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SF 4749

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 07/03/2024 10:34am

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underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; requesting the Minnesota School Boards Association to
develop a model policy for cell phones in schools; proposing coding for new law
in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 121A.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [121A.73] SCHOOL CELL PHONE POLICY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Model policy. new text end

new text begin The Minnesota School Boards Association is requested
to develop a model policy on students' possession and use of cell phones in school by
December 15, 2024. In developing the policy, the Minnesota School Boards Association
must solicit input from administrators, parents, teachers and other school staff, students,
law enforcement agencies, and other stakeholders.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin District policy. new text end

new text begin The board of a school district or charter school must adopt a
policy on students' possession and use of cell phones in school by March 15, 2025. A board
may adopt the Minnesota School Boards Association policy. The policy must be included
in the student handbook on school policies, and posted on the district or charter school
website.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end