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HB 8 - Establishes Virtual Public School - Virginia Key Vote

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Title: Establishes Virtual Public School

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that establishes the Virginia Virtual School.

Highlights:

  • Establishes the Virginia Virtual School, a virtual public school that opens the 2017-2018 academic school year (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a parent to enroll his or her student into the Virginia Virtual School by June 15 of the upcoming school year, if he or she completes the enrollment procedure through a “multidivisional online provider” (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “multidivisional online provider” as a private or nonprofit organization that enters into a contract with the Board of the Virginia Virtual School and provides full-time virtual school programs for students within the state (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the Virginia Virtual School from enrolling more than 2 percent of students in a school division (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the total student enrollment number in the Virginia Virtual School from exceeding 5,000 students (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Department of Education to appropriate the state share of per pupil funding to a multidivisional online provider semimonthly (Sec. 1).
  • Del. James Edmunds is not listed on our vote breakdown because his vote did not accurately reflect his intentions; he initially voted "Yea" but changed his vote to "Nay" after the roll call.
  • Del. Terry Kilgore is not listed on our vote breakdown because his vote did not accurately reflect his intentions; he initially voted "Nay" but changed his vote to "Yea" after the roll call.
  • Del. Jennifer McClellan is listed on our vote breakdown as not voting; she intended to vote "Nay."
  • Del. Luke Torian is listed on our vote breakdown as not voting; he intended to vote "Nay."

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Establishes Virtual Public School

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that establishes the Virginia Virtual School.

Highlights:

  • Establishes the Virginia Virtual School, a virtual public school that opens the 2017-2018 academic school year (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a parent to enroll his or her student into the Virginia Virtual School by June 15 of the upcoming school year, if he or she completes the enrollment procedure through a “multidivisional online provider” (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “multidivisional online provider” as a private or nonprofit organization that enters into a contract with the Board of the Virginia Virtual School and provides full-time virtual school programs for students within the state (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the Virginia Virtual School from enrolling more than 2 percent of students in a school division (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the total student enrollment number in the Virginia Virtual School from exceeding 5,000 students (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Department of Education to appropriate the state share of per pupil funding to a multidivisional online provider semimonthly (Sec. 1).

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