STATEWIDE ONLINE EDUCATION PROGRAM AMENDMENTS
House Floor Amendments
Amendment 6 March 6, 2012 3:05 PM
Representative Bradley G. Last proposes the following amendments:
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44 53A-15-1206, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 419
53A-15-1207, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 419
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150 Education, may not give preference to an online course or online course provider.
(7)(a) Except as provided in Subsection (7)(b), a person may not provide an inducement or incentive to a public school student to participate in the Statewide Online Education Program.
(b) For purposes of Subsection (7)(a):
(i) "Inducement or incentive" does not mean:
(A) instructional materials or software necessary to take an online course; or
(B) access to a computer or digital learning device for the purpose of taking an online course.
(ii) "Person" does not include a relative of the public school student.
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237 student's completion of a .5 online course as described in Subsection 53A-15-1206 (4).
Section 8. Section 53A-15-1207 is amended to read:
53A-15-1207 . State Board of Education to deduct funds and make payments -- Plan for the payment of online courses taken by private and home school students.
Upon the receipt of a course credit acknowledgment described in Section
State Board of Education shall deduct
an amount equal to the online course fee
described in Section
from funds allocated to the student's primary LEA of
enrollment under Chapter 17a, Minimum School Program Act
to pay for online course fees.
(b) Money shall be deducted under Subsection (1) in the amount and at the time an online course provider qualifies to receive payment for an online course as provided in Subsection 53A-15-1206(4).
(2) From money deducted under Subsection (1), the State Board of Education shall make payments to the student's online course provider as provided in Section 53A-15-1206 .
(3) A balance remaining at the time a student graduates shall lapse into the Uniform School
The Legislature shall establish a plan, which shall take effect beginning on July 1,
2013, for the payment of online courses taken by a private school or home school student.
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244 (2) The terms of the course credit acknowledgement shall provide that:
245 (a) the online course provider shall receive a payment in the amount provided under
250 Education will deduct
an amount equal to the online course fee from
funds allocated to the
251 LEA under Chapter 17a, Minimum School Program Act
, in the amount and at the time the online
course provider qualifies to receive payment for the online course as provided in Subsection
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Declaration of intent to enroll in an online course -- Adding or
379 dropping an online course. }
Time period to enroll in an online course.
380 (1) To provide an LEA and online course providers with estimates of online course
a declaration of intent to enroll in online courses pursuant to Section
382 may take place }
a student should enroll in an online course, or declare an intention to enroll in an online course, during the high school course registration period designated by the LEA.
383 (2) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)
and except as provided in Subsection (3) , a student may enroll in an online course at any
384 time during a calendar year
385 (a) the online course is open for enrollment;
386 (b) the student meets the course prerequisites;
387 (c) the online course is aligned with the student's SEOP;
388 (d) the student is enrolled in online courses for no more than the total number of credits
389 as provided in Section 53A-15-1205 ; and
390 (e) the student does not take more than a full course load for the year as provided in
391 Section 53A-15-1209 } .
(3) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(b), a student may drop a traditional
393 classroom course within 10 school calendar days of the start of the traditional classroom
395 (b) If a student's high school counselor is not able to process a request to enroll in an
396 online course within 10 school calendar days of the start of the traditional classroom course,
397 the deadline for dropping the course and enrolling in an online course shall be extended to the
398 earliest possible date the counselor can accommodate the schedule change. }
(3)(a) A student may alter a course schedule by dropping a traditional classroom course and adding an online course consistent with course schedule alteration procedures adopted by the student's primary LEA of enrollment or high school.
(b) A school district's or high school's deadline for dropping a traditional classroom course and adding an online course shall be the same deadline for dropping and adding a traditional classroom course.
Renumber remaining sections accordingly.
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