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CHAPTER 206--H.F.No. 2506
An act
relating to education; clarifying CPR training and instruction
requirements; striking the requirement to allocate portions of reserved staff
development revenue for particular purposes;amending Minnesota Statutes
2010, sections 120B.236; 122A.61, subdivision 1.

    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 120B.236, is amended to read:
(a) School districts are encouraged to include must provide onetime cardiopulmonary
resuscitation and automatic external defibrillator instruction as part of their grade 7 to 12
curriculum for all students in that grade beginning in the 2014-2015 school year and later.
Training and instruction provided under this section need not result in cardiopulmonary
resuscitation certification. Schools offering Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or and
automatic external defibrillator instruction must use include cardiopulmonary resuscitation
or and automatic external defibrillator training that has been developed:
(1) by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross and incorporate
psychomotor skills to support the instruction; or
(2) using nationally recognized, evidence-based guidelines for cardiopulmonary
resuscitation and incorporates psychomotor skills to support the instruction.
"Psychomotor skills" under this paragraph means hands-on practice to support
cognitive learning; it does not mean cognitive-only instruction and training.
(b) School districts may use community members such as emergency medical
technicians, paramedics, police officers, firefighters, and representatives of the Minnesota
Resuscitation Consortium, the American Heart Association, or the American Red
Cross, among others, to provide instruction and training under this section. Community
members are encouraged to provide needed training and instructional resources such as
cardiopulmonary resuscitation kits and other materials at no cost to the school districts. A
school administrator may waive this curriculum requirement for a high school transfer
student regardless of whether or not the student previously received instruction under this
section, an enrolled student absent on the day the instruction occurred under this section,
or an eligible student who has a disability. If a school district requests resources, the
Minnesota Resuscitation Consortium must provide them to the district for instruction and
training provided to students under this section.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to all students entering grades 7 to 12 in the 2014-2015 school year and later.

    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 122A.61, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
    Subdivision 1. Staff development revenue. A district is required to reserve
an amount equal to at least two percent of the basic revenue under section 126C.10,
subdivision 2
, for in-service education for programs under section 120B.22, subdivision
, for staff development plans, including plans for challenging instructional activities
and experiences under section 122A.60, and for curriculum development and programs,
other in-service education, teachers' workshops, teacher conferences, the cost of
substitute teachers staff development purposes, preservice and in-service education for
special education professionals and paraprofessionals, and other related costs for staff
development efforts. A district may annually waive the requirement to reserve their basic
revenue under this section if a majority vote of the licensed teachers in the district and
a majority vote of the school board agree to a resolution to waive the requirement. A
district in statutory operating debt is exempt from reserving basic revenue according to
this section. Districts may expend an additional amount of unreserved revenue for staff
development based on their needs. With the exception of amounts reserved for staff
development from revenues allocated directly to school sites, the board must initially
allocate 50 percent of the reserved revenue to each school site in the district on a per
teacher basis, which must be retained by the school site until used. The board may
retain 25 percent to be used for district wide staff development efforts. The remaining
25 percent of the revenue must be used to make grants to school sites for best practices
methods. A grant may be used for any purpose authorized under section 120B.22,
subdivision 2
, 122A.60, or for the costs of curriculum development and programs, other
in-service education, teachers' workshops, teacher conferences, substitute teachers for
staff development purposes, and other staff development efforts, and determined by
the site professional development team. The site professional development team must
demonstrate to the school board the extent to which staff at the site have met the outcomes
of the program. The board may withhold a portion of initial allocation of revenue if the
staff development outcomes are not being met.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2012.
Presented to the governor April 19, 2012
Signed by the governor April 23, 2012, 11:07 a.m.

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