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Subpart 1.

Continuum of alternative placements.

Each district must ensure that a continuum of alternative placements is available to meet the needs of pupils for special education and related services. The continuum must:


include instruction in regular classes, special classes, special schools, home instruction, and instruction in schools and hospitals; and


make provision for supplementary services, including resource room or itinerant instruction, to be provided in conjunction with regular class placement.

Subp. 2.

General least restrictive environment requirements.

Each district must ensure that pupils are placed in the least restrictive environment according to Code of Federal Regulations, title 34, section 300.114.

Subp. 3.

Nonacademic settings.

In providing or arranging for the provision of nonacademic and extracurricular services and activities, including meals, recess periods, and the services and activities set forth in Code of Federal Regulations, title 34, section 300.306, each district must ensure that each pupil participates with nondisabled students in those services and activities to the maximum extent appropriate to the needs of that pupil.

Subp. 4.

Educational placement.

Each district shall ensure that the parents of each pupil are members of any group that makes decisions on the educational placement of the pupil.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 14.389; L 1999 c 123 s 19,20; L 2014 c 312 art 17 s 12


26 SR 657; 39 SR 1168

Published Electronically:

February 10, 2015

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