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Administration Responsibilities

1. Each distance learning instructor shall establish procedures sharing assignments and instructional materials.

2. Member Participating Districts shall establish procedures for protecting teacher and student rights to privacy.

  • Audio mic systems should be unmuted unless directed otherwise by the distance learning teacher.
  • Distance learning teachers should be notified regarding visitors to the class. Visitors out of camera range at any of the sites should be properly acknowledged.

3. Member Participating Districts shall encourage cooperation among districts to maximize time on task.

  • Coordinate school calendars and course period time changes.
  • Establish common beginning and ending dates for courses.
  • Notify originating and receiving sites of daily schedule changes as early as possible, including dismissals due to weather.
  • Exchange bulletins between districts to help teachers and students better prepare for interruptions.
  • Minimize intercom or public address system interruptions.

4. Member Participating Districts shall make interactive teachers aware of special health and learning disability needs of registered students.

5. Member Participating Districts shall develop procedures for conducting class in the event of technical failure.

  • Assign a facilitator (this may be a student) in each district with the responsibilities
    • contact the instruction site of the problem
    • when possible troubleshoot the problem 
  • More than one person should be trained to operate the distance learning technology to trouble-shoot problems on the system as they occur.

6. Member Participating Districts are responsible for the purchase of appropriate materials for the interactive classes they are sending.

  • Textbooks, Workbooks, and Materials
    • The originating site will:
      • Determine and purchase the necessary textbooks, workbooks and other materials needed for the course.
      • Rent textbooks to the receiving site for $3.00 per course per year, to be billed by the sending site with the understanding that these funds are derived from the existing textbook rental fee charged by the receiving district and not an additional charge to students enrolled in distance learning courses.
      • Notify receiving sites of the costs of consumable workbooks and other materials. This should be done in the spring prior to the fall semester for budget planning purposes.
      • Be responsible for transporting the textbooks, workbooks, and materials to the receiving site(s).  The cost of sending materials is the responsibility of the sending site.
    • The receiving site will:
      • Reimburse the originating site for the cost of textbook rental fees, consumable workbooks and materials.
      • Return textbooks to the originating site at the end of the term the class is taught in like condition in which they were received.
      • Be responsible for the cost to replace lost or damaged textbooks rented from the originating site.
      • Be responsible for transporting the textbooks back to the originating site at the end of the term. 
      • Provide special equipment required by the course - i.e. lab equipment, etc. - as determined by the sending site in the spring prior to the fall semester in which the course is offered.
  • Supplementary Materials
    • Supplementary materials will be purchased by the originating site and become the property of the originating site. It is suggested that budget support be set aside to meet the requirements of the two-way courses.