Hearing on SB 435, requiring the State Board to adopt rules for granting credit for alternative programs, on February 6

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on SB 435 on Tuesday, February 6 at 9 a.m. in LOB 103.

The bill requires the State Board of Education to adopt rules for approving alternative programs for granting credits leading to graduation. It also gives some responsibility of decisions regarding curriculum, course offerings, and methods of instruction to the Department of Education (italics are additions to the bill):

It is the responsibility of local teachers, administrators, [and] school boards, and the department of education to identify and implement approaches best suited for the students in their communities to acquire the skills and knowledge included in the curriculum, to determine the scope, organization, and sequence of course offerings, and to choose the methods of instruction, the activities, and the materials to be used.

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