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1st Sub. S.B. 178
         STATEWIDE ONLINE EDUCATION PROGRAM AMENDMENTS

House Floor Amendments

Amendment 6 March 6, 2012 3:05 PM



Representative Bradley G. Last proposes the following amendments:

1.    Page 2, Line 44 :    

             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      


2.    Page 6, Line 150 :    

             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.  


3.    Page 8, Line 237 :    

             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.
     (1)
{   Upon the receipt of a course credit acknowledgment described in Section 53A-15-1208 , the   }        (a) The       State Board of Education shall deduct      {   an amount equal to the online course fee described in Section 53A-15-1206   }        money       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 Fund.   }

    
{   (4)   }        (3)       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.


4.    Page 9, Lines 244 through 251 :    

             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
             246      Section
{   53A-15-1207   }        53A-15-1206       ; and

             247          [(b) the online course provider shall refund a payment received for a student who
             248      enrolls in an online course if the student withdraws from the online course within 10 days; and]
             249          [(c)] (b) the student's primary LEA of enrollment acknowledges that the State Board of
             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 53A-15-1206(4).      


5.    Page 13, Line 378 through Page 14, Line 398 :    

             378          53A-15-1212.5.
{   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
             381      enrollment,
{   a declaration of intent to enroll in online courses pursuant to Section 53A-15-1204

             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
  .            {   if:

             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  
}
.
             392          
{   (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
             394      course.
             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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