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                            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. 
           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 
        substantially significantly 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 
        to under 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 substantially that 
        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 which that 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.

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