Our homeschool freedoms are based on the Leeper v. Arlington Supreme Court Case. This case lasted almost 10 years from when it was first filed in District Court. This class action case challenged the TEA and all the ISDs who were bringing up charges against families across Texas, arresting them for homeschooling their children. Since June 9, 1994. this case established that we are free to homeschool.
THE was there as a regional group, keeping families informed, asking prayer for the courts, and keeping our families safe until the case was completed. We have been serving homeschoolers since 1986.
When we went to a statewide group, we asked Governor Abbott to sign a declaration of Leeper Day in 2015. We have been celebrating this day ever since. We had several groups gather, invite their representatives, county judges and other government officials. Some groups had “seasoned” homeschoolers come and tell the story of Leeper. Others got together for field days and splash days.
Before Covid, THE had over 15 locations for a Splash Day in May, a way to formally say school was over and for families to get together with their friends.
This year, we have partnered with Splash Kingdom which has 5 locations.
Splash Kingdom Waterpark is hosting a discounted day for homeschool students and their families on Wednesday June 9! You can enjoy any of the five parks from 11am-6pm.
Don’t forget to add a meal voucher at the ticket window for only $5 per person.
You must show the email or flyer to receive the discount. Click for each of the location flyers, print it and bring it for your discount.
We hope that next year we can have more locations again. If you don’t live close to a Splash Kingdom, please consider gathering with your homeschool friends to celebrate our freedoms. June 9, 1994 needs to be remembered and appreciated.