SS/SCS/SB 912 - This act requires the State Board of Education to establish a virtual public school by July 1, 2007.
Any student in kindergarten through grade 12 may enroll, regardless of the physical location within the state in which the student resides. State school aid will treat the student as part of the enrollment of the district in which the student physically resides at the choice of the student's parent or guardian. The virtual public school will report aid-related data to the district of residence. The school district will receive 15% and the virtual public school will receive 85% of the state aid attributable to the student. A full-time equivalent student is one who completes six credits per regular term, and each virtual course counts as one class.
This act requires the Department of Secondary and Elementary Education and the State Board of Education to ensure that multiple content providers are allowed.
The virtual public school must comply with all laws applicable to school districts including the state accreditation program, adequate yearly progress, annual performance report, teacher certification, and curriculum standards.