This is a BIG month for ENOCH! We have been extremely busy here with planning the convention and legislative updates. So I thought I would give you an update.
First, I would like to thank everyone who called the members of both the Assembly and Senate Education Committees in regards to raising the compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18, (A1441 and S647). Both of the bills have been sent to their corresponding Appropriations Committees. The assembly bill has been amended to clarify “that its provisions are not to be construed as to require a student who is home-schooled to continue receiving instruction beyond the age of 16.” The New Jersey Homeschool Task Force will continue to watch these bills.
Senate Bill S791 - Requiring medical exams, submission of student portfolio and letter of decision to homeschool sent to the school district in which a homeschool student resides, has been referred to the Senate Education Committee. This year there is no companion bill in the Assembly.
Assembly Bill A1375 - Mandatory homeschool notice, this bill has been referred to the Assembly Education Committee. There is no Senate companion bill. Again the Task Force is continuing to monitor both of these bills.
There is no action required on any of these bills at this time.
Our Board and Department Coordinators have been working diligently to make this convention the best ever.
March 1st our convention page went live and you can now register online. You can visit us at http://www.enochnj.org/index.php/2012convention/2012registration_details to find all the information about the convention and register
Last year, you spoke and we listened. First, this year we are offering special pricing for the Children’s Program. If you register for more than two sessions, you receive a discount. If you register for all seven session, you receive the biggest discount. Second, our Children’s Program will be run this year by the Knight Lights. This group has headed the Harvey Cedars Homeschool Week for the last few years and many are already looking forward to them. Third, we added an additional session. So now, there are seven sessions instead of six. And finally, the Children’s Program is online for registration. After you receive your registration confirmation, you will see a link for the Children’s Program online registration. Click it and it will take you to the registration process for the children’s program.
The first 700 who attend the convention, will receive a free CD gift with over $250 worth of free curriculum, stories and coupons.
The Teen Track this year will be headed by Mission Imperative, Mike Snavely. You can register your teen in the online registration in addition to their registration for the convention.
Patrick Henry College Prep Academy
As you can see it is all coming together. Our speakers are excited about coming. If you have attended our convention in the past you should have received a postcard with the website information for the convention. If you have did not receive a postcard, just visit our website at www.enochnj.org and click Annual Convention. You will find everything there.
You can follow us on Facebook. Just search for “ENOCH” and join our group. We endeavor to pass along homeschooling issues and news on homeschooling here to keep you informed.
Thank you again for your support and prayers.
In His Service,
Here are the deadlines for the upcoming ENOCH of NJ e-Newsletters. The deadlines are firm and coordinated so that we can get you a fresh newsletter by the first of each month. Thanks.
April 2012: Sunday, March 25th
May 2012: Wednesday, April 25th
June 2012: Friday, May 25th
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