Today, the Association is publishing the first two in a series of POLICY BRIEFS on legislative changes enacted by the 2014 session of the Minnesota Legislature.
The first POLICY BRIEF is on the 2014 SAFE and SUPPORTIVE SCHOOLS ACT. The Act is Minnesota’s new anti-bullying law which the legislature began work on in the 2013 session. The POLICY BRIEF covers the following: 1] A short history of the legislation; 2] The scope of the law; 3] Definition of terms; 4] Responsibilities of a District or Charter School; 5] The basic requirements of a district or charter school; 6] The basic requirements of a local policy; 7] Communicating the Policy; 8] Professional Development/Programming and School Climate Requirements and Recommendations; 9] Resources for Districts and Schools; 10] Authority of the Commissioner; and 11] Legal References.
The second POLICY BRIEF is on the 2014 CHARTER SCHOOL LAW changes. The Brief outlines the changes in Minnesota’s Charter School Law (MN Statutes 124D.10 and 124D.11) and in (MN Statute 127. Subd. (3) – School Payments Dates and Schedules.