A school district shall annually submit to the commissioner, concerning each school site within its district, a report that includes:
the racial composition of each school within its district; and
the racial composition of the grade levels served by each of the schools.
The report shall be submitted according to the Minnesota Automated Reporting Student System (MARSS) deadlines as established annually by the commissioner and noticed to all districts.
A district shall collect for all students except American Indian students in subpart 3, the information required in subpart 1 by using one of the following racial identification procedures in the following order:
parent or guardian identification;
age-appropriate student self-identification, when parent or guardian identification is not an option;
if parent, guardian, or student self-identification methods are not possible, sight counts administered by the principal or designee, pursuant to written guidelines developed by the district.
In districts where the American Indian population is ten or more students, the parent education committee under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.78, subdivision 1, in consultation with the American Indian parents the committee represents, may select as their identification procedure one of the following:
parent or guardian self-identification;
the process for identification specified in United States Code, title 20, section 7491; or
the racial identification procedure used by the district for other students.
MS s 124D.896
24 SR 77
May 13, 2019