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November 30, 2010

House Bill 1217: Eliminating Portfolio Review by Superintendent

Authors:
Reps. Moul, Baker, Benninghoff, Boyd, Caltagirone, Clymer, Cox, Creighton, Cutler, Denlinger, Dermody, Fabrizio, Gabig, Gibbons, Gingrich, Grove, Haluska, Hanna, Harkins, Harris, Hess, Hornaman, Kauffman, M. Keller, Kortz, Krieger, Maher, Marisco, Metcalfe, Murt, Phillips, Pickett, Pyle, Quigley, Reed, Reese, Reichley, Rock, Rohrer, Saylor, Schroder, Sonney, Stern, Stevenson, Tallman, J. Taylor, True, Turzai, Youngblood, and Readshaw

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:

4/7/2009 (House) Referred to Education Committee
11/30/2010 (House) Bill died when legislature adjourned

HSLDA’s Position:
This bill should be supported.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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Bill History