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5/27/2011 4:01:21 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Illinois: Canton--Not Considering Daytime Curfew

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Illinois: Canton--Not Considering Daytime Curfew

Some families may be under the incorrect impression that the city of
Canton, IL, has been considering a daytime curfew. HSLDA opposes
daytime curfews. We have initiated litigation on a number of daytime
curfew issues over the years.

However, I am not aware of any current effort in Canton to adopt a
daytime curfew. But Canton recently amended its truancy ordinance,
and that may be the source of the confusion.

Canton has had a truancy ordinance for some time that applies to
public and private school students. It applies to homeschool students
automatically since a homeschool is a private school under Illinois
law.

Some changes were recently proposed to Canton's truancy ordinance.
After an HSLDA member alerted me to the situation, I analyzed the
proposed changes and asked that additional language be added to
protect homeschoolers who are in the process of withdrawing from
public school. The language I requested was added, and the changes
were adopted.

If you become aware of a proposal to change your city's or county's
truancy ordinance, or add one, please let us know so we can analyze it
to see if it creates a particular threat to the liberty of homeschool
families.

Scott Woodruff
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-> Extreme makeovers are for extreme circumstances...

Most homeschools don't need an extreme makeover, but there is
something to be said for attention to detail and recognition of
accomplishments. Watch the media and you'll soon see that not
everyone wants home educators and homeschooling to look good.
HSLDA works hard to shed light on the good work of home educators
so it's obvious that we don't need someone "making-over" our
homeschools. Join HSLDA and help us show the world that we're fine
as we are . . . thank you!

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1943

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