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June 2, 2008

Assembly Bill 697: Exempting Virtual Schools from Teacher Certification

Author:
Introduced by Representatives Davis, Lemahieu, Pridemore, Gottlieb, Gunderson, Honadel, Kramer, Lothian, Moulton, Mursau, Musser, Nass, Nygren, A. Ott, Petersen, Roth, Strachota, Vos, Vukmir, M. Williams, Zipperer and Murtha, Cosponsored by Senators Olsen, Leibham, Darling, Roessler And Kedzie. Referred to Committee on Education.

Summary:
Under current law, any person who teaches in a public school, including a charter school, must hold a teaching license or permit issued by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Until July 1, 2009, this bill exempts from this requirement any person who teaches in a virtual charter school. The bill defines a virtual charter school as a charter school that provides an online learning program

Status:

1/14/2008 (House) Introduced, referred to Committee on Education
1/16/2008 (House) Public hearing held
1/29/2008 (House) Amended, Passed Education Committee
3/13/2008 (House) Referred to Committee on Rules
3/21/2008 (Seante) Did not pass—bill is now dead

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA opposes this bill

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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Bill History