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CSHB 464(EDU): "An Act relating to statewide school district correspondence study and to centralized correspondence study."

00                       CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 464(EDU)                                                                    
01 "An Act relating to statewide school district correspondence study and to centralized                                   
02 correspondence study."                                                                                                  
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1.  AS 14.07.050 is amended to read:                                                                     
05            Sec. 14.07.050.  Selection of textbooks.  Textbooks for use in the public                                  
06       schools of the state, including a district offered statewide correspondence study                             
07       program, shall be selected by district boards for district schools.  Nothing in this                      
08       section precludes a correspondence study student, or the parent or guardian of a                              
09       correspondence study student, from privately obtaining or using textbooks or                                  
10       curriculum material not provided by the school district.                                                      
11    * Sec. 2.  AS 14.07 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                    
12            Sec. 14.07.175.  Powers relating to statewide correspondence study.  (a)                                   
13       The board may adopt regulations regarding statewide correspondence study programs.                                
14       A regulation applicable to a statewide correspondence study program conducted by                                  
01       Alyeska Central School, a charter school, or a school district must                                               
02                 (1)  specify that, once the department has approved an initial statewide                                
03       correspondence program application, the district is not required to submit a new                                  
04       application more frequently than every five years if the program is designated as                                 
05       distinguished or successful under AS 14.03.123(a);                                                                
06                 (2)  provide that an enrolled student shall be monitored by a certificated                              
07       teacher or appropriately trained personnel employed by the governing body; the                                    
08       evaluation and grading of student work by certificated teachers must occur at least                               
09       quarterly, except as required by a student's individual education program under                                   
10       AS 14.30.180 - 14.30.350 or as required in the education plan developed for the                                   
11       student under 29 U.S.C. 794; and                                                                                  
12                 (3)  provide that the governing body conducting the correspondence                                      
13       program has the duty and authority to establish procedures for                                                    
14                      (A)  the review, selection, and use of correspondence                                              
15            curriculum materials before they are introduced into the correspondence                                      
16            curriculum; and                                                                                              
17                      (B)  approving or disapproving home-designed courses.                                              
18            (b)  In this section, "district" has the meaning given in AS 14.17.990.                                      
19    * Sec. 3.  AS 14.08.111(9) is amended to read:                                                                     
20                 (9)  establish procedures for the review and selection of all textbooks                                 
21       and instructional materials, including textbooks and curriculum materials for                                 
22       statewide correspondence programs, before they are introduced into the school                                 
23       curriculum; the review includes a review for violations of AS 14.18.060; nothing in                           
24       this paragraph precludes a correspondence study student, or the parent or                                     
25       guardian of a correspondence study student, from privately obtaining or using                                 
26       textbooks or curriculum material not provided by the school district;                                         
27    * Sec. 4.  AS 14.14.090(7) is amended to read:                                                                     
28                 (7)  establish procedures for the review and selection of all textbooks                                 
29       and instructional materials, including textbooks and curriculum materials for                                 
30       statewide correspondence programs, before they are introduced into the school                                 
31       curriculum; the review includes a review for violations of AS 14.18.060; nothing in                           
01       this paragraph precludes a correspondence study student, or the parent or                                     
02       guardian of a correspondence study student, from privately obtaining or using                                 
03       textbooks or curriculum material not provided by the school district;