this subdivision must have
received a passing score on the 8th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment in
reading as a condition of enrollment. new text beginA current 10th grade pupil who did not take the 8th
grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment in reading may substitute another reading
assessment accepted by the enrolling postsecondary institution.
new text endA secondary pupil may
enroll in the pupil's first postsecondary options enrollment course under this subdivision.
A student who is refused enrollment by a Minnesota state college or university under this
subdivision may apply to an eligible institution offering a career or technical education
course. The postsecondary institution must give priority to its students according to
subdivision 9. If a secondary student receives a grade of "C" or better in the career or
technical education course taken under this subdivision, the postsecondary institution
must allow the student to take additional postsecondary courses for secondary credit at
that institution, not to exceed the limits in subdivision 8. A "career or technical course" is
a course that is part of a career and technical education program that provides individuals
with coherent, rigorous content aligned with academic standards and relevant technical
knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in current and
emerging professions and provide technical skill proficiency, an industry recognized
credential, and a certificate, a diploma, or an associate degree.

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.09, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Enrollment priority.

(a) A postsecondary institution shall give priority to
its postsecondary students when enrolling 10th, 11th, and 12th grade pupils in its courses.
A postsecondary institution may provide information about its programs to a secondary
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.

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

new text begin (c) new text endOnce a pupil has been enrolled in any postsecondary course under this section,
the pupil shall not be displaced by another student.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end If a postsecondary institution enrolls a secondary school pupil 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.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.10, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Authorizer.

(a) For purposes of this section, the terms defined in this
subdivision have the meanings given them.

"Application" to receive approval as an authorizer means the proposal an eligible
authorizer submits to the commissioner under paragraph (c) before that authorizer is able
to submit any affidavit to charter to a school.

"Application" under subdivision 4 means the charter school business plan a
school developer submits to an authorizer for approval to establish a charter school that
documents the school developer's mission statement, school purposes, program design,
financial plan, governance and management structure, and background and experience,
plus any other information the authorizer requests. The application also shall include a
"statement of assurances" of legal compliance prescribed by the commissioner.

"Affidavit" means a written statement the authorizer submits to the commissioner
for approval to establish a charter school under subdivision 4 attesting to its review and
approval process before chartering a school.

(b) The following organizations may authorize one or more charter schools:

(1) a school board, intermediate school district school board, or education district
organized under sections 123A.15 to 123A.19;

(2) a charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
of 1986, excluding a nonpublic sectarian or religious institution; any person other than a
natural person that directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls,
is controlled by, or is under common control with the nonpublic sectarian or religious
institution; and any other charitable organization under this clause that in the federal IRS
Form 1023, Part IV, describes activities indicating a religious purpose, that:

(i) is a member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits or the Minnesota Council on
Foundations;

(ii) is registered with the attorney general's office; and

(iii) is incorporated in the state of Minnesota and has been operating continuously
for at least five years but does not operate a charter school;

(3) a Minnesota private college, notwithstanding clause (2), that grants two- or
four-year degrees and is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education under
chapter 136A; community college, state university, or technical college governed by the
Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; or the University
of Minnesota;

(4) a nonprofit corporation subject to chapter 317A, described in section 317A.905,
and exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code
of 1986, may authorize one or more charter schools if the charter school has operated
for at least three years under a different authorizer and if the nonprofit corporation has
existed for at least 25 years; or

(5) single-purpose authorizers formed as charitable, nonsectarian organizations
under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and incorporated in the state
of Minnesota under chapter 317A as a corporation with no members or under section
322B.975 as a nonprofit limited liability company for the sole purpose of chartering schools.
Eligible organizations interested in being approved as an authorizer under this paragraph
must submit a proposal to the commissioner that includes the provisions of paragraph (c)
and a five-year financial plan. Such authorizers shall consider and approve charter school
applications using the criteria provided in subdivision 4 and shall not limit the applications
it solicits, considers, or approves to any single curriculum, learning program, or method.

(c) An eligible authorizer under this subdivision must apply to the commissioner for
approval as an authorizer before submitting any affidavit to the commissioner to charter
a school. The application for approval as a charter school authorizer must demonstrate
the applicant's ability to implement the procedures and satisfy the criteria for chartering a
school under this section. The commissioner must approve or disapprove an application
within 45 business days of the application deadline. If the commissioner disapproves
the application, the commissioner must notify the applicant of the specific deficiencies
in writing and the applicant then has 20 business days to address the deficiencies to the
commissioner's satisfaction. After the 20 business days expire, the commissioner has 15
business days to make a final decision to approve or disapprove the application. Failing to
address the deficiencies to the commissioner's satisfaction makes an applicant ineligible to
be an authorizer. The commissioner, in establishing criteria for approval, must consider
the applicant's:

(1) capacity and infrastructure;

(2) application criteria and process;

(3) contracting process;

(4) ongoing oversight and evaluation processes; and

(5) renewal criteria and processes.

(d) An applicant must include in its application to the commissioner to be an
approved authorizer at least the following:

(1) how chartering schools is a way for the organization to carry out its mission;

(2) a description of the capacity of the organization to serve as an authorizer,
including the personnel who will perform the authorizing duties, their qualifications, the
amount of time they will be assigned to this responsibility, and the financial resources
allocated by the organization to this responsibility;

(3) a description of the application and review process the authorizer will use to
make decisions regarding the granting of charters;

(4) a description of the type of contract it will arrange with the schools it charters
that meets the provisions of subdivision 6;

(5) the process to be used for providing ongoing oversight of the school consistent
with the contract expectations specified in clause (4) that assures that the schools chartered
are complying with both the provisions of applicable law and rules, and with the contract;

(6) a description of the criteria and process the authorizer will use to grant expanded
applications under subdivision 4, paragraph (j);

(7) the process for making decisions regarding the renewal or termination of
the school's charter based on evidence that demonstrates the academic, organizational,
and financial competency of the school, including its success in increasing student
achievement and meeting the goals of the charter school agreement; and

(8) an assurance specifying that the organization is committed to serving as an
authorizer for the full five-year term.

(e) A disapproved applicant under this section may resubmit an application during a
future application period.

(f) If the governing board of an approved authorizer votes to withdraw as an
approved authorizer for a reason unrelated to any cause under subdivision 23, the
authorizer must notify all its chartered schools and the commissioner in writing by July 15
of its intent to withdraw as an authorizer on June 30 in the next calendar yearnew text begin, regardless
of when the authorizer's five-year term of approval ends
new text end. The commissioner may approve
the transfer of a charter school to a new authorizer under this paragraph after the new
authorizer submits an affidavit to the commissioner.

(g) The authorizer must participate in department-approved training.

(h) The commissioner shall review an authorizer's performance every five years in
a manner and form determined by the commissioner and may review an authorizer's
performance more frequently at the commissioner's own initiative or at the request of a
charter school operator, charter school board member, or other interested party. The
commissioner, after completing the review, shall transmit a report with findings to the
authorizer. If, consistent with this section, the commissioner finds that an authorizer has
not fulfilled the requirements of this section, the commissioner may subject the authorizer
to corrective action, which may include terminating the contract with the charter school
board of directors of a school it chartered. The commissioner must notify the authorizer
in writing of any findings that may subject the authorizer to corrective action and
the authorizer then has 15 business days to request an informal hearing before the
commissioner takes corrective action. If the commissioner terminates a contract between
an authorizer and a charter school under this paragraph, the commissioner may assist the
charter school in acquiring a new authorizer.

(i) The commissioner may at any time take corrective action against an authorizer,
including terminating an authorizer's ability to charter a school for:

(1) failing to demonstrate the criteria under paragraph (c) under which the
commissioner approved the authorizer;

(2) violating a term of the chartering contract between the authorizer and the charter
school board of directors;

(3) unsatisfactory performance as an approved authorizer; or

(4) any good cause shown that provides the commissioner a legally sufficient reason
to take corrective action against an authorizer.

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.10, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Formation of school.

(a) An authorizer, after receiving an application from
a school developer, may charter a licensed teacher under section 122A.18, subdivision
1
, or a group of individuals that includes one or more licensed teachers under section
122A.18, subdivision 1, to operate a school subject to the commissioner's approval of the
authorizer's affidavit under paragraph (b). The school must be organized and operated as a
nonprofit corporation under chapter 317A and the provisions under the applicable chapter
shall apply to the school except as provided in this section.

Notwithstanding sections 465.717 and 465.719, a school district, subject to this
section and section 124D.11, may create a corporation for the purpose of establishing a
charter school.

(b) Before the operators may establish and operate a school, the authorizer must file
an affidavit with the commissioner stating its intent to charter a school. An authorizer
must file a separate affidavit for each school it intends to charter. An authorizer must file
an affidavit deleted text beginby May 1 to be able to charter a new school in the next school year after the
commissioner approves the authorizer's affidavit
deleted text endnew text begin at least 14 months before July 1 of the
year the new charter school plans to serve students
new text end. The affidavit must state the terms and
conditions under which the authorizer would charter a school and how the authorizer
intends to oversee the fiscal and student performance of the charter school and to comply
with the terms of the written contract between the authorizer and the charter school
board of directors under subdivision 6. The commissioner must approve or disapprove
the authorizer's affidavit within 60 business days of receipt of the affidavit. If the
commissioner disapproves the affidavit, the commissioner shall notify the authorizer of
the deficiencies in the affidavit and the authorizer then has 20 business days to address the
deficiencies. The commissioner must notify the authorizer of final approval or disapproval
within 15 business days after receiving the authorizer's response to the deficiencies in the
affidavit. If the authorizer does not address deficiencies to the commissioner's satisfaction,
the commissioner's disapproval is final. Failure to obtain commissioner approval precludes
an authorizer from chartering the school that is the subject of this affidavit.

(c) The authorizer may prevent an approved charter school from opening for
operation if, among other grounds, the charter school violates this section or does not meet
the ready-to-open standards that are part of the authorizer's oversight and evaluation
process or are stipulated in the charter school contract.

(d) The operators authorized to organize and operate a school, before entering into
a contract or other agreement for professional or other services, goods, or facilities,
must incorporate as a nonprofit corporation under chapter 317A and must establish a
board of directors composed of at least five members who are not related parties until a
timely election for members of the ongoing charter school board of directors is held
according to the school's articles and bylaws under paragraph (f). A charter school board
of directors must be composed of at least five members who are not related parties.
Staff members employed at the school, including teachers providing instruction under a
contract with a cooperative, members of the board of directors, and all parents or legal
guardians of children enrolled in the school are the voters eligible to elect the members
of the school's board of directors. A charter school must notify eligible voters of the
school board election dates at least 30 days before the election. Board of director meetings
must comply with chapter 13D.

(e) A charter school shall publish and maintain on the school's official Web site: (1)
the minutes of meetings of the board of directors, and of members and committees having
any board-delegated authority, for at least one calendar year from the date of publication;
(2) directory information for members of the board of directors and committees having
board-delegated authority; and (3) identifying and contact information for the school's
authorizer. Identifying and contact information for the school's authorizer must be
included in other school materials made available to the public. Upon request of an
individual, the charter school must also make available in a timely fashion financial
statements showing all operations and transactions affecting income, surplus, and deficit
during the school's last annual accounting period; and a balance sheet summarizing assets
and liabilities on the closing date of the accounting period. A charter school also must
include that same information about its authorizer in other school materials that it makes
available to the public.

(f) Every charter school board member shall attend annual training throughout the
member's term on the board. All new board members shall attend initial training on
the board's role and responsibilities, employment policies and practices, and financial
management. A new board member who does not begin the required initial training within
six months after being seated and complete that training within 12 months of being seated
on the board is automatically ineligible to continue to serve as a board member. The
school shall include in its annual report the training attended by each board member
during the previous year.

(g) The ongoing board must be elected before the school completes its third year of
operation. Board elections must be held during the school year but may not be conducted
on days when the school is closed for holidays, breaks, or vacations. The charter school
board of directors shall be composed of at least five nonrelated members and include: (i)
at least one licensed teacher employed as a teacher at the school or providing instruction
under contract between the charter school and a cooperative; (ii) at least one parent or
legal guardian of a student enrolled in the charter school who is not an employee of
the charter school; and (iii) at least one interested community member who resides in
Minnesota and is not employed by the charter school and does not have a child enrolled
in the school. The board may include a majority of teachers described in this paragraph
or parents or community members, or it may have no clear majority. The chief financial
officer and the chief administrator may only serve as ex-officio nonvoting board members.
No charter school employees shall serve on the board other than teachers under item (i).
Contractors providing facilities, goods, or services to a charter school shall not serve on
the board of directors of the charter school. Board bylaws shall outline the process and
procedures for changing the board's governance structure, consistent with chapter 317A.
A board may change its governance structure only:

(1) by a majority vote of the board of directors and a majority vote of the licensed
teachers employed by the school as teachers, including licensed teachers providing
instruction under a contract between the school and a cooperative; and

(2) with the authorizer's approval.

Any change in board governance structure must conform with the composition of
the board established under this paragraph.

(h) The granting or renewal of a charter by an authorizer must not be conditioned
upon the bargaining unit status of the employees of the school.

(i) The granting or renewal of a charter school by an authorizer must not be
contingent on the charter school being required to contract, lease, or purchase services
from the authorizer. Any potential contract, lease, or purchase of service from an
authorizer must be disclosed to the commissioner, accepted through an open bidding
process, and be a separate contract from the charter contract. The school must document
the open bidding process. An authorizer must not enter into a contract to provide
management and financial services for a school that it authorizes, unless the school
documents that it received at least two competitive bids.

(j) A charter school may apply to the authorizer to amend the school charter to
expand the operation of the school to additional grades or sites that would be students'
primary enrollment site beyond those defined in the original affidavit approved by the
commissioner. After approving the school's application, the authorizer shall submit a
supplementary affidavit in the form and manner prescribed by the commissioner. The
authorizer must file a supplement affidavit by October 1 to be eligible to expand in the next
school year. The supplementary affidavit must document that the school has demonstrated
to the satisfaction of the authorizer the following:

(1) the need for the expansion with supporting long-range enrollment projections;

(2) a longitudinal record of demonstrated student academic performance and growth
on statewide assessments under chapter 120B or on other academic assessments that
measure longitudinal student performance and growth approved by the charter school's
board of directors and agreed upon with the authorizer;

(3) a history of sound school finances and a finance plan to implement the expansion
in a manner to promote the school's financial sustainability; and

(4) board capacity and an administrative and management plan to implement its
expansion.

(k) The commissioner shall have 30 business days to review and comment on the
supplemental affidavit. The commissioner shall notify the authorizer in writing of any
deficiencies in the supplemental affidavit and the authorizer then has 20 business days to
address, to the commissioner's satisfaction, any deficiencies in the supplemental affidavit.
The commissioner must notify the authorizer of final approval or disapproval within 15
business days after receiving the authorizer's response to the deficiencies in the affidavit.
The school may not expand grades or add sites until the commissioner has approved the
supplemental affidavit. The commissioner's approval or disapproval of a supplemental
affidavit is final.

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.10, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Federal, state, and local requirements.

(a) A charter school shall meet all
federal, state, and local health and safety requirements applicable to school districts.

(b) A school must comply with statewide accountability requirements governing
standards and assessments in chapter 120B.

(c) A school authorized by a school board may be located in any district, unless the
school board of the district of the proposed location disapproves by written resolution.

(d) A charter school must be nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies,
employment practices, and all other operations. An authorizer may not authorize a charter
school or program that is affiliated with a nonpublic sectarian school or a religious
institution. A charter school student must be released for religious instruction, consistent
with section 120A.22, subdivision 12, clause (3).

(e) Charter schools must not be used as a method of providing education or
generating revenue for students who are being home-schooled. This paragraph does not
apply to shared time aid under section 126C.19.

(f) The primary focus of a charter school must be to provide a comprehensive
program of instruction for at least one grade or age group from five through 18 years of
age. Instruction may be provided to people older than 18 years of age. A charter school
may offer a free new text beginor fee-based new text endpreschool or prekindergarten that meets high-quality early
learning instructional program standards that are aligned with Minnesota's early learning
standards for children. new text beginStudents enrolled in a fee-based prekindergarten program are not
eligible to be counted as pupil units under section 126C.05 and must not be included in the
calculation of general education revenue under section 126C.10.
new text end

(g) new text beginExcept as provided in paragraph (f), new text enda charter school may not charge tuition.

(h) A charter school is subject to and must comply with chapter 363A and section
121A.04.

(i) Once a student is enrolled in the school, the student is considered enrolled in the
school until the student formally withdraws or is expelled under the Pupil Fair Dismissal
Act in sections 121A.40 to 121A.56. A charter school is subject to and must comply with
the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act, sections 121A.40 to 121A.56, and the Minnesota Public
School Fee Law, sections 123B.34 to 123B.39.

(j) A charter school is subject to the same financial audits, audit procedures, and
audit requirements as a district, except as required under subdivision 6a. Audits must be
conducted in compliance with generally accepted governmental auditing standards, the
federal Single Audit Act, if applicable, and section 6.65. A charter school is subject
to and must comply with sections 15.054; 118A.01; 118A.02; 118A.03; 118A.04;
118A.05; 118A.06; 471.38; 471.391; 471.392; and 471.425. The audit must comply with
the requirements of sections 123B.75 to 123B.83, except to the extent deviations are
necessary because of the program at the school. Deviations must be approved by the
commissioner and authorizer. The Department of Education, state auditor, legislative
auditor, or authorizer may conduct financial, program, or compliance audits. A charter
school determined to be in statutory operating debt under sections 123B.81 to 123B.83
must submit a plan under section 123B.81, subdivision 4.

(k) A charter school is a district for the purposes of tort liability under chapter 466.

(l) A charter school must comply with chapters 13 and 13D; and sections 120A.22,
subdivision 7
; 121A.75; and 260B.171, subdivisions 3 and 5.

(m) A charter school is subject to the Pledge of Allegiance requirement under
section 121A.11, subdivision 3.

(n) A charter school offering online courses or programs must comply with section
124D.095.

(o) A charter school and charter school board of directors are subject to chapter 181.

(p) A charter school must comply with section 120A.22, subdivision 7, governing
the transfer of students' educational records and sections 138.163 and 138.17 governing
the management of local records.

(q) A charter school that provides early childhood health and developmental
screening must comply with sections 121A.16 to 121A.19.

(r) A charter school that provides school-sponsored youth athletic activities must
comply with section 121A.38.

(s) A charter school is subject to and must comply with continuing truant notification
under section 260A.03.

(t) A charter school must develop and implement a teacher evaluation and peer
review process under section 122A.40, subdivision 8, paragraph (b), clauses (2) to
(13). The teacher evaluation process in this paragraph does not create any additional
employment rights for teachers.

(u) A charter school must adopt a policy, plan, budget, and process, consistent with
section 120B.11, to review curriculum, instruction, and student achievement and strive
for the world's best workforce.

(v) A charter school must comply with section 121A.031 governing policies on
prohibited conduct.

(w) A charter school must comply with all pupil transportation requirements in
section 123B.88, subdivision 1. A charter school must not require parents to surrender
their rights to pupil transportation under section 123B.88, subdivision 2.

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.10, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Admission requirements.

(a) A charter school may limit admission to:

(1) pupils within an age group or grade level;

(2) pupils who are eligible to participate in the graduation incentives program under
section 124D.68; or

(3) residents of a specific geographic area in which the school is located when the
majority of students served by the school are members of underserved populations.

(b) A charter school shall enroll an eligible pupil who submits a timely application,
unless the number of applications exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level, or
building. In this case, pupils must be accepted by lot. The charter school must develop
and publish, including on its Web site, a lottery policy and process that it must use when
accepting pupils by lot.

(c) A charter school shall give enrollment preference to a sibling of an enrolled pupil
and to a foster child of that pupil's parents and may give preference for enrolling children
of the school's staff before accepting other pupils by lot. new text beginA charter school may give
enrollment preference to children who are eligible to receive a free or reduced-price lunch
when the percent of enrolled charter school students who are eligible to receive a free or
reduced-price lunch is lower than either the statewide percent of students who are eligible
to receive a free or reduced-price lunch or the district-wide percent of students who are
eligible to receive a free or reduced-price lunch in the district in which the charter school
is located. A charter school must ask on its enrollment application whether the student
is eligible for and interested in the enrollment preference. A charter school may send an
Application for Educational Benefits form to the household of an interested student and
ask on the application form whether the household wants their student considered for the
enrollment preference. Charter schools must use the department's direct certification and
approval process for determining students' eligibility for meal benefits. Once established,
this enrollment preference continues unless and until a majority of the members of the
charter school board of directors votes to discontinue the enrollment preference. A charter
school that complies with the enrollment preference based on eligibility to receive a free
or reduced-price lunch in good faith is not responsible for misinformation provided to it
by parents under this provision.
new text end A charter school that is located in Duluth township in St.
Louis County and admits students in kindergarten through grade 6 must give enrollment
preference to students residing within a five-mile radius of the school and to the siblings
of enrolled children. deleted text beginAdeleted text endnew text begin If a charter school has a preschool or prekindergarten program
under subdivision 8, paragraph (f), that is free to all participants, the
new text end charter school may
give enrollment preference to children currently enrolled in the school's deleted text beginfreedeleted text end preschool or
prekindergarten program deleted text beginunder subdivision 8, paragraph (f),deleted text end who are eligible to enroll in
kindergarten in the next school year.

(d) A person shall not be admitted to a charter school (1) as a kindergarten pupil,
unless the pupil is at least five years of age on September 1 of the calendar year in which
the school year for which the pupil seeks admission commences; or (2) as a first grade
student, unless the pupil is at least six years of age on September 1 of the calendar year in
which the school year for which the pupil seeks admission commences or has completed
kindergarten; except that a charter school may establish deleted text beginand publish on its Web sitedeleted text end a policy
for admission of selected pupils at an earlier age, consistent with the enrollment process
in paragraphs (b) and (c).new text begin If established, an early admissions policy must describe the
process and procedures for comprehensive evaluation in cognitive, social, and emotional
developmental domains to help determine the child's ability to meet kindergarten grade
expectations and progress to first grade in the subsequent year. The comprehensive
evaluation must use valid and reliable instrumentation, be aligned with state kindergarten
expectations, and include a parent report and teacher observations of the child's
knowledge, skills, and abilities. The early admissions policy must be made available to
parents in an accessible format and is subject to review by the commissioner of education.
new text end

(e) Except as permitted in paragraph (d), a charter school may not limit admission
to pupils on the basis of intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, or
athletic ability and may not establish any criteria or requirements for admission that are
inconsistent with this subdivision.

(f) The charter school shall not distribute any services or goods of value to students,
parents, or guardians as an inducement, term, or condition of enrolling a student in a
charter school.

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.10, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Pupil performance.

new text begin(a) new text endA charter school must design its programs to
at least meet the outcomes adopted by the commissioner for public school students. In
the absence of the commissioner's requirements, the school must meet the outcomes
contained in the contract with the authorizer. The achievement levels of the outcomes
contained in the contract may exceed the achievement levels of any outcomes adopted by
the commissioner for public school students.

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding other law to the contrary, a charter school where at least 70
percent of enrolled pupils are eligible to participate in the graduation incentives program
under section 124D.68 or where the charter school contract limits admission to pupils
eligible to participate in the graduation incentives program under section 124D.68 is
subject to statewide accountability measures applicable to public schools under chapter
120B, but consistent with the alternative measures established under this paragraph
and Minnesota Graduation Standards. For eligible schools, the written charter contract
under subdivision 6 between the charter school authorizer and the school's board of
directors shall be based on the student academic, career and college readiness, and student
engagement performance measures established under this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin (1) Thirty percent of any performance evaluation of a charter school under this
paragraph shall be based on longitudinal data showing student achievement and growth
on a nationally or state-normed assessment for groups of ten or more students who
are continuously enrolled in the charter school for at least 120 school days before the
assessment is administered.
new text end

new text begin (2) Forty percent of any student performance evaluation of a charter school under
this paragraph shall be based on demonstrated growth in any four of the following
postsecondary and workforce readiness measures, as stipulated in the charter school
contract and demonstrated by the requisite evidence: a three-year average graduation rate
for students who complete high school in four, five, or six years; a three-year graduation
rate for noncontinuously enrolled students who complete high school in seven years;
average student drop-out rate for students who leave the charter school in a single year
without pursuing an education alternative; the participation rate and composite score of
those students in a school year taking a national postsecondary or workforce readiness
assessment such as the ACT, PSAT, SAT, ACCUPLACER, or ASVAB; the percentage of
students in the 12th grade cohort as identified by the number of completed course credits
at the beginning of the school year who graduate within that school year; the percentage
of students in a school year who successfully transfer to another education program,
including those leading to a diploma, credential or degree, or care and treatment program;
the percentage of students in the previous school year who complete an education
program, receive a diploma, enroll in a postsecondary program or institution, enlist in the
military, or obtain full-time employment; the percentage of students in a school year
who successfully complete the number of course credits they need to stay on track to
graduate within an established timeline; the percentage of students in a school year who
successfully meet work certification or preapprenticeship program requirements; or the
percentage of students in a school year who earn dual enrollment credits through the
Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act or other dual credit program.
new text end

new text begin (3) Thirty percent of any student performance evaluation of a charter school under
this paragraph shall be based on data from any three of the following student engagement
measures applied to groups of ten or more students who are continuously enrolled in
the charter school for at least 120 days: a three-year average daily attendance rate; a
demonstrated percentage improvement in attendance by a cohort; a three-year average of
the total number of days students are reported as truant; the number of student dropouts
who enroll in the school and remain continuously enrolled throughout that school year;
the percentage of students in a school year or a 12-month period who participate in
and demonstrate growth on character and social competency assessments measuring
decision-making skills, career readiness, education or aspiration goals, and similar
characteristics or competencies; and the percentage of students in a school year who meet
the community service goals in their individual learning plan as measured by the charter
school's citizenship and community outcomes rubric.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2016-2017 school year and
later.
new text end

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.10, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Pupils with a disability.

A charter school must comply with sections
125A.02, 125A.03 to 125A.24, deleted text beginanddeleted text end 125A.65new text begin, and 125A.75new text end and rules relating to the
education of pupils with a disability as though it were a district.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for fiscal year 2016 and later.
new text end

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.10, subdivision 14, is amended to read:


Subd. 14.

Annual public reports.

(a) A charter school must publish an annual
report approved by the board of directors. The annual report must at least include
information on school enrollment, student attrition, governance and management, staffing,
finances, academic performance, innovative practices and implementation, and future
plans. new text beginA charter school may combine this report with the reporting required under section
120B.11.
new text endA charter school must post the annual report on the school's official Web site. A
charter school must also distribute the annual report by publication, mail, or electronic
means to its authorizer, school employees, and parents and legal guardians of students
enrolled in the charter school. The reports are public data under chapter 13.

(b) The commissioner shall establish specifications for an authorizer's annual public
report that is part of the system to evaluate authorizer performance under subdivision
3, paragraph (h). The report shall at least include key indicators of school academic,
operational, and financial performance.

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.10, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 24a. new text end

new text begin Merger. new text end

new text begin (a) Two or more charter schools may merge under chapter
317A. The effective date of a merger must be July 1. The merged school must continue
under the identity of one of the merging schools. A new charter contract under subdivision
6 must be executed by July 1. The authorizer must submit to the commissioner a copy of
the new signed charter contract within ten business days of its execution.
new text end

new text begin (b) Each merging school must submit a separate year-end report for the previous year
for that school only. After the final fiscal year of the premerger schools is closed out, the
fund balances and debts from the merging schools must be transferred to the merged school.
new text end

new text begin (c) For its first year of operation, the merged school is eligible to receive aid from
programs requiring approved applications equal to the sum of the aid of all of the merging
schools. For aids based on prior year data, the merged school is eligible to receive aid for
its first year of operation based on the combined data of all of the merging schools.
new text end

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.121, is amended to read:


124D.121 DEFINITION OF FLEXIBLE LEARNING YEAR PROGRAM.

"Flexible learning year program" means any district plan deleted text beginapproved by the
commissioner
deleted text end that utilizes buildings and facilities during the entire year or that provides
forms of optional scheduling of pupils and personnel during the learning year in
elementary and secondary schools or residential facilities for children with a disability.

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.122, is amended to read:


124D.122 ESTABLISHMENT OF FLEXIBLE LEARNING YEAR PROGRAM.

The board of any district or a consortium of districtsdeleted text begin, with the approval of the
commissioner,
deleted text end may establish and operate a flexible learning year program in one or more of
the day or residential facilities for children with a disability within the district. Consortiums
may use a single deleted text beginapplication anddeleted text end evaluation process, though results, public hearings, and
board approvals must be obtained for each district as required under appropriate sections.

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.126, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Powers and duties.

The commissioner must:

deleted text begin (1) promulgate rules necessary to the operation of sections 124D.12 to 124D.127;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end cooperate with and provide supervision of flexible learning year programs
to determine compliance with the provisions of sections 124D.12 to 124D.127deleted text begin, the
commissioner's standards and qualifications, and the proposed program as submitted
and approved
deleted text end;

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end provide any necessary adjustments of (a) attendance and membership
computations and (b) the dates and percentages of apportionment of state aids; and

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end consistent with the definition of "average daily membership" in section
126C.05, subdivision 8, furnish the board of a district implementing a flexible learning
year program with a formula for computing average daily membership. This formula must
be computed so that tax levies to be made by the district, state aids to be received by the
district, and any and all other formulas based upon average daily membership are not
affected solely as a result of adopting this plan of instruction.

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.127, is amended to read:


124D.127 TERMINATION OF FLEXIBLE LEARNING YEAR PROGRAM.

The board of any districtdeleted text begin, with the approval of the commissioner of education,deleted text end may
terminate a flexible learning year program in one or more of the day or residential facilities
for children with a disability within the district. This section shall not be construed to
permit an exception to section 120A.22, 127A.41, subdivision 7, or 127A.43.

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.128, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Program established.

A learning year program provides instruction
throughout the year on an extended year calendar, extended school day calendar, or
both. deleted text beginA pupil may participate in the program and accelerate attainment of grade level
requirements or graduation requirements.
deleted text end A learning year program may begin after the
close of the regular school year in June. The program may be for students in one or more
grade levels from kindergarten through grade 12.

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.72, is amended to read:


124D.72 POLICY.

The legislature finds that a more adequate new text beginand relevant new text endeducation is needed for
American Indian people in the state of Minnesota. The legislature recognizes the
unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian people.
The legislature also is concerned about the lack of American Indian teachers new text beginas well as
other professionals
new text endin the state. Therefore, pursuant to the policy of the state to ensure
equal educational opportunity to every individual, it is the purpose of sections 124D.71
to 124D.82 to provide for American Indian education programs deleted text beginspeciallydeleted text endnew text begin specifically
new text enddesigned to meet these unique educational or culturally related academic needs or both.

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.73, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

deleted text beginAdvisory task forcedeleted text endnew text begin Tribal Nations Education Committeenew text end.

deleted text begin"Advisory
task force"
deleted text endnew text begin "Tribal Nations Education Committee"new text end means the deleted text beginstate advisory task force
deleted text endnew text begincommittee established through tribal directive that the commissioner seeks consultation
with
new text end on American Indian education programsnew text begin, policy, and all matters pertaining to the
education of Minnesota's American Indian students
new text end.

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.73, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Participating school; American Indian school.

"Participating school"
and "American Indian school" mean a school that:

(1) is not operated by a school district; and

(2) is eligible for a grant under new text beginfederal new text endTitle deleted text beginIV of the Indiandeleted text endnew text begin VII of the Elementary
and Secondary
new text end Education Act for the education of American Indian children.

Sec. 50.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.73, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Public school designation. new text end

new text begin For purposes of membership in professional
organizations or associations, participating schools as defined in subdivision 4 are
considered to be public schools.
new text end

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.74, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Program described.

American Indian education programs are
programs in public elementary and secondary schools, nonsectarian nonpublic, community,
tribal, charter, or alternative schools enrolling American Indian children designed to:

(1) support postsecondary preparation for pupils;

(2) support the academic achievement of American Indian students deleted text beginwith identified
focus to improve reading and mathematic skills
deleted text end;

(3) make the curriculum deleted text beginmoredeleted text end relevant to the needs, interests, new text beginindigenous language,
new text endand cultural heritage of American Indian pupils;

(4) provide positive reinforcement of the self-image of American Indian pupils;

(5) develop intercultural awareness among pupils, parents, and staff; and

(6) supplement, not supplant, state and federal educational and cocurricular programs.

Program deleted text begincomponents may include: development of support components for students
deleted text endnew text beginservices designed to increase completion and graduation rates of American Indian
students must include emphasis
new text end in the areas of academic achievement, retention, and
attendance; development of support deleted text begincomponentsdeleted text endnew text begin servicesnew text end for staff, including in-service
training and technical assistance in methods of teaching American Indian pupils; research
projects, including deleted text beginexperimentation withdeleted text endnew text begin innovative teaching approachesnew text end and evaluation
of methods of relating to American Indian pupils; provision of deleted text beginpersonal and vocational
deleted text endnew text begincareernew text end counseling to American Indian pupils; modification of curriculum, instructional
methods, and administrative procedures to meet the needs of American Indian pupils; and
supplemental instruction in American Indian language, literature, history, and culture.
Districts offering programs may make contracts for the provision of program deleted text begincomponents
deleted text endnew text beginservicesnew text end by establishing cooperative liaisons with tribal programs and American Indian
social service agencies. These programs may also be provided as components of early
childhood and family education programs.

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.74, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Nonverbal courses and extracurricular activities.

In predominantly
nonverbal subjects, such as art, music, and physical education, American Indian children
shall participate fully and on an equal basis with their deleted text begincontemporariesdeleted text endnew text begin peersnew text end in school
classes provided for these subjects. Every school district or participating school shall
ensure to children enrolled in American Indian education programs an equal and
meaningful opportunity to participate fully with other children in all extracurricular
activities. This subdivision shall not be construed to prohibit instruction in nonverbal
subjects or extracurricular activities which relate to the cultural heritage of the American
Indian children, or which are otherwise necessary to accomplish the objectives described
in sections 124D.71 to 124D.82.

Sec. 53.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.75, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

American Indian language and culture education licenses.

The
Board of Teachingnew text begin, in consultation with the Tribal Nations Education Committee,new text end must
grant initial and continuing teaching licenses in American Indian language and culture
education that bear the same duration as other initial and continuing licenses. The board
must grant licenses to persons who present satisfactory evidence that they:

(1) possess competence in an American Indian language or possess unique
qualifications relative to or knowledge and understanding of American Indian history
and culture; or

(2) possess a bachelor's degree or other academic degree approved by the board or
meet such requirements as to course of study and training as the board may prescribe, or
possess such relevant experience as the board may prescribe.

This evidence may be presented by affidavits, new text begintribal new text endresolutions, or by such other
methods as the board may prescribe. Individuals may present applications for licensure on
their own behalf or these applications may be submitted by the superintendent or other
authorized official of a school district, participating school, or an American Indian school.

Sec. 54.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.75, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Persons holding general teaching licenses.

A person holding a general
teaching license who presents the board with satisfactory evidence of competence in an
American Indian language, or new text begindeep new text endknowledge and understanding of American Indian
history and culture may be licensed under this section.

Sec. 55.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.75, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Resolution or letter.

All persons applying for a license under this section
must submit to the board a resolution or letter of support signed by an American Indian
tribal government deleted text beginor its designeedeleted text end. All persons holding a license under this section deleted text beginon July
1, 1995,
deleted text end must have on file or file with the board a resolution or letter of support signed by
a tribal government deleted text beginor its designee by January 1, 1996, or the next renewal date of the
license thereafter
deleted text end.

Sec. 56.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.75, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Affirmative efforts in hiring.

In hiring for all positions in these programs,
school districts and participating schools shall give preference to and make affirmative
efforts to seek, recruit, and employ persons who share the culture of the American Indian
children who are enrolled in the program. The district or participating school deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin must
new text endprovide procedures for the involvement of the parent advisory committees in deleted text begindesigning
the procedures for
deleted text end the recruitment, screening and selection of applicants. This subdivision
shall not be construed to limit the school board's authority to hire and discharge personnel.

Sec. 57.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.76, is amended to read:


124D.76 deleted text beginTEACHERS AIDES;deleted text end COMMUNITY COORDINATORSnew text begin, INDIAN
HOME/SCHOOL LIAISONS, PARAPROFESSIONALS
new text end.

In addition to employing American Indian language and culture education teachers,
each district or participating school providing programs pursuant to sections 124D.71 to
124D.82 may employ deleted text beginteachers' aidesdeleted text endnew text begin paraprofessionalsnew text end. deleted text beginTeachers' aidesdeleted text endnew text begin Paraprofessionals
new text endmust not be employed for the purpose of supplanting American Indian language and
culture education teachers.

Any district or participating school which conducts American Indian education
programs pursuant to sections 124D.71 to 124D.82 must employ one or more full-time
or part-time community coordinators new text beginor Indian home/school liaisons new text endif there are 100 or
more new text beginAmerican Indiannew text end students enrolled in the deleted text beginprogramdeleted text endnew text begin districtnew text end. Community coordinators
shall promote communication understanding, and cooperation between the schools and the
community and shall visit the homes of children who are to be enrolled in an American
Indian education program in order to convey information about the program.

Sec. 58.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.78, is amended to read:


124D.78 PARENT AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION.

Subdivision 1.

Parent committee.

School boards and American Indian schools
must provide for the maximum involvement of parents of children enrolled in education
programs, programs for elementary and secondary grades, special education programs,
and support services. Accordingly, the board of a school district in which there are ten
or more American Indian deleted text beginchildrendeleted text endnew text begin studentsnew text end enrolled and each American Indian school
must establish deleted text beginadeleted text endnew text begin an American Indian educationnew text end parent new text beginadvisory new text endcommittee. If a committee
whose membership consists of a majority of parents of American Indian children has been
or is established according to federal, tribal, or other state law, that committee may serve
as the committee required by this section and is subject to, at least, the requirements of
this subdivision and subdivision 2.

The new text beginAmerican Indian education new text endparent new text beginadvisory new text endcommittee must develop its
recommendations in consultation with the curriculum advisory committee required by
section 120B.11, subdivision 3. This committee must afford parents the necessary
information and the opportunity effectively to express their views concerning all aspects
of American Indian education and the educational needs of the American Indian children
enrolled in the school or program. deleted text beginThe committee must also address the need for adult
education programs for American Indian people in the community.
deleted text end The new text beginschool new text endboard or
American Indian school must ensure that programs are planned, operated, and evaluated
with the involvement of and in consultation with parents of deleted text beginchildrendeleted text endnew text begin studentsnew text end served by
the programs.

Subd. 2.

Resolution of concurrence.

Prior to deleted text beginDecemberdeleted text endnew text begin Marchnew text end 1, the new text beginschool
new text endboard or American Indian school must submit to the department a copy of a resolution
adopted by the new text beginAmerican Indian education new text endparent new text beginadvisory new text endcommittee. The copy must be
signed by the chair of the committee and must state whether the committee concurs with
the educational programs for American Indian deleted text beginchildrendeleted text endnew text begin studentsnew text end offered by the school
board or American Indian school. If the committee does not concur with the educational
programs, the reasons for nonconcurrence and recommendations shall be submitted with
the resolution. By resolution, the board must respondnew text begin in writing within 60 daysnew text end, in cases
of nonconcurrence, to each recommendation made by the committee and state its reasons
for not implementing the recommendations.

Subd. 3.

Membership.

The new text beginAmerican Indian education parent advisory new text endcommittee
must be composed of parents of children eligible to be enrolled in American Indian
education programs; secondary students eligible to be served; American Indian language
and culture education teachers and deleted text beginaidesdeleted text endnew text begin paraprofessionalsnew text end; American Indian teachers;
counselors; adult American Indian people enrolled in educational programs; and
representatives from community groups. A majority of each committee must be parents
of children enrolled or eligible to be enrolled in the programs. The number of parents
of American Indian and non-American Indian children shall reflect approximately the
proportion of children of those groups enrolled in the programs.

Subd. 4.

Alternate committee.

If the organizational membership or the board
of directors of an American Indian school consists of parents of children attending the
school, that membership or board may serve also as the new text beginAmerican Indian education new text endparent
new text beginadvisory new text endcommittee.

Sec. 59.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.79, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

new text beginAmerican Indian new text endcommunity involvement.

The commissioner
must provide for the maximum involvement of the deleted text beginstate committees on American Indian
education
deleted text endnew text begin Tribal Nations Education Committeenew text end, parents of American Indian children,
secondary students eligible to be served, American Indian language and culture education
teachers, American Indian teachers, deleted text beginteachers' aidesdeleted text endnew text begin paraprofessionalsnew text end, representatives of
community groups, and persons knowledgeable in the field of American Indian education,
in the formulation of policy and procedures relating to the administration of sections
124D.71 to 124D.82. The commissioner must annually hold a field hearing on Indian
education to gather input from American Indian educators, parents, and students on the
state of American Indian education in Minnesota. Results of the hearing must be made
available to all 11 tribal nations for review and comment.

Sec. 60.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.79, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Technical assistance.

The commissioner shall provide technical assistance
to districts, schools and postsecondary institutions for preservice and in-service training
for new text beginteachers, new text endAmerican Indian education teachers and deleted text beginteacher's aides,deleted text endnew text begin paraprofessionals
specifically designed to implement culturally responsive
new text end teaching methods, new text beginculturally
based
new text endcurriculum development, testing and testing mechanisms, and the development of
materials for American Indian education programs.

Sec. 61.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.791, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Duties; powers.

The Indian education director shall:

(1) serve as the liaison for the department with the Tribal Nations Education
Committee, the 11 deleted text beginreservationsdeleted text endnew text begin tribal communities in Minnesotanew text end, the Minnesota Chippewa
tribe, new text beginand new text endthe Minnesota Indian Affairs Councildeleted text begin, and the Urban Advisory Councildeleted text end;

(2) evaluate the state of American Indian education in Minnesota;

(3) engage the tribal bodies, community groups, parents of children eligible to be
served by American Indian education programs, American Indian administrators and
teachers, persons experienced in the training of teachers for American Indian education
programs, the tribally controlled schools, and other persons knowledgeable in the field of
American Indian education and seek their advice on policies that can improve the quality
of American Indian education;

(4) advise the commissioner on American Indian education issues, including:

(i) issues facing American Indian students;

(ii) policies for American Indian education;

(iii) awarding scholarships to eligible American Indian students and in administering
the commissioner's duties regarding awarding of American Indian deleted text beginpostsecondary
preparation
deleted text end new text begineducationnew text end grants to school districts; and

(iv) administration of the commissioner's duties under sections 124D.71 to 124D.82
and other programs for the education of American Indian people;

(5) propose to the commissioner legislative changes that will improve the quality
of American Indian education;

(6) develop a strategic plan and a long-term framework for American Indian
education, in conjunction with the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, that is updated every
five years and implemented by the commissioner, with goals to:

(i) increase American Indian student achievement, including increased levels of
proficiency and growth on statewide accountability assessments;

(ii) increase the number of American Indian teachers in public schools;

(iii) close the achievement gap between American Indian students and their more
advantaged peers;

(iv) increase the statewide graduation rate for American Indian students; and

(v) increase American Indian student placement in postsecondary programs and
the workforce; and

(7) keep the American Indian community informed about the work of the department
by reporting to the Tribal Nations Education Committee at each committee meeting.

Sec. 62.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.98, is amended to read:


124D.98 LITERACY INCENTIVE AID.

Subdivision 1.

Literacy incentive aid.

deleted text beginIn fiscal year 2013 and later,deleted text end A district's
literacy incentive aid equals the sum of the proficiency aid under subdivision 2, and the
growth aid under subdivision 3.

Subd. 2.

Proficiency aid.

deleted text beginIn fiscal year 2013 and later,deleted text end The proficiency aid for
each school new text beginin a district that has submitted to the commissioner its local literacy plan
under section 120B.12, subdivision 4a,
new text endis equal to the product of the school's proficiency
allowance times the number of third grade pupils at the school on October 1 of the previous
fiscal year. A school's proficiency allowance is equal to the percentage of students in
each building that meet or exceed proficiency on the third grade reading Minnesota
Comprehensive Assessment, averaged across the previous three test administrations,
times $530.

Subd. 3.

Growth aid.

deleted text beginIn fiscal year 2013 and later,deleted text end The growth aid for each school
new text beginin a district that has submitted to the commissioner its local literacy plan under section
120B.12, subdivision 4a,
new text endis equal to the product of the school's growth allowance times
the number of fourth grade pupils enrolled at the school on October 1 of the previous
fiscal year. A school's growth allowance is equal to the percentage of students at that
school making medium or high growth, under section 120B.299, on the fourth grade
reading Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment, averaged across the previous three test
administrations, times $530.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for fiscal year 2016 and later.
new text end

Sec. 63.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.01, is amended to read:


125A.01 DEFINITIONS.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin General application. new text end

For purposes of this chapter, the words defined
in section 120A.05 have the same meaning.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Dyslexia. new text end

new text begin "Dyslexia" means a specific learning disability that is
neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate or fluent recognition
of words and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result
from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in
relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction.
Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced
reading experience that can impede the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
A diagnosis of dyslexia must not be the sole basis for qualification for special education
services under this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 64.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, 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.
Basic 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.
Any 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
teaching;

(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.60new text begin and to implement plans under section 120B.12,
subdivision 4a
new text end, 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) early 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;

(11) extended school day and extended school year programs; and

(12) 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 fiscal year 2016 and later.
new text end

Sec. 65.

Laws 2014, chapter 312, article 16, section 15, is amended to read:


Sec. 15. TEACHER DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION REVENUE.

(a) For fiscal year 2015 only, teacher development and evaluation revenue for a
school district, intermediate school district, or charter school new text beginwith any school site new text endthat does
not have an alternative professional pay system agreement under Minnesota Statutes,
section 122A.414, subdivision 2, equals $302 times the number of full-time equivalent
teachers employed on October 1 of the previous school yearnew text begin in each school site without
an alternative professional pay system under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.414,
subdivision 2
new text end. new text beginExcept for charter schools, new text endrevenue under this section must be reserved for
teacher development and evaluation activities consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section
122A.40, subdivision 8, or Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.41, subdivision 5. For the
purposes of this section, "teacher" has the meaning given it in Minnesota Statutes, section
122A.40, subdivision 1, or Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.41, subdivision 1.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the state total teacher development and evaluation
revenue entitlement must not exceed $10,000,000 for fiscal year 2015. The commissioner
must limit the amount of revenue under this section so as not to exceed this limit.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for fiscal year 2015.
new text end

Sec. 66. new text beginSCHOOL START DATE FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR ONLY.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 120A.40, or other law to the contrary,
for the 2015-2016 school year only, school districts may begin the school year on
September 1.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2015-2016 school year only.
new text end

Sec. 67. new text beginREPORT ON ASSESSING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY IN FOREIGN
LANGUAGES FOR WHICH ACTFL ASSESSMENTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE.
new text end

new text begin By February 1, 2016, the commissioner of education, in consultation with the
chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, may prepare and submit to
the K-12 and higher education committees of the legislature a report recommending how
best to: assess students' foreign language proficiency under Minnesota Statutes, section
120B.022, subdivisions 1a and 1b, when ACTFL or equivalent valid and reliable language
proficiency assessments are not available; create guidelines for curriculum, instruction,
and assessments for foreign languages for which no written forms exist; and, if needed,
train a corps of individuals qualified to assess students' foreign language proficiency. The
commissioner, when preparing the report, must also consult with postsecondary world
languages faculty, teachers of English to speakers of other languages, other experts on
teaching language and culture and acquiring language, state councils whose constituencies
include non-native English language speakers, and other stakeholders.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 68. new text beginCAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATOR LICENSING.
new text end

new text begin The Department of Education must convene a group of stakeholders, beginning
no later than September 1, 2015, to review the current status of career and technical
educator licenses and provide recommendations on any changes needed to the licensure
requirements and methods to increase access for school districts to licensed career and
technical educators. The stakeholders convened shall include representatives from
the Board of Teaching; colleges and universities offering a board-approved teacher
preparation program; science, technology, engineering, and math programs such as Project
Lead the Way; secondary school administrators, including superintendents, principals,
and assistant principals; and representatives of other interested groups as determined by
the commissioner of education. The commissioner must report by January 15, 2016, to
the legislative committees having jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 and
higher education. The report must include recommendations for any changes, if needed,
to the career and technical educator licensure requirements and how to increase access
to licensed career and technical educators in Minnesota.
new text end

Sec. 69. new text beginDEVELOPMENTAL COURSE TAKING; REPORT.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education, in consultation with the commissioner of the Office
of Higher Education, the chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities,
and the president of the University of Minnesota, shall collect and report the following
information to the legislature by January 1, 2016:
new text end

new text begin (1) The tuition costs incurred by students enrolled in noncredit-bearing college
courses at the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
for developmental or remedial purposes for the 2014-2015 and preceding four school
years; and
new text end

new text begin (2) For the same time period, the Minnesota high schools who graduated the students
in clause (1), the aggregate number of students from each high school in clause (1), and
the tuition cost under clause (1) for students from each high school.
new text end

Sec. 70. new text beginRECOMMENDATIONS ON SERVICE-LEARNING.
new text end

new text begin The Board of Teaching may make recommendations to the legislature on teacher
preparation and licensure requirements in the area of service-learning, consistent with
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.50, and the definition of service-learning in the federal
National and Community Service Act, as amended, and submit the recommendations
to the legislature by February 15, 2016. The board must consult with representatives
of teacher preparation programs and institutions, school-based and community-based
service-learning practitioners and experts, licensed teachers, students with service-learning
experience, and other interested stakeholders in developing the recommendations.
new text end

Sec. 71. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 120B.128; 120B.35, subdivision 5; and
126C.12, subdivision 6,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Minnesota Rules, part 3500.1000, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 121A.46, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Elementary discipline policy. new text end

new text begin (a) A school district must adopt a
disciplinary policy for elementary pupils. The policy must outline effective alternatives
to suspension including, but not limited to, the strategies outlined in section 121A.575.
For students in kindergarten through grade 3, the policy shall allow an administrator to
suspend a pupil only when alternatives were attempted and proven ineffective. The policy
may, in addition, allow an administrator to suspend a pupil when:
new text end

new text begin (1) the pupil poses a risk of harm to himself or herself or others; or
new text end

new text begin (2) the pupil's presence constitutes a significant disruption of the educational process
for other students.
new text end

new text begin (b) The policy described in this subdivision shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) have an immediate goal of preventing and reducing the suspension of pupils,
particularly in kindergarten through grade 3;
new text end

new text begin (2) be designed to create a positive school climate with a focus on prevention;
new text end

new text begin (3) include clear, appropriate, and consistent expectations and consequences to
address disruptive pupil behaviors;
new text end

new text begin (4) ensure fairness, equity, and continuous improvement; and
new text end

new text begin (5) be developed with input from parents, teachers, administrators, and community
partners.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 121A.46, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Programming. new text end

new text begin A district shall identify and develop programming to
address underlying causes of disruptive behavior with the goal of reducing suspensions.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 121A.46, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Annual report. new text end

new text begin The superintendent shall annually report to the board on
suspensions. The report must describe the effectiveness of the interventions and strategies
on reducing suspensions. The board shall consider and implement needed changes in
district programming to continue reducing suspensions.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 121A.53, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Exclusions and expulsions.

The school board must report through
the department electronic reporting system each exclusion deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end expulsionnew text begin, or written
agreement of parents to withdraw a child from school as an alternative to expulsion
new text end within
30 days of the effective date of the action to the commissioner of education. This report
must include a statement of alternative educational services given the pupil and the reason
for, the effective date, and the duration of the exclusion or expulsion. The report must also
include the student's age, grade, gender, race, and special education status.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 121A.575, is amended to read:


121A.575 ALTERNATIVES TO PUPIL SUSPENSION.

Notwithstanding any law to the contrary and in accordance with sections 121A.40
to 121A.56, after a school administration notifies a pupil of the grounds for suspension,
the school administration may, instead of imposing the suspension, do one or more of
the following:

(1) strongly encourage a parent or guardian of the pupil to attend school with the
pupil for one day;

(2) assign the pupil to attend school on Saturday as supervised by the principal
or the principal's designee; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(3) petition the juvenile court that the student is in need of services under chapter
260Cnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (4) implement an alternate restorative consequence;
new text end

new text begin (5) impose an in-school suspension;
new text end

new text begin (6) develop a positive behavior intervention plan based on a functional behavioral
assessment; or
new text end

new text begin (7) coordinate with crisis services in the communitynew text end.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 121A.61, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Policy components.

The policy must include at least the following
components:

(a) rules governing student conduct and procedures for informing students of the
rules;

(b) the grounds for removal of a student from a class;

(c) the authority of the classroom teacher to remove students from the classroom
pursuant to procedures and rules established in the district's policy;

(d) the procedures for removal of a student from a class by a teacher, school
administrator, or other school district employee;

(e) the period of time for which a student may be removed from a class, which may
not exceed five class periods for a violation of a rule of conduct;

(f) provisions relating to the responsibility for and custody of a student removed
from a class;

(g) the procedures for return of a student to the specified class from which the
student has been removed;

(h) the procedures for notifying a student and the student's parents or guardian of
violations of the rules of conduct and of resulting disciplinary actions;

(i) any procedures determined appropriate for encouraging early involvement of
parents or guardians in attempts to improve a student's behavior;

(j) any procedures determined appropriate for encouraging early detection of
behavioral problems;

(k) any procedures determined appropriate for referring a student in need of special
education services to those services;

(1) the procedures for consideration of whether there is a need for a further
assessment or of whether there is a need for a review of the adequacy of a current
individualized education program of a student with a disability who is removed from class;

(m) procedures for detecting and addressing chemical abuse problems of a student
while on the school premises;

(n) the minimum consequences for violations of the code of conduct;

(o) procedures for immediate and appropriate interventions tied to violations of
the code;

(p) a provision that states that a teacher, school employee, school bus driver, or
other agent of a district may use reasonable force in compliance with section 121A.582
and other laws; and

(q) an agreement regarding procedures to coordinate crisis servicesnew text begin, including the
use of mobile crisis response teams,
new text end to the extent funds are available with the county board
responsible for implementing sections 245.487 to 245.4889 for students deleted text beginwith a serious
emotional disturbance or other students who have an individualized education program
deleted text endwhose behavior may be addressed by crisis intervention.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 121A.67, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Notification of parents. new text end

new text begin A school administrator must make reasonable
efforts to immediately contact the parent of any student who is removed from a school
building, or school grounds by a peace officer, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.31, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirements for American sign language/English interpreters.

(a) In addition to any other requirements that a school district establishes, any person
employed to provide American sign language/English interpreting or sign transliterating
services on a full-time or part-time basis for a school district after July 1, 2000, must:

(1) hold current interpreter and transliterator certificates awarded by the Registry
of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), or the general level interpreter proficiency certificate
awarded by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), or a comparable state
certification from the commissioner of education; and

(2) satisfactorily complete an interpreter/transliterator training program affiliated
with an accredited educational institution.

(b) New graduates of an interpreter/transliterator program affiliated with an
accredited education institution shall be granted a two-year provisional certificate by
the commissioner. During the two-year provisional period, the interpreter/transliterator
must develop and implement an education plan in collaboration with a mentor under
paragraph (c).

(c) A mentor of a provisionally certified interpreter/transliterator must be an
interpreter/transliterator who has either NAD level IV or V certification or RID
certified interpreter and certified transliterator certification and have at least three
years interpreting/transliterating experience in any educational setting. The mentor, in
collaboration with the provisionally certified interpreter/transliterator, shall develop and
implement an education plan designed to meet the requirements of paragraph (a), clause
(1), and include a weekly on-site mentoring process.

(d) Consistent with the requirements of this paragraph, a person holding a
provisional certificate may apply to the commissioner for one time-limited extension.
The commissioner, in consultation with the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and
Hard-of-Hearing Minnesotans, must grant the person a time-limited extension of the
provisional certificate based on the following documentation:

(1) letters of support from the person's mentor, a parent of a pupil the person serves,
the special education director of the district in which the person is employed, and a
representative from the regional service center of the deaf and hard-of-hearing;

(2) records of the person's formal education, training, experience, and progress on
the person's education plan; and

(3) an explanation of why the extension is needed.

As a condition of receiving the extension, the person must comply with a plan
and the accompanying time line for meeting the requirements of this subdivision. A
committee composed of the deleted text begindirector of the Minnesota Resource Center Serving Deaf and
Hard-of-Hearing, or the director's designee
deleted text endnew text begin deaf and hard-of-hearing state specialistnew text end, a
representative of the Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens, a representative of the
Minnesota Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf, and other appropriate persons selected
by the commissioner must develop the plan and time line for the person receiving the
extension.

(e) A school district may employ only an interpreter/transliterator who has been
certified under paragraph (a) or (b), or for whom a time-limited extension has been
granted under paragraph (d).

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.31, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Oral or cued speech transliterators.

(a) In addition to any other
requirements that a school district establishes, any person employed to provide oral
transliterating or cued speech transliterating services on a full-time or part-time basis for a
school district after July 1, 2000, must hold a current applicable transliterator certificate
awarded by the national certifying association or comparable state certification from
the commissioner of education.

(b) To provide oral or cued speech transliterator services on a full-time or part-time
basis, a person employed in a school district must comply with paragraph (a). The
commissioner shall grant a nonrenewable, two-year certificate to a school district on behalf
of a person who has not yet attained a current applicable transliterator certificate under
paragraph (a). A person for whom a nonrenewable, two-year certificate is issued must
work under the direction of a licensed teacher who is skilled in language development
of individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. A person for whom a nonrenewable,
two-year certificate is issued also must enroll in a state-approved training program and
demonstrate progress towards the certification required under paragraph (a) sufficient for
the person to be certified at the end of the two-year period.

(c) Consistent with the requirements of this paragraph, a person holding a
provisional certificate may apply to the commissioner for one time-limited extension. The
commissioner, in consultation with the Commission Serving Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
People, must grant the person a time-limited extension of the provisional certificate based
on the following documentation:

(1) letters of support from the person's mentor, a parent of a pupil the person serves,
the special education director of the district in which the person is employed, and a
representative from the regional service center of the deaf and hard-of-hearing;

(2) records of the person's formal education, training, experience, and progress on
the person's education plan; and

(3) an explanation of why the extension is needed.

As a condition of receiving the extension, the person must comply with a plan
and the accompanying time line for meeting the requirements of this subdivision. A
committee composed of the deleted text begindirector of the Minnesota Resource Center Serving Deaf and
Hard-of-Hearing, or the director's designee
deleted text endnew text begin deaf and hard-of-hearing state specialistnew text end, a
representative of the Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens, a representative of the
Minnesota Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf, and other appropriate persons selected
by the commissioner must develop the plan and time line for the person receiving the
extension.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 123B.88, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Providing transportation.

The board may provide for the
transportation of pupils to and from school and for any other purpose. The board may
also provide for the transportation of pupils to schools in other districts for grades and
departments not maintained in the district, including high school, at the expense of the
district, when funds are available therefor and if agreeable to the district to which it is
proposed to transport the pupils, for the whole or a part of the school year, as it may
deem advisable, and subject to its rules. In any district, the board must arrange for the
attendance of all pupils living two miles or more from the school, except pupils whose
transportation privileges have been voluntarily surrendered under subdivision 2, or
whose privileges have been revoked under section 123B.91, subdivision 1, clause (6), or
123B.90, subdivision 2. The district may provide for the transportation of or the boarding
and rooming of the pupils who may be more economically and conveniently provided for
by that means. Arrangements for attendance may include a requirement that parents or
guardians request transportation before it is provided. The board must provide new text beginnecessary
new text endtransportation deleted text beginto and from the home ofdeleted text endnew text begin consistent with section 123B.92, subdivision 1,
paragraph (b), clause (4), for
new text end a child with a disability not yet enrolled in kindergarten
deleted text beginwhendeleted text endnew text begin for the provision ofnew text end special instruction and services under sections 125A.03 to
125A.24, 125A.26 to 125A.48, and 125A.65 deleted text beginare provided in a location other than in
the child's home
deleted text end. new text beginSpecial instruction and services for a child with a disability not yet
enrolled in kindergarten include an individualized education program team placement
in an early childhood program when that placement is necessary to address the child's
level of functioning and needs.
new text endWhen transportation is provided, scheduling of routes,
establishment of the location of bus stops, manner and method of transportation, control
and discipline of school children, the determination of fees, and any other matter relating
thereto must be within the sole discretion, control, and management of the board. The
district may provide for the transportation of pupils or expend a reasonable amount
for room and board of pupils whose attendance at school can more economically and
conveniently be provided for by that means or who attend school in a building rented or
leased by a district within the confines of an adjacent district.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.023, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Definitions.

For purposes of this section and section 125A.027, the
following terms have the meanings given them:

(a) "Health plan" means:

(1) a health plan under section 62Q.01, subdivision 3;

(2) a county-based purchasing plan under section 256B.692;

(3) a self-insured health plan established by a local government under section
471.617; or

(4) self-insured health coverage provided by the state to its employees or retirees.

(b) For purposes of this section, "health plan company" means an entity that issues
a health plan as defined in paragraph (a).

(c) "Interagency intervention service system" means a system that coordinates
services and programs required in state and federal law to meet the needs of eligible
children with disabilities ages birth through 21, including:

(1) services provided under the following programs or initiatives administered
by state or local agencies:

(i) the maternal and child health program under title V of the Social Security Act;

(ii) the Minnesota children with special health needs program under sections 144.05
and 144.07;

(iii) the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B, section 619, and Part
C as amended;

(iv) medical assistance under title 42, chapter 7, of the Social Security Act;

(v) developmental disabilities services under chapter 256B;

(vi) the Head Start Act under title 42, chapter 105, of the Social Security Act;

(vii) vocational rehabilitation services provided under chapters 248 and 268A and
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973;

(viii) Juvenile Court Act services provided under sections 260.011 to 260.91;
260B.001 to 260B.446; and 260C.001 to 260C.451;

(ix) Minnesota Comprehensive Children's Mental Health Act under section 245.487;

(x) the community health services grants under sections 145.88 to 145.9266;

(xi) the Local Public Health Act under chapter 145A; and

(xii) the Vulnerable Children and Adults Act, sections 256M.60 to 256M.80;

(2) service provision and funding that can be coordinated through:

(i) the children's mental health collaborative under section 245.493;

(ii) the family services collaborative under section 124D.23;

(iii) the community transition interagency committees under section 125A.22; and

(iv) the interagency early intervention committees under section 125A.259;

(3) financial and other funding programs to be coordinated including medical
assistance under title 42, chapter 7, of the Social Security Act, the MinnesotaCare program
under chapter 256L, Supplemental Social Security Income, Developmental Disabilities
Assistance, and any other employment-related activities associated with the Social
Security Administration; and services provided under a health plan in conformity with an
individual family service plan or an individualized education program or an individual
interagency intervention plan; and

(4) additional appropriate services that local agencies and counties provide on
an individual need basis upon determining eligibility and receiving a request from new text begin(i)
new text endthe deleted text begininteragency early intervention committeedeleted text endnew text begin school board or county boardnew text end and new text begin(ii) new text endthe
child's parent.

(d) "Children with disabilities" has the meaning given in section 125A.02.

(e) A "standardized written plan" means those individual services or programs, with
accompanying funding sources, available through the interagency intervention service
system to an eligible child other than the services or programs described in the child's
individualized education program or the child's individual family service plan.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.023, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

State Interagency Committee.

(a) The commissioner of education, on
behalf of the governor, shall convene an interagency committee to develop and implement
a coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency intervention service system for children ages
three to 21 with disabilities. The commissioners of commerce, education, health, human
rights, human services, employment and economic development, and corrections shall
each appoint two committee members from their departments; and the Association of
Minnesota Counties, Minnesota School Boards Association, the Minnesota Administrators
of Special Education, and the School Nurse Association of Minnesota shall each appoint
one committee member. The committee shall select a chair from among its members.

(b) The committee shall:

(1) identify and assist in removing state and federal barriers to local coordination of
services provided to children with disabilities;

(2) identify adequate, equitable, and flexible funding sources to streamline these
services;

(3) develop guidelines for implementing policies that ensure a comprehensive and
coordinated system of all state and local agency services, including multidisciplinary
assessment practices for children with disabilities ages three to 21, including:

(i) develop, consistent with federal law, a standardized written plan for providing
services to a child with disabilities;

(ii) identify how current systems for dispute resolution can be coordinated;

(iii) develop an evaluation process to measure the success of state and local
interagency efforts in improving the quality and coordination of services to children with
disabilities ages three to 21; and

(iv) develop guidelines to assist the governing boards of the interagency early
intervention committees in carrying out the duties assigned in section 125A.027,
subdivision 1
, paragraph (b); and

(4) carry out other duties necessary to develop and implement within communities
a coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency intervention service system for children
with disabilities.

(c) The committee shall consult on an ongoing basis with the state Special Education
Advisory Panel and the governor's Interagency Coordinating Council in carrying out
its duties under this section, including assisting the deleted text begingoverningdeleted text endnew text begin schoolnew text end boards deleted text beginof the
interagency early intervention committees
deleted text endnew text begin and county boardsnew text end.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.027, is amended to read:


125A.027 deleted text beginINTERAGENCY EARLY INTERVENTION COMMITTEE
RESPONSIBILITIES
deleted text endnew text begin LOCAL AGENCY COORDINATION RESPONSIBILITIESnew text end.

Subdivision 1.

deleted text beginAdditional dutiesdeleted text endnew text begin School board and county board responsibilitiesnew text end.

new text begin (a) It is the joint responsibility of school and county boards to coordinate, provide, and
pay for appropriate services and to facilitate payment for services from public and private
sources. Appropriate services for children eligible under section 125A.02 and receiving
services from two or more public agencies of which one is the public school must be
determined in consultation with parents, physicians, and other education, medical health,
and human services providers. The services provided must conform with a standardized
written plan for each eligible child ages three to 21.
new text end

new text begin (b) Appropriate services include those services listed on a child's standardized
written plan. These services are those that are required to be documented on a plan under
federal and state law or rule.
new text end

new text begin (c) School and county boards shall coordinate interagency services. Service
responsibilities for eligible children, ages three to 21, may be established in interagency
agreements or joint powers board agreements. In addition, interagency agreements or
joint powers board agreements may be developed to establish agency responsibility that
ensures that coordinated interagency services are coordinated, provided, and paid for and
that payment is facilitated from public and private sources. School boards must provide,
pay for, and facilitate payment for special education services as required under sections
125A.03 and 125A.06. County boards must provide, pay for, and facilitate payment for
those programs over which they have service and fiscal responsibility as referenced in
section 125A.023, subdivision 3, paragraph (c), clause (1).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Local governance structure. new text end

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end The deleted text begingoverningdeleted text endnew text begin schoolnew text end boards deleted text beginof
the interagency early intervention committees
deleted text endnew text begin and county boardsnew text end are responsible for
developing and implementing interagency policies and procedures to coordinate services
at the local level for children with disabilities ages three to 21 under guidelines established
by the state interagency committee under section 125A.023, subdivision 4. Consistent
with the requirements in this section and section 125A.023, the deleted text begingoverningdeleted text endnew text begin schoolnew text end boards
deleted text beginof the interagency early intervention committeesdeleted text endnew text begin and county boardsnew text end may organize as a
joint powers board under section 471.59 or enter into an interagency agreement that
establishes a governance structure.

deleted text begin (b) The governing board of each interagency early intervention committee as defined
in section 125A.30, paragraph (a), which may include a juvenile justice professional, shall:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) identify state and federal barriers to local coordination of services provided to
children with disabilities;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) implement policies that ensure a comprehensive and coordinated system of all
state and local agency services, including practices on multidisciplinary assessment,
standardized written plans, dispute resolution, and system evaluation for children with
disabilities ages three to 21;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) coordinate services and facilitate payment for services from public and private
institutions, agencies, and health plan companies; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) share needed information consistent with state and federal data practices
requirements.
deleted text end

Subd. 2.

Appropriate and necessary services.

(a) Parents, physicians, other health
care professionals including school nurses, and education and human services providers
jointly must determine appropriate and necessary services for eligible children with
disabilities ages three to 21. The services provided to the child under this section must
conform with the child's standardized written plan. The deleted text begingoverningdeleted text endnew text begin schoolnew text end board deleted text beginof an
interagency early intervention committee
deleted text endnew text begin or county boardnew text end must provide those services
contained in a child's individualized education program and those services for which
a legal obligation exists.

(b) Nothing in this section or section 125A.023 increases or decreases the obligation
of the state, county, regional agency, local school district, or local agency or organization
to pay for education, health care, or social services.

(c) A health plan may not exclude any medically necessary covered service solely
because the service is or could be identified in a child's individual family service plan,
individualized education program, a plan established under section 504 of the federal
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, or a student's individual health plan. This paragraph reaffirms
the obligation of a health plan company to provide or pay for certain medically necessary
covered services, and encourages a health plan company to coordinate this care with any
other providers of similar services. Also, a health plan company may not exclude from a
health plan any medically necessary covered service such as an assessment or physical
examination solely because the resulting information may be used for an individualized
education program or a standardized written plan.

deleted text begin Subd. 4. deleted text end

deleted text begin Responsibilities of school and county boards. deleted text end

deleted text begin (a) It is the joint
responsibility of school and county boards to coordinate, provide, and pay for appropriate
services, and to facilitate payment for services from public and private sources.
Appropriate service for children eligible under section 125A.02 and receiving service
from two or more public agencies of which one is the public school must be determined in
consultation with parents, physicians, and other education, medical health, and human
services providers. The services provided must be in conformity with a standardized
written plan for each eligible child ages 3 to 21.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) Appropriate services include those services listed on a child's standardized
written plan. These services are those that are required to be documented on a plan under
federal and state law or rule.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) School and county boards shall coordinate interagency services. Service
responsibilities for eligible children, ages 3 to 21, may be established in interagency
agreements or joint powers board agreements. In addition, interagency agreements or joint
powers board agreements may be developed to establish agency responsibility that assures
that coordinated interagency services are coordinated, provided, and paid for, and that
payment is facilitated from public and private sources. School boards must provide,
pay for, and facilitate payment for special education services as required under sections
125A.03 and 125A.06. County boards must provide, pay for, and facilitate payment for
those programs over which they have service and fiscal responsibility as referenced in
section 125A.023, subdivision 3, paragraph (c), clause (1).
deleted text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.08, is amended to read:


125A.08 INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAMS.

(a) At the beginning of each school year, each school district shall have in effect, for
each child with a disability, an individualized education program.

(b) As defined in this section, every district must ensure the following:

(1) all students with disabilities are provided the special instruction and services
which are appropriate to their needs. Where the individualized education program team
has determined appropriate goals and objectives based on the student's needs, including
the extent to which the student can be included in the least restrictive environment,
and where there are essentially equivalent and effective instruction, related services, or
assistive technology devices available to meet the student's needs, cost to the district may
be among the factors considered by the team in choosing how to provide the appropriate
services, instruction, or devices that are to be made part of the student's individualized
education program. The individualized education program team shall consider and
may authorize services covered by medical assistance according to section 256B.0625,
subdivision 26
. The student's needs and the special education instruction and services to
be provided must be agreed upon through the development of an individualized education
program. The program must address the student's need to develop skills to live and
work as independently as possible within the community. The individualized education
program team must consider positive behavioral interventions, strategies, and supports
that address behavior new text beginneeds new text endfor children deleted text beginwith attention deficit disorder or attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder
deleted text end. During grade 9, the program must address the student's needs for
transition from secondary services to postsecondary education and training, employment,
community participation, recreation, and leisure and home living. In developing the
program, districts must inform parents of the full range of transitional goals and related
services that should be considered. The program must include a statement of the needed
transition services, including a statement of the interagency responsibilities or linkages or
both before secondary services are concluded;

(2) children with a disability under age five and their families are provided special
instruction and services appropriate to the child's level of functioning and needs;

(3) children with a disability and their parents or guardians are guaranteed procedural
safeguards and the right to participate in decisions involving identification, assessment
including assistive technology assessment, and educational placement of children with a
disability;

(4) eligibility and needs of children with a disability are determined by an initial
evaluation or reevaluation, which may be completed using existing data under United
States Code, title 20, section 33, et seq.;

(5) to the maximum extent appropriate, children with a disability, including those
in public or private institutions or other care facilities, are educated with children who
are not disabled, and that special classes, separate schooling, or other removal of children
with a disability from the regular educational environment occurs only when and to the
extent that the nature or severity of the disability is such that education in regular classes
with the use of supplementary services cannot be achieved satisfactorily;

(6) in accordance with recognized professional standards, testing and evaluation
materials, and procedures used for the purposes of classification and placement of children
with a disability are selected and administered so as not to be racially or culturally
discriminatory; and

(7) the rights of the child are protected when the parents or guardians are not known
or not available, or the child is a ward of the state.

(c) For new text beginall new text endparaprofessionals employed to work in programs deleted text beginfordeleted text endnew text begin whose role in part
is to provide direct support to
new text end students with disabilities, the school board in each district
shall ensure that:

(1) before or immediately upon employment, each paraprofessional develops
sufficient knowledge and skills in emergency procedures, building orientation, roles and
responsibilities, confidentiality, vulnerability, and reportability, among other things,
to begin meeting the needsnew text begin, especially disability-specific and behavioral needs,new text end of the
students with whom the paraprofessional works;

(2) annual training opportunities are deleted text beginavailabledeleted text endnew text begin requirednew text end to enable the paraprofessional
to continue to further develop the knowledge and skills that are specific to the students
with whom the paraprofessional works, including understanding disabilities, new text beginthe unique
and individual needs of each student according to the student's disability and how the
disability affects the student's education and behavior,
new text endfollowing lesson plans, and
implementing follow-up instructional procedures and activities; and

(3) a districtwide process obligates each paraprofessional to work under the ongoing
direction of a licensed teacher and, where appropriate and possible, the supervision of a
school nurse.

Sec. 15.

new text begin [125A.083] STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS; TRANSFERRING
RECORDS.
new text end

new text begin To efficiently and effectively meet federal and state compliance and accountability
requirements using an online case management reporting system, school districts may
contract only for a student information system that is Schools Interoperability Framework
(SIF) compliant and compatible with the online system for compliance reporting
under section 125A.085 beginning in the 2018-2019 school year and later. A district's
information system under this section must facilitate the seamless transfer of student
records for a student with disabilities who transfers between school districts, including
records containing the student's evaluation report, service plan, and other due process
forms and information, regardless of what information system any one district uses.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to all district contracts with student information system vendors entered into
or modified after that date.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.085, is amended to read:


125A.085 ONLINE REPORTING OF REQUIRED DATA.

(a) To ensure a strong focus on outcomes for children with disabilities informs
federal and state compliance and accountability requirements and to increase opportunities
for special educators and related-services providers to focus on teaching children with
disabilities, the commissioner must customize a streamlined, user-friendly statewide
online system, with a single model online form, for effectively and efficiently collecting
and reporting required special education-related data to individuals with a legitimate
educational interest and who are authorized by law to access the data.

(b) The commissioner must consult with qualified experts, including information
technology specialists, licensed special education teachers and directors of special
education, related-services providers, third-party vendors, a designee of the commissioner
of human services, parents of children with disabilities, representatives of advocacy groups
representing children with disabilities, and representatives of school districts and special
education cooperatives on integrating, field testing, customizing, and sustaining this simple,
easily accessible, efficient, and effective online data system for uniform statewide reporting
of required due process compliance data. Among other outcomes, the system must:

(1) reduce special education teachers' paperwork burden and thereby increase the
teachers' opportunities to focus on teaching children;

(2) to the extent authorized by chapter 13 or other applicable state or federal law
governing access to and dissemination of educational records, provide for efficiently
and effectively transmitting the records of all transferring children with disabilities,
including highly mobile and homeless children with disabilities, among others, and avoid
fragmented service delivery;

(3) address language and other barriers and disparities that prevent parents from
understanding and communicating information about the needs of their children with
disabilities; and

(4) help continuously improve the interface among the online systems serving
children with disabilities in order to maintain and reinforce the children's ability to learn.

(c) The commissioner must use the federal Office of Special Education Programs
model forms for the (1) individualized education program, (2) notice of procedural
safeguards, and (3) prior written notice that are consistent with Part B of IDEA to integrate
and customize a state-sponsored universal special education online case management
system, consistent with the requirements of state law and this section for customizing a
statewide online reporting system. The commissioner must use a request for proposal
process to contract for the technology and software needed for customizing the online
system in order for the system to be fully functional, consistent with the requirements of
this section. This online system must be made available to school districts without charge
beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. For the 2015-2016 deleted text beginthrough 2017-2018deleted text end new text beginand later
new text endschool years, school districts may use this online system or may contract with an outside
vendor for compliance reporting. deleted text beginBeginning in the 2018-2019 school year and later,
school districts must use this online system for compliance reporting.
deleted text end

(d) All data on individuals maintained in the statewide reporting system are
classified as provided in chapter 13 or other applicable state or federal law. An authorized
individual's ability to enter, update, or access data must be limited through the use of
role-based access codes corresponding to that individual's official duties or training level,
and the statutory authorization that grants access for a particular purpose. Any action
in which data in the system are entered, updated, accessed, or shared or disseminated
outside of the system must be recorded in an audit trail. The audit trail must identify the
specific user responsible for the action, the date and time the action occurred, and the
purpose for the action. Data contained in the audit trail maintain the same classification
as the underlying data affected by the action, provided the responsible authority makes
the data available to a student or the student's parent upon request, and the responsible
authority may access the data to audit the system's user activity and security safeguards.
Before entering data on a student, the responsible authority must provide the student or the
student's parent written notice of the data practices rights and responsibilities required
by this section and a reasonable opportunity to refuse consent to have the student's data
included in the system. Upon receiving the student or the student's parent written refusal
to consent, the school district must not enter data on that student into the system and must
delete any existing data on that student currently in the system.

(e) Consistent with this section, the commissioner must establish a public Internet
Web interface to provide information to educators, parents, and the public about the form
and content of required special education reports, to respond to queries from educators,
parents, and the public about specific aspects of special education reports and reporting,
and to use the information garnered from the interface to streamline and revise special
education reporting on the online system under this section. The public Internet Web
interface must have a prominently linked page describing the rights and responsibilities
of students and parents whose data are included in the statewide reporting system, and
include information on the data practices rights of students and parents provided by this
section and a form students or parents may use to refuse consent to have a student's data
included in the system. The public Internet Web interface must not provide access to the
educational records of any individual child.

(f) The commissioner annually by February 1 must submit to the legislature a report
on the status, recent changes, and sustainability of the online system under this section.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.21, is amended to read:


125A.21 THIRD-PARTY PAYMENT.

Subdivision 1.

Obligation to pay.

Nothing in sections 125A.03 to 125A.24 and
125A.65 relieves an insurer or similar third party from an otherwise valid obligation to
pay, or changes the validity of an obligation to pay, for services rendered to a child with
a disability, and the child's family. A school district shall pay the nonfederal share of
medical assistance services provided according to section 256B.0625, subdivision 26.
Eligible expenditures must not be made from federal funds or funds used to match other
federal funds. Any federal disallowances are the responsibility of the school district. A
school district may pay or reimburse co-payments, coinsurance, deductibles, and other
enrollee cost-sharing amounts, on behalf of the student or family, in connection with
health and related services provided under an individual educational plannew text begin or individualized
family service plan
new text end.

Subd. 2.

Third-party reimbursement.

(a) Beginning July 1, 2000, districts
shall seek reimbursement from insurers and similar third parties for the cost of services
provided by the district whenever the services provided by the district are otherwise
covered by the child's health coverage. Districts shall request, but may not require, the
child's family to provide information about the child's health coverage when a child with a
disability begins to receive services from the district of a type that may be reimbursable,
and shall request, but may not require, updated information after that as needed.

(b) For children enrolled in medical assistance under chapter 256B or MinnesotaCare
under chapter 256L who have no other health coverage, a district shall provide an initial
and annual written notice to the enrolled child's parent or legal representative of its intent
to seek reimbursement from medical assistance or MinnesotaCare for the individualized
education program new text beginor individualized family service plan new text endhealth-related services provided
by the district. The initial notice must give the child's parent or legal representative the
right to request a copy of the child's education records on the health-related services that
the district provided to the child and disclosed to a third-party payer.

(c) The district shall give the parent or legal representative annual written notice of:

(1) the district's intent to seek reimbursement from medical assistance or
MinnesotaCare for individualized education program new text beginor individualized family service plan
new text endhealth-related services provided by the district;

(2) the right of the parent or legal representative to request a copy of all records
concerning individualized education program new text beginor individualized family service plan
new text endhealth-related services disclosed by the district to any third party; and

(3) the right of the parent or legal representative to withdraw consent for disclosure
of a child's records at any time without consequence.

The written notice shall be provided as part of the written notice required by Code of
Federal Regulations, title 34, section 300.504new text begin or 303.520new text end. The district must ensure that the
parent of a child with a disability is given notice, in understandable language, of federal and
state procedural safeguards available to the parent under this paragraph and paragraph (b).

(d) In order to access the private health care coverage of a child who is covered by
private health care coverage in whole or in part, a district must:

(1) obtain annual written informed consent from the parent or legal representative, in
compliance with subdivision 5; and

(2) inform the parent or legal representative that a refusal to permit the district
or state Medicaid agency to access their private health care coverage does not relieve
the district of its responsibility to provide all services necessary to provide free and
appropriate public education at no cost to the parent or legal representative.

(e) If the commissioner of human services obtains federal approval to exempt
covered individualized education program new text beginor individualized family service plan
new text endhealth-related services from the requirement that private health care coverage refuse
payment before medical assistance may be billed, paragraphs (b), (c), and (d) shall also
apply to students with a combination of private health care coverage and health care
coverage through medical assistance or MinnesotaCare.

(f) In the event that Congress or any federal agency or the Minnesota legislature
or any state agency establishes lifetime limits, limits for any health care services,
cost-sharing provisions, or otherwise provides that individualized education program new text beginor
individualized family service plan
new text endhealth-related services impact benefits for persons
enrolled in medical assistance or MinnesotaCare, the amendments to this subdivision
adopted in 2002 are repealed on the effective date of any federal or state law or regulation
that imposes the limits. In that event, districts must obtain informed consent consistent
with this subdivision as it existed prior to the 2002 amendments and subdivision 5, before
seeking reimbursement for children enrolled in medical assistance under chapter 256B or
MinnesotaCare under chapter 256L who have no other health care coverage.

Subd. 3.

Use of reimbursements.

Of the reimbursements received, districts may:

(1) retain an amount sufficient to compensate the district for its administrative costs
of obtaining reimbursements;

(2) regularly obtain from education- and health-related entities training and other
appropriate technical assistance designed to improve the district's ability to access
third-party payments for individualized education program new text beginor individualized family
service plan
new text endhealth-related services; or

(3) reallocate reimbursements for the benefit of students with individualized
education programs or deleted text beginindividualdeleted text endnew text begin individualizednew text end family service plans in the district.

Subd. 4.

Parents not obligated to use health coverage.

To the extent required by
federal law, a school district may not require parents of children with disabilities, if they
would incur a financial cost, to use private or public health coverage to pay for the services
that must be provided under an individualized education programnew text begin or individualized
family service plan
new text end.

Subd. 5.

Informed consent.

When obtaining informed consent, consistent with
sections 13.05, subdivision 4a; 256B.77, subdivision 2, paragraph (p); and Code of
Federal Regulations, title 34, parts 99 deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end 300new text begin, and 303new text end, to bill health plans for covered
services, the school district must notify the legal representative (1) that the cost of the
person's private health insurance premium may increase due to providing the covered
service in the school setting, (2) that the school district may pay certain enrollee health
plan costs, including but not limited to, co-payments, coinsurance, deductibles, premium
increases or other enrollee cost-sharing amounts for health and related services required
by an individual service plan, or deleted text beginindividualdeleted text endnew text begin individualizednew text end family service plan, and (3) that
the school's billing for each type of covered service may affect service limits and prior
authorization thresholds. The informed consent may be revoked in writing at any time
by the person authorizing the billing of the health plan.

Subd. 6.

District obligation to provide service.

To the extent required by federal
law, no school district may deny, withhold, or delay any service that must be provided
under an individualized education program new text beginor individualized family service plan new text endbecause
a family has refused to provide informed consent to bill a health plan for services or a
health plan company has refused to pay any, all, or a portion of the cost of services billed.

Subd. 7.

District disclosure of information.

A school district may disclose
information contained in a student's individualized education program, consistent with
section 13.32, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), and Code of Federal Regulations, title 34,
parts 99 deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end 300new text begin, and 303new text end; including records of the student's diagnosis and treatment, to a
health plan company only with the signed and dated consent of the student's parent, or
other legally authorized individual. The school district shall disclose only that information
necessary for the health plan company to decide matters of coverage and payment. A
health plan company may use the information only for making decisions regarding
coverage and payment, and for any other use permitted by law.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.28, is amended to read:


125A.28 STATE INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COUNCIL.

An Interagency Coordinating Council of at least 17, but not more than 25 members is
established, in compliance with Public Law 108-446, section 641. The members must be
appointed by the governor and reasonably represent the population of Minnesota. Council
members must elect the council chair, who may not be a representative of the Department
of Education. The council must be composed of at least five parents, including persons
of color, of children with disabilities under age 12, including at least three parents of a
child with a disability under age seven, five representatives of public or private providers
of services for children with disabilities under age five, including a special education
director, county social service director, local Head Start director, and a community health
services or public health nursing administrator, one member of the senate, one member of
the house of representatives, one representative of teacher preparation programs in early
childhood-special education or other preparation programs in early childhood intervention,
at least one representative of advocacy organizations for children with disabilities under
age five, one physician who cares for young children with special health care needs, one
representative each from the commissioners of commerce, education, health, human
services, a representative from the state agency responsible for child care, foster care,
mental health, homeless coordinator of education of homeless children and youth, and a
representative from Indian health services or a tribal council. Section 15.059, subdivisions
2 to 4, apply to the council. The council must meet at least quarterly.

The council must address methods of implementing the state policy of developing
and implementing comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary interagency programs of
early intervention services for children with disabilities and their families.

The duties of the council include recommending policies to ensure a comprehensive
and coordinated system of all state and local agency services for children under age five
with disabilities and their families. The policies must address how to incorporate each
agency's services into a unified state and local system of multidisciplinary assessment
practices, individual intervention plans, comprehensive systems to find children in need of
services, methods to improve public awareness, and assistance in determining the role of
interagency early intervention committees.

deleted text begin On the date that Minnesota Part C Annual Performance Report is submitted to
deleted text endnew text beginWithin 30 days of receiving the annual determination fromnew text end the federal Office of Special
Educationnew text begin on the Minnesota Part C Annual Performance Reportnew text end, the council must
recommend to the governor and the commissioners of education, health, human services,
commerce, and employment and economic development policies for a comprehensive
and coordinated system.

Annually, the council must prepare and submit a report to the governor and the
secretary of the federal Department of Education on the status of early intervention
services and programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families under
the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, United States Code, title 20, sections
1471 to 1485 (Part C, Public Law 102-119), as operated in Minnesota. The Minnesota
Part C annual performance report may serve as the report.

Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the State Interagency Coordinating
Council does not expire unless federal law no longer requires the existence of the council
or committee.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.63, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Programs.

new text begin(a) new text endThe deleted text beginresource centersdeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end must offer summer
institutes or other training programs throughout the state for deaf or hard-of-hearing, blind
or visually impaired, and multiply disabled pupils. The deleted text beginresource centersdeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end must
also offer workshops for teachers, and leadership development for teachers.

deleted text begin A programdeleted text endnew text begin (b) Training and workshop programsnew text end offered deleted text beginthrough the resource centers
deleted text endnew text beginunder paragraph (a)new text end must new text beginhelp new text endpromote and develop education programs offered by school
districts or other organizations. The deleted text beginprogramdeleted text endnew text begin programsnew text end must assist school districts or other
organizations to develop innovative programs.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.63, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Programs by nonprofits.

The deleted text beginresource centersdeleted text endnew text begin departmentnew text end may contract
to have nonprofit organizations provide programs deleted text beginthrough the resource centersdeleted text endnew text begin under
subdivision 2
new text end.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.63, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Advisory committees.

(a) The commissioner shall establish deleted text beginandeleted text end advisory
deleted text begincommitteedeleted text end new text begincommittees new text endfor deleted text begineach resource centerdeleted text endnew text begin the deaf and hard-of-hearing and for the
blind and visually impaired
new text end. The advisory committees shall develop recommendations
deleted text beginregarding the resource centersdeleted text end and submit an annual report to the commissioner on the
form and in the manner prescribed by the commissioner.

(b) The advisory committee deleted text beginfor the Resource Centerdeleted text end for the deaf and hard of hearing
shall meet periodically at least four times per year and submit an annual report to the
commissioner, the education policy and finance committees of the legislature, and the
Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and deleted text beginHard of Hearingdeleted text endnew text begin Hard-of-Hearingnew text end Minnesotans.
The report must, at least:

(1) identify and report the aggregate, data-based education outcomes for children
with the primary disability classification of deaf and hard of hearing, consistent with
the commissioner's child count reporting practices, the commissioner's state and local
outcome data reporting system by district and region, and the school performance report
cards under section 120B.36, subdivision 1; and

(2) describe the implementation of a data-based plan for improving the education
outcomes of deaf and hard of hearing children that is premised on evidence-based best
practices, and provide a cost estimate for ongoing implementation of the plan.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.63, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Statewide hearing loss early education intervention coordinator.

(a)
The coordinator shall:

(1) collaborate with the early hearing detection and intervention coordinator for the
Department of Health, the deleted text begindirector of the Department of Education Resource Center for
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
deleted text endnew text begin deaf and hard-of-hearing state specialistnew text end, and the Department
of Health Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Advisory Council;

(2) coordinate and support Department of Education early hearing detection and
intervention teams;

(3) leverage resources by serving as a liaison between interagency early intervention
committees; part C coordinators from the Departments of Education, Health, and
Human Services; Department of Education regional low-incidence facilitators; service
coordinators from school districts; Minnesota children with special health needs in the
Department of Health; public health nurses; child find; Department of Human Services
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services Division; and others as appropriate;

(4) identify, support, and promote culturally appropriate and evidence-based early
intervention practices for infants with hearing loss, and provide training, outreach, and use
of technology to increase consistency in statewide service provision;

(5) identify culturally appropriate specialized reliable and valid instruments to assess
and track the progress of children with hearing loss and promote their use;

(6) ensure that early childhood providers, parents, and members of the individual
family service and intervention plan are provided with child progress data resulting from
specialized assessments;

(7) educate early childhood providers and teachers of the deaf and hard-of-hearing
to use developmental data from specialized assessments to plan and adjust individual
family service plans; and

(8) make recommendations that would improve educational outcomes to the early
hearing detection and intervention committee, the commissioners of education and health,
the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard-of-Hearing Minnesotans, and the advisory
council deleted text beginof the Minnesota Department of Education Resource Centerdeleted text end for the deaf and
hard-of-hearing.

(b) The Department of Education must provide aggregate data regarding outcomes
of deaf and hard-of-hearing children who receive early intervention services within the
state in accordance with the state performance plan.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.76, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For the purposes of this section and section 125A.79,
the definitions in this subdivision apply.

(b) "Basic revenue" has the meaning given it in section 126C.10, subdivision 2.
For the purposes of computing basic revenue pursuant to this section, each child with a
disability shall be counted as prescribed in section 126C.05, subdivision 1.

(c) "Essential personnel" means teachers, cultural liaisons, related services, and
support services staff providing services to students. Essential personnel may also include
special education paraprofessionals or clericals providing support to teachers and students
by preparing paperwork and making arrangements related to special education compliance
requirements, including parent meetings and individualized education programs. Essential
personnel does not include administrators and supervisors.

(d) "Average daily membership" has the meaning given it in section 126C.05.

(e) "Program growth factor" means 1.046 for fiscal years 2012 through 2015, 1.0
for fiscal year 2016, 1.046 for fiscal year 2017, and the product of 1.046 and the program
growth factor for the previous year for fiscal year 2018 and later.

(f) "Nonfederal special education expenditure" means all direct expenditures that
are necessary and essential to meet the district's obligation to provide special instruction
and services to children with a disability according to sections 124D.454, 125A.03 to
125A.24, 125A.259 to 125A.48, and 125A.65 as submitted by the district and approved by
the department under section 125A.75, subdivision 4, excluding expenditures:

(1) reimbursed with federal funds;

(2) reimbursed with other state aids under this chapter;

(3) for general education costs of serving students with a disability;

(4) for facilities;

(5) for pupil transportation; and

(6) for postemployment benefits.

(g) "Old formula special education expenditures" means expenditures eligible for
revenue under Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 125A.76, subdivision 2.

(h) For the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf and the Minnesota State Academy
for the Blind, expenditures under paragraphs (f) and (g) are limited to the salary and
fringe benefits of one-to-one instructional and behavior management aides and one-to-one
licensed, certified professionals assigned to a child attending the academy, if the aides or
professionals are required by the child's individualized education program.

(i) "Cross subsidy reduction aid percentage" means 1.0 percent for fiscal year 2014
and 2.27 percent for fiscal year 2015.

(j) "Cross subsidy reduction aid limit" means $20 for fiscal year 2014 and $48
for fiscal year 2015.

(k) "Special education aid increase limit" means $80 for fiscal year 2016, $100 for
fiscal year 2017, and, for fiscal year 2018 and later, the sum of the special education aid
increase limit for the previous fiscal year and $40.

new text begin (l) "District" means a school district, a charter school, or a cooperative unit as
defined in section 123A.24, subdivision 2. Notwithstanding section 123A.26, cooperative
units as defined in section 123A.24, subdivision 2, are eligible to receive special education
aid under this section and section 125A.79.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for fiscal year 2016 and later.
new text end

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.76, subdivision 2c, is amended to read:


Subd. 2c.

Special education aid.

(a) For fiscal year 2014 and fiscal year 2015, a
district's special education aid equals the sum of the district's special education aid under
subdivision 5, the district's cross subsidy reduction aid under subdivision 2b, and the
district's excess cost aid under section 125A.79, subdivision 7.

(b) For fiscal year 2016 and later, a district's special education aid equals the sum of
the district's special education initial aid under subdivision 2a and the district's excess cost
aid under section 125A.79, subdivision 5.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), for fiscal year 2016, the special education aid for
a school district must not exceed the sum of the special education aid the district would
have received for fiscal year 2016 under Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 125A.76
and 125A.79, as adjusted according to Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 125A.11 and
127A.47, subdivision 7, and the product of the district's average daily membership served
and the special education aid increase limit.

(d) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), for fiscal year 2017 and later, the special education
aid for a school district must not exceed the sum of: (i) the product of the district's average
daily membership served and the special education aid increase limit and (ii) the product
of the sum of the special education aid the district would have received for fiscal year 2016
under Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 125A.76 and 125A.79, as adjusted according
to Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 125A.11 and 127A.47, subdivision 7, the ratio of
the district's average daily membership served for the current fiscal year to the district's
average daily membership served for fiscal year 2016, and the program growth factor.

(e) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), for fiscal year 2016 and later the special
education aid for a school district, not including a charter schoolnew text begin or cooperative unit as
defined in section 123A.24
new text end, must not be less than the lesser of (1) the district's nonfederal
special education expenditures for that fiscal year or (2) the product of the sum of the
special education aid the district would have received for fiscal year 2016 under Minnesota
Statutes 2012, sections 125A.76 and 125A.79, as adjusted according to Minnesota Statutes
2012, sections 125A.11 and 127A.47, subdivision 7, the ratio of the district's adjusted
daily membership for the current fiscal year to the district's average daily membership for
fiscal year 2016, and the program growth factor.

new text begin (f) Notwithstanding subdivision 2a and section 125A.79, a charter school in its first
year of operation shall generate special education aid based on current year data. A newly
formed cooperative unit as defined in section 123A.24 may apply to the commissioner
for approval to generate special education aid for its first year of operation based on
current year data, with an offsetting adjustment to the prior year data used to calculate aid
for programs at participating school districts or previous cooperatives that were replaced
by the new cooperative.
new text end

Sec. 25. new text beginSPECIAL EDUCATION FORMS; READING LEVEL.
new text end

new text begin The Department of Education must use existing budgetary resources to determine
the current reading level of its special education forms, establish a target reading level for
such forms, and, based on that target level, determine whether alternative forms are needed
to accommodate the lexical and sublexical cognitive processes of individual form users
and readers. The department must work with interested special education stakeholders and
reading experts in making the determinations and identification required in this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 26. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.63, subdivision 1, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

FACILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125B.26, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

E-rates.

To be eligible for aid under this section, a district, charter school,
or intermediate school district is required to file an e-rate application either separately or
through its telecommunications access cluster deleted text beginand have a current technology plan on file
with the department
deleted text end. Discounts received on telecommunications expenditures shall be
reflected in the costs submitted to the department for aid under this section.

ARTICLE 5

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.165, subdivision 2, is amended to
read:


Subd. 2.

Family eligibility.

(a) For a family to receive an early learning scholarship,
parents or guardians must meet the following eligibility requirements:

(1) have a child three or four years of age on September 1 of the current school year,
who has not yet started kindergarten; and

(2) have income equal to or less than 185 percent of federal poverty level income
in the current calendar year, or be able to document their child's current participation in
the free and reduced-price lunch program or child and adult care food program, National
School Lunch Act, United States Code, title 42, sections 1751 and 1766; the Food
Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, Food and Nutrition Act, United States
Code, title 7, sections 2011-2036; Head Start under the federal Improving Head Start for
School Readiness Act of 2007; Minnesota family investment program under chapter 256J;
child care assistance programs under chapter 119B; the supplemental nutrition assistance
program; or placement in foster care under section 260C.212.

(b) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, a parent under age 21 who
is pursuing a high school or general education equivalency diploma new text beginor postsecondary
education or training
new text endis eligible for an early learning scholarship if the parent has a child
age zero to five years old and meets the income eligibility guidelines in this subdivision.

(c) Any siblings between the ages zero to five years old of a child who has been
awarded a scholarship under this section must be awarded a scholarship upon request,
provided the sibling attends the same program as long as funds are available.

new text begin (d) Beginning September 1, 2015, any child under the age of five years old on
September 1 of the current school year who has not started kindergarten and is a recipient
of an Early Learning Scholarship funded under the federal Race to the Top - Early
Learning Challenge Grant must receive a scholarship under this section at the end of the
child's Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Grant scholarship in an equal amount
as long as funds are available.
new text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end A child who has received a scholarship under this section must continue to
receive a scholarship each year until that child is eligible for kindergarten under section
120A.20 and as long as funds are available.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end Early learning scholarships may not be counted as earned income for the
purposes of medical assistance under chapter 256B, MinnesotaCare under chapter 256L,
Minnesota family investment program under chapter 256J, child care assistance programs
under chapter 119B, or Head Start under the federal Improving Head Start for School
Readiness Act of 2007.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.165, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Administration.

(a) The commissioner shall establish application
timelines and determine the schedule for awarding scholarships that meets operational
needs of eligible families and programs.

new text begin (b) new text endThe commissioner may prioritize applications on factors includingnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end family incomedeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2)new text end geographic locationdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end and

new text begin (3)new text end whether the deleted text beginchild's familydeleted text endnew text begin child:
new text end

new text begin (i)new text end is new text beginin foster care;
new text end

new text begin (ii) is experiencing homelessness;
new text end

new text begin (iii) is new text endon a waiting list for a publicly funded program providing early education
or child care servicesnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (iv) has a parent under age 21 who is pursuing a high school or general education
equivalency diploma or postsecondary education or training
new text end.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end For fiscal years 2014 and 2015 only, scholarships may not exceed $5,000
per year for each eligible child. For fiscal year 2016 and later, the commissioner shall
establish a target for the average scholarship amount per child based on the results of the
rate survey conducted under section 119B.02.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end A four-star rated program that has children eligible for a scholarship enrolled
in or on a waiting list for a program beginning in July, August, or September may notify
the commissioner, in the form and manner prescribed by the commissioner, each year
of the program's desire to enhance program services or to serve more children than
current funding provides. The commissioner may designate a predetermined number of
scholarship slots for that program and notify the program of that number. Beginning July
1, 2016, a school district or Head Start program qualifying under this paragraph may
use its established registration process to enroll scholarship recipients and may verify a
scholarship recipient's family income in the same manner as for other program participants.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end A scholarship is awarded for a 12-month period. If the scholarship recipient
has not been accepted and subsequently enrolled in a rated program within deleted text begintendeleted text end new text beginsixnew text end months
of the awarding of the scholarship, the scholarship cancels and the recipient must reapply
in order to be eligible for another scholarship. A child may not be awarded more than one
scholarship in a 12-month period.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end A child who receives a scholarship who has not completed development
screening under sections 121A.16 to 121A.19 must complete that screening within 90
days of first attending an eligible program.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end For fiscal year 2017 and later, a school district or Head Start program enrolling
scholarship recipients under paragraph deleted text begin(c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end may apply to the commissioner, in the form
and manner prescribed by the commissioner, for direct payment of state aid. Upon receipt
of the application, the commissioner must pay each program directly for each approved
scholarship recipient enrolled under paragraph deleted text begin(c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end according to the metered payment
system or another schedule established by the commissioner.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for fiscal year 2016 and later.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.165, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Early childhood program eligibility.

(a) In order to be eligible to accept
an early learning scholarship, a program must:

(1) participate in the quality rating and improvement system under section
124D.142; and

(2) beginning July 1, 2016, have a three- or four-star rating in the quality rating
and improvement system.

deleted text begin (b) Any program accepting scholarships must use the revenue to supplement and not
supplant federal funding.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end Notwithstanding paragraph (a), all Minnesota early learning foundation
scholarship program pilot sites are eligible to accept an early learning scholarship under
this section.

new text begin (c) A provider is not eligible to participate in the scholarship program under this
section if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the provider has been disqualified from receiving payment for child care services
from the child care assistance program under chapter 119B due to wrongfully obtaining
child care assistance under section 256.98, subdivision 8, paragraph (c);
new text end

new text begin (2) the program or individual is currently on the national disqualified list for the
Child and Adult Care Food Program; or
new text end

new text begin (3) the program or provider has been convicted of any activity that occurred during
the past seven years indicating a lack of business integrity, including fraud, making false
statements, receiving stolen property, making false claims, or obstruction of justice.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for fiscal year 2016 and later.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.165, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 4a. new text end

new text begin Record-keeping requirements. new text end

new text begin A program participating under this
section must maintain and make available upon request by the commissioner of education
attendance records and records of charges and payments for all children participating in
this program, including payments from sources other than this program.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.165, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Use of funds. new text end

new text begin (a) Scholarships must be used to supplement and not
supplant federal funding.
new text end

new text begin (b) A scholarship must be used in a program that the child attends on a regular basis
respective to that program's schedule in order to ensure the child's access to the general
curriculum of the program.
new text end

ARTICLE 6

STATE AGENCIES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.12, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Identification; report.

For the 2011-2012 school year and later, each school
district shall identify before the end of kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2 students who are
not reading at grade level before the end of the current school year. Reading assessments
in English, and in the predominant languages of district students where practicable, must
identify and evaluate students' areas of academic need related to literacy. The district also
must monitor the progress and provide reading instruction appropriate to the specific needs
of English learners. The district must use a locally adopted, developmentally appropriate,
and culturally responsive assessment and annually report summary assessment results deleted text beginto
the commissioner by July 1
deleted text end new text beginin the report required under section 120B.11, subdivision 5new text end.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.414, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Report; continued funding.

(a) Participating districts, intermediate
school districts, school sites, and charter schools must report on the implementation and
effectiveness of the alternative teacher professional pay system, particularly addressing
each requirement under subdivision 2 and make annual recommendations by June 15
to their school boards. The school board or board of directors shall deleted text begintransmitdeleted text endnew text begin includenew text end a
copy of the report with a summary of the findings and recommendations of the district,
intermediate school district, school site, or charter school deleted text beginto the commissionerdeleted text endnew text begin in the report
required under section 120B.11, subdivision 5
new text end.

(b) If the commissioner determines that a school district, intermediate school district,
school site, or charter school that receives alternative teacher compensation revenue is not
complying with the requirements of this section, the commissioner may withhold funding
from that participant. Before making the determination, the commissioner must notify the
participant of any deficiencies and provide the participant an opportunity to comply.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.60, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Staff development report.

(a) deleted text beginBy October 15 of each year,deleted text end The district
and site staff development committees shall write deleted text beginand submitdeleted text end a report of staff development
activities and expenditures for the previous year, in the form and manner determined by
the commissionernew text begin to be included in the report required under section 120B.11, subdivision
5
new text end. The report, signed by the district superintendent and staff development chair, must
include assessment and evaluation data indicating progress toward district and site staff
development goals based on teaching and learning outcomes, including the percentage
of teachers and other staff involved in instruction who participate in effective staff
development activities under subdivision 3.

(b) The report must break down expenditures for:

(1) curriculum development and curriculum training programs; and

(2) staff development training models, workshops, and conferences, and the cost of
releasing teachers or providing substitute teachers for staff development purposes.

The report also must indicate whether the expenditures were incurred at the district
level or the school site level, and whether the school site expenditures were made possible
by grants to school sites that demonstrate exemplary use of allocated staff development
revenue. These expenditures must be reported using the uniform financial and accounting
and reporting standards.

(c) The commissioner shall report the staff development progress and expenditure
data to the house of representatives and senate committees having jurisdiction over
education by February deleted text begin15deleted text endnew text begin 1new text end each year.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 123A.24, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Distribution of assets and liabilities.

(a) If a district withdraws
from a cooperative unit defined in subdivision 2, the distribution of assets and assignment
of liabilities to the withdrawing district shall be determined according to this subdivision.

(b) The withdrawing district remains responsible for its share of debt incurred by the
cooperative unit according to section 123B.02, subdivision 3. The district and cooperative
unit may mutually agree, through a board resolution by each, to terms and conditions of
the distribution of assets and the assignment of liabilities.

(c) If the cooperative unit and the district cannot agree on the terms and conditions,
the commissioner shall resolve the dispute by determining the district's proportionate share
of assets and liabilities based on the district's enrollment, financial contribution, usage, or
other factor or combination of factors determined appropriate by the commissioner. new text beginIf the
dispute requires the commissioner to involve an administrative law judge, any fees due
to the Office of Administrative Hearings must be equally split between the district and
cooperative unit.
new text endThe assets must be disbursed to the withdrawing district in a manner
that minimizes financial disruption to the cooperative unit.

(d) Assets related to an insurance pool shall not be disbursed to a member district
under paragraph (c).

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 123B.77, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Statement for comparison and correction.

(a) By November deleted text begin30deleted text endnew text begin 15new text end of the
calendar year of the submission of the unaudited financial data, the district must provide to
the commissioner audited financial data for the preceding fiscal year. The audit must be
conducted in compliance with generally accepted governmental auditing standards, the
federal Single Audit Act, and the Minnesota legal compliance guide issued by the Office
of the State Auditor. An audited financial statement prepared in a form which will allow
comparison with and correction of material differences in the unaudited financial data shall
be submitted to the commissioner and the state auditor by December deleted text begin31deleted text endnew text begin 15new text end. The audited
financial statement must also provide a statement of assurance pertaining to uniform
financial accounting and reporting standards compliance and a copy of the management
letter submitted to the district by the school district's auditor.

(b) By February deleted text begin15deleted text endnew text begin 1new text end of the calendar year following the submission of the unaudited
financial data, the commissioner shall convert the audited financial data required by this
subdivision into the consolidated financial statement format required under subdivision 1a
and publish the information on the department's Web site.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.75, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Litigation costs; annual report.

(a) By November 30 of each year,
a school district must annually report the district's special education litigation costs,
including attorney fees and costs of due process hearings, to the commissioner of
education, consistent with the Uniform Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards.

(b) By deleted text beginJanuary 15deleted text endnew text begin February 1new text end of each year, the commissioner shall report school
district special education litigation costs to the house of representatives and the senate
committees having jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education finance.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 127A.05, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Survey of districts.

The commissioner of education shall survey the state's
school districts and teacher preparation programs and report to the education committees
of the legislature by deleted text beginJanuary 15deleted text endnew text begin February 1new text end of each odd-numbered year on the status of
teacher early retirement patterns, the teacher shortage, and the substitute teacher shortage,
including patterns and shortages in subject areas and regions of the state. The report must
also include how districts are making progress in hiring teachers and substitutes in the
areas of shortage and a five-year projection of teacher demand for each district.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 127A.05, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Annual reports. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of education may combine into
one report to be delivered annually by February 1 to the legislative committees with
jurisdiction over education policy and finance the following reports:
new text end

new text begin (1) dangerous weapons and disciplinary incidents under section 121A.06;
new text end

new text begin (2) staff development under section 122A.60, subdivision 4;
new text end

new text begin (3) achievement and integration plan evaluation under section 124D.861, subdivision
5;
new text end

new text begin (4) reducing the use of restrictive procedures under section 125A.0942, subdivision 3;
new text end

new text begin (5) students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing under section 125A.63, subdivision 4;
new text end

new text begin (6) special education litigation costs under section 125A.75, subdivision 9;
new text end

new text begin (7) teacher supply and demand under subdivision 6; and
new text end

new text begin (8) Minnesota High School League under section 128C.20.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 127A.353, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Qualifications.

The governor shall select the school trust lands director on
the basis of outstanding professional qualifications and knowledge of finance, business
practices, minerals, forest and real estate management, and the fiduciary responsibilities
of a trustee to the beneficiaries of a trust. The school trust lands director serves in the
unclassified service for a term of deleted text beginfourdeleted text endnew text begin fivenew text end years. The first term shall end on December
31, deleted text begin2016deleted text endnew text begin 2020new text end. The governor may remove the school trust lands director for cause. If a
director resigns or is removed for cause, the governor shall appoint a director for the
remainder of the term.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 127A.49, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Omissions.

No adjustments to any aid payments made pursuant
to this chapter or chapters 120B, 122A, 123A, 123B, 124D, 125A, and 126C resulting
from omissions in district reports, except those adjustments determined by the legislative
auditor, shall be made for any school year after December deleted text begin30deleted text endnew text begin 15new text end of the next school year,
unless otherwise specifically provided by law.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 127A.70, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment; membership.

(a) A P-20 education partnership is
established to create a seamless system of education that maximizes achievements of
all students, from early childhood through elementary, secondary, and postsecondary
education, while promoting the efficient use of financial and human resources. The
partnership shall consist of major statewide educational groups or constituencies or
noneducational statewide organizations with a stated interest in P-20 education. The initial
membership of the partnership includes the members serving on the Minnesota P-16
Education Partnership and four legislators appointed as follows:

(1) one senator from the majority party and one senator from the minority party,
appointed by the Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee on Rules and
Administration; and

(2) one member of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the
house and one member appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives.

(b) The chair of the P-16 education partnership must convene the first meeting
of the P-20 partnership. Prospective members may be nominated by any partnership
member and new members will be added with the approval of a two-thirds majority of the
partnership. The partnership will also seek input from nonmember organizations whose
expertise can help inform the partnership's work.

(c) Partnership members shall be represented by the chief executives, presidents, or
other formally designated leaders of their respective organizations, or their designees. The
partnership shall meet at least three times during each calendar year.

(d) The P-20 education partnership shall be the state council for the Interstate
Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children under section 127A.85 with
the deleted text beginchairdeleted text endnew text begin commissioner or commissioner's designeenew text end serving as the compact commissioner
responsible for the administration and management of the state's participation in the
compact. When conducting business required under section 127A.85, the P-20 partnership
shall include a representative from a military installation appointed by the adjutant general
of the Minnesota National Guard.

ARTICLE 7

CHARTER SCHOOL STATUTES RECODIFICATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.10, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Purposes.

(a) The primary purpose of this section is to improve all
pupil learning and all student achievement. Additional purposes include to:

(1) increase learning opportunities for all pupils;

(2) encourage the use of different and innovative teaching methods;

(3) measure learning outcomes and create different and innovative forms of
measuring outcomes;

(4) establish new forms of accountability for schools; or

(5) create new professional opportunities for teachers, including the opportunity to
be responsible for the learning program at the school site.

(b) This section does not provide a means to keep open a school that a school board
decides to close. However, a school board may endorse or authorize the establishing of
a charter school to replace the school the board decided to close. Applicants seeking a
charter under this circumstance must demonstrate to the authorizer that the charter sought
is substantially different in purpose and program from the school the board closed and
that the proposed charter satisfies the requirements of this subdivision. If the school
board that closed the school authorizes the charter, it must document in its affidavit to the
commissioner that the charter is substantially different in program and purpose from
the school it closed.

new text begin (c) new text endAn authorizer shall not approve an application submitted by a charter school
developer under subdivision 4, paragraph (a), if the application does not comply with this
subdivision. The commissioner shall not approve an affidavit submitted by an authorizer
under subdivision 4, paragraph (b), if the affidavit does not comply with this subdivision.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.10, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Authorizer.

(a) For purposes of this section, the terms defined in this
subdivision have the meanings given them.

"Application" to receive approval as an authorizer means the proposal an eligible
authorizer submits to the commissioner under paragraph deleted text begin(c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end before that authorizer is
able to submit any affidavit to charter to a school.

"Application" under subdivision 4 means the charter school business plan a
school developer submits to an authorizer for approval to establish a charter school that
documents the school developer's mission statement, school purposes, program design,
financial plan, governance and management structure, and background and experience,
plus any other information the authorizer requests. The application also shall include a
"statement of assurances" of legal compliance prescribed by the commissioner.

"Affidavit" means a written statement the authorizer submits to the commissioner
for approval to establish a charter school under subdivision 4 attesting to its review and
approval process before chartering a school.

(b) The following organizations may authorize one or more charter schools:

(1) a school board, intermediate school district school board, or education district
organized under sections 123A.15 to 123A.19;

(2) a charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
of 1986, excluding a nonpublic sectarian or religious institution; any person other than a
natural person that directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls,
is controlled by, or is under common control with the nonpublic sectarian or religious
institution; and any other charitable organization under this clause that in the federal IRS
Form 1023, Part IV, describes activities indicating a religious purpose, that:

(i) is a member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits or the Minnesota Council on
Foundations;

(ii) is registered with the attorney general's office; and

(iii) is incorporated in the state of Minnesota and has been operating continuously
for at least five years but does not operate a charter school;

(3) a Minnesota private college, notwithstanding clause (2), that grants two- or
four-year degrees and is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education under
chapter 136A; community college, state university, or technical college governed by the
Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; or the University
of Minnesota;

(4) a nonprofit corporation subject to chapter 317A, described in section 317A.905,
and exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code
of 1986, may authorize one or more charter schools if the charter school has operated
for at least three years under a different authorizer and if the nonprofit corporation has
existed for at least 25 years; or

(5) single-purpose authorizers formed as charitable, nonsectarian organizations
under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and incorporated in the state
of Minnesota under chapter 317A as a corporation with no members or under section
322B.975 as a nonprofit limited liability company for the sole purpose of chartering schools.

new text begin (c)new text end Eligible organizations interested in being approved as an authorizer under this
paragraph must submit a proposal to the commissioner that includes the provisions
of paragraph deleted text begin(c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end and a five-year financial plan. Such authorizers shall consider and
approve charter school applications using the criteria provided in subdivision 4 and shall
not limit the applications it solicits, considers, or approves to any single curriculum,
learning program, or method.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end An eligible authorizer under this subdivision must apply to the commissioner
for approval as an authorizer before submitting any affidavit to the commissioner to charter
a school. The application for approval as a charter school authorizer must demonstrate
the applicant's ability to implement the procedures and satisfy the criteria for chartering a
school under this section. The commissioner must approve or disapprove an application
within 45 business days of the application deadline. If the commissioner disapproves
the application, the commissioner must notify the applicant of the specific deficiencies
in writing and the applicant then has 20 business days to address the deficiencies to the
commissioner's satisfaction. After the 20 business days expire, the commissioner has 15
business days to make a final decision to approve or disapprove the application. Failing to
address the deficiencies to the commissioner's satisfaction makes an applicant ineligible to
be an authorizer. The commissioner, in establishing criteria for approval, must consider
the applicant's:

(1) capacity and infrastructure;

(2) application criteria and process;

(3) contracting process;

(4) ongoing oversight and evaluation processes; and

(5) renewal criteria and processes.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end An applicant must include in its application to the commissioner to be an
approved authorizer at least the following:

(1) how chartering schools is a way for the organization to carry out its mission;

(2) a description of the capacity of the organization to serve as an authorizer,
including the personnel who will perform the authorizing duties, their qualifications, the
amount of time they will be assigned to this responsibility, and the financial resources
allocated by the organization to this responsibility;

(3) a description of the application and review process the authorizer will use to
make decisions regarding the granting of charters;

(4) a description of the type of contract it will arrange with the schools it charters
that meets the provisions of subdivision 6;

(5) the process to be used for providing ongoing oversight of the school consistent
with the contract expectations specified in clause (4) that assures that the schools chartered
are complying with both the provisions of applicable law and rules, and with the contract;

(6) a description of the criteria and process the authorizer will use to grant expanded
applications under subdivision 4, paragraph deleted text begin(j)deleted text endnew text begin (s)new text end;

(7) the process for making decisions regarding the renewal or termination of
the school's charter based on evidence that demonstrates the academic, organizational,
and financial competency of the school, including its success in increasing student
achievement and meeting the goals of the charter school agreement; and

(8) an assurance specifying that the organization is committed to serving as an
authorizer for the full five-year term.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end A disapproved applicant under this section may resubmit an application
during a future application period.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end If the governing board of an approved authorizer votes to withdraw as
an approved authorizer for a reason unrelated to any cause under subdivision 23, the
authorizer must notify all its chartered schools and the commissioner in writing by July
15 of its intent to withdraw as an authorizer on June 30 in the next calendar year. The
commissioner may approve the transfer of a charter school to a new authorizer under this
paragraph after the new authorizer submits an affidavit to the commissioner.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end The authorizer must participate in department-approved training.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end The commissioner shall review an authorizer's performance every five years
in a manner and form determined by the commissioner and may review an authorizer's
performance more frequently at the commissioner's own initiative or at the request of a
charter school operator, charter school board member, or other interested party. The
commissioner, after completing the review, shall transmit a report with findings to the
authorizer.

new text begin (j)new text end If, consistent with this section, the commissioner finds that an authorizer has not
fulfilled the requirements of this section, the commissioner may subject the authorizer
to corrective action, which may include terminating the contract with the charter school
board of directors of a school it chartered. The commissioner must notify the authorizer
in writing of any findings that may subject the authorizer to corrective action and
the authorizer then has 15 business days to request an informal hearing before the
commissioner takes corrective action. If the commissioner terminates a contract between
an authorizer and a charter school under this paragraph, the commissioner may assist the
charter school in acquiring a new authorizer.

deleted text begin (i)deleted text endnew text begin (k)new text end The commissioner may at any time take corrective action against an
authorizer, including terminating an authorizer's ability to charter a school for:

(1) failing to demonstrate the criteria under paragraph deleted text begin(c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end under which the
commissioner approved the authorizer;

(2) violating a term of the chartering contract between the authorizer and the charter
school board of directors;

(3) unsatisfactory performance as an approved authorizer; or

(4) any good cause shown that provides the commissioner a legally sufficient reason
to take corrective action against an authorizer.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.10, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Formation of school.

(a) An authorizer, after receiving an application from
a school developer, may charter a licensed teacher under section 122A.18, subdivision
1
, or a group of individuals that includes one or more licensed teachers under section
122A.18, subdivision 1, to operate a school subject to the commissioner's approval of the
authorizer's affidavit under paragraph deleted text begin(b)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end.

new text begin (b)new text end The school must be organized and operated as a nonprofit corporation under
chapter 317A and the provisions under the applicable chapter shall apply to the school
except as provided in this section.

new text begin (c) new text endNotwithstanding sections 465.717 and 465.719, a school district, subject to this
section and section 124D.11, may create a corporation for the purpose of establishing a
charter school.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end Before the operators may establish and operate a school, the authorizer must
file an affidavit with the commissioner stating its intent to charter a school. An authorizer
must file a separate affidavit for each school it intends to charter. An authorizer must file
an affidavit by May 1 to be able to charter a new school in the next school year after the
commissioner approves the authorizer's affidavit. The affidavit must state the terms and
conditions under which the authorizer would charter a school and how the authorizer
intends to oversee the fiscal and student performance of the charter school and to comply
with the terms of the written contract between the authorizer and the charter school
board of directors under subdivision 6. The commissioner must approve or disapprove
the authorizer's affidavit within 60 business days of receipt of the affidavit. If the
commissioner disapproves the affidavit, the commissioner shall notify the authorizer of
the deficiencies in the affidavit and the authorizer then has 20 business days to address the
deficiencies. The commissioner must notify the authorizer of final approval or disapproval
within 15 business days after receiving the authorizer's response to the deficiencies in the
affidavit. If the authorizer does not address deficiencies to the commissioner's satisfaction,
the commissioner's disapproval is final. Failure to obtain commissioner approval precludes
an authorizer from chartering the school that is the subject of this affidavit.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end The authorizer may prevent an approved charter school from opening for
operation if, among other grounds, the charter school violates this section or does not meet
the ready-to-open standards that are part of the authorizer's oversight and evaluation
process or are stipulated in the charter school contract.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end The operators authorized to organize and operate a school, before entering
into a contract or other agreement for professional or other services, goods, or facilities,
must incorporate as a nonprofit corporation under chapter 317A deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

new text begin (g) The operators authorized to organize and operate a school, before entering into a
contract or other agreement for professional or other services, goods, or facilities,
new text end must
establish a board of directors composed of at least five members who are not related parties
until a timely election for members of the ongoing charter school board of directors is
held according to the school's articles and bylaws under paragraph deleted text begin(f)deleted text endnew text begin (l)new text end. deleted text beginA charter school
board of directors must be composed of at least five members who are not related parties.
deleted text end

new text begin (h)new text end Staff members employed at the school, including teachers providing instruction
under a contract with a cooperative, members of the board of directors, and all parents
or legal guardians of children enrolled in the school are the voters eligible to elect the
members of the school's board of directors. A charter school must notify eligible voters of
the school board election dates at least 30 days before the election.

new text begin (i)new text end Board of director meetings must comply with chapter 13D.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (j)new text end A charter school shall publish and maintain on the school's official Web site:
(1) the minutes of meetings of the board of directors, and of members and committees
having any board-delegated authority, for at least one calendar year from the date
of publication; (2) directory information for members of the board of directors and
committees having board-delegated authority; and (3) identifying and contact information
for the school's authorizer. Identifying and contact information for the school's authorizer
must be included in other school materials made available to the public.

new text begin (k)new text end Upon request of an individual, the charter school must also make available in
a timely fashion financial statements showing all operations and transactions affecting
income, surplus, and deficit during the school's last annual accounting period; and a
balance sheet summarizing assets and liabilities on the closing date of the accounting
period. A charter school also must include that same information about its authorizer in
other school materials that it makes available to the public.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (l)new text end Every charter school board member shall attend annual training throughout
the member's term on the board. All new board members shall attend initial training on
the board's role and responsibilities, employment policies and practices, and financial
management. A new board member who does not begin the required initial training within
six months after being seated and complete that training within 12 months of being seated
on the board is automatically ineligible to continue to serve as a board member. The
school shall include in its annual report the training attended by each board member
during the previous year.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (m)new text end The ongoing board must be elected before the school completes its third
year of operation. Board elections must be held during the school year but may not be
conducted on days when the school is closed for holidays, breaks, or vacations.

new text begin (n)new text end The charter school board of directors shall be composed of at least five nonrelated
members and include: (i) at least one licensed teacher employed as a teacher at the school
or providing instruction under contract between the charter school and a cooperative; (ii)
at least one parent or legal guardian of a student enrolled in the charter school who is not
an employee of the charter school; and (iii) at least one interested community member
who resides in Minnesota and is not employed by the charter school and does not have a
child enrolled in the school. The board may include a majority of teachers described in
this paragraph or parents or community members, or it may have no clear majority. The
chief financial officer and the chief administrator may only serve as ex-officio nonvoting
board members. No charter school employees shall serve on the board other than teachers
under item (i). Contractors providing facilities, goods, or services to a charter school shall
not serve on the board of directors of the charter school.

new text begin (o)new text end Board bylaws shall outline the process and procedures for changing the board's
governance structure, consistent with chapter 317A. A board may change its governance
structure only:

(1) by a majority vote of the board of directors and a majority vote of the licensed
teachers employed by the school as teachers, including licensed teachers providing
instruction under a contract between the school and a cooperative; and

(2) with the authorizer's approval.

Any change in board governance structure must conform with the composition of
the board established under this paragraph.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (p)new text end The granting or renewal of a charter by an authorizer must not be conditioned
upon the bargaining unit status of the employees of the school.

deleted text begin (i)deleted text endnew text begin (q)new text end The granting or renewal of a charter school by an authorizer must not be
contingent on the charter school being required to contract, lease, or purchase services
from the authorizer.

new text begin (r)new text end Any potential contract, lease, or purchase of service from an authorizer must
be disclosed to the commissioner, accepted through an open bidding process, and be a
separate contract from the charter contract. The school must document the open bidding
process. An authorizer must not enter into a contract to provide management and financial
services for a school that it authorizes, unless the school documents that it received at
least two competitive bids.

deleted text begin (j)deleted text endnew text begin (s)new text end A charter school may apply to the authorizer to amend the school charter to
expand the operation of the school to additional grades or sites that would be students'
primary enrollment site beyond those defined in the original affidavit approved by the
commissioner. After approving the school's application, the authorizer shall submit a
supplementary affidavit in the form and manner prescribed by the commissioner. The
authorizer must file a supplement affidavit by October 1 to be eligible to expand in the next
school year. The supplementary affidavit must document that the school has demonstrated
to the satisfaction of the authorizer the following:

(1) the need for the expansion with supporting long-range enrollment projections;

(2) a longitudinal record of demonstrated student academic performance and growth
on statewide assessments under chapter 120B or on other academic assessments that
measure longitudinal student performance and growth approved by the charter school's
board of directors and agreed upon with the authorizer;

(3) a history of sound school finances and a finance plan to implement the expansion
in a manner to promote the school's financial sustainability; and

(4) board capacity and an administrative and management plan to implement its
expansion.

deleted text begin (k)deleted text endnew text begin (t)new text end The commissioner shall have 30 business days to review and comment on the
supplemental affidavit. The commissioner shall notify the authorizer in writing of any
deficiencies in the supplemental affidavit and the authorizer then has 20 business days to
address, to the commissioner's satisfaction, any deficiencies in the supplemental affidavit.
The commissioner must notify the authorizer of final approval or disapproval within 15
business days after receiving the authorizer's response to the deficiencies in the affidavit.
The school may not expand grades or add sites until the commissioner has approved the
supplemental affidavit. The commissioner's approval or disapproval of a supplemental
affidavit is final.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.10, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Federal, state, and local requirements.

(a) A charter school shall meet all
federal, state, and local health and safety requirements applicable to school districts.

(b) A school must comply with statewide accountability requirements governing
standards and assessments in chapter 120B.

(c) A school authorized by a school board may be located in any district, unless the
school board of the district of the proposed location disapproves by written resolution.

(d) A charter school must be nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies,
employment practices, and all other operations. An authorizer may not authorize a charter
school or program that is affiliated with a nonpublic sectarian school or a religious
institution.

new text begin (e) new text endA charter school student must be released for religious instruction, consistent
with section 120A.22, subdivision 12, clause (3).

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end Charter schools must not be used as a method of providing education or
generating revenue for students who are being home-schooled. This paragraph does not
apply to shared time aid under section 126C.19.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end The primary focus of a charter school must be to provide a comprehensive
program of instruction for at least one grade or age group from five through 18 years of age.
Instruction may be provided to people older than 18 years of age. A charter school may
offer a free preschool or prekindergarten that meets high-quality early learning instructional
program standards that are aligned with Minnesota's early learning standards for children.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end A charter school may not charge tuition.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end A charter school is subject to and must comply with chapter 363A and section
121A.04.

deleted text begin (i)deleted text endnew text begin (j)new text end Once a student is enrolled in the school, the student is considered enrolled
in the school until the student formally withdraws or is expelled under the Pupil Fair
Dismissal Act in sections 121A.40 to 121A.56. A charter school is subject to and must
comply with the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act, sections 121A.40 to 121A.56deleted text begin, anddeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

new text begin (k) A charter school is subject to and must comply withnew text end the Minnesota Public School
Fee Law, sections 123B.34 to 123B.39.

deleted text begin (j)deleted text endnew text begin (l)new text end A charter school is subject to the same financial audits, audit procedures, and
audit requirements as a district, except as required under subdivision 6a. Audits must be
conducted in compliance with generally accepted governmental auditing standards, the
federal Single Audit Act, if applicable, and section 6.65. A charter school is subject
to and must comply with sections 15.054; 118A.01; 118A.02; 118A.03; 118A.04;
118A.05; 118A.06; 471.38; 471.391; 471.392; and 471.425. The audit must comply with
the requirements of sections 123B.75 to 123B.83, except to the extent deviations are
necessary because of the program at the school. Deviations must be approved by the
commissioner and authorizer. The Department of Education, state auditor, legislative
auditor, or authorizer may conduct financial, program, or compliance audits. A charter
school determined to be in statutory operating debt under sections 123B.81 to 123B.83
must submit a plan under section 123B.81, subdivision 4.

deleted text begin (k)deleted text endnew text begin (m)new text end A charter school is a district for the purposes of tort liability under chapter 466.

deleted text begin (l)deleted text endnew text begin (n)new text end A charter school must comply with chapters 13 and 13D; and sections
120A.22, subdivision 7; 121A.75; and 260B.171, subdivisions 3 and 5.

deleted text begin (m)deleted text endnew text begin (o)new text end A charter school is subject to the Pledge of Allegiance requirement under
section 121A.11, subdivision 3.

deleted text begin (n)deleted text endnew text begin (p)new text end A charter school offering online courses or programs must comply with
section 124D.095.

deleted text begin (o)deleted text endnew text begin (q)new text end A charter school and charter school board of directors are subject to chapter
181.

deleted text begin (p)deleted text endnew text begin (r)new text end A charter school must comply with section 120A.22, subdivision 7, governing
the transfer of students' educational records and sections 138.163 and 138.17 governing
the management of local records.

deleted text begin (q)deleted text endnew text begin (s)new text end A charter school that provides early childhood health and developmental
screening must comply with sections 121A.16 to 121A.19.

deleted text begin (r)deleted text endnew text begin (t)new text end A charter school that provides school-sponsored youth athletic activities
must comply with section 121A.38.

deleted text begin (s)deleted text endnew text begin (u)new text end A charter school is subject to and must comply with continuing truant
notification under section 260A.03.

deleted text begin (t)deleted text endnew text begin (v)new text end A charter school must develop and implement a teacher evaluation and
peer review process under section 122A.40, subdivision 8, paragraph (b), clauses (2) to
(13). The teacher evaluation process in this paragraph does not create any additional
employment rights for teachers.

deleted text begin (u)deleted text endnew text begin (w)new text end A charter school must adopt a policy, plan, budget, and process, consistent
with section 120B.11, to review curriculum, instruction, and student achievement and
strive for the world's best workforce.

deleted text begin (v)deleted text endnew text begin (x)new text end A charter school must comply with section 121A.031 governing policies on
prohibited conduct.

deleted text begin (w)deleted text endnew text begin (y)new text end A charter school must comply with all pupil transportation requirements in
section 123B.88, subdivision 1. A charter school must not require parents to surrender
their rights to pupil transportation under section 123B.88, subdivision 2.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.11, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Payment of aids to charter schools.

(a) Notwithstanding section
127A.45, subdivision 3, if the current year aid payment percentage under section
127A.45, subdivision 2, paragraph (d), is 90 or greater, aid payments for the current
fiscal year to a charter school shall be of an equal amount on each of the 24 payment
dates. Notwithstanding section 127A.45, subdivision 3, if the current year aid payment
percentage under section 127A.45, subdivision 2, paragraph (d), is less than 90, aid
payments for the current fiscal year to a charter school shall be of an equal amount on
each of the 16 payment dates in July through February.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) and section 127A.45, for a charter school ceasing
operation on or prior to June 30 of a school year, for the payment periods occurring after
the school ceases serving students, the commissioner shall withhold the estimated state aid
owed the school. The charter school board of directors and authorizer must submit to the
commissioner a closure plan under chapter 308A or 317A, and financial information about
the school's liabilities and assets. After receiving the closure plan, financial information,
an audit of pupil counts, documentation of lease expenditures, and monitoring of special
education expenditures, the commissioner may release cash withheld and may continue
regular payments up to the current year payment percentages if further amounts are
owed. If, based on audits and monitoring, the school received state aid in excess of the
amount owed, the commissioner shall retain aid withheld sufficient to eliminate the aid
overpayment. For a charter school ceasing operations prior to, or at the end of, a school
year, notwithstanding section 127A.45, subdivision 3, preliminary final payments may
be made after receiving the closure plan, audit of pupil counts, monitoring of special
education expenditures, documentation of lease expenditures, and school submission of
Uniform Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards (UFARS) financial data for the
final year of operation. Final payment may be made upon receipt of audited financial
statements under section 123B.77, subdivision 3.

(c) If a charter school fails to comply with the commissioner's directive to return,
for cause, federal or state funds administered by the department, the commissioner may
withhold an amount of state aid sufficient to satisfy the directive.

(d) If, within the timeline under section 471.425, a charter school fails to pay the state
of Minnesota, a school district, intermediate school district, or service cooperative after
receiving an undisputed invoice for goods and services, the commissioner may withhold
an amount of state aid sufficient to satisfy the claim and shall distribute the withheld
aid to the interested state agency, school district, intermediate school district, or service
cooperative. An interested state agency, school district, intermediate school district, or
education cooperative shall notify the commissioner when a charter school fails to pay an
undisputed invoice within 75 business days of when it received the original invoice.

deleted text begin (e) Notwithstanding section 127A.45, subdivision 3, and paragraph (a), 80 percent
of the start-up cost aid under subdivision 8 shall be paid within 45 days after the first day
of student attendance for that school year.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end In order to receive state aid payments under this subdivision, a charter school
in its first three years of operation must submit a school calendar in the form and manner
requested by the department and a quarterly report to the Department of Education. The
report must list each student by grade, show the student's start and end dates, if any,
with the charter school, and for any student participating in a learning year program,
the report must list the hours and times of learning year activities. The report must be
submitted not more than two weeks after the end of the calendar quarter to the department.
The department must develop a Web-based reporting form for charter schools to use
when submitting enrollment reports. A charter school in its fourth and subsequent year of
operation must submit a school calendar and enrollment information to the department in
the form and manner requested by the department.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end Notwithstanding sections 317A.701 to 317A.791, upon closure of a charter
school and satisfaction of creditors, cash and investment balances remaining shall be
returned to the state.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (g)new text end A charter school must have a valid, signed contract under section 124D.10,
subdivision 6, on file at the Department of Education at least 15 days prior to the date of
first payment of state aid for the fiscal year.

deleted text begin (i)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end State aid entitlements shall be computed for a charter school only for the
portion of a school year for which it has a valid, signed contract under section 124D.10,
subdivision 6.

Sec. 6. new text beginREVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes shall renumber the provisions of Minnesota Statutes listed
in column A to the references listed in column B. The revisor of statutes may alter the
renumbering to incorporate statutory changes made during the 2015 regular legislative
session. The revisor shall also make necessary cross-reference changes in Minnesota
Statutes and Minnesota Rules consistent with the renumbering in this instruction and the
relettering of paragraphs in sections 1 to 5.
new text end

new text begin Column A
new text end
new text begin Column B
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 1, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 124E.01, subd. 1
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 1, paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 124E.06, subd. 3, paragraph (d)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 1, paragraph (c)
new text end
new text begin 124E.06, subd. 1, paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 2
new text end
new text begin 124E.01, subd. 2
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 3, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 124E.02, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 3, paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 124E.05, subd. 1
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 3, paragraph (c)
new text end
new text begin 124E.05, subd. 2, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 3, paragraph (d)
new text end
new text begin 124E.05, subd. 3, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 3, paragraph (e)
new text end
new text begin 124E.05, subd. 4
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 3, paragraph (f)
new text end
new text begin 124E.05, subd. 3, paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 3, paragraph (g)
new text end
new text begin 124E.05, subd. 7
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 3, paragraph (h)
new text end
new text begin 124E.05, subd. 2, paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 3, paragraph (i)
new text end
new text begin 124E.05, subd. 5
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 3, paragraph (j)
new text end
new text begin 124E.05, subd. 6, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 3, paragraph (k)
new text end
new text begin 124E.05, subd. 6, paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 124E.06, subd. 1, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4, paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 124E.06, subd. 2, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4, paragraph (c)
new text end
new text begin 124E.06, subd. 2, paragraph (c)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4, paragraph (d)
new text end
new text begin 124E.06, subd. 4
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4, paragraph (e)
new text end
new text begin 124E.06, subd. 3, paragraph (g)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4, paragraph (f)
new text end
new text begin 124E.06, subd. 2, paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4, paragraph (g)
new text end
new text begin 124E.07, subd. 1
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4, paragraph (h)
new text end
new text begin 124E.07, subd. 5
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4, paragraph (i)
new text end
new text begin 124E.07, subd. 8, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4, paragraph (j)
new text end
new text begin 124E.07, subd. 8, paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4, paragraph (k)
new text end
new text begin 124E.17, subd. 2
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4, paragraph (l)
new text end
new text begin 124E.07, subd. 7
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4, paragraph (m)
new text end
new text begin 124E.07, subd. 2
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4, paragraph (n)
new text end
new text begin 124E.07, subd. 3, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4, paragraph (o)
new text end
new text begin 124E.07, subd. 4
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4, paragraph (p)
new text end
new text begin 124E.10, subd. 2, paragraph (c)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4, paragraph (q)
new text end
new text begin 124E.10, subd. 2, paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4, paragraph (r)
new text end
new text begin 124E.10, subd. 2, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4, paragraph (s)
new text end
new text begin 124E.06, subd. 5, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4, paragraph (t)
new text end
new text begin 124E.06, subd. 5, paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4a, paragraph (a)
new text end
new text begin 124E.07, subd. 3, paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 124D.10, subd. 4a, paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 124E.14, paragraph (a)
new text end
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