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March 25, 2008

Assembly Bill 870: Exempting Virtual Schools from Teacher Certification

Author:
Introduced by Representatives Davis, Lemahieu, Pridemore, Gottlieb, Gunderson, Kerkman, Kestell, Kramer, Lothian, Montgomery, Mursau, Murtha, Newcomer, Nygren, A. Ott, Suder, Tauchen, Townsend, Vukmir, Ziegelbauer and Zipperer; cosponsored by Senators Leibham, Grothman, Kapanke, Lazich And Roessler.

Summary:
Under current law, Wisconsin allows charter schools. This bill would expand charter schools to include virtual charter schools by (1) allowing teachers who are not certified to teach and (2) allowing students not within the district to enroll.

Status:

2/22/2008 (Assembly) Introduced, referred to Committee on Education
2/25/2008 (Assembly) Public Hearing
2/26/2008 (Assembly) Passed 6-4
2/28/2008 (Assembly) Amendment approved 52-45
2/28/2008 (Assembly) Rules suspended, voted and passed 53-44
2/29/2008 (Senate) Received from Assembly, referred to Education Committee
3/21/2008 (Senate) Failed to concur in Senate Joint Resolution

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA opposes this bill

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

Original Bill Text (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Amended Bill Text (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History