The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XIX, NUMBER 4
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July / August 2003


FEATURES
Homeschoolers shine at competitions
Ready for the new school year
Farris given prize
The tide turns with the Stumbo decision

Signs of the turning tide

Timeline of the Stumbo case

The Stumbos' thoughts
Bush signs bill to protect families

DEPARTMENTS
Along the way

The National Center for Home Education
Freedom Watch

Watching school choice issues
From the heart
Across the states
Members only
Active Cases
About Campus
President's page

Beyond our expectations

ET AL.

Prayer & Praise

a contrario sensu (on the other hand)

HSLDA social services contact policy/A plethora of forms

HSLDA legal contacts for March/April 2003



  LEGAL/LEGISLATIVE UPDATES  



ACROSS THE STATES

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SOUTH DAKOTA

Official quickly corrects error

Pierre School District 32-2 sent a letter to homeschool families reminding them that they have the option to use the public school's test to fulfill the assessment requirement. The letter incorrectly suggested that the assessment must be filed by June 1. State law, however, does not establish a deadline—assessments may be filed along with the following year's notification.

On behalf of our members who received this letter, Home School Legal Defense Association wrote Pierre Testing Director LaDonna Zellmer, pointing out this error and asking her to issue a letter of correction. Ms. Zellmer apologized for the error and worked closely with us in preparing a letter of correction that was subsequently sent to all families who received the original letter.

We appreciate the HSLDA member family who brought this to our attention as well as Ms. Zellmer's prompt action to set matters right.

Scott A. Woodruff