.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 947, the first engrossment, as follows:
Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
"Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 122A.414, subdivision 1a, is amended to
Subd. 1a. Transitional planning year.
To be eligible to participate in an
alternative teacher professional pay system, a school district
or site, must,
at least one school year before it expects to fully implement an
alternative pay system,
1.9 (1) submit to the department a letter of intent executed by the school district or
1.10 intermediate school district and the exclusive representative of the teachers to complete
1.11 a plan preparing for full implementation, begin to develop an alternative teacher pay
consistent with subdivision 2, that may include, among other activities, training to
evaluate teacher performance, a restructured school day to develop integrated ongoing
site-based professional development activities, release time to develop an alternative pay
system agreement, and teacher and staff training on using multiple data sources
1.16 (2) agree to use up to two percent of basic revenue for staff development purposes,
1.17 consistent with sections
122A.61 , to develop the alternative teacher
1.18 professional pay system agreement under this section.
1.19 (b) To be eligible to participate in an alternative teacher professional pay system, a
1.20 charter school, at least one school year before it expects to fully implement an alternative
1.21 pay system, must:
1.22 (1) submit to the department a letter of intent executed by the charter school and the
1.23 charter school board of directors;
1.24 (2) submit the record of a formal vote by the teachers employed at the charter
1.25 school indicating at least 70 percent of all teachers agree to implement the alternative
1.26 pay system; and
2.1 (3) agree to use up to two percent of basic revenue for staff development purposes,
2.2 consistent with sections
122A.61 , to develop the alternative teacher
2.3 professional pay system.
2.4 (c) The commissioner may waive the planning year if the commissioner determines,
2.5 based on the criteria under subdivision 2, that the school district, intermediate school
2.6 district, site or charter school is ready to fully implement an alternative pay system.
2.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective June 1, 2013, and applies to any new
2.8plan that the commissioner approves or any approved plan that is modified after that date.
Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 122A.414, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
Subd. 2. Alternative teacher professional pay system.
(a) To participate in this
program, a school district, intermediate school district,
or charter school must
have an educational improvement plan under section
and an alternative teacher
professional pay system agreement under paragraph (b). A charter school participant also
must comply with subdivision 2a.
(b) The alternative teacher professional pay system agreement must:
(1) describe how teachers can achieve career advancement and additional
(2) describe how the school district, intermediate school district, school site, or
charter school will provide teachers with career advancement options that allow teachers
to retain primary roles in student instruction and facilitate site-focused professional
development that helps other teachers improve their skills;
(3) reform the "steps and lanes" salary schedule by establishing an alternative
2.23salary schedule that uses measures other than seniority to award compensation increases
2.24based on the requirements in this clause
, prevent any teacher's compensation paid before
implementing the pay system from being reduced as a result of participating in this
base at least 60 percent of award
any compensation increase on teacher
using based on
schoolwide student achievement gains under section
120B.35 or locally selected
2.29 standardized assessment outcomes, or both;
2.30 (ii) districtwide
measures of student achievement that use longitudinal data on
2.31student academic growth, student attendance, student engagement and connection,
2.32other outcome measures under section 120B.35, and other locally selected measures of
2.33student learning explicitly aligned with the elements of curriculum for which teachers are
2.34responsible, which must constitute 50 percent of any compensation increase
3.1(ii) data from parent surveys, an annual evaluation performed by a trained school
3.2administrator, and other performance measures such as student surveys, peer observations
3.3and review, teacher performance portfolios, video classroom observations combined with
3.4teacher reflection, and other highly reliable research-based measures; and
(iii) an objective evaluation program that includes:
(A) individual teacher evaluations aligned with the educational improvement plan
and the staff development plan under section
(B) objective evaluations using multiple criteria conducted by a locally selected and
periodically trained evaluation team that understands teaching and learning consistent
3.10with items (i) and (ii)
(4) provide integrated ongoing site-based professional development activities to
improve instructional skills and learning that are aligned with student needs under section
, consistent with the staff development plan under section
during the school day by trained teacher leaders such as master or mentor teachers;
(5) allow any teacher in a participating school district, intermediate school district,
school site, or charter school that implements an alternative pay system to participate in
that system without any quota or other limit; and
(6) encourage collaboration rather than competition among teachers.
3.19EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective June 1, 2013, and applies to any new
3.20plan that the commissioner approves or any approved plan that is modified after that date.
Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 122A.414, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:
Subd. 2a. Charter school applications.
For charter school applications, the board
of directors of a charter school that satisfies the conditions under subdivisions 2 and 2b
must submit to the commissioner an application that contains:
(1) an agreement to implement an alternative teacher professional pay system under
this section; and
(2) a resolution by the charter school board of directors adopting the agreement
3.28 (3) the record of a formal vote by the teachers employed at the charter school
3.29 indicating that at least 70 percent of all teachers agree to implement the alternative
3.30 teacher professional pay system, unless the charter school submits an alternative teacher
3.31 professional pay system agreement under this section before the first year of operation.
Alternative compensation revenue for a qualifying charter school must be calculated
126C.10, subdivision 34
, paragraphs (a) and (b).
4.1EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective June 1, 2013, and applies to any new
4.2plan that the commissioner approves or any approved plan that is modified after that date.
Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 122A.414, subdivision 2b, is amended to read:
Subd. 2b. Approval process.
(a) Consistent with the requirements of this section
, the department must prepare and transmit to
interested school districts, intermediate school districts,
and charter schools
a standard form for applying to participate in the alternative teacher professional pay
system. The commissioner annually must establish at least
three dates as deadlines by
which interested applicants must submit an application to the commissioner under this
section. An interested school district, intermediate school district,
school must submit to the commissioner a completed application executed by the district
superintendent and the exclusive bargaining representative of the teachers if the applicant
is a school district
intermediate school district,
or school site,
or executed by the charter
school board of directors if the applicant is a charter school. The application must include
the proposed alternative teacher professional pay system agreement under subdivision 2.
The department must review a completed application within 30 business
days of the most
recent application deadline and recommend to the commissioner whether to approve or
disapprove the application. The commissioner must approve applications on a first-come,
first-served basis. The applicant's alternative teacher professional pay system agreement
must be legally binding on the applicant and the collective bargaining representative before
the applicant receives alternative compensation revenue. The commissioner must approve
or disapprove an application based on the requirements under subdivisions 2 and 2a.
(b) If the commissioner disapproves an application, the commissioner must
give the applicant timely notice of the specific reasons in detail for disapproving the
application. The applicant may revise and resubmit its application and related documents
to the commissioner within 30 business
days of receiving notice of the commissioner's
disapproval and the commissioner must approve or disapprove the revised application,
consistent with this subdivision. Applications that are revised and then approved are
considered submitted on the date the applicant initially submitted the application.
4.30EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective June 1, 2013, and applies to any new
4.31plan that the commissioner approves or any approved plan that is modified after that date.
Sec. 5. ALTERNATIVE COMPENSATION REAPPLICATION.
4.33Any school district, intermediate school district, or charter school that has an
4.34approved alternative teacher compensation plan under Minnesota Statutes, section
5.1122A.414, must submit a new application to the commissioner of education by June 1,
5.22013, that complies with the changes to Minnesota Statutes, section 122A.414, subdivision
5.32, paragraph (b), in section 1.
5.4EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.
Amend the title accordingly