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8/17/2012 4:38:02 PM
Scott Woodruff--HSLDA
Kansas--Call State Education Board on Homeschool Legislation

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Kansas--Call State Education Board on Homeschool Legislation

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

The Kansas State Board of Education has agreed to discuss homeschool
legislation and regulation at its meeting on September 18-19. This
issue has received much media attention. However, state law gives the
Board no jurisdiction over non-accredited private schools (which
includes homeschools).

It would be appropriate for the Board to operate within its proper
boundaries and not stray into the area of homeschooling.

ACTION REQUESTED

1. Before September 18, please write, call or email the elected member
of the State Board of Education who represents your district. Your
message can be as simple as, "The State Board of Education has no
jurisdiction over non-accredited private schools. Please leave
homeschooling off your agenda."

2. Tone is important! If your communication is respectful, polite and
courteous, it will give board members a good impression of homeschool
families.

3. This website shows what counties are assigned to which of the 10
districts. Below the map, click on your district number to get
contact information for your board member.
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15479

BACKGROUND

One board member was quoted as saying she would like to have a
conversation about legislation for homeschoolers. It is not
appropriate for the Board to be having conversations about regulating
homeschooling since the Board has no jurisdiction over non-accredited
private schools.

Kansas has a sensible legislative framework for homeschooling that has
worked well for many decades. No change is necessary. The framework
involves a low level of wasteful red tape (a one-time registration as
a private school), but a high level of performance: a homeschool
parent must be prepared to prove his or her competence as a teacher if
challenged.

HSLDA sent a letter to Board Chair David Dennis on Wednesday,
August 15, about the Board's plans to discuss homeschool
legislation. A copy of our letter is on the HSLDA website on the
Kansas home page. http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15480

HSLDA is working closely with Kansas homeschool organizations on this
issue.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom!

Sincerely Yours,

Scott A. Woodruff, Esq.,
Senior Counsel
Home School Legal Defense Association

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