View Amendment Current Amendment: 12 to Bill 5164

Rep. Ott proposes the following amendment (LC-5164.WAB0021H):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 7, by striking Section 59-8-140(F)(1) and (2) and inserting:

 (F)(1) For scholarship students utilizing a scholarship to attend an online education service provider, The department must track data on scholarship student wellness through mandatory in-person days of attendance at least once per semester at their resident public school or homeschool. For first semester the in-person date shall be no later than November fifteenth. For the second semester the in-person date shall be no later than March fifteenth. During the in-person attendance, a school teacher, counselor, principal, assistant principal, school attendance officer, social or public assistance worker, school nurse, on-site mental health, or allied health professional, or other appropriately designated mandated reporter at the local public school or homeschool as defined in Section 63-7-310 must complete a comprehensive wellness check to screen for abuse and neglect as defined in Section 63-7-20.
  (2) All employees at an online education service provider who are employed in same or similar roles as defined in Section 63-7-310 shall be considered persons required to report and must complete the training programs required pursuant to Section 63-7-310(A) and hold all the same rights, responsibilities, and potential penalties as defined in Sections 63-7-315, 63-7-320, 63-7-350, 63-7-360, 63-7-370, 63-7-380, 63-7-390, 63-7-400, 63-7-430, 63-7-440, and receive information pursuant to Section 63-7-450.