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8/7/2008 2:33:13 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
District of Columbia--HSLDA Announces Release of Revised D.C. Legal Analysis

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August 7, 2008

District of Columbia--HSLDA Announces
Release of Revised D.C. Legal Analysis

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

From attending school board meetings, to serving on committees, to
writing letters and making phone calls--you have done your very best
to influence policymakers to minimize their level of intrusion into
the affairs of homeschooling families. Your efforts were instrumental
in stopping what would have been the most severe and repressive
homeschool regulation in the country. The original regulations
included home visits and unprecedented intrusion into families'
private matters, including medical records. The original regulation
also allowed for unchecked bureaucratic discretion in determining when
and how families were in compliance with D.C.'s compulsory school
attendance law.

The final regulation approved by the school board would have
benefitted from amendments proposed by HSLDA and homeschool leaders in
the District. The end product is, however, much improved from the
original proposal released in March this year. And as a result of
this process, the District now has a more formal homeschooling
organization to help coordinate homeschoolers' relations with District
policymakers and in connecting District homeschoolers with each other.

HSLDA's legal analysis is provided to help you understand the new
regulation. You can view the analysis online at
http://www.hslda.org/laws/default.asp?State=DC . HSLDA encourages all
D.C. members to review the legal analysis and to contact HSLDA to
discuss their individual situations. We remain committed to working
with D.C. homeschool leaders and with District policymakers to improve
the regulation. HSLDA also stands ready to assist its members with
any concerns or disputes that arise over the interpretation and
implementation of the new regulation.

Thank you for your support of homeschooling freedom!

Sincerely,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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