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2nd Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 04/28/2016 08:54am

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A bill for an act
relating to education; providing for early childhood and prekindergarten through
grade 12 education, including general education, education excellence, charter
schools, special education, facilities and technology, and self-sufficiency and
lifelong learning; teachers; early childhood; charter school recodification;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 120B.021, subdivision 1; 120B.11,
as amended; 120B.12, subdivisions 2, 3; 120B.15; 120B.30, by adding
a subdivision; 120B.31, subdivision 5, by adding a subdivision; 120B.35,
subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 120B.36, as amended; 121A.61, subdivision 3; 122A.09,
as amended; 122A.16; 122A.18, as amended; 122A.21, as amended; 122A.245,
as amended; 122A.26, subdivision 2; 122A.31, subdivision 3; 122A.4144;
122A.416; 122A.72, subdivision 5; 122A.74, subdivision 1; 123A.24, subdivision
2; 123B.147, subdivision 3; 123B.52, subdivision 1; 123B.571, subdivision 2;
123B.60, subdivision 1; 123B.71, subdivision 8; 123B.79, subdivisions 5, 8, 9;
124D.03, subdivision 5a; 124D.09, subdivision 10; 124D.15, subdivisions 3a,
15; 124D.52, subdivisions 1, 2; 124D.861, as amended; 125A.091, subdivision
11; 125A.0942, subdivision 4; 126C.40, subdivision 5; 126C.63, subdivision
7; 127A.095; Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, sections 120B.125;
120B.301; 122A.23; 122A.30; 122A.40, subdivision 8; 122A.41, subdivision
5; 122A.414, subdivisions 1, 2, 2b, 3; 122A.60, subdivisions 1, 4; 123B.53,
subdivision 1; 123B.595, subdivisions 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, by adding a subdivision;
124D.165, subdivision 2; 124D.231, subdivision 2; 124D.73, subdivision 4;
124E.01; 124E.02; 124E.03; 124E.05; 124E.06; 124E.07; 124E.08; 124E.10;
124E.12; 124E.13; 124E.15; 124E.16; 124E.17; 124E.22; 124E.24; 124E.25;
124E.26; 125A.08; 125A.0942, subdivision 3; 125A.63, subdivision 4; 126C.48,
subdivision 8; 127A.05, subdivision 6; 136A.1791, subdivisions 1, 3; Laws
2015, First Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 24; proposing coding for
new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 120B; 123B; 125B; repealing Minnesota
Statutes 2014, sections 120B.299, subdivision 5; 120B.35, subdivision 4;
122A.245, subdivision 8; 122A.413, subdivision 3; 122A.43, subdivision
6; 123B.06; 123B.60, subdivision 2; 123B.79, subdivisions 2, 6; 127A.51;
Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 122A.413, subdivisions 1, 2.

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

ARTICLE 1

GENERAL EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 123A.24, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Cooperative unit defined.

For the purposes of this section, a cooperative
unit is:

(1) an education district organized under sections 123A.15 to 123A.19;

(2) a cooperative vocational center organized under section 123A.22;

(3) an intermediate district organized under chapter 136D;

(4) a service cooperative organized under section 123A.21; or

(5) a regional management information center organized under section 123A.23 or
as a joint powers district according to section 471.59.; or

(6) a special education cooperative organized under section 471.59.

Sec. 2.

Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 3, article 1, section 24, is amended to
read:


Sec. 24. COMPENSATORY REVENUE; INTERMEDIATE DISTRICT.

For the 2015-2016 2016-2017 school year only, for an intermediate district formed
under Minnesota Statutes, section 136D.41, the department must calculate compensatory
revenue based on the October 1, 2014 2015, enrollment counts for the South SouthWest
Metro Educational Cooperative.

Sec. 3. VOLUNTARY BOUNDARY ALIGNMENT; MOORHEAD AND
DILWORTH-GLYNDON-FELTON.

Subdivision 1.

Boundary realignment allowed.

The school boards of Independent
School Districts Nos. 152, Moorhead, and 2164, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, may realign
their shared district boundaries according to the provisions of this section.

Subd. 2.

Plan to establish new boundaries.

(a) The school boards of Independent
School Districts Nos. 152, Moorhead, and 2164, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, may jointly
develop a plan to realign their shared school district boundaries over a period of years.

(b) The plan must specify and identify each group of parcels that will be transferred
and the method used to determine the year during which each set of parcels is transferred.
The method of transfer may include an analysis of the relative tax base of the parcels to
be transferred and may make the transfers of parcels effective upon the relationship in
relative tax bases.

(c) The written plan must be adopted by each school board after the board has
allowed public testimony on the plan.

(d) The plan must be filed with both the county auditor and the commissioner of
education.

(e) After adopting the plan, each school board must publish notice of the plan
realigning district boundaries. The notice must include a general description of the area
that will be affected by the proposed boundary alignment and the method by which the
boundaries will be realigned. The notice must also be mailed to each property owner of
record in the area proposed for realignment.

Subd. 3.

Bonded debt.

As of the effective date of each exchange of parcels between
the two school districts, for the next and subsequent tax years, the taxable property in the
newly aligned parcel is taxable for a portion of the bonded debt of the school district to
which the property is attached and is not taxable for the bonded debt from the school
district from which the property is detached.

Subd. 4.

County auditor notified.

After adoption of the plan, each school board
must provide a copy of the plan to the county auditor. The county auditor may request
any other necessary information from the school districts to effect the transfer of parcels
between the school districts. Each year, the school districts must notify the county auditor
of what block of parcels, if any, will be transferred between the two school districts. The
county auditor must notify each affected property owner of the boundary change.

Subd. 5.

Report to commissioner of education.

Upon adoption of the plan, the
school boards must submit a copy of the plan to the commissioner of education. The
districts must also provide any additional information necessary for computing school
aids and levies to the commissioner of education in the form and manner requested by
the department.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day after the school boards of
Independent School Districts Nos. 152, Moorhead, and 2164, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton,
and their respective chief clerical officers timely comply with Minnesota Statutes, section
645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3.

Sec. 4. REPEALER.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 127A.51, is repealed, effective July 1, 2016.

ARTICLE 2

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.021, subdivision 1, is amended to
read:


Subdivision 1.

Required academic standards.

(a) The following subject areas
are required for statewide accountability:

(1) language arts;

(2) mathematics;

(3) science;

(4) social studies, including history, geography, economics, and government and
citizenship that includes civics consistent with section 120B.237;

(5) physical education;

(6) health, for which locally developed academic standards apply; and

(7) the arts, for which statewide or locally developed academic standards apply, as
determined by the school district. Public elementary and middle schools must offer at least
three and require at least two of the following four arts areas: dance; music; theater; and
visual arts. Public high schools must offer at least three and require at least one of the
following five arts areas: media arts; dance; music; theater; and visual arts.

(b) For purposes of applicable federal law, the academic standards for language arts,
mathematics, and science apply to all public school students, except the very few students
with extreme cognitive or physical impairments for whom an individualized education
program team has determined that the required academic standards are inappropriate. An
individualized education program team that makes this determination must establish
alternative standards.

(c) District efforts to develop, implement, or improve instruction or curriculum
as a result of the provisions of this section must be consistent with sections 120B.10,
120B.11, and 120B.20.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for students enrolling in grade 9 in
the 2017-2018 school year or later.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.11, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Performance measures.

Measures to determine school district and
school site progress in striving to create the world's best workforce must include at least:

(1) student performance on the National Assessment of Education Progress where
applicable;

(2) (1) the size of the academic achievement gap, rigorous course taking under
section 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (c), clause (2), and enrichment experiences by
student subgroup;

(3) (2) student performance on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments;

(4) (3) high school graduation rates; and

(5) (4) career and college readiness under section 120B.30, subdivision 1.

Sec. 3.

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, assessing and identifying students for participation in
gifted and talented programs and acceleration and early-admission procedures consistent
with section 120B.15,
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 readiness and leading to the world's best workforce;

(3) 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;

(4) 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;

(5) a process to examine the equitable distribution of teachers and strategies to
ensure that low-income and minority children are not taught at higher rates than other
children by inexperienced, ineffective, or out-of-field teachers, consistent with section
1111(b)(8)(C) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act;

(5) (6) 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

(6) (7) an annual budget for continuing to implement the district plan.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.11, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Site team.

A school may must establish a site team to develop and
implement strategies and education effectiveness practices to improve instruction,
curriculum, cultural competencies, including cultural awareness and cross-cultural
communication, and student achievement at the school site, consistent with subdivision
2. The site team must include an equal number of teachers and administrators, as well
as at least one parent.
The site team advises the board and the advisory committee
about developing the annual budget and revising creates an instruction and curriculum
improvement plan that aligns curriculum, assessment of student progress, and growth in
meeting state and district academic standards and instruction.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.11, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Report.

Consistent with requirements for school performance reports
under section 120B.36, subdivision 1, the school board shall publish a report in the local
newspaper with the largest circulation in the district, by mail, or by electronic means on the
district Web site. The school board shall hold an annual public meeting to review, and revise
where appropriate,: (1) student achievement goals,; (2) local assessment outcomes,; (3)
plans, strategies, and practices for improving curriculum and instruction and; (4) cultural
competency,; (5) the process to examine equitable distribution of effective, experienced,
and in-field teachers;
and to review (6) district success in realizing the previously adopted
student achievement goals and related benchmarks and the improvement plans leading to
the world's best workforce. The school board must transmit an electronic summary of its
report to the commissioner in the form and manner the commissioner determines.

Sec. 6.

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 and a summary of the district's efforts to evaluate and identify
students with dyslexia or convergence insufficiency disorder
to the commissioner by July 1.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.12, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Intervention.

For each student identified under subdivision 2, the
district shall provide reading intervention to accelerate student growth and reach the
goal of reading at or above grade level by the end of the current grade and school year.
District intervention methods shall encourage family engagement and, where possible,
collaboration with appropriate school and community programs. Intervention methods
may include, but are not limited to, requiring attendance in summer school, intensified
reading instruction that may require that the student be removed from the regular
classroom for part of the school day, evaluation for dyslexia or convergence insufficiency
disorder,
extended-day programs, or programs that strengthen students' cultural
connections. A student, other than a student under an individualized education program
(IEP), who is unable to demonstrate grade-level proficiency as measured by the statewide
reading assessment in grade 3 shall receive a personal learning plan in a format determined
by the school or school district in consultation with classroom teachers, and developed
and updated as needed in consultation, to the extent practicable, with the student and
the student's parents by the classroom teachers and other qualified school professionals
involved with the student's elementary school progress. A personal learning plan shall
address knowledge gaps and skill deficiencies through strategies such as specific exercises
and practices during and outside of the regular school days, periodic assessments and
timelines, and may include grade retention, if necessary, to meet the student's best interests.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, 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 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, and inform the student and
their parent or guardian, if the student is a minor, of the student's achievement level score
on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments that are administered during high school
;

(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.

(e) Students who do not meet or exceed Minnesota academic standards, as measured
by the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments that are administered during high school,
shall be informed that admission to a public school is free and available to any resident
under 21 years of age or who meets the requirements of section 120A.20, subdivision 1,
paragraph (c). A student's plan under this section shall continue while the student is
enrolled.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.15, is amended to read:


120B.15 GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS PROGRAMS.

(a) School districts may identify students, locally develop programs addressing
instructional and affective needs, provide staff development, and evaluate programs to
provide gifted and talented students with challenging and appropriate educational programs.

(b) School districts must adopt guidelines for assessing and identifying students for
participation in gifted and talented programs consistent with section 120B.11, subdivision
2, clause (2)
. The guidelines should include the use of:

(1) multiple and objective criteria; and

(2) assessments and procedures that are valid and reliable, fair, and based on current
theory and research. Assessments and procedures should be sensitive to underrepresented
groups, including, but not limited to, low-income, minority, twice-exceptional, and
English learners.

(c) School districts must adopt procedures for the academic acceleration of gifted
and talented students consistent with section 120B.11, subdivision 2, clause (2). These
procedures must include how the district will:

(1) assess a student's readiness and motivation for acceleration; and

(2) match the level, complexity, and pace of the curriculum to a student to achieve
the best type of academic acceleration for that student.

(d) School districts must adopt procedures consistent with section 124D.02,
subdivision 1, for early admission to kindergarten or first grade of gifted and talented
learners consistent with section 120B.11, subdivision 2, clause (2). The procedures must
be sensitive to underrepresented groups.

Sec. 10.

[120B.237] CIVICS KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING.

(a) For purposes of this section, "civics test questions" means 50 of the 100 questions
that, as of January 1, 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services officers
use to select the questions they pose to applicants for naturalization so the applicants can
demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of United States
history and government, as required by United States Code, title 8, section 1423. The
Learning Law and Democracy Foundation, in consultation with Minnesota civics teachers,
must select by July 1 each year 50 of the 100 questions under this paragraph to serve as
the state's civics test questions for the proximate school year and immediately transmit the
50 selected civics test questions to the Department of Education, which must post the 50
questions it receives on its Web site by August 1 of that year.

(b) School districts and charter schools may administer civics test questions as part
of the social studies curriculum. A charter school or district may record on a student's
transcript whether and when the student answered at least 30 of 50 civics test questions
correctly.

(c) The commissioner and a public school must not charge students any fees related
to this section.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for students enrolling in grade 9 in
the 2017-2018 school year or later.

Sec. 11.

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


Subd. 6.

Retaliation prohibited.

A report to the commissioner concerning service
disruptions and technical interruptions to the assessments under this section is subject to
the protection of section 181.932, governing disclosure of information by employees.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 120B.301, is amended to read:


120B.301 LIMITS ON LOCAL TESTING.

(a) For students in grades 1 through 6, the cumulative total amount of time spent
taking locally adopted districtwide or schoolwide assessments must not exceed ten hours
per school year. For students in grades 7 through 12, the cumulative total amount of time
spent taking locally adopted districtwide or schoolwide assessments must not exceed 11
hours per school year. For purposes of this paragraph, International Baccalaureate and
Advanced Placement exams are not considered locally adopted assessments.

(b) A district or charter school is exempt from the requirements of paragraph (a),
if the district or charter school, in consultation with the exclusive representative of the
teachers or other teachers if there is no exclusive representative of the teachers, decides
to exceed a time limit in paragraph (a) and includes in the report required under section
120B.11, subdivision 5.

(c) A district or charter school must, prior to the first day of each school year, publish
on its Web site a comprehensive calendar of standardized tests to be administered in the
district or charter school for that school year. The calendar must provide the rationale for
administering each assessment and indicate whether the assessment is a local option, or is
required by state or federal law.

Sec. 13.

[120B.304] SCHOOL DISTRICT ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE.

A school district that does not have an agreement between the school board and
the exclusive representative of the teachers regarding the selection of assessments must
establish a district assessment committee to advise the school board on the standardized
assessments administered to students, in addition to the required assessments under
section 120B.30 and applicable federal law. The committee must include an equal number
of teachers and administrators and at least one parent of a student in the district. The
committee makeup should include at least one representative from each school site in the
district. The district advisory committee, under section 120B.11, subdivision 3, may
provide advice to the school board in place of establishing an additional committee for this
purpose.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.31, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


Subd. 4a.

Student participation.

The commissioner shall create and publish a
form for a parent or guardian to complete if they refuse for their child to participate in
standardized testing. The form must state why there are academic standards, indicate
which tests are aligned with those standards, and what consequences, if any, the school
may face if students do not participate in standardized testing. This form must request
a reason for the refusal. A district may not impose an academic or other penalty upon a
student who does not participate in standardized testing or any surveys.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.31, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Parent Access to information.

To ensure the effective involvement
of parents and to support a partnership between the school and parents, each district
shall annually provide parents and teachers a timely written summary, in an electronic
or other format, of their student's current and longitudinal performance and progress
on the state's academic content standards as measured by state assessments. Providing
parents with a summary prepared by the Department of Education fulfills the requirements
of this subdivision.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.35, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

School and student indicators of growth and achievement.

The commissioner must develop and implement a system for measuring and reporting
academic achievement and individual student growth, consistent with the statewide
educational accountability and reporting system. The system components must measure
and separately report the adequate yearly progress federal expectations of schools and the
growth of individual students: students' current achievement in schools under subdivision
2; and individual students' educational growth over time under subdivision 3. The
system also must include statewide measures of student academic growth that identify
schools with high levels of growth, and also schools with low levels of growth that need
improvement. When determining a school's effect, the data must include both statewide
measures of student achievement and, to the extent annual tests are administered,
indicators of achievement growth that take into account a student's prior achievement.
Indicators of achievement and prior achievement must be based on highly reliable
statewide or districtwide assessments. Indicators that take into account a student's prior
achievement must not be used to disregard a school's low achievement or to exclude a
school from a program to improve low achievement levels.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.35, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Federal expectations for student academic achievement.

(a) Each
school year, a school district must determine if the student achievement levels at each
school site meet federal expectations. If student achievement levels at a school site do
not meet federal expectations and the site has not made adequate yearly progress for two
consecutive school years, beginning with the 2001-2002 school year
, the district must
work with the school site to adopt a plan to raise student achievement levels to meet
federal expectations. The commissioner of education shall establish student academic
achievement levels to comply with this paragraph.

(b) School sites identified as not meeting federal expectations must develop
continuous improvement plans in order to meet federal expectations for student academic
achievement. The department, at a district's request, must assist the district and the school
site in developing a plan to improve student achievement. The plan must include parental
involvement components.

(c) The commissioner must:

(1) assist school sites and districts identified as not meeting federal expectations; and

(2) provide technical assistance to schools that integrate student achievement
measures into the school continuous improvement plan.

(d) The commissioner shall establish and maintain a continuous improvement Web
site designed to make data on every school and district available to parents, teachers,
administrators, community members, and the general public.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.35, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

State growth target; other state measures.

(a) The state's educational
assessment system measuring individual students' educational growth is based on
indicators of achievement growth that show an individual student's prior achievement.
Indicators of achievement and prior achievement must be based on highly reliable
statewide or districtwide assessments.

(b) The commissioner, in consultation with a stakeholder group that includes
assessment and evaluation directors, district staff, experts in culturally responsive teaching,
and researchers, must implement a model that uses a value-added growth indicator and
includes criteria for identifying schools and school districts that demonstrate medium and
high growth under section 120B.299, subdivisions 8 and 9, and may recommend other
value-added measures under section 120B.299, subdivision 3. The model may be used
to advance educators' professional development and replicate programs that succeed in
meeting students' diverse learning needs. Data on individual teachers generated under the
model are personnel data under section 13.43. The model must allow users to:

(1) report student growth consistent with this paragraph; and

(2) for all student categories, report and compare aggregated and disaggregated
state growth data using the nine student categories identified under the federal 2001 No
Child Left Behind Act
the student categories identified under the federal Elementary
and Secondary Education Act
and two student gender categories of male and female,
respectively, following appropriate reporting practices to protect nonpublic student data.

The commissioner must report measures of student growth, consistent with this
paragraph, including the English language development, academic progress, and oral
academic development of English learners and their native language development if the
native language is used as a language of instruction.

(c) When reporting student performance under section 120B.36, subdivision 1, the
commissioner annually, beginning July 1, 2011, must report two core measures indicating
the extent to which current high school graduates are being prepared for postsecondary
academic and career opportunities:

(1) a preparation measure indicating the number and percentage of high school
graduates in the most recent school year who completed course work important to
preparing them for postsecondary academic and career opportunities, consistent with
the core academic subjects required for admission to Minnesota's public colleges and
universities as determined by the Office of Higher Education under chapter 136A; and

(2) a rigorous coursework measure indicating the number and percentage of high
school graduates in the most recent school year who successfully completed one or more
college-level advanced placement, international baccalaureate, postsecondary enrollment
options including concurrent enrollment, other rigorous courses of study under section
120B.021, subdivision 1a, or industry certification courses or programs.

When reporting the core measures under clauses (1) and (2), the commissioner must also
analyze and report separate categories of information using the nine student categories
identified under the federal 2001 No Child Left Behind Act
the student categories
identified under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act
and two student
gender categories of male and female, respectively, following appropriate reporting
practices to protect nonpublic student data.

(d) When reporting student performance under section 120B.36, subdivision 1, the
commissioner annually, beginning July 1, 2014, must report summary data on school
safety and students' engagement and connection at school. The summary data under this
paragraph are separate from and must not be used for any purpose related to measuring
or evaluating the performance of classroom teachers. The commissioner, in consultation
with qualified experts on student engagement and connection and classroom teachers,
must identify highly reliable variables that generate summary data under this paragraph.
The summary data may be used at school, district, and state levels only. Any data on
individuals received, collected, or created that are used to generate the summary data
under this paragraph are nonpublic data under section 13.02, subdivision 9.

(e) For purposes of statewide educational accountability, the commissioner must
identify and report measures that demonstrate the success of learning year program
providers under sections 123A.05 and 124D.68, among other such providers, in improving
students' graduation outcomes. The commissioner, beginning July 1, 2015, must annually
report summary data on:

(1) the four- and six-year graduation rates of students under this paragraph;

(2) the percent of students under this paragraph whose progress and performance
levels are meeting career and college readiness benchmarks under section 120B.30,
subdivision 1; and

(3) the success that learning year program providers experience in:

(i) identifying at-risk and off-track student populations by grade;

(ii) providing successful prevention and intervention strategies for at-risk students;

(iii) providing successful recuperative and recovery or reenrollment strategies for
off-track students; and

(iv) improving the graduation outcomes of at-risk and off-track students.

The commissioner may include in the annual report summary data on other education
providers serving a majority of students eligible to participate in a learning year program.

(f) The commissioner, in consultation with recognized experts with knowledge and
experience in assessing the language proficiency and academic performance of English
learners, must identify and report appropriate and effective measures to improve current
categories of language difficulty and assessments, and monitor and report data on students'
English proficiency levels, program placement, and academic language development,
including oral academic language.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.36, as amended by Laws 2015, First
Special Session chapter 3, article 2, section 8, is amended to read:


120B.36 SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY; APPEALS PROCESS.

Subdivision 1.

School performance reports.

(a) The commissioner shall report
student academic performance under section 120B.35, subdivision 2; the percentages of
students showing low, medium, and high growth under section 120B.35, subdivision
3
, paragraph (b); school safety and student engagement and connection under section
120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (d); rigorous coursework under section 120B.35,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (c); the percentage of students under section 120B.35,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (b), clause (2), whose progress and performance levels are
meeting career and college readiness benchmarks under sections 120B.30, subdivision 1,
and 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (e); longitudinal data on the progress of eligible
districts in reducing disparities in students' academic achievement and realizing racial
and economic integration under section 124D.861; the acquisition of English, and
where practicable, native language academic literacy, including oral academic language,
and the academic progress of English learners under section 124D.59, subdivisions
2
and 2a; two separate student-to-teacher ratios that clearly indicate the definition of
teacher consistent with sections 122A.06 and 122A.15 for purposes of determining these
ratios; staff characteristics excluding salaries; student enrollment demographics; student
homelessness and district mobility; and extracurricular activities. The report also must
indicate a school's adequate yearly progress status under applicable federal law, and must
not set any designations applicable to high- and low-performing schools due solely to
adequate yearly progress status
.

(b) The commissioner shall develop, annually update, and post on the department
Web site school performance reports.

(c) The commissioner must make available performance reports by the beginning
of each school year.

(d) A school or district may appeal its adequate yearly progress status in writing
to the commissioner within 30 days of receiving the notice of its status
results in a form
and manner determined by the commissioner and consistent with federal law
. The
commissioner's decision to uphold or deny an appeal is final.

(e) School performance data are nonpublic data under section 13.02, subdivision 9,
until the commissioner publicly releases the data. The commissioner shall annually post
school performance reports to the department's public Web site no later than September 1,
except that in years when the reports reflect new performance standards, the commissioner
shall post the school performance reports no later than October 1.

Subd. 2.

Adequate yearly progress Federal expectations and other data.

All
data the department receives, collects, or creates to determine adequate yearly progress
status
federal expectations under Public Law 107-110, section 1116 the Elementary
and Secondary Education Act
, set state growth targets, and determine student growth
are nonpublic data under section 13.02, subdivision 9, until the commissioner publicly
releases the data. Districts must provide parents sufficiently detailed summary data
to permit parents to appeal under Public Law 107-110, section 1116(b)(2) the federal
Elementary and Secondary Education Act
. The commissioner shall annually post federal
adequate yearly progress
data on federal expectations and state student growth data to
the department's public Web site no later than September 1, except that in years when
adequate yearly progress data on federal expectations reflects new performance standards,
the commissioner shall post federal adequate yearly progress data on federal expectations
and state student growth data no later than October 1.

Sec. 20.

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 services to the extent
funds are available with the county board responsible for implementing sections 245.487
to 245.4889 for students with a serious emotional disturbance or other students who
have an individualized education program whose behavior may be addressed by crisis
intervention; and

(r) a provision that states a student must be removed from class immediately if the
student engages in assault or violent behavior. For purposes of this paragraph, "assault"
has the meaning given it in section 609.02, subdivision 10. The removal shall be for a
period of time deemed appropriate by the principal, in consultation with the teacher
.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.16, is amended to read:


122A.16 HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHER DEFINED.

(a) A qualified teacher is one holding a valid license, under this chapter, to perform
the particular service for which the teacher is employed in a public school.

(b) For the purposes of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, a highly qualified
teacher is one who holds a valid license under this chapter, including under section
122A.245, among other sections and is determined by local administrators as having
highly qualified status according to the approved Minnesota highly qualified plan.
Teachers delivering core content instruction must be deemed highly qualified at the local
level and reported to the state via the staff automated reporting system.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 122A.30, is amended to read:


122A.30 EXEMPTION FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS.

(a) Notwithstanding section 122A.15, subdivision 1, and upon approval of the local
employer school board, a person who teaches in as a part-time vocational or career and
technical education program teacher is exempt from a license requirement. Nothing in
this section shall exclude licensed career and technical educators from the definition of
"teacher" in section 122A.40, 122A.41, or 179A.03.

(b) This section expires June 30, 2020.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 122A.414, subdivision 1,
is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Restructured pay system.

A restructured alternative teacher
professional pay system is established under subdivision 2 to provide incentives to
encourage teachers to improve their knowledge and instructional skills in order to improve
student learning and for school districts, intermediate school districts, cooperative units,
as defined in section 123A.24, subdivision 2, and charter schools to recruit and retain
highly qualified teachers, encourage highly qualified teachers to undertake challenging
assignments, and support teachers' roles in improving students' educational achievement.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 122A.414, subdivision 2,
is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Alternative teacher professional pay system.

(a) To participate in this
program, a school district, intermediate school district, school site, or charter school must
have an educational improvement plan under section 122A.413 a world's best workforce
plan under section 120B.11
and an alternative teacher professional pay system agreement
under paragraph (b). A charter school participant also must comply with subdivision 2a.

(b) The alternative teacher professional pay system agreement must:

(1) describe how teachers can achieve career advancement and additional
compensation;

(2) describe how the school district, intermediate school district, school site, or
charter school will provide teachers with career advancement options that allow teachers
to retain primary roles in student instruction and facilitate site-focused professional
development that helps other teachers improve their skills;

(3) reform the "steps and lanes" salary schedule, prevent any teacher's compensation
paid before implementing the pay system from being reduced as a result of participating in
this system, base at least 60 percent of any compensation increase on teacher performance
using:

(i) schoolwide student achievement gains under section 120B.35 or locally selected
standardized assessment outcomes, or both;

(ii) measures of student growth and literacy that may include value-added models
or student learning goals, consistent with section 122A.40, subdivision 8, paragraph
(b), clause (9), or 122A.41, subdivision 5, paragraph (b), clause (9), and other measures
that include the academic literacy, oral academic language, and achievement of English
learners under section 122A.40, subdivision 8, paragraph (b), clause (10), or 122A.41,
subdivision 5
, paragraph (b), clause (10); and

(iii) an objective evaluation program under section 122A.40, subdivision 8,
paragraph (b), clause (2), or 122A.41, subdivision 5, paragraph (b), clause (2);

(4) provide for participation in job-embedded learning opportunities such as
professional learning communities to improve instructional skills and learning that are
aligned with student needs under section 122A.413 120B.11, consistent with the staff
development plan under section 122A.60 and led during the school day by trained teacher
leaders such as master or mentor teachers;

(5) allow any teacher in a participating school district, intermediate school district,
school site, or charter school that implements an alternative pay system to participate in
that system without any quota or other limit; and

(6) encourage collaboration rather than competition among teachers.

(c) The alternative teacher professional pay system may:

(1) include a hiring bonus or other added compensation for teachers who are
identified as effective or highly effective under the local teacher professional review
cycle and work in a hard-to-fill position or in a hard-to-staff school such as a school with
a majority of students whose families meet federal poverty guidelines, a geographically
isolated school, or a school identified by the state as eligible for targeted programs or
services for its students; and

(2) include incentives for teachers to obtain a master's degree or other advanced
certification in their content field of licensure, pursue the training or education necessary
to obtain an additional licensure in shortage areas identified by the district or charter
school, or help fund a "grow your own" new teacher initiative.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 122A.414, subdivision 2b,
is amended to read:


Subd. 2b.

Approval process.

(a) Consistent with the requirements of this section
and sections 122A.413 and section 122A.415, the department must prepare and transmit
to interested school districts, intermediate school districts, cooperatives, school sites,
and charter schools a standard form for applying to participate in the alternative teacher
professional pay system. The commissioner annually must establish three dates as
deadlines by which interested applicants must submit an application to the commissioner
under this section. An interested school district, intermediate school district, cooperative,
school site, or charter school must submit to the commissioner a completed application
executed by the district superintendent and the exclusive bargaining representative of the
teachers if the applicant is a school district, intermediate school district, or school site, or
executed by the charter school board of directors if the applicant is a charter school or
executed by the governing board if the applicant is a cooperative unit. The application
must include the proposed alternative teacher professional pay system agreement under
subdivision 2. The department must review a completed application within 30 days of
the most recent application deadline and recommend to the commissioner whether to
approve or disapprove the application. The commissioner must approve applications
on a first-come, first-served basis. The applicant's alternative teacher professional pay
system agreement must be legally binding on the applicant and the collective bargaining
representative before the applicant receives alternative compensation revenue. The
commissioner must approve or disapprove an application based on the requirements
under subdivisions 2 and 2a.

(b) If the commissioner disapproves an application, the commissioner must give the
applicant timely notice of the specific reasons in detail for disapproving the application.
The applicant may revise and resubmit its application and related documents to the
commissioner within 30 days of receiving notice of the commissioner's disapproval and
the commissioner must approve or disapprove the revised application, consistent with this
subdivision. Applications that are revised and then approved are considered submitted on
the date the applicant initially submitted the application.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 122A.414, subdivision 3,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Report; continued funding.

(a) Participating districts, intermediate school
districts, cooperatives, 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, board of directors, or governing board
shall transmit a copy of the report with a summary of the findings and recommendations
of the district, intermediate school district, cooperative, school site, or charter school to
the commissioner in the form and manner determined by the commissioner.

(b) If the commissioner determines that a school district, intermediate school district,
cooperative, 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.
A district must include the report required under paragraph (a)
as part of the world's best workforce report under section 120B.11, subdivision 5.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.4144, is amended to read:


122A.4144 SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENTS; ALTERNATIVE TEACHER
PAY.

Notwithstanding section 179A.20 or other law to the contrary, a school board and
the exclusive representative of the teachers may agree to reopen a collective bargaining
agreement for the purpose of entering into an alternative teacher professional pay system
agreement under sections 122A.413, 122A.414, and 122A.415. Negotiations for a contract
reopened under this section must be limited to issues related to the alternative teacher
professional pay system.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.416, is amended to read:


122A.416 ALTERNATIVE TEACHER COMPENSATION REVENUE
FOR PERPICH CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION AND MULTIDISTRICT
INTEGRATION COLLABORATIVES.

Notwithstanding sections 122A.413, 122A.414, 122A.415, and 126C.10,
multidistrict integration collaboratives and the Perpich Center for Arts Education are
eligible to receive alternative teacher compensation revenue as if they were intermediate
school districts. To qualify for alternative teacher compensation revenue, a multidistrict
integration collaborative or the Perpich Center for Arts Education must meet all of the
requirements of sections 122A.413, 122A.414, and 122A.415 that apply to intermediate
school districts, must report its enrollment as of October 1 of each year to the department,
and must annually report its expenditures for the alternative teacher professional pay
system consistent with the uniform financial accounting and reporting standards to the
department by November 30 of each year.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 122A.60, subdivision 4, is
amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Staff development report.

(a) By October 15 of each year, The district
and site staff development committees shall write and submit a report of staff development
activities and expenditures for the previous year, in the form and manner determined by
the commissioner. 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 as part of the district's world's best
workforce report under section 120B.11, subdivision 5
.

(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 15 each year.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.72, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Center functions.

(a) A teacher center shall perform functions according
to this subdivision. The center shall assist teachers, diagnose learning needs, experiment
with the use of multiple instructional approaches, assess pupil outcomes, assess staff
development needs and plans, and teach school personnel about effective pedagogical
approaches. The center shall develop and produce curricula and curricular materials
designed to meet the educational needs of pupils being served, by applying educational
research and new and improved methods, practices, and techniques. The center shall
provide programs to improve the skills of teachers to meet the special educational needs of
pupils. The center shall provide programs to familiarize teachers with developments in
curriculum formulation and educational research, including how research can be used to
improve teaching skills. The center shall facilitate sharing of resources, ideas, methods,
and approaches directly related to classroom instruction and improve teachers' familiarity
with current teaching materials and products for use in their classrooms. The center shall
provide in-service programs.

(b) Each teacher center must provide a professional development program to train
interested and highly qualified elementary, middle, and secondary teachers, selected by the
employing school district, to assist other teachers in that district with mathematics and
science curriculum, standards, and instruction so that all teachers have access to:

(1) high quality professional development programs in mathematics and science that
address curriculum, instructional methods, alignment of standards, and performance
measurements, enhance teacher and student learning, and support state mathematics and
science standards; and

(2) research-based mathematics and science programs and instructional models
premised on best practices that inspire teachers and students and have practical classroom
application.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.74, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

(a) The commissioner of education may contract
with the Minnesota State University Mankato or the regents of the University of Minnesota
to establish a Principals' Leadership Institute to provide professional development to
school principals by:

(1) creating a network of leaders in the educational and business communities to
communicate current and future trends in leadership techniques;

(2) helping to create a vision for the school that is aligned with the community
and district priorities;

(3) developing strategies to retain highly qualified teachers and ensure that diverse
student populations, including at-risk students, children with disabilities, English learners,
and gifted students, among others, have equal access to these highly qualified teachers; and

(4) providing training to analyze data using culturally competent tools.

(b) The University of Minnesota must cooperate with participating members of the
business community to provide funding and content for the institute.

(c) Participants must agree to attend the Principals' Leadership Institute for four
weeks during the academic summer.

(d) The Principals' Leadership Institute must incorporate program elements offered
by leadership programs at the University of Minnesota and program elements used by
the participating members of the business community to enhance leadership within their
businesses.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.03, subdivision 5a, is amended to read:


Subd. 5a.

Lotteries.

If a school district has more applications than available seats at
a specific grade level, it must hold an impartial lottery following the January 15 deadline
to determine which students will receive seats. Siblings of currently enrolled students and,
applications related to an approved integration and achievement plan, and children of the
school district's staff
must receive priority in the lottery. The process for the school district
lottery must be established in school district policy, approved by the school board, and
posted on the school district's Web site.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment for
nonresident pupil applications not yet accepted or rejected by the school district.

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.15, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Application and reporting requirements.

(a) A school readiness
program provider must submit include a biennial plan for approval by the commissioner
before receiving aid under section 124D.16. The plan must describe
in the district's
world's best workforce plan under section 120B.11, describing
how the school readiness
program meets the program requirements under subdivision 3. A school district by April 1
must submit the plan for approval by the commissioner in the form and manner prescribed
by the commissioner. One-half the districts must first submit the plan by April 1, 2006,
and one-half the districts must first submit the plan by April 1, 2007, as determined by
the commissioner.

(b) Programs receiving school readiness funds annually must submit a report to
the department.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2016.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124D.231, subdivision 2,
is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Full-service community school program.

(a) The commissioner shall
provide funding to eligible school sites to plan, implement, and improve full-service
community schools. Eligible school sites must meet one of the following criteria:

(1) the school is on a development plan for continuous improvement under section
120B.35, subdivision 2; or

(2) the school is in a district that has an achievement and integration plan approved
by the commissioner of education under sections 124D.861 and 124D.862.

(b) An eligible school site may receive up to $100,000 annually. School sites
receiving funding under this section shall hire or contract with a partner agency to hire a
site coordinator to coordinate services at each covered school site.

(c) Implementation funding of up to $20,000 must be available for up to one year for
planning for school sites. At the end of this period, the school must submit a full-service
community school plan, pursuant to paragraph (g).

(d) The commissioner shall dispense the funds to schools with significant populations
of students receiving free or reduced-price lunches. Schools with significant homeless and
highly mobile students shall also be a priority. The commissioner must also dispense the
funds in a manner to ensure equity among urban, suburban, and greater Minnesota schools.

(e) A school site must establish a school leadership team responsible for developing
school-specific programming goals, assessing program needs, and overseeing the process
of implementing expanded programming at each covered site. The school leadership team
shall have between 12 to 15 members and shall meet the following requirements:

(1) at least 30 percent of the members are parents and 30 percent of the members
are teachers at the school site and must include the school principal and representatives
from partner agencies; and

(2) the school leadership team must be responsible for overseeing the baseline
analyses under paragraph (f). A school leadership team must have ongoing responsibility
for monitoring the development and implementation of full-service community school
operations and programming at the school site and shall issue recommendations to schools
on a regular basis and summarized in an annual report. These reports shall also be made
available to the public at the school site and on school and district Web sites.

(f) School sites must complete a baseline analysis prior to beginning programming
as a full-service community school. The analysis shall include:

(1) a baseline analysis of needs at the school site, led by the school leadership team,
which shall include the following elements:

(i) identification of challenges facing the school;

(ii) analysis of the student body, including:

(A) number and percentage of students with disabilities and needs of these students;

(B) number and percentage of students who are English learners and the needs of
these students;

(C) number of students who are homeless or highly mobile; and

(D) number and percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch and the
needs of these students;

(iii) analysis of enrollment and retention rates for students with disabilities,
English learners, homeless and highly mobile students, and students receiving free or
reduced-price lunch;

(iv) analysis of suspension and expulsion data, including the justification for such
disciplinary actions and the degree to which particular populations, including, but not
limited to, students of color, students with disabilities, students who are English learners,
and students receiving free or reduced-price lunch are represented among students subject
to such actions;

(v) analysis of school achievement data disaggregated by major demographic
categories, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, English learner status, disability
status, and free or reduced-price lunch status;

(vi) analysis of current parent engagement strategies and their success; and

(vii) evaluation of the need for and availability of wraparound services, including,
but not limited to:

(A) mechanisms for meeting students' social, emotional, and physical health needs,
which may include coordination of existing services as well as the development of new
services based on student needs; and

(B) strategies to create a safe and secure school environment and improve school
climate and discipline, such as implementing a system of positive behavioral supports, and
taking additional steps to eliminate bullying;

(2) a baseline analysis of community assets and a strategic plan for utilizing
and aligning identified assets. This analysis should include, but is not limited to, a
documentation of individuals in the community, faith-based organizations, community and
neighborhood associations, colleges, hospitals, libraries, businesses, and social service
agencies who may be able to provide support and resources; and

(3) a baseline analysis of needs in the community surrounding the school, led by
the school leadership team, including, but not limited to:

(i) the need for high-quality, full-day child care and early childhood education
programs;

(ii) the need for physical and mental health care services for children and adults; and

(iii) the need for job training and other adult education programming.

(g) Each school site receiving funding under this section must establish at least two
of the following types of programming:

(1) early childhood:

(i) early childhood education; and

(ii) child care services;

(2) academic:

(i) academic support and enrichment activities, including expanded learning time;

(ii) summer or after-school enrichment and learning experiences;

(iii) job training, internship opportunities, and career counseling services;

(iv) programs that provide assistance to students who have been truant, suspended,
or expelled; and

(v) specialized instructional support services;

(3) parental involvement:

(i) programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy, including the
Reading First and Early Reading First programs authorized under part B of title I of the
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, United States Code, title 20, section
6361, et seq.
;

(ii) parent leadership development activities; and

(iii) parenting education activities;

(4) mental and physical health:

(i) mentoring and other youth development programs, including peer mentoring and
conflict mediation;

(ii) juvenile crime prevention and rehabilitation programs;

(iii) home visitation services by teachers and other professionals;

(iv) developmentally appropriate physical education;

(v) nutrition services;

(vi) primary health and dental care; and

(vii) mental health counseling services;

(5) community involvement:

(i) service and service-learning opportunities;

(ii) adult education, including instruction in English as a second language; and

(iii) homeless prevention services;

(6) positive discipline practices; and

(7) other programming designed to meet school and community needs identified in
the baseline analysis and reflected in the full-service community school plan.

(h) The school leadership team at each school site must develop a full-service
community school plan detailing the steps the school leadership team will take, including:

(1) timely establishment and consistent operation of the school leadership team;

(2) maintenance of attendance records in all programming components;

(3) maintenance of measurable data showing annual participation and the impact
of programming on the participating children and adults;

(4) documentation of meaningful and sustained collaboration between the school
and community stakeholders, including local governmental units, civic engagement
organizations, businesses, and social service providers;

(5) establishment and maintenance of partnerships with institutions, such as
universities, hospitals, museums, or not-for-profit community organizations to further the
development and implementation of community school programming;

(6) ensuring compliance with the district nondiscrimination policy; and

(7) plan for school leadership team development.

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, 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 federal Title VII VI of the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act for the education of American Indian children.

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 127A.095, is amended to read:


127A.095 IMPLEMENTATION OF NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT
ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT.

Subdivision 1.

Continued implementation.

The Department of Education shall
continue to implement the federal No Child Left Behind Act, Public Law 107-110,
Elementary and Secondary Education Act without interruption.

Subd. 2.

No Child Left Behind review.

(a) The legislature intends to require
the Department of Education to conduct a comprehensive review of the consolidated
state plan the state submitted to the federal Department of Education to implement the
No Child Left Behind Act. The Minnesota Department of Education shall seek waivers
under paragraph (b). If the Department of Education is unable to obtain waivers under
paragraph (b), it should recommend in its report under paragraph (b) whether the state
should opt out of the No Child Left Behind Act.

(b) The commissioner, by January 15, 2008, shall report to the house of
representatives and senate committees having jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade
12 education policy and finance whether the department has received approval from
the federal Department of Education to:

(1) participate in the growth model pilot program;

(2) exclude from sanctions schools that have not made adequate yearly progress due
solely to a subgroup of students with disabilities not testing at a proficient level;

(3) identify a school as not making adequate yearly progress only after the school has
missed the adequate yearly progress targets in the same subgroup for two consecutive years;

(4) determine when to hold schools accountable for including an English learner
in adequate yearly progress calculations;

(5) allow a district not making adequate yearly progress to offer supplemental
educational services as an option before offering school choice;

(6) allow a district not making adequate yearly progress to also be the supplemental
educational services provider;

(7) allow the state to maintain a subgroup size to 40 for the purposes of calculating
adequate yearly progress for subgroups of English learners and subgroups of students
with disabilities; and

(8) create flexibility to enable the state to define and identify highly qualified teachers.

Subd. 3.

Department of Management and Budget certification.

If the federal
Department of Education does not transmit to the commissioner of education its approval
of the conditions in subdivision 2, paragraph (b),
The commissioner of management and
budget shall certify and report to the legislature annually beginning January 1, 2008, the
amount of federal revenue, if any, that the federal government may withhold as a result
of a potential state decision to discontinue implementation of the No Child Left Behind
Act
Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The report shall also specify the intended
purpose of the federal revenue and the amount of revenue that the federal government may
withhold from the state, each school district, and each charter school in each fiscal year.

Sec. 37. STUDENT DISCIPLINE WORKING GROUP.

(a) A Student Discipline Working Group is created to review the substance,
application, and effect of Minnesota's Pupil Fair Dismissal Act under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 121A.40 to 121A.56, and related student discipline provisions in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 121A, and submit written recommendations to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the committees in the house of representatives and the senate with
jurisdiction over education by February 1, 2017, on improving disciplinary policies,
practices, and procedures as they affect students and school officials and the effects on
student outcomes.

(b) Consistent with paragraph (a), the working group must analyze:

(1) available summary data on elementary and secondary students' removal from
class, suspensions, exclusions, and expulsions, disaggregated by categories of race,
ethnicity, poverty, disabilities, homelessness, English language proficiency, gender, age,
and foster care status;

(2) the meaning and effect of "willful" in establishing grounds for dismissal under
Minnesota Statutes, section 121A.45;

(3) the impact of student misconduct on teacher safety;

(4) the impact of established policies and due process procedures on teacher safety
and student outcomes;

(5) students' need for and access to professional support service providers such
as school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, and mental health
professionals;

(6) the presence of school resource officers in school buildings, their role in effecting
student discipline, and their impact on teacher safety and student outcomes;

(7) policies for retaining and destroying student disciplinary data;

(8) best practices for school discipline; and

(9) other related school discipline matters that are of concern to working group
members.

(c) The working group consists of 21 members. By June 1, 2016, the executive
director of each of the following organizations shall appoint one representative of
that organization to serve as a member of the working group: the Minnesota School
Boards Association; the Minnesota Association of School Administrators; Education
Minnesota; the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training; the Minnesota
Disability Law Center; the National Alliance of Mental Illness Minnesota; the Minnesota
Association of Secondary School Principals; the Minnesota Elementary School Principals'
Association; the Association of Metropolitan School Districts; the Minnesota Rural
Education Association; the Minnesota School Counselors Association; the Minnesota
School Psychologists Association; the Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights;
Minnesota Administrators for Special Education; Schools for Equity in Education;
Minnesota Education Equity Partnership; Educators for Excellence; the School Nurse
Organization of Minnesota; the Minnesota Association of Charter Schools; the Minnesota
Youth Council; and the Minnesota School Social Workers Association. Working
group members must seek advice from experts and stakeholders in developing their
recommendations.

(d) The commissioner of education, or the commissioner's designee, must convene
the first meeting of the working group. The working group must select a chair or cochairs
from among its members at the first meeting. The working group must meet periodically.
The commissioner must provide technical and administrative assistance to the working
group upon request. Working group members are not eligible to receive expenses or per
diem payments for serving on the working group.

(e) The working group expires February 2, 2017.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 38. ASSESSMENT REPORT.

By January 1, 2017, the commissioner of education must report to the chairs
and ranking minority members of the legislative committees having jurisdiction
over kindergarten through grade 12 education on whether to replace the Minnesota
Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) that are administered to high school students with a
nationally recognized college entrance exam. The report must include the reason for the
recommendation. If the recommendation is to replace the MCAs, then the commissioner
must include in the report which nationally recognized college entrance exam should be
used as the replacement assessment, in what grade or grades the assessment should be
administered, and the cost for using the nationally recognized college entrance exam.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 39. REPEALER.

(a) Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 120B.299, subdivision 5; 120B.35, subdivision
4; 122A.413, subdivision 3; 122A.43, subdivision 6; and 123B.06,
are repealed.

(b) Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 122A.413, subdivisions 1 and
2,
are repealed.

ARTICLE 3

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.05, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Eligible authorizers.

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) (ii) 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.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.05, subdivision 4, is
amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Application content.

(a) 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;

(2) a description of the capacity of the organization to serve as an authorizer,
including the positions allocated to authorizing duties, the qualifications for those
positions, the full-time equivalencies of those positions, and the financial resources
available to fund the positions;

(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 section 124E.10;

(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 section 124E.06, subdivision 5;

(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.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), an authorizer that is a school district may satisfy
the requirements of paragraph (a), clauses (1) and (2), and any requirement governing a
conflict of interest between an authorizer and its charter schools or ongoing evaluation or
continuing education of an administrator or other professional support staff by submitting
to the commissioner a written promise to comply with the requirements.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective January 1, 2017.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.05, subdivision 5, is
amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Review by commissioner.

(a) The commissioner shall review an
authorizer's performance every five years in a manner and form determined by the
commissioner, subject to paragraphs (b) and (c), 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.

(b) Consistent with this section, the commissioner must:

(1) use criteria appropriate to the authorizer and the schools it charters to review
the authorizer's performance; and

(2) consult with authorizers, charter school operators, and other charter school
stakeholders in developing and evaluating the review process, criteria, and scoring system
under this paragraph.

(c) The commissioner's form must use existing department data on the authorizer
to minimize duplicate reporting to the extent practicable.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective January 1, 2017.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.05, subdivision 7, is
amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Withdrawal.

If the governing board of an approved authorizer votes to
withdraw as an approved authorizer for a reason unrelated to any cause under section
124E.10, subdivision 4, the authorizer must notify all its chartered schools and the
commissioner in writing by July 15 March 1 of its intent to withdraw as an authorizer on
June 30 in the next calendar year, regardless of when the authorizer's five-year term of
approval ends. The commissioner may approve the transfer of a charter school to a new
authorizer under this subdivision after the new authorizer submits an affidavit to the
commissioner
section 124E.10, subdivision 5.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.10, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Contents.

(a) The authorization for a charter school must be in the
form of a written contract signed by the authorizer and the board of directors of the charter
school. The contract must be completed within 45 business days of the commissioner's
approval of the authorizer's affidavit. The authorizer shall submit to the commissioner a
copy of the signed charter contract within ten business days of its execution. The contract
for a charter school must be in writing and contain at least the following:

(1) a declaration that the charter school will carry out the primary purpose in section
124E.01, subdivision 1, and how the school will report its implementation of the primary
purpose;

(2) a declaration of the additional purpose or purposes in section 124E.01,
subdivision 1
, that the school intends to carry out and how the school will report its
implementation of those purposes;

(3) a description of the school program and the specific academic and nonacademic
outcomes that pupils must achieve;

(4) a statement of admission policies and procedures;

(5) a governance, management, and administration plan for the school;

(6) signed agreements from charter school board members to comply with all
federal and state laws governing organizational, programmatic, and financial requirements
applicable to charter schools;

(7) the criteria, processes, and procedures that the authorizer will use to monitor and
evaluate the fiscal, operational, and academic performance consistent with subdivision
3, paragraphs (a) and (b);

(8) for contract renewal, the formal written performance evaluation of the school
that is a prerequisite for reviewing a charter contract under subdivision 3;

(9) types and amounts of insurance liability coverage to be obtained by the charter
school, consistent with section 124E.03, subdivision 2, paragraph (d);

(10) consistent with section 124E.09, paragraph (d), a provision to indemnify and
hold harmless the authorizer and its officers, agents, and employees from any suit, claim,
or liability arising from any operation of the charter school, and the commissioner and
department officers, agents, and employees notwithstanding section 3.736;

(11) the term of the initial contract, which may be up to five years plus an additional
a preoperational planning year period, and up to five years for a renewed contract or a
contract with a new authorizer after a transfer of authorizers, if warranted by the school's
academic, financial, and operational performance;

(12) how the board of directors or the operators of the charter school will provide
special instruction and services for children with a disability under sections 125A.03
to 125A.24, and 125A.65, a description of the financial parameters within which the
charter school will operate to provide the special instruction and services to children
with a disability;

(13) the specific conditions for contract renewal that identify performance of all
students under the primary purpose of section 124E.01, subdivision 1, as the most
important factor in determining contract renewal;

(14) the additional purposes under section 124E.01, subdivision 1, and related
performance obligations under clause (7) contained in the charter contract as additional
factors in determining contract renewal; and

(15) the plan for an orderly closing of the school under chapter 317A, whether
the closure is a termination for cause, a voluntary termination, or a nonrenewal of the
contract, that includes establishing the responsibilities of the school board of directors
and the authorizer and notifying the commissioner, authorizer, school district in which the
charter school is located, and parents of enrolled students about the closure, information
and assistance sufficient to enable the student to re-enroll in another school, the transfer
of student records under section 124E.03, subdivision 5, paragraph (b), and procedures
for closing financial operations.

(b) A charter school must design its programs to at least meet the outcomes adopted
by the commissioner for public school students, including world's best workforce goals
under section 120B.11, subdivision 1
. 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.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.10, subdivision 5, is
amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Mutual nonrenewal.

If the authorizer and the charter school board of
directors mutually agree not to renew the contract, or if the governing board of an approved
authorizer votes to withdraw as an approved authorizer for a reason unrelated to any cause
under subdivision 4,
a change in authorizers is allowed. The authorizer and the school
board must jointly submit a written and signed letter of their intent to the commissioner to
mutually not renew the contract. The authorizer that is a party to the existing contract must
inform the proposed authorizer about the fiscal, operational, and student performance status
of the school, as well as any including unmet contract outcomes and other outstanding
contractual obligations that exist. The charter contract between the proposed authorizer
and the school must identify and provide a plan to address any outstanding obligations from
the previous contract. The proposed contract must be submitted at least 105 business days
before the end of the existing charter contract. The commissioner shall have 30 business
days to review and make a determination. The proposed authorizer and the school shall
have 15 business days to respond to the determination and address any issues identified by
the commissioner. A final determination by the commissioner shall be made no later than
45 business days before the end of the current charter contract. If no change in authorizer
is approved, the school and the current authorizer may withdraw their letter of nonrenewal
and enter into a new contract. If the transfer of authorizers is not approved and the current
authorizer and the school do not withdraw their letter and enter into a new contract, the
school must be dissolved according to applicable law and the terms of the contract.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.16, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

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. A
charter school may combine this report with the reporting required under section 120B.11.
A 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 must submit an
authorizer's annual public report that in a manner specified by the commissioner by January
15 for the previous school year ending June 30 that shall at least include key indicators of
school academic, operational, and financial performance. The report
is part of the system
to evaluate authorizer performance under section 124E.05, subdivision 5. The report shall
at least include key indicators of school academic, operational, and financial performance.

ARTICLE 4

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, 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 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.

(e) A student with a disability that has an individualized education program (IEP)
or standardized written plan that meets the plan components of this section does not
need an additional plan.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.31, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Qualified interpreters.

The Department of Education and the resource
center:
state specialist for deaf and hard of hearing hard-of-hearing shall work with
existing interpreter/transliterator training programs, other training/educational institutions,
and the regional service centers to ensure that ongoing staff development training for
educational interpreters/transliterators is provided throughout the state.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.15, subdivision 15, is amended to read:


Subd. 15.

Eligibility.

A child is eligible to participate in a school readiness program
if the child:

(1) is at least three years old on September 1;

(2) has completed health and developmental screening within 90 days of program
enrollment under sections 121A.16 to 121A.19; and

(3) has one or more of the following risk factors:

(i) qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch;

(ii) is an English learner;

(iii) is homeless;

(iv) has an individualized education program (IEP) or an individual interagency
intervention plan (IIIP)
standardized written plan;

(v) is identified, through health and developmental screenings under sections
121A.16 to 121A.19, with a potential risk factor that may influence learning; or

(vi) is defined as at-risk at risk by the school district.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, 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 (IEP).

(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
needs for children. 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. If the IEP meets the plan components in
section 120B.125, the IEP satisfies the requirement and no additional plan is needed
;

(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 all paraprofessionals employed to work in programs whose role in part is
to provide direct support to students with disabilities, the school board in each district
shall ensure that:

(1) before or beginning at the time of employment, each paraprofessional must
develop sufficient knowledge and skills in emergency procedures, building orientation,
roles and responsibilities, confidentiality, vulnerability, and reportability, among other
things, to begin meeting the needs, especially disability-specific and behavioral needs, of
the students with whom the paraprofessional works;

(2) annual training opportunities are required 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, the unique and
individual needs of each student according to the student's disability and how the disability
affects the student's education and behavior, following 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. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.091, subdivision 11, is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Facilitated team meeting.

A facilitated team meeting is an IEP, IFSP, or
IIIP multiagency team meeting led by an impartial state-provided facilitator to promote
effective communication and assist a team in developing an individualized education
program.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 125A.0942, subdivision 3,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Physical holding or seclusion.

(a) Physical holding or seclusion may be
used only in an emergency. A school that uses physical holding or seclusion shall meet the
following requirements:

(1) physical holding or seclusion is the least intrusive intervention that effectively
responds to the emergency;

(2) physical holding or seclusion is not used to discipline a noncompliant child;

(3) physical holding or seclusion ends when the threat of harm ends and the staff
determines the child can safely return to the classroom or activity;

(4) staff directly observes the child while physical holding or seclusion is being used;

(5) each time physical holding or seclusion is used, the staff person who implements
or oversees the physical holding or seclusion documents, as soon as possible after the
incident concludes, the following information:

(i) a description of the incident that led to the physical holding or seclusion;

(ii) why a less restrictive measure failed or was determined by staff to be
inappropriate or impractical;

(iii) the time the physical holding or seclusion began and the time the child was
released; and

(iv) a brief record of the child's behavioral and physical status;

(6) the room used for seclusion must:

(i) be at least six feet by five feet;

(ii) be well lit, well ventilated, adequately heated, and clean;

(iii) have a window that allows staff to directly observe a child in seclusion;

(iv) have tamperproof fixtures, electrical switches located immediately outside the
door, and secure ceilings;

(v) have doors that open out and are unlocked, locked with keyless locks that
have immediate release mechanisms, or locked with locks that have immediate release
mechanisms connected with a fire and emergency system; and

(vi) not contain objects that a child may use to injure the child or others; and

(7) before using a room for seclusion, a school must:

(i) receive written notice from local authorities that the room and the locking
mechanisms comply with applicable building, fire, and safety codes; and

(ii) register the room with the commissioner, who may view that room; and.

(8) until August 1, 2015, a school district may use prone restraints with children
age five or older if:

(i) the district has provided to the department a list of staff who have had specific
training on the use of prone restraints;

(ii) the district provides information on the type of training that was provided and
by whom;

(iii) only staff who received specific training use prone restraints;

(iv) each incident of the use of prone restraints is reported to the department within
five working days on a form provided by the department; and

(v) the district, before using prone restraints, must review any known medical or
psychological limitations that contraindicate the use of prone restraints.

The department must collect data on districts' use of prone restraints and publish the
data in a readily accessible format
on the department's Web site on a quarterly basis.

(b) By February 1, 2015, and annually thereafter, stakeholders may, as necessary,
recommend to the commissioner specific and measurable implementation and outcome
goals for reducing the use of restrictive procedures and the commissioner must submit to
the legislature a report on districts' progress in reducing the use of restrictive procedures
that recommends how to further reduce these procedures and eliminate the use of
prone restraints seclusion. The statewide plan includes the following components:
measurable goals; the resources, training, technical assistance, mental health services,
and collaborative efforts needed to significantly reduce districts' use of prone restraints
seclusion
; and recommendations to clarify and improve the law governing districts' use
of restrictive procedures. The commissioner must consult with interested stakeholders
when preparing the report, including representatives of advocacy organizations, special
education directors, teachers, paraprofessionals, intermediate school districts, school
boards, day treatment providers, county social services, state human services department
staff, mental health professionals, and autism experts. By June 30 Beginning with the
2016-2017 school year, in a form and manner determined by the commissioner, districts
must report data quarterly to the department by January 15, April 15, July 15, and October
15, about individual students who have been secluded. By July 15
each year, districts
must report summary data on their use of restrictive procedures to the department for
the prior school year, July 1 through June 30
, in a form and manner determined by the
commissioner. The summary data must include information about the use of restrictive
procedures, including use of reasonable force under section 121A.582.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for the 2016-2017 school year and
later.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 125A.0942, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Prohibitions.

The following actions or procedures are prohibited:

(1) engaging in conduct prohibited under section 121A.58;

(2) requiring a child to assume and maintain a specified physical position, activity,
or posture that induces physical pain;

(3) totally or partially restricting a child's senses as punishment;

(4) presenting an intense sound, light, or other sensory stimuli using smell, taste,
substance, or spray as punishment;

(5) denying or restricting a child's access to equipment and devices such as walkers,
wheelchairs, hearing aids, and communication boards that facilitate the child's functioning,
except when temporarily removing the equipment or device is needed to prevent injury
to the child or others or serious damage to the equipment or device, in which case the
equipment or device shall be returned to the child as soon as possible;

(6) interacting with a child in a manner that constitutes sexual abuse, neglect, or
physical abuse under section 626.556;

(7) withholding regularly scheduled meals or water;

(8) denying access to bathroom facilities; and

(9) physical holding that restricts or impairs a child's ability to breathe, restricts or
impairs a child's ability to communicate distress, places pressure or weight on a child's
head, throat, neck, chest, lungs, sternum, diaphragm, back, or abdomen, or results in
straddling a child's torso.; and

(10) prone restraint.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

The section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 125A.63, subdivision 4, is
amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Advisory committees.

(a) The commissioner shall establish advisory
committees for the deaf and hard-of-hearing and for the blind and visually impaired. The
advisory committees shall develop recommendations and submit an annual report to the
commissioner on the form and in the manner prescribed by the commissioner.

(b) The advisory committees for the deaf and hard of hearing and for the blind and
visually impaired shall meet periodically at least four times per year and. The committees
must
each review, approve, and submit an annual a biennial report to the commissioner,
the education policy and finance committees of the legislature, and the Commission of
Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard-of-Hearing Minnesotans. The reports 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 or of blind and
visually impaired, 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 or blind and visually impaired children that is
premised on evidence-based best practices, and provide a cost estimate for ongoing
implementation of the plan.

ARTICLE 5

FACILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 123B.52, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Contracts.

A contract for work or labor, or for the purchase of
furniture, fixtures, or other property, except books registered under the copyright laws and
information systems software
, or for the construction or repair of school houses, the
estimated cost or value of which shall exceed that specified in section 471.345, subdivision
3
, must not be made by the school board without first advertising for bids or proposals by
two weeks' published notice in the official newspaper. This notice must state the time and
place of receiving bids and contain a brief description of the subject matter.

Additional publication in the official newspaper or elsewhere may be made as the
board shall deem necessary.

After taking into consideration conformity with the specifications, terms of delivery,
and other conditions imposed in the call for bids, every such contract for which a call for
bids has been issued must be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, be duly executed
in writing, and be otherwise conditioned as required by law. The person to whom the
contract is awarded shall give a sufficient bond to the board for its faithful performance.
Notwithstanding section 574.26 or any other law to the contrary, on a contract limited to the
purchase of a finished tangible product, a board may require, at its discretion, a performance
bond of a contractor in the amount the board considers necessary. A record must be kept of
all bids, with names of bidders and amount of bids, and with the successful bid indicated
thereon. A bid containing an alteration or erasure of any price contained in the bid which
is used in determining the lowest responsible bid must be rejected unless the alteration or
erasure is corrected as provided in this section. An alteration or erasure may be crossed out
and the correction thereof printed in ink or typewritten adjacent thereto and initialed in ink
by the person signing the bid. In the case of identical low bids from two or more bidders,
the board may, at its discretion, utilize negotiated procurement methods with the tied low
bidders for that particular transaction, so long as the price paid does not exceed the low tied
bid price. In the case where only a single bid is received, the board may, at its discretion,
negotiate a mutually agreeable contract with the bidder so long as the price paid does not
exceed the original bid. If no satisfactory bid is received, the board may readvertise.
Standard requirement price contracts established for supplies or services to be purchased
by the district must be established by competitive bids. Such standard requirement price
contracts may contain escalation clauses and may provide for a negotiated price increase
or decrease based upon a demonstrable industrywide or regional increase or decrease in
the vendor's costs. Either party to the contract may request that the other party demonstrate
such increase or decrease. The term of such contracts must not exceed two years with an
option on the part of the district to renew for an additional two years. Contracts for the
purchase of perishable food items, except milk for school lunches and vocational training
programs, in any amount may be made by direct negotiation by obtaining two or more
written quotations for the purchase or sale, when possible, without advertising for bids or
otherwise complying with the requirements of this section or section 471.345, subdivision
3
. All quotations obtained shall be kept on file for a period of at least one year after receipt.

Every contract made without compliance with the provisions of this section shall be
void. Except in the case of the destruction of buildings or injury thereto, where the public
interest would suffer by delay, contracts for repairs may be made without advertising
for bids.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 123B.53, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section, the eligible debt service
revenue of a district is defined as follows:

(1) the amount needed to produce between five and six percent in excess of the
amount needed to meet when due the principal and interest payments on the obligations
of the district for eligible projects according to subdivision 2, including the amounts
necessary for repayment of energy loans according to section 216C.37 or sections 298.292
to 298.298,
debt service loans, capital loans, and lease purchase payments under section
126C.40, subdivision 2, excluding long-term facilities maintenance levies under section
123B.595, minus

(2) the amount of debt service excess levy reduction for that school year calculated
according to the procedure established by the commissioner.

(b) The obligations in this paragraph are excluded from eligible debt service revenue:

(1) obligations under section 123B.61;

(2) the part of debt service principal and interest paid from the taconite environmental
protection fund or Douglas J. Johnson economic protection trust, excluding the portion of
taconite payments from the Iron Range school consolidation and cooperatively operated
school account under section 298.28, subdivision 7a;

(3) obligations issued under Laws 1991, chapter 265, article 5, section 18, as
amended by Laws 1992, chapter 499, article 5, section 24;

(4) obligations under section 123B.62; and

(5) obligations equalized under section 123B.535.

(c) For purposes of this section, if a preexisting school district reorganized under
sections 123A.35 to 123A.43, 123A.46, and 123A.48 is solely responsible for retirement
of the preexisting district's bonded indebtedness, capital loans or debt service loans, debt
service equalization aid must be computed separately for each of the preexisting districts.

(d) For purposes of this section, the adjusted net tax capacity determined according
to sections 127A.48 and 273.1325 shall be adjusted to include the tax capacity of property
generally exempted from ad valorem taxes under section 272.02, subdivision 64.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
later.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 123B.571, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Radon testing.

A school district may include radon testing as a part of
its health and safety ten-year facility plan under section 123B.595, subdivision 4. If a
school district receives authority to use health and safety long-term facilities maintenance
revenue to conduct radon testing, the district shall conduct the testing according to the
radon testing plan developed by the commissioners of health and education.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
later.

Sec. 4.

[123B.572] SOLAR PANEL FIRE SAFETY.

A solar photovoltaic system installed at a school under this section must comply
with chapter 690 of the most current edition of NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code,
adopted under the authority given in section 326B.32, subdivision 2.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 123B.595, subdivision 4, is
amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Facilities plans.

(a) To qualify for revenue under this section, a school
district or intermediate district, not including a charter school, must have a ten-year facility
plan adopted by the school board and approved by the commissioner. The plan must include
provisions for implementing a health and safety program that complies with health, safety,
and environmental regulations and best practices, including indoor air quality management.

(b) The district must annually update the plan, biennially submit a facility
maintenance
the plan to the commissioner for approval by July 31, and indicate whether
the district will issue bonds to finance the plan or levy for the costs.

(c) For school districts issuing bonds to finance the plan, the plan must include a
debt service schedule demonstrating that the debt service revenue required to pay the
principal and interest on the bonds each year will not exceed the projected long-term
facilities revenue for that year.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
later.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 123B.595, subdivision 7, is
amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Long-term facilities maintenance equalization revenue.

(a) For fiscal
year 2017 only, a district's long-term facilities maintenance equalization revenue equals
the lesser of (1) $193 times the adjusted pupil units or (2) the district's revenue under
subdivision 1.

(b) For fiscal year 2018 only, a district's long-term facilities maintenance
equalization revenue equals the lesser of (1) $292 times the adjusted pupil units or (2)
the district's revenue under subdivision 1.

(c) For fiscal year 2019 and later, a district's long-term facilities maintenance
equalization revenue equals the lesser of (1) $380 times the adjusted pupil units or (2)
the district's revenue under subdivision 1.

(d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) to (c), a district's long-term facilities maintenance
equalization revenue must not be less than the lesser of the district's long-term facilities
maintenance revenue or the amount of aid the district received for fiscal year 2015 under
section 123B.59, subdivision 6.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
later.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 123B.595, subdivision 8, is
amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Long-term facilities maintenance equalized levy.

(a) For fiscal year 2017
and later, a district's long-term facilities maintenance equalized levy equals the district's
long-term facilities maintenance equalization revenue minus the greater of:

(1) the lesser of the district's long-term facilities maintenance equalization revenue
or the amount of aid the district received for fiscal year 2015 under Minnesota Statutes
2014, section 123B.59, subdivision 6; or

(2) the district's long-term facilities maintenance equalization revenue times the
greater of (i) zero or (ii) one minus the ratio of its adjusted net tax capacity per adjusted
pupil unit in the year preceding the year the levy is certified to 123 percent of the state
average adjusted net tax capacity per adjusted pupil unit for all school districts in the
year preceding the year the levy is certified.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, "adjusted net tax capacity" means the value
described in section 126C.01, subdivision 2, paragraph (b).

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
later.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 123B.595, is amended by adding
a subdivision to read:


Subd. 8a.

Long-term facilities maintenance unequalized levy.

For fiscal year
2017 and later, a district's long-term facilities maintenance unequalized levy equals the
difference between the district's revenue under subdivision 1 and the district's equalization
revenue under subdivision 7.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
later.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 123B.595, subdivision 9, is
amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Long-term facilities maintenance equalized aid.

For fiscal year 2017
and later, a district's long-term facilities maintenance equalized aid equals its long-term
facilities maintenance equalization revenue minus its long-term facilities maintenance
equalized levy times the ratio of the actual equalized amount levied to the permitted
equalized levy.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
later.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 123B.595, subdivision 10,
is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Allowed uses for long-term facilities maintenance revenue.

(a) A
district may use revenue under this section for any of the following:

(1) deferred capital expenditures and maintenance projects necessary to prevent
further erosion of facilities;

(2) increasing accessibility of school facilities; or

(3) health and safety capital projects under section 123B.57.; or

(4) by board resolution, to transfer money from the general fund reserve for long-term
facilities maintenance to the debt redemption fund to pay the amounts needed to meet,
when due, principal and interest on general obligation bonds issued under subdivision 5.

(b) A charter school may use revenue under this section for any purpose related
to the school.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
later.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 123B.595, subdivision 11,
is amended to read:


Subd. 11.

Restrictions on long-term facilities maintenance revenue.

Notwithstanding subdivision 11 10, long-term facilities maintenance revenue may not
be used:

(1) for the construction of new facilities, remodeling of existing facilities, or the
purchase of portable classrooms;

(2) to finance a lease purchase agreement, installment purchase agreement, or other
deferred payments agreement;

(3) for energy-efficiency projects under section 123B.65, for a building or property
or part of a building or property used for postsecondary instruction or administration, or
for a purpose unrelated to elementary and secondary education; or

(4) for violence prevention and facility security, ergonomics, or emergency
communication devices.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
later.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 123B.60, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Bonds.

When a building owned by a district is substantially damaged
by an act of God or other means beyond the control of the district, the district may issue
general obligation bonds without an election to provide money immediately to carry
out its adopted health and safety long-term facilities maintenance program. Each year
the district must pledge an attributable share of its health and safety long-term facilities
maintenance
revenue to the repayment of principal and interest on the bonds. The pledged
revenue must be transferred to recognized in the debt redemption fund of the district. The
district must submit to the department the repayment schedule for any bonds issued under
this section. The district must deposit in the debt redemption fund all proceeds received
for specific costs for which the bonds were issued, including but not limited to:

(1) insurance proceeds;

(2) restitution proceeds; and

(3) proceeds of litigation or settlement of a lawsuit.

Before bonds are issued, the district must submit a combined an amended
application to the commissioner for health and safety long-term facilities maintenance
revenue, according to section 123B.57, and requesting review and comment, according
to section 123B.71, subdivisions 8, 9, 11, and 12
123B.595. The commissioner shall
complete all procedures concerning the combined application within 20 days of receiving
the application. The publication provisions of section 123B.71, subdivision 12, do not
apply to bonds issued under this section.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
later.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 123B.71, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Review and comment.

A school district, a special education cooperative,
or a cooperative unit of government, as defined in section 123A.24, subdivision 2,
must not initiate an installment contract for purchase or a lease agreement, hold a
referendum for bonds, nor solicit bids for new construction, expansion, or remodeling of
an educational facility that requires an expenditure in excess of $500,000 per school site if
it has a capital loan outstanding, or $2,000,000 per school site if it does not have a capital
loan outstanding, prior to review and comment by the commissioner. A facility addition,
maintenance project, or remodeling project funded only with general education revenue,
deferred maintenance revenue, alternative facilities bonding and levy program revenue,
lease levy proceeds, capital facilities bond proceeds, or health and safety long-term
facilities maintenance
revenue is exempt from this provision. A capital project under
section 123B.63 addressing only technology is exempt from this provision if the district
submits a school board resolution stating that funds approved by the voters will be used
only as authorized in section 126C.10, subdivision 14. A school board shall not separate
portions of a single project into components to avoid the requirements of this subdivision.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to review and comments for projects funded with revenue for fiscal year
2017 and later.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 123B.79, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Deficits; exception.

For the purposes of this section, a permanent transfer
includes creating a deficit in a nonoperating fund for a period past the end of the current
fiscal year which is covered by moneys in an operating fund. However, A deficit in the
capital expenditure fund reserve for operating capital account pursuant to section 123B.78,
subdivision 5
, does not constitute a permanent transfer.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 123B.79, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Account transfer for reorganizing districts.

A district that has
reorganized according to sections 123A.35 to 123A.43, 123A.46, or 123A.48, or has
conducted a successful referendum on the question of combination under section
123A.37, subdivision 2, or consolidation under section 123A.48, subdivision 15, or has
been assigned an identification number by the commissioner under section 123A.48,
subdivision 16
, may make permanent transfers between any of the funds or accounts in
the newly created or enlarged district with the exception of the debt redemption fund,
building construction fund, food service fund, and health and safety long-term facilities
maintenance
account of the capital expenditure general fund. Fund transfers under this
section may be made for up to one year prior to the effective date of combination or
consolidation by the consolidating boards and during the year following the effective date
of reorganization by the consolidated board. The newly formed board of the combined
district may adopt a resolution on or before August 30 of the year of the reorganization
authorizing a transfer among accounts or funds of the previous independent school
districts which transfer or transfers shall be reported in the affected districts' audited
financial statements for the year immediately preceding the consolidation.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 123B.79, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Elimination of reserve accounts.

A school board shall eliminate all
reserve accounts established in the school district's general fund under Minnesota Statutes
before July 1, 2006, for which no specific authority remains in statute as of June 30, 2007.
Any balance in the district's reserved for bus purchases account for deferred maintenance
as of June 30, 2007 2016, shall be transferred to the reserved account for operating capital
long-term facilities maintenance in the school district's general fund. Any balance in
other reserved accounts established in the school district's general fund under Minnesota
Statutes before July 1, 2006, for which no specific authority remains in statute as of June
30, 2007, shall be transferred to the school district's unreserved general fund balance.
A school board may, upon adoption of a resolution by the school board, establish a
designated account for any program for which a reserved account has been eliminated.
Any balance in the district's reserved account for health and safety as of June 30, 2019,
shall be transferred to the unassigned fund balance account in the district's general fund.
Any balance in the district's reserved account for alternative facilities as of June 30, 2016,
shall be transferred to the reserved account for long-term facilities maintenance in the
district's building construction fund.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2016, for fiscal year 2017
and later.

Sec. 17.

[125B.27] STUDENT-USER PRIVACY IN EDUCATION RIGHTS.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) The definitions in this subdivision and section 13.32,
subdivision 1, apply to this section.

(b) "Online educational service" means a Web site, online service or application, or
mobile application that a student or the student's parent or legal guardian can access via
the Internet for school purposes. Online educational service includes a cloud computing
service.

(c) "Operator" means, to the extent it is operating in this capacity, a person who
operates an online educational service with actual knowledge that it is used primarily for
school purposes and was designed and marketed for these purposes. Operator includes
a vendor.

(d) "Protected information" means materials or information that is linked to
personally identifiable information or materials, in any media or format that is not publicly
available; and

(1) is created or provided by a student or the student's parent or legal guardian to an
operator in the course of the use of the operator's site, service, or application for school
purposes;

(2) is created or provided by an employee or agent of the school to an operator in the
course of the use of the operator's site, service, or application for school purposes; or

(3) is gathered by an operator through the operation of an online educational
service and personally identifies a student, including, but not limited to, information
in the student's educational record or e-mail, first and last name, home address,
telephone number, e-mail address, or other information that allows physical or online
contact, discipline records, test results, special education data, juvenile records, grades,
evaluations, criminal records, health records, Social Security number, biometric
information, disabilities, socioeconomic information, food purchases, political affiliations,
religious information, text messages, documents, student identifiers, search activity,
photos, voice recordings, or geolocation information.

(e) "School purposes" means purposes that (1) are directed by or customarily take
place at the direction of the school, teacher, or school district or aid in the administration
of school activities, including instruction in the classroom or at home, administrative
activities, and collaboration between students, school personnel, or parents or legal
guardians, or (2) are for the use and benefit of the school.

(f) "Student" means a student in prekindergarten through grade 12.

(g) "Vendor" means a person who enters into a contract with a school to provide an
online educational service.

(h) "Targeted advertising" means presenting advertisements to a student where
the advertisement is selected based on information obtained or inferred over time from
that student's online behavior, usage of applications, or covered information. It does not
include advertising to a student at an online location based upon that student's current
visit to that location, or in response to that student's request for information or feedback,
without the retention of that student's online activities or requests over time for the
purpose of targeting subsequent ads.

Subd. 2.

Prohibited activities; targeted advertising; creation of student profiles;
sale or unauthorized disclosure of information.

(a) An operator must not engage in
any of the following activities:

(1)(i) targeted advertising on the operator's online educational service; or

(ii) targeted advertising on any other site, service, or application when the targeting
of the advertising is based upon information, including protected information and unique
identifiers, that the operator has acquired or created because of the use of that operator's
online educational service;

(2) gather, use, or share information, including persistent unique identifiers, acquired
or created by the operator's online educational service, to create a profile about a student,
except in furtherance of school purposes. "Create a profile" does not include the collection
and retention of account information that remains under the control of the student, the
student's parent or guardian, or kindergarten through grade 12 school;

(3) sell a student's information, including protected information. This prohibition
does not apply to the purchase, merger, or other type of acquisition of an operator by
another person, provided that the operator or successor continues to be subject to this
section with respect to previously acquired student information or to national assessment
providers if the provider secures the express written consent of the parent or student, given
in response to clear and conspicuous notice, solely to provide access to employment,
educational scholarships or financial aid, or postsecondary educational opportunities; or

(4) disclose protected information, unless the disclosure:

(i) is made in furtherance of the educational purpose of the site, service, or
application, provided the recipient of the protected information must not further disclose
the information unless done to allow or improve operability and functionality of the
operator's online educational service;

(ii) is legally required to comply with subdivision 3;

(iii) is made to ensure legal and regulatory compliance, to respond to or participate
in judicial process, or to protect the safety of users or others or the security or integrity
of the site;

(iv) is for a school, educational, or employment purpose requested by the student
or the student's parent or guardian, provided that the information is not used or further
disclosed for any other purposes; or

(v) is made pursuant to a contract between the operator and a service provider. A
contract must prohibit the service provider from using protected information for any
purpose other than providing the contracted service to, or on behalf of, the operator;
prohibit the service provider from disclosing protected information provided by the
operator to third parties; and require the service provider to implement and maintain
reasonable security procedures and practices as provided in subdivision 3.

(b) This subdivision does not prohibit the operator's use of information for
maintaining, developing, supporting, improving, or diagnosing the operator's site, service,
or application.

Subd. 3.

Security procedures and practices.

An operator shall:

(1) implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate
to the nature of the protected information designed to protect that information from
unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure; and

(2) delete a student's protected information within a reasonable period of time
and in any case within 45 days if the school requests deletion of data under the control
of the school.

Subd. 4.

Permissible disclosures.

Notwithstanding subdivision 2, paragraph (a),
clause (4), an operator may use or disclose protected information of a student under the
following circumstances:

(1) if other provisions of federal or state law require the operator to disclose the
information and the operator complies with the requirements of federal or state law in
protecting and disclosing that information;

(2) as long as no covered information is used for advertising or to create a profile on
the student for purposes other than educational purposes, for legitimate research purposes:

(i) as required by state or federal law and subject to the restrictions under applicable
law; or

(ii) as allowed by state or federal law and in furtherance of educational purposes or
postsecondary educational purposes; and

(3) to a state or local educational agency, including schools and school districts, for
school purposes as permitted by state or federal law.

Subd. 5.

Use of information by operator.

This section does not prohibit an
operator from doing any of the following:

(1) using protected information within the operator's site, service, or application or
other sites, services, or applications owned by the operator to improve educational products;

(2) using protected information that is not associated with an identified student to
demonstrate the effectiveness of the operator's products or services, including marketing;

(3) sharing aggregate information that does not directly, indirectly, or in combination
with other information identify a student for the development and improvement of
educational sites, services, or applications;

(4) using recommendation engines to recommend to a student either of the following:

(i) additional content relating to an educational, other learning, or employment
opportunity purpose within an online site, service, or application if the recommendation is
not determined in whole or in part by payment or other consideration from a third party; or

(ii) additional services relating to an educational, other learning, or employment
opportunity purpose within an online site, service, or application if the recommendation is
not determined in whole or in part by payment or other consideration from a third party; or

(5) responding to a student's request for information or for feedback without the
information or response being determined in whole or in part by payment or other
consideration from a third party.

Subd. 6.

Certain activities not affected.

(a) This section does not limit the
authority of a law enforcement agency to obtain information from an operator as
authorized by law or pursuant to a court order.

(b) This section does not limit the ability of an operator to use student information,
including protected information, for adaptive learning or customized student learning
purposes.

(c) This section does not apply to general audience Web sites, general audience
online services, general audience online applications, or general audience mobile
applications, even if log-in credentials created for an operator's online educational service
may be used to access those general audience Web sites, services, or applications.

(d) This section does not limit Internet service providers from providing Internet
connectivity to schools or students and their families.

(e) This section does not prohibit an operator of a Web site, online service, online
application, or mobile application from the general marketing of educational products to
parents or legal guardians so long as the marketing is not based on the use of protected
information obtained by the operator through the provision of services governed by this
section.

(f) This section does not impose a duty upon a provider of an electronic store, gateway,
marketplace, or other means of purchasing or downloading software or applications to
review or enforce compliance with this section on those applications or software.

(g) This section does not impose a duty on a provider of an interactive computer
service, as defined in United States Code, title 47, section 230, to review or enforce
compliance with this section by third-party content providers.

(h) This section does not impede the ability of students to download, transfer, export,
or otherwise save or maintain their own data or documents.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.40, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Energy conservation.

For loans approved before March 1, 1998, the
district may annually include as revenue under section 123B.53, without the approval of a
majority of the voters in the district, an amount sufficient to repay the annual principal and
interest of the loan made pursuant to sections 216C.37 and 298.292 to 298.298.
For energy
loans approved after March 1, 1998, under sections 216C.37 and 298.292 to 298.298,
school districts must annually transfer from the general fund to the debt redemption fund
the amount sufficient to pay interest and principal on the loans.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
later.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, 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 127A, excluding the student achievement levy
under section 126C.13, subdivision 3b, 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
long-term facilities maintenance levy authorized by sections 123B.57 and 126C.40,
subdivision 5
section 123B.595, 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.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
later.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 126C.63, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Required debt service levy.

"Required debt service levy" means the total
dollar amount needed to be included in the taxes levied by the district in any year for
payment of interest and principal falling due on its debts prior to collection of the next
ensuing year's debt service levy excluding the debt service levy for obligations under
sections 123B.595, 123B.61, and 123B.62
.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for revenue in fiscal year 2017 and
later.

Sec. 21. REPEALER.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 123B.60, subdivision 2; and 123B.79,
subdivisions 2 and 6,
are repealed for fiscal year 2017 and later.

ARTICLE 6

SELF-SUFFICIENCY AND LIFELONG LEARNING

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.52, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Program requirements.

(a) An adult basic education program is
a day or evening program offered by a district that is for people over 16 years of age
who do not attend an elementary or secondary school and are not subject to compulsory
attendance
. The program offers academic and English language instruction necessary to
earn a high school diploma or equivalency certificate.

(b) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a school board or the governing body of
a consortium offering an adult basic education program may adopt a sliding fee schedule
based on a family's income, but must waive the fee for participants who are under the age
of 21 or unable to pay. The fees charged must be designed to enable individuals of all
socioeconomic levels to participate in the program. A program may charge a security
deposit to assure return of materials, supplies, and equipment.

(c) Each approved adult basic education program must develop a memorandum of
understanding with the local workforce development centers located in the approved
program's service delivery area. The memorandum of understanding must describe how
the adult basic education program and the workforce development centers will cooperate
and coordinate services to provide unduplicated, efficient, and effective services to clients.

(d) Adult basic education aid must be spent for adult basic education purposes as
specified in sections 124D.518 to 124D.531.

(e) A state-approved adult basic education program must count and submit student
contact hours for a program that offers high school credit toward an adult high school
diploma according to student eligibility requirements and measures of student progress
toward work-based competency and, where appropriate, English language proficiency
requirements established by the commissioner and posted on the department Web site in
a readily accessible location and format.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.52, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Program approval.

(a) To receive aid under this section, a district, a
consortium of districts,
the Department of Corrections, or a private nonprofit organization,
or a consortium including districts, nonprofit organizations, or both
must submit an
application by June 1 describing the program, on a form provided by the department. The
program must be approved by the commissioner according to the following criteria:

(1) how the needs of different levels of learning and English language proficiency
will be met;

(2) for continuing programs, an evaluation of results;

(3) anticipated number and education level of participants;

(4) coordination with other resources and services;

(5) participation in a consortium, if any, and money available from other participants;

(6) management and program design;

(7) volunteer training and use of volunteers;

(8) staff development services;

(9) program sites and schedules;

(10) program expenditures that qualify for aid;

(11) program ability to provide data related to learner outcomes as required by
law; and

(12) a copy of the memorandum of understanding described in subdivision 1
submitted to the commissioner.

(b) Adult basic education programs may be approved under this subdivision for
up to five years. Five-year program approval must be granted to an applicant who has
demonstrated the capacity to:

(1) offer comprehensive learning opportunities and support service choices
appropriate for and accessible to adults at all basic skill and English language levels of need;

(2) provide a participatory and experiential learning approach based on the strengths,
interests, and needs of each adult, that enables adults with basic skill needs to:

(i) identify, plan for, and evaluate their own progress toward achieving their defined
educational and occupational goals;

(ii) master the basic academic reading, writing, and computational skills, as well
as the problem-solving, decision making, interpersonal effectiveness, and other life and
learning skills they need to function effectively in a changing society;

(iii) locate and be able to use the health, governmental, and social services and
resources they need to improve their own and their families' lives; and

(iv) continue their education, if they desire, to at least the level of secondary school
completion, with the ability to secure and benefit from continuing education that will
enable them to become more employable, productive, and responsible citizens;

(3) plan, coordinate, and develop cooperative agreements with community resources
to address the needs that the adults have for support services, such as transportation, English
language learning, flexible course scheduling, convenient class locations, and child care;

(4) collaborate with business, industry, labor unions, and employment-training
agencies, as well as with family and occupational education providers, to arrange for
resources and services through which adults can attain economic self-sufficiency;

(5) provide sensitive and well trained adult education personnel who participate in
local, regional, and statewide adult basic education staff development events to master
effective adult learning and teaching techniques;

(6) participate in regional adult basic education peer program reviews and evaluations;

(7) submit accurate and timely performance and fiscal reports;

(8) submit accurate and timely reports related to program outcomes and learner
follow-up information; and

(9) spend adult basic education aid on adult basic education purposes only, which
are specified in sections 124D.518 to 124D.531.

(c) The commissioner shall require each district to provide notification by February
1, 2001, of its intent to apply for funds under this section as a single district or as part of
an identified a consortium of districts. A district receiving funds under this section must
notify the commissioner by February 1 of its intent to change its application status for
applications due the following June 1.

ARTICLE 7

TEACHERS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.11, as amended by Laws 2015, First
Special Session chapter 3, article 3, section 5, is amended to read:


120B.11 SCHOOL DISTRICT PROCESS FOR REVIEWING CURRICULUM,
INSTRUCTION, AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT; STRIVING FOR THE
WORLD'S BEST WORKFORCE.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For the purposes of this section and section 120B.10,
the following terms have the meanings given them.

(a) "Instruction" means methods of providing learning experiences that enable
a student to meet state and district academic standards and graduation requirements
including applied and experiential learning.

(b) "Curriculum" means district or school adopted programs and written plans for
providing students with learning experiences that lead to expected knowledge and skills
and career and college readiness.

(c) "World's best workforce" means striving to: meet school readiness goals; have
all third grade students achieve grade-level literacy; close the academic achievement gap
among all racial and ethnic groups of students and between students living in poverty
and students not living in poverty; have all students attain career and college readiness
before graduating from high school; and have all students graduate from high school; and
provide all enrolled students with equitable access to effective and more diverse teachers,
including teachers who are members of populations underrepresented among the licensed
teachers in the district or school, and who reflect the diversity of students under section
120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), clause (2), enrolled in the district or school
.

(d) "Experiential learning" means learning for students that includes career
exploration through a specific class or course or through work-based experiences such as
job shadowing, mentoring, entrepreneurship, service learning, volunteering, internships,
other cooperative work experience, youth apprenticeship, or employment.

Subd. 1a.

Performance measures.

Measures to determine school district and
school site progress in striving to create the world's best workforce must include at least:

(1) student performance on the National Assessment of Education Progress where
applicable;

(2) the size of the academic achievement gap, rigorous course taking under section
120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (c), clause (2), and enrichment experiences by student
subgroup;

(3) student performance on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments;

(4) high school graduation rates; and

(5) career and college readiness under section 120B.30, subdivision 1; and

(6) the number and percent of teachers who are members of populations
underrepresented among the licensed teachers in the district or school and who reflect the
diversity of students under section 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), clause (2),
enrolled in the district or school
.

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 readiness and leading to the world's best workforce;

(3) 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, students' access to effective
teachers who are members of populations underrepresented among the licensed teachers
in the district or school and who reflect the diversity of enrolled students under section
120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), clause (2),
and teacher evaluations under section
122A.40, subdivision 8, or 122A.41, subdivision 5;

(4) 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;

(5) 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

(6) an annual budget for continuing to implement the district plan.

Subd. 3.

District advisory committee.

Each school board shall establish an
advisory committee to ensure active community participation in all phases of planning
and improving the instruction and curriculum affecting state and district academic
standards, consistent with subdivision 2. A district advisory committee, to the extent
possible, shall reflect the diversity of the district and its school sites, include teachers,
parents, support staff, students, and other community residents, and provide translation
to the extent appropriate and practicable. The district advisory committee shall pursue
community support to accelerate the academic and native literacy and achievement of
English learners with varied needs, from young children to adults, consistent with section
124D.59, subdivisions 2 and 2a. The district may establish site teams as subcommittees
of the district advisory committee under subdivision 4. The district advisory committee
shall recommend to the school board rigorous academic standards, student achievement
goals and measures consistent with subdivision 1a and sections 120B.022, subdivisions 1a
and 1b, and 120B.35, district assessments, means to improve students' equitable access to
effective and more diverse teachers,
and program evaluations. School sites may expand
upon district evaluations of instruction, curriculum, assessments, or programs. Whenever
possible, parents and other community residents shall comprise at least two-thirds of
advisory committee members.

Subd. 4.

Site team.

A school may establish a site team to develop and implement
strategies and education effectiveness practices to improve instruction, curriculum,
cultural fluencies and competencies, including cultural awareness and cross-cultural
communication, and student achievement at the school site, consistent with subdivision
2. The team advises the board and the advisory committee about developing the
annual budget and revising an instruction and curriculum improvement plan that aligns
curriculum, assessment of student progress, and growth in meeting state and district
academic standards and instruction.

Subd. 5.

Report.

Consistent with requirements for school performance reports
under section 120B.36, subdivision 1, the school board shall publish a report in the local
newspaper with the largest circulation in the district, by mail, or by electronic means on
the district Web site. The school board shall hold an annual public meeting to review, and
revise where appropriate, student achievement goals, local assessment outcomes, plans,
strategies, and practices for improving curriculum and instruction and cultural competency
and all students' increased and equitable access to effective and more diverse teachers, and
to review district success in realizing the previously adopted student achievement goals
and related benchmarks and the improvement plans leading to the world's best workforce.
The school board must transmit an electronic summary of its report to the commissioner in
the form and manner the commissioner determines.

Subd. 7.

Periodic report.

Each school district shall periodically survey affected
constituencies, in their native languages where appropriate and practicable, about their
connection to and level of satisfaction with school. The district shall include the results of
this evaluation in the summary report required under subdivision 5.

Subd. 9.

Annual evaluation.

(a) The commissioner must identify effective
strategies, practices, and use of resources by districts and school sites in striving for the
world's best workforce. The commissioner must assist districts and sites throughout the
state in implementing these effective strategies, practices, and use of resources, and in
providing all enrolled students, including low-income students, American Indian students,
and students of color with improved and equitable access to effective and more diverse
teachers
.

(b) The commissioner must identify those districts in any consecutive three-year
period not making sufficient progress toward improving teaching and learning for all
students, including English learners with varied needs, consistent with section 124D.59,
subdivisions 2 and 2a, and striving for the world's best workforce. The commissioner, in
collaboration with the identified district, may require the district to use up to two percent
of its basic general education revenue per fiscal year during the proximate three school
years to implement commissioner-specified strategies and practices, consistent with
paragraph (a), to improve and accelerate its progress in realizing its goals under this
section. In implementing this section, the commissioner must consider districts' budget
constraints and legal obligations.

(c) The commissioner shall report by January 25 of each year to the committees of
the legislature having jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education the list of
school districts that have not submitted their report to the commissioner under subdivision
5 and the list of school districts not achieving their performance goals established in
their plan under subdivision 2.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for the 2016-2017 school year and
later.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.11, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Report.

(a) Consistent with requirements for school performance reports
under section 120B.36, subdivision 1, and paragraph (b), the school board shall publish
a report in the local newspaper with the largest circulation in the district, by mail, or
by electronic means on the district Web site. The school board shall hold an annual
public meeting to review, and revise where appropriate, student achievement goals,
local assessment outcomes, plans, strategies, and practices for improving curriculum
and instruction and cultural competency, and to review district success in realizing
the previously adopted student achievement goals and related benchmarks and the
improvement plans leading to the world's best workforce. The school board must transmit
an electronic summary of its report to the commissioner in the form and manner the
commissioner determines.

(b) Each school board must include in its annual report under paragraph (a) data on:

(1) the number of licensed teachers employed by the district who self-identify as
non-Caucasian and who are members of a population underrepresented among licensed
teachers in the district;

(2) the number of community experts providing instruction in the district during the
school year and the subject areas they teach;

(3) the school year testing schedule for the district showing grade levels and
assessments and the time allotted for each assessment; and

(4) the class sizes for the district's prekindergarten through grade 6 classrooms.

The format for reporting the data must comply with the model data-reporting format
developed by the commissioner.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for the 2016-2017 school year and
later.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.35, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

State growth target; other state measures.

(a) The state's educational
assessment system measuring individual students' educational growth is based on
indicators of achievement growth that show an individual student's prior achievement.
Indicators of achievement and prior achievement must be based on highly reliable
statewide or districtwide assessments.

(b) The commissioner, in consultation with a stakeholder group that includes
assessment and evaluation directors, district staff, experts in culturally responsive teaching,
and researchers, must implement a model that uses a value-added growth indicator and
includes criteria for identifying schools and school districts that demonstrate medium and
high growth under section 120B.299, subdivisions 8 and 9
, and may recommend other
value-added measures under section 120B.299, subdivision 3. The model may be used
to advance educators' professional development and replicate programs that succeed in
meeting students' diverse learning needs. Data on individual teachers generated under the
model are personnel data under section 13.43. The model must allow users to:

(1) report student growth consistent with this paragraph; and

(2) for all student categories, report and compare aggregated and disaggregated state
growth data using the nine student categories identified under the federal 2001 No Child
Left Behind Act and two student gender categories of male and female, respectively
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as most recently reauthorized, following
appropriate reporting practices to protect nonpublic student data.

The commissioner must report measures of student growth, consistent with this
paragraph, including the English language development, academic progress, and oral
academic development of English learners and their native language development if the
native language is used as a language of instruction.

(c) When reporting student performance under section 120B.36, subdivision 1, the
commissioner annually, beginning July 1, 2011, must report two core measures indicating
the extent to which current high school graduates are being prepared for postsecondary
academic and career opportunities:

(1) a preparation measure indicating the number and percentage of high school
graduates in the most recent school year who completed course work important to
preparing them for postsecondary academic and career opportunities, consistent with
the core academic subjects required for admission to Minnesota's public colleges and
universities as determined by the Office of Higher Education under chapter 136A; and

(2) a rigorous coursework measure indicating the number and percentage of high
school graduates in the most recent school year who successfully completed one or more
college-level advanced placement, international baccalaureate, postsecondary enrollment
options including concurrent enrollment, other rigorous courses of study under section
120B.021, subdivision 1a, or industry certification courses or programs.

When reporting the core measures under clauses (1) and (2), the commissioner must also
analyze and report separate categories of information using the nine student categories
identified under the federal 2001 No Child Left Behind Act and two student gender
categories of male and female, respectively
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as
most recently reauthorized
, following appropriate reporting practices to protect nonpublic
student data.

(d) When reporting student performance under section 120B.36, subdivision 1, the
commissioner annually, beginning July 1, 2014, must report summary data on school
safety and students' engagement and connection at school. The summary data under this
paragraph are separate from and must not be used for any purpose related to measuring
or evaluating the performance of classroom teachers. The commissioner, in consultation
with qualified experts on student engagement and connection and classroom teachers,
must identify highly reliable variables that generate summary data under this paragraph.
The summary data may be used at school, district, and state levels only. Any data on
individuals received, collected, or created that are used to generate the summary data
under this paragraph are nonpublic data under section 13.02, subdivision 9.

(e) For purposes of statewide educational accountability, the commissioner must
identify and report measures that demonstrate the success of learning year program
providers under sections 123A.05 and 124D.68, among other such providers, in improving
students' graduation outcomes. The commissioner, beginning July 1, 2015, must annually
report summary data on:

(1) the four- and six-year graduation rates of students under this paragraph;

(2) the percent of students under this paragraph whose progress and performance
levels are meeting career and college readiness benchmarks under section 120B.30,
subdivision 1; and

(3) the success that learning year program providers experience in:

(i) identifying at-risk and off-track student populations by grade;

(ii) providing successful prevention and intervention strategies for at-risk students;

(iii) providing successful recuperative and recovery or reenrollment strategies for
off-track students; and

(iv) improving the graduation outcomes of at-risk and off-track students.

The commissioner may include in the annual report summary data on other education
providers serving a majority of students eligible to participate in a learning year program.

(f) The commissioner, in consultation with recognized experts with knowledge and
experience in assessing the language proficiency and academic performance of English
learners, must identify and report appropriate and effective measures to improve current
categories of language difficulty and assessments, and monitor and report data on students'
English proficiency levels, program placement, and academic language development,
including oral academic language.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for the 2016-2017 school year and
later.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.09, as amended by Laws 2015, chapter
69, article 2, section 3, and Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 3, article 2, sections
9 to 11, is amended to read:


122A.09 DUTIES.

Subdivision 1.

Code of ethics.

The Board of Teaching must develop by rule a code
of ethics covering standards of professional teaching practices, including areas of ethical
conduct and professional performance and methods of enforcement.

Subd. 2.

Advise members of profession.

The board must act in an advisory
capacity to members of the profession in matters of interpretation of the code of ethics.

Subd. 3.

Election of chair and officers.

The board shall elect a chair and such
other officers as it may deem necessary.

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 require all candidates for teacher licensure to demonstrate a
passing score on a board-adopted skills examination in reading, writing, and mathematics,
as a requirement for an initial teacher licensure professional five-year teaching license,
except that the board may issue up to four temporary, initial professional one-year teaching
licenses to an otherwise qualified candidate who has not yet passed the board-adopted
skills exam. The board must require colleges and universities offering a board-approved
teacher preparation program to provide remedial assistance to persons who did not achieve
a qualifying score on the board-adopted skills examination, including those for whom
English is a second language. The requirement to pass a board-adopted reading, writing,
and mathematics skills examination 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. 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.

(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. Among other components,
teacher preparation programs may use the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
program model to provide a school-year-long student teaching program that combines
clinical opportunities with academic coursework and in-depth student teaching
experiences to offer students ongoing mentorship, coaching, and assessment, help to
prepare a professional development plan, and structured learning experiences. 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 professional
five-year teaching
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 professional
five-year teaching
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) (h) The board must receive recommendations from local committees as established
by the board for the renewal of teaching licenses. The board must require a licensed
teachers teacher who are is renewing a continuing license professional five-year teaching
license
to include in the renewal requirements further preparation in English language
development and specially designed content instruction in English for English learners.

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

(k) (j) The board must adopt rules that require all licensed teachers who are renewing
their continuing license professional five-year teaching licenses 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) (k) 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) (l) The board must adopt rules that require all licensed teachers who are
renewing their continuing license professional five-year teaching licenses 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) (m) The board must adopt rules that require all licensed teachers who are
renewing their continuing license professional five-year teaching licenses to include
in their renewal requirements at least one hour of suicide prevention best practices in
each licensure renewal period that are based on nationally recognized evidence-based
programs and practices and
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.

(o) (n) The board must adopt rules by January 1, 2016, to license applicants under
sections 122A.23 and 122A.245. The rules must permit applicants to demonstrate their
qualifications through the board's recognition of 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, or classroom performance as determined by
documented student growth on normed assessments or documented effectiveness on
evaluations. The rules must adopt criteria for determining a "similar content field" and
"similar licensure area."

Subd. 4a.

Teacher and administrator preparation and performance data;
report.

(a) The Board of Teaching and the Board of School Administrators, in cooperation
with the Minnesota Association of Colleges of Teacher Education and Minnesota colleges
and universities offering board-adopted teacher or administrator preparation programs,
annually must collect and report summary data on teacher and administrator preparation
and performance outcomes, consistent with this subdivision. The Board of Teaching
and the Board of School Administrators annually by June 1 must update and post the
reported summary preparation and performance data on teachers and administrators from
the preceding school years on a Web site hosted jointly by the boards.

(b) Publicly reported summary data on teacher preparation programs must include:
student entrance requirements for each Board of Teaching-approved program, including
grade point average for enrolling students in the preceding year; the average board-adopted
skills examination or ACT or SAT scores of students entering the program in the preceding
year; summary data on faculty qualifications, including at least the content areas of faculty
undergraduate and graduate degrees and their years of experience either as kindergarten
through grade 12 classroom teachers or school administrators; the average time resident
and nonresident program graduates in the preceding year needed to complete the program;
the current number and percent of students by program who graduated, received a standard
Minnesota teaching license, and were hired to teach full time in their licensure field in a
Minnesota district or school in the preceding year; the number of content area credits and
other credits by undergraduate program that students in the preceding school year needed
to complete to graduate; students' pass rates on skills and subject matter exams required for
graduation in each program and licensure area in the preceding school year; survey results
measuring student and graduate satisfaction with the program in the preceding school
year; a standard measure of the satisfaction of school principals or supervising teachers
with the student teachers assigned to a school or supervising teacher; and information
under paragraphs (d) and (e). Program reporting must be consistent with subdivision 11.

(c) Publicly reported summary data on administrator preparation programs
approved by the Board of School Administrators must include: summary data on faculty
qualifications, including at least the content areas of faculty undergraduate and graduate
degrees and their years of experience either as kindergarten through grade 12 classroom
teachers or school administrators; the average time program graduates in the preceding
year needed to complete the program; the current number and percent of students who
graduated, received a standard Minnesota administrator license, and were employed as an
administrator in a Minnesota school district or school in the preceding year; the number of
credits by graduate program that students in the preceding school year needed to complete
to graduate; survey results measuring student, graduate, and employer satisfaction with
the program in the preceding school year; and information under paragraphs (f) and (g).
Program reporting must be consistent with section 122A.14, subdivision 10.

(d) School districts annually by October 1 must report to the Board of Teaching
the following information for all teachers who finished the probationary period and
accepted a continuing contract position with the district from September 1 of the previous
year through August 31 of the current year: the effectiveness category or rating of the
teacher on the summative evaluation under section 122A.40, subdivision 8, or 122A.41,
subdivision 5; the licensure area in which the teacher primarily taught during the
three-year evaluation cycle; and the teacher preparation program preparing the teacher in
the teacher's primary areas of instruction and licensure.

(e) School districts annually by October 1 must report to the Board of Teaching the
following information for all probationary teachers in the district who were released or
whose contracts were not renewed from September 1 of the previous year through August
31 of the current year: the licensure areas in which the probationary teacher taught; and
the teacher preparation program preparing the teacher in the teacher's primary areas of
instruction and licensure.

(f) School districts annually by October 1 must report to the Board of School
Administrators the following information for all school principals and assistant principals
who finished the probationary period and accepted a continuing contract position with the
district from September 1 of the previous year through August 31 of the current year: the
effectiveness category or rating of the principal or assistant principal on the summative
evaluation under section 123B.147, subdivision 3; and the principal preparation program
providing instruction to the principal or assistant principal.

(g) School districts annually by October 1 must report to the Board of School
Administrators all probationary school principals and assistant principals in the district
who were released or whose contracts were not renewed from September 1 of the previous
year through August 31 of the current year.

Subd. 5.

Commissioner's representative to comment on proposed rule.

Prior
to the adoption by
Before the Board of Teaching of adopts any rule which that must be
submitted to public hearing, a representative of the commissioner shall appear before the
Board of Teaching and at the hearing required pursuant to under section 14.14, subdivision
1
, to comment on the cost and educational implications of that proposed rule.

Subd. 6.

Register of persons licensed.

The executive secretary of the Board of
Teaching shall keep a record of the proceedings of and a register of all persons licensed
pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. The register must show the name, address,
license number and the renewal of the license. The board must on July 1, of each year
or as soon thereafter as is practicable, compile a list of such duly licensed teachers and
transmit a copy of the list to the board. A copy of the register must be available during
business hours at the office of the board to any interested person.

Subd. 7.

Commissioner's assistance; board money.

The commissioner shall
provide all necessary materials and assistance for the transaction of the business of the
Board of Teaching and all moneys received by the Board of Teaching shall be paid into
the state treasury as provided by law. The expenses of administering sections 122A.01,
122A.05 to 122A.09, 122A.15, 122A.16, 122A.17, 122A.18, 122A.20, 122A.21, 122A.22,
122A.23, 122A.26, 122A.30, 122A.40, 122A.41, 122A.42, 122A.45, 122A.49, 122A.54,
122A.55, 122A.56, 122A.57, and 122A.58 which are incurred by the Board of Teaching
shall be paid for from appropriations made to the Board of Teaching.

Subd. 8.

Fraud; gross misdemeanor.

A person who claims to be a licensed teacher
without a valid existing license issued by the board or any person who employs fraud or
deception in applying for or securing a license is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

Subd. 9.

Board may adopt rules.

The Board of Teaching may adopt rules subject
to the provisions of chapter 14 to implement sections 122A.05 to 122A.09, 122A.16,
122A.17, 122A.18, 122A.20, 122A.21, and 122A.23.

Subd. 10.

Variances Permissions.

(a) Notwithstanding subdivision 9 and section
14.05, subdivision 4 14.055, the Board of Teaching may grant a variance waivers to its
rules upon application by a school district for purposes of implementing experimental
programs in learning or management.

(b) To enable a school district to meet the needs of students enrolled in an alternative
education program and to enable licensed teachers instructing those students to satisfy
content area licensure requirements, the Board of Teaching annually may permit a licensed
teacher teaching in an alternative education program to instruct students in a content area
for which the teacher is not licensed, consistent with paragraph (a).

(c) A special education license variance permission issued by the Board of Teaching
for a primary employer's low-incidence region shall be valid in all low-incidence regions.

(d) The Board of Teaching may grant a one-year professional license under paragraph
(a) restricted to allow a person holding a full credential from the American Montessori
Society, a diploma from Association Montessori Internationale, or a certificate of
completion from a program accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher
Education to teach in a Montessori program operated by a school district or charter school.

Subd. 11.

Teacher preparation program reporting.

By December 31, 2018, and
annually thereafter, the Board of Teaching shall report and publish on its Web site the
cumulative summary results of at least three consecutive years of data reported to the board
under subdivision 4a, paragraph (b). Where the data are sufficient to yield statistically
reliable information and the results would not reveal personally identifiable information
about an individual teacher, the board shall report the data by teacher preparation program.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

Subdivision 4, paragraph (m), is effective the day following
final enactment and applies to teachers renewing their teaching licenses beginning August
1, 2017. Subdivision 10, paragraph (d), of this section is effective for the 2016-2017
through 2018-2019 school years.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.09, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


Subd. 12.

Endorsement; dual enrollment instruction.

The Board of Teaching
must issue an endorsement for dual enrollment instruction to a high school teacher
licensed in a content-specific field who successfully completes the faculty qualification
requirements established by the Higher Learning Commission. The licensure endorsement
must allow the teacher to provide dual enrollment instruction in the teacher's licensure
field, consistent with board-adopted standards. The board must adopt standards for this
endorsement in consultation with eligible public postsecondary institutions participating
in course agreements under section 124D.09, subdivision 10. The endorsement means a
change in the teacher's license that allows the teacher to teach postsecondary college in the
schools dual credit courses under section 124D.09, subdivision 10.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.
The Board of Teaching must start issuing endorsements by September 1, 2017.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.18, as amended by Laws 2015, First
Special Session chapter 3, article 2, sections 14 and 15, is amended to read:


122A.18 BOARD TO ISSUE LICENSES.

Subdivision 1.

Authority to license.

(a) The Board of Teaching must license
teachers, as defined in section 122A.15, subdivision 1, except for supervisory personnel,
as defined in section 122A.15, subdivision 2.

(b) The Board of School Administrators must license supervisory personnel as
defined in section 122A.15, subdivision 2, except for athletic coaches.

(c) Licenses under the jurisdiction of the Board of Teaching, the Board of School
Administrators, and the commissioner of education must be issued through the licensing
section of the department.

(d) The Board of Teaching and the Department of Education must enter into a data
sharing agreement to share educational data at the E-12 level for the limited purpose
of program approval and improvement for teacher education programs. The program
approval process must include targeted redesign of teacher preparation programs to
address identified E-12 student areas of concern.

(e) The Board of School Administrators and the Department of Education must enter
into a data sharing agreement to share educational data at the E-12 level for the limited
purpose of program approval and improvement for education administration programs.
The program approval process must include targeted redesign of education administration
preparation programs to address identified E-12 student areas of concern.

(f) For purposes of the data sharing agreements under paragraphs (d) and (e), the
Board of Teaching, Board of School Administrators, and Department of Education may
share private data, as defined in section 13.02, subdivision 12, on teachers and school
administrators. The data sharing agreements must not include educational data, as defined
in section 13.32, subdivision 1, but may include summary data, as defined in section
13.02, subdivision 19, derived from educational data.

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 positions, including those meeting the standards adopted
under section 122A.09, subdivision 4, paragraph (o) (n).

(b) The board must require a candidate for teacher licensure to demonstrate a passing
score on a board-adopted examination of skills in reading, writing, and mathematics,
before being granted an initial a professional five-year teaching license to provide direct
instruction to pupils in prekindergarten, elementary, secondary, or special education
programs, except that the board may issue up to four temporary, one-year teaching licenses
to an otherwise qualified candidate who has not yet passed a board-adopted skills exam.
At the request of the employing school district or charter school, the Board of Teaching
may issue a restricted an initial professional one-year teaching license to an otherwise
qualified teacher not passing or demonstrating a passing score on a board-adopted skills
examination in reading, writing, and mathematics. For purposes of this section, the
restricted initial professional one-year teaching license issued by the board is limited to the
current subject or content matter the teacher is employed to teach and limited to the district
or charter school requesting the restricted initial professional one-year teaching license. If
the board denies the request, it must provide a detailed response to the school administrator
as to the reasons for the denial. 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 a board-adopted skills examination,
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 a board-adopted skills examination, and who received a temporary an initial
professional one-year teaching
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 a board-adopted skills
examination, the number who achieve a qualifying score on the examination, the number
who do not achieve a qualifying score on the examination, and the candidates who 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 professional five-year teaching
licenses only to those persons who have met board criteria for granting a continuing that
license, which includes passing a board-adopted skills examination in reading, writing, and
mathematics, and the exceptions in section 122A.09, subdivision 4, paragraph (b), that are
consistent with this paragraph. The requirement to pass a board-adopted reading, writing,
and mathematics skills examination, 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 professional five-year teaching license to provide direct instruction in their
native language or world language instruction under section 120B.022, subdivision 1.

(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.

Subd. 2a.

Reading strategies.

(a) All colleges and universities approved by the
Board of Teaching to prepare persons for classroom teacher licensure must include in
their teacher preparation programs research-based best practices in reading, consistent
with section 122A.06, subdivision 4, that enable the licensure candidate to know how to
teach reading in the candidate's content areas. Teacher candidates must be instructed
in using students' native languages as a resource in creating effective differentiated
instructional strategies for English learners developing literacy skills. These colleges and
universities also must prepare early childhood and elementary teacher candidates for initial
professional five-year teaching licenses to teach prekindergarten or elementary students
for the assessment of reading instruction portion of the examination of licensure-specific
teaching skills
under section 122A.09, subdivision 4, paragraph (e), covering assessment
of reading instruction
.

(b) Board-approved teacher preparation programs for teachers of elementary
education must require instruction in the application of in applying comprehensive,
scientifically based, and balanced reading instruction programs that:

(1) teach students to read using foundational knowledge, practices, and strategies
consistent with section 122A.06, subdivision 4, so that all students will achieve continuous
progress in reading; and

(2) teach specialized instruction in reading strategies, interventions, and remediations
that enable students of all ages and proficiency levels to become proficient readers.

(c) Nothing in this section limits the authority of a school district to select a school's
reading program or curriculum.

Subd. 2b.

Reading specialist.

Not later than July 1, 2002, the Board of Teaching
must adopt rules providing for the reading teacher licensure of teachers of reading.

Subd. 3.

Supervisory and coach qualifications; code of ethics.

The commissioner
of education must issue licenses under its jurisdiction to persons the commissioner finds
to be qualified and competent for their respective positions under the rules it adopts.
The commissioner of education may develop, by rule, a code of ethics for supervisory
personnel covering standards of professional practices, including areas of ethical conduct
and professional performance and methods of enforcement.

Subd. 3a.

Technology strategies.

All colleges and universities approved by the
Board of Teaching to prepare persons for classroom teacher licensure must include in their
teacher preparation programs the knowledge and skills teacher candidates need to deliver
digital and blended learning and curriculum and engage students with technology.

Subd. 4.

Expiration and renewal.

(a) Each license the Department of Education
issues through its licensing section must bear the date of issue and the name of the
state-approved teacher training provider
. Licenses must expire and be renewed according
to the respective rules the Board of Teaching, the Board of School Administrators, or the
commissioner of education adopts. Requirements for renewing a license must include
showing satisfactory evidence of successful teaching or administrative experience for
at least one school year during the period covered by the license in grades or subjects
for which the license is valid or completing such additional preparation as the Board of
Teaching prescribes. The Board of School Administrators shall establish requirements for
renewing the licenses of supervisory personnel except athletic coaches. The State Board
of Teaching shall establish requirements for renewing the licenses of athletic coaches.

(b) Relicensure Applicants for license renewal who have been employed as a teacher
during the renewal period of their expiring license, as a condition of relicensure license
renewal
, must present to their local continuing education and relicensure committee
or other local relicensure committee evidence of work that demonstrates professional
reflection and growth in best teaching practices, including among other things, practices in
meeting the varied needs of English learners, from young children to adults under section
124D.59, subdivisions 2 and 2a. The applicant must include a reflective statement of
professional accomplishment and the applicant's own assessment of professional growth
showing evidence of:

(1) support for student learning;

(2) use of best practices techniques and their applications to student learning;

(3) collaborative work with colleagues that includes examples of collegiality such as
attested-to committee work, collaborative staff development programs, and professional
learning community work; or

(4) continual professional development that may include (i) job-embedded or other
ongoing formal professional learning or (ii) for teachers employed for only part of the
renewal period of their expiring license, other similar professional development efforts
made during the relicensure period.

The Board of Teaching must ensure that its teacher relicensing requirements also include
this paragraph.

(c) The Board of Teaching shall offer alternative continuing relicensure options for
license renewal
for teachers who are accepted into and complete the National Board for
Professional Teaching Standards certification process, and offer additional continuing
relicensure options for teachers who earn National Board for Professional Teaching
Standards certification. Continuing relicensure requirements for teachers who do not
maintain National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification are those the
board prescribes, consistent with this section.

Subd. 4a.

Limited provisional licenses.

The board may grant two-year provisional
licenses to licensure candidates 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.

Subd. 5.

Effective date.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed as affecting
the validity of a permanent certificate or license issued prior to July 1, 1969.

Subd. 6.

Human relations.

The Board of Teaching and the commissioner of
education
shall accept training programs completed through Peace Corps, VISTA, or
Teacher Corps in lieu of completion of completing the human relations component of the
training program for purposes of issuing or renewing a teaching license in education.

Subd. 7.

Limited provisional licenses.

The Board of Teaching may grant
provisional licenses, which shall be valid for two years, in fields in which licenses were not
issued previously or in fields in which a shortage of licensed teachers exists. A shortage is
defined as a lack of or an inadequate supply of licensed personnel within a given licensure
area in a school district that has notified the Board of Teaching of the shortage and has
applied to the Board of Teaching for provisional licenses for that district's licensed staff.

Subd. 7a.

Permission to substitute teach.

(a) The Board of Teaching may allow a
person who is enrolled in and making satisfactory progress in a board-approved teacher
program and who has successfully completed student teaching to be employed as a
short-call substitute teacher.

(b) The Board of Teaching may issue a lifetime qualified short-call substitute
teaching license to a person who:

(1) was a qualified teacher under section 122A.16 while holding a continuing
professional five-year teaching license issued by the board, and receives a retirement
annuity from the Teachers Retirement Association or the St. Paul Teachers Retirement
Fund Association;

(2) holds an out-of-state teaching license and receives a retirement annuity as a
result of the person's teaching experience; or

(3) held a continuing professional five-year teaching license issued by the board,
taught at least three school years in an accredited nonpublic school in Minnesota, and
receives a retirement annuity as a result of the person's teaching experience.

A person holding a lifetime qualified short-call substitute teaching license is not required
to complete continuing education clock hours. A person holding this license may reapply
to the board for a continuing professional five-year teaching license and must again
complete continuing education clock hours one school year after receiving the continuing
professional five-year teaching license.

Subd. 7b.

Temporary limited licenses Provisional permission; personnel
variances variance; emergency permission.

(a) The Board of Teaching must accept
applications for a temporary limited teaching license beginning July 1 of the school year
for which the license is requested and must issue or deny the temporary limited teaching
license within 30 days of receiving the complete application
The Board of Teaching
may grant a two-year provisional permission to a licensure candidate 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
.

(b) The board may grant a one-year personnel variance to a licensed teacher in a
field in which they were not previously licensed.
The Board of Teaching must accept
applications for a personnel variance beginning July 1 of the school year for which the
variance is requested and must issue or deny the personnel variance within 30 days of
receiving the complete application.

(c) The board may grant a one-year emergency permission to a nonlicensed applicant
based on a district's satisfactory demonstration of need. The board must accept an
application for an emergency permission beginning on July 1 of the school year for which
the permission is requested and must issue or deny the emergency permission within 30
days of receiving the complete application.

Subd. 7c.

Temporary military license.

The Board of Teaching shall establish
a temporary license in accordance with section 197.4552 for teaching. The fee for a
temporary license under this subdivision shall be $87.90 for an online application or
$86.40 for a paper application.

Subd. 8.

Background checks.

(a) The Board of Teaching and the commissioner
of education must request a criminal history background check from the superintendent
of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on all first-time teaching applicants for initial
licenses under their jurisdiction. An application for a license under this section must be
accompanied by
Applicants must include with their licensure applications:

(1) an executed criminal history consent form, including fingerprints; and

(2) a money order or cashier's check payable to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
for the fee for conducting the criminal history background check.

(b) The superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension shall perform the
background check required under paragraph (a) by retrieving criminal history data as
defined in section 13.87 and shall also conduct a search of the national criminal records
repository. The superintendent is authorized to exchange fingerprints with the Federal
Bureau of Investigation for purposes of the criminal history check. The superintendent
shall recover the cost to the bureau of a background check through the fee charged to
the applicant under paragraph (a).

(c) The Board of Teaching or the commissioner of education may issue a license
pending completion of a background check under this subdivision, but must notify
the individual that the individual's license may be revoked based on the result of the
background check.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.21, as amended by Laws 2015, First
Special Session chapter 3, article 2, section 17, is amended to read:


122A.21 TEACHERS' AND ADMINISTRATORS' LICENSES; FEES.

Subdivision 1.

Licensure applications.

Each application for the issuance, renewal,
or extension of a license to teach, including applications for licensure via portfolio under
subdivision 2, must be accompanied by a processing fee of $57. Each application for
issuing, renewing, or extending the license of a school administrator or supervisor must
be accompanied by a processing fee in the amount set by the Board of Teaching School
Administrators
. The processing fee for a teacher's license and for the licenses of supervisory
personnel must be paid to the executive secretary of the appropriate board. The executive
secretary of the board shall deposit the fees with the commissioner of management and
budget. The fees as set by the board are nonrefundable for applicants not qualifying for a
license. However, a fee must be refunded by the commissioner of management and budget
in any case in which the applicant already holds a valid unexpired license. The board may
waive or reduce fees for applicants who apply at the same time for more than one license.

Subd. 2.

Licensure via portfolio.

(a) An eligible candidate may use licensure via
portfolio to obtain an initial licensure a professional five-year teaching license or to add a
licensure field, consistent with applicable Board of Teaching licensure rules.

(b) A candidate for initial licensure a professional five-year teaching license must
submit to the Educator Licensing Division at the department one portfolio demonstrating
pedagogical competence and one portfolio demonstrating content competence.

(c) A candidate seeking to add a licensure field must submit to the Educator
Licensing Division at the department one portfolio demonstrating content competence.

(d) The Board of Teaching must notify a candidate who submits a portfolio under
paragraph (b) or (c) within 90 calendar days after the portfolio is received whether or not
the portfolio was approved. If the portfolio was 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 at any time and the Educator
Licensing Division at the department must approve or disapprove the portfolio within
60 calendar days of receiving it.

(e) 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.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, 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 coursework in teacher preparation 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 establish criteria and streamlined policies and procedures by
January 1, 2016, to 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 by January 1, 2016, under 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
professional five-year teaching license or a temporary an initial professional one-year
teaching license under paragraphs (c) to (f) to an applicant who holds at least a
baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and holds or
held an out-of-state teaching license that requires the applicant to successfully complete
a teacher preparation program approved by the issuing state, which includes either (1)
field-specific teaching methods, student teaching, or equivalent experience, or (2) at least
two years of teaching experience as the teacher of record in a similar licensure field area.

(b) The Board of Teaching may issue a standard professional five-year teaching
license on the basis of teaching experience and examination requirements only.

(c) The Board of Teaching must issue a professional five-year 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 a similar 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, and either (i) has completed field-specific teaching
methods, student teaching, or equivalent experience, or (ii) has at least two years of
teaching experience as the teacher of record in a similar licensure field area.

(d) The Board of Teaching, consistent with board rules and paragraph (i), must
issue up to four one-year temporary initial professional one-year teaching licenses to an
applicant who holds or held an out-of-state teaching license to teach a similar content field
licensure area 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. The board must issue a professional five-year teaching license to an applicant
who successfully completes the requirements under this paragraph.

(e) The Board of Teaching, consistent with board rules, must issue up to four initial
professional
one-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 a similar content field
licensure area 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. If no school district mentorship program is available,
the applicant must complete field-specific teaching methods coursework while serving
as a teacher of record and providing classroom instruction in the applicant's field of
licensure. The board must issue a professional five-year teaching license to an applicant
who successfully completes the requirements under this paragraph.

(f) The Board of Teaching must issue a restricted teaching license for 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 must issue to an applicant with an out-of-state teaching
license up to four initial professional one-year teaching licenses that are restricted in
content or grade levels specified in the out-of-state license if the applicant's out-of-state
teaching license is more limited than a similar Minnesota license in content field or
grade levels. The Board of Teaching must issue a professional five-year teaching license
to an applicant who successfully completes all exams and human relations preparation
components required by the Board of Teaching. Any content or grade level restriction
placed on a license under this paragraph remains in effect.

(g) The Board of Teaching may issue a two-year limited provisional license
permission to an applicant under this subdivision to teach in a shortage area, consistent
with section 122A.18, subdivision 4a.

(h) The Board of Teaching may issue a license under this subdivision if the applicant
has attained the additional degrees, credentials, or licenses required in a particular
licensure field and the applicant can demonstrate competency by obtaining qualifying
scores on the board-adopted skills examination in reading, writing, and mathematics, and
on applicable board-adopted rigorous content area and pedagogy examinations under
section 122A.09, subdivision 4, paragraphs (a) and (e).

(i) The Board of Teaching must require an applicant for a professional five-year
teaching license or a temporary an initial professional one-year teaching license under
this subdivision to pass a board-adopted skills examination in reading, writing, and
mathematics 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 and Certification interstate reciprocity agreement exists to allow
fully certified teachers from other states to transfer their certification to Minnesota.

Subd. 3.

Teacher licensure agreements with adjoining states.

(a) Notwithstanding
any other law to the contrary, the Board of Teaching must enter into a National Association
of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) interstate
agreement and other 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.

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

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 122A.23, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


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 (c) to (f) to an applicant
who holds at least a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
and holds or held an out-of-state teaching license that requires the applicant to successfully
complete a teacher preparation program approved by the issuing state, which includes
either (1) field-specific teaching methods, student teaching, or equivalent experience, or (2)
at least two years of teaching experience as the teacher of record in a similar licensure field.

(b) The Board of Teaching may issue a standard license on the basis of teaching
experience and examination requirements only.

(c) 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 a similar 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, and either (i) has completed field-specific teaching
methods, student teaching, or equivalent experience, or (ii) has at least two years of
teaching experience as the teacher of record in a similar licensure field.

(d) The Board of Teaching must issue a professional five-year teaching license to
an applicant who:

(1) successfully completed all exams required by the Board of Teaching;

(2) holds an out-of-state teaching license to teach in the same content field and
grade levels as a Minnesota license; and

(3) has had at least one full school year of teaching experience as a teacher of record
in the licensure field during the last five years.

(e) The Board of Teaching, consistent with board rules and paragraph (i), must
issue up to four one-year temporary teaching licenses to an applicant who holds or held
an out-of-state teaching license to teach a similar 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.

(e) (f) The Board of Teaching, consistent with board rules, must issue up to four
one-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 a similar 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.

(f) (g) The Board of Teaching must issue a restricted teaching license for 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.

(g) (h) The Board of Teaching 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.

(h) (i) The Board of Teaching may issue a license under this subdivision if the
applicant has attained the additional degrees, credentials, or licenses required in a
particular licensure field and the applicant can demonstrate competency by obtaining
qualifying scores on the board-adopted skills examination in reading, writing, and
mathematics, and on applicable board-adopted rigorous content area and pedagogy
examinations under section 122A.09, subdivision 4, paragraphs (a) and (e).

(i) (j) The Board of Teaching must require an applicant for a teaching license
or a temporary teaching license under this subdivision to pass a board-adopted skills
examination in reading, writing, and mathematics 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 and Certification interstate
reciprocity agreement exists to allow fully certified teachers from other states to transfer
their certification to Minnesota.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.245, as amended by Laws 2015, First
Special Session chapter 3, article 2, sections 19 to 21, is amended to read:


122A.245 ALTERNATIVE TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM AND
LIMITED-TERM PRELIMINARY TEACHER LICENSE.

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 preliminary teacher license,
which the board may renew one time for an additional one-year term, and to prepare for
acquiring a standard professional five-year license. The following entities are eligible
to participate under this section:

(1) a school district, charter school, or nonprofit corporation organized under chapter
317A for an education-related purpose 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 becoming a teacher of record, 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 criteria adopted
by January 1, 2016;

(2) demonstrate a passing score on a board-adopted reading, 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 preliminary teacher
license to a person who enrolls in an alternative teacher preparation program.

Subd. 2.

Characteristics.

An alternative teacher preparation program under this
section must include:

(1) a minimum 200-hour instructional phase that provides intensive preparation and
student teaching before the teacher candidate assumes classroom responsibilities;

(2) a research-based and results-oriented approach focused on best teaching practices
to increase student proficiency and growth measured against state academic standards;

(3) strategies to combine pedagogy and best teaching practices to better inform
teacher candidates' classroom instruction;

(4) assessment, supervision, and evaluation of teacher candidates to determine
their specific needs throughout the program and to support their efforts to successfully
complete the program;

(5) intensive, ongoing, and multiyear professional learning opportunities that
accelerate teacher candidates' professional growth, support student learning, and provide a
workplace orientation, professional staff development, and mentoring and peer review
focused on standards of professional practice and continuous professional growth; and

(6) a requirement that teacher candidates demonstrate to the local site team under
subdivision 5 satisfactory progress toward acquiring a standard license professional
five-year teaching licenses
from the Board of Teaching.

Subd. 3.

Program approval; disapproval.

(a) The Board of Teaching must approve
alternative teacher preparation programs under this section based on board-adopted
criteria that reflect best practices for alternative teacher preparation programs, consistent
with this section.

(b) The board must permit teacher candidates to demonstrate mastery of pedagogy
and content standards in school-based settings and through other nontraditional means.
"Nontraditional means" must include a portfolio of previous experiences, teaching
experience, educator evaluations, certifications marking the completion of education
training programs, and essentially equivalent demonstrations.

(c) The board must use nontraditional criteria to determine the qualifications of
program instructors.

(d) The board may permit instructors to hold a baccalaureate degree only.

(e) If the Board of Teaching determines that a teacher preparation program under this
section does not meet the requirements of this section, it may revoke its approval of the
program after it notifies the program provider of any deficiencies and gives the program
provider an opportunity to remedy the deficiencies.

Subd. 4.

Employment conditions.

Where applicable, teacher candidates with
a limited-term a preliminary teacher license under this section are members of the
local employee organization representing teachers and subject to the terms of the local
collective bargaining agreement between the exclusive representative of the teachers and
the school board. A collective bargaining agreement between a school board and the
exclusive representative of the teachers must not prevent or restrict or otherwise interfere
with a school district's ability to employ a teacher prepared under this section.

Subd. 5.

Approval for standard professional five-year license.

A school board
or its designee must appoint members to a local site team that includes teachers, school
administrators, and postsecondary faculty under subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause
(1), or staff of a participating nonprofit corporation under subdivision 1, paragraph (a),
clause (2), to evaluate the performance of the teacher candidate. The evaluation must be
consistent with board-adopted performance measures, use the Minnesota state standards
of effective practice and subject matter content standards for teachers established in
Minnesota Rules, and include a report to the board recommending whether or not to issue
the teacher candidate a standard professional five-year teaching license.

Subd. 6.

Applicants trained in other states.

A person who successfully completes
another state's alternative teacher preparation program, consistent with section 122A.23,
subdivision 1, may apply to the Board of Teaching for a standard an initial professional
one-year teaching
license under subdivision 7 or a professional five-year teaching license.

Subd. 7.

Standard Professional five-year license.

The Board of Teaching must
issue a standard professional five-year teaching license to an otherwise qualified teacher
candidate under this section who successfully performs throughout a program under this
section, obtains qualifying scores on applicable board-adopted rigorous skills, 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.

Subd. 8.

Highly qualified teacher.

A person holding a valid limited-term license
under this section is a highly qualified teacher and the teacher of record under section
122A.16.

Subd. 9.

Exchange of best practices.

By July 31 in an even-numbered year,
a program participant and approved alternative preparation program providers, the
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota
Private College Council, and the Department of Education must exchange information
about best practices and educational innovations.

Subd. 10.

Reports.

The Board of Teaching must submit an interim report on the
efficacy of this program to the policy and finance committees of the legislature with
jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education by February 15, 2013, and a
final report by February 15, 2015.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.26, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Exceptions.

(a) A person who teaches in a community education program
which qualifies for aid pursuant to section 124D.52 shall continue to meet licensure
requirements as a teacher. A person who teaches in an early childhood and family
education program which is offered through a community education program and which
qualifies for community education aid pursuant to section 124D.20 or early childhood
and family education aid pursuant to section 124D.135 shall continue to meet licensure
requirements as a teacher. A person who teaches in a community education course which
is offered for credit for graduation to persons under 18 years of age shall continue to
meet licensure requirements as a teacher.

(b) A person who teaches a driver training course which is offered through a
community education program to persons under 18 years of age shall be licensed by the
Board of Teaching or be subject to section 171.35. A license which is required for an
instructor in a community education program pursuant to this subdivision paragraph shall
not be construed to bring an individual within the definition of a teacher for purposes of
section 122A.40, subdivision 1, or 122A.41, subdivision 1, clause (a).

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2016.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, 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, and provide all enrolled students
in a district or school, including low-income students, American Indian students, and
students of color with improved and equitable access to more diverse teachers,
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, including those that improve
cultural fluency and competency
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 for teachers, including teachers
who are members of populations underrepresented among the licensed teachers in
the district or school and who reflect the diversity of students under section 120B.35,
subdivision 3, paragraph (b), clause (2), who are enrolled in the district or school
;

(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, including
culturally responsive 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.; and

(14) must include and support cultural competency and the implementation of
culturally responsive practices through the professional review cycle, staff development,
and the use of data on student engagement and connection.

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.

(d) Consistent with the measures of teacher effectiveness under this subdivision:

(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

(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.

All data created and used under this paragraph retains its classification under chapter 13.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for the 2017-2018 school year and
later.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, 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, and provide all enrolled students
in a district or school, including low-income students, American Indian students, and
students of color with improved and equitable access to more diverse teachers,
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, including those that improve
cultural fluency and competency
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 for teachers, including teachers
who are members of populations underrepresented among the licensed teachers in
the district or school and who reflect the diversity of students under section 120B.35,
subdivision 3, paragraph (b), clause (2), who are enrolled in the district or school
;

(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, including
culturally responsive 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.; and

(14) must include and support cultural competency and the implementation of
culturally responsive practices through the professional review cycle, staff development,
and the use of data on student engagement and connection.

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.

(d) Consistent with the measures of teacher effectiveness under this subdivision:

(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

(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.

All data created and used under this paragraph retains its classification under chapter 13.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for the 2017-2018 school year and
later.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 122A.60, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Staff development committee.

(a) A school board must use the
revenue authorized in section 122A.61 for:

(1) teacher development and evaluation plans under section 122A.40, subdivision 8,
or 122A.41, subdivision 5, and at the request of a teacher and their mentor or peer coach,
activities relating to the teacher's individual growth plan or recommendations resulting
from the peer review process
;

(2) principal development and evaluation under section 123B.147, subdivision 3;

(3) in-service education programs under section 120B.22, subdivision 2; and

(4) other staff development needs.

(b) The board must establish an advisory staff development committee to develop
the plan, assist site professional development teams in developing a site plan consistent
with the goals of the plan, and evaluate staff development efforts at the site level. A
majority of the advisory committee and the site professional development team must be
teachers representing various grade levels, subject areas, and special education. The
advisory committee must also include nonteaching staff, parents, and administrators.

(c) "Teacher" under this section includes all individuals classified as teachers under
section 179A.03 or section 122A.61.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for the 2016-2017 school year and
later.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 123B.147, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Duties; evaluation.

(a) The principal shall provide administrative,
supervisory, and instructional leadership services, under the supervision of the
superintendent of schools of the district and according to the policies, rules, and
regulations of the school board, for the planning, management, operation, and evaluation
of the education program of the building or buildings to which the principal is assigned.

(b) To enhance a principal's leadership skills and support and improve teaching
practices, school performance, and student achievement for diverse student populations,
including at-risk students, children with disabilities, English learners, and gifted students,
among others, a district must develop and implement a performance-based system for
annually evaluating school principals assigned to supervise a school building within the
district. The evaluation must be designed to improve teaching and learning by supporting
the principal in shaping the school's professional environment and developing teacher
quality, performance, and effectiveness, and cultural fluency and competency. The annual
evaluation must:

(1) support and improve a principal's instructional leadership, organizational
management, and professional development, and strengthen the principal's capacity in the
areas of instruction, supervision, evaluation, and teacher development by, among other
things, hiring, supporting, and retaining a diverse teaching staff that reflects the diversity
of students under section 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), clause (2), who are
enrolled in the district or school
;

(2) include formative and summative evaluations based on multiple measures of
student progress toward career and college readiness;

(3) be consistent with a principal's job description, a district's long-term plans and
goals, and the principal's own professional multiyear growth plans and goals, all of which
must support the principal's leadership behaviors and practices, rigorous curriculum,
school performance, students' improved and equitable access to effective and more diverse
teachers,
and high-quality instruction;

(4) include on-the-job observations and previous evaluations;

(5) allow surveys to help identify a principal's effectiveness, leadership skills and
processes, and strengths and weaknesses in exercising leadership in pursuit of school
success;

(6) use longitudinal data on student academic growth as 35 percent of the evaluation
and incorporate district achievement goals and targets;

(7) be linked to professional development that emphasizes improved teaching and
learning, curriculum and instruction, student learning, and a collaborative professional
culture, and students' increased and equitable access to effective and more diverse
teachers, consistent with attaining the world's best workforce under section 120B.11,
subdivision 1, paragraph (c)
; and

(8) for principals not meeting standards of professional practice or other criteria
under this subdivision, implement a plan to improve the principal's performance and
specify the procedure and consequence if the principal's performance is not improved.

The provisions of this paragraph are intended to provide districts with sufficient
flexibility to accommodate district needs and goals related to developing, supporting,
and evaluating principals.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for the 2016-2017 school year and
later.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.09, subdivision 10, is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Courses according to agreements.

(a) An eligible pupil, according
to subdivision 5, may enroll in a nonsectarian course taught by a secondary teacher or
a postsecondary faculty member and offered at a secondary school, or another location,
according to an agreement between a public school board and the governing body of an
eligible public postsecondary system or an eligible private postsecondary institution,
as defined in subdivision 3. All provisions of this section shall apply to a pupil, public
school board, district, and the governing body of a postsecondary institution, except as
otherwise provided.

(b) To encourage American Indian students under section 124D.72 and other
students to consider teaching as a profession, participating public school boards and
the governing boards of eligible public postsecondary systems and eligible private
postsecondary institutions may develop and offer an "introduction to teaching" course
under this subdivision.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 124D.861, as amended by Laws 2015,
chapter 21, article 1, section 20, is amended to read:


124D.861 ACHIEVEMENT AND INTEGRATION FOR MINNESOTA.

Subdivision 1.

Program to close the academic achievement and opportunity gap;
revenue uses.

(a) The "Achievement and Integration for Minnesota" program is established
to pursue racial and economic integration and increase student academic achievement,
create equitable educational opportunities, and reduce academic disparities based on
students' diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds in Minnesota public schools.

(b) For purposes of this section and section 124D.862, "eligible district" means a
district required to submit a plan to the commissioner under Minnesota Rules governing
school desegregation and integration, or be a member of a multidistrict integration
collaborative that files a plan with the commissioner.

(c) Eligible districts must use the revenue under section 124D.862 to pursue
academic achievement and racial and economic integration through:

(1) integrated learning environments that give students improved and equitable
access to effective and more diverse teachers,
prepare all students to be effective citizens
and enhance social cohesion;

(2) policies and curricula and trained, culturally fluent and competent instructors,
administrators, school counselors, and other advocates to support and enhance integrated
learning environments under this section, including through magnet schools, innovative,
research-based instruction, differentiated instruction, improved and equitable access to
effective and diverse teachers,
and targeted interventions to improve achievement; and

(3) rigorous career and college readiness programs and effective and more diverse
instructors
for underserved student populations, consistent with section 120B.30,
subdivision 1
; integrated learning environments to increase student academic achievement;
cultural fluency, competency, and interaction; graduation and educational attainment rates;
and parent involvement.

Subd. 2.

Plan implementation; components.

(a) The school board of each eligible
district must formally develop and implement a long-term plan under this section. The plan
must be incorporated into the district's comprehensive strategic plan under section 120B.11.
Plan components may include: innovative and integrated prekindergarten through grade 12
learning environments that offer students school enrollment choices; family engagement
initiatives that involve families in their students' academic life and success; professional
development opportunities for teachers and administrators focused on improving the
academic achievement of all students, including teachers and administrators who are
members of populations underrepresented among the licensed teachers or administrators
in the district or school and who reflect the diversity of students under section 120B.35,
subdivision 3, paragraph (b), clause (2), who are enrolled in the district or school
;
increased programmatic opportunities and effective and more diverse instructors focused
on rigor and college and career readiness for underserved students, including students
enrolled in alternative learning centers under section 123A.05, public alternative programs
under section 126C.05, subdivision 15, and contract alternative programs under section
124D.69, among other underserved students; or recruitment and retention of teachers and
administrators with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. The plan must contain goals for:

(1) reducing the disparities in academic achievement among all students and specific
categories of students under section 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), excluding the
student categories of gender, disability, and English learners; and

(2) increasing racial and economic diversity and integration in schools and districts.;
and

(3) providing students with equitable access to effective and more diverse teachers.

(b) Among other requirements, an eligible district must implement effective,
research-based interventions that include formative assessment practices to reduce the
disparities in student academic performance among the specific categories of students as
measured by student progress and growth on state reading and math assessments and
as aligned with section 120B.11.

(c) Eligible districts must create efficiencies and eliminate duplicative programs
and services under this section, which may include forming collaborations or a single,
seven-county metropolitan areawide partnership of eligible districts for this purpose.

Subd. 3.

Public engagement; progress report and budget process.

(a) To
receive revenue under section 124D.862, the school board of an eligible district must
incorporate school and district plan components under section 120B.11 into the district's
comprehensive integration plan.

(b) A school board must hold at least one formal annual hearing to publicly report
its progress in realizing the goals identified in its plan. At the hearing, the board must
provide the public with longitudinal data demonstrating district and school progress in
reducing the disparities in student academic performance among the specified categories
of students, in improving students' equitable access to effective and more diverse teachers,
and in realizing racial and economic diversity and integration, consistent with the district
plan and the measures in paragraph (a). At least 30 days before the formal hearing under
this paragraph, the board must post its plan, its preliminary analysis, relevant student
performance data, and other longitudinal data on the district's Web site. A district must
hold one hearing to meet the hearing requirements of both this section and section 120B.11.

(c) The district must submit a detailed budget to the commissioner by March 15 in
the year before it implements its plan. The commissioner must review, and approve or
disapprove the district's budget by June 1 of that year.

(d) The longitudinal data required under paragraph (b) must be based on student
growth and progress in reading and mathematics, as defined under section 120B.30,
subdivision 1, and student performance data and achievement reports from fully adaptive
reading and mathematics assessments for grades 3 through 7 beginning in the 2015-2016
school year under section 120B.30, subdivision 1a, and either (i) school enrollment
choices, (ii) the number of world language proficiency or high achievement certificates
awarded under section 120B.022, subdivision 1a, or the number of state bilingual and
multilingual seals issued under section 120B.022, subdivision 1b, or (iii) school safety
and students' engagement and connection at school under section 120B.35, subdivision 3,
paragraph (d). Additional longitudinal data may be based on: students' progress toward
career and college readiness under section 120B.30, subdivision 1; or rigorous coursework
completed under section 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (c), clause (2).

Subd. 4.

Timeline and implementation.

A board must approve its plan and submit
it to the department by March 15. If a district that is part of a multidistrict council applies
for revenue for a plan, the individual district shall not receive revenue unless it ratifies
the plan adopted by the multidistrict council. Each plan has a term of three years. For
the 2014-2015 school year, an eligible district under this section must submit its plan to
the commissioner for review by March 15, 2014. For the 2013-2014 school year only,
an eligible district may continue to implement its current plan until the commissioner
approves a new plan under this section.

Subd. 5.

Evaluation.

The commissioner must evaluate the efficacy of district
plans in reducing the disparities in student academic performance among the specified
categories of students within the district, improving students' equitable access to effective
and diverse teachers,
and in realizing racial and economic diversity and integration.
The commissioner shall report evaluation results to the kindergarten through grade 12
education committees of the legislature by February 1 of every odd-numbered year.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for the 2016-2017 school year and
later.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, 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 February 1 of each odd-numbered year on the status of teacher early
retirement patterns, access to effective and more diverse teachers who reflect the students
under section 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), clause (2), enrolled in a district or
school,
the teacher shortage, and the substitute teacher shortage, including teacher hiring
and retention
patterns and shortages in by subject areas and the economic development
regions of the state. The report must also include: aggregate data on teachers' self-reported
race and ethnicity; data on
how districts are making progress in hiring and providing
enrolled students with improved and equitable access to effective and more diverse
teachers
and substitutes in the areas of shortage; and a five-year projection of teacher demand
for each district, taking into account the students under section 120B.35, subdivision 3,
paragraph (b), clause (2), expected to enroll in the district during that five-year period
.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for the 2016-2017 school year and
later.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 136A.1791, subdivision 1,
is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) The terms used in this section have the meanings
given them in this subdivision.

(b) "Qualified educational loan" means a government, commercial, or foundation
loan for actual costs paid for tuition and reasonable educational and living expenses
related to a teacher's preparation or further education.

(c) "School district" means an independent school district, special school district,
intermediate district, education district, special education cooperative, service cooperative,
a cooperative center for vocational education, or a charter school located in Minnesota.

(d) "Teacher" means an individual holding a teaching license issued by the licensing
division in the Department of Education on behalf of the Board of Teaching who is
employed by a school district to provide classroom instruction in a teacher shortage area.

(e) "Teacher shortage area" means the licensure fields and economic development
regions reported by the commissioner of education as experiencing a teacher shortage or
the school districts where minority populations are underrepresented among licensed
teachers, consistent with section 127A.05, subdivision 6, and applicable federal law
.

(f) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Office of Higher Education
unless indicated otherwise.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 136A.1791, subdivision 3,
is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Use of report on teacher shortage areas.

The commissioner of education
shall use the teacher supply and demand report to the legislature to identify the licensure
fields and economic development regions in Minnesota experiencing a teacher shortage
and the school districts where minority populations are underrepresented among licensed
teachers, consistent with section 127A.05, subdivision 6, and applicable federal law
.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 21. CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATOR LICENSING ADVISORY
TASK FORCE.

Subdivision 1.

Creation.

The Career and Technical Educator Licensing Advisory
Task Force consists of the following members, appointed by the commissioner of
education, unless otherwise specified:

(1) one person who is a member of the Board of Teaching;

(2) one person representing colleges and universities offering a board-approved
teacher preparation program;

(3) one person representing science, technology, engineering, and math programs,
such as Project Lead the Way;

(4) one person designated by the Board of the Minnesota Association for Career and
Technical Administrators;

(5) one person designated by the Board of the Minnesota Association for Career
and Technical Education;

(6) three people who are secondary school administrators, including superintendents,
principals, and assistant principals; and

(7) two people who are members of other interested groups, as determined by the
commissioner of education.

The commissioner and designating authorities must make their initial appointments
and designations by July 1, 2016. The commissioner and designating authorities, to the
extent practicable, should make appointments balanced as to gender and reflecting the
ethnic diversity of the state population.

Subd. 2.

Duties; report.

The task force must review the current status of career and
technical educator licenses and provide recommendations on changes, if any are deemed
necessary, to the licensure requirements and methods to increase access for school districts
to licensed career and technical educators. The task force must report its findings and
recommendations, with draft legislation if needed to implement the recommendations, to
the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over kindergarten through grade 12 education and higher education by January 15, 2017.

Subd. 3.

First meeting.

The commissioner of education or the commissioner's
designee must convene the first meeting of the task force by September 1, 2016.

Subd. 4.

Administrative support.

The commissioner of education must provide
meeting space and administrative services for the task force.

Subd. 5.

Chair.

The commissioner of education or the commissioner's designee
shall serve as chair of the task force.

Subd. 6.

Compensation.

The public members of the task force serve without
compensation or payment of expenses.

Subd. 7.

Expiration.

The task force expires January 16, 2017, or upon submission
of the report required in subdivision 2, whichever is earlier.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 22. LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON TEACHER LICENSURE.

(a) A 12-member legislative task force on teacher licensure is created to review the
2016 report prepared by the Office of the Legislative Auditor on the Minnesota teacher
licensure program and submit a written report by February 1, 2017, to the legislature
recommending how to restructure Minnesota's teacher licensure system by consolidating
all teacher licensure activities into a single state entity to ensure transparency and
consistency or, at a minimum, clarify existing teacher licensure responsibilities to provide
transparency and consistency. In developing its recommendations, the task force must
consider the tiered licensure system recommended in the legislative auditor's report,
among other recommendations. The task force must identify and include in its report any
statutory changes needed to implement the task force recommendations.

(b) The legislative task force on teacher licensure includes:

(1) six duly elected and currently serving senators, three appointed by the senate
majority leader and three appointed by the senate minority leader; and

(2) six duly elected and currently serving members of the house of representatives,
three appointed by the speaker and three appointed by the house minority leader.

Only duly elected and currently serving members of the senate or house of representatives
may be task force members.

(c) The appointments must be made by June 1, 2016, and expire February 2, 2017. If
a vacancy occurs, the leader of the caucus in the house or senate to which the vacating
task force member belonged must fill the vacancy. A senate member appointed by the
senate majority leader shall convene the first meeting of the task force. The task force
shall elect a chair or cochairs from among the members at the first meeting. The task force
must meet periodically. The Legislative Coordinating Commission shall provide technical
and administrative assistance upon request.

(d) In reviewing the legislative auditor's report and developing its recommendations,
the task force must consult with interested and affected stakeholders, including
representatives of the Board of Teaching, Minnesota Department of Education, Education
Minnesota, MinnCAN, Minnesota Business Partnership, Minnesota Rural Education
Association, Association of Metropolitan School Districts, Minnesota Association of
Colleges for Teacher Education, College of Education and Human Development at
the University of Minnesota, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Minnesota
Private College Council, Minnesota School Boards Association, Minnesota Elementary
School Principals' Association, Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals,
Minnesota Association of School Administrators, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, the
Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage,
Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs, Minnesota Association of Educators, and Minnesota
Teach For America, among other stakeholders.

(e) The task force expires February 2, 2017, unless extended by law.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 23. EARLY CHILDHOOD FAMILY EDUCATION TEACHERS; ADULT
BASIC EDUCATION TEACHERS.

For the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years, notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 122A.40, subdivision 11, paragraph (b), for the purposes of unrequested leave of
absence and reinstatement, a person teaching in an early childhood family education
program or an adult basic education program may exercise seniority based on fields in
which they are licensed, if the district and the exclusive representative of the teachers
agree to allow these teachers to do so. In the absence of this agreement, such teachers are
entitled to exercise seniority based on teaching assignment within the district.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019
school years only.

Sec. 24. REPEALER.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 122A.245, subdivision 8, is repealed.

ARTICLE 8

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, 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 is 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.

(d) 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.

(e) 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.

(f) A child from an adjoining state whose family resides at a Minnesota address as
assigned by the United States Postal Service, who has received developmental screening
under sections 121A.16 to 121A.19, who intends to enroll in a Minnesota school district,
and whose family meets the criteria of paragraph (a) is eligible for an early learning
scholarship under this section.

(g) A child whose family is homeless and meets the criteria in paragraph (a), clause
(1), is eligible for an early learning scholarship under this section.

ARTICLE 9

CHARTER SCHOOL RECODIFICATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.01, is amended to read:


124E.01 PURPOSE AND APPLICABILITY.

Subdivision 1.

Purposes.

The primary purpose of this chapter charter schools 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.

Subd. 2.

Applicability.

This chapter applies only to charter schools formed and
operated under this chapter. Other statutes and rules that specifically apply to charter
schools also govern charter schools.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.02, is amended to read:


124E.02 DEFINITIONS.

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

"Application" to receive approval as an authorizer means the proposal an eligible
authorizer submits to the commissioner under section 124E.05 before that authorizer is
able to submit any affidavit to charter to a school.

"Application" under section 124E.06 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.

(b) "Affidavit" means a written statement the authorizer submits to the commissioner
for approval to establish a charter school under section 124E.06, subdivision 4, attesting to
its review and approval process before chartering a school.

(b) For purposes of this chapter:

(1) "related party" means an affiliate or immediate relative of the other party in
question, an affiliate of an immediate relative, or an immediate relative of an affiliate;

(2) (c) "Affiliate" means a person that directly or indirectly, through one or more
intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with another person;.

(d) "Control" means the ability to affect the management, operations, or policy actions
or decisions of a person, whether by owning voting securities, by contract, or otherwise.

(3) (e) "Immediate family" means an individual whose relationship by blood,
marriage, adoption, or partnering partnership is no more remote than first cousin;.

(4) (f) "Person" means an individual or entity of any kind; and.

(5) "control" means the ability to affect the management, operations, or policy
actions or decisions of a person, whether through ownership of voting securities, by
contract, or otherwise.

(g) "Related party" means an affiliate or immediate relative of the other interested
party, an affiliate of an immediate relative who is the other interested party, or an
immediate relative of an affiliate who is the other interested party.

(h) For purposes of this chapter, the terms defined in section 120A.05 have the
same meanings.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.03, is amended to read:


124E.03 APPLICABLE LAW.

Subdivision 1.

Public status; exemption from statutes and rules.

A charter school
is a public school and is part of the state's system of public education. A charter school is
exempt from all statutes and rules applicable to a school, school board, or school district
unless a statute or rule is made specifically applicable to a charter school or is included
in this chapter.

Subd. 2.

General Certain 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 charter school is subject to and must comply with the Minnesota Public School
Fee Law, sections 123B.34 to 123B.39.

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

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

(f) A charter school and charter school board of directors are subject to must comply
with
chapter 181 governing requirements for employment.

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

(h) 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.

(i) 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.

Subd. 3.

Pupils with a disability.

A charter school must comply with sections
125A.02, 125A.03 to 125A.24, 125A.65, and 125A.75 and rules relating to the education
of pupils with a disability as though it were a district. A charter school enrolling
prekindergarten pupils with a disability under section 124E.11, paragraph (h), must
comply with sections 125A.259 to 125A.48 and rules relating to the Interagency Early
Intervention System as though it were a school district.

Subd. 4.

Students' rights and related law.

(a) A charter school student must
be released release a student for religious instruction, consistent with section 120A.22,
subdivision 12
, clause (3).

(b) A charter school is subject to and must comply with chapter 363A governing the
Minnesota Human Rights Act
and section 121A.04 governing student athletics and sex
discrimination in schools
.

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

Subd. 5.

Records, meetings, and data requirements.

(a) A charter school must
comply with chapters chapter 13 and 13D governing government data; and sections
120A.22, subdivision 7; 121A.75; governing access to juvenile justice records, and
260B.171, subdivisions 3 and 5, governing juvenile justice records.

(b) 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.

Subd. 5a.

Open meetings.

A charter school must comply with chapter 13D
governing open meetings.

Subd. 6.

Length of school year.

A charter school must provide instruction each
year for at least the number of hours required by section 120A.41. It may provide
instruction throughout the year according to under sections 124D.12 to 124D.127 or
124D.128 governing learning year programs.

Subd. 7.

Additional program-specific requirements.

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

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

(c) A charter school that provides school-sponsored youth athletic activities must
comply with section 121A.38 governing policies on concussions.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.05, is amended to read:


124E.05 AUTHORIZERS.

Subdivision 1.

Eligible authorizers.

(a) The following organizations in this
subdivision
may authorize one or more charter schools:.

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

(2) (c) 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
may authorize a charter school, if the organization:

(i) (1) is a member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits or the Minnesota Council
on Foundations;

(ii) (2) is registered with the attorney general's office; and

(iii) (3) is incorporated in the state of Minnesota and has been operating continuously
for at least five years but does not operate a charter school; and

(4) is not:

(i) a nonpublic sectarian or religious institution;

(ii) 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; or

(iii) any other charitable organization under this paragraph that in the federal IRS
Form 1023, Part IV, describes activities indicating a religious purpose.

(3) (d) 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; may authorize a charter school, notwithstanding paragraph (c).

(e) community college, A state college or university, or technical college governed
by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; or may
authorize a charter school.

(f) The University of Minnesota; may authorize a charter school.

(4) (g) 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) (h) A single-purpose authorizers authorizer formed as a charitable, nonsectarian
organizations organization 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 may authorize a charter school. An eligible organization
interested in being approved as an authorizer under this paragraph must submit a proposal
to the commissioner that includes the provisions of subdivision 3 and a five-year financial
plan. A single-purpose authorizer under this paragraph shall consider and approve
charter school applications using the criteria under section 124E.06 and shall not limit
the applications it solicits, considers, or approves to any single curriculum, learning
program, or method.

Subd. 2.

Requirements for authorizers.

(a) Eligible organizations interested in
being approved as an authorizer under subdivision 1, clause (5), must submit a proposal to
the commissioner that includes the provisions of subdivision 3 and a five-year financial
plan. Such authorizers shall consider and approve charter school applications using
the criteria provided in section 124E.06 and shall not limit the applications it solicits,
considers, or approves to any single curriculum, learning program, or method.

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

Subd. 3.

Application process.

(a) An eligible authorizer under this section 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 show the applicant's ability to implement the procedures
and satisfy the criteria for chartering a school under this chapter. The commissioner
must approve or disapprove an the application within 45 business days of the application
deadline for that application period. 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 to approve an
authorizer, consistent with subdivision 4
, must consider the applicant's:

(1) capacity and infrastructure and capacity to serve as an authorizer;

(2) application criteria and process;

(3) contracting process;

(4) ongoing oversight and evaluation processes; and

(5) renewal criteria and processes.

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

Subd. 4.

Application content.

To be approved as an authorizer, an applicant must
include in its application to the commissioner to be an approved authorizer at least the
following:

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

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

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

(4) a description of the type of contract it will arrange arranges with the schools it
charters that meets to meet the provisions of section 124E.10;

(5) the process to be used for providing ongoing oversight of overseeing the school,
consistent with the contract expectations specified in clause (4) that assures, to ensure that
the schools chartered are complying comply 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 uses to grant
expanded
approve applications adding grades or sites under section 124E.06, subdivision 5;

(7) the process for making decisions regarding the renewal or termination of renewing
or terminating
the school's charter based on evidence that demonstrates showing 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.

Subd. 5.

Review by commissioner.

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.

Subd. 6.

Corrective action.

(a) If, consistent with this chapter, the commissioner
finds that an authorizer has not fulfilled met the requirements of this chapter, 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.

(b) 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 subdivision 4 3 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 gives the commissioner a legally sufficient
reason to take corrective action against an authorizer.

Subd. 7.

Withdrawal.

If the governing board of an approved authorizer votes to
withdraw as an approved authorizer for a reason unrelated to any cause under section
124E.10, subdivision 4, 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, regardless of when the authorizer's five-year term of approval ends.
The commissioner may approve the transfer of a charter school to a new authorizer under
this subdivision
after the new authorizer submits an affidavit to the commissioner.

Subd. 8.

Reports.

By September 30 of each year, an authorizer shall submit to the
commissioner a statement of income and expenditures related to chartering activities
during the previous school year ending June 30. A copy of the statement shall be given
to all schools chartered by the authorizer.
The authorizer must transmit a copy of the
statement to all schools it charters.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.06, is amended to read:


124E.06 FORMING A SCHOOL.

Subdivision 1.

Individuals eligible to organize.

(a) An authorizer, after receiving
an application from a charter school developer, may charter either 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 subdivision 4.

(b) "Application" under this section means the charter school business plan a charter
school developer submits to an authorizer for approval to establish a charter school. This
application must include:

(1) the school developer's:

(i) mission statement;

(ii) school purposes;

(iii) program design;

(iv) financial plan;

(v) governance and management structure; and

(vi) background and experience;

(2) any other information the authorizer requests; and

(3) a "statement of assurances" of legal compliance prescribed by the commissioner.

(b) (c) An authorizer shall not approve an application submitted by a charter school
developer under paragraph (a) if the application does not comply with subdivision 3,
paragraph (d) (e), and section 124E.01, subdivision 1. The commissioner shall not
approve an affidavit submitted by an authorizer under subdivision 4 if the affidavit does
not comply with subdivision 3, paragraph (d) (e), and section 124E.01, subdivision 1.

Subd. 2.

Nonprofit corporation.

(a) The school must be organized and operated as
a nonprofit corporation under chapter 317A and the provisions under the applicable of that
chapter shall apply to the school except as provided in this chapter.

(b) The operators authorized to organize and operate a school, must incorporate as a
nonprofit corporation
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
.

(c) (b) Notwithstanding sections 465.717 and 465.719, a school district, subject to
this chapter, may create a corporation for the purpose of establishing a charter school.

Subd. 3.

Requirements.

(a) 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
ages five through 18 years of age. Instruction A charter school may be provided provide
instruction
to people older than 18 years of age.

(b) A charter school may offer a free or fee-based preschool or prekindergarten that
meets high-quality early learning instructional program standards that are aligned with
Minnesota's early learning standards for children. The hours a student is enrolled in a
fee-based prekindergarten program do not generate pupil units under section 126C.05 and
must not be used to calculate general education revenue under section 126C.10.

(b) (c) 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.

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

(d) (e) This chapter 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
establishment of
establishing 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
section 124E.01, subdivision 1. 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.

(e) (f) 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 the location by
written resolution.

(f) (g) Except as provided in paragraph (a) (b), a charter school may not charge tuition.

(g) (h) The authorizer may prevent an approved charter school from opening for
operation if, among other grounds, the charter school violates this chapter or does not meet
the ready-to-open standards that are part of (1) the authorizer's oversight and evaluation
process or are (2) stipulated in the charter school contract.

Subd. 4.

Authorizer's affidavit; approval process; authorizer's affidavit.

(a)
Before the operators an operator 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 at least 14 months before July 1 of the year the new charter school plans to
serve students. The affidavit must state:

(1) the terms and conditions under which the authorizer would charter a school; and

(2) how the authorizer intends to oversee:

(i) the fiscal and student performance of the charter school; and

to comply (ii) compliance with the terms of the written contract between the
authorizer and the charter school board of directors under section 124E.10, subdivision 1.

(b) The commissioner must approve or disapprove the authorizer's affidavit within
60 business days of receipt of receiving 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 the commissioner's final approval or final 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 who fails to obtain the commissioner's approval is
precluded
from chartering the school that is the subject of this affidavit.

Subd. 5.

Expansion of a charter Adding grades or sites.

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

(1) the need for the expansion additional grades or sites 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
add grades or sites that sustains the school's financial sustainability
finances; and

(4) board capacity and an administrative and management plan to implement its
expansion
to administer and manage the additional grades or sites.

(b) 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
to the commissioner's satisfaction. The commissioner must notify the authorizer of final
approval or final disapproval within 15 business days after receiving the authorizer's
response to the deficiencies in the affidavit. The school may not expand add grades or add
sites until the commissioner has approved the supplemental affidavit. The commissioner's
approval or disapproval of a supplemental affidavit is final.

Subd. 6.

Conversion of existing schools.

A board of an independent or special
school district may convert one or more of its existing schools to charter schools under
this chapter if 60 percent of the full-time teachers at the school sign a petition seeking
conversion. The conversion must occur at the beginning of an academic year.

Subd. 7.

Merger.

(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. The authorizer and the merged school must
execute
a new charter contract under section 124E.10, subdivision 1, 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 executing the contract.

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

(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.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.07, is amended to read:


124E.07 BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

Subdivision 1.

Initial board of directors.

Before entering into a contract or other
agreement for professional or other services, goods, or facilities,
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 establish a board of directors
composed of at least five members who are not related parties. The initial board continues
to serve
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 subdivision 4.

Subd. 2.

Ongoing board of directors.

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
.

Subd. 3.

Membership criteria.

(a) The ongoing charter school board of directors
shall be composed of have at least five nonrelated members and include: (1) at least
one licensed teacher who is employed as a teacher at the school or providing provides
instruction under contract between the charter school and a cooperative; (2) 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 (3) 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 structure may include a majority of teachers described in under
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 clause (1). Contractors providing facilities, goods, or services to a charter school
shall not serve on the board of directors of the charter school.

(b) An individual is prohibited from serving as a member of the charter school board
of directors if: (1) the individual, an immediate family member, or the individual's partner
is a full or part owner or principal with a for-profit or nonprofit entity or independent
contractor with whom the charter school contracts, directly or indirectly, for professional
services, goods, or facilities. An individual is prohibited from serving as a board member
if
; or (2) an immediate family member is an employee of the school. An individual may
serve as a member of the board of directors if no conflict of interest exists under this
paragraph, consistent with this section.

(c) A violation of this prohibition paragraph (b) renders a contract voidable at the
option of the commissioner or the charter school board of directors. A member of a charter
school board of directors who violates this prohibition paragraph (b) is individually liable
to the charter school for any damage caused by the violation.

(c) (d) Any employee, agent, or board member of the authorizer who participates
in the initial review, approval, ongoing oversight, evaluation, or the charter renewal or
nonrenewal process or decision
initially reviewing, approving, overseeing, evaluating,
renewing, or not renewing the charter school
is ineligible to serve on the board of directors
of a school chartered by that authorizer.

(d) An individual may serve as a member of the board of directors if no conflict of
interest under paragraph (b) exists.

Subd. 4.

Structure of Board structure.

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 board composition
of the board established under this subdivision section.

Subd. 5.

Eligible voters.

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.

Subd. 6.

Duties.

The board of directors also shall decide and be is responsible
for policy matters related to the operation of operating the school, including budgeting,
curriculum programming, personnel, and operating procedures. The board shall adopt a
policy on nepotism in employment policy. The board shall adopt personnel evaluation
policies and practices that, at a minimum:

(1) carry out the school's mission and goals;

(2) evaluate the execution of how charter contract goals and commitments are
executed
;

(3) evaluate student achievement, postsecondary and workforce readiness, and
student engagement and connection goals;

(4) establish a teacher evaluation process under section 124E.03, subdivision 2,
paragraph (h); and

(5) provide professional development related to the individual's job responsibilities.

Subd. 7.

Training.

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 after 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 each board member
attended by each board member during the previous year.

Subd. 8.

Meetings and information.

(a) Board of director meetings must comply
with chapter 13D governing open meetings.

(b) A charter school shall publish and maintain on the school's official Web site: (1)
the meeting minutes of meetings of the board of directors, and of members and committees
having any board-delegated authority, for at least one calendar year 365 days from the
date of publication; (2) directory information for members of the board of directors and
for the members of committees having board-delegated authority; and (3) identifying and
contact information for the school's authorizer.

(c) A charter school must include identifying and contact information for the school's
authorizer must be included in other school materials made it makes available to the public.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.08, is amended to read:


124E.08 COLLABORATION BETWEEN CHARTER SCHOOL AND
SCHOOL DISTRICT COLLABORATION.

(a) A charter school board may voluntarily enter into a two-year, renewable
collaboration agreement for collaboration with a school district in which the charter school
is geographically located
to enhance student the achievement with a school district within
whose geographic boundary it operates
of the students in the district and the students in
the charter school
.

(b) A school district need does not need to be either an approved authorizer or the
authorizer of the charter school
to enter into a collaboration agreement with a charter
school
under this section. A charter school need not be authorized by the school district
with which it seeks to collaborate.

(c) A charter school authorizer is prohibited from requiring a collaboration
agreement as a condition of entering into or renewing a charter contract as defined in
section 124E.10, subdivision 1.

(d) Nothing in this section or in the collaboration agreement may impact in any way
the authority or autonomy of the charter school.

(e) Nothing in this section or in the collaboration agreement shall cause the state to
pay twice for the same student, service, or facility or otherwise impact state funding, or
the flow thereof, to the school district or the charter school.

(f) (b) The collaboration agreement may include, but need is not be limited
to, collaboration regarding facilities, transportation, training, student achievement,
assessments, mutual performance standards, and other areas of mutual agreement.

(g) (c) For purposes of student assessment and reporting to the state under section
120B.36,
the school district may include the academic performance of the students of a
collaborative charter school site operating within the geographic boundaries of the school
district, for purposes of student assessment and reporting to the state
under paragraph (a).

(h) Districts, authorizers, or charter schools entering into a collaborative agreement
are equally and collectively subject to the same state and federal accountability measures
for student achievement, school performance outcomes, and school improvement
strategies. The collaborative agreement and all accountability measures must be posted
on the district, charter school, and authorizer Web sites.

(d) Nothing in this section or in the collaboration agreement may impact in any way
the authority or autonomy of the charter school.

(e) Nothing in this section or in the collaboration agreement shall cause the state to
pay twice for the same student, service, or facility or otherwise impact state funding or
payment to the school district or the charter school.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.10, is amended to read:


124E.10 CHARTER CONTRACT.

Subdivision 1.

Contents.

(a) The authorization for To authorize a charter school, the
authorizer and the charter school board of directors
must be in the form of sign a written
contract signed by the authorizer and the board of directors of the charter school. The
contract must be completed
within 45 business days of the commissioner's approval of
the authorizer's affidavit. The authorizer shall submit to the commissioner a copy of the
signed charter contract to the commissioner within ten business days of its execution after
the contract is signed by the contracting parties
. The contract for a charter school must
be in writing and contain include at least the following:

(1) a declaration that the charter school will carry out the primary purpose in section
124E.01, subdivision 1, and indicate how the school will report its implementation of the
primary purpose to its authorizer;

(2) a declaration of the additional purpose or purposes in section 124E.01,
subdivision 1
, that the school intends to carry out and indicate how the school will report
its implementation of those purposes to its authorizer;

(3) a description of the school program and the specific academic and nonacademic
outcomes that pupils must achieve;

(4) a statement of admission policies and procedures;

(5) a school governance, management, and administration plan for the school;

(6) signed agreements from charter school board members to comply with all the
federal and state laws governing organizational, programmatic, and financial requirements
applicable to charter schools;

(7) the criteria, processes, and procedures that the authorizer will use to monitor and
evaluate the fiscal, operational, and academic performance, consistent with subdivision
3, paragraphs (a) and (b);

(8) for contract renewal, the formal written performance evaluation of the school
that is a prerequisite for reviewing a charter contract under subdivision 3;

(9) types and amounts of insurance liability coverage to be obtained by the charter
school must obtain, consistent with section 124E.03, subdivision 2, paragraph (d);

(10) consistent with section 124E.09, paragraph (d), a provision to indemnify and
hold harmless the authorizer and its officers, agents, and employees from any suit, claim,
or liability arising from any charter school operation of the charter school,:

(i) the authorizer and its officers, agents, and employees; and

(ii) notwithstanding section 3.736, the commissioner and department officers,
agents, and employees notwithstanding section 3.736;

(11) the term of the initial contract, which, for an initial contract, may be up to five
years plus an additional preoperational planning year, and up to five years or for a renewed
contract or a contract with a new authorizer after a transfer of authorizers, may be up to
five years
, if warranted by the school's academic, financial, and operational performance;

(12) how the charter school board of directors or the charter school operators of the
charter school
will provide special instruction and services for children with a disability
under sections 125A.03 to 125A.24, and 125A.65, and a description of the financial
parameters within which the charter school will operate to provide the special instruction
and services to children with a disability;

(13) the specific conditions for contract renewal that identify the performance of
all students under the primary purpose of section 124E.01, subdivision 1, as the most
important factor in determining whether to renew the contract renewal; and

(14) the additional purposes under section 124E.01, subdivision 1, and related
performance obligations under clause (7) contained in the charter contract as additional
factors in determining whether to renew the contract renewal; and.

(15) (b) In addition to the requirements of paragraph (a), the charter contract must
contain
the plan for an orderly closing of the school under chapter 317A, that establishes
the responsibilities of the school board of directors and the authorizer,
whether the closure
is a termination for cause, a voluntary termination, or a nonrenewal of the contract, that
includes establishing the responsibilities of the school board of directors and the authorizer
and notifying
. The plan must establish who is responsible for:

(1) notifying the commissioner, authorizer, school district in which the charter
school is located, and parents of enrolled students about the closure,;

(2) providing parents of enrolled students information and assistance sufficient to
enable the student to re-enroll in another school, the;

(3) transfer of transferring student records under section 124E.03, subdivision 5,
paragraph (b), to the student's resident school district; and

(4) procedures for closing financial operations.

(b) (c) A 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 governing state standards and benchmarks, 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.

Subd. 2.

Limitations Limits on charter contract school agreements.

(a) A
school must disclose to the commissioner
any potential contract, lease, or purchase of
service from an authorizer must be disclosed to the commissioner,. The contract, lease, or
purchase must be
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
to a school that it authorizes, unless the school documents that it received receiving at
least two competitive bids.

(b) The An authorizer must not condition granting or renewal of renewing a charter
school by an authorizer must not be contingent on:

(1) the charter school being required to contract, lease, or purchase services from
the authorizer.; or

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

Subd. 3.

Review and comment.

(a) The authorizer shall provide a formal written
evaluation of the school's performance before the authorizer renews the charter contract.
The department commissioner must review and comment on the authorizer's evaluation
process at the time the authorizer submits its application for approval and each time the
authorizer undergoes its five-year review under section 124E.05, subdivision 5.

(b) An authorizer shall monitor and evaluate the academic, financial, operational,
and student performance of the school, and may for this purpose annually assess a charter
school a fee according to paragraph (c). The agreed-upon fee structure must be stated in
the charter school contract.

(c) The fee that an authorizer may annually assess is the greater of:

(1) the basic formula allowance for that year; or

(2) the lesser of:

(i) the maximum fee factor times the basic formula allowance for that year; or

(ii) the fee factor times the basic formula allowance for that year times the charter
school's adjusted pupil units for that year. The fee factor equals .015. The maximum
fee factor equals 4.0.

(d) An authorizer may not assess a fee for any required services other than as
provided in this subdivision.

(e) For the preoperational planning period, after a school is chartered, the authorizer
may assess a charter school a fee equal to the basic formula allowance.

Subd. 4.

Causes for nonrenewal or termination of charter school contract.

(a)
The duration of the contract with an authorizer must be for the term contained in the
contract according to subdivision 1, paragraph (a). The authorizer may or may not renew a
contract at the end of the term for any ground listed in paragraph (b). An authorizer may
unilaterally terminate a contract during the term of the contract for any ground listed in
paragraph (b). At least 60 business days before not renewing or terminating a contract,
the authorizer shall notify the board of directors of the charter school of the proposed
action in writing. The notice shall state the grounds for the proposed action in reasonable
detail and that describe the informal hearing process, consistent with this paragraph. The
charter school's board of directors may request in writing an informal hearing before the
authorizer within 15 business days of after receiving notice of nonrenewal or termination
of the contract. Failure by the board of directors to make a written request for an informal
hearing within the 15-business-day period shall be treated as acquiescence to the proposed
action. Upon receiving a timely written request for a hearing, the authorizer shall give ten
business days' notice to the charter school's board of directors of the hearing date. The
authorizer shall conduct an informal hearing before taking final action. The authorizer
shall take final action to renew or not renew a contract no later than 20 business days
before the proposed date for terminating the contract or the end date of the contract.

(b) An authorizer may terminate or not renew a contract may be terminated or not
renewed
upon any of the following grounds:

(1) failure to demonstrate satisfactory academic achievement for all students,
including the requirements for pupil performance contained in the contract;

(2) failure to meet generally accepted standards of fiscal management;

(3) violations of law; or

(4) other good cause shown.

If the authorizer terminates or does not renew a contract is terminated or not
renewed
under this paragraph, the school must be dissolved according to the applicable
provisions of chapter 317A.

(c) The commissioner, after providing reasonable notice to the board of directors of
a charter school and the existing authorizer, and after providing an opportunity for a public
hearing, may terminate the existing contract between the authorizer and the charter school
board if the charter school has a history of:

(1) failure to meet pupil performance requirements, consistent with state law;

(2) financial mismanagement or failure to meet generally accepted standards of
fiscal management; or

(3) repeated or major violations of the law.

Subd. 5.

Mutual nonrenewal.

If the authorizer and the charter school board of
directors mutually agree not to renew the contract, a change in authorizers is allowed. The
authorizer and the school board must jointly submit a written and signed letter of their
intent to the commissioner to mutually not renew the contract. The authorizer that is a party
to the existing contract must inform the proposed authorizer about the fiscal, operational,
and student performance status of the school, as well as any outstanding contractual
obligations that exist. The charter contract between the proposed authorizer and the school
must identify and provide a plan to address any outstanding obligations from the previous
contract. The proposed authorizer must submit the proposed contract must be submitted at
least 105 business days before the end of the existing charter contract. The commissioner
shall have has 30 business days to review and make a determination on the change in
authorizer
. The proposed authorizer and the school shall have 15 business days to respond
to the determination and address any issues identified by the commissioner. A final
determination by
The commissioner shall be made must make a final determination no later
than 45 business days before the end of the current charter contract. If no the commissioner
does not approve a
change in authorizer is approved, the school and the current authorizer
may withdraw their letter of nonrenewal and enter into a new contract. If the transfer of
authorizers is not approved
commissioner does not approve a change in authorizer and the
current authorizer and the school do not withdraw their letter and enter into a new contract,
the school must be dissolved according to applicable law and the terms of the contract.

Subd. 6.

Pupil enrollment upon nonrenewal or termination of charter school
contract.

(a) If a contract is not renewed or is terminated according to subdivision 4 or
5, a pupil who attended the school, siblings of the pupil, or another pupil who resides
in the same place as with the pupil may enroll in the resident district or may submit
an application to a nonresident district according to section 124D.03 governing open
enrollment
at any time. Applications and notices required by section 124D.03 must be
processed and provided in a prompt manner. The application and notice deadlines in
section 124D.03 do not apply under these circumstances.

(b) Within ten business days of closing the charter school, the closed charter school
must transfer the student's educational records within ten business days of closure to the
student's school district of residence where the records must be retained or transferred
under section 120A.22, subdivision 7.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.12, is amended to read:


124E.12 EMPLOYMENT.

Subdivision 1.

Teachers.

A charter school must employ or contract with necessary
teachers, as defined by section 122A.15, subdivision 1, who hold valid licenses to perform
the particular service for which they are employed in the school. The commissioner may
reduce
the charter school's state aid may be reduced under section 127A.43 if the school
employs a teacher who is not appropriately licensed or approved by the board of teaching.
The school may employ necessary employees who are not required to hold teaching
licenses to perform duties other than teaching and may contract for other services. The
school may discharge teachers and nonlicensed employees. The charter school board is
subject to section 181.932 governing whistle-blowers. When offering employment to a
prospective employee, a charter school must give that employee a written description of
the terms and conditions of employment and the school's personnel policies.

Subd. 2.

Administrators.

(a) A person, without holding a valid administrator's
license, may perform administrative, supervisory, or instructional leadership duties.
The board of directors shall establish qualifications for all persons that who hold
administrative, supervisory, or instructional leadership roles. The qualifications shall
include cover at least the following areas: instruction and assessment; human resource
and personnel management; financial management; legal and compliance management;
effective communication; and board, authorizer, and community relationships. The board
of directors shall use those qualifications as the basis for job descriptions, hiring, and
performance evaluations of those who hold administrative, supervisory, or instructional
leadership roles.

(b) The board of directors and an individual who does not hold a valid administrative
license and who serves in an administrative, supervisory, or instructional leadership
position shall develop a professional development plan. Documentation of the
implementation of
The school's annual report must include public personnel information
documenting
the professional development plan of these persons shall be included in
the school's annual report
.

Subd. 3.

Collective bargaining.

Employees of the board of directors of a charter
school may, if otherwise eligible, organize under chapter 179A and comply with its
provisions. The board of directors of a charter school is a public employer, for the
purposes of chapter 179A, upon formation of when forming one or more bargaining units
at the school. Bargaining units at the school must be separate from any other units within
an authorizing district, except that bargaining units may remain part of the appropriate
unit within an authorizing district, if the employees of the school, the board of directors of
the school, the exclusive representative of the appropriate unit in the authorizing district,
and the board of the authorizing district agree to include the employees in the appropriate
unit of the authorizing district. The board of directors of a charter school with employees
organized under this subdivision must comply with sections 471.6161 governing group
insurance
and 471.895 governing gifts.

Subd. 4.

Teacher and other employee retirement.

(a) Teachers in a charter school
must be public school teachers for the purposes of chapters 354 and 354A governing the
Teacher Retirement Act
.

(b) Except for teachers under paragraph (a), employees in a charter school must
be public employees for the purposes of chapter 353 governing the Public Employees
Retirement Act
.

Subd. 5.

Group health insurance.

(a) A charter school board with at least 25
employees or a teacher cooperative of licensed teachers providing instruction under
a contract between a school and a cooperative that provides group health insurance
coverage shall:

(1) request proposals for group health insurance coverage from a minimum of three
sources at least every two years; and

(2) notify employees covered by the group health insurance coverage before the
effective date of the changes in the group coverage policy contract.

(b) A charter school board or a cooperative of teachers that provides group health
insurance coverage must establish and publish on its Web site the policy for the purchase
of
purchasing group health insurance coverage. A charter school board policy must
include a sealed proposal process, which requires all proposals to be opened at the same
time. Upon the openings of opening the proposals in accordance with according to the
school or cooperative policy, the proposals become public data under chapter 13.

Nothing in this subdivision supersedes the right of an exclusive representative to negotiate
over the terms and conditions of employment.

Subd. 6.

Leave to teach in a charter school.

If a teacher employed by a district
makes a written request for an extended leave of absence to teach at a charter school, the
district must grant the leave. The district must grant a leave not to exceed a total of five
years. Any request to extend the leave shall be granted only at the discretion of the school
board. The district may require that a teacher to make the request for a leave or extension
of leave be made before February 1 in the school year preceding the school year in which
the teacher intends to leave, or February 1 of the calendar year in which the teacher's leave
is scheduled to terminate. Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision and except
for
section 122A.46, subdivision 7, governing employment in another district, the leave
is governed by section 122A.46, including, but not limited to, reinstatement, notice of
intention to return, seniority, salary, and insurance.

During a leave, the teacher may continue to aggregate benefits and credits in the
Teachers' Retirement Association account under chapters 354 and 354A, consistent with
subdivision 4.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.13, is amended to read:


124E.13 FACILITIES.

Subdivision 1.

Leased space.

A charter school may lease space from: an
independent or special school board,; other public organization,; private, nonprofit,
nonsectarian organization,; private property owner,; or a sectarian organization if the
leased space is constructed as a school facility. The department commissioner must
review and approve or disapprove leases in a timely manner for purposes of determining
to determine eligibility for lease aid under section 124E.22.

Subd. 2.

Related party lease costs.

(a) A charter school is prohibited from entering
must not enter into a lease of real property with a related party unless the lessor is a
nonprofit corporation under chapter 317A or a cooperative under chapter 308A, and the
lease cost is reasonable under section 124E.22, paragraph (a), clause (1).

(b) A lease of real property to be used for a charter school, not excluded in related
party permitted to enter into a lease under
paragraph (a), must contain include the
following statement in the lease: "This lease is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
124E.13, subdivision 2."

(c) If a charter school enters into as lessee a lease with leases space from a related
party and the charter school subsequently closes, the commissioner has the right to recover
from the lessor related party any lease payments in excess of those that are reasonable
under section 124E.22, paragraph (a), clause (1).

Subd. 3.

Affiliated nonprofit building corporation.

(a) An affiliated nonprofit
building corporation may purchase, expand, or renovate an existing facility to serve as a
school or may construct a new school facility.
A charter school may organize an affiliated
nonprofit building corporation (1) to purchase, expand, or renovate an existing facility to
serve as a school or (2) to construct a new school facility
if the charter school:

(i) (1) has been in operation operated for at least six consecutive years;

(ii) (2) as of June 30, has a net positive unreserved general fund balance in the
preceding three fiscal years;

(iii) (3) has long-range strategic and financial plans that include enrollment
projections for at least five years;

(iv) (4) completes a feasibility study of facility options that outlines the benefits
and costs of the options each option; and

(v) (5) has a plan for purchase, renovation, or new construction which that describes
project parameters and budget.

(b) An affiliated nonprofit building corporation under this subdivision must:

(1) be incorporated under section 317A;

(2) comply with applicable Internal Revenue Service regulations, including
regulations for "supporting organizations" as defined by the Internal Revenue Service;

(3) post on the school Web site the name, mailing address, bylaws, minutes of board
meetings, and the names of the current board of directors of the affiliated nonprofit
building corporation;

(4) submit to the commissioner a copy of its annual audit by December 31 of each
year; and

(5) comply with government data practices law under chapter 13.

(c) An affiliated nonprofit building corporation must not serve as the leasing agent
for property or facilities it does not own. A charter school that leases a facility from an
affiliated nonprofit building corporation that does not own the leased facility is ineligible
to receive charter school lease aid. The state is immune from liability resulting from a
contract between a charter school and an affiliated nonprofit building corporation.

(d) Once an affiliated nonprofit building corporation is incorporated under this
subdivision,
The board of directors of the charter school must ensure the affiliated
nonprofit building corporation complies with all applicable legal requirements.
The charter
school's
authorizer of the school must oversee the efforts of the school's board of directors
of the charter school to ensure the affiliated nonprofit building corporation complies
with all legal requirements governing the affiliated nonprofit building corporation
legal
compliance of the affiliated building corporation
. A school's board of directors that
fails to ensure the affiliated nonprofit building corporation's compliance violates its
responsibilities and an authorizer must factor the consider that failure into the authorizer's
evaluation of
when evaluating the charter school.

Subd. 4.

Positive review and comment.

If the amount of a purchase agreement or
construction contract exceeds the review and comment threshold,
a charter school or its
affiliated nonprofit building corporation must receive a positive review and comment from
the commissioner before initiating any purchase agreement or construction contract that
requires an expenditure in excess of the threshold specified in section 123B.71, subdivision
8
, for school districts that do not have a capital loan outstanding
. Without a positive
review and comment from the commissioner,
a purchase agreement or construction
contract finalized before a positive review and comment under this subdivision is null and
void. For purposes of this subdivision, "review and comment threshold" means the dollar
amount specified in section 123B.71, subdivision 8, applicable to a school entity that is
not a recipient of a maximum effort capital loan.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.15, is amended to read:


124E.15 TRANSPORTATION.

(a) 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.

(b) A charter school after its first fiscal year of operation by March 1 of each fiscal
year and
A charter school by July 1 of its first fiscal year of operation must notify the
district in which the school is located and the Department of Education commissioner by
July 1 of its first fiscal year of operation
if it will provide its own transportation or use the
transportation services of the district in which it is located for the fiscal year. For each
subsequent year of operation, a charter school must give that district and the commissioner
notice by March 1 for the following fiscal year.

(c) If a charter school elects to provide transportation for pupils, the charter school
must provide
the transportation must be provided by the charter school within the district
in which the charter school is located. The state must pay transportation aid to the charter
school according to section 124E.23.

(d) For pupils who reside outside the district in which the charter school is located,
the charter school is not required to provide or pay for transportation between the pupil's
residence and the border of the district in which the charter school is located. The charter
school may reimburse
a parent may be reimbursed by the charter school for costs of
transportation from the pupil's residence to the border of the district in which the charter
school is located if the pupil is from a family whose income is at or below the poverty
level, as determined by the federal government. The reimbursement may not exceed
the pupil's actual cost of transportation or 15 cents per mile traveled, whichever is less.
Reimbursement may not be paid for more than 250 miles per week.

At the time a pupil enrolls in a charter school, the charter school must provide the
parent or guardian with information regarding the transportation.

(d) (e) If a charter school does not elect to provide transportation, the district in which
the school is located must provide
transportation for pupils enrolled at the school must
be provided by the district in which the school is located
, according to sections 123B.88,
subdivision 6
, governing transporting nonresident pupils, and 124D.03, subdivision 8, for
a pupil residing in the same district in which the charter school is located. The district in
which the charter school is located may provide
transportation may be provided by the
district in which the school is located
, according to sections 123B.88, subdivision 6, and
124D.03, subdivision 8, governing open enrollment transportation, for a pupil residing
in a different district. If the district provides the transportation, the scheduling of routes,
manner and method of transportation, control and discipline of the pupils, and any other
matter relating to the transportation of pupils under this paragraph shall be is within the
sole discretion, control, and management of the district.

(f) The charter school must provide the parent or guardian with information about
transportation when a pupil enrolls.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.16, is amended to read:


124E.16 REPORTS.

Subdivision 1.

Audit report.

(a) A charter school is subject to the same financial
audits, audit procedures, and audit requirements as a district, except as required under
this subdivision. Audits must be conducted in compliance with generally accepted
governmental auditing standards, the federal Single Audit Act, if applicable, and section
6.65 governing auditing procedures. 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;
governing government property and financial investments; and sections 471.38; 471.391;
471.392; and 471.425 governing municipal contracting. The audit must comply with the
requirements of sections 123B.75 to 123B.83 governing school district finance, except
to the extent deviations are necessary because of the program at the school when the
commissioner and authorizer approve a deviation made necessary because of school
program finances
. Deviations must be approved by the commissioner and authorizer. The
Department of Education commissioner, 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.

(b) The charter school must submit an audit report to the commissioner and its
authorizer annually by December 31 each year.

(c) The charter school, with the assistance of the auditor conducting the audit,
must include with the report, as supplemental information,: (1) a copy of management
agreements with a charter management organization or an educational management
organization and (2) service agreements or contracts over the lesser of $100,000 or ten
percent of the school's most recent annual audited expenditures. The agreements must
detail the terms of the agreement, including the services provided and the annual costs for
those services. If the entity that provides the professional services to the charter school is
exempt from taxation under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, that entity
must file with the commissioner by February 15 a copy of the annual return required under
section 6033 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

(d) A charter school independent audit report shall include audited financial data
of an affiliated building corporation under section 124E.13, subdivision 3, or other
component unit.

(e) If the audit report finds that a material weakness exists in the financial reporting
systems of a charter school, the charter school must submit a written report to the
commissioner explaining how the charter school will resolve that material weakness will
be resolved
. An auditor, as a condition of providing financial services to a charter school,
must agree to make available information about a charter school's financial audit to the
commissioner and authorizer upon request.

Subd. 2.

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. A
charter school may combine this report with the reporting required under section 120B.11
governing the world's best workforce. A charter school must post the annual report on
the school's official Web site. A charter school also 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 section 124E.05,
subdivision 5
. The report shall at least include key indicators of school academic,
operational, and financial performance.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.17, is amended to read:


124E.17 DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION.

Subdivision 1.

Charter school information.

(a) Authorizers and the department
must disseminate information to the public on how to form and operate a charter school.
Charter schools must disseminate information about how to use the charter school
offerings of a charter school to targeted groups, among others. Targeted groups include
low-income families and communities, students of color, and students who are at risk
of academic failure.

(b) Authorizers and the commissioner must disseminate information to the public
on how to form and operate a charter school.
Authorizers, operators, and the department
commissioner also may disseminate information to interested stakeholders about the
successful best practices in teaching and learning demonstrated by charter schools.

Subd. 2.

Financial information.

Upon request of an individual, the charter school
must also make available in a timely fashion financial statements showing all operations
and transactions affecting the school's 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.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.22, is amended to read:


124E.22 BUILDING LEASE AID.

(a) When a charter school finds it economically advantageous to rent or lease a
building or land for any instructional purposes purpose and it determines that the total
operating capital revenue under section 126C.10, subdivision 13, is insufficient for this
purpose, it may apply to the commissioner for building lease aid for this purpose. The
commissioner must review and either approve or deny a lease aid application using the
following criteria:

(1) the reasonableness of the price based on current market values;

(2) the extent to which the lease conforms to applicable state laws and rules; and

(3) the appropriateness of the proposed lease in the context of the space needs and
financial circumstances of the charter school. The commissioner must approve aid only
for a facility lease that has (i) a sum certain annual cost and (ii) a closure clause to relieve
the charter school of its lease obligations at the time the charter contract is terminated or
not renewed;. The closure clause under item (ii) must not be constructed or construed to
relieve the charter school of its lease obligations in effect before the charter contract is
terminated or not renewed.

(b) A charter school must not use the building lease aid it receives for custodial,
maintenance service, utility, or other operating costs.

(b) (c) The amount of annual building lease aid for a charter school shall not exceed
the lesser of (1) 90 percent of the approved cost or (2) the product of the pupil units served
for the current school year times $1,314.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.24, is amended to read:


124E.24 OTHER AID, GRANTS, AND REVENUE.

(a) A charter school is eligible to receive other aids, grants, and revenue according to
chapters 120A to 129C, as though it were a district.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a charter school may not receive aid, a grant, or
revenue if a levy is required to obtain the money, or if the aid, grant, or revenue replaces levy
revenue that is not general education revenue, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.

(c) Federal aid received by the state must be paid to the school, if it qualifies for
the aid, as though it were a school district.

(d) A charter school may receive money from any source for capital facilities needs.
In the year-end report to the commissioner of education, the charter school shall report the
total amount of funds it received from grants and other outside sources.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.25, is amended to read:


124E.25 PAYMENT OF AIDS TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Subdivision 1.

Payments.

(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.

Subd. 1a.

School closures; payments.

(b) (a) Notwithstanding paragraph (a)
subdivision 1 and section 127A.45, for a charter school ceasing operation on or prior
to
before 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 and documented lease expenditures, from
the charter school
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.

(b) For a charter school ceasing operations prior to, before or at the end of, a
school year, notwithstanding section 127A.45, subdivision 3, the commissioner may
make
preliminary final payments may be made after receiving the school submits the
closure plan, an audit of pupil counts, monitoring of special education expenditures,
documentation of
documented lease expenditures, and school submission of Uniform
Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards (UFARS) financial data and the
commissioner monitors special education expenditures
for the final year of operation. The
commissioner may make the
final payment may be made upon receipt of after receiving
audited financial statements under section 123B.77, subdivision 3.

(c) Notwithstanding sections 317A.701 to 317A.791, upon closure of after closing
a charter school and satisfaction of satisfying creditors, remaining cash and investment
balances remaining shall be returned by the commissioner to the state general fund.

Subd. 2.

Requirements.

(a) In order To receive state aid payments under this
section, a charter school in its first three years of operation must submit to the commissioner
a school calendar in the form and manner requested by the department commissioner and
a quarterly report to the Department of Education. The quarterly report must list each
student by grade, show the student's start and end dates, if any applicable, 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 charter school must submit the report must
be submitted
to the commissioner not more than two weeks after the end of the calendar
quarter to the department. The department commissioner must develop a Web-based
reporting form for charter schools to use when submitting quarterly enrollment reports.

(b) To receive state aid payments under this section, a charter school in its fourth and
subsequent year of operation must submit a school calendar and enrollment information
to the department commissioner in the form and manner requested by the department
commissioner.

(b) (c) A charter school must have a valid, signed contract under section 124E.10,
subdivision 1, on file at with the Department of Education commissioner at least 15 days
prior to before the date of first payment of state aid for the fiscal year.

(c) (d) The commissioner shall compute 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 124E.10, subdivision 1.

Subd. 3.

Aid reductions.

(a) The commissioner may reduce a charter school's
state aid under section 127A.42 or 127A.43 if the charter school board fails to correct a
violation under this chapter.

(b) The commissioner may reduce a charter school's state aid by an amount not
to exceed 60 percent of the charter school's basic revenue for the period of time that a
violation of law occurs was violated.

Subd. 4.

Aid withholding.

(a) 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.

(b) If, within the timeline under section 471.425, after receiving an undisputed
invoice for goods and services,
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
within the timeline under section 471.425, 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.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 124E.26, is amended to read:


124E.26 USE OF STATE MONEY.

Money received from the state may not be used A charter school may not use state
money
to purchase land or buildings. The charter school may own land and buildings if
obtained through nonstate sources.

Sec. 18. SUPERSEDING ACTS.

Any amendments or repeals enacted in the 2016 session of the legislature to sections
also amended or repealed in this article of this act supersede the amendments in this article
of this act regardless of order of enactment.

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
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
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
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 8.36 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 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 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 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 12.34 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 13.35 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 14.36 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 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 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 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
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 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 25.34 25.35 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 26.36 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 27.36 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 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 29.36 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 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 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
33.34
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 35.35 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 36.34 36.35 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 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 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
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 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 42.35 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 43.35
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 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 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
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
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
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
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 51.35 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 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 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 56.34 56.35 56.36 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 57.33
57.34 57.35
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 58.34 58.35 58.36 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 60.33 60.34 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 61.31 61.32 61.33 61.34 61.35 61.36 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 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 63.36 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 64.35 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 65.33 65.34 65.35 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 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 67.35 67.36 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
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 69.33 69.34 69.35 69.36 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 70.33 70.34 70.35 70.36 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 71.34 71.35 71.36 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 72.35 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 73.35 73.36 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 74.35 74.36 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 76.12
76.13 76.14
76.15 76.16 76.17 76.18 76.19 76.20 76.21 76.22 76.23 76.24 76.25 76.26 76.27 76.28 76.29 76.30 76.31 76.32 76.33 77.1 77.2 77.3 77.4 77.5 77.6 77.7 77.8 77.9 77.10 77.11 77.12 77.13 77.14 77.15 77.16 77.17 77.18 77.19 77.20 77.21 77.22 77.23 77.24 77.25 77.26 77.27 77.28 77.29 77.30 77.31 77.32 77.33 77.34 77.35 77.36 78.1 78.2 78.3 78.4 78.5 78.6 78.7 78.8 78.9 78.10 78.11 78.12 78.13 78.14 78.15 78.16 78.17 78.18 78.19 78.20 78.21 78.22 78.23 78.24 78.25 78.26 78.27 78.28 78.29 78.30 78.31 78.32 78.33 78.34 78.35 78.36 79.1 79.2 79.3 79.4 79.5 79.6 79.7 79.8 79.9 79.10 79.11 79.12 79.13 79.14 79.15 79.16 79.17 79.18 79.19 79.20 79.21 79.22 79.23 79.24 79.25 79.26 79.27 79.28 79.29 79.30 79.31 79.32 79.33 79.34 79.35 79.36 80.1 80.2 80.3 80.4 80.5 80.6 80.7 80.8 80.9 80.10 80.11 80.12 80.13 80.14 80.15 80.16 80.17 80.18 80.19 80.20 80.21 80.22 80.23 80.24 80.25 80.26 80.27 80.28 80.29 80.30 80.31 80.32 80.33 80.34 80.35 80.36 81.1 81.2 81.3 81.4 81.5 81.6 81.7 81.8 81.9 81.10 81.11 81.12 81.13 81.14 81.15 81.16 81.17 81.18 81.19 81.20 81.21 81.22 81.23 81.24 81.25 81.26 81.27 81.28 81.29 81.30 81.31 81.32 81.33 81.34 81.35 81.36 82.1 82.2 82.3 82.4 82.5 82.6 82.7 82.8 82.9 82.10 82.11 82.12 82.13 82.14 82.15 82.16 82.17 82.18 82.19 82.20 82.21 82.22 82.23 82.24 82.25 82.26 82.27 82.28 82.29 82.30 82.31 82.32 82.33 82.34 82.35
83.1 83.2 83.3 83.4 83.5 83.6 83.7 83.8 83.9 83.10 83.11 83.12 83.13 83.14 83.15 83.16 83.17 83.18 83.19 83.20 83.21 83.22 83.23 83.24 83.25 83.26 83.27 83.28 83.29 83.30 83.31 83.32 83.33 83.34 83.35 84.1 84.2
84.3 84.4 84.5 84.6 84.7 84.8 84.9 84.10 84.11 84.12 84.13 84.14 84.15 84.16 84.17 84.18 84.19 84.20 84.21 84.22 84.23 84.24 84.25 84.26 84.27 84.28 84.29 84.30 84.31 84.32 84.33 84.34 85.1 85.2 85.3 85.4 85.5 85.6 85.7 85.8 85.9 85.10 85.11 85.12 85.13 85.14 85.15 85.16 85.17 85.18 85.19 85.20 85.21 85.22 85.23 85.24 85.25 85.26 85.27 85.28 85.29 85.30 85.31 85.32 85.33 85.34 85.35 86.1 86.2 86.3 86.4 86.5 86.6 86.7 86.8 86.9 86.10 86.11 86.12 86.13 86.14 86.15 86.16 86.17 86.18 86.19 86.20 86.21 86.22 86.23 86.24 86.25 86.26 86.27 86.28 86.29 86.30 86.31 86.32 86.33 86.34 86.35 87.1 87.2
87.3 87.4 87.5 87.6 87.7 87.8 87.9 87.10 87.11 87.12 87.13 87.14 87.15 87.16 87.17 87.18 87.19 87.20 87.21 87.22 87.23 87.24 87.25 87.26 87.27 87.28 87.29 87.30 87.31 87.32 87.33 87.34 87.35 88.1 88.2 88.3 88.4 88.5 88.6 88.7 88.8 88.9 88.10 88.11 88.12 88.13 88.14 88.15 88.16 88.17 88.18 88.19 88.20 88.21 88.22 88.23 88.24 88.25 88.26 88.27 88.28 88.29 88.30 88.31 88.32 88.33 88.34
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 89.35 89.36 90.1 90.2 90.3 90.4 90.5 90.6 90.7 90.8 90.9 90.10 90.11 90.12 90.13 90.14 90.15 90.16 90.17 90.18 90.19 90.20 90.21 90.22 90.23 90.24 90.25 90.26 90.27 90.28 90.29 90.30 90.31 90.32 90.33 90.34 90.35 90.36 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 91.35 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 93.11 93.12 93.13 93.14 93.15 93.16 93.17 93.18 93.19 93.20 93.21 93.22 93.23 93.24 93.25 93.26 93.27 93.28 93.29 93.30 93.31 93.32 93.33 93.34 93.35 94.1 94.2 94.3 94.4 94.5 94.6 94.7 94.8 94.9 94.10 94.11 94.12 94.13 94.14 94.15 94.16 94.17 94.18 94.19 94.20 94.21 94.22 94.23 94.24 94.25 94.26 94.27 94.28 94.29 94.30 94.31 94.32 94.33
94.34 94.35
95.1 95.2 95.3 95.4 95.5 95.6 95.7 95.8 95.9 95.10 95.11 95.12 95.13 95.14 95.15 95.16 95.17 95.18 95.19 95.20 95.21 95.22 95.23 95.24 95.25 95.26 95.27 95.28 95.29 95.30 95.31 95.32 95.33 95.34 95.35 96.1 96.2 96.3 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 96.36 97.1 97.2 97.3 97.4 97.5 97.6 97.7 97.8 97.9 97.10 97.11 97.12 97.13 97.14 97.15 97.16 97.17 97.18 97.19 97.20
97.21 97.22
97.23 97.24 97.25 97.26 97.27 97.28 97.29 97.30 97.31 97.32 97.33 98.1 98.2 98.3 98.4 98.5 98.6 98.7 98.8
98.9 98.10
98.11 98.12 98.13 98.14 98.15 98.16 98.17 98.18 98.19 98.20 98.21 98.22 98.23 98.24 98.25 98.26 98.27 98.28 98.29 98.30 98.31 98.32 98.33 98.34 98.35 99.1 99.2 99.3 99.4 99.5 99.6 99.7 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 99.34 100.1 100.2
100.3
100.4 100.5 100.6 100.7 100.8 100.9 100.10 100.11 100.12 100.13 100.14 100.15 100.16 100.17 100.18 100.19 100.20 100.21 100.22 100.23 100.24 100.25 100.26 100.27 100.28 100.29 100.30 100.31 100.32 100.33 100.34 101.1 101.2 101.3 101.4 101.5 101.6 101.7 101.8 101.9 101.10 101.11 101.12 101.1