VSTE is pleased to announce that Governor Terry McAuliffe has vetoed HB 8, which would have established a new executive branch agency known as the Board of the Virginia Virtual School, to govern and facilitate the provision of full-time, online educational programs. The VSTE Board of Directors opposed the bill.
Advocating for Public Schools: VSTE Statement Opposing HB 8
The Board of Directors for the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) has reviewed House Bill 8, which calls for the creation of the Virginia Virtual School (VVS). We have serious questions and concerns about provisions in the bill and their potential impact on public education and public school divisions in the Commonwealth.
You can read the full statement here and then we urge you to take action by contacting your legislator about the potentially negative aspects of this bill.
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