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HF 1785

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/27/2019 01:24pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; amending the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act; limiting dismissals
for certain pupils; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 121A.45, subdivision
2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 121A.45, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Grounds for dismissal.

new text beginA school district must not dismiss a child participating
or enrolled in a prekindergarten program or a pupil in kindergarten through grade 12 except
as provided in this subdivision. A school district may dismiss a pupil in grade 3 through 5
for willful conduct that endangers the pupil or other pupils or surrounding persons, including
school district employees. A school district may dismiss
new text enda pupil deleted text beginmay be dismissed on any
of the following grounds
deleted text endnew text begin in grade 6 through 12 fornew text end:

deleted text begin (a)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end willful violation of any reasonable school board regulation. Such regulation must
be clear and definite to provide notice to pupils that they must conform their conduct to its
requirements;

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end willful conduct that significantly disrupts the rights of others to an education, or
the ability of school personnel to perform their duties, or school sponsored extracurricular
activities; or

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end willful conduct that endangers the pupil or other pupils, or surrounding persons,
including school district employees, or property of the school.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2019-2020 school year and later.
new text end