If a student has completed graduation requirements, but has not yet
graduated, and drops out of any courses being taken through Running
Start, is the student considered truant? (See also Eligibility Q-9)
A. Technically, meeting graduation requirements
with or without a diploma satisfies the compulsory attendance requirement.
a student withdraw from a class taken through Running Start without
the permission of the high school or school district?
A. Technically, yes, but there needs to
be coordination, and perhaps enrollment in high school to avoid being
Q-53. Can a
high school or school district impose a sequence requirement on Running
A. A rational course sequence requirement
could be imposed as long as it applied to all high school students.
Q-54. Can a
high school that operates a seven-period schedule convert one period
to allow the offering of college courses under Running Start and still
claim a full FTE amount of funding under the basic education funding
formula, and can the participating college claim a full or partial FTE
for students enrolled in a course through Running Start under this scenario?
A. The course cannot, for funding purposes,
be both a basic education offering and a college course for Running
Start. It is conceivable that both regular high school courses, and
Running Start courses, could be offered at different times on a high
school campus, and separately generate basic education allocation (BEA)
and Running Start funding. However, the conduct of the courses by the
high school and by a college or university should be demonstrably separate
Q-55. Who is responsible for covering the
costs associated with ADA / section 504
accommodations for Running Start students?
A. The college.
Q-56. Who is responsible for covering the
costs associated with special education services that are outlined in
a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP)?
A. Generally, high schools are responsible
for providing or paying for the services outlined in an IEP. Colleges
and high schools should work together to ensure that students’
needs are being met.
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