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HF 3250

as introduced - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; clarifying what constitutes a rigorous course of study;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 120B.021, subdivision
1a.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 120B.021, subdivision 1a,
is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Rigorous course of study; waiver.

(a) Upon receiving a student's
application signed by the student's parent or guardian, a school district, area learning
center, or charter school must declare that a student meets or exceeds a specific academic
standard required for graduation under this section if the local school board, the school
board of the school district in which the area learning center is located, or the charter
school board of directors determines that the student:

(1) is participating in a course of study, including an advanced placement or
international baccalaureate course or program; a learning opportunity outside the
curriculum of the district, area learning center, or charter school; or an approved
preparatory program for employment or postsecondary education that is equally or more
rigorous than the corresponding state or local academic standard required by the district,
area learning center, or charter school;

(2) would be precluded from participating in the rigorous course of study, learning
opportunity, or preparatory employment or postsecondary education program if the student
were required to achieve the academic standard to be waived; and

(3) satisfactorily completes the requirements for the rigorous course of study,
learning opportunity, or preparatory employment or postsecondary education program.

Consistent with the requirements of this section, the local school board, the school board
of the school district in which the area learning center is located, or the charter school
board of directors also may formally determine other circumstances in which to declare
that a student meets or exceeds a specific academic standard that the site requires for
graduation under this section.

(b) A student who satisfactorily completes a postsecondary enrollment options
course or program under section 124D.09new text begin, or an advanced placement or international
baccalaureate course or program under section 120B.13
new text end is not required to complete other
requirements of the academic standards corresponding to that specific rigorous course
of study.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end