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2/24/2009 10:50:03 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Montana--Compulsory Attendance Age Bill Dies

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February 24, 2009

Montana--Compulsory Attendance Age Bill Dies

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Great news! House Bill 433 is dead. This legislation would have
expanded the compulsory school attendance age in Montana from 7 to 6
as the required starting age and from 16 to 17 or graduation from high
school as the time when a student may leave school. After a hearing
by the House Education Committee on February 20, 2009, at which
several homeschoolers testified, the committee voted to table the bill
by a vote of 15 to 3. This means the bill will not be considered
further this legislative session.

Many thanks to all of you who contacted members of the House Education
Committee to express you opposition to this legislation. We
especially appreciate the work of Steve White and others from the
Montana Coalition of Home Educators who organized and provided
testimony at the hearing this past Friday.

Let freedom continue to ring in Montana!


Sincerely,

Dewitt T. Black, III
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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