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March 25, 2009

House Bill 367: Relative to the Evaluation Procedure for Home Schooled Students

Resource: 11 Reasons to oppose H.B. 367 & 368 >>

Sponsors:
State Representative Judith E. Day (D)

Summary:
House Bill 367 will directly affect home educators in New Hampshire.

First, the bill requires a credentialed educator to review the portfolio of records for each student every year, and then submit a report of this review to the superintendent or nonpublic school principal.

Second, the bill requires that the results of a standardized test, administered by a credential educator, also be submitted to the superintendent or nonpublic school principal for review. The bill specifically states that, “The evaluation shall not be administered or monitored by a parent.”

Third, the bill allows the superintendent or nonpublic school principal to use his or her judgment in determining whether the student made satisfactory academic growth over the course of the year. If the student does not, in the superintendent or nonpublic school principal’s opinion, make satisfactory progress, then the parents of the student must meet with the superintendent or nonpublic school principal to determine a remediation plan. If after one year the superintendent or nonpublic school principal decides that the student is still not making adequate progress he may decide to terminate the homeschool program.

Status:

1/8/2009(House) Introduced and referred to the education committee
1/27/2009(House) Public Hearing: 2/11/2009 at 2:00 p.m. in Representative's Hall
2/19/2009(House) Executive Session: 3/5/2009 10:00 a.m. Legislative Office Building 207
3/5/2009(House) Executive Session: 3/5/2009 10:00 a.m. Legislative Office Building 207
3/24/2009(House) Inexpedient to legislate: Motion adopted voice vote

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.

Action Requested:
Join the Yahoo group that has been created to help organize activities and communication in opposition to H.B. 367 and 368.

 Other Resources

E-lert—January 16, 2009—New Hampshire: Most Serious Threat to Homeschool Freedom in New Hampshire

E-lert—January 21, 2009—New Hampshire: Action Needed to Oppose Threatening Homeschool Legislation

E-lert—January 28, 2009—New Hampshire: Attend Hearing to Oppose Threatening Homeschool Legislation

E-lert—2/6/2009—New Hampshire: Action needed to Oppose Threatening Legislation

E-lert—2/24/2009—New Hampshire: More Action needed to Oppose Threatening Legislation

E-lert—3/6/2009—New Hampshire: H.B. 367 is ITL, But 368 Lives on for Yet another "Study"

E-lert—3/25/2009—New Hampshire: H.B. 367 Voted Inexpedient to Legislate by the Full House

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Bill History