1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 2, the first engrossment, as follows:
1.2Page 46, after line 24, insert:

1.4(a) To improve K-12 educational achievements in Minnesota, schools and
1.5school districts are encouraged to participate in the Minnesota Council for Quality's
1.6organizational assessment and performance improvement process and learn how to
1.7enhance organizational structures and processes, eliminate barriers to students' improved
1.8educational performance, and increase teaching effectiveness and administrative
1.9efficiency. Schools and school districts that achieve improved performance are encouraged
1.10to disseminate information and provide guidance to interested educators about how they
1.11achieved that improvement.
1.12(b) The commissioner may recognize schools and school districts that participate
1.13in the Minnesota Council for Quality's organizational assessment and performance
1.14improvement process, receive Minnesota Council for Quality recognition at the
1.15"commitment" level or higher, and implement action plans to continue improvements in
1.16student learning and school performance, consistent with this chapter.
1.17EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment."
1.18Page 209, line 11, delete "district's" and insert "district demonstrates low" and
1.19delete "in"
1.20Page 209, line 12, delete "academic performance" and insert "and needs to improve
1.21students' current achievement and educational growth" and after "system" insert "under
1.22section 120B.35" and delete "is below the"
1.23Page 209, line 13, delete "established progress levels,"
1.24Page 209, line 21, delete "and" and insert a comma
1.25Page 209, line 22, after "practices" insert "; and processes" and after "outcomes"
1.26insert ", which may include, among other initiatives, an organizational assessment and
1.27performance improvement process under section 120B.3625"
2.1Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
2.2Amend the title accordingly