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

A. Distance learning courses provide an opportunity for schools within the state to expand their course offerings and expand access to learning resources. While distance learning technologies may occasionally be used as full-time educational programming for students in unusual circumstances, asynchronous distance learning shall not be used as a substitute for all direct, face-to-face student and teacher interactions unless approved by the local board of education.
B. Local distance learning sites shall provide onsite access to the necessary technology for participation in distance learning courses involving internet-based instruction.
C. Local distance learning sites shall provide accompanying electronic formats that are usable by a person with a disability using assistive technology, and those formats shall be based on the American standard code for information interchange, hypertext markup language, and extensible markup language.
D. Districts and charter schools shall inform students about the distance-learning courses available to them.
E. Qualified distance-learning students must receive grades or academic credits for taking a distance learning course unless not taken for credit. Public school districts and charter schools entering into written agreements with each other for distance learning courses shall determine through such agreements which entity or institution shall be responsible for granting students' grades and credits. Should a district or charter school determine that a student fails to comply with any provision of this rule or the local distance learning site's policies, in addition to any other disciplinary actions, the student may be denied credit for the distance-learning course or program in which the student was participating.
F. Should a local distance learning site fail to comply with this rule, the department may disapprove membership based on student enrollment in the distance learning courses or programs.


N.M. Code R. § NMAC - Rp, NMAC, 9-30-08

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