as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/04/2015 01:37pm
A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying certain bullying provisions; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 121A.031, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 121A.031, subdivision 1, is amended to
(a) This section
applies to bullying by a student against another student enrolled in a public school and
(1) on the school premises, at the school functions or activities, or on the school
(2) by use of electronic technology and communications on the school premises,
during the school functions or activities, on the school transportation, or on the school
computers, networks, forums, and mailing lists; or
(3) by use of electronic technology and communications off the school premises to
the extent such use substantially and materially disrupts student learning or the school
(b) A nonpublic school under section 123B.41, subdivision 9, consistent with its
school accreditation cycle, is encouraged to electronically transmit to the commissioner its
antibullying policy, if any, and any summary data on its bullying incidents.
(c) This section does not apply to a home school under sections 120A.22,
subdivision 4, and 120A.24, deleted text beginordeleted text end a nonpublic school under section 123B.41, subdivision 9new text beginnew text end.
(d) A school-aged child who voluntarily participates in a public school activity, such
as a cocurricular or extracurricular activity, is subject to the same student bullying policy
provisions applicable to the public school students participating in the activity.