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10/7/2009 4:26:41 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Hampshire--News You Can Use to Defend Your Homeschool!

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October 7, 2009

New Hampshire--News You Can Use to Defend Your Homeschool!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

There is a lot of activity concerning homeschooling in New Hampshire
this year that you should be aware of. HSLDA will make every effort
to keep you informed, so that you can choose how and where you get
involved to defend your rights to homeschool without unnecessary
government intrusion. We are grateful for your ongoing support as we
work together with homeschool leaders and organizations in New
Hampshire, like CheNH and members of the New Hampshire Homeschool
Coalition, to keep you informed and to defend your freedoms.

More Study by Education Committee

As you know, the House Education committee is continuing to "study"
the homeschool law. The Subcommittee on "Notification" will meet
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in Legislative Office Building
207. Members of the Notification Subcommittee are representatives
Yeaton, Clarke, Rous, Fleck, and Brown. A number of homeschoolers
continue to attend and report on these proceedings. It is important
that there be a presence from the homeschool community at these
sub-committee meetings. The full committee is expected to report on
its findings in early December.

HEAC Meeting

The Home Education Advisory Council will meet. Their meeting will be
held in Room 12 at the Department of Education, 101 Pleasant Street,
Concord, NH. October 13, from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. There may be
discussion about the proposed rules in advance of the State Board
meeting scheduled for the following day.

State Board of Education

On October 14, revised home education rules are scheduled to be
presented to the State Board of Education. They have been prepared by
Mary Mayo, Roberta Tenney, and Sarah Browning at the Department of
Education. The board meets at 9 a.m. at the Department of Education
building (Londergan Hall). The meetings typically last until early
afternoon. An agenda is expected to be posted shortly. HSLDA will
send another email about the details of this rule making process in
the near future so you are informed about the opportunity to
participate in the required public hearing and in providing written
comment to the rules. HSLDA will analyze the proposed rules and
inform you accordingly.

ACTION REQUESTED

If possible, please attend any or all of the above listed meetings.

We encourage strong attendance from homeschoolers at these meetings,
because it shows that homeschoolers are concerned about their
freedoms. While there will likely be no time for public comment, the
public is welcome to attend. If possible, bring a tape recorder or
video recorder along to capture the proceedings.

Now is also a good time to make contact with your local representative
to inform him or her about your opposition to increased regulation of
homeschoolers in New Hampshire. There is no substitute for a personal
visit or phone call with your legislator, so that when the time to
vote comes, they can put a constituent face and a name with
homeschooling.

Thank you for your strong support of homeschool freedom in New
Hampshire!


Very truly yours,


Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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