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Nonpublic Education Council

Also known as:
Minnesota Nonpublic Education Council
Active dates:1985 -

The council advises the Commissioner of Education on nonpublic educational aids as well as other matters affecting nonpublic education and nonpublic schools. The council is also authorized to recognize educational accrediting agencies for purposes relating to Minnesota's Compulsory Instruction Law.


Created in 1985. In 1987 renamed, made subject to Minn. Stat. 15.0575 instead of Minn. Stat. 15.059, and given additional authority relating to accrediting agencies.

The Nonpublic Education Council was reviewed by the Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy (LCPFP) in 2013 as part of their biennial duty required by Minn. Stat. 3.885 Subd. 11. The LCPFP's 2013 Recommendations called for keeping the council.

Advisory to:
Commissioner of Education Department

15 members (representing various areas of the state, various methods of providing nonpublic education, knowledgeable about nonpublic education); appointed by commissioner of education; terms governed by Minn. Stat. 15.0575; compensation governed by Minn. Stat. 15.0575.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

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Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
Record last updated: 01/28/2021

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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