Education URGENT Alert
Bill Introduced to Register Home-School Students
A bill (HB5912) was introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives yesterday, March 19, 2008 to force home-school parents to register their children with the local school district. Here is the crucial language in the bill:
THE EXEMPTION FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO ATTEND PUBLIC SCHOOL EXISTS ONLY IF THE CHILD'S ATTENDANCE IS APPROPRIATELY REPORTED TO PUBLIC SCHOOL OFFICIALS AS REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 1578.
THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF A CHILD BEING EDUCATED AT THE CHILD'S HOME BY HIS OR HER PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN AS DESCRIBED IN SECTION 1561(3)(F) SHALL AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH SCHOOL YEAR FURNISH ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN WHICH THE CHILD'S HOME IS SITUATED OR THE INTERMEDIATE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN WHICH THE CHILD'S HOME IS SITUATED:
(A) THE NAME AND AGE OF EACH CHILD WHO IS BEING EDUCATED AT THE HOME.
(B) THE NUMBER OR NAME OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE CITY OR TOWNSHIP AND COUNTY IN WHICH THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN RESIDES.
(C) THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.
You need to contact the following members immediately with your thoughts about this bill:
Tim Melton email@example.com
John Moolenaar firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack Hoogendyk email@example.com
Brenda Clack (sponsor) firstname.lastname@example.org
As soon as this bill is available on the web for review, we will will keep you posted. Thank you for your dedication.