.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 2949, the delete everything amendment
(H2949DE5), as follows:
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"Sec. 12. [124D.861] ACHIEVEMENT AND INTEGRATION FOR
1.6 Subdivision 1. Program to close the academic achievement and opportunity
1.7gap. The "Achievement and Integration for Minnesota" program is established to
1.8promote diversity, pursue racial and economic integration, and increase student academic
1.9achievement and equitable educational opportunities in Minnesota public schools. The
1.10program must serve students of varying racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, taking
1.11into account unique geographic and demographic particularities affecting students,
1.12schools, and districts including race, neighborhood locations and characteristics, grades,
1.13socioeconomic status, academic performance, and language barriers. Eligible districts
1.14must use the revenue under section 124D.862 to pursue racial and economic integration in
1.15schools through: (1) in-school educational practices and integrated learning environments
1.16created to prepare all students to be effective citizens, enhance social cohesion, and
1.17reinforce democratic values; and (2) corresponding and meaningful policies and curricula
1.18and trained instructors, administrators, school counselors, and other advocates who
1.19support and enhance in-school practices and integrated learning environments under this
1.20section. In-school practices and integrated learning environments must promote increased
1.21student academic achievement, cultural fluency, graduation and educational attainment
1.22rates, and parent involvement.
1.23 Subd. 2. Plan components. (a) The school board of each eligible district must
1.24formally develop and implement a long-term comprehensive plan that identifies the
1.25collaborative structures and systems, in-school strategies, inclusive best educational
1.26practices, and partnerships with higher education institutions and industries required
1.27to effect this section and increase the academic achievement of all students. Plan
2.1components may include: innovative and integrated prekindergarten through grade 12
2.2learning environments that offer students school enrollment choices; family engagement
2.3initiatives that involve families in their students' academic life and success; professional
2.4development opportunities for teachers and administrators focused on improving the
2.5academic achievement of all students; increased programmatic opportunities focused
2.6on rigor and college and career readiness for underserved students, including students
2.7enrolled in alternative learning centers under section 123A.05, public alternative programs
2.8under section 126C.05, subdivision 15, or contract alternative programs under section
2.9124D.69, among other underserved students; or recruitment and retention of teachers
2.10and administrators with diverse backgrounds. The plan must specify district and school
2.11goals for reducing the disparity in academic achievement among all racial and ethnic
2.12categories of students and promoting racial and economic integration in schools and
2.13districts over time.
2.14(b) Among other requirements, an eligible district must implement a cost-effective,
2.15research-based intervention that includes formative assessment practices to reduce the
2.16disparity in student academic achievement between the highest and lowest performing
2.17racial and ethnic categories of students as measured by student demonstration of
2.18proficiency on state reading and math assessments.
2.19(c) Eligible districts must collaborate in creating efficiencies and eliminating the
2.20duplication of programs and services under this section, which may include forming
2.21a single, seven-county metropolitan areawide partnership of eligible districts for this
2.23 Subd. 3. Biennial progress; budget process. (a) To receive revenue under section
2.24124D.862, the school board of an eligible district must hold at least one formal hearing by
2.25March 1 in the year preceding the current biennium to report to the public its progress in
2.26realizing the goals identified in its plan. At the hearing, the board must provide the public
2.27with longitudinal data demonstrating district and school progress in reducing the disparity
2.28in student academic achievement among all racial and ethnic categories of students and
2.29realizing racial and economic integration, consistent with its plan and the measures in
2.30paragraph (b). The district also must submit to the commissioner by March 1 in the year
2.31preceding the current biennium a detailed biennial budget for continuing to implement
2.32its plan and the commissioner must review and approve or disapprove the budget by
2.33June 1 of that year.
2.34(b) The longitudinal data required under paragraph (a) must be based on one or
2.35more of the following measures:
3.1(1) the number of world language proficiency or high achievement certificates
3.2awarded under section 120B.022, subdivision 1, paragraphs (b) and (c);
3.3(2) student growth and progress toward proficiency in reading or mathematics as
3.4defined under section 120B.299;
3.5(3) adequate yearly progress under section 120B.35, subdivision 2;
3.6(4) preparation for post secondary academic and career opportunities under section
3.7120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (c), clause (1);
3.8(5) rigorous coursework completed under section 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph
3.9(c), clause (2); or
3.10(6) school safety and students' engagement and connection at school under section
3.11120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (d).
3.12 Subd. 4. Evaluation. The commissioner must evaluate the efficacy of district
3.13plans in reducing the disparity in student academic achievement among all racial and
3.14ethnic categories of students and realizing racial and economic integration and report the
3.15commissioner's findings to the K-12 education committees of the legislature by February 1
3.16every fourth year beginning February 1, 2017.
3.17EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for fiscal year 2014 and later.
Sec. 13. [124D.862] ACHIEVEMENT AND INTEGRATION REVENUE.
3.19 Subdivision 1. Eligibility. A school district is eligible for achievement and
3.20integration revenue under this section if the district has a biennial achievement and
3.21integration plan approved by the department under section 124D.861.
3.22 Subd. 2. Achievement and integration revenue. (a) An eligible district's initial
3.23achievement and integration revenue equals the sum of (1) $350 times district's pupil
3.24units for that year times the ratio of the district's enrollment of protected students for the
3.25previous school year to total enrollment for the previous school year, and (2) the greater of
3.26zero or 55 percent of the difference between the districts integration revenue for fiscal year
3.272013 and the district's integration revenue for fiscal year 2014 under clause (1).
3.28(b) In each year, .02 percent of each district's initial achievement and integration
3.29revenue is transferred to the Department of Education for the oversight and accountability
3.30activities required under this section and section 124D.861.
3.31(c) A district that did not meet its achievement goals established in section 124D.861
3.32for the previous biennium must have its initial achievement and integration revenue
3.33reduced by five percent for the current year.
4.1(d) Any revenue saved by the reductions in paragraph (c) must be proportionately
4.2reallocated on a per pupil basis to all districts that met their achievement goals in the
4.4 Subd. 3. Achievement and integration aid. A district's achievement and
4.5integration aid equals 70 percent of its achievement and integration revenue.
4.6 Subd. 4. Achievement and integration levy. A district's achievement and
4.7integration levy equals the difference between its achievement and integration revenue
4.8and its achievement and integration aid.
4.9 Subd. 5. Incentive revenue. An eligible school district's maximum incentive
4.10revenue equals $10 per pupil unit. In order to receive this revenue, a district must be
4.11implementing a voluntary plan to reduce racial enrollment disparities through intradistrict
4.12and interdistrict activities that have been approved as a part of the district's achievement
4.13and integration plan.
4.14 Subd. 6. Revenue reserved. Integration revenue received under this section must
4.15be reserved and used only for the programs authorized in subdivision 7.
4.16 Subd. 7. Revenue uses. At least 80 percent of a district's achievement and
4.17integration revenue received under this section must be used for innovative and integrated
4.18learning environments, family engagement activities, and other approved programs
4.19providing direct services to students. Up to 20 percent of the revenue may be used for
4.20professional development and staff development activities, and not more than ten percent
4.21of this share of the revenue may be used for administrative expenditures.
4.22EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for revenue for fiscal year 2014
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