ENTITLED, An Act to
create the South Dakota Virtual High School.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
There is created the South Dakota virtual high school. The South Dakota virtual high
school shall be under the control of the Department of Education. The South Dakota virtual high
school shall provide choice accessibility, flexibility, quality, and equity in curricular offerings for
high school-aged students in the state.
The South Dakota Virtual High School Advisory Council is established. The council
shall advise the Department of Education, the South Dakota Board of Education, education-related
organizations, and other education groups on issues related to distance learning. The council shall
meet quarterly with the Department of Education to discuss, develop, and make recommendations
for the promulgation of rules concerning policies that affect distance delivery.
The council shall consist of seven members appointed by the secretary of education
with broadly based representation from entities involved in virtual education efforts statewide.
Members of the council shall be appointed for two-year terms, except that four of the
members of the initial council shall be appointed to two-year terms, and three of the members of the
initial council shall be appointed for one year. All subsequent appointments shall be for terms of two
years. Any vacancy on the council that occurs before the incumbent's term has expired shall be filled
by appointment to serve the remainder of the unexpired term. The number of terms that a council
member may serve is not limited.
The Department of Education may promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 to
coordinate course offerings by the South Dakota virtual high school, to award course credits earned
by students taking classes from the South Dakota virtual high school, and to establish criteria for
school districts to participate in the South Dakota virtual high school.
An Act to create the South Dakota Virtual High School.
I certify that the attached
originated in the
Speaker of the House
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______
Received at this Executive Office
this _____ day of _____________ ,
20____ at ____________ M.
for the Governor
The attached Act is hereby
approved this ________ day of
______________ , A.D., 20___
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
Office of the Secretary of State
Filed ____________ , 20___
at _________ o'clock __ M.
Secretary of State
Asst. Secretary of State