Educational Technology

June 27, 2018

Some see move toward more charter schools in online course bill

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:34 am

By Roger McKinney, Columbia Tribune

Some Boone County superintendents say a new law requiring districts to pay for online courses takes away local control and represents a march toward charter school expansion. Called the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program, the bill was signed June 1 by Gov. Eric Greitens and takes effect next summer. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Bryan Spencer, R-Wentzville. “The purpose is to be able to offer a lot more variety of classes to kids,” Spencer said. “In many small districts, they don’t have chemistry or calculus. They’re limited by the zip code to take the higher-level courses.”

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