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Senate Bill 841: A Bill Creating Government-Funded Distance Learning Education
Senator Steve Bryles
This bill would create distance learning charter schools or “virtual” charter schools, as they are sometimes known. It appears that these schools would receive the same funding per student as regular public schools, that being about $5,500 per pupil per year, even though the distance learning students would require no classroom facilities or transportation. This would create a financial windfall to the distance learning charter schools and would be an overpayment of actual expenses incurred by the school. Additionally, these virtual charter schools represent a poor choice for homeschooling families because of the state control over their education program.
|3/5/2007||Introduced, first and second reading, and referred to the Committee on Education|
|5/1/2007||Died in Committee at Sine Die Adjournment|
HSLDA opposes this legislation
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