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MAY / JUNE 2001
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Educational neglect alleged

Upon receiving a report of educational neglect, the Havre Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) informed a Home School Legal Defense Association member family that they were under investigation. However, this family was in compliance with Montana's home school law, so there was no basis for the report.

HSLDA replied to the social worker by letter, explaining that the family was in compliance with the compulsory school attendance requirements. We also informed the social worker of the family's constitutional right under the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution to be secure in their home from unreasonable searches and seizures.

Apparently DPHHS has decided not to pursue this investigation, as more than two months have passed since the department first contacted the family.

Dewitt T. Black