Legislative Updates

2017 Regular Session Began January 4th

(updated 2/3/2017)


HB 793, Sponsored by Representative Kurt Bahr

1.   Eliminates the optional voluntary registration of a home school with “the Recorder of Deeds or chief school officer of the public school district”. 

2.   Prosecuting Attorney can only request home school records if there is “reasonable suspicion” for the prosecutor to believe the law has been violated.

3.   Establishes privacy rights for home school students which currently exist for public school students.

4.   Makes a slight change to reduce the over burdensome record keeping. It would give homeschools a choice of keeping 1) the plan/journal, record of           evaluations, and portfolio, or 2) offering 1000 hours of instruction. Now parents are required to keep both which is a “double duty”. 

FHE’s position – Support

Action Needed – None








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