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February 24, 2006

Mounds View Brings Up the Rear

Three years ago, many Minnesota school districts tried to make all homeschoolers submit extensive documentation every year. While Minnesota law requires homeschool families to keep certain records, it does not require them to be presented to their school district. However, in exceptional cases, parents may choose to provide these documents in order to avoid a "home visit" by a superintendent. Today, one district continues to make this demand.

Mounds View School District is this exception. Year after year, this district keeps "insisting" that parents provide their written curriculum documentation. The school's memo states, "If you should decline completing and returning the enclosed curriculum documentation formůMounds View School District will record this as a refusal statement."

Although a "refusal statement" sounds bad, Mounds View fails to note that freedom-loving families have been receiving "refusal statements" for years, without any negative consequences. Informed and courageous families in Mounds View are enjoying their liberty, despite the district's tough talk. HSLDA will continue assisting our Mounds View members until every member in Minnesota can enjoy the same peace and freedom experienced by members outside this district.