Bill Text: VA SR154 | 2019 | Regular Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Commending Yvonne Bunn.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-02-23 - Bill text as passed Senate (SR154ER) [SR154 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-SR154-Enrolled.html

Commending Yvonne Bunn.


Agreed to by the Senate, February 23, 2019


WHEREAS, Yvonne Bunn, director of homeschool support and government affairs for the Home Educators Association of Virginia, has provided information, advocacy, and support to Virginia's home-educating parents for more than 30 years; and

WHEREAS, Yvonne Bunn is a veteran educator and homeschool parent who has helped thousands of Virginia families begin homeschooling through her popular "How to Begin Home Schooling" seminars, which are presented throughout the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, Yvonne Bunn is devoted to helping parents understand the options they have when they choose parent-controlled education; she has advocated for homeschoolers at the Virginia Department of Education, as well as directed the legislative team of the Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV); and

WHEREAS, Yvonne Bunn spearheaded HEAV's efforts to support the creation of the first homeschool license plate in the nation, "Education Begins at Home," and worked with the Secretary of the Commonwealth to initiate Governor Robert McDonnell's proclamation of February as Virginia Home Education Month; she also acted as the homeschool liaison on the Parent-Community Advisory Board at the Virginia Department of Education; and

WHEREAS, Yvonne Bunn has spoken at several national conferences throughout the United States, has been a guest on a nationally syndicated radio program, and is a regular speaker at HEAV's annual three-day state convention and educational fair in Richmond; and

WHEREAS, Yvonne Bunn also writes for The Virginia Home Educator, the premier magazine for Virginia homeschoolers, provides weekly e-mail updates for parents, and hosts a webinar series for new homeschooling parents; and

WHEREAS, Yvonne Bunn's work to provide accurate, up-to-date information to homeschoolers and their parents has helped countless Virginians make informed decisions about education; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate of Virginia, That Yvonne Bunn hereby be commended for her outstanding work as director of homeschool support and government affairs for the Home Educators Association of Virginia; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Yvonne Bunn as an expression of the Senate of Virginia's admiration for her contributions to education in the Commonwealth.