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New homeschooling family charged with truancy
Filed: October 2002, Polk County.
Nature of Case: The Anderson family had withdrawn their child from the public school to homeschool. Their second grade son had been repeatedly beaten up while attending the public school. In October 2002, they received a summons to appear in court for truancy.
HSLDA attorney Tom Sanders first attempted to get the case dismissed, but was rebuffed by the prosecutor. A new court date was set, and HSLDA asked for a full jury trial.
Rulings: On January 8, 2003 one day before the case was to be heard before the judge, the judge called Tom Sanders and indicated that he was dismissing all the charges against the Anderson family.
Last Updated: April 21, 2003.