The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XVII, NUMBER 6
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NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2001
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Cover Story
Love in action: The Home School Foundation

Reaching out to widows and orphans

Helping the "least of these"

Special Features
Standing against the legislative tide

Home schoolers give Preisdent Bush donations for Afghan Children

Review of the 2001 National Conference

HSLDA welcomes new litigation team member

Across the States
State by State

Regular Features
Active Cases

A contario sensu

In the trenches

Around the globe

Freedom watch

Notes to members

Prayer and praise

President's Page

FYI
HSLDA legal contacts for August 2001

A plethora of forms

HSLDA social services contact policy


L E G A L   C O N T A C T S

Aug. 2001 top 10 states seeking legal counsel

   

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Virginia 18 2 - 9 402 431
Ohio 103 2 1 12 195 313
California 13 9 5 20 252 299
New York 53 - 3 5 89 150
Massachesetts 24 2 - 3 106 135
Pennsylvania 27 1 - 4 103 135
Michigan 8 2 1 6 96 113
Texas 3 3 - 2 99 107
Iowa 4 2 - 5 95 106
New Jersey 9 3 - 5 69 86
Grand Totals 262 26 10 71 1506 1875

Aug. 2001
member inquiries
Public School Contacts
426
Social Services Contacts
56
Legislation
41
Special Education
304
General Legal Ques.
2558

GRAND TOTAL

3385
 


Sept. 2001 top 10 states seeking legal counsel

   

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
California 65 8 1 9 232 315
Ohio 63 - - 4 81 148
Virginia 15 3 - 5 107 130
New York 53 1 4 5 64 127
Massachesetts 70 1 2 2 51 126
Pennsylvania 30 2 - 1 43 76
Illinois 13 4 - 3 38 58
Texas 5 2 - 4 40 51
Minnesota 18 3 - 2 26 49
Colorado 6 1 5 2 31 45
Grand Totals 338 25 12 37 713 1125

Sept. 2001
member inquiries
Public School Contacts
417
Social Services Contacts
39
Legislation
15
Special Education
156
General Legal Ques.
1152

GRAND TOTAL

1779
 

A plethora of forms

As an added benefit to our members, HSLDA has posted a number of sample forms on our website, including letters for withdrawing from public school, forms for submitting required notices of intent to home school, and memos describing the legal issues involved in home schooling. To see the forms for your state, go to the home schooling page on our website at http://members.hslda.org/state/ and select your state.

By the creation of these forms, HSLDA did not intend to burden its members with more paperwork. Rather, the forms are designed for the convenience of our members and to protect them from inadvertently giving more information than their state's law requires. Members are free to prepare their own documents to comply with the law.

HSLDA social services contact policy

We desire to assist and advise our members in every contact with a social worker and/or police officer in investigations resulting from allegations of abuse or neglect. If home schooling is an issue, we will represent our member families until the issue is resolved.

On Fourth Amendment unreasonable search and seizure issues, HSLDA will assist and advise our members whenever the privacy of their home is violated by forced or coerced entry for the purpose of an unsubstantiated investigation.

HSLDA membership benefits do not extend to court actions resulting from non-home schooling matters. However, in circumstances where there is a clear violation of the Fourth Amendment, HSLDA may, as we have done in the past, choose to take the cases in an effort to establish legal precedent.