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1985 Minnesota Session Laws

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                         Laws of Minnesota 1985 

                         CHAPTER 51-H.F.No. 151 
           An act relating to education; prohibiting a school 
          district from commencing the school year prior to 
          Labor Day; amending Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 126.12, is 
amended to read: 
    126.12 [SCHOOL CALENDAR.] 
    Subdivision 1.  Except for learning programs during summer 
and for flexible school year programs authorized pursuant to 
sections 120.59 to 120.67, a school district shall not commence 
an elementary or secondary school year prior to Labor Day.  Days 
which are devoted to teachers' workshops may be held before 
Labor Day.  Districts that enter into cooperative agreements are 
encouraged to adopt similar school calendars.  
    Subd. 2.  Every Saturday shall be a school holiday, except 
that school may be held on a Saturday if necessary to meet the 
requirement in section 124.19 of making a good faith attempt to 
make up time lost on account of circumstances which were beyond 
the control of the school board.  The school board shall 
determine the number of school days of each school year on or 
before April 1 of the calendar year in which such school year 
    Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Section 1 is effective for the 1986-1987 school year and 
    Approved April 30, 1985

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