• POLICY 607 - ORGANIZATION OF GRADE LEVELS

    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

    1. The policy of the school district is to address the groupings of grade levels as recognized in Minn. Stat. § 120A.05, as follows:
      Primary: PreK through Grade 2
      Intermediate: Grades 3 through 5
      Middle: Grades 6 through 8
      Senior High: Grades 9 through 12

      Grades 1 through 8 include Year Round Education Program.
    2. 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.

    III. DEFINITIONS

    1. “Kindergarten” means a program designed for students five years of age on September 1 of the calendar year in which the school year commences that prepares students to enter first grade the following school year.
    2. “Early Childhood” means a program designed for students younger than five years of age on September 1 of the calendar year in which the school year commences that prepares students to enter kindergarten the following school year.

      Source: Cambridge-Isanti Schools

    Legal References:

    • Minn. Stat. § 120A.05, Subds. 9, 10a, 11, 13, 17 (Public Schools)
    • Minn. Stat. § 123B.02, Subd. 2 (General Powers of Independent School Districts)

    Cross References:

    Reviewed: 5-23-02, 4-20-06, 1-23-20

    Approved: 6-20-02, 5-18-06, 2-20-20

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