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SF 2956

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

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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.

(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,
A district must not may commence an elementary or secondary school year
before Labor Day, except as provided under paragraph (b) a district must not schedule
a student instruction day on the Thursday or Friday immediately preceding Labor Day
.
Days devoted to teachers' workshops may be held on the Thursday or Friday before
Labor Day. Districts that enter into cooperative agreements are encouraged to adopt
similar school calendars.

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

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

(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

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

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective for the 2010-2011 school year and
later.

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