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Laws of Minnesota 1985 CHAPTER 122-S.F.No. 563 An act relating to education; requiring the state board of vocational technical education to adopt policies about minimum class size and placement ratios; exempting certain monetary distributions from certain contract procedures; validating certain adopted emergency rules; amending Minnesota Statutes 1984, sections 123.33, subdivision 14; 125.031; 136C.04, subdivisions 9 and 12; 136C.042, subdivision 1; 136C.26, subdivision 1; 136C.28, subdivision 1; and 136C.31; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1984, sections 125.055 and 136C.27, subdivision 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 123.33, subdivision 14, is amended to read: Subd. 14.
TheA school board of any school district of this state, including a school board as defined in section 136C.02, subdivision 8, by a two-thirds vote may become a member of an association ofa vocational schoolsassociation and may appoint one or more of its members to attend the annual meeting of such association. The amount of annual membership dues in the association and actual and necessary expenses incurred in attending such meeting shall be paid as other expenses of the district are paid. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 125.031, is amended to read: 125.031 [LICENSURE , AREA VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOLEXEMPTION FOR AVTI INSTRUCTORS TEACHING LESS THAN 61 HOURS A FISCAL YEAR.] Notwithstanding section 125.03, subdivision 1, a person who teaches in an adult extensiona part-time vocational technical education program not more than 61 hours per fiscal year is exempt from a license requirement. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 136C.04, subdivision 9, is amended to read: Subd. 9. [LICENSURE.] The state board may promulgate rules, according to the provisions of chapter 14, for licensure of teaching, support, and supervisory personnel in post-secondary and adult vocational education. The state board may adopt emergency licensure rules, according to sections 14.29 to 14.36, when necessary for continuous programs approved by the board and when the board determines that appropriate licensure standards do not exist. Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 136C.04, subdivision 12, is amended to read: Subd. 12. [PROGRAMS.] The state board shall approve, disapprove, and coordinate programs. The state board shall adopt policies that include at least minimum class sizes and placement ratios. After consultation with affected school boards, the state board may add, eliminate, transfer, or change programs as it determines advisable. The state board shall consider the integrated services of secondary, post-secondary, and adult vocational education when it reviews intermediate district programs. In the case of intermediate districts, the state board may apply the following criteria when adding, eliminating, transferring, or changing programs: (a) the school board may be allowed to continue offering integrated secondary, post-secondary, and adult programs; and (b) the school board may determine the use of facilities and equipment for secondary, post-secondary, adult, and special education programs and educational services for low incidence populations. Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 136C.042, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [BOARD APPROVAL.] The state board may approve, disapprove, or modify a plan for awarding associate degrees at an area vocational technical institute. The state board shall approve aplan only when an associate degree is required by a licensing authority and is offered inshall include cooperation with a collegiate institution unless cooperation is not practicable. The state board may approve an area vocational technical institute plan for awarding an associate degree which is not offered in cooperation with a collegiate institution only if cooperation is not practicable.All associate degree plans approved by the state board shall be presented to the higher education coordinating board for review and recommendation pursuant to section 136A.04, subdivision 1, clause (d) and in accordance with the provisions of this section. Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 136C.26, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [APPLICABILITY.] For the 1983-1984 and 1984-1985 school years,For the purposes of sections 136C.26 to 136C.37, and 136C.41, the following terms have the meanings given them. Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 136C.28, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [BUDGET SUBMISSION.] Before January 1 , 1984,each AVTI shall submit an instructional aid budget for the following fiscal year. The instructional aid budget shall detail estimated instructional costs in each expenditure category for each program and component activity of the AVTI's operations. The instructional aid budget shall include estimated revenues from sale of supplies and services, sale of equipment and other capital goods, and other revenues, detailed according to UFARS. Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 136C.31, is amended to read: 136C.31 [DISTRIBUTION OF MONEY.] Subdivision 1. [ALLOCATE BY LAW.] All money, whether state, federal, or from other sources, which may be made available to the state board for carrying out the purposes of post-secondary vocational technical education shall be allocated by the state board to districts in accordance with law. Subd. 2. [NO CONTRACT APPROVAL.] State and federal aids and discretionary or entitlement grants distributed by the state board are not subject to chapter 16B or to the contract approval procedures of the commissioner of administration. The state board shall adopt internal procedures to administer and monitor aids and grants. Sec. 9. [ADOPTED EMERGENCY RULES.] The emergency rules promulgated pursuant to Laws 1984, chapter 654, article 4, section 3, and adopted by the higher education coordinating board on March 21, 1985, are effective April 29, 1985, without further administrative action. Students may borrow retroactively under these rules to cover educational expenses incurred during the 1984-1985 academic year. These emergency rules shall expire on the date that emergency rules adopted by the board under the administrative procedure act are effective or on June 30, 1985, whichever occurs first. Sec. 10. [REVISOR REQUEST.] The revisor of statutes is requested to change the heading of Minnesota Statutes, section 136C.26, to read "[VOCATIONAL AID DEFINITIONS.]." Sec. 11. [REPEALER.] Minnesota Statutes 1984, sections 125.055 and 136C.27, subdivision 1, are repealed. Sec. 12. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This act is effective July 1, 1985. Approved May 15, 1985