1st Engrossment - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to education; providing for parent discretion 1.3 in classroom placement of children of multiple birth; 1.4 proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, 1.5 chapter 120A. 1.6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.7 Section 1. [120A.38] [CLASSROOM PLACEMENT; PARENT 1.8 DISCRETION.] 1.9 (a) A parent or guardian of twins or higher order multiples 1.10 may request that the children be placed in the same classroom or 1.11 in separate classrooms if the children are in the same grade 1.12 level at the same school. A school must provide the placement 1.13 requested by the childrens' parent or guardian. The parent or 1.14 guardian must request the classroom placement no later than 14 1.15 days after the first day of each school year or 14 days after 1.16 the first day of attendance of the children during a school year 1.17 if the children are enrolled in the school after the school year 1.18 commences. 1.19 (b) For purposes of this section, "higher order multiples" 1.20 means triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets, or more. 1.21 [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective for the 1.22 2005-2006 school year and later.