From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


1/30/2013 2:15:54 PM
Peter K. Kamakawiwoole--HSLDA
Hawaii: Senate Committee Considers Requiring Homeschoolers to Enroll

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Hawaii: Senate Education Committee Considers Bill
Requiring Homeschoolers to Enroll in Public School

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Today, Wednesday, January 30, 2013, the Senate Education Committee
will hear testimony concerning Senate Bill 922 . The bill allows for
homeschool participation in public school sports, but there is an
important catch: all homeschool families will now be required to
enroll their children as students in the local public school, even if
they have no intention of ever participating in extracurricular

HSLDA strongly opposes SB 922. Hawaii's current notice requirements
for homeschoolers were the result of many dialogues between
homeschooling families and state officials. While families send an
annual notice of intent to their local public school superintendent,
homeschooling children do not fall under the auspices of the public
school, and parents retain complete autonomy to direct the education
of their child as they see fit.

If passed, SB 922 will dramatically redefine the relationship between
homeschooling families and the public schools, from one of notice and
co-existence to one of enrollment and oversight. Parents, not the
government, have the fundamental right to direct the education of
their children.

The Senate hearing will take
place today, January 30, 2013, at 1:20 p.m. in Conference Room 414 at
the State Capitol. While the deadline to submit testimony to the
committee has passed, it is not too late to voice your opposition to
the bill.


Peter K. Kamakawiwoole, Jr.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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