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House Bill 446: An Act Concerning Virtual Charter Schools
Representatives Beyer, O'Neill, Belfanti, Boyd, Buxton, Cappelli, Curry, Grucela, King, Levdansky, MacKereth, Mann, McIlhattan, R. Miller, Mundy, Mustio, Pickett, Santoni, Stairs, Stern, R. Stevenson, J. Taylor, Watson, Mencsh, Fleck, Baker, Hanna, Everett, Goodman, Brooks, M. Keller, Hornaman, Siptroth, Causer, Vitali, Sonney, Pashinski, J. White, Helm, Brennan, Saylor, Vulakovich, J. Evans, Surra, and Mahoney.
This bill would, among other things, create charter cyber schools, a public-school-at-home program. HSLDA does not favor such programs for homeschoolers because of the associated government control. As presently written, this bill would provide $5,000 per pupil to the charter school for enrollment of not more than 1,000 students. This is a huge windfall to the charter school that has to provide no classroom space and other services associated with on-site attendance at the school.
|2/22/2007||Introduced and referred to the House Education Committee|
|12/6/2007||Reported as amended and first consideration|
|12/7/2007||Recommitted to the Appropriations Committee|
|11/30/2008||Legislation died when the House adjourned|
HSLDA opposes this legislation.
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