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Senate Bill 396: Exempting Virtual Schools from Teacher Certification
Senators Lehman, Kreitlow, and Taylor; Representatives Pope-Roberts, Sinicki, and Turner
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.
This bill has been amended. It currently allows a person to teach an online course in a virtual charter school if he or she has completed 30 hours of professional development designed to prepare a teacher for online teaching.
|1/17/2008||(Senate) Introduced, referred to Committee on Education|
|1/17/2008||(Senate) Public hearing held|
|2/4/2008||(Senate) Passed Education Committee|
|2/19/2008||(Senate) Senate Amendment and Senate Substitute Amendment adopted by the Senate, 18-15|
|2/19/2008||(Senate) Sent to Assembly|
|3/11/2008||(House) Received from Senate, read, read a second time|
|3/11/2008||(House) Rules suspended|
|3/11/2008||(House) Adopted Amendment|
|3/11/2008||(House) Read a third time, rules suspended, concurred as amended 96-1|
|3/12/2008||(Senate) Received from Assembly as amended, concurred in amendment|
|3/12/2008||(Senate) Available for scheduling|
|4/11/2008||Published on 4/21/08|
HSLDA opposes this bill
None at this time.
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