State: Minnesota LEP Law

 
Minnesota LEP Law

In 1980, the Minnesota Legislature passed the “Education for Limited English Proficient Students Act” This Act provided legal definitions for limited English proficient students, general requirements for programs, aid authorization, teacher licensures, and parental rights.
Both the “Lau vs. Nichols” decision and the LEP Act have provided the general framework for the services provided to ELL students in Saint Paul Public Schools.  Details of this framework have been specified in the LEP Compliance Plan submitted to the U.S. Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Latino Consent Decree Advisory Council, and the ELL Hmong Parents Advisory Council.


The text of the Minnesota LEP law can be found at: http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/slaws/2003/ss1.09.html (Note that this is a temporary link until the revised text is posted in its permanent site by the State of Minnesota.  This link contains language to be deleted and language to be added according to the last legislative changes.)
 

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