The House passed a bill concerning virtual schools. Josh Kranzberg has more from the state Capitol.
The House of Representatives passed a bill requiring the State Board of Education to establish a virtual school program by July 1, 2007. The program would allow students to take classes online that aren't offered at their school. Mount Vernon Senator Jack Goodman sponsored the bill, and is extremely happy the bill was passed.
It's now up to the governor to decide whether to pass the bill. From Jefferson City, I'm Josh Kranzberg.
The House and Senate had a race to see who could pass a bill first. Josh Kranzberg has the winner at the state Capitol.
The House passed a Senate bill implementing virtual schools in Missouri by July 1, 2007. The plan allows students to take classes not available at their school online. The Senate is still debating the House's version, adding amendments before voting on it. Mount Vernon Senator Jack Goodman sponsored the bill passed by the Senate, and he says this bill is going to help a broad range of students.
The House passed the Senate bill by a vote of 136 to 20. From Jefferson City, I'm Josh Kranzberg.