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1 T.A.L.L Activist Follow-up March 13 th – 14 th Sheraton Bloomington, MN Linda Redetzke Eric Herrmann

2 LEADERSHIP: 2009 Minnesota Legislative Proposals on Staff Development Programs and Reserved Revenue

3 MN Statute 122A.60 STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (Current Legislation)

4 MN Statute 122A.61 RESERVED REVENUE FOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT (Current Legislation)

5 Current Bills in MN Legislature Pertaining to Staff Development Funds HF Chief Author: Drazkowski Description: Mandated school district reserve revenue for staff development programs permanently repealed. SF Chief Author: Lynch Description: School districts staff development revenue distribution restrictions removal SF Chief Author: Rosen Description: School districts and charter schools revenues mandated use and contract deadline and penalty suspension SF Chief Author: Hann Description: School districts staff development account reserves mandate repeal

6 HF0426 – Steve Drazkowski (R) Dist. 28B H.F. No. 426, as introduced - 86th Legislative Session ( ) Posted on Feb 02, A bill for an act 1.2relating to education finance; permanently repealing the mandated reserve of 1.3school district revenue for staff development programs;repealing Minnesota 1.4Statutes 2008, sections 122A.60; 122A BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.6 Section 1. STAFF DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT RESERVES. 1.7Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a school district may permanently transfer 1.8any remaining balance in its reserve account for staff development to the undesignated 1.9balance in the general fund. 1.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment Sec. 2. REPEALER. 1.12Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 122A.60; and 122A.61, are repealed. 1.13EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

7 SF Ann Lynch (D) Dist. 30 S.F. No. 172, as introduced - 86th Legislative Session ( ) Posted on Jan 21, A bill for an act 1.2relating to education; removing certain restrictions on distribution of staff 1.3development revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 122A.61, 1.4subdivision BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.6 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 122A.61, subdivision 1, is amended to 1.7read: 1.8 Subdivision 1. Staff development revenue. A district is required to reserve 1.9an amount equal to at least two percent of the basic revenue under section 126C.10, 1.10subdivision 2, for in-service education for programs under section 120B.22, subdivision 1.112, for staff development plans, including plans for challenging instructional activities 1.12and experiences under section 122A.60, and for curriculum development and programs, 1.13other in-service education, teachers' workshops, teacher conferences, the cost of 1.14substitute teachers staff development purposes, preservice and in-service education for 1.15special education professionals and paraprofessionals, and other related costs for staff 1.16development efforts. A district may annually waive the requirement to reserve their its 1.17basic revenue under this section if a majority vote of the licensed teachers in the district 1.18and a majority vote of the school board agree to a resolution to waive the requirement. A 1.19district in statutory operating debt is exempt from reserving basic revenue according to 1.20this section. Districts may expend an additional amount of unreserved revenue for staff 1.21development based on their needs. With the exception of amounts reserved for staff 1.22development from revenues allocated directly to school sites, the board must initially 1.23allocate 50 percent of the reserved revenue to each school site in the district on a per 1.24teacher basis, which must be retained by the school site until used. The board may retain percent to be used for district wide staff development efforts. The remaining 25 percent 2.2of the revenue must be used to make grants to school sites for best practices methods. 2.3A grant The revenue may be used for any purpose authorized under section 120B.22, 2.4subdivision 2, 122A.60, or for the costs of curriculum development and programs, other 2.5in-service education, teachers' workshops, teacher conferences, substitute teachers for 2.6staff development purposes, and other staff development efforts, and determined by 2.7the site professional development team. The site professional development team must 2.8demonstrate to the school board the extent to which staff at the site have met the outcomes 2.9of the program. The board may withhold a portion of initial allocation of the revenue if 2.10the board determines that the staff development outcomes are not being met. 2.11EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2009.

8 SF0514 – Julie Rosen (R) Dist. 24 S.F. No. 514, as introduced - 86th Legislative Session ( ) Posted on Feb 05, A bill for an act 1.2relating to education finance; suspending mandates on school districts for fiscal 1.3years 2010 and BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.5 Section 1. RESERVED REVENUE FOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT; 1.6TEMPORARY SUSPENSION. 1.7Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.61, subdivision 1, for fiscal years and 2011 only, a school district or charter school may use revenue reserved for staff 1.9development under Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.61, subdivision 1, according to the 1.10requirements of general education revenue under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.13, 1.11subdivision EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, Sec. 2. CONTRACT SETTLEMENT DEADLINE AND PENALTY; 1.14TEMPORARY SUSPENSION. 1.15Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.05, subdivision 2, for fiscal years and 2011 only, state aid must not be reduced if a collective bargaining agreement 1.17required by Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.05, subdivision 2, is not signed by January , EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, Sec. 3. GIFTED AND TALENTED REVENUE; TEMPORARY SUSPENSION. 2.1Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.10, subdivision 2b, for fiscal 2.2years 2010 and 2011 only, a school district or charter school may use revenue reserved for 2.3gifted and talented under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.10, subdivision 2b, according 2.4to the requirements of general education revenue under Minnesota Statutes, section C.13, subdivision EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2009.

9 SF0514 cont. 2.7 Sec. 4. LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT REVENUE; TEMPORARY 2.8SUSPENSION. 2.9Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.12, subdivisions 4 and 5, for 2.10fiscal years 2010 and 2011 only, a school district or charter school may use the learning 2.11and development revenue reserve under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.12, subdivision 2.121, according to the requirements of general education revenue under Minnesota Statutes, 2.13section 126C.13, subdivision EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, Sec. 5. BASIC SKILLS REVENUE; TEMPORARY SUSPENSION. 2.16Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.15, subdivision 1, for fiscal years and 2011 only, a school district or charter school may use basic skills revenue under 2.18Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.10, subdivision 4, according to the requirements of 2.19general education revenue under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.13, subdivision EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, Sec. 6. SAFE SCHOOLS LEVY; TEMPORARY SUSPENSION. 2.22Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.44, for fiscal years 2010 and only, a school district that receives safe school levy funds under Minnesota Statutes, 2.24section 126C.44, may use those funds according to the requirement of general education 2.25revenue under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.13, subdivision EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2009.

10 SF0720 – David Hann (R) Dist. 42 S.F. No. 720, as introduced - 86th Legislative Session ( ) Posted on Feb 12, A bill for an act 1.2relating to education finance; permanently repealing the mandated reserve of 1.3school district revenue for staff development programs;repealing Minnesota 1.4Statutes 2008, sections 122A.60; 122A BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.6 Section 1. STAFF DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT RESERVES. 1.7Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a school district may permanently transfer 1.8any remaining balance in its reserve account for staff development to the undesignated 1.9balance in the general fund. 1.10EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment Sec. 2. REPEALER. 1.12Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 122A.60; and 122A.61, are repealed. 1.13EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

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