Bill Summaries: S522 (2021)

  • Summary date: Apr 5 2021 - View summary

    Amends GS 115C-215 to allow high school driver education to be offered at the State's public high schools or through online instruction. Requires the State Board of Education to provide for a program of online driver education instruction to be offered through the State's public high schools. Requires the internet-based program to include at least: (1) customer service support that is available through a toll-free telephone number; (2) storage of course content and student data on a secure server that is protected against data breaches and is regularly backed up; (3) the ability to update course content uniformly throughout the State; and (4) online classroom instruction that includes at least accountability features to ensure the identity of the student, measuring the amount of time that the student spends on each section of the course, use of a pool of rotating quiz questions, and a means for the student to measure performance outcomes. Applies beginning with the 2022-23 school year.