The Home School Court Report
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March / April 2005

Taylor broke ground with NCAA
Judicial Tyranny Goes Global
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Some schools demand reports in May

Several Home School Legal Defense Association member families have received letters from their local public schools demanding that they submit annual progress reports for their children by the last school day in May. These demands are often based upon inaccurate information contained in the Home Schooling Guidelines, which are issued to public school principals by the Hawaii Department of Education.

Even though state law authorizes the department to adopt administrative rules for the "notification of intent to home school," there is no statute or administrative rule defining the limits of a school term for a homeschool program in Hawaii. The administrative rules state that parents must indicate in their private records the beginning and ending date of the use of curricula in the homeschool program. However, parents are free to choose when the end of their school year will be.

Once HSLDA informs school officials that they cannot dictate when a parent is required to submit the progress report, the situation is generally resolved. If you are an HSLDA member and your local school insists you submit the annual progress report for your child in May, or on any other date, please contact HSLDA for assistance.

— by Thomas J. Schmidt