From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


2/19/2013 10:21:40 AM
Mike Donnelly--HSLDA
D.C. State Board of Education Working Session on Compulsory Attendance

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

D.C. State Board of Education Working Session on Compulsory Attendance

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

The District of Columbia State Board of Education is holding a meeting
to discuss changes to the District's compulsory attendance
regulations. The proposed revisions would include a requirement for
homeschoolers to keep attendance records in the same manner as public
and private schools. As you know, homeschooling allows curriculum and
hours to be designed for the needs of the individual student and
family. Forcing homeschools to comply with the rigid attendance
structure of public and private schools is an unwarranted restriction
of freedom.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
at 441 4th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, in the Old Council
Chambers, located on the lobby level of the building.


Please consider attending the meeting and giving testimony. Ethan
Reedy, homeschooling father and president of the D.C. Home Educators
Association, will also be speaking to the board to advocate for D.C.
homeschoolers. The meeting is open to the public, and a strong
homeschool showing will help remind the board of the importance of
these issues to their constituents. If you wish to speak you should
contact the board as soon as possible at The board has
requested that you bring 15 copies of your testimony. Although the
board had requested notification by Monday (yesterday) it is worth
emailing and requesting to be on the agenda if you wish to be heard.

You can find additional information concerning the regulations by
visiting the DCHEA website here
( ) or by contacting Ethan
Reedy at

Thank you for your support of homeschooling in the District of

Very truly yours,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
Your HSLDA Staff Attorney

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