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April 7, 2009

House Bill 1989: Eliminating Involvement of Local School Districts in Homeschools

Author:
Rep. Mark Martin

Summary:
This bill would eliminate local school district involvement in homeschools. Parents would file their notice of intent with the Arkansas Department of Education. Parents could freely start homeschooling after the start of a semester by filing the notice of intent within five days of withdrawing the child from another school. The information contained in the notice of intent would be simplified. Other changes would be made in the testing procedures.

Status:

3/6/2009(House) Filed
3/6/2009(House) Read the first time, rules suspended, read the second time and referred to the House Education Committee
3/17/2009(House) Placed on second reading for the purpose of amendment
3/17/2009(House) Amendment No. 1 read and adopted and the bill ordered engrossed
3/17/2009 (House) Reported correctly engrossed
4/2/2009 (House) Withdrawn by author
4/2/2009 (House) Recommended for study in the interim by Joint Interim House Education Committee

HSLDA's Position:
This bill should be supported.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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Bill History