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SB 1380 Regional school boards; full-time virtual school programs.

Introduced by: J. Chapman Petersen | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Regional school boards; full-time virtual school programs. Requires the establishment of eight regional school boards composed of one member of each local school board that governs each local school division in each of the eight superintendent's regions in the Commonwealth and requires each such regional school board to enter into a contract with at least one approved multidivision online provider to operate a full-time virtual school program for students enrolled in each local school division in such region. The bill contains provisions relating to student eligibility, educational standards, and funding for such full-time virtual school programs. The bill requires each local school board to make the option to participate in a full-time online learning program or full-time virtual school program available to at least two percent of students enrolled in the local school division and permits school boards to satisfy such requirement by providing the option to participate in the full-time virtual school program offered by the relevant regional school board.


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