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9/16/2010 4:00:58 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Illinois--High Alert for Southern Illinois

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Illinois--High Alert for Southern Illinois

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Four counties in Southern Illinois--Hamilton, Jefferson, Franklin and
Williamson--have turned aggressive toward homeschoolers.

On August 20, a Franklin County truant officer sent a letter to a
Christopher, Illinois, family demanding that the family bring "all
records, test scores, materials that are being used to provide home
instruction" in for their inspection. She said the family must show
that their children's "level of achievement is comparable to that of
the child's peers of corresponding age and grade level." The truant
officer even showed up unannounced on the family's doorstep and made
demands!

On August 30, a Hamilton-Jefferson regional school representative
called a Mount Vernon family and demanded that they register with the
state, allow her to see their curriculum and submit to home visits.
She followed up by trying to come to the family's home.

If you are a member of HSLDA and an official makes similar demands of
you, contact HSLDA immediately; or if they show up at your home, call
us while the official is still on your doorstep.

Homeschoolers must stay vigilant and united in the face of this
threat.

Scott Woodruff
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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