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When a new home schooling family in the Columbiana School District filed their required notice with the superintendent, they ran into an unexpected and unwarranted roadblock. The district returned the notice, informing the parents that their children would not be excused from public school attendance until the parents submitted the children's grade levels.

Home School Legal Defense Association immediately contacted the district and pointed out that under Ohio law, home schooling parents do not need to reveal their children's grade level to anyone. The only personal information about the child that must be submitted is the child's name and date of birth.

Ohio school districts often require information beyond what the law demands. If you receive any such request from your school district, please contact HSLDA so that we can assist you. — Darren A. Jones