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7/24/2007 12:01:05 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Virginia: Year-end Assessment, Notice of Intent Deadlines Approaching

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July 24, 2007

Virginia: Year-end Assessment, Notice of Intent Deadlines Approaching

Dear Virginia HSLDA Members,

Here are some important dates to remember for families who are
homeschooling under the Virginia home instruction statute.

1. Your year-end assessment is due to your local superintendent by
August 1. You do not need to file an assessment if your child was not
yet 6 years old as of September 30. No assessment needs to be filed if
the child turns 18 on or before August 1. A number of school systems
have recently demanded remediation because student subtest scores were
below the 23rd percentile. This is incorrect. The subtest or
individual subject test scores do not matter--only the composite
score.

2. Your notice of intent is due to your local superintendent by
August 15. Although it is not necessary to use any form at all, we
have posted a form on the members-only section of our website
(available at http://members.hslda.org/state/VA/default.asp) for those
who want to be certain they are supplying all that is required, but no
more than is required. Forms created by local school systems almost
always ask for information to which they are not entitled. If a child
will turn 18 before the first day of school in your district, a notice
does not need to be filed.

3. Families under the religious exemption do not need to file a
year-end assessment or notice of intent. Call HSLDA's Peter LaRock at
(540) 338-5600 to receive a packet of helpful information or answers
to other questions if you plan on contacting your school system about
the religious exemption.

4. If a parent is a Virginia certified teacher, and their credentials
have been approved by the local superintendent for tutoring, no notice
or assessment needs to be filed with respect to children taught under
that teacher. However, if a parent with a teacher certificate filed a
notice of intent, the school system will expect a year-end assessment
unless you can switch to the certified tutor option before August 1.

Sincerely Yours,

Scott A. Woodruff, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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