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128A.021 Resource centers; deaf or hard of hearing and blind or visually impaired.

Subdivision 1. Also for multiply disabled. Resource centers for the deaf or hard of hearing, and the blind or visually impaired, each also serving multiply disabled pupils, are transferred to the department of children, families, and learning.

Subd. 2. Programs. The resource centers must offer summer institutes and like programs throughout the state for deaf or hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired, and multiply disabled pupils. The resource centers must also offer workshops for teachers, and leadership development for teachers.

A program offered through the resource centers must promote and develop education programs offered by school districts or other organizations. The program must assist school districts or other organizations to develop innovative programs.

Subd. 3. Programs by nonprofits. The resource centers may contract to have nonprofit organizations provide programs through the resource centers.

Subd. 4. Advisory committees. The special education advisory council shall establish an advisory committee for each resource center. The advisory committees shall develop recommendations regarding the resource centers.

HIST: 1987 c 398 art 3 s 30; 1989 c 220 s 2; 1991 c 265 art 3 s 38; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 11 s 9; art 16 s 13