Tenn. Senate passes online school bill

POSTED: 5:54 PM Mar 14 2013   UPDATED: 6:12 PM Mar 14 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A proposal that would crack down on online schools in Tennessee has now passed the state's Senate.

Governor Bill Haslam's proposal would require online schools to start with an enrollment of 1,500 students and continue to expand, as long as they meet performance requirements.

If those schools do not meet those requirements for three consecutive years, the state education commissioner can cap enrollment or the local school board would close the school.

No word on the House companion bill at this point.