Christian County promises to revise policy
Several Home School Legal Defense Association member families in Christian County School District recently received a notice of intent form that the district insisted they fill out and an "Administrative Policy." Both the form and the policy went far beyond the requirements of Kentucky law.
HSLDA wrote a detailed letter to the Christian County director of pupil personnel (DPP), explaining the numerous problems with the form and the policy. For example, the form asked home schoolers to provide the grade level, race, and gender of each of their school-age children. In addition, the district's policy required all home schoolers to keep a portfolio of work samples to be "readily available in case of inquiry." State law requires none of this.
HSLDA followed the letter with a telephone call to the school district's attorney, who agreed that the form and the policy went beyond the requirements of state law. He said that he would work with the DPP to revise the form and update the policy.
- Darren A. Jones