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

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Kentucky
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