If you have decided to withdraw your child from school in order to homeschool, I would highly recommend the “Homeschool School Legal Defense Association”. Some parents are having difficulties when pulling their child out of the public school with being told they need to do this or that only to find out it is not correct. When we pulled our son out of the school system we had to attend a meeting with the teacher, a DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) representative and other “officials” for the school just to state that our son would no longer be utilizing their services. I later learned that we were still “entitled” to therapy services that my son needed but because I did not call HSLDA we were not aware of our rights.
Here is a case that HSLDA helped in Missouri. If you have not joined then it is strongly recommended that you do, they will be able to advise you of your rights and laws applicable to the state you reside in.
Another tidbit to know: if you are part of a local homeschool group you may be eligible for a discount on your membership fee. You will want to contact your local group administrator for details. HSLDA also offers monthly plans….
Juvenile Officer Requests Meeting
Scott Woodruff answers questions and assists members regarding legal issues in Missouri. He and his wife homeschooled their children. Read more >>
A Vernon County family withdrew their son from public school in December and gave an appropriate letter of withdrawal to the principal.
Nonetheless, the family soon received a letter from a juvenile officer asking them to attend a meeting to discuss their son’s truancy. The family contacted HSLDA for help.
Senior Counsel Scott A. Woodruff called and spoke to the juvenile officer. Woodruff explained that the family was in compliance with Missouri homeschool law and that no meeting was needed since there was no truancy. He followed up by sending the officer a copy of the family’s letter of withdrawal.
The juvenile officer agreed that no meeting was necessary, and he closed his file.
Protect Your Family
If you or someone you know is not a member of HSLDA, will you consider taking a moment today to join or recommend us? Your support enables us to defend individual families threatened by government officials and protect homeschooling freedom for all. Join now >>