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VOLUME XXI, NUMBER 4
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July / August 2005


FEATURES
Through the Founder's eyes

DEPARTMENTS
Doc’s Digest
From the heart

Encouraging words

For more information

HSF Mission Statement

From the director
Across the states
Around the globe
Active cases
Members only
Academics continue to expand
President's page

ET AL.

On the other hand: a contrario sensu

Prayer & praise

HSLDA social services contact policy/A plethora of forms

HSLDA legal inquiries


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ALABAMA

District questions homeschool hours

Home School Legal Defense Association recently assisted a member family in Opp when a principal at the local public school questioned their compliance with the compulsory school attendance law. After receiving reports that school-age children in the family were being seen playing in their yard and in public places during normal school hours, the principal threatened the parents with legal action. HSLDA Senior Counsel Dewitt Black sent a letter to the principal explaining that the children were enrolled in a church school and that church schools are not required to have their students receive instruction during the same hours of the day as public school students. The letter stated that students in a church school may receive instruction during any hours of the day or evening or even on weekends. To date, the family has heard nothing further from the principal concerning this matter.

- by Dewitt T. Black