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14-Year-olds No Longer Subject to Religious Questioning in Goochland
The Goochland County School Board voted last week to repeal its policy which said that when parents choose to homeschool under Virginia’s religious exemption option, 14-year-old students (and up) can be required to attend a board hearing and answer questions about their faith.

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 HSLDA Alerts & Information (VA)
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1/29/2015Goochland Board Approves Good Religious Exemption Policy
1/26/2015Reminder--Rally with Mike Farris in Richmond
1/26/2015Goochland Board Meets Tuesday—Follow Up
1/23/2015Call Now For Fair Homeschool Testing Laws
1/21/2015Virginia--Bills Filed to Improve Home Instruction Laws
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WATCH House Bill 1403: Progress in Home Instruction may be shown by Scores from the SAT, Preliminary SAT, or an International Baccalaureate Assessment
1/29/2015

WATCH House Bill 1626: Allows Students Receiving Home Instruction to Participate in Public School Interscholastic Programs
1/29/2015

WATCH House Bill 1753: Gives a reprieve from the first year-end assessment for families who start home instruction on or after Feb. 1st
1/12/2015

WATCH House Bill 1754: Allows Home Instruction Students to use Scores from the ACT, SAT, or PSAT for Year-End Assessment
1/22/2015

WATCH House Bill 2238: Creates a "Parental Choice Education Savings Account"
1/19/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 1383: Protects Information Privacy regarding Home Instruction and Religious Exemption
1/21/2015

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1/14/2015

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