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House Bill 738: An Act Concerning Virtual Charter School Funding
Representatives DeLuca, Belfanti, Boyd, Buxton, Caltagirone, Carroll, Daley, Everett, Fabrizio, Frankel, Gergely, Grucela, Hennessey, Hershey, Kotic, McIlhattan, Mundy, Petrone, Preston, Rubley, Siptroth, Sonney, True, walko, Wansacz, Watson, and Youngblood.
Among other things, this bill would entitle cyber charter schools to receive $5,000 per pupil from the Commonwealth for schools enrolling 1,000 or fewer pupils. The amount per pupil gradually decreases to $3,000 for enrollment of 5,000 pupils or more. This creates a financial windfall for the charter school which only has to provide instructional materials, computers, printer, and internet connection for the student. None of the normal expenses for on-site instruction such as transportation, classroom space, etc. must be provided.
|3/19/2007||Introduced and referred to the House Education Committee|
|11/30/2008||Legislation died when the House adjourned|
HSLDA opposes this legislation.
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