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January / February 2005

State Legislation Summary—2004
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Sodrel: One very tight race . . .

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Home visit refused

A single mother homeschooling in Langlade County received a phone call in late October from a truant officer because of an anonymous report that her daughter was not in school. The mother, a member of Home School Legal Defense Association, assured the officer that she was legally homeschooling her daughter.

The truant officer was not satisfied and claimed that he had to visit the mother's home to verify the information. Not wanting to agree to this intrusive investigation, the mother contacted HSLDA and spoke with Senior Counsel Christopher Klicka.

Klicka explained to the mother her rights under Wisconsin law and the 4th Amendment regarding home searches by school officials, and together they decided to decline the visit. In a letter to the truant officer, Klicka explained the mother's decision and verified the legality of her homeschool program.

Since HSLDA's letter was sent, the family has received no further contact from the truant officer.

— by Christopher J. Klicka