Presentation on theme: "Cyber Schools in Idaho Challenges of serving diverse learners in cyber schools Marybeth Flachbart Idaho."— Presentation transcript:
Cyber Schools in Idaho Challenges of serving diverse learners in cyber schools Marybeth Flachbart Idaho State Department of Education
Defining Cyber Schools Different models of delivering instruction 1. Part of the Idaho State Department of Education (Offers a wide range of courses to students in rural areas) 2. For profit K-9 virtual school 3. Parents as teachers 4. Combined on-line and traditional instruction
State Funding and Federal Guidelines Highly Qualified Identifying poverty rates Special Education Transportation costs Administering state mandated assessments
Challenges to Providing Special Education Services Eligibility criteria Number of hours of service Must provide services to all students enrolled in their school Must admit all students regardless of the disability Must provide transportation if necessary May not commit other districts to delivering special education services
Title Programs in Cyber Schools Economically disadvantaged students are under represented What does supplemental education look like in a virtual environment? What should a virtual program for English language learners look like? How do we assess their Title IV programs (Safe and Drug Free Schools)?