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August 29, 2014

Homeschool Family Referred to District Attorney


Scott Woodruff answers questions and assists members regarding legal issues in Kansas. He and his wife homeschooled their children. Read more >>

In February, a Kansas City family sent a letter withdrawing their son from public school, filed with the state department of education as a private school, and began homeschooling.

In May, the family received a letter from the public school telling them that their son had been referred to the district attorney’s office for truancy. When a social worker called the family, they asked HSLDA for help.

Senior Counsel Scott A. Woodruff wrote a letter to the social worker. He explained that the family never should have been referred for truancy. He said that the family was in full compliance with Kansas law related to homeschooling.

Neither the school, the district attorney’s office, nor the social worker contacted the family again.

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