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15-797 - Financial provisions for students in alternative education programs and alternative schools
15-797. Financial provisions for students in alternative education programs and alternative schools
A. School districts may count students for daily attendance as provided in section 15-901 who are not actually and physically in attendance in a recognized common or high school but who are enrolled in and actually and physically in attendance in an alternative education program or alternative school that is provided by any public body or private person and that meets the standards that the state board of education and the governing board prescribe for the course of study given in the common and high schools.
B. The governing board of a school district shall prescribe procedures for verifying the attendance of students enrolled in an alternative education program or alternative school that is provided by any public body or private person.
C. The governing board may pay for the cost of educating students as provided in this article not to exceed the cost per student count as provided in section 15-824, subsection G.
D. School districts operating alternative education programs or alternative schools pursuant to this section and charter schools operating on approved alternative calendars pursuant to section 15-183 shall comply with the annual hours of instruction requirement pursuant to section 15-901.