Yesterday Rep. Mark Lowery (R-Maumelle) filed H.B. 1574. This bill simplifies the Notice of Intent to Home School that home schoolers are required to file annually, and it removes the requirement that home school parents sign a waiver acknowledging the State is not responsible for their child’s education.
The bill also clarifies that the Notice of Intent can be filed electronically–including by email; that the information on the Notice of Intent is confidential; and that the Department of Education cannot add requirements to the Notice of Intent without legislative approval.
This is a good bill we believe will simplify the process of filing the annual Notice of Intent to Home School.