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121A.03 MODEL POLICY.
    Subdivision 1. Model policy. The commissioner shall maintain and make available to school
boards a model sexual, religious, and racial harassment and violence policy. The model policy
shall address the requirements of subdivision 2, and may encourage violence prevention and
character development education programs, consistent with section 120B.232, subdivision 1, to
prevent and reduce policy violations.
    Subd. 2. Sexual, religious, and racial harassment and violence policy. A school
board must adopt a written sexual, religious, and racial harassment and sexual, religious, and
racial violence policy that conforms with chapter 363A. The policy shall apply to pupils,
teachers, administrators, and other school personnel, include reporting procedures, and set forth
disciplinary actions that will be taken for violation of the policy. Disciplinary actions must
conform with collective bargaining agreements and sections 121A.41 to 121A.56. The policy
must be conspicuously posted throughout each school building, given to each district employee
and independent contractor at the time of entering into the person's employment contract, and
included in each school's student handbook on school policies. Each school must develop a
process for discussing the school's sexual, religious, and racial harassment and violence policy
with students and school employees.
    Subd. 3. Submission to commissioner. Each school board must submit to the commissioner
a copy of the sexual, religious, and racial harassment and sexual, religious, and racial violence
policy the board has adopted.
History: 1989 c 329 art 8 s 7,8; 1990 c 426 art 1 s 17; 1992 c 499 art 8 s 17; 1992 c 571 art
10 s 7; 1993 c 224 art 9 s 37,38; 1994 c 647 art 8 s 25; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 16 s 13; 1998 c 397 art 9
s 21,22,26; art 11 s 3; 1Sp2005 c 5 art 2 s 25