Policies of Minneapolis Public Schools
Here are some important policies that have been established by Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS). For your convenience, we have included links to the full policies, which are provided in a variety of formats on the MPS web site.


Attendance Policy

MPS Policy #5100:

The Law

MPS Policy #5100A:

Compulsory Attendance: Enforcement

MPS Policy #5100B:

Citywide Discipline Policy

MPS Policy #5200:

General Discipline Procedures

MPS Policy #5200A:

Suspension - General Procedures

MPS Policy #5200B:

Procedures for Suspension, Expulsion and Exclusion of Student with Disabilities

MPS Policy #5200C:

Discipline Regulation

MPS Policy #5200D:

Policy Against Harassment and Violence

MPS Policy #4002:


  1. Everyone in the Minneapolis Public School District has a right to feel respected and safe. Consequently, we want you to know about our policy to prevent harassment and violence.
  2. A harasser may be a student or an adult. Harassment may include the following when related to religion, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age:
    • name calling, jokes or rumors;
    • pulling on clothing;
    • graffiti;
    • notes or cartoon

Hazing Policy

MPS Policy #5201:

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Opt-Out for Specific Activities

The Protection of Pupil rights amendment (PPRA), 20 U.S. C. section 1232h, requires Minneapolis Public Schools to notify you and obtain consent or allow you to opt your child out of participating in certain school activitis. The activities include a student survey, analysis, or evaluation that concerns one or more of the following eight areas ("protected information surveys"):

  1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student's parent;
  2. Mental or psychological problems of the student or student's family;
  3. Sex behavior or attitudes;
  4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
  5. Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close fmaily relationships;
  6. Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers;
  7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or
  8. Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.

This requirement also applies to the collection, disclosure or use of student information for marketing purposes ("marketing surveys"), and certain physical exams and screenings.

Search of Students, Lockers, Desks, Motor Vehicles

MPS Policy #5680: