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January 28, 2002
Commonwealth v. Ms. C
School district alleges child in need of care and protection

Filed: September 20, 2000, Northampton.

Nature of Case: In late May of 2001, Ms. C notified the Worcester Public Schools of her intent to immediately begin home schooling her daughter. By letter dated September 21, 2001, the school psychologist informed Ms. C that a meeting was necessary to process the "application" for home schooling. However, the day before (9-20-01), a complaint was filed against Ms. C for failure to cause her daughter to attend school.

Status: On January 17, 2002, the judge dismissed the truancy charges because Ms. C had obtained full approval of her home school.

Last Updated: January 28, 2002.

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