Virtual School Meanderings

March 21, 2016

Georgia – HB 100 Education; Date By Which A Child Must Reach A Certain Age In Order To Be Eligible For Enrollment In Certain Educational Programs; Change Provisions

I also received this from a colleague a few days ago…

HB 100 by Rep. Tom Dickson (R-Cohutta), a bill that originally changed the Kindergarten start date for students, was stripped of its original language and replaced with language that requires school systems to use 90 percent of funds received for students enrolled only in virtual school programs in a local system but residing in another system ON virtual school instruction and nothing else. The bill was amended in committee in a way that this provision will not be eligible to be waived by Charter or Strategic Waivers systems.

This was an interesting case, as it illustrates the lengths that some will go to impose their ideological agenda on public education.

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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to elementary and secondary education, so as to change provisions relating to the date by which a child must reach a certain age in order to be eligible for enrollment in certain educational programs; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Mar/15/2016 – Senate Read Second Time
Mar/15/2016 – Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/20/2015 – Senate Read and Referred
Feb/19/2015 – House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Feb/19/2015 – House Third Readers
Feb/12/2015 – House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Jan/29/2015 – House Second Readers
Jan/28/2015 – House First Readers
Jan/27/2015 – House Hopper

Feb/19/2015 – House Vote #47Yea(110)Nay(53)NV(8)


I also received this from that same colleague…

Adopted Education Bills
The following bills have been adopted by both House and Senate. In some cases it must return to its original chamber for an agree vote but that is seen as an issue with any of the listed bills.
HB 100 Pertains to two school systems that permit out of system students to
participate in their virtual learning courses. Requires that QBE funds
earned in this manner be spent on virtual learning.
QBE funds earned for out of district virtual learning must be spend on v.l.

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