Originally Sent: 4/2/2014

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Urgent: Call Now for Property Tax Relief for Homeschools and Other Private Schools

Homeschooling in Kansas

Call now to support freedom and fairness

Senior Counsel Scott Woodruff answers questions and assists members with legal issues in your state. He and his wife homeschooled their children.

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Calls are needed immediately to support tax relief for homeschools and other private schools!

In a huge victory for basic fairness, yesterday the Kansas Senate Ways and Means Committee amended House Bill 2506 to create a property tax credit of up to $1,000 per child or $2,500 per family for parents who educate their children entirely at their own expense. The bill may be voted on in the Senate tomorrow!

Families have been unfairly “double taxed” for years—by paying to educate two sets of children: their own, plus the children whose parents opt to use the public schools. Those families will get some relief at last.

The education establishment doesn’t want to share. They will fight furiously to strip the tax credit from the bill.  It’s crucial that you call your Kansas state senator and urge him or her to stand up for you and defend basic fairness!


Please immediately call your Kansas State Senator.  Use this link to find out who your senator is.

Your message can be as simple as: “Please vote YES on the Senate Substitute for HB 2506 and retain Senator Pyle’s and Senator Abram’s property tax relief.  It brings basic fairness back to the property tax system for families who educate their children at their own expense.”

Also please call Senator Susan Wagle, the Senate President, with the same message. Call her at 785-296-2419 or email her at Susan.Wagle@senate.ks.gov.

Since time is very short, please send this message to others!


To qualify for the tax relief, families must be able to document their private education expenses.  It applies to children ages 6 to 18. If a family has any children in public school, the credit will not be available.

In addition to the limit of $1,000 per child and $2,500 per family, the amount of the relief available is also limited to the amount of your property tax that would otherwise be allocated to funding the public school system.

Many families have options as to where to live. This tax relief provision will make Kansas a desirable destination for families who educate their children at their own expense. It will provide a welcome boost to the Kansas economy because more families will pick Kansas for their home. This means more jobs for Kansans. Since the credit is tied to property ownership, it will also help boost property values in Kansas.

Our thanks go to Senator Dennis Pyle and Senator Steve Abrams for their excellent leadership and work toward bringing basic fairness back to the property tax system.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom and fairness!

Scott Woodruff
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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