Public schools; no charge for online courses and virtual programs. (HB1579)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools: online courses and virtual programs. Provides that no student shall be charged tuition or fees for enrolling in any online course or virtual program that is required or is offered by the school division in which he resides. The bill provides that no local school board can offer and no student can be required to take any online course or virtual program unless every student enrolled in the course is provided or offered, free of charge, a computer or other electronic device necessary to take the course. Further, the bill provides an exception for the high school graduation requirement to take a virtual course if such requirements are not met. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104747D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on Education
01/26/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #1
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1579)
02/05/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)
02/13/2018Left in Education

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB786.