New Law Allows for Collaborative Home Schooling in Wyoming
Written by Andrew-Rossi on February 21, 2023
The latest bill signed into law by Governor Mark Gordon will allow families to work together to homeschool children rather than just a child’s parent or guardian.
House Bill 70 modifies the definition of home-based education to give more freedom and latitude for Wyoming families who homeschool to network and collaborate with other homeschooled families. Authored by House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman, House Bill 70 was among the first bills signed into law by Governor Gordon during the 67th General Session of the Wyoming Legislature on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
House Bill 70 allows more than one family unit to work together to provide home-based education.
The bill removes restrictions currently in a statute that only permit home-based education to be provided by a child’s parent or legal guardian.
“This is an important, common-sense law for families who homeschool their children,” said House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman. “Homeschooled children will benefit greatly from the broader involvement this new law allows. This measure will lead to a richer experience for homeschooled students and provide more tools to advance their education.”