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December 11, 2006

House Bill 505: An Act Concerning the Home Instruction Statute

Authors:
Representatives Fleagle, Watson, McIlhattan, Bastian, Killion, Reichley, Metcalfe, Boyd, Caltagirone, Clymer, Fichter, Gannon, Petrarca, M. Keller, Creighton, Daley, and Denlinger

Summary:
This bill would have removed superintendents from reviewing portfolios in home education programs to determine whether the student is receiving an appropriate education. Instead, the parent would submit to the superintendent the written evaluation from a qualified evaluator.

This bill would also have provided for an administrative procedure to resolve questions about the parent's compliance with the laws.

Status:

02/14/2005Introduced and Referred to Education Committee
11/01/2005The language of House Bill 505 was added as an amendment to House Bill 280
11/28/2006 This bill died when the Legislature adjourned.

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA strongly supported this bill.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

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HOUSE BILL No. 505   (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Mar-24-2005 — Pennsylvania--Calls Needed to Support Homeschool Reform Bill

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