SB 502 – This act creates procedures for evaluation of credits when a student transfers to a public school from another educational setting, including an unaccredited public school, a nonpublic school, and a home school. The school district must provide the student and parent or guardian with a written explanation of enrollment, credit issuance, grade placement and an appeal process if the parent or guardian disagrees with the school's evaluation of the student's credits. The school district must review the student's work and other materials, as described in the act, to determine the issuance of course credits and grade level placement. If the district cannot make a determination, it may have the student take a placement test under district policy. Incoming students will be judged by the same criteria for passing as current students. Board policies must be reasonable and nondiscriminatory. If the coursework does not fulfill a district's curricular objectives, elective credit may be awarded if the course is sufficiently documented.
This act is substantially similar to HB 38 (2007).