Family Council and The Education Alliance Alliance Host Home School Graduation

On Saturday Family Council’s home school division The Education Alliance hosted a high school graduation for home schoolers. The graduation took place at Harding University in Searcy, AR.

Altogether, there were 78 graduates. This graduating class was awarded $1.2 million in scholarships.

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge was the commencement speaker.

Congratulations to our 2017 Home School graduates. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this milestone in your child’s life. We pray God will lead and direct your path in the next phase of your life.

New Bill Would Simplify Notice of Intent to Home School

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.

You can read H.B. 1574 here.