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House Bill 2543 would have required everyone providing other means of education or homeschooling to report to the Oklahoma State Board of Education. In addition to requiring an annual notification, parents would have been required to submit an affidavit or sworn statement that they were providing the other means of education to their child.
House Bill 2543 was not clear on what would have been required in the affidavits. However, since the State Board of Education would have been required to receive the affidavits, it was likely they would have attempted to adopt some standardized form so all of the affidavits would have provided the same information.
HSLDA was adamantly opposed to House Bill 2543. This bill would have required everyone homeschooling to report to the State Board of Education. Additionally, the bill was too vague about what information would have been requested.
1/19/2012 (House) Pre-filed
2/06/2012 (House) First Reading
2/07/2012 (House) Second Reading, Referred to Education.
2/07/2012 (House) Bill died in Education Committee
5/25/2012 (House) Bill died when the legislature adjourned Sine Die.
House Bill 2543 would have required parents providing “other means of education” to their children (i.e. homeschooling) between the ages of 6 and 18 to file an affidavit with the Oklahoma State Board of Education each year by September 10.
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