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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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Yakima policy limits freedom

The Yakima School District recently implemented a daytime curfew/student truancy program with local police departments to crack down on minor children who are skipping school. The policy authorizes the local police to stop and question minors who appear to be school age and are seen in public during normal school hours. Under this policy, the officers may transfer the minor to the appropriate school, to the district office, or to the police station.

Yakima has urged homeschool families who have minor children to obtain an identification card from the district registration office. While the ID card is not required by law,`CAHome School Legal Defense Association is concerned that the information obtained by the Yakima School District to issue these cards may not be private and could possibly be available for inspection and copying by any person who requests it under the Revised Code of Washington 42.17.270. While RCW 42.17.310 does protect "personal information in any files maintained for students in public schools," it has never been tested for a homeschool student's records.

HSLDA is opposed to daytime curfews because they restrict the fundamental constitutional rights of homeschool families. We will continue to confront this issue wherever it emerges.

— by Thomas J. Schmidt