The rulemaking process in Minnesota is lengthy and complex. Once our agency receives statutory authority from the Legislature to create or amend rules, we can begin the rulemaking process. Rulemaking in Minnesota follows the procedures outlined in the Minnesota Administrative Procedure Act (APA), Minnesota Statutes, chapter 14.
The rulemaking process is designed to be transparent and involve community participation. The Minnesota Department of Education seeks feedback several times during the rulemaking process by requesting comments on the proposed rules. Comments received are then carefully considered as we are crafting rule drafts. Comments received during the official comment periods will become part of the formal rulemaking record. However, comments and questions about the rules are welcome at any time during the rulemaking process.
U.S. Senate Youth Applications Due Oct. 24
Minnesota 11th- or 12th-grade students who hold an elected office in student government or civic or community organization during the 2014-15 school year are eligible to apply for the U.S. Senate Youth Program. Established in 1962, the program offers a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Two selected student leaders from each state, District of Columbia and the Dept. of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington, March 7-14, 2015, experiencing their national government in action. Visit the U.S. Senate Youth Website.