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123B.147 PRINCIPALS.
    Subdivision 1. Principal may supervise school building. Each public school building, as
defined by section 120A.05, subdivisions 9, 11, and 13, in an independent district may be under
the supervision of a principal who is assigned to that responsibility by the board of education in
that district upon the recommendation of the superintendent of schools of that district. If pupils in
kindergarten through grade 12 attend school in one building, one principal may supervise the
building.
    Subd. 2. Valid principal license required. Each principal assigned the responsibility for the
supervision of a school building shall hold a valid license in the assigned position of supervision
and administration as established by the rules of the commissioner of education.
    Subd. 3. Principals' duties. The principal shall provide administrative, supervisory, and
instructional leadership services, under the supervision of the superintendent of schools of the
district and in accordance with the policies, rules, and regulations of the board of education, for
the planning, management, operation, and evaluation of the education program of the building or
buildings to which the principal is assigned.
History: Ex1959 c 71 art 4 s 16; 1969 c 9 s 27; 1971 c 144 s 1; 1973 c 492 s 7; 1974 c 37 s
1; 1975 c 162 s 25; 1975 c 432 s 16; 1978 c 706 s 13-15; 1978 c 764 s 31,32; 1979 c 334 art 6 s
8; 1981 c 175 s 1; 1983 c 314 art 7 s 18; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 398 art 8 s 8; 1990 c 562 art 8 s
21,22; 1991 c 265 art 9 s 34,35; 1993 c 224 art 9 s 22; art 12 s 15; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 9 s 19; art 16
s 13; 1998 c 397 art 6 s 55-61,124; art 11 s 3; 1998 c 398 art 5 s 55; art 6 s 16; 2003 c 130 s 12