Current through Register Vol. 33, No. 7, April 5, 2022
A. In order to participate in
distance-learning courses, a public school student must be enrolled in a public
school district, charter school, state institution or educational program
conducted in a state institution and must have the written permission of the
student's enrolling district, charter school, state institution or educational
program conducted in a state institution.
School districts and charter schools
providing distance-learning courses to students statewide shall enter into
written agreements with students' enrolling districts or charter schools prior
to providing distance-learning courses to students. The agreements shall, at a
(1) the courses to be
(2) the delivery
(3) the financial
mechanisms needed in behalf of students;
(5) state assessment responsibilities on
behalf of students;
identification of the responsible entity and timelines for granting grades and
(7) a statement of
assurance that all distance learning courses meet or exceed state content
standards with benchmarks and performance standards and are taught by
C. If a student participates in a distance
learning course offered by a district or charter school other than the
student's enrolling district, the student shall be counted only once as a
qualified student for state equalization guarantee funding purposes as defined
NMSA 1978, and for determining membership in the student's enrolling district.
Any reimbursement for cross-district participation for distance learning
courses shall be arranged between the districts or charter schools through
signed written agreements.
Qualified distance learning students participating in asynchronous distance
learning courses must log on to their distance learning courses at least the
same number of days per week as the traditional face-to-face classes occur at
the schools in which they are enrolled, and certify that they are the enrolled
students. Students participating in synchronous distance learning courses shall
log on to their computers at the scheduled class times and certify that they
are the enrolled students.
qualified distance learning student participating in a distance learning course
or program shall be evaluated, tested and monitored and shall be subject to the
statewide assessments as required in the Assessment and Accountability Act. No
student shall be allowed to participate in the statewide assessments at a place
other than a department authorized site.
F. A qualified distance learning student may
participate in and receive credit or a grade for a distance learning course
that is at a different grade level than the student's current grade level. If
allowed by district policy, a student may retake a course to earn a higher
grade. However, credit cannot be earned twice for the same course.
Students enrolled in nonpublic schools and
home school students may participate in distance learning courses as provided
in section 11 of 6.30.8