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Senate Bill 2008: An Act Creating Virtual Public Schools
Senator Steve Southerland
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 House Bill 1872.
|2/22/2007||Passed second consideration and referred to the Education Committee|
|4/22/2008||Committee voted to pass with amendments|
|4/29/2008||Senate adopted amendment and passed. Bill engrossed and sent to House|
|5/1/2008||Received in House from Senate and held.|
|5/15/2008||Substituted for House Companion bill, amendments withdrawn, and passed|
|5/19/2008||Enrolled and ready for signatures|
|5/20/2008||Signed by the Speaker|
|5/27/2008||Transmitted to the Governor for action|
|6/5/2008||Signed by the Governor|
HSLDA opposes this legislation because of the inequitable funding.
None at this time.
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