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SF 1743

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/28/2019 04:01pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying the calculation of days and hours of instruction
for students affected by snow days during the 2018-2019 school year; requiring
affected school districts to report to the commissioner.

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

Section 1. new text beginDAYS AND HOURS OF INSTRUCTION; 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
SNOW DAYS.
new text end

new text begin (a) If the governor declares a snow day under Minnesota Statutes, section 12.21,
subdivision 3, clause (11), or if a school district declares a snow day because of inclement
weather during the 2018-2019 school year only, the scheduled days and the hours of school
on that day may, by board resolution, be counted toward the required minimum number of
days of instruction in the school's annual calendar under Minnesota Statutes, section 120A.41;
minimum required hours of instruction and assessment for prekindergarten and kindergarten
pupils under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.05, subdivision 1, paragraphs (c), (d), and
(i); and minimum required hours of instruction necessary to compute learning year hours
of instruction under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.05, subdivision 15.
new text end

new text begin (b) If a school district would not have met the required minimum number of days and
hours of instruction for district students without the authority in paragraph (a), the district
must report to the commissioner of education in the form and manner determined by the
commissioner on the number of days and hours that the district counted under paragraph
(a) to meet the required days and hours of instruction. A district required to report under
this paragraph is encouraged to adopt an e-learning day plan under Minnesota Statutes,
section 120A.414.
new text end

new text begin (c) For the 2018-2019 school year only, for purposes of Minnesota Statutes, sections
122A.40, subdivision 5, paragraph (e), and 122A.41, subdivision 2, paragraph (d), the
minimum number of days of teacher service that a probationary teacher must complete
equals the difference between 120 days and the number of scheduled instructional days that
were canceled due to inclement weather and that the school board resolved to count as days
of instruction under Minnesota Statutes, section 120A.41.
new text end

new text begin (d)(1) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, for each day during the 2018-2019 school
year that school is canceled due to inclement weather and that the board resolves to count
as an instructional day under Minnesota Statutes, section 120A.41, a school district must
either (i) allow any school district employee the opportunity to work on another day that
the school district designates and must compensate the employee working on the designated
day at the employee's normal rate of pay; or (ii) compensate any school district employee
for each of the days not worked at the employee's normal rate of pay.
new text end

new text begin (2) This paragraph only applies to a school district employee who (i) was scheduled to
work on any or all of the days that school was canceled because of inclement weather; (ii)
did not work on any or all of those days; and (iii) did not receive compensation for those
days.
new text end

new text begin (e) Paragraph (d) only applies if the employment contract does not provide for school
closings due to inclement weather.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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