HB 1570 -- Alternative Education
Sponsor: David Reynolds
This bill allows a school board to contract with a private
provider of alternative education programs for students under
long-term suspensions or expulsions from their school.
"Alternative education" is defined as the adjustment of
environmental factors, modification of school curricula, and
adoption of teaching methods, materials, and techniques to
provide education to students in grades 9 through 12 whose acts
of disruptive behavior have made it inappropriate to place the
students in a regular school setting.
The superintendent of a school district may recommend to the
school board that a student, with the approval of his or her
parents, be placed in an alternative education program. A
student's participation in the program would enable the student
to earn credits toward graduation and acquire skills that might
permit the student to return to a regular school setting.
School districts may count students placed in alternative
education programs when calculating average daily attendance, if
the student is actually and physically in attendance at the
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