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When public school officials contacted a member family and told them they had to register their children with the district in order to teach them at home, the family contacted HSLDA for help. HSLDA was able to educate the officials that homeschool students are not to be registered as public school students are.
After changing the immunization waiver form last year, the New Mexico Department of Health has reverted back to the old form. This means that those who request a waiver from the immunization requirements will no longer need to state their specific religious beliefs in order to obtain the wavier.
While seeking assistance from a private organization for financial and family management issues, a member family was reported for educational neglect. HSLDA helped the family navigate the investigation.
When a homeschool family received a letter telling them they had to enroll their child in the public school within three days, they were alarmed. After realizing that the school district was demanding this because they had submitted the prior year’s evaluation early, they contacted HSLDA for help.
HSLDA worked with state and local homeschool leaders to lobby for changes to a troublesome truancy ordinance.
HSLDA successfully challenged a public school official’s decision to place a homeschool student on probation over a single low test score.
A college official cut off, then restored, a homeschool graduate’s federal financial aid.
HSLDA helped a homeschool student who had been wrongly denied a place on the local public school football team.
HSLDA recently filed a friend of the court brief with the Florida Third District Court of Appeal explaining the broad success of homeschooling, demonstrated not only through academic studies but also in social engagement.
Some homeschoolers may not know that the HPV vaccine is being encouraged for boys as well as girls. One family in Washington did not realize this until taking their nearly adult sons to the doctor for a routine visit.
Homeschool families in Henry County were contacted by the director of pupil personnel (DPP) who insisted that everyone meet with him to review Kentucky law. The DPP also wanted to educate parents on how their homeschool program could be structured “best meet the educational needs of (their) child.”
HSLDA recently assisted a member family whose affidavit filed to begin homeschooling was rejected because it had been notarized in a state other than Pennsylvania.
Legal authorities in England applied the “best interests of the child standard,” the same standard advanced by the UN Disabilities Treaty, to break apart a family and prevent the mother from homeschooling her disabled son. The sad incident illustrates the dangers of the treaty—now being considered in the U.S. Senate.
A cosmetology school agreed to stop discriminating against a homeschool graduate after HSLDA intervened.
AMVETS has withdrawn its support for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) according to the Military.com news site.
Truancy charges against a homeschooling family were complicated by the delay of a written order by a Family Court judge. HSLDA helped get the charges dismissed.
Michael Farris of HSLDA is asking people to join him for a day of prayer and fasting for the Romeike family on Sunday, November 17.
Sixty U.S. representatives have urged the Senate not to ratify a dangerous United Nations disabilities treaty. Your calls to Congress are also needed to help send a strong message about protecting U.S. sovereignty.
Public school administrators will expect some homeschool students to take state tests based on the Common Core standards this year. HSLDA is prepared to help our members facing this situation.
After first denying a homeschool family’s right to enroll their son in academic courses in public school, Grand Forks Public Schools did a complete turnaround after HSLDA intervened.