FOUNDATION PROGRAM — STATE AID — APPORTIONMENT
33-1024. online portals. (1) Of the moneys appropriated to the educational support program, up to one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) may be expended for the development and maintenance of an internet-based portal of available online, nonsectarian K-12 or dual credit courses; an adult education portal; and a parent resource portal.
(2) The nonsectarian K-12 or dual credit courses portal shall include any of the following:
(a) Idaho digital learning academy;
(b) Idaho public school districts;
(c) Idaho public charter schools;
(d) Idaho public colleges and universities;
(e) Idaho private colleges and universities accredited by the same organization that accredits Idaho’s public colleges and universities; and
(f) Any provider of online courses; provided however, that the courses available on the portal have been verified and approved by the state department of education to meet state content standards.
(3) At a minimum, the nonsectarian K-12 or dual credit courses portal shall:
(a) Include and display customer ratings from students and parents, based upon previous student enrollment with the online course, provider and instructor. Such ratings shall, at a minimum, evaluate the quality of content, instruction, communications and ease of use;
(b) Include the capacity for parents to notify their student’s home school of their desire to enroll their student in an online course listed on the portal; and
(c) Facilitate communications between listed online course providers, students and parents and the home school in which the student is enrolled.
(4) At a minimum, the adult education or parent resource portal shall provide access to tools and resources focused on K-12 education.
[33-1024, added 2013, ch. 154, sec. 3, p. 365; am. 2017, ch. 194, sec. 1, p. 460.]