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    Subdivision 1. Purpose. The purpose of the endowed chair program is to increase curriculum
offerings and learning experiences available to students.
    Subd. 2. Eligibility. A school site, represented by the school site council or, if no site council
exists, the principal or lead teacher, and the party interested in endowing a chair may enter into an
agreement for an endowed chair for no longer than one year in length. The party endowing the
chair and the school site may, at their discretion, renew annually.
    Subd. 3. Program. An endowed chair program may be for a semester, a summer session,
or a full school year. Curriculum developed or provided under the endowed chair program must
supplement the existing curriculum offerings available at the school in the particular subject
    Subd. 4. Agreement. The agreement must make available funds sufficient for the salary
and benefit costs of the instructor, and necessary supplies for the course. The participating site
must provide the classroom space and administer the program. The parties, in consultation with
the school district and the exclusive representative of the teachers, jointly select the instructor
for the endowed chair.
History: 1996 c 412 art 8 s 9; 1998 c 397 art 6 s 124

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