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Cover Story
Erasing the Barriers for Children with Special Learning Needs

Special Features

An Interview with the Forstroms

An Interview with Betty Statnick: HSLDA’s Special Needs Coordinator

National Center Reports

Will the 2000 Elections Impact Home School Freedom?

106th Congress Wrap-Up

Across the States

State by State

Regular Features

Active Cases

Prayer and Praise

Notes to Members

Presidents Page

F. Y. I.

Association News

An Affirmative Plan: Debate Tournament

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Legal Contacts September/October 2000


Truancy Contacts8
Social Services4
Special Education1
Home School Law33


February thru September


School District Seeks Meeting with Parents

When public school officials in Muscogee County insisted upon a meeting “to discuss courses that should be taken and the portfolio that needs to be maintained to receive appropriate credit,” Home School Legal Defense Association intervened. In a letter written on our member’s behalf, HSLDA informed the school officials that no such meeting is required by state law. Further, while parents are required to keep and submit attendance records to the local superintendent on a monthly basis and are required to write an annual progress assessment report for each student, there are no specific requirements for maintaining a portfolio of the home study program. After receiving this information from HSLDA, the school district made no further attempt to compel these unauthorized requirements. — Dewitt T. Black