language to be deleted (2) new language
CHAPTER 183-H.F.No. 2107 An act relating to education; specifying student conduct as grounds for dismissal or removal from class; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 121A.45, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 121A.61, subdivision 2. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 121A.45, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL.] A pupil may be dismissed on any of the following grounds: (a) willful violation of any reasonable school board regulation. Such regulation must be clear and definite to provide notice to pupils that they must conform their conduct to its requirements; (b) willful conduct that
materially and substantiallysignificantly disrupts the rights of others to an education, or the ability of school personnel to perform their duties, or school sponsored extracurricular activities; or (c) willful conduct that endangers the pupil or other pupils, or surrounding persons, including school district employees, or property of the school. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 121A.45, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 3. [PARENT NOTIFICATION AND MEETING.] If a pupil's total days of removal from school exceeds ten cumulative days in a school year, the school district shall make reasonable attempts to convene a meeting with the pupil and the pupil's parent or guardian prior to subsequently removing the pupil from school. The purpose of this meeting is to attempt to determine the pupil's need for assessment or other services. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 121A.61, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [GROUNDS FOR REMOVAL FROM CLASS.] The policy must establish the various grounds for which a student may be removed from a class in the district for a period of time pursuant tounder the procedures specified in the policy. The policy must include a procedure for notifying and meeting with a student's parent or guardian to discuss the problem that is causing the student to be removed from class after the student has been removed from class more than ten times in one school year. The grounds in the policy must include at least the following provisions as well as other grounds determined appropriate by the board: (a) willful conduct which materially and substantiallythat significantly disrupts the rights of others to an education, including conduct that interferes with a teacher's ability to teach or communicate effectively with students in a class or with the ability of other students to learn; (b) willful conduct whichthat endangers surrounding persons, including school district employees, the student or other students, or the property of the school; and (c) willful violation of any rule of conduct specified in the discipline policy adopted by the board. Presented to the governor May 23, 2001 Signed by the governor May 25, 2001, 11:58 a.m.