1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 2621 as follows:
1.2Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

1.3    "Section 1. [123A.695] CHANGE FROM INDEPENDENT TO MAYORAL
1.5    Subdivision 1. Definition. For the purposes of this section, "city" means a statutory
1.6or home rule charter city with more than 250,000 residents located in the seven-county
1.7metropolitan area.
1.8    Subd. 2. Mayoral governance option. The mayor of a city may govern an
1.9independent school district with administrative offices in the city as provided in this
1.10section if the mayor:
1.11(1) submits written notice of intent to govern the district to the commissioner by
1.12September 1 in any calendar year;
1.13(2) within 90 days after submitting notice under clause (1), (i) holds at least one
1.14public meeting within the boundaries of the affected district seeking public comment
1.15on changing district governance and (ii) with assistance from district and department
1.16employees at the mayor's request, develops and publishes a plan consistent with this
1.17section for governing the district; and
1.18(3) presents the published plan at a public meeting within the boundaries of the
1.19affected district.
1.20A mayor who meets the requirements of this subdivision may govern the affected
1.21district for ten consecutive school years beginning in the next school year after these
1.22requirements are met. The transition to mayoral governance does not affect any collective
1.23bargaining agreement then in effect or reduce the term of any then-serving school board
1.24member. After the ten-school year term expires, a school board subject to section 123B.09,
1.25subdivision 1, shall govern the district unless otherwise specifically provided in law.
1.26    Subd. 3. Mayoral governance requirements. If the option for mayoral governance
1.27is exercised, the care, management, supervision, conduct, and control of the school district
2.1and all the powers and rights of school boards of independent school districts are as
2.2provided in subdivisions 4 to 6.
2.3    Subd. 4. Mayoral appointment of school board, district administrator; powers
2.4and duties. (a) Notwithstanding other law to the contrary, the mayor shall appoint a board
2.5of education composed of seven members who reside in and reflect the diversity of the
2.6city and a chief executive officer with recognized administrative ability and management
2.7experience who manages the district and has all other powers and duties of the district
2.9(b) To assemble the members of the board of education, the mayor shall appoint a
2.10qualified successor for each incumbent school board member at the time that member's
2.11term expires. In the case of a six-member board, when appointing the initial three
2.12successors, the mayor shall also appoint one additional qualified person to serve on the
2.13board of education. In the case of a seven-member board, if the mayor initially appoints
2.14three successors, the mayor shall also appoint one additional qualified person to serve
2.15on the board of education, and appoint only three successors upon the expiration of all
2.16remaining terms regardless of the number of terms expiring. The chief executive officer
2.17is not required to hold a school superintendent license or other administrative license
2.18under this section.
2.19(c) The powers and duties of the board of education include:
2.20(1) increasing the quality of education services in the school district;
2.21(2) implementing policies, programs, and strategies to increase challenging learning
2.22opportunities targeted to diverse groups of students, increase student engagement and
2.23connection and community and family partnerships, and improve the educational
2.24outcomes of all groups of students enrolled in district schools so that students at least meet
2.25or exceed statewide averages for proficiency in reading and math and demonstrate medium
2.26or high growth or, if students are not proficient in reading and math, they consistently
2.27demonstrate high growth;
2.28(3) reducing the cost of noneducational services and implementing cost-saving
2.30(4) developing a long-term financial plan;
2.31(5) streamlining and strengthening management of the system, including a
2.32school-based budgeting process to refocus resources on student achievement;
2.33(6) enacting policies and procedures to ensure an ethical and efficient system;
2.34(7) establishing or repurposing local school or school site council advisory boards;
3.1(8) establishing organizational structures needed to efficiently and effectively
3.2operate the system.
3.3(d) The members of the board of education serve staggered four-year terms.
3.4Board members serve without compensation or reimbursement of expenses incurred in
3.5performing board duties unless the mayor establishes a procedure to reimburse members
3.6for reasonable and necessary expenses.
3.7    Subd. 5. School site council. Each school site located within a district subject to
3.8mayoral governance must have an 11-member school site advisory council composed of
3.9the school principal or other person having administrative control of the school, two
3.10licensed teachers employed in the school, six parents of children enrolled in the school,
3.11and two community residents. School site council members serve two-year terms and are
3.12appointed by the school board of the district until the board of education under subdivision
3.134 is assembled, at which time the board of education shall make all subsequent school
3.14site council appointments. School site council members must reflect the diversity of
3.15the school site to the extent practicable.
3.16    Subd. 6. Exemption; relation to home rule charter. (a) Notwithstanding other law
3.17to the contrary, school districts under this section are exempt from the statutes and rules
3.18specified in section 124D.10, subdivision 7, to the extent the exemptions are consistent
3.19with and required to implement the provisions of this section.
3.20(b) The authority in this section supersedes any home rule charter or ordinance
3.21provision inconsistent or in conflict with this act.
3.22    Subd. 7. Education advisory council. The mayor shall appoint an education
3.23advisory council composed of representatives of the business community with experience
3.24in finance and management, parents of enrolled students, teachers and principals
3.25currently employed in the schools, and other interested persons representing various
3.26education-related service organizations and public and private nonprofit agencies, among
3.27other interests. Advisory council members shall convene periodically and provide
3.28advice to the mayor upon request. Members serve without compensation and without
3.29reimbursement of expenses incurred in performing duties under this subdivision. The
3.30education advisory council is subject to the open meeting law.
3.31EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

3.32    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 128D.02, is amended to read:
4.1    Subdivision 1. General authority. Except as provided in subdivision 2, the
4.2governing body of such the school district shall be a board of education, which board
4.3shall have the care, management, supervision, conduct, and control of the school district
4.4and shall have all the powers and rights of school boards of independent school districts
4.5except as otherwise stated.
4.6    Subd. 2. Mayoral governance option. The provisions of section 123A.695 apply to
4.7the option for implementing mayoral governance of the school district. If the option is
4.8exercised, during the ten-school year term, sections 128D.05, 128D.08, subdivisions 1, 3,
4.9and 4, and 128D.14, do not apply. After the ten-school year term expires, a school board
4.10shall govern the district, subject to sections 128D.05, 128D.08, subdivisions 1, 3, and 4,
4.11and 128D.14, unless otherwise specifically provided in law.
4.12EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
4.13without local approval, as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 645.023, subdivision 1.

4.15To the extent any conflicts with existing law arise under this act, the attorney general,
4.16in collaboration with affected city attorneys, shall provide advice to implement this law to
4.17the extent practicable and, if needed, propose legislation to resolve the conflicts.
4.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.

4.20Any mayor who exercises the mayoral governance option under Minnesota Statutes,
4.21section 123A.695, must submit written recommendations to the legislative committees
4.22with jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education finance and policy by
4.23February 15, 2013, for fully implementing sections 1 and 2.
4.24EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment."
4.25Amend the title accordingly