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House Bill 1130: An Act Creating Virtual Charter Schools
This bill would create the Mississippi Virtual Public School Program whereby students would be enrolled in public school but would receive instruction at home or other location via the Internet. Each student would be provided with a computer, printer, and Internet connection by the virtual school.
This bill does not directly affect homeschooling families, but, if passed, it would directly affect all tax-paying citizens of Mississippi. School districts sponsoring virtual schools would receive full funding for each student as though the student were actually attending the public school. This would create a financial windfall for school districts who would not have to provide transportation, classroom space, or teachers for these students but would receive money intended for these purposes anyway. For students enrolled in virtual schools sponsored by the State Board of Education instead of local school districts, the State Department of Education would receive the funds. This bill should be opposed.
|1/16/2006||Introduced and referred to the Colleges and Universities and Education Committee|
|1/30/2006||"Do Pass" recommendation to Committee Substitute|
|2/9/2006||Committee Substitute Adopted, amended, and passed as amended|
|2/10/2006||Transmitted to Senate|
|2/14/2006||Referred to Education's Universities and Colleges Committee|
|3/2/2006||Transmitted to House|
|3/6/2006||Enrolled Bill signed in the House|
|3/7/2006||Enrolled Bill signed in the Senate|
|3/7/2006||Approved by Governor|
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HSLDA opposes this legislation.
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