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SF 4162

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/10/2020 08:59am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying capacity provisions for certain special education
programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.03, subdivisions 2,


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.03, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Limited enrollment of nonresident pupils.

(a) A board may, by resolution,
limit the enrollment of nonresident pupils in its schools or programsnew text begin, including early
childhood special education programs and special education secondary transition programs
for students with disabilities ages 18 to 21,
new text end according to this section to a number not less
than the lesser of:

(1) one percent of the total enrollment at each grade level in the district; or

(2) the number of district residents at that grade level enrolled in a nonresident district
according to this section.

(b) A district that limits enrollment of nonresident pupils under paragraph (a) shall report
to the commissioner by July 15 on the number of nonresident pupils denied admission due
to the limitations on the enrollment of nonresident pupils.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
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Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 124D.03, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

Subd. 6.

Basis for decisions.

The board must adopt, by resolution, specific standards
for acceptance and rejection of applications. Standards may include the capacity of a programnew text begin
for students in kindergarten through grade 12
new text end, excluding special education services;new text begin or the
capacity of an early education program; transition program;
new text end class; or school building. The
school board may not reject applications for enrollment in a particular grade level if the
nonresident enrollment at that grade level does not exceed the limit set by the board under
subdivision 2. Standards may not include previous academic achievement, athletic or other
extracurricular ability, disabling conditions, proficiency in the English language, previous
disciplinary proceedings, or the student's district of residence, except where the district of
residence is directly included in an enrollment options strategy included in an approved
achievement and integration program.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
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