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Senate Bill 139: Regulation of Public Online Education Program
Senator Sue Windels (D-District 19)
This bill establishes a state agency for the regulation of online education programs. The agency would be responsible for authorizing specific programs and enforcing agency guidelines. While this bill does not expressly create new online education programs, it is a formal establishment of the authority to do so.
Unfortunately these types of programs are often aimed at bringing homeschool students back into the public school arena by offering free equipment and curriculum to parents who enroll their children. This enrollment, however, waives the rights that many people in Colorado have fought hard to preserve. The government does not offer "free materials" without obligation.
|01/31/2005||Introduced and placed in Senate Education Committee|
|02/17/2005||Passed by amendment out of Education Committee, referred to Appropriations Committee|
|04/01/2005||Referred to Senate Committee on Appropriations|
|04/07/2005||Referred to Senate Committee on Education|
|04/15/2005||Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations|
|04/20/2005||Passed Second Reading in the Senate|
|04/21/2005||Introduced In House - Assigned to Education + Finance + Appropriations|
|04/21/2005||Senate Third Reading Passed|
|04/26/2005||Referred to House Committee on Education|
|04/27/2005||Referred to House Committee on Finance|
|04/29/2005||Passed House Committee on Appropriations|
|05/03/2005||Passed House Second Reading|
|05/04/2005||Passed House Third Reading|
|05/05/2005||Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass|
HSLDA is opposed to this bill.
None at this time.
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