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Fairfax County Schools Apologizes for Mistake
A member family in Fairfax County submitted a letter indicating that they would instruct their children at home under the qualified tutor provision of Virginia law. In response, they received a letter from JoAnn Kammerdeiner, the Home Instruction Specialist, demanding that they describe their curriculum. She also demanded year-end evaluations or assessments for the children.
The family called HSLDA for help. HSLDA immediately sent a letter to Ms. Kammerdeiner, informing her that “as the family is educating their children per the qualified tutor provisions of § 22.1-254(A), it is not necessary that the family supply a year-end evaluation or assessment or a curriculum description.”
Ms. Kammerdeiner wrote back and acknowledged that her letter to the family had been in error. She apologized for the inconvenience her letter caused to our member family.