1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 751 as follows:
1.2Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

1.4    Subdivision 1. Authority. (a) A school board may approve site-governed schools
1.5under this section by requesting site-governing school proposals. The request for
1.6proposals must include what types of schools or education innovations the board intends
1.7to create. A group of licensed district professionals from one or multiple district sites may
1.8submit a proposal to start a site-governed school. The group submitting the proposal
1.9must include parents or other community members in the development of the proposal.
1.10A proposal may request approval for a model of a school not included in the request
1.11for proposal of the board.
1.12(b) The school board and the applicable bargaining unit representing district
1.13employees must enter into memoranda of understanding specifying how applicable
1.14sections of current contracts will enable the provisions of subdivision 2, clause (7), to be
1.16(c) Within 60 days of receipt of the application, the school board shall determine
1.17whether to approve, deny, or return the application to the applicants for further information
1.18or development.
1.19(d) Upon approval of the proposal, an agreement between the district and the site
1.20council shall be developed identifying the powers and duties delegated to the site and
1.21outlining the details of the proposal including the provisions of subdivisions 2, 3, and
1.225. Any powers or duties not specifically delegated to the school site in the agreement
1.23remains with the school board.
1.24    Subd. 2. Roles and responsibilities of site-governed schools. Site-governed
1.25schools approved by the school board have the following autonomy and responsibilities at
1.26the discretion of the site:
2.1(1) to create the site-governing council of the school. The council shall include
2.2teachers, administrators, parents, students if appropriate, community members, and other
2.3representatives of the community as determined by the site-governing council. Teachers
2.4may comprise a majority of the site-governing council at the option of a majority of
2.5the teachers at the site. The number of members on the site-governing council and the
2.6composition shall be included in the proposal approved by the school board;
2.7(2) to determine the leadership model for the site including: selecting a principal,
2.8operating as a teacher professional practices model with school leadership functions
2.9performed by one or more teachers or administrators at the school or other model
2.10determined by the site;
2.11(3) to determine the budget for the site and the allocation and expenditure of the
2.12revenue based on provisions of subdivision 3;
2.13(4) to determine the learning model and organization of the school consistent with
2.14the application approved by the school board;
2.15(5) to select and develop its curriculum and determine formative and summative
2.16assessment practices;
2.17(6) to set policies for the site including student promotion, attendance, discipline,
2.18graduation requirements which may exceed the school board standards, length of school
2.19day and year, employee work rules, and other such rules as approved by the school board
2.20consistent with the mission, goals, and learning program of the school site;
2.21(7) to select teachers and other staff consistent with current law and collective
2.22bargaining agreements and memoranda of understanding provided for in subdivision 1,
2.23paragraph (b). At least 70 percent of the teachers must be selected by the site prior to final
2.24approval of the agreement. Prior to requesting the district to employ staff not currently
2.25employed by the district, the site must first select from current district staff including those
2.26on requested and unrequested leave as provided for in sections 122A.40 and 122A.41. The
2.27school board shall be the legal employer of all staff at the site and all teachers and other
2.28staff members of the applicable bargaining units. Teachers and other employees may be
2.29required to sign an individual work agreement with the site-governing council committing
2.30themselves to the mission and learning program of the school and the requirements of
2.31the site-governing council; and
2.32(8) to fulfill other provisions as agreed to by the district and site-governing council.
2.33    Subd. 3. Revenue to self-governed school. (a) The revenue that shall be allocated
2.34by the site includes the general education revenue generated by the students at the site
2.35from state, local, and private sources, operating levy revenue, federal revenue from the
2.36Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act,
3.1Carl Perkins Act, and other federal programs as agreed to by the school board and site
3.3(b) The district may retain an administrative fee for managing the federal
3.4programs, private revenues, and general administrative functions including school board,
3.5superintendent, district legal counsel, finance, accountability and self-governed school
3.6contract oversight, facilities maintenance, districtwide special education programs, and
3.7other such services as agreed to by the site and school board. The administrative fee
3.8shall be included in the agreement.
3.9(c) As part of the agreement, the district may provide specific services for the site
3.10and may specify the amount to be paid for each service and retain the revenues for that
3.11amount. The formula or procedures for determining the amount of revenue to be allocated
3.12to the site each year shall be consistent with this subdivision and incorporated in the site
3.13budget annually following a timeline and process that is included in the agreement with
3.14the school board. The site it responsible for allocating revenue for all staff at the site and
3.15for the other provisions of the agreement with the district board.
3.16(d) All unspent revenue shall be carried over to following years for the sole use
3.17of the site.
3.18    Subd. 4. Exemption from statutes and rules. Except as outlined in this section,
3.19site-governed schools established under this section are exempt from and subject to the
3.20same laws and rules as are chartered schools under section 124D.10.
3.21    Subd. 5. Performance standards. (a) The school board and the site council shall
3.22include in the agreement performance standards and expectations that shall include at
3.23least the following:
3.24(1) student achievement targets on multiple indicators including either a growth
3.25model or value-added growth model;
3.26(2) the criteria and process to be followed if it is determined that the site failed
3.27to comply with district oversight and accountability requirements as outlined in the
3.28agreement; and
3.29(3) other performance provisions as agreed to.
3.30(b) All agreements shall be filed with the commissioner. The initial agreement shall
3.31be for up to three years, shall be reviewed annually, and may be renewed by the district
3.32board for additional five-year terms based on the performance of the school.
3.33    Subd. 6. Board termination of self-governed school authority. (a) The district
3.34board may terminate the agreement for one or more of the following reasons:
3.35(1) failure of the site to meet the provisions specified in the agreement in subdivision
4.1(2) violations of law; or
4.2(3) other good cause shown.
4.3(b) Site-governed schools that are terminated or not renewed for reasons other than
4.4cause may request to convert to charter school status as provided for in section 124D.10
4.5and, if chartered by the board, shall become the owner of all materials, supplies, and
4.6equipment purchased during the period the school was a site-governed school."
4.7Delete the title and insert:
4.8"A bill for an act
4.9relating to education; authorizing school districts to create site-governed schools;
4.10appropriating money;proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
4.11chapter 123B."