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128A.05 Admission standards.

Subdivision 1. Repealed by amendment, 1989 c 220 s 2

Subdivision 1. Two kinds. There are two kinds of admission to the academies.

(a) A pupil who is deaf, hard of hearing, or blind-deaf, may be admitted to the academy for the deaf. A pupil who is blind or visually impaired, blind-deaf, or multiply handicapped may be admitted to the academy for the blind. For a pupil to be admitted, two decisions must be made under section 120.17.

(1) It must be decided by the individual education planning team that education in regular or special education classes in the pupil's district of residence cannot be achieved satisfactorily because of the nature and severity of the deafness or blindness or visual impairment respectively.

(2) It must be decided by the individual education planning team that the academy provides the most appropriate placement within the least restrictive alternative for the pupil.

(b) A deaf or hard of hearing child or a visually impaired pupil may be admitted to get socialization skills or on a short-term basis for skills development.

Subd. 2. Repealed by amendment, 1989 c 220 s 2

Subd. 2. Multiply handicapped. This section does not prevent a pupil with handicaps in addition to being

(1) deaf or hard of hearing, or

(2) blind or visually impaired

from attending the academy for the deaf or the academy for the blind, respectively.

Subd. 3. Renumbered subd 4

Subd. 3. Out-of-state admissions. An applicant from another state who can benefit from attending either academy may be admitted to the academy if the admission does not prevent an eligible Minnesota resident from being admitted. The state board of education must obtain reimbursement from the other state for the costs of the out-of-state admission. The state board may enter into an agreement with the appropriate authority in the other state for the reimbursement. Money received from another state must be deposited in the general fund and credited to the general operating account of the academies. The money is appropriated to the academies.

Subd. 4. Compulsory attendance. The compulsory attendance provisions of section 120.101 apply to attendance at the academies. Attendance may be excused under that section by the commissioner of children, families, and learning or a designee. A person who fails to comply with section 120.101 is subject to section 120.103. The academies' administrator must exercise the duties imposed on a superintendent by section 120.103. Attendance at the academy for the deaf or the academy for the blind fulfills the requirements of section 120.17. The academies are subject to sections 127.26 to 127.39, the pupil fair dismissal act of 1970, as amended.

HIST: 1976 c 271 s 70; 1985 c 240 s 5; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 384 art 1 s 55; 1989 c 220 s 2; 1991 c 265 art 11 s 12; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 11 s 16,17; art 16 s 13