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Local paper prints misinformation

On August 4, the Evansville Courier and Press printed an article containing erroneous information regarding homeschool reporting requirements in Warrick County. The article said, "Special requests for a student to attend a kindergarten other than the school in his district must be submitted in writing."

However, under state law, parents have a right to send their children to a private kindergarten or no kindergarten at all without asking the permission of the public school system.

The article also stated, "Parents providing educational programs for school-aged children in a home are required to report the program to the school corporation."

This is not correct. There is no such requirement in state law. Home School Legal Defense Association has asked the Evansville Courier and Press to print a correction.

Scott A. Woodruff