Current through Register Vol. 33, No. 7, April 5, 2022
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.
distance learning sites shall provide onsite access to the necessary technology
for participation in distance learning courses involving internet-based
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
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.