1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 2714 as follows:
1.2Page 1, after line 6, insert:

1.3    "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 124D.10, subdivision 1,
1.4is amended to read:
1.5    Subdivision 1. Purposes. (a) The primary purpose of this section is to:
1.6    (1) improve pupil learning and student achievement;. Additional purposes are to:
1.7    (2) (1) increase learning opportunities for pupils;
1.8    (3) (2) encourage the use of different and innovative teaching methods;
1.9    (4) (3) measure learning outcomes and create different and innovative forms of
1.10measuring outcomes;
1.11    (5) (4) establish new forms of accountability for schools; and
1.12    (6) (5) create new professional opportunities for teachers, including the opportunity
1.13to be responsible for the learning program at the school site.
1.14    (b) This section does not provide a means to keep open a school that a school board
1.15decides to close. However, a school board may endorse or authorize the establishing of
1.16a charter school to replace the school the board decided to close. Applicants seeking a
1.17charter under this circumstance must demonstrate to the authorizer that the charter sought
1.18is substantially different in purpose and program from the school the board closed and
1.19that the proposed charter satisfies the requirements of this subdivision. If the school
1.20board that closed the school authorizes the charter, it must document in its affidavit to the
1.21commissioner that the charter is substantially different in program and purpose from
1.22the school it closed.
1.23    An authorizer shall not approve an application submitted by a charter school
1.24developer under subdivision 4, paragraph (a), if the application does not comply with this
1.25subdivision. The commissioner shall not approve an affidavit submitted by an authorizer
1.26under subdivision 4, paragraph (b), if the affidavit does not comply with this subdivision."
2.1Page 4, line 9, delete "available" and after "aid" insert "available to new charter
2.3Page 4, line 10, delete "under section 124D.11, subdivision 8a"
2.4Page 5, line 15, delete "or" and insert "and"
2.5Page 5, line 36, strike the second "and"
2.6Page 6, line 1, after "(13)" insert
2.7"the specific conditions for renewing the contract, identifying which purpose in addition
2.8improved pupil learning and student achievement under subdivision 1 is most important
2.9for purposes of a renewed contract; and
2.11Page 6, line 11, delete "(a)"
2.12Page 6, delete lines 17 to 23
2.13Page 6, line 32, after "state" insert ", have successfully passed a skills examination
2.14in reading, writing, and mathematics,"
2.15Page 7, delete lines 10 to 21
2.16Page 7, line 22, delete the new language and reinstate the stricken language
2.17Page 7, line 35, delete the new language and reinstate the stricken language
2.18Page 8, delete section 5
2.19Page 10, delete section 7
2.20Page 12, delete section 9
2.21Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
2.22Amend the title accordingly