Statement from Director Glass: Attorney General's opinion validates Department's finding that online programs are legal
An opinion from the Iowa Attorney General today validates the Iowa Department of Education’s finding that proposals for online education programs in the CAM and Clayton Ridge school districts meet state law, Director Jason Glass said today.
At the school districts’ request, the Department agreed to review the CAM and Clayton Ridge proposals with regard to state education law. The Department concluded that the proposals demonstrated in good faith that both districts intend to meet the requirements of Iowa Code Chapter 256.7, which provides the authority to deliver online education as long as it is not the exclusive means of delivery. The Department will closely monitor how these online programs are implemented in the 2012-13 school year to make sure they deliver as promised.
“I appreciate that the Attorney General has validated that these programs are within the law, and the Iowa Department of Education acted appropriately and within its legal authority,” Glass said.