as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 03/08/2023 10:34am
A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying student admission provisions; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2022, section 120A.20, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 120A.20, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
(a) All schools supported in whole or in part
by state funds are public schools. Admission to a public school is free to any person who:
(1) resides within the district that operates the school; (2) is under 21 years of age or who
meets the requirements of paragraph (c); and (3) satisfies the minimum age requirements
imposed by this section. Notwithstanding the provisions of any law to the contrary, the
conduct of all students deleted text beginunder 21 years of agedeleted text end attending a public secondary school is governed
by a single set of reasonable rules and regulations promulgated by the school board.
(b) A person shall not be admitted to a public school (1) as a kindergarten pupil, unless
the pupil is at least five years of age on September 1 of the calendar year in which the school
year for which the pupil seeks admission commences; or (2) as a 1st grade student, unless
the pupil is at least six years of age on September 1 of the calendar year in which the school
year for which the pupil seeks admission commences or has completed kindergarten; except
that any school board may establish a policy for admission of selected pupils at an earlier
age under section 124D.02.
(c) A pupil who becomes age 21 after enrollment is eligible for continued free public
school enrollment until at least one of the following occurs: (1) the first September 1 after
the pupil's 21st birthday; (2) the pupil's completion of the graduation requirements; (3) the
pupil's withdrawal with no subsequent enrollment within 21 calendar days; or (4) the end
of the school year.
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