From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


2/21/2003 3:50:13 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
West Virginia--Your Presence Urgently Needed for Hearing on SB 181

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

February 21, 2003

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Senate Bill 181, which would abolish the four-year rule, is under
attack from those who want to restrict homeschool freedom. It is
crucial that homeschoolers counter this attack by coming to the state
capitol and demonstrating their support for the bill.


Please come to the state capitol building Tuesday, February 25, and
arrive before the morning session begins at 11:00 A.M. If at all
possible, call your delegate in advance and arrange an appointment to
talk with him or her.

To find the name of your delegate, go to our legislative toolbox at It is especially important that you
meet with your delegate if he or she is on the education committee.


West Virginia is the only state in the country with the unusual
requirement that a parent have four years more formal education than
the child who is being homeschooled. The legislature has waived this
rule for the past three years, but we need a permanent removal of the
rule, not simply a waiver. Christian Home Educators of West Virginia
and Home School Legal Defense Association are working in concert on
this matter.

For further background, go to
West Virginians need a breakthrough. We are closer than ever to the
permanent removal of this four-year rule. Thank you for helping to
make this happen.

Very truly yours,

Scott A. Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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