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August 24, 2017

“We need you to come by and sign the application”

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SCOTT WOODRUFF
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After a central Arkansas family used an optional online process to complete their notice of intent to homeschool, a school representative sent them an email saying, “I do not see that you have homeschooled through our district before. We need you to come by and sign the application.”

The family asked Home School Legal Defense Association for help, and Senior Counsel Scott Woodruff called the representative. He explained that the legislature had just repealed the law requiring families to deliver their first notice of intent in person. Surprised, the representative responded that no one had notified her of this change.

Woodruff urged her to stop asking families to come to the school in person and instead to work toward bringing the school district’s policy in line with current law.

The representative was happy to comply.