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125A.63 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 Education.
    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 commissioner shall establish an advisory committee
for each resource center. The advisory committees shall develop recommendations regarding the
resource centers and submit an annual report to the commissioner on the form and in the manner
prescribed by the commissioner.
History: 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; 2003 c 130 s 12; 2006 c 263 art 3 s 9