Home School Legal Defense Association

P.O. Box 3000, Purcellville, VA 20134



For Immediate Release Contact: Ian Slatter
May 5, 2003 (540)338-8663

** Media Advisory **

FOURTH CIRCUIT TO HEAR ORAL ARGUMENTS IN HOME SCHOOL CASE



Washington, DC Home School Legal Defense Association General Counsel Michael Farris will be defending two homeschool mothers against a discriminatory policy implemented by Calvert County, Maryland. The case has been appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Farris will be presenting oral arguments in the case Goulart & Travers v Calvert County Friday, May 9th.

The issue concerns a policy implemented by community centers in Calvert County which explicitly states that 'homeschoolers may not use community centers.' 'Community centers are open to anyone wanting to teach almost anything, unless you are a homeschooler," said Farris.

'This is a blatantly unfair and discriminatory practice,' Farris added.

HSLDA enters into its 20th Anniversary year this month and has been at the forefront of the modern homeschool movement.

Event - Oral Arguments in Goulart and Travers v. Calvert County
Location - U.S. Courthouse, 10th and Main, Room 226, Richmond, VA
Date - Friday, May 9 at 11:00am

If your organization would like to schedule an interview with Michael Farris (General Counsel for HSLDA) please contact Ian Slatter, Director of Media Relations at (540) 338 8663 or via e-mail Ian@hslda.org.

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is a 20 year old, 75,000 member non-profit organization and the preeminent association advocating the legal right of parents to home school their children. For more information visit our website www.hslda.org.