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12/13/2006 4:25:08 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Rhode Island--Homeschoolers Persuade School Committee Policy Needs Changing

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Rhode Island--Homeschoolers Persuade School Committee Restrictive
Policy Needs Changing

Last night I attended the West Warwick school committee meeting and
asked them to create a task force to revise their antiquated and
burdensome home school policy.

The homeschoolers present, including Steve and Amy Brock of Rhode
Island Guild of Home Teachers, by a show of hands unanimously favored
the creation of a task force. Every school committee member who spoke
supported the task force. The school committee's attorney, too, spoke
in favor of creating a task force. The final vote was unanimously in

The stage is now set to significantly improve West Warwick's home
school policy. While the "time on task" issue was the catalyst for the
creation of the task force, the entire policy will be subject to

In the near future, the school committee will name a number of home
schoolers to be on the task force. If you would like to volunteer,
have a little time you could spare, and are dedicated to protecting
freedom, I would like to talk to you. Please email me at or call me at 540-338-5600.

I also asked the school committee to defer action on the Kane's
homeschool program until the task force could finish its important
work. The Kanes, out of principle, have refused to submit "time on
task" information. Regrettably, the school committee denied this
request. The Kanes are facing a possible rejection of their homeschool

We hope that cool heads will prevail and no legal action will be taken
against the family. However, Home School Legal Defense Association
stands fully ready to defend them as may be necessary.

Sincerely Yours,
Scott A. Woodruff

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