A solution introduced by state Rep. John Reilly, of Oakland Township, would change a law requiring homeschool students to obtain a work permit from a local school they do not attend in order to work an after-school job.
Under Reilly’s proposed legislation, parents of homeschoolers could provide consent instead.
“Current law puts schools in an awkward position as they do not know the student seeking the permit,” Reilly said. “Parents know what’s best for their children and should be given full autonomy to decide if an after-school job is what’s right for them.”
Reilly specified that the bill does not change regulations set forth by the U.S. Department of Labor. The legislation simply eliminates government overreach that creates unnecessary hurdles for homeschool students.
House Bill 4262 was referred to the House Education Committee for consideration.
State Rep. John Reilly, a member of the House Oversight Committee, today said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration should have broadened its efforts to record COVID-19 deaths from long-term care homes, after a state review identified deaths not previously counted by the department in its tally of long-term care deaths.
State Rep. John Reilly, a member of the House Oversight Committee, today called for accountability at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) after the state’s auditor general identified more COVID-19 deaths linked to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities than previously reported by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration.