The Home School Court Report
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January / February 2005

State Legislation Summary—2004
2004 art contest

Our Judges

Winners of the three categories
PHC beats Oxford in debate
GenJ: Into the land

What are Generation Joshua & HSLDA PAC?

Sodrel: One very tight race . . .

Davis: In a dead heat

From the heart

2004 in review

From the director

Impact of the fund

Mission statement of HSF
Across the states
Active cases
Members only
About campus
President's page


On the other hand: a Contrario Sensu

HSLDA social services contact policy/A plethora of forms

HSLDA legal inquiries

Prayer & Praise




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Tracking down special needs

In a recent newsletter to local parents, the Banks School District asked for help in locating children with disabilities, specifically those between birth and 21 years of age who were not attending school or receiving other special services from the public school system. Banks went on to request notification from anyone who knew of a child with a disability who was not currently receiving services from the district.

This aggressive campaign to locate children with special education needs springs from the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This act has a "child find" provision that requires states to set up procedures to identify children with special education needs and evaluate them for possible services.

Home School Legal Defense Association opposes any misuse of IDEA's "child find" provision to force homeschooling parents to have their children evaluated by the public school system for special educational needs.

— by Thomas J. Schmidt