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CHAPTER 33-S.F.No. 180 An act relating to education; providing for parent discretion in classroom placement of children of multiple birth; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120A. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [120A.38] [CLASSROOM PLACEMENT; PARENT DISCRETION.] (a) A parent or guardian of twins or higher order multiples may request that the children be placed in the same classroom or in separate classrooms if the children are in the same grade level at the same school. The school may recommend classroom placement to the parents and provide professional education advice to the parents to assist them in making the best decision for their children's education. A school must provide the placement requested by the children's parent or guardian, unless the school board makes a classroom placement determination following the school principal's request according to this section. The parent or guardian must request the classroom placement no later than 14 days after the first day of each school year or 14 days after the first day of attendance of the children during a school year if the children are enrolled in the school after the school year commences. At the end of the initial grading period, if the school principal, in consultation with the children's classroom teacher, determines that the requested classroom placement is disruptive to the school, the school principal may request that the school board determine the children's classroom placement. (b) For purposes of this section, "higher order multiples" means triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets, or more. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective for the 2005-2006 school year and later. Presented to the governor May 2, 2005 Signed by the governor May 5, 2005, 11:04 a.m.