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8/24/2004 12:20:21 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Virginia--Wise County Schools to Correct Errors

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August 24, 2004


Virginia--Wise County Schools to Correct Errors


Dear Wise County HSLDA members and friends:

In early July, homeschool families in Wise County received a letter
("WCPS Memo NO. 251") from Don Mullins, Assistant Superintendent for
Administration. The letter contained several errors.

The letter stated that "a notice of intent form must be submitted for
each year..." Although families must submit a notice of intent, they
do not need to use a form. They can simply submit a letter.

The letter also stated, "If you elect option 1, 2, or 4, you must
attach a program of study which satisfies the State Standards of
Learning in language arts and mathematics..." Families homeschooling
under option 1 or 2 are not required to include the SOLs for language
arts and math. Only families using option 4 must use a curriculum or
program of study that includes the language arts and math SOLs.

The letter further stated, "by August 1st of next year you must
complete this process again..." The notice of intent is due August
15th, not August 1st. Evidence of progress is to be submitted by
August 1st.

The notice of intent form asks parents to submit their social security
number. Federal law requires a government agency to specify whether
listing one's social security number is voluntary or mandatory, and if
mandatory, the legal basis. The Wise County form does not comply with
this mandate.

We spoke with Mr. Mullins on August 23. He readily acknowledged the
errors and agreed to correct them. He also agreed to our request to
expunge any social security numbers that families submitted in
response to the non-compliant form.


Sincerely,

Scott A. Woodruff, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney



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