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4/26/2006 12:03:30 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Guidance for Prince William County Homeschoolers Regarding Letter

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April 26, 2006

Guidance for Prince William County Homeschoolers Regarding Letter

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

We would like to offer guidance concerning a letter the Supervisor of
Secondary Counseling and Student Support Services for Prince William
County public schools recently sent to area homeschool families.

1. The letter included a "Certificate of Immunization." You are not
required to submit this form.

2. The letter included a "Notice of Intent to Discontinue Home
Instruction" form. You are not required to use this form, even if you
have decided to stop homeschooling one of your children.

3. The letter asks parents who are submitting a year-end portfolio of
a student's work to indicate how the Standards of Learning were met.
State law does not require that the year-end assessment show how
families met the Standards of Learning. Instead, parents are required
to show the superintendent that their child achieved an "adequate
level of educational growth and progress."

4. If you submit a standardized test, a composite score at or above
the 23rd percentile is automatically considered satisfactory. Under
appropriate circumstances, however, a lower score may demonstrate an
adequate level of educational growth and progress.

Sincerely Yours,

Scott A. Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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