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Such management is subject to supervision and oversight by the State Board of Education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Instructional time</B> - all portions of the school day when instruction or instruction-related activities based on state approved courses are provided or coordinated by a certified teacher or substitute teacher. Instructional activities may further be defined by locally developed educational objectives but shall not include any activity expressly excluded from instructional time by this rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Joint enrollment program</B> - a program through which high school students take courses at a state public or private postsecondary institution while still enrolled as a high school student and receive credit only at the postsecondary institution.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Local Board of Education (LBOE)</B> - agency charged with adopting policies to govern educational entities within the local educational agency.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(1)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Local Educational Agency (LEA) </B>- local school system pursuant to LBOE control and management.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(1)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> School day</B> - the period of time in which K-12 students are required to be present at school as approved by the LBOE.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(1)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> School year for students</B> - a minimum of 180 school days or its equivalent.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> REQUIREMENTS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LBOE shall establish and approve the school day and school year for students in grades K-12 at a regularly scheduled LBOE meeting. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For Grades K-12, the LBOE shall schedule the school year for students as a minimum of 180 school days or its equivalent. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(a)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> LEAs not operating the minimum school year for students shall receive a prorated reduction of state funds.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For Grades K-12, the LBOE shall schedule a school day that must, at a minimum, satisfy the following instructional time requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any grade K - 3 shall have not less than a daily average of 4 ½ hours (270 minutes) of instructional time based on the 180-day school year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(a)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any grade 4 - 5 shall have not less than a daily average of 5 hours (300 minutes) of instructional time based on the 180-day school year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(a)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any grade 6 - 12 shall have not less than a daily average of 5 ½ hours (330 minutes) of instructional time based on the 180-day school year.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LBOE shall notify parents of its adopted number of instructional minutes for Grades K-12 in a manner consistent with established district communication procedures.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A LBOE may, without the necessity of authorization from the SBOE, elect not to complete, as make-up days, up to four additional days otherwise needed which are the result of days when school was closed due to emergency, disaster, act of God, civil disturbance, or shortage of vital or critical material, supplies, or fuel as provided in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-168&amp;title=20#20-2-168(c)(3)" target="_newtab">20-2-168(c)(3)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LBOE may provide for the closure of its schools on November 11 of each year to enable students, teachers, and administrators to participate in Veterans Day programs to honor veterans of the armed forces.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LBOE shall adhere to all SBOE rules governing graduation and awarding units of credit requirements for graduation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LBOE shall adhere to the minimum hours of instruction in academic classes for middle school programs as established in SBOE Rule <a title="160-4-2-.05" href="160-4-2-.05">160-4-2-.05</a> MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM CRITERIA and O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-290&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-290</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A maximum of ten clock hours of early dismissal time, per school year for parent-teacher conferences may be counted as instructional time. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(g)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Testing, counseling, and health screenings are deemed to be instructional activities.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(g)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educational field trips which relate directly to standards are deemed to be instructional activities.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(g)(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Rest periods, recesses, breaks, class change time, and lunch periods are not considered to be instructional time.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Only days in which students are present for at least half of the instructional time required at each grade level shall be counted as a school day in the school year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LEA may alter the school day daily schedule for students in Grades K-12 consistent with the LBOE policy. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(i)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Students identified as fifth year seniors are exempt from required daily average instructional time.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(i)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LEA may exempt from required daily average instructional time by a hardship waiver as specified in LBOE policy, students in grades 9-12 who are older than mandatory attendance age.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(i)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Students enrolled in dual or joint enrollment programs, or both, are exempt from required average instructional time.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In grades K-12 student time away from classes shall be limited to 10 school days per year for school sponsored non-instructional activities. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(j)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LBOE may authorize additional time away from classes for school sponsored non-instructional activities by adopting a policy that: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(j)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Establishes clear circumstances under which the LBOE will consider and approve additional student activities not included in instructional time.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(j)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Provides for an explanation of how such additional activities not included in instructional time will be academically and instructionally beneficial to students.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(j)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Implements a procedure for maintaining documentation of individual student absences in accordance with state and local policies.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The FTE count shall be taken in accordance with provisions in SBOE Rule <a title="160-5-1-.07" href="160-5-1-.07">160-5-1-.07</a> Student Data Collection regardless of a school's daily schedule on FTE count days.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LBOE shall adopt policies and procedures identifying the minimum work day for all employees. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(l)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Beyond the school year for students, the LBOE shall adopt policies and procedures identifying the number of days to be utilized for professional learning for all employees.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LEA shall submit an annual school calendar to the GaDOE in accordance with GaDOE guidelines no later than May 31<SUP>st</SUP>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(m)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LBOE approving a school calendar containing less than 180 school days shall also submit the number of daily instructional minutes that the schools in the LEA will follow.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.02(2)(m)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Amendments made to an LEA's calendar after May 31<SUP>st</SUP> must be submitted to GaDOE no later than 30 days after LBOE approval.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.03" name="160-5-1-.03" title="160-5-1-.03">Rule 160-5-1-.03 Identification and Reporting of Schools</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>PURPOSE</B>. The purpose of this rule is to define the term school and special entity for reporting purposes and assigning facility code numbers.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>DEFINITIONS</B>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>School -</B> a building or group of buildings that has <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A full-time principal,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A media center or access to a media center on a contiguous site;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Housing for students who are reported for the purpose of earning FTE-based QBE or state education funds;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(2)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A facility code issued by the Department;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(2)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An accountability determination or is participating in data collection for a future accountability determination in compliance with current state and/or federal accountability requirements;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(2)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A school council pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-86&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-86</a>; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(2)(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A school report card or is participating in data collection for the development of a future report card pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-14-34&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-14-34</a>; </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Special entity -</B> an educational facility other than a school that houses students for all or part of the instructional day and does not report students for the purpose of earning FTE-based QBE funds. For the purposes of this rule the following shall be considered as special entities: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Adult Education Programs that are designed to provide educational and dropout prevention services to students who have dropped out of school or are on the verge of dropping out of school;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Alternative Education Programs that do not meet the definition of school pursuant to State Board of Education Rule <a title="160-5-1-.03" href="160-5-1-.03">160-5-1-.03</a> Identification and Reporting of Schools;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Evening Education Programs that provide educational services to students for part of the instructional day;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(2)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Head Start;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(2)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pre-kindergarten;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(2)(b)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support (GNETS) Satellite;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(2)(b)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support (GNETS) Center;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(2)(b)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Special Education Center; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(2)(b)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Special Entity Charter School. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>REQUIREMENTS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> By August 15 of each year, school systems shall verify to the department all schools and special entities that they will operate that year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each school system, school and special entity shall be identified by a code assigned by the department that shall not be changed without the approval of the state school superintendent or designee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All school/special entity-based data reported to the department shall be by the assigned codes.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> FTE for special entities shall be reported at the student's home school or the school where the student would be assigned if the student being served is a non-resident student of the school system where the special entity is located. Accountability determinations for students served by special entities shall be included in the home school's or home school system's accountability determinations as set forth in the <I>State of Georgia Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook.</I></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A local school system shall request a change in school/special entity codes under the following conditions. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(3)(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A new building is constructed either on a new site or replacing a school on an existing site.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(3)(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A change in grade organization takes place in a school such that the primary mission of the school has changed; for example, grade levels change from 9-12 to 6-8.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(3)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A local school system shall request that school/special entity code numbers be retired when <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(3)(f)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The school/special entity no longer houses students for public education purposes,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(3)(f)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The school/special entity ceases to operate,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(3)(f)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The school/special entity is consolidated or merged with another school/special entity, or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.03(3)(f)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The school/special entity is destroyed.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.04" name="160-5-1-.04" title="160-5-1-.04">Rule 160-5-1-.04 Repealed</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.05" name="160-5-1-.05" title="160-5-1-.05">Rule 160-5-1-.05 Substitute Teachers</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Definitions. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.05(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Substitute teacher - an individual employed to serve in the absence of the regularly employed teacher. The term substitute teacher also applies to a person temporarily employed to teach a class that does not have a regular teacher.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.05(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Substitute teacher list - a prioritized list based on qualifications of persons approved by the local unit of administration or its designee to serve as substitute teachers.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requirements. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.05(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each local unit of administration shall maintain and employ from a substitute teacher list.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.05(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Priority shall be given to persons with the highest qualifications as determined by the Professional Standards Commission.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.05(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A substitute teacher having qualifications lower on the priority list may be employed if that person has performed effectively on previous occasions and/or has the appropriate in-field expertise.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.05(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any classroom teacher absence or vacancy that lasts 46 or more consecutive days in a school year shall be filled with a certified in-field teacher, except in situations where longer periods of time are required by state or federal law.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.05(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Substitute teachers who hold only a high school diploma or GED certificate shall not work in any one classroom more than 10 consecutive school days.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.05(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> School leadership personnel shall ensure that instructional leadership and classroom management are maintained by the substitute to assure minimal interruption of student progress.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.05(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All substitute teachers employed by the system have received appropriate training as prescribed by the Professional Standards Commission.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.06" name="160-5-1-.06" title="160-5-1-.06">Rule 160-5-1-.06 Repealed</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.07" name="160-5-1-.07" title="160-5-1-.07">Rule 160-5-1-.07 Student and Staff Data Collections</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>DEFINITIONS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.07(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Certification</B> - the process whereby a local school district superintendent officially attests to the fact that data his or her school district has submitted to the Department is accurate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.07(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Data Reporting</B> - the process by which local school districts submit, validate, verify and certify student and staff data.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.07(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Georgia Testing Identifier (GTID)</B> - a unique, unchangeable, random ten digit number containing neither leading or trailing zeroes, nor three or more contiguous numbers that are the same, (ex. 111, 2222, etc.) assigned on a permanent basis to each student enrolled in a publicly funded K-12 Georgia school or program.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>REQUIREMENTS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.07(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local school systems shall report all student and staff information in accordance with the guidelines and timelines as published by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and posted on the department's website.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.07(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local school systems must certify their data by the annual deadline set by the GaDOE unless the GaDOE has approved a district extension request.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.07(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A local school district may request an extension of the certification deadline only in the case of an unforeseen or emergency situation. A request to extend the deadline must be made in writing as specified by the GaDOE.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.07(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local school systems shall maintain the confidentiality of student data in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.07(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A student who is not in attendance on the first day of school but was expected based on prior year enrollment, shall be withdrawn as a no-show student and shall not be included in any enrollment or attendance counts.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.07(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All new student-level data elements must be posted for public comment for 60 days.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.07(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Testing Identifier. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.07(2)(g)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each student enrolling or enrolled in a publicly funded K-12 Georgia school or program shall be assigned a Georgia Testing Identifier (GTID). The GTID assigned to a student is the student's unique identifier that shall not change. Students can only be assigned one GTID.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.07(2)(g)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The department shall provide, to each local school system, an electronic data system for the creation, tracking and maintenance of the GTID.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.07(2)(g)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local school systems shall accurately record the GTID on all state assessment answer documents whether this is accomplished through a pre-printed label, manually bubbled in by hand, or other GaDOE approved method.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.07(2)(g)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GTID shall be the primary student identifier for all reports and files submitted to the GaDOE, including all state assessments, programs and funding activities as well as federal programs and funding activities unless specifically exempted by the GaDOE.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.07(2)(g)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All local boards of education shall include the GTID on all transcript records whether electronic or in print.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.07(2)(g)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All local boards of education shall require student GTIDs be printed on student report cards.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.08" name="160-5-1-.08" title="160-5-1-.08">Rule 160-5-1-.08 Class Size</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>DEFINITIONS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Areas of Exceptionality </B>- Areas of exceptionality with maximum class sizes are as follows. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> S/L: Speech-Language Impairment</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> D/HH: Deaf/Hard of Hearing</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> LD: Specific Learning Disability</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> EBD: Emotional and Behavioral Disorder</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> MID: Mild Intellectual Disability</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> SID: Severe Intellectual Disability</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> MOID: Moderate Intellectual Disability</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(a)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> OI: Orthopedic Impairment</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(a)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> PID: Profound Intellectual Disability</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(a)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> VI: Visual Impairment</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(a)11.">11.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> DB: Deaf-Blind</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(a)12.">12.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> SED: Severe, Emotional and Behavioral Disorder</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(a)13.">13.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> SDD: Significant Developmental Delay</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Early Intervention Program (EIP) </B>- Program to serve students in grades K through 5 who are at risk of not reaching or maintaining academic grade level to obtain the necessary skills to reach grade-level performance in the shortest possible time as specified in Rule <a title="160-4-2-.17" href="160-4-2-.17">160-4-2-.17</a> Early Intervention Program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Gifted Advanced Content Delivery Model </B>- Achievement-grouped advanced classes in academic content areas. The curriculum is differentiated in content, pacing, process-skills emphasis, and expectation of student achievement to provide challenge for gifted learners. (Examples: middle school Algebra I; Honors/AP/IB courses)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Gifted Resource Class Delivery Model </B>- Classes for gifted students that emphasize interdisciplinary enrichment. Although the curriculum has academic content, the instruction focuses on thinking skills, problem solving, research and communication skills, and creative productivity. (Example: Elementary Pull-Out Enrichment Class)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Individual Class Size Funding Ratio </B>- The number of students needed to earn state funds, calculated on the base amount, to pay for a single class in each of the QBE formula programs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Instructional Extension </B>- A state-funded instructional program beyond the regular school day to address the academic needs of low-performing students.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Maximum Individual Class Size </B>- Maximum number of students that may be taught by a teacher in a class segment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Physical Classroom </B>- The maximum class size for grades K-3 is applicable to the physical classroom. The physical classroom is the space used for the purposes of instruction to students. By way of example, to have more than twenty-one students in a K-3 classroom will require a divider, temporary or permanent. Whether the partition is temporary or permanent, the system shall obtain the approval of the fire marshal and the Facilities Division at the Georgia Department of Education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Remedial Education Program </B>- An instructional program designed for students in grades 6-12 who have identified deficiencies in reading, writing, and math as identified by Rule <a title="160-4-5-.01" href="160-4-5-.01">160-4-5-.01</a> Remedial Education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Resource Delivery Model </B>- Instruction for students with disabilities outside the regular classroom for three or fewer segments of the instructional day.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(1)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Self-Contained Delivery Model </B>- Instruction for students with disabilities in one area of exceptionality for four or more segments of the instructional day.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>REQUIREMENTS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education and schools shall comply with maximum class sizes and schedules listed in Appendices A-F.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Paraprofessionals may be used to increase class size only as provided in the appendices. Local boards of education shall ensure that state funds earned for paraprofessionals in kindergarten shall be used to provide paraprofessional services to all kindergarten classes.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education not complying with maximum class size requirements shall be subject to a loss of funding for the entire class or program that is out of compliance. A school shall not count for FTE purposes any class that exceeds the maximum class size as provided in the appendices. However, a school shall count vocational labs and remedial classes that exceed maximum class size only as regular classes, provided they do not exceed the maximum regular class size.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The number of students taught by a teacher at any time after the first 15 school days of a school year may not exceed the maximum such number unless requested authorization for a specific larger number is approved by the State Board. The State Board may approve a request only in the limited circumstances where educationally justified and where an act of God or other unforeseen event led to the precipitous rise in enrollment within that system, or led to another occurrence which resulted in the local board's inability to comply with the maximum class size requirement. The State Board may approve requests for increases to maximum individual class sizes only. It shall not approve requests for increases to system average class sizes and it shall not approve requests for language arts, math, science, or social studies in grades 9-12.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The maximum class size for the kindergarten and primary grades programs is defined as the number of students in a physical classroom. The maximum individual class size for all other purposes shall be defined as the maximum number of students that may be taught by a teacher in a class segment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.08(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, each local board of education shall establish maximum class sizes for general education programs in mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts for grades 9 through 12 that shall not exceed the funding size by more than 39 percent (see Appendix A) and shall annually report to the state board and to each school council in its school system such class sizes established. Compliance with maximum class size requirements for all other subjects in grades 9-12 shall be determined by the system average for applicable programs and grades. Individual class size for such programs and grades shall not exceed the applicable maximum system average by more than two students.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <P><B>Appendix A</B></P> <P><B>Regular and Vocational Programs</B></P> <P> <TABLE border="1"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Grade(s) Subject(s)</B></P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Funding Class Size</B></P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Maximum Individual Class Size</B></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Regular Kindergarten</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>18</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Regular Kindergarten</P> <P>With full-time paraprofessional</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>20</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Regular Grades 1-3</P> <P>No Paraprofessional</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>17</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>21</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Regular Grade 1-3 With full-time paraprofessional</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>17</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>21</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Grades 4-5</P> <P>English, Math, Science, Social Studies</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>23</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>28</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Grades 6-8</P> <P>English, Math, Science, Social Studies</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>23</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>28</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Grades 6-8</P> <P>Middle Schools - All academic classes as defined in Rule <a title="160-4-2-.05" href="160-4-2-.05">160-4-2-.05</a> Middle School Program Criteria</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>20</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>28</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Fine Arts K-3</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>NA</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>33</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Fine Arts &amp; Foreign</P> <P>Language Instructional Programs</P> <P>Grades 4-5</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>NA</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>33</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Fine Arts &amp; </P> <P>Foreign Language Instructional Programs</P> <P>Grades 6-8</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>NA</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>33</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Grades 4-8</P> <P>All others </P> <P>(see exceptions)</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>23</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>33</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Grades 9-12</P> <P>English, Math, Social Studies, Science, Foreign Language</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>23</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>32*</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>All other Subjects</P> <P>Grades 9-12</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>23</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>35</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Vocational Labs</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>20</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>28</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Remedial</P> <P>Grades 6-12</P> <P>No paraprofessional</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>18</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Remedial</P> <P>Grades 6-12</P> <P>With full-time paraprofessional</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>24</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <P>*Local boards of education shall establish class size maximums for these courses which shall not exceed the funding size by more than 39 percent.</P> <P>Exceptions to Maximum Class-size for Grades K-12 shall be as follows:</P> <P> <TABLE border="1"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Course</B></P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Maximum Individual Class Size</B></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(i)</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Typing/Keyboarding</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>35</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(ii)</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Instrumental Music (e.g., band)</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>100</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(iii)</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Choral Music</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>80</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(iv)</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Physical Education</P> <P>No paraprofessional</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>40</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Physical Education</P> <P>With paraprofessional (Elementary schools)</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>54</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(v)</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Co-op Supervision</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>56</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <P>*Defined as class size by full-time equivalent reporting segment.</P> <P><B>Appendix B</B></P> <P><B>Students with Disabilities</B></P> <P> <TABLE border="1"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Class Group/ Exception Program</B></P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Funding Class Size</B></P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Maximum Individual Class Size</B></P> <P align="center"><B>* **</B></P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Exception to Maximum</B></P> <P align="center"><B>2 Segments Per Day Per Teacher</B></P> <P align="center"><B>With Paraprofessional</B></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Group I</P> <P>S/L-SC</P> <P>LD-SC</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>8</P> <P>8</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>11</P> <P>12</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> <P>16</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>+1</P> <P>+1</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Group II</P> <P>MID-SC</P> <P>MID-R</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>6.5</P> <P>6.5</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>10</P> <P>10</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>13</P> <P>13</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>+1</P> <P>+1</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Group III</P> <P>SID-SC</P> <P>D/HH-SC</P> <P>S/L-R</P> <P>BD-R</P> <P>LD-R</P> <P>BD-SC</P> <P>MOID-SC</P> <P>OI-SC</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>5</P> <P>5</P> <P>5</P> <P>5</P> <P>5</P> <P>5</P> <P>5</P> <P>5</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>NA</P> <P>6</P> <P>7</P> <P>7</P> <P>8</P> <P>8</P> <P>NA</P> <P>NA</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>7</P> <P>8</P> <P>NA</P> <P>10</P> <P>10</P> <P>11</P> <P>11</P> <P>11</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>+1</P> <P>+1</P> <P>NA</P> <P>+1</P> <P>+1</P> <P>+1</P> <P>+1</P> <P>0</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Group IV</P> <P>D/HH-R</P> <P>VI-R</P> <P>OI-R</P> <P>VI(DB)-SC</P> <P>PID-SC</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>3</P> <P>3</P> <P>3</P> <P>3</P> <P>3</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>3</P> <P>3</P> <P>4</P> <P>NA</P> <P>NA</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>4</P> <P>4</P> <P>5</P> <P>6</P> <P>6</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>+1</P> <P>+1</P> <P>+1</P> <P>+1</P> <P>0</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>5. Group V</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>8</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>NA</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>NA</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>NA</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <P><B>NOTE</B>: Each paraprofessional is the equivalent to 1/3 teacher and affects individual class size proportionately. Various teacher/paraprofessional models shall be averaged independently.</P> <P><B>NOTE: </B>If students from different exceptionalities programs are within the same segment, the maximum class size shall be determined by the program with the smallest class size.</P> <P><B>NOTE</B>: Middle school and high school students served in a departmental model shall have an individual maximum class size of seven without a paraprofessional and ten with a paraprofessional, provided the number of students of any one exceptionality within the class does not exceed the individual maximum class size for that exceptionality.</P> <P><B>EXCEPTION TO INDIVIDUAL MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE:</B> The individual maximum class size with a paraprofessional may be increased as noted for two segments per day per teacher for the remainder of the school year. Maximum teacher/pupil ratio without a paraprofessional may not be increased. (See also Rule 160-4-7).</P> <P>*No paraprofessional ** With paraprofessional</P> <P><B>APPENDIX C</B></P> <P><B>Gifted and Alternative Programs</B></P> <P> <TABLE border="1"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD rowspan="2" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Grade(s) Subject(s)</B></P> </TD> <TD rowspan="2" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Funding Class Size</B></P> </TD> <TD colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Maximum System Average Class Size</B></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P> No Paraprofessional</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P> With Paraprofessional</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>K-3</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>7</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>11</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>13</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>4-8</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>7</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>14</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>9-12</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>7</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>18</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>20</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <P> <TABLE border="1"> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center">1. GIFTED</P> <P align="center">(i) Elementary Resource (K-5)</P> <P align="center">(ii) Middle School Resource and Advanced Content (6- 8)</P> <P align="center">(iii) High School Resource and Advance Content (9 -12)</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center">12</P> <P align="center">12</P> <P align="center">12</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center">17</P> <P align="center">21</P> <P align="center">21</P> </TD> </TR> </TABLE> </P> <P> <TABLE border="1"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Class/Group Exception Plan</B></P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Funding Class Size</B></P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Maximum System Avg. Class Size</B></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>2. ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS</P> <P>No paraprofessional </P> <P>With full-time paraprofessional </P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> <P>15</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>18</P> <P>24*</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <P>* The expectation is that a recommendation will be made that beginning with the 2008-2009 school year this will be reduced to 20.</P> <P><B>APPENDIX D</B></P> <P><B>English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)</B></P> <P><B>APPENDIX E</B></P> <P><B>Early Intervention Program (EIP)</B></P> <P><B>Self-Contained and Pull-out Models</B></P> <P> <TABLE border="1"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Grade(s) Subject(s) </B></P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B> Funding</B></P> <P align="center"><B>Class Size</B></P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Maximum System Avg. Class Size</B></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Kindergarten</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>11</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>14</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Grades 1-3</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>11</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>14</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Grades 4-5</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>11</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>14</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <P>Self-contained classes may be multi-grade level classes as long as the class size does not exceed the maximum class size.</P> <P>Augmented Class Model-Kindergarten</P> <P>A state certified early childhood/elementary teacher will work for a minimum of one segment (45 minutes) with no more than 14 Early Intervention Program students.</P> <P> <TABLE border="1"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Grade(s) Subject(s)</B></P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Funding</B></P> <P align="center"><B>Class Size</B></P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Maximum System Avg. Class Size</B></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Kindergarten</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>18</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Kindergarten with full-time paraprofessional</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P> 20</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <P>A maximum of 14 EIP students may be in an augmented - class.</P> <P>Augmented Class Model - Grades 1-3</P> <P>A state certified early childhood/elementary teacher will work for a minimum of one segment (45 minutes) with no more than 14 Early Intervention Program students.</P> <P> <TABLE border="1"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Grade(s) Subject(s)</B></P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Funding</B></P> <P align="center"><B>Class Size</B></P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Maximum System Avg. Class Size</B></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Grades 1-3</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>17</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>21</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Grades 1-3 with full- time paraprofessional</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>17</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>21</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <P>Augmented Class Model - Grades 4-5</P> <P> <TABLE border="1"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Grade(s) Subject (s)</B></P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Funding Class Size</B></P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Maximum System Avg. Class Size</B></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Grades 4- 5 </P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>23</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P><U>30*</U></P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <P>A maximum of 14 EIP students may be in an augmented class.</P> <P>* The expectation is that a recommendation will be made that beginning with the 2008-2009 school year this will be reduced to 28.</P> <P>Reduced Class Model - Kindergarten</P> <P> <TABLE border="1"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center">EIP Students</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center">Non-EIP Students</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center">Maximum Total in Class</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>1</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>14</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>2</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>13</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>3</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>11</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>14</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>4</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>10</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>14</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>5</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>9</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>14</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>6</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>7</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>13</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>7</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>6</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>13</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>8</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>5</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>13</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>9</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>3</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>12</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>10</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>2</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>12</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>11</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>1</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>12</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <P>A full-time paraprofessional may be used in the kindergarten models to increase class size by 2 students. The 2 additional students may be either EIP or regular students.</P> <P>Reduced Class Model - Grades 1-3 **</P> <P> <TABLE border="1"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center">EIP Students</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center">Non-EIP Students</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center">Maximum Total in Class</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>1</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>16</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>17</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>2</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>14</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>16</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>3</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>13</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>16</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>4</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>12</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>16</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>5</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>10</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>6</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>8</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>14</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>7</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>7</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>14</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>8</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>5</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>13</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>9</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>4</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>13</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>10</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>2</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>12</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <P>Reduced Class Model - Grades 4-5 **</P> <P> <TABLE border="1"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center">EIP Students</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center">Non-EIP Students</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center">Maximum Total in Class</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>1</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>22</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>23</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>2</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>20</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>22</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>3</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>18</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>21</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>4</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>16</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>20</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>5</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>14</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>19</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>6</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>12</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>18</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>7</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>10</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>17</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>8</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>8</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>16</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>9</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>6</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>10</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>4</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>14</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>11</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>2</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>13</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>12</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>1</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>13</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <P>** Paraprofessionals may not be used to reduce teacher/student ratio in grades 1-5.</P> <P>Reading Recovery</P> <P>The Reading Recovery Program may be used as a model for the Early Intervention Program.</P> <P> <TABLE border="1"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Funding Class</B></P> <P align="center"><B>Size</B></P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Maximum System Avg. Class Size</B></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>11</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>14</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <P>Students served by Reading Recovery may be counted for one segment of EIP instruction for the entire year.</P> <P><B>APPENDIX F</B></P> <P><B>Instructional Extension</B></P> <P> <TABLE border="1"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Funding Class</B></P> <P align="center"><B>Size</B></P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P align="center"><B>Maximum System Avg. Class Size</B></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>After-school, Saturday, Summer, and inter - session programs</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>15</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>18</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> </P> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.09" name="160-5-1-.09" title="160-5-1-.09">Rule 160-5-1-.09 Repealed</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.10" name="160-5-1-.10" title="160-5-1-.10">Rule 160-5-1-.10 Student Attendance</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>DEFINITIONS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Foster Care Student</B> - a student who is in a foster home or otherwise in the foster care system under the Division of Family and Children Services of the Department of Human Services.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Student Attendance Protocol</B> - procedures to be used in identifying, reporting, investigating and prosecuting cases of alleged violations of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-690.1&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-690.1</a>, relating to mandatory school attendance and appropriately addressing the issue with parents and guardians. The protocol shall also include recommendations for policies relating to tardiness. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Student Attendance and School Climate Committee</B> - a committee established, pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-690.2&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-690.2</a>, by the chief judge of the superior court of each county for the purpose of ensuring coordination and cooperation among officials, agencies and programs involved in compulsory attendance issues, to reduce the number of unexcused absences from school, and to increase the percentage of students present to take tests which are required to be administered under the laws of this state, and to improve the school climate in each school.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Student Teen Election Participant (STEP)</B> - a program designed to permit full-time public, private, and home schooled high school students the opportunity to volunteer to work as poll officers during any primary, special, or general election according to the provisions set forth in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=21-2-92&amp;title=21#" target="_newtab">21-2-92</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Truant</B> - any child subject to compulsory attendance who during the school calendar year has more than five days of unexcused absences.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>REQUIREMENTS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> School days missed as a result of an out of school suspension shall not count as unexcused days for the purpose of determining student truancy. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education shall adopt policies and procedures excusing students from school under the following circumstances, as a minimum. Policies may require submission of appropriate documentation. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Personal illness or when attendance in school endangers the student's health or the health of others. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(b)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education may require students to present appropriate medical documentation upon return to school for the purpose of validating that the absence is an excused absence. With proper verification a student may be eligible for hospital/homebound instruction as outlined in State Board of Education Rule <a title="160-4-2-.31" href="160-4-2-.31">160-4-2-.31</a> Hospital/Homebound (HHB) Services.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A serious illness or death in a student's immediate family necessitating absence from school. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(b)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the event of a serious illness in a student's immediate family, local boards of education may require students to present appropriate medical documentation regarding the family member upon return to school for the purpose of validating that the absence is an excused absence.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A court order or an order by a government agency, including preinduction physical examinations for service in the armed forces, mandating absence from school.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The observation of religious holidays, necessitating absence from school.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Conditions rendering attendance impossible or hazardous to student health or safety.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(b)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Registering to vote or voting in a public election, which shall not exceed one day.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(b)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A student whose parent or legal guardian is in military service in the armed forces of the United States or the National Guard, and such parent or legal guardian has been called to duty for or is on leave from overseas deployment to a combat zone or combat support posting, shall be granted excused absences, up to a maximum of five school days per school year, for the day or days missed from school to visit with his or her parent or legal guardian prior to such parent's or legal guardian's deployment or during such parent's or legal guardian's leave.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(b)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A student whose parent or legal guardian is currently serving or previously served on active duty in the armed forces of the United States, in the Reserves of the armed forces of the United States on extended active duty, or in the National Guard on extended active duty may be granted excused absences, up to a maximum of five school days per school year, not to exceed two school years, for the day or days missed from school to attend military affairs sponsored events, provided the student provides documentation prior to absence from: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(b)8.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A provider of care at or sponsored by a medical facility of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(b)8.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An event sponsored by a corporation exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(b)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Nothing in Sections (2)(b)7 and (2)(b)8 of this rule shall be construed to require a local school system to revise any policies relating to maximum number of excused and unexcused absences for any purposes.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(b)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any other absence not explicitly defined herein but deemed by the local school board of education to have merit based on circumstances, which may include non-school sponsored activities that meet the requirements set forth in section (2)(f)2. of this rule. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education shall count students present when they are serving as pages of the Georgia General Assembly as set forth in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-692&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-692</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A foster care student who attends court proceedings relating to the student's foster care shall be credited as present by the school and shall not be counted as an absence, either excused or unexcused, for any day, portion of a day, or days missed from school as set forth in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-692.2&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-692.2</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A student who successfully participates in the Student Teen Election Participant (STEP) program shall be counted as present and given full credit for the school day during which he or she served in the STEP program. No student shall be permitted to be absent from school or participate in the STEP program for more than two school days per school year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Final course grades of students shall not be penalized because of absences if the following conditions are met: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(f)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Absences are justified and validated for excusable reasons.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(f)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Make up work for excused absences was completed satisfactorily.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education are not required to provide make-up work for unexcused absences.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Nothing in this rule should be construed to encourage student absences or as an approval of excessive unexcused absences.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To reduce unexcused absences, each local board of education shall adopt policies and procedures that shall include but are not limited to: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(i)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requiring the school system to notify the parent, guardian or other person who has control or charge of the student when such student has five unexcused absences. The notice shall outline the penalty and consequences of such absences and that each subsequent absence shall constitute a separate offense. After two reasonable attempts to notify the parent, guardian or other person who has charge of the student, the school system shall send written notice via certified mail with return receipt requested, or first-class mail; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(i)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Prior to any action to commence judicial proceedings to impose a penalty on a parent, guardian, or other person residing in this state who has control or charge of the school aged child for failing to comply with compulsory attendance, a school system shall send a notice to such parent, guardian, or other person by certified mail, return receipt requested; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(i)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requiring public schools to provide to the parent, guardian, or other person having control or charge of each student enrolled in public school a written summary of possible consequences and penalties for failing to comply with compulsory attendance. By September 1 of each school year or within 30 school days of a student's enrollment in the school system, the parent, guardian, or other person having control or charge of such student shall sign a statement indicating receipt of such written statement of possible consequences and penalties. After two reasonable attempts by the school to secure such signature or signatures, the school shall be considered to be in compliance with this subsection if it sends a copy of the statement, via certified mail, return receipt requested, or first-class mail, to such parent, guardian, or other person who has control or charge of a child, or children. In addition, students age ten or older by September 1 shall sign a statement indicating receipt of written statement of possible consequences for non-compliance to the local system's policy.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each local board of education shall implement a progressive discipline process and a parental involvement process for truant students before referring the students to the juvenile or other court having jurisdiction.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each local board of education shall adopt as a part of the student codes of conduct developed pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-735&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-735</a> a definition of truancy that contains the minimum standards established by State Board of Education Rule 160-5-1-.10 Student Attendance and a summary of possible consequences and penalties for truancy. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-690.2&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-690.2</a>, each local school system shall participate in a student attendance and school climate committee. Independent school systems may participate in the committee in the county where the system is located. Independent school systems whose geographic area encompasses more than one county may select one of such counties in which to participate. An independent school system that elects not to participate in the committee of the county where it is located shall request the chief judge of the superior court of a county encompassed by its geographic area to establish an independent student attendance and school climate committee. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(l)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The superintendent or the superintendent's designee of the local school system shall fully and actively assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation activities of the local school system student attendance and school climate committee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(l)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The superintendent, a certificated school employee, a local school board member from each public school system in the county, and a certificated school social worker from each public school system, if any are employed by the school system, shall serve on the student attendance and school climate committee. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(l)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each local board of education shall consider and publicly announce its decisions regarding the recommendations of the student attendance and school climate committee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(l)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each local board of education shall report annual student attendance rates to the student attendance and school climate committee and the State Board of Education by September 1 following each school year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(l)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The local school system shall be responsible for providing a copy of the written student attendance protocol to the Department by July 1, 2005, and upon any subsequent revisions or amendments.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.10(2)(l)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department shall develop and disseminate exemplary model protocols that may be implemented by local boards of education.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.11" name="160-5-1-.11" title="160-5-1-.11">Rule 160-5-1-.11 Repealed</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.12" name="160-5-1-.12" title="160-5-1-.12">Rule 160-5-1-.12 Student Fees and Charges/Required Student Equipment and Materials</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.12(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Requirements. </B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.12(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> School systems shall provide instructional materials required to complete each state-funded course; however, school systems may require students to supply paper, pencils, crayons and pens, etc., as long as specific types or brands of materials are not required.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.12(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The local board of education shall adopt a list of basic instruments and/or equipment that shall be provided equitably to all students in instrumental music programs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.12(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a school system requires students to wear special clothing for a state-funded course, such clothing shall not be specific as to color or brand.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.12(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The school system shall provide all special safety equipment or protective clothing for any course.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.12(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A school system may charge fees for extracurricular activities. Such charges shall not be made a condition of participation or credit in an instructional program. Fees for extracurricular activities that may be charged to students include, but are not limited to, the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.12(1)(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Gate admissions;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.12(1)(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Student publications;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.12(1)(e)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Graduation fees if participation is not required;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.12(1)(e)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Activity fees;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.12(1)(e)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Parking.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.12(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fees shall not be charged students for field trips or activities related to a state-funded course as a condition of full participation or credit in the course. Fees may be charged for a course-related enhancement or enrichment activity provided the activity is outside the school day and does not affect credit in the course.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.12(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Students may be charged for replacement/repair costs due to loss or abuse of school system property.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.12(1)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local units of administration shall not withhold any student record because of nonpayment of fees. However, schools may withhold grade cards, diplomas, or certificates of progress until fees are paid.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.13" name="160-5-1-.13" title="160-5-1-.13">Rule 160-5-1-.13 Regional Educational Service Agencies</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>DEFINITIONS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Board of control -</B> the governing body of the RESA, composed of the school superintendent from each member local school system, the president or highest administrator of each member post secondary institution, and a local public or regional library director appointed by the director of the Office of Public Library Services of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Collaborative member</B> - the president of each public post secondary institution and the appointed director of a local public or regional library within each RESA geographic area.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Network of RESAs</B> - the organization that works collaboratively to develop and offer courses for certificate endorsement, approved programs, and other services.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA)</B> - an agency established to provide shared services to improve the effectiveness of educational programs and services of local school systems, including state charter schools, and to provide direct instructional programs to selected public school students.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>RESA service area</B> - one of 18 service areas having the same boundaries as the 1972 districts approved the State Planning and Community Affairs Policy Board, with the Chattahoochee-Flint and First District RESAs each serving two service areas. All local school systems, including state charter schools, Technical College System of Georgia institutions, and University System of Georgia institutions that are located in the designated geographical areas shall be members.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Shared services member</B> - the superintendent of each local school system, including state charter schools, within each RESA geographic area.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>State charter school</B>- a public school authorized by the State Charter Schools Commission - the state-level charter school authorizer established by Georgia law.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>REQUIREMENTS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>RESA Board of Control Duties.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The RESA board of control shall annually elect a chairperson and vice-chairperson from among the shared services members.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each RESA director shall annually recommend to the RESA board of control all RESA staff for employment and assignment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As members of the board of control, collaborative members will meet a minimum of twice a year with the shared services members for the purpose of regional planning.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Boards of control shall approve regional plans for improvement, determine progress, and submit an annual report in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-272&amp;title=20#20-2-272(b) and (d)" target="_newtab">20-2-272(b) and (d)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Boards of control may delegate to shared services members the authority to conduct monthly business of the shared services of RESA.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Shared Services Member Duties.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Shared services members will meet monthly to conduct the business of the shared services of RESA.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Shared services members shall provide services to local school systems, including state charter schools, focused on standards including assistance with analysis and planning for improvement, support for implementation, high-quality professional learning opportunities, and quality assurance in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-270.1&amp;title=20#20-2-270.1(a)" target="_newtab">20-2-270.1(a)</a>(1-7), as well as local standards.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Qualifications of Professional Staff.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The RESA director shall hold a valid Georgia PAL-5 or L-5 or higher certificate in educational leadership.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> RESA staff providing general instruction and curriculum assistance to local school system staff, including state charter schools, shall hold a valid Georgia PAL-5 or L-5 or higher certificate in educational leadership or a valid Georgia T-5 or higher certificate in the primary field in which employed. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(c)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Additional curriculum personnel shall meet the same qualifications or hold an instructional supervision endorsement to a valid Georgia T-5 or higher certificate in the subject he or she supervises.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Teachers providing services directly to students shall have a valid teaching certificate in the area of service.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Special grant programs that name categories of qualified personnel who may deliver general instruction and curriculum assistance to local school system staff, including state charter schools, shall not be limited by qualification requirements as outlined in this rule.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Goals, Objectives and Performance Measures Reporting.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each RESA shall submit annually to the department with a copy to the Education Coordinating Council beginning June 30, 2005, or as designated, a long-range regional plan for improvement for three consecutive fiscal years. The plan shall establish goals, specific objectives, and performance indicators to measure the educational efficiency and cost effectiveness of services to its member institutions according to state and locally approved standards. The plan shall include intended improvement objectives, aligned professional learning programs developed by the Network of RESAs, timetables for achieving such objectives, and the means by which performance in attaining such objectives will be assessed. Each plan must include the purposes and description of the services the RESA will provide to schools identified as low performing based on the indicators adopted under Georgia law and to other schools. It is vital that RESA services to schools meet local needs as well as be closely linked with the Department of Education's statewide system of intensive and sustained support and improvement. To this end, the RESA shall include in their annual regional plans for improvement a description of how the services they provide to schools identified as low performing will be coordinated with and made an integral part of the statewide system of intensive and sustained support and improvement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each RESA shall submit to the department by October, or as designated, an annual report which provides specific information on the actual outcomes resulting from RESA services and programs. The report shall describe how the outcomes were measured and assessed on performance in each area, including addressing the actual benefits, i.e., positive outcomes, resulting from the RESA's activities and the costs incurred to provide such services and programs.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Funding.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Subject to appropriation of funds by the Georgia General Assembly, the State Board of Education shall grant funds to operate regional educational service areas as specified in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-274&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-274</a>, or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Subject to appropriation of formula funds by the Georgia General Assembly, each RESA shall receive a base grant plus an amount that reflects the following for local school systems. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(e)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Number of local school systems, including state charter schools.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(e)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Number of schools.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(e)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Student FTE.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(e)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Square miles.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(e)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each RESA shall match with local RESA funds any state funds on an 80/20 state/local ratio.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(e)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The RESA board of control shall determine the method by which each local school system's share, including state charter schools, of local funds shall be assessed. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.13(2)(e)4.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local school systems, including state charter schools, shall be allowed to include all fees paid for RESA services as a pro rata share of their assessment for memberships.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.14" name="160-5-1-.14" title="160-5-1-.14">Rule 160-5-1-.14 Transfer of Student Records</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.14(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Definition. </B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.14(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Student records </B>- information about students recorded or collected in any format by local school systems or individual schools that may include educational/psychological assessments, school attendance records, personal data, health information, disciplinary actions, and/or academic progress.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.14(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Requirements. </B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.14(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> After receiving a written request for student records from a public or private school, including schools operated by the Department of Juvenile Justice, the local school system or school from which the records are requested shall mail or otherwise deliver within a period of no more than 10 calendar days a copy of all requested student records to the school system or school to which a student has transferred. Additional requirements for transfer of records of students in special education programs are specified in Rule 160-4-7 Special Education. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.14(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Schools and school systems shall not withhold any student record because of nonpayment of fees.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.14(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Schools or school systems receiving the transferred record shall notify the parent(s)/guardian(s) of students in grades seven through 12 that the record has been received.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.14(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each school system or school from which the records are requested shall maintain copies of all student records for the minimum period of time required by the <I>Common Records Retention Schedules for School Systems </I>or the local board of education records retention plan.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.15" name="160-5-1-.15" title="160-5-1-.15">Rule 160-5-1-.15 Awarding Units of Credit and Acceptance of Transfer Credit and/or Grades</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>DEFINITIONS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Accredited School</B> - an elementary, middle or secondary school accredited by or holding provisional status from the Georgia Accrediting Commission, the Georgia Association of Christian Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International, the Southern Association of Independent Schools and/or one of the accrediting agencies that is a member of the Georgia Private School Accreditation Council, and/or one of the regional accrediting agencies and their successors identified in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-3-519&amp;title=20#20-3-519(6)(B)" target="_newtab">20-3-519(6)(B)</a>. The term does not include entities that are accredited as home study programs or non-traditional educational centers.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>End-of-Course (EOC) Assessment</B> - Assessments administered at the completion of core high school courses specified by the State Board of Education, in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-281&amp;title=20#20-2-281(f)" target="_newtab">20-2-281(f)</a>, to measure student achievement in the four content areas of English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Home Study Program</B> - an educational choice option conducted in Georgia in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-690&amp;title=20#20-2-690(c)" target="_newtab">20-2-690(c)</a> or conducted in another state in accordance with the laws applicable to that state.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Non-traditional Educational Center</B> - educational institutions that support home study programs or other independent learning initiatives. This term does not include alternative/non-traditional education programs operated by local boards of education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Private School</B> - an educational choice option conducted in Georgia in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-690&amp;title=20#20-2-690(b)" target="_newtab">20-2-690(b)</a> or conducted in another state in accordance with the laws applicable to that state.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Subject Area Competency</B> - a unit of high school credit awarded to students based on subject area competency as demonstrated by a pre-defined score on state-adopted or approved assessment instruments, instead of or in combination with the completion of courses through traditional classroom instructional minutes as described in section (2)(f) of this rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Unit of Credit</B> - evidence of course completion as demonstrated by a final course grade of 70 or higher on a numerical scale; or competency-based course credit as demonstrated by a pre-defined score on state-adopted or approved assessment instruments.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(1)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Validation</B> - the process of verifying credits earned at another educational institution.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>REQUIREMENTS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Applicability.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(a)(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education shall apply the requirements of this rule to all students regardless of the date in which they first entered ninth grade. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Awarding Units of Credit for Courses Taken in Georgia Public Schools</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education shall award units of credit only for courses that include concepts and skills based on the state-adopted curriculum for grades 9-12 approved by the State Board of Education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education may award units of credit for courses offered in the middle grades that are based on the state-adopted curriculum for grades 9-12 approved by the State Board of Education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education shall not award units of credit for courses in which instruction is based on the state-adopted curriculum for grades K-8. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Awarding Units of Credit for Dual Enrollment Courses.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education shall award units of credit to students for high school courses taken through postsecondary institutions as described in the State Board of Education Rule <a title="160-4-2-.34" href="160-4-2-.34">160-4-2-.34</a> DUAL ENROLLMENT - MOVE ON WHEN READY.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Awarding Units of Credit for Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) courses with Embedded Academic Core Standards.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education shall award course credit for the CTAE course and course credit for the associated academic core course to students who successfully complete a course or course sequence in the CTAE program of study that includes embedded standards from an academic core subject area as adopted by the State Board of Education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A student shall not earn more than three units of credit for academic core courses by completing CTAE courses that include embedded standards from an academic core subject area.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Units of credit earned through CTAE courses that contain embedded standards from an academic core subject area shall be awarded as outlined in the Georgia Department of Education's <I>Guidance for Awarding Units of Credit.</I></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(d)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education shall administer the appropriate End of Course (EOC) assessment to a student taking a CTAE course with embedded academic core courses of an area for which an EOC assessment has been adopted unless the student has already passed such EOC assessment.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Awarding Units of Credit for Mathematics Courses for Students Receiving Special Education Services Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In addition to other provisions of this rule, local boards of education shall award units of credit for mathematics courses that will satisfy the mathematics course requirements in State Board of Education Rule <a title="160-4-2-.48" href="160-4-2-.48">160-4-2-.48</a> to a student receiving special education services under IDEA if the student meets all of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(e)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Prior to the student entering the ninth grade, the student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team identified that the student had a disability that affected mathematics achievement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(e)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The student successfully earns two units of credit, in accordance with this rule. The first unit of credit will be earned from one of the following: Mathematics I, GPS Algebra, CCGPS Coordinate Algebra, GSE Coordinate Algebra, or GSE Algebra I. The second unit of credit will be earned from one of the following: Mathematics II, GPS Geometry, CCGPS Analytic Geometry, GSE Analytic Geometry, or GSE Geometry.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(e)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The student successfully earns course credit, in accordance with this rule for at least two other state-approved mathematics courses, which may include, but are not limited to, Mathematics Support courses.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education shall inform parents and students that students who do not complete Mathematics III, GPS Advanced Algebra, CCGPS Advanced Algebra, GSE Advanced Algebra, or GSE Algebra II may not meet the mathematics admission requirements for entry into a University System of Georgia institution or other post-secondary institution without additional coursework.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(e)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The IEP Team for students who receive Mathematics course credit in accordance with paragraph (2)(e) of this rule shall document that: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(e)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The student's disability has precluded the student from achieving grade-level proficiency, as demonstrated by the student's pattern of performance on the state-mandated test in the area of Mathematics;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(e)3.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The student's progress to date in response to appropriate instruction, including special education and related services designed to address the student's individual needs, is such that, even if significant growth occurs, the IEP team is reasonably certain that the student will not successfully master the standards in Mathematics III, GPS Advanced Algebra, CCGPS Advanced Algebra, GSE Advanced Algebra, or GSE Algebra II. Additionally, the determination of the student's progress has been based on multiple measurements that are valid for the content area of mathematics and that have been collected over a period of time; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(e)3.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The student has access to instruction in the state-adopted curriculum. The student's IEP includes goals that are related to mathematics, support access to the content standards, and are designed to promote the student's progress in the content area state-adopted curriculum. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Subject Area Competency to Receive Course Credit.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(f)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education shall award a unit of credit to a student when: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(f)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The student successfully completes courses of study based on the state-adopted curriculum. As provided in State Board of Education Rule <a title="160-4-2-.13" href="160-4-2-.13">160-4-2-.13</a> Statewide Passing Score, the student must receive at least a course grade of 70 to be eligible to receive credit for a course; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(f)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The student successfully demonstrates subject area competency through a pre-defined score on state-adopted or approved assessment instruments as outlined in the Georgia Department of Education's <I>Guidance for Awarding Units of Credit.</I> Students may earn no more than three units of credit by demonstrating subject area competency under this paragraph. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Accepting Transfer Credit and Grades.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(g)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education shall accept student course credit earned in an accredited school. The school shall have been accredited or holding provisional status at the time the credit was earned. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(g)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education shall not substitute courses and exempt students from the required secondary minimum core curriculum unless the student transferred from an accredited secondary school or the courses presented for credit <U>shall</U> meet criteria identified in paragraph (2)(b) of this rule and any applicable local policy.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(g)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each local board of education shall adopt a policy for validating credit for courses taken at a nonaccredited schools, home study programs, and non-traditional educational centers. The policy shall include the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(g)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Definitions consistent with this rule;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(g)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Procedures for determining whether transfer courses meet the state-adopted curriculum;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(g)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Procedures for placing transfer students in elementary and middle grades at the appropriate level and for granting units of credit for high school students;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(g)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Procedures for administering EOC assessment in accordance with the Georgia Department of Education's assessment guidelines and paragraph (2)(h) of this rule; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(g)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At least one of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(g)2.(iv)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A probationary placement based on the student's records in prior school(s), home study programs or non-traditional educational centers and satisfactory performance of the student in a school under the authority of the local board of education for one or more grading periods; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(g)2.(iv)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Student performance on assessments administered by the local board of education. These assessments may be standardized or locally developed and should focus on group placement, subject area and grade level. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>End of Course (EOC) Assessment Administration to Transfer Students.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(h)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education shall administer the EOC assessment to students enrolled in a Georgia public school while also enrolled in a private school, home study program, or non-traditional educational center for which they receive graduation credit for one of the required EOC assessment courses. These students must take the EOC assessment regardless of the private school, home study program, or non-traditional educational center's accreditation status.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(h)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education shall not require students who enroll from accredited schools to take and pass the EOC assessment to receive credit for an EOC assessment course unless the student was concurrently enrolled in a Georgia public school while taking the course at an accredited private school.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(h)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education shall require students who enroll from non-accredited private schools, home study programs, or other non-traditional educational centers to take and pass the EOC assessment with a minimum of 70 grade conversion score to receive credit for the course. A student enrolling from a non-accredited school will receive one test administration opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in order to earn credit for a course that requires the EOC assessment. If the student does not pass the EOC assessment on that administration, the local board of education shall not grant credit for that course. If the course is required to be eligible to receive a high school diploma, the student shall enroll in the course and take the EOC assessment at the completion of the course. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Military Dependents.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.15(2)(i)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notwithstanding any other portion of this rule, local boards of education shall utilize O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-17-2&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-17-2</a> to award course credit for students who are dependents of military personnel as defined by that code section.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.16" name="160-5-1-.16" title="160-5-1-.16">Rule 160-5-1-.16 Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.17" name="160-5-1-.17" title="160-5-1-.17">Rule 160-5-1-.17 Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.18" name="160-5-1-.18" title="160-5-1-.18">Rule 160-5-1-.18 Competitive Interscholastic Activities In Grades 6-12</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Definitions. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Competitive Interscholastic Activities - Any organized competition between schools that is held outside the regular instructional day. This does not include vocational clubs, academic bowls, geography bees, spelling bees, science fairs, math bowls, or specific subject area fairs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Competitive Interscholastic Athletics - A competitive interscholastic activity specifically pertaining to any organized athletic sport which shall include cheerleading.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Course - any subject with a state approved course number as defined in Rule <a title="160-4-2-.20" href="160-4-2-.20">160-4-2-.20</a> LIST OF STATE-FUNDED K-8 SUBJECTS AND 9 -12 COURSES FOR STUDENTS ENTERING NINTH GRADE IN 2008.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Full-Time - A student enrolled and attending the full six segments as defined in the Quality Basic Education Act or the equivalent thereof.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia High School Association - The association with which the State Board of Education has a cooperative relationship to establish statewide regulations for 9-12 interscholastic competitive activities.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local Education Agency (LEA) - local school system pursuant to local board of education control and management.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Physician - a doctor of medicine or osteopathy licensed by the Georgia Composite Medical Board pursuant to Article 2, Chapter 34, Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requirements. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each local board of education shall adopt a policy regulating competitive interscholastic activities.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The school principal shall regulate competitive interscholastic activities in his or her school and shall ensure that all staff members adhere to local board of education policies, and rules of the State Board of Education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A student wishing to participate in interscholastic competitive activities shall be enrolled full-time in a public school during the semester of participation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Retention of students for athletic purposes is prohibited.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Middle Grades Requirements. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> These provisions are considered as minimum standards for each LEA to abide by or surpass in its efforts to maintain the highest possible standards relative to its competitive interscholastic activities. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(e)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Student Eligibility. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(e)1.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For determining student eligibility, the grading period shall be a semester. The same period shall also be the minimum length of the ineligibility period.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(e)1.(i)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Students participating in competitive interscholastic activities shall pass a minimum of 70% of courses carrying credit toward grade promotion in the semester immediately preceding participation. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(e)1.(i)(II)I.">I.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Students initially enrolling in the first semester of the sixth grade are exempt from this requirement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(e)1.(i)(II)II.">II.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An exploratory course that is comprised of several multi-week courses taken during the same period of the day within the semester shall be averaged to count as one subject for eligibility purposes.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(e)1.(i)(II)III.">III.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If more than one exploratory course is taken during a semester during two different periods of the day, then each course shall be individually calculated into the average to determine student eligibility.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(e)1.(i)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Student eligibility shall be determined on the first school day of a semester. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(e)1.(i)(III)I.">I.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A maximum of two courses taken in summer school and carrying credit toward grade promotion may be counted for eligibility purposes for participation in first semester activities.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(e)1.(i)(III)II.">II.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a student receives an incomplete for a subject that will be used to establish eligibility, he/she may complete make-up work that will change the incomplete to a grade provided this opportunity is available to all students. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(e)1.(i)(III)II.A.">A.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Make-up work must be completed within 14 school days after the start of the semester.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(e)1.(i)(III)II.B.">B.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A student is ineligible until make-up work is completed and the required passing grade(s) is/are recorded in the student's permanent record.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(e)1.(i)(IV)">(IV)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Independent study course credit taken in summer school may not be used to gain eligibility.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(e)1.(i)(V)">(V)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Summer school credits earned in non-accredited home study programs or non-accredited private schools may not be used to gain eligibility. For summer school credits to be accepted for eligibility purposes from either private schools, or home study programs, the credits must have been earned in programs approved by an accrediting agency recognized by the State Board of Education in accordance with Rule <a title="160-5-1-.15" href="160-5-1-.15">160-5-1-.15</a> ACCEPTANCE OF TRANSFER CREDIT AND/OR GRADES. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(e)1.ii.">ii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Physical Examinations. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(e)1.ii.(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All students who participate in competitive interscholastic athletics or cheerleading shall have an annual physical examination prior to participation in any tryout, practice or conditioning, whichever comes first. The physical examination form shall indicate whether the student is cleared without restriction, cleared with recommendations for further evaluation or treatment, specify whether the student is cleared for certain sports or all sports, and be signed by a physician or legally authorized designee. The physical examination form shall also include the date that the exam was performed (month, day, and year), the student's name, gender, age, and date of birth. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(e)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Special Provisions. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(e)1.(iii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Special education students shall meet the same eligibility requirements as regular students, except that the courses passed must be according to the student's IEP. Special Olympics or other athletic programs designed exclusively for students with disabilities are exempt.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(e)1.(iii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-2161&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-2161</a> local school systems shall facilitate the opportunity for transitioning children of military families' inclusion in extracurricular activities, regardless of application deadlines, to the extent they are otherwise qualified. The meaning and determination of military children shall be as provided in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-2130&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-2130</a> and O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-2131&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-2131</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(2)(e)1.(iii)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education may allow schools within their jurisdiction to join leagues or appropriate associations for the purpose of formulating and enforcing uniform rules of eligibility and play. Nothing in this rule shall be deemed to authorize the use of state or local tax dollars for membership in these organizations.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> External Relationship. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The State Board of Education supports a cooperative relationship with the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) in establishing statewide regulations for 9-12 interscholastic competitive activities. A local board of education may allow a school within its jurisdiction to join GHSA; however, nothing in this rule shall be deemed to authorize the use of state or local tax dollars for membership in GHSA.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.18(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The State School Superintendent or designee serves as a member of the State Executive Committee of the GHSA. Reports shall be made to the State Board of any changes in the Georgia High School Association Constitution and Bylaws.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.19" name="160-5-1-.19" title="160-5-1-.19">Rule 160-5-1-.19 Repealed</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.20" name="160-5-1-.20" title="160-5-1-.20">Rule 160-5-1-.20 Gender Equity In Sports</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Definitions. </B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Bona fide survey </B>- survey approved by the department which measures the interest of eligible students at a school to field a team in a particular athletic activity or sport and which complies with generally accepted opinion survey principles regarding neutral wording. Eligible students are those students reasonably anticipated to be enrolled at a school at the time an additional sport may be offered. The Athletic Interest Survey in Appendix A shall be considered a bona fide survey.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Interscholastic athletics </B>- any athletic activity or sport that involves competition between teams representing two or more schools.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Intramural athletics </B>- any athletic activity or sport that involves competition between teams in the same school.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Participant </B>- a member on the official roster of an interscholastic or intramural activity or sport who participated in team practices and was eligible for participation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Scholarship sport </B>- an athletic activity or sport for which an institution in the University System of Georgia offers a full or partial scholarship, based on athletic ability.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Sports equity coordinator </B>- individual designated by the local school system pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-315&amp;title=20#20-2-315(h)" target="_newtab">20-2-315(h)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Requirements. </B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Gender Equity Policy. </B>Local boards of education shall adopt a policy or policies to ensure that no student shall, on the basis of gender, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, be treated differently from another student, or otherwise be discriminated against in any interscholastic or intramural athletics offered by such local school system, and such local school system shall not provide any such athletics separately on such basis. A sample gender equity policy is included in the <I>Gender Equity in Sports Resource Manual. </I> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The policy shall include a procedure for accepting or rejecting all donations of services or items, including booster club support, to any athletic program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local boards of education shall annually notify its students of such policy. A sample notice is included in the <I>Gender Equity in Sports Resource Manual. </I></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Interest Survey for Intramural and Interscholastic Activities. </B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A local school system that elects to conduct a bona fide survey, in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-315&amp;title=20#20-2-315(f)(3)" target="_newtab">20-2-315(f)(3)</a>, shall utilize the Athletic Interest Survey in accordance with instructions in Appendix A or shall submit an alternate survey to the department for approval. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(b)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a local school system elects to submit an alternate survey for approval, it shall submit such survey at least 60 days prior to the date it intends to conduct the survey and shall provide the name and phone number of the individual who is available to respond to questions pertaining to such survey.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(b)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The results of this survey shall be valid for 24 months, unless a new bona fide survey is conducted within the 24 month period. A local school system shall conduct a bona fide survey at the request of nine students at the school, but no more frequently than once every 12 months. However, if a local board of education has a policy against offering interscholastic or intramural sports in certain grades for members of both genders, the local school system shall not be required to conduct an interest survey in those grades.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A local school system shall tally by gender the results of a bona fide survey to determine potential interest in various sports. A sample tally sheet is included in the <I>Gender Equity in Sports Resource Manual. </I></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Informational Meeting. </B>A local school system shall conduct an informational meeting if the results of the bona fide survey indicate enough potential interest in a specific sport to field a team, as determined by the local school system. The informational meeting shall be conducted so as to provide information to parents and students specific to such sport, such as length and dates of season, time required for practices and competitions, travel time to competitions, possible costs to participants, and other pertinent topics, as well as to provide feedback information to the school to gauge actual interest in such sport.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Use of Results of Interest Survey and Informational Meeting. </B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Based on the results of the bona fide survey and the informational meeting, the local school system shall determine whether there is sufficient interest to field a team in a particular sport.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A local school system shall not be required to field a team at a school in a particular athletic activity or sport if: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(d)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> there is insufficient interest at that school to support intramural teams; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(d)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> there is insufficient interest at that school to support an interscholastic team; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(d)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> there are no interscholastic teams participating in such sport with which to compete.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A local school system shall sponsor an interscholastic team in a scholarship sport at a particular school if such school currently sponsors an athletic activity or sport that is similar to the scholarship sport, unless there is insufficient interest.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(d)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A local school system shall field a team in a particular athletic activity or sport at a school where there is sufficient interest for such a team if equal opportunities for participation in that school are not available to both genders in interscholastic or intramural athletic activities or sports based on factors listed in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-315&amp;title=20#20-2-315(c)" target="_newtab">20-2-315(c)</a> and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(d)4.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If there is sufficient interest at a particular school to field teams in multiple sports for one gender, the local school system shall only be required to field such teams at that school which would ensure equal opportunities for participation at that school by each gender based on factors listed in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-315&amp;title=20#20-2-315(c)" target="_newtab">20-2-315(c)</a> and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Compliance Report. </B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each local school system shall complete a School System Compliance Report on Gender Equity in Sports as included in the <I>Gender Equity in Sports Resource Manual </I>for the previous academic year regarding its compliance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-315&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-315</a>. Local school systems shall refer to the <I>Gender Equity in Sports Resource Manual </I>for guidance on completing the report.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each local school system shall submit such report to the department by August 30 of each year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(e)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a school system does not submit the compliance reports in accordance with this section, the department's report to the General Assembly shall reflect that such system did not adhere to reporting requirements in this rule.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Records Retention. </B>Local school systems shall maintain all records related to compliance with this rule and O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-315&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-315</a>, including surveys, tally sheets, and complaints in accordance with state and local records retention schedules, but in no event less than five (5) years from the date of such record.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.20(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Appeals to State Board of Education. </B>All appeals to the State Board of Education regarding compliance of a local school system with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-315&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-315</a> shall be conducted in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-315&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-315</a> and O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-1160&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-1160</a>. <P>APPENDIX A</P> <P>Instructions for Administering and Analyzing the</P> <P>Athletic Interest Survey</P> <P>Georgia Department of Education</P> <P><U>Prior to conducting a survey</U>:</P> <P>Before making copies of the survey, enter the school name and the date the survey will be administered. In addition, if the school wishes to measure level of interest in a sport which is not listed, the school may include the sport(s) in the blank labeled "Other".</P> <P><U>To whom the survey should be administered</U>:</P> <P>Distribute the survey to all students in your school who are reasonably anticipated to be enrolled at the school when additional sports may be offered. For instance, if the survey is administered in the spring, it may be desirable to include students from feeder schools who will probably be attending the school the following year. Similarly, if the survey is administered in the spring, it would be reasonable to exclude the seniors from the survey, as all or most of these students would not be enrolled the following year. However, if the survey is administered in the fall, the seniors could be included in the survey to determine interest in athletic activities or sports that may potentially be offered in the spring.</P> <P><U>How to administer the survey</U>:</P> <P>Remind students that they are not to put their names or any identifying information on the survey. Additionally, the students should be reminded to provide honest answers and that their participation in the survey is important, as the survey will be used to help plan athletic activities for the future. However, the students should be reminded that they will not be required to try out for a team in a sport in which they express interest if the sport is added at a later date. Students may check as many sports as they wish.</P> <P><U>How to tally the survey responses</U>:</P> <P>Once the surveys have been collected, consider contacting your system office for assistance in analyzing the data. System-level personnel may be able to enter and analyze the data for you, particularly if they have a department or person responsible for research, evaluation, or assessment.</P> <P>When reviewing the surveys, look for responses that seem unusual. For example, surveys on which students have expressed an interest in every sport, may not have been completed truthfully and carefully and may need to be eliminated from your data set. Any surveys eliminated from the data set must be retained in the school or school system's records with the rest of the survey information and must contain a written explanation attached to such survey stating why the survey was eliminated from the data set.</P> <P>Separate the surveys by gender. Additionally, they may be separated by grade, if desired. Tally the results of the surveys by gender. Based on the results, determine whether there is enough potential interest in a specific sport to conduct an informational meeting. Based on the results of the bona fide survey and the informational meeting, the local school system shall determine whether there is sufficient interest to field a team in a particular sport.</P> <P><U>How to analyze the tally results</U>:</P> <P>The school must comply with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-315&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-315</a> and State Board Rule <a title="160-5-1-.20" href="160-5-1-.20">160-5-1-.20</a> Gender Equity in Sports when analyzing these results and determining whether an additional sport should be offered.</P> <P> <P><img class="ImageLink" src="/pdf/ga/admin/2020/160-5-1-.20-1.png" alt=" image: ga/admin/2020/160-5-1-.20-1.png"></P> </P> <P> <P><img class="ImageLink" src="/pdf/ga/admin/2020/160-5-1-.20-2.png" alt=" image: ga/admin/2020/160-5-1-.20-2.png"></P> </P> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.21" name="160-5-1-.21" title="160-5-1-.21">Rule 160-5-1-.21 Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.22" name="160-5-1-.22" title="160-5-1-.22">Rule 160-5-1-.22 Personnel Required</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Definitions. </B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Base-size school </B>- a school that has a minimum unweighted FTE count as follows: Grades K-5 450 Grades 6-8 624 Grades 9-12 970</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Base-size school system </B>- a school system with a minimum unweighted FTE count of 3,300.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Combination school </B>- a school with any of the elementary grades, kindergarten through grade five, contiguous with one or more of the middle grades, grades six through eight; or a school with any of the middle grades, grades six through eight, contiguous with one or more of the elementary grades or contiguous with one or more of the high school grades, grades nine through 12; or a school with any of the high school grades, contiguous with one or more of the middle grades.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Initial allotment sheet </B>- the allotment sheet sent to the local school system each spring that informs local system personnel of the Quality Basic Education (QBE) earnings they will have for the operation of their schools the following school year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Mid-term adjustment allotment sheet </B>- the allotment sheet sent to the local school system that reflects the recalculation of the total amount of QBE earnings needed for the continued operation of schools for the current fiscal year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>New school </B>- a school that has reported full-time equivalent program counts in the October count, has an approved new school facility code issued by the department, and has reported a principal on the October certified personnel information report under the new facility code.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>School </B>- for 2000-2001 school year, a facility with a principal of record reported for the preceding year. Thereafter, a school is a facility that reported a principal on the October certified personnel report. Beginning in 2001-2002, this definition shall not include schools on the same campus sharing facilities unless the schools operate as a combination school.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(1)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Unweighted full-time equivalent (FTE) count </B>- total number of enrolled students by segments in each program specified by law, divided by six. A segment equals one-sixth of a school day.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Requirements. </B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each local school system shall employ <B>system-level personnel </B>for the following positions according to the unweighted full-time equivalent (FTE) count as shown on the mid-term adjustment allotment sheet. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each local school system shall employ a full-time <B>superintendent </B>to serve as chief administrator of the school system and executive secretary of the local board of education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each base-size school system shall employ a full-time <B>curriculum director </B>(title may vary) to ensure that the system's instructional program will have the continuity essential for a quality program. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If less than base size, a local school system shall provide the services of a curriculum director part-time or contract for services across system lines. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)2.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A school system with an FTE count of 1,650-3,299 shall provide the services of a curriculum director no less than half-time or contract across system lines for no less than half-time services.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)2.(i)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No more than 4,125 FTE may be served by a single individual under contract for curriculum services.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each local school system shall provide <B>school psychologists </B>sufficient to satisfy federal and state rules and additional legal obligations incurred through court agreement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each base-size school system shall employ one full-time <B>visiting teacher/school social worker</B>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)4.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If less than base-size, school systems shall provide the services of a visiting teacher/school social worker part-time or contract for services across system lines. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)4.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A school system with an FTE count of 1,650-3,299 shall provide visiting teacher/school social worker services no less than half-time or contract across system lines for services no less than halftime.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)4.(i)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No more than 4,125 FTE may be served by a single individual under contract for visiting teacher/school social worker.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)4.(i)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A school system may meet this requirement with an <B>attendance officer </B>in lieu of a <B>visiting teacher/school social worker </B>provided the attendance officer was employed in the school system prior to July 1, 1990, the employment has been uninterrupted and the attendance officer is paid from local system funds.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each base-size school system shall employ at least one full-time <B>school nutrition program director </B>to perform required system-level school nutrition program functions. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)5.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A school system of less than base size having five or more schools shall, at a minimum, employ a <B>school nutrition program director-trainee </B>on a part-time basis.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)5.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A school system of less than base size having four or fewer schools shall, at a minimum, employ the services of a full-time classified <B>nutrition manager/supervisor </B>to perform required system-level school nutrition program functions. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)5.(ii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A school system may meet either of these requirements with a noncertified school nutrition director provided the individual was employed as director in the school system prior to September 1, 1980, the employment has been uninterrupted, and the individual has participated in annual staff development approved by the department.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each local board of education shall adopt a staffing formula for school nutrition personnel (other than managers) which, as a minimum, provides for producing 10.6 meals per labor hour on a system-wide basis.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each local school system with 200 special education FTE shall employ a full-time <B>special education director </B>to provide services for the special education student population that will satisfy federal and state rules and additional legal obligations. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)7.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> School systems with fewer than 50 special education FTE shall designate a staff member to coordinate the special education program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)7.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> One-fourth position is required for each 50 special education FTE up to 200.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)7.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> One-fourth position is required for each 63 special education FTE above 200.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each school system shall employ a full-time person to manage and/or provide central office accounting services.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A school system operating vocational programs under an approved Local Plan for Vocational and Technical Education shall employ a full-time <B>vocational director </B>for 300 or more vocational education FTEs. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)9.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A school system operating vocational programs with 150-299 vocational education FTEs shall employ at least a half-time <B>vocational supervisor. </B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)9.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A school system operating vocational programs with 149 or fewer vocational education FTEs shall employ at least a one-fourth-time <B>vocational supervisor</B>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)9.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Supervisors employed half-time or fourth-time shall hold leadership certification or a teaching certificate in a vocational field and shall attend the staff development program for new vocational supervisors.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A school system shall employ <B>school counselors; technology specialists; </B>and <B>art, music, </B>and <B>physical education specialists </B>equivalent to the number of whole positions earned as reflected on the school system's mid-term adjustment allotment sheet.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)11.">11.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A school system shall employ the number of teachers earned for the regular kindergarten, the kindergarten early intervention, the primary grades, and the primary grades early intervention programs combined - adjusted for maximum class sizes - as provided on the school system's mid-term adjustment allotment sheet.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)12.">12.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A school system shall employ the number of teachers earned for the remaining 14 QBE programs combined; said requirement shall be 5 percentage points less than the school system's requirement as calculated in paragraph (2)(a)11. above.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)13.">13.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A school system shall employ a full-time <B>principal </B>for each school. The principal shall supervise all personnel, programs and services available at the assigned school. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)13.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A school system shall employ at least a half-time assistant principal for each school with 600 FTEs or higher and shall add a half-time assistant principal for each additional 600 FTEs.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)14.">14.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A school system shall employ a full-time <B>media specialist </B>for each base-size or larger school. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)14.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A school system shall provide no less than half-time services of a media specialist for each school less than base size and shall provide adult supervision in the media center for the entire instructional day.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)15.">15.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A school system shall employ a full-time classified <B>school nutrition program manager </B>for each school to supervise the daily operation of producing and serving meals to students. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(a)15.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In systems for which the department has approved a satellite operation, one full-time school nutrition program manager may serve more than one school.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.22(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Personnel employed with responsibilities in areas for which the Professional Standards Commission issues a certificate shall possess the appropriate valid certificate and meet the in-field requirements of certification rules.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.23" name="160-5-1-.23" title="160-5-1-.23">Rule 160-5-1-.23 Repealed</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.24" name="160-5-1-.24" title="160-5-1-.24">Rule 160-5-1-.24 Procedure for Requesting Student Social Security Numbers</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.24(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> The purpose of this rule is to establish uniform statewide procedures for obtaining Social Security numbers from students and the procedure for waiving this requirement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.24(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requirements. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.24(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No student shall be denied enrollment in any public school of this state for declining to provide a Social Security number to the local unit of administration (LUA) or for declining to apply for such number.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.24(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each LUA shall adopt and implement a procedure consistent with this rule for providing the public notice of the information required of each student under its jurisdiction prior to the beginning of each school year. This notice shall include the statement in (2)(a). <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.24(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The procedure of each LUA shall require that the notice be provided in English and any language prevalent in the school district.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.24(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each LUA, at the time of initial enrollment or at the beginning of a school year for a student already enrolled but who has not provided a Social Security number, shall, in a language appropriate for the parent, guardian, student or person enrolling the student: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.24(2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Request the Social Security number.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.24(2)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Give notice that providing the Social Security number is voluntary.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.24(2)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State the purpose for which the Social Security number shall be used.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.24(2)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cite the provision of law which authorizes the LUA to request the provision of the student Social Security number.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.24(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each LUA shall provide a form for the individual in (2)(c) to sign stating that the individual does not wish to provide the Social Security number.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.24(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon receipt of a student's Social Security number, the LUA shall make said number part of the student's record to be treated in the same manner as all other records in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.24(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each LUA shall provide a temporary alternate number to a student who is applying for a Social Security number or a permanent number if a Social Security number will not be provided.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.25" name="160-5-1-.25" title="160-5-1-.25">Rule 160-5-1-.25 Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.26" name="160-5-1-.26" title="160-5-1-.26">Rule 160-5-1-.26 Repealed</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.27" name="160-5-1-.27" title="160-5-1-.27">Rule 160-5-1-.27 Repealed</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.28" name="160-5-1-.28" title="160-5-1-.28">Rule 160-5-1-.28 Student Enrollment and Withdrawal</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>DEFINITIONS</B>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Active Duty</B> - the full-time duty status in the active uniformed services of the United States, including members of the National Guard and Reserve on active duty orders pursuant to <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=1209&amp;title=10#" target="_newtab">10 U.S.C. Sections 1209</a> and <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=1211&amp;title=10#" target="_newtab">1211</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Attend</B> - a student's physical or virtual presence in the educational programs for which he or she is enrolled.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Case Management Consultation (CMC)</B> - a consultation by a school social worker or case manager in which a process is used to discover whether any transition problems exist and whether any services are necessary for a child placed by the Department of Human Services (DHS) or Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Child of Military Families</B> - - a child enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12, in the household of an active duty military member.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD)</B> - an agency which provides specified services for children who have been admitted or placed according to an individualized treatment or service plan directed by DBHDD.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Department of Human Services (DHS)</B> - an agency which provides specified services and placement for children who have been remanded to the physical or legal custody of DHS either temporarily or permanently by a court or by voluntary agreement, or if the child has been admitted or placed according to an individualized treatment or service plan of DHS.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)</B> - the agency which provides supervision, detention and a wide range of treatment and educational services for youths referred to DJJ by the Juvenile Courts, and provides assistance or delinquency prevention services for at-risk youths through collaborative efforts with other public, private, and community entities.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Education For Homeless Children And Youths</B> - Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act ( <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=11431&amp;title=42&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">42 U.S.C. 11431</a><I>et seq</I>.) that requires each state to ensure that each child of a homeless individual and each homeless youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as provided to other children and youth.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Emancipated Minor</B> - an individual under the age of eighteen who is no longer under the control or authority of his or her parents or guardians by operation of law or pursuant to a petition filed by the minor with the juvenile court and granted by a judge in juvenile court after the judge determines emancipation is in the best interest of the minor as provided in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=15-11-202&amp;title=15#" target="_newtab">15-11-202</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Enroll</B> - the registration of a student in the local education agency (LEA) of residence. A parent, guardian, other person residing within this state having control or charge of any child or children, or the student (in the case of an emancipated minor) provides the LEA with the appropriate documentation. Once enrolled, the child shall be eligible to attend the assigned school.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Fictive Kin</B> - an individual who is known to a child as a relative but is not in fact related by blood or marriage to such child and with whom such child has resided or had significant contact.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE)</B> - the state agency charged with the fiscal and administrative management of certain aspects of K-12 public education, including the implementation of federal and state mandates subject to supervision and oversight by the State Board of Education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA)</B> - the state agency mandated by O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-14-26&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-14-26</a> to create a uniform performance-based accountability system for K-12 public schools that incorporates both state and federal mandates, including student and school performance standards, and to audit and inspect or cause to be audited and inspected K-12 public schools, and LEAs for the purpose of verification, research, analysis, reporting or for other purposes related to the performance of its powers and duties.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Grandparent</B> - the parent and/or step-parent of a minor child's father or mother. This definition remains the same upon the death and/or the termination of parental rights of the birth parent.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(o)">(o)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Home Study</B> - a program that allows parents or guardians to teach their children at home as provided in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-690&amp;title=20#20-2-690(c)" target="_newtab">20-2-690(c)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(p)">(p)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Homeless Child or Youth</B> - individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The term includes children and youth who are: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(p)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(p)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(p)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Living in emergency or transitional shelters; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(p)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Abandoned in hospitals.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(p)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following children are included in the definition; however, this list is not exhaustive: children who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings; children who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned building, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above. (McKinney Vento Homeless Act <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=11431&amp;title=42&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">42 U.S.C. § 11431</a><I>et seq.</I>)</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(q)">(q)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Individualized Education Program (IEP)</B> - a written plan for each student with a disability that is developed, reviewed, and revised in accordance with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=1414&amp;title=20#1414(d)" target="_newtab">20 U.S.C. § 1414(d)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(r)">(r)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)</B> - the federal law, codified at <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=1400&amp;title=20&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">20 U.S.C. § 1400</a>, et seq., enacted to ensure that all students with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for employment and independent living; to ensure that the rights of students with disabilities and their parents are protected; to assist states, localities, educational service agencies, and federal agencies to provide for the education of students with disabilities; and to assess and ensure the effectiveness of efforts to educate students with disabilities.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(s)">(s)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Kinship Caregiver</B> - a grandparent, great-grandparent, aunt, uncle, great aunt, great uncle, cousin, sibling, or fictive kin who has assumed responsibility for raising a child in an informal, noncustodial, or guardianship capacity upon the parents or legal custodians of such child: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(s)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Losing or abdicating the ability to care for such child; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(s)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Being unable to ensure that the child will attend school for reasons, including, but not limited to: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(s)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A parent or legal custodian being unable to provide care due to the death of a parent or legal custodian;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(s)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A serious illness or terminal illness of a parent or legal custodian;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(s)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The physical or mental condition of the parents or legal custodians such that proper care and supervision of the child cannot be provided;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(s)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The incarceration of a parent or legal custodian;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(s)2.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The inability to locate the parents or legal custodians;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(s)2.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The loss or uninhabitability of the child's home as the result of a natural disaster; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(s)2.(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A period of active military duty of the parents or legal custodians exceeding 24 months.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(t)">(t)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Legal Custodian</B> - a person that has been awarded permanent custody of a child by court order.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(u)">(u)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Local Education Agency (LEA)</B> - the public authority legally constituted by the state as an administrative agency to provide control of and direction for kindergarten through Grade 12 public education institutions. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>"<I>in loco parentis"</I></B> - to assume the duties and responsibilities of a parent without a formal legal process.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(w)">(w)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Other Person</B> - an adult at least 18 years of age or an emancipated minor at least sixteen years of age residing within the boundaries of a Georgia LEA who is not the parent or guardian of a child or children but stands <I>in loco parentis</I>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(x)">(x)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Parent</B> - the legal father or the legal mother of a child.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(y)">(y)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Reasonable Efforts</B> - actions that a reasonable individual would find sufficient to determine whether one conclusion is more likely than the other.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(z)">(z)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Residency</B> - occupying a dwelling located within the boundaries of an LEA where the student lives with a parent, guardian, or other person, unless the student is an emancipated minor.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(aa)">(aa)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>State Board of Education (SBOE)</B> - the constitutional authority which defines education policy for public K-12 education agencies in Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(bb)">(bb)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Withdraw</B> - the removal of a student from the official roll of a Georgia public school. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(1)(cc)">(cc)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Withdrawal Code</B> - an official code which signifies the reason a student has withdrawn from a Georgia public school as defined in the guidelines and timelines published by the GaDOE.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>REQUIREMENTS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Eligibility for Enrollment</B>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Other than students specifically exempted by rule or by law, the following individuals shall be eligible for enrollment in publically-funded programs in Georgia public schools: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(a)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Students who have attained the age of five by September 1 to enroll in the appropriate general education programs unless they attain the age of 21 by September 1 or they have received a high school diploma or the equivalent. Students that have dropped out of school for one quarter or more are eligible to enroll in the appropriate general education programs unless they attain the age of 20 by September 1.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(a)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) developed under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) may attend public school through the age of 21 or until they receive a regular high school diploma. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(a)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Students who were legal residents of one or more other states or countries for a period of two years immediately prior to moving to Georgia and were legally enrolled in a public kindergarten or first grade accredited by a state or regional association or the equivalent thereof, are eligible for enrollment in the appropriate education program if the child attains the age of five for kindergarten or six for first grade by December 31 and the child is otherwise eligible for enrollment as prescribed in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-150&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-150</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Persons That May Enroll Eligible Students.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Under the provisions stated in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-690.1&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-690.1</a>, a parent, guardian, or other person has the authority to enroll a student in a publicly-funded Georgia school. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A homeless child, as defined in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=11431&amp;title=42&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">42 U.S.C. § 11431</a><I>et seq.</I>, shall be enrolled immediately with full participation in all school activities whether or not appropriate documentation can be provided at the time of enrollment. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon determining that a student is homeless, as defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, the child must be allowed to either remain in the district in which he or she was enrolled prior to becoming homeless or enroll in the district where he or she is now located.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An LEA shall immediately enroll a student in the physical or legal custody of the Department of Human Services (DHS) or the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) or a student placed by the DHS, DBHDD, or DJJ in a residential facility located within the LEA's jurisdiction, pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-133&amp;title=20#20-2-133(b)" target="_newtab">20-2-133(b)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon notification by the DJJ that a student will be enrolling in an LEA, the LEA shall enroll the student in his or her home school, as opposed to an alternative educational setting unless the case management consultation team concludes that the best placement for the child would be the alternative setting. Any placement made pursuant to an individualized education program team shall take precedence.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A grandparent with a properly executed power of attorney for the care of a minor child may enroll their grandchild, without court approval, in the LEA in which the grandparent resides if the specific conditions set forth in the "Power of Attorney for the Care of a Minor Child Act," O.C.G.A § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=19-9-120&amp;title=19#" target="_newtab">19-9-120</a> through O.C.G.A § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=19-9-129&amp;title=19#" target="_newtab">19-9-129</a> are met. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(iv)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No person or school official who acts in good faith reliance on a power of attorney for the care of a minor child shall be subject to criminal or civil liability or professional disciplinary action for such reliance.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(iv)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Except where limited by federal law or the executed power of attorney, the grandparent empowered to enroll the child shall have the same rights, duties, and responsibilities that would otherwise be exercised by the parent pursuant to the laws of this state.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A kinship caregiver shall be authorized, on behalf of a child residing with the kinship caregiver, which child is not in the custody of the Division of Family and Children Services of the Department of Human Services, to give legal consent for such child to: receive any educational services; receive medical services directly related to academic enrollment; or participate in any curricular or extracurricular activities for which parental consent is usually required by executing the affidavit described in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-1-18&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-1-18</a>. The affidavit shall not be valid for more than one year after the date on which it is executed. An LEA shall have the authority to allow a kinship caregiver affidavit to expire at the end of each school year for which the affidavit was submitted. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(v)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon transmitting to a school an executed affidavit described in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-1-18&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-1-18</a>, the kinship caregiver shall serve as the school's point of contact for the child regarding truancy, discipline, and educational progress for as long as such affidavit shall continue to be in effect.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(v)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The decision of a kinship caregiver to consent to or refuse educational services or medical services directly related to academic enrollment or any curricular or extracurricular activities for a child residing with the kinship caregiver shall be superseded by any contravening decision of a parent or a person having legal custody of the child, provided that the decision of the parent or legal custodian does not jeopardize the life, health, safety, or welfare of the child.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(v)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reasonable efforts shall be made by the kinship caregiver to locate at least one of the child's parents prior to the notarization and submission of the affidavit set forth in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-1-18&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-1-18</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(v)(IV)">(IV)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No person that acts in good faith reliance on a properly executed kinship caregiver's affidavit, having no actual knowledge of any facts contrary to those stated in the affidavit, shall be subject to civil liability or criminal prosecution, or to professional disciplinary procedure, for any action which would have been proper if the facts had been as they believed them to be. This subsection shall apply even if educational services or medical services directly related to academic enrollment or any curricular or extracurricular activities are rendered to a child in contravention of the wishes of the parent or legal custodian of such child; provided, however, that the person rendering the educational services or medical services directly related to academic enrollment or any curricular or extracurricular activities shall not have actual knowledge of the wishes of the parent or legal custodian.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(v)(V)">(V)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A person that relies on a properly executed kinship caregiver's affidavit has no obligation to make further inquiry or investigation. Nothing in this subsection shall relieve any person of responsibility for violations of other provisions of law, rules, or regulations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(v)(VI)">(VI)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a child ceases to reside with a kinship caregiver for a period in excess of 30 days, such kinship caregiver shall, not later than 30 days after such period, notify all parties to whom he or she has transmitted the affidavit or to whom he or she has caused the affidavit to be transmitted.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(v)(VII)">(VII)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any individual who knowingly provides false information in executing the affidavit required by this article commits the offense of false swearing within the meaning of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=16-10-71&amp;title=16#" target="_newtab">16-10-71</a> and shall be subject to the penalties prescribed by such Code section.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(v)(VIII)">(VIII)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A kinship caregiver's affidavit shall be invalid unless it substantially contains the sample kinship caregiver affidavit provided by the Georgia Department of Education. An LEA shall not change the size or placement of text or change or omit the box around the warning.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Special power of attorney, relative to the guardianship of a child of a military family and executed under applicable law, shall be sufficient for the purposes of enrollment and all other actions requiring parental participation and consent. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(vi)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A transitioning military child, placed in the care of a noncustodial parent or other person standing in loco parentis whose residence is other than that of the custodial parent, may continue to attend the school in which he or she was enrolled while residing with the custodial parent.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A military student in this state shall be allowed to attend any public school that is located within the school system in which the military base or off-base housing in which the student resides is located, provided space is available for additional enrollment. The parent shall assume the responsibility for and cost of transportation of the student to and from the school.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(viii)">(viii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A student whose parent or guardian is on active duty in the United States armed forces and has received official military orders to transfer into or within this state shall be eligible for enrollment, in the same manner and time as for students residing within the local school system, in the public school of the attendance zone in which he or she will be residing or in a public school authorized pursuant to Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-295&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-295</a>, prior to physically establishing residency within the local school system, upon presentation of a copy of the official military orders to the local school system. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(viii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each local school system in which a military base or off-base housing is located shall establish a universal, streamlined process available to all students to implement these transfer requirements; and annually notify prior to each school year the parents, guardians or other person, as defined in section (2)(b) of this rule, of each military student by letter, by electronic means, or by such other reasonable means in a timely manner of the options available as set forth in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-295&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-295</a>. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(viii)">(viii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> LEAs shall accept immigrants/non-visa-holders who meet age and residency requirements and shall not inquire about their legal status in accordance with U.S. Supreme Court Decision in <U>Plyler v. Doe</U>, 457 U.S. 202 (1982). <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(viii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> LEAs are not responsible for making determinations regarding immigration and visa status. Rather, the U.S. Department of State (Office of Visa Services) and the Department of Homeland Security (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) are responsible for making such determinations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(viii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> LEAs may accept non-immigrant, foreign students on F-1 visas in accordance with the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 ( Section 625 of Public Law 104-208 ).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(viii)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> LEAs may accept non-immigrant, foreign exchange students on J-1 visas in accordance with the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 ( Public Law 87-256 ) as amended, <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=2451&amp;title=22&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">22 U.S.C. 2451</a>, et. seq. (1988).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(viii)(IV)">(IV)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> LEAs shall accept non-immigrant foreign students on derivative visas where they are the qualifying child of a non-immigrant student or exchange visitor (i.e. F-2, M-2, J-2).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(b)1.(viii)(V)">(V)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> LEAs shall accept non-immigrant, foreign students on B-1/B-2 visas and are not responsible for ascertaining whether or not seeking enrollment in school will violate the terms of the visa.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Provisional Enrollment.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Other than students specifically exempted by rule or by law, a student shall be enrolled on a provisional basis and allowed to attend an LEA for 30 calendar days while awaiting evidence of age, residence, or other local requirements. The provisional enrollment period may be extended for extenuating circumstances. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(c)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If evidence is not provided within this period, the LEA superintendent or designee shall mark the student withdrawn at the end of the thirtieth day.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(c)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LEA superintendent or designee shall notify the individual that registered the student according to the provisions set forth in section (2)(b) at least 10 calendar days prior to the withdrawal of the student. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(c)1.(ii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The individual that registered the student according to the provisions set forth in section (2)(b) will be considered noncompliant and subject to all penalties as prescribed in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-690.1&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-690.1</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(c)1.(ii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The local school superintendent shall report violations to the appropriate authorities for adjudication.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-150&amp;title=20#20-2-150(c)" target="_newtab">20-2-150(c)</a> concerning compulsory attendance of students prior to their seventh birthday does not apply to provisional enrollment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Students pre-registering in an LEA of residence shall not be eligible for provisional enrollment until the beginning of the attendance period of the school term for which the student is enrolling.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A student shall not be denied enrollment into an LEA if the student meets residency qualifications and otherwise would not be denied enrollment under O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-751.1&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-751.1</a> and O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-751.2&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-751.2</a> concerning student expulsion.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(c)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LEA shall be required to provisionally enroll students pursuant to Section (2) (c)1 of this rule if their local policy places additional requirements on the other person when enrolling a student in their control or charge.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(c)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The provisions of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-670&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-670</a> regarding the transferal of discipline actions or felony convictions for students in grade 7 and above shall take precedence over any provisional enrollment.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Enrollment Documentation.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Other than students specifically exempted by rule or by law, before admitting any individual to a public Georgia school or program, the superintendent or designee shall accept evidence in the order set forth below that shows the individuals date of birth: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A certified copy of a birth certificate, certified hospital issued birth record or birth certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A military ID;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A valid driver's license;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)1.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A passport;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)1.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An adoption record;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)1.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A religious record signed by an authorized religious official;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)1.(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An official school transcript; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)1.(viii)">(viii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If none of these evidences can be produced, an affidavit of age sworn to by the parent, guardian, grandparent, or other person accompanied by a certificate of age signed by a licensed practicing physician, which certificate states that the physician has examined the child and believes that the age as stated in the affidavit is substantially correct.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> During the enrollment process, LEAs shall adhere to: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The provisions of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-771&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-771</a> concerning the immunization of students, which includes an exception for religious grounds; and,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The provisions of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-770&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-770</a> concerning nutritional screening and eye, ear, and dental examinations of students.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon presentation of one of these evidences required in paragraph (2) (d) 1, a photocopy of the document shall be placed in the student's record and the original document presented shall be returned to the individual registering the student according to the provisions set forth in section (2)(b).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LEA shall ensure that the employee or other designated individual responsible for care of homeless students shall assist the homeless student in acquiring the necessary records for enrollment. Proof of residence is not required.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LEA may require a grandparent empowered to enroll the child to produce the same documentation a parent would produce to enroll the child.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LEA may require a kinship caregiver enrolling a child to produce the same documentation a parent would produce to enroll the child.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following provisions apply to a child or children of military families. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)7.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the event that official education records cannot be released to the parents or legal guardian for the purpose of transfer, an LEA shall accept a complete set of unofficial educational records prepared by the sending school and furnished to the parent or legal guardian. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)7.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon receipt of such unofficial education records, the LEA shall enroll and appropriately place the student based on the information provided in the unofficial records pending validation by the official records.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)7.(i)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Simultaneously with the enrollment and conditional placement of the student, the LEA shall request the student's official education records from the school in the sending state.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)7.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Students in the household of an active duty military member shall be allowed to continue their enrollment at grade level in the local school system commensurate with their grade level, including kindergarten, from a local education agency in the sending state at the time of transition, regardless of age. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)7.(ii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A student who has satisfactorily completed the prerequisite grade level in the local education agency in the sending state shall be eligible for enrollment in the next highest grade level in the receiving state, regardless of age.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)7.(ii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A student transferring after the start of the school year in the receiving state shall enter the school in the receiving state on their validated level from an accredited school in the sending state.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)7.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LEA shall initially honor placement of the student in educational programs based on current educational assessments conducted at the school in the sending state or participation or placement in similar programs based on current educational assessments conducted at the school in the sending state or participation or placement in similar programs in the sending state. Such programs include, but are not limited to: gifted and talented programs, and English as a second language. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)7.(iii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Nothing in this section shall preclude the school in the receiving state from performing subsequent evaluations to ensure appropriate placement of the student.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)7.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An LEA shall be prohibited from charging local tuition to a transitioning military child placed in the care of a noncustodial parent or other person standing <I>in loco parentis</I> who lives in a jurisdiction other than that of the custodial parent.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-150&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-150</a>, before the final enrollment of a student to a publicly-funded Georgia school is complete, the individual registering the student shall provide a copy of the enrolling student's social security number to the proper school authorities or shall complete and sign a form stating the individual does not wish to provide the social security number.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A student shall be identified in the local Student Information System (SIS) and in the Georgia Department of Education official data collection and reporting systems by the student's legal name as it appears on the documentation submitted for age verification as delineated in paragraph (2)(d)1, or in a court order changing the student's name.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(d)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Once a student has successfully enrolled in any publicly-funded Georgia school, provided that one of the evidences required in paragraph (2) (d) 1 has been provided and recorded in the Georgia Testing Identifier (GTID) as set forth in SBOE Rule <a title="160-5-1-.07" href="160-5-1-.07">160-5-1-.07</a> and any associated guidelines, further proof of age under this provision is deemed unnecessary.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Withdrawal.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A student may be withdrawn by a parent, guardian, grandparent, or other person as provided in (2)(b)1 of this rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When a parent, guardian, grandparent, or other person as provided in (2)(b)1 of this rule withdraws a student according to the LEA policies and procedures, with documentation of proof of enrollment as provided in (2)(e)1 above, the student's withdrawal date shall be recorded as the last day of student attendance. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a student is under suspension or expulsion, on the date of withdrawal, the new school of enrollment shall be notified of the terms of the suspension or expulsion.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a student is an unemancipated minor who is older than the age of mandatory attendance as required in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-690.1&amp;title=20#20-2-690.1(a)" target="_newtab">20-2-690.1(a)</a> and who has not completed all requirements for a high school diploma, wishes to withdraw from school, the student must have the written permission of his or her parent or legal guardian prior to withdrawing and a conference must be held with the school principal or designee pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-690.1&amp;title=20#20-2-690.1(e)" target="_newtab">20-2-690.1(e)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When a parent, guardian, grandparent, or other person as provided in (2)(b)1 of this rule does not withdraw a student from a current school according to LEA policies, the LEA shall withdraw the student. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> With proof of enrollment in a different school, other LEA, private school, or home study program, the date of withdrawal for a student shall be the last school day of student attendance.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)3.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> With no proof of enrollment in another school, other LEA, private school, or home study program, a student shall be withdrawn from a school after 10 consecutive unexcused absences or when the LEA provides documentation validating the student no longer resides in the school's attendance zone. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)3.(ii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The student withdrawal date shall be the last day of attendance or the day the LEA obtains documentation validating the student no longer resides in the school's attendance zone.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)3.(ii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the absence of the documented proof as described in (2)(e)8 of this rule, the withdrawal code shall indicate that the student was removed for lack of attendance.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)3.(ii)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each superintendent or the superintendent's designee shall notify the parent, guardian, or other person if the LEA plans to withdraw such student. Such notification shall be by certified mail, return receipt requested.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A student who is not in attendance on the first day of school but expected based on prior year enrollment, shall be withdrawn as a no-show student and shall not be included in any enrollment or attendance counts. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)4.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Students not in attendance on the first day of school but expected based on prior year enrollment shall not accrue absences until the student is physically present and attending.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)4.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The reason for students withdrawn as a "no-show" shall be recorded in the schools official records as unknown, unless the LEA has proof that the student has enrolled in a different school, other LEA, private school, or home study program as set forth in (2)(e)8 of this rule.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A student shall be withdrawn from a school on the day the school or LEA receives documentation validating the student no longer resides in the school's attendance zone unless one of the following exceptions occur: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)5.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> LEA policy allows student to remain enrolled to complete the current school year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)5.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Student is allowed to remain enrolled based on O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-293&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-293</a> or O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-294&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-294</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A student shall not be withdrawn due to excused absences defined in SBOE Rule <a title="160-5-1-.10" href="160-5-1-.10">160-5-1-.10</a> and O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-690.1&amp;title=20#20-2-690.1(a)" target="_newtab">20-2-690.1(a)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A student shall not be withdrawn while receiving Hospital/Homebound services.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pursuant to the provisions in 34 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) Part 200, a school or LEA shall only use a withdrawal code which denotes that a student transferred if the LEA has proof that the student enrolled in another school, other LEA, private school or home study program. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)8.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation must be in writing so that the transfer can be verified through audits or monitoring and maintained in the permanent student record.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)8.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It is the responsibility of the principal to ensure that all student withdrawal information is complete and accurate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following are acceptable forms of documentation when using withdrawal codes that are associated with students who transferred: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)9.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For students transferring to a school within the same LEA or another Georgia LEA, proof shall include the request for records from the receiving school, evidence of a transfer that is recorded in the State's student data collection system, or a letter from an official in the receiving school acknowledging the student's enrollment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)9.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For students transferring out of state or to a private school, proof shall include the request for records from the receiving school, or a letter from an official in the receiving school acknowledging the student's enrollment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)9.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For students transferring to a home study program, proof shall include a document signed by the parent, guardian, other person who meets the requirements of the "Power of Attorney for the Care of a Minor Child Act", or kinship caregiver enrolling a child using an executed affidavit which declares their decision to educate the student in a home study program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)9.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For students transferring to another country, a school or school system must have written confirmation that a student has emigrated to another country ( <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=200.19&amp;title=34#200.19(b)(1)(ii)(B)" target="_newtab">34 C.F.R. § 200.19(b)(1)(ii)(B)</a> ), but need not obtain official written documentation. If a parent informs a school administrator that the family is leaving the country, the school administrator may document this conversation in writing and include it in the student's file.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> LEAs must be able to document the reasons to support student withdrawal as outlined in this rule and SBOE <a title="160-5-1-.07" href="160-5-1-.07">160-5-1-.07</a> Student and Staff Data Collections and associated guidelines and resources.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)11.">11.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the event that a child is withdrawn from a public school to attend a home study program and does not have a Home School Program Declaration of Intent filed pursuant to Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-690&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-690</a> within 45 days of such withdrawal, the school shall refer the matter to the Division of Family and Children Services of the Department of Human Services to conduct an assessment. The purpose of such referral and assessment shall be limited to determining whether such withdrawal was to avoid educating the child. Presentation of a copy of such filed declaration shall satisfy the assessment, and the Division of Family and Children Services shall immediately terminate the assessment under this Code section.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)12.">12.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> GOSA may conduct in-depth audits at its discretion, or at the request of the Georgia Department of Education to ensure that LEA data, student records documentation, procedures, and processes are in compliance with this rule. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)12.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> LEAs found to be non-compliant with these provisions will be reported to the State Board of Education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.28(2)(e)12.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If an audit conducted by GOSA documents findings of noncompliance which affected the calculation of the graduation rate, the GaDOE may adjust the cohort graduation rate for such school and LEA.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.29" name="160-5-1-.29" title="160-5-1-.29">Rule 160-5-1-.29 Minimum Direct Classroom Expenditures</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.29(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> DEFINITIONS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.29(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Direct classroom expenditures - </B>all expenditures incurred by a local school system during a fiscal year for activities directly associated with the interaction between teachers and students, including, but not limited to, salaries and benefits for teachers and paraprofessionals; costs for instructional materials and supplies; costs associated with classroom-related activities, such as field trips, physical education, music, and arts; and tuition paid to out-of-state school districts and private institutions for special needs students. This term shall not include costs for administration, plant operations and maintenance, food services, transportation, instructional support including media centers, teacher training, and student support such as nurses and guidance counselors.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.29(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Hardship</B> - an extreme situation which is solely responsible for a local school system's inability to meet the expenditure requirements. Such situations may include, but are not limited to, acts of God and inordinate unexpected increases in energy and fuel costs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.29(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Total operating expenditures</B> - all operating expenditures incurred by a local school system during a fiscal year, including expenditures from federal, state, and local funds and from any other funds received by a local school system, such as student activity fees. This term shall not include capital outlay expenditures, debt or bond payments, interest on debt or bonds, facility leases, or rental payments. This term shall also not include any costs which are incurred by a local school system to comply with any mandate by statute or by the Georgia Department of Education effective on or after January 1, 2006, to add specific non-classroom staff positions.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.29(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Waiver</B> - a decision by the State Board of Education not to apply a state rule or law to a local school system that is subject to the rule or law.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.29(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> REQUIREMENTS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.29(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Beginning with fiscal year 2008, and for every fiscal year thereafter, local school systems are required to either spend a minimum of 65 percent of their total operating expenditures on direct classroom expenditures, or increase their direct classroom expenditures as a percent of total operating expenditures by two or more percentage points over the previous fiscal year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.29(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local school systems that are unable to meet the expenditure requirements in paragraph (a) of this subsection may qualify for either an achievement waiver or a hardship waiver.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.29(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local school systems that are unable to meet the requirements in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection may be subject to sanctions as imposed by the State Board of Education.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.29(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> WAIVERS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.29(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An achievement waiver is a one year waiver that is renewable. The application for an achievement waiver must include evidence that the local school system exceeded the state's average, for the fiscal year, on one or more of three academic criteria. The criteria are: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.29(3)(a)1)">1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> percent of the local school system's schools that made Adequate Yearly Progress; </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.29(3)(a)2)">2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> graduation rate; and </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.29(3)(a)3)">3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> most recent average total SAT score.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.29(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A hardship waiver is a one year waiver that is renewable. A hardship waiver applies to situations in which the hardship is solely responsible for the local school system's inability to meet the expenditure requirements of this rule. The application for a hardship waiver must include revenue and expense reports, and specific details providing evidence as to the impact that the hardship had on the local school system's ability to comply with this rule.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.29(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>SANCTIONS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.29(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The State Board of Education may impose sanctions against a local school system that fails to comply with the provisions of this rule. The sanctions will be at the discretion of the board and may include, but are not limited to, requiring the local school system to devise and implement a plan to meet the requirements of this rule or withholding state funds in accordance with Rule <a title="160-5-2-.02" href="160-5-2-.02">160-5-2-.02</a> Withholding of Funds from Local Units of Administration.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.30" name="160-5-1-.30" title="160-5-1-.30">Rule 160-5-1-.30 Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.31" name="160-5-1-.31" title="160-5-1-.31">Rule 160-5-1-.31 Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.32" name="160-5-1-.32" title="160-5-1-.32">Rule 160-5-1-.32 Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.33" name="160-5-1-.33" title="160-5-1-.33">Rule 160-5-1-.33 Strategic Waivers and Title 20/No Waivers School Systems</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>DEFINITIONS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>College and Career Academy (CCA)</B> - a specialized school governed by a nonprofit governing board, established as a charter school or pursuant to a contract for a strategic waivers school system or charter system, which formalizes a partnership that demonstrates a collaboration between business, industry, and community stakeholders to advance work force development between one or more local boards of education, a private individual, a private organization, or a state or local public entity in cooperation with one or more postsecondary institutions.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>College and career academy certification</B> - a certification process, established by The Office of College and Career Transitions (The Office) in collaboration with the Department of Education, for approval by the Technical College System of Georgia board and the State Board of Education. The Office shall be authorized to certify college and career academies. The State Board of Education shall accept certification by the office as one component of determining compliance with charter and strategic waivers school system or charter system contract requirements. The State Board of Education may request supplemental information from charter petitioners, strategic waivers school systems, or charter systems. Any certification process shall require that the applicant demonstrates how the proposed college and career academy will increase student achievement, provide for dual credit and dual enrollment opportunities, increase work based learning opportunities, and address work force development needs; articulates how the collaboration between business, industry, and community stakeholders will advance work force development; demonstrates local governance and autonomy; and shows other benefits that meet the needs of the students and community. Certification by The Office shall constitute a positive recommendation to the State Board of Education for renewal of a charter school or charter system pursuant to Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-2064.1&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-2064.1</a> or an extension of a strategic waivers school system contract.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>College and career academy governing board for a CCA established by a strategic waivers school system contract</B> - the governing board that will serve as a school-level decision-making body at the college and career academy and is responsible for ensuring the implementation of and compliance with the CCA portions of the strategic waivers school system contract. The strategic waivers school system contract establishing the college and career academy shall include provisions requiring that the college and career academy have a governing board reflective of the school community and the partnership with decision-making authority and requiring that governing board members complete initial and annual governance training provided by The Office of College and Career Transitions, including, but not limited to, best practices on school governance, the constitutional and statutory requirements relating to public records and meetings, and the requirements of applicable statutes and rules and regulations, as well as any additional local school governing team training needed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE)</B> - the state agency charged with the fiscal and administrative management of certain aspects of K-12 public education, including the implementation of federal and state mandates. Such management is subject to supervision and oversight by the State Board of Education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA)</B> - the state agency mandated by state law to create a uniform performance-based accountability system for K-12 public schools that incorporates both state and federal mandates, including student and school performance standards. Additionally, GOSA is charged with the responsibility of publishing the State Report Card for schools and LEAs and to formulate a system of awards and consequences within the Single Statewide Accountability System.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Local Board of Education (LBOE)</B> - a county or independent board of education exercising control and management of a local school system pursuant to Article VIII, Section V, Paragraph II of the Georgia Constitution.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Local Educational Agency (LEA)</B> - local school system pursuant to local board of education control and management.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33(1)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Petition</B> - a proposal or application to establish a strategic waivers school system.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33(1)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>State Board of Education (SBOE)</B> - the constitutional authority which defines education policy for the public K-12 education agencies in Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33(1)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Substantial Hardship</B> - a significant, unique, and demonstrable economic, technological, legal or other type of deprivation to an LEA which impairs its ability to continue to successfully meet the requirements of educational programs or services to its students.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33(1)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>The Office of College and Career Transitions</B> - a division of the Technical College System of Georgia established by O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-4-37&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-4-37</a>, that coordinates the efforts by the State Board of Education, the University System of Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia and other not for profit postsecondary institutions accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in the professional development, curriculum support, governing board training and development and establishment of college and career academies.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33(1)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Unforeseen Circumstance</B> - material changes to state or federal law or other unforeseen conditions as determined by the SBOE. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)"> (2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>REQUIREMENTS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2) (a)"> (a) </a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>General Requirements.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2) (a) 1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GaDOE shall develop: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2) (a) 1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> an application for the Strategic Waivers contract;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2) (a) 1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> a Strategic Waivers contract template;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2) (a) 1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> a template for the required contract exhibits on the strategic plan, accountability, flexibility, consequences, and individual school plans; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2) (a) 1.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> a Strategic Waivers contract submission process.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2) (a) 2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GaDOE shall develop the necessary guidance for the Strategic Waivers application process.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2) (a) 3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GaDOE in consultation with GOSA shall establish a process and procedure for the review of all Strategic Waivers contracts. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Contract Terms.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Contracts beginning July 1, 2015, shall be for seven years with five years of accountability using baseline assessment data collected during the 2015-2016 school year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Contracts beginning on or after July 1, 2016, shall be for six years with five years of accountability using baseline assessment data collected during the school year immediately preceding the beginning of the Strategic Waivers contract.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The SBOE may, upon request of the LBOE, extend the contract if the LEA successfully meets the terms of the Strategic Waivers contract by meeting school targets for at least three years or meets the fifth year targets by the end of the fifth year of accountability. (O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-84&amp;title=20#20-2-84(c)" target="_newtab">20-2-84(c)</a>)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An LEA seeking approval of a Strategic Waivers contract shall complete an electronic application and contract package templates provided by the GaDOE in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-81&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-81</a> and guidance which shall include at least the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)4.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Partnership contract</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)4.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Exhibit A - School System Strategic Plan, including a demonstrated linkage between flexibility requested and accountability goals and targets;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)4.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Exhibit B - Flexibility, including all waivers of law and rule requested and granted;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)4.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Exhibit C - Accountability, including the targets schools must meet as agreed to by GOSA and the GaDOE;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)4.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Exhibit D - Consequences, indicating the sanctions and interventions for non-performing schools as agreed to by GOSA and the GaDOE;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)4.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Exhibits E, F, and G - School Plans - indicating targets, grade levels served, student demographic information, and most current statewide assessment data for each school under contract; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)4.(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any other provisions determined necessary to comply with federal and state laws, rules, regulations, guidelines, or guidance by the GaDOE in consultation with GOSA.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In exchange for the increased flexibility the LEA is requesting, the specific Strategic Waivers contract proposal must include a commitment to meet CCRPI targets set forth in the contract.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The flexibility component of the contract, which is Exhibit B as provided in (2)(b)4(iii), shall include the waiver or variance of at least one of the following areas: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)6.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Class size requirements as provided in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-182&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-182</a> and State Board of Education Rule <a title="160-5-1-.08" href="160-5-1-.08">160-5-1-.08</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)6.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Expenditure controls as provided in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-171&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-171</a> and also categorical allotment requirements in Article 6 of this chapter and State Board of Education Rule <a title="160-5-1-.29" href="160-5-1-.29">160-5-1-.29</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)6.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certification requirements as provided in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-200&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-200</a> and State Board of Education Rule <a title="160-5-2-.50" href="160-5-2-.50">160-5-2-.50</a>, with the exception of special education teacher certification requirements;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)6.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Salary schedule requirements as provided in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-212&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-212</a>; and State Board of Education Rule <a title="160-5-2-.05" href="160-5-2-.05">160-5-2-.05</a>;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The flexibility component of the Strategic Waivers contract may also include the waiver of any other requirements or provisions of Title 20 as identified by the LEA and approved by the SBOE except as provided in subsection (e) of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-82&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-82</a>, and notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, the contract shall not be construed to waive or approve variances of any federal, state and local rules, regulations, court orders, and statutes related to civil rights; insurance; the protection of the physical and/or mental health and safety of school students, employees, and visitors; conflicting interest transactions; the prevention of unlawful conduct; any laws relating to unlawful conduct in or near a public school; or any reporting requirements pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-320&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-320</a> or Chapter 14 of Title 20 or O.C.G.A. §§ <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-160&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-160</a>, <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-161&amp;title=20#20-2-161(e)" target="_newtab">20-2-161(e)</a>, and <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-320&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-320</a> as required for funding purposes, as well as 20-2-740 as it relates to student safety; the requirements of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-210&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-210</a>; the prohibition against the exclusion of students in dual credit courses from valedictorian or salutatorian determinations pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-161.3&amp;title=20#20-2-161.3(f)(4)" target="_newtab">20-2-161.3(f)(4)</a>; the requirements of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-167.1&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-167.1</a> regarding virtual instruction requirements, O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-210&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-210</a> regarding annual performance evaluations; O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-211.1&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-211.1</a>; O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-281&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-281</a> regarding student assessments or the requirements in subsection (c) of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-327&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-327</a>; or school resource officer training requirements of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=35-8-27&amp;title=35#" target="_newtab">35-8-27</a>. A local school system that has received a waiver or variance shall remain subject to the provisions of Part 3 of Article 2 of Chapter 14 of Title 20, the requirement that it shall not charge tuition or fees to its students except as may be authorized for local boards by O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-133&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-133</a>, and shall remain open to enrollment in the same manner as before the waiver request.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The accountability component of the contract, which is Exhibit C as provided in (2)(b)4.(iv), shall include at a minimum: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)8.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> School performance targets will be set so that for each year of accountability, an individual school shall increase its College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) score (without Challenge Points) by 3% of the gap between the baseline year CCRPI score (without Challenge Points) and 100. Baseline year is 2015-2016 for LEAs entering contracts effective in both 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. For contracts effective on or after July 1, 2017, the baseline year is the prior academic year; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)8.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For each year of accountability, an individual school with a CCRPI score (without Challenge Points) in the baseline year, performing in the top quartile of the state within each grade cluster shall remain at or above the top quartile threshold established in the baseline year. Baseline year is 2015-2016 for districts entering contracts effective in both 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. For contracts effective on or after July 1, 2017, the baseline year is the prior academic year; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)8.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a school fails to meet its CCRPI target score, the school will be deemed as meeting its yearly performance target if the school is determined to be "beating the odds" through an analysis that compares the school's CCRPI to its expected performance as determined by the "beating the odds" model developed in partnership between GOSA and the GaDOE.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The consequences component of the contract shall adhere to the provisions of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-84&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-84</a>, O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-84.1&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-84.1</a>, and Exhibit D - Consequences. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)9.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The schedule of sanctions and interventions shall be designed to ensure that the local school system sufficiently addresses the achievement deficiencies at all non-performing schools under the local school system's management and control. Such sanctions and interventions shall be at the recommendation of GOSA and shall include the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)9.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If based upon the review of the first or second year accountability performance data, a school has not made sufficient progress toward meeting its academic targets, a school improvement plan will be incorporated into the following years school strategic planning process and implemented that following year. The school improvement plan will address the specific achievement deficiencies along with a targeted plan to address the deficiencies. The school improvement plan and the targeted plan will be approved and monitored by the district throughout the academic year;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)9.(i)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If based upon the review of the third or fourth year accountability performance data, a school has not met its targets for three years, the LEA will apply direct school management support and intensive teacher development support as outlined in the jointly developed school improvement plan between the school leadership and district leadership staff. Implementation of the school improvement plan will occur no later than the fourth or fifth year of accountability and will be monitored by the LEA; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)9.(i)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If based upon the GOSA evaluation of the fifth year accountability performance data, a school has not achieved three years of academic targets, the LEA will apply, in the first year after GOSA's evaluation, the consequences, provided in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-84&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-84</a> and O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-84.1&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-84.1</a>, recommended by GOSA and approved by the State Board of Education.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-14-45&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-14-45</a>, the terms of a Strategic Waivers contract may be amended for the purpose of agreeing to receive assistance for schools identified as turnaround eligible schools as defined in the Code section. If a local board of education does not sign an amendment within 60 days or declines to sign an amendment, the State Board of Education shall, within 60 days, either implement one or more of the interventions specified in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-14-41&amp;title=20#20-14-41(a)(6)" target="_newtab">20-14-41(a)(6)</a> for the school(s) identified as turnaround eligible, or terminate the Strategic Waivers contract as allowed by the contract terms.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)11.">11.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The SBOE shall not be authorized to waive or approve variances on any federal, state, and local rules, regulations, court orders, and statutes relating to civil rights; insurance; the protection of the physical and/or mental health and safety of school students, employees, and visitors; conflicting interest transactions; the prevention of unlawful conduct; any laws relating to unlawful conduct in or near a public school; or any reporting requirements pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-320&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-320</a> or Chapter 14 of Title 20 or O.C.G.A. §§ <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-160&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-160</a>, <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-161&amp;title=20#20-2-161(e)" target="_newtab">20-2-161(e)</a>, and <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-320&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-320</a> as required for funding purposes, as well as 20-2-740 as it relates to student safety; the requirements of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-210&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-210</a>; the prohibition against the exclusion of students in dual credit courses from valedictorian or salutatorian determinations pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-161.3&amp;title=20#20-2-161.3(f)(4)" target="_newtab">20-2-161.3(f)(4)</a>; the requirements of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-167.1&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-167.1</a> regarding virtual instruction requirements, O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-210&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-210</a> regarding annual performance evaluations; O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-211.1&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-211.1</a>; O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-281&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-281</a> regarding student assessments or the requirements in subsection (c) of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-327&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-327</a>; or school resource officer training requirements of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=35-8-27&amp;title=35#" target="_newtab">35-8-27</a>. An LEA that has received a waiver or variance shall remain subject to the provisions of Part 3 of Article 2 of Chapter 14 of Title 20, the requirement that it shall not charge tuition or fees to its students except as may be authorized for LBOEs under O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-133&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-133</a>, and shall remain open to enrollment in the same manner as before the waiver request.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)12.">12.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Strategic waivers school systems shall have the flexibility to implement a tiered teacher evaluation system and to define the measures needed to fulfill the requirements of the teacher and leader evaluations pursuant to State Board Rule <a title="160-5-1-.37" href="160-5-1-.37">160-5-1-.37</a> and O.C.G.A § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-210&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-210</a>, including: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)12.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For teachers of record who teach courses that are subject to annual state assessments aligned with state standards, define any additional professional growth measures beyond measurements based on multiple student growth indicators, evaluations and/or observations, and/or standards of practice that shall count for 20 percent of the evaluation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)12.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For teachers of record who teach courses that are not subject to annual state assessments aligned with state standards, define any: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)12.(ii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Student growth indicators, including the school or local school system total score on the annual state assessments that shall count for 30 percent of the evaluation; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)12.(ii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Additional professional growth measures beyond measurements based on multiple student growth indicators, evaluations and/or observations, and/or standards of practice that shall count for 20 percent of the evaluation;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)12.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For principals and assistant principals, define the combination of achievement gap closure, Beat the Odds, and/or College and Career Readiness Performance Index data that shall count for 20 percent of the evaluation; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)12.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Implement a tiered evaluation system, in which reduced observations of certain teachers of record may be conducted to provide additional time for evaluators to coach and mentor new teachers and teachers with a performance rating of 'Needs Development' or 'Ineffective' pursuant to paragraph (4) of O.C.G.A § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-210&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-210</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)13.">13.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any College and Career Academy (CCA) opened by or any existing CCA included in the Strategic Waivers School System must meet the definition of a College and Career Academy as defined in Section 1 above, the school system must notify the Department and the Technical College System of Georgia of the opening, and the College and Career Academy must meet the following requirements related to College and Career Academies: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)13.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If an existing CCA is included in the Strategic Waivers School System, then the current CCA's governing board would continue as the governing board of the College and Career Academy, using its current by-laws for operation and procedures for electing members;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)13.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Provide a Roles and Responsibilities chart between the College and Career Academy governing board, the Strategic Waivers School System, and the CCA's higher education and business partners that includes the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)13.(ii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Information on the CCA's decision making authority regarding personnel decisions, financial decisions, curriculum and instruction resource allocation, establishing and monitoring the achievement of school improvement goals, and school operations;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)13.(ii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Information on how the CCA will be funded by the District and other strategic partners; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)13.(ii)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Information on the services and supports to be provided to the CCA by the local district.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)13.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The CCA established under the district's Strategic Waivers contract shall be a district initiative, and, as such, students from multiple attendance zones within the district, if applicable, shall be allowed to choose to attend the CCA.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)13.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The district's Strategic Waivers contract shall include the College and Career Academy.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)14.">14.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An LEA seeking to establish a college and career academy pursuant to its Strategic Waivers contract shall ensure the CCA has a governing board reflective of the school community and the partnership with decision-making authority and that governing board members complete seven (7) hours of initial and five (5) hours of annual governance training. The training shall adhere to the Standards for Effective Governance of Georgia College and Career Academies approved by the State Board of Education in conjunction with the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and shall be provided only by The Office of College and Career Transitions of TCSG unless otherwise specified in this rule. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)14.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Board members of any college and career academy governing board in the first year of implementation of the college and career academy shall participate, at a minimum, in seven (7) hours of training within (1) year of taking office. The training shall consist of the following minimum requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)14.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Two (2) hours of training on the constitutional and statutory requirements relating to public records and open meetings; and the requirements of applicable statutes and rules and regulations for a college and career academy. This training must be conducted by The Office of College and Career Transitions of TCSG.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)14.(i)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Two (2) hours of Whole Board Governance Team Training that covers topics within the Standards for Effective Governance of College and Career Academies. This training must be conducted by The Office of College and Career Transitions of TCSG.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)14.(i)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Three (3) hours of training that covers topics within the TCSG CCA Certification Standards, Community Workforce Development, and the role of the college and career academy and its partners. This training must be conducted by The Office of College and Career Transitions of TCSG.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)14.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> New members of a college and career academy governing board shall participate, at a minimum, in seven (7) hours of training within one (1) year of taking office. Board members with a break in service of more than one calendar year shall be considered new board members for training purposes. The training shall consist of the following minimum requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)14.(ii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Two (2) hours of training on the constitutional and statutory requirements relating to public records and open meetings; and the requirements of applicable statutes and rules and regulations for a college and career academy. This training may be conducted by The Office of College and Career Transitions of TCSG or any State Board of Education-approved training provider.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)14.(ii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Two (2) hours of Whole Board Governance Team Training that covers topics within the Standards for Effective Governance of College and Career Academies. This training must be conducted by The Office of College and Career Transitions of TCSG.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)14.(ii)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Three (3) hours of training that covers topics within the TCSG CCA Certification Standards, Community Workforce Development, and the role of the college and career academy and its partners. This training must be conducted by The Office of College and Career Transitions of TCSG.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)14.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> College and career academy governing board members with one (1) or more years of board service shall participate, as a minimum, in five (5) hours of training annually. The training shall consist of the following minimum requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)14.(iii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Two (2) hours of Whole Board Governance Team Training that covers topics within the Standards for Effective Governance of College and Career Academies. This training may be conducted by The Office of College and Career Transitions of TCSG or any State Board of Education-approved training provider.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)14.(iii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Three (3) hours of training that covers topics within the TCSG CCA Certification Standards, Community Workforce Development, and the role of the college and career academy and its partners. This training must be conducted by The Office of College and Career Transitions of TCSG.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(b)15.">15.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An LEA that provides virtual instruction through a virtual charter school whose total student enrollment is composed of more than five (5) percent of students who reside in another local school system will be held accountable for ensuring that ninety (90) percent of QBE funds for these students are expended on virtual instruction costs in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-167.1&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-167.1</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Public Input and Transparency.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Before the LBOE approves the complete local plan for formal submission to the SBOE, the LEA must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(c)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submit a letter of intent to the GaDOE that shall be accompanied by a LBOE resolution supporting the LEA's intent to pursue such contract;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(c)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Schedule and hold a public hearing for the purpose of providing an opportunity for full discussion and public input on the strategic plan and proposed contract, including formal, written comments or suggestions regarding the LEA's flexibility requests and performance targets and their impact on each school. The public hearing shall be advertised in a local newspaper of general circulation which shall be the same newspaper in which other legal announcements of the LBOE are advertised.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Public hearing notices shall be published on the LEA's website for at least five consecutive calendar days prior to a scheduled hearing. Additionally, public hearing notices shall be published in accordance with the state's Open Meetings law (O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-14-1&amp;title=50#" target="_newtab">50-14-1</a>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LEA's final draft plan and the parts therein shall be made available to the general public. For those stakeholders that may not have access to the Internet, the LEA should make copies available upon request in accordance with the state's Open Records law (O.C.G.A § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-18-70&amp;title=50#" target="_newtab">50-18-70</a>). <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(c)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the plan or any parts of the plan are to be presented, discussed, or acted upon at a public hearing, the specific documents must be made available to the public at least five calendar days prior to the publicly announced meeting date.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Annual state progress reports required under section (2)(e)1.(iii) of this rule must be presented to the LEA's LBOE at a regularly scheduled public meeting and published on the LEA's website for the duration of the contract. For those stakeholders that may not have access to the Internet, the LEA should make copies available upon request in accordance with the state's Open Records law (O.C.G.A § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-18-70&amp;title=50#" target="_newtab">50-18-70</a>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(c)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-14-46&amp;title=20#20-14-46(c)" target="_newtab">20-14-46(c)</a>, the LEA shall post in a prominent location on its website a link to where the financial information listed in subsections (a), (b), and (c)(1) through (c)(5) of the Code section can be found. This financial information includes the LEA's annual budget, personnel report, audits, and audit findings.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2) (d)"> (d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Contract Procedures.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2) (d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GaDOE, in consultation with GOSA, shall make a recommendation to the SBOE on whether the proposed terms of the contract should be approved by the SBOE. (O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-82&amp;title=20#20-2-82(c)" target="_newtab">20-2-82(c)</a>)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2) (d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For a finalized contract to be in full effect, it must be approved and signed by both the LBOE and the SBOE.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2) (d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The SBOE shall have final authority for the acceptance and approval of accountability targets, flexibility and consequences.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2) (d)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The terms of the contract may be amended either in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-14-45&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-14-45</a> or only if warranted due to unforeseen circumstances determined by the SBOE and upon approval of the SBOE and the LBOE. (O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-83&amp;title=20#20-2-83(d)" target="_newtab">20-2-83(d)</a>)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2) (d)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the event the LEA chooses to seek an amendment of the terms of an existing contract or seek additional flexibility, the LEA shall submit a letter of intent to the GaDOE that shall be accompanied by a LBOE resolution supporting the LEA's desire to amend the existing contract. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2) (e)"> (e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Monitoring and Support.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2) (e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As required in O.C.G.A § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-84.2&amp;title=20#20-2-84.2(b)" target="_newtab">20-2-84.2(b)</a>, GOSA shall: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2) (e)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Monitor each LEA and its schools annually with regards to their progress toward meeting the intermediate and five-year performance targets in its contract;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2) (e)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notify the GaDOE and the SBOE if the LEA is not in compliance with those targets; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2) (e)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Present annual written progress reports to the SBOE for each Strategic Waivers contract.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2) (e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If applicable, the Strategic Waivers School System and its schools identified as turnaround eligible shall be monitored and supported in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-14-46&amp;title=20&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">20-14-46</a><I>et seq.</I></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Title 20/No Waivers System.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An LEA that elects not to request increased flexibility by June 30, 2015, must remain under all current laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures and: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notify its constituents that it will be a Title 20/No Waivers system and will remain under all current laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Conduct a public hearing for the purpose of providing public notice that the LEA is opting to be a Title 20/No Waivers system. The public hearing shall be advertised in a local newspaper of general circulation which shall be the same newspaper in which other legal announcements of the LBOE are advertised;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Sign a statement on a form provided by the SBOE that such LEA is opting to be a Title 20/No Waivers system; <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)1.(iii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Such form provided by the SBOE shall contain the following language at a minimum, "The (insert name of LEA) school system hereby declares its intent to remain a Title 20/No Waivers system pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-80&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-80</a>. Further, (insert name of LEA) Board of Education understands that in opting remain a Title 20/No Waivers system, the (insert name of LEA) school system does not require waivers of law or rule and will remain under all current laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures."</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Should unforeseen and subsequent circumstances arise that create a substantial hardship for a Title 20/No Waivers system, the SBOE may approve waiver requests made in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-244&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-244</a> and or § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-13-9.1&amp;title=50#" target="_newtab">50-13-9.1</a>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The previous statement notwithstanding, waivers cannot be granted for: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)2.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Expenditure controls and categorical allotment requirements; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)2.(i)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certification requirements; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)2.(i)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Salary schedule requirements.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A class size waiver can be granted if a status quo LEA can demonstrate a substantial hardship arose after its initial election to remain under all current laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The SBOE may approve the class size waiver request only in the limited circumstances where educationally justified and where an act of God or other unforeseen event led to the precipitous rise in enrollment within that system or led to another occurrence which resulted in the local board's inability to comply with the maximum class size requirement.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The SBOE is also authorized to provide a blanket waiver or variance of the class size requirements for all school systems in the state for a specified year in the event that a condition of financial exigency occurs (O.C.G.A. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-244&amp;title=20#20-2-244(h)" target="_newtab">20-2-244(h)</a>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An LEA that provides virtual instruction through a virtual charter school whose total student enrollment is composed of more than five (5) percent of students who reside in another local school system will be held accountable for ensuring that ninety (90) percent of QBE funds for these students are expended on virtual instruction costs in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-167.1&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-167.1</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The SBOE is authorized to sign an agreement with a Title 20/No Waivers system in accordance with O.C.G.A § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-210&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-210</a>. Such agreement shall indicate whether the system will implement a tiered teacher evaluation system and will contain the definitions of the measures needed to fulfill the requirements of the teacher and leader evaluations pursuant to state board rule <a title="160-5-1-.37" href="160-5-1-.37">160-5-1-.37</a> and O.C.G.A § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-210&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-210</a> including: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)5.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A provision for a tiered evaluation system, in which reduced observations of certain teachers of record may be conducted to provide additional time for evaluators to coach and mentor new teachers and teachers with a performance rating of 'Needs Development' or 'Ineffective' pursuant to paragraph (4) of O.C.G.A § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-210&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-210</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)5.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For teachers of record who teach courses that are subject to annual state assessments aligned with state standards, a definition of any additional professional growth measures beyond measurements based on multiple student growth indicators, evaluations and observations, and standards of practice that shall count for 20 percent of the evaluation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)5.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For teachers of record who teach courses that are not subject to annual state assessments aligned with state standards, a definition of any: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)5.(iii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Student growth indicators, including the school or local school system total score on the annual state assessments that shall count for 30 percent of the evaluation; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)5.(iii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Additional professional growth measures beyond measurements based on multiple student growth indicators, evaluations and observations, and standards of practice that shall count for 20 percent of the evaluation; and</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.33 (2)(f)5.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For principals and assistant principals, a definition of the combination of achievement gap closure, Beat the Odds, and College and Career Readiness Performance Index data that shall count for 20 percent of the evaluation.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.34" name="160-5-1-.34" title="160-5-1-.34">Rule 160-5-1-.34 Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>DEFINITIONS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Americans with Disabilities Act, Amendments Act of 2008</B> - a federal law, codified at <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12101&amp;title=42#" target="_newtab">42 U.S.C. § 12101</a>, <I>et seq</I>, that was enacted to provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Authorized private school</B> - a private school that has submitted a completed application to the Georgia Department of Education, complies with all program requirements, and has been authorized by the State Board of Education to enroll students in the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program per O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-2115&amp;title=20#20-2-2115(f)" target="_newtab">20-2-2115(f)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Full-time Equivalent (FTE)</B> - a student count consisting of six state-funded segments per student authorized under O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-161&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-161</a><I>.</I></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE)</B> - the state agency charged with the fiscal and administrative management of certain aspects of K-12 public education, including the implementation of federal and state mandates. Such management is subject to supervision and oversight by the State Board of Education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS</B>) - the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program, O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-2110&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-2110</a> through O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-2118&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-2118</a>. The GSNS Program allows parents of eligible special needs students to transfer their children to another public school, public school system, state school, or authorized participating private school within Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)</B> - the federal law, codified at <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=1400&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20 U.S.C. § 1400</a>, <I>et seq</I>, that was enacted to ensure that all students with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for employment and independent living; to ensure that the rights of students with disabilities and their parents are protected; to assist states, localities, educational service agencies, and federal agencies to provide for the education of students with disabilities; and to assess and ensure the effectiveness of efforts to educate students with disabilities. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Individualized Education Program (IEP)</B> - a written statement for each student with a disability that is developed, reviewed, and revised in accordance with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=1414&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20 U.S.C. § 1414</a> (d).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(h)">(h) </a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Public School District</B> - a local school system pursuant to local board of education control and management. It is also known as a local education agency (LEA).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Parent(s)</B> - a biological parent, legal guardian, custodian, or other person with legal authority to act on behalf of a child.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Prior school year in attendance</B> - the reporting of a student as enrolled in a public school for funding purposes during the preceding October and March full-time equivalent (FTE) program counts in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-160&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-160</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Private school</B> - a nonpublic, sectarian or nonsectarian school, which is accredited or in the process of becoming accredited by one or more of the entities listed: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(k)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Georgia Accrediting Commission;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(k)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Georgia Association of Christian Schools;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(k)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Georgia Private School Accreditation Council;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(k)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Association of Christian Schools International;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(k)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and/or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(k)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Southern Association of Independent Schools.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Quality Basic Education Formula (QBE Formula)</B> - the State of Georgia funding formula used for determining the amount of state education funds a public school district earns annually as described in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-161&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-161</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Resident school district</B> - the public school district in which the student would be enrolled based on his/her residence.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Scholarship</B> - a Georgia Special Needs Scholarship awarded pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-2114&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-2114</a> and § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-2116&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-2116</a>. A scholarship is received when a parent enrolls an eligible student in a private school participating in the GSNS Program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(o)">(o)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>State Board of Education (SBOE)</B> -the constitutional authority which defines education policy for the public K-12 education agencies in Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(1)(p)">(p)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>State School</B> -the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, Georgia Academy for the Blind or the Georgia School for the Deaf.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Public School District Requirements.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The resident school district shall provide specific written notice of the options available under the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program to the parent at the initial IEP meeting in which a disability, as defined by IDEA, of the parent's child is identified. Thereafter, the resident school district must annually notify the parent of a student with a disability by letter, electronic means, or other reasonable means of the options available to the parent under the GSNS Program. Notification for the upcoming school year must take place no later than ten business days prior to the last day of the current school year. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Student Eligibility.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In order to participate in the GSNS Program, a student must meet all eligibility requirements under O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-2114&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-2114</a>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The student's parent(s) currently resides within Georgia and has been a Georgia resident for at least one year; provided, however, that the one-year residency requirement shall not apply if the student's parent is an active duty military service member stationed in Georgia within the previous year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The student has one or more of the following disabilities: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Autism;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(a)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Deaf/blind;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(a)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Deaf/hard of hearing;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(a)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Emotional and behavioral disorder;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(a)2.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Intellectual disability;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(a)2.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Orthopedic impairment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(a)2.(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Other health impairment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(a)2.(viii)">(viii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Specific learning disability;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(a)2.(ix)">(ix)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Speech-language impairment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(a)2.(x)">(x)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Traumatic brain injury; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(a)2.(xi)">(xi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Visual impairment. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The student was enrolled and reported by a public school district or public school districts for funding purposes during the preceding October and March FTE program counts of the prior school year in accordance with O.C.G.A.§ <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-160&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-160</a>. The GaDOE will verify that a student has attended one full school year as required by O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-2112&amp;title=20#20-2-2112(5)" target="_newtab">20-2-2112(5)</a>unless the student meets the military or medically fragile exceptions. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(a)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Parents may request a waiver of the prior school year attendance requirement in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-2114&amp;title=20#20-2-2114(a)(3)" target="_newtab">20-2-2114(a)(3)</a>. Requests shall be filed with the State Board of Education. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The student received services under an IEP written by a public school in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations at any point during the prior school year. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a student meets the eligibility criteria, a parent has the right to request a transfer from the student's current public school to: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Another public school within their resident school district; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Another public school outside their resident school district; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> One of the three State Schools for the blind or deaf, if placement is consistent with the student's IEP; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A private school authorized to participate in the GSNS Program. The student must be accepted for admission to an eligible private school participating in the GSNS Program.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following students are not eligible for the program: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(c)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Toddler and Pre-K students;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(c)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Home school students;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(c)(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Students in residential treatment facilities that were privately placed by their parents;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(c)(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Students attending a Department of Juvenile Justice School; and/or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(3)(c)(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Students otherwise not eligible per O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-2114&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-2114</a>. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Private School Eligibility Requirements.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In order to participate in the GSNS Program, a private school must comply with all requirements under O.C.G.A. §§ <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-690&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-690</a> and <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-2115&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-2115</a>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(4)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The private school must be physically located in the state of Georgia where students attend classes and have direct contact with the school's teachers.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(4)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The private school shall either be: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(4)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Accredited by one of the entities defined in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-3-519&amp;title=20#20-3-519(6)(A)" target="_newtab">20-3-519(6)(A)</a>; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(4)(a)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the process of becoming accredited. A private school which was in process of receiving accreditation at the time it was authorized by the State Board of Education to participate in the GSNS Program must demonstrate it is making significant progress as defined by the GaDOE in program guidance toward receiving full accreditation by the end of the first school year of its participation. A private school that cannot demonstrate it is making significant progress toward receiving full accreditation with an accrediting agency will be removed from the authorized private school list until the school receives full accreditation from an agency listed in O.C.G.A.§ <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-3-519&amp;title=20#20-3-519(6)(A)" target="_newtab">20-3-519(6)(A)</a>). A private school that does not receive full accreditation by the end of the second year of its participation will be removed from the authorized private school list until the school receives full accreditation from an agency listed in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-3-519&amp;title=20#20-3-519(6)(A)" target="_newtab">20-3-519(6)(A)</a>. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(4)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The private school must demonstrate fiscal soundness to the GaDOE by being in operation as a private school in Georgia for at least one full school year or by submitting financial documentation for the school that complies with uniform financial accounting standards established by the GaDOE and conducted by a Certified Public Accountant per O.C.G.A.§ <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-2115&amp;title=20#20-2-2115(2)" target="_newtab">20-2-2115(2)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(4)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The private school must employ or contract only with teachers who hold a baccalaureate or higher degree or have at least three years of experience in either education or health.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(4)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The private school must meet applicable state and local health, safety, and welfare laws, codes, and rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(4)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The private school must comply with <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=2000&amp;title=42#2000(d)" target="_newtab">42 U.S.C. Section 2000(d)</a>, Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=504 of&amp;title=42#" target="_newtab">504 of</a> the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(4)(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Before a teacher is assigned an eligible student participating in the GSNS Program, the private school must conduct criminal background checks of such teacher to ensure that potential educational employees have not been convicted of crimes that could invalidate their acceptability for employment. The school shall maintain documentation of this process. The private school shall have protocol in place and take proper administrative action in the event a criminal background check or other inspection reveals criminal history.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(4)(a)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To be considered for participation in the GSNS Program a private school must submit a completed application by the deadline defined in law O.C.G.A.§ <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-2115&amp;title=20#20-2-2115(e)" target="_newtab">20-2-2115(e)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Private School Participation Requirements</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The private school must be physically located in the state of Georgia where students physically attend classes and have direct contact with the school's teachers. The private school must offer a program of instruction sufficient to allow students to maintain regular attendance to meet the minimum compulsory attendance requirements of 180 days of instruction for 4.5 hours per day or its equivalent as required by O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-690&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-690</a>. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The private school shall provide clear written descriptions of academic progress to the parents of GSNS students during a school year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The private school shall employ or contract only with teachers who hold a baccalaureate or higher degree or have at least three years of experience in either education or health.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(5)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The private school shall annually provide in writing to parents the relevant credentials of the teachers who are teaching their children.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(5)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The private school shall report quarterly or as directed by the GaDOE the enrolled roster of eligible and approved scholarship students on dates specified by the GaDOE.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(5)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The private school shall administer valid and reliable pre- and post-academic assessments to GSNS students. The private school shall report in writing to the parent and the GaDOE the results of the pre- and post-academic assessments.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(5)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The private school shall notify parents of students participating in the GSNS Program immediately if the private school becomes ineligible to participate in the GSNS Program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(5)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The private school shall ensure that requests for information and access to a school for monitoring and evaluation purposes by the GaDOE are provided in a timely manner.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(5)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The private school shall annually submit a completed and signed GSNS compliance form as developed by the GaDOE and available in program guidance. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(5)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Failure by a private school to comply with any applicable state or federal law or regulation may result in the removal of the school from the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship authorized private school list.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Parent Responsibilities for Selecting Eligible Private Schools</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A parent must submit a scholarship application for an eligible student to the GaDOE by September 15, December 15, and February 15 during a school year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In order to be eligible to receive funds through the GSNS Program, a parent must enroll a child at a private school authorized by the State Board of Education to participate in the GSNS Program by the deadline established annually by the GaDOE.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(6)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When selecting a private school which is participating in the GSNS Program, an eligible parent must provide a copy of the scholarship award sheet that applies to the current school year to the authorized private school of choice. If a parent fails to notify a private school of a student's eligibility, the student will not be eligible to receive a scholarship.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(6)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A student cannot be dually enrolled at a public and private school and receive a scholarship. Once accepted into a private school, a parent must withdraw his or her child from the public school. The parent may be required to submit appropriate withdrawal documentation to the public school.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(6)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Acceptance of scholarship shall have the same effect as a parental refusal to consent to services in a public school pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=1400&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20 U.S.C. Section 1400</a>, <I>et seq.</I> Acceptance of a scholarship waives a parent's rights under IDEA therefore, a private school is not required to follow a student's IEP developed by the public school. Nonetheless, refusal of services does not meet the standard of revocation under IDEA. ( <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=300.9&amp;title=34#" target="_newtab">34 C.F.R. § 300.9</a>) Therefore, the regulations regarding proportionate share for students parentally placed in private schools shall apply to students who receive a scholarship under this Rule. ( <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=300.132-133&amp;title=34#" target="_newtab">34 C.F.R. §§ 300.132-133</a> and Ga. Rules &amp; Regs. <a title="160-4-7-.13(3)" href="160-4-7-.13#160-4-7-.13(3)">160-4-7-.13(3)</a>)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.34(6)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When enrolling a student in an eligible private school, the parent assumes full financial responsibility for all educational costs incurred at the eligible private school.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.35" name="160-5-1-.35" title="160-5-1-.35">Rule 160-5-1-.35 Seclusion and Restraint for All Students</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>DEFINITIONS</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Chemical restraint</B> - any medication that is used to control behavior or restrict the student's freedom of movement that is not a prescribed treatment for the student's medical or psychiatric condition. Use of chemical restraint is prohibited in Georgia public schools and educational programs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Mechanical restraint</B> - the use of any device or material attached to or adjacent to a student's body that is intended to restrict the normal freedom of movement and which cannot be easily removed by the student. The term does not include an adaptive or protective device recommended by a physician or therapist when used as recommended by the physician or therapist to promote normative body positioning and physical functioning, and/or to prevent self injurious behavior. The term also does not include seatbelts and other safety equipment when used to secure students during transportation. Use of Mechanical restraint is prohibited in Georgia public schools and educational programs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Physical restraint</B> - direct physical contact from an adult that prevents or significantly restricts a student's movement. The term physical restraint does not include prone restraint, mechanical restraint, or chemical restraint. Additionally, physical restraint does not include: providing limited physical contact and/or redirection to promote student safety, providing physical guidance or prompting when teaching a skill, redirecting attention, providing guidance to a location, or providing comfort.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Prone restraint</B> - a specific type of restraint in which a student is intentionally placed face down on the floor or another surface, and physical pressure is applied to the student's body to keep the student in the prone position. Use of prone restraint is prohibited in Georgia public schools and educational programs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Seclusion </B>-a procedure that isolates and confines the student in a separate area until he or she is no longer an immediate danger to himself/herself or others. The seclusion occurs in a specifically constructed or designated room or space that is physically isolated from common areas and from which the student is physically prevented from leaving. Seclusion may also be referred to as monitored seclusion, seclusion timeout, or isolated timeout. Seclusion does not include situations in which a staff member trained in the use of de-escalation techniques or restraint is physically present in the same unlocked room as the student, time-out as defined in paragraph (1)(g) of this rule, in-school suspension, detention, or a student-requested break in a different location in the room or in a separate room. Use of seclusion is prohibited in Georgia public schools and educational programs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Time-out</B> - a behavioral intervention in which the student is temporarily removed from the learning activity but in which the student is not confined.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> REQUIREMENTS <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The use of seclusion is prohibited in Georgia public schools and educational programs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The use of prone restraint is prohibited in Georgia public schools and educational programs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The use of mechanical restraint is prohibited in Georgia public schools and educational programs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The use of chemical restraint is prohibited in Georgia public schools and educational programs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The use of physical restraint is prohibited in Georgia public schools and educational programs except in those situations in which the student is an immediate danger to himself or others and the student is not responsive to less intensive behavioral interventions including verbal directives or other de-escalation techniques. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notwithstanding the foregoing, physical restraint is prohibited in Georgia public schools and educational programs: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(e)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> as a form of discipline or punishment,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(e)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> when the student cannot be safely restrained, and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(e)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> when the use of the intervention would be contraindicated due to the student's psychiatric, medical, or physical conditions as described in the student's educational records.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All physical restraint must be immediately terminated when the student is no longer an immediate danger to himself or others or if the student is observed to be in severe distress.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Schools and programs that use physical restraint in accordance with paragraph (2)(e) of this rule must develop and implement written policies to govern the use of physical restraint. Parents must be provided information regarding the school or program's policies governing the use of physical restraint. The written policies must include the following provisions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(g)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Staff and faculty training on the use of physical restraint and the school or programs policy and procedures,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(g)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Written parental notification when physical restraint is used to restrain their student within a reasonable time not to exceed one school day from the use of restraint,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(g)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Procedures for observing and monitoring the use of physical restraint.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(g)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The use of physical restraint to be documented by staff or faculty participating in or supervising the restraint for each student in each instance in which the student is restrained.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(g)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Procedures for the periodic review of the use of restraint and the documentation described in paragraph (2)(g)4.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Schools and programs that use physical restraints in accordance with paragraph (2)(e) of this rule, must ensure that staff and faculty are trained in the use of physical restraint. This training shall be provided as a part of a program which addresses a full continuum of positive behavioral intervention strategies as well as prevention and de-escalation techniques. Schools and programs must maintain written or electronic documentation on training provided and the list of participants in each training. Records of such training must be made available to the Georgia Department of Education or any member of the public upon request.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Nothing in this rule shall be construed to interfere with a school system, school or program, or school or program employee's authority to utilize time-out as defined in paragraph (1)(g) of this rule or any other classroom management technique or approach, including a student's removal from the classroom, that is not specifically addressed in this rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Nothing in this rule shall be construed to prohibit a school system, school, or program employee from taking appropriate action to diffuse a student fight or altercation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Nothing in this rule shall be construed to eliminate or restrict the ability of an employee of a school system, school or program to use his or her discretion in the use of physical restraint to protect students or others from imminent harm or bodily injury. Nothing in this rule shall be construed to impose ministerial duties on individual employees of a school system, school or program when acting to protect students or others from imminent harm or bodily injury.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In some instances in which a student is an immediate danger to himself or herself or others, the school or program must determine when it becomes necessary to seek assistance from law enforcement and/or emergency medical personnel. Nothing in these rules shall be construed to interfere with the duties of law enforcement or emergency medical personnel. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.35(2)(l)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Parents must be immediately informed when students are removed from the school or program setting by emergency medical or law enforcement personnel.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.36" name="160-5-1-.36" title="160-5-1-.36">Rule 160-5-1-.36 Local School Board Governance</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>DEFINITIONS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE)</B> - the state agency charged with the fiscal and administrative management of certain aspects of K-12 public education, including the implementation of federal and state mandates. Such management is subject to supervision and oversight by the State Board of Education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Immediate Family Member</B> - a spouse, child, sibling, or parent or the spouse of a child, sibling, or parent.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Local Board of Education</B> - a county or independent board of education exercising control and management of a local school system pursuant to Article VIII, Section V, Paragraph II of the Georgia Constitution.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Local Educational Agency (LEA)</B> - local school system pursuant to local board of education control and management.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Meeting</B> - a gathering of members of a board of education that is subject to the Georgia Open Meetings Act, O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-14-1&amp;title=50&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">50-14-1</a>, et. seq.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>State Board of Education (SBOE)</B> - the constitutional authority which defines education policy for the public K-12 education agencies in Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Vacancy</B> - a position on a local board of education that is unoccupied and there is no incumbent who has a lawful right to the position. A vacancy may occur for any reason detailed in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=45-5-1&amp;title=45#" target="_newtab">45-5-1</a>, including resignation or death, for any reason detailed in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-51&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-51</a>, or for any other reason provided by operation of general or local laws. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>REQUIREMENTS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The State Board of Education shall adopt a model code of ethics for members of local boards of education by October 1, 2010. Such model code of ethics shall also include appropriate consequences for violation of a provision or provisions of such code. The State Board of Education may periodically adopt revisions to such model code as it deems necessary. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Within three months of adoption by the State Board of Education of a model code of ethics pursuant to subsection (2)(a) of this rule, each local board of education shall adopt a code of ethics that includes, at a minimum, such model code of ethics. Each local board of education shall incorporate into its code of ethics any revisions adopted by the State Board of Education to the model code of ethics pursuant to subsection (2)(a) of this rule within three months of adoption of such revisions.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each local board of education shall adopt its code of ethics and any revisions thereto at a regularly scheduled meeting.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A local board of education shall not adopt or follow any code of ethics which prevents the members of such board from discussing freely the policies and actions of such board outside of a board meeting. This shall not apply to any matter or matters discussed in executive session or which are exempt from disclosure under Code 50-18-72.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(2)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each local board of education shall submit a copy of its code of ethics and any revisions thereto to the Georgia Department of Education in accordance with GaDOE's <I>Guidance for the Local School Board Governance Rule.</I></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The State Board of Education shall adopt a training program for members of local boards of education by July 1, 2011. The State Board of Education may periodically adopt revisions to such training program as it deems necessary. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Within three months of adoption by the State Board of Education of a training program pursuant to paragraph (3)(b) of this rule, each local board of education shall adopt a training program for members of such boards that includes, at a minimum, such training program and requirements established by the State Board of Education pursuant to paragraph (3)(b) of this rule. Each local board of education shall incorporate any revisions adopted by the State Board of Education to the training program within three months of adoption of such revisions.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each local board of education shall adopt its training program and any revisions thereto at a regularly scheduled meeting.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each local board of education shall submit a copy of its training program and any revisions thereto to the GaDOE in accordance with GaDOE's <I>Guidance for the Local School Board Governance Rule</I>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In addition to any other requirements provided by law, and as required by O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-51&amp;title=20#20-2-51(e)" target="_newtab">20-2-51(e)</a>, no person shall be eligible for election as a member of a local board of education unless he or she: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Has read and understands the code of ethics and the conflict of interest provisions applicable to members of local boards of education and has agreed to abide by them; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(2)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Has agreed to annually disclose compliance with the State Board of Education's policy on training for members of local boards of education, the code of ethics of the local board of education, and the conflict of interest provisions applicable to members of local boards of education.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each person offering his or her candidacy for election as a member of a local board of education shall file an affidavit with the officer before whom such person has qualified for such election prior to or at the time of qualifying, which affidavit shall affirm that he or she meets all of the qualifications required pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-51&amp;title=20#20-2-51(e)" target="_newtab">20-2-51(e)</a>. This paragraph shall apply only to local board of education members elected or appointed on or after July 1, 2010.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In addition to any other requirements provided by law and in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-51&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-51</a>, no person shall be eligible for election as a member of a local board of education who: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(2)(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Is not a resident of the Local Education Agency in which that person seeks election and of the election district which such person seeks to represent. Whenever there is in a portion of any county LEA having a board of education of its own, receiving its pro rata of the public school fund directly from the Georgia Department of Education and having no dealings whatever with the local board, then the members of the board of such county shall be selected from that portion of the county not embraced within the territory covered by such LEA. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(2)(e)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Whenever a member of a local board of education moves that person's domicile from the district which that person represents, such person shall cease to be a member of such local board of education, and a vacancy shall occur. The member shall provide notice of such move to the secretary of the local board of education and the election superintendent within ten days of such move.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(2)(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Serves on the governing body of a private elementary or secondary educational institution.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(2)(e)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Is employed by the local board of education for which that person seeks election.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(2)(e)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Is employed by the Georgia Department of Education or serves on the State Board of Education; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(2)(e)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Is on the National Sex Offender Registry or the state sexual offender registry. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>LOCAL BOARD OF EDUCATION SIZE.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-52&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-52</a>, each local board of education shall have no more than seven members as provided by local Act. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(3)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Paragraph (3)(a) shall not apply to a local board of education whose board size exceeds seven members as provided by local constitutional amendment or federal court order or pursuant to a local law in effect prior to July 1, 2010; provided, however, that if the local law of any such local board of education is amended to revise the number of members on such board, paragraph (3)(a) shall apply.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>COMPENSATION FOR MEMBERS OF LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-55&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-55</a>, members of local boards of education who were elected or appointed prior to July 1, 2010 shall be compensated in accordance with the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(4)(a)(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In any LEA for which no local Act is passed, members of the local board of education shall, when approved by the local board affected, receive a per diem of $50.00 for each day of attendance at meetings of the board and while meeting and traveling within or outside the state as a member of a committee of the board on official business first authorized by a majority of the board, plus reimbursement for actual expenses necessarily incurred in connection therewith.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(4)(a)(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notwithstanding paragraph (4)(a)(1), in any independent LEA with a full-time equivalent (FTE) program count of less than 4,000 students for which no local Act is passed, members of the local board of education may, when approved by the affected local board, receive a per diem of not less than $50.00 and not more than $100.00 for each day of attendance at meetings of the board and while meeting and traveling within or outside the state as a member of a committee of the board, plus reimbursement for actual expenses.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-55&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-55</a>, members of local boards of education who were elected or appointed after July 1, 2010 shall be compensated in accordance with the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(4)(b)(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In any local school system for which no local Act is passed, members of the local board of education shall, when approved by the local board affected, receive a per diem of $50.00 for each day of attendance at a meeting of the board, plus reimbursement for actual expenses necessarily incurred in connection therewith.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(4)(b)(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notwithstanding paragraph (4)(b)(1)in any independent school system with a full-time equivalent (FTE) program count of less than 4,000 students for which no local Act is passed, members of the local board of education may, when approved by the affected local board, receive a per diem of not less than $50.00 and not more than $100.00 for each day of attendance at a meeting plus reimbursement for actual expenses.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The accounts for service and expenses of members of local boards of education shall be submitted for approval to the local school superintendent.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The compensation of members of local boards shall be paid only from the local tax funds available to local boards for educational purposes.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All local boards of education are authorized to pay such board members for attendance at a required training program the same per diem as authorized by local or general law for attendance at regular meetings, as well as reimbursement of actual expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and registration fees for such training, either before or after such board members assume office.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>NEPOTISM.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each local board of education shall adopt policies regarding nepotism. Local board of education policies regarding nepotism shall, at a minimum, include the following provisions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No person who has an immediate family member sitting on a local board of education or serving as the local school superintendent or as a principal, assistant principal, or system administrative staff in the LEA shall be eligible to serve as a member of such local board of education provided that the immediate family member's employment in his or her position in the LEA began on or after January 1, 2010. This paragraph shall apply only to local board of education members elected or appointed on or after July 1, 2009. Nothing in this paragraph shall affect the employment of any person who is employed by an LEA on or before July 1, 2009, or who is employed by an LEA when an immediate family member becomes a local board of education member for that LEA.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notwithstanding O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-244&amp;title=20#20-2-244(b)" target="_newtab">20-2-244(b)</a>, in LEAs in which the initial fall enrollment count conducted in 2009 pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-160&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-160</a> does not exceed a full-time equivalent count of 2,800, the State Board of Education shall be authorized to waive paragraph (5)(a)(1) of this rule upon the request of a local board of education or an individual attempting to qualify to run for local board of education member and in accordance with the provisions of subsections (d) and (e) of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-244&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-244</a>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Prior to submitting waiver request pursuant to this paragraph, the local board of education shall, upon its own initiative, or at the request of such individual attempting to qualify to run for local board of education member: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)(a)2.(i)I.">I.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Provide 30 days' notice of the individual's intent to run for office; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)(a)2.(i)II.">II.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Conduct a public hearing for the purpose of providing an opportunity for full discussion and public input on the issue of potential nepotism problems and other concerns with regard to such waiver. The public hearing shall be advertised at least seven days prior to the date of such hearing in a local newspaper of general circulation which shall be the same newspaper in which other legal announcements of the local board of education are advertised. The public hearing may be conducted in conjunction with a regular or called meeting of the local board or may be conducted independently, at the local board's discretion. The cost of such notice and public hearing shall be borne by the local board.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)(a)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A local board of education seeking a waiver pursuant to this paragraph shall submit a written waiver request that contains, at a minimum: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)(a)2.(ii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Identification of the specific laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, or provisions that are requested for waiver;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)(a)2.(ii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A description of the laws, policies and procedures the school or school system shall substitute for the waived rules, regulations, policies, procedures, or provisions;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)(a)2.(ii)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A description of any familial relationship that is the subject of the waiver request.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)(a)2.(ii)(IV)">(IV)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A description of how the proposed waiver will improve student performance;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)(a)2.(ii)(V)">(V)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A description of the students who will be affected by the proposed waiver, including their estimated number, current performance, grade level, and any common demographic traits;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)(a)2.(ii)(VI)">(VI)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A list of schools by name that will be affected by the proposed waiver, and a description of each school, including current performance, grade levels, and demographic traits of the students of each such school;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)(a)2.(ii)(VII)">(VII)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Methods for collection of data, and for measuring and evaluating any change in student performance resulting from the proposed waiver;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)(a)2.(ii)(VIII)">(VIII)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The period of time for which the proposed waiver is requested and the proposed starting date; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)(a)2.(ii)(IX)">(IX)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A resolution from the local school board approving or disapproving the waiver request and outlining the reasons for its approval or disapproval.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)(a)2.(ii)(X)">(X)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A description of any public comment received at the public hearing held pursuant to (5)(a)(2)(i)(II) of this rule.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)(a)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The State Board of Education may grant or deny a waiver request, or grant a waiver request subject to specified modifications in the waiver request.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)(a)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The State Board of Education shall approve or deny a waiver request pursuant to this paragraph no later than 45 days after receipt of such waiver request, taking into consideration whether the benefit to the public would justify approval of the waiver.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)(a)2.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An approved waiver must be received by the local election superintendent prior to an individual's filing of a declaration or notice of candidacy in accordance with Article 4 of Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the Official Code of Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(5)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No person shall be eligible to be appointed, employed, or to serve as superintendent of schools of any county or independent LEA who has an immediate family member sitting on the local board of education for such LEA or who has an immediate family member hired as or promoted to a principal, assistant principal, or system administrative staff on or after July 1, 2009, by that LEA provided that the immediate family member's employment in his or her position in the LEA began on or after January 1, 2010. Nothing in this Code section shall affect the employment of any person who is employed by a LEA on or before July 1, 2009, or who is employed by a LEA when an immediate family member becomes the superintendent for that LEA. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>SANCTIONING MEMBERS OF LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No local board of education member shall: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(6)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use or attempt to use his or her official position to secure unwarranted privileges, advantages, or employment for himself or herself, his or her immediate family member, or others.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(6)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Act in his or her official capacity in any matter where he or she, his or her immediate family member, or a business organization in which he or she has an interest has a material financial interest that would reasonably be expected to impair his or her objectivity or independence of judgment. Compliance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-505&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-505</a> shall not constitute a violation of this subparagraph.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(6)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Solicit or accept or knowingly allow his or her immediate family member or a business organization in which he or she has an interest to solicit or accept any gift, favor, loan, political contribution, service, promise of future employment, or other thing of value based upon an understanding that the gift, favor, loan, political contribution, service, promise of future employment, or other thing of value was given or offered for the purpose of influencing that board member in the discharge of his or her official duties. This paragraph shall not apply to the solicitation or acceptance of contributions to the campaign of an announced candidate for elective public office if the local board of education member has no knowledge or reason to believe that the campaign contribution, if accepted, was given with the intent to influence the local board of education member in the discharge of his or her official duties. For purposes of this subparagraph, a gift, favor, loan, contribution, service, promise, or other thing of value shall not include the items contained in subparagraphs (a)(2)(A) through (a)(2)(J) of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=16-10-2&amp;title=16#" target="_newtab">16-10-2</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(6)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use, or knowingly allow to be used, his or her official position or any information not generally available to the members of the public which he or she receives or acquires in the course of and by reason of his or her official position for the purpose of securing financial gain for himself or herself, his or her immediate family member, or any business organization with which he or she is associated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(6)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Shall represent, either in his or her individual capacity or through a or business organization in which he or she has an interest, any person or party other than the local board of education or LEA in connection with any cause, proceeding, application, or other matter pending before the LEA in which he or she serves or in any proceeding involving the LEA in which he or she serves.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(6)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Be prohibited from making an inquiry for information on behalf of a constituent if no fee, reward, or other thing of value is promised to, given to, or accepted by the local board of education member or his or her immediate family member in return therefor.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(6)(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Disclose or discuss any information which is subject to attorney-client privilege belonging to the local board of education to any person other than other board members, the board attorney, the local school superintendent, or persons designated by the local school superintendent for such purposes unless such privilege has been waived by a majority vote of the whole board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(6)(a)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Also be an officer of any organization that sells goods or services to that LEA, except as provided in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-505&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-505</a> and excluding nonprofit membership organizations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(6)(a)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Be deemed in conflict with paragraph (6)(a) of this rule, if, by reason of his or her participation in any matter required to be voted upon, no material or monetary gain accrues to him or her as a member of any profession, occupation, or group to any greater extent than any gain could reasonably be expected to accrue to any other member of that profession, occupation, or group.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon a motion supported by a two-thirds' vote, a local board of education may choose to conduct a hearing concerning the violation by a local board of education member of any conflict of interest provision in paragraph (6)(a) of this rule or O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-63&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-63</a>. Such hearing shall be conducted in accordance with the policies and procedures adopted by the local board in accordance with State Board of Education Rule <a title="160-1-3-.04" href="160-1-3-.04">160-1-3-.04</a> SCHOOL LAW TRIBUNALS AND APPEALS, provided that the local board of education member accused of violating said provision shall have 30 days' notice prior to a hearing on the matter, and said accused member may bring witnesses on his or her behalf. Further, the local board of education may call witnesses to inquire into the matter. If it is found by a vote of two-thirds of all the members of the board that the accused member has violated a conflict of interest provision contained in paragraph (6)(a) of this rule or O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-63&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-63</a>, the local board shall determine an appropriate sanction. This subparagraph shall apply only to local board of education members elected or appointed on or after July 1, 2010.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(6)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A board member subject to sanction pursuant to paragraph (6)(b) of this rule may, within 30 days of such sanction vote, appeal such decision to the State Board of Education, in accordance with the procedures set forth in paragraph (4) of State Board of Education Rule <a title="160-1-3-.04" href="160-1-3-.04">160-1-3-.04</a> SCHOOL LAW TRIBUNALS AND APPEALS. The State Board of Education shall affirm or reverse the decision to sanction such board member in accordance with the procedures set forth in paragraph (4) of State Board of Education Rule <a title="160-1-3-.04" href="160-1-3-.04">160-1-3-.04</a> SCHOOL LAW TRIBUNALS AND APPEALS. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>SUSPENSION OF LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(7)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any accrediting agency included in subparagraph (6.1)(A) of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-3-519&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-3-519</a> shall notify in writing the State School Superintendent upon placing any LEA or school on the level of accreditation immediately preceding the loss of accreditation for school board governance reasons. Such notice shall include the reason or reasons for the decision of the accrediting agency.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(7)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notwithstanding O.C.G.A. § 20-2-54.1 or any other provisions of law to the contrary, if an LEA or school is placed on the level of accreditation immediately preceding loss of accreditation for school board governance related reasons by one or more accrediting agencies included in subparagraph (6.1)(A) of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-3-519&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-3-519</a>, the local board of education shall notify the State board of Education in writing within three business days of such placement and the State Board of Education shall conduct a hearing in not less than ten (10) days of such notice nor more than ninety (90) days and recommend to the Governor whether to suspend all eligible members of the local board of education with pay. A majority of the members of a local board of education may petition the State Board of Education to continue any hearing scheduled under this subsection. Upon a showing of good cause, the State Board may in its sound discretion continue any such hearing. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, deliberations held by the State Board of Education pursuant to this subsection to formulate its recommendation to the Governor shall not be open to the public; provided however, that testimony shall be taken in an open meeting and a vote on the recommendation shall be taken in an open meeting following the hearing or at the next regularly scheduled meeting. If the State Board of Education makes such recommendation, the Governor may, in his or her discretion, suspend all eligible members of the local board of education with pay and, in consultation with the State Board of Education, appoint temporary replacement members who shall be otherwise qualified to serve as members of such board. Any temporary replacement members appointed pursuant to this paragraph or O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-73&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-73</a> shall serve until the completion of the suspension or until the seat becomes vacant, whichever occurs first.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(7)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All hearings pursuant to paragraph (7)(b) of this rule shall be conducted by the State Board of Education, a committee thereof, or a hearing officer appointed by the State Board of Education, who shall hold all hearings pursuant to the following procedures: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(7)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The presiding officer shall notify the parties of the time and place of the hearing.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(7)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All witnesses shall testify under oath and shall be subject to cross-examination.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(7)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The presiding officer shall require the testimony and other evidence to be transcribed by a court reporter or recorded by other appropriate means.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(7)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The strict rules of evidence prevailing in courts of law shall not be applicable.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(7)(c)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the conclusion of the hearing, or within 15 days thereafter, the State Board of Education shall notify the Governor and the parties of its decision in writing.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(7)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any suspended board member may petition the Governor for reinstatement as provided in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-73&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-73</a>. Any suspended board member who is reinstated by the Governor pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-73&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-73</a> may be reimbursed by the local board of education for his or her reasonable attorney's fees and related expenses incurred in pursuing such reinstatement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(7)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Paragraph (7) of this rule shall apply only to a local school system or school which is placed on the level of accreditation immediately preceding loss of accreditation on or after April 20, 2011. Paragraph (7) of this rule shall apply only to local board of education members who were serving on the local board at the time the accrediting agency placed the local school system or school on the level of accreditation immediately preceding loss of accreditation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.36(7)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A local board of education shall not expend any public funds for attorney's fees or expenses of litigation relating to proceedings initiated pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-73&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-73</a> except to the extent such fees and expenses are incurred prior to and through the recommendation of the State Board as provided for in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-73&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-73</a>. However, nothing in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-73&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-73</a> shall be construed to prohibit an insurance provider from covering attorney's fees or expenses of litigation under an insurance policy.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.37" name="160-5-1-.37" title="160-5-1-.37">Rule 160-5-1-.37 Teacher and Leader Evaluations</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>DEFINITIONS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Annual Evaluation</B> - an evaluation of job performance based on multiple measures, including student and professional growth and classroom observations, that yields a cumulative rating of Exemplary, Proficient, Needs Development, or Ineffective.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Assistant principal</B> - a person charged with assisting the principal in the overall administration of a school, including coordinating and directing school activities.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Flexibility Contract</B> - a performance-based contract between the State Board of Education and the Local Board of Education or among the State Board of Education, Local Board of Education, and charter school that permits the waiver of certain provisions of Title 20 and State Board of Education Rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Formative Assessment -</B> rubric-based evaluation method, by which performance related to quality performance standards can be evaluated, that is conducted multiple times during the school year that are used to inform the final score achieved on the annual evaluation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE)</B> - the state agency charged with the fiscal and administrative management of certain aspects of K-12 public education, including the implementation of federal and state mandates. Such management is subject to supervision and oversight by the State Board of Education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA)</B> - the state agency mandated by O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-14-26&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-14-26</a> to create a uniform performance-based accountability system for K-12 public schools that incorporates both state and federal mandates, including student and school performance standards.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC)</B> - the state agency created by O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-983&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-983</a> and authorized to assume full responsibility for the certification, preparation and conduct of certified, licensed or permitted personnel employed in Georgia, and the development and administration of teacher certification testing.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(1)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Local Educational Agency (LEA)</B> - local school system, charter system, state charter school authorized by the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia or a state chartered special school approved by the Georgia State Board of Education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(1)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Local Unit of Administration (LUA)</B> - a local education agency or a regional educational service agency.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(1)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Other Agreement</B> - The required two-party agreement between the State Board of Education and a Local Board of Education that is a Title 20/ No Waiver school system, which defines the measures required to fulfill the requirements of the teacher and leader evaluations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(1)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Principal</B> - the person who serves as administrative head of a school, and who is responsible for the coordination and direction of all school activities.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(1)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Regional Education Service Agency (RESA)</B> - an agency established to provide shared services to improve the effectiveness of educational programs and services of LEAs and to provide direct instructional programs to selected public school students.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(1)(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>School Climate</B> - the quality and character of school life as measured by the School Climate Star Rating.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(1)(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>State Board of Education</B> - the constitutional authority which defines education policy for public K-12 education agencies in Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(1)(o)">(o)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Summative Performance Evaluation - </B> Performance standards and appraisal rubric based method of evaluation for teachers, principals, and assistant principals conducted throughout the year resulting in a single score.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(1)(p)">(p)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Teacher of Record</B> - any GaPSC certificate holding educator, who is responsible for a specified portion of a student's learning activities that are within a subject/course and are aligned to performance measures.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>REQUIREMENTS.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> GaDOE shall develop a system to evaluate teachers, assistant principals, and principals. The evaluation system developed by GaDOE shall use multiple measures aligned with impacts on student achievement and prioritize growth in student achievement and professional growth. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All teachers shall receive orientation regarding the requirements of the state-adopted teacher and leader evaluation system prior to the individual being observed using the evaluation system.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All charter system, strategic waiver system, Title 20/No Waivers system, and charter school teachers, assistant principals, and principals shall be evaluated pursuant to this rule to the same extent as other public school teachers, assistant principals and principals.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Student growth shall not include the test scores of any student who has not been in attendance for at least 90% of the instructional days of the assessed course.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local Education Agencies shall adhere to the processes, guidelines and procedures as set forth in the latest versions of the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System Implementation Handbook and the Leader Keys Effectiveness System Implementation Handbook promulgated by the Georgia Department of Education. However, whenever a procedural deficiency of this rule, the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System Implementation Handbook, or the Leader Keys Effectiveness System Implementation Handbook is alleged, a hearing officer, Local Board of Education, or other appropriate official may find that an employee received a fair and adequate evaluation if the procedural inadequacies did not substantially or materially affect the employee's final rating.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The evaluation system developed by GaDOE for teachers of record shall include: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Growth in student achievement on annual state assessments for teachers of record who teach courses that are subject to annual state assessments, which shall count for 30% of the evaluation for such teachers;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Growth in student achievement for teachers of record who teach courses that are not subject to annual state assessments shall count for 30% of the evaluation. Student growth shall include at least one student growth measure and may utilize other student growth indicators, including the school or LEA total score on state assessments as allowed by the Flexibility Contract or Other Agreement; <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(c)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> This does not require a student growth measurement for every student taking a course not subject to annual state assessments aligned with state standards.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For teachers who teach courses that are subject to annual state assessment and also courses that are not subject to annual state assessments, the student growth measure for the course subject to annual state assessments shall count for 30% of the evaluation for such teachers.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Professional growth shall count for 20% of the evaluation for all teachers. Professional growth shall be measured by progress toward or attainment of professional growth goals as determined by the results of the pre-evaluation conference, midyear evaluation conference and the summative conference; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(c)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Multiple classroom observations shall count for 50% of evaluation for all teachers. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(c)5.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Observations shall be conducted by an appropriately trained and credentialed evaluator, using clear and consistent observation rubrics;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(c)5.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Classroom observations may be supplemented with additional measures aligned with student achievement and professional growth.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The evaluation system developed by GaDOE for assistant principals and principals shall include: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Growth in student achievement on annual state assessments shall count for 40% of the evaluation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> School climate shall count for 10% of the evaluation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A combination of achievement gap closure, Beat the Odds, and College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) data shall count for 20% of the evaluation as allowed by the Flexibility Contract or Other Agreement; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(d)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The results of multiple school observations, evaluations and standards of practice shall count for 30% of the evaluation.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To ensure proper implementation of the evaluation system, GaDOE shall: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Establish processes and requirements to determine the teacher of record for purposes of assigning student achievement scores to a teacher in evaluating the teacher's performance;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Establish processes for roster verification and student teacher linkages in order to assign the student's achievement scores to the teacher for the purposes of evaluating the teacher's performance;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(e)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Establish minimum training and credentialing requirements for evaluators of teachers and principals; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(e)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Provide data systems to support the professional growth of teachers and leaders and facilitate human capital management.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The evaluation system, as set forth in Section (2)(a), shall annually culminate in a final rating that categorizes every teacher of record, assistant principal, and principal on one of four levels designated as "Exemplary," "Proficient," "Needs Development," or "Ineffective."</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A rating of "Ineffective" constitutes evidence of incompetency. However a rating other than "ineffective" does not preclude a finding of cause based on incompetency under O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-940&amp;title=20#20-2-940(a)(1)" target="_newtab">20-2-940(a)(1)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All personnel employed by an LUA, including LEA superintendents, shall have their performance evaluated annually by appropriately trained and credentialed evaluators. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(h)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The evaluation of the LEA superintendent shall be conducted by the local board of education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(h)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each annual evaluation shall be included in the respective individual's personnel file and be confidential as provided by paragraph (2)(s) of this rule and O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-210&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-210</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each LEA and all charter schools shall implement the evaluation system developed by GaDOE and adopted by the State Board of Education in accordance with this rule and O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-210&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-210</a> for all teachers of record, assistant principals, and principals.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each LEA shall provide written notice in advance of each school year to each teacher of record, assistant principal, and principal of the evaluation measures and any specific indicators that will be used for such evaluation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each LEA shall ensure that all teachers of record, assistant principals, and principals have a pre-evaluation conference, midyear evaluation conference, and a summative evaluation conference. The conference shall include the individual being evaluated, his or her supervisor, and the evaluator, unless otherwise agreed upon by the individual being evaluated and the LEA. The conference shall inform the individual being evaluated of the expected level of performance specific indicators that will be used to measure progress of the individual on formative and summative performance evaluations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All teachers of record, assistant principals, and principals shall be notified by the LEA of and have access to the results of the annual evaluation and any formative and summative observations conducted through the school year conducted as part of the evaluation system. This notification and access must be provided within ten (10) working days of the evaluation or observation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A teacher of record, assistant principal, or principal, or an evaluator of any such individuals, may request a conference within ten working days of the notice of results of a formative observation. This conference must be provided within ten working days of the request.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An LEA may include a tiered observation system. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(n)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LEA may reduce the observations of teachers of record who provide assistance in coaching or mentoring new teachers and teachers with a performance rating of "Need Development" or "Ineffective."</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(n)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LEA may also reduce the observations for teachers with a minimum of three (3) years' of teaching experience and a performance rating of "Proficient" or "Exemplary" in the previous year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(n)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No teacher of record shall have less than two classroom observations and one summative evaluation for a school year.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(o)">(o)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each LEA, including all charter schools, shall report, in a manner to be determined by the GaPSC the evaluation status of a teacher of record, assistant principal, or principal to the GaPSC for any teacher, assistant principal or principal who receives an "Ineffective" or "Needs Development" rating on his or her annual evaluation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(p)">(p)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any individual who receives a combination of "Ineffective" or "Needs Development" on the annual evaluation for any two years in a five-year certificate period shall not be eligible to receive a renewable certificate issued by the GaPSC until he or she demonstrates that the performance deficiency has been satisfactorily addressed. The GaPSC may issue a nonrenewable certificate to an individual that receives an "Ineffective" or "Needs Development" rating in accordance with its rules, practices, and procedures.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(q)">(q)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each superintendent shall identify an appropriately trained and credentialed evaluator for each person for which an annual evaluation must be conducted.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(r)">(r)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Except as otherwise provided in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-948&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-948</a>, each LEA shall base decisions regarding retention, promotion, compensation, dismissals, and other staffing decisions, including transfers, placements, and preferences in the event of reductions in force, primarily on the results of the evaluations developed as required by this rule and O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-210&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-210</a>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(r)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Such evaluation results shall also be used by the LEA to provide high-quality, job-embedded, and ongoing mentoring, support, and professional development for teachers, assistant principals, and principals, as appropriate, aligned to the teacher's, assistant principal's, or principal's needs as identified in his or her evaluation.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(s)">(s)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All records, including surveys and evaluation instruments, associated with individual performance evaluations conducted pursuant to this rule and O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-210&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-210</a> shall be confidential and not subject to public disclosure, including under the Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-18-70&amp;title=50&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">50-18-70</a><I>et. seq.</I>). <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(s)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each LEA shall report performance data to the Georgia Department of Education in a format approved by the State Board of Education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(s)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any current or former public school employee may execute a release authorizing the LEA/LUA to release his or individual performance data or evaluation data to a third party as specified in the release.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="160-5-1-.37(2)(t)">(t)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> GaDOE may release employee performance data, except to the extent data is personally identifiable to any public school employee. However, GaDOE may, through an agreement with the GOSA, share individual employee data with the GOSA for the purposes of improving postsecondary educator preparation so long as the GOSA agrees that it will not disclose personally identifiable information about any public school employee.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.01" name="160-5-1-.01" title="160-5-1-.01">Rule 160-5-1-.01 Repealed</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.02" name="160-5-1-.02" title="160-5-1-.02">Rule 160-5-1-.02 School Day and School Year for Students and Employees</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.03" name="160-5-1-.03" title="160-5-1-.03">Rule 160-5-1-.03 Identification and Reporting of Schools</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.04" name="160-5-1-.04" title="160-5-1-.04">Rule 160-5-1-.04 Repealed</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.05" name="160-5-1-.05" title="160-5-1-.05">Rule 160-5-1-.05 Substitute Teachers</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.06" name="160-5-1-.06" title="160-5-1-.06">Rule 160-5-1-.06 Repealed</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.07" name="160-5-1-.07" title="160-5-1-.07">Rule 160-5-1-.07 Student and Staff Data Collections</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.08" name="160-5-1-.08" title="160-5-1-.08">Rule 160-5-1-.08 Class Size</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.09" name="160-5-1-.09" title="160-5-1-.09">Rule 160-5-1-.09 Repealed</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.10" name="160-5-1-.10" title="160-5-1-.10">Rule 160-5-1-.10 Student Attendance</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.11" name="160-5-1-.11" title="160-5-1-.11">Rule 160-5-1-.11 Repealed</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.12" name="160-5-1-.12" title="160-5-1-.12">Rule 160-5-1-.12 Student Fees and Charges/Required Student Equipment and Materials</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.13" name="160-5-1-.13" title="160-5-1-.13">Rule 160-5-1-.13 Regional Educational Service Agencies</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.14" name="160-5-1-.14" title="160-5-1-.14">Rule 160-5-1-.14 Transfer of Student Records</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.15" name="160-5-1-.15" title="160-5-1-.15">Rule 160-5-1-.15 Awarding Units of Credit and Acceptance of Transfer Credit and/or Grades</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.16" name="160-5-1-.16" title="160-5-1-.16">Rule 160-5-1-.16 Reserved</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.17" name="160-5-1-.17" title="160-5-1-.17">Rule 160-5-1-.17 Reserved</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.18" name="160-5-1-.18" title="160-5-1-.18">Rule 160-5-1-.18 Competitive Interscholastic Activities In Grades 6-12</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.19" name="160-5-1-.19" title="160-5-1-.19">Rule 160-5-1-.19 Repealed</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.20" name="160-5-1-.20" title="160-5-1-.20">Rule 160-5-1-.20 Gender Equity In Sports</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.21" name="160-5-1-.21" title="160-5-1-.21">Rule 160-5-1-.21 Reserved</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.22" name="160-5-1-.22" title="160-5-1-.22">Rule 160-5-1-.22 Personnel Required</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.23" name="160-5-1-.23" title="160-5-1-.23">Rule 160-5-1-.23 Repealed</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.24" name="160-5-1-.24" title="160-5-1-.24">Rule 160-5-1-.24 Procedure for Requesting Student Social Security Numbers</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.25" name="160-5-1-.25" title="160-5-1-.25">Rule 160-5-1-.25 Reserved</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.26" name="160-5-1-.26" title="160-5-1-.26">Rule 160-5-1-.26 Repealed</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.27" name="160-5-1-.27" title="160-5-1-.27">Rule 160-5-1-.27 Repealed</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.28" name="160-5-1-.28" title="160-5-1-.28">Rule 160-5-1-.28 Student Enrollment and Withdrawal</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.29" name="160-5-1-.29" title="160-5-1-.29">Rule 160-5-1-.29 Minimum Direct Classroom Expenditures</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.30" name="160-5-1-.30" title="160-5-1-.30">Rule 160-5-1-.30 Reserved</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.31" name="160-5-1-.31" title="160-5-1-.31">Rule 160-5-1-.31 Reserved</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.32" name="160-5-1-.32" title="160-5-1-.32">Rule 160-5-1-.32 Reserved</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.33" name="160-5-1-.33" title="160-5-1-.33">Rule 160-5-1-.33 Strategic Waivers and Title 20/No Waivers School Systems</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.34" name="160-5-1-.34" title="160-5-1-.34">Rule 160-5-1-.34 Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.35" name="160-5-1-.35" title="160-5-1-.35">Rule 160-5-1-.35 Seclusion and Restraint for All Students</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.36" name="160-5-1-.36" title="160-5-1-.36">Rule 160-5-1-.36 Local School Board Governance</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/160-5-1-.37" name="160-5-1-.37" title="160-5-1-.37">Rule 160-5-1-.37 Teacher and Leader Evaluations</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends 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