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12/18/2002 4:01:47 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Nevada--State Board of Education Passes New Homeschool Regulations

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Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

The Nevada State Board of Education met on Saturday, December 14, and
approved MOST but not all of the changes to the homeschooling
regulations proposed by Nevada homeschoolers.

Read the new regulations on our web site at:

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=616
(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

This was a great relief to three families from Goldfield, Nevada,
whom Child Protective Services had expressly threatened with removal
of their children unless they signed their county's homeschool
paperwork (in accordance with the old regulations). They signed
their county's forms under protest and with the express condition
that any agreement they entered into would be binding only until the
State Board amended the regulations.

Home School Legal Defense Association is pleased with the changes
that were enacted by the State Board of Education. We were, however,
surprised and disappointed at the last-minute objections that kept us
from improving the law governing homeschool consultants. Nevada is
one of only two states in the country that legally require a
consultant for new homeschoolers. In the other 48 states, local
support groups voluntarily give new homeschoolers a helping hand,
with excellent results. The consistent experience of other states
proves that there is no need for a law mandating consultants for new
homeschoolers. HSLDA is committed to work together with Nevada's
homeschool organizations to repeal the consultant law sometime in the
future.

HSLDA has spent years encouraging the growth of strong local support
groups that voluntarily help new homeschoolers. We urge all HSLDA
members to join and support their state and local homeschool
organizations. And, we encourage every family with three of more
years of homeschool experience to volunteer their time to help new
families get started.

We say "thank you" to all of you who supported these positive changes
to the regulations. Homeschoolers in Nevada are better off today
because of your hard work.

Very truly yours,

Scott W. Somerville
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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