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HF 3849

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/07/2020 01:54pm

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; increasing funding for concurrent enrollment teacher
training; modifying concurrent enrollment aid; appropriating money; amending
Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 25, section 58, as amended; Laws 2019, First
Special Session chapter 11, article 2, section 33, subdivision 23; article 3, section
23, subdivision 8.

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

Section 1.

Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 25, section 58, as amended by Laws 2017, First
Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 48, is amended to read:


Sec. 58. STATEWIDE CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT TEACHER TRAINING
PROGRAM.

Subdivision 1.

Definition.

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

(b) "deleted text beginNorthwest Regionaldeleted text endnew text begin Concurrent Enrollment Teachernew text end Partnership" means a voluntary
association of the Lakes Country Service Cooperative, the Northwest Service Cooperative,
deleted text begin anddeleted text endnew text begin the Metropolitan Educational Cooperative Service Unit,new text end Minnesota State
University-Moorheadnew text begin, and other interested Minnesota State Colleges and Universitiesnew text end that
deleted text begin worksdeleted text endnew text begin worknew text end together to provide coordinated higher learning opportunities for teachers.

deleted text begin (c) "State Partnership" means a voluntary association of the Northwest Regional
Partnership and the Metropolitan Educational Cooperative Service Unit.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end "Eligible postsecondary institution" means a public or private postsecondary
institution that awards graduate credits.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end "Eligible teacher" means a licensed teacher of deleted text beginsecondary schooldeleted text end courses for
postsecondary credit.

new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Fiscal host. new text end

new text begin Lakes Country Service Cooperative is the fiscal host for the
Concurrent Enrollment Teacher Partnership.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Establishment.

(a) deleted text beginLakes Country Service Cooperative, in consultation with
the Northwest Service Cooperative,
deleted text endnew text begin The Concurrent Enrollment Teacher Partnershipnew text end may
develop a deleted text begincontinuing educationdeleted text end program to allow eligible teachers to attain the requisite
graduate credits necessary to be qualified to teach deleted text beginsecondary schooldeleted text end courses for postsecondary
credit.

(b) deleted text beginIf established,deleted text end The deleted text beginStatedeleted text endnew text begin Concurrent Enrollment Teachernew text end Partnership must contract
with one or more eligible postsecondary institutions to establish a deleted text begincontinuing education
credit
deleted text end program to allow eligible teachers to attain sufficient graduate credits to qualify to
teach deleted text beginsecondary schooldeleted text end courses for postsecondary credit. Members of the deleted text beginStatedeleted text endnew text begin Concurrent
Enrollment Teacher
new text end Partnership must work to eliminate duplication of service and develop
the deleted text begincontinuing education creditdeleted text end program efficiently and cost-effectively.

Subd. 3.

Curriculum development.

The deleted text begincontinuing educationdeleted text end program must use flexible
delivery models, such as an online education curriculum, that allow eligible secondary
school teachers to attain graduate credit at a reduced credit rate. Information about the
curriculum, including course length and course requirements, must be posted on the Web
site of the eligible institution offering the course at least two weeks before eligible teachers
are required to register for courses deleted text beginin the continuing education programdeleted text end.

Subd. 4.

Funding for course new text beginparticipation; course new text enddevelopment; deleted text beginscholarships;
stipends
deleted text endnew text begin participation incentivesnew text end.

(a) Lakes Country Service Cooperative, in consultation
with the other members of the deleted text beginNorthwest Regionaldeleted text endnew text begin Concurrent Enrollment Teachernew text end
Partnership, deleted text beginshall:deleted text endnew text begin must
new text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end provide funding for deleted text begincourse developmentdeleted text endnew text begin eligible teachers to participate in the programnew text end
for up to 18 credits in applicable postsecondary subject areasdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (2) provide scholarships for eligible teachers to enroll in the continuing education
program; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) develop criteria for awarding educator stipends on a per-credit basis to incentivize
participation in the continuing education program.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) If established, the State Partnership must:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) provide funding for course development for up to 18 credits in applicable
postsecondary subject areas;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) provide scholarships for eligible teachers to enroll in the continuing education
program; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) develop criteria for awarding educator stipends on a per-credit basis to incentivize
participation in the continuing education program.
deleted text end

new text begin (b) The Concurrent Enrollment Teacher Partnership may:
new text end

new text begin (1) provide funding for course development in applicable postsecondary subject areas;
new text end

new text begin (2) work with school districts to develop incentives for teachers to participate in the
program; and
new text end

new text begin (3) enroll college faculty, as space permits, and provide financial assistance if state aid
remains available.
new text end

Subd. 6.

Private funding.

The partnerships may receive private resources to supplement
the available public money. deleted text beginAll money received in fiscal year 2017 shall be administered
by the Lakes Country Service Cooperative. All money received in fiscal year 2018 and later
shall be administered by the State Partnership.
deleted text end

Subd. 7.

Report required.

deleted text begin (a) The Northwest Regional Partnership must submit a report
by January 15, 2018, on the progress of its activities to the legislature, commissioner of
education, and Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The
report shall contain a financial report for the preceding year.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) If established,deleted text end The deleted text beginStatedeleted text endnew text begin Concurrent Enrollment Teachernew text end Partnership must submit
an annual deleted text beginjointdeleted text end report to the legislature and the Office of Higher Education by January 15
of each year on the progress of its activities. The report must include the number of teachers
participating in the program, the geographic location of the teachers, the number of credits
earned, and the subject areas of the courses in which participants earned credit. The report
must include a financial report for the preceding year.

Sec. 2.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 2, section 33, subdivision 23,
is amended to read:


Subd. 23.

Concurrent enrollment aid.

(a) For concurrent enrollment aid under
Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.091:

$
4,000,000
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 4,000,000
deleted text end new text begin 3,375,000
new text end
.....
2021

(b) If the appropriation is insufficient, the commissioner must proportionately reduce
the aid payment to each school district.

(c) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

new text begin (d) The base for this program is $3,375,000 each year for fiscal years 2022 and 2023
and $4,000,000 for fiscal year 2024 and thereafter.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 3, section 23, subdivision 8,
is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

deleted text beginStatewidedeleted text end Concurrent enrollment new text beginteacher new text endtraining program.

(a) new text beginTo the
Lakes Country Service Cooperative
new text endfor the deleted text beginNorthwest Regionaldeleted text endnew text begin Concurrent Enrollment
Teacher
new text end Partnership deleted text beginconcurrent enrollment program and the statewide concurrent enrollment
teacher training program under Laws 2016, chapter 189, article 25, section 58, as amended
by Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 5, article 2, section 48
deleted text endnew text begin under section 1new text end:

$
1,775,000
.....
2020
$
deleted text begin 375,000 deleted text end new text begin
1,000,000
new text end
.....
2021

(b) Any balance in the first year does not cancel but is available in the second year.

new text begin (c) The base budget for this program is $1,000,000 each year for fiscal years 2022 and
2023 and $375,000 for fiscal year 2024 and thereafter.
new text end