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Dealing With the Inevitable Homeschool Panic

By Stephanie Elms, Annandale, November-December 2015

Lessons Learned: On Not Getting it All Done

by Stephanie Elms, Annandale July-August 2015

2015 General Assembly Sports Access Bill Vetoed by Governor; Other Bills of Interest to Homeschoolers

March 27th was a difficult day for many homeschooling families in Virginia as they learned that Governor McAuliffe vetoed HB 1626, the sports access bill that was passed by both the House (57-41) and the Senate (22-13) during General Assembly. Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) has notified leadership and asked for a veto override, something which will occur on Wednesday, 15 April 2015. A veto override requires 2/3 majority of votes in both the House and the Senate. The challenge now is to get an additional six votes by Democratic senators who voted against the bill in February. If you want to improve this bill’s chance of an eleventh hour comeback, be sure to read below for actions you can take.

The Dots Still Connect

By Jenny Meyer, Woodbridge, March-April 2015

Historic Day for Virginia: Homeschool Sports Access Passes Senate

Virginia’s sports access bill, HB 1626, also known as the Tebow Bill, passed the Senate yesterday 22-13, with bipartisan support. In the six years that Del Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) has submitted a homeschool sports access bill, this is the first time that any version has cleared the Senate or even the Senate Education and Health committee.

HB 1626H1 Sports Access Bill: House Votes Today; Other Bills of Interest to Homeschoolers

The Virginia General Assembly opened its yearly session on 14 January 2015. Since each odd-numbered year hosts a short session of 45 days, the action kicked off right at the starting gate and has been keeping a fast pace ever since. Your government affairs team has been hard at work to find bills that may […]

HB 1626: House Committee to Vote on Sports Access Bill Monday 1/26

VaHomeschoolers has just learned that the Sports Access bill (also known as the “Tebow bill”) has been scheduled to go up for a vote by the full House Education Committee this coming Monday morning in Richmond.

Government Affairs News Release: Goochland RE Policy Repealed

The Goochland school board held a four-hour meeting on Tuesday, January 13th to accommodate all the people who wanted to speak about a policy that had potential to impact families who homeschool under the religious exemption (RE). 22.1-254 The result of this meeting was a school board decision to repeal a policy change enacted in 2013, known as Policy LBE.

Norfolk Screening of Class Dismissed on January 14th Cancelled

The VaHomeschoolers screening in Norfolk of Class Dismissed has been cancelled for tonight, January 14th as a result of unforeseen circumstances. We are in the process of finding a new date. However, the movie will be screened tomorrow night (icy roads in rural, central VA willing) in Chesapeake.

Turn Blah Days into Ahh Days!

By Parrish Mort, Cartersville January-February 2015

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