From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


4/11/2008 2:12:34 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Connecticut--Call Now to Oppose Proposed Homeschool Statute!

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

April 11, 2008

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Once again your calls are needed to your state senator to protect the
present level of freedom to homeschool enjoyed in Connecticut!

Senate Bill 162 has now been released to the full Senate from the
Office of the Legislative Commissioner, which approved the language
adopted by the Committee on Education amending state law. This
amendment would compel parents to notify their local public school
district of their intent to homeschool their children by certified
mail, return receipt requested.

Action Requested:

1. Please call and write (both would be better) your state senator
with this message:

"Please oppose Senate Bill 162 as approved by the Committee on
Education. This bill unnecessarily imposes state regulation on
families providing a home education program for their children. Please
vote to return the bill to the language as it was introduced to the

To find the name and contact information for you senator, please use
HSLDA's Legislative Toolbox at

To view the text of this bill, please visit our web site at

2. Please forward this email to other homeschooling families who are
not members of HSLDA and ask them to contact their state senator with
this message as well.

Prior to its amendment by the Committee on Education, the proposed
bill would only have required parents withdrawing their children from
public school to notify the local public school district of their
intent to educate their children in accordance with Connecticut law.
If enacted, Senate Bill 162 would require all parents who choose to
homeschool their children to comply with statutory notification
procedures, regardless of whether they have previously been enrolled
in the public school.

The Legislative Commissioner's Office has finished its review of the
bill and formalized the proposed bill text. It has been filed and
calendared in the Senate, meaning that it can be scheduled for a vote.


Dewitt T. Black, III
HSLDA Senior Counsel

-> Is customer service an art or a science?

For us, good customer service is both an art and a science
-it should appeal to our members and be effective. Consider what
our members say about us:

We're thankful for the support HSLDA membership provides us. We'd
never homeschool without them. We highly recommend HSLDA to all
homeschoolers. - North Tonawanda, NY

I cannot imagine our homeschool journey without HSLDA's strong
leadership, protection, and guidance. God bless HSLDA!
- Alta Loma, California

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