1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 261 as follows:
1.2Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

1.3    "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 120A.40, is amended to read:
1.5(a) Except for learning programs during summer, flexible learning year programs
1.6authorized under sections 124D.12 to 124D.127, and learning year programs under section
1.7124D.128, A district must not may commence an elementary or secondary school year
1.8before Labor Day, except as provided under paragraph (b) it shall not hold a school day on
1.9the Thursday and Friday immediately preceding Labor Day. Days devoted to teachers'
1.10workshops may be held before Labor Day. Districts that enter into cooperative agreements
1.11are encouraged to adopt similar school calendars.
1.12(b) A district may begin the school year on any day before Labor Day:
1.13(1) to accommodate a construction or remodeling project of $400,000 or more
1.14affecting a district school facility;
1.15(2) if the district has an agreement under section 123A.30, 123A.32, or 123A.35
with a district that qualifies under clause (1); or
1.17(3) if the district agrees to the same schedule with a school district in an adjoining
1.19EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for the 2013-2014 school year and
1.21Amend the title accordingly