by Del. Dickie Bell
News of the pending closure of the Carroll County Virginia Virtual Academy is heart-breaking. A long-term solution has been in reach for the last three years.
Legislation I introduced would have created a funding model that would have capped expenditures at about 25 percent less than is currently being spent in traditional brick-and-mortar-style learning environments. It would save money for government, spending less for education while providing families choices in the manner in which students learn while maintaining Virginia curriculum and standards, including meeting requirements of the Standards of Learning tests.
Bell, a Republican, represents House District 20 in the General Assembly.