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The Salt Lake Tribune

Mar 10, 1:00 AM

House removes controversy from online ed bill

The House advanced a bill Wednesday night to expand online education opportunities in Utah, but not before taking out a controversial provision that could have sent some public school money to private providers. Originally, bill SB65 would have allowed students to take online courses offered by public and private providers to be certified by the state school board, and the funding would have followed the students, instead of a local district getting all the cash for that student. But House lawmakers voted to change the bill Wednesday to ensure that only public schools, including charter schools, would be able to receive state payment for offering online classes.

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