From the HSLDA E-lert Service:
< BACK TO ARCHIVE

Date:
From:
Subject:

2/1/2013 4:30:46 PM
Scott Woodruff--HSLDA
South Dakota: Calls Needed for Access to Opportunity Scholarship

======================================================================
From the HSLDA E-lert Service...
======================================================================


South Dakota: Calls Needed for Access to Opportunity Scholarship

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Good news! House Bill 1128 passed the House Education Committee. It is
now scheduled for a vote on the House floor February 4. This bill will
give homeschoolers fair access to the South Dakota Opportunity
Scholarship. Your representatives need to hear from you in support of
this bill before they cast their vote!

This bill brings fairness back to the scholarship and helps South
Dakota economically by encouraging bright homeschool students to stay
in the state for college--which is a major factor in where they will
eventually settle down and contribute to the economy.

Action Requested

Call your South Dakota Representative before 2:00 on Monday, February
4 to ask him or her to support House Bill 1128.

Your message can be as simple as: "Please vote yes on HB 1128. Please
give homeschoolers fair access to the Opportunity Scholarship."

Check here http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17080 to find out the
name and contact information of your South Dakota representative. Some
districts have two representatives; if yours has two, please call
both.

Background:

In 2010, the South Dakota Legislature passed a bill to give
homeschoolers access to the Opportunity Scholarship. The scholarship
can provide $5,000 over four years for a South Dakota resident
attending one of 18 institutions of higher education in South Dakota.
To find out more about the scholarship, click here:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16998 .

However, this bill did not create a level playing field for
homeschooled students. Current law requires higher ACT or SAT scores
for homeschoolers than it does for public school students; this bill
eliminates this requirement (but homeschoolers would need to
demonstrate "college readiness" on all four ACT subtests). See HSLDA's
article from April 2010 http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16999 about
the inequitable rules of this scholarship.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom!

Sincerely,

Scott Woodruff
HSLDA Senior Counsel

P.S. If you are not yet a member of HSLDA and would like to help us
fight for greater homeschool freedom in South Dakota please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17081

----------------------------------------------------------------------
-> How long are you in for?

Some families are facing what seems like a lifelong commitment to
homeschooling, with children at both ends of the spectrum -- some
graduating and some just reaching school age. If you're going to
be "in" for a while, consider a lifetime membership with HSLDA.
It's a good deal for families with more than 10 years of
homeschooling ahead.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1936

----------------------------------------------------------------------
======================================================================
The HSLDA E-lert Service is a service of:

Home School Legal Defense Association
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, Virginia 20134
Phone: (540) 338-5600
Fax: (540) 338-2733
Email: info@hslda.org
Web: http://www.hslda.org

----------------------------------------------------------------------
How To Subscribe:

- Subscribe to the HSLDA E-lert Service at our website:

https://secure.hslda.org/hslda/elert/account.asp?Process=Subscribe

- Or send an email with name and complete mailing address to:

subscribe@hslda.org

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Subscription Information:

- You subscribed to the HSLDA E-lert Service as:

##ToAddress##

- To unsubscribe from the HSLDA E-lert Service send an email from
the email address you want to unsubscribe to:

unsubscribe@hslda.org

- To change your email address or make other changes to your
subscription, visit the HSLDA E-lert Service account web page at:

https://secure.hslda.org/hslda/elert/account.asp

----------------------------------------------------------------------
POSTMASTERS: This message is being sent to the most recent address we
have for our subscribers. If this is an invalid email address or you
have other problems, please reply to webmaster@hslda.org.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
DISCLAIMER: This is considered a private and confidential message
from HSLDA to its bonafide HSLDA E-lert Service subscribers.
HSLDA cannot attest to the authenticity of copies posted, forwarded,
or sent by any party other than HSLDA.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
NOTE: Please do not reply or otherwise use this email address;
hslda@hslda.org is for broadcast purposes only and is not intended to
receive incoming messages. We cannot reply to any email sent to this
address. If you have comments or questions, please send email to
info@hslda.org or call HSLDA at 540-338-5600. HSLDA members can also
email staff directly through the Members website at
http://members.hslda.org/contact.asp. Thank you for your cooperation.
======================================================================