122A.61 Reserved revenue for staff development.
Subdivision 1. Staff development revenue. A district is required to reserve an amount equal to at least one percent of the basic revenue under section 126C.10, subdivision 2, for in-service education for programs under section 120B.22, subdivision 2, 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, and other related costs for staff development efforts. Districts may expend an additional amount of basic revenue for staff development based on their needs. The board must initially allocate 50 percent of the 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 that demonstrate exemplary use of allocated staff development revenue. 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 decision-making team. The site decision-making 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.
Subd. 2. Career teacher staff development. Of a district's basic revenue under section 126C.10, subdivision 2, an amount equal to $5 times the number of resident pupil units must be reserved by a district operating a career teacher program according to sections 124D.25 to 124D.29. The revenue may be used only to provide staff development for the career teacher program.
HIST: 1987 c 398 art 1 s 18; 1989 c 329 art 7 s 6; 1991 c 130 s 37; 1991 c 265 art 1 s 25; 1992 c 499 art 1 s 18; art 12 s 29; 1992 c 571 art 10 s 3; 1993 c 224 art 4 s 33; art 7 s 14; 1994 c 647 art 7 s 3; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 1 s 49; 1998 c 397 art 8 s 4,101; art 11 s 3; 1998 c 398 art 1 s 36; 1Sp1998 c 3 s 19
* NOTE: Subdivisions 1 and 2 are repealed effective June 30, *2001. Laws 1992, chapter 499, article 7, section 31, as amended *by Laws 1998, chapter 398, article 1, section 39.
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