Community Education Policies


    When enrolling in a Shakopee Community Education program, you agree to the following: 
    I hereby release, absolve, and hold harmless Shakopee Community Education and School District #720, its officers, employees and agents from any damage resulting from an injury incurred by me or my child while participating in the above mentioned programs. I understand Shakopee Community Education and School District #720 assumes no responsibility before during or after the program. By enrolling in the class, I am allowing photos or videotapes of my me or child to be displayed publicly in school district publications or communications.
    Are You In?
    We will only notify you if a class is filled, canceled, and/or changed. Assume your class will be held unless you are notified. 
    Refund Policy
    Full refunds will be given when community education cancels a class. If you cancel your registration one week BEFORE the class begins, we will refund you the class fee, less a $5 processing fee. No refunds will be given on or after the class/event start date.
    Reasonable Accommodations
    Shakopee Community Education provides reasonable accommodations for individuals to effectively participate in classes, programs and events. If you or your child requires support or assistance to participate and/or communicate during a class, program or event, please contact Community Education at 952-496-5029. To allow ample time for us to meet your needs, contact us at least three weeks prior to the activity start date. Examples include sign language interpreter, support person to provide assistance for a child, assistive listening kit, accessible meeting location, etc.
    Fee Reduction Policy
    Fees for community education adult and youth enrichment classes may be reduced if you are a District 720 resident. For families experiencing financial hardship, each immediate family member may receive up to a 50% fee reduction on one eligible Community Education class per catalog. Fees will not be reduced for trips, tours, college classes or driver's education. 
    55+ Discount
    Adults, ages 55 and up, can take one community education class per catalog for up to half price, unless otherwise noted. Certain classes such as our Driver Discount Program classes, trips and tours are exempt from this discount. Contact our office to verify which classes are eligible for the discount.
    Youth Enrichment Program Late Pick-Up Fee
    Participants must be picked up by a responsible adult as soon as the scheduled class/activity time is over. A $5.00 fee will be charged and invoiced after 15 minutes and $2.50 for each additional five minutes that the child remains in class. The late pick-up fee will be enforced no matter who is scheduled to pick up your child. 
    Inclement Weather
    When severe weather affects the regular school day, daytime Community Education activities or classes that meet immediately after school are also cancelled. Evening activities may be held if there is significant improvement in weather conditions. In that situation, participants will be contacted by Community Education regarding class status.
    Minnesota Tax Credit Information
    Minnesota K-12 Education Subtraction and Credit offers education tax subtraction and credit for families whose children participate in after school enrichment programs. Some community education classes qualify for this program.  Here are some of the qualifications:
    * only the cost of the instruction qualifies for subtraction or credit
    * in order to apply for the credit or deduction, families must have evidence they have paid the amount indicated. If you have questions, please call the Minnesota Individual Income Tax Division at 1.800.652.9094.