as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/22/2016 09:22am
A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying exceptions to requirement that school years
begin after Labor Day; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120A.40.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120A.40, is amended to read:
(a) Except for learning programs during summerdeleted text begin, flexible learning year programs
authorized under sections 124D.12 to 124D.127,deleted text end and learning year programs under section
124D.128, a district must not commence an elementary or secondary school year before
Labor Day, except as provided under paragraph (b). Days devoted to teachers' workshops
may be held before Labor Day. Districts that enter into cooperative agreements are
encouraged to adopt similar school calendars.
(b) A district may begin the school year on any day before Labor Day:
(1) to accommodate a new text beginnew text endconstruction or remodeling project of deleted text begin$400,000deleted text endnew text beginnew text end or more affecting a district new text beginnew text endschool facility;
(3) if the district agrees to the same schedule with a school district in an adjoining