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HF 2282

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/07/2019 02:50pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education finance; extending the maximum number of e-learning days;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 120A.41; 120A.414, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120A.41, is amended to read:


120A.41 LENGTH OF SCHOOL YEAR; HOURS OF INSTRUCTION.

(a) A school board's annual school calendar must include at least 425 hours of instruction
for a kindergarten student without a disability, 935 hours of instruction for a student in
grades 1 through 6, and 1,020 hours of instruction for a student in grades 7 through 12, not
including summer school. The school calendar for all-day kindergarten must include at least
850 hours of instruction for the school year. The school calendar for a prekindergarten
student under section 124D.151, if offered by the district, must include at least 350 hours
of instruction for the school year. A school board's annual calendar must include at least
165 days of instruction for a student in grades 1 through 11 unless a four-day week schedule
has been approved by the commissioner under section 124D.126.

(b) A school board's annual school calendar may include plans for up to deleted text beginfivedeleted text endnew text begin tennew text end days
of instruction provided through online instruction due to inclement weather. The inclement
weather plans must be developed according to section 120A.414.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120A.414, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Days.

"E-learning day" means a school day where a school offers full
access to online instruction provided by students' individual teachers due to inclement
weather. A school district or charter school that chooses to have e-learning days may have
up to deleted text beginfivedeleted text endnew text begin tennew text end e-learning days in one school year. An e-learning day is counted as a day of
instruction and included in the hours of instruction under section 120A.41.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginSCHOOL CALENDAR ADJUSTMENT; 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 120A.414, subdivision 3, a school board,
after consulting with the exclusive representative of its teachers, may adjust its e-learning
days plan for the 2018-2019 school year.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end