Membership Policies and Guidelines
1. Members of H.O.M.E. must be legally homeschooling at least one child pursuant to Colorado Statute 22-33-104.5. This means that you are homeschooling under one of these options: You have submitted a Notice of Intent to a Colorado School District for the current year; or you are a Colorado Certified Teacher; or you are part of an independent school which practices the Bohl decision and allows students to be instructed at home. The exception would be if your children are younger than 7 or older than 16 and you are teaching more than 50% of your child's core curriculum at home, we would welcome your membership in our group. If, under any of these circumstances, more than 50% of the instruction of core curriculum is taught by someone other than the child's parents or those who are legally allowed to (grandparents and other relatives), that is not a legal homeschool option and we cannot accept your membership for our group.
2. Consistent with the H.O.M.E. Statement of Faith, No. 7, H.O.M.E. will not accept into membership any persons involved in civil unions, polygamy, or same gender marriage.
3. H.O.M.E. members must agree NOT to use the H.O.M.E. directory for furthering personal business in any form (selling of products or services, handing out literature, etc.). Members may submit an advertisement to the H.O.M.E. leadership committee for approval. If approved, it will be added to the Resource Book that is taken to the H.O.M.E. meetings for all to view at their discretion.
4. H.O.M.E. will provide each member a Statement of Faith and Policies. It is the responsibility of each member/non-member participant to respect these beliefs in word and deed at all H.O.M.E. functions.
5. H.O.M.E. does not endorse any political parties, candidates, or legislation unless it impacts our right to homeschool or parental and family rights and freedoms.
6. Membership may be involuntarily terminated by unanimous consent of the Leadership. Once removed, the former member may no longer attend any H.O.M.E. functions. 1 Timothy 6:3-5; 2 Timothy 2:14-26
Leadership and Volunteers (1 Corinthians 12:4-5; Ephesians 4:11-16)
1. All those who serve as a Leader or in Volunteer positions must sign the H.O.M.E. Statement of Faith yearly and honor its beliefs and H.O.M.E.’s Policies in full conscience, by word and deed, and in all circumstances, embracing the Statement of Faith’s truth by a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ as the only means of salvation, or suffer expulsion from their position.
2. Leadership meetings are generally held two weeks before the Parents Meetings and are attended by the Leadership and Volunteers. The Leadership team sets the agenda and presides over these meetings. We encourage those who are interested in leadership, or who are interested in serving H.O.M.E., or who have an item on the agenda to attend the leadership meetings. Meeting time and location can be obtained from the Leadership team.
3. Leaders and those Volunteers who commit to attend at least 9 of the 10 regularly scheduled leadership meetings and Parents Meetings will comprise the voting body of the leadership meetings.
4. All Volunteers will submit a yearly Volunteer application. New Volunteer applications will be reviewed by two officers, and may require the new volunteer to serve a probationary period of up to six months before assuming full responsibility for their Volunteer position.
1. The Leadership of H.O.M.E. is comprised of the Liaison, Membership Coordinator, Newsletter Editor, Secretary, Treasurer, and Yahoo group moderators. One person may hold more than one position, however will only receive one vote in matters decided by Leaders.
2. Qualifications to be a Leader: You must have been a member of H.O.M.E. for one year and served as a Volunteer for one year and been homeschooling for at least three years. Philippians 2:1-11
1. All Volunteers must have completed the Volunteer Application and receive leadership approval.
2. Volunteer positions are: Field Trip Coordinators; H.O.M.E. Boys Coordinator (may be split by ages to include more than one coordinator); H.O.M.E. Girls Coordinator (may be split by ages to include more than one coordinator); and other positions as approved by leadership
1. H.O.M.E. Parent Meetings are restricted to adults only. Only nursing infants of one year old or younger are allowed to accompany parents. This is to keep distractions to a minimum during the meetings.
2. The Order of our Parent Meetings: Open in Prayer, Announcements, Small Group Prayer Time, Agenda as determined by leadership. All announcements must be cleared through leadership at least one week prior to the meeting, preferably at the leadership meeting preceding the Parent Meeting, or otherwise approved by the Leadership team. Proverbs 16:3