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Senate File 866: A Bill Relating to Education
Representative Harry Mares, Senator Sandra Pappas
This bill would make major changes in many areas of the education code. It would change the home school law in two very unfavorable ways.
First, parents would be required to submit their children's standardized test scores and all other assessments to the public school superintendent every year. This would change the current law which requires that children be tested, but does not require the scores to be submitted.
Second, parents desiring to teach their children at home would be required to have a high school diploma. Currently, parents without such a diploma can home school by sending in quarterly reports, but these bills would remove that option.
SF 866 is in the Senate Education Committee. During the hearing on the home education portion of the bill on March 21, the Committee voted to remove both of the additional restrictions, keeping the law in its current state.
This portion of the bill should be strongly opposed.
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