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April 17, 2008

Legislative Resolution 369: Interim Study of Homeschooling

Sponsors:
Senator DiAnna Schimek

Summary:
Legislative Resolution 369 requires the Education Committee to “examine policy changes that should be pursued in order to provide further guidance and oversight of Nebraska’s home schools.”

The resolution requires the committee to study:

  1. The current laws governing Nebraska non-accredited schools and the laws’ original legislative intent;
  2. Improvements that can be made to the existing law, in light of the increasing number of homeschoolers and current trends;
  3. Data on Nebraska homeschooled students’ performance;
  4. Current case law that allows states to govern home education; and
  5. Ways for Nebraska to sufficiently regulate homeschoolers, including testing and other evaluative methods.

Status:

3/31/2008Introduced
3/31/2008Referred to Executive Board
4/15/2008Referred to Education Committee

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

E-lert—April 8, 2008—Nebraska: L.B. 1141 Battle Not Over—Senator Schimek Introduces Resolution to Study Nebraska Homeschooling

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Bill History