FOUNDATION PROGRAM — STATE AID — APPORTIONMENT
33-1032. parent advisory panel. (1) For purposes of this section:
(a) "Executive director" means the executive director of the office of the state board of education.
(b) "Program funds" means funds distributed to parents pursuant to section 33-1031, Idaho Code.
(2) There is hereby established in the office of the state board of education a parent advisory panel, which shall make recommendations to the board:
(a) As described in section 33-1030(3)(f), Idaho Code; and
(b) On how to implement, administer, and improve the program described in section 33-1031, Idaho Code.
(3) The parent advisory panel shall consist of seven (7) members. Three (3) members shall be appointed by the governor, two (2) members shall be appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate, and two (2) members shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives. The members must be parents of eligible students, with preference given to parents who have applied for program funds or who, for the initial appointment of the panel, have indicated their intent to apply for program funds. Members of the panel shall represent different regions of the state. Members shall serve one (1) year terms at the pleasure of their appointing authority and may be reappointed if they meet the eligibility criteria described in this subsection. The executive director or the executive director’s designee shall serve as the nonvoting chair of the parent advisory panel.
(4) At the request of the board, the parent advisory panel shall meet, in person or virtually, to discuss and make recommendations as described in subsection (2) of this section.
(5) If a parent appeals a finding that program funds were used for a purpose other than eligible education expenses, then the panel shall meet to consider the appeal and recommend a decision on the appeal to the board.
[33-1032, added 2022, ch. 13, sec. 4, p. 31.]