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SF 2938

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/06/2018 08:49am

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A bill for an act
relating to education; providing for school start times;amending Minnesota Statutes
2017 Supplement, section 120A.41.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 120A.41, is amended to read:


120A.41 LENGTH OF SCHOOL YEAR; HOURS OF INSTRUCTION; SCHOOL
START TIMES
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(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) A school board's annual school calendar may include plans for up to five days of
instruction provided through online instruction due to inclement weather. The inclement
weather plans must be developed according to section 120A.414.

(c) A school board must not establish a start time before 8:30 a.m. for secondary schools
in the district. A school board must not establish a school transportation schedule with a
bus pickup time before 7:00 a.m. for elementary school students in the district.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for the 2021-2022 school year and later.

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