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SF 977

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 06/21/2017 11:31am

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A bill for an act
relating to education; providing for innovative instruction in inclement weather;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 120A.41.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 120A.41, is amended to read:


120A.41 LENGTH OF SCHOOL YEAR; HOURS OF INSTRUCTION.

(a) A school board's annual school calendar must include at least 425 hours of instruction
for a kindergarten student without a disability, 935 hours of instruction for a student in
grades 1 through 6, and 1,020 hours of instruction for a student in grades 7 through 12, not
including summer school. The school calendar for all-day kindergarten must include at least
850 hours of instruction for the school year. The school calendar for a prekindergarten
student under section 124D.151, if offered by the district, must include at least 350 hours
of instruction for the school year. A school board's annual calendar must include at least
165 days of instruction for a student in grades 1 through 11 unless a four-day week schedule
has been approved by the commissioner under section 124D.126.

(b) To comply with paragraph (a), school districts may adopt policies to provide
innovative delivery of instruction to students when inclement weather or other factors beyond
the control of school administration interfere with normal school operations. A district
adopting a policy under this paragraph must make the policy available on its Web site at
the beginning of the school year.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for the 2017-2018 school year and later.

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