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November 25, 2008

Senate Bill 841: A Bill Creating Government-Funded Distance Learning Education

Author:
Senator Steve Bryles

Summary:
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.

Status:

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's Position:
HSLDA opposes this legislation

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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Bill History