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Legislators discussing changes to public alternative school programs (School Days Blog)

Legislators may be changing how online and parent-partnership programs in public schools work, a move that could cause some programs to drastically change their funding models.

House Bill 2065 relates to funding "alternative learning experiences." There has been legislation in place for years governing those programs, with specific rules about what public funds can be used for, how often students need to contact a teacher, what classes count for credit, etc.

The proposed bill is currently in with the Senate Ways and Means committee (it was passed to them on May 11).

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