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June 11, 2008

House Bill 1872: An Act Creating Virtual Public Schools

Author:
Representative David Hawk

Summary:
This bill would enact the Virtual Public Schools Act, which would create a public school option at home. HSLDA does not consider this to be a good option for homeschoolers because of the associated state control of such public programs. Additionally, it appears that the local school district or charter school would get full funding from the state for each student, even though the student did not attend the regular school. This is the companion bill to Senate Bill 2008.

Status:

2/15/2007Introduced
2/21/2007First consideration
2/22/2007Passed second consideration
4/11/2007Assigned to subcommittee K-12 of the Education Committee
4/17/2007"Pass" recommendation from subcommittee K-12 of the Education Committee
5/8/2007Action deferred in Education Committee for Summer Study
4/29/2008Recommended for passage if amended by House Education subcommittee
5/5/2008Recommended for passage if amended, referred to the Finance, Ways & Means Committee
5/6/2008Assigned to Budget subcommittee
5/14/2008Favorable for passage recommendation if amended, re-referred to subcommittee of the Finance, Ways and Means Committee, there passed, and referred to the Calendar and Rules Committee
5/15/2008Placed on Regular Calendar and substituted for Senate version
5/21/2008Bill died when legislature adjourned

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA opposes this legislation because of the inequitable funding.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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Bill History