115C-234.5. Remote academy enrollment.

(a) A student shall not be assigned to attend a remote academy without parental consent. A local school administrative unit shall require an application to secure parental consent prior to enrollment of a student in a remote academy.

(b) A local school administrative unit shall identify characteristics for successful remote learning and establish criteria for admittance to a remote academy and shall make that information available to parents.

(c) A student may not be denied admission to a remote academy solely on the basis that the student is a child with a disability. If a student is admitted to a remote academy, that student's IEP team, as defined in G.S. 115C-106.3, or section 504 team, 29 U.S.C. 794, must plan for a successful student entry and accommodations necessary to provide for a free appropriate public education in the remote academy.

(d) A local school administrative unit may reassign a student to an in-person school within that unit during the school year if the local board of education determines that an in-person school would better ensure academic success for that student. The local board of education may delegate this authority to the superintendent.

(e) A remote academy in a local school administrative unit shall comply with the requirements of G.S. 115C-301 with regards to class size. (2022-59, s. 2(a); 2022-74, s. 7.13(c).)