Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 1. Accreditation and Curriculum

Offsite Provision Of Educational Services By School District

20-7-118. Offsite provision of educational services by school district. (1) A school district may provide educational services at an offsite instructional setting, including the provision of services through electronic means. A district shall comply with any rules adopted by the board of public education that specify standards for the provision of educational services at an offsite instructional setting. The provision of educational services at an offsite instructional setting by a district is limited to pupils:

(a) meeting the residency requirements for that district as provided in 1-1-215;

(b) living in the district and eligible for educational services under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act or under 29 U.S.C. 794;

(c) attending school in the district under a mandatory attendance agreement as provided in 20-5-321; or

(d) attending school in the nearest district offering offsite instruction that agrees to enroll the pupil when the pupil's district of residence does not provide offsite instruction in an equivalent course in which the pupil is enrolled. A course is not equivalent if the course does not provide the same level of advantage on successful completion, including but not limited to dual credit, advanced placement, and career certification. Attendance in these cases is subject to approval of the trustees of the district providing the offsite instruction.

(2) The superintendent of public instruction shall adopt rules for the administration and enforcement of this section.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 570, L. 2005; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 247, L. 2021.