The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XVII, NUMBER 6
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NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2001
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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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Utah
Preparing for a rainy day: Using the umbrella school option

In Utah, parents have several options from which to choose in arranging the education of their children. Although most parents who teach their own children use the home school option, another option is to enroll their children in a home-based private school. Home School Legal Defense Association has received several questions recently about whether this is legal.

The regularly established private school option allows parents to enroll their children in a private school. Private schools are not defined in the Utah Code. There is no requirement that a private school must meet in a particular type of a building or that all the children need to meet in one location.

Furthermore, there is no requirement that a private school have a minimum number of students to be legitimate. Under Utah law, a home-based private school administrator can arrange, through agreement with parents, for certain students to attend school at a separate campus site.

If you are interested in further information on this option, read HSLDA's memo explaining the legality of home schooling as a private school at http://members.hslda.org/state/UT/. (See A Plethora of Forms on page 13.)

- Darren A. Jones