North Dakota lawmakers take action on home schooling, marijuana penalties
Thursday, February 16, 2017
The North Dakota House passed legislation that proponents said would help parents educating their children at home Thursday.
Current law requires students receiving a home education in grades four, six, eight and 10 to take a standardized test. But that requirement does not apply if the parent notifies the school district that they have a “philosophical, moral or religious objection” to the use of the standardized test and if the parent meets certain qualifications, such as being licensed to teach by the Education Standards and Practices Board.
House Bill 1428 would remove the requirement that both the objection and the parent qualification requirements be met before a parent could opt-out of the standardized test. It would instead only mandate one of those scenarios.