4/13/2017, Update: Thank you for your calls, you make a difference—
The House Judiciary Committee passed an amendment taking out the compulsory attendance provision in HB 430 which would have raised the compulsory attendance age to 18 years old. The Committee then passed the House Committee Substitute HB 430 with a do pass recommendation which did NOT include compulsory attendance.
FHE has been watching HB 430, Juvenile Court Jurisdiction, sponsored by Representative Shawn Rhoads. There is a provision within this bill to raise the compulsory attendance from 17 years of age to 18 years of age.
HB 430 is scheduled for a vote tomorrow, Thursday, April 6, in the House Judiciary Committee, 9:30am.
FHE is committed to protecting the freedom of Missouri parents to home educate their children by the least restrictive means possible. FHE is opposed to raising the compulsory attendance age. It restricts freedom, imposes unnecessary and burdensome regulations and fails to respect the parent’s rights to direct the upbringing and education of their children. Whatever negligible benefit there may be to increasing the compulsory attendance age is outweighed by the restrictions of freedom and may even be counterproductive to the intent of the bill.
HSLDA is united with FHE in opposing HB 430.
If you agree with FHE and HSLDA on this issue, please call and/or email the House Judiciary Committee members immediately asking them to vote NO on HB 430.
Rep. Joe Don McGaugh, Chair
Rep. Kevin Corlew, Vice Chair
Rep. Gina Mitten, Ranking Minority Member
Rep. Nathan Beard
Rep. Bruce DeGroot
Rep. Mark Ellebracht
Rep. David Gregory
Rep. Nick Marshall
Rep. Steven Roberts
Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch
Rep. Bill White
Thank you for standing with FHE to protect home education in Missouri,
Al and Sheryl Schmidt, FHE Executive Directors, for the FHE Board
Calls &/or Emails needed Immediately to the MO House Judiciary Committee, Vote NO on HB 430
4/5/2017 5:38:00 PM by: FHE
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