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HOUSE BILL NO. 815
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VIRTUAL DISTANCE LEARNING - Amends existing law relating to public virtual
schools to define "virtual distance learning."
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 815
BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO PUBLIC VIRTUAL SCHOOLS; AMENDING SECTION 33-5202A, IDAHO CODE, TO
3 DEFINE "VIRTUAL DISTANCE LEARNING."
4 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
5 SECTION 1. That Section 33-5202A, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
6 amended to read as follows:
7 33-5202A. DEFINITIONS. As used in this chapter, unless the context
8 requires otherwise:
9 (1) "Authorized chartering entity" means either the local board of
10 trustees of a school district in this state, or the public charter school com-
11 mission pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
12 (2) "Charter" means the grant of authority approved by the authorized
13 chartering entity to the board of directors of the public charter school.
14 (3) "Founder" means a person, including employees or staff of a public
15 charter school, who makes a material contribution toward the establishment of
16 a public charter school in accordance with criteria determined by the board of
17 directors of the public charter school, and who is designated as such at the
18 time the board of directors acknowledges and accepts such contribution. The
19 criteria for determining when a person is a founder shall not discriminate
20 against any person on any basis prohibited by the federal or state
21 constitutions or any federal, state or local law. The designation of a person
22 as a founder, and the admission preferences available to the children of a
23 founder, shall not constitute pecuniary benefits.
24 (4) "Petition" means the document submitted by a person or persons to the
25 authorized chartering entity to request the creation of a public charter
27 (5) "Public charter school" means a school that is authorized under this
28 chapter to deliver public education in Idaho.
29 (6) "Public virtual school" means a public charter school that may serve
30 students in more than one (1) school district and through which the primary
31 method for the delivery of instruction to all of its pupils is through virtual
32 distance learning or online technologies.
33 (7) "Traditional public school" means any school existing or to be built
34 that is operated and controlled by a school district in this state.
35 (8) "Virtual distance learning" means a method of curriculum delivery
36 which includes the application, extension and delivery of instructional oppor-
37 tunities between teachers and parents, teachers and students and/or parents
38 and students in nontraditional public school settings, including student
39 homes, and which provides educational opportunities both online and offline
40 through web-based computer lessons, activities and assessments coupled with
41 traditional curriculum materials appropriate to the student's education level.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This proposed legislation relates to public virtual schools;
amending Section 33-5202A, Idaho Code, to define "virtual distance
There will be an impact of $341,000 on the state General Fund.
Name: Representative Tom Trail
Phone: (208) 332-1000
Representative Shirley Ringo
Representative Peter Nielsen
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 815