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SF 3061

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/09/2018 08:59am

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Current Version - as introduced

A bill for an act
relating to education; requiring display of national motto in school buildings;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 124E.03, subdivision 2;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 121A.


Section 1.


(a) To the extent funds are available, a school board must provide a durable poster or
framed copy of the national motto of the United States, "In God We Trust," for display in
each school building in the district. A school board may accept nonpublic funds or in-kind
contributions to implement this section.

(b) In the event the display of the national motto is challenged in court, the Office of
the Attorney General must defend the display. The school and school board shall be held
harmless for complying with this section.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 124E.03, subdivision 2, is amended
to read:

Subd. 2.

Certain federal, state, and local requirements.

(a) A charter school shall
meet all federal, state, and local health and safety requirements applicable to school districts.

(b) A school must comply with statewide accountability requirements governing standards
and assessments in chapter 120B.

(c) A charter school must comply with the Minnesota Public School Fee Law, sections
123B.34 to 123B.39.

(d) A charter school is a district for the purposes of tort liability under chapter 466.

(e) A charter school must comply with the Pledge of Allegiance requirement under
section 121A.11, subdivision 3.

(f) A charter school and charter school board of directors must comply with chapter 181
governing requirements for employment.

(g) A charter school must comply with continuing truant notification under section

(h) A charter school must develop and implement a teacher evaluation and peer review
process under section 122A.40, subdivision 8, paragraph (b), clauses (2) to (13), and place
students in classrooms in accordance with section 122A.40, subdivision 8, paragraph (d).
The teacher evaluation process in this paragraph does not create any additional employment
rights for teachers.

(i) A charter school must adopt a policy, plan, budget, and process, consistent with
section 120B.11, to review curriculum, instruction, and student achievement and strive for
the world's best workforce.

(j) A charter school is subject to and must comply with the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act,
sections 121A.40 to 121A.56.

(k) A charter school must comply with the national motto requirement under section

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