The Home School Court Report
No. 6

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Learning Curve for School Officials

Thanks to two years of hard work by New Hampshire homeschoolers, and the gracious blessing of God, families no longer are required to submit curriculum information to their local superintendents. There is a learning curve for local officials, however.

On June 12, 2006, Mark and June Walsh of Laconia filed their test scores and notice of intent. Their accompanying letter specifically referred to House Bill 406, the bill that abolished all curriculum submission requirements.

A few days later, the local superintendent of schools wrote back, “We look forward to receiving your curriculum.” The Walshes, who are Home School Legal Defense Association members, called us for assistance.

HSLDA Staff Attorney Scott Woodruff wrote to the superintendent, explained the change in the law, and asked him to confirm that he would not require the family to submit curriculum information. In a letter of reply, the superintendent acknowledged that he had not been aware of the change in the law and confirmed that the family did not need to submit the information.

— by Scott A. Woodruff