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Rule Number:160-4-2-.20

State-Funded K-8 Subjects and 9-12 Courses for Students Entering Ninth Grade in 2008 and Subsequent Years  

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    1. Local boards of education shall not receive state funds for the following:
      1. Any course for which the course guide does not allocate a major portion of class time towards the development of one or more student competencies established by the State Board of Education.
      2. Any course that requires participation in an extracurricular activity and for which enrollment is on a competitive basis.
      3. Any class period in which the student serves as an assistant in a school office or in the media center, except when such placement is an approved work learning site of a recognized career program.
      4. Any study hall or other noncredit course.
    2. Local boards of education may apply for state funding for courses not included on the list of state-funded K-8 subjects and 9-12 courses by using DE Form 0287 Local School System Request for Addition to List of State-Funded K-8 Subjects and 9-12 Courses. The forms are posted on the Georgia Department of Education website.
    3. New courses are added to the state-funded list subsequent to State Board of Education approval of the standards submitted for new courses.
    4. The State Board of Education must approve the removal of K-8 subjects and 9-12 courses from the list.
    5. Local boards of education shall receive state funds for State Board of Education approved K-8 subjects and 9-12 courses. Only subjects and courses approved by the State Board of Education will be added to the state-funded list. The list must be kept current and organized by an appropriate classification system.

Authority: O.C.G.A. § 20-2-140; 20-2-141; 20-2-142; 20-2-151.1; 20-2-160.

Adopted: June 11, 2015                       Effective: July 2, 2015


Georgia Department Of Education
Adopted Date:  6/11/2015
Effective Date:  7/2/2015

NOTE: The State of Georgia has moved the Georgia Code. This new environment no longer allows us to link directly to the Georgia Code. For example enter 20-02-0211 in the search window and the Georgia Code will appear.
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