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HF 2844

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/17/2022 03:57pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education; requiring class syllabi for kindergarten through grade 12
classes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 120B.20.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 120B.20, is amended to read:

120B.20 PARENTAL CURRICULUM deleted text beginREVIEWdeleted text endnew text begin REVIEWSnew text end.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Alternative instruction. new text end

Each school district shall have a procedure for
a parent, guardian, or an adult student, 18 years of age or older, to review the content of the
instructional materials to be provided to a minor child or to an adult student and, if the
parent, guardian, or adult student objects to the content, to make reasonable arrangements
with school personnel for alternative instruction. Alternative instruction may be provided
by the parent, guardian, or adult student if the alternative instruction, if any, offered by the
school board does not meet the concerns of the parent, guardian, or adult student. The school
board is not required to pay for the costs of alternative instruction provided by a parent,
guardian, or adult student. School personnel may not impose an academic or other penalty
upon a student merely for arranging alternative instruction under this section. School
personnel may evaluate and assess the quality of the student's work.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Class syllabi. new text end

new text begin Within the first two weeks of the school term, the classroom
teacher of record must make electronically available to students and parents a syllabus for
the class. The syllabus must cover the term of the class and provide an outline of the topics
to be covered and the order in which they will be covered. During the term of the class, the
teacher may deviate from the syllabus in order to accommodate the pace of advancement
of the students, topics of interest to the students, or other pedagogical reasons. If more than
20 percent of the topics to be covered during the term change or if the teacher of record
changes, a new syllabus must be made available.
new text end