13-1-12.1. Promulgation of rules on classification and accreditation of schools, preparation of certified personnel, eligibility for state aid, career and technical education, and curriculum requirements. The South Dakota Board of Education Standards shall promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 to establish standards for the classification and accreditation of schools within this state, to establish standards for preparation of certified personnel, to set forth procedures for determining the eligibility of school districts to receive state aid to education funding, to adopt policies and rules necessary to establish standards and procedures for career and technical education, and to establish curriculum requirements for a recommended high school program for all public and nonpublic schools within the state. The recommended high school program shall include a rigorous high school curriculum in both academic and career and technical courses. The requirements of the recommended program shall be aligned to the academic content standards developed pursuant to § 13-3-48 and shall, at a minimum, include the content standards tested pursuant to § 13-3-55.
Nothing in this section authorizes the board to require the use of specifically designated curriculum or methods of instruction.
Source: SL 1995, ch 86, § 10; SL 1996, ch 99, § 3; SL 2004, ch 121, § 1; SL 2009, ch 86, § 2, eff. July 1, 2013; SL 2015, ch 81, § 1; SL 2015, ch 89, § 2; SL 2017, ch 81, § 57.
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