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2/24/2009 4:06:38 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Minnesota--Call Now to Support Increased Homeschool Freedom

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February 24, 2009

Minnesota--Call Now to Support Increased Homeschool Freedom

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

The Minnesota homeschool community has a rare opportunity to
significantly reduce the mandated reporting in the state. Senator Gen
Olson and Representative Marsha Swails have introduced S.F. 846 / H.F.
1037, the homeschool mandate reduction legislation, with the complete
support of MACHE and Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). To
view HSLDA's web page for SF846 and HF1037 visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6173

The bill would limit families to reporting only once when they start
homeschooling or when they move. It would eliminate the submission of
report cards and give parents more options in choosing tests. It
removes language pertaining to annual visits and provides a more
cost-effective mediation approach in truancy disputes. It streamlines
record-keeping of immunization records for school districts. While
homeschool families would give up receiving state nonpublic pupil aid
($77 a student for books), this is made up for in the reduced
reporting and is offset by the tax deductions/credits for education
expenses and sales-tax exemption.

ACTION REQUESTED

Please contact your legislator by Friday, February 27, 2009, or attend
the MACHE day at the Capitol on Monday, March 2. More details
regarding the Capitol Day are on the MACHE web page www.mache.org.

I will be attending the Capital Day and I hope to see you there!
Thank you for standing with us in defense of homeschool freedom in
Minnesota.

Sincerely,


Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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