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HF 100

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 02/19/2015 04:34pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Introduction Posted on 01/12/2015

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A bill for an act
relating to education; allowing school districts to begin the school year before
Labor Day; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120A.40.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120A.40, is amended to read:


120A.40 SCHOOL CALENDAR.

deleted text begin (a) Except for learning programs during summer, flexible learning year programs
authorized under sections 124D.12 to 124D.127, and learning year programs under section
124D.128,
deleted text end A district deleted text beginmust notdeleted text endnew text begin maynew text end commence an elementary or secondary school year
before Labor Day, except deleted text beginas provided under paragraph (b)deleted text endnew text begin it shall not hold a school day on
the Thursday and Friday immediately preceding Labor Day
new text end. Days devoted to teachers'
workshops may be held before Labor Day. Districts that enter into cooperative agreements
are encouraged to adopt similar school calendars.

deleted text begin (b) A district may begin the school year on any day before Labor Day:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) to accommodate a construction or remodeling project of $400,000 or more
affecting a district school facility;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) if the district has an agreement under section 123A.30, 123A.32, or 123A.35
with a district that qualifies under clause (1); or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) if the district agrees to the same schedule with a school district in an adjoining
state.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2015-2016 school year and
later.
new text end