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1/28/2011 3:24:33 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
South Dakota--Urgent: Your Help Needed to Support Homeschool Bill

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South Dakota--Urgent: Your Help Needed to Support Homeschool Bill

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

A bill that will protect homeschoolers from a number of abuses they
have suffered recently is scheduled for a crucial committee hearing on
Wednesday, Feb. 2, in Pierre. It needs and deserves your strong
support!

The bill, HB 1133, would make it explicit that your homeschool
paperwork is valid and effective as soon as you file it. Your
homeschool program would clearly be legal immediately--without being
vulnerable to legal trouble while waiting for the bureaucratic wheels
to creak along to their unpredictable conclusion.

And it would allow you to use a homeschool form other than the
Department of Education's. They have recently manipulated the form in
unjustifiable ways, including the addition of a threat to send "school
observers" to families who refuse to disclose the race and ethnicity
of all their children!

ACTION REQUESTED

1. Come to the hearing Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 7:45 a.m. in Pierre, Room
413 in the Capitol building. Your presence, and your words, if you
speak, will convey a powerful message to the committee.

2. Before Wednesday morning, contact your representative if he or she
is listed below and ask them to support the bill. Your message can be
as simple as, "Please support HB 1133. It will protect homeschool
families from bureaucratic abuse." Use our legislative toolbox at
http://www.hslda.org/toolbox to see if your representative is listed
below.

3. Forward this message to any homeschool family who may not be a
member of HSLDA or South Dakota Christian Home Educators (SDCHE).

CONTACT INFORMATION--MEMBERS OF HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Use number below or go to http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10134 for
email information.

Elaine Elliot
Home (605)225-7136

Roger Hunt
Home (605) 582-3865
Capitol (605) 224-6877

Tom Jones
Home (605) 766-5457

Kevin Killer
Home (605) 454-8105

Larry Lucas
Home (605) 856-2439
Capitol (605) 773-3851

Tad Perry
Home (605) 494-0192

James Schaefer
Home (605) 869-2357
Capitol (605) 224-6877

Jacqueline Sly
Home (605) 343-4956
Capitol (605) 381-9116

Patricia Stricherz
Home (605) 201-6372

Representatives Brunner, Haggar, Tulson, Vanneman and Venner are
members of the committee but not listed above because they are
cosponsors and do not need to be contacted.

Representatives Brunner, Haggar, Tulson, Vanneman and Venner are
members of the committee but not listed above because they are
cosponsors and do not need to be contacted.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

One family filed their homeschool form in early November. The school
secretary signed to acknowledge receipt. The family heard absolutely
nothing for at least eight weeks.

Another family filed their form and was told they could not take their
children out of public school until the school committee approved them
for homeschooling. They were told their paperwork would be
denied--for a reason not allowed under law. Then the school staff
"lost" the form. Only after legal intervention did the school system
perform its duty--29 days after the family filed its form!

Another family filed their form and was told the kids must stay in
public school until the school board took action. The school board
then denied their exemption--for a reason not permitted under law.
Only after legal intervention did the school board reverse its
decision.

HB 1133 would put an end to this type of abuse. Your paperwork would
be valid and effective immediately upon filing.

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