1. A board of directors of a public school district may, subject to the approval of the department of education, provide an extended school program for residents of the district who are over the maximum school age established in section 282.1, who do not possess a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma under chapter 259A, and who are currently enrolled in an education program in the district. The educational program may be separate from or integrated into the regular school program. Residents attending the program shall be included in the district's basic enrollment and shall attend on a tuition-free basis. A district may also provide services to nonresidents under this section, and those persons shall be charged a sufficient tuition fee to cover the cost of the instruction received by the person as provided in section 282.6.
2. A district which wishes to provide an extended school program, in addition to meeting any requirements set by the department, shall establish all of the following prior to obtaining approval for the program:
a. There is an identified presence of resident persons who are over the maximum established school age, who do not possess a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma under chapter 259A.
b. The provision of services to these additional persons will not substantially interfere with the educational programming provided to students of school age.
c. The provision of services will not require additional or new facilities to meet the needs of the identified populations.
3. The department shall make recommendations for, and the state board of education shall adopt, rules which provide for the administration of extended school programs.
92 Acts, ch 1130, § 2
Referred to in § 282.1
Calculation of basic enrollment, § 257.6
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