Minnesota Condition Restrictions


Private Educational institutions

Accreditation, Registration, Licensing, and Acceptance

  • Minnesota defines a nonpublic school as any college, church or spiritual corporation, or residence university exactly where a student can satisfy compulsory training requirements, that is located in the condition, and that satisfies the requirements of Title VI of the&nbspCivil Rights Act of 1964. Minn. Stat. Ann.&nbsp&sect123B.forty one, Subd. 9.

  • Accreditation&nbspis optional.

    • The Nonpublic Schooling Council may realize academic accrediting organizations.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect123B.445.

    • Minnesota nonpublic universities (common non-public universities or dwelling educational facilities) that are instantly accredited by an corporation that has been regarded by the Minnesota Nonpublic Training Council or the Commissioner of Training are qualified for minimized reporting necessities to the superintendents of the districts where their students reside, as outlined in&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect120A.22, Minnesota Compulsory Instruction Legislation.

  • No specifications for&nbspRegistration.

  • No prerequisites for&nbspLicensing.

  • No specifications for&nbspApproval.

Instructor Certification

  • Teacher certification is optional. An teacher in Minnesota will have to satisfy just one of the adhering to conditions: Keep a legitimate Minnesota training license for the quality level at which he or she will instruct be right supervised by an unique with a valid Minnesota teaching license productively finish a instructor competency evaluation offer instruction in a faculty that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the commissioner.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect122A.15 maintain a baccalaureate degree be a dad or mum of a youngster whose overall performance is assessed each year in accordance with&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect120A.22, Subd.eleven.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect120A.22, Subd. ten.

Size of College Calendar year and Times

  • The state does not control the size of the faculty yr for college students attending nonpublic universities.


  • Minnesota&#39s compulsory education and learning regulation involves instruction in 1) simple interaction abilities, including looking at, crafting, literature, and wonderful arts 2) mathematics and science 3) social experiments, such as historical past, geography, and government and four) well being and physical education.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect120A.22, Subd. 9.

  • Instruction, textbooks, and elements should be presented in the English language.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect 120A.22. Yet another language might be utilised for learners with limited English proficiency.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect&sect124D.fifty nine-124D.sixty one et seq.

  • School districts may perhaps provide nonpublic university students of limited English proficiency the prospect to participate in specifically developed plans for these learners attending community faculty.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect124D.sixty five, Subd. 6.

  • Nonprofit, nonpublic, nonsectarian faculties may possibly deal with neighborhood college districts to supply educational solutions to at-possibility kids underneath the state&#39s Significant College Graduation Incentives Application.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect124D.sixty eight.

  • Nonpublic educational facilities may contract with community school districts to give American Indian language and tradition education and learning plans to American Indian little ones.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect124D. hop over to here .

  • The State Division of Education may possibly provide assistance to nonpublic schools collaborating in a neighborhood college district&#39s violence prevention instruction program at neutral web pages.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect120B.22.

Recordkeeping and Stories

  • Nonpublic educational institutions have to comprehensive and submit the Minnesota Compulsory Instruction Report to the nearby superintendent by October 1 of every faculty calendar year. The report demands the identify, age, and tackle of each kid acquiring instruction. In addition, schools not accredited by the Minnesota Section of Schooling or an accrediting organization identified by the Minnesota Nonpublic Education Council have to also report the identify of just about every teacher and evidence of their skills and they will have to make obtainable documentation that the requisite topics are becoming taught and provide course schedules, resources for instruction, and descriptions of methods used to assess university student achievement.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect120A.24.

  • Nonpublic college administrators are responsible for issuing age certificates for students in attendance who want to get employment.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect181A.06.

  • Any small fourteen or 15 years of age who needs to operate on faculty times for the duration of school several hours shall very first safe an employment certificate. The certificate shall be issued only by the university district superintendent, the superintendent&#39s agent, or some other particular person specified by the board of education and learning. The work certificate shall be issued only for a distinct posture with a specified employer and shall be issued only in the next situation:

    1. if a minor is to be employed in an occupation not prohibited by regulations promulgated under&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect181A.09 and as evidence thereof provides a signed statement from the possible employer and

    2. if the mother or father or guardian of the insignificant consents to the employment and

    3. if the issuing officer believes the insignificant is bodily capable of handling the position in concern and even more thinks the best pursuits of the minimal will be served by permitting the small to work.

Wellbeing and Protection Prerequisites

  • Immunizations are necessary for students attending any elementary or secondary school in Minnesota unless contraindicated for health-related explanations or opposite to carefully held beliefs of the parent or guardian or emancipated scholar.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect121A.15.

  • The Point out Department of Instruction might support personal universities collaborating in a local university district&#39s AIDS prevention or AIDS hazard-reduction program at a neutral site.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect121A.23.

  • Non-public universities not issue to disaster administration plan requirements in accordance with Minn. Stat. Ann. &sect121A.035 are necessary to have at the very least five faculty lockdown drills, five university fireplace drills constant with&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect 299F.thirty, and one particular tornado drill. 2006 Omnibus Schooling Plan Act, Chapter 263 Article one Portion 7.

  • Private educational institutions are expected to have at least nine fire drills each and every college calendar year and to keep all doorways and exits unlocked from the inside of through faculty hrs. Information of drills should be posted for critique by the point out fire marshal.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect299F.thirty.

  • All educational facilities will have to be operated in compliance with the uniform hearth code.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect299F.391.

  • Personal colleges could create a voluntary fingerprinting application for pupils in conjunction with law enforcement organizations acquiring jurisdiction the place the nonpublic university is positioned. Minn. Stat. Ann. &sect123B.07.

  • Private colleges may well take part in college district chemical abuse courses. Instructors at collaborating educational institutions have a obligation to report incidences of chemical abuse on college home or at faculty-related functions.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect&sect121A.26 121A.29.

  • Neighborhood authorities may establish the speed restrict in just a university zone of a personal school primarily based on an engineering and visitors investigation.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect169.14, Subd. 5a.

  • The commissioner of public safety distributes a lacking youngsters&#39s bulletin to non-public faculties on a quarterly foundation.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect299C.54.

  • An assault from a non-public faculty instructor executing official responsibilities that effects in demonstrable bodily hurt is a gross misdemeanor.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect609.2231 Subd. 5.

  • Private school instructional or supervisory workers may perhaps use realistic force to restrain a student from self-damage or injury to yet another or to residence.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect609.379.


  • A faculty district suitable to acquire condition support for transportation will have to deliver equal transportation inside the district for all faculty small children to any faculty when transportation is necessary because of distance or website traffic circumstances. Transportation may perhaps be furnished underneath limited instances to out-of-district educational institutions. Transportation is also authorized for personal faculty learners acquiring pupil help products and services at public faculties or neutral sites.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect123B.86.

  • Non-public faculty pupils transported by a community faculty district must act in accordance with the scholar bus perform and self-discipline policies of the transporting community college district. 2006 Omnibus Schooling Policy Act, Chapter 263 Post 1 Segment 10.

  • Community transportation of personal faculty learners attending parochial educational facilities does not violate the Minnesota constitutional provision prohibiting the use of general public funds to guidance sectarian colleges. Us residents United Inc. as Protestants and Other People in america United for Separation of Church and State v. Ind. College Dist. No. 622, Ramsey County, 179 N.W.2d 146, Minnesota Supreme Court (1970).


  • Community school districts will have to supply or financial loan &quottextbooks, individualized instruction or cooperative studying supplies, and standardizes checks&quot to pupils enrolled in nonpublic schools on official request on designated kinds. Textbooks contain only these secular, neutral, and non-ideological textbooks out there to general public college students.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect123B.forty two.

  • If the condition appropriation for services is not ample, the Condition Section of Training should notify the faculty districts of the need to prorate the appropriation.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect123B.47.


  • Area school districts will have to deliver standardized screening expert services to learners enrolled in non-public colleges upon official request.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect123B.forty two.

  • Learners attending personal schools that are not accredited by a state-recognized accrediting company should be assessed on a yearly basis utilizing a nationally norm-referenced standardized accomplishment evaluation. Pupils attending private schools accredited by a point out-acknowledged accrediting agency are exempt from the screening requirement.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect120A.22, Subd. 11.

  • Minnesota may perhaps fork out all or part of the rate for Advanced Placement (AP) exams for needy college students attending nonpublic faculties.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect120B.13.

Particular Education and learning

  • College students with disabilities attending private colleges that satisfy the obligatory instruction prerequisites and comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 may possibly not be denied exclusive instruction and products and services on a shared time foundation through the general public school. Transportation to and from the nonpublic university may be provided by the college district.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect125A.18.

  • Educational institutions are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, countrywide origin, sex, age, marital standing, standing with regard to public help, sexual orientation, or disability, or from failing to be certain physical and program access for persons with disabilities. Religious companies, associations, and societies are exempt with respect to skills based on faith or sexual orientation, when these are bona fide occupational qualifications. Religious or denominational establishments might restrict or give preference to applicants of the same religion. One-sexual intercourse personal schools are also permitted.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect&sect363.02 Subd. 1, 3 363.03 Subd. five.

Nursing and Health and fitness

  • Local university districts must supply equal health and fitness companies and guidance or counseling products and services &quotas are furnished to community college pupils by the district exactly where the nonpublic universities is found&quot to pupils attending nonpublic universities upon official request. Health and fitness and guidance and counseling solutions could be presented on the nonpublic university grounds.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect123B.44.

  • Nonpublic college college students may take part in the condition&#39s milk plan that makes sure all students have accessibility to milk on a day-to-day foundation.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect124D.118.

  • If a nonpublic college participates in the faculty lunch assist method or college breakfast method, the university have to make lactose-lowered milk accessible to college students.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect124D.114.

  • If a nonpublic university participates in the school lunch assist program or university breakfast plan, state aid is offered on a per-meal foundation in addition to the federal reimbursements.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect124.D.111 and 124D.1158.


  • Minnesota traditional nonpublic faculties may perhaps purchase desktops via the Minnesota Desktops for Universities Plan. Pcs for Colleges is a software of the Minnesota Correctional Facility, where inmates refurbish personal computers donated by companies.

  • Minnesota conventional nonpublic schools are protected below the Telecommunications/World wide web Entry Fairness Aid.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect125B.26.

  • Minnesota nonpublic faculties could participate in the federal E-Rate system.

Qualified Advancement

  • Nonpublic school administrative models are suitable for nonvoting associate memberships in the Instructional Cooperative Service Models. The ECSU performs instructional arranging on a regional basis and provides instructional applications and solutions.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect123A.21, Subd. three.

  • The Minnesota Academic Excellence Basis was proven to market tutorial excellence in Minnesota general public and nonpublic universities. By the foundation, students and teachers are acknowledged for educational excellence, and an educational league gives competitors for public and nonpublic students in elementary and secondary colleges.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect124D.ninety four, Subd. 2.

Reimbursement for Accomplishing Condition and Nearby Capabilities

  • There is no point out plan at this time.

Tax Exemption

  • A nonprofit nonpublic university could entire the Minnesota Section of Income&#39s Software for Nonprofit Exempt Standing&mdashSales Tax.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect297A.70.

Public Support for Personal Schooling

  • Constitutional Provisions:&nbsp&quotIn no situation shall any public dollars or house be appropriated or utilised for the aid of colleges wherein the unique doctrines, creeds or tenets of any individual Christian or other spiritual sect are promulgated or taught.&quot&nbspMinn. Const. art. XIII, &sect two.

  • Programs for Economic Help for Attendance at Non-public Universities:&nbspK&mdash12 Education Credit and Subtraction Application presents financial support to parents of qualifying pupils by way of Minnesota tax credits for capable instructional costs. College students qualify if they attend a general public, non-public, or residence faculty. Competent instructional expenditures consist of tutoring by a skilled instructor service fees for experienced just after-college packages tuition for capable summertime camps audio classes experienced nonreligious guides and supplies purchase or rental of musical devices for use in regular college songs classes experienced transportation costs and up to $two hundred in computer related cost. The subtraction method was enacted in 1955 and expanded in 1997. It permits mothers and fathers of qualifying pupils to acquire subtractions from their taxable cash flow for competent expenditures that are lined by the tax credit history, as perfectly as tuition for private school and school programs that satisfy large school graduation specifications. The identical expense cannot be claimed as both a credit rating and subtraction. The sum of the credit history is seventy five p.c of the amount of money expended, with revenue restrictions on the most credit score total. The maximum subtraction amount is $one,625 for pupils in grades K&mdash6 and $2,500 for students in grades seven&mdash12.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect290.0674 and&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect290.01.

Residence Educational facilities

  • &quotThe parent of a baby is largely liable for assuring that the little one acquires awareness and abilities that are crucial for efficient citizenship.&quot&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect120A.22.

  • A dwelling university is outlined as a nonpublic faculty wherein a resident of Minnesota may well legally fulfill the compulsory instruction demands. The residence university will have to be positioned in the condition and will have to meet up with the demands of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (General public Regulation 88-352).&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect123B.forty one.

  • The area superintendent is responsible for making certain compliance with Minnesota&#39s obligatory instruction law.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect120A.26.

First and Renewal Apps

  • A dad or mum conducting a house college have to entire and post documentation that fulfills once-a-year reporting requirements to the neighborhood superintendent by Oct one of the initial school 12 months &quotthe child receives instruction after reaching the age of 7.&quot&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect120A.24.

  • Household school instructors submit to the neighborhood superintendent possibly a whole report or a Letter of Intent to Carry on Homeschooling.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect120A.24, &sect120A.22, &sect121A.fifteen.

Curriculum and Instruction

  • House educational facilities are needed to give instruction in: 1) essential conversation capabilities, like reading, composing, literature, and good arts two) mathematics and science three) social studies, which include heritage, geography, and government and 4) wellbeing and actual physical education.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect120A.22.

  • Instruction, textbooks, and supplies will have to be in the English language. It is permissible to use a different language in addition to English, in accordance to&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect124D.59-124D.61.

  • Residence college students may well take non-elective main programs in the local community university at the discretion of the neighborhood faculty district. Neighborhood college districts acquire prorated funding from the condition for the part of time used to teach nonpublic college learners.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect126C.19.

  • Home university learners are suitable to take part in cocurricular activities in their resident local faculty district.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect123B.49.

  • Instructor certification is not needed. However, if the dwelling faculty is not accredited by a Minnesota state-recognized accrediting company (Educate or HBEA as of September 2008), then the guardian is needed to post instructor skills in accordance with the Obligatory Instruction Legislation.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect120A.22, Subd.10(six).

Evaluation and Diplomas

  • A property college college student is required each and every calendar year to be &quotassessed working with a nationally norm-referenced standardized accomplishment evaluation.&quot Both the dad or mum and the superintendent have to agree on the certain evaluation, the administration, and locale of the assessment.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect120A.22, Subd.eleven.

Well being

  • Household colleges need to post immunization to the local school district in which the dwelling school is located the 1st year of the boy or girl&#39s homeschooling in Minnesota and the quality seven 12 months.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect121A.fifteen.

Tax Exemption

  • Restricted support is available. Charges can consist of educational elements, subject visits, and most importantly, parental time, as the guardian/guardian is the instructor and administrator of the homeschool.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect&sect123B.forty one, 290.0674.

Community College Accessibility

  • University districts &quotshall permit all resident pupils getting instruction in a home faculty … to be qualified to thoroughly take part in extracurricular [but not co-curricular] routines on the exact foundation as public school students.&quotMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect123B.49, Subd.4(a).

  • Shared Time &ndash Faculty districts may possibly build procedures that make it possible for nonpublic school college students who reside in a district to take public college lessons to fulfill the district&#39s graduation necessities. Community coverage establishes which classes are suitable and other aspects might have an impact on a nonpublic college scholar&#39s ability to enroll.&nbspMinn. Stat. Ann. &sect&sect126C.19 126C.01, Subd. six-8.

World wide web Means

Information and Legislation

  • Minnesota Office of Training (MDE): University and Enrollment Choices&nbspHomeschool Total Report, Letter of Intent to Homeschool, Often Requested Thoughts about Homeschooling

  • MDE: Nonpublic Instruction Council

    • Minnesota Division of Profits: Schooling Credit rating and Subtraction

  • 2012 Minnesota Statutes

  • Chapters one hundred twenty &mdash 129B, Schooling Code: Prekindergarten &mdash Quality 12

  • 2012 Minnesota Statutes Index (matters) &mdash NONPUBLIC Schools

  • 2012 Minnesota Statutes Index (subject areas) &mdash Dwelling Educational institutions

Make contact with Information–State and Federal Departments of Schooling

  • Minnesota Office of Schooling

    1500 Freeway 36 West

    Roseville, MN 55113-4266

    Mobile phone: 651-582-8200

    Fax: 651-582-8724


    Web site:&nbsphttp://education and learning.point out.mn.us/mde/index.html

  • U.S. Office of Schooling,&nbspMinnesota

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