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SF 339

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/22/2019 03:32pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to education; requiring child safety curriculum; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2018, section 124E.03, subdivision 2; 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.24] CHILD SAFETY CURRICULUM.
new text end

new text begin (a) A charter school or school district must adopt and provide age-appropriate child
safety curriculum for its students in kindergarten through grade 12. The school or school
district must collaborate with local law enforcement or independent self-defense experts to
deliver the curriculum using videos and role-play demonstrations. The topics addressed in
the curriculum must include, at a minimum:
new text end

new text begin (1) stranger danger;
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new text begin (2) nonstranger danger, such as family, relatives, neighbors, and others;
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new text begin (3) use of the body to protect oneself;
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new text begin (4) use of assertiveness and confidence to prevent an attack or abduction;
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new text begin (5) good touch and not okay touch;
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new text begin (6) internal body warning signs and gut instinct;
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new text begin (7) external warning signs, such as being aware of one's surroundings and body for fight
or flight mode;
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new text begin (8) use of code words only known between the parent or guardian and child; and
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new text begin (9) how to obtain law enforcement assistance.
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new text begin (b) A student must receive child safety instruction once a month for at least 45 minutes
during the school year. Each session of child safety instruction must include classroom
discussion with teachers and students following the videos or role-play demonstrations.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2019-2020 school year and later.
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Sec. 2.

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


Subd. 2.

Certain federal, state, and local requirements.

(a) A charter school shall
meet all federal, state, and local health and safety requirements applicable to school districts.

(b) A school must comply with statewide accountability requirements governing standards
and assessments in chapter 120B.

(c) A charter school must comply with the Minnesota Public School Fee Law, sections
123B.34 to 123B.39.

(d) A charter school is a district for the purposes of tort liability under chapter 466.

(e) A charter school must comply with the Pledge of Allegiance requirement under
section 121A.11, subdivision 3.

(f) A charter school and charter school board of directors must comply with chapter 181
governing requirements for employment.

(g) A charter school must comply with continuing truant notification under section
260A.03.

(h) A charter school must develop and implement a teacher evaluation and peer review
process under section 122A.40, subdivision 8, paragraph (b), clauses (2) to (13), and place
students in classrooms in accordance with section 122A.40, subdivision 8, paragraph (d).
The teacher evaluation process in this paragraph does not create any additional employment
rights for teachers.

(i) A charter school must adopt a policy, plan, budget, and process, consistent with
section 120B.11, to review curriculum, instruction, and student achievement and strive for
the world's best workforce.

(j) A charter school is subject to and must comply with the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act,
sections 121A.40 to 121A.56.

new text begin (k) A charter school must adopt and provide child safety curriculum consistent with
section 121A.24.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2019-2020 school year and later.
new text end