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HF 627

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 02/21/2011 10:00am

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

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Introduction Posted on 02/21/2011

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A bill for an act
relating to education; prohibiting pre-Labor Day start date for flexible learning
year programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 120A.40; 124D.126,
subdivision 2.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 120A.40, is amended to read:


(a) Except for learning programs during summerdeleted text begin, flexible learning year programs
authorized under sections 124D.12 to 124D.127,
deleted text end and learning year programs under section
124D.128, a district must not commence an elementary or secondary school year before
Labor Day, except as provided under paragraph (b). Days devoted to teachers' workshops
may be held before Labor Day. Districts that enter into cooperative agreements are
encouraged to adopt similar school calendars.

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

(1) to accommodate a construction or remodeling project of deleted text begin$400,000deleted text end new text begin$1,000,000 new text endor
more affecting a district school facilitynew text begin directly related to students being unable to use
new text end;

(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

(3) if the district agrees to the same schedule with a school district in an adjoining

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.126, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.


new text begin(a) new text endSections 124D.12 to 124D.127 may not be construed
to authorize the commissioner to require the establishment of a flexible learning year
program in any district in which the board has not voted to establish, maintain, and
operate such a program.

new text begin (b) The commissioner may not approve a district's proposed flexible learning year
program if the plan commences the elementary or secondary school year before Labor Day.
new text end