Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-1-2-.16 - Special School District for School Age Offenders

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

In order to provide education for any school age offenders incarcerated within any facility of the Department of Corrections, the Department shall be considered a special school district. The special school district under the Department shall have the powers, privileges, and authority exercised or capable to exercise by any school district in the state. The schools within the special school district shall be under the control of the Commissioner, who shall serve as the superintendent of schools for such district. The Board of Corrections shall serve as the board of education for such district. The board, acting alone or in cooperation with the State Board of Education shall establish education standards for the district. As far as practicable, such standards shall adhere to the standards adopted by the State Board of Education for the education of school age offenders, while taking into account:

(a) The overriding security needs of the correctional institutions and other restrictions inherent to the nature of correctional facilities;
(b) The effect of limited funding on the capability of the Department of Corrections to meet certain school standards; and
(c) Juvenile education standards of the Correctional Education Association and the American Correctional Association, which shall be given primary consideration should any conflict arise.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-1-2-.16
Ga. Constitution 1983, Art. XI, Sec. 1, O.C.G.A. Sec. 42-2-11.
Original Rule entitled "Special School District for School Age Offenders" adopted. F. Dec. 11, 1995; eff. Dec. 31, 1995.

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