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4/16/2009 10:40:21 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Idaho--Governor Signs Homeschool Freedom Bill

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April 16, 2009

Idaho--Governor Signs Homeschool Freedom Bill

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

On April 3, Governor Otter signed into law Senate Bill 1017,
abolishing the ambiguous requirement that homeschooled children be
instructed "comparably" to public school children. The new law takes
effect July 1.

Our right to homeschool our children comes from God, not the
government. Nevertheless, freedom has taken a step forward with the
removal of the "comparably" requirement, and with the specific
recognition of the right to homeschool.

With this improvement, the requirements to homeschool in Idaho can be
summarized as follows:

Children of compulsory age must be instructed by--or at the direction
of--their parent (or guardian) in subjects commonly and usually taught
in Idaho public schools.

We are thankful to have contributed to the joint endeavor with ICHE
and CHOIS to make this change a reality. We recommend that you send a
thank-you to the two sponsors (listed below) who did a lot of hard
work to get this bill passed in the House and Senate.

You can reach Sen. Russell Fulcher at (208) 332-1340 or
rfulcher@senate.idaho.gov and Rep. Bob Nonini at (208) 667-5762 or
bnonini@house.idaho.gov.

To hear more about the miracle of this bill's passage and to be
encouraged with many good workshops and sessions, we urge you to
register now to attend the CHOIS "Growing in Unity" Convention on June
12 and 13 in Nampa, Idaho. HSLDA Senior Counsel Chris Klicka will be
speaking there and giving several sessions and keynotes.

For more information and to register, visit www.chois.org. We hope to
see you there!

Sincerely,

Scott A. Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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