Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 33
EDUCATION
CHAPTER 55
IDAHO DIGITAL LEARNING ACADEMY
33-5504A.  Governmental entity. (1) The Idaho digital learning academy shall be a governmental entity as provided in section 33-5502, Idaho Code. For the purposes of section 59-1302(15), Idaho Code, the Idaho digital learning academy created pursuant to this chapter shall be deemed a governmental entity. Pursuant to the provisions of section 63-3622O, Idaho Code, sales to or purchases by the Idaho digital learning academy are exempt from payment of the sales and use tax. The Idaho digital learning academy, its employees and its board of directors are subject to the following provisions in the same manner as a traditional public school and the board of trustees of a school district:
(a)  Sections 18-1351 through 18-1362, Idaho Code, on bribery and corrupt influence, except as provided by section 33-5204A(2), Idaho Code;
(b)   Chapter 5, title 74, Idaho Code, on prohibitions against contracts with officers;
(c)   Chapter 4, title 74, Idaho Code, on ethics in government;
(d)   Chapter 2, title 74, Idaho Code, on open public meetings;
(e)   Chapter 1, title 74, Idaho Code, on disclosure of public records;
(f)  Section 33-1216, Idaho Code, on sick and other leave;
(g)  Section 33-1217, Idaho Code, on accumulation of unused sick leave;
(h)  Section 33-1218, Idaho Code, on sick leave in excess of statutory minimum amounts; and
(i)  Section 33-1228, Idaho Code, on severance allowance at retirement.
(2)  The Idaho digital learning academy may sue or be sued, purchase, receive, hold and convey real and personal property for school purposes, and its employees, directors and officers shall enjoy the same immunities as employees, directors and officers of traditional public school districts and other public schools, including those provided by chapter 9, title 6, Idaho Code.
(3)  The Idaho digital learning academy shall secure insurance for liability and property loss.
(4)  It shall be unlawful for:
(a)  Any director to have pecuniary interest directly or indirectly in any contract or other transaction pertaining to the maintenance or conduct of the Idaho digital learning academy, or to accept any reward or compensation for services rendered as a director except as may be otherwise provided in this subsection (4). The board of directors of the Idaho digital learning academy may accept and award contracts involving the Idaho digital learning academy to businesses in which the director or a person related to him by blood or marriage within the second degree of consanguinity has a direct or indirect interest, provided that the procedures set forth in section 18-1361 or 18-1361A, Idaho Code, are followed. The receiving, soliciting or acceptance of moneys of the Idaho digital learning academy for deposit in any bank or trust company, or the lending of moneys by any bank or trust company to the Idaho digital learning academy, shall not be deemed to be a contract pertaining to the maintenance or conduct of the Idaho digital learning academy within the meaning of this section; nor shall the payment of compensation by the Idaho digital learning academy board of directors to any bank or trust company for services rendered in the transaction of any banking business with the Idaho digital learning academy board of directors be deemed the payment of any reward or compensation to any officer or director of any such bank or trust company within the meaning of this section.
(b)  The board of directors of the Idaho digital learning academy to enter into or execute any contract with the spouse of any member of such board, the terms of which said contract require, or will require, the payment or delivery of any Idaho digital learning academy funds, moneys or property to such spouse, except as provided in section 18-1361 or 18-1361A, Idaho Code.
(5)  When any relative of any director, or relative of the spouse of a director related by affinity or consanguinity within the second degree, is to be considered for employment in the Idaho digital learning academy, such director shall abstain from voting in the election of such relative, and shall be absent from the meeting while such employment is being considered and determined.

History:
[33-5504A, added 2008, ch. 119, sec. 4, p. 335; am. 2009, ch. 55, sec. 3, p. 158; am. 2015, ch. 141, sec. 73, p. 434.]


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