Bill to expand cyber school choice passes house committee

LANSING, Mich. — The House Education Committee has approved a bill that will raise the cap on cyber charter public schools, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The Free Press reports the House bill would raise the current cap on cyber charter public schools from two to 15 until the end of 2013 and then 30 after that. Statewide enrollment in cyber charter public schools would be capped at half that of the largest traditional public school district in the state. According to The Free Press, a similar bill that passed the Senate in October did not contain these types of restrictions.


The Detroit Free Press, “House education panel OKs bid to expand cyber charter schools,” Feb. 8, 2012


Michigan Capitol Confidential, “'We Found a Place Where Our Children's Safety Would Never Be An Issue',” Jan. 27, 2012