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4/16/2008 4:29:56 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Connecticut: Your Calls are Working--Please Continue!

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April 16, 2008

Connecticut: Your Calls are Working--Please Continue!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Your calls are working! Senate Bill 162, which would compel parents to
notify their local public school district of their intent to
homeschool their children by certified mail, return receipt requested,
has had an amendment offered which would restore the original language
of the bill.

Amendment No. 4055 to Senate Bill 162, proposed by Senators Freedman
and Debicella, would ensure that the bill only applies to parents
withdrawing their children from public school. This was the original
intent of the bill and has been the goal of homeschooling families
since the bill was drastically altered in the Education Committee last
month.

Since the bill has been calendared in the Senate, it can be called
upon at any time for a vote. Once it is called upon, the Senate will
also have to decide whether to vote for or against the proposed
amendment. Your calls are needed TODAY to request their approval of
this amendment!

ACTION REQUESTED:

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

"Please support amendment No. 4055 to Senate Bill 162 which restores
the original intent of the bill and expands parental freedom while
withdrawing children from public schools."

To find the name and contact information for you senator, please use
HSLDA's Legislative Toolbox at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5034
.

To view the text of this bill, please visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5035 .

To view the language of the proposed Amendment, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5036 .

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.

BACKGROUND:

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.

If this amendment is adopted by the Senate, the bill will only require
parents withdrawing their children from public school to notify the
local public school district of their intent to have them educated in
accordance with Connecticut law.

Sincerely,

Dewitt T. Black, III
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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like this level of service?

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1100

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