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33-2202.  State board for career technical education — Powers and duties. (1) The state board of education is hereby designated as the state board for career technical education for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of the federal act known as the Smith-Hughes act, amendments thereto, and any subsequent acts now or in the future enacted by the congress affecting vocational education, and is hereby authorized to cooperate with the United States office of education, vocational division, or any other agency of the United States designated to administer such legislation, in the administration and enforcement of the provisions of said act, or acts, and to exercise such powers and perform such acts as are necessary to entitle the state of Idaho to receive the benefits of the same, and to execute the laws of the state of Idaho relative to career technical education; to administer the funds provided by the federal government and the state of Idaho under the provisions of this chapter for promotion of education in agricultural subjects, trade and industrial subjects, family and consumer science subjects and other subjects authorized by the board. Incident to the other powers and duties of the board for career technical education, the board may hold title to real property.
(2)  As used in this title, unless otherwise specifically defined, the term "career technical education" means all secondary, postsecondary, and adult courses, programs, training, and services administered by the division of career technical education for occupations or careers that require other than a baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degree. As approved by the board, this term may also apply to specific courses or programs offered in grades 7 and 8 or offered by any approved public charter school that are delivered through traditional or virtual online instructional methods. This term may also apply to virtual, blended, or other career technical education programs.
(3)  The courses, programs, training, and services include, but are not limited to, career, technical, and applied technology education. They are delivered through the career technical delivery system of public secondary schools, including approved public charter schools, irrespective of the delivery method, and postsecondary schools and colleges. The division of career technical education will include approved public charter schools and their students equally and without discrimination in reviewing, authorizing, and funding the delivery of career technical education courses and programs, irrespective of the school’s chosen instructional delivery method, as long as the chosen instructional delivery method is appropriate to the nature of the work as demonstrated by participation in a capstone course that meets recognized industry standards. Career technical education programs may be delivered by traditional, blended, or virtual models and must meet the required elements as outlined in the state standards for secondary programs. Virtual programs will utilize post-capstone interviews conducted by industry professionals to demonstrate technical proficiency and to satisfy face-to-face requirements. Interviews will be based on students’ needs and may be conducted face-to-face or electronically.

[(33-2202) 1919, ch. 53, part of sec. 2, p. 160; C.S., sec. 1003; I.C.A., sec. 32-1702; am. 1963, ch. 150, sec. 1, p. 451; am. 1970, ch. 4, sec. 1, p. 6; am. 1999, ch. 329, sec. 5, p. 856; am. 2016, ch. 25, sec. 11, p. 43; am. 2018, ch. 95, sec. 1, p. 203; am. 2019, ch. 298, sec. 2, p. 882.]

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