Home schooling parents upset with Newtown panel proposals

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Some Connecticut parents who home-school their children believe some recommendations from the Sandy hook Advisory Commission could infringe on their parental rights. They’re particularly worried about language that references individual education programs, or IEPs, for home-schooled kids.

The parents believe the proposal could lead to mandatory IEPs for all home-schooled children. But commission members said they’re only recommending that such plans for students needing special education services be followed for home-schooled students if they previously had an IEP in public school. Various parents’ rights rganizations recently joined forces to form the new Parental Rights Coalition. They oppose other measures, including proposals for mandatory mental health screenings of schoolchildren.

The advisory commission will present its final report to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy next month. It’s unclear what might become law.