The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) has just announced that the State Board of Education (SBOE) has removed the compulsory education regulations from their agenda for Wednesday, February 20th. They removed it “so that OSSE can continue to review submitted comments and make any necessary changes.” I hope that this is a sign that the OSSE will remove the homeschooling language from the regulation.
There are still three things you can do to help make sure that the SBOE makes the right decision.
1) E-mail the State Superintendent of Education and State Board Members. Contact information can be found at the bottom of this article:
2) Attend the meeting on Wednesday if you are able. While the SBOE will not be discussing the proposed measure, they are still hearing testimony on it. A number of homeschool parents are planning to testify. If we have a large showing it will help them to understand that we are serious about this issue. The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. at 441 4th Street NW, in the Old Council Chambers, located on the lobby level of the building.
3) Join DCHEA. It will help DC homeschooling in the long run if we can organize ourselves. We are a very diverse community and we tend to communicate within our smaller communities. That type of communication is great, but we need a forum where we can work together to address issues of concern to all homeschoolers in the District. Join us through Facebook or through our e-mail list on Google Groups.