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December 4, 2008

House Bill 1273: An Act Amending the Home Education Statute

Authors:
Representatives Marsico, Boyd, Caltagirone, Clymer, Cox, Denlinger, Fabrizio, Gingrich, Goodman, Kauffman, Kortz, Metcalfe, Pickett, Reichley, Solobay, True, Steil, Rock, M. Keller and Moul.

Summary:
This bill would make the following changes to the home education statute:

  • Eliminate the public school superintendent’s review of portfolios;
  • Require superintendents to accept an evaluator’s determination that an appropriate education is occurring in the home education program
  • ;
  • Provide for an administrative procedure to resolve any claim by the superintendent that the parent has failed to comply with any aspect of the homeschool law; and
  • Ensure that the home education program may continue during the time of any appeal of an adverse ruling by a hearing examiner.

Status:

5/18/2007 Introduced and referred to the House Education Committee
11/30/2008 Legislation died when the House adjourned

HSLDA’s Position:
HSLDA supports this legislation.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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Bill History