The Ohio Legislature has passed House Bill 164, which contains language on page 52 to clarify that assessments for homeschool students are officially waived for this year. The bill will take effect when signed by Governor DeWine.

HB 164 updates previous legislation relating to Ohio’s policies affected by COVID-19 to achieve the intent of waiving the academic assessment requirement for families homeschooling pursuant to O.A.C. 3301-34.

I want to express my thanks to CHEO for their contribution in making this happen.

As many families confront uncertain conditions regarding schools re-opening, I also wanted to make sure you are aware of HSLDA’s special outreach for everyone who finds themselves suddenly schooling their kids at home because of the coronavirus. 

Whether you are facing ongoing demands from state education officials or just seeking ways to keep your children learning, HSLDA has dedicated www.mompossible.org to helping families like you find your footing and overcome challenges. With videos, downloads, and an online mentoring program featuring experienced homeschool moms, there is something to help everyone in your circle of influence.

If you haven’t had the chance, check out HSLDA’s response to Harvard Professor Elizabeth Bartholet.
 
As always, HSLDA is closely watching the current situation and will keep you informed of any changes which would impact homeschooling families.