Originally Sent: 7/21/2014
|From the HSLDA e-lert service|
Join 20,000 others...
The HSLDA Curriculum Market is buzzing with activity! Save money on new and used homeschooling materials, or sell your extras.
Know the Law to Protect Your Freedom
Dear HSLDA Members:
One of the surest ways to lose your freedom is to fail to understand it. If you ask the Hampton City Public School system for a form to start homeschooling, they will hand you a document entitled “Application for Exemption From Compulsory School Attendance.” It contains so many legal errors that it would be awesome material for a late-night comedy show except for the fact that a few uninformed homeschool families have probably already waived some important rights by filling it out.
All the legal errors in the form emanate from one fundamental flaw: the form presumes that you must humbly come to a bureaucrat with hat in hand and meekly seek their approval to exercise your God-given right to homeschool your children.
The solution is simple: don’t use their form. Only two states require families to get approval before they homeschool their children. Virginia is not one of them. We strongly recommend that you use HSLDA’s notice of intent form (available only to members) or contact us to see if you are eligible for a religious exemption.
The Hampton form is not only riddled with legal inaccuracies, it is wildly out of line with policies established by the democratically elected school board. We know of not a single instance where the school system has given trouble to a family that has used HSLDA’s form and filed it by the August 15 deadline. HSLDA and its staff of 10 full-time attorneys stand ready, willing, and able to represent any member family whose right to homeschool their children is threatened by the errant City of Hampton's Public School system.
Protecting your freedom before school administrators, school boards, courts, and legislatures is our top priority.
The HSLDA E-lert Service is a service of:
Home School Legal Defense Association • P.O. Box 3000 • Purcellville, Virginia 20134-9000
Subscription Information: You subscribed to the HSLDA E-lert Service as:
POSTMASTERS: This message is being sent to the most recent address we have for our subscribers. If this is an invalid email address or you have other problems, please reply to email@example.com.
DISCLAIMER: This is considered a private and confidential message from HSLDA to its bonafide HSLDA E-lert Service subscribers. HSLDA cannot attest to the authenticity of copies posted, forwarded, or sent by any party other than HSLDA.
NOTE: Please do not reply or otherwise use this email address; firstname.lastname@example.org is for broadcast purposes only and is not intended to receive incoming messages. We cannot reply to any email sent to this address. If you have comments or questions, please send email to email@example.com or call HSLDA at 540-338-5600. HSLDA members can also email staff directly through the Members website at http://members.hslda.org/contact.asp. Thank you for your cooperation.
© 2017 HSLDA. All rights reserved.