State law requires districts to provide professional development for school personnel on cultural competency.
Districts’ Use of and Need for Integration Revenue
Report addresses professional development for cultural competency.
Minnesota Statutes 120B.11 School District Process for Reviewing Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Achievement; Striving for the World's Best Workforce
Subd. 4. Site team.— A school must establish a site team to develop and implement strategies and education effectiveness practices to improve instruction, curriculum, cultural competencies, including cultural awareness and cross-cultural communication, and student achievement at the school site, consistent with subdivision 2. The site team must include an equal number of teachers and administrators and at least one parent. The site team advises the board and the advisory committee about developing the annual budget and creates an instruction and curriculum improvement plan to align curriculum, assessment of student progress, and growth in meeting state and district academic Standard and instruction.
Minnesota Statutes 122A.181 Tier 1 License
Subd. 3. Term of license and renewal. (a) The Professional Educator Licensing and Standard Board must issue an initial Tier 1 license for a term of one year. A Tier 1 license may be renewed subject to paragraphs (b) and (c). The board may submit written comments to the district or charter school that requested the renewal regarding the candidate. (b) The Professional Educator Licensing and Standard Board must renew a Tier 1 license if:
- (1) the district or charter school requesting the renewal demonstrates that it has posted the teacher position but was unable to hire an acceptable teacher with a Tier 2, 3, or 4 license for the position;
- (2) the teacher holding the Tier 1 license took a content examination in accordance with section 122A.185 and submitted the examination results to the teacher’s employing district or charter school within one year of the board approving the request for the initial Tier 1 license; and
- (3) the teacher holding the Tier 1 license participated in cultural competency training consistent with section 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (q), within one year of the board approving the request for the initial Tier 1 license.
Minnesota Statutes 122A.182 Tier 2 License
Subd. 3. Term of license and renewal. The Professional Educator Licensing and Standard Board must issue an initial Tier 2 license for a term of two years. A Tier 2 license may be renewed three times. Before a Tier 2 license is renewed for the first time, a teacher holding a Tier 2 license must participate in cultural competency training consistent with section 120B.30, subdivision 1, paragraph (q). The board must issue rules setting forth the conditions for additional renewals after the initial license has been renewed three times.