Regional school boards; full-time virtual school programs. (SB1380)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Regional school boards; full-time virtual school programs. Requires the establishment of eight regional school boards composed of one member of each local school board that governs each local school division in each of the eight superintendent's regions in the Commonwealth and requires each such regional school board to enter into a contract with at least one approved multidivision online provider to operate a full-time virtual school program for students enrolled in each local school division in such region. The bill contains provisions relating to student eligibility, educational standards, and funding for such full-time virtual school programs. The bill requires each local school board to make the option to participate in a full-time online learning program or full-time virtual school program available to at least two percent of students enrolled in the local school division and permits school boards to satisfy such requirement by providing the option to participate in the full-time virtual school program offered by the relevant regional school board. Read the Bill »


02/02/2017: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103628D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/25/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1380)
02/02/2017Incorporated by Education and Health (SB1240-Dunnavant) (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1764.