The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XVIII, NUMBER 1
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JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2002
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Charter schools: The price is too high

Charter schools: Look before you leap

Regular Features
Freedom watch

A contrario sensu

Active Cases

Notes to members

Prayer and praise

President's page

Across the States
State by State

FYI
HSLDA social services contact policy

A plethora of forms

HSLDA legal contacts for August 2001

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Hawaii
Principal tries to enroll home schoolers

After a Home School Legal Defense Association member family living in Aiea sent an elementary school principal a notification of intent to home school, the principal responded by sending the family a Student Enrollment Form and a form entitled School Supplementary Information designed for public school students.

Not only was the public school enrollment form inappropriate for students being taught in a home school but it also sought information about the family unrelated to home schooling. Specifically, parents were requested to provide their place of birth, citizenship information, level of formal education, occupation, and marital status. The form also asked for the names and ages of their children who were not being home schooled.

On behalf of our member family, HSLDA informed the principal that students in a home school are not to be enrolled in public school and that she was not authorized to obtain additional information sought by the forms. Other HSLDA member families encountering similar difficulties should contact us for assistance.

- Dewitt T. Black