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“Neighborhood Survey”

Overland Park Elementary recently sent out a “Neighborhood Survey.” This document asked families to supply their children’s names, ages, and type of schooling the child receives. Schooling options included: Home Schooling, OP Public, Other Public, and Private/Parochial.

Through e-mail and letter, Home School Legal Defense Association informed our member families that they are not required to submit the “Neighborhood Survey” form to the school and advised that they simply ignore the form. HSLDA further pointed out that, while we may use the phrase “home school” in everyday conversation, from a legal standpoint, parents who educate their children at home in Kansas are actually operating a private school. Some home schoolers who identify themselves as “home schoolers” have been turned over to Social Rehabilitate Services (SRS) for investigation in several areas recently.

If a family decides to fill out and return this form, they should indicate that their children attend a private school, rather than choosing the “home school” option.

Scott A. Woodruff