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SF 2956

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 03/02/2010 07:52am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; amending school calendar restrictions; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 120A.40.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 120A.40, is amended to read:


120A.40 SCHOOL CALENDAR.

deleted text begin (a) Except for learning programs during summer, flexible learning year programs
authorized under sections 124D.12 to 124D.127, and learning year programs under section
124D.128,
deleted text end A district deleted text beginmust notdeleted text endnew text begin maynew text end commence an elementary or secondary school year
before Labor Day, except deleted text beginas provided under paragraph (b)deleted text endnew text begin a district must not schedule
a student instruction day on the Thursday or Friday immediately preceding Labor Day
new text end.
Days devoted to teachers' workshops may be heldnew text begin on the Thursday or Fridaynew text end before
Labor Day. Districts that enter into cooperative agreements are encouraged to adopt
similar school calendars.

deleted text begin (b) A district may begin the school year on any day before Labor Day:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) to accommodate a construction or remodeling project of $400,000 or more
affecting a district school facility;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) if the district has an agreement under section 123A.30, 123A.32, or 123A.35
with a district that qualifies under clause (1); or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) if the district agrees to the same schedule with a school district in an adjoining
state.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2010-2011 school year and
later.
new text end