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March / April 2005

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Union County attempts to monitor homeschools

On December 10, 2004, a Union County Public Schools official sent a letter to all homeschooling parents within the school district notifying them that the district intended to "monitor these homes on a monthly basis to be sure that each home has an up-to-date license." The letter revealed that state officials in Raleigh had provided the local school district with the names of all of the homeschools within its attendance area and had requested the monitoring.

After several Home School Legal Defense Association member families forwarded the school official's letter to us, HSLDA Senior Counsel Dewitt Black wrote the official and explained that state law does not authorize local school districts or individual public schools to monitor homeschools under any circumstances. Copies of Black's letter were sent to all HSLDA member families in Union County, advising them that state law does not require them to respond to the school official's December letter or any other inquiries received from the local school district concerning the status of their homeschools.

Other member families receiving similar correspondence from local school districts should forward it to HSLDA for a response.

— by Dewitt T. Black