NCHE to consider proposing change to NC homeschool statute

The following email was sent to the HA-NC board of directors. It comes from NCHE. I am posting it to bring awareness and foster discussion and consideration of any potential impact it may have for North Carolina homeschoolers. I urge you to share and discuss with any other homeschool lists you may be on.

Email to HA-NC starts here:

It is my desire for HA-NC and NCHE to work together on this project. I believe that if both organizations speak with one voice we will be more effective. I have spoken with a few legislators and they have indicated that we will have the best chance of success if we keep it simple and if we get a bill introduced early in the legislative session. It is our goal to get a sponsor and have a bill introduced early in February, which doesn’t give us much time. So far, I have set up meetings in Wilmington, Raleigh, Kernersville and Charlotte to get input from homeschoolers. I am working on getting a meeting in the western part of the state.

Here is the current definition of a homeschool in the NC law:
(a) “Home school” means a nonpublic school in which one or more children of not more than two families or households receive academic instruction from parents or legal guardians, or a member of either household.
We are open to suggestions, but here are two possible changes:
(1) “Homeschool” means a nonpublic school in which one or more children of not more than two families or households have their academic instruction taught by or provided for by their parents or legal guardians.

(2) “Homeschool” means a nonpublic school in which one or more children of not more than two families or households have their academic instruction taught by or directed by their parents or legal guardians.

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Spencer Mason
Legislative Vice President,
North Carolinians for Home Education