A virtual school could be coming to a child’s home near you. The House has approved authorizing the Department of Education to establish a virtual school program by mid-Summer next year. It would use the latest technology to serve up to 500 students throughout the state. Computers in the home could help a high school student pick up a course or two his district doesn’t offer or help a student stuck at home through sickness or injury to keep up with coursework. The state will contract with more than one provider which will offer services and employ teachers. The bill now moves to the Senate.