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S.F. No. 567,  as introduced - 86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)   Posted on Feb 06, 2009

1.1A bill for an act
1.2relating to education; establishing cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated
1.3external defibrillator instruction guidelines; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008,
1.4section 120B.021, subdivision 1.
1.5BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

1.6    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 120B.021, subdivision 1, is amended to
1.7read:
1.8    Subdivision 1. Required academic standards. The following subject areas are
1.9required for statewide accountability:
1.10    (1) language arts;
1.11    (2) mathematics;
1.12    (3) science;
1.13    (4) social studies, including history, geography, economics, and government and
1.14citizenship;
1.15    (5) health and physical education, for which locally developed academic standards
1.16apply; and:
1.17(i) cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction may be offered as part of the health
1.18education curriculum. Schools offering such instruction must provide learning aids and
1.19curriculum resource materials to support the instruction; and
1.20(ii) when cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction is provided as part of the
1.21health education curriculum, the school must also instruct students on correct use of an
1.22automated external defibrillator as part of the health education curriculum; and
1.23    (6) the arts, for which statewide or locally developed academic standards apply, as
1.24determined by the school district. Public elementary and middle schools must offer at least
2.1three and require at least two of the following four arts areas: dance; music; theater; and
2.2visual arts. Public high schools must offer at least three and require at least one of the
2.3following five arts areas: media arts; dance; music; theater; and visual arts.
2.4    The commissioner must submit proposed standards in science and social studies to
2.5the legislature by February 1, 2004.
2.6For purposes of applicable federal law, the academic standards for language arts,
2.7mathematics, and science apply to all public school students, except the very few students
2.8with extreme cognitive or physical impairments for whom an individualized education
2.9plan team has determined that the required academic standards are inappropriate.
2.10An individualized education plan team that makes this determination must establish
2.11alternative standards.
2.12    A school district, no later than the 2007-2008 school year, must adopt graduation
2.13requirements that meet or exceed state graduation requirements established in law or
2.14rule. A school district that incorporates these state graduation requirements before the
2.152007-2008 school year must provide students who enter the 9th grade in or before
2.16the 2003-2004 school year the opportunity to earn a diploma based on existing locally
2.17established graduation requirements in effect when the students entered the 9th grade.
2.18District efforts to develop, implement, or improve instruction or curriculum as a result
2.19of the provisions of this section must be consistent with sections 120B.10, 120B.11,
2.20and 120B.20.
2.21    The commissioner must include the contributions of Minnesota American Indian
2.22tribes and communities as they relate to the academic standards during the review and
2.23revision of the required academic standards.

2.24    Sec. 2. RULEMAKING REQUIRED.
2.25The Board of Teaching shall adopt rules requiring teachers instructing students in
2.26cardiopulmonary resuscitation or use of automated external defibrillators to be certified to
2.27provide such instruction by an authorized certifying body. The Board of Teaching may
2.28prescribe regulations governing health education courses which include cardiopulmonary
2.29resuscitation instruction. Such regulations may not set lower standards than the instruction
2.30standards set forth by the American Red Cross.