December 18, 2013

Bedford County Drops Report Card Demand

Scott Woodruff answers questions and assists members regarding legal issues in Virginia. He and his wife homeschooled their children. Read more >>

An alert homeschool family told HSLDA that the Bedford County Public School system was demanding that families submit report cards before they could be “registered” as homeschoolers. The school system’s notice of intent form contained this statement:

“I am required to send a copy of current and previous year report cards for first time registration and each year after while my child(ren) receive home instruction.”

HSLDA Senior Counsel Scott A. Woodruff spoke to the school system’s supervisor of student services and followed up with a letter. Woodruff explained that neither “registration” nor current year report cards nor previous year report cards are ever required. (A report card from a homeschool correspondence program is one of several options for the year-end assessment.)

The school system stopped asking for report cards and removed the erroneous statement from their notice of intent form.

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