SB 335

Sen Schwank

A Senate Education Committee hearing on SB 335 took place on May 30. Click here to review the testimonies

Click here to watch a recording of the hearing

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Impact: Cyber charter schools

Prime Sponsor: Senator Judith Schwank

Summary: SB 335 proposes to allow districts to deny funding to any cyber charter school if the district offers a cyber “… program equal in scope and content to an existing publicly chartered cyber school…”  This legislation fails to provide any definition as to who decides if the district program is “equal in scope and content”.

Left undefined, the district will unilaterally make that determination thereby effectively transferring the decision from the parent to the district and destroying parental choice.