Assembly Bill 171: Modifications to Provisions Governing Charter Schools and Homeschooled Children


Last Updated: April 28, 2011
Assembly Bill 171: Modifications to Provisions Governing Charter Schools and Homeschooled Children
Primary Sponsors: Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson and Assemblywoman Debbie Smith; Co-Sponsors: Assemblyman Richard Carrillo, Assemblyman Richard (Skip) Daly, Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz, Assemblywoman Marilyn Dondero Loop, Assemblyman Jason Frierson, Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Assemblywoman Dina Neal, Assemblywoman Peggy Pierce, Senator Mo Denis, Senator Ruben Kihuen

Revises provisions governing charter schools and homeschooled children. Contains language that would require a parent to notify the district superintendent if the family stops homeschooling. Also requires charter schools to notify the board of trustees of the school district in which a homeschooled child resides if that child enrolls in the charter school.

HSLDA's Position:

HSLDA does not support the provision requiring parents to notify the school district that they have stopped homeschooling, but the Nevada Homeschool Network is working with State Superintendent Keith Rheault and legislators to remove this requirement in committee.

Action Requested:

2/16/2011     (Assembly)     Read first time; Referred to Committee on Education.
4/22/2011     (Assembly)     Passed Committee on Education
4/22/2011     (Assembly)     Read second time, amended, to printer.
4/25/2011     (Assembly)     From printer, engrossed. Referred to Committee on Ways and Means. Exemption effective.
6/17/2011     (Assembly)     Approved by the Governor


Since the bill draft request that became Assembly Bill (AB) 41, which contains language almost identical to that in AB 171, was submitted, the Nevada Homeschool Network has been working with State Superintendent Keith Rheault to remove all provisions that would adversely affect homeschoolers. For a more extensive explanation of the bill history, see the Nevada Homeschool Network's website. Thanks to NHN's vigilance, Nevada homeschoolers will retain their hard-won freedoms.

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