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1/12/2006 5:03:18 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA: New Hampshire--Crucial Vote Next Week

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New Hampshire--Crucial Vote Next Week, Calls Needed
to Support Bill Simplifying Homeschool Notification


Dear HSLDA members and friends:

House Bill 406, which would reduce red tape and simplify the annual
home education notification, is scheduled for a vote in the Senate
next week. It has already passed the House.

The bill removes the requirement that homeschoolers list a description
of each subject, the name of any correspondence school, the name of
any commercial curriculum provider, a table of contents or scope and
sequence for each subject, and all other textbooks and instructional
materials. These unnecessary requirements waste the time of both
homeschoolers and officials.

It is important that the Senate pass the bill with just the same
language that passed the house, without any amendment. The vote is
scheduled for Thursday, January 18.

Action Requested

1. Immediately call your senator and give him this message:

"Please support House Bill 406 as passed by the House, without any
amendment. It removes needless red tape and allows homeschool families
and officials to focus on education rather than formalities."

2. Talk to your senator in person when he or she is home this weekend.

If you do not know who your senator is, consult our legislative
toolbox at http://www.hslda.org/toolbox . The toolbox will also give
you a telephone number to use to call your senator and address so you
can visit him or her.

Background

The House Education Committee explained the bill's rationale:

"The philosophy behind the current homeschool laws is that the
homeschools achieve flexibility in curriculum and methods in exchange
for producing results. If the specification of curriculum is removed,
there will still be the requirement to teach required subjects per RSA
193 A: 4 and there will still be an evaluation process to ensure
results per RSA 193 A: 6.

". . . The committee agreed that if regulation levels have no net
effect on homeschooled children's education progress, then reducing
those regulations makes sense, as it can benefit those parents who
otherwise must spend hours attempting to comply with regulations, and
helps reduce unnecessary paperwork costs to local schools."

Thank you for standing with us for freedom.

Sincerely,


Scott Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney



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