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Policy 607 - Organization of Grade Levels

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I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this policy is to address the grade level organization of schools within the school district.

II. GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY

  • It is the policy of the school district to address the groupings of grade levels as recognized in Minn. Stat. § 120A.05, as follows:
    • Elementary: Grades Pre-Kindergarten through 4
    • Middle: Grades 5 - 8
    • Secondary: Grades 9 - 12
  • The superintendent may seek school board approval to administer certain programs on a nongraded basis or a design different from that indicated. Program proposals that seek school board approval must meet all state requirements and reflect the rationale for the modification.

Legal References:

  • Minn. Stat. § 120A.05, Subds. 9, 11, 13, 17 (Public Schools)
  • Minn. Stat. § 123B.02, Subd. 2 (General Powers of Independent School Districts)

Policy Adopted: 03/08/04
Policy Reviewed: 2/8/16
Policy Reviewed: 1/14/19

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