2004 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Baskerville
Alternative Education Program (language only)

Item 146 #27h

Item 146 #27h

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education

Page 128, after line 26, insert:
"17. Alternative Education Program
School divisions shall provide an alternative education program for students who have been identified as either disruptive, suspended, or expelled from the local school division. These students shall continue to be counted in the Average Daily Membership and such funds shall be directed to the specific purpose of supporting the operations of these alternative education programs."

(This amendment provides language to amend the Standards of Quality such that school divisions are mandated to offer an alternative education program for students, by the Board of Education's Code of Student Conduct regulation language, who have been identified as having continued disruptive behavior, suspended, or expelled by the school division.)