122A.65 Minority teacher incentives.
Subdivision 1. Eligible district. A district is eligible for reimbursement under this section if the district has:
(1) a minority enrollment of more than ten percent; or
(2) a desegregation/integration plan approved by the state board of education to provide equal educational opportunities for all students.
Subd. 2. Eligible employee. The following employees are eligible for reimbursement under this section:
(1) a teacher who is a member of a minority group and who has not taught in a Minnesota school district during the school year before the year the teacher is employed according to this section; and
(2) an aide or an education assistant who is a member of a minority group and who has not been employed as an aide or an education assistant in a Minnesota school district during the school year before the year the aide or education assistant is employed according to this section.
Subd. 3. Reimbursement. Reimbursement must equal one-half of the salary and fringe benefits, but not more than $20,000. The district must receive reimbursement for each year a minority teacher, aide, or education assistant is employed. The department must establish application or other procedures for districts to obtain the reimbursement. The department must not prorate the reimbursement.
Subd. 4. Minority group. For the purposes of this section, a person is a member of a minority group if the person is African American, American Indian, Asian Pacific American, or an American of Mexican, Puerto Rican, or Spanish origin or ancestry.
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