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June 20, 2011

Driver’s Ed Snag Resolved with Waiver

When the Andrews family tried to enroll their daughter in the public school’s driver education program, the school demanded proof that she had earned passing grades in eight semester-length high school classes over the previous two years.

Surprised by this demand, the family contacted Home School Legal Defense Association for help.

HSLDA Senior Counsel Scott Woodruff researched the issue. He found that under 105 ILCS 5/27-24.2, a private school student’s “chief school administrator” has the authority to waive the requirement of eight classes.

Woodruff prepared a letter in which Mr. Andrews, the chief school administrator for the family’s home-based private school, waived the requirement. The family submitted this letter to the school. The school promptly enrolled their daughter.

This letter is now available as a form on the members-only section of the HSLDA website.