Nonpublic Education Council

Minnesota Nonpublic Education Council

2013-14 Academic Year Meeting Schedule

The Minnesota Nonpublic Education Council holds its regular meetings at the Minnesota Department of Education, 1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville, Minnesota 55113. Meetings are open to the public. During the 2013-14 academic year, the Minnesota Nonpublic Education has scheduled meetings:

• Friday, September 27, 2013, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Conference Center B, Room 18. Accrediting Committee meets at 8 a.m. prior to the full council meeting.
• Friday, January 10, 2014, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Conference Center B, Room 17. Accrediting Committee meets at 8 a.m. prior to the full council if needed.
• Friday, March 7, 2014, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Conference Center A, Room 13. Accrediting Committee meets at 8 a.m. prior to the full council if needed.

• Friday, March 14, 2014. Nonpublic Education Information Day; time and location to be determined.

• Friday, May 16, 2014, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Conference Center A, Room 13. Accrediting Committee meets at 8 a.m. prior to the full council if needed.

The Nonpublic Education Council is a link between nonpublic education in Minnesota and MDE. The council is established in Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.445. Members are appointed by the Commissioner of Education. The council’s work includes recognizing accrediting agencies in order to exempt accredited nonpublic schools from some of the reporting requirements of Minnesota’s Compulsory Instruction law. The council also hears appeals from nonpublic schools when disagreements arise concerning Aids to Nonpublic Students.

Further, the council is a forum for discussion of how Minnesota laws and policies impact nonpublic education.

For more information, contact Cindy Jackson at the Minnesota Department of Education at 651-582-8572 or cindy.s.jackson@state.mn.us.