BOISE -- The Idaho Board of Education is holdingseven hearings set across the state on a proposal to require highschool students to take two online courses to graduate.

The Spokesman-Review reports boardspokesman Mark Browning says the board wants to get as much inputas it can. After the hearings, a board committee will vote on itsfinal recommendation for the rule, which may then go before thewhole board.

If approved, students in the class of 2016 would have to taketwo online course credits to graduate. The proposal came frompublic schools chief Tom Luna. He originally wanted students totake up to eight online course credits, but lawmakers ditched thatproposal in the 2011 session.

Hearings are scheduled in Moscow, Fruitland and Nampa next week.

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