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8/31/2012 11:45:49 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Vermont: Commissioner's New Labor Day "Deadline" Approaching

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Commissioner's New Labor Day "Deadline" Approaching

August 31, 2012

Dear Vermont members and friends of homeschooling,

First, thank you to all the families who came to the Department of
Education's meeting last week to show your opposition to the
Commissioner's unprecedented policy change. We had an encouraging
turnout, and it was evident that homeschoolers were well-represented
in the gallery. We are hopeful that your presence will open up further
opportunities for comment from homeschoolers on the Commissioner's
policy change in the months ahead.

Unfortunately, we were not able to present our objections to the
Commissioner himself, because he was not present at the Board's
meeting. To my knowledge, neither state leaders in Vermont nor HSLDA
have received word from the Commissioner informing us that he is
either rescinding or suspending his policy. As such, it appears that
the Commissioner is still planning to implement this policy, even
though HSLDA strongly believes he has no statutory or other legal
authority to do so.

While HSLDA firmly believes that this policy transcends the authority
of the Commissioner, families who wish to avoid any issues with the
Commissioner's Office should plan on submitting their homeschool
enrollment notices prior to Labor Day. The Commissioner's new policy
stipulates that mailed enrollment notices must be postmarked prior to
Labor Day, and notices which are e-mailed, faxed, or hand-delivered
must be received prior to 4:30 PM EDT on Tuesday, September 4.

Families who are unable to meet this deadline, do not meet this
deadline, or otherwise encounter resistance from the Commissioner's
Office, should contact HSLDA immediately for assistance.

Sincerely,

Peter K. Kamakawiwoole, Jr.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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