|Senate Counsel & Research||State of Minnesota|
|S.F. No. 1328 - Induction Program for New Teachers|
|Author:||Senator Mary Olson|
|Prepared by:||Ann Marie Butler Yunker, Senate Counsel (651/296-5301)|
|Date:||March 5, 2007|
The 2000 legislature adopted the Minnesota New Teacher Project. The Minnesota New Teacher Project was a new teacher induction program focused on first and second-year teachers. $1,000,000 was appropriated for the project in fiscal year 2001.
Section 1 [Induction Program for New Teachers.]
Subdivision 1 [Program Established.] (a) establishes a teacher induction program to assist newly licensed elementary and secondary teachers that teach in a high-need subject area or public school. Defines a "high-need subject area" as career and technical education, science, mathematics, foreign languages, English as a second language, and special education. Defines a "high-need" school as one where 35 percent or more of enrolled students are eligible to receive a free or reduced price lunch and the school failed to demonstrate adequate yearly progress in the two preceding school years.
(b) Requires regional education service providers participating in the program to assist districts and schools employing new teachers and interested intermediate districts to:
Subdivision 2 [Eligibility; Application; Program Funding.] allows regional education service providers to apply to the Commissioner to participate in the program. The applicant must describe the following in its application:
Requires the Commissioner to approve funding on a first-come, first-served basis.
Subdivision 3 [Planning; Staff Development Revenue.] allows districts to use staff development revenue to develop the program plan under this section.
Subdivision 4 [Reports.] requires participants to annually report to the Commissioner on the implementation and effectiveness of their program and plan. Regional education service providers must survey participating school districts, charter schools, school sites, and intermediate school districts as part of the report.
Subdivision 5 [Statewide Training and Assistance.] permits the Department to assist regional education service providers in developing a program plan.
Effective Date: Makes the section effective for the 2007-2008 school year and later.
Section 2 [Appropriation.] appropriates $2,220,000 each year for the new teacher induction program.
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