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March 2006
Texas v. Heidenreich family
Homeschool Family Charged With 'Failure to Attend'

Filed: February 2004

Nature of Case: The Heindenreich family of Dallas County withdrew their child from school at the beginning of the school year in order to homeschool. In January, the family received a court summons charging them "with failure to attend school." The charges read that the child "unlawfully, intentionally, knowingly failed to attend school for three or more days within a four week period." The family had no idea what this was about and what prompted the charges. Their calls to the school district were rebuffed. HSLDA attorney Tom Sanders negotiated with the district attorney stating that family had the right to homeschool. The charges were promptly dismissed!

Status: Dismissed

Last Updated: February 27, 2006