House Bill 2317: Revises Pennsylvania's Home Education Statute

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Last Updated: November 30, 2012
House Bill 2317: Revises Pennsylvania's Home Education Statute
Sponsors:
Representatives Todd Rock, Ryan P. Aument, Stephen Bloom, Mark M. Gillen, Robert W. Godshall, Seth M. Grove, Rob W. Kauffman, John A. Lawrence, David M. Maloney, Sr., Daryl D. Metcalfe, Dan Moul, and Brad Roae
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:
None at this time
Status:

04/10/2012     (House)     Referred to Education Committee
06/12/2012     (House)     Reported as amended
06/12/2012     (House)     First consideration
06/12/2012     (House)     Re-committed to Rules Committee
09/24/2012     (House)     Re-reported as committed
09/24/2012     (House)     Laid on the table
11/30/2012     (House)     Bill died when legislature adjourned

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