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    Subdivision 1. Establishment. In the exercise of authorized control and supervision over
pupils attending schools and other educational institutions, both public and private, the governing
board or other directing authority of any such school or institution is empowered to authorize
the organization and supervision of school safety patrols for the purpose of influencing and
encouraging other pupils to refrain from crossing public highways at points other than regular
crossings and for the purpose of directing pupils when and where to cross highways.
    Subd. 2. Appointment of members. Unless the parents or guardian of a pupil object in
writing to the school authorities to the appointment of the pupil on a school safety patrol, it is
lawful for any pupil over nine years of age to be appointed and designated as a member of the
patrol in any school in which there are no pupils who have attained such age, any pupil in the
highest grade therein may be so appointed and designated. School authorities may also appoint
and designate nonpupil adults as members of a school safety patrol on a voluntary or for-hire basis.
    Subd. 3. Liability not to attach. No liability shall attach either to the school, educational
institution, governing board, directing authority, or any individual director, board member,
superintendent, principal, teacher, or other school authority by virtue of the organization,
maintenance, or operation of such a school safety patrol because of injuries sustained by any
pupil, whether a member of the patrol or otherwise by reason of the operation and maintenance of
the patrol.
    Subd. 4. Identify, operation. Identification and operation of school safety patrols shall be
uniform throughout the state and the method of identification and signals to be used shall be
as prescribed by the commissioner of public safety. School safety patrol members may wear
fluorescent reflective vests.
    Subd. 5. Belts and other accessories. Notwithstanding Minnesota Rules, part 7415.0300,
vests, sashes, ponchos, and Sam Browne belts worn by school safety patrol members may be
fluorescent yellow, fluorescent yellow-green, or blaze orange.
    Subd. 6. School safety patrol flags. Notwithstanding any rule of the commissioner of public
safety, school safety patrol flags may be (1) blaze orange with a yellow octagon bearing the word
"Stop" in black letters, or (2) fluorescent yellow or fluorescent yellow-green with an octagon of
sharply contrasting color bearing the word "Stop" in black letters.
History: Ex1959 c 71 art 7 s 15; 1971 c 491 s 4; 1994 c 647 art 12 s 10; 1995 c 103 s 1;
1Sp1995 c 3 art 2 s 29; 1998 c 397 art 9 s 5,6,26; 2004 c 294 art 1 s 1,2

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