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S.F. No. 1238 - Mixed delivery requirement for voluntary prekindergarten participants
Author: Senator Carla J. Nelson
Prepared By: Bjorn E. Arneson, Senate Analyst (651/296-3812)
Date: March 1, 2019


Section 1. Mixed-delivery services. Requires that, for fiscal year 2021 and later, for any district or charter school serving more voluntary prekindergarten participants than in fiscal year 2020, the district or charter school must contract with a three- or four-star Parent Aware rated program operated by a charter school, Head Start, child care center, licensed family child care, or community-based organization for at least 40 percent of the increased participants.

Section 2.  Application process; priority for high poverty schools.  Strikes obsolete language. Authorizes the commissioner to waive the mixed-delivery requirements otherwise in effect for fiscal year 2021 if the applicant provides evidence that they were unable to contract for mixed delivery.

Section 3.  Participation limits.  Strikes obsolete language. Requires that, on a statewide basis, for fiscal year 2021 and later, at least 40 percent of the voluntary prekindergarten participants in excess of 3,160 participants must be served through a mixed delivery of services. (Under current law, voluntary prekindergarten participation is capped at 3,160 participants for fiscal year 2021 and later.)


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