Section 522 would lead to greater regulation of homeschoolers at the state level.
– Virginia law has no definition of “graduate of home schooling” and does not grant high school diplomas to homeschooled students.
– Section 522 would require Virginia and other states to adopt a definition of ‘graduate of homeschooling’ and create legal requirements for ‘homeschool graduation’.
– Virginia school districts are not required to compile or maintain data on homeschooled students except as needed to ensure compliance with certain state laws.
– Section 522 would require school districts in Virginia and elsewhere to create and maintain databases of personal and academic information on homeschooled students for Armed Forces recruitment and enlistment purposes.
The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers (VaHomeschoolers) opposes Section 522 of H.R.
1815, and desires that this section of the bill be eliminated.
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