House Bill (S)

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Education course access program. Allows the department of education (department) to authorize course providers to offer course access program courses that provide for the delivery of instruction through any method, including online technologies, in the course access program (program). Requires the department to: (1) oversee the program; (2) approve courses offered in the program; and (3) maintain a course access program catalog. Requires the department to negotiate a tuition fee for each offered course. Requires the school corporation in which an eligible student is enrolled to transfer the tuition fee for a course to the authorized course provider. Makes changes Education course access program. Allows the department of education (department) to authorize course providers to offer course access program courses that provide for the delivery of instruction through any method, including online technologies, in the course access program (program). Requires the department to: (1) oversee the program; (2) approve courses offered in the program; and (3) maintain a course access program catalog. Requires the department to negotiate a tuition fee for each offered course. Requires the school corporation in which an eligible student is enrolled to transfer the tuition fee for a course to the authorized course provider. Makes changes to the definition of "eligible student" to include a student who is pursuing a diploma to qualify for enlistment in the armed forces of the United States or National Guard for students who are at least 22 years of age and less than 36 years of age. Requires the department to establish to a maximum number of students who may enroll in a course access program that are pursuing a diploma to qualify for enlistment of the armed forces of the United States or National Guard. Provides that the amount of the tuition payment for an eligible student that is at least 22 years of age and less than 36 years of age pursuing a diploma to qualify for enlistment in the armed forces of the United States or National Guard may only be paid from funds currently appropriated to the department. Provides certain reasons a school corporation may deny a student's enrollment in a course access course. Provides that a parent of an eligible student or an emancipated eligible student may appeal the school corporation's decision to the department. Allows the state board of education to adopt emergency and nonemergency rules. ... View more