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2/22/2002 10:24:59 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--February 22, 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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Dear Friends: Due to technical problems, we are sending last Monday's
"Weekly Update" today (Friday). We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Topics for February 22, 2002

1. It's Tax Season Again
2. Afghan Children's Fund Update
3. Home Schoolers Eligible for SEEP Participation
4. Wellston Ohio Schools Continue to Push the Limits of State Law
5. NCAA Clarifies Policy on Religious Courses

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1. It's Tax Season Again

Families may find ways to reduce their taxes in an updated IRS
publication on ESAs and IRAs.

Read more about it on our website at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=333


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2. Afghan Children's Fund Update

In a ceremony held on February 15, 2002, HSLDA's Mike Farris
symbolically handed the letters over to President Bush through Tim
Goeglein, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Liaison.

Read more about it on our website at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=334


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3. Home Schoolers Eligible for SEEP Participation

Thanks to a member family's notifying Home School Legal Defense
Association, home schooled students now have the opportunity to
participate in a work-study program from which they were previously
excluded due to a misinterpretation of the law.

Read more about it on our website at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=335


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4. Wellston Ohio Schools Continue to Push the Limits of State Law

The Wellston City School District in Ohio continues to disregard the
home school regulations of the Ohio Administrative Code. After
releasing a new home school policy recently that violates the state
regulations in several ways, the district received numerous contacts
from concerned home schoolers.

Read more about it on our website at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=336


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5. NCAA Clarifies Policy on Religious Courses

After a home school graduate was denied eligibility to play soccer at
college, Home School Legal Defense Association called the National
Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to investigate. The student,
now enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, believed she was denied
eligibility because of the religious content of some of her high
school work.

Read more about it on our website at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=337


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