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Legislative Alert: HB 574 Aggressive Encroachment on Private Home Education

HB574 , an act relating to homeschool, was submitted to the House on February 27 by Representative Chris Harris , and is currently awaiting discussion in the House Education Committee. We have not seen a bill that so aggressively attacks our freedom to home educate in more than eight years. If this bill became law, it would drastically transform the face of private home education in Kentucky. It is CHEK’s stance that bills, such as these, are unnecessary and ultimately harmful to homeschoolers as they further increase the state's control of the education and upbringing of our children. CHEK is actively communicating our concerns to the House Education Committee. We encourage you to contact your legislators to let them know your concerns for HB 574 . If this pro posed bill became law, i t would: Create a legal definition of homeschool in Kentucky. Require parents to submit and affidavit to the Kentucky Department of Education, on an annual basis, verifying each child