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4/8/2008 4:19:59 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Nebraska--New Resolution Means L.B. 1141 Battle Not Over

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April 8, 2008

Nebraska--L.B. 1141 Battle Not Over--Senator Schimek
Introduces Resolution to Study Nebraska Homeschooling

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

On March 31, 2008, Senator DiAnna Schimek introduced Legislative
Resolution (L.R.) 369, which requires the legislature's Education
Committee to "examine policy changes that should be pursued in order
to provide further guidance and oversight of Nebraska's home schools."
The resolution requires the committee to study:

1. The current laws governing Nebraska non-accredited schools and the
laws' original legislative intent;

2. Improvements that can be made to the existing law, in light of the
increasing number of homeschoolers and current trends;

3. Data on Nebraska homeschooled students' performance;

4. Current case law that allows states to govern home education; and

5. Ways for Nebraska to sufficiently regulate homeschoolers, including
testing and other evaluative methods.

To read the full text, go to http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5009 .
L.R. 369 will automatically be referred to the Education Committee.
The Committee must then prioritize it, along with other interim
studies it has been assigned, and file a report to the clerk of the
legislature before the legislative session ends on April 17, 2008.

Each study is assigned a priority number -- 1, 2, or 3. Committee
staff is fully responsible for and conducts all "1" studies,
participates to some extent in "2" studies, and is only available to
provide expertise to the sponsoring senator of a "3" study, who is
fully responsible for conducting it.

L.R. 369 has not yet been assigned a priority number.

At this time, there is no need to contact the Education Committee
regarding L.R. 369. HSLDA and the Nebraska Home Educators Association
(NCHEA) are working together to monitor this legislation and develop
an effective strategy. We let you know when the Committee has
assigned L.R. 369 a priority number, and, at that time, what, if any,
action is needed.

Thank you for your support of homeschooling freedom in Nebraska!

Very truly yours,

Michael P. Donnelly
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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