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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 261C.3, subsection 2, Code 1999, is
  1  2 amended to read as follows:
  1  3    2.  "Eligible pupil" means a pupil classified by the board
  1  4 of directors of a school district, by the state board of
  1  5 regents for pupils of the school for the deaf and the Iowa
  1  6 braille and sight saving school, or by the authorities in
  1  7 charge of an accredited nonpublic school as a ninth or tenth
  1  8 grade pupil who is identified according to the school
  1  9 district's gifted and talented criteria and procedures,
  1 10 pursuant to section 257.43, as a gifted and talented child, or
  1 11 an eleventh or twelfth grade pupil, during the period the
  1 12 pupil is participating in the enrollment option provided under
  1 13 this chapter.  In addition, the pupil shall be in the top one-
  1 14 third of the pupil's class, as determined using cumulative
  1 15 grade point averages.  A pupil attending an accredited
  1 16 nonpublic school shall be counted as a shared-time student in
  1 17 the school district in which the nonpublic school of
  1 18 attendance is located for state foundation aid purposes.
  1 19    Sec. 2.  Section 261C.4, Code 1999, is amended to read as
  1 20 follows:
  1 21    261C.4  AUTHORIZATION.
  1 22    An eligible pupil may make application to an eligible
  1 23 institution to allow the eligible pupil to enroll for academic
  1 24 or vocational-technical credit in a an authorized nonsectarian
  1 25 course offered at that eligible institution if the pupil has
  1 26 exhausted all college preparatory coursework options.
  1 27 Authorized courses shall include only those related to
  1 28 mathematics, English-language arts, vocational-technical
  1 29 education, and science.  A comparable course, as defined in
  1 30 rules made by the board of directors of the public school
  1 31 district, must not be offered by the school district or
  1 32 accredited nonpublic school which the pupil attends.  If an
  1 33 eligible institution accepts an eligible pupil for enrollment
  1 34 under this section, the institution shall send written notice
  1 35 to the pupil, the pupil's school district or accredited
  2  1 nonpublic school or the school for the deaf or the Iowa
  2  2 braille and sight saving school, and the department of
  2  3 education.  The notice shall list the course, the clock hours
  2  4 the pupil will be attending the course, and the number of
  2  5 hours of postsecondary academic or vocational-technical credit
  2  6 that the eligible pupil will receive from the eligible
  2  7 institution upon successful completion of the course.  
  2  8                           EXPLANATION
  2  9    The bill makes changes to restrict the use of the
  2 10 postsecondary enrollment options Act contained in Code chapter
  2 11 261C, by changing eligibility requirements, requiring a pupil
  2 12 to exhaust all of a school's college preparatory offerings
  2 13 prior to taking a college-level course, and by limiting the
  2 14 courses authorized to four subject areas.
  2 15    In addition to current Code eligibility requirements, an
  2 16 eligible pupil must be in the top one-third of the pupil's
  2 17 class, as determined using cumulative grade point averages,
  2 18 and the pupil must have exhausted all college preparatory
  2 19 coursework options prior to taking an authorized nonsectarian
  2 20 course offered at an eligible postsecondary institution.
  2 21    The bill defines an "authorized course" to include only
  2 22 those related to mathematics, English-language arts,
  2 23 vocational-technical education, and science.
  2 24    The postsecondary enrollment options Act permits pupils to
  2 25 receive high school and college credit for coursework taken at
  2 26 an eligible postsecondary institution if the school district
  2 27 does not offer a comparable course.  School districts are
  2 28 required to pay up to $250 per course for eligible pupils.  
  2 29 LSB 2740YH 78
  2 30 kh/sc/14

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