1997 House Bill 586

Here is a summary of the house bill imposing new restrictions on homeschoolers.

Parent must have baccalaureate degree
Tutors must be GA-certified
Re-worded standardized testing section - local principal may allow testing at school
Progress assessment reporting twice as often (semi-annually)
Required for local superintendent:
Portfolio with contemporaneous log
Curriculum and lesson plans
Immunization records
Vision and hearing test results
Evaluation by parent-chosen GA-certified teacher
Probation and remedial instruction if fail evaluation or test
No molesters nor abusers of children nor spouses
Effective July 1, 1997

This report (last updated 7/28/97) was contributed by John Sewell.

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