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1/14/2002 4:15:26 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--January 14, 2002

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H S L D A ' s W E E K L Y U P D A T E
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Topics for January 14, 2002

1. Young Entrepreneur Conducts a Giving Business
2. Nevada District: Oh, You Mean THIS Letter!
3. HSLDA Gears Up for Legislative Season
4. Pennsylvania District Adds "Requirements" to Law


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1. Young Entrepreneur Conducts a Giving Business

Touched by the needs of home schooling families, an enterprising 10-
year-old boy recently raised a significant donation to the Home
School Foundation. In his letter, he expressed his desire to "spread
a little bit of the light I have in my heart from God to other
people."

Read more about it on our website at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=305


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2. Nevada District: Oh, You Mean THIS Letter!

When a Nevada school district refused to provide a letter confirming
a home schooling member family's compliance with the law, the mere
mention of HSLDA was sufficient to break the logjam. It's amazing
what just the threat of a letter from a lawyer can do.

Read more about it on our website at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=306


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3. HSLDA Gears Up for Legislative Season

The new year brings the opening of most states' legislative sessions.
Working with state home school leaders and family-friendly
legislators and using a state-by-state computerized tracking service,
HSLDA monitors legislation that could affect home schoolers' rights.
Already, we have seen bills introduced to regulate home schooling,
raise the compulsory attendance age, and remove religious exemptions
to immunization. We strive to bring you up-to-date information on
these bills by e-mail and on our website.

Read the most current information on pending legislation in your
state at the address provided below.

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=307


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4. Pennsylvania District Adds "Requirements" to Law

Once again, one of the most restrictive home school laws in the
country wasn't tight enough for a school district that tried to force
a young boy to remain in public school until his home schooling
program was "approved." When the member family contacted HSLDA, we
wrote the Bethlehem area district, explaining that Pennsylvania law
allows parents who have filed an affidavit to begin home schooling
without waiting for public school "approval."

Read more about it on our website at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=308



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