HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 27
(By Delegates Walker, Boggs, Cann, Smith, C. Miller, Armstead, D. Campbell, Canterbury, Carmichael, Cowles, Ellem, Ellington, Gearheart, Hamilton, Hartman, Iaquinta, Longstreth, Manchin, O’Neal, Overington, Pasdon, Perry, Romine, Rowan, Savilla, Snuffer, Sobonya Staggers and Sumner)
Designating February 22, 2012, as “West Virginia Home School Day”.
Whereas, The State of West Virginia is committed to excellence in education; and
Whereas, The State of West Virginia recognizes that parental involvement and individualized attention to educational success are unique and basic components of home schooling; and
Whereas, Home-schooled students exhibit self-confidence and good citizenship and are prepared academically to meet the challenges of today’s society; and
Whereas, Contemporary studies continue to confirm that children who are educated at home score exceptionally well on national achievement tests and score above the national average on SAT and ACT tests; and
Whereas, Home-schooled students have shown to be competitive with publicly and privately schooled students at the college level; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the House of Delegates hereby designates February 22, 2012, as “West Virginia Home School Day”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the House of Delegates recognizes students, teachers and families involved with home schooling in West Virginia for their dedication to excellence in education; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a copy of this resolution to the West Virginia Home Educators Association and the Christian Home Educators of West Virginia.