Excerpted from KHON2 post by Elyssa Arevalo
Lawmakers are looking for change, pointing to the death of “Peter Boy” Kema and a more recent case involving a Hawaii island girl who was starved to death.
Their proposal would make sure children who are being home-schooled aren’t being abused, but some parents say it goes too far.
The Department of Education told KHON2 there are more than 2,700 students who are currently home-schooled.
Lawmakers said these proposed changes will act as safeguards to make those children aren’t subject to abuse.
If this legislation passes, parents who want to home-school their children will be required to allow child welfare services to check for any history of child abuse and neglect.
Parents will also have to undergo screening themselves to determine if there are any factors that put the student at risk.
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