Sunday, January 20, 2008

CT Homeschooler Legislative Forum - Jan 24th - Southbury

Photo of Forum in Killingly

Homeschooler Legislative Forum!
Come Meet Your Elected Officials!

Thursday, January 24 at 7pm

Southbury Town Hall

501 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488


State Representative Arthur O'Neill has arranged with area homeschoolers and NHELD, this forth meeting in a series of similar events throughout Connecticut, in an effort to educate legislators about the homeschool community. He hopes that understanding the homeschool community will encourage legislators to support homeschooling and parental rights in the State legislature in the upcoming session which will begin on February 6. In this next legislative session, Rep. O’Neill will be proposing legislation guaranteeing ALL Connecticut parents' right to withdraw their children from the public schools.

Representative O'Neill, Attorney Deborah Stevenson, and Judy Aron will moderate the meeting. Area homeschoolers will be able to participate in discussing what homeschooling is, different ways of home educating, experiences in withdrawing from the public schools, and homeschooling success stories. Families are encouraged to bring samples of school projects, display boards they have created, or scrapbooks or other pictures or items that they are proud of, to display to attendees and legislators. Even if you don't care to speak, please come to show your support for the homeschooling community and to greet the legislators! Children and homeschool graduates are welcome to speak.

Non-homeschooling friends and family, are also invited to attend. Adults and well behaved children are welcome.