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3/8/2011 4:38:32 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
South Dakota--"Approval" Abolished!

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South Dakota--"Approval" Abolished!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Thanks to Governor Daugaard's signature yesterday on HB 1133, as of
July 1, school boards will no longer have the power to approve or
disapprove the initiation of a homeschool program.

This brings to an end the era when a school board could use its
approval power illegitimately to delay or deny homeschooling.

ACTION REQUESTED

If you have not done so already, please consider sending a note of
thanks to the primary sponsor, Representative Lance Russell (Custer,
Fall River, Pennington), as well as Senator Elizabeth Kraus (Mead,
Pennington), who sponsored the bill in the Senate.

BACKGROUND

Other requirements for homeschooling remain in effect as before,
including a school board's power to require a homeschool program to
stop under limited scenarios. HSLDA's summary of homeschool law is an
excellent guide to current requirements
http://hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=10551 .

It was generally understood that school boards were REQUIRED to give
their approval to applications for exemption from public school
attendance, that is, it was non-discretionary. But a couple of school
boards recently delayed or denied applications for exemption for bogus
reasons. They acted as if they had the power to decide if a family
could start homeschooling.

Even though they really had no such power in those cases, their delay
meant that families were exposed to the possibility of prosecution for
truancy. The new law prevents school boards from placing families in
jeopardy with their delays.

South Dakota Christian Home Educators worked hard to make this dream
become a reality. If you are not already a member, please consider
joining. Your dues of $20 will support their work for homeschoolers
across the state.

To join, go to: http://hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=10432

I will be working with the state Department of Education soon to bring
their forms into line with the new law.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom!

Sincerely,

Scott Woodruff
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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As a member of HSLDA, you have 80,000 families standing with you
to protect and advance homeschool freedoms in the United States
and foreign countries.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1106

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