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Engrossed House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Virtual education. Requires a school corporation to establish and implement an annual onboarding process and orientation for prospective students of a school corporation's virtual education program. Requires a virtual charter school to establish and implement an annual onboarding process and orientation for students newly enrolled in the virtual charter school. Provides that, after June 30, 2019, a governing body of a school corporation or the mayor of Indianapolis may not authorize a virtual charter school. Requires a virtual charter school authorizer to review and monitor certain practices of the virtual charter school. Provides that a student who does not participate Virtual education. Requires a school corporation to establish and implement an annual onboarding process and orientation for prospective students of a school corporation's virtual education program. Requires a virtual charter school to establish and implement an annual onboarding process and orientation for students newly enrolled in the virtual charter school. Provides that, after June 30, 2019, a governing body of a school corporation or the mayor of Indianapolis may not authorize a virtual charter school. Requires a virtual charter school authorizer to review and monitor certain practices of the virtual charter school. Provides that a student who does not participate in a school corporation's virtual program before July 1, 2019, must complete the onboarding process and orientation established by the school corporation before the student may participate in the school corporation's virtual education program. Provides that, if at least 30% of the total number of students enrolled in a school corporation participate in the school corporation's virtual education program, the school corporation shall establish a dedicated virtual education school. Requires a student in a virtual education program or virtual charter school to be an Indiana resident. Provides that if a student of a virtual education program or a virtual charter school accumulates the number of unexcused absences sufficient to result in the student's classification as a habitual truant, the student must be withdrawn from the virtual education program or virtual charter school. ... View more