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January 21, 2003

House Bill 1464: Changes to GED Regulations Which Will Affect Homeschoolers

Author:
Charles Carrico, Sr.

Summary:
This bill amends provisions addressing the general educational development examination (GED) by raising the minimum testing age from 18 to 19 years of age for persons not enrolled in public school and not otherwise meeting compulsory attendance requirements. It also directs the Board of Education to develop requirements for the award of a special high school diploma to students passing the GED examination.

Status:
01/08/03: Referred to Committee on Education

We asked Delegate Carrico to drop the age requirement of nineteen. HEAV legislative director Joe Guarino was told on January 16, 2003, that Del. Carrico has agreed to our request.

Action Requested:
No action is requested at this time.

HSLDA's Position:
Neutral.

 Other Resources

Bill Text

Bill History

Woodruff Letter to Delegate Carrico PDF Document (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)