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4/27/2005 11:43:57 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Virginia--Triennial School Census

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April 27, 2004


Virginia--Triennial School Census


Dear HSLDA members and friends:

Many of you may have already been contacted about completing the
Virginia Triennial School Census. HSLDA would like our members to be
aware that you are not required to participate in this voluntary
school census.

If you complete the census survey, the local public schools will
receive tax money for your children---even though you teach them at
home.

The purpose of this census is to gather data on the number of children
in each school district subject to the compulsory school attendance
law. The schools receive funding from the state depending on how many
school aged children are in their district.

Although the purpose is to obtain a numeric count of school aged
children in your home, often the questions involved in the census go
beyond this area. The school district may also seek to gather
statistics "related to the interests of education." These questions
are unnecessary and many families consider them intrusive.

The school board is obligated by law to offer this census to you. The
law does not, however, require that you complete it. Members who do
not want to participate should simply tell the census worker "We
decline to participate in the voluntary school census. Thank you very
much."

Please call us if the census workers refuse to recognize a family's
right not to participate.

Sincerely,


Chris Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel



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