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HF 1883

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/11/2020 04:16pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; foster care; requiring a student in foster care to be enrolled
in school; requiring a report on foster youth school enrollment; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2018, section 257.0725; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 120A.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [120A.21] ENROLLMENT OF A STUDENT IN FOSTER CARE.
new text end

new text begin A student placed in foster care must remain enrolled in the student's prior school unless
it is determined that remaining enrolled in the prior school is not in the student's best interests.
If the student does not remain enrolled in the prior school, the student must be enrolled in
a new school within seven school days.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 257.0725, is amended to read:


257.0725 ANNUAL REPORT.

The commissioner of human services shall publish an annual report on child maltreatment
and on children in out-of-home placement. The commissioner shall confer with counties,
child welfare organizations, child advocacy organizations, the courts, and other groups on
how to improve the content and utility of the department's annual report. In regard to child
maltreatment, the report shall include the number and kinds of maltreatment reports received
and any other data that the commissioner determines is appropriate to include in a report
on child maltreatment. In regard to children in out-of-home placement, the report shall
include, by county and statewide, information on legal status, living arrangement, age, sex,
race, accumulated length of time in placement, reason for most recent placement, race of
family with whom placed, new text beginschool enrollments within seven days of placement pursuant to
section 120A.21,
new text endand other information deemed appropriate on all children in out-of-home
placement. Out-of-home placement includes placement in any facility by an authorized
child-placing agency.