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125A.64 POWERS OF BOARD OF THE MINNESOTA STATE ACADEMIES.
    Subdivision 1. Personnel. The board of the Minnesota State Academies may employ central
administrative staff members and other personnel necessary to provide and support programs and
services at each academy.
    Subd. 2. Get help from department. The board of the Minnesota State Academies may
require the Department of Education to provide program leadership, program monitoring, and
technical assistance at the academies.
    Subd. 3. Unclassified positions. The board of the Minnesota State Academies may place any
position other than residential academies administrator in the unclassified service. The position
must meet the criteria in section 43A.08, subdivision 1a.
    Subd. 4. Residential and building maintenance services. The board of the Minnesota State
Academies may enter into agreements with public or private agencies or institutions to provide
residential and building maintenance services. The board of the Minnesota State Academies
must first decide that contracting for the services is more efficient and less expensive than not
contracting for them.
    Subd. 5. Student teachers and professional trainees. (a) The board of the Minnesota
State Academies may enter into agreements with teacher preparation institutions for student
teachers to get practical experience at the academies. A licensed teacher must provide appropriate
supervision of each student teacher.
(b) The board of the Minnesota State Academies may enter into agreements with accredited
higher education institutions for certain student trainees to get practical experience at the
academies. The students must be preparing themselves in a professional field that provides special
services to children with a disability in school programs. To be a student trainee in a field, a
person must have completed at least two years of an approved program in the field. A person who
is licensed or registered in the field must provide appropriate supervision of each student trainee.
    Subd. 6. Exemption to September 1 school start restriction. Notwithstanding section
120A.40, subdivision 1, the board of the Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and Blind may
begin the school year any day prior to September 1.
History: 1989 c 220 s 2; 1991 c 265 art 3 s 38; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 11 s 10,11; art 16 s 13; 1998
c 398 art 5 s 22; 1999 c 241 art 2 s 21; art 10 s 1; 2003 c 130 s 12