Homeschooling Takes a Community Like YOU!

As we approach a new school year, we see YOU and hear your questions/concerns in getting started and the love of the community and support groups that have offered sanctuary and wisdom in this unique year online and in person. Thank you for whatever role you played in that communication! While many have found the joy of homeschooling and are happy to stick with it, some are pleased that their schools have re-opened, even amongst social distancing and mask mandates and have returned to their in-person school of choice (public, private, or charter). The reality of school choice in Nevada is that PARENTS have a GOD GIVEN right to do what they think is best for their child and that homeschooling is a separate and legal choice from the others!  We are pleased to have offered support to many this last year as homeschooling became a household norm. We are committed to keep fighting for homeschooling rights as a different and  separate option from what is outlined in the public sector. We believe in your abilities as parents to homeschool your kids! Please continue to reach out if you have questions, concerns, or feedback to how we can improve homeschooling in Nevada. Let the 2012-2022 school year begin!


Please share in the comments ways that you have been supported or have helped this last year within the homeschool community. Let the record show that Nevada is amazing when it comes to homeschool choice and community.

AB19 out of committee

AB19 was PASSED and voted out of committee yesterday.  It will be heard this morning and voted on by all the assembly members.

Please contact YOUR assembly members ASAP and ask them to vote NO on AB19. You can find your assembly rep HERE.

You can say something simple like, “AB19 was passed out of the Assembly Committee on Education on April 8, 2021, in spite of overwhelming opposition to the inclusion of homeschoolers in this bill.  Please correct this by voting NO on AB19. Homeschoolers across the state are relying on you to legislate for them.”

AB19 workshop scheduled TODAY 4/8

AB19 is being voted on today at 1pm. You may remember, this is the bill the Dept of Ed brought forth and used as a stance that they are over homeschoolers. The assembly committee bought in! Meanwhile, this same thing was tried over on the senate side, and THEY listened and struck out the homeschool section.

Action Alert- call the assembly ed committee, email them TODAY and tell them to strike out section one in AB19 before they vote on it.
Write to the Assembly Education Committee:Shannon.BilbrayAxelrod@asm.state.nv.usBrittney.Miller@asm.state.nv.usbeatrice.duran@asm.state.nv.usEdgar.Flores@asm.state.nv.usMichelle.Gorelow@asm.state.nv.usElaine.Marzola@asm.state.nv.usrochelle.nguyen@asm.state.nv.usSelena.Torres@asm.state.nv.usAlexis.Hansen@asm.state.nv.usMelissa.Hardy@asm.state.nv.usLisa.Krasner@asm.state.nv.usRichard.McArthur@asm.state.nv.usJill.Tolles@asm.state.nv.us

Example Email:

I am a homeschooling parent and am opposed to any changes to the homeschooling laws. AB19 seeks to change both homeschool and public school laws, with no understanding or accommodation of the differences between the two. Further, no homeschoolers were consulted prior to this proposed change. The Nevada homeschool community does NOT want the verbiage changed and would like to be removed from this bill all together. Please leave our laws alone.

Urgent Action Needed on SB194

March 17, 2021

 

NV Homeschoolers- There is now a second bill threatening the constitutional rights of parents choosing to homeschool their children separate from public school law.   For the most current information see NHN’s SB194 information page.  

 

SB194 Section 6 needs to be struck!  SB194, as with AB19, proposes to add content to the core academic subjects, INCLUDING TO HOMESCHOOLERS!  This is, again, with no input from homeschoolers and usurps our parental rights. They are really trying hard to conform homeschoolers to public school standards.

 

Please do the following NOW! The bill will be heard on FRIDAY!
Use the opinion poll https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/81st2021/

Against SB194 – Section 6 seeks to  “homogenized” homeschoolers  to public school statutes. No thanks

 

This bill will be heard on Friday at 1pm. You can call in to testify AGAINST or Watch the hearing. For more information on how to participate, please see the Help page in NELIS at: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/81st2021/SessionInformation/Help

 

Please Email the Senate Ed Committee
Moises.Denis@sen.state.nv.us,

Marilyn.DonderoLoop@sen.state.nv.us,

Roberta.Lange@sen.state.nv.us,

Fabian.Donate@sen.state.nv.us,

Joe.Hardy@sen.state.nv.us,

Scott.Hammond@sen.state.nv.us,

Carrie.Buck@sen.state.nv.us

 

If you would like your letter submitted for the record, please also email it to: SenEDU@sen.state.nv.us


With the message: Please strike section 6 of SB194. Homeschooling is not governed by the public school system and should not be “homogenized” to public school statutes.

 

Please also email the Sponsors of the bill asking them to strike section 6, pertaining to homeschoolers

Roberta.Lange@sen.state.nv.us, Moises.Denis@sen.state.nv.us, Fabian.Donate@sen.state.nv.us, Scott.Hammond@sen.state.nv.us, James.Ohrenschall@sen.state.nv.us, Heidi.Gansert@sen.state.nv.us

Be aware: you need to voice your opinion by using the opinion poll and emailing the above legislators no later than this Fiday morning.