The Home School Court Report
No. 3

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by Chuck Hurst
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Please Take Note

As HSLDA celebrates 25 years of service, we are constantly looking for ways to alleviate inconvenience and improve communication with our members. Please take note:

Two is Better than One

Many of your fellow HSLDA member families are choosing to renew for more than one year. Is this something you should consider for your family? Here are some advantages:

Save money or receive free educational materials. For instance, if you sign up for a five-year membership, you can do so for $400, a savings of up to $175 based on a regular, annual membership rate (savings will vary for members in a discount group or for those using the monthly payment plan). Renew for two years and you receive the free educational DVD Drive Thru History America.

Enjoy added peace of mind. You don’t have to worry that your membership will unexpectedly expire, if for some reason you miss our renewal notices.

Cut down on paperwork. There are no renewal forms to complete each year that your membership is extended.

Up-front support. You’re giving more to HSLDA and to your fellow homeschoolers, helping to further advance homeschool freedom.

Easy Updates

Did you know you can update your member contact information online at any time? We know it may be difficult to find time to call us during business hours, so we’ve made it possible for you to update your information at your convenience. Give it a try—just log in to the member homepage, click on “Update Contact Information,” and update your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and the name on your membership card. (Please note that you will need to set up a login account, if you have not done so previously.)

Home Alone

We encourage you to take full advantage of the flexibility homeschooling allows in your teaching schedule. Nonetheless, we urge you to wisely provide for the supervision of your minor child(ren) while you are away from home.

Minor children, if at all possible, should be supervised by their parent during school hours. Generally speaking, it’s best that children under age 14 not be left alone for an extended period of time.

If you are an HSLDA member and have questions about specific circumstances, please call our office and ask to speak with your legal assistant.

Don’t Forget to Help Us Celebrate!

HSLDA is sponsoring four quarterly contests in 2008 to commemorate 25 years of advancing homeschool freedom. We need your participation!


Topic: “Where is your children’s favorite place to homeschool?”
Instructions: Have your children depict this in a drawing, photo, or 75-second video.
Winners: Three (one per each age group) throughout the quarter
Award: $75 gift certificate to

Email your contest entry to Please note that by submitting an entry, you grant HSLDA the full right and authority to use all or part of your submission. For more information, go to

About the authors

Chuck Hurst is HSLDA’s director of membership and human resources.