Electronic textbooks; accessibility by students at school and in their residence. (HB936)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Access to electronic textbooks. Prohibits school boards from making electronic textbooks available for use by students in their residence or residences unless the school board adopts a plan to ensure that by July 1, 2017 every student in the local school division will have access to a personal computing device approved by the Board and access to internet service in his residence or residences. The bill permits a local school board to establish a pilot program for the use of electronic textbooks at any secondary school in the local school division provided that (i) each student at the secondary school has access to a personal computing device approved by the Board and access to internet service in his residence or residences and (ii) the secondary school is receiving federal funds pursuant to Title I of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, P.L. 89-10, as amended, or no more than 5% of the students in the local school division or 300 children, whichever is greater, participate in the pilot program. The bill is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Technology and Science. Amends § 22.1-241, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2014Committee
01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101209D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Education
01/17/2014Assigned Education sub: Education Reform
01/29/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB936)
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2015
02/04/2014Reconsideration by Subcommittee by voice vote
02/04/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/12/2014Left in Education