Current through Register Vol. 33, No. 7, April 5, 2022

A. All local school boards and charter school governing authorities shall adopt written policies providing for student access to distance learning courses. The policies shall, at a minimum, include procedures for:
(1) designating a district coordinator and a school site coordinator; charter schools may designate school site coordinators only;
(2) designating a school official to approve or disapprove students' requests to participate in any distance learning courses or programs for credit or a grade pursuant to criteria established by local school board or charter school governing authority policy;
(3) assigning scheduled class periods during the school day that correspond to the number of distance learning courses students are taking while making it possible for students to maintain a class schedule which incorporates both distance learning courses and locally scheduled classes without conflict;
(4) monitoring student progress;
(5) ensuring compliance with all federal and state statutes pertaining to student privacy, the posting of images on the internet, copyright or duplication of materials, and rules pertaining to the public broadcasting of audio and video technology;
(6) ensuring the security of individual student data and records under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act [20 U.S. Code 1232g];
(7) ensuring that all teachers of distance learning courses meet the highly qualified teacher requirements of the current authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 [20 U.S. Code 6301];
(8) establishing the written criteria and approval process for determining the appropriateness of particular distance learning courses for each individual student prior to student enrollment in distance learning courses; including that all core curriculum delivered by distance learning courses must meet or exceed the state content standards with benchmarks and performance standards; and
(9) determining the process for the prompt removal or non-use of a distance learning course provider should irregularities or deficiencies in the provider's services become apparent.
B. Districts and charter schools which utilize a distance learning option not provided by IDEAL-NM must provide documentation to the local school board that the distance learning course meets the state content standards with benchmarks and performance standards.


N.M. Code R. § NMAC - N, 9-30-08

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