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March 4, 2005
Maurice River Township Seeks to Approve Curriculum

In a letter dated February 7, 2005, the Chief School Administrator of the Maurice River Township School District told an HSLDA member family who had recently withdrawn their daughter from the public school, that "the NJ Department of Education …states…that Parents/guardians should submit an outline of the curriculum." The letter also said the school would either "accept or reject the curriculum, and notify the board of education…of the outcome."

The New Jersey Department of Education does not require parents to submit an outline of their curriculum, nor does the Department encourage a school district to evaluate homeschool curriculums.

HSLDA telephoned the author of the letter and explained that the family would not be submitting their curriculum to the school district for approval since this is not required.

The school district has not troubled the family since our phone call.