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Crandon seeks phony enrollment, power to call doctor

Home School Legal Defense Association members Don and Pam Warren (names changed to protect privacy) filed their DPI notice of intent to homeschool form as required by state law. Knowing well that they intended to homeschool their child, a representative of the Crandon schools nevertheless sent a letter asking them to fill out a “School District of Crandon Student Enrollment Form” that would, among other things, give the school authority to call a doctor of the school’s choosing in case of an emergency.

The form also asked for racial information, behavioral issues, health factors, etc. It was obviously designed for public school students.

When Don and Pam brought this to our attention, HSLDA Senior Counsel Scott Woodruff immediately called the school official. Woodruff asked her if homeschooling families were free to ignore the form. She readily conceded they were. Woodruff asked her to make it clear in future letters that filling out this form is entirely optional for homeschooling families.

— by Michael P. Donnelly