The New Hampshire Senate bill 337 passed the Senate 14 – 10 on 13 March 2008. The House hearing was this morning.
I.(a) Any parent commencing a home education program for a child, for a child who withdraws from a public school, or for a child who moves into a school district shall notify the commissioner of education, resident district superintendent, or principal of a nonpublic school [of such within 30 days] prior to commencement of such program.
(b) Any parent planning to continue a home education program under subparagraph I(a) shall notify the commissioner of education, resident district superintendent, or principal of a nonpublic school within 30 days of the anniversary of commencement of the home education program or by the first school day according to the school calendar in the child’s resident school district.
2 New Paragraph; Home Education; Notification. Amend RSA 193-A:5 by inserting after paragraph IV the following new paragraph:
V. Prior to the initial year of a home education program, a parent shall provide to the department of education, resident district superintendent, or principal of a nonpublic school, information which summarizes planned and supervised instructional and related activities, including a draft curriculum demonstrating instruction in science, mathematics, language, government, history, health, reading, writing, spelling, the history of the constitutions of New Hampshire and the United States, and an exposure to and appreciation of art and music.
3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect July 1, 2008.
Bill tracking is at: SB337 Tracking
Op/ed: Homeschoolers don’t need more regulation, 25 March 2008, Concord Monitor, Concord, New Hampshire
HEAC Newsletter with information about SB337 on pages 4 and 6.