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HF 2107

1st Unofficial Engrossment - 82nd Legislature (2001 - 2002) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
  1.1                          A bill for an act 
  1.2             relating to education; specifying student conduct as 
  1.3             grounds for dismissal or removal from class; amending 
  1.4             Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 121A.45, subdivision 
  1.5             2, by adding a subdivision; 121A.61, subdivision 2. 
  1.7      Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 121A.45, 
  1.8   subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
  1.9      Subd. 2.  [GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL.] A pupil may be dismissed 
  1.10  on any of the following grounds: 
  1.11     (a) willful violation of any reasonable school board 
  1.12  regulation.  Such regulation must be clear and definite to 
  1.13  provide notice to pupils that they must conform their conduct to 
  1.14  its requirements; 
  1.15     (b) willful conduct that materially and 
  1.16  substantially significantly disrupts the rights of others to an 
  1.17  education, the ability of school personnel to perform their 
  1.18  duties, or school sponsored extracurricular activities; or 
  1.19     (c) willful conduct that endangers the pupil or other 
  1.20  pupils, or surrounding persons, including school district 
  1.21  employees, or property of the school. 
  1.22     Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 121A.45, is 
  1.23  amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
  1.24     Subd. 3.  [PARENT NOTIFICATION AND MEETING.] If a pupil's 
  1.25  total days of removal from school exceeds ten cumulative days in 
  2.1   a school year, the school district must make reasonable attempts 
  2.2   to convene a meeting with the pupil and their parent prior to 
  2.3   subsequently removing the pupil from school.  The purpose of 
  2.4   this meeting is to attempt to determine the pupil's need for 
  2.5   assessment or other services. 
  2.6      Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 121A.61, 
  2.7   subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
  2.8      Subd. 2.  [GROUNDS FOR REMOVAL FROM CLASS.] The policy must 
  2.9   establish the various grounds for which a student may be removed 
  2.10  from a class in the district for a period of time pursuant 
  2.11  to under the procedures specified in the policy.  The policy 
  2.12  must include a procedure for notifying and meeting with a 
  2.13  student's parents to discuss the problem that is causing the 
  2.14  student to be removed from class after the student has been 
  2.15  removed from class more than ten times in one school year.  The 
  2.16  grounds in the policy must include at least the following 
  2.17  provisions as well as other grounds determined appropriate by 
  2.18  the board:  
  2.19     (a) willful conduct which materially and substantially that 
  2.20  significantly disrupts the rights of others to an education, 
  2.21  including conduct that interferes with a teacher's ability to 
  2.22  teach or communicate effectively with students in a class or 
  2.23  with the ability of other students to learn; 
  2.24     (b) willful conduct which that endangers surrounding 
  2.25  persons, including school district employees, the student or 
  2.26  other students, or the property of the school; and 
  2.27     (c) willful violation of any rule of conduct specified in 
  2.28  the discipline policy adopted by the board.