The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XIX, NUMBER 3
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May / June 2003


FEATURES
A season to encourage

Burnt toast & sticky cards

A letter to my parents

The spiritual power of a mother
National Center hosts 2003 Summit
Farris addresses social workers

DEPARTMENTS
Along the way

Homeschool litigation: preparing the way
Freedom Watch

What's ahead in 2003?
From the heart
Across the states
Active Cases
Members only
About Campus
President's page

Good judges make good decisions

ET AL.

Prayer & Praise

a contrario sensu (on the other hand)

HSLDA legal contacts for November/December 2002



  LEGAL/LEGISLATIVE UPDATES  



ACROSS THE STATES

AR · CA · FL · IL · IN · KY · LA · MD · MO · MT · ND · NM · NY · OH · OK · OR · TN · TX · VA · WY

MISSOURI

Demand withdrawn

A St. Louis-area member family notified their local superintendent at the end of the school year that they were going to homeschool their children. At the beginning of the next school year, the superintendent sent them a letter requiring another notification and the following information: statement of intent, name and age of children, and name, address, and telephone number of person teaching.

Home School Legal Defense Association called the superintendent and explained that Missouri law allows, but does not require, families to file this information. The superintendent indicated that he understood and would not require any family to file this information.

We strongly recommend that families not file this information. It provides no benefit whatsoever to the family and may expose them to unwanted harassment.

Scott A. Woodruff