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SF 3997

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/06/2020 08:21am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education; defining and requiring reporting of pupil withdrawal
agreements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 121A.41, by adding a
subdivision; 121A.53.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 121A.41, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 7a. new text end

new text begin Pupil withdrawal agreement. new text end

new text begin "Pupil withdrawal agreement" means a verbal
or written agreement between a school or district administrator and a pupil's parent to
withdraw the pupil from the school district to avoid expulsion or exclusion dismissal
proceedings.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 121A.53, is amended to read:


121A.53 REPORT TO COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION.

Subdivision 1.

Exclusions and expulsions; physical assaultsnew text begin; pupil withdrawal
agreements
new text end.

The school board must report through the department electronic reporting
system each exclusion or expulsionnew text begin, each pupil withdrawal agreement,new 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.

Subd. 2.

Report.

(a) The school board must include state student identification numbers
of affected pupils on all dismissal and other disciplinary reportsnew text begin, including pupil withdrawal
agreement reports,
new text end required by the department. The department must report annually to the
commissioner summary data on the number of dismissalsnew text begin, pupil withdrawal agreements,new 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.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end