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HF 2768

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/14/2018 12:26pm

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A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying child sexual abuse prevention instruction in a
health curriculum, including child sex trafficking prevention; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 120B.021, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 120B.021, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Required academic standards.

(a) The following subject areas are
required for statewide accountability:

(1) language arts;

(2) mathematics;

(3) science;

(4) social studies, including history, geography, economics, and government and
citizenship that includes civics consistent with section 120B.02, subdivision 3;

(5) physical education;

(6) health, for which locally developed academic standards apply; and

(7) the arts, for which statewide or locally developed academic standards apply, as
determined by the school district. Public elementary and middle schools must offer at least
three and require at least two of the following four arts areas: dance; music; theater; and
visual arts. Public high schools must offer at least three and require at least one of the
following five arts areas: media arts; dance; music; theater; and visual arts.

(b) For purposes of applicable federal law, the academic standards for language arts,
mathematics, and science apply to all public school students, except the very few students
with extreme cognitive or physical impairments for whom an individualized education
program team has determined that the required academic standards are inappropriate. An
individualized education program team that makes this determination must establish
alternative standards.

(c) The department must adopt the most recent SHAPE America (Society of Health and
Physical Educators) kindergarten through grade 12 standards and benchmarks for physical
education as the required physical education academic standards. The department may
modify and adapt the national standards to accommodate state interest. The modification
and adaptations must maintain the purpose and integrity of the national standards. The
department must make available sample assessments, which school districts may use as an
alternative to local assessments, to assess students' mastery of the physical education
standards beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.

(d) A school district may include child sexual abuse and sexual exploitation prevention
instruction in a health curriculum, consistent with paragraph (a), clause (6). Child sexual
abuse and sexual exploitation prevention instruction may include age-appropriate instruction
on recognizing sexual abuse and , assault, and sexual exploitation; boundary violations, ; and
ways offenders identify, groom, or desensitize victims, as well as strategies to promote
disclosure, reduce self-blame, and mobilize bystanders. A school district may consult with
other federal, state, or local agencies and community-based organizations to identify
research-based tools, curricula, and programs to prevent child sexual abuse and sexual
A school district may provide instruction under this paragraph in a variety of
ways, including at an annual assembly or classroom presentation. A school district may
also provide parents information on the warning signs of child sexual abuse and sexual
and available resources. Child sexual exploitation prevention instruction must
be consistent with the definition of sexually exploited youth under section 260C.007,
subdivision 31.

(e) District efforts to develop, implement, or improve instruction or curriculum as a
result of the provisions of this section must be consistent with sections 120B.10, 120B.11,
and 120B.20.


This section is effective the day following final enactment.

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