1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1381, the first engrossment, as follows:
1.2Page 14, line 2, after "curriculum" insert "that includes, among other measures
1.3to improve teaching and learning, a performance-based system for annually evaluating
1.4school principals under section 123B.147, subdivision 3"
1.5Page 16, line 9, after "(a)" insert "The provisions in this section are designed"
1.6Page 16, line 13, delete ", and" and insert a period
1.7Page 16, line 28, delete "difficulty" and insert "deficiency"
1.8Page 16, line 29, delete "intervention" and insert "interventions"
1.9Page 17, line 2, after "exception" insert "under paragraph (f)"
1.10Page 17, line 3, delete ", consistent with paragraph (f)"
1.11Page 17, line 4, after "a" insert "school site within a" and after "or" insert "a"
1.12Page 17, line 14, after the semicolon insert
1.13"(6) the educational risks of promoting a grade 3 student to grade 4 who is not
1.14grade-level proficient in reading;"
1.15Page 17, line 15, delete "(6)" and insert "(7)"
1.16Page 17, line 18, after "the" insert "school site within the" and after "or" insert "the"
1.17Page 17, delete lines 20 to 24 and insert "The parent of a student who is not reading
1.18at grade level at the end of grade 3 and does not qualify for a good cause exception
1.19may ask to meet with a school administrator, the student's classroom teacher, and other
1.20qualified school professionals such as the school's reading teacher or school counselor
1.21to consider whether to promote the student to grade 4 or retain the student in grade 3. A
1.22school site or charter school must comply the parent's meeting request in a timely manner
1.23and before the end of the current school year. If, after the meeting, the parent objects to
1.24retaining the student, the parent must sign a school form stating that the parent opposes
1.25retaining the student and understands the educational risks of promoting a grade 3 student
1.26to grade 4 who is not grade-level reading proficient and the school site or charter school
1.27must promote the otherwise qualified student to grade 4."
2.1Page 18, line 26, after "teacher" insert "and parent"
2.2Page 19, line 5, delete "in" and insert "entering"
2.3Page 19, line 21, after "(d)" insert "A" and delete "sites" and insert "site"
2.4Page 19, line 22, after "not" insert "ready to be"
2.5Page 19, line 32, delete "on the number"
2.6Page 19, line 33, delete "of students retained"
2.7Page 19, line 34, after the comma insert "on the number of students retained"
2.8Page 26, after line 18, insert:
2.9"(g) In developing policies and assessment processes to hold schools and districts
2.10accountable for high levels of academic standards and achievement, the commissioner
2.11shall acknowledge the impact of significant demographic factors such as residential
2.12instability, the number of single parent families, parents' level of education, and parents'
2.13income level on school outcomes under this subdivision so that state and local policy
2.14makers can understand the educational implications of changes in districts' demographic
2.15profiles over time."
2.16Page 29, after line 35, insert:
2.17"EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2012."
2.18Page 40, after line 27, insert:

2.19    "Sec. 29. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 123B.143, subdivision 1, is amended to
2.21    Subdivision 1. Contract; duties. All districts maintaining a classified secondary
2.22school must employ a superintendent who shall be an ex officio nonvoting member of the
2.23school board. The authority for selection and employment of a superintendent must be
2.24vested in the board in all cases. An individual employed by a board as a superintendent
2.25shall have an initial employment contract for a period of time no longer than three years
2.26from the date of employment. Any subsequent employment contract must not exceed a
2.27period of three years. A board, at its discretion, may or may not renew an employment
2.28contract. A board must not, by action or inaction, extend the duration of an existing
2.29employment contract. Beginning 365 days prior to the expiration date of an existing
2.30employment contract, a board may negotiate and enter into a subsequent employment
2.31contract to take effect upon the expiration of the existing contract. A subsequent contract
2.32must be contingent upon the employee completing the terms of an existing contract. If a
2.33contract between a board and a superintendent is terminated prior to the date specified in
2.34the contract, the board may not enter into another superintendent contract with that same
2.35individual that has a term that extends beyond the date specified in the terminated contract.
2.36A board may terminate a superintendent during the term of an employment contract for any
3.1of the grounds specified in section 122A.40, subdivision 9 or 13. A superintendent shall
3.2not rely upon an employment contract with a board to assert any other continuing contract
3.3rights in the position of superintendent under section 122A.40. Notwithstanding the
3.4provisions of sections 122A.40, subdivision 10 or 11, 123A.32, 123A.75, or any other law
3.5to the contrary, no individual shall have a right to employment as a superintendent based
3.6on order of employment in any district. If two or more districts enter into an agreement for
3.7the purchase or sharing of the services of a superintendent, the contracting districts have
3.8the absolute right to select one of the individuals employed to serve as superintendent
3.9in one of the contracting districts and no individual has a right to employment as the
3.10superintendent to provide all or part of the services based on order of employment in a
3.11contracting district. The superintendent of a district shall perform the following:
3.12    (1) visit and supervise the schools in the district, report and make recommendations
3.13about their condition when advisable or on request by the board;
3.14    (2) recommend to the board employment and dismissal of teachers;
3.15    (3) annually evaluate each school principal assigned responsibility for supervising
3.16a school building within the district, consistent with section 123B.147, subdivision 3,
3.17paragraph (b);
3.18(4) superintend school grading practices and examinations for promotions;
3.19    (4) (5) make reports required by the commissioner; and
3.20    (5) (6) perform other duties prescribed by the board.
3.21EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for the 2013-2014 school year and

3.23    Sec. 30. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 123B.147, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
3.24    Subd. 3. Duties; evaluation. (a) The principal shall provide administrative,
3.25supervisory, and instructional leadership services, under the supervision of the
3.26superintendent of schools of the district and in accordance with according to the policies,
3.27rules, and regulations of the school board of education, for the planning, management,
3.28operation, and evaluation of the education program of the building or buildings to which
3.29the principal is assigned.
3.30(b) To enhance a principal's leadership skills and support and improve teaching
3.31practices, school performance, and student achievement, a district must develop and
3.32implement a performance-based system for annually evaluating school principals assigned
3.33to supervise a school building within the district. The evaluation must be designed
3.34to improve teaching and learning by supporting the principal in shaping the school's
4.1professional environment and developing teacher quality, performance, and effectiveness.
4.2The annual evaluation must:
4.3(1) support and improve a principal's instructional leadership, organizational
4.4management, and professional development, and strengthen the principal's capacity in the
4.5areas of instruction, supervision, evaluation, and teacher development;
4.6(2) include formative and summative evaluations;
4.7(3) be consistent with a principal's job description, a district's long-term plans and
4.8goals, and the principal's own professional multiyear growth plans and goals, all of which
4.9must support the principal's leadership behaviors and practices, rigorous curriculum,
4.10school performance, and high-quality instruction;
4.11(4) include on-the-job observations and previous evaluations;
4.12(5) allow surveys to help identify a principal's effectiveness, leadership skills and
4.13processes, and strengths and weaknesses in exercising leadership in pursuit of school
4.15(6) use longitudinal data on student academic growth as an evaluation component
4.16and incorporate district achievement goals and targets; and
4.17(7) be linked to professional development that emphasizes improved teaching and
4.18learning, curriculum and instruction, student learning, and a collaborative professional
4.20The provisions of this paragraph are intended to provide districts with sufficient
4.21flexibility to accommodate district needs and goals related to developing, supporting,
4.22and evaluating principals.
4.23EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for the 2013-2014 school year and
4.25Page 44, after line 12, insert:
4.26"(c) The commission must submit a biennial report to the legislature that records
4.27and evaluates literacy program data to determine the efficacy of the programs under this
4.29Page 50, line 31, delete "school nurses, licensed school social workers, licensed"
4.30Page 52, after line 19, insert:

4.33(a) To implement the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, sections 123B.143,
4.34subdivision 1, clause (3), and 123B.147, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), the commissioner of
4.35education, the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals, and the Minnesota
5.1Association of Elementary School Principals must convene a group of recognized and
5.2qualified experts and interested stakeholders, including principals, superintendents,
5.3teachers, school board members, and parents, among other stakeholders, to develop a
5.4performance-based system model for annually evaluating school principals. In developing
5.5the system model, the group must at least consider how principals develop and maintain:
5.6(1) high standards for student performance;
5.7(2) rigorous curriculum;
5.8(3) quality instruction;
5.9(4) a culture of learning and professional behavior;
5.10(5) connections to external communities;
5.11(6) systemic performance accountability; and
5.12(7) leadership behaviors that create effective schools and improve school
5.13performance, including how to plan for, implement, support, advocate for, communicate
5.14about, and monitor continuous and improved learning.
5.15The group also may consider whether to establish a multitiered evaluation system
5.16that supports newly licensed principals in becoming highly skilled school leaders and
5.17provides opportunities for advanced learning for more experienced school leaders.
5.18(b) The commissioner, the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals,
5.19and the Minnesota Association of Elementary School Principals must submit a
5.20written report and all the group's working papers to the education committees of the
5.21legislature by February 1, 2012, discussing the group's responses to paragraph (a) and its
5.22recommendations for a performance-based system model for annually evaluating school
5.23principals. The group convened under this section expires June 1, 2012.
5.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
5.25and applies to principal evaluations beginning in the 2013-2014 school year and later."
5.26Page 65, lines 31 to 36, delete the new language and strike the existing language
5.27Page 66, strike lines 1 and 2
5.28Page 66, line 13, after the period insert "The notice must state "Early childhood
5.29developmental screening helps a school district identify children who may benefit from
5.30district and community resources available to help in their development. Early childhood
5.31developmental screening includes a vision screening that helps detect potential eye
5.32problems but is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam by an ophthalmologist or
5.34Page 67, delete lines 5 to 9
5.35Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
5.36Amend the title accordingly