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3500.0550 INCLUSIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM.

Subpart 1.

Establishment of a plan.

The school board in each district shall adopt a written plan to assure that the curriculum developed for use in district schools establishes and maintains an inclusive educational program. An inclusive educational program is one that employs a curriculum that is developed and delivered so that students and staff gain an understanding and appreciation of:

A.

The cultural diversity of the United States. Special emphasis must be placed on American Indians/Alaskan natives, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Black Americans, and Hispanic Americans. The program must reflect the wide range of contributions by and roles open to Americans of all races and cultures.

B.

The historical and contemporary contributions of women and men to society. Special emphasis must be placed on the contributions of women. The program must reflect the wide range of contributions by and roles open to American women and men.

C.

The historical and contemporary contributions to society by persons with disabilities. The program must reflect the wide range of contributions by and roles open to Americans with disabilities.

Subp. 2.

Specifications for the plan.

The current plan must:

A.

address the manner in which the multicultural and gender fair concepts in subpart 1, items A, B, and C are to be incorporated into the curriculum goals, learner outcomes, and evaluation processes established in the district;

B.

determine the extent to which the district curriculum advisory committee established by Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.11, subdivision 3, will be involved in implementing this part;

C.

include evidence of substantive involvement by women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities in the development of the plan. In communities with no persons of color, the district shall use resource people available in the region, state, or nation whenever the plan is developed, reviewed, or revised;

D.

include specific goals, objectives, and implementation timelines for the curriculum processes, content, and materials needed for each of the areas in subpart 1;

E.

include procedures for systematic monitoring and evaluation of the plan; and

F.

include a description of the program planned to provide in-service training for all staff in the areas related to subpart 1, items A, B, and C, and subpart 2, items D and E.

Subp. 3.

Filing, reports, review, and revision.

A.

The current plan must be on file in the administrative offices of the district and with the commissioner of education.

B.

The district shall submit status reports on implementing the plan as requested by the commissioner.

C.

The current plan must be reviewed at least every six years and be revised as necessary.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 121.11

History:

13 SR 2859; L 1995 1Sp3 art 16 s 13; L 1998 c 397 art 11 s 3; L 2003 c 130 s 12; L 2005 c 56 s 2

Published Electronically:

October 8, 2007

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