House Bill 1013: Revises Pennsylvania's Home Education Statute

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Last Updated: June 5, 2014
House Bill 1013: Revises Pennsylvania's Home Education Statute
Sponsors:
Representatives Gillen, Aument, Cox, Denlinger, Gibbons, Gingrich, Kauffman, Lawrence, Masser, Metcalfe, Millard, Readshaw, and Tallman
Summary:

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

  • Require that a high school diploma issued by the supervisor of a home education program be recognized the same as a diploma issued by the Commonwealth;
  • 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.
HSLDA's Position:
Support.
Action Requested:

Contact members of the House Education Committee and urge them to vote for HB 1013! For details see the April 3, 2014 HSLDA e-lert.

Status:

See "Bill History" link below.

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Bill History