Failure to notify leads to trouble
A Home School Legal Defense Association member family in North Wilkesboro was investigated for truancy after a report was made to public school officials that they had children who were not in school. After receiving the report, the school social worker and a police officer went to the family's home and questioned the mother about the education of her two school-aged children. Since the family had recently moved to North Carolina from Michigan where parents do not have to notify the state of their home schooling, the family had not realized they needed to submit notification to North Carolina officials.
HSLDA advised the school social worker that the family was taking immediate steps to comply with state law by notifying the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education of the existence of their home school. Given this assurance, the public school officials dropped their investigation.
Before moving to another state, HSLDA member families are encouraged to contact our office or check our website at www.hslda.org for information about the home school law of the state to which they are moving. — Dewitt T. Black