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May 5, 2003

House Bill 2788: Special Education Services for Homeschoolers


Author:
Rep. Horace Hardwick (R-99th District)

Summary:
This bill is an attempt to make homeschool students with disabilities eligible to receive special education services from public schools. However, the choice of providing the services remains up to the local school district. Homeschool students would not have the same rights to the services as either public or private school students. This bill is a step in the right direction regarding access to special education services, but it does not go far enough.

Status:
This bill was introduced on March 10, 2003, and placed in the House Education Committee.
This bill died when the 2003 Legislative Session ended on April 18, 2003.

HSLDA's Position:
This bill should be supported, but amendments are needed to require school districts to provide the services if requested by homeschooling parents.

 Other Resources

Bill Text (pdf)

Bill History (Type HB2788 in the space indicated and click "Run Query")