The Home School Court Report
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Cover Stories

HSLDA Ends 198485 School Year with Successes

Texas Cases

Kansas Case

Ohio Case

About 100 Contacts Resolved During 198485 School Year

Comments from HSLDA Members

HSLDA Grows Rapidly Over Past Year

Chris Klicka Joins HSLDA Staff

HSLDA Board of Directors


President’s Corner

C O V E R   S T O R Y

Ohio Case

Richard and Pamela Schmidt were convicted in early April of violating the Ohio compulsory attendance law. HSLDA attorneys have appealed the case to the Ohio intermediate appeals court, and are confident of victory. The case contains some major procedural defects, which should help get the case dismissed, according to Jordan Lorence, one of the HSLDA attorneys. For example, Lorence said, the court ignored a letter from the state department of education that said that families could legally homeschool under the satellite school under which the Schmidts were enrolled. Also, the lower court lost the transcript of the trial, so there is no record to send to the appeals court. The case should be dismissed on appeal, Lorence said.