as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 01/10/2023 08:01am
A bill for an act
relating to education; providing for reporting of student fights; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2022, section 121A.53.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 121A.53, is amended to read:
The school board must
report through the department electronic reporting system each exclusion or expulsionnew text beginnew text end and each physical assault
of a district employee by a student within 30 days of the effective date of the dismissal
action or assault to the commissioner of education. This report must include a statement of
alternative educational services, or other sanction, intervention, or resolution in response
to the assault given the pupil and the reason for, the effective date, and the duration of the
exclusion or expulsion or other sanction, intervention, or resolution. The report must also
include the student's age, grade, gender, race, and special education status.
(a) The school board must include state student identification numbers
of affected pupils on all dismissal and other disciplinary reports required by the department.
The department must report annually to the commissioner summary data on the number of
dismissalsnew text beginnew text end and physical assaults of district
employees by a student by age, grade, gender, race, and special education status of the
affected pupils. All dismissal and other disciplinary reports must be submitted through the
department electronic reporting system.
(b) The commissioner must aggregate the district data reported under this section and
include the aggregated data, including aggregated data on physical assaults of a district
employee by a student, in the annual school performance reports under section 120B.36.
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