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Bill Detail: HB21-1059

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Title Online Student Protections
Status Governor Signed (05/28/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors T. Geitner (R)
M. Bradfield (R)
Senate Sponsors P. Lundeen (R)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 02/16/2021

If a school district, board of cooperative services, or charter school
(local education provider) provides educational programming via online
instruction to a student (online student), the bill prohibits the local
education provider from:
  • Prohibiting the online student's parent from being present
while the student participates in online instruction;

  • Recording the online student without prior written approval
from the student's parent;
  • Imposing requirements concerning the online student's
physical environment except to directly assist the student in
focusing on instruction; and
  • Suspending or expelling an online student based on an item
observed in the student's physical environment or the
student's behavior while participating in online instruction,
unless the behavior constitutes repeated interference with
the local education provider's ability to provide online
instruction to other students.
The bill specifies that the limitation on suspending or expelling an
online student applies to suspensions and expulsions that occur on or after
March 23, 2020.
The bill specifies that the premises, facilities, and buildings of an
educational institution do not include the private residence of an online
student for purposes of the crime of interference with staff, faculty, or
students of educational institutions.

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