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September 22, 2020 at 4:00 PM - Policy Committee

Agenda
1) Call to Order
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
2) Roll Call
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
3) Adoption of Agenda
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
4) Acceptance of Minutes
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
4)a. April 28, 2020 Minutes
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
5) Reports and Discussion
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
5)a. New Online Policy Manual
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
5)b. Policy Review Process
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
6) New Business
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
6)a. Amendment of Policy 5391
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Description: 

Item Title
Amendment of Policy 5391 (Graduation Requirements) to remove outdated references and establish a new requirement of an Ethnic Studies course.

Responsible Division
Academics

Background
Proposed amendment would removed outdated language from a transition in credit requirements for graduation and add an Ethnic Studies course as a graduation requirement.

Timeline
Committee Action: 9/22/2020
First Reading: 10/13/2020
Board Vote: 11/10/2020
 
6)b. Amendment of Policies 4021, 4025, 5221, and 5620
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Description: 

Item Title
Amendment of Policy 4021 (Weapons Free Work Place), Policy 4025 (Drug Free Workplace)Policy 5221 (Weapons Free Schools), and Policy 5620 (Releasing Students to Police) to remove references to 'school resource officers' and update accordingly.

Responsible Division
Operations

Background
In June 2020, resolution 2020-0037 ended MPS' contractual relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department, and subsequently the position of School Resource Officer within MPS. Policy revisions are needed to remove and replace these references.

Timeline
Committee Action: 9/22/2020
First Reading: 10/13/2020
Board Vote: 11/10/2020
 
6)c. Amendment of Policy 1770 and Repeal of Policy 1750
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Description: 
 
Item Title
Amendment of Policy 1770 (Student Teaching) and Repeal of Policy 1750 (Cooperative Education Procedures Between Minneapolis Board Of Education And Colleges, Universities And Other Agencies) to update formatting and content to current standards and merge related policy language.

Responsible Division
Human Resources

Background
This proposal combines two related policies into one and updates formatting to current standards. No substantive changes are being proposed. 

Timeline
Committee Action: 9/22/2020
First Reading: 10/13/2020
Board Vote: 11/10/2020
 
6)d. Adoption of Policy 3508
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Description: 

Item Title
Adoption of Policy 3508 (Use Of Electronic Signatures To Conduct Official Business) 

Responsible Division
General Counsel

Background
Required policy to enable the use of electronic signatures for official business.

Timeline
Committee Action: 9/22/2020
First Reading: 10/13/2020
Board Vote: 11/10/2020
 
6)e. Amendment of Policy 5050
Agenda Item Type:  Action Item
Description: 
Responsible Division
General Counsel

Background
On May 6, 2020, the Federal Department of Education announced new Title IX regulations. This amendment is proposed in response to changes in these federal regulations. These new regulations set requirements for how the District and other educational institutions must respond to Title IX concerns. Grievance procedures guidelines previously contained in policy will be moved to regulation. 

Timeline
Committee Action: 9/22/2020
First Reading: 10/13/2020
Board Vote: 11/10/2020
 
7) Announcements
Agenda Item Type:  Information Item
8) Adjournment
Agenda Item Type:  Procedural Item
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