122A.07 BOARD OF TEACHING MEMBERSHIP.
Subdivision 1. Appointment of members.
The Board of Teaching consists of 11 members
appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. Membership terms,
compensation of members, removal of members, the filling of membership vacancies, and fiscal
year and reporting requirements are as provided in sections
. No member may be
reappointed for more than one additional term.
Subd. 2. Eligibility; board composition.
Except for the representatives of higher education
and the public, to be eligible for appointment to the Board of Teaching a person must be a teacher
currently teaching in a Minnesota school and fully licensed for the position held and have at least
five years teaching experience in Minnesota, including the two years immediately preceding
nomination and appointment. Each nominee, other than a public nominee, must be selected on
the basis of professional experience and knowledge of teacher education, accreditation, and
licensure. The board must be composed of:
(1) six teachers who are currently teaching in a Minnesota school, at least four of whom
must be teaching in a public school;
(2) one higher education representative, who must be a faculty member preparing teachers;
(3) one school administrator; and
(4) three members of the public, two of whom must be present or former members of
Subd. 3. Vacant position.
The position of a member who leaves Minnesota or whose
employment status changes to a category different from that from which appointed is deemed
Subd. 4. Administration, terms, compensation; removal; vacancies.
The provision of
staff, administrative services and office space; the review and processing of complaints; the setting
of fees; the selection and duties of an executive secretary to serve the board; and other provisions
relating to board operations are as provided in chapter 214. Membership terms, compensation of
members, removal of members, the filling of membership vacancies, and fiscal year and reporting
requirements are as provided in sections
Subd. 5. District reimbursement for costs of substitute teachers.
The board may reimburse
local school districts for the costs of substitute teachers employed when regular teachers are
providing professional assistance to the state by serving on the board or on a committee or task
force appointed by the board and charged to make recommendations concerning standards for
teacher licensure in this state.
History: Ex1967 c 25 s 3; 1973 c 749 s 9; 1975 c 136 s 1,2; 1975 c 271 s 6; 1976 c 149 s 27;
1976 c 222 s 22,23,27,208; 1978 c 706 s 40; 1978 c 793 s 62; 1980 c 345 s 9,10; 1986 c 444;
1989 c 251 s 7,8; 1998 c 397 art 8 s 57-59,101; art 11 s 3; 1998 c 398 art 5 s 11,12