CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -
Lawmakers in Virginia are working to create another option for students and it doesn't include attending a brick and mortar school. They’re working to set up a statewide, virtual online public school system but have met some challenges along the way.
This is something that 20th District Delegate Dickie Bell (R) has been working on since 2010. The legislation, introduced by Bell six years ago, passed through the General Assembly but was vetoed by the governor.
The Virginia Virtual School would be a parental choice program where parents or guardians would choose whether or not they want their child to take part. It would meet the same requirements as a public school system.