2013 Nevada Legislature is in session. Bills we are watching, see ALERTS tab for updates:
SB 314 – THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT OF PARENTS TO RAISE THEIR CHILD. NHN supports.
5/17/13 SB 314 is amended and receives a DO PASS from Assembly Judiciary Committee Vote; 8 in favor, 3 opposed, 2 absent. The bill now moves to the Assembly floor for a vote next week. See ALERTS for ACTION REQUEST and the Parental Rights bar to the right (under Legal Issues) for the 5/19/13 amended version of the bill and pamphlet.
SB182 – Lowers Nevada’s compulsory attendance age from 7 to 5 removing a parent’s right to decide when their child is ready to begin school. NHN opposes.
5/20/13 SB 182 will be heard in Senate Finance Committee. The bill has been amended to exempt 5 y/o only at parent’s request; NHN had requested exemption for 5 and 6 y/o with parent notice, bill still not acceptable and the price tag for Nevadan’s is too high. We still oppose.
Advocating for Nevada homeschool families!
Nevada Homeschool Network (NHN) strives to advocate for homeschool freedom and the right of each family to direct the education their own children as they see best. It is our intent to respond to the wishes, concerns and interests of the homeschooling community, and to report on legislative, legal and other matters relevant to homeschooling and family education.
- Network with and disseminate information to Nevada homeschool groups and individuals
- To monitor and influence state legislation and district policies affecting homeschooling
- To defend the right to homeschool and to maintain the least restrictive laws and policies for homeschooling
- To sponsor symposiums or conferences in Nevada that help parents become the best parent-teachers they can be.
- To educate families, educators, elected officials and the public on the laws and merits of home based education
- To assist homeschoolers and support groups in establishing communication with local school officials
- NHN serves all families interested in home education to the best of our ability regardless of race, creed, methods used, or reasons for homeschooling.
- NHN believes there are as many educational approaches as there are students.
- NHN believes the choice of the educational approach is the constitutional, natural and God-given right of the guardian of the child.
- We hold that there is a constitutional right for parents to direct their child’s education…further, that the state’s regulation of education is secondary to this parental right.
- NHN believes citizens must maintain eternal vigilance to protect their liberty and encourages families to remain informed of home school law.