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June 11, 2008

Senate Bill 2008: An Act Creating Virtual Public Schools

Author:
Senator Steve Southerland

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 House Bill 1872.

Status:

2/15/2007Introduced
2/21/2007First consideration
2/22/2007Passed second consideration and referred to the Education Committee
4/22/2008Committee voted to pass with amendments
4/29/2008Senate adopted amendment and passed. Bill engrossed and sent to House
5/1/2008Received in House from Senate and held.
5/15/2008Substituted for House Companion bill, amendments withdrawn, and passed
5/19/2008Enrolled and ready for signatures
5/20/2008Signed by the Speaker
5/27/2008Transmitted to the Governor for action
6/5/2008Signed by the Governor

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

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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