The Home School Court Report
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November / December 2003

Colleges and homeschoolers

Paul Owen's story

The big picture
2003 art contest

The judges and their thoughts on the artwork

Winners of the three categories
Farris meets with President
A gift for the next generation
Homeschooling grows up

Along the way

Abounding in the work of the Lord

Resource information
From the heart
Across the states
Active cases
In the trenches
Freedom watch
Members only
About campus
President's page


HSLDA social services contact policy/A plethora of forms

HSLDA legal inquiries

Prayer & Praise




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School officials insist on meeting

At the beginning of the 2003-2004 school year, a school official at Aiea Intermediate School sent a memorandum to homeschooling parents stating that they must meet with him in order to complete Form 4140, in connection with their decision to homeschool. After receiving this memo, a Home School Legal Defense Association member family contacted us for assistance. HSLDA Senior Counsel Dewitt Black wrote the school official and pointed out that Hawaii law does not require homeschooling parents to meet with public school officials for any purpose. Additionally, Black explained that the Hawaii Administrative Rules make it clear that the notice of intent to homeschool may be submitted on either Form 4140 or in a letter containing the required information. The family in question had previously provided the required information in a letter.

HSLDA member families encountering difficulties like this from uninformed public school officials should contact us for assistance.

— Dewitt T. Black