SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — A Southern Illinois representative wants to require DCFS to investigate homes where kids will be homeschooled for signs of child abuse.
Rep. Monica Bristow (D-Alton) introduced House Bill 3560, which would require a child protective services unit of DCFS check homes for signs of child abuse or neglect after a home-school registration form is submitted. After the investgation, the State Board of Education would notify the school district where the home is located that the student will be home-schooled.
Once every two years, the State Board of Education would inspect the records of a registered home school student.
The bill was referred to the House Rules Committee.