Home School Day at the State Capitol
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
REGISTRATION HAS NOT YET OPENED. Registration will assist us in estimating our needs. Thank you!
Details will be added as they are finalized.
As you may already be aware, there are multiple threats to your homeschool freedom. Are homeschool rights important to you? Make sure your legislators know. What is a great way to show them? Attend Home School Day at the Indiana Statehouse!
IAHE has an educational and advocacy event planned for Home School Day at the State Capitol on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. The day begins at 9:00 a.m. The rally is our main event at 11 a.m. Additional events begin as early as 9:00 a.m. if you’d like to take advantage of them to increase your family’s learning experience. Be certain to check the IAHE website for an updated schedule.
Did you know that our Indiana Statehouse is full of historical information? We will highlight some of that history for your family with re-enactors (9 a.m. & 10 a.m.), statehouse tours (10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.), a scavenger hunt, and letterboxing*. Each tour is limited to 75 people.
We have additional events to help your family learn more about our state government such as a Legislative Impact session that explains how a bill becomes a law. IAHE will also update you about various bills that we are tracking. At 10 a.m., we are planning to have a Town Hall that allows you to ask questions to specific legislators regarding bills they have introduced during the 2016 legislative session.
A “yet to be announced” Indiana historical figure and Lew Wallace will be there to speak to your families at 9 a.m. (?) and 10 a.m. (Wallace) in the North Atrium.
Prior to the event, families should try to schedule a time to meet with their legislators. Your Senator may be contacted at 800-382-9842 and your Representatives at 800-382-9467 to schedule an appointment. It’s our desire that EVERY legislator meets with a homeschool family that day. It would send a powerful message to them to know that homeschool rights are important enough to take time out of your very busy schedule to come to the Statehouse.
Home School Day at the State Capitol is scheduled to coincide with Indiana Home School Week!
The least expensive parking is at the Circle Centre Mall garage. Here are directions to get from the mall garage to the Statehouse via a tunnel. Allow at least 15 minutes walk time.
Page for A Day Program
Families with a student ages 13 and older may like to be a Page that day. The Page for the Day program is an excellent way for your student to gain a first-hand glimpse of how the legislative process works at the Indiana Statehouse. During IAHE’s Home School Day, the rest of the family will have other events in which to participate while your child serves. This program fills up quickly, so check the IN.gov website for details and deadlines.
Register for the page program and learn more at these links:
*To participate in the letter-boxing event, you will need to bring a rubber stamp, ink pad, pen, and log book. A complete explanation of letterboxing may be found on this site.
We hope to see you at the Statehouse on January 26, 2016!