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HOUSE BILL NO. 186 – Student/charter school/dual enroll


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H0186..........................................................by EDUCATION
STUDENTS - CHARTER SCHOOLS - Amends existing law to allow students
attending a public charter school to participate in public school programs
under the dual enrollment provisions of law.

02/08    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/09    Rpt prt - to Educ
02/25    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/26    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/01    3rd rdg - PASSED - 66-2-2
      AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe,
      Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Crow, Cuddy, Denney,
      Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Geddes, Gould, Hadley,
      Hammond, Hansen(23), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg,
      Kempton, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Limbaugh, Linford, Loertscher, Mader,
      McKague, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moyle, Pischner, Pomeroy,
      Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo, Robison, Sali, Schaefer, Sellman, Smith,
      Smylie, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Taylor, Tilman, Tippets, Trail,
      Watson, Wheeler, Williams, Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker
      NAYS -- Hansen(29), Judd
      Absent and excused -- Deal, Marley
    Floor Sponsor - Meyer
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/02    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Educ
03/10    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/11    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/12    3rd rdg - PASSED - 20-8-7
      AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Burtenshaw, Davis, Deide, Frasure,
      Geddes, Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King, Lee, Richardson, Risch,
      Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Thorne, Wheeler
      NAYS--Crow, Darrington, McLaughlin, Noh, Riggs, Stegner, Stennett,
      Absent and excused--Branch, Bunderson, Cameron, Danielson, Dunklin,
      Parry, Twiggs
    Floor Sponsor - Andreason
    Title apvd - to House
03/15    To enrol
03/16    Rpt enrol - Sp signed - Pres signed
03/17    To Governor
03/29    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 387
         Effective: 07/01/99

Bill Text


 ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature                 First Regular Session - 1999

                             IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                                    HOUSE BILL NO. 186

                                  BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

 1                                        AN ACT

 5    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:

 6        SECTION 1.  That Section 33-203, Idaho Code, be, and the  same  is  hereby
 7    amended to read as follows:

 8        33-203.  DUAL  ENROLLMENT. (1) The parent or guardian of a child of school
 9    age  who is enrolled  in a  nonpublic  school  or a public charter school
10     shall be allowed to enroll the student in  a  public  school  for  dual
11    enrollment  purposes. The board of trustees of the school district shall adopt
12    procedures governing enrollment pursuant to this section. If enrollment  in  a
13    specific  program reaches the maximum for the program, priority for enrollment
14    shall be given to a student who is enrolled full time in the public  non-
15    charter  school.
16        (2)  Any student participating in dual enrollment may enter into any  pro-
17    gram  in  the  public school available to other students subject to compliance
18    with the same rules and requirements that apply to any student's participation
19    in the activity.
20        (3)  Any school district shall be allowed to  include  dual-enrolled  non-
21    public school  and public charter school  students for the purposes
22    of state funding only to the extent of the student's participation in the pub-
23    lic school programs.
24        (4)  Oversight   of   academic  standards  relating  to  participation  in
25    nonacademic public school activities shall be the responsibility of  the  pri-
26    mary  educational  provider  for that student. In  order  for  the 
27     any  nonpublic  school  student   or  public  charter  school
28    student  to participate in nonacademic public school activities the non-
29    public  school    or public charter school  student shall achieve a
30    minimum score on the achievement test required annually by the state board  of
31    education,  and that score shall be used to determine eligibility for the fol-
32    lowing year. The student shall be eligible if the minimum composite test score
33    places the student within the average or higher than average range  as  estab-
34    lished by the test service utilized.
35        (5)  A public school student who has been unable to maintain academic eli-
36    gibility  is ineligible to participate in nonacademic public school activities
37    as a nonpublic school  or public charter school   student  for  the
38    duration of the school year in which the student becomes academically ineligi-
39    ble and for the following academic year.
40        (6)  A nonpublic school  or public charter school  student par-
41    ticipating  in  nonacademic  public  school  activities must reside within the
42    attendance boundaries of the school for which the student participates.
43        (7)  Dual enrollment shall include the option of  joint  enrollment  in  a


 1    regular  public  school  and  an  alternative public school program. The state
 2    board of education shall establish rules that provide funding to  school  dis-
 3    tricts  for each student who participates in both a regular public school pro-
 4    gram and an alternative public school program.
 5        (8)  Dual enrollment shall include the option of  enrollment  in  a  post-
 6    secondary  institution.  Any  credits earned from an accredited post-secondary
 7    institution shall be credited toward state  board  of  education  high  school
 8    graduation requirements.
 9        (9)  A  nonpublic student is any student who receives educational instruc-
10    tion outside a public school classroom and such instruction can  include,  but
11    is not limited to, a private school or a home school.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                        STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                              RS 08764

This bill would allow students attending a Public Charter School
to participate in public school programs under the Dual
Enrollment provisons of Law.

                            FISCAL NOTE

No impact to the General Fund.

CONTACT:   Representative Wayne Meyer

TELEPHONE: 332-1000