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Choice of Schools--Charter Schools--Cyber Charters


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State Status/Date Level Summary
ILTo governor 06/2014P-12Cyber Charters
H.B. 3937
Amends definition of "virtual schooling" as it pertains to charter schools. Extends moratorium on establishment of charter schools with virtual-schooling components outside Chicago through December 31, 2016. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/98/HB/PDF/09800HB393...

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COSigned into law 06/2014P-12K-12 On-line Education
H.B. 1382
Clarifies and updates the definitions of "on-line program" and "on-line school" and clarifies the requirements for documenting student attendance and participation in an on-line program or on-line school. Reduces the time for transmitting student records to 14...

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OKSigned into law 05/2014P-12Charter School Amendments
S.B. 1461
Adds a provision to the charter school law and amends another provision: No later than September 1 each year, the governing board of each charter school formed pursuant to the Oklahoma Charter Schools Act is to prepare a statement of actual income and expendit...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Study Virtual Charter Schools
S.B. 402
Directs the State Board of Education to study and recommend rules or statutory modifications for the authorization and oversight of virtual charter schools, including application requirements, enrollment growth, and funding allocations.
Section 8.48 of S.B. 40...

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WISigned into law 06/2013P-12Virtual School Teacher Requirements
Act 20 - Sections 1757, 1808, 1879
Prohibits the state department from requiring professional development for an appropriately licensed person teaching in a virtual charter school that would not otherwise be
required for a similarly licensed person teaching outside of a virtual charter school....

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ILSigned into law 05/2013P-12Virtual Charter Schools
H.B. 494
From April 1, 2013 to April 1, 2014, sets a moratorium on the establishment of charter schools with virtual-schooling components in districts other than Chicago. Provides that this moratorium does not apply to a charter school with virtual-schooling components...

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OKSigned into law 06/2012P-12Virtual Charter Schools
S.B. 1816
Allows the state board to sponsor a charter school when the applicant is the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board seeking to establish a full-time statewide virtual charter school. The charter school must enroll students who are legal residents of the state ...

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MISigned into law 05/2012P-12Cyber Schools
S.B. 619
Amends the law pertaining to schools of excellence that are cyber schools. Determines the requirements that potential schools must meet in order to receive a contract; determines the number of contracts per year that can be issued to those schools and limits t...

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GASigned into law 05/2012P-12Charter Schools and State Oversight
H.B. 797
Repeals and rewrites provisions related to the Georgia Charter Schools Commission. Provides legislative findings and intent regarding charter schools and statewide oversight of charter schools. Allows commission to approve state charter schools with statewide ...

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ORSigned into law 07/2011P-12Virtual Charter Schools
H.B. 2301
Requires virtual public charter school to have at least 95 percent of school's instructional hours taught by licensed teachers. Modifies notice that virtual public charter school must provide when student enrolls or withdraws from school. Requires specified se...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Internet- and Computer-Based Community Schools
H.B. 153 - Internet- and Computer-Based Community Schools
Clarifies that until January 2013, no Internet- or computer-based community school may operate unless the school was open for instruction as of May 1, 2005; provides exceptions. Adds that effective January 1, 2013, up to five new Internet- or computer-based co...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Community Schools (Miscellaneous Provisions)
H.B. 153 - Community Schools (Miscellaneous Provisions)
For purposes of start-up community schools, adds to definition of "challenged school district" any district ranked in the lowest 5% according to its performance index score. Defines "operator" as either an individual or organization that manages the daily oper...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Enrollment in, State Payments for Student in Cyber Charter
H.B. 153 - Enrollment in, State Payments for Student in Cyber Charter
Provides that except as otherwise specified, beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, any student who completed the prior school year in an Internet- or computer-based community school must be considered to be enrolled in the same school in the subsequent schoo...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12Digital Learning Now Act
H.B. 7197
Creates Digital Learning Now Act. Requires school districts to establish virtual instruction options. Authorizes establishment of virtual charter schools. Authorizes blended learning courses. Authorizes Florida Virtual School (FLVS) to provide full-time instru...

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INSigned into law 05/2011P-12Virtual Charter Schools
H.B. 1001--Charter Schools
Provides that, beginning with the 2011-12 school year, a virtual charter school may apply for sponsorship with a statewide sponsor in accordance with the sponsor's guidelines. It specifies the amount that a virtual charter school is entitled to receive in stat...

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OKSigned into law 06/2010P-12Testing for Online Courses or Programs
S.B. 2318
Requires that students enrolled in an online course or program that is offered by a school district or charter school that is not the district of residence or is not located in the district of residence of the student be provided the opportunity to take any te...

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AZSigned into law 04/2010P-12Charter School Fees
S.B. 1039
Requires the state board of charter schools to charge a processing fee to any charter school amending their contract to participate in an Arizona Online Instruction (AOI) program; establishes the continuously appropriated charter online instruction processing ...

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ORSigned into law 04/2010P-12Virtual Schools
H.B. 3660A
Imposes requirements on virtual public charter schools related to budget and accounting system, tracking of student progress, administrator and teacher qualifications, student and school records and notification of enrollment and withdrawal; prohibits State Bo...

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MISigned into law 01/2010P-12Schools of Excellence
S.B. 981 - Part 6E
Part of Michigan's Race to the Top Legislation. Provides for the creation of up to 10 new charter schools that will be known as "schools of excellence." These schools could be authorized by local and intermediate school districts, community colleges, and publi...

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ORAdopted 12/2009P-12Virtual Public Charter Schools
OAR 581-020-0337
Defines virtual public charter school for purposes of charter school laws. Page 313 of 387: http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/Jan_2010_Bltn.pdf...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Use of State Funds by Online Charters
H.B. 1 - Section 3314.085
From DOE summary of H.B. 1: Adds computers and software to the instructional items for which Internet or computer-based-community schools (e-schools) may use the per pupil amount of state funds calculated for base classroom teachers. (Current law allows those ...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Virtual Charter School
S.B. 767
Provides for the establishment of virtual public charter schools; specifies requirements for such schools relating to budgeting, performance, contracting, teacher employment, maintenance of records, and enrollment; requires that a proposal for any public chart...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12Computer Entitlement, Definition of Operator
H.B. 276 -- Sec. 3314.22, .014
Sec. 3314.22 allows the requirement that each child enrolled in an internet- or computer-based community school is entitled to a computer supplied by the school to be waived -- if the parent parent of any child enrolled in the school waives this entitlement. S...

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GASigned into law 04/2006P-12Computer or Internet-Based Instruction
S.B. 610
Allows charter schools to provide computer or Internet-based instruction. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2005_06/pdf/sb610.pdf...

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WIVetoed 04/2006P-12Virtual Charter Schools
A.B. 1060
Defines a virtual charter school as a charter school in which instruction is provided primarily through means of the Internet and the pupils and teachers are geographically remote. Specifies that in a virtual charter school, "teaching" means assigning grades ...

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INSigned into law 05/2005P-12Charter Schools
S.B. 598
Requires the department of education to publish in its school performance reports, in addition to ISTEP scores, any nationally recognized comprehensive assessment program data submitted by a school corporation, including a charter school. Increases the review ...

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COSigned into law 06/2004P-12State Charter School Institute
H.B. 1362
Concerns the authorization of institute charter schools, particularly schools for at-risk students, by the state Charter School Institute; deems institute charter schools to be part of the free public schools in the state, thereby adjusts the funding for free ...

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IDSigned into law 04/2004P-12Charter Schools
S.B. 1443
Adds to and amends existing law relating to the public charter schools to provide transportation reimbursement for public virtual schools; clarifies computation of support units for charter schools formed by conversion of an existing traditional public school;...

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IDSigned into law 04/2004P-12Charter Schools
S.B. 1444
Relates to public charter schools; revises limits on the number of public charter schools; governs methods of forming a public charter school; provides additional limitations on authorizing a charter; provides rules to be adopted by the State Board of Educatio...

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COEmergency Rule Adoption 08/2003P-12Cyberschools
1 CCR 301-56
Establishes emergency rules regarding the administration of cyberschools. http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeboard/download/Online%20Emergency%20Rules%20August%2003_Rev8-15-031.pdf...

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OHSigned into law 08/2003P-12Omnibus Bill - Community Schools, Including Cyber Schools
H.B. 3
Requires the state board, by September 30, 2003, to recommend to the General Assembly standards governing the operation of Internet- or computer-based community schools. Permits any existing start-up community schools that has been established in an Urban 21 d...

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