HB 1926

83(R) - 2013

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive


Ken King

Bill Caption

Relating to the provision of electronic courses by a school district or open-enrollment charter school.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. A school district or open-enrollment charter school would be required to pay course providers for a student's enrollment in an electronic course offered through the state virtual school network under the terms negotiated by the Commissioner of Education.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 1926 seeks to broaden the types of providers who can participate in the virtual school network including non-profit entities, private entities, and corporations. Furthermore, the bill expands access for students by allowing open-enrollment charter schools to participate in providing virtual classes as long as they do not exceed a cost limit and provide more than three classes a year for a student.

Analysis: HB 1926 places decision making at the local level by allowing school districts to accommodate their student populations' need to take courses that the schools themselves may not offer. This also provides for a more efficient school system, capable of adapting to assisting students who need certain credits for college acceptance that a virtual program may offer. We support HB 1926.