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9/24/2007 4:14:15 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Hampshire--Officials Clear Up Compulsory Attendance Confusion

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September 24, 2007

New Hampshire--Department of Education Clears Up
Compulsory Attendance Confusion in Response to Your Calls

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Your calls and emails regarding the confusion over the new compulsory
school attendance age made a difference! The New Hampshire Department
of Education has issued a memorandum to all of the state's public
school superintendents and principals notifying them that July 1,
2009, will be the effective date for the new compulsory attendance
law. (You can read the memorandum at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4427 .) The memorandum instructs
school districts to continue operating as they have, allowing students
16 years and older to terminate school attendance.

This means that if your homeschooled child is 16 years of age or
older, you do not need to file a notice of intent with a participating
agency for the 2007-2008 or the 2008-2009 school years, and you will
not be at risk for truancy charges for not filing. After July 1,
2009, you must file a notice of intent for any child under 18 who has
not completed high school.

Though we were disappointed in the compulsory attendance age increase,
the good news is that it will not become effective for another 18
months. Thank you for letting Governor John Lynch and your
legislators know how important it is to protect families who really
are following the law.


Sincerely,

Michael P. Donnelly
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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