24 Jan 06 Update:Â Died in committee.
HB 537 Home instruction of children; requirements.
Harry J. Parrish
Summary as introduced: Home instruction of children; requirements.Â Strengthens the requirements for parents providing home instruction, by (i) requiring the parents to notify the division superintendent of any changes in the curriculum during the school year; (ii) authorizing the division superintendent to terminate home instruction if a measurement of progress is not submitted by August 1, and no probationary year has been granted; (iii) authorizing the division superintendent to terminate home instruction if the remediation plan is not satisfactory or at any time if it is evident that no progress is being made; and (iv) raising the achievement test standard to the fifth stanine or higher.
Update via VAHomeschoolers Announce
- an especially dangerous bill, HB 537, which has been introduced in the House of Delegates.
- introduced at the request of the Manassas City Public Schools, at least partially in response to a difficult situation involving a custody dispute
- Delegate Parrish is a friend of homeschooling and did not intend to harm or offend homeschoolers with this legislation.Â As such, we do not recommend action by our members at this time.Â
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