Nonpublic Education Council

Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.445, establish that the Minnesota Nonpublic Education Council shall advise the commissioner on issues affecting nonpublic education and nonpublic schools.

In addition, the commissioner may delegate recognition of agencies that accredit nonpublic schools for purposes of reduced reporting requirements under the Minnesota Compulsory Instruction Law to the Nonpublic Education Council.  “The council may recognize educational accrediting agencies, for the sole purpose of sections 120A.22, 120A.24, and 120A.26.” (Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.445). 

The commissioner may also delegate work to the Council in hearing grievances related to services provided under Minnesota Statutes, sections 123B.40 to 123B.42, and 123B.44 to 123B.48.