CALL TO ACTION!
***I just received a call from the Department of Education - great news! The meeting on Wednesday is regarding the Auditor General's Report and NOT legislation!
This means that we are not facing a rush to defend against a new Bill. The Auditor General's report will be addressing homeschooling and the findings [something about us] and the Department of Education. I still don't have any specific information. This morning, Dr. Lowe was not at liberty to tell me anything but at the end of the day, the Auditor General has released the information that he addresses homeschooling in his report.
So, some of the pressure is off for Wednesday. Any who are available to be at the Department of Education Building for the announcement - that would be great - let them know we are paying attention.
I do want to commend everyone for their effective response to this situation. Even though it has turned out not to be a legislative issue, our MLAs and the Department of Education have received enough communication from us that I am now getting phone calls from them! This is what we want - communication. You did it, you stood up when you were called and homeschoolers across Nova Scotia mobilized to address the issues. THANK YOU.
That said, all homeschoolers are invited to the meeting at 1:30 with Dr. Lowe and the press. At 2 pm, the statement will be made and at 2:15, the Auditor General's Report will be posted to his website. Those at the release, perhaps we can gather for a time afterward to discuss any implications of the findings. When I have the report, I will post relevant information to the HEMS webpage and encourage others to share the information as well.***