Senate Bill 2118: “Motivating Parents and Children” Pilot Program

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Last Updated: February 3, 2017
Senate Bill 2118: “Motivating Parents and Children” Pilot Program
Sponsors:
Senator Simmons
Summary:

This bill would create the “Motivating Parents and Children” Pilot Program.
The program would include homeschooling families, because the bill states that it would “apply to all compulsory-school-age children residing in the pilot school districts and their custodial and noncustodial parents or legal guardians.”

The State Department of Education would develop policies and procedures to implement the program, including how to determine who are the “children-at-risk.” The program coordinator in each school district would be responsible for planning and coordinating activities for parents of school children, including parenting classes for parents to be instructed in how to be effective parents according to state standards. Those in the program would be subjected to a family needs assessment every three years.

HSLDA considers such legislation to be a threat to parental rights and an unwarranted intrusion into the family unit.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

Died in committee.
See "Bill History" link below.

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Bill History