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Flagstaff Home Educators Policies and Guidelines Revised March 2013 I. Purpose Flagstaff Home Educators is a Christian support group in Flagstaff, AZ for families who have chosen to educate their children without government intervention, oversight, or control. We operate from a Christian perspective & make decisions from the ethical & moral standards established in the Bible. Our main objectives are to provide family activities, informative parent meetings, & social/ academic events for children. We encourage our parent-teachers to be informed of & adhere to Arizona laws regarding homeschooling & to support those organizations which protect the right to home educate in the state of Arizona (i.e. AFHE & HSLDA). II. Membership A. A member family must be educating their children at home. B. Each family must fill out a Member Profile Form – your information will not be shared with anyone other than group members. C. Returning Members need to re-register each year at our mandatory Town Hall Meeting. Dues are $30 for the year (June through May). D. New Members may join at any monthly meeting. Dues are $30 (through May). E. Membership cards & membership rosters will be available at the October meeting. F. As a volunteer organization we rely on our members for the functioning of the group. Each family is required to take a job when they register. (New members are not required to take a job for the first year.) III. Meetings A. There will be a monthly meeting in Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Apr, & May. B. Our Town Hall meeting will be held each Spring, which is set aside for membership renewal. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND PLEASE CONTACT A BOARD MEMBER BEFORE THE TOWN HALL MEETING. C. We encourage families to attend the meetings; however, children need to stay with their parents as Childcare is Not Available. IV. Events A. It is up to the discretion of the person planning an event whether they will be taking signups online or at the monthly meeting. B. FHE academic competitions (i.e. spelling bee, geography bee, science fair, etc.) are open to students who are homeschooled according to AZ homeschool law A.R.S. 15-802. C. If an EVENT requires an admission fee, please send it to the person planning that event. D. If an EVENT does not require an admission fee, then FHE may require a $10 refundable deposit to hold your spot. Send a check made out to FHE to the person planning the event.Your check will be returned to you at the event. E. If you are planning an event (field trip, educational event, party, etc.), please contact the Events Coordinator concerning calendar availability before announcing the event to the group. V. Communication A. The FHE Yahoo! Group is for members’ postings only. Members are encouraged to communicate information or opportunities that might benefit homeschooling families. No political items may be posted unless they directly pertain to home education. MEMBER’S POSTS MAY NOT BE FORWARDED TO NON-FHE MEMBERS. B. The Members’ Network table at monthly meetings is for members to advertise lessons, curriculum, home-based businesses, or other school-related items. C. A roster of FHE members will be available at the October meeting & on the Yahoo! Group. Any revisions which take place during the year can be found on the Yahoo! Group site. The roster is for member use ONLY. It is not to be shared outside of the FHE group, used for mailing lists, political purposes, sales or any other unauthorized purpose. VI. Board of Directors A. Board positions are offered by invitation only. Anyone interested in serving on the Board may make their wishes known to the current Board. They must be willing to serve for a minimum of 2 years, be a professing Christian, sign the statement of faith, & be homeschooling/committed to homeschooling. B. Board members need to attend both monthly Board Meetings & Monthly Meetings. C. The Board has the responsibility & authority to establish & revise policies, to approve or deny membership, jobs, activities & anything else pertinent to the operation of FHE. VII. Statement of Faith We believe: In the Authority of Scripture, that the Bible is God’s only inspired, infallible and inerrant written Word. It is the ultimate source for knowledge about God, as well as the definitive guide for our daily lives. In the existence of a triune God or one God in three distinct persons – The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This God is self-existent, eternal, unchanging, omnipotent, omnipresent,holy, righteous and loving. God created the universe from nothing and He rules over His creation sovereignty including both human and angelic beings. That Man is a physical and spiritual being who is created in God’s image. But because of his sin or transgression, man has lost his fellowship with God. The extent of sin is so great that its effects continue to this very day in the form of cruelty, suffering and death. That Jesus Christ-who is fully God and fully man- was sent to save us from our bondage to sin. We believe that Christ was born of a virgin, died for our sins, physically rose from the dead and will one day return to judge the world and deliver His people. Faith in Christ is the only means by which mankind can escape eternal damnation and judgment.

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