Thursday, February 17, 2011
URGENT ACTION NEEDED ON HB 2494
HB 2494 (Del. E. Scott) was reported out of the Senate Education and Health Committee today and will go to the full Senate. This bill will permit a school board to seek waivers from the Board of Education from state regulations and for an Individual School Accreditation Plan on behalf of one or more of its schools. This is purely permissive legislation. It does not require a school board to seek waivers, nor does it require the Board of Education to grant any waivers. This bill simply extends to all schools the same opportunity to seek waivers and an alternative accreditation plan that is now granted to charter schools and regional schools. Please contact your Senator now and ask him or her to VOTE FOR HB 2494.